Monday, December 20, 2010

HS Swimming at Piqua

The Green Wave swimmers traveled to Piqua Saturday night for a dual meet. Both boys and girls won. Placing first for the Green Wave were: Maya Lynch, Leah Lewis, Courtney Boroff, Megan Foley, Brandon Myers, Drew Burns, Aaron LaCount, Russell Smith, Angela Borgerding, Andrew Cech, Jackie Kensinger, Jacob Clark, Verna Nicely, Jake Price, Emily Hayes, Landon Bruner, and Asya Lewis.

JH Basketball

The 7th grade boys basketball team was victorious over Trotwood on Saturday by a score of 47-41. Player of the game was Britt Bowlin. Britt Bowlin, Codi Byrd and Clay Guillozet each had 13 points for the Green Wave. The boys are home Monday versus Sidney and Wednesday against Springfield.

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Junior High School cheerleading squad won the GWOC cheer competition in Kettering. The advisors for the squad are Heather Crews and Karla Holzapfel. Both are elementary teachers in the district. The squad members are:

7th grade:
Jessica Brandenburg
Ellie Light
Keisha Hendrix
Serena Stastny
Kaitlyn Werling
Mariah Williamson
Chloe McKinney

8th grade:
Natalie Eseray
Paige Lavy
Amber Mead
Macayla Mendoza
Ashley Mikesell
Carrie Roessner
Ariel Zeiler
Alyssa Baumgardner
Lindy Cummings
Kimmy Martin
Tanika Ray

JH Basketball

Greenville 8th grade defeated Troy on Wednesday by a score of 46-37. Kendall Hemer had 18 points and 4 steals, Cody Preston had 8 points and 10 rebounds, and Martin Maksvytis had 11 points and 3 steals.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

High School Swimming

The Green Wave swimmers had another good weekend. Both the boys and girls won their meets over Piqua and New Bremen. Placing first for the Wave were: Maya Lynch, Leah Lewis, Courtney Boroff, Megan Foley, Brandon Myers, Jacob Clark, Aaron LeCount, Landon Bruner, Angela Borgerding, Jackie Kensinger, Kevin Cameron, Asya Lewis, Caleb Custer, Carter Harlan, and Andrew Cech.


The NJROTC Varsity Marksmanship team for placed 3rd in the Chicago Region tournament out of 18 teams. Team members were Chelsea Buzard, Colten Forte, Joey Adams and Sharon Kissinger. Chelsea Buzard was the top shooter for Greenville scoring a personal best of 464 out of 600. She placed 5th overall out of 94 competitors.
Also, the NJROTC Orienteering Team of Chad Denman, Bradlee Miller and Thorn Swartout placed 3rd in the Miami Valley Orienteering Club's Night Orienteering meet held Saturday evening. The team of Colten Forte and Kody Roark placed 4th, 1 minute behind the 3rd place team. Over 30 teams throughout the Miami Valley participated in this annual event.

HS Wrestling

The Dayton area's 6th ranked Green Wave Wrestling Team placed 4th at the Wave Duals this past weekend. Winning matches for the Wave were: Ian Warner, Sam Quigney, Jon Edwards, Zach Stull, Ben Edwards, Nick Livingston, and Nick Woodruff. The grapplers are currently 1-4 on the season.

JH Wrestling

Last night the Junior High Wave wrestlers went 1-1 in dual meet action: Greenville 53 with Springfield scoring 25; Greenville 37 with Northmont scoring 38. This past weekend the wrestlers competed in the 20 team Centerville Invitational. Individual places were Kyle Carlisle (3rd) and Drake Peters (4th). The team placed 14th overall with 70.0 points

Monday, December 13, 2010

South Middle School Spelling Bee

South Middle School held their school Spelling Bee on Wednesday, December 8, 2010. The champion was Landin Brown. First runner-up was Chad Harter and second runner-up was Tabetha Westfall. Congratulations to all contestents. Special thanks to our judges: Susan Riegle, Joe Payne, and Danny Anderson. Thank you to Brandy Anderson and Kellie Garrison for running the Spelling Bee and Jim Surber for pronouncing the words. Landin and Chad will advance to the District Spelling Bee on January 25.
Pictured: Jason Schrader, Assistant Principal; Landin Brown, Champion; Chad Harter, Second Place; Tabetha Westfall, Third Place; David Peltz.


Every Tuesday Mr. Gehret's homeroom does paper recycling. We take used boxes from the cafeteria and break them apart. Then, we stack the boxes in the hallway near the main door. Mr. Gehret calls from the office for each class to bring down their paper recycling, we box it up and place it with the broken down boxes. Virgil Unrast picks up the paper and cardboard in his white van and takes it to a recycling plant. We hope our efforts help the planet! Thanks to Mr. Gehret and his homeroom students for collecting the recycling for Greenville Junior High, and thank you to all students and staff who collect recycling materials to be sent down each Tuesday to be recycled.

Junior High Boys Basketball

Wednesday night the eighth grade boys basketball team beat Vandalia Smith 53-32. Kendall Hemer had 25 points and 4 assists; Allen Tabler 13 points with 8 steals; and Cody Preston 8 points and 8 rebounds.
The Greenville seventh grade boys basketball team opened their season with a impressive win over Vandalia Smith Wednesday night 57-16. The entire team played well in all aspects of the game. Leading scorer was Clay Guillozet with 24 points and player of the game was Codi Byrd.

Monday, December 6, 2010

7th Grade Girls Basketball win a Close One

The 7th Grade Girls Basketball Team played Vandalia-Smith and won 21-20. Scoring for the Wave were Jayda Wright, Sara Wenning, Emily, Mallory Rich, and leading scorer was Abby Miller with 9 points.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Class 2010-2011 GHS National Honor Society Announced

Today GHS National Honor Society Members were announced.

