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Fourth Annual Nature's Classroom Golf Tournament a Success

Twenty-four golfers participated in the tournament and the top team consisted of Doug Lansing, Sharon Malcolm, Chris Park and Roy Gunderson with a score of 7 under par. The event raised just over $3,000! Thank you to Sunny Hill Golf Course, our sponsors (listed below) and everyone who participated in this event.

GCS High School Student Council Bucci Painting Corp
Scott M Ellis Grade 5 Teaching Team Big Top Tent Rentals
French Connection Nail Spa Inc. Greenville Medical Associates
Eastern Mutual Insurance GNH Lumber
Scott M. Ellis Grade 4 Teaching Team  GCS Grade 6 Teaching Team
Peter Mahan The Giving Tree Preschool
Denise Herwick MR Construction Services
Scott M Ellis 1-2 Teaching Team Warga/Howard Families
Guaranteed Irish PetStar Salon in Catskill


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 14th-15th. 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 65 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.” read full story

Fourth Annual Nature's Classroom Golf Tournament

Over 3,000 fifth grade students from Greenville have participated in the Nature's Classroom Program for over 30 years; perhaps even you or your child(ren) have attended. As a district, WE are committed to continuing this EXCELLENT, LIFE CHANGING program. We are hoping to work toward a time when the Nature’s Classroom Program is completely self-sustaining. With the help of Sunny Hill Golf Course, we are proudly announcing the Fourth Annual Nature’s Classroom Golf Tournament to be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016. Please talk with your friends and family (particularly those who attended Nature’s Classroom) about playing in this event. Any assistance in passing this information throughout our community, and even beyond, would be a tremendous help.

Click here for tournament information, tee sponsorship opportunities. If you are a business owner or would just like to make a donation, please consider buying a tee sponsorship.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration of this very worthwhile cause and I hope to see you out on the course May 21st! Best regards, Brian P. Hostash, Nature’s Classroom Program Coordinator.

Parent and educator concerns prompt positive changes to Grades 3-8 testing

We encourage test participation! Why? It measures our performance and improves education for all students. To learn more, click here

The HS Student Council to host a Nickel Social

on April 9th from 11:00 to 3:00pm in the HS Cafeteria. All proceeds to benefit the "Peter & Mama Johnson Scholarship". For more information, please email Christine Lochner at Hope to see you there.

Scott M. Ellis Students Jump Rope for their Hearts

Students at Scott M. Ellis Elementary in Greenville, NY jumped at the chance to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers. On February 12th, 2016 Scott M. Ellis Elementary hosted its 20th annual Jump Rope For Heart event to raise money for the American Heart Association, which funds lifesaving heart and stroke research and community and educational programs for our youth.

Jump Rope a thonJump Rope for Heart teaches students how physical fitness benefits the heart and shows them that volunteering can be a fun and positive experience for the whole community. The need to educate children about the importance of physical activity couldn’t be timelier. According to recent studies, about one-third of children ages 2 to 19 are overweight and obese. “By including physical activity into their daily routines, kids can significantly reduce the onset and burden of heart disease, “said event organizer Eileen Kiefer “By raising money through Jump Rope For Heart, we are preventing heart disease and obesity for the next generation of Americans. Kids are literally jumping into a heart healthier life while becoming passionate about raising money for other kids with sick hearts.”

For over 32 years, Jump Rope and Hoops For Heart has raised more than $810 million for the fight against heart disease and stroke. 252 third through fifth graders at Scott M. Ellis raised $21,705.00 this year and $199,006.32 over the past 20 years.


Please be advised that this Thursday's Board of Education Meeting (March 31) is cancelled. It was scheduled on the calendar as "if needed". It is anticipated that State Aid information will be available for our next meeting April 7 at 6:00 pm.

School Notification

On Monday, March 21, 2016, the administration learned that a Middle School student had attempted to light toilet paper on fire in a boy’s bathroom in the Middle School. The Middle School Principal immediately commenced an investigation to determine what had occurred.

A Middle School student was identified as the likely student involved in the situation. The NYS Police were immediately contacted and continued the investigation. The student is suspended from school. The District is continuing to cooperate with the State Police and their investigation.

It was determined that no actual fire was ever started nor was there any need for an evacuation of the building. The District takes all situations such as this very seriously to protect the health and safety of our students and staff.

Laws concerning student privacy prohibit us from providing any further detail. However, rest assured appropriate action will be taken.

GCS Appoints New Superintendent

The Greenville Central School Board of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Tammy J. Sutherland, Interim Superintendent, to the position of Superintendent of Schools effective immediately.

Ms. Sutherland has served GCSD for thirty years, twenty of these as Business Administrator/Assistant Superintendent for Business. She was appointed Interim Superintendent in October 2015. Ms. Sutherland holds a School Business Administrators Certificate and a School District Administrators Certificate.

The Board discussed all of its options on selecting a new Superintendent, including conducting an outside search. However, the Board unanimously came to the conclusion that the best person to lead our School District forward at this time was already working for us and our children. Tammy Sutherland has dedicated all of her professional life to this District and educating our children. In sum, we know her very well. Her combined integrity, dedication and experience, as well as her demonstrated leadership, will serve our community well as we plan for the future.

District Update

The following information was sent to faculty, staff, parents and guardians from Tammy J. Sutherland, Interim Superintendent of Schools:

At the commencement of the school day on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, it was reported to building administration at Greenville Middle School that a middle school student posted the following message using the public video messaging application Snapchat: “I hope Greenbille gets dombed.” The New York State Police were contacted and it was immediately determined the message was not a credible threat to Greenville Central School District or to the safety of its students. The District has taken additional action in line with its policies and protocols with respect to this matter.

