End-of-the-year update from Greenville City Schools Superintendent

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With the close of the 2022-2023 school year, it is time to congratulate another group of outstanding seniors who formally became graduates on June 3, 2023. Approximately 200 graduates received their diploma representing the Greenville Schools Class of 2023. The 2023 class has had many academic and extra-curricular accomplishments while at Greenville and we commend each and every graduate. We wish all graduates much success and happiness in their future endeavors and they are now welcomed as our alumni.

Our district now turns its attention to the preparation for next year. Academically, we continue to focus on teaching twenty-first century learning skills to all of our students. We strive to continue to improve our performance on end-of-course, ACT, web and work key exams at the high school and career tech building and on the Ohio Achievement Test and Measurement of Academic Progress testing in grades three through eight. These tests will continue to be given online for the most part. We will also begin to staff our building for the 2023-2024 year to replace personnel who have retired or left for other opportunities. Annual cleaning of our buildings and grounds will also take place as will needed repairs and inspections in our buildings and with our bus fleet.

At the K-4 elementary level we will continue to offer our Kids Read Now summer reading program along with our Summer Bridges program for standards-based summer learning. At the K-8 grade levels we will offer summer school to allow students extra time for academic recovery. Summer School at the K-8 will be held from July 31st through August 18th.

Contact the building principal or the curriculum department at Memorial Hall if interested in the Summer School program. Summer School is also available at the high school and will be held in June and the first two weeks of July. Summer School courses will be blended learning in physical education and health. There will also be courses in algebra I or II and geometry as well as the Virtual Academy for make-up recovery credits including English.

Again, contact the high school principal or the curriculum department at Memorial Hall with Summer School registration questions. All courses at the high school are pending having enough students for enrollment. Transportation and lunches are again provided at no cost as well as course registration being free for all summer K-12 course work within the district as a continued effort of our academic recovery plan related to the pandemic. Social, emotional, and educational counseling are also available as needed and requested through our summer school programs.

At the high school and middle school next year, we will continue to implement the College Credit Plus courses for the tenth year. We now offer CCP from several colleges and universities including Edison State, Sinclair, and Wright State. Many of our students continue to take advantage of the CCP program. Greenville Schools  215 W. Fourth Street  Greenville, Ohio 45331  937-548-3185  Fax 937-548-6943 Douglas W. Fries Superintendent will be the leader in educational offerings, student performance and community involvement, and will maximize the potential of each and every student.

All of our elementary and middle school students continue to participate in our Measurement of Academic Progress (MAP) online testing assessments again using their iPad device. This test is given three times a year and allows our staff to see how students are aligning to their end of year state test and see the reading and mathematical level gains they are achieving.

Across the district, other curriculum plans for next year include the purchase of textbooks and supplemental material in the discipline of language arts, grades K-5. We have purchased the McGraw Hill Wonders program for next year. We continue to incorporate a six-year cycle to upgrade our curriculum material by content area. Much of the focus this summer with maintenance projects will be on installing a new parking lot at much of the high school. We will also be cleaning and varnishing all gymnasiums. The terrazzo floor at the K-8 complex will be cleaned and resealed. There will also be some repair work at both the transportation facility and Memorial Hall. We will also be painting the storage building and roof at the stadium.

A special thank you and congratulations to our eight Class of 2023 Valedictorians that each gave wonderful addresses at Greenville High School’s One Hundred and Forty-Ninth Commencement exercise.

The eight honored Valedictorians in the Class of 2023 were Alaina Baughn, Ellasyn Bruner, Sierra Dobson, Noah Ellis, Nolan Ellis, Samantha Frens, Carson Pope, and Mason Shuttleworth.

The district would like to highlight several recent accomplishments by students and staff:
• Alexis Arnett and Nathan Hittle for being recognized as a 20 Under 20 Award winner through their involvement in Career Tech employment at Greenville City Schools and a part of the Darke Economic Regional Tri-County Award program.
• Libby Langston for being selected as our Darke County Teacher of the Year for Greenville City Schools
• Jenna Jurosic for being honored with the Ohio Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

The district audit was in the top 3% of 6,000 state audits.
• Heather Crews for being selected as Darke County Mentor of the Year for 2023
• Skylar Fletcher for winning the Board of Education Outstanding Art Award at the annual Waves of Pride
• Haleigh Hoening, Mason Shuttleworth, and Adrian Miller-Castano for their outstanding participation in the 85th Anniversary of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestras