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.
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
Congratulations 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year Tara Lavalley!
Mrs. Lavalley has taught at Green Hills School since 2011. Everyday in her first grade classroom is filled with excitement and adventure. Even through the challenges of the 2020 school year she finds ways to inspire her students, including a virtual sing along with a Disney Princess! She is respected by her colleagues who describe her class as everything an elementary school experience should be for students. Congratulations Mrs. Lavalley!
Support Staff of the Year
Congratulations 2020-2021 Support Staff of the Year Kerry Burneyko!!
Mrs. Burneyko, our school nurse, continues to be a leader in our Green Hills building, especially throughout the 2020-2021 school year. She is caring and compassionate with our students, and an endless source of information and guidance for our staff, administration and community. Mrs. Burneyko has approached the health crisis challenges of the current school year with the highest level of professionalism, while remaining patient with the concerns of the school community. She is a leader in our school and deserving of the recognition from her peers. Great job Mrs. Burneyko!
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.