Kami Berner
Jessica Bowers
Jay-Paul Choudhary
Robert Detling
Kimberlee Galloway
Kurt Gruenberg
Matthew Orth
Stephanie Schieltz
Elizabeth Schields
Whitney Wirrig

Caleb Beasecker
Pankti Bhavsar
Jenilee Braun
Tracy Bunger
Parker Cameron
Andrew Cech
Christina Cost
Jessica Dorsten
Jon Edwards
Regan Garber
Amand Garber
Amanda Helfrich
Elizabeth Horner
Samuel Jones
Michael Karns
Landen Kiser
Nicole Leis
Erika Lemar
Laitlyn McDermitt
Nicole Raffel
Mariah Reitz
Claire Sherman
Alexis Sutherland
Douglas Taylor
Hugo Vanderwalt
Nicole Wheeler

Greenville High School NJROTC

Congratulations to Cadet Chris Fenstermaker and Cadet Jessica Bowers for placing seventh and eighth respectively out of over 400 cadets participating in the Central Crossing Drill meet in Columbus, Ohio. Greenville's NJROTC team placed 5th overall out of the 15 teams in the competition. Greenville placed third in inspection led by Jessica Bowers, fourth in unarmed exhibition led by Chelsea Buzard, fourth in Color Guard led by Jessica Bowers.

Monday, November 22, 2010

GJHS Conducts Good Behavior Assembly

Greenville Junior High recently conducted a good behavior assembly in an effort to recognize students who exhibited good behavior for the first nine weeks. Students who were able to maintain their ACE status, were rewarded with a t-shirt in front of the entire student body at an assembly. A balloon arch was created by our art class, and Mr. Fiely volunteered to be a guest announcer. Music (Jock Jams) was played throughout the sound system at Memorial Hall and each student had his or her name announced as they went through the balloon arch and did a celebration or dance. Students enjoyed the assembly and positive behavior recognition. This year we put a special twist on the assembly by inviting business members/sponsors to receive a t-shirt and be a part of the ceremony.
The A.C.E. Program – The mission of the A.C.E. Program at Greenville Junior high School is to acknowledge the social achievements and outstanding contributions of the students through a process of reinforcement, recognition and reward.

Criteria for keeping A.C.E. status:
We believe every student at Greenville Junior High School has the potential to be an A.C.E.! Therefore, each student begins the school year as an A.C.E. It is each student’s CHOICE to remain an A.C.E. Each individual student controls their Attitude, Choices, and Effort.
So what is an A.C.E…? Do you have what it takes…?
Can you imagine having ZERO discipline referrals for an entire year?
A.C.E. = no behavior issues
King = one detention
Queen = one Friday School
Jack = one AIR/OSS
What if a student makes a poor choice? A student can regain their status by improved G.P.A., receiving a B.U.G. Award or receiving a Maid Rite Sportsmanship Award.
Rewards: 1st Quarter = t-shirt 2nd Quarter = A.C.E. Movie Reward
3rd Quarter = pizza party 4th Quarter = picnic and dance party

Special thanks to Jody Flommersfeld, Paul Ericksen, Sandy Snyder, Stephanie Rudd, Ryan Fiely, Rachel Kerns, Nicole Hawk, and our Business Community for all of their efforts and support.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Bullying Programs Begin at South Middle School and Greenville Junior High

Bullying Program Begins at South Middle School and Greenville Junior High
Greenville Junior High and Greenville South Middle School recently started a bullying program aimed at education and prevention. Gail Whittington (Darke County Recovery and Darke County Juvenile Court) and Rob Fulker (Darke County Juvenile Court) are leading the program. Gail and Rob recently completed an initial session at South Middle School and have started the first session at Greenville Junior High. They go into the classrooms to engage students regarding all aspects of bullying. They define, educate, and help prevent bullying from happening. They present the program in an engaging manner in order to capture the attention of all students. Greenville Junior High and South Middle School have taken an aggressive and proactive approach to bullying and this is a major step in helping to stop bullying in school. There will be two more follow up sessions at each building. The program will run through March. The program is conducted in smaller group settings in order to personalize the material and make sure that students understand the message. Special thanks to Rob and Gail as well as Darke County Recovery and Darke County Juvenile Court for all of their help in working with our kids! In addition, Jody Flommersfeld, Greenville Junior High Guidance Counselor has been conducting Sexual Harassment Talks with our students in the classroom at the Junior High Level. Her efforts are another step we are trying to take to educate and be proactive to prevent bullying and harassment.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Wave High School Cross Country Competes at District

The Greenville High School boys and girls cross country teams competed this past Saturday in the Dayton District Cross Country meet at the Miami Valley Career Tech Center. Leading the girls were Chloe Warvel and Kristen Karns who both qualified for a spot at the regional meet this coming Saturday at Troy. Warvel negotiated the 3.1 mile course in a time of 20:19 (13th), followed by Karns 20:37 (16th), Cheyanne Beam 22:08 (32nd), Catherine Gibson 22:12 (33rd), Elizabeth Conway 23:03 (48th), Angela Borgerding 23:16 (53rd), and Emily Hayes 24:13 (71st). The Lady Wave finished 6th overall missing team qualification to regionals by two spots. Congratulations on a fine season by all these young ladies and best of luck to Chloe Warvel and Kristen Karns in their quest to move on to the state meet.
The boys were once again led by a strong effort from Andrew Cox. Cox ran the course in a time of 16:47 placing him 7th overall in the boys division one race securing him a ticket to the regional meet on Saturday. Following Cox were Andrew Burns 17:59 (38th), Michael Karns 18:17 (47th), Lucas McCabe 18:18 (48th), Calen Bruner 18:34 (54th), Landon Bruner 19:03 (66th), and Caleb Oda 19:36 (73rd). The boys finished 8th overall ending their season as a team. Congrats to the fellas for a very nice season and good luck to Andrew Cox in his quest to move on to the state meet.

