Battle of the Books is a quiz-bowl style competition that starts at the district level for both middle school and elementary school students. Teams consist of up to 12 students, with no more than 6 students competing at one time. During several rounds of play, students compete against different teams from other schools in our district . Students answer questions on books from the designated list (see the Media Center page)
In the spring of General Greene brought Go Far back as an after school option. Go Far is a 10 week curriculum designed to teach children of all abilities about healthy eating habits, goal setting, and how to train for a 5K. Students, teachers and volunteers spent Mondays and Wednesdays working through the curriculum which culminated in a 5k road race with other clubs from the Triad area. To learn more about the program visit Go Far.
The General Greene School Safety Patrol Team has been established to recognize fifth graders who possess and demonstrate positive leadership skills, personal responsibility, and good academic skills. The goal of the safety patrol is to allow its members to explore and develop such important leadership skills as responsibility, dependability, assertiveness and cooperation. The safety patrol assists the school's teachers and administrators with morning arrival. The Safety Patrol Team is also responsible for raising and lowering the United States flag each day.
The vision of General Greene's student council is to help share student's ideas, interests, and concerns with each other as well as school staff. The student council will exhibit leadership to help all of our students in becoming more responsible and active members of the school community. The student council will also plan and organize school wide projects to reach out and assist the local community whenever possible.
Students at General Greene Elementary are expected to participate in a Science Fair project each year. In Kindergarten through second grade classes complete projects as a class in order to prepare them for the expectations of their individual science fair experiments starting in third grade. In order to aid students in the process Mrs. Apple developed a Science Fair Planner to help students keep their information organized. Small due dates are set along the way in order to ensure that no family is completing their project in the 11th hour. Due to the diligent work by students families and teachers General Greene frequently has students move onto the regional competition.
Each spring General Greene hosts the annual Technology Fair which is better known as Tech Fair. During Tech Fair students have the opportunity to hear from members of the community regarding how technology is used in their career. Some past presenters include HAECO Americas, UNCG Makerspace, NCA&T Animal Science, Mad Ones Films, Withers Ravenel Civil Engineering, Greensboro Police Department, Burlington Police Department, Cobb Animal Clinic, First Lego League and many others. Recently Tech Fair has also included a "playroom" that gives students an opportunity to explore a variety of hands-on technology. Previously there have been stations that showcase virtual reality, Dot and Dash robots, Osmo kits, Hexbugs, 3D printer and Little Bits. This is a fun-filled day in which students can see technology in action.
Science Olympiad, is a chance for students who are good at STEM to go deeper into the curriculum than we are able to do in the regular classroom. (STEM-Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Students learn, study, experiment, build and test, in preparation for competing against other students just like them. Science Olympiad is amazing because students can shine in elementary, middle and high school! Fun Fact: We are the ONLY GCS elementary school participating in this program.