Tuesday, December 20, 2011

GHS Swim Team

The Green Wave swimmers participated in a 4 team meet this past Saturday. The girls finished 1st and the boys were 2nd. Zach Toman finished 1st in the 100 breaststroke and broke his own record. Other 1st place finishers were: Asya Lewis, Jackie Kensinger, Megan Foley, Sarah Green, Kelsey Walker, Emily Hayes, Cylas Conway and Leah Lewis.

Monday, December 19, 2011

South Middle School

South Middle School particiated in F.I.S.H. food drive for Christmas 2011 Caring and Sharing and collected 782 lbs. of food. They also collected donations for the Darke County Humane Society.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Junior High Wrestling Gets 2 Big Wins

The Junior High Wave wrestling team hosted a double dual with Brookville, Northmont, and Springfield Thurday night. The Wave finished the night 2-0 as team. The young wrestlers defeated Brookville 51-34 before taking down Springfield in the second set of matches 47-33. Individual winners for Greenville are as follows:
86 lbs: Drew New 1-1
104 lbs: Aaron Minniard 1-1
110 lbs: Hunter Gambrel 1-0
116 lbs: Logan Gorrel 1-1
122 lbs: Lance Miller 2-0
128 lbs: Justin Brown 2-0
134 lbs: Daniel Cline 2-0
150 lbs: Dalton Mayer 2-0
160 lbs: William Nibert 2-0
205 lbs: Craig Nelson 1-1

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

5th and 6 Grade Hold Holiday Concert

Monday, December 12, 2011

Junior High Wrestling

The Greenville Jr High Wrestling Team competed this past weekend in the St. Marys Invitational coming in 8th place over all. Individual placers for the Wave were as follows:

Champion: William Nibert
Runner-up: Lance Miller, Daniel Cline
4th: Dalton Mayer
5th: Brad Mead, Hunter Gambrel
6th: Alli Hill
8th: Sean Wideman, Aaron Minniard

High School Wave Wrestling

The Green Wave Wrestling team finished 2nd at the Wave Duals this past Saturday, starting their season with a record of 4-1. Winning matches on the mat for the Wave were: Kyle Carlisle, Jon Edwards, Nick Woodruff, Ian Warner, Jordon Jenkinson, Nelson Roberts, Sam Barga, Sam Quigney, Brennan Gettinger, William Conlon, Kory Bannon, and Nick Livingston.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

GHS SWIM TEAM Starts Strong

The GHS Varsity Wave swimmers won their first swim meet of the season on Friday night. Placing first for the Wave were: Macayla Mendoza, Jackie Kensinger, Megan Foley, Sarah, Green, Brandon Myers, Zach Toman, Jacob Clark, Cylas Conway, Jessie Dorsten, Emily Hayes, Caitlyn Eckstein, and Andrew Cech.

On Saturday the swimmers participated in a 22 team meet at Wright State. The girls finished 7th and the boys were 10th. Megan Foley finished first in the 50 Freestyle. Other swimmers placing for the Wave were: Sarah Green-5th, Jackie Kensinger-7th, Jessie Dorsten, Emily Hayes, Jacob Clark, Caleb Custer, Kevin Cameron, Brandon Myers, and Jacob B

Varsity Cheerleaders GWOC NORTH CHAMPS

The GHS Cheerleaders participated at Saturday's GWOC Cheerleading Competition. The Varsity Cheerleaders won the competition and were named the 2011-2012 GWOC North Division Champions. Cheerleaders Jenna Dowler, Ashley Hanes, and Sydney Hunt were named First Team - All GWOC. Tia Williamson and Ashley Mikesell earned Second Team -All GWOC honors and Courtney Overton received a GWOC Special Mention.

Friday, December 2, 2011

South School Top Sellers

The following students are the top sellers in the South Middle School fundraiser. They received a limo ride to McDonalds and a free lunch. Brianna Gerace, Hayley Meade, Ryan Geesey, MacKenzie Brown, Levi Wilson, Carissa Arnett, Cheyenne Hinshaw, Cheyanna Hanish

South Middle School Spelling Bee Winners

Winners of the South Middle School Spelling Bee held on Nov. 30. Mrs. Anderson, Spelling Bee Coordinator, 1st place Landin Brown, 2nd place Brooke Buckingham, 3rd place Noah Walker, Mr. Schrader, Principal

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Student Council "Hats on Day" Raises Money

The Greenville High School Student Council held a "Hats on Day" in September, and raised $83.00. It was decided to donate the money to Community Unity to be used for Medical Bills. Presenting the check to Mr. Jim Morehouse is Andrew Cech from our Student Council.

In the photo L to R: Mrs. Carol Paul-advisor, Nicole Raffel-member, Andrew Cech-member, and Mr. Jim Morehouse from Community Unity.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Division 2 North Soccer

Hugo Vanderwalt, Austin Anthony, and Brittany Peters represented Greenville High School in the Division 2 North All Star game Sunday in Bellbrook. Also, the GHS Lady Wave Soccer team won 9 awards including a Miami Valley record 5 State Academic Awards.


The GHS NJROTC finished Fifth place at this weekend's Central Crossing Drill Meet in Columbus. The NJROTC teams competed against fourteen schools and over 500 Cadets from five states. The NJROTC Academic Team Commanded by Chad Denman placed fourth with leading scorer for the team, senior Colten Forte.

Monday, November 7, 2011

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011


The Greenville High School Key Club and Student Council joined forces on the afternoon of Oct. 30th to "Trick or Treat" for fish. These groups have done this project previously, and this year is no different. The students go house to house and collect food, that will in turn be given to "FISH". Thanks to the community for their efforts in helping make this service event a success. Look for us again next year!!

