Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Junior High Theatre Workshop Rides the Wave in WIPEOUT!

 Every year the Junior High Theatre Workshop troupe diligently works to present an exciting theatre performance for the community while learning the basics of all facets of theatre production. This year’s show is titled WIPEOUT , presented on February 8th 7 9th at Greenville Lighthouse Christian  with over 30 students and two adult actors actively participating.

The show kicked off before Thanksgiving with auditions and has been running practices every day after school.  The students participate in the set design, produce choreography and even manage ticket sales. This is truly an experience where the students must learn to work together to bring an amazing final product to the stage.
 
Wipeout is set in the early 1960’s on a beach in California. The root of the problem is the local surf shop is set to sell their business to a ruthless business man so he is able to turn the beach into a parking lot.  There are two groups of kids that hang on the beach, the Cove Kids and the Avalon Kids.  One group wants to save the beach and the other wants their part of the money pie!

“Theatre is a lot of fun! It’s a lot of hard work and the outcome WILL BE great! Theatre is a great way to express your creative side”, says Kassidy York, second year Theatre member.  Allison Baughman shared,” Being on stage is way harder than it looks!”

The production is directed by Mr. Tory Martin. Mr. Martin explained this is the 28th year for Theatre Workshop which was started by Mrs. Marti Davis and Mrs. Grace Kennsinger.  There have been several amazing directors throughout the tenure of the program with Tory Martin running the show for the last 9 years.

Wipe Out  has been the most interesting production so far!” says Mr. Martin.  “In the 9 years I’ve done this we’ve walked the yellow brick road in Oz, we had a satirical look at Romeo and Juliet, visited a hospital in Dr. Devaroe, had Senility, Big Foot, Hula competitions, thrown a sheriff in Jail  and now surf competitions.” 
Everyone is invited to WIPEOUT – February 8th and 9th 7pm, Lighthouse Christian Center, in Greenville.  Presale tickets are available for $4.00 each  see any theatre student or email tmartin@greenville.k12.oh.us.   Tickets will be available for $5.00 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 pm! Special Thanks to Lighthouse Christian, H.S Theatre, Mr. Raby and his Woodshop class for the surf boards! We hope to see you all at the beach!

Friday, January 11, 2013

A Glance at Greenville Career Tech!

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

CIS Competes in the Deloitte Virtual Team Challenge

Students from the Greenville Career Tech Center CIS (Computer Information Systems) Program recently competed in the Deloitte Virtual Team Challenge. The Virtual Team Challenge gave Greenville Computer Information System Students a taste of the different aspects of working as an employee of a fictional professional services firm. Every participant was able to fulfill one of several roles on a simulated professional services team and compete against other teams to clean up an oil spill in the river of New City. The simulation was a 3D, virtual environment. The results have been posted for the nationwide Virtual Team Challenge we competed in sponsored by Deloitte. Placing in the top 40 nationally was the team consisting of Chrissy Holdeman, Janelle Davidson, Zeppelin Hoehn, and Robert Liebherr, as they virtually earned $173,006.00 for 38th place. The second team, consisting of Nicholas Venenga, Aaron Leverronne, Reece Kennett, and Dakoda Kitchen virtually earned $159,670.00 for 72nd place. The top 400 winners in the nation were posted on their website. Congratulations to the Greenville Career Tech Students for placing in the top 75 in the nation. CIS Student, Chrissy Holdeman stated, "We had to research potential virtual clients for the virtual company we were working for. We learned to be careful and diligent in the hiring process." CIS student Zeppelin Hoehn stated, "It basically shows that a lot of hard work goes into working for a professional company and doing business with multiple clients at the same time. It was a very interesting and a valuable experience."

Monday, January 7, 2013

Supply Chain Management Aids BPW at Santa Breakfast

This holiday season the Supply Chain Management Class of the Greenville Career Tech Center helped bring some festive cheer by assisting the local Business & Professional Women’s Club with their annual breakfast with Santa!

On Saturday, December 15
th, members of BPW and SCM welcomed 70+ guests to enjoy a fun filled morning including breakfast with Santa, holiday music and gifts for all of the children.

The students are members of Business Professionals of America and wanted to participate in a holiday community service event. The group connected locally with Business & Professional Women’s Club and volunteered to help with Breakfast with Santa. The instructor for SCM and also BPW member is Dara Buchy who coordinated the students’ efforts with the club.

During the event the students had to arrive early on a Saturday morning to set-up tables, cooked food, greeted the guests, assisted the photographer, aided Santa, served food, and then completed the morning with clean-up. In the Kitchen there were several hard working student chefs. Isaac Lane, Junior SCM member explained, "Cooking is sure harder than it looks!"

Gifts for the honored guests, the children, were donated by the Supply Chain students and they enjoyed being Elves for Santa as each child had the opportunity to share with Santa exactly what they wanted for Christmas. When asked about the event Sabrina Curry, Senior SCM member shared, " the kids are so cute and happy to be here with Santa! This is
really FUN!"

The Greenville BPW Club’s mission is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information. The BPW holds a dinner meeting the second Thursday of each month. If you are interested in learning more about the group or for membership please feel free to contact Mrs. Gail Snyder via email gails669@embarqmail.com.

The Greenville Career Tech program Supply Chain Management is a two year program preparing students for the business world while providing them with opportunities to learn about varied job opportunities and earning college credit as well. If you would be willing to host the students to tour your business or would be willing to share with the classroom your workplace experience please feel free to contact Dara Buchy, dbuchy@greenville.k12.oh.us.

both Junior and Senior members of SCM set-up, prepared food, served and cleaned up Santa’s Breakfast. The

The Christmas Committee of the Greenville Business & Professional Women’s (BPW) Club hosted the December 13th meeting which was held at the Brethren Retirement Center.

Dara Buchy, Shirley Morrow and Tasha Anderson from the Christmas Committee planned a festive evening. The club was entertained with beautiful Christmas carols sung by Samantha Buchy, Michelle Fannin and Hannah Gulley from the Greenville Junior High School.

This year the local BPW group collected sweat suits for the Domestic Violence Center. The huge stack of clothing was presented to Annie Sonner from the center.

The Club ended the meeting preparing for the Breakfast with Santa that was scheduled for December 15th. Everyone enjoyed wrapping presents that were chosen for all the children listed to attend the breakfast. The gifts were generously donated by the students from the Business Professional Association from Greenville Senior High School. The group’s instructor/advisor is BPW member Dara Buchy.

. The Club holds fund raisers throughout the year to raise money to grant scholarships to the young women of Darke County. The Club meets the second Thursday of every month for a dinner meeting