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GCS Kindergarten Registration

Residents of the Greenville Central School District with children who are born on or before December 1, 2010 are eligible to enroll for Kindergarten. Kindergarten registration for the 2015-2016 school year is planned for the week of February 2nd. Registration will be by appointment. To schedule an appointment please call the Registrar’s office at 966-5070 Ext. 305. Parents will need to bring to registration the following information: any documentary evidence in existence for 2 years or more and/or your child’s original birth certificate, passport or baptismal certificate, immunization records, most recent physical and three proofs of residency (examples of accepted proofs are: utility bills, homeowner’s insurance, and mortgage or lease agreement). If you have questions regarding any of the above please contact the Registrar’s office. Parents who have children with special needs should notify the Registrar as soon as possible so future educational programs may be planned for their child. Registration packets, including dates and times of registration, will be mailed to families who are listed on our current census. If you do not receive a packet and you believe your child is eligible to enter Greenville Central School, please contact the Registrar’s office at 966-5070 Ext. 305. Parents will receive additional information at registration about upcoming special events planned for the incoming kindergarten students.

S.A.D.D. PARTY: A SCHOOL & COMMUNITY SUCCESS STORY

The GCS chapter of S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions) worked very hard to organize a Post Prom Party following the Prom on May 9th-10th. The purpose of the all night party was to provide a safe, drug and alcohol free environment for students to have fun after the prom. It was hoped that this type of event would help prevent any serious drug and alcohol related accidents from occurring after the Prom.

A variety of activities such as basketball, volleyball, hockey, ping pong, videos, and other games were available to the students. Food and drinks were available throughout the Party and prizes were awarded every 15 minutes. The party concluded at 6:00 a.m. with breakfast.

As a result of tremendous support from parents, local businesses, and local service organizations, the Party was an overwhelming success! There were 118 students that attended the Party.

S.A.D.D. Advisor Jim Tyrrell was pleased with the results. “The kids were all very well behaved, as usual. We all had lots of fun, including the chaperones. I’m always so impressed with the support of our parents and community for important functions like this. It’s a great opportunity for adults in the community to show their confidence in and concern for the students in our school. The students were very impressed and appreciative of the support.”

The following is a list of those who have demonstrated their support already this year: Walenta & Company Agency, Inc., B & B Forest Products, GCS HS Student Council, National Bank of Coxsackie, Greene County Power Equipment, Greene County STOP DWI Program, Greenville Saw Service Inc., Greenville Faculty Association, Greenville Volunteer Fire Co. Auxiliary, Tri-Village Volunteer Fire Co., Rensselaerville Volunteer Fire Co., Westerlo Volunteer Rescue Squad, Westerlo Vol. Fire Company, Catskill Elks’ Lodge #1341, Pine Lake Manor, Virginia Mangold Reality, Van Auken Express Co., Kelly's Pharmacy, Town Line Auto, Oak Valley Logging, Mr. & Mrs. Kappel, Ciani and Morris Physical Therapy, Eastern Mutual Insurance Co., Grapeville Agency, Inc., Moosehead Cedar Log Homes, Modern Metal Fabricators, Inc., NAPA Greenville Auto and Truck Parts, Inc., Ms. Barbara Brandon, Baumann’s Brookside Resort, Greenville Educational Foundation Fund, Big Top Tents, Anne Lafferty Realty, Just A Buck, Paul's Pizza and Pasta, GNH Lumber, Quarry Steakhouse, Mountain View Brasserie, Two Twisted Ladies, Hollowbrook Restaurant, Vince Anna’s Restaurant, Price Chopper – Catskill, Michelle Case (in memory of Shelby), The Milk Run, Lounsbury Service, NBT Bank, Tip Top Furniture/Freehold Country Store, Green Hill Café, Tracy Churchill and GCS Cafeteria.

The following teachers and community members sacrificed a tremendous amount of their time and energy by chaperoning between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.: Mrs. Esposito, Mrs. Shultes, Mr. Mitchell, Mr. & Mrs. Crawley, Ms. Gannon, Mrs. Knott, Mr. Warga, and Mr. Tyrrell.