1st row l-r: Sam Cox, Daniel Cox, Savanna Cook, Natasha Swank, Nicole Noble, Nicole Raffel, Claire Sherman, Paige Keller, Chloe Menning, Erika Jeffers, Darpan Kaur
2nd row l-r: Taylor Amburgey, Chloe Light, Pankti Bhavsar, Jenilee Braun, Becca Braun, Caitlynn Jones, Alex Davis, Heath Marker, Cole Ward, Jeanna Gnade, and Lucas Keller

Greenville High School Student Council and Key Club Members helped work Timmy's Toss and Corn Hole Tournament on the 15th of October. The students helped with set up, sold tickets for and helped man the carnival games, and kept score for the corn hole tournament. The White family was very appreciative and grateful for the help from all of the students.
The event was held for Timmy White who is 3 years old. He lives with the terminal genetic disorder, MPS II, commonly called Hunter Syndrome. This requires weekly 4 hour enzyme infusions, numerous special doctors, special schooling and multiple therapies. MPS II is just one out of seven MPS disorders. Some have treatments. Some do not. All are terminal. All proceeds from these events will be donated to the National MPS society to further research and trials helping children survive this life-limiting genetic disorder.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Greenville High School NJROTC

The GHS NJROTC earned a fifth place finish at this weekend's Northmont Drill Meet. The NJROTC teams competed against sixteen schools from as far north as Chicago and as far south as Wheeling, West Virginia. The individual winners in Unarmed Drill were Chad Denman and Adam Windle. They placed 3rd and 4th respectively in competition with over 400 competitors.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Greenville High School Girls Cross Country
The Greenville High School Girls Cross Country team have qualified for the OHSAA Regional Meet . The girls competed at the District Meet this past Saturday taking fourth place overall in the Dayton District 1 race held at the Miami Valley Career Tech Center. Leading the girls was Kristen Karns, followed by Emily Hayes, Cheyann Beam, Zoe Steifel, Nicole Raffel, Anne Bradfield, and Catherine Gibson. The girls regional race will begin at 12:30pm on Saturday in Troy.


When the Wright State University tour guide asked how many students were interested in engineering, a few sixth-graders raised their hands.
She then showed them the building where engineering students attend classes. The students’ eyes widened when she told them about the robots that the students program in the building.

Other Greenville students were interested in the nursing building and the business school. Recently, about 200 Greenville sixth-graders visited the Wright State University’s main campus in Dayton. The trip was sponsored by Bridges to College, a local non-profit organization that helps students go to college.“We want students to begin thinking about jobs and college at a young age,” said Beth Sears, executive director of Bridges to College. “It helps if they develop strong study skills, take challenging classes, and learn about what education is required for the job that they want.”

During their visit to Wright State, the Greenville students took a 75-minute tour of the campus. During the tour, they visited academic buildings, the library, the Student Union, the campus recreational facilities, the dining hall, and the residence halls.“For many students, this was their first time on a college campus,” Sears said.

The students asked a variety of questions. Some wanted to know how they could be admitted to college. Others wanted to know about where they would live and what the classes were like.

“We hope this will help students make the connection between what they are learning in the classroom and what they will be doing in the future,” Sears said.
“So many jobs now require some type of education after high school. This could be an apprenticeship, specialized training, or a college degree,” Sears said. “That’s why it’s important that students take challenging classes and work hard in middle and high school.”

Bridges to College serves students in Greenville and Ansonia schools. It aims to increase the number of students going to college by offering educational programming, one-on-one mentoring, and scholarships.

In the past, it focused its educational programming on high school students. This year, it is expanding to include middle school and junior high students. Earlier this month, it organized a bus trip to take 55 Ansonia sixth-graders to Wright State University.

After touring Wright State University, the sixth-graders were given the booklet, “My Future, My Way: First Steps Toward College-A Workbook for Middle and Junior High School Students.” The booklet introduces college types (two, four years), academic requirements and financial aid.

Earlier this year, Bridges to College received a grant from the Greenville Rotary to support these trips to Wright State University.
“We are very thankful that the Greenville Rotary is supporting this effort,” Sears said.

To learn more about Bridges to College, please visit its website at http://www.bridges2college.org/.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Junior High Cross Country

Greenville Junior High Cross Country
The Junior High Cross Country team competed in the Greater Western Ohio Conference meet in Fairborn this past Saturday. The girl's received first place, making them the North Division Champions. Placing for the Wave was: Lexi Roth 6th, Ally Hayes 7th, Chloe McKinney 8th, Hannah Coakley 12th, Meg Rehmert 14th, Lexi Addington 20th and Skyler Marker 22nd. The top six finishers for the Wave received medals, making them Honorable Mention In the GWOC North Division. The boy's finished fifth in the North GWOC. Placing for the Wave was: Anrich Vandersmit 10th, Quintin Muhlenkamp 13th, Jacob Hounshell 16th, Carson Bruner 22nd, Jacob Buchy 57th and Paul Gibson 58th. Top four finishers for the Wave received medals, making them Honorable Mention in the GWOC North.

Junior High Volleyball

Junior High Volleyball
The seventh grade Lady Wave volleyball team lost in the first round of tournament on Saturday to a tough Springboro team. The girls played well and gave it their best effort~but fell short in three games with the scores of 10-25, 28–26 and 14-25. The Lady Wave ended their season with a 10-7 GWOC record.
The eighth grade volleyball team ended their season this weekend in the first round of the tournament against Ferguson. They dominated in the first game with a score of 25-9. Allison Minnich served the first 12 points in a row. The second and third~games were not as successful with the scores of 15-25 and 23-25.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

High School Girls Volleyball

High School Girls Volleyball
The Varsity Volleyball team won their first round OHSAA sectional game over Kenton Ridge on Saturday in five games - 25-17, 24-26, 25-18, 29-31, and 15-8. The Wave will play against the #1 seed, Urbana High School in the next round on Tuesday evening (6:00pm) at Tecumseh High School.

Greenvile High School Girls Soccer

High School Girls Soccer
The following Lady Wave Soccer players have been recognized for their accomplishments on the field this fall:
All Miami Valley Division 2 North
2nd Team:~ Aubrey Devoss
Honorable Mention: Jessica Kerg and Brittany Peters
GWOC North Division 1st Team: Aubrey Devoss
GWOC North Division 2nd Team: Jessica Kerg and Brittany Peters
GWOC North Division Honorable Mention:~ Mikayla Byers
All Miami Valley Academic Award Winners:~~ Courtney Fullroth, Claire Shermann, Tracy Bunger, Brittany Peters, and Erika Lemar
The Lady Wave Soccer team was also nominated for the Team Ethics Award and Team Academic All-Ohio.

Monday, October 10, 2011

High School Lady Wave Tennis

The girls tennis team defeated Fairborn in their last regular season contest. Winning for Varsity were Sophia Navas-Davis first singles, Meredith Miles second singles, Michelle Borgerding third singles, Nicole Leis and Kirby Lantz first doubles and Caitlyn Jetter and Alexis Medley second doubles. Also winning for the JV were Patricia De Stefano, Alex Myers, Madison Bixler, Erin Scott, and Rachel Britsch and Natalie Blinn.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

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GWOC honors were awarded to Jen Murray – 1st team; Taylin French – Special Mention; and Jenelle Agne – GWOC (North Division) Player of the Year.GWOC honors were awarded to Jen Murray – 1st team; Taylin French – Special Mention; and Jenelle Agne – GWOC (North Division) Player of the Year.

