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GREENSVILLE/EMPORIA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

LOCAL BOARD MEETING

The Greensville/Emporia Department of Social Services Administrative Board will meet on Thursday, August 21, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Greensville/Emporia Department of Social Services located at 1748 East Atlantic Street.  The public is welcome to attend.

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.

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.

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.

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. ​

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.

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.

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

Please Submit Your Responses on or Before April 18th

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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