Greenville High School cafeteria offers a wide variety (Photo Gallery)

By Kelli Ameling • Last Updated 10:50 am on Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Students gather in the new commons area, formerly an outdoor courtyard. The room now provides students with an area to study, chat and relax during their lunch period. — Daily News/Cory Smith

GREENVILLE — Students at Greenville High School have started the new year with a collegiate feel when it comes to the cafeteria, lunch choices and a new student commons area.

As students enter into the cafeteria, they no longer have one single line going through with limited food options, but instead multiple choices designed to cater to what the student wants.

“We are getting pretty well adjusted,” said Food Services Director Kenneth Poor, who began working at Greenville Public Schools this year. “Students and (staff) are getting used to the new, beautiful facility.”

As students enter the cafeteria, they now have different stations they can go to including salad, pasta, sub and pizza stations to design the meal they are looking for. Poor said he is hoping by next week an exhibition cooking station will be up and running as well.


“We are working our hardest to give the students as much choices as possible,” he said.

There are many fairly healthy options as well for students, including fruit and the salad bar, which has been a big hit among the students.

“It’s encouraging to see,” said Poor of many students choosing the more healthy options.

Also new to Greenville High School this year is a student commons area located across from the cafeteria. The area is designed to give students a safe place to hang out while eating lunch, studying or talking with friends.

Junior Bree Roblee, 16, just started attending Greenville High School this year. She said she likes the new facilities.

“It’s nice,” she said, noting the commons area and cafeteria have a friendly feel.

Josh Scott, a 16-year-old junior, said he is enjoying the upgrades compared to previous years.

“It has better food, more space and an open atmosphere,” he said.

Before construction began last year, Greenville Public Schools developed a group of students to take input from to design the upgrades for the cafeteria and commons area. The students chose color patterns and gave input in what they would like to see in both locations.

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