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Class of 2019 Top Ten

Valedictorian Josette Content

Josephine Content, Valedictorian

The Greenville Central School Faculty and Administration is proud to name Josephine Content as Valedictorian for the class of 2019. Josette is the daughter of Tracy Young and Philippe Content of Freehold. On June 29, 2019, she will receive her New York State Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors and Mastery in both Math and Science, having earned a weighted average of 100.46.  She is currently on track to receive an International Baccalaureate Diploma.

Josette is known for many things, while not backing down from class debates may be one, she is best known for combining her love of robotics and technology through the Robotics Club.  She has been a member of the Robotics Club since its inception in 2015, and last year was recognized as a First Dean’s List Finalist at the Robotics World Competition. While many take up a sport as their hobby, Josette is a passionate trumpet player who has performed with the Empire State Youth Orchestra since 2013, as well as participating in both Tanglewood and NYSSMA All-State Band in 2017.  She has performed as a pit musician for multiple Greenville High School Musicals, as well as shows at Proctor’s Theatre.  Josette will be continuing her studies at Columbia University, majoring in Mechanical Engineering.

Salutatorian Valerie Lewis

Valerie Lewis, Salutatorian

The Greenville Central School District is proud to name Valerie Lewis as Salutatorian for the class of 2019. 

Valerie is the daughter of Dianne and Stephen Lewis of Medusa.  She will receive her New York State Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors on June 29, 2019, having earned a weighted average of 98.79. Valerie has taken Columbia-Greene Community College Dual Enrollment courses.  She has also been an officer of the FFA for six of the seven years of her involvement, has competed three times at the state level in prepared public speaking, and has been chair of the Parliamentary Procedure team for 2 of the 3 years as a member of the team.  Valerie will be serving as the 2019-2020 New York State FFA Secretary.  Valerie will be continuing her studies at Cornell University majoring in Environmental and Sustainability Science.

Chloe Cox

Chloe is the daughter of Willow Olson and Edward Cox of Greenville.  Chloe will graduate with an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors and Mastery in Science.  In the fall Chloe will be attending California Baptist University majoring in Architecture. 

Aidan O’Connor

Aidan is the son of Jeremiah and Doreen O’Connor of Greenville.  Aidan will graduate with an Advanced Regents Diploma with Mastery in Science and Math.  Aidan will be attending Hudson Valley Community College in the fall majoring in Business Administration.

Sierra Gilroy

Sierra is the daughter of Joan Stannard of Westerlo.  Sierra will graduate with an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors and Mastery in Science. Sierra will be attending Siena College majoring in Biology.

Bridget Rose

Bridget is the daughter of Mark and Linda Rose of Westerlo. Bridget will graduate with an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors. Bridget will be attending SUNY New Paltz majoring in Marketing.

Lenore Mardas

Lenore is the daughter of Angela Cardamone of Freehold.  Lenore will graduate with an Advanced Regents Diploma. Lenore will be attending SUNY Purchase majoring in Film & Screenwriting.

Briana Mackey

Briana is the daughter of Douglas and Paris Cutright of Greenville. Briana will graduate with an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors.  Briana will be attending Rochester Institute of Technology.

Lydia Mardas

Lydia is the daughter of Angela Cardamone of Freehold.  Lydia will graduate with an Advanced Regents Diploma.  Lydia will be attending SUNY Purchase majoring in Film & Screenwriting.

Jude Kappel

Jude is the son of Jason Kappel and Valerie Hamrah-Kappel of East Durham. Jude will graduate with an Advanced Regents Diploma and Mastery in Science.  In the fall Jude will be attending Union College majoring in Economics.

Donna Accuosti Scholarship Fund

Donna Accuosti, Assistant Superintendent of Greenville CSD, passed away on January 15. Donna was more than a respected colleague to the faculty and staff of Greenville CSD, she was a deeply caring friend. Donna modeled the respect and care we all seek to embody, constantly asking about the events and people that mattered to each person. Her laughter, genuine interest, and compassion were constantly present within her relationships. Donna’s daily presence will be missed, but her influence will remain.

