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Local Coronavirus Closings and Cancellations

Meherrin Regional Library - Brunswick County Library and Richardson Memorial Library

All City of Emporia Offices are Closed to the Public (Municipal Building, Police Department and Public Works)

Greensville County Circuit Court Clerk (Tentative Reopening Date April 6, 2020)

Bruswick County Government is Closed to the Public

During this State of Emergency most Nursing Homes have Cancelled all Visitation

During this State of Emergency most Hospitals have changed their Visitation Policies, Please call ahead

Please check with your destination for current visitation policies during this Public Health Emergency/State of Emergency before leaving home

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Greensville County Public Schools

Update to School Lunches during Coronavirus Emergency

 

Greensville County Public Schools will be providing breakfast and lunch meals, during our emergency closure.  Meals will be provided to all children without charge.  Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, political affiliation, or against otherwise qualified persons with disabilities, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided, on a first come, first serve basis.  We will bus meals to certain locations throughout the school district.

In order to decrease exposure time for staff and community, starting Monday, April 6, meals will be provided at our current sites at schools and bus stops in the community on Monday only. Your child(ren) will still receive 5 breakfast meals and 5 lunch meals.

We will not provide meals the week of April 13-17, 2020, our scheduled Spring Break.

We are doing our best to practice social distancing at our sites. Thank you for your patience, support, and understanding.

Please continue to check the division’s media outlets for updates.

Meals will be available for pick up at the sites and times as follows:



Location     

Days of Service

Greensville Elementary School

1011 Sussex Drive, Emporia, VA 23847

 


April 6 - June 12 Monday

Breakfast & Lunch 9:00 am.–12:00 pm


Greensville County High School

403 Harding Street, Emporia, VA 23847


April 6 - June 12 Monday

Breakfast & Lunch 9:00 am.–12:00 pm


Old Brink School

Brink Road, Emporia, VA 23847


April 6 - June 12 Monday

Breakfast & Lunch 10:00 am.–10:15 am


Skippers Post Office

5334 Skippers Road, Skippers, VA 23879


April 6 - June 12 Monday

Breakfast & Lunch 10:30 am.–10:45 am


Cain’s Mobile Home Park

299 Liberty Road, Emporia, VA 23847


April 6 - June 12 Monday

Breakfast & Lunch 10:50am-11:00 am


Brook Ridge Apartments

1325 Skippers Road, Emporia, VA 23847


April 6 - June 12 Monday

Breakfast & Lunch 11:05-11:20 am


Washington Park Ball Park

750 Dry Bread Road, Emporia, VA 23847


April 6 - June 12 Monday

Breakfast & Lunch 10:00 am.­­-10:15 am


Meherrin River Park

1001 Meherrin Park Road, Emporia, VA 23847


April 6 - June 12 Monday

Breakfast & Lunch 10:20 am.–10:30 am

 


Spring Hill Village Mobile Home Park (Both sides)

