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!