Greenville schools

Greenville schools’ proposed budget on ‘a good trajectory’ for a sixth straight year

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For the sixth consecutive year, the budget of Greenville Public Schools is projected to trend in a positive direction with revenues outpacing expenditures, resulting in a healthy general fund, fund balance.

During Monday’s regular monthly meeting of the Board of Education, Director of Finance Maureen Fleet presented her proposed 2022-2023 fiscal year budget for the Board to review before it is voted on at a special meeting scheduled for June 27 at 7 p.m. (the budget must be approved and submitted to the state by July 1).

The Class of 2022: Greenville High School 

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265 graduate from Greenville High School on Thursday.

Records drop at 2022 Yellow Jacket Challenge

The Yellow Jacket Challenge returned for the first time since 2019 starting at Greenville Middle School on Sunday — with the race finishing at the 30-yard-line on the southern end of Legacy Field.

After the snowy conditions in 2019, the weather, mid-70s with a steady breeze, turned out to be fair for running conditions, leading to some fast times. Rain did hit the course throughout the race, and thunderstorms rolled in, putting a literal damper on the end of the event — but not the spirit of the day, especially in race director Penny Dora’s eyes.

10-year-old completes Yellow Jacket Challenge 5K in meaningful fashion

Eric Hart does his calisthenics with the whole Walnut Hills Elementary Hills Running Club just as any 10-year-old would.

His left arm reaches down his left leg, stretching out the back muscles; the same motion on the right. Pulling his arms across his body the opposite way, this one to stretch out the arms and shoulders. Moving down the length of the Greenville High School gym in groups of five to get the feeling of running in the mind.

Greenville’s Rewa family trains for, completes first 5K together

Jake Rewa was having a conversation with his eldest daughter, Kelsey, and suggested that the two of them and Kelsey’s sister, Olivia, all run a 5K together.

At first, Kelsey, a sophomore at Central Michigan University studying secondary education, was taken aback for a split second. Then she immediately asked, “When is it?”

Year of the tiger

Walnut Hills Chinese Immersion students celebrate Chinese New Year

Through songs, dance, drumming, kung fu and some high-flying yo-yo action, students from Walnut Hills Elementary School celebrated the year of the tiger as they rang in the Chinese New Year on Saturday afternoon.

Taking center stage at the Performing Arts Center at Greenville High School, students enrolled in the Chinese Immersion program — now in its 10th year — presented their annual Chinese New Year Celebration program, consisting of performances from kindergarten through fifth-grade students at Walnut Hills, as well as middle school students in the program’s Chinese Yoyo club.