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.