Donna was passionate about her calling as a teacher and devoted herself to the work of education. She was a proud teacher to the children of Hudson City School District for over two decades, and served as a leader within the Greenville Central School District. Donna achieved the highest levels of expertise, excellent classroom practice, National Certification, and a doctorate (Ed.D.) in educational curriculum, instruction, and assessment from Northeastern University.

In honor of her numerous contributions to the lives of children and educators, the Donna Accuosti Scholarship Fund will be established in her memory. This scholarship will be presented to a graduating senior of the Greenville Central School District, selected for their profound care for others and an interest in the service of teaching.
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Robotics Team members Field and Shelburne selected as 100 National Dean’s List Finalist for Robotics

Greenville High School Juniors Austin Field and Rachel Shelburne, were selected as FIRST Dean’s List Finalists in Robotics. They are among 100 students from across the country invited to the World Championship April 24-27 in Detroit where 10 winners will be announced. Attendance at the Detroit event is estimated at 35,000 individuals.

Austin Field, son of Nicole and Curt Field (Freehold), along with Rachel Shelburne, daughter of Wendy Shelburne (Westerlo) were recommended and interviewed at the Red Hook FIRST Robotics Tournament in December 2018. As veteran members of Greenville’s Robotics team (SpartanBots #10475), they were instrumental in the team’s great season and advancement to the Regional Championship tournament held at PACE University. Both students were selected to be Finalists at this Championship in February 2019. Only three students from our region were selected to go to Detroit and two are from Greenville. Recipients of this award are leaders in their community and exhibit a strong entrepreneurial spirit.

Robotics Team

The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) organization was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. More information is available at

The FIRST Organization inspires students to become leaders and innovators. More than half-a-million youth belong on 60,000 teams who participate in FIRST programs. Both students are considering careers in STEM related fields. Austin Field is interested in majoring in mechanical engineering while Rachel Shelburne is investigating computer-aided design and film animation. Representatives from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Yale are among some of the colleges attending the Dean’s List Award Ceremony looking to meet the next generation of STEM leaders.

Budget Vote and Election Results

Thank you to all who voted at the Annual Budget Vote and Election. The results are as follows:

School Budget Yes - 427 No - 120
Bus Proposition Yes - 437 No - 109
Property Proposition Yes - 441 No - 103
Board of Education (Two seats) David Finch - 460 S. Jay Goodman - 444
Greenville Library Yes - 473 No - 74
Rensselaerville Library Yes - 422 No - 120

The Flu: A Guide for Parents

Pursuant to New York State Public Health Law (PHL) § 613, schools and child-care settings are required to post influenza educational material. The Department of Health provides this guide as an example of information that explains why seasonal influenza is serious, provides signs of influenza and tells parents and guardians how to protect their children from influenza by getting them vaccinated. The Flu: A Guide for Parents

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) would like you to know that information regarding influenza and the benefits of influenza immunizations is free, accessible and available in different languages from several organizations:

CASDA honors Greenville Central School's nominee Christine Lochner as a 2019 Friend of EducationChristine Lochner Award

Christine Lochner, a special education teaching assistant and Middle School/High School Student Council advisor in the Greenville Central School District, was honored with the Capital Area School Development Association (CASDA) Friends of Education Award on Thursday, February 28, at the Friends of Education Dinner held at the Albany Marriott Hotel. Christine Lochner and Brian Reeve MS Principal

CASDA presents this award to recognize the selfless contributions of individuals who dedicate themselves to serving students and enriching their school communities. Lochner is a cornerstone of the Greenville CSD community. As a teaching assistant, she dedicates herself to establishing strong relationships with her students. A colleague wrote “she takes the time to know them, their needs, who they are, and what they care about.” Another teacher wrote that “her calming nature can not only focus a student when needed, but also creates an undercurrent of constant caring and sincerity students sense and react to.” Her efforts as advisor to the Student Council are equally impactful. A colleague and parent in the district observed “her direction of Student Council has helped shape our students into altruistic leaders that help our school and community.” Beyond these contributions, she is a constant presence in fundraising and community service efforts, never hesitating to offer her time in support of students and causes. Christine Lochner’s genuine commitment to enriching the lives of students and positively shaping Greenville’s school culture make her a genuine Friend of Education.

