Friday, December 28, 2012

Greenville Senior High School NHS 2012

Woodland Primary participates in Hope for the Holidays

The Woodland PTA, The Village Green and the Students of Woodland Primary are teamed up to make some Hope for the Holidays this year with a canned food drive December 18th. We will collected cans and cash for the Grace Resurrection Community Center and the back pack program. The 2nd grade students collected the most will cans and cash and will win a pizza party sponsored by The Village Green. We were able to collect 1,477 pounds of food and almost $400 which will be matched by The Village Green. Because of the super hard work of the students, Santa made a visit with some Ho Ho Ho and presents too! Thanks to all who made this possible!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

South School Collects Canned Goods

Mrs. Schaar's office was overflowing with canned goods collected for local food pantries by South Middle School students with the help of Mrs. Schatz' Explorers class.  Students collected 1,436 items!

Monday, December 17, 2012

East School Spelling BEE

After thirty hard fought rounds, Chloe Freeman emerged as the winner of the East 2012 Spelling Bee. Caiden Lutz was the runner up. Jacob Watson will serve as the alternate should Chloe or Caiden not be able to fulfill their duty at the District Bee on January 16, 2013 at Memorial Hall. The students would like to thank their respective language arts teachers for their love and support, Mrs. Baker and Mrs. Heitkamp. On behalf of the 27 spellers, we would like to thank Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Holm, Mrs. Lee, and Mrs. Duncan for organizing and judging the bee.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Greenville FFA Attends National Convention

Recently eight members of the Greenville FFA attended the 85th National Convention with their advisor, Mr. John Guttadore, and chaperone, Luann Mann. The convention was held in Indianapolis, Indiana for the 8th year.

The theme for this year’s convention was GROW. Students experienced, through different key note speakers, how to grow in our chapters, communities, states, country and world. Campbell’s Soup is partnered with the National FFA organization. They’ve said, “FFA members help keep good things growing in more than 300 essential careers in science, business and technology of agriculture-our nation’s largest employer. Deeply rooted in the best agricultural traditions, FFA members have a profound respect for the land and those who work it.” You can visit their website at
Students got to listen to several national officers speak and other great speakers throughout the convention. Members visited the National FFA Career Show where they could visit colleges, agribusinesses, and other educational booths. Many of the booths had hands on experiences such as welding, rope climbing, or science experiments while others had fun activities such as trivia contests or sumo wrestling. There were also companies where members could sample their products such as Spam, Florida Citrus and apples, Wisconsin Cheeses and sausages, and others. Members also had the opportunity to meet with the representative and sampled products from one of the companies that we work with on our annual Citrus Sale- Florida Farm Bureau.

Thomas Shaw had the opportunity to work with the Ohio Ag Net as a student reporter for the convention. Shaw said, “It was a huge honor working for our local radio station, The Tiger, to get to work with the Ohio Ag Net in such a large, incredible event.” During the time Thomas was working with them he filmed and recorded recaps of each session along with interviews of several students from Ohio about their experiences with the convention.
 Members attending the 85th National FFA Convention form the Greenville FFA Chapter included Thomas Shaw, Trevor Mann, Kyle Huston, Patrick Garber, Emily Vanhorn, Rachael Schmitmeyer, Catherine Gibson, and Ciara Byrd.

South Middle Spelling Bee School Winners

Congratulations to the South Middle School spelling bee winners! First place: Alyssa York. Second place: Victor Livesay. Third place: Sophie Gettinger.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Supply Chain Management Students Prepare for the Future

The Supply Chain Management Program at the Greenville Career Tech Center recently completed their second job shadowing experience of the year. Supply Chain Management is a Junior/Senior Program offered at Greenville Career Tech Center. The emerging workforce students in the Supply Chain Management Program were able to gain valuable career exploration experience by visiting local business and industry. Senior Zach Bailey was able to job shadow the Safety Service Director, Curt Garrison at the Municipal Building. Zach reflected on the experience, "I learned that there is a lot more than you might think from first glance that goes into the various aspects of the city." Senior Diana Carubba completed a job shadowing experience at Woodland Elementary and commented, "I thought it was both fun and educational. I was able to observe the learning experience children go through at an early age." Senior Stetson Zumbrun completed a job shadowing experience with Todd Hickerson at Prairie Star Farms. Stetson stated, "I learned about packaging, technical aspects, and how it connects to the world of supply chain management. I also learned that a four year degree was needed to become a director of marketing and supply chain. It was a valuable learning experience." If you would like to volunteer to be a host for a job shadowing experience for a Supply Chain Management Student, please contact Dara Buchy at