Friday, October 22, 2010

4th Graders Collect Food for Local Food Bank

Recently East Fourth Grade Students collected food for the local food bank.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

7th Grade and 8th Grade Battle Sidney in a GWOC Football Showdown

The 8th grade football team had a valiant fourth quarter comeback but lost to Sidney last night 16-10. Drake Peters ran for a touchdown and Garrett Griffin ran for the two-point conversion. The team finished the season 2-6.

The seventh grade football team won an outstanding come-from-behind game last night. Scoring for the boys was Clay Guillozet with a 60-yard touchdown run. Then with less than 3 minutes Codi Byrd threw a 70-yard touchdown bomb to Clay Guillozet to tie the game at 14-14. The play of the night came from Dylan Kolb when he broke five tackles to get the two-point conversion to give the Wave a 16-14 come-from-behind win.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Grandparents visit Mrs. Hottle's Class at South Middle School

Students in Mrs. Hottle's language arts classes invited a few grandparents to visit the class. The students interviewed the older generation and took notes on a variety of subjects.
The grandparents talked about jobs they've had, how school has changed since they were students, what Greenville was like in their childhood, and national events from their lives.
The participants were Honorable James Buchy, Raymond Smith, Tom Engelken, Elee LaFayette,Vicki Mayo, and Earl Curry.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


“BUG” or Being Unusually Good Awards

“Students Recognized at the Junior High and South for Positive Behavior”

Jody Flommersfeld, Guidance Counselor at Greenville Junior High, leads the BUG or Being Unusually Good Program at GJHS. A student who is caught being unusually good, something beyond the normal routine of the school day, can be nominated by his or her teacher to receive the award. Don’s Pizza is a proud sponsor of the BUG Awards, and Greenville Junior High thanks them for their generosity. South Middle School, under the direction of Tiffany Fine, also added the BUG Award program for the 2010-2011 school year. Both Greenville Junior High and South Middle School strive to recognize and reinforce positive behavior of students. The BUG Award program is an excellent way for us to reward students for displaying positive behavior. Included in the photos are pictures of the bulletin board at South Middle School as well as photos of the award and pictures of award winners. Again, special thanks to Jody Flommersfeld, Don’s Pizza, and Tiffany Fine for all of their efforts with recognizing our students. And…special thanks to our students for being a BUG…Being Unusually Good!!!!!!!!!!!!

GTI Gives Back to South Middle School

Greenville Technology helps add Pride/Greenies to South Middle School

Greenville Technology and South Middle School have a proud partnership in Education. As part of the partnership, Greenville Technology provides workers every other month to help with various projects in and around the school. This past month: GTI painted Greenies in various locations to add color/pride to the school, trimmed hedges, pulled weeds, made copies for teachers, helped with recycling, worked with a teacher to create a bulletin board, helped create student awards, and worked on binding books. Special thanks to Tiffany Fine and her husband for their efforts in working on the bulletin boards with the workers. GTI has been involved in various projects throughout the school in the past. South Middle School and Greenville City Schools are proud to have them as a Partner in Education. Photos attached are of the Greenies and one of the “BUG” or Being Unusually Good Bulletin Boards they worked on to add pride to the school . Thank you GTI and GO WAVE!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Greenville NJROTC take 2nd at Northmont

Greenville High School NJROTC
Congratulations to Greenville's NJROTC students for placing 2nd overall in the Northmont Drill meet on Saturday. The group competed against 12 other schools from as far north as Chicago and as far south as Wheeling, West Virginia. Scoring second place finishes were the Armed Drill Team commanded by Cody Boyd, Unarmed Drill Team commanded by Chelsea Buzard, Academic Team commanded by Jeff Jones, Physical Fitness Team commanded by Chris Fenstermaker, and the Marksmanship Team commanded Joey Adams. The Color Guard scored a fourth place finish and was commanded by Jessica Bowers and the Personnel Inspection Team commanded by Chelsea Buzard placed 5th. The NJROTC earned a total of six trophies in their first drill competition of the season.

JH Cross Country Competes at the GWOC Meet

Junior High Cross Country
The Junior High Cross Country Teams finished a great season Saturday at the GWOC Conference meet held at Lebanon.~ The girls' team finish 2nd overall in the North Division.~ Receiving medals for the team were Chloe McKinney finishing 2nd overall with a time of 12:47 her PR, Ally Hayes was 5th with a PR of 13:11, Zoe Steifel was 9th with a PR of 13:24, Chloe Menning was 20th with a PR of 13:56, and rounding out the scorers for the team~was Hannah Coakley placing 23rd and a PR time of 14:12 also with PRs and running for the Wave on Saturday were Michaela Colby placing 29th with a 13:35, ~Monica Laachmann placing 33rd with a 14:44, and rounding out a great team effort was Kelly Snyder placing 53rd and a time of 16:18.~ The boys team also had a great team effort on Saturday.~ Receiving a medal was Krutant Mehta placing 20t h with a PR time of 13:00 and the other scorers for the team were Jacob Hounshell placing 27th with a PR time of 13:28, Taylor Day was 33rd with a PR time of 13:44, Carson Bruner was 39th with a PR time of 14:08 and rounding out the team's effort was Dylan Hackney placing 46th running a 14:48.~ Way to go Wave Cross Country Runners!

