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.