Lady Wave Soccer

The Lady Wave Soccer team fought back and tied FM 1-1 on the strength of Aubrey Devoss’s 11th goal of the year.

HS Girls Tennis

The Wave Girls Tennis placed 3rd out of 18 teams in the GWOC conference. Winning medals for the Wave were 4th place at first singles-Sophia Navas-Davis, 3rd place at second singles-Meredith Miles, 4th place at third singles-Michelle Borgerding, 2nd place at first doubles Nicole Leis and Kirby Lantz, and 4th place at second doubles Alexis Medley and Cailtyn Jetter.

Boys Golf at Butler

The Boys Golf Team defeated Vandalia Butler on Thursday evening. Leading the Wave was Kendall Hemer who shot a 40. Wave’s record is 7 & 5.


The Greenville FFA Rural Soils Judging Team of Sheiann Mead, Austin Davis, Jalena LeMaster, and Rachel Bolyard was the 1st place team in the Rural contest. The team of Emily VanHorn, Thomas Shaw, Patrick Garber, and Maddie Schatz was the 2nd place team. Sheiann Mead was the high individual in the contest. Rachel Bolyard and Emily VanHorn tied for 3rd high individuals. The teams will now compete in the District contest on Wednesday, September 28.


Congratulations to the Greenville FFA Urban Soils Judging Team of Dakota Edger, Robert Urbaugh, Skylar Bannon, Courtney Overton, and Jon Unger. They placed first in the County Soils. The team of Regan Garber, Sara Cole, Lucas McCabe, Justin Pitman, and Sarah Spears was the 2nd place team. Dakota Edger was high individual, Robert Erbaugh was 2nd high individual, and Sarah Spears was 3rd high individual.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


GHS Student Council members volunteered at the Shawnee Prairie Festival Days this past weekend for the Darke County Parks. They were involved in crafts, candle making, parking, making apple butter, and apple cider. Attached you will find a few of our students that attended this function. We had approximately 20 volunteers all together.
L to R: Lizzie Hart, Heath Marker, Darpan Kaur, Paige Keller, Erika Jeffers, and Caitlynn Jones.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

2011 Homecoming Court Candidates

Congratulations to the 2011 Homecoming Court Candidates! Queen candidates are: Sara Beanblossom, Jenna Dowler, Kacie Foreman, Anne Hemer, Sarah Hemer, Nicole Raffel, and Alexis Sutherland. Chief Green Wave Candidates are: Caleb Beasecker, Jacob Burk, Andrew Cech, Jacob Custer, Jonathon Edwards, Samuel Jones, and Tyler Kuhn. The 2011 Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal will be Mrs. Dana Holzapfel.
The parade will be held on Thursday, October 20th at 6:30pm and the Homecoming Football game is scheduled for Friday, October 21st.

Wave Tennis

Congratulations to the girls tennis team on another win. They defeated Wapakaneta on Tuesday night with a score of 4-1. Winning for the team were Meredith Miles, Michelle Borgerding, Nicole Leis and Kirby Lantz, and Alexis Medley and Patricia De Stefano.
Also, the Lady Wave tennis team beat Piqua 5-0 yesterday in their match making their season record 12-3. Winners for the Wave were: first singles, Sophia Navas-Davis, second singles, Meredith Miles, third singles, Michelle Borgerding, first doubles, Kirby Lantz and Nicole Leis, and second doubles, Alexis Medley and Patricia De Stefano. The ladies are currently 4-0 in the GWOC. A win on Saturday at Trotwood will bring home a GWOC North Division championship. GO LADY WAVE!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Wave Tennis on the MOVE

Lady Wave Tennis another match last night against Wayne. Winning for the JV were Patricia De Stefano, Alex Myers, Sarah Fisher & Rachel Britsch, Megan Galloway & Holly Cameron. Winning an extra match were Natalie Blinn & Abby Monnin. The JV is now 6-3 winning their last 4 in a row.
Winning for the Varsity were Meredith Miles, Michelle Borgerding, Kirby Lantz & Nicole Leis, and Alexis Medley & Caitlyn Jetter. The wave is now 8-3, winning the last 7 in a row.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Hetzler To Vault in State Track Meet

Aireca Hetzler finished third Friday night at regionals to qualify for the D 1 State Track meet on Saturday. She will vault at 3:00

Friday, May 27, 2011

DC Pictures

8th grade DC Video From Today

Day Two 8th Grade DC Trip

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Day one evening and day two morning pictures 8th grade DC

More DC Pictures

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

8th Graders Arrive in DC

Greenville Junior High arrives in Washington DC and begins touring Mt. Vernon. Pictured are several students beginning the tour.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Track Qualifiers for Regional Meet

These track athletes qualified for the regional track meet, Paige Keller in the long jump, Chloe Warvel in the 1600, Aaron LeCount in the 400, and the boys 4 X 400 relay of Griffen Kirk, Dillon Hesson, Tim Harless, and Aaron LeCount.

Thursday, May 12, 2011


GWOC Divisional Track Champions for 2011:

Jena Studabaker - Shot Put
Aireca Hetzler - Pole Vault
Chloe Warvel - 1600 Meters

Wave Tennis

Congratulations to Kent Holmes and Zaid Esaak who qualified for the district tennis tournament next week.
Congratulations to Zaid Esaak, Landen Kiser and Jonathan Jetter for making 2nd team GWOC north Tennis Team and Kent Holmes for making Honorable Mention GWOC North

Local Church Volunteers to help Middle School Students

This year the Presbyterian Church volunteered to come into the After School Program at South Middle school to help tutor and prepare students for the Ohio Achievement Assessment taken the last week in April. There were 21 volunteers who gave an hour of their time once a week for a nine week period. Students were very excited to have their own personal one on one tutor. Thank you to all who volunteered, your hard work made a big impact on our students!

Monday, May 9, 2011


Congratulations to the varsity boys tennis team for winning the GWOC Silver Tennis Tournament on Saturday. Dylan Onoz finished in 5th place at 3rd singles, Zaid Essak finished 4th place at 1st singles and Kent Holmes placed 2nd in second singles. Both doubles teams were tournament champions, as Landen Kiser and Jonathan Jetter won first doubles and Chase Strawser and Sam Bowers won second doubles.

FFA Places 2nd

The FFA Equine judging team of Ivy Berger, Chelsea Wintrow, Rachel Bolyard, and Madison Schatz earned 2nd place out of 300 teams in the state of Ohio at the State Finals last week. It was a first in Greenville FFA history for an Equine team. The group is advised by Mr. John Guttadore.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

High School Sports Update

The boys tennis team is now 7-7 after defeating Middletown Madison 4-1 last night. Kent Holmes and Dylan Onoz won their singles matches while Landen Kiser/Jonathan Jetter and Chase Strawser/Sam Bowers won their doubles matches.

The varsity softball team beat Sidney last night to end the GWOC season undefeated.

Junior High Boys Tennis

Congratulations to the boys’ tennis team for defeating CJ Tuesday night 5-0 and ending their season undefeated. Winning for the Wave were Sam Dean, 1st singles; Evan Kiser, 2nd singles; Gunnar Fustos, 3rd singles; Masen Rich and Jose’ Badell, 1st doubles; and Adam Null and Quintin Muhlenkamp, 2nd doubles.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Thank You for Supporting Greenville City Schools

Greenville City Schools - Operating Renewal Levy


The students and staff of Greenville City Schools thank you very much for your support in passing the Operating Renewal Levy. We will continue to work hard to make you proud of our school district as we strive for Excellence.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Alumni Open House Tonight

GHS Alumni Open House tonight from 6:30-9:00 in the High School cafeteria

Girls Softball Win GWOC NORTH

-Softball....the girls softball team won the North Division of the GWOC.

Junior High Band Contest

Junior High Band Solo and Ensemble Contest... The junior high band had a very successful solo and ensemble contest on Saturday, April 30. The group, under the direction of Brian McKibben, had sixty- two participants performing in twenty six events earning eighteen superior ratings and eight excellent ratings.

Formative Assessment/Learning Targets

Greenville Junior High and Greenville South Middle School have been working hard over the course of the last two years to transform their curriculum. Our Teachers have worked collaborativley by department/grade level in professional development sessions to develop common quarterly assessments and learning targets. The Common Quarterly Assessments are given four times a year at the Junior High and currently three times a year at South Middle School. The assessments mirror the Ohio Achievement Assessments given to students each Spring. The Junior High considers the second and fourth assessments to be an "Exam" and a special schedule is provided to help transition students to taking exams at the high school level. We also have successfully implemented learning targets in the each classroom grades 5-8 so students/teachers have a goal or "I CAN" statement or statements that provide students a clear understanding of what they are going to achieve each day. The "I CAN" statement or learning target takes the Grade Level Indicator (State Standards) and breaks it down into more kid friendly language so that it can be translated to the students in clear and positive manner. Teachers then assess student understanding of the learning target to determine if we need to reflect/re-teach or move on with the lesson. The Smart Response Systems referenced in the paragraph above under technology will help provide teachers with the real-time feedback that they need to help assess student understanding of the material presented. The daily learning targets and assessment then build up to the common quarterly assessment, which in turn build up the the Ohio Achievement Assessment. Teachers meet periodically during the year in on-going professional development sessions with Curriculum Staff from the Darke County Educational Service Center to align the curriculum, revise and develop common quarterly assessments, discuss and develop formative assessment strategies, analyze student data, and develop an educational framework for each year.

New Technology Coming to the Middle School and Junior High

21st Century Technology Coming to South Middle School and Greenville Junior High
Greenville Junior High and Greenville South Middle School will be adding Smart Boards and Smart Response Systems to every Core Subject Area and Special Education Classroom very soon. Smart Boards are interactive White Boards where students/staff can utilize the internet through hands-on demonstrations and presentations. The Smart Response Systems provide real time data to staff to help them monitor and guage student learning. The Smart Response Systems have a screen that displays the question the teacher is asking and allows the students in the classroom to answer the question with the response system. Once answered, the teacher can monitor student responses and determine if they need to re-teach the concept or move on with the lesson. This is a great way for teachers to reach students who may not always answer questions that are asked of the whole class during a lesson/discussion. The teacher receives real-time feedback for all students and can then determine how to proceed with the lesson for all students. Teachers will be given on-going professional development in the utilization of the Smart Technology. We will work closely with the Curriculum Staff from the Darke County Educational Service Center to develop hinge questions with the Smart Response Systems. Hinge questions are questions that teachers will develop to guage student assessment of the learning target being presented with the lesson. It is our goal in Greenville City Schools to provide our students with the tools/skills to become 21st Century Learners. The implementation of the Smart Boards and Smart Response Systems will be a wonderful addition/enhancement to the education of each child grades 5-8. Please feel free to visit www.smarttech.com to learn more about the Smart Boards and Smart Response Systems and to view the technology your kids will soon be utilizing under Education. In addition, South Middle School has also gone wireless and added Netbook Computers in the classroom as another step to move our students forward in becoming 21st Century Learners.

Friday, April 29, 2011


The wind and rain could not dampen the spirits of 169 third and fourth graders during MEGA BASH on Thursday evening. Students celebrated their outstanding character by munching on goodies, dancing to top 40 hits, and demonstrating their batting skills.

The students and staff would like to thank the following volunteers who assisted with this event: Heather Crews, Michelle Hiestand, David Hiestand, Dan Coppess, Sonja Coppess, Diana Manges, Melissa Begoon, Elisabeth Lance, and Jason Lance. Thanks also goes to former EAST students Lindsey Tilly, Rachel Britsch, and Emily Fulton for their hard work.

Appreciation is also shown for the staff members who chapperoned the event- Mrs. Flora, Mrs. Holzapfel, Mrs. Gibson, Mrs. Capasso, Mrs. Leas, Mrs. Evers, Mr. Winner, Mr. Stickel, Mrs. Koontz, Mrs. Holm, and Mrs. Britsch.

