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FFA Awards Banquet Marks a Successful Year

Awards Banquet Marks a Successful Year

 

June 14, 2019

 

Greenwich FFA President, Erin Armitage, welcomed more than 200 FFA members, parents and guests to the Annual FFA Awards Banquet on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.  The opening ceremonies were performed jointly by the junior and senior high FFA Officers.  All parts were memorized and recited perfectly.   Active seniors were introduced and spotlighted.  They included Jake Niles, Lauren DeSorbe, Nick Pett, Jordan Gulley and Haley Groesbeck.  Twenty-three junior high members received their Discovery Degree.  Seventeen members earned their Greenhand Degree and nineteen earned their Chapter Degree.  Empire Degree recipients were announced.  Erin Armitage, Jordan Booth, Nick Pett, Liam Kennedy, Eric Brown, Cody Fortin, Haley Spiezio and Jenna Wilbur all earned their Empire Degree chains to proudly display their Empire charms.  Each year the officers anonymously select a member from each grade as the Outstanding Member.  Receiving this most prestigious award was Aidan Armitage for Junior High.  The Greenhand winner was Ciarrah Hebert.  The Chapter winner was Jenna Hogan.  The Outstanding Junior was Brooke Smith and the Outstanding Senior was Nick Pett.

 

More than fifty FFA members challenged themselves in Leadership Development Events and Career Development Events.  The stage was packed as they were all called to receive their award based on their level of competition.  FFA members earned Greenwich FFA t-shirts, plaques, pins and certificates.     Jenna Hogan received the top Senior Salesman Award and Arianna Boyce won the top award for the junior high.  The Academic Award recognition went to Lauren Chuhta and Carrissa Wardwell for their outstanding grades in Agricultural Science and Animal Science.

 

Greenwich FFA members also recognized Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner for her outstanding support of agricultural education in New York State.  Assemblywoman Woerner serves on the Assembly Agriculture Committee and works hard representing our region and the entire agriculture industry.

 

Following Greenwich FFA tradition, Past -President, Kassidy Kuzmich, gave out the Retiring Officer plaques and took part in the installation ceremony of the new officers.  Leading the Chapter for the upcoming year include President Erin Armitage, Vice President George Denaker, Secretary Dylan Skiff, Treasurer Liz O’Konski, Reporter Dillon Niles, Sentinel Travis Michel and Student Advisor Tyler Ziehm.

Greenwich Students Excel In Flag Day Essay Contest

We recently received the announcement from the Greenwich Elks that four of our sixth grade students won the Flag Day essay contest held for all schools in Washington County. Morgan Stone, Jack Saunders, Allison Chuhta and Hannah Bain won 1st through 4th place, respectively.

Pictured from left to right: Morgan, Allie, Hannah and Jack.  Celebrating their accomplishment at the sixth grade picnic.

Greenwich Ag Student Selected to Participate in World Food Prize

Greenwich Ag Student Selected to Participate in World Food Prize

June 13, 2019

Quinn Collins, a junior in the Greenwich Agricultural Science program, was selected to represent New York State in the Global Youth Institute at the World Food Prize.  Quinn presented her research,Finding a Sustainable Solution-Malnutrition in Ethiopia,  at the New York Youth Institute at Cornell University. She was recently notified of the opportunity to serve as a youth delegate in Des Moines, Iowa in October. Quinn and her AP Environmental Science teacher, Betsy Foote, will travel with all expenses paid to Des Moine, Iowa from October 16-19, 2019.   While there, she will present her research and speak with experts from around the world. Simon Groot, a seed developer from the Netherlands credited with introducing high quality disease-resistant vegetable seeds to more than 60 countries will be awarded the 2019 World Food Prize of $250,000. Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Norman Borlaug, created the prize in 1986 to recognize scientists and others who have improved the quality and availability of food. After attending the World Food Prize, Collins will have many global internship opportunities available to her.    

Greenwich Ag Student Selected to Participate in World Food Prize

Quinn Collins, a junior in the Greenwich Agricultural Science program, was selected to represent New York State in the Global Youth Institute at the World Food Prize.  Quinn presented her research, Finding a Sustainable Solution-Malnutrition in Ethiopia,  at the New York Youth Institute at Cornell University. She was recently notified of the opportunity to serve as a youth delegate in Des Moines, Iowa in October. Quinn and her AP Environmental Science teacher, Betsy Foote, will travel with all expenses paid to Des Moine, Iowa from October 16-19, 2019.   While there, she will present her research and speak with experts from around the world. Simon Groot, a seed developer from the Netherlands credited with introducing high quality disease-resistant vegetable seeds to more than 60 countries will be awarded the 2019 World Food Prize of $250,000. Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Norman Borlaug, created the prize in 1986 to recognize scientists and others who have improved the quality and availability of food. After attending the World Food Prize, Collins will have many global internship opportunities available to her.    

