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Connecting Glenwood City HS/MS Families

We will be providing articles focusing on the challenges of middle school students/families throughout the upcoming school year.  These articles are intended to provide insight for parents and contain content ranging from behavioral concerns to improving academic performance; from bullying to reading and writing in the content areas.

The first article, "Understanding Your Middle Grader" can be found by clicking on the following link.  Please feel free to provide feedback about this means of communication by emailing me at gretzpat@gcsd.k12.wi.us

Understanding Your Middle Grader
The middle years are full of challenges. As children become teens, they display new attitudes and reactions that appear to come out of nowhere. While it may seem like your middle grader is misbehaving, these qualities are actually a normal part of growing up. Here are some typical middle grader behaviors and suggestions for ways to handle them.



The Principal's Perspective


The following blog is meant to generate transparency between the high/middle school, parents, students and the community.  The name of the blog is meant as a play on words based on our "Hilltopper" nickname and the position that I hold as principal.

Through this blog, I hope to share with you communication about different initiatives that we are/will be engaging in.  It is meant to give you a firsthand account of what is happening, why it is happening and how it will benefit our students.  I encourage feedback and the posting of questions or comments about the materials that I post; it is important to know that all communications will be filtered and previewed before being posted in order to maintain the integrity of the website.

As with any "new" endeavor, I anticipate that there will be issues with implementing this means of communication; when these arise, I will address them and hopefully, make this a reputable sounding board for informed communications.

I look forward to sharing with you as the year progresses.
Patrick Gretzlock
HS/MS Principal

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Win an Amazon Gift Card

Summer, for students, is typically characterized by time to "get away" and unwind from the rigors of school and focus on friends, family and maybe earning some money or going on a vacation. While this summer should not be any different, Glenwood City High/Middle School would like to add an additional item to your to-do list...

There are a number of changes that await students as they begin the 2015-2016 school year but one of the most noticeable promises to be a schedule that provides for D.E.A.R. time on a weekly basis.  D.E.A.R. or Drop Everything And Read is a program that encourages individuals to read for leisure by providing an opportunity during the school day to do nothing but - you guessed it - READ!!!  That will occur every Tuesday from 1:20 - 1:45 during the school year.

Here is a challenge for ALL STUDENTS who will be entering grades six through twelve...

  • Take a picture of yourself reading while wearing something that indicates that you are connected with Glenwood City High/Middle School (for example - a GC baseball hat or Hilltopper Wrestling sweatshirt).
  • The title of your book must be visible to the viewer of the picture.
  • Submit your picture via email to Mr. Gretzlock at gretzpat@gcsd.k12.wi.us.  All pictures will become the property of the School District of Glenwood City.
  • All emails should include the following information - 
    Complete name of student in the picture.
    Grade student is entering.


A maximum of ten (10) pictures will be chosen to become posters that will be placed throughout the entire school facility.  All entrants that meet the above requirements will be entered into a drawing for one of five (5) Amazon gift cards valued at $20 each.  A drawing will be held during opening day festivities on Tuesday, September 1.

Have a great summer!

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