7th Grade Volleyball

7th Grade Volleyball
Last Thursday the seventh grade Lady Wave volleyball team ended their season with a home game against Vandalia-Morton. They played a good match but couldn’t pull off a win. They were defeated by the scores of 20-25 and 18-25. On Saturday the Lady Wave traveled to Piqua for the GWOC tournament. They played Lebanon-Maroon in the first round and during the first game things were looking promising for the Lady Wave. They won the first game by the score of 25-17. During the second game they had the lead but couldn’t hold on and lost by the score of 15-25. It came down to the third game for the Lady Wave to see if they were going to advance on in the tournament. The team stayed positive and played hard but ended up losing to a tough Lebanon team by the score of 17-25.

8th Grade Vollleyball

8th Grade Volleyball
The eighth grade Lady Wave volleyball team defeated Vandalia Morton 25-9 and 25-14 Thursday night. Kimmy Martin led the Wave with 13 points, nine aces, two kills and six assists. Nicole Elifritz added two kills and four assists. Casie Breen added ten points with three aces. Alyssa Baumgardner and Dannielle Liebherr each had two kills. Holly Cameron, Ashley Freeman, Courtney Ketzel and Madison Bixler each added one. The Wave ended the GWOC regular season 8-7.

On Saturday the eighth grade volleyball team played in the GWOC gold tournament in Centerville. The Wave started the day with a two-set win over Miamisburg 25-17 and 25-22. Tanika Ray led the Wave with ten aces, 13 points, a kill and a block. Alyssa Baumgardner added seven aces and eight points. Kimmy Martin added five aces and three assists. Holly Cameron added three kills. In the second round, Greenville was defeated by the #2 team in the South division, Lebanon White, 15-25, 25-19, 6-25. Casie Breen led the Wave with six aces and ten points. Kimmy Martin added three aces and five points. Courtney Ketzel and Ashley Freeman each had two kills. Lindy Cummings and Tanika Ray each added two aces. The Lady Wave finished the season 9-8 in the GWOC. They had many close and exciting games this season. Great job Lady Wave eighth grade!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Bullying Talk at Woodland Primary

Lyle Cogen sponsored by the DCCA is having a serious talk about bullying with Alaina Baugh, a kindergartener, at Woodland Primary.

Woodland Primary Teams up with the Public Library

Woodland Primary teamed up with the Greenville Public Library this past
summer. Any Woodland Primary student that read 20 minutes a day for 5 days
in a week could enter a ticket at the library for a drawing which was held
the first day of school. Several prizes were awarded but the grand prize of
a portable DVD player got to go home with a first grader Emmie Myers!

Curves Fitness Donates Supplies for Children

The local Curves Fitness center for women recently held a promotion where members donated school supplies for children. Rose Combs and Russell Myers, two students at Woodland Primary, are shown modeling book bags along with the generous boxes of donations of school supplies from Curves!

Joys of Learning to READ

Ronald McDonald is pictured with Margaret Copeland, the gym teacher at
Woodland Primary. Ronald recently visited the school to share the joys and
importance of learning to read.

September Students of the Month at Woodland Primary

Pictured are Alex Rasool (2nd grade Mrs. Jones class), Libby McKinney (1st grade Mrs. Weiss' class) and Cole Royer (kindergarten Mrs. Crew's class). These are Woodland Primary's September Students of the Month chosen for exemplary citizenship, academics and character.

Grandparents Night at Woodland Primary

Kie Roosa is shown reading to her grandma (Deb Labig) at a recent Grandparents Night at Woodland Primary.

7th Grade Football Beat Trotwood Madison

The seventh grade boys’ football won a stunning game versus Trotwood 14-12. Scoring for the team was Cody Byrd with two touchdowns. Clay Guillozet caught a 45-yard pass adding with this was Dylan Kolb with a punt block as well as William Nibert with a fumble recovery.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Junior High CC competes at Coldwater Invitational

The junior high cross country teams competed in the Coldwater Lions Cross Country Invitational last night.~ The girls' team finished 6th out 14 teams.~ Chloe Mc Kinney finished 7th overall out of 179 runners.~ Ally Hayes was 28th, Zoe Steifel was 36th, Chloe Menning 49th, Hannah Coakely~91st, Monica Laachmann~96th, and Kelly Snder was 137th.~ The boys' team placed 14th out of 18 teams.~ Out of~174 runners Bailey Hartle finished 10th, Krutant Mehta 75th, Jacob~98th, Taylor Day~126th, and Dylan Hackney was 149th.~

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wave Junior High Volleyball rolls over Sidney

The seventh grade volleyball team defeated Sidney in the first match by the score of 25-19. In the second match the Lady Wave tried to come back from behind but they couldn’t pull it off and lost by the score of 21-25. In the third match the Lady Wave had the lead and Sidney came back. Both teams continued to battle for every point until Kelsi Smith went back and served four aces to lead our team to another victory. Final score of the third match was 25-23. Aimee Powell was high scorer with nine points and two kills. Jena Snyder added another eight points while Kelsi Smith and Kelsey Crandall had seven points each. Faith Reigle also served well with six points. Candice Malott had two kills for the offense.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Junior CC Competes at Fairmont

The junior high cross country teams ran in the Fairmont Firebird Invitational on Sat.~ The girls' team placed 5th out of 15 teams. Chloe McKinney finished 13th earning a medal, Ally Hayes was 17th getting a ribbon, Zoe Steifel was 25th also getting a ribbon, also placing for the team were Chloe Menning 31st, Michaela Coby 64th and Monica Laachmann 66th, Hannah Coakely and Kelly Snyder.~ Placing for the boys' team were Bailey~ Hartle 6th and earning a medal, Krutant Mehta, Jacob Hounshell, & Dylan Hackney.