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Greenville letter-writer receives American flag from Afghanistan

Northern Bureau Chief
GREENVILLE, Ohio — As a class assignment for 6th graders nearly a year ago at the middle school in the Greenville School District students wrote letters of appreciation to the military men and women in Operation Enduring Freedom overseas in Afghanistan.
About a year later, much to the tearful surprise of 13-year-old Natalie House, a seventh grader at the Jr. High School in Greenville, she received an American flag from the soldiers her letter writen at school was sent to.
The letter and background information on the flag was presented to Natalie House during a school assembly at Memorial Hall in Greenville.

Please view the news report by Steve Baker please visit:

Monday, December 3, 2012

Guttador Receives Award

Mr. Guttador, FFA Advisor for Greenville Senior High School received the first annual Teacher of the Year Award from the Darke County Soil and Water Conservation District. Congratulations Mr. Guttador!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Wave Wrestlers Win Brookville Tourney

The Varsity Wrestling team defeated 6 other teams today at the Brookville Duals.

Winter Wonderland 2nd Grade

Woodland’s second grade teachers transformed our newest building into a winter wonderland and then invited 2nd grade students and families in for a fun evening of stories, crafts and cookies and hot cocoa.  The classrooms were filled with families participating in activities and enjoying the time together.  The teachers shared crafts and stories for students and their families.  To end the evening everyone enjoyed cookies and hot cocoa in the cafeteria and all the students were able to take home a brand new bookmark and a book to read.  The holidays are so much fun when they are shared with friends! 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Woodland Has Dance Fever!!

This year, Woodland students and staff are focusing on caring about ourselves, caring about others and caring about our school. We work on our behavior choices each day. Each classroom selected a goal for good behavior. To celebrate, students and classrooms who have reached the goal, were invited to a DANCE PARTY! A big Thank You goes out to the members of the Greenville Wavaires who came to celebrate with the students. The Wavaires gave dance lessons and danced with students at the party on Monday, November 19th. Woodland students and staff are now working on setting new goals and finding new ways to celebrate!


Today at Woodland we celebrated our super custodian, Jay Bush. Following our monthly fire drill, Woodland staff and students gave messages of thanks to Mr. Bush for all he does for Woodland Staff and Students. "He keeps our building going and the students really connect with him," says Andrea Townsend, principal at Woodland, "We just could not do it without him!"
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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Ohio EPA Awards Clean Diesel School Bus Grant To Greenville City Schools

Children in eight Ohio school districts will benefit from Ohio EPA grants awarded to install pollution control equipment on 75 buses and idle reduction technology on 68 buses as part of Ohio EPA’s Clean Diesel School Bus Grant program.

A total of $277,885.53 was awarded to reduce children’s exposure to pollutants in diesel exhaust. The equipment is expected to eliminate 262.2 pounds of fine particle pollution, and more than three tons annually in carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons. These benefits will compound every year that these buses are in service.