Lowground Road, Emporia, VA 23847


April 6 - June 12 Monday

Breakfast & Lunch 10:40 am.–10:55 am


Falling Run Apartments

South Main Street, Emporia, VA 23847


April 6 - June 12 Monday

Breakfast & Lunch 11:00 am.–11:15 am


Purdy Store

14 Smokey Ordinary Road, Emporia, VA 23847


April 6 - June 12 Monday

Breakfast & Lunch 10:00 am.–10:15am


Jarratt Ball Park

South Braxton Ave, Jarratt VA 23867


April 6 - June 12 Monday

Breakfast & Lunch 10:30 am.–10:45 am


Blanks Lane

Emporia, VA 23847


April 6 - June 12 Monday

Breakfast & Lunch 10:55 am.–11:10 am


Woodruff Store

5559 Pleasant Shade Drive, Emporia, VA 23847


April 6 - June 12 Monday

Breakfast & Lunch 10:00 am.–10:15 am


Scottsdale Trailer Court

Carter Road, Emporia, VA 23847


April 6 - June 12 Monday

Breakfast & Lunch 10:20 am.–10:35 am


MS 58 Plaza

1001 Pleasant Shade Drive, Emporia, VA 23847


April 6 - June 12 Monday

Breakfast & Lunch 10:40 am.–10:55 am


Reese Village

311 Bond Court, Emporia, VA 23847


April 6 - June 12 Monday

Breakfast & Lunch 10:00 am.–10:15 am


Northwood Village

300 Lewis Street, Emporia, VA 23847


April 6 - June 12 Monday

Breakfast & Lunch 10:20 am.–10:35am


McDonald’s Bus Parking Lot

905 Market Drive, Emporia, VA 23847


April 6 - June 12 Monday

Breakfast & Lunch 10:40 am.–10:55 am


Top Hand Foundation

203 W Atlantic Street, Emporia, VA 23847


April 6 - June 12 Monday

Breakfast & Lunch 11:00 am.–11:15 am


Unkle Odie’s

121 Courtland Road, Emporia, VA 23847


April 6 - June 12 Monday

Breakfast & Lunch 11:25 am.–11:40 am

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027), found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)    Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)    Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)    Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

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Greensville County Public Schools Receive 2019 Dorothy S. McAuliffe School Nutrition Award

Richmond, VA (Nov. 18, 2019) – Greensville County Public Schools was one of 15 school divisions across the Commonwealth that received the Dorothy S. McAuliffe School Nutrition presented by No Kid Hungry Virginia this November. This is the first year Greensville County Public Schools received the award.

 

The Dorothy S. McAuliffe School Nutrition Award celebrates Virginia school divisions that have gone above and beyond by operating all available federal child nutrition programs and achieving exceptional participation in the school breakfast program. Originally launched in 2017, the award is named in honor of former First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe, in recognition of her efforts to end childhood hunger in the Commonwealth.

 

“Virginia has become a national model for ending childhood hunger because of the hard work and innovative approaches of this year’s School Nutrition Award recipients,” said Mrs. McAuliffe. “We’re thrilled to celebrate districts like Greensville County Public Schools for their ongoing commitment to making sure students can access the meals and other resources they need to succeed.”

 

Franklin County Public Schools joined Greensville County Public Schools and Suffolk City Public Schools as first-time award recipients. Other winning school districts included Bristol City Public Schools, Buchanan County Public Schools, Colonial Beach Public Schools, Danville Public Schools, Harrisonburg City Public Schools, Newport News City Public schools, Pulaski County Public Schools, Richmond City Public Schools, Southampton County Public Schools, Staunton City Public Schools, Westmoreland County Public School and West Point Public Schools.

 

“Schools play a critical role in connecting children with the nutrition they need to fuel their bodies and their brains,” said Claire Mansfield, No Kid Hungry Virginia state director. “We’re excited to honor more schools this year. It’s thanks to strong public-private partnerships and commitments from community members, school leadership, teachers and school nutrition teams that we’ve been able to connect more schools – and students – with federal nutrition programs.”

 

To qualify for the award, school divisions met the following criteria:

  • School Breakfast: At least 70% of students who qualify for free/reduced meals and eat school lunch are also eating school breakfast.
  • Afterschool Meals: Division is sponsoring and serving meals/snacks through the At-Risk Afterschool Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), if eligible.
  • Summer Meals: Division is sponsoring and serving summer meals through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) or National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Seamless Summer Option (SSO), if eligible.

 

No Kid Hungry Virginia partners with schools and districts to connect eligible kids to federal nutrition programs. Programs like Breakfast After the Bell, afterschool meals and summer meals help feed kids throughout the school day and in the summertime.

 

The nonprofit shares best practices via webinars and educational events, along with expanding access to meal programs through grants. Visit va.nokidhungry.org for more information about No Kid Hungry Virginia’s work.