The S.A.D.D. students who worked so very hard on this Party were led by President Bethany Mitchell. Following members contributed their considerable time and talent: Brittany Johnson, Olivia Baumann, Ava Fitzmaurice, Evelena Welch, Hannah Holznagel, Michelle Martuscello, Caroline Bobrick, Zoe Rudloff, Erin Crawley, Bethany Overbaugh, Charlotte Hutchins, Genevieve Palmer, Hannah Smith, and Chenoa Cox.

Mission Accomplished: The Post Prom Party helped make the prom weekend a safe and memorable time.

Informational Session on Concussions for Students, Parents and Public

Sponsored by the Class of 2017 on May 20 from 6:00 - 8:30pm in the MS/HS Auditorium. Cost: $2 donation (if you wish). Deborah Light, MD from Albany Medical Center – Primary Care Sports Medicine will teach us the following: what is a concussion; how to recognize a concussion; management of a concussion at the time of the injury and after; what to expect at the doctor’s in follow-up; the role of the parents, teacher, schools and coaches during a recovery, neurocognitive testing and return to play. Question and Answer period followed by light refreshments.

"Unwanted Companions" Best in ShowBest in Show

The Seventeenth Annual Twin County Science Expo was held on March 21st at Columbia-Greene Community College. The Science Expo affords outstanding fifth through eight grade student scientists in Columbia and Greene counties the opportunity to showcase science experiments and projects that, in many cases, have been judged as first place winners in their respective school districts. This year, Alex Content and Baillie Kappel won first place for seventh grade AND the "Best in Show" award for their project "Unwanted Companions". They compared how effective hand cleaning techniques were in killing microbes for their research.

Fifth Grade Musical Rescheduled

The Fifth Grade Musical, River Child, has been rescheduled for May 8 due to limited access to the auditorium on April 29 & 30. Our new schedule for Friday, May 8 at Scott M. Ellis Elementary is the PTA Ice Cream Social from 5:30 to 6:30 followed by the Fifth grade musical at 7:00pm. Read more

National Merit Scholarship Program Finalist

The Greenville Central School District would like to congratulate Rachel Coe-Scharff for advancing to Finalist standing in the National Merit Scholarship Program of two thousand and fifteen by demonstrating through distinguished performance high potential for future academic accomplishment.

Rachel’s high scores on her PSAT’s and SAT’s, as well as completing a rigorous application process has awarded her this experience. Scholarship offers will be awarded to select Finalists in the spring. Congratulations Rachel!

Letter to Parents/Guardians

Please view the attached letter regarding support for our students given the recent injury to one of our bus drivers and the loss of one of our coaches/substitutes. Read more

School Psychologist of the Year Award

Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Agan-Smith, PsyD who has been named 2015 School Psychologist of the Year by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). NASP established the award in 1990 to recognize individual school psychologists who have demonstrated exemplary dedication and effectiveness in improving the well-being of children, families and schools, and in advancing the profession of school psychology.

Dr. Pam accepting the awardDr. Pam has been a school psychologist at Greenville for 31 years. She earned her Associate of Science degree at Corning Community College, her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Binghamton University and her Master of Science and Doctor of Psychology degrees at the University at Albany. When she began practicing at GCSD, Dr. Pam was the district’s only school psychologist. She became a fervent advocate for students with disabilities, and within her first 3 years, helped develop three new special education programs.

As a leader and innovator, Dr. Pam has decisively and positively impacted the health, well-being, and academic achievement of her students. According to NASP President Stephen E. Brock (pictured on the left), Dr. Agan-Smith “exemplifies services in the areas of system change, prevention, and intervention, more effective instruction, and improving the mental health of students.” Her colleagues at Greenville describe her as passionate in her work, with a constant warmth and sense of humor. They appreciate her down-to-earth, solution-focused perspective, nothing that “she thinks like a scientist but always works from her heart.” Read more

Photo and press release excerpt courtesy of NASP (National Association of School Psychologists)

Notice to bidders: Surplus buses

The Board of Education of the Greenville Central School District will receive separate bids for Surplus Buses. Learn more

Athletic Association Spaghetti Dinner

The Greenville Athletic Association is sponsoring a spaghetti dinner on Thursday, March 26th in the MS/HS Cafeteria from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Dinner includes spaghetti & meatballs, salad, bread, beverage and dessert. Free Will Donation. Take out is available. Non-perishable food items will be collected to benefit our local food pantry. Thank you for your support and hope to see you there!