School bus retrofit grants are supported with civil penalties collected by Ohio EPA for violations of Ohio’s environmental protection laws.
Grant recipients include:
  • Anna Local Schools, Shelby County, $42,539 to install diesel oxidation catalysts and anti-idling equipment on seven buses, and anti-idling equipment on seven additional buses;
  • Benton Carroll Salem School District, Ottawa County, $9,396 to install diesel oxidation catalysts on six buses;
  • East Holmes Local Schools, Holmes County, $55,669 to install diesel oxidation catalysts and anti-idling equipment on 11 buses and anti-idling equipment on an additional six buses;
  • Greenville City Schools, Darke County, $63,653 to install diesel oxidation catalysts and anti-idling equipment on seven buses, diesel oxidation catalysts on six buses and anti-idling equipment on an additional 12 buses;
  • Marion City School District, Marion County, $31,305 to install diesel oxidation catalysts on 17 buses and anti-idling equipment on two buses;
  • Rossford Exempted Village Schools, Wood County, $10,962 to install diesel oxidation catalysts on seven buses;
  • Sylvania City Schools, Lucas County, $54,648 to install diesel oxidation catalysts and anti-idling equipment on eight buses and anti-idling equipment on an additional eight buses; and
  • Waverly City Schools, Pike County, $9,714 to install diesel oxidation catalysts on six buses.
Retrofitting school buses reduces fine particle pollution in diesel exhaust by between 20 and 90 percent, depending on the type of control equipment installed.
Fine particles, known as particulates, can aggravate respiratory conditions such as asthma and bronchitis. Children are most susceptible to this kind of air pollution because their lungs and respiratory systems are still developing.
Ohio EPA established the Clean Diesel School Bus Fund in 2006 to encourage school districts to install pollution controls on diesel school buses, and use cleaner fuel to reduce air emissions and improve air quality. More than $7.5 million has been awarded to install pollution control equipment on 2,491 school buses statewide, and idle reduction equipment on 771 buses, removing more than 151 tons of pollutants from the air. The next grant application deadline is March 1, 2013.
Priority is given to applicants in areas that do not meet federal air quality standards for fine particulates, and to districts that employ additional measures such as anti-idling programs to reduce emissions from school bus fleets.
The Greenville City School Transportation Department is lead by Supervisor Beth Cain. If you have any questions about this grant. She can be reached at  Mrs. Cain's hard work and dedication to the students of Greenville City Schools and to the community is greatly appreciated 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Hospitality Program Partners Service and Learning

The Hospitality and Facility Care program at Greenville Senior High School has been partnering with several Darke County organizations to provide community services while providing students with real-world learning experiences. The class of 17 juniors and seniors recently provided banquet setup services for the annual Youth for Christ of the Miami Valley fundraising banquet. The students entered the empty All Season’s Place and 90 minutes later had the venue set up for over 400 guests complete with linen, flatware and centerpieces. This event gives the students much needed practice in large-scale event planning, preparation and banquet set up skills. The students were then invited as guests of Catering by Michael to attend the banquet in appreciation for their service. The Hospitality Program also partners with the Darke County Nurses Council to provide catered meals for their professional development meetings. A new partnership has also been formed this school year to provide environmental services to the Grace Resurrection Community Center. Students assist in cleaning the facility, preparing clothing for the clothing bank, and in the food pantry.

The 2-year career technical program provides students with skills that will prepare them for entry level positions within the hospitality industry or to further their education in a hospitality related program. The students train in community hospitality related businesses that include the Brethren Retirement Community, the St. Claire Manor, and Wayne Healthcare. The students provide many hospitality services within the school district for professional and committee meetings. Any business or organization that would be interested in learning more about the services that the Hospitality program could provide should contact the program instructor, Toni Shellabarger at (937)548-4188 or contact the Career Technical Office at Greenville Senior High School.

Career Technical Education News from Greenville City Schools

    Both the CIS and Engineering Tech Prep Programs at Greenville High School represented the school at the Ohio School Board Association Conference November 11-14. Previously, the students and instructors were honored with this selection by the Southwest Region with a framed certificate at their Annual Fall Meeting on October 11 at the Warren County Career Center.

