🌎 Yesterday Ms. Burke's Spanish classes welcomed a guest speaker from El Salvador! Carolina shared a presentation with middle and high school students about El Salvador's history and culture, what it was like to grow up in Central America, and her experience coming to the United States. Students especially enjoyed learning about the different meanings words can take on. Carolina explained that sometimes Spanish words in El Salvador mean something completely different in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Columbia, or other Spanish-speaking countries. Students learned about different variations of Spanish, and how easily misunderstandings can happen! Interested in learning more? Here are 5 facts Carolina shared about El Salvador! 1️⃣ El Salvadorians eat tortillas with everything. 2️⃣ Instead of pronouncing the letter "S" like in English, people in El Salvador pronounce “S” the letter like a "J." Take the word "Salud" for example. In El Salvador, it would be pronounced: "Jalud." 3️⃣ Everyone has to have a nickname, it's like an unwritten rule. Nicknames are given by schoolmates, and they are usually something funny that has to do with physical appearance or characteristics. Carolina and Ms. Burke both shared that their nicknames came from cartoon characters that they (sort of) resembled as kids. And these nick names stick for life! 4️⃣ The national dish of El Salvador is called "Pupusa." It's like a thick corn tortilla that can be stuffed with different fillings. People eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner - and never get tired of them! 5️⃣El Salvadorians have their own version of Spanish called "Caliche." It's a vernacular derived from Spanish that has unique colloquialisms, local slang terms, and common El Salvadorian expressions. Thanks for stopping in, Carolina!
Marcus McGregor joined middle and high school gym classes to teach students about dance! At 10 years old, Marcus took his first class and at 14 he joined his first ballet company. He was a company member for three different ballet companies, including the Hartford Ballet, for 20 years. Now, Marcus shares his passion by teaching students in Greene County schools how to dance! Greenville students learned a choreographed routine and ended the class by participating in a dance circle. Students learned that dance is all about moving to music, and they can’t wait for their next lesson!
Greenville CSD: GCSD will be closed on Monday, January 23rd Click on the link to view a message from the Superintendent: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mp7O_eSG8Wq9oN-lo8Bur2lqUlULQ6dm/view?usp=sharing
Greenville CSD: Due to the pending storm, GCSD will have a two hour delay tomorrow morning, Monday, January 23rd.
Calling all current 8th graders and families! Join us for Future Freshmen Night on Tuesday, January 24th at 6pm.
Today, and every day, we appreciate our School Resource Officer for all that he does. Deputy Rogers serves as an important bridge between our youth, law enforcement, and the communities that the Greene County Sheriff's Office serve. Thank you for your commitment and dedication to making our school, and the community around us, a safer place. You're the best, Deputy Rogers!
Here's what's going on this week at Greenville! ALL AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ON THIS LIST ARE FROM 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED. ⭐Monday, January 9⭐ *Robotics Club, 4:30 pm-6:00 pm, Room 226 *HS Yearbook Club, Library Conference Room *HS Drama Club Meeting, on the stage *PTSA Meeting, 6:00 pm, MS/HS Cafeteria *Board of Education Business & Budget Meeting, 6:00 pm, Library Media Center ⭐Tuesday, January 10⭐ *MS After School Help: Math, Science, and ELA *HS After School Help: Math with Mrs. Lunde, Room 228 and Science with Ms. Sharkey, Room 233 *HS Poetry Club, Room 221 *Ping Pong, MS/HS Cafeteria *Adolescent Substance Use Prevention Program for Parents/Guardians, 6:00pm, MS/HS Auditorium *Family Tech Help Night, 3:00pm - 7:00pm, Library Media Center ⭐Wednesday, January 11⭐ *MS After School Help: Math, Science and Social Studies *HS After School Help: Social Studies with Mr. Thela, Room 126, Math with Mr. Russell, Room 236. *HS Journalism Club, Room 221 *Media Club, Library Conference Room ⭐Thursday, January 12⭐ *MS After School Help: Math *HS After School Help: ELA with Mr. Karle, Room 221. Math with Mrs. McGuinness, Room 232. *FFA Meeting *HS Tech Club, Library Media Center *HS Art Club, Room 145 ⭐Friday, January 13⭐ *HS Yearbook Design entries due. *HS Greenville Mental Health Advocates Meeting, Library Media Center **Please note dates and times are subject to change and/or cancellation. This information is compiled from the following sources: For details about Middle School events, please click here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Av6S_-_eIKWSj1yNZebrInrMt13eb2eqCMf1dvV1P6E/edit For details about High School events, please click here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRdQuiZnZUp7q2HmU8oSVEKH4XDeXUT8DTj2aaTbqlOiTfZMoWMIcK5gEaeSgSTXErfH58ojKVL8zC3/pub For details about Athletic schedules, please click here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NE9V4LHc-YX8tcg8c4xzLd1wYnwrDo3fB69l_Wwo1dY/edit#gid=416679379 For a calendar of events at Greenville, please click here: https://www.greenvillecsd.org/o/greenville-csd/events
Check out the MS Yearbook & MS Student council Little Caesars Fundraiser!