GCS Future Business Leaders of America Bakes for Whipple City Days

GCS Future Business Leaders of America

Bakes for Whipple City Days

 

The Greenwich Chapter of FBLA baked, frosted and packaged over 20 cakes to donate to the Whipple City Days’ Cake Wheel.  Students in the group met after school for several days amist finishing up their last days of classes and preparing for and taking final exams to bake.

Pictured are: Backrow Tayler Cristaldi, Mary Estramonte, Alyssa Spiezio, Caitlyn McClay and Nadia Chincola.

Kneeling are: Molly Morse Belcher, Nina Sgambelluri, Lauren Marci and Shea Fortier.

Augmented Reality In Greenwich

We are finishing out the year in Technology by taking a look at Augmented Reality. The art of adding a virtual (computer generated) layer into the real world. Practical applications include those magic “yellow lines” we see watching football on TV. Fun applications include a zoo animal dancing on your desk or even in your hand!

Greenwich Student Council Inspirational Sayings Project

Student Council Inspirational Sayings Project. SC members wanted to do something to brighten some of the high school walls. They polled the students and staff in the high school and chose 6 quotes and appropriate locations for them to be placed on. The SC have 5 more walls to decorate, stay tuned. Members Avery Smith and Lauren Marci are creating the first wall which is located in the cafeteria .

Greenwich Central School Announces 142nd Annual Graduation

Greenwich Central School Announces 142nd Annual Graduation

 

Greenwich Central Schools 142nd annual Graduation Ceremony will take place on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 2:30 pm in the high school auditorium. Pictured is this year’s graduating class.

Bottom Row (left to right):

Madison Loveland, Avery Smith, Marquita Gutasy, Lauren DeSorbe, Philip Kurz, Eliza Jordan, Amber Mattison, Olivia Snell, Helen Smith, Jennifer Sprague

 

Row Two (right to left):

Macy Fitzgerald, Mary Gallaway, Hope Billings, Cortney Hopkins, Jakob Niles, Jordan Gulley, Hunter Bullard, Gabriel Anthony, Sara Stewart

 

Row Three (left to right):

Evan Carpenter, Annabel Gregg, Penelope Crawford, Lucia D’Acchille, Paige Lane, Anthony Tagliarino, Ashley Gwin, Emily Barrett, Haley Groesbeck,

 

Row Four (right to left):

Kylee Masse, Carrissa Wardwell, Liam Kelleher, Emily Reiszel, Maggie O’Connor, Robert Spear, Olivia Young, Jessica May, Nora McCauley,

 

Row five (left to right):

Garrett Hungerford, Maximus Dixson, Joseph Beck, Thomas Kestler, Sophia Manera, Yanary Champagnie, Courtney Fraher, Emma Brophy, Ryan Brownell

 

Row six (right to left):

Jacob Wilkson, Tyler Murray, Ian Merrill, Robert Riley, Connor Spiezio, Carson Mosher, Reed Boduch, Dawson Polley, Grant Worthington,

 

Top row (left to right):

Maxwell Gobin, Peyton Howard, Philip Grimes, John Walsh, Jack Lundberg, Daniel Newell, Matthew Telesco, Nicholas Pett, Matthew Smith, Tucker Wilson, Samuel Whiting

 

Missing: Georgiana Douglas, Ryann Tilley, Mason Williamson

 

 

Yearbook is Out!

A Greenwich JSHS student stops and shares the 2018-2019 Yearbook with Superintendent Mark Fish after school.

Greenwich Enrichment Math Awards

Members of the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Grade teams were recognized at a ceremony today.  Congratulations!

 

Greenwich Central School Juniors Offered College/University Scholarships & Awards

Madelyn Brophy & Emma Cronin-

Wells College Leadership Award – This award is presented in recognition of demonstrated academic performance, extracurricular activities and community service. It is valued at $40,000 over four years of study at Wells College.

 

Arianna Spiezio –     

The Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award– Given by the University of Rochester to a qualified junior who has outstanding academic achievement in the humanities and/or social sciences. This scholarship is worth at least $40,000 over 4 years if she attends the University.

 

Thomas Abate –        

Clarkson University Leadership Award – Given by Clarkson  University to a qualified junior in recognition of outstanding leadership qualities and academic promise. This award is one of the highest honors at the University and includes a scholarship of $60,000 over four years.   