    This was the second year for CIS to attend this conference. They presented information on the employment experiences offered them through the CIS class. The Greenville City Schools has been hiring students from the CIS class between their junior and senior years to work over the summer with the network administrators to help get the district’s computers ready for the school year. The hired students were able to participate in a Progress Book training session so they were able to work with the returning teachers as the district changed to a different online grade book program. The students continue to work after the school day on an as-needed basis. This program provides an excellent opportunity to gain valuable work experience. Several of last year’s graduates have already secured positions in computer related fields at GTI and Crown Equipment while continuing their related education at Sinclair Community College. The CIS program is a two-year program offered to juniors and seniors. It is taught using Cisco’s online curriculum which prepares students for the Cisco CCNA certification exam, the industry standard in computer networking. CIS also covers IT Essentials which prepares students for CompTIA’s A+ certification exam, which is the industry standard in computer repair/help desk. Students have the opportunity to earn up to sixteen to thirty semester hours of college credit while in high school. Zeppelin Hoehn, Nicholas Venenga, and Kody Kitchen presented for the CIS Program.
    The Engineering Tech Prep Program also presented at the OSBA conference for the second year in a row. The Gravitational Water Vortex Power Plant is a horizontal form of the hydroelectric dam. The benefits of using an artificially induced vortex above gravity- accelerated water increases efficiency, decreases cost, and not only lowers the negative impact on the environment, but actually increases the sustainability and health of the river as a whole. The ingenious invention was designed and developed by Franz Zotlterer, an Austrian engineer, who saw the advantage of using this natural process. For the 2012 Engineering 12 class at Greenville Senior High School, teammates Chase Jenkinson, Lane Flora, and Scott Wirrig have chosen to follow in the footsteps of the 2011 Engineering 12 class by further researching and developing the project. With instructor Chris Sykes, these students prepared a written report, portfolio, a new functioning model, and a presentation to be used for various events. What makes this project different from previous projects is its ability to go further than the class itself. Students in Engineering Tech Prep have the opportunity to earn up to sixteen semester hours of transferrable credit at Edison St. CC with additional possiblities at Sinclair.

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012

    Woodland Primary Honored Veterans

    Woodland Primary honored our nation's veterans on Friday November 9th. The day began with a visit and a presentation from Robb Fulker an Iraq veteran and Gateway Youth Advocate. He shared with students about his service and the importance of service men and women. To finish our Veteran's Day celebration, we had Mr Dustin Miller and Randall Allread bring two Humvees from our Greenville Armory for students to explore. Each Woodland student was able to experience veterans and their dedication to our nation. We are so thankful for our freedoms and those heros who fight to protect them. Happy Veteran's Day!

    Monday, November 12, 2012

    South MS Appreciates our Veterans.

    We started the day with Mrs. Hottle's class presenting poetry to show their appreciation to our Veterans over the announcements.
    Mrs. Schatz 6th grade Exploratory class organized and presented a Veteran's Day Assembly for our students. The Greenville VFW presented the flag and gave information on each of the armed services branches for the students. A majority of the students have a family member who is a veteran or is currently serving in the military. This was an opportunity to learn about our armed forces and show appreciation for their service.

    Thursday, November 8, 2012


    Greenville High School Student Council sponsored a "Pink Day" in honor of "Cancer Awareness". The students and staff a like wore pink that day, and made donations in honor of this event. The GHS Student Council raised $250.00, and presented members of the Darke County Cancer Society with this check.

    HAT DAY Proceeds Go to GREAT CAUSE

    (l-r: Heath Marker-student council; Haylee Hanes; Erin Albright-student council; Meghan Hanes-sister.)
    Greenville High School Student Council, along with the Junior High Student Leaders, sponsored a "HAT DAY" in September which always supports a community member or student here at Greenville Schools with any medical needs. This year we chose an 8th grader, Haylee Hanes. Haylee was diagnosed late June, 2012, with a tumor behind her eye, also wrapping around the back of her head. Haylee is still having various dr. appointments, thus why we chose to help Haylee thru this donation. The GHS Student Council and GJHS Student Leaders raised $800.00, and members of the GHS Student Council presented Haylee, along with sister Meghan the check at a recent pep rally at GHS.

    Grandparents' Night HUGE SUCCESS AT EAST SCHOOL

    Grandparents’ Night was another huge success with at least 604 participants.  Many teachers shared positive comments.  A big THANK YOU to Fred and Joyce Matix as they ran the sign-in table.  PTA members manned the Book Fair and over $2,800.00 in merchandise was sold in an hour and one half. 