GCS Winter Athletic Awards Ceremony

Please join us on Wednesday, March 4th, as we honor our Junior Varsity and Varsity winter athletes at the Winter Athletic Awards Ceremony. The ceremony begins at 6:30pm in the High School Auditorium followed by a dessert hour in the High School Cafeteria. We look forward to celebrating with our student athletes and their families.

Cabaret Night Returns

On Saturday, February 7, the high school music department will host a Cabaret Night in the MS/HS cafeteria from 7-9pm. The MS and HS Jazz Ensembles will perform along with the Michael Benedict BOPTITUDE Drum Battle. The tickets are $15.00 and will be available by presale only. The jazz ensemble student price is $5.00. Checks should be made out to Greenville Music Department and sent in to Michael Benedict. There will be a limited number of tickets available and there will not be any for sale at the door.

Great Entertainment and Dinner
Linguine with homemade meat sauce
Bowtie Pasta Primavera
Fresh greens and veggie salad
Homemade Italian bread w/ butter
Hot and cold beverages
King cake and icecream (back by popular demand)

A note to Jazz Ensembles: All students should arrive by 6:30pm dressed in black and white concert dress. In addition, Mr. Benedict would like all available HS Jazz members here at 1:00 pm to help with set up. All Jazz students will help with clean up at 9:00pm.

Budget Advisory Committee Seeks Additional Members

The Budget Advisory Committee of Greenville Central School District is seeking additional members for the 2014-2015 school year. As of this time, there are three openings for community members and/or parents. Learn more

Superintendent Coffee Hour

There will be a Superintendent’s Coffee Hour on the GCSD Master Plan with Philip Snyder of Stieglitz Snyder Architecture on Saturday, January 17 from 9:00am to 12:00noon in the MS/HS Library Media Center. All interested parties and citizens are welcome to attend.

BOE to consider Veterans’ Tax Exemption

The Greenville Central School District Board of Education will hold a public hearing on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 6:00pm in the MS/HS Library Media Center to hear all interested parties and citizens regarding the Veterans Exemption. Read more

Senior Citizen and Disabled Tax Exemption Hearing

The Greenville Central School District Board of Education will hold a public hearing on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 6:30pm in the MS/HS Library Media Center to hear all interested parties and citizens regarding the Senior Citizen and Disabled Tax Exemption. Read more

Financial Aid Night Rescheduled

The Greenville Financial Aid Night that was schedule for Wednesday (12/10) has been rescheduled to next Wednesday (12/17) at 6:30 pm in the HS Library. Laura Decker from Columbia Greene Community College will be reviewing the financial aid process, walking you through the FAFSA, PELL and providing a brief overview of the Profile. This is a great opportunity for parents of seniors and juniors to learn more about the Financial aid process or to begin getting a jump start on the FAFSA forms. If you have any questions please contact the HS Guidance Department at 966-5070 Ext. 411.

Greenville FFA Greenery Sale and Holiday Open House

FFA students displaying items they made

The Holiday Open House is on Saturday December 6 from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the High School Ag Room 263.

Pre-order your holiday wreaths, centerpieces, kissing balls and votives by leaving a message for Dianne Lewis @ 966-5070 Ext. 645 or email lewisd@greenville.k12.ny.us.