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GCPS to Sponsor At-Risk Afterschool Meals

Greensville County Public Schools announces the sponsorship of the At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program. The same meals will be available at no separate charge to all participants at each site.

The Child and Adult Care Food Program is a federally funded, State-administered program that provides funding to child and adult care centers and homes that serve healthy meals and snacks. Through the At-Risk Afterschool Meals component of CACFP, healthy meals and snacks can be served to children and teenagers who participate in afterschool programs in low income areas. To participate, these programs must (1) be organized primarily to provide care for children after school or on the weekends, holidays, or breaks during the regular school year; (2) provide organized, regularly scheduled activities; (3) include educational or enrichment activities, like arts and crafts, computer lessons, or homework help; and (4) be located in an eligible area.

Greensville County Public Schools is proud to participate in the At-Risk Afterschool Meals through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).  We believe that afterschool snacks and meals are an effective way to help reduce childhood hunger when school is out and they help to promote a healthy childhood weight. 

The supper meal consist of a meat/meat alternate, vegetable, grain, fruit, and milk; students must choose 3 of the 5 components offered to make a meal. Most of our snacks consists of a whole grain rich product and a 100% fruit juice option or milk.

"I am happy to be able to fill the hunger gap while our students participate in constructive after school activities that are safe, fun, and filled with opportunities for learning," stated MaRendia Garner, Food Service Supervisor.

Meals will be provided at these facilities:

Greensville County High School

snack & supper

403 Harding Street
Emporia, VA 23847  

Belfield Elementary

snack

515 Belfield Road
Emporia, VA 23847

E. W. Wyatt Middle School

snack

206 Slagles Lake Road
Emporia, VA 23847    

Greensville Elementary

snack

1011 Sussex Drive
Emporia, VA 23847

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027), found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

Submit your completed for or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provided.

For further information please contact: MaRendia Garner, Food Service Supervisor at 434-634-2863.

For additional information, you may also contact the Virginia Department of Education, Office of School Nutrition Programs by calling 804-225-2082.

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Greensville Schools to host Child Find

Greensville County Public Schools will sponsor Child Find on Friday, April 12, 2019 from 10 am until 5 pm at Greensville Elementary School.

Child Find is registration for Head Start or Virginia Preschool Initiative.

Head Start is a federal preschool program which provides comprehensive services and learning experiences to prepare children for Kindergarten and move families toward self-sufficiency. The program also operates in compliance with IDEA to include children with special needs. All Head Start services are free to children and families.

The Virginia Preschool Initiative, established in 1995, distributes state funds to schools and community based organizations to provide quality preschool program for at-risk four-year-olds. The program offers full day Pre-kindergarten, parent involvement, child health and social services, and transportation to families with four-year-olds at risk of school failure.

Parents of all children who are or will be four years old on or before September 30th and are residents of Emporia or Greensville County are encouraged to attend. There will be NO TESTING. Children do NOT need to attend!

To apply, you must bring your child’s OFFICIAL birth certificate (NOT a hospital certificate), immunization record, PROOF of residency (for example: a current water/electric bill with YOUR name and address) and, because of NEW state guidelines, verification of household income (for example: paystub, W-2, Medicaid card, TANF, SNAP, WIC, SSI).

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Apply Now for meherrin Regional Governor's School

The 2019 Meherrin Summer Regional Governor’s School sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education for identified gifted students in the General Intellectual Aptitude area in current grades 4-7 will be held at the Greensville County High School on July 8-11 and 15-18, 2019. Participating counties include Greensville, Mecklenburg, Brunswick, Southampton, and Sussex. For more information, contact the local gifted education coordinator, Brenda Matthews at Greensville Elementary 434-336-0907 Application Deadline – February 22, 2019

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GCPS Sponsors At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program

Greensville County Public Schools announces the sponsorship of the At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program. The same meals will be available at no separate charge to all participants at each site.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027), found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

Submit your completed for or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider

Meals will be provided at these facilities:

Greensville County High School (snack & supper)       Belfield Elementary (snack)

403 Harding Street                                                                             515 Belfield Road
Emporia, VA 23847                                                                            Emporia, VA 23847

E. W. Wyatt Middle School (snack)                                      Greensville Elementary (snack)

206 Slagles Lake Road                                                                       1011 Sussex Drive
Emporia, VA 23847                                                                            Emporia, VA 23847

For further information please contact: Crystal Crutchfield, Food Service Supervisor or MaRendia Garner, Food Service Secretary at 434-634-2863. For additional information, you may also contact the Virginia Department of Education, Office of School Nutrition Programs by calling 804-225-2082.

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POLICY FOR PROVIDING FREE MEALS FOR SCHOOL DIVISIONS PARTICIPATING IN THE COMMUNITY ELIGIBILITY PROVISION (CEP) FOR ALL SCHOOLS IN THE DIVISION

Greensville County Public Schools announced its policy for providing free meals to all children served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs on August 8, 2018.  Each school and/or central school nutrition office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.

All schools in the division will be participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) as implemented under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.  Enrolled students will be provided a nutritious meal for breakfast and lunch each day at no charge to the household.  Households will not be required to submit a meal application form to receive meals at no charge.  Each household will receive a letter informing them of the program, including contact information for any questions.

Any questions can be directed to:


Crystal Crutchfield, Food Service Director, or MaRendia Garner
105 Ruffin Street
Emporia, VA 23847
434-634-2863

ccrutchfield@gcps1.com

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Summer Feeding Program Locations Announced ***UPDATED***

Greensville County Public Schools is participating in the 2018 Summer Food Service Program.  Meals will be provided to all children without charge.  Acceptance and participation requirements for the Program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, political affiliation, or against otherwise qualified persons with disabilities, andthere will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.  Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis at the sites and times as follows:

                                                                                 

Location Days of Service

Greensville Elementary School

1011 Sussex Drive, Emporia, VA 23847

July 2 –July 31 Monday – Thursday

Breakfast 7:45– 9:00 am.; Lunch 10:45 am.–12:45 pm

E W Wyatt Middle School

206 Slagle’s Lake Road, Emporia, VA 23847

July 2 –July 31 Monday – Thursday

Breakfast 7:45–8:30 am.; Lunch 11:00 am. – 12:30 pm

Greensville County High School

403 Harding Street, Emporia, VA 23847

July 2 –July 31 Monday – Thursday

Breakfast 7:45–8:30 am.; Lunch 11:00 am. – 12:30 pm

William E. Richardson, Jr. Memorial Library

100 Spring Street, Emporia, VA 23847

July 11, 18, 25 Wednesday’s Only

Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 pm.

July 2-July 31 Mondays & Thursday Only

Snack 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Word of Life Assembly of God

707 Brunswick Avenue, Emporia, VA 23847

July 2 –July 31 Monday – Thursday

Lunch 11:30 – 12:30 pm

The Scottsdale Community

91 Scottsdale Drive, Emporia, VA 23847

July 2 – July 31 Monday – Thursday

Lunch 11:30 – 12:30 pm

Northwood Village Apartments

300 Lewis Street, Emporia, VA 23847

July 2 –July 31 Monday – Thursday

Lunch 11:30 am. – 12:30 pm

Brookridge Apartments

1325 Skippers Road, Emporia, VA 23847

July 2 –July 31 Monday – Thursday

Lunch 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Main Street United Methodist Church

500 South Main Street, Emporia, VA 23847

July 2 –July 31 Monday – Thursday

Lunch 11:30 am. – 1:00 pm

El Shaddai Ministry

609 Halifax Street

Emporia, VA 23847

July 2 –July 31 Monday – Thursday

Breakfast 8:30 – 9:30 am

Lunch 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Reese Village Apartments