    East Intermediate HOMEWORK HELP

    Homework Help began October 8. So far we have had twenty different students participate.  The size of the group varies from evening to evening.  We anticipate more participants as Homework Help will be discussed as an intervention at the conferences later this month.  It is an easy way for homework to get completed without parents having to nag their child.  Again Homework Help is a service that is free to the parents and is available each weekday from 3:30-5:00. 

    Mrs. Flora's 4th Grade Students Learn About Community Awareness

    FOOD DRIVE- Sherry Flora’s, third and fourth grade social studies teacher, recently worked with students as part of a community awareness program to hold a food drive.   The students donated 236 food items and brought in change totaling $130.70.  The proceeds are going to FISH.  Mrs. Flora was beaming and expressed, “I was so proud of them!!!!” 


    GREENVILLE, OH (November 7, 2012) – Main Street Greenville is proud to announce the selected designs and artists for the winter banners.

    These banners will be displayed in downtown Greenville from November through February.

    The Greenville High School Career Art Class taught by Jane Cleary, was asked to submit designs for the winter banners that would reflect the character of downtown.  

    Main Street Greenville representatives Betty Birt, Lauren Henry and Deanna York were impressed with the talent and creativity of Mrs. Cleary’s students.

    “The students in the Career Art Class at GHS are an extremely talented bunch,” stated Birt chairman of the committee. “It was difficult to choose only three designs from the many submissions.”

    The students chosen to create the artwork for the winter banners were Tara Guillozet, Maggie Suter and Makayla Robbins. Miss Guillozet’s artwork represents the light posts in the historic downtown area. Miss Suter’s artwork represents the iconic courthouse and Miss Robbins’ artwork represents the fountain on the circle.

    A fourth banner will be proudly displayed in downtown Greenville along with the three designed by the high school students, one that announces Greenville as Ohio Magazine 2012/2013 Best Hometown.  All banners were printed by Dustin Nealeigh, owner of Nealeigh Design Group now located on North Broadway.

     The American Legion in Greenville and The Elks each contributed generously to this banner project. Additional sponsors are being sought at this time.

    Main Street Greenville is an organization committed to stimulating and supporting revitalization efforts, historic preservation and economic growth in historic downtown Greenville. Visit the website for more information on this program and more,

    Check Out the TIDAL WAVE STORY

    Check out the Tidal Wave Story..located on the pages link at the top of the High Five Blog.

    WAVE Expectations have come to South Middle School!

    W e are respectful

    A lways responsible

    V ery kind

    E xcited and ready to learn!

    This is our focus in all that we do so that learning becomes our first priority in all things. BUG Awards give staff a chance to acknowledge students who meet our WAVE expectations! We have handed out over 300 BUG awards in the first 9 weeks of school. Impressive WAVE MS students!

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012

    Workforce Development Visits GHS CT CENTER

    Barbara Nicol & Bill Souders (Board of Regents), Rep. Richard Adams, Rep. Jim Buchy, and Dave Burrows (Dayton Development Coalition) were in Greenville on November 1 to discuss Darke County's Workforce Development Efforts. Marc Saluk updated the group on Darke County Workforce Development Efforts at the Darke County Economic Development Office.. As part of the visit and workforce development discussion, the guests then toured Greenville Career Tech Center. Senior Engineering Tech Prep student Chase Jenkinson helped facilitate the tour of the Greenville Career Tech Center and stated, "It was definitely something I never expected to experience regarding the conversations and visit that took place. Engineering has helped give me hands-on experience regarding what I will be expected to do in the future, and I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to discuss workforce development and engineering with our guests."


    Chris Sykes from Engineering Tech Prep discusses changes already taking place in the curriculum

    John Guttadore, Agri-Business Instructor, provides an update on welding in his Agri-Business Program

    Jim Anderson from Automotive Technology discusses the emerging workforce

    Fire Safety Week at Woodland Primary

    This week is Fire Safety Week at Woodland! We kicked off the week with a bang at school. Rage and Rocko the fire dogs stopped by all the classrooms to remind students that fire safety is important and cool. Firemen and Firewomen stopped by with fire trucks for kids to see and explore. They wore their fire gear at for the kids to see. The Eagles provided all students with fire safety T-shirts to wear as a reminder of fire safety. Al Keaser with the Greenville Township Fire Department will spend the rest of the week in classrooms reminding students about fire safety. We are so proud of our students and community as we work together for kids safety! Thank you to everyone who makes it possible!

