Celebrate West Virginia Comes to Green Bank Elementary Middle School

By: Shayla, Student Reporter

On November 12, 2019 preschool through 8th grade invited their grandparents to Green Bank Elementary Middle School for Grandparents Day.  Mick Souter, the storyteller behind Celebrate WV, performed an excellent show for the grandparents, staff, and students playing different instruments, singing a variety of songs about West Virginia, and talking about our state history. 

GBEMS has hosted Grandparents Day for three years now.  This year, 65 grandparents attended despite the cold weather and snow and enjoyed this wonderful event. The families of students at Green Bank School play an important part in our traditions and community events. 

When asked how he got started, Mick Souter said “I played at venues at Snowshoe.” Mick was asked if he could perform in schools and he did. He also said, “The banjo is my favorite instrument.” 

Cammi Warner, a sixth-grade student from GBEMS, said “It was awesome. He was playing two different instruments at the same time and it looked very hard to do.” Students and grandparents really enjoyed the show.  

4th Annual Literature Fair is a Success

By: Mackenzie, Student Reporter

On October 17, 2019 the county literature fair took place. Third through eighth grade students from Green Bank Elementary Middle School went. GBEMS students took home a lot of awards. Students who placed first will be moving on to Regionals at Glenville State College on November 2. This is the 4th annual literature fair.  

The literature fair is something GBEMS does yearly. Each student picked out a book, made a board, and were judged.  

Taylor, a 7th grader from GBEMS, said she “likes to participate in the fair because it gives me an opportunity to show my creativity.” Taylor said what she likes best is she sometimes meets new people. She continued to say she would even love to have her own library.  

Mrs. Baldwin, the ELA teacher at GBEMS, said that the Fair “was a lot of hard work but really enjoyable .” It was her 4th year doing it. She also said that she “loves seeing the projects get better every year.” 

Eighth-Grade Watches The Diary of Anne Frank

By: Hailey, Student Reporter

On September 27, 2019 the Green Bank Elementary-Middle School 8th grade went to the Greenbrier Valley Theatre in Lewisburg, WV to watch the Diary of Anne Frank.  

The eighth grade went to watch this play to learn about Anne Frank. Eighth-grade students will be studying Anne Frank and the Holocaust in their textbook in English Language Arts. 

Students enjoyed the field trip and some of them said they would go on this trip again. Kaelyn, an eighth-grade student at GBEMS, said “I learned how back then was different from now days.” What she liked most about the play was “the acting because it looked real.” 

Along with watching the play, students learned about where actors are from and how far they travel to be in the play. Overall, the GBEMS 8th-grade enjoyed watching the play and learned a lot about Anne Frank.  

Scholastic Book Fair Coming to Green Bank

The library is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair from August 26th-30th during school hours and during the Open House on August 27th.

Parents, grandparents, and other important adults may use the library’s Book Fair webpage to place orders online 24/7 and orders can be shipped direct to your home. Online orders will open August 17th (prior to the in-person fair) and ordering online is an easy way to pay by credit card.

For more information or to purchase online click here.