Students and parents stroll to Nathanael Greene Elementary School on one of the last Fridays before summer break.

Greene Elementary Lands Exemplary Supportive School Certification

Published June 7, 2019

Nathanael Greene Elementary School at 3525 S. Honore St. in Chicago's McKinley Park neighborhood has landed yet another accolade for high performance with its certification as a top supportive school for social-emotional learning. The designation, which acknowledges Greene's efforts toward creating an across-the-board supportive environment, comes from the Office of College and Career Success of Chicago Public Schools.

"We applaud your strong-multi-tiered system of supports for students, your integration of social and emotional learning into daily practices, and the many positive and collaborative relationships you have built in your school community," said a letter to school leaders from Office of Social Emotional Learning Executive Director Hellen Antonopoulos.

Greene Elementary's announcement noted the "amazing leadership team, hard-working staff, dedicated students and parent leaders" as key elements supporting the designation.

The announcement highlighted some of the factors that led to the certification. These included engaging multiple school stakeholders and "additional wrap-around services and interventions for students in need of extra care."

"We look forward to future opportunities to showcase your school and spread your best practices to the rest of the district," Antonopoulos said.

 what is social emotional learning graphicA graphic from the Greene announcement explains social-emotional learning.

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