Lady Wave Tennis Competes at the GWOC

Congratulations to the girls tennis team. They competed in the GWOC gold division of the tournament this weekend and Meredith Miles, 1st singles, Abby MacKenzie & Caitlyn Jetter, 1st doubles, Leah Lewis & Michelle Borgerding, 2nd doubles all placed 7th. Sophia Navas-Davis, 2nd singles, and Adila Esaak, 3rd singles, both placed 4th and received medals.

Friday, October 1, 2010

7th Grade Volleyball Defeats Piqua

The seventh grade Lady Wave volleyball team played an awesome game last night against Piqua. THE Lady Wave won the first match by the scores of 25-23. Piqua came back to win the second match by the scores of 13-25, but that didn’t discourage the Lady Wave. They came back strong in the third match for the victory with the scores of 23-25. High scorer for the Lady Wave was Aimee Powell with 11 points and two kills. Jena Snyder and Kelsy Crandall each added another eight points. Kelsi Smith played a great defensive game and Candice Malott had a good game at the net.

8th grade football team gets a big "W"

The 8th grade football team defeated Vandalia-Butler last night 8-0. Quinton Wood scored the only Wave touchdown. Defensively Ryan Ramsey tackled the Butler quarterback in the end zone for a safety, Garrett Griffen had an interception, and the entire defense played outstanding, holding Butler on three goal line stands. Their next game is Wednesday at Trotwood.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Junior High Darke County Cross Country Invitational

The junior high cross country teams competed in the Darke County Invitational last night.~ The girls' team won the meet.~ Chloe McKinney finished 2nd, Ally Hayes was 3rd, Zoe Steifel was 4th, Chloe Menning was 6th,~rounding out a great team effort~were~Micheala Colby, Monica Laackmann, Hannah Coakley and Kelly Snyder.~ The boys' team finished 2nd overall.~ Bailey Hartle won the junior high boys' race.~ Other finishers for the team were: Krutant Mehta, Dylan Hackney, Carson Bruner, Jacob Hounshell, and Taylor Day.~

Monday, September 20, 2010

JH Volleyball Earns Another GWOC WIN

The eighth grade Lady Wave earned another GWOC victory last night by defeating Northmont 25-22, 25-20. Alyssa Baumgardner led the Wave with her serving by scoring ten points with six aces. Tanika Ray had three kills and three aces. Courtney Ketzel and Kimmy Martin each had two kills and Dannielle Liebherr, Holly Cameron and Lindy Cummings each added one. The Wave are now 4-2 in the GWOC.
The seventh grade Lady Wave was defeated by Northmont in three tough games. They lost the first game by the score of 15-25 but came back to win the second game by the score of 25-21. They were making a come back in the third game. It was very exciting and they played hard but ended up losing the last game to Northmont by the score of 21-25. For the Lady Wave defense Meghan Bright and Kelsi Smith did a good job. Leading in kills for the offense was Abby Miller with two and Aimee Powell, Kelsey Crandall and Faith Reigle each had one kill. High scores for the match were Kelsey Crandall with seven points and Mariah Kohlhorst and Faith Reigle with six points each.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Junior High Cross Country Competes at Brookville

Junior High Cross Country
The junior high cross country teams competed~in the~Brookville Cross Country Meet on Saturday, September 11th.~~ The top finishers for the girls' team were Chloe McKinney 9th receiving a medal, Ally Hayes 12th also receiving a medal, Zoe Stiefel, Chloe Menning, Monica Laachmann, Hannah Coakely, Michaela Colby,~& Kelly Snyder.~~The boys' teams finished 4th overall.~ Top finishers for the boys' team were Bailey Hartle 3rd receiving a medal, Krutant Mehta, Jacob Hounshell, Carson Bruner, Taylor Day, and Dylan Hackney all received ribbons for being in the top 50 runners.~~

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

May 12 Cheerleader Car Wash

GHS Cheerleading Car Wash this Saturday May 12, 2010 11:00AM-3:00PM at Dave Knapp Ford.

Come out and support the GHS Cheerleaders! GO WAVE.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Shell wins county-wide competition

Blake Shell, a senior Web/Graphics student at Greenville High School, won the county-wide competition to redesign the logo of the Cancer Association of Darke County. Blake will be presented with a gift card, and will be recognized on the Cancer Association website. The senior is instructed by Mr. Robert Warner.

Lady Wave Softball returns to the State Tourney

The Lady Wave softball (30-3) team will play Thrusday morning at 10:00 AM at Fireston Field. They will be playing Lakewood (27-5).

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Paul Earns Scholarship

Greenville High School Senior, Kristin Paul, has earned the $16,000 first place scholarship that is awarded annually from the Whirlpool Corporation. Kristin will be attending Miami University this fall. Her parents are Brenda and Greg Paul.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Excellent Rating Awarded to the GHS Band

The GHS Symphonic Band received an excellent rating at the OMEA State Contest held on Saturday, May 1. The band is under the direction of Charlie Greggerson.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

GHS NJROTC places Fourth overall at Ebbert Education Center Mega Meet

Greenville Senior High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) placed fourth in their final Drill Meet of the 2009/10 School Year. The Drill Team competed against teams from Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan at Ebbert Education Center Anderson, Indiana. Placing first was the Academic/Personnel inspection team led by Cadet Jeff Jones. Second place trophies went to the Color Guard and Unarmed Drill Teams led by Cadets Jessica Bowers and Cadet Chelsea Buzard. Fourth place trophies went to the Unarmed Exhibition and the Armed Exhibition Teams led by Cadet Chelsea Buzard and Cadet Kody Roark. Individual awards went to Cadet Chelsea Buzard for fourth place in the Drill Commander Competition, Sixth Place and Seventh Place in Individual Unarmed drill went to Cadet Elizabeth Trepanier and Cadet Aaron Ramsey.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Black Belt Earned by Junior Cody Jenkinson

Greenville High School Junior, Cody Jenkinson, received his certificate of completion for his Black Belt ranking in Tae Kwon Do on March 27th. He has taken classes for that past 2 ½ years. Cody is pictured with his instructor, Bruce Jones.