The students would like to give a special thank you to Mrs.Wise as her efforts made the event possible.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Junior High Tennis Defeats Troy

The boys tennis team defeated Troy 4-1. Winning for the Wave were Sam Dean 1st singles; Evan Kiser 2nd singles; Jesse Symons 3rd singles; Masen Rich and Adam Null 2nd doubles. The team is now 4-0.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The PTA recently raffled off a Nintendo Gaming System. Dustin Sendeza, who purchased one ticket, was the lucky winner. Congratulations, Dustin. Thanks to the PTA for supporting our students and providing some Spring Spirit!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

NJROTC Places 1st at Anderson

Greenville High School NJROTC Places 1st at Anderson, Indiana Drill Meet
Greenville’s Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) placed First at the Ebbert Education Center Drill Meet which took place in Anderson Indiana. Competing in their last drill meet of the season against 5 other schools from Indiana and Ohio the Greenwave NJROTC team placed first in Inspection/Academics led by Chad Denman, 2nd in Unarmed Drill led by Colten Forte, 2nd in Armed Exhibition led by Kody Roark, 3rd in Physical Fitness led by Alex Dearing, 3rd in Color Guard led by Logan George, 3rd in Unarmed Exhibition led by Chad Denman and 3rd in Marksmanship led by Brandon Mendenhall. Competing against 120 other cadets individual awards went to Kody Roark 1st place Unit Leader Evaluation, Liz Hornbeck 2nd place Female Athletics, Joey Adam 2nd Place Male Athletics, Zeppilin Hoehn 2nd place Armed Drill, T.J. Wenning 3rd place armed drill, Thorn Swartout 4th place Armed drill, Jeremiah Flatter 6th Armed Drill, Colt Grilliot 7th place Armed drill, Colten Forte 8th place armed drill Kody Roark 6th place unarmed drill, Elizabeth Trepanier 7th place unarmed drill, Storm Parsons 8th place unarmed drill, Liz Hornbeck 9th place Unarmed Drill, Joey Adams 10th place unarmed drill. Greenville’s NJROTC finished the season winning 21 team awards and 25 individual awards.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Shumaker Hunts in the Light Foundation Youth Turkey Hunt

Dylan Shumaker an 8th grader at Greenville Junior High School participated in the annual Light Foundation Youth Turkey Hunt this past weekend. Pictured is Dylan Shumaker with the wild turkey he hunted.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Auto Tech Competes

Congratulations to Trevor DeSchepper, Andrea Arthur, and Trevor Bates for winning 1st place at Sinclair's Automotive Tech Prep Showcase yesterday. Congratulations to Rachel Lyle and Dustin Frederick for being chosen as the Kiwanis Students of the Month for March.
Greenville NJROTC tours Fort Knox Army Base Eighteen Cadets and three chaperones from Greenville High School’s Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) made the four hour trip to Fort Knox, Kentucky to tour base facilities and view how army soldiers train. The students had a chance to talk to Army Drill Instructors on life as an army recruit. The Cadets also received briefs and tours of the army’s Bradley Fighting vehicle, STRYKER all terrain troop transport and the HMMVEE multipurpose vehicle. The Cadets also were given the opportunity to operate the Army’s Main Battle Tank the M-1 Abrahams in Fort Knox’s state of the art simulator. The Cadets divided into teams of four taking the positions of commander, driver, loader, and gunner and with the help of army instructors entered a simulated battlefield. The Cadets also had an opportunity to drive a simulated armored HMMVEE with a driver and gunner on a simulated battlefield. The day ended with students firing simulated M-16’s, M-240 and the M-249 on the Army’s combat engagement range simulator. The students also had a chance to eat at an Army dining facility for lunch. The trip was sponsored by the Greenville NJROTC Booster Organization. For more pictures of the trip visit the GCD website and follow the path to GHS the NJROTC Link is on the right side. http://njrotc.novahost.org/

Hospitality Competes at the State

Hospitality students participated Thursday in State FCCLA Lodging events and on Friday received their awards. The Junior Hotel Linen Operations team of Brandon Johnston and Jessica Klopfer received a silver medal. The Senior Hotel Linen Operations team of Ashton Lehman and Keith Green received a gold medal. The Meeting Event Setup team of Kristen Fullroth, Katelyn Miron and Katelyn Shank received a gold medal. Congratulations on an outstanding performance at state FCCLA!!!


NJROTC Highlights Congratulations to the NJROTC team for placing first at the Ebbert Drill meet in Anderson, Indiana. Competing against 5 other schools from Indiana and Ohio the Green Wave NJROTC team placed first in Inspection/academics led by Chad Denman, 2nd in unarmed drill led by Colten Forte, 2nd in Armed Exhibition led by Kody Roark, 3rd in physical fitness led by Alex Dearing, 3rd in Color Guard led by Logan George, 3rd in Unarmed Exhibition led by Chad Denman, 3rd in Marksmanship led by Brandon Mendenhall. Competing against 120 other cadets individual awards went to Kody Roark 1st place Unit Leader evaluation, Liz Hornbeck 2nd place female athletics, Joey Adam 2nd place male athletics, 2nd place Armed Drill Zeppilin Hoehn, 3rd place armed drill T.J. Wenning, 4th place Armed drill Thorn Swartout, 6th Armed Drill Jeremiah Flatter, 7th place Armed drill Colt Grillot, 8th place armed drill Colten Forte 6th place unarmed drill Kody Roark, 7th place unarmed drill Elizabeth Trepanier, 8th place unarmed drill Storm Parsons, 9th place unarmed Drill Liz Hornbeck, 10th place unarmed drill Joey Adams. Career Tech Highlights

JH Choir Results

Junior High Choir Contest Results Congratulations to the Choir students on an~outstanding job~at the District 11 Solo and Ensemble Contest at Fairlawn Local Schools on Saturday. They received a total of~3 excellent ratings and 20 superior ratings. The choir is directed by Pam Graves.

Junior High Highlights from the Weekend

The Greenville Jr. High Track Invitational was held on Saturday. Girls finished 5th out of 7 teams. Individual Results were: Discus: Caitlyn Beasecker, 6th High Jump: Chloe McKinney, 4th Shot Put: Caitlyn Beasecker, 1st; Makayla Mendoza 5th 100M Dash: Morgan Kiser, 4th 1600M Run: Zoe Stiefel, 5th 4x100 Relay: Team of Kiser, Cummings, Roth, Buckingham, 4th 4x200 Relay: Team of Kiser, Cummings, Roth, Buckingham, 5th 800M Run: Chloe McKinney, 3rd 4x400M Relay: Team of McKinney, Stiefel, Menning, Bradfield, 3rd Boys finished 3rd out of 7 teams. Individual Results were: High Jump: Clay Guillozett, 4th Pole Vault: Jacob Butsch, 3rd Discus: Ryan Ramsey, 2nd Ben Whittington, 3rd Shot Put: Ryan Ramsey, 1st Isaiah Hayes, 4th 1600M Run: Bailey Hartle, 2nd 400M Dash: Clay Guillozett, 3rd Jacob Butsch, 5th 800M Run: Bailey Hartle, 2nd Junior High Choir Contest Results