Notification from NYSED

We received the following notification from the New York State Education Department:

In light of reports of Computer Based Testing (CBT) technical difficulties from the field, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) has designated tomorrow, Wednesday, April 3rd as a CBT non-testing, Administrative Day. Therefore, there will be no CBT testing tomorrow.

NYSED will use this time to work with Questar to ensure the system will operate smoothly when CBT resumes. In addition, NYSED will work with schools to provide guidance on how to resolve outstanding issues with today’s CBT administration.

To provide additional flexibility to schools, NYSED has extended the testing window for CBT ELA through Friday, April 12, 2019.

GCS will have a regular schedule tomorrow, Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

We will resume New York State Computer Based Testing (CBT) for English Language Arts (ELA) on Thursday, April 4.

Notification 3/14/19

Last night, three floor tiles were discovered to have been damaged in the MS/HS cafeteria by our new auditorium/bleacher system. In the District’s asbestos management plan, it is noted that these tiles contain non-friable asbestos (Non-friable or bonded asbestos is used to refer to asbestos-containing materials in which the asbestos is firmly bound in the matrix of the material. These materials are unlikely to release fiber into the airborne environment). Upon discovery and after consultation with our capital project construction manager and our school safety and health consultant, we contacted Ambient Environmental Inc, who took air samples to ensure the air quality in the area where the tiles were damaged. This morning prior to the beginning of school, Ambient Environmental reported that the air sampling confirmed that there was no health hazard, and that students and staff could remain in that area of the building.

In the short term, the area around the bleachers is closed off to everyone. A licensed asbestos contractor is currently on site to remediate the tiles. At the conclusion of their work, a second set of air samples will be performed to document the adequacy of the remediation effort. Students today and maybe tomorrow will have breakfast/lunches and study halls in one half of the HS gym. If you have any questions or concerns, please give me a call. I am hopeful that tomorrow will be a quieter day for us all.

Tammy J. Sutherland, Superintendent of Schools

Investigation Update

After an extensive investigation by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office and Greenville CSD Administration, it appears that no credible threat exists. The investigation involved numerous interviews with students and staff members, along with a follow-up meeting with Greene County Sheriff’s Administration to review all information gathered. It appears that a comment was overheard and may have been misunderstood and/or taken out of context by a student.

As we move forward, we continue to encourage all students, faculty, and staff to report anything they see or hear that may be concerning in nature so that it can be dealt with accordingly.

The beginning of the week has been challenging for the community; therefore, I have asked law enforcement to maintain a presence as we transition to the second half of the school week. Thank you to the students, parents, local law enforcement and school staff for your cooperation over the last few days.

Tammy J. Sutherland Superintendent of Schools

Future Freshman Night - 3/7/19

We are pleased to offer the first official High School welcome to the class of 2023!

You are invited to our Future Freshman Night on March 7, 2019 (rescheduled from February 27th) in the MS/HS Media Center from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. As a school community we create various supports for students and families as part of the transition to high school and in understanding New York State graduation requirements. At Future Freshman Night we will discuss procedures for the creation of a student’s schedule, the academic programs we currently offer, New York State graduation and diploma requirements, and other topics pertinent to every student’s high school career.

Please join us! If you have any questions, you can call the HS guidance office at (518) 966-5070 Ext. 411.

Smart Schools Bond Spending Plan

Smart Schools Click on the image to view the updated Smart Schools Bond Spending Plan. This document will outline the background, scope, planning, costs, schedules and dates. Questions and/or comments can be sent to
Donna Accuosti

It is with great sadness that we let our school community know that Dr. Donna M. Accuosti, Assistant Superintendent, passed away on January 15, 2019.

Donna began as our Elementary Assistant Principal in 2007 and continued as the Assistant Superintendent where she completed her Doctorate.  Dr. Accuosti encouraged Greenville teachers to pursue National Board Certification and supported them at all levels of professional development. Dr Accuosti's passing is a great loss for all of us at Greenville CSD.  She will be greatly missed.  

