Dollywood Chaperone Meeting Recording
Click here to view a recording of the Dollywood trip chaperone meeting that took place on Tuesday, March 28th. The meeting starts at the 4:00 minute mark.
Dollywood Trip Information Letter
Please click here to read an important letter that was sent home with information regarding the Dollywood trip in May.
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Greendale Music Classes Welcome Student Teacher
Mr. Fore’s music classes at Greendale Elementary kicked off the year by welcoming a student teacher! Ms. Alissa King, music education major at King University, began the year in Mr. Fore’s music classes on the first day of school. Eager to put the skills and methods she had learned in her college courses into practice, Ms. King started teaching small lesson segments after only a few short days of observation. In short order, Ms. King had assumed Mr. Fore’s full class load! Under the guidance of Mr. Fore and her supervising professor from King University, Ms. King implemented strategies and lessons based on the Kodaly Method of music education. The Kodaly Method seeks to balance musical skill instruction with physically-, visually-, and aurally-centered activities, which helps insure that students of all learning types can access the material being presented. Ms. King adapted quickly to the elementary music classroom, and flourished during her time at Greendale. Friday, October 7 was her last day at the elementary level—she now goes on to student teach at Wallace Middle School and John S. Battle High School. Mr. Fore and his music students wish Ms. King the very best as she graduates college and begins her career as a music educator!
The Greendale Choir Tries Something New!
The Greendale Choir is gearing up for its end-of-the-year events. Up first is the choir’s trip to Dollywood on Saturday, May 7. The choir will be leaving from Greendale early that morning, travelling to Pigeon Forge, TN, singing in front of two judges who will score the choir based on several performance criteria, and spending the afternoon in Dollywood. That evening, they will attend an awards ceremony where their score will be revealed, then travel back home to Abingdon. What a day!
The following Thursday, May 12, the Greendale Choir will present their annual Spring Concert. Mr. Fore is trying out a brand new “experiment” this spring. Several members of the Greendale faculty, along with a number of choir parents, will be joining the Greendale Choir on stage for a special combined performance that evening. Rehearsals with the new Parent/Teacher Choir have already begun, and Mr. Fore is excited to bring such an enthusiastic and talented group of teachers and parents together with the Greendale Choir!
The Parent/Teacher Choir is but a small part of the Greendale Choir’s Spring Concert. The choir will also showcase the two pieces they took to competition in Dollywood as well as several other songs the students have been working hard on since January. In addition, the choir will help dedicate our new-to-us baby grand piano, graciously donated by Greendale’s very own Carey Gilbert. It is sure to be a night of wonderful music making!
Mr. Fore would like to sincerely thank all the parents and teachers who have volunteered for his “experiment.” He is also extremely proud of the hard work each member of the Greendale Choir has put into preparing their spring events. Everyone is invited to attend the Greendale Choir’s Spring Concert on Thursday, May 12, at 7:00 PM in the Forum at Greendale.
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