    Monday, November 5, 2012

    Woodland Primary Holds Fall Festival

    Woodland students celebrated fall last Friday (11/2/12) Each year a committee of teacher get together and plan a fall holiday celebration for students. Students had the opportunity to compete in fun fall themed activities and races. They enjoyed some fun filled classroom celebrations and even a puppet show. It was a beautiful day and students were excited to be involved! Thank you to all the teachers and parents who worked hard planning a fun filled Friday at Woodland!

    Trick or Treat for Fish

    On Sunday, Oct. 28th, the following students participated in our Trick or Treat for Fish. These students are from GHS Student Council, as well from our GHS Key Club. While others were out gathering candy, they were out gathering food to be given to "FISH". As well, the week before, on Sunday, Oct. 21st, the students from GHS Student Council provided a community service of "Rake and Run" in our community. This is to assist those in our community that may not be able to do their own yards, or just need extra assistance. We are proud to be a part of this community , and glad we are able to assist in many ways, this being a a few examples.
    Erika Jeffers, Paige Keller, Lucas Keller, Heath Marker, Megan Galloway, Ellie Light, Ashton Kester, Evan Kiser, Krutant Mehta, Abby Kindley, Tara Guillozet, Clay Guillozet, Derek Lockhart, Darpan Kaur and Bhavneep Kaur.


    Thursday, October 25, 2012

    State Senator Bill Beagle Tours Greenville Career Tech Center

      State Senator Bill Beagle (R - Tipp City) toured Greenville Career Technical Center on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. Senator Beagle serves on Governor John Kasich's Executive Workforce Board. As a member of the panel, Beagle plays a role in advising the Governor and the Office of Workforce Transformation regarding the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of Ohio's workforce system. During the visit, Senator Beagle was updated on Darke County Workforce Development efforts at the Greenville Career Tech Center. Senator Beagle also took a tour of the Greenville Career Tech Center and visited with students and staff. Med Tech Student Darpan Kaur commented: "It was a really exciting experience because you could tell how intrigued he was by what we had to say about each of our programs, and it means a lot to know that he cares about our future." Engineering Student Lane Flora added: "It was really cool that we were able to show him our gravitational water vortex project and talk to him about our Engineering Program." Darpan Kaur added: "Having the opportunity to be in Career Tech Education (Med Tech Program) has helped me know what I want to do with my life." 

    Monday, October 22, 2012

    2nd Graders Working Hard!

     The students in Mrs. Ford's 2nd grade Language Arts classes have been working hard to learn about basic story elements.  As a culminating activity,  they wrote book reports that required them to report about the setting, characters, problem, solution, climax, and their favorite part of the story.  They also decorated a pumpkin to represent one of the characters in their books.  The kids worked really hard and did a great job!  Mrs. Ford is so proud!

    Financial Specialist

    Greenville High School senior Financial Specialist students have the opportunity to gain hands-on work experience through the Alumni Shop. Students select products to sell, determine prices, and keep inventory for the shop.

    Shop manager, Justin Helmer, had this reaction to his recent appointment to the position, "I believe this is a great opportunity to get work experience on how to run a business."

    "It is a really good way to help us develop customer service skills," said senior, Rachel Class.

    The Financial Specialist is a junior-senior year program that trains in management, accounting, finance, insurance and business ownership. For more information contact David Peltz, Career Tech Director at 548-4188 ext. 848, or instructors Reed Mikesell, or Margie Heitkamp at