311 Bond Court, Emporia, VA 23847

July 2 –July 31 Monday – Thursday

Lunch 11:30 – 12:30 pm

Weaver Manor

216 Meherrin Lane, Emporia, VA 23847

July 2 –July 31 Monday – Thursday

Lunch 11:30 – 12:30 pm

Elnora Jarrell Worship Center

490 Liberty Road

Emporia, VA 23847

July 2 –July 31 Monday – Thursday

Breakfast 9:00 – 10:00 am

Lunch 11:30 – 12:30 pm

**All sites will be closed July 4 & 5, 2018.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027), found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)   Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)   Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)   Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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Greensville County Public Schools Names New Superintendent

Emporia, VA – Dr. Kim Evans was appointed as the next superintendent of Greensville County Public Schools at this evening’s school board meeting. Her new position will be effective July 1, 2018. Dr. Evans has more than 27 years’ experience working in public education in Virginia. Since 2014, she has served as the assistant superintendent of schools in Hopewell City Public Schools. She has also worked in Dinwiddie County, Colonial Heights, and Mecklenburg County Public Schools.

“I am excited, honored, and humbled to have been chosen as the new superintendent of Greensville County Public Schools and look forward to working collaboratively with the school board, staff, parents and community,” said Evans. “I’m committed to providing all students with an exceptional educational experience which will assist them in becoming productive members of an ever-changing global society.”

Rhonda Jones-Gilliam, chairman of the Greensville County School Board, believes Dr. Evans will be a great fit for the division. She stated, “We welcome Dr. Evans to Greensville County Public Schools. Her experience, leadership and professionalism will be a great asset to the division and community.”

Evans earned a Doctor and Master of Educational Administration and Supervision from Virginia State University, and a Bachelor of Science in business education from Norfolk State University.

The Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) assisted the Greensville County school board with the superintendent search process

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Greensville County School Board Announces Superintendent Search

(January 31, 2018)—The Greensville County School Board announced today that it will begin the process of hiring a new superintendent by seeking public input on qualifications.

The School Board has created a survey related to superintendent criteria, which is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GreensvilleCountySearch and on the home page of the division web site. Hard copies of the survey will also be available at the school board offices, at each school, at the Greensville County Government Office’s reception desk, at the City Manager’s office, and at the Meherrin Regional Library.

In addition to the survey, the Board will hold a public hearing at 6 pm on February 15, 2018 in the Greensville County High School Media Center.  

“We want to include and involve as many stakeholders as possible in this process,” said School Board Chairman Rhonda Jones-Gilliam.  “This is a priority for the Greensville County School Board and the Board will work diligently to find the next leader of the school division.”

The School Board selected the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) to assist the Board with the superintendent search.

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Advisory Commission on Student Success Scheduled to Meet

In May 2017, the Greensville County School Board established a 35-member advisory commission to engage members of the community in dialog about needed school improvements.

During the three meetings held last spring, members of the Advisory Commission on Student Success were committed to fulfilling the goals of understanding the needs, engaging in meaningful dialog, and making recommendations for improvement in key areas. Four primary recommendations came forth from the Commission’s work last spring.

The Commission recommended that the school division

  • Conduct a comprehensive strategic planning process;
  • Continue work in the areas of safety, security, supervision, and student discipline;
  • Implement systemic literacy instructional services that move student achievement forward; and
  • Strengthen the system for early academic intervention to address needs of students who do not master required grade level skills.

The Commission’s first meeting of the year is scheduled for 5:30 PM on Thursday, November 9th, in the Library/Media Center at Greensville County High School. The purpose of this meeting is to receive progress updates and discuss next steps.

Meetings of the Advisory Commission on Student Success are open for the public to attend.

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Meherrin Regional Governor School Concludes 2017 Session

Meherrin Regional Governor School has concluded another successful summer program.  Our 4th and 5th grade students, under the direction of Gail Staton and Melissa Harrison, studied Oceanography and Geology.  They went to Luray Caverns and Vulcan for their field trips this year. Summer Jones and Chardonay Boyce were our student volunteers for the summer helping the teachers run the program.

