Saturday, December 20, 2014

Students Visit Sinclair Community College

Recently junior business students from Greenville High Schools Financial Specialist, Marketing and Supply Chain Management programs visited Sinclair Community College.  Students were given a tour and an opportunity to learn about Tech Prep advantages.  They were also given an opportunity to visit two classroom sessions.

Financial Specialist Junior, Sierra Dearing, commented, ”I enjoyed feeling a part of the school since we are enrolled in an online Sinclair course this year.”

Dominique Toler, Supply Chain Management student stated, “It was a good experience to get to see what campus life is like.”

For more information about these Greenville Business Career Tech prep Programs contact Margie Heitkamp at for Financial Specialist, Reed Mikesell at, or Dara Buchy at for Supply Chain Management inquires.

MedTech Gives Back to Local Family

MedTech Class
MeTech adopted a family of 6 for the Christmas Holiday. Students gathered gifts and food for the entire family.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

November Students of the Month

The Greenville Career Tech Center is proud to announce the November Career Tech Students of the Month Kelsey McClure and James Hardy. Kelsey is a member of the Auto Technology Program and James Hardy is member of the Computer Information Program. These students represent Greenville CTC at the highest level.

The standards to be selected as the student of the month include: Service to the community and school, class participant in group activities, reliability, positive attitude, team player, hard worker, leader,  and a good problem solver.

The Greenville CTC student of the month is sponsored by the Maid Rite Sandwich Shop.

CT Auto Shop Set for Car Fundraiser Auction

The Greenville Career Tech Auto Technology program is ready to auction off another great car. The students have evaluated this car extensively and everything is in working order. This is a 2000 Honda Accord Special Edition 2.3 Liter 4 cylinder VTEC  has  217,166 miles. This Honda has an automatic transmission,  4 doors, power windows, and power locks. A new transmission was just installed in the car along with a new battery and a complete oil change. This car is ready for a new owner. The proceeds from this sale will go to the Greenville Career Tech Center Auto Technology Program. Please contact Jim Anderson 937-564-6887.

Monday, December 8, 2014

SCM Student - Logan Emrick Elected State Secretary

Logan Emrick, a junior Supply Chain Management student at Greenville Career Technical Center High School, was elected Secretary for Business Professionals of America, Ohio Association at its annual Fall Leadership Conference on Wednesday, November 19, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

As a member of the 2014-2015 Ohio Association State Officer Team, Ms. Emrick will travel to Columbus for monthly leadership training sessions to enhance and extend her leadership skills that resulted in her election to the six-member leadership team. With the assistance of State Advisor Barbara Trent, the officer team will plan and conduct ceremonies at the State Leadership Conference March 11-13, 2015, and at the 2015 Fall Leadership Conference. According to Ms. Trent, “Logan exhibited exceptional leadership abilities during officer candidate screening in October and during candidate speeches and campaigning during the conference. She is well equipped to provide leadership for the Ohio Association. “

“The electoral process from local to Regionals to State has been an effective learning tool for the entire Supply Chain Management program,” reports Mrs. Dara Buchy. “We were thrilled to bring all 32 SCM students to witness Logan’s speech and her installation to office!”

To be eligible to seek state office, a BPA member must first demonstrate her skills at the local and regional levels. In addition to her state responsibilities, Logan is social chairperson for her local chapter, a Region 3 executive board member, a member of the science club.

More than 1,500 BPA members, representing Ohio BPA’s 19 regions, attended the 2014 Fall Leadership Conference. In addition to the election of officers, students participated in professional development workshops, choosing from 17 workshop options. Workshops were designed to increase academic and leadership skills that are a part of the students’ career-technical education programs at their high schools and career centers.

In addition to her Business Professionals of America responsibilities, Logan volunteers for various community service projects through her SCM program, coaches youth volleyball, plays Varsity Volleyball.

Business and community members interested in learning more about Business Professionals of America should contact instructor, Dara Buchy, at Greenville High School  or Ohio State Advisor Barbara Trent, the Ohio Department of Education


SCM Helps BPW with Breakfast with Santa!

