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Congratulations to the Class of 2014

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The Top Ten of our Graduating Class


Valedictorian

Valedictorian, Emily Mitchell
The Greenville Central School Faculty and Administration is proud to name Emily Mitchell as Valedictorian for the class of 2014. Emily is the daughter of Mr. Thomas Mitchell and Mrs. Kelly Mitchell of Freehold. She received her NYS Advanced Regents diploma with honors having earned a weighted average of 98.44. Emily has consistently challenged herself and has chosen a course load of accelerated, advanced placement, International Baccalaureate and dual enrollment courses throughout her high school career. Emily is a well-rounded individual who enjoys being involved in many school and community activities. She is a dedicated member of the National Honor Society, President of her class, President of SADD (Students against Destructive Decisions), Vice President of Student Council and is our student representative for our academic integrity committee and shared decision making team. She is also a talented athlete and has been a member of the girls’ varsity soccer, basketball and track teams. She has been captain of the soccer and basketball teams for the last two years. It should come as no surprise that Emily is well-liked and admired by her peers. Emily is an extraordinary person with enormous potential. Her rare combination of perseverance, desire and extracurricular experience, will ensure her success pursuing her career as a Dental Hygienist. Emily has applied to a number of colleges but has decided to attend Hudson Valley Community College.

Salutatorian

Salutatorian, Brenner Bachman
The Greenville Central School District is proud to name Brenner Bachman as Salutatorian for the class of 2014. Brenner is the son of Mr. Michael Bachman and Mrs. Nadine Bachman of Greenville. He received his NYS Advanced Regents diploma having earned a weighted average of 97.90. Brenner has proven to be a dedicated student by taking rigorous classes throughout high school including honors, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Columbia-Greene Community College courses and excelling in all of them. He has also proven to be a strong student-athlete and leader in our school community. He is a dedicated member of our National Honor Society as well as various athletic teams including varsity golf, basketball and baseball, where he is the Captain of both basketball and golf. Brenner also participates in Students Against Drunk Driving and various out of school youth activities. Brenner is a stellar student with unlimited academic potential. He has applied to a number of top notch institutions but has decided to attend St. Bonaventure for a program in Journalism and Sports Marketing.

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Congratulations to the New National Junior Honor Society Members

On Monday, April 21st, 19 middle school students were inducted into the Greenville Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. To be inducted, one must be in 7th or 8th grade, have 4 consecutive grade point averages of 90 or above, and show evidence of their commitment to the five pillars of the National Junior Honor Society which are scholarship, service, leadership, character and citizenship. The following students have met all of the criteria:

Cole Ackerman

Autumn Brennan

Josephine Content

Chloe Cox

Bergen Criswell

Shelby Doren

Milton Edmonds

Ellen Hagan

Jude Kappel

Valerie Lewis

Dylan Licata

Lenore Mardas

Gabriella Morse

Ryan McAneny

Aidan O’Connor

Courtney Sperry

Ethan Spring

Claire Tolan

Natalie Wysokowski

 

 

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The induction ceremony was led by Olivia Gorneau, Chapter President.  Many students that are currently in the National Junior Honor Society also played a significant role in the ceremony and the reception. The current members of the Greenville Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society are:  Nadia Boyea, Cody Bryan, Isabelle Caffero, William Connolly, Alexandra Cullen, Jackson Dushane, Elise Dubois, Jarrett Field, Olivia Gorneau, Jack Hummingbird, Seamus Kappel, Madison Marcello, Nicholas Miller, Paul Mitchell, Callie Pfleging, Peyton Russell, Hannah Smith and Jared Spring.  The advisors for National Junior Honor Society are Mrs. Robinson and Mrs. Fisher. 

Press Release

Greenville Central School District Alumni and Coach Addie Ferrer (2012 Graduate) is competing this weekend in the 2014 USA Volleyball Open National Championships in Phoenix Arizona. USA Volleyball is the National Governing Body for the sport of volleyball in the United States and is recognized as such by the United States Olympic Committee. Ms. Ferrer is a setter and hitter on RPI’s Club Volleyball Team in the B bracket of the championships. The team will be competing against other clubs from across the country. There is live streaming of the competition in the volleyball section of Team USA’s website www.teamusa.org. Ms. Ferrer was a Patroon Conference All-Star during her playing days and this past fall coached the school’s 2013 Varsity Girls Volleyball team to a conference championship.

Junior Varsity/Varsity Athletic Awards Night

On Wednesday, May 28th at 6:00 pm there will be an Athletic Awards ceremony to recognize the accomplishments of our Junior Varsity and Varsity sports teams and athletes for the 2013-2014 school year. It will begin at 6:00 pm in the High School Auditorium and refreshments will be provided.