As previously mentioned, at no time during this incident was the school environment compromised. In addition to providing a rigorous education, the Greenville Central School District strives to ensure the health, safety, morals and welfare of its students. We take every precaution to ensure the safety of our students, staff and buildings. The District will continue to monitor this situation and will follow its protocols under our Safety Plan. Due to the seriousness of this incident we remind parents/guardians to discuss the appropriate use of the internet and social media platforms with your child.

Please feel free to contact your respective building principal, if you have any questions or concerns.

Board of Education accepts Superintendent Dudley's Retirement

The Board of Education announces the retirement of Cheryl Dudley as Superintendent of Schools of the Greenville Central School District effective November 14, 2015. Superintendent Dudley informed the Board of unforeseen personal issues that arose causing her to express her wish to retire at this point in her career. While this is sudden, it is in the best interest of Superintendent Dudley and the Board to accommodate this wish and accept her retirement.

The Board expresses its appreciation for all the good work that Superintendent Dudley has done for the District over the ten years she has been Superintendent. Superintendent Dudley likewise expressed that, while she is sad to retire at this point and leave Greenville, she is confident that the administrative, teaching, and support staff that is in place is fully prepared to continue the academic and professional growth in the District on behalf of all students which has been enjoyed over the past few years during some very difficult economic times. Most importantly, the Board and Superintendent Dudley are confident the current staff will continue to provide the finest educational experience for our students as the District moves forward.

Given this development, the Board is evaluating plans regarding a search for a new Superintendent. In the meantime, Assistant Superintendent Tammy Sutherland will be the Acting Superintendent while the Board considers both a possible interim and permanent search process. The Board will be engaging the public at the appropriate time during this process and has the utmost confidence in the leadership of the current administrative staff during this transitional time.

Student Council to host a Veterans Day Breakfast

On Monday, November 16th from 9:00 to 10:15 a.m. in the Greenville Middle/High School Cafeteria, the Middle School and High School Student Council invite Veterans to join them for an honorary breakfast. Please RSVP by November 12 to Michelle Fisher at (518) 966-5070 Ext. 453 or email

Middletown here we come!!!

Students and teachers from Ellis, Middle and High School gathered outside the school to cheer on the Varsity Boys Soccer team as they boarded the chartered bus headed to Middletown High School. Saturday, November 14 at 8:30 a.m. the Greenville Spartans take on the Elmira Notre Dame Crusaders. Good luck tomorrow boys!

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A Feathered Affair: Duck Auction

Several of our students (and a teacher) have created 9 of the 46 Greenville Ducks that have been on display throughout Greenville. On Sunday, October 25th, the ducks will be auctioned off at Sunny Hill Resort in Freehold. Previews begin at 1:30 p.m. followed by bidding at 2:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Greenville Beautification Committee and the Greenville Educational Foundation. Click here to view the flyer

PTA Halloween Bash Trunk of Treat

The event is scheduled for October 23, 2015 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Details and if you are able to help out at this event can be found on the attached flyer. Click here to view flyer.

Fourth Annual "Run for Readers" October 3,2015 at Scott M. Ellis Elementary School

We welcome you to join the fun at our Fourth Annual 5K Run for Readers run/walk on Saturday, October 3, 2015! 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. Read more

Summer Meals Assistance

The USDA Summer Meals Hotline: 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE. Families will receive assistance to find the location, meal times, and contact information for summer meals based on their full address, city and/or zip code. The summer meals finder is located at This website is easy for families to use as they can access summer meal locations by entering their zip code. This service will begin May 15 and information will be updated throughout the summer. No paperwork is necessary. Must be 18 years old or younger.

Capital Project 2014

We appreciate your patience as the work associated with the Capital Project 2014 has begun and will continue throughout the summer. As a result, access to the campus will be limited. Please note the following:

Facility Access

The Middle and High School facilities will be closed from June 29, 2015 to September 7, 2015. All contact information such as telephone numbers and email addresses remain the same

    • MS/HS Office personnel will be relocated to Ellis
    • Telephone contact
      • Middle School Office Ext 451
      • High School Office Ext 401

Ellis Office personnel will remain available at Ellis Ext 301

Track and Tennis Courts will be closed

Fitness Center availability for athletic teams will be determined by Chris Warga through his coaching staff. Any questions should be forwarded to his attention at Ext 404

District Office personnel remain at the current location

Parking Access

  • GCSD guests, parents, and employees should park in the Ellis North Lot
  • Access Road will be closed

Board of Education Meetings and other school meetings will be moved to Ellis Elementary School for the months of July and August. Please be sure to check our District website for specific room locations.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as the construction work progresses during the summer. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us . We look forward to a productive and successful progress on the project which is scheduled for completion next summer.

Notice of Hearing: Athletic Code of Conduct

Please note the Greenville Central School District will hold a public hearing on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in the Elementary Multi-Purpose Room for parents, students, school personnel and district residents to provide comments and input regarding the Athletic Code of Conduct. Click here to view the document.

If you are unable to attend you may send comments by Thursday, August 13, 2015 to:

Jacqueline O’Halloran, District Clerk
Attn: Christopher Warga, Athletic Director & Cheryl A. Dudley, Superintendent of Schools
Greenville Central School District
PO Box 129
Greenville, NY 12083

Greenville Central School Class of 2015

On June 27, 2015, the Greenville Central School District held its 87th Annual Commencement Ceremony in the middle school/high school auditorium. Families, friends, faculty, staff and members of the Board of Education attended the ceremony to celebrate the achievements of 78 graduates. Valedictorian, Rachel Coe-Scharff and Salutatorian, Bethany Mitchell spoke at the ceremony as well as High School Principal Todd Hilgendorff and Elementary School Principal Peter Mahan. Class photo courtesy of Lifetouch.

Congratulations to the Class of 2015!

Class of 2015