Greenfield Union Elementary-Middle School is dedicated to educating the whole child by creating an atmosphere conducive to learning where education is cherished, nurtured and appreciated. Our students are expected to be productive, technologically literate, life-long learners, educated in a clean, safe and caring learning environment.
School of the Week: Greenfield Union Elementary-Middle School
Posted on April 14, 2014
It takes a team, and there are many, to support the educational mission at Greenfield Union
Teamwork. Community. Family.
They come in many forms.
At Greenfield Union Elementary-Middle School, there’s the teachers and staff who continually go the extra mile, such as the middle school teachers (known as the ‘Mighty Middles’) who came in during a recent break week to paint every locker in the historic wing of classrooms, changing them from a peeling orange to calming blue-matching the blue paint they applied to every classroom door, along with new red “I’m In” ribbons.
There’s the leadership team comprised of Principal Beverly Campbell, Academic Engagement Administrator Geraldine Chestnut, Science Instructional Specialist Rudaina Kainaya and Special Education Lead Teacher Anna Knott, who provide vision and direction to a family of teachers who are attracted to the learning community which they seem to agree they’ll not soon leave.
And there’s the community, both the immediate community and supportive partners. Campbell and her team are just as comfortable stepping outside, visiting the homes and walking the streets or assisting students crossing E. Seven Mile Rd. as they are welcoming the 20 or more parent, church and foster grandparent volunteers who show up for active duty as tutors, classroom aides and helpers each day.
That community, including neighbors directly across the street, look out for Greenfield Union’s students, families and teachers as any strong block club would do, reporting any unusual activity and during one of the winter’s many snowstorms keeping the street clear to ensure no one got stuck in a rut or a driveway.
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Extended Day After-School Tutoring Program, Accelerated Reading/Math, Media Club, Book Club, Science Club, Student Government, Computer Club, Principals Club, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Grant, Volunteer Reading Corp, Church/Civic Mentors and Tutors, St. James Episcopal Church Volunteers, Foster Grandparents Volunteers through Catholic Social Services
High Quality Pre-Kindergarten
We offer a high quality early learning experience for special needs and general education students 4 years of age by November 1. Detroit Public Schools’ Pre-K classroom curriculum is aligned with the National Early Childhood Standards and Michigan State Board of Education’s Early Childhood Standards of Quality.
About the Principal
Beverly J. Campbell was appointed to lead Greenfield Union Elementary-Middle School in 2005. Ms. Campbell’s “no-nonsense, tough-but-fair” attitude toward education was the driving force behind Greenfield Union coming from one of the original 12 DPS schools slated to be reconstituted in the 2000-2001 school year due to low performance. Ms. Campbell brings over 35 years of experience to the students, staff, parents and community of Greenfield Union.
“It takes a village to educate a child.” Greenfield Union’s staff believes that all students must receive equal opportunities to grow and excel academically and socially.
Greenfield Union is designated as a historic building, opening in 1918 as a part of what was then known as Greenfield Township. An expansion in the form of an annex was added in 2002.
Shirts: White or light blue blouses or shirts. No T-shirts. Navy blue or black sweaters.
Pants: Navy blue or black pants, knee-length skirts or jumpers. No jeans.