Monday, April 11, 2011

JH Track Results from Parkway Invitational

Track results from the Parkway Invitational: Girls finished 4th out of 8 teams with 68 points. Individual Results: 100M Dash: Lindy Cummings 6th, Morgan Kiser 8th 4x200: Team of Alanna Bryant, Morgan Kiser, Lindy Cummings, Lexi Roth 2nd 1600M Run: Zoe Stiefel 4th 4x100: Team of Lindy Cummings, Dannielle Liebher, Morgan Kiser, Alanna Bryant 2nd 800M Run: Chloe McKinney 5th, Ally Hayes 7th 200M Dash: Ellie Light 6th 4x400: Team of Anne Bradfield, Chloe McKinney, Ally Hayes, Zoe Stiefel 3rd Pole Vault: Zoe Stiefel 2nd Long Jump: Dannielle Liebherr 4th Discus: Macayla Mendoza 2nd, Caitlin Beasecker 5th Shot Put: Caitlin Beasecker 6th, Macayla Mendoza 8th Boys finished 5th out of 8 teams with 66 points Individual Results: 4x200: Team of Parker Allison, Cory Campbell, Zach Unger, Brennan Gettinger 7th 1600M run: Bailey Hartle 8th 400M Dash: Jacob Butsch 3rd 800M run: Clay Guillozett 7th 4x400: Team of Jacob Butsch, Clay Guillozett, Cameron Kunkle, Bailey Hartle 2nd High Jump: Clay Guillozett 2nd Pole Vault: JacobButsch 1st Long Jump: Isaish Hayes 7th Discus: Ramsey 1st, Ben Whittington 2nd Shot Put: Ryan Ramsey 1st

Friday, April 8, 2011

Lambda Phi Sorority Donates to GJHS

Lambda Phi Sorority recently donated to Greenville Junior High’s Washington D.C. Trip Fund. In the background of the photo are pictures of previous Washington trips. Marty Davis and Mr. David Peltz are shaking hands over the check presentation as Susan Schaar looks on. The sorority also donated to Ansonia’s eighth grade trip to Washington D.C.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Lady Wave Softball now 4-1

The varsity softball team won three games over the weekend. They beat Fairborn on Friday and Celina & Lebanon on Saturday. Their record is now 4-1. The reserve softball team is also 4-1, beating Fairborn on Friday and splitting with Celina on Saturday.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Smith Takes 1st Place at Power of the Pen Regional Tournament

Greenville Junior High School eighth grader Christal Smith took the First Place Trophy for Individual Scores home at the Power of the Pen Regional Tournament in Minster Saturday. She qualifies to compete in the POP State Tournament in Columbus in April. This is the first Power of the Pen Tournament in which she has competed. It is only the second year that Greenville JHS has competed in POP tournaments in recent years. GHS Junior, Elizabeth Horner, coached the Greenville team with Ruby Horner serving as the Advisor. Several hundred students from more than a dozen schools competed. Students are required to compose three narratives from specific "prompts." They are allowed 40 minutes to complete each assignment, after which judges rate them, then send them to a different set of judges who score them for total points. In addition to recording individual and team scores, the papers considered the best in each round are sent to "Best of Round" judges to choose the top narrative for that round.  

Friday, March 18, 2011

East School Caught You Reading Winners

Caught You Reading Winners at EAST INTERMEDIATE for the week ending 3/18/2011 are:
Ethan Saylor
Maggie Riegle
Ian Laux
CJ Grider
Anna Manges
Shelby Bennett
Kelly Nguyen
Dru Quinn
Hannah Brown
Matthew Karns
Nickoah Medley
Ethan Flannery
Nathan Fry
Ian Laux
Brittany Grice
Courtney Cheadle
Jayce Lovett
Dylan Snyder
Michael Huston

Masters of Multiplication Facts

Once East third grade students have learned all the multiplication facts, they are quizzed by the principal. If successful, the student earns a t-shirt stating "I had the TIMES of my life at EAST SCHOOL." A celebration dance is then performed and pictures are taken. This is quite an accomplishment for the students!!

To date, nine third graders have mastered learning the multiplication facts. All nine of the students have Mrs. Leas as a math instructor:

William Weaver
Abby Cattell
Riley Smith
Amanda Chui
Victor Livesay
Caleb Coppess
Andrew Knick
Abby Swensen
Maggie Bankson


Students at EAST INTERMEDIATE collected $4,308.00 in the recent JUMPROPE FOR HEART campaign. The Top Five Collectors were:

Sarah Abell
Serenity Lear
Colton Zumbrun
Kelly Nguyen
Dustin Cline

Mrs. Barga's class brought in the most money for the third grade with $468.25, while Mrs. Heitkamp's class brought in the most money for the fourth grade with $500.57.

Thanks to all who participated in this worthy cause.

Monday, March 7, 2011

East Boogie Fest A Great Success

Friday evening, 188 third and fourth grade students enjoyed the dance. DJ West provided great tunes and the students were so well-mannered. A special THANK YOU to the staff who helped with the dance:

Mr. Price, Mr. Winner, Mrs. Wise, Mrs. Warner, Mrs. Shumaker, Mrs. Holm, Mrs. Gibson, Mrs. Flora, Mrs. Capasso, Mrs. Baker, Mrs. Koontz, Mrs. Ross, Mrs. Brandewie, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. DeSchepper, and Mr. Coblentz.

NJROTC Competes in the Chicago East Regional Meet

Congratulations to our NJROTC Drill team for a sixth place finish in the Chicago East regional drill meet. Top finishing Grenville team was Armed drill led by Cadet First Class Kody Roark who placed fourth out of the 20 team competing from Ohio Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. Individual awards went to Ben Mendenhall who placed seventh in Unarmed drill out of 600 participating cadets. Kasey Simons placed Tenth in the sit-up competition out of the 160 females competing. Congratulations to our seniors who finished their four years assisting in adding 38 trophies to NJROTCs collection.

Garber Qualifies for State Geography Bee

Congratulations to Dale Garber. He qualified for the State Geography Bee which will be held Friday, April 1st.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

East Intermediate Boogie Fest

The East Intermediate Boogie Fest has been rescheduled for this Friday due to inclement weather last week. The dance is for East School third and fourth graders and will be held on Friday, March 4 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

DJ West will spin tunes from the "Top Forty." There will be no couples dancing. Students will want to dress casually (jeans, tennis shoes, etc.) and grab a snack before coming to boogie down. The event will be chaperoned by the staff. Drop off and pick up will be on Green Street (by staff parking). Students will need their ticket to be admitted to the dance as there are no ticket sales at the door.

East Intermediate Students Earn Top 3 Spots in Darke County Writing Contest

East Intermediate language arts students recently participated in the Darke County Writing Contest. All three top fourth grade spots in the poetry section were earned by East Intermediate Students!