Obituary for Dr. Donna M. Accuosti

National Honor Society Induction Ceremony 2018

Congratulations to the following students on their induction into the National Honor Society.

Lydia Ackermann
Amelia Baumann
Ryan Blair
Eugene Boertlein
Nicole Bowden
Alexandrine Content
Kate Dushane
Austin Field
Alexandra Goyette
Baillie Kappel
Jude Kappel
Natalie Krasney
Madeleine Makely
Sierra Mistler
Meghan Misuraca
Joseph Nicosia
Adam Park
Kasey Pfleging
Ian Ratcliffe
Isabella Ross
Rachel Shelburne
Kaitlyn Silk
Emma Smith
Sydney Smith
Walter Sutton
Khalifah Tracey
Riley Uht
Deanna VanWagenen

National Honor Society 2018 Induction Ceremony at Greenville High School

Notice to Bidders

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


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: Tuesday, December 18, 2018
TIME: 10:00 AM

Specifications and bid forms may be obtained at the Business Office, Greenville Central School, 4982 SR 81, Greenville, NY 12083 or view it here.

Note: Designated times to review surplus items – Tuesday, December 11th from 9:00am to 12:00pm and Thursday, December 13th from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. Contact Richard Outtrim, Director of Facilities III @ (518)966-5070 ext. 462 to make arrangements to meet on site.

Robyn Bhend, Business Official

Over 85 Seventh Grade Students in Greenville, NY Will Bake Bread to Feed the Hungry in November

Now in its 27th year, King Arthur Flour’s Bake for Good: Kids Learn Bake Share Program encourages kids to give back to their community through baking nutritious bread from scratch. On November 5th, 2018 the program will visit the Greenville Central Middle School, where over 85 7th grade students will join the other 300,000 kids who have already participated in the 50-minute demonstration. The bread collected will go to Hopes Mission in Greene County NY and the Ronald McDonald House in Albany, NY.

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


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: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
TIME: 10:00 AM

Specifications and bid forms may be obtained at the Business Office, Greenville Central School, 4982 SR 81, Greenville, NY 12083 or electronically - View bid document.

Note: Designated times to review surplus items – Tuesday, October 23rd from 9:00am to 12:00pm and Thursday, October 25th from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. Contact Richard Outtrim, Director of Facilities III @ (518)966-5070 ext. 462 to make arrangements to meet on site.

Robyn Bhend
Business Official

GCSD Evacuation Drill Notification

Greenville Central School District is committed to ensuring the safety and health of our students and employees. On the morning of October 24, 2018, our district will conduct an evacuation drill between 8:30am and 11:00am. Please note these times should you need to schedule appointments for that day.

All students and employees will evacuate the school grounds and move to an offsite location close to our school campus. The purpose of this drill is to prepare and assess our ability to move students from our campus to an off-site location should there be an emergency which requires evacuation for safety reasons. Students will receive information and be supervised by faculty and staff at all times.

If there is inclement weather, the drill will be rescheduled and parents will be notified of the new date via School Messenger.

If you have any questions, please contact your child’s principal, Robyn Bhend, Business Official or Tammy J. Sutherland, Superintendent of Schools.

Erin DuBois, Interim Elementary School Principal, 518-966-5070 Ext. 301
Brian Reeve, Middle School Principal, 518-966-5070 Ext. 451
Matthew Ward, High School Principal, 518-966-5070 Ext, 401
Robyn Bhend, Business Official, 518-966-5070 Ext. 511
Tammy J. Sutherland, Superintendent of Schools, 518-966-5070, Ext. 501

Run for Readers

Thank you to our Run for Readers sponsors! The Color Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, September 29th at 9:00am at the Scott M. Ellis Elementary School.

GNH Lumber
Walenta & Co Agency
Grapeville Agency
National Bank of Coxsackie
Greenville Saw
Harold Finkle Jeweler
Moosehead Log Homes

District Releases Tax Bill Information

August 31, 2018

The Greenville Central School District’s Tax Bills, will be sent out this year within the first two weeks of September. This is due to a delay with our vendor which has impacted numerous school districts in the area. As a result the due date to pay your taxes prior to a penalty will be extended until October 12.

To view the corrected School Tax Collectors Notice click here

Legal Notice: Veteran's Exemption Hearing

Legal Notice is hereby given that the Greenville Central School District will hold a public hearing on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 6:30pm in the MS/HS Library Media Center to hear all interested parties and citizens regarding the Veterans Exemption.

Daphane Pearson
District Clerk

Official opening of the MS/HS Library Media Center

On September 20th, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to officially celebrate the opening of the MS/HS Library Ribbon Cutting pic 1Media Center. It has been a long process that began with the “NYS Smart Schools Bond Act of 2014” which was approved by the voters statewide on November 4 of that year. Under the Bond Act there was a specific list of approvable expenditures and the District was allocated just over one million dollars.

How was the scope of work determined? Projects were identified in our Instructional Technology Plan and Building Condition Survey as well as input from the District Planning Committee, Technology Committee and through conversations with our stakeholders: Educators, Parents, and Students.

From there, a draft plan was approved by the Board of Education in June of 2016 followed by a public hearing in July. Final plans were approved by the Board of Education in August, and upon final review by the architects, the plans were submitted to the NY State Education Department for approval in September of 2016.

The following year (July 2017), plans were finally approved by the NY State Education Department. By this point, we had lost the summer of 2017 to complete the work, which is why it was completed this summer.

A brief overview of the project:

    • Upgraded the power in our server room
    • Network closet upgrades
    • Additional wireless access points at Ellis
    • Purchased learning technology and equipment that included interactive whiteboards, projectors and displays as well as specialized equipment for music, science and agriculture.
    • Installed security features in school buildings and the campus to include video surveillance.

The renovations included:

    • The construction of a new Choral Room and Classroom suite for the Whole Student Learning Center which is located in the former MS/HS Media Center
    • Constructed a new MS/HS Library Media Center which was the former MS cafeteria and then music room
    • Still to be completed: removal of modular which is where the Whole Student Learning Center was located and punch list items in each of the areas.

Ribbon Cutting 2While there are many people to thank, a special thank you to Scott Gardiner, Director of Technology, Rich Outtrim, Facilities Director and Robyn Bhend, Business Official who with me, met with stakeholder groups to develop the scope of the project and were part of the team that met weekly with our Construction Manager, Architect and Contractors to keep the project moving.

Thank you to Todd Hilgendorf who was instrumental in meeting with stakeholders to determine the furniture in each learning space.

Thank you to Jackie Murray, Project Superintendent from Turner Construction Company, who oversaw the project

And finally, thank you to Andy Murphy, Jon Meredith, Adrian Catucci and Nancy Lockwood who have been busy since the start of the school year moving into their new areas.

Tammy J. Sutherland
Superintendent of Schools

Notification to Kindergarten Parents/Guardians - Schedule change

Due to recent changes in NYS Education Department policy, we are able to make some scheduling adjustments for the opening week of school. We appreciate everyone’s understanding as we create a welcome that will benefit our incoming kindergarten students.

      • Tuesday, September 4 - Kindergarten Open House
      • Wednesday, September 5 - Kindergarten Students Dismiss Early at 11:30 (grades 1-12 will dismiss at regular time)
      • Thursday, September 6 - Full Day for Kindergarten Students (dismissal at 2:25)
      • Friday, September 7 - Full Day for Kindergarten Students (dismissal at 2:25)

Notice to Bidders

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that sealed proposals in duplicate are sought and requested by the Board of Education, Greenville Central School District (hereinafter called "Owner"), for the construction of Elementary, Middle and High School renovations and Athletic Field Improvements. Work includes general construction and MEP. Additionally project includes new construction of restroom building, athletic storage building, and receiving building. Site work includes new soccer field and track, new baseball and softball fields, new tennis coudts and new paved parking areas. Read more