On Saturday, December 6th the Supply Chain Management Team from Greenville High School Career Technical School were excited to once again assist at Breakfast with Santa held at the VFW in Greenville, Ohio. Terin Ellis, Junior SCM President said, "It was an amazing experience to get to do something for our community and put smiles on all the little ones faces!"

The annual event is hosted by the Greenville Business Professional Woman's Club to raise funds for their annual College scholarships provided to Darke County Young Women. This year the students from Supply Chain joined once again with the women of BPW to provide a festive event serving nearly 100 guests along with Santa Claus himself. 

The students of Supply Chain Management set-up the tables, cooked breakfast, served the guests and assisted with the presenataion of gifts from Santa. Santa is certainly the highlight of the event. He enjoyed visiting with the children and their families over breakfast and then participated in his own photo shoot with every child....some adults too! After the fun was complete, the students cleaned up.

"I just love seeing the little children so excited! They are thrilled to see the Jolly Old Elf!", said Sydney Alcaraz, Senior Supply Chain Management student. "The SCM students are part of a 2 year business program offered at Greenville's Career Technical Center. Part of their program includes community service. The students love to be involved in the "work" of community service, however most will agree, it is so much fun to participate in helping the community, when you do it together!", said the instructor Mrs. Dara Buchy.

The Supply Chain Management program has 32 students enrolled. The students study Customer Service, Professionalism, the Movement of Goods and Services and are also proudly memebers of Business Professionals of America. If you or your organization has a need for volunteers or would like a student presentation of speaker - please feel free to contact instructor, Dara Buchy via email:

Friday, December 5, 2014

Greenville FFA Student Wins District…On to State

 Dalton Walls, a sophomore at Greenville High School, recently competed in the FFA Job Interview Contest at the District level. Prior to attending the contest he had to compose and send a resume and cover letter concerning his interest in the job of Farm Worker. At the contest, the student will fill in an application by hand and turn it in for grading purposes and then go into a room with either one or two judges and have a job interview to convince the judge that they are the one for the job. After the interview the student will go into another room and type up a follow-letter thanking the person for seeing them and asking for further action from their potential future employer. This is then scored along with how well they did in the interview. Dalton was outstanding at the contest and has earned the privilege to go on to the state competition which will take place Saturday, December 6th.    at The Ohio State University. The chapter is very excited about his accomplishment and wishes him the best of luck!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Anderson Elected as Vice Chairman of NATEF

Mr. Anderson

Jim Anderson was elected to the position of Vice Chairman at NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) board of trustees at the fall board meeting. The board meeting was held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on November 17th through the 20th.  Anderson has been a trustee for the past six years.

NATEF develops training standards and accredits automotive programs throughout the nation. This organization works closely with ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) and the Automotive Industry to assure education is staying current with technology as vehicles evolve.

Mr. Anderson will assume his role January, 2015 and will transition to Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the 2016 year.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Computer Information Systems Seniors Compete in Virtual Team Challenge

Supper Troopers
Three teams from the Greenville CIS program recently competed in a virtual team challenge sponsored by Deloitte.  The challenge is a real-time, multi-user business simulation that is played over the course of several weeks by high school students throughout North America.  The students face business tasks and challenges that simulate the real-world experiences of professional services employees like the people with careers at Deloitte.  The challenge revolves around an oil spill in a virtual world.  The students must interact with the avatars in the virtual world to aid in the relief efforts of a city to recover from the disaster.  Based on the interactions with the avatars and research in the virtual library and newspapers, they must make sound business decisions on hiring companies.  Each student is assigned one of four rolls on the team.  
The rolls are:
Fast Tracker: Responsible for Support Services including decisions about hiring emergency services and logistics vendors to make sure the cleanup runs smoothly.

Smooth Operator: Responsible for Media and Volunteer Management including decisions about a hiring public relations firm and a spokesperson for the cleanup so that support-donations from the public adequately fund the cleanup.

Grime Stopper: Responsible for the physical aspects of the environmental cleanup including hiring oil spill containment, recovery and disposal vendors. If the cleanup is environmentally effective, New City will be saved and the team will receive the most support-donations from the public.

Green Machine: Responsible for crisis administration including hiring vendors to write the disaster assessment document and handle legal and compliance issues.

There were over 600 teams in the national competition.

