WELCOME TO GREEN TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT
Green Hills School is a K-8 public school located in scenic Sussex County, New Jersey. Our mission at Green is to educate every student to become a confident and caring life-long learner, who can communicate and contribute positively to the changing needs of society. The district, in cooperation with the community, will provide an academic environment that values excellence, initiative, and diversity of our students, while supporting a program of study that is congruent with the New Jersey Student Learning Standards.
GHS Reason for being:
To create the best version of every individual
Ensuring the best future for all by getting to know a child as well as he/she can be known
Nulli Secundus-Second to None
GHS Audacious Vision:
Through the investment in human capital and by valuing and treating all learners as unique, intelligent individuals we will unleash our full potential and become, by far, the best school district in the state of NJ.
Teacher of the Year 2018-19
Congratulations Mr. Scott
Even when he was younger Mr. Scott always knew he was meant to be a Physical Education teacher. He currently teaches kindergarten through eighth grade Physical Education and Health. He began teaching at Green Hills School in 2012. “I love the fact that I see the same students evolve and become their own self from the time they are 5 years old until they move on to the high school.” Mr. Scott grew up in Lafayette, and still lives in the same town with his wife, Kaleigh, and his daughter Olivia. He feels that one of the best parts of being a teacher is laughing each day and enjoying the crazy, loud, sometimes hectic enthusiasm that the students bring to his class.
Support Staff of the Year 2018-19
Congratulations Mrs. Cyndi Bresney
Mrs. Bresney has been working as a Substitute Teacher and Instructional Aide at Green Hills School for 11 years. Prior to her employment in the district, she was the Director of Internal Audit at Selective Insurance where she was hired after graduating with a BA in Accounting from Bloomsburg University. She also achieved her Certified Public Accountant Certificate during her tenure with Selective. When she and her husband started a family, Mrs. Bresney wanted to become a more active part of the community and school district where her kids attended school. In her early years, she volunteered as PTA President and Girl Scout Leader. She has also volunteered as the Newton High School Soccer Booster Chairperson, Highland Soccer Club League Contact and is still a Board Member of the newly established Newton United Soccer Club. She is currently serving as the 6th Grade Class Advisor and Student Council Advisor. She mainly works as an Instructional Aide with the middle school students. ¨I love working with the kids in groups, particularly in MS Math, where we can get to know each other and I can help bridge the gap between classroom teaching and independent work.¨ When not working, Mrs. Bresney enjoys attending her son and daughters college soccer games at Susquehanna University and Fairleigh Dickinson University respectively. In her spare time, she is passionate about exercise and will be cycling in the Five Boro Bike Tour later this spring.
In 1902 Green Township had 4 schools ---Huntsburg, Huntsville,Tranquility, and Greensville. The first school in Green Township appears to have been one located just northwest of Huntsville in 1790. The first official school was built in Huntsville in 1835 and replaced with a new building in 1865. However, this school was built on land for which the D.L. & W. railroad had a right of way. Since the railroad was running over the existing school, they agreed to build a new one.