This is your GHS Weekly Update for the Week of: 9/20/21

School Times: Normal Week – M, Tu, Th, Fr: 8:45-3:45. Students may arrive as early as 8:00. Wednesday: 9:45-3:45. Please remain outside until 9:25am (Student Council may enter at 8:55 for our meeting in Room 214.)

Events – The Next Student Council Meeting is on Wednesday at 9:00am in 214. Student Council Officer position applications are due MONDAY at 4:00pm. Student Council Officer Campaigns will begin on Wednesday, September 22nd.

NMC College Night takes place on October 14th from 6:00-8:00pm



Please be sure to use the Greenspire car line procedure when you pick up your student each day. Let us know if you need more blue placards. If you need to enter the building, you may park in the lot. Otherwise, please use the car line to keep the University Center parking lot safe and organized. We understand that the line becomes backed up onto Cass as the dismissal time approaches, but that should not last longer than 11 minutes after the 3:45 dismissal occurs.

We are still running the 100% in 100 Days fundraising campaign. Our hope is for 100% of our families to donate to the Greenspire Foundation within the first 100 days of school. Any amount counts, whether it is 5.00 or 5,000…we appreciate every cent of support.

Remind your student to approach a GHS staff member first with any concern or question they may have during the school day. Our goal is for GHS students to be independent self-advocates as they progress into adulthood. We want to hear from them before we hear from you! Several students did that this week and we are so proud of their mature approach to problem-solving.

Our first Face-to-Face GHS Coffee Talk with Erica is this Friday, September 24th from 3:00-3:45pm in the Student Lounge. Please feel free to come in and chat about anything Greenspire! If this time does not work for you and you’d like to discuss something, feel free to call the school and we will always find a time that works! I tend to prefer to speak in person if at all possible, especially when it pertains to concerns you may have. Don’t forget your mask!

Announcements Our attendance line is now fixed! Our apologies for the additional phone calls that resulted from this glitch. To report an absence, please call 231-421-5905, press 2, then press 1 for the attendance line. Or just email

Our new school furniture is arriving mid-October and mid-December! It is modern and cool…we think the students will love our new look. 

We hope to have the Powerschool Parent Portal up and running for you very soon so you are able to check student grades and attendance! Torre and I will be working on it. 

This Week’s Affirmations – 17 students attended our Student Council Meeting this week!

Outdoor lunch has continued to be a joy with your teens. They are both peaceful and interactive during their lunch hour.

Erica Walsh