Team Super Troopers (Allen Burden, Danielle Liebherr, Max Muir, and Matthew Oiler) raised $181,500.00 virtual dollars for the relief effort, placing 16th in North America.  This is the highest place Greenville has received in the yearly contest which started in 2008.

Team FiddlerMiddler (Maleigha Day, Sierra Forte, Dalton Jones, and Joseph Miller) raised $168,080.00 virtual dollars for the relief effort, placing 40th in North America.

Team ARIHCC (Darin Gusek, James Hardy, and Blake Peters) raised $166,973.00 virtual dollars for the relief effort, placing 44th in North America.

The CIS program at Greenville High School is taught by Nathan Sharp and Robert Warner.  For more information about the CIS program at Greenville High School, contact Jon McGreevey, CT Director at (937) 548-4188 extension 847.



Sunday, November 23, 2014

I AM Career Tech - VIDEO

MED TECH, CIS, and Engineering Showcase

The Med Tech Program instructed by Mrs. Emily Powers, Engineering Program instructed by Mr. Chris Sykes, and CIS Program instructed by Mr. Nate Sharp and Mr. Bob Warner showcased their programs as the annual Ohio School Boards Conference held in Columbus this November. Great job of representing Greenville CTC with PRIDE!

Emrick -2014-2015 State BPA Secretary

Congratulations to Logan Emrick for being selected as the 2014 State Secretary for BPA.

Friday, November 14, 2014

October CT Students of the Month Paige Lavy and Macayla Mendoza

Paige Lavy and Macayla Mendoza
The Greenville CTC has announced their students of the month for October
Paige Lavy and Macayla Mendoza.

Paige is a member of the Engineering Program. Paige has represented the Career Tech programs at various schools in Darke County along with presenting at the  OSBA Capital Conference. Her positive attitude and pride is a great example for her peers. Her instructor for Engineering is Mr. Chris Sykes

Macayla is a senior student in the Careers with Children's Program.  Macayla is a great role model for the juniors in the program,  volunteers many hours to help the pre-school students after school, and develops new exciting activities for the children to do. Her instructor for  the Careers with Children program is Mrs. Amy Schoen.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Warner Wins Favorite Teacher Drawing

Pictured: Mr. Warner, Sierra Forte and Dr. Gordon
 Dr. Gordon of Gordon Orthodontics donated $100 to Mr. Warner's class.  Sierra Forte's entered her favorite teacher Mr. Warner in Gordon Orthodontics monthly favorite teacher drawing. Thank you Dr. Gordon and Sierra!

Marathon Petroleum Corporation visits GCTC

Mr. Daniels from the Marathon Petroleum Corporation visited Greenville CTC last Friday. He presented to the Auto Technology Program.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Suter Physical Therapy Consulting Donates Car to Greenville CTC Automotive Program

Pictured: Left to Right - Jim Anderson, Travis Nicholas, Carla Surber, and Mark Suter
Mark Suter owner of Sutter Physical Therapy Consulting recently donated a 2000 Honda Accord to the auto program. Students will make repairs to the car and it will then be auctioned off to the highest bidder. All proceeds from the auction will go the Greenville Career Tech Automotive Program. The Greenville CTC would like to thank Mr. Suter  for his continued support of Greenville CTC.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Thank You Brown Family Foundation

We would like to thank the Brown Foundation for their recent donation to the Supply Chain Management program. The continued support from the foundation is greatly appreciated.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Junior Med Tech Orientation and Tour of the Health Science Careers

The Junior Med Tech student were able to learn specifically about nursing, surgical technology, and pharmacy careers at Sinclair Community College this past week. This is a great hands on learning experience.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Emrick Advances to State BPA level

Logan Emrick will be moving onto the state level of the BPA screening. This is the first time in 7 years a Greenville student will be  advancing to the state level. Great job Logan!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Esarey Advances to State BPA level

Natalie Esarey will be moving onto the state level of the BPA screening. This is the first time in 7 years a Greenville student will be  advancing to the state level. Great Job Natalie!!

