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Extended Office Hours

Extended Office Hours are available this year to provide students with additional time to work with teachers. More information on this offering can be found HERE

Homework Habitat - Greene Library

Greene Middle School offers an after-school homework study center known as  Homework Habitat
  • Homework Habitat meets in the Greene Library on Mondays/Wednesdays from 2:35-4:45 P.M. and Tuesdays/Thursdays from 3.20-4.45 P.M.

  • Students must use their Binder Reminders as tickets for admission into Homework Habitat. Students will need to filling assignments they will be work on, prior to their arrival at Homework Habitat

  • Teachers and tutors are available to assist students with their work. Students have access to the library computers and textbooks. 

  • A snack is provided to each student participating in Homework Habitat. Students will have an opportunity to step outside and take a snack break. 

  • A late bus (4:55 P.M.) is provided for students in the Voluntary Transfer Program (VTP). 

Homework Habitat Agreements & Permission Form

Please complete a permission slip and bring it to your first visit to Homework Habitat with your binder reminder.  We look forward to seeing you at Homework Habitat!  Please contact Mr. Benavidez at if you have any questions

Contact During Homework Habitat Times ONLY: 


AVID stands for Achievement Via Individual Determination. The AVID elective targets 7th and 8th grade students in the academic middle who have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. These are students who are capable of completing rigorous curriculum but may be falling short of their potential. AVID is a year-long class where students learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and questioning techniques, get academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college seem attainable. Students are selected through a recommendation and interview process. Academic performance, attitude, and other qualifying factors make a student eligible for the AVID program. Usually, the AVID Coordinator will contact a student and his/her parents directly to participate in the program. More information is available online at

Joleen Roach teaches and coordinates Greene's AVID program.


The Leadership class is designed to provide students the opportunity to help create and organize student activities at Greene. Students will be expected to spend time beyond the class period and outside the school day to perform these activities.

Leadership students will analyze important leadership skills throughout the semester. Students will practice organization and planning skills as they work in committees and organize activities. They will examine group dynamics and gain skills in time and stress management, activity planning, public speaking, and self-awareness.

Leadership is taught by Joleen Roach. For more information, visit the Leadership & Activities page.

Math Workshop

Math Workshop is intended for students who may need extra help in order to be successful in their math classes. In a relaxed, supportive environment with no more than 15-18 students and a math teacher who is familiar with their respective grade level program, students will work with 8th grade tutors to help them meet their individual math needs. Through individual and small group tutoring, organizational help, games, and computer programs, students will learn how to succeed in math.

Kourtney Kientzy teaches Math Workshop.


Resource Programs

Students who have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) will be enrolled in a Study Skills class for both 7th and 8th grade. This class will take the place of one elective course each semester. Study Skills is designed to teach students in the Resource Program the skills and strategies necessary to support organization, to provide support for academic classes and to prepare these students to become self-advocates and independent students. This class is not open to students who do not have an active IEP.

Greene has the following resource programs beyond Study Skills:

  • Speech and Language
  • Special Day - "Futures" - Classes
  • Social Cognitive Class
  • Therapeutic Support Class
  • Focus on Success

Click here for more information about resource programs in PAUSD.