Letter from Superintendent Dudley to Commissioner King regarding the Common Core

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New Greenville National Honor Society Members Inducted

The 2013-2014 Greenville High School National Honor Society Induction ceremony took place on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. The ceremony recognized twenty- two new National Honor Society members for their commitment to scholarship, community service, leadership and character. To be eligible for membership, new members had to maintain a 90 or above average for the entirety of their high school career, submit a membership application and essay, and complete an interview with current National Honor Society members. The new National Honor Society members are listed below.

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Connor Allen, Killian Black, Caroline Bobrick, Carly Bryan, Elizabeth Chase, Rachel Coe-Scharff, Meagan Czyzewski, James Herbstritt, Julian Jacobs, Carly Johnson, Erich Koehler, Jaymey Kuykendall, Bailey Licata, Sara Mataraza, Olivia McAneny, Bethany Mitchell, Madeline Ouellette, Taylor Pearson, Julianna Rauf, Zoe Rudloff, Catherine Sielaff, Josephine Thoburn

The new members joined last year's inductees: Sarah Amedure, Jessica Andreone, Brenner Bachman, Theresa Bates, Kristin Bear, Liz Boomhower, Ashley Daigneault, Abigail Duker, Megan Eldred, Rebecca Eldred, Margaret Gardiner, Michael Garramone, Caitlin Hopkins, Anna Kelly, Taylor Lagace, Caroline Lewis, Amy Mataraza, Josh McIlhenny, Erin Milsom, Emily Mitchell, Alexa Silk, Matthew Snow, Megan Terrell, Cortlandt Tisch, Edward VanAuken, Elizabeth VanAuken and Trevor Weeks. Congratulations to all our National Honor Society members. We are all very proud of your accomplishments.

Community and Students Working Together for Safe Prom

The GCS chapter of S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions) has been working very hard to organize a Post Prom Party for May 10-11. The purpose of the all night party is to provide a safe, drug and alcohol free environment for students to “party till dawn.” Hopefully, this will help prevent any serious drug and alcohol related accidents from occurring after the Prom. Over 100 students attend each year. All GCS juniors and seniors are invited to attend, regardless of whether they go to the Prom. Read more

MS/HS Talent Show

The High School FFA is hosting a Middle School & High School Talent Show on Friday, April 25, 2014 in the MS/HS Auditorium. The Middle School show begins at 7:00 pm and the High School show begins at 8:00 pm. Admission is $4.00 per person (children under 5 are free).

Notice to Bidders

The Board of Education of the Greenville Central School District will receive separate sealed bids for:

Surplus Items

The Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all bids and waive any informalities or defect in such bid.

Sealed Bids will be received in the Business Office of Greenville Central School until:

DATE: Friday, April 11, 2014 TIME: 10:00 am.

For specifications and bid forms please click here

Capital Project Referendum Poll Results

Proposition #1: Capital Project Yes-352 No-92

Proposition #2: Reserve Fund Yes-339 No-103

This referendum vote will allow the district to complete a sewer connection with the Town of Greenville, replace roofs in all three schools and provide Technology/Security/Energy upgrades. Read more

Referendum Vote Newsletter

Referendum Vote Newsletter - Second Edition

Capital Project 2014, Stieglitz Snyder Architecture PowerPoint Presentation

Estimated Impact Capital Project 2014, Bernard P. Donegan, Inc. PowerPoint Presentation

Greenville Educational Foundation Fundraiser

The Greenville Educational Foundation will be hosting their Annual Fundraising Luncheon at the Mountain View Brasserie on Saturday, March 22nd, from 2-4 pm. The tickets are $28.00. If you are interested in attending, please contact Chris Wegrzyn at 966-5070 x756 or email: wegrzync@greenville.k12.ny.us.

Athletic Association Sponsors Spaghetti Dinner

The Greenville Athletic Association will be sponsoring a Free Will Donation Spaghetti Dinner on Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm in the Greenville Middle/High School Cafeteria. Dinner includes spaghetti & meatballs, salad, bread, beverage and dessert. Take out is available. Please bring a non-perishable food item when you come to the Spaghetti Dinner. Their goal is to fill a grocery cart with food to donate to the Local Food Pantry. To view the flyer, click here

IB Openhouse

There will be an International Baccalaureate Openhouse on January 8, 2014 in the HS Library. To view the flyer click here

Register for NYS Star School Property Tax Relief

If you receive the STAR property tax exemption, then you must register with the Tax Department to continue receiving the exemption. Watch your mail for important information from the Tax Department. Fast, Easy Registration - Register today at www.tax.ny.gov or call (518) 457-2036. Act Now! The deadline to register is December 31, 2013. Do not risk losing your Basic STAR exemption by failing to register. Senior Citizens - Seniors receiving the Enhanced STAR exemption do not need to register with the Tax Department, but must continue applying annually with their local assessor or sign up for the Tax Department's Income Verification Program.