Congratulations BPA

Congratulations to all students that participated in the BPA screening yesterday. You all represented your school and community with pride and class. Great Job!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Thank You Greenville Fire Deparment

Assistant Fire Chief David McDermitt came yesterday to discuss Fire Safety in Healthcare Facilities. Students earn a fire safety certificate for his program and they benefit from his countless stories related to our discussion. Awesome presentation! Thank you Assistant Fire Chief McDermitt.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Careers with Children

 The students who are enrolled in Careers with Children have a unique opportunity to work hands on in a preschool. These students are interested in pursuing a Career in Education or working with children after high school. Students can earn a CDA (Child Development Associate), CPR and First Aid Certifications, Child Abuse Training, and Communicable Disease Training as well as articulated credits from Sinclair Community College. Each week the students plan, create, and implement lesson plans in the preschool lab. The students in this class are learning all about Ohio’s Early Learning Content Standards and how to create developmentally appropriate lesson plans. Every week the students create lesson plans in the following areas: Math, Science, Social Studies, Music, Writing, Physical Development, Art, and Language and Literacy.

Greenville Learning Center (GLC) is a full-time preschool operated inside of Greenville High School. It is a fully licensed center by the Ohio Department of Education. GLC is opened Monday through Friday from 8:00-3:00 and is open to any child ages 3-5. We currently have 24 children enrolled at Greenville Learning Center. One of the many great qualities about this preschool is the opportunity for children to work one on one and have a variety of activities each day.  For more information on Greenville Learning Center please call (937) 548-4188 ext. 843.

WSU Univeristy President Visits Greenville Career Tech Center

Last Wednesday, President Hopkins and his staff from Wright State University toured the Greenville Career Tech Center where advanced manufacturing training was discussed.  President Hopkins then talked with Career tech staff members has he visited their programs.

Dave Knapp Ford Donates Scan Tool to GCTC Auto Program

Dave Knapp Ford recently donated a scan tool for the use in the Automotive Technology Program. We appreciate the continued support of Dave Knapp Ford.
Pictured from left to right - Mr. Nicholas, Jim Anderson Dale Mansfield , Jon McGreevey

Sunday, October 12, 2014



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CT Programs Honored by OSBA

Congratulations to CIS, MED TECH, and Engineering for being selected to showcase their projects at the annual OSBA Conference in November. Thursday night these groups were honored at the Fall Southwest OSBA Conference held at the Warren County Career Center.  CIS is instructed by Mr. Warner and Mr. Sharp, Med Tech – Mrs. Powers, and Engineering Mr. Sykes.

Supply Chain News

Greenville Career Technical Center is thrilled to announce ten students from the Supply Chain Management Program have earned positions on Business Professionals of America’s Leadership team!

On Tuesday, September 16, the Region 3 Business Professionals of America (BPA) held their annual officer screening at Greenville High School.   Twenty-nine students from six area schools screened for officer positions. Miami Valley Career Tech Center, Franklin Monroe, Valley View, Milton Union, Wayne and Greenville are all a part of the newly formed Region 3 for Business Professionals of America.  Ten students out of the thirteen executive board seats were earned by juniors and seniors from the Supply Chain Management (SCM) program at Greenville Career Technical Center!  The screening process includes a LIVE interview, the presentation of a personally written speech to judges, a web based exam covering the history of Business Professionals of America as well as past officers names and positions held at the Regional and State levels, finally the candidates all presented their speech for recording purposes to be viewed by the full membership to determine officer positions.

 All SCM students participated for real life experience with interviewing and presenting in front of business professionals. The students studied the BPA and memorized facts and details. In preparation for the competition the students had the opportunity to create a personal resume for themselves and learn about the factors of a successful interview. It is challenging for young people to not only get past the nervous state, but also express themselves clearly when in a challenging situation.

The next step in the BPA process will be for candidates who desire to compete for an officer position to do so in Columbus on October 20.

The tag line for Business Professionals of America – Today’s students, tomorrow’s business professionals, demonstrates the purpose for the program.  BPA is structured to help develop effective leaders, team players and promotes professionalism.

Please join in congratulating the students who will serve on BPA’s Executive Board for the 2014-2015 school year and for the entire SCM team for accomplishing a great feat – facing fears and feeling success!