12" Wreath
$15.00
18" Wreath
$20.00
20" Wreath
$25.00
Small Centerpieces
$10.00
Large Centerpieces
$15.00
Mini Kissing Ball
$5.00
Small Kissing Ball
$10.00
Medium Kissing Ball
$20.00
Large Kissing Ball
$30.00
Cinnamon Stick Votives
$3.00

Greenville Senior Performs on the Grand Ole Opry Stage

Khrystina Warnstadt was chosen for All-Nationals Honor Choir after earning a perfect score on her 2013 NYSSMA solo, attending All-State last year, then submitting a 2-minute audition video and a recommendation letter to Nationals. Out of thousands of applicants, Khrystina was one of 49 girls on her voice part. It took two years of singing auditions and preparation to earn eligibility for this ensemble. Khrystina demonstrated exceptional professionalism and musicianship and represented our school with pride.

Grand Ole Opry

In the picture to the right, you will notice a light-colored circle beneath the conductor's podium. This is the original oak floor from the first home of the Opry. Virtually every great country artist from the past 75 years has sung on those boards (Elvis, too!)

Below are four videos from Khrystina's performance last week at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

"Nyon Nyon" is a cool, modern choral piece that experiment with the different ways vowels and rhythms interact with one another. The conductor added movement to this piece and it's really amazing.

Khrystina

"Where Your Bare Foot Walks" is a fluid and beautiful love song based on the quote, "I want to be where your bare foot walks, because maybe before you step, you'll look at the ground. I want that blessing.” There's a close-up of Khrystina at 3:00.

"Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" - a great setting of this folk song just for the girls in the choir. I can't imagine how many times this song has been sung on the Opry stage.

"Rejoice!" was the closing number; a gospel piece featuring the composer at the piano.

Khrystina's future plans include college next fall to study psychology and enter into a research field dealing with cognitive psychology. She also intends to perform in ensembles in college and pursue music any way she can in life.

Greenville hosts the Greene County Music Educators Fall All-County Music Festival

The Greene County Music Educators Association (GCMEA) consists of professionals from seven schools in Greene County. Twice a year, GCMEA hosts All-County Festivals to provide a high quality musical experience for a group of the best student musicians from each school.

On November 7th, musically talented students selected from each of the seven schools in Greene County will gather here at Greenville to rehearse and put on a performance. The MS/HS auditorium will open for audience seating at 7:00pm and the performance begins at 7:30pm. All audience members are asked to enter through the MS entrance. The groups performing are: Elementary Chorus, Junior Band, HS Chorus and HS Jazz ensemble. Tickets are $3.00 (Senior citizens and students $2.00) or $6.00 for 3 or more immediate family members.

Notice of Evacuation Drill

Greenville Central School District is committed to ensuring the safety and health of our students and employees. Read more

Third Annual "Run for Readers" October 4, 2014 at Scott M. Ellis Elementary School

We welcome you to join the fun at our Third Annual 5K Run for Readers run/walk on Saturday, October 4, 2014! 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. Read more

Homecoming 2014 Events

Spirit Week - September 29 - October 3, Pep Rally activities for School K-12 & Community, read more

Foundation Annual Homecoming Breakfast: All you can eat buffet $9.00/Adult $5/Under 12. All proceeds benefit the Greenville Educational Foundation. Contact Karen Overbaugh @ 966-5070 Ext. 302 or email Overbaughk@greenville.k12.ny.us. Read more

Greenville Day 2014. Come for Food, Fun and Fireworks!

Community Partners of Greenville will hold the eighth annual Greenville Day on October 4, 2014. This year is particularly special as Greenville's Volunteer Fire Company is celebrating their 75th Anniversary with a parade, carnival, music and other activities. Click here to view the schedule of events.

Health Notice: Enterovirus D68

Please note the attached information from Principal Mahan regarding a diagnosed case of Enterovirus D68. If you have any additional questions concerning the enclosed information, please contact Greene County Public Health or your school nurse. Health Notice click here

Opting out of the National School Lunch Program

To ensure adequate, nutritional meals are available to our students, the District has decided to opt out of the National School Lunch Program at the Middle and High Schools only. Recent menu changes required as part of the federal mandate have resulted in a dramatic decline in students buying lunch. This has put a financial strain on the Food Service Program. Read more