Join Greenville Middle School and High School for a parent/guardian presentation on adolescent substance use. This interactive presentation will teach you the warning signs and how you can help your student. Please note: participants must be 21+.
Looking for help navigating the new school website? Pointers for ensuring privacy on social media? Help with gmail or google classroom? We've got you covered! Stop in next Tuesday, January 10th from 3pm-7pm in the MS/HS Library Media Center! This is a casual event open to students and families of Greenville Central School District. You'll have the opportunity to ask and get answers to technology-related questions, get one-on-one tech help, and check out some of the technology students are using in the Makers Space. Hope to see you there!
We're hiring! Check out current openings at: https://www.greenvillecsd.org/page/employment-opportunities
To view a message from the Superintendent regarding a threat made on social media, click here: https://5il.co/1meu3. There is no immediate threat to the schools or community.
Greenville CSD: GCSD will be closing early today due to the weather predicted for later this afternoon. Ellis will dismiss at 11:00am and the MS/HS will dismiss at 11:20am. Please note: No lunches will be served today.
Here's what's going on this week at Greenville! ⭐Monday, December 19⭐ *Robotics Club, 4:30 pm-6:00 pm, Room 226 *HS Yearbook Club, 3:00 pm, Library Conference Room *HS Musical Auditions - Footloose! 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm *HS Holiday Hooligans - Holiday Hat, Sock and Crazy Hair Day ⭐Tuesday, December 20⭐ *MS After School Help: Math, Science, and ELA *HS After School Help 3:00 pm-4:00 pm: Math with Mrs. Lunde in Room 228 and Science with Ms. Sharkey, Room 233 *HS Poetry Club, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm, Room 221 *Ping Pong, 3:00-4:00 pm, MS/HS Cafeteria *HS Musical Auditions - Footloose! 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm *HS Holiday Hooligans - Flannel and Bling Day ⭐Wednesday, December 21⭐ *MS After School Help: Math, Science and Social Studies *NJHS Chili Sale 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm *HS After School Help 3:00 pm-4:00 pm: Social Studies with Mr. Thela in Room 126, Math with Mr. Russell, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Room 236. *HS Journalism Club, 3-4pm, Room 221 *HS Holiday Hooligans - Holiday Sweater and/or Tie ⭐Thursday, December 22⭐ *MS After School Help: Math *HS After School Help 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: ELA with Mr. Karle in Room 221. Math with Mrs. McGuinness in Room 232. *HS FFA, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm *HS Tech Club, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Library Media Center *HS Holiday Hooligans - Holiday Character and Twin Day ⭐Friday, December 23⭐ *HS Greenville Mental Health Advocates Meeting, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, MS/HS Library *HS Holiday Hooligans - Holiday Pajama Day **Dates and times are subject to change and/or cancellation. This information is compiled from the following sources: Middle School Announcements: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Av6S_-_eIKWSj1yNZebrInrMt13eb2eqCMf1dvV1P6E/edit High School Announcements: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRdQuiZnZUp7q2HmU8oSVEKH4XDeXUT8DTj2aaTbqlOiTfZMoWMIcK5gEaeSgSTXErfH58ojKVL8zC3/pub Athletic schedules: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NE9V4LHc-YX8tcg8c4xzLd1wYnwrDo3fB69l_Wwo1dY/edit#gid=416679379 Calendar of events: https://www.greenvillecsd.org/o/greenville-csd/events
For answers to questions about absences at GCSD, please click here.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR THE GREENVILLE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT More information: https://5il.co/1lwvi
Students in Kuhar's 6th grade science class are using the Library Media Center Makers Space to show off their understanding of the exosphere, thermosphere, mesosphere, stratosphere and the troposphere. Students get to utilize 3D printing, legos, and other materials to demonstrate their understanding.
Due to the potential incoming weather system the District has cancelled games for the afternoon. The following adjustments to the practice/game schedule will be made: All practices need to be concluded by 4:30pm. Modified Boys, Modified Girls Basketball, and cheerleading practices are cancelled today. Practices from 3:00-4:30pm will be in the following locations: Boys JV&V Basketball (MS Gym) Girls JV&V Basketball (HS Gym) Boys Modified Volleyball (Ellis Gym) Varsity Wrestling (Ellis MP Room) The varsity boys volleyball game against Taconic Hills has been postponed for today, December 15th. Late buses will operate as scheduled.
EARLY DISMISSAL TOMORROW, UPK-6 UPK- Grade 6 will have a planned early dismissal tomorrow, December 13th, for Parent Conferences. K-5 will dismiss at 11:30 AM Grade 6 will dismiss at 11:45 AM UPK will dismiss at 12:00 PM (Grades 7-12 Regular Day)
Greenville CSD: Good evening, the Greenville Central School District will operate on a two hour delay on Monday, December 12th.