Meherrin Regional Governor School has finished up another successful year.  These students are our 6th and 7th grade students who studied either space exploration or environmental science.  Lindsey Gordon, Josh Howerton and Kristina Jenkins were our student volunteers who helped the teacher with their studies.  This group took a trip to Chantilly to the space museum and went to the Lawrenceville Park for Geocaching.

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Summer Feeding Program Sites Announced

Greensville County Public Schools is participating in the 2017 Summer Food Service Program.  Meals will be provided to all children without charge.  Acceptance and participation requirements for the Program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, political affiliation, or against otherwise qualified persons with disabilities, andthere will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.  Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis at the sites and times as follows:

 

Location Days of Service

Greensville Elementary School

1101 Sussex Drive

Emporia, VA 23847

June 28-July 27 Monday – Thursday

Breakfast 8:00 am – 9:00 am.

Lunch 10:45 am. – 12:45 pm

E W Wyatt Middle School

206 Slagle’s Lake Road

Emporia, VA 23847

June 28-July 27 Monday – Thursday

Breakfast 7:45 am – 8:30 am.

Lunch 10:45 am. – 12:00 pm

Greensville County High School

403 Harding Street

Emporia, VA 23847

June 28-July 27 Monday – Thursday

Breakfast 8:00 am – 9:30 am.

Lunch 11:30 am. – 1:00 pm

William E. Richardson, Jr. Memorial Library

100 Spring Street

Emporia, VA 23847

June 28, July 6, 13, 20, 27 Thursday’s Only

Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 pm.

Word of Life Assembly of God

707 Brunswick Avenue

Emporia, VA 23847

June 28-July 27 Monday – Thursday

Lunch 11:30 am. – 1:00 pm

Weaver Manor

216 Meherrin Lane

Emporia, VA 23847

June 28-July 27 Monday – Thursday

Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Northwood Village Apartments

300 Lewis Street

Emporia, VA 23847

June 28-July 27 Monday – Thursday

Lunch 11:30 am. – 12:30 pm

Brookridge Apartments

1325 Skippers Road

Emporia, VA 23847

June 28-July 27 Monday – Thursday

Lunch 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Community Youth Center (CYC)

800 Halifax Street

Emporia, VA 23847

June 29-July 29 Thursday – Saturday only

Snack only 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Main Street United Methodist Church

500 South Main Street

Emporia, VA 23847

June 28-July 27 Monday – Thursday

Lunch 11:30 am. – 1:30 pm

Reese Village Apartments

311 Bond Court, Emporia, VA 23847

Reese Village Apartments

311 Bond Court, Emporia, VA 23847

Reese Village Apartments

311 Bond Court, Emporia, VA 23847

Reese Village Apartments

311 Bond Court, Emporia, VA 23847

 

**All sites will be closed July 3 & 4, 2017.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027), found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)   Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)   Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe Visits Edward W. Wyatt Middle to Highlight School Breakfast Growth

First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe joined Virginia Secretary of Education Dietra Trent, Virginia State Delegate Roslyn Tyler, Virginia State University Head Football Coach and former NFL player Reggie Barlow and other partners, including No Kid Hungry Virginia and the Southeast Dairy Association at Edward W. Wyatt Middle School on Friday, May 19, to recognize the school for its success in connecting students with breakfast. Edward W. Wyatt Middle School was one of 12 school winners in the Virginia Breakfast Challenge, a campaign to increase school breakfast participation across the state.

1,325 schools participated in the Virginia Breakfast Challenge, which ran from October 2017 through December 2017. In January, 2017, after the competition concluded, 24,741 more Virginia kids participated in school breakfast each day, compared to January, 2016.