    Friday, October 19, 2012

    Greenville City School Board of Education COMMENDATIONS FOR OCTOBER

    • 1. Commendations are extended to the Greenville City Schools Faculty & Staff, Administration, Student Body, Parents and Community for receiving an Excellent Rating on the Ohio Department of Education District Report Card for 2012.
    • 2. Commendations are extended to Woodland Primary School’s PTA, Grace Resurrection Community Center and Shared Harvest Food Bank for the development of a "Back Pack" Program at Woodland Primary School to provide meals for qualifying students over the weekend.
    • 3. Commendations are extended to three senior high students, Tara Guillozet, Makayla Robbins, and Maggie Suter for having their art banners designs selected to be enlarged and reproduced to hang on light poles downtown.
    • 4. Commendations are extended to the high school Theatre Department for presenting an anti-bullying message play in the elementary buildings.
    • 5. Commendations are extended to South School for starting a new club called Wave Leaders. The club offers leadership activities and service learning opportunities.
    • 6. Commendations are extended to South School and Junior High School for their after school Goal Getters Program under the leadership of Danesa Borgerding and co-sponsored by the YMCA and Light Foundation.
    • 7. Commendations are extended to the Junior High School for the ACE Activities program keeping students focused on being the best behaved that they can and monitoring their own behavior.
    • 8. Commendations are extended to the Auto Technology Vocational Educational Program for participating in the Automotive Youth Education Systems with this year’s focus on electrical systems of the automobile.
    • 9. Commendations are extended to the Wavaires and the Jazz Band of the Senior High School for presenting outstanding performances at the Greenville School Foundation Dinner/Auction on October 13, 2012
    • 10. Commendations are extended to South and East Schools for their after school tutoring and homework help program.

        Thursday, October 18, 2012

        Greenville FFA Sells Fruit

        Greenville – It’s that time once again! The Greenville FFA fruit sale has come to town. The fruit sale will be held through Nov. 20. The FFA will be selling Navel Oranges, Tangelos, Red Grapefruit, Pears, Pineapples and Tangerines. They will also be selling Ohio Grown Apples in mixed boxes. The box includes Red Delicious, Gold Delicious, and Granny Smith. You can sample different fruits with our mixed box, which contains navels, grapefruit, and tangelos. A neat gift idea is the 4 and 8 quart fruit baskets. The baskets contain oranges, grapefruit, pears, red and gold apples, nuts and candy. The 8 quart basket also includes a pineapple.

        They are also offering Peanuts, Almonds, Pecans, and D.B. Yummers BBQ Sauce, Jeff’s Jerky, and  a variety of cheeses.

         The fruit is available in boxes, half boxes or bags. The BBQ sauce comes in19.5 oz. bottles. We are hoping to make the 2012 fruit sale our best yet and hope that you will help us achieve this goal.

        For more information or to place an order you can contact one of the FFA members or Mr. Guttadore at 548-4188 ext. 844 or Also, all orders are prepaid. Make checks payable to Greenville FFA.


        Woodland Students Visit Safety Days with the FFA

        First graders from Woodland Primary went to the fairgrounds for a day of safety and agriculture education. High School FFA students led each area and were guides for each class of students. Students had safety lessons in fire, injury, bicycle, electricity, and farm equipment. They were also given the opportunity to be around animals, learn about where their food comes from, and participated in a physical wellness activity. A huge thank you to the FFA students for a wonderful day!

        Tuesday, October 16, 2012

        Supply Chain Management Students Participate in Job Shadowing

        Recently, the Supply Chain Management program at Greenville High School's Career Tech Program took part in a 1/2 day job shadowing experience. Job shadowing involves contacting businesses to find a willing Mentor, visiting a business for 1/2 day and asking lots of questions! The Supply Chain students were excited about the opportunity and found tremendous learning locations and wonderful mentors for their first job shadow experience this year. Most students were located within Darke County in our local businesses. There were students working the front desk at the YMCA, grooming animals at Reigning Cats and Dogs, assisting in the County Commissioners office, working in retail locations such as Sadie Grace and Club Seven, Prairie Farms, Florida Production Engineering, Leis Realty, Drew Ag, the Darke County Sheriff's Office, and Treaty Supply to name a few!
        The students were placed in businesses to learn about different careers as well as to gain the opportunity to watch and learn about different business processes. Not only did the students spend time learning about jobs in their community, they also spent time preparing presentations to share with fellow students about their experience. The goal of the program is to better inform students of careers that are available while determining how those positions fit into supply chain and logistics.