Additionally, all winners were instructed by Mrs. Corrie Holm. Kelsey Stewart placed first while Mariah Nicholas earned second place honors. Additionally Elijah Livingston's poem was designated as third place. The poems written by Kelsey and Mariah will be submitted to the Central Ohio Writing Contest.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Wave HS Wrestling

Your 10th Ranked Green Wave Wrestling Team placed 19th at the District Tournament.~ Zach Stull placed 5th and will be a State Alternate.~ Jon Edwards and Nelson Roberts both placed 6th.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Mrs. Fine Named Best of Darke County

Congratulations to Tiffany Fine for being recognized as Best of Darke County by the Daily Advocate. Mrs. Fine teaches Language Arts and Social Studies at South Middle School.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wave HS Wrestling

The Green Wave Wrestling Team finished 7th at the Sectional Tournament. Placing for the Wave and moving on to Districts were: Jon Edwards-1st, Ben Edwards-2nd and Nelson Roberts-2nd. Placing 5th and moving on as District Alternates were: Zach Stull and Sam Quigney. Placing 6th were: William Conlon and Ian Warner. Congratulations to Jon Edwards as he became the 3rd wrestler in school history to win his 3rd Sectional Championship.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


There will be a dance for East School third and fourth graders on Friday, February 25 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale until February 18th.

DJ West will spin tunes from the "Top Forty." There will be no couples dancing. Students will want to dress casually (jeans, tennis shoes, etc.) and grab a snack before coming to boogie down.

The event will be chaperoned by the staff. Drop off and pick up will be on Green Street (by staff parking). Students will need their ticket to be admitted to the dance as there are no ticket sales at the door.

Monday, February 14, 2011

BPA Students Compete

Congratulations to Business Professionals of America members who qualified for State competition. Seniors Dustin Fredrick placed 1st in extemporaneous speech; Abbie MacKenzie placed 1st in Human Resource Management; and Jerry Blinn placed 2nd in Computerized Accounting. These three individuals will represent Greenville’s CIS, Financial Specialist and Supply Chain Management programs at State competition in March.

Congratulations to Business Professionals of America members on the Financial Analyst team of Alyssa Ditty, Christy Greek, and Seirra Welch who placed 2nd in their event. Also placing 2nd were Amanda Helfrich, Dustin Phillips, and Michelle Weimer in the Small Business Management team.

Other winners were Jason Howard who placed 4th in Computerized Accounting and Robbie Detling who placed 5th in Computerized Accounting. Jessica Jenkins placed 4th in Banking and Finance, Lauren Swisher placed 4th in Human Resource Management and Chelsi Brown placed 5th in Information Marketing/Management. Congratulations to all on a job well done at regional competition.

CIS Students Compete at BPA

Congratulations to the following CIS students for their placing in the regional BPA contests.
Chris Kolb - 5th in PC Servicing and Troubleshooting
Jared Partin - 5th in C++ Programming
Matt Breen - 3rd in C++ Programming
Jimmy Parker - 5th in CISCO
Jalen Gregorace - 4th in CISCO
Dustin Frederick - 1st in Extemporaneous Speech. Dustin will be competing in Columbus at the State BPA contest in March.

Great Ice Cube Contest Held at South Middle School

The picture was taken of the winners of the 'Great Ice Cube Contest'. It was the 2nd part of the contest. Students worked in groups of 3 with the scientific method and thermal energy (which the 1st part was how quickly they could make the ice cube melt not using any kind of 'artificial heat'.) The 2nd part was seeing how long they could go without the ice cube melting. Groups brought in items no bigger than a half size computer paper cubed to make 'ice cube keepers. These 4 groups had more than half their ice cube left 22 hours 55minutes later.

Wave Swimming

The Wave swimmers were in Trotwood this past weekend participating in the Ohio High School Sectional Meet. The following swimmers qualified to swim at the District Meet: Maya Lynch in 4 events, Courtney Boroff and Megan Foley in 3 events, Jackie Kensinger and Aaron LeCount in 2 events, Jessie Dorsten, Jacob Clark, Jake Price, and Landon Bruner in 1 event. Great job swimmers!

Wave Wrestling

Your 10th Ranked Green Wave Wrestling Team beat Piqua 56-24 and lost to Troy 38-27 this past Friday.~ The Grapplers finish off their 35th season without a losing record, ending the year at 8-8.~ Winning matches on the mat for the Wave were:~ Ian Warner, Jordon Jenkinson, Nelson Roberts, Jon Edwards, Zach Stull, Ben Edwards, and Nick Woodruff.
The JV Wrestling Team competed in the JV GWOC Meet this past weekend.~ Sam Barga placed 3rd for the Wave.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Junior High Boys and Girls Basketball

The 7th grade boys’ basketball team defeated Vandalia Smith on Wednesday 49-27.~ Overall excellent team passing led to the win.~ The win raised the team’s record to 9-2.~ The Green Wave takes on Versailles at home on Saturday.
On Wednesday the 8th grade boys’ basketball team defeated Vandalia Smith 43-23. Cody Preston had 16 points and eight rebounds. Kendall Hemer had 16 points and eight steals. Allen Tabler added eight points and had four assists.
The 7th grade girls’ basketball team played against a very aggressive Troy basketball team and came up on the short end 39-12. We will now prepare for a run in tournament. Scoring for the Lady Wave was Faith Reigle, Shyanne Byers, Ashton Kester, Mallory Rich, Emily Jones, and Caitlin Beasecker.
The 8th grade girls’ basketball team lost their last home game of the season against a strong Troy team. The girls played a much improved game. Scoring for the Wave were Nicole Elifritz and Tanika Ray.

Wave Wrestling

Your 10th Ranked Green Wave Wrestling Team finished 7th at the Miami Trace Invitational this past weekend.~ Placing for the Wave were:~ Nelson Roberts – 1st, Jon Edwards – 1st, Ben Edwards – 2nd, Zach Stull – 3rd, Nick Woodruff – 4th, Jordon Jenkinson – 7th.

Green Wave Swimming Competes at GWOC

Green Wave Swimming

1st Team GWOC North
Maya Lynch - 200 Individual Medley
Megan Foley - 50 Freestyle
2nd Team GWOC North
Megan Foley - 100 Freestyle, 200 Medley Relay, and 400 Freestyle Relay
Maya Lynch - 100 Backstroke, 200 Medley Relay and 400 Freestyle Relay
Courtney Boroff - 200 Medley Relay and 400 Freestyle Relay
Jackie Kensinger - 200 Medley Relay and 400 Freestyle Relay
Special Mention GWOC North (3rd place)
Brandon Myers - 200 Medley Relay
Jacob Clark - 200 Medley Relay
Jake Price - 200 Medley Relay
Landon Bruner - 200 Medley Relay

At the All Conference meet (Sunday)
Girls 200 Freestyle Relay got 7th place. (They got up on the podium and
received a medal.)
Maya Lynch, Courtney Boroff, Jessie Dorsten, Megal Foley
Girls 200 Individual Medley - Maya Lynch got 8th place.