New Food Menu Available After School

Starting Monday October 7, 2013 students staying after school for extra help, sporting events etc., will be able to purchase a great selection of food at the MS/HS Cafeteria from 2:30pm to 5:00pm. The meals are also open to any adults (parents, staff) that are on campus that would like to purchase a meal. This program is separate from the subsidized free and reduced program. Students are able to use money on their account, and/or cash. We hope you will enjoy the convenience of this food service opportunity on campus. If you have any questions, please call Tracy Churchill, Head Cook at Extension 429. To view the menu, click here

Annual Greenville FFA Holiday Open House

Come join us for the annual Greenville FFA Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 7th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Greenville High School Ag Room. Free coffee, tea and hot chocolate for you to enjoy while you browse a selection of wreaths and centerpieces for sale. Click here to view the price list

Homecoming Weekend Events

Athletic Events
The Greene County Cup Soccer Tournament is scheduled to begin at 3pm on Friday, October 4th with Greenville competing against Cairo-Durham. Coxsackie-Athens will compete against Catskill at 4:45pm. On Saturday, October 5th the tournament continues throughout the day and comes to an end when 4 teams win the championship. For a schedule of events, click here.

"All You Can Eat Buffet"
The Greenville Educational Foundation invites you to an "All you can eat breakfast buffet" on Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 7:30 to 10:30 am. in the Scott M. Ellis Cafeteria. Adult admission is $9.00 and Children 10 and under are $5.00. The breakfast buffet includes: fresh baked rolls, muffins and bread, fruit, bacon, sausage, potatoes, eggs/omelets made to order and so much more. Reservations accepted until 10/3/13. Please contact Karen Overbaugh at 966-5070 Ext. 302 or Overbaughk@greenville.k12.ny.us. All proceeds benefit the Greenville Educational Foundation. Read more

Run for Readers
We welcome you to join the fun at our Second Annual Run for Readers 5K run/walk!  Participants will enjoy a great time with family and friends as they travel a 5K course on the country roads that surround our lovely community.  All ages and ability levels are welcome, but if a 5K is more than some young children are ready for, a Spartan Sprint is scheduled to take place on the elementary campus at 8:00 am. For more information, click here

Greenville Day 2013
Community Partners of Greenville is sponsoring Greenville Day 2013 in celebration of the 21st anniversary of the George V. Vanderbilt Park. For a schedule of events on Saturday, October 5th and a list of 60 community members and businesses who contributed to this event, click here.

The State Education Department Releases 2013 Test Results

Please see the attached letter from Commissioner King regarding Test Score information. Read more

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New School Year

Buildings:
A community garden recently opened at Scott M. Ellis Elementary School.  The deteriorated curbs and sidewalks have been replaced at the Middle and High School entrances as well as an enlarged circular drop-off area. All improvements are scheduled to be completed and ready for the start of the school year.

Staff:
Todd Hilgendorff is thrilled to join the Greenville School community as the new High School Principal. Todd is a native of Round Top and a graduate of the Cairo-Durham School District.  Todd attended Cornell University where he studied Biology with a concentration in Ecology.  Putting that degree to good use, Todd spent time in Alaska working in environmental education. Upon his return home, he completed his Master’s Degree in Adolescent Education at the College of Saint Rose.  For the past eight years, Todd dedicated his time and energy teaching Science at Farnsworth Middle School in the Guilderland School District.  Todd’s educational focus was on instructional practices that served students of various learning styles and which created a safe learning environment.  Please keep an eye out for upcoming opportunities to meet and get to know Todd as he begins building relationships with members of our community.

BMazza Another new administrative face is Brian Mazza (picture to the left), our Assistant District Principal K-12/Athletic Director.  Brian has prior experience as a high school biology teacher and Athletic Director. His responsibilities includes coordinator of all K-12 testing and data assessment, K-12 student supervision, transition programs, McKinney Vento, CASA, VADIR and other NYS requirements.

Brook Van Fleet has been appointed as the Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services.  Brook’s services will be shared between Greenville Central Schools and Windham-Ashland-Jewitt School Districts.  Brook’s previous experience was at the Hunter-Tannersville School District and has been a special education administrator as well as a teacher.

Pictured below left to right:  Nathan Forrest, Cheryl Dudley, Michael Morelli and Todd Hilgendorff

newfacesWe welcomed two new teachers on August 12th.  Nathan Forrest is the new High School Physics teacher and Michael Morelli is the new High School English teacher.  Both are very excited to be at Greenville. Nathan expressed how friendly and welcoming everyone has been at Greenville so far and that he is looking forward to becoming an active member to both our school and local community.  Michael thought that coming to Greenville would be a great opportunity to work at an ambitious school which is doing great things for students.  He taught for the past twelve years in Oneonta and is looking forward to meeting his Greenville students.