At the beginning of the assembly, those who were instrumental increasing access to breakfast were recognized.  Crystal Crutchfield, GCPS Foodservice Director, Ruth Bullock, Edward W. Wyatt Middle School Cafeteria Manager, and the staff of the cafeteria were all recognized. Mrs. Bullock and the lunch ladies received a rousing standing ovation. It was pointed out that the smell of freshly baked biscuits every morning was a great way to start the school day.

“We know expanding school breakfast programs help since childhood hunger and helps children perform better in schools,” said Mrs. McAuliffe.  “This has been proven by research connecting school breakfast but as a patient to improve school attendance and math tests course, but we also are you need from administrators schools across the commonwealth that embrace the alternative models, like Edward W. Wyatt.  They’re seeing fewer discipline referrals better learning environments and better concentration from students after making the change.  It’s a win-win.” “Kids can’t be hungry to learn if they’re just plain hungry, which is why we need to continue to increase access to breakfast in our schools. Together, we can end childhood hunger.”

One in six kids in Virginia living families that struggle with hunger.  Research shows that Congress serious consequences for children, including lower test scores, weaker attendance rates, and higher risk of hospitalization and chronic diseases.

No Kid Hungry Virginia and its partners and focused on breakfast after the bell is a critical way to end childhood car in Virginia.  The program increases access to school breakfast by burning breakfast out of the cafeteria and making it part of the school day.

Edward W. Wyatt middle are using credit will model allowing students to finish their breakfast in their first.  Class.  The number of students eating breakfast of the Edward W. Wyatt middle grew by 55% between October 2015 and October 2016.

First Lady Mcauliffe and distinguished guests observed the Grab & Go breakfast program and spoke about the importance of healthy eating habits.  For winning the Virginia breakfast challenge, No Kid Hungry Virginia award the school $4000 to support technology enhancements, field trips or playground equipment.  On behalf of Virginia dairy farmers the Southeast Dairy Farmers Association awarded school $2500 to purchase equipment to support the school’s breakfast program.  The Virginia Breakfast Challenge was made possible by generous donations of No Kid Hungry Virginia sponsors including Smithfield Foods, Dominion, and Wal-Mart.

“A complete breakfast as part of a healthy diet.  Breakfast programs help ensure all are Virginia students get the nutrition they need to succeed in school,” said Barlow.

Virginia was one of the top 10 states with the biggest growth in breakfast programs, according to recent data from the food research and action center and is on track to serve eight million more breakfasts during the 2016-2017 school year compared with the 2013-2014 school year.

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GCPS Receives Fuel Up to Play 60 Grant

On Friday, May 5, 2017, Roseann Liberatore with the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association presented Dr. Angela Wilson, Superintendent and Crystal Crutchfield, Food Service Supervisor with a check for $13,650.00 for the Fuel Up to Play 60 Grant.

Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program to teach kids how to lead healthier lifestyles. Each of the four schools in Greensville County received funds totaling $13,650.00. The funds were used to purchase new cafeteria equipment such as milk boxes, freezers, coolers, breakfast carts and more. Greensville County High School and Belfield Elementary also received funding to purchase new physical activity equipment for students to use including various activity balls, games, and rackets.

Pictured receiving the check are Roseann Liberatore, Dr. Angela Wilson, Crystal Crutchfield, Cafeteria Managers Barbara Batchelor, Linda Brna, Ruth Bullock, Rhena King, and Aletha Robinson, Mrs. Tammy Hand and Mrs. Austine Ellis, Assistant Principals from Greensville Elementary and various Greensville Elementary students. ​

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SADD Hosts Drug Free Week at Wyatt Middle School

Third Row: Savion Taylor, Uriaus Obey, Mrs. Belinda King, Officer Reginald Harris, Darius Harris; Second Row: Sponsor, Mrs. Joy Mitchell, Zavion Harding, Quadarius Nicholson, Deshawn Epps, Malik Patrick, Karmisha Ivey, Collejah Sanks; First Row: Justin Graham and Ja’Niyah Murphy