 

Callagh Mays & Brooke Smith-      

St. Michael’s College Book Award – This award recognizes the outstanding students who demonstrate a commitment to volunteerism and leadership in their community service endeavors. Recipients must be inductees of the National Honor Society and must demonstrate concern for social justice issues. They may also be considered for scholarship at St, Michael’s College ranging in amounts from $12,000 to full tuition if they attend St. Michael’s.

 

Matthew Ginart – Missing from Photo       

RPI Medalist Award – Given by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. This  award is given to a promising junior who has distinguished himself in mathematics and science. This minimum $25,000 per year merit scholarship is guaranteed for four years if he attends RPI.

 

Quinn Collins –         

George Eastman Young Leaders Award – Given by the University of Rochester to a qualified junior who has outstanding academic achievement and leadership. This scholarship is worth at least $40,000 over four years if she attends the University of Rochester.

Michael Wright –       

Clarkson University Achievement Award – Given by Clarkson University to a qualified junior in recognition of outstanding leadership qualities and academic promise. This is a scholarship of $48,000 over four years.

 

Alyssa Bigness & Brynne Wright –                        

Augsbury/North Country Scholarship – Given by St. Lawrence University to a junior who demonstrates academic leadership and community service . This scholarship includes a $27,000 annual merit scholarship if they attend the University.

 

Damon Brownell –    

Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology – Given by The University of Rochester to a qualified junior for outstanding  achievement in the pursuit of innovative approaches and an appreciation for the possibilities of technology . This scholarship is worth at least $40,000 over four years if he attends the University of Rochester.

 

Aidan Abernathy –    

Bausch & Lomb Science Award – Given by the University of Rochester a medal is awarded by the Bausch & Lomb Company to a junior in recognition of outstanding academic achievement and  superior intellectual promise in the field of science. This scholarship  is worth at least $40,000 over four years if he attends the University of Rochester.

 

Isabella Cary, Maya Dean, Keilana MacNeil, Jaydah Talmadge, Jennifer Wilbur

Sage Award – Sage College honors these students who have the characteristics of academic excellence, student leadership andcommunity involvement.  This scholarship guarantees a scholarship of at least $10,000 per year, a minimum total of $40,000 over four years if they attend Sage College.

 

Erin Armitage –          Chatham University

Rachel Carson Healthy Planet Award and Scholarship – This award is given each year to one deserving student who shares Carson’s commitment and passion to improving the environment and their community and sustainability. Winners receive a special edition of “Silent Spring”, an invitation to Chatham’s summer sustainability leadership academy, a $5000 scholarship (renewed annually) and preferred consideration for a competitive full tuition scholarship if she attends Chatham University.

Witches Fly at States

Middletown, NY, 6/7. 6/8- Five GCS athletes medaled at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association track and field championships. Junior Quinn Collins led the way, winning the D2 800M in a personal best time of 2:14.84. Collins outpaced the second place finisher, Camryn Stone, of Central Valley, by 1.47 seconds in claiming the gold medal.

 

 

Lucia D’ Acchille ended her outstanding high school hurdling career with a blazing 15.30 effort in the 100MH, despite a strong headwind. The 4x800M relay team of Emily Skiff, Nina Sgambelluri, Brooke Wright and Quinn Collins earned 5th place medals with a time of 9:34.83. Junior, Brynne Wright, the GCS Steeplechase school record holder, was eighth in 7:16.42. Teagan Wright was 14th in the 3000M, with a personal best outdoor time of 10:45.12.  She was the third fastest eighth grader in the 3000M at the State Meet.

Wasaren League Section 2 All-Stars

Below is a photo of Lily McCauliffe and Courtney Fraher taken at Moreau Recreational on 6/4/2019. Lily and Courtney represented the Wasaren league as Section 2 all-stars and Courtney also received the Aileen Durant Award. We are proud of the accomplishments of these two exceptional athletes! Great job ladies!

 

Snell Signs with LeMoyne

Snell Signs with LeMoyne

 

Greenwich Central HS athlete Olivia Snell has signed a letter of intent to attend and participate in track and field at NCAA DII, Le Moyne College, of Syracuse.

 

Snell has been a member of the GCS indoor and outdoor track and field teams since eighth grade. She was one of only two Section 2 athletes to reach the indoor State Meet in the 1500M race walk. On the outdoor track and field team, Olivia participated in the 100MH, 400MH and the pentathlon.

 

 

Photo caption: From left, Coach Pat Morris, Katie Snell, Renee Snell, Olivia Snell, Mike Snell, Coach Mike Sgambelluri and Coach Steve Patrick. Photo by Nina Sgambelluri.