2010 Greenville Senior High School Prom

Pictures provided by Dick Brown

Monday, April 26, 2010

Lady Wave Softball Ranked in the TOP 25 in the Nation

  • Greenville Senior HS is currently ranked #25 in the Nation.
  • Top 25 USA Today / NFCA High School Softball National Poll.

  • In the AP State Softball Poll Greenville has been ranked # 1 for the first two weeks in Division 2.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


1st Picture: Cadet James Valentine turns over the 15 trophies earned this year by NJROTC to GHS Principal Chris Mortensen.

2nd Picture: Cadet Rebecca Moehl is escorted by Cadet Russell Smith under the traditional Navy Sword Arch as they arrive at the 14th Annual Navy Ball.

The 14th annual GHS NJROTC Navy Ball was held at the Elks Lodge in Greenville and attended by over 110 Cadets and their guests. Upon arrival, each cadet and their date walked through a traditional Sword Arch. The evenings ceremonies began with a welcome by NJROTC Commanding Officer Cadet James Valentine. NJROTC Executive Officer Cadet Chelsea Buzard followed listing the many cadet accomplishments this school year. Captain Keith Denman cadet instructor followed with a farewell to each of the 21 Seniors Cadets graduating from GHS this June and a special recognition of Ms Jewel Towery and her many volunteer hours driving the NJROTC Cadets to Drill Events . The Cadet leaders were than called forward to turn over the 15 trophies earned at competitions this year to GHS Principal Mr. Chris Mortensen. Cadet Sharon Kissinger explained the tradition and importance of the P.O.W. table and the remembrance of missing service members to the assembled Cadets. After a prayer led by Cadet Chad Denman everybody was able to enjoy an outstanding dinner. The last ceremonial event was the cutting of the cake done by the youngest Cadet, Zeppelin Hoen and oldest Cadet Jessica Wundelich symbolizing the passing of knowledge within the NJROTC program. The rest of the evening was spent with the cadets dancing to the sounds of DJ Opie.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Knick Heads to Nationals in Wrestling

Andrew Knick, a second grader at Woodland Primary claimed 1st place at the Our Way State Wrestling Tournament that took place at the Nutter Center, in the 54 lbs weight class. Andrew will be heading to the Nationals on April 17th! Good Luck Andrew!!

BPA Student Headed to the Nationals

The BPA contest was held in Columbus March 18 & 19. GHS took a total of 12 business BPA students to compete in various contests. The top 10 in the state for each contest are called to the stage at Veterans' Memorial. The top 5 of each contest earn the right to advance on to Nationals. Greenville had 9 students called to the stage.

The contest is in the co-curricular club Business Professionals of America. Ben, who is a senior this year, competed in the C++ Programming contest where he had 90 minutes to write a fully functioning program using the C++ Programming Language. This year's task was to write the code for menu driven character creator like a person would find in a computer game. He received first place in the state. This is Ben's second time to earn the right to compete at BPA Nationals. Last year he was fifth in the state. This year's national contest is in Anaheim, California May 5 - 9.

ROTC Places in Regional Drill Meet

Greenville Senior High Naval Junior Reserve Officer Corps placed for the first time in the Navy’s Area Three Regional Drill meet held in Columbus, Ohio. This is the third consecutive year Greenville High School has been invited to participate in the regional championship. Over 700 Navy JROTC Cadets from 22 schools from Ohio, Indiana and West Virginia competed over a two day period for the right to attend the National Championship in Pensacola, Florida. The Cadet’s of Greenville High School finished sixth out of the field of 22 schools. The GHS NJROTC Physical Fitness team, Commanded by Cadet Chris Fenstermaker Placed 1st in the 16 x 100 YD relay and finished 5th overall in the athletic competition. The Armed Rifle Drill Team, Commanded by Cadet Dustin Frederick also placed 5th. The GHS Colorguard, Unarmed, and Unarmed exhibition teams placed 6th, Academic team placed 8th Personal inspection team placed 9th. Individual awards went to Aaron Ramsey who placed 1st in unarmed drill, Joey Adams who placed 6th and James Valentine who placed7th in Armed drill.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


