Welcome to the Green Dot Blog!

awards

And the Winners of the Sixth Annual Golden Dot Awards Are…

May 17, 2018

On May 5, 2018, eight Golden Dot Awards were given to staff who exemplify Green Dot Public Schools’ core values. Take a look at this year’s winners!

Read More >>
appreciation

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day from Green Dot Public Schools!

May 9, 2018

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day from Green Dot Public Schools!

Read More >>
tea party

Can’t We All Just Get Oolong? How a Tea Party and Other Gatherings Are Growing Young Ladies at Kirby

May 2, 2018

A tea party is just one of the mentorship events Kirby Middle School principal Deadre Ussery is hosting for a select group of 10 eighth grade girls.

Read More >>
Karen Garrett

High Ground News — Opinion: Hillcrest High School prepares students for success

May 1, 2018

Hillcrest High School parent Karen Garrett shares her proud support of the school in an op-ed for High Ground News.

Read More >>
poetry

National Poetry Writing Month Brings Student Stories to the Stage

Apr 26, 2018

Though nearly every English curriculum in America features a unit on poetry, at Green Dot, we provide students with additional outlets to use performance poetry (or spoken word) to pursue self-expression and personal growth.

Read More >>
compassion

Edutopia– Alyssa Nucaro: The Value of Compassion in Teaching

Apr 23, 2018

Wooddale Middle School Special Education Teacher Alyssa Nucaro shares Four simple ways to model and promote compassion, which is especially important for students with adverse childhood experiences, in the edutopia blog.

Read More >>
Yordy

Meet Yordy: A Transformed Attitude at a Transformation School

Apr 17, 2018

“In elementary school, I was not doing good. I never wanted to go to school,” said Yordy Estevez, an eighth grader at Kirby Middle School. ”But at Kirby, it’s different–it’s so fun to be here. I love coming to school.”

Read More >>
finalists

Announcing the Sixth Annual Golden Dot Awards Finalists

Mar 28, 2018

Meet the finalists for the Sixth Annual Golden Dot Awards!

Read More >>
love

Local Memphis–Local Group Promotes Self-Love Amongst Teen Girls Across The Mid-South

Mar 16, 2018

The Beautiful Spirited Women group held their 2nd Annual Teen Girls Explosion Conference at Fairley High School over the weekend.

Read More >>
educators

Help Us Shine Light on Exceptional Educators

Mar 1, 2018

On May 5, 2018, Green Dot Public Schools will celebrate educators and staff who are transforming the landscape of public education.

Read More >>
signing day

Signing Day at Hillcrest High School Celebrates Five Students

Feb 28, 2018

Hillcrest High School had the honor of hosting a National Signing Day event for five senior football players, who signed letters of intent to attend universities across the country– making them the second largest signing class in Memphis.

Read More >>
budget

Green Dot Signs On To Joint Statement on President Trump’s FY19 Budget Proposal

Feb 16, 2018

Green Dot joined charter school networks from across the country in signing on to this statement on the President’s FY18 budget.

Read More >>
football

Celebrating Football Success in Memphis

Feb 7, 2018

As we celebrate the close game and new champions from Super Bowl LII, we also celebrate our own Green Dot football teams in Memphis as they wrap successful seasons.

Read More >>
Evelyn

Celebrating Black History Month with the Achievements of Evelyn Granville

Jan 31, 2018

Green Dot invites you to celebrate Black History Month with us by honoring the life of Evelyn Granville, and by nurturing the potential in all students.

Read More >>
growth

The 74 — Petruzzi: In Growth-vs.-Proficiency Debate, Data, Trust, and Time Are Keys to True Student Performance

Jan 25, 2018

Green Dot CEO Marco Petruzzi makes the case for focusing on growth over proficiency in this editorial for The 74.

Read More >>
King

MLK Photo Essay: Remembering We’re on a Mission for All

Jan 11, 2018

As we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this weekend, we reflect on how the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s influenced public school campuses throughout the country. Even as our nation has advanced toward better opportunities for all, far too many inequities remain, and at Green Dot, we’re still on a mission to graduate all students prepared for college, leadership, and life.

Read More >>
garden

Kirby Students Reap the “Fruit” of Their Labor in First School Garden

Jan 9, 2018

In November, Kirby Middle School celebrated their first fall harvest with fresh vegetables from their on-campus Learning Garden. Built right on the school’s campus, the garden is a new way for students to learn about science and healthy foods.

Read More >>
Memphis

Why This Assistant Principal is Making Memphis Her Home

Dec 21, 2017

Damika Pichon is someone we like to call a “Dotter for life,” having been a dedicated Green Dot [LINK] teacher and educator for more than a decade now. But it’s the story behind those ten years that is truly remarkable, demonstrating her profound commitment to the success of our students and the realization of the Green Dot mission.

Read More >>
Give

Tis’ the Season: Students Create Opportunities to Give

Dec 14, 2017

The season of gratitude and giving is upon us, and our students are leading the charge! Schools across the Green Dot network have worked with their community and local organizations to host events that encourage their peers and neighbors to give and foster a spirit of generosity.

Read More >>
kara

Meet A Green Dot Educator: Kara Hayes

Dec 13, 2017

Meet Kara Hayes, a Special Education teacher at Destiny Middle School in Tacoma WA, and an exceptional Green Dot educator.

Read More >>

Subscribe to receive the latest updates!

Follow us:

Green Dot Public Schools

1149 S. Hill St., Ste 600
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Phone: (323) 565-1600

blog@greendot.org

Stay Inspired

Subscribe to our weekly email to receive the latest news and stories from Green Dot students, families, and educators.

Thank You for Subscribing!

Share This