Greenwich Annual FFA Banquet and Meeting

(Photo Credits- Mr. Niesz)

Welcome to the FFA Banquet

Junior High FFA members

Green Hand Recipients

Empire Degree Recipients

Greenwich FFA Chapter Degree Recipients

Greenwich FFA Students Who Competed at the NYS FFA Convention

Mr. Kelly and Mrs. Foote thanked for their Leadership

Greenwich 2019-2020 FFA Officers

Greenwich Girl Scouts Focused on Silver Award

Copy of Silver Award Flyer

A team of 4 girls: Kathryn Campbell, Caitlyn McClay, Danielle Boyea and Lauren Marci are hard at work trying to facilitate the completion of their Silver Award, which is the second highest award a Girl Scout can earn!. What a great group young ladies. Consider helping them achieve their goal.

Sara Stewart Awarded the Dan Campbell Memorial Scholarship

Last night, the CSEA Executive Board presented Greenwich Senior Sara Stewart with the Dan Campbell Memorial Scholarship.  Sara competed with 20 other applicants and wrote an awesome essay on a female labor leader, Rose Schneiderman.  Congratulations Sara!

New York Middle School Association’s Summer Institute Registration

ML Institute 2019 (1)

Middle-Level Educators,

A 2-day professional development opportunity you won’t want to pass up! Less than a month away! 

The New York Middle School Association’s Summer Institute registration (July 1-2) is now open (Registration Link: http://www.cvent.com/d/c6qz8d). Participants in the Summer Institute will select one of the four timely and relevant professional workshops being offered by expert practitioners and will receive eleven hours of CTLE-approved professional development in effective, research-based middle–level instruction and programming (brochure attached).

Again this year, each session will be explicitly aligned to the Board of Regents’ Priorities to ensure that all NYS students are “college and career ready” upon graduation. We understand the important role that middle-level educators play in preparing our students for college and careers, and our workshop offerings are designed to support middle-level educators in that role.

Also, since the 2-day Institute falls on July 1st, School Districts will be allowed to utilize their 2019-2020 budget allocations to cover the cost of attendees. 

The $400 registration fee includes:

·  11 hours of professional development aligned to SED’s Essential Elements of Standards-Focused Middle-Level Schools and Programs, the NYS Learning Standards, and NYS Board of Regents’ Priorities;

·  Monday and Tuesday breakfast and lunch;

·  A Monday evening networking reception at the Holiday Inn in Saratoga Springs.

 

In Greenwich Robots go to gym

Thanks to a loan from BOCES and some space sharing with Coach Brophy, Sphero Bolt robots have taken over the Middle Grade Gym!

What a great opportunity for students to work on their spacial reasoning skills, study angles and trajectories, and learn programming and problem solving skills.

Reminder

The Greenwich Central School District respectfully requests that you do not park in St. Josephs Cemetery while attending any school functions.  

 

Kindergarten Students to the Lab

Mrs. Skiff’s class made their first trip over to the STEM Lab today where they practiced signing into their Chromebooks and met Marvin, who entertained them with his dancing skills. They’re looking 1st Grade ready!

GCS T&F Team Sending Seven To States

GCS T&F Team Sending Seven To States

Based upon performances at the State Qualifier meet, on May 30th and 31st, at Shenendehowa High School, seven Greenwich track and field athletes have qualified for the State Meet, on June 6th and 7th at Middletown, High School.

 

To qualify for the State Meet, athletes must either win an event or hit an elite performance standard. There are two divisions at the State Meet: Division I (Large Schools) and Division II (Small Schools). GCS will compete in Division II.

 

Pictured, from left, are Quinn Collins (800M, 4x800M relay), Teagan Wright (3000M),

Brooke Wright (4x800M relay), Lucia D’ Acchille (100M H), Emily Skiff (4x800M relay), Nina Sgambelluri (4x800M relay) and Brynne Wright (2000M Steeplechase).

GCS T&F Team Sending Seven To States

Based upon performances at the State Qualifier meet, on May 30th and 31st, at Shenendehowa High School, seven Greenwich track and field athletes have qualified for the State Meet, on June 6th and 7th at Middletown, High School.

 

To qualify for the State Meet, athletes must either win an event or hit an elite performance standard. There are two divisions at the State Meet: Division I (Large Schools) and Division II (Small Schools). GCS will compete in Division II.

 

 

Pictured, from left, are Quinn Collins (800M, 4x800M relay), Teagan Wright (3000M),

Brooke Wright (4x800M relay), Lucia D’ Acchille (100M H), Emily Skiff (4x800M relay), Nina Sgambelluri (4x800M relay) and Brynne Wright (2000M Steeplechase).

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