On Thursday, March 11th, the Greenville High School NJROTC unit hosted their annual Change in Command and Pass and Review Ceremony and Inspection. The inspection and review ceremony was completed by the Area Three Manager CDR George Clifford from Naval Station Great Lakes along with honored guest Superintendent Ms. Susie Riegle. The inspection is done annually to insure the NJROTC program is operating fiscally responsible and for the benefit of the community. The ninety-nine cadets were formed up in the main gym into four different platoons led by Cadet Chelsea Buzard (Alpha Platoon), Cadet Dustin Frederick (Bravo Platoon), Cadet Ben Green (Charlie Platoon), and Cadet Ben Mendenhall (Delta Platoon). After getting into formation, Commander George Clifford inspected the cadets by ranks for personal appearance and military knowledge. Commander Clifford then attended the executive staff meeting were the Cadet Leaders presented a power point presentation about the units achievements and goals, along with personal achievements and goals. The cadets were then organized into four drill platoons for the afternoon Pass and Review to demonstrate basic drill movements for Commander George Clifford and Superintendant Ms. Susie Riegle. The Cadet Command Master Chief, Sharon Kissinger, delivered Alpha platoon’s guidon for the change of command from Cadet Jeremy Guissemen to Cadet James Valentine. Congratulations go to the following cadets who obtained a perfect score on their military inspection; Cadet Tyler Neff: NS1, Cadet William Compton: NS1, Cadet Chad Denman: NS1, Cadet Samantha Schmidt: NS1 Cadet Sharon Kissinger: NS2, Cadet Joey Adams: NS1, Cadet Ben Mendenhall: NS2, Cadet Jessica Jones: NS2 Cadet Kasey Simons: NS3, Cadet Elizabeth Trepanier: NS1, Cadet Justin Nickell: NS4 Cadet Chelsea Buzard: NS3 2nd award, Cadet Patrick Lockhart: NS4 2nd award. Congratulations also go to Cadet James Valentine for earning the Cadet Achievement Award for superior performance of duty in creating the NJROTC web site while serving as Public Affairs Officer for the unit. The day was concluded with the cadets marching past CDR Clifford and Superintendant Ms. Susie Riegle in a show of respect for their authority and support.

Hive Five Winner for the Week

Merle Norman is this month's Wave Wednesday's High Five for Wave Pride winner. They are proud to be a part of the on going effort to increase Wave Pride through window diplays and wearing green. Pictured with Merle Norman owner, Linda Wampler, are Scott Ward of WTGR and Susie Riegle, Greenville City Schools Superintendent.

Merle Norman will receive a pizza party donated by Marco's Pizza as a thank you for their community spirit. To get involved, please contact Greenville Schools at 548-3185.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


The 2nd Annual G.H.S. Alumni Association Open House 6:30 PM to 9:00PM MONDAY, MAY 3, 2010 at G. H. S. CAFETERIA

Waves of Pride

Waves of Pride
Join our school community for our Annual Waves of Pride featuring projects, art and musical performances from students of all grades. Located at the high school, Thursday, March 25th from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

No need to fix dinner - purchase your spaghetti dinner tickets at the high school - they will be serving from 5:30-7:00 pm. Dinner & wonderful entertainment - can't go wrong this Thursday - come join us for an evening of achievement!

Friday, March 19, 2010


Twelve NJROTC cadets along with two chaperones attended the Marine Corps Mini Boot camp at Parris island South Carolina. Following a 13 hour car ride to the island, the cadets met their drill instructor for the week, SGT Moss and were ordered to make their racks and store their belongings in small footlockers. On day 2, the cadets awoke to their first full day which started with a visit to the track and a early morning workout and run. The Cadets also visited the Marine Corps Museum which tells the history of the United States Marine Corp since it's creation in 1775 to present day. The Cadets were then instructed by their Drill Instructor on the Marine Corps and Navy core Values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. The Cadets were also allowed to observe Marine Corps Marksmanship training. The remainder of the day was spent with the Drill Instructor helping GHS NJROTC Drill team prepare for the remainder of their drill season. On day 3, the cadets were joined by a Marine JROTC unit from Beaufort, South Carolina and trained on rappelling techniques and allowed to repel off of a 60 ft tower. The cadets were then paired with the Marine Cadets into teams of 10 and were given team building exercises to do that required both physical strength as well as mental problem solving. The Cadets finished the day with a visit to the on base beach. On day 4, the cadets were joined by a Navy JROTC unit from Columbia, South Carolina and were permitted to shoot the M16 Rifle Simulator. The two groups of Cadets then went to the Confidence Course which is a series of tasks that tests the recruits confidence both mentally and physically as they scale walls and use ropes to jump or climb over obstacles. The cadets then were challenged to complete the same obstacle course Marine Recruits are required to complete before graduation. The Cadets were also allowed to go to the receiving station where the famous yellow footprints are and Marine training really begins. The last day was spent packing and after attending a Marine Graduation the Cadets made the trip back to Greenville.

1st Picture
Greenville NJROTC Experience Marine Corps Boot Camp
L to R Kasey Simmons, Sharon Kissinger, Justin Nickell, Patrick Lockhart, Jessica Bowers, Ben Mendenhall, Austin Bradley, Sharon Maas, Maggie Pepple, Colton Forte, Chelsea Buzard, Sgt Moss (USMC), James Valentine.

2nd picture
Cadet Austin Bradley takes on Marine Corps repelling

Friday, March 5, 2010


Congratulations to Kandis Garland and Alyssa Comer on qualifying for the OHSAA State Bowling Tournament. Good Luck! GO WAVE!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

WAVE Wrestling Team Finishes 2nd at Districts

The Greenville High School Wrestling Team finished 2nd as a team at the District Tournament for the 2nd year in a row. Placing for the Wave and qualifying for the State Tournament were Chris Miller-2nd, Selo Ramjattan-3rd and Tanner Hill-4th. Others placing for the matmen were Jon Edwards-6th, Ben Edwards-6th, and Evan Warner-6th.


Quiz Bowl Team Defeats Piqua in GWOC Showdown

GHS Quiz Bowl Team defeated GWOC north foe Piqua last week. The team also won the first part of their second match against Northmont before falling to the 2nd ranked GWOC team. The varsity team was led by seniors Ben Scott, Nick Sander, and Jacob Smith. Also answering for the Wave was junior, Drew Burns. Congratulations Quiz Bowl Team for Greenville’s first official GWOC North Victory!