Congratulations Vocal Music Boosters

Congratulations to the vocal music boosters who received the Outstanding Support Group at the OMEA State Conference. Also, congratulations to Josh Kerns, Landen Kiser, Abbey MacKenzie and Justin Westfall who performed in the All-State Choir at the OMEA State Conference in Cincinnati. They were chosen by audition. Dr. James Henry from St. Louis, Missouri was their director.

Wave Sportsmanship Recognized

The following is a message received from GWOC Commissioner, Eric Spahr.

"I wanted to send you a quick e-mail to let you know that during the past three weeks I have had the pleasure of spending time with your middle school wrestling team, high school swim team, and high school wrestling team at the GWOC meets.

Please know that it does not go unnoticed at how wonderful your students are and how nice it has been to work with your coaches. I have witnessed great sportsmanship, watched your coaches teach/coach when things didn’t go an athlete’s way, and been able to talk to some of your athletes. It has all been a rewarding experience for me and the conference. I’m so happy to have you back in the GWOC.

Take care, thank you for being a great conference member."

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

District Spelling Bee Goes the Distance

Greenville City Schools held the district spelling today with 12 participants from 5 different schools. Participants included:

East School - Max Erwin and Tessa Garber
South Middle School -Chad Harter and Landin Brown - 1st Place
Greenville Junior High - Danielle Liebherr and Natalie Esarey - 2nd Place

St. Mary's Catholic School - Athan Whitney and Alex Hartzell

Montessori Elementary - Jacob Troutwine 3rd Place and Elizabeth Elierman
Montessori Junior High - Kelly Snyder and Ally Hays

Congratulations to everyone for an outstanding Spelling Bee

Friday, January 14, 2011

All County Junior High Honor Band

Congratulations to Haley Baker, Sarah Brandon, Nycole Burk, Shyanne Byers, Kamryn Coppock, Scott Denman, Zoe Fields, Taeanna Fields, Addison Hart, Ashton Kester, Alex Lance, Ripley Lewis, Lukas, Lowry, Candice Malott, Megan McFaddin, Quinten Muhlenkamp, Alex Parkman, Nicole Sherry, Drew Snell, Joe Suter, Brandon Sykes, Judge Welbaum,and Sara Wenning for an outstanding performance last weekend with the 80-member All-County Junior High Honor Band.

JH Sports Update

The seventh grade boys basketball team beat Wayne Studebaker Saturday 52-12. It was a total team effort by the Green Wave. The half-time score was 25-8 and the Wave held it’s opponent to a four second-half points. The boys improved their record to 5-2. The boys have two games this week: tonight versus Northmont White and Wednesday vs. Vandalia Morton.

The eighth grade boys’ basketball team beat Springfield Blue 48-42. Kendall Hemer was leading scorer with 19 points with Allen Tabler adding 11points and 5 assists
The eighth grade boys’ basketball team lost to Wayne Weisenborn 26-45. Kendall Hemer 10 points and Martin Maksvytis added 7 points.

The Green Wave Wrestlers picked up their third straight dual meet victory Thursday night with a 43-28 victory over rival Versailles.
The wrestling team came in 6th place this past weekend with 111 points at the Franklin Junior High wrestling tournament. Placing for the Green Wave was:
Champions: Dylan Kolb at 134; Drake Peters at 160
Runner Up: Kyle Carlisle at 92
3rd: William Nibert at 128
4th: Alex Vanhoose at 122

Targets Project/Game at GJHS

Greenville Junior High and South Middle School have been working hard on professional development. One of the areas of professional development involves taking the State Standards per subject area and breaking them down into more easily understandable...kid friendly language. The teachers have worked by department to translate the standards into somethiing called a Learning Target, or I Can Statement. As the students approach the lesson for each day, they have a Learning Target or I Can statement presented to them so they know what the goal is for the day. I recenlty captured Ms. Colley's 7th Grade Language Arts Class in action working on a review game that involved Learning Targets. Students were to select two learning targets they had been working on over the course of the last five weeks. They then had to develop a game that involved questions and answers regarding those two particular Learning Targets. Students would then have an opportunity to play all the games in the class and review at the same time. The kids working on this particular project were smiling, learning, reviewing, and completely engaged in the activity. The activity was an excellent activity and example of a way to incoporate the Learning Targets into the classroom. The activity showed how State Standards had been broken down into Learning Targets and then incorporated into a classroom setting/activity where kids were completely engaged.
Pictured are the Learning Targets the students could select from as well as a picture of the game/project currently under construction by: Breann Menger, Katie Brinley, Sarah Branden, and Haley Baker. This particular game was called Twisterland, which they described as a combination of Monopoly and Candyland. The two Learning Tagets the students selected were: I can identify prefixes, suffixes, and roots and also I can use word parts. Directions included rolling a dice and answering questions related to the Learning Targets. The students created the questions and answers, the game board, and took photographs of historical landmarks in Greenville. To win the game, one must answer the questions correctly to be the first one to reach the photograph of the Statue of Annie Oakely and save the city of Greenville from a Twister!!!
This was just one example of the projects/games being created. Special thanks to our students and Ms. Colley for their hard work and efforts.

1000 Cranes

Alison Helfrich completed the following project for her 8th Grade Language Arts project. Bev Rhoades is her teacher. Alison's hard work and passion for this assignment was impressive. Great work Alison!!! The following is a summary of her project:
Sadako Sasaki was two years old when the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. Ten years later she was diagnosed with leukemia ( atomic bomb disease) and only had a year to live. Sadako's best friend told her of the Japanese legend that if you fold 1,000 paper cranes you get a wish granted. Sadako then began folding 1,000 cranes of her own so she could get her wish to live. Unfortunately, she only made it to 644 before she died. Her friends finished the paper cranes and buried them with her.
When our Language Arts teacher told us we had to do a project on World War 2, I decided to use my own cranes for my project. I had actually started last summer for the fun of it, and then decided to incorporate my 1,000 cranes into my project. It took me 50 hours total to make all 1,000 paper cranes, but it was definately worth it.
Special thanks to Alison and Mrs. Rhoades for their hard work and efforts.