 

Edward W. Wyatt Middle School SADD Chapter hosted Drug Free Week October 24 - October 28, 2016. Monday, October 24th students received red ribbons to wear all week, “Saying No to Drugs and Bullying”. Tuesday, October 25th Officer Reginald Harris from the Emporia Police department observed students during their lunch period and chose a student making good sound choices on how to behave in a large group of their peers. Wednesday, October 26th, District 19, Social Services, and the Public Library donated literature to educate students on the things that can seriously harm them. Encouraging words were given to help support our young people. Thursday, October 27th, was Self Awareness Day, Mrs. Joy Mitchell, SADD Advisor, was in the hallway with hand held models of mouths with cancer to show the effects that smoking can have on the body. These surreal models show cancer sores and other diseases in the mouth caused by negative use of drugs and tobacco. Friday, October 28th during morning announcements students were provided with encouraging words about making choices as a child so that we can be productive citizens as adults. We do thank our local law enforcement officers for all they do.

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EDUCATION FOUNDATION SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR SUMMER SCHOLARSHIPS

The Greensville County Education Foundation will be offering scholarships to students in grades four through eleven who are interested in attending academic summer camps.

Students must have or be in the process of applying to a program and must have personal and school recommendations to qualify.

The first priority of the committee is to assist students who may not ordinarily have an opportunity to spend a week or two on a college campus.  However, all students are encouraged to apply.

The students can pursue special interests in math, science, art, speech, drama, journalism, music, sports, history, technology, engineering, business, politics or leadership skills.  While not a full scholarship, this program provides some financial support.

Among schools attended in the past are East Carolina University, Norfolk State University, Ferrum College and Johns Hopkins University.

Students have found the experience helpful in forming such goals as becoming doctors, veterinarians, actors, and politicians.  Several students have said that the hands-on experiences have helped them more clearly understand subjects taught in school.

Parents of students interested in this program may contact a School Counselor at Greensville Elementary, Belfield Elementary, E. W. Wyatt Middle School and Greensville County High School.

  • School Counselors can provide more detailed information.
  • Previous recipients are not eligible.
  • Applications will be accepted through Friday, May 13, 2016

Any individual, parents of past recipients, organization or business can make a tax deductible contribution to the Education Foundation for the scholarship program by contacting Curtis Young at the School Board Office, (434) 634-3748.

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Public Schools Seek Your Input

As we Plan for the Future of Greensville County Public Schools, tell us what you believe will enable Greensville County Schools to move forward in providing high quality educational services for the children and youth of our community.

Submit your responses online now using this link

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Exxon Mobil Grants

The staff at Parker Oil Company have worked with Greensville County Schools for a number of years to secure grant funds for local schools from the Exxon Mobil Education Alliance Program.

On January 9th, funds for 2014 were granted to Greensville Elementary School, Belfield Elementary School, E.W. Wyatt Middle School, and Greensville County High School. Grants of $500 were awarded to Greensville Elementary and Belfield Elementary Schools. One thousand dollar awards were presented to Wyatt Middle School and Greensville County High School. These funds are to be used for educational projects that support the schools’ ongoing efforts to provide high quality instructional services in Mathematics and/or Science.

Thanks to friends of education at Parker Oil Company, this marks the 9th year schools have received the Exxon Mobil Grant funds. The grants were created to allow local oil companies, like Parker Oil, to invest in the future of their communities through the schools.  

School officials express appreciation to Ed Low and the Parker Oil Company for demonstrating their commitment to public education through their diligence in working to acquire these grant funds for the schools each year.

Pictured: Medicus Riddick, Assistant Principal, E.W. Wyatt Middle School; Ed Low, Parker Oil Company Representative; Mary Person, Principal, Belfield Elementary School; Curtis Young, Principal, Greensville Elementary School; the representative from Greensville County High School is Not Pictured.

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