Monday, February 22, 2010


Congratulations to the Greenville High School Orchestra students for earning a Superior Rating at the State OMEA Contest. They have put in many hours of practice to achieve this rating. Mr. J.R Price is the instructor.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

5 Swimmers Advance to the District Meet

The Greenville High School Boys swim team went to the sectional meet last Friday and 5 boys qualified for the districts. Jake Price, Aaron Lecount,Brandon Myers, Landon Bruner and Jacob Clark will compete this Friday February 19th at the district meet. Good Luck. Go Wave!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

High Five Business Winner of the Week

The High Five for Wave Pride campaign is excited to announce another High Five Business Winner for Wave Wednesday. Marliyn Duvall of the Front Street Inn is a proud Wave supporter. She was spotted by Greenville City Schools Superintendent, Susie Riegle and Scott Ward of WTGR proudly displaying their Wave Pride sign. The Front Street Inn will receive a pizza party donated by MARCO'S pizza as a thank you for their support of Greenville City Schools.

If you would like to join the 60+ businesses supporting Wave Wednesday's, please contact 548-3185.

Friday, February 5, 2010

CT Students Earn Honors

28 of our Greenville High School students from business career-technical programs were recognized Thursday by Business Professionals of America for their exemplary performance in a regional competitive event. Of this group, 13 placed either 1st or 2nd in their contest area making them eligible for Business Professionals of America STATE competition! Congratulations to these students and their families, and to all of the GHS teachers who have supported and developed the talents and skills of these students.

State Bound
Student Place Contest Teacher
Jerry Blinn 1st Fundamental Accounting Mikesell
Ethan Lane 2nd Computerized Accounting Heitkamp
Kandis Garland 1st Banking & Finance Heitkamp
Dakota Santillanes 1st Cisco Systems Administration Warner
Jared Partin 2nd C++ Programming Sharp
Ben Green 1st C++ Programming Warner
Sam Ploch 1st Digital Media Production Bowman
Kim Foster 1st Video Production Team Bowman
Ariel Maloney 1st Video Production Team Bowman
Jeff Roll 1st Video Production Team Bowman
Brealyn Eckstein 1st Web Site Design Team Bowman
Adam Long 1st Web Site Design Team Bowman
Josh Quinn 1st Web Site Design Team Bowman

Thursday, January 28, 2010


The 2009-2010 production of Nottingham – A Totally Teen Musical marks the twenty-fifth year of GJHS Theater Workshop. Approximately 40 students have already begun rehearsals of the February, 2010 show. Stage Managers are working with directors, choreographers, student actors, and technicians. Those members cast in the musical are currently learning their songs, stage movements, and basic dance moves. Students involved in the backstage of sets and props, costumes, and makeup, lights, and sound, and publicity will begin their assignments in January. NOTTINGHAM is a totally teen rock-n-roll musical that puts a retro spin on the Robin Hood legend. It’s 1961 at Nottingham High School and the Sherwood Burger Palace. John Prince, the rich Norman class president and B.M.O.C (Big Man on Campus), steals from the poor and lowly Saxons. Alas, enter Robin Loxley, a cool cat who returns to Nottingham for her senior year. She (yes, SHE!) vows to fight for justice to save the Saxons from the dreaded Normans. With assistance from a not-so-awful Norman guy, (yes, GUY!), Marion Shire, they discover there is no such thing as “us” and “them.” Can Robin steal back from the rich, give to the poor, win a hula hoop contest, and unify the cliques? Find out on Friday and Saturday, February 19 and 20, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. in St. Clair Memorial Hall. Tickets are now available and are $3.00 for students and senior citizens and $4.00 for adults. All tickets will be $5.00 at the door. For tickets or other information email the director, Tory Martin, at


The yearbook staff is sponsoring a supply drive designed to provide desperately needed items to soldiers in Afghanistan. We want to support all members of the Greenville community who are currently serving in Afghanistan, and we are especially fortunate to have the opportunity to support the uncle of Taylor Schwartz, a former GJHS student.

Zechar-Bailey Funeral Home has donated all of the boxes for shipment, and will cover all of the expenses relating to the shipment of the care packages.

Yearbook students will visit each homeroom to explain the activity, provide a list of recommended items, and to collect items once they are donated. It is especially important to remind the students of the following:

All items must be individually wrapped & prepackaged (such as individually wrapped candy, trial sizes of Q-tips, etc.). Soldiers have to throw away any item that is not prepackaged. Pornography is strictly prohibited, and, in terms of the Middle East, includes items such a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Editions, movies containing any level of nudity, etc.

Due to the extreme conditions, soldiers are in desperate need of individual hand and foot warmers.Most of the soldiers who will be receiving the care packages are currently living in extreme conditions. Taylor's uncle, for example, is with a unit that is living in running water, no heat at night, etc. At last communication, he stated that he had not showered for 55 days.

In order to collect as many supplies as possible, we will hold a competition among all GJHS homerooms. The competition will last from Monday, February 1 through Friday, February 12. The homeroom that collects the most items will receive a reward (to be determined shortly). The yearbook staff will then take care of bagging all items (individual homerooms do not need to worry about having the ziplock bags), organizing and labeling the boxes, and transporting all supplies to Zechar-Bailey for shipment.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

High Five Winner for the Week

The High Five for Wave Pride campaign is excited to announce another High Five Business Winner for Wave Wednesday. The owners and staff of Beasecker's Cleaners are proud Wave supporters and loyally wear green every Wednesday. Owner, Ralph Beasecker and staff members Kathy Myers, Kim Hamblin, and Deb Roll were spotted by Greenville City Schools Superintendent, Susie Riegle and Scott Ward of WTGR proudly wearing green and displaying their Wave Pridesign. Beasecker's Cleaners zza party donated by MARCO'S pizza as a thank you for their support of Greenville City Schools.
If you would like to join the 60+ businesses supporting Wave Wednesday's, please contact 548-3185.