        A big thanks to all of our job shadow locations. The students will continue to job shadow during the course of the school year. If your business is interested in being a job shadowing location and mentor to an up and coming business professional, please feel free to contact Dara Buchy via email

        Supply Chain Management Students Tour Treaty Supply

         Treaty Supply general manager, Lisa Hesson, hosted the Greenville CTC Supply Chain Management program on Friday, October 5th. As a part of SCM's educational goals, the group toured the facility while gaining a more thorough understanding of the supply chain process.

        While on tour the students experienced the overall business process for this local company. They were able to speak with the warehouse manager, general manager, purchasing director, sales staff and customer service representatives. Each individual explained their own job duties and the importance of working efficiently and effectively to the bottom line for both the company and the individual employee. The students had plenty of questions and enjoyed the opportunity to learn the "picking" process, the shipping and general cycle of business for this company.

        If your company would be willing to host the Supply Chain Management program from Greenville's Career Tech Center please feel free to contact Dara Buchy at the school or by email:

        Thursday, October 11, 2012

        At Woodland We CARE!

        Woodland students are learning this year to care. They are going to use their Character, Attitude, Respect and Excellence to CARE for themselves, CARE for others and CARE for our school. Students and teachers have been talking about Woodland CARE since the first day of school. Recently our school counselor, Katy Copas has pitched in by taking time with classrooms around the building and teaching about Bullying. She has spent time teaching students what bullying is, how to report it and what to do if you see it happening to someone else. Hopefully students can become aware and bullying can be prevented! We invite parents and community members to join us in CAREing at Woodland and everywhere we go.

        Woodland Second Graders Adopt A Tree!

        Students in Mrs. Durr's second grade Science classes are adopting trees! The have located their tree in the outdoor classroom behind our school and they plan on monitoring their tree all this year. The students will do measurements, observe the life cycle and gather many other lessons from the trees this year. The outdoor classroom is a superb resource for students and teachers at Woodland! It makes it possible to bring the learning to life!

        Monday, October 8, 2012

        Greenville Career Tech Center – Careers with Children Program and Greenville Learning Center Pre-School Combine for Success

        This year there are 25 students enrolled in Careers with Children. The students who are enrolled in this program plan, create, and implement lesson plans in the preschool lab. The students in this class are learning all about Ohio’s Early Learning Content Standards and how to create developmentally appropriate lesson plans. Every week the students create lesson plans in the following areas: Math, Science, Social Studies, Music, Writing, Physical Development, Art, and Language and Literacy.

        Greenville Learning Center (GLC) is a full-time preschool operated inside of Greenville High School. It is a fully licensed center by the Ohio Department of Education. GLC is opened Monday through Friday from 8:00-3:00 and is open to any child ages 3-5. We currently have 24 children enrolled at Greenville Learning Center. One of the many great qualities about this preschool is the opportunity for one on one work.

        Greenville Career Tech Center Supply Chain Management Program Welcomes Local Business Partners to Share Their Expertise with Students

        Supply Chain Management (SCM) is a 2-year education program offered in GreenvilleHigh School's Career Technical Center. The SCM program prepares students to move into a 2 or 4 year college or certificated program in many varied fields of study. Students successfully completing the program currently receive a $3,000.00 scholarship from Sinclair Community College as well as having the opportunity to earn college credit without leaving the school facility.

        Every Monday the SCM program welcomes local businesses to share their professional expertise and job experiences as the students learn about the many facets of the business world. Please contact Mrs. Dara Buchy at 548-4188, or, if you are interested in visiting the SCM program and sharing information about your business. The students would appreciate an opportunity to meet you and talk about your business!

        Chamber President Sharon Deschambeau presents information on customer service to juniors and seniors in the Supply Chain Management program at Greenville High School’s Career Tech Center on September 17


        Friday, October 5, 2012

        South School Recycling Project Winner

        Pictured are the Recycling Project winners from Mrs. House's 5th grade science class at South Middle School. Students were required to take a piece of trash that would have been thrown away and turn it into something useful. Congratulations on a job well done!