MED Tech Assists GCS Screenings

Every year, the seniors of Medical Tech Prep along with GHS School Nurse, Mrs. Kathy Jetter, conduct health screenings for all freshmen students within Greenville High School.  Instructor of Med Tech, Mrs. Emily Powers provides her students with instruction on the skills needed in order to conduct the screenings.  “Students are taught proper screening techniques for vision, hearing, height and weight as well as assessing blood pressure,” stated Mrs. Powers.   These screenings provide the freshmen population with an overall measure of their health and baseline knowledge of what these results mean.  The Project Coordinator for the screenings and senior Med Tech student , Madisyn Pieper added, “Conducting the screenings is an event we all look forward to.  We organize, plan and implement the screenings ourselves.  This experience gives us the opportunity to practice the skills we have learned as well as practice bedside manner and how to communicate with our patients”. 

The Med Tech Program has 50 students benefiting from the program.  The students currently enrolled are interested in entering any avenue of the medical field, including: nursing, phlebotomy, physician assistant, pharmacy, physician, among many others. Senior and Med Tech President Holly Cameron stated, “Some people are certain they want to go into pediatrics or become a surgeon, and then they get there and realize that’s not for them.  Med Tech provides us with the opportunity to understand what it takes to be successful in the medical field before we go off to college.  It is helpful to know what you are getting yourself into before you are fully committed”.  Students earn STNA, CPR and First Aid certifications as well as up to twenty articulated credits from Sinclair Community College.

Lights, Film and Action

The junior and senior Interactive Media (IMTV) students in the Career Tech Center at Greenville Senior High School have been applying their skills to workforce projects and partnerships with local community clients.

IMTV is looking forward to their annual promotional show with the Matt Light Foundation to produce their Annual Darke County Turkey Hunt.  This is the fourth year in a row that IMTV has worked with the Light Foundation. This show will be aired in all of the Darke County Schools, on Greenville’s Public Access Television Channel 5, WAVE and the Light Foundation’s website.  Other recent highlight productions include a Corvette Raffle for the Greenville School’s Foundation and the 2014 Business Professionals of American Regional Officer’s Candidates campaign speeches.

IMTV houses the new Channel 5, WAVE, formerly GPAT (Greenville Public Access Television). The students have been very busy in creating logos, templates, message board postings and programming for Channel 5.  Also, the students have been video recording the Greenville City Council Meetings, Greenville Board of Education Meetings, GHS sports, GHS school activities and other community events. IMTV is looking forward to upgrade programming for the citizens of Greenville and Darke County in their new in-house studio.

Interactive Media is a creative, business oriented approach to graphics arts, computer animation, audio/video techniques, photography and web design. Students learn to use advanced multimedia techniques to create, organize, manage, and present digital information in a variety of media forms.  Upon successfully completion of this course, students will be proficient in using industry standard software and hardware, efficiently managing and presenting information, comfortably presenting projects to small groups as well as planning, designing and creating multimedia projects successfully in both team and individual environments. 

For more information about the program or if you have a client project for IMTV, please contact Mrs. Lori Hoover at (937) 548-4188, ext. 840 or Mr. Jon McGreevey, CT Director at  (937) 548-4188, ext. 847.


Brown Family Foundation Supports the Greenville Auto Technology Program

The Brown Family Foundation presented a check to the Greenville Auto Technology Program this week.  Austin Swank, an auto student, shared with Mr. Dick Brown his excitement about this year’s auto project and how it is going to help the students in the program and the community to understand more about fuel.  This conversation led Mr. Brown to donate to the Auto Program to assist in further education of the students.  This year’s Auto Tech class project is titled, “Fueling Your Knowledge”.

Pictured from left to right: Jon McGreevey, Career Tech Director; Dick Brown, Brown Family Foundation; Austin Swank, GHS Auto Tech Student; Jim Anderson, Auto Tech Instructor; Travis Nicholas, Auto Tech Instructor.

September Students of the Month Madisyn Pieper and Austin Swank

The Greenville Career Tech Center has selected Madisyn Pieper and Austin Swank as Students of the Month for September. Madisyn is a senior in the Med Tech program that is directed by Mrs. Emily Powers. Austin Swank is a senior in the Automotive Technology Program that is directed by Mr. Travis Nicholas and Mr. Jim Anderson. Some of the standards to be selected as the student of month include serving your school/community, being involved in class/school activities, being a team player, having a positive attitude, being a hard worker, and being a good problem solver.