Greenwood Forest Elementary

Campus Snapshot

School Info

Website – http://greenwoodforest.kleinisd.net

Twitter – @GreenwoodKISD

Facebook – http://fb.me/GreenwoodKISD

Phone – (832) 484-5700

Fax – (832) 484-7858

School Hours – 8:05 a.m. to 3:25 p.m.

Rating – Met Standard

Enrollment – 750

Mascot – Grizzlies

Principal – Alisha Elrod

Assistant Principals – Laura Hall, Laura Schneider

Counselor – Jon Dawkins, Georgia Matthews

School History

Greenwood Forest Elementary is located in the 1960 and Champions area. The school is named after the subdivision in which it is located. Homes in the Greenwood Forest subdivision were built mainly by Vincent Kickerillo and Don Hand. Don Hand, known as the “father of 1960,” donated the land where the school currently sits. In fact, Hand generously donated over 900 acres of land in the region benefiting the Klein Independent School District. The campus opened in August 1971. Herman Monroe, the opening building principal, welcomed 500 students on the first day of classes. Currently the school is home to over 750 students and 93 staff members.

School Rating

Greenwood Forest Elementary is rated as a Met Standard campus in Klein ISD and received Distinction Designations in Math and Top 25 percent Student Progress.

Counseling Program

Elementary school counseling services contribute to the personal growth, educational development, and emotional well being of our students. Greenwood Forest Elementary has been a No Place for Hate school since 2010. Students on our campus continuously learn about bullying, intolerance and diversity; we are a bully-free zone. We have worked together as a campus to learn about friendship and helping others and we will continue to focus on this throughout the years.

Parent Involvement

Greenwood Forest Elementary welcomes all of our parents and community members to volunteer and get involved in any way possible. Parents are invited to join the PTO as well as sign up to be a volunteer on our campus. We understand that at times it can be difficult to come to the campus to volunteer, but you would still like to help. If this describes you, you can still contribute to our campus by collecting Box Tops for Education and sending them to the school.

Core Curriculum

The Greenwood Forest Grizzlies love to achieve. We excel in math, reading, writing, language, spelling, science, social studies and technology all while building on teamwork and practicing our social skills. At Greenwood Forest our number one goal is student success. GFE follows the KISD curriculum.

English Language Arts

In the elementary ELA program, the emphasis is on the development of fundamental reading and writing skills. Reading instruction includes training in phonics, structural analysis, sight word recognition, context clues, vocabulary development, comprehension, study skills, and literary appreciation. Writing instruction teaches students how to use written language appropriately. Instruction includes specific training in grammar, spelling, handwriting, word usage, punctuation, and capitalization, as well as more generalized training in composing written expressions. Skills in speaking and listening are also taught with the instruction for reading and writing.

Math

At the elementary level, students build a foundation of basic

understandings for the following: number operation and quantitative reasoning; patterns, relationships, and algebraic thinking; geometry and spatial reasoning; measurement; and probability and statistics.

Science

At the elementary level, students learn science basic skills and how to identify components of the natural world. Students study life, earth, and physical science concepts.

Social Studies

In grades K-12, students build a foundation in history, geography, economics, government, citizenship, culture, science, technology and society, and social studies skills. The content, as appropriate for the grade level or course, enables students to understand the importance of patriotism, function in a free enterprise society, and appreciate the basic democratic values of our state and nation.

Special Programs

Greenwood Forest students have the opportunity to participate in various programs throughout the year. Our 4th and 5th grade students participate in both Choir and Chimes. The choir program is open to any student in 4th or 5th grade that has a love of music. Students practice on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. After all of their hard work, they are ready to perform in a fall and spring concert as well as at the Spring Choral Festival. The Chimes group is made up of 4th and 5th grade choir students who also perform a fall and spring concert. In addition the Greenwood Grizzlies have the opportunity to be a part of many other exciting activities on campus including Touchdown Readers, Klein Forest ROTC mentors, strings, Science club, gardening club, art club, creative writing club, coding club, safety patrol, spelling bee, and nine week awards ceremonies.

All of our students participate in our health and physical education program three days a week. Throughout the year students participate in different physical activities that provide challenge and enjoyment including dance, track, volleyball, jump rope and basketball. The Greenwood Grizzlies enjoy health related fitness throughout the year while building strength, endurance and flexibility. Students learn teamwork as they build life long relationship skills. Our students in Kindergarten through fifth grade participate in a year-long running program called Coach Chipper. The coaches keep a record of the number of laps run by each child and the boys and girls earn certificates of recognition. Parents are even invited once a year to come and run with their children - what a way to get involved in the health and education of your child; we can’t wait to have you join us. Our physical education program culminates with our field day in March.