We have had quite a busy week. On Wednesday, while 8th graders took the PSAT, the 6th and 7th graders worked in collaboration with the Grand Traverse Conservation District and planted over 200 trees at Jacks’s Landing off Cass Rd. 

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On Thursday, 6th and 7th grade students were able to see the night sky during the day, thanks to the Sleeping Bear and the National Park Service’s portable planetarium! Rangers from Sleeping Bear came to the Greenspire School Campus and students were able to witness an unobstructed view of the night sky, various constellations, the north star and even a solar eclipse from the comfort of a tent! Students learned about what various constellations represented to the Anishinaabe people and the story of how the animal-inspired configurations entered the night sky, how to follow and find the north star as a means of finding your way, the effects of human-introduced light and hindrance of light pollution on viewing the night sky, and many other astronomical facts, all while viewing these things in real-time. Thank you to Sleeping Bear and their rangers for making this star-gazing experience possible. 

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Our 8th graders visited Munson in partnership with Beckman Coulter to explore the future of medicine, including careers in medicine, the business side of medicine, and medical engineering. This hands-on experience provided valuable insights into potential career paths and allowed students to start planning for their future. Special thanks to Lisa Migazzi at MIStem for arranging this enriching opportunity!

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Today, our students began the day with an engaging presentation from Bill at Turtle Survival Alliance, delving into the fascinating world of turtles and tortoises. Later, we hosted an inspiring Women in Aviation Careers Forum, connecting students with women professionals from across the U.S. to explore careers in flight. 

We encourage you to discuss all of these enriching experiences with your students. A large thank you to Kris Galoci and our special guests and panelists for their invaluable contributions to these events!

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • April 18: Question, Persuade, Refer- 4-6 pm See Below
  • April 25: Flight Night Spring Fundraiser- 5:30 to 7:30 
  • May 10: Half Day of School
  • May 27: No School
  • June 6: 6th Grade Staycation Day: More information in the coming weeks
  • June 6: 7th Grade Field Trip: More information in the coming weeks
  • June 6 & 7: 8th Grade Overnight Trip- More information in the coming weeks.
  • June 10: 8th Grade Graduation at 6 pm 
  • Summer Programming: See Below

Greenspire Flight Night: April 25th from 5:30 to 7:30 (Adults Only)

Join us for our spring fundraiser: Greenspire Flight Night . This event is being held at The Barrel Room and will feature flights of food from some of the most delicious restaurants in Traverse City including Stella’s and The Cooks’ House. We will have flights of wine, cider, and non-alcoholic beverages. There will be basket raffles and many items available to bid on in our largest-ever silent auction. Click here to purchase tickets. Silent auction information will be available the week of the event. 

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Summer Program:

Greenspire will be offering a summer program for students who will be going into 1st grade to students who will be going into 9th grade. Registration is now open for our exciting summer programs. Feel free to share with family and friends.

Question, Persuade, Refer is a suicide prevention training being offered to parents, teachers, and Greenspire community members on Thursday, April 18th from 4-6 pm at The Greenspire Middle School. The training will be led by Allison Zimpfer, LCSW, and will be paid for by a grant through Child and Family Services. If you would like to attend this training, RSVP to Robin.Roche@greespireschool.org by Thursday, April 11th. Thank you!

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There are only a few weeks left to order Greenspire Middle School’s first student-created yearbook! Extra yearbooks will not be available for sale at the end of the year. Yearbook orders must be placed online before the due date. Use this link to place your order (School ID #718722). Yearbooks are selling for $30 until May 1st, 2024. Help secure a lasting memory for your student and purchase a yearbook today! Please email Alli with any questions.

Parents/Guardians of 8th Graders ONLY! You have less than one week to purchase and/or create an 8th Grade Recognition Ad for your child! This is a new offering this year! You have the opportunity to celebrate your promoting 8th grader by purchasing space to personalize in the yearbook. Each space is fully customizable! You can add pictures, quotes, or a special note of pride for your child’s accomplishment. A half-page ad is selling for $20, a quarter-page ad is selling for $15, and an eighth-page ad is selling for $10.  Recognition ads can be purchased any time before THIS WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2024. If you have already purchased an 8th Grade Ad, you also have until Wednesday, April 17, 2024 to complete the personalization of this ad. Please email Alli with any questions.

Opportunity for Parents and Caregivers: