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photo of students/staffGrades 8-12: Take the Teen Cyber Census

Parents of 8-12th graders: please sign up yourself and your children for the Teen Cyber Census ... and do it today! This study will provide our students and parents with a safe, anonymous way to share views and experiences with online behavior. We want to address recurring themes, and hopefully reduce negative behaviors in our school community. We need your responses to do that! Click [ HERE ] to walk through the informed consent process.

photo of students/staffRead Glens Falls' Smart Schools Investment Plan

In November of 2014, New York State voters passed the Smart Schools Bond Act (SSBA), which will provide up to $1.6 million in technology funding for Glens Falls City Schools. Read the district's Preliminary Spending Plan [ HERE ] and email comments to GFCOMMUNICATIONS@GFSD.ORG. The May 4, 2016 Board of Education presentation is available [ HERE ].

photo of students/staffSix student-athletes honored with the Grandstanders' Senior Sports Award

Grandstanders’ 2016 Senior Sports Award scholarship winners are: Peter Mauro (Lacrosse, Golf, and Swimming), Nolin Murphy (Football, Ice Hockey, and Baseball), Sam Hawkins (Football, Swimming, and Track), Haylee Mello (Lacrosse and Field Hockey), Emily Haas (Lacrosse and Field Hockey), and Olivia Southworth (Lacrosse and Field Hockey). [ MORE ]

GF arrowhead graphicRegistration is open for GFSD summer sports camps

Summer sports camps are being offered by the GFSD Athletic Department. Students can participate in camps for SWIMMING, DIVING AND TRIATHLON, soccer, baseball, volleyball, field hockey, and girls' lacrosse. Super Hooper basketball camp registration is also now open! The program runs August 1-5, with the boys' camp in the morning, and the girls' camp in the afternoon. Read the full SPORTS CAMP BROCHURE for program descriptions and the registration form.

school budget graphicGlens Falls residents vote "Yes"

Glens Falls City School District residents approved the 2016-17 school budget by a margin of 645 "yes" votes to 96 “no” votes – an 87 percent approval rate. Debra Stockdale and Kristin Greenwood were elected to the Board of Education. Each will begin a five-year term on July 1, 2016, after receiving 427 and 411 votes, respectively. Candidates Matthew Levin and Tony Nassivera received 325 and 236 votes, respectively. [ MORE ]

photo of students/staffNational School Nurse Day: Thank you, nurses!

Wednesday, May 11 was National School Nurse Day! Our school nurses are healthcare connectors among providers, parents, and communities, working to bolster student attendance and wellness. They lead the way to advance health and support education by ensuring that students are safe, healthy, and ready to learn. Thank you, Janel Martinez, Beth Clark, Kathleen Callaghan, Margaret Sawyer, Jacqueline Pecor, and Amy Mignot at SMSA!

photo of students/staffGFMS' student-artists are Olympians!

When you throw a paper plate into the garbage after pizza night, you probably aren't thinking of wearing it the next day. But that's exactly what some very creative student-artists have done, as they researched and discovered the many kinds of paper products found in the trash, and used them to create an original fashion design! [ MORE ]

photo of students/staffRecognizing outstanding teaching and learning during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6, 2016

We’re recognizing national Teacher Appreciation Week by spotlighting committed and enthusiastic teachers from every one of the district's schools each day this week! Read about Friday's honoree, Holly Schulze, a first grade teacher at Big Cross [ HERE ].

photo of students/staffRaislan Aiken to dive for D1 Marist College

Senior Raislan Aiken signed his letter of intent to dive for Division I Marist College on Monday, with his family and coaches helping to celebrate! "Aiken wrapped up a brilliant career at Glens Falls this year, winning his second Section II diving title, setting the school six- and 11-dive records, and helping the Indians win their third sectional crown in four years. He finished 16th at the state meet last month." More in a great article by Pete Tobey here: [ MORE ]

photo of students/staffJackson Heights holds JDRF walk, raises $1K+

Jackson Heights elementary students, teachers, staff, and parents held a Kids Walk for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation on Monday, in honor of second-grader Kellen Burns and Sadie Clough (Mrs. Clough's daughter), who have Type 1 diabetes. So far, the school community has raised $1,020.75 for diabetes research, with collections continuing through the end of this week. See a photo album from the walk [ HERE ].

photo of students/staffMathletes Willy Herrmann, Liam Forbes, and Nolan Hogan get top scores

Glens Falls High School Mathletes finished in second place this year in the WWSC (Warren, Washington and Saratoga County) math league. Junior Willy Herrmann was the season's top scorer, with senior Liam Forbes finishing second, and sophomore Nolan Hogan placing third. [ MORE ]

photo of students/staff14 GFHS student-artists earn a place in the top 100 at “The Juried Show"

Glens Falls’ art students maintain the tradition of excellence once again by being chosen as part of the top 100 works of art to be displayed at the Hyde Museum. Judges looked for work showing mastery of technique, skill and understanding of aesthetics, all while expressing individuality and creative thinking. [ MORE ]

photo of students/staffKensington team supports a friend through St. Baldrick’s event

For the members of Team Life at Kensington Road elementary, it’s what we DON’T see today that makes all the difference. For many of them, we don’t see hair on their heads after this weekend’s annual fundraising event for the St. Baldrick’s pediatric cancer research foundation. And for the most important member of the team, doctors don’t see the cancer cells in her bloodstream that first appeared in 2008. [ MORE ]

GF arrowhead graphicImportant calendar update: No school 4/22 and 5/27

With such a mild winter, Glens Falls City Schools were able to make it through the year without having to use any of the snow days built into the district calendar. As such, all schools and the district office will be CLOSED on Friday, April 22nd, prior to the April break, and Friday, May 27th, prior to Memorial Day weekend.

photo of students/staffGFSD went blue for Autism on Friday, April 1

There was lots of blue in the GFSD school community on Friday, April 1, as part of the 2016 Light it Up Blue campaign in support of our students on the autism spectrum! Ten years ago, autism’s estimated prevalence was 1 in 166. Today it’s 1 in 68. To learn more, watch [ THIS VIDEO ].

photo of students/staffJackson Heights drops everything and reads for PARP

Everybody inside Jackson Heights--students and adults alike--read an extra 15 minutes in school everyday with the DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) Program during the month of March. And on Thursday, March 24, 130 parents came into classrooms to participate in a Read-A-Long that capped a month-long focus on Parents As Reading Partners. What have you read today?

photo of students/staffKRS students compete in Battle of the Books

Could you answer an intricate plot question about any of ten books in fewer than 20 seconds? These Kensington students probably have you beat! William Wilson, Natalia Steves, and Mason MacDougall showed their strength in the WSWHE Battle of the Books on March 14th at Skidmore College. [ MORE ]

photo of students/staff29,405 minutes read during this year's PARP challenge

Big Cross kids read 29,405 minutes during this year's Parents As Reading Partners (PARP) challenge!! At the culminating assembly, Principal Debbie Hall performed an original poem that included the lines, "So much accomplished, so much achieved // when you went on a journey and truly believed! // Over 29,000 minutes we read in all // Wow, how grand, be proud, stand tall!" The Dr. Seuss-themed challenge ended with teachers and staff performing a song called "Reader of the Pack," and Miss Hall taking a lap around the gym on her hot-rod-tricycle-Dr.-Suess-car! [ PHOTOS ]

photo of students/staffKensington students headed to "Odyssey" state finals

Kensington Road elementary students are taking their creative thinking and problem-solving skills to Binghamton this weekend for the New York State finals of this year's Odyssey of the Mind tournament. [ MORE ]

GF arrowhead graphicAll schools placed in brief, precautionary lockout

Friday, March 18, 2016 -- Each of the Glens Falls City Schools was placed into lockout this morning at approximately 8:35 a.m. under the advisement of Warren County Sheriff's deputies, who were conducting a search for an armed suspect downtown. During a lockout, all exterior doors remain locked, and classes continue “as usual” inside the school. Authorities quickly handled this external situation, and the lockouts were lifted shortly before 9 a.m. Additional details on the incident are available from the Post Star [ HERE ].

photo of students/staffGFMS’ Sean Pettis and Erin Stockdale: two of the best sax players in the state

GFMS student-musicians Sean Pettis and Erin Stockdale performed in a prestigious honor band this weekend in Central New York—with Sean earning the top award of first chair alto saxophone!  [ MORE ]

photo of students/staffFour Teen Excellence winners named from GHFS

Congratulations to Glens Falls High School students Kyle Frank, Sam Hawkins, Madison MacDonald, and Cheyenne McQuain who have been honored as recipients of the Post Star’s 2016 Teen Excellence Awards! "This was a tremendous achievement and your teachers, parents, and administrators are all very proud," said Dr. Stratton. [ MORE ]

NYASP logo graphicChanges in Grades 3-8 tests reflect parent concerns

In an effort to address parent concerns about the New York State Grade 3-8 ELA and Math assessments, the New York State Education Department has made changes to the assessments our students will take next month. Please see [ THIS FLIER ] to better understand the changes, which are part of a larger, ongoing review effort by NYSED.

photo of students/staff"Paws for a Cause" drive benefits shelter animals

Kensington’s fourth annual school-wide “Paws for a Cause” drive to collect pet food and supplies brought in more than 300 items such as treats, grooming supplies, dog/cat chow for local animal shelters. Office supplies and cleaning products were also collected for the shelters' administrative teams. [ MORE ]

photo of students/staffSarah Burton, Willy Hermann, Matt Parent compete in state championships for skiing

Congratulations to student-athletes Sarah Burton, Willy Hermann, and Matt Parent, who competed in the NYSPHAA state championships for Nordic Ski (Sarah and Willy) and Alpine Ski (Matt) on Feb. 22-23! Way to go, Glens Falls!

photo of students/staffNYSED Commissioner Elia visits Glens Falls

NYSED Commissioner MaryEllen Elia visited Glens Falls City Schools on Feb. 11, stopping in on classrooms at Jackson Heights, the Middle School, and the High School. See a photo gallery of her interactions with teachers and students [ HERE ].

photo of students/staffFounders' Day honorees are dedicated, committed to the students of Glens Falls

Eight people were honored at the district’s annual Founders’ Day event, a celebration of committed parent volunteers and/or staff members from each school. Songs, skits, and heartfelt tributes were part of the evening event.  [ MORE ]

photo of students/staffKRS Kindergartners try out Chinese New Year traditions

A visitor from the World Awareness Children’s Museum brought Chinese New Year traditions to students, who were able to put on kid-sized dragon costume shirts and other traditional Chinese clothing from the Museum collection. [ MORE ]

photo of students/staffIt's a Read-In: Big Cross Reads Together event part of PARP

Big Cross' youngest learners and their families are taking on the annual “PARP Challenge” with a Seussical twist, having held a "read-in" event after school on February 3.  [ MORE ]

photo of students/staffBig Cross wears red to spotlight heart health

Big Cross students and faculty supported heart health awareness in a big way on National Wear Red Day, February 5, 2016. Americans nationwide wear red for this annual event to show their support for women's heart disease awareness. [ MORE ]

photo of students/staffGFPD brings gun safety program to elementary schools

Officers from the Glens Falls Police Department – along with special guest Eddie Eagle – are bringing a message of gun safety to GFSD elementary students with the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program, which teaches children in pre-K through third grade four important steps to take if they find a gun. [ MORE ]

school budget graphicProperty Tax Cap law: The “two percent” part is really "twelve hundredths of one percent" for 2016-17 … and that’s only one-eighth of the story

Last week’s release of the final Consumer Price Index for 2015 showed growth of just 0.12 percent—twelve hundredths of one percent. While many were quick to jump on this figure as “the limit” for tax levy growth, a closer look at the tax cap calculation shows the 0.12 percent figure as just one of many complicated—and in many instances, fluid—factors in the mix of the law. [ MORE ]

photo of students/staffGFMS students' science project takes the cake

Eighth-graders Ryllie Busse and Cassidy Shufelt created an *awesome* edible cell model for their science class this week! All the cell parts were created using different kinds of candy, sprinkles, and frosting. Ryllie said the cytoplasm was frosting, twizzlers were the cell membrane, colored frosting was the cell wall, tic tacs were the chloroplasts, ball candy were ribosomes, a Reeces was the nucleus, and an air head was the Golgi apparatus.

photo of students/staffUniversal Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten registration beginning

The Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program is a free, half-day, full-year program for four-year olds. Entry into the UPK class is determined by lottery each spring. Lottery forms are due by April 15, 2016. Read more about the UPK lottery application [ HERE ].
Kindergarten students must be five years old by December 1, 2016 in order to start school in September. Registration for new kindergarten students is held at Kindergarten Round-Up events at each elementary school in March. Read more about kindergarten registration [ HERE ].

photo of students/staffGF Nation: ’07 Alumna Kaitlyn Hobbs argues before Supreme Court Justice … and wins!

GFHS ’07 alumna Kaitlyn Hobbs, a law student at George Washington University, won the college’s annual moot court competition on Jan. 21 after arguing her case before Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and other federal judges. Read the article from GW Law [ HERE ]

photo of students/staffStudent-musicians perform in highest state ensemble

Three talented Glens Falls High School vocalists, Clay Smith, Angie Nardin, and Lucy Reid earned places in the prestigious New York State School Music Association Conference All-State Mixed Chorus. “Clay, Angie, and Lucy were chosen for this honor by receiving perfect scores on their level 6 All-State solo and sight-reading auditions last May,” says music teacher Pam Granger.  [ MORE ]

Teen Excellence logo graphicFour Teen Excellence winners named from GHFS

Congratulations to Glens Falls High School students Kyle Frank, Sam Hawkins, Madison MacDonald, and Cheyenne McQuain who have been named as recipients of the Post Star’s 2016 Teen Excellence Awards! “This year’s honorees embody the traits of civic involvement, leadership and resourcefulness,” says the Post Star’s announcement. A breakfast awards ceremony will be held in March.

photo of students/staffCoach Tony Hammel honored for 25 seasons

GF Nation honored longtime varsity boys basketball coach Tony Hammel at the Jan. 8 game against Gloversville. Coach Hammel’s 373 wins in 25 seasons with Glens Falls were memorialized with a special jersey, a proclamation from the City, and more. He led his teams to state championship appearances in 2003 and 2007, six Section 2 finals appearances, and three Section II titles. More from the Post Star: [ READ ARTICLE ]

photo of students/staffDonation from School District Foundation, PTA, and Walmart brings yoga to KRS

School community members are joining resources to help Kensington elementary students practice breathing, stretching, and positive stress management. Donations from the School District Foundation of Glens Falls, the Queensbury Walmart, and Kensington’s Parent-Teacher Association are combining to provide yoga instruction for first- through fourth-graders. [ MORE ]

Photo of students/staffSUNY ADK winter enrichment classes for grades 4-6

Registration is now open for upcoming SUNY Adirondack programs: the Winter Enrichment series for students in grades 4-6 during February break; and adult continuing education classes throughout the spring semester. For Winter Enrichment information, click [ HERE ]. For adult continuing education information, click [ HERE ].

photo of students/staffEfforts for Make A Wish range from cocoa on the corner to letters to Santa

Children with life-threatening diseases are having their wishes granted, thanks to the generosity of students, staff and families district-wide—who collectively raised hundreds of dollars during the district’s annual Make A Wish holiday star sale. [ MORE ]

photo of students/staffToy drive sends 227 gifts to Salvation Army

Hundreds of gifts have been delivered to the Salvation Army in Glens Falls to brighten the holidays for local children. The annual GFHS Athletics department toy drive received the most support from the Boys Swim team (70+ gifts) and National Honor Society (68 gifts).

photo of students/staffThese athletes are top scorers in the classroom, too!

The following student-athletes had the highest grade-point averages on their team this fall: Mia Cote (Swimming), Alyssa Fairchild (Volleyball), Elizabeth Fisher (Field Hockey), Andrew Nichols (Boys XC Running), Willy Herrmann (Boys Soccer), Joseph Girard III (Football), Nora Borgos (Tennis), Luke Borgos (Golf), Lauren Hauser (Girls XC Running), and Stephanie Meehan (Girls Soccer). Congratulations!

photo of students/staffKRS fourth grade sends joy to deployed soldiers

The entire fourth grade at Kensington Road School has been busy spreading holiday cheer in December—for a very special group of people. Students created handmade greeting cards for active-duty members of the military who will spend the holidays deployed. They also collected snacks and treats for care packages to accompany the cards. [ MORE ]

photo of students/staffBrom Bones: guilty or not guilty?

GFMS students are diving into the pages of Washington Irving’s early American fiction, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and taking matters into their own hands—putting Ichabod Crane’s nemesis Brom Bones on trial. This annual unit of study in Rob Manning’s ELA course is a favorite among seventh-graders. In this courtroom moment, Damien Mosher is on the stand as a witness, and prosecuting attorney TJ Allen is pointing out evidence. The Honorable Judge Manning listens intently....

photo of students/staffMS food drive sends 1,200 items to the Salvation Army

The Middle School's annual canned food drive netted more than 1,200 items for the Salvation Army over two weeks in December. Homerooms with the most food collected got a visit from the ever-popular Tin Can Man. The effort was led by members of the GFMS Student Council.

photo of students/staffGFHS students take top spots in Oratorical contest

Glens Falls seniors Scarlett DeWitt and Nora Borgos took first and second places, respectively, in the local American Legion Post 233 Oratorical Contest in early December. [ MORE ]

photo of students/staffGF Nation Fund bike winner: Shawn Whalen

Shawn Whalen was the lucky winner! The GF Nation Fund, Inc. raffled off a Charge Cooker Maxi bicycle as a fundraiser in November. The GF Nation Fund mission is to enhance the development of the students of the Glens Falls School District through financial support of its extracurricular activities.

GF arrowhead graphicHunting rifle in car causes lockdown at Jackson Heights

Posted December 10, 2015 - At approximately 2:35 p.m. today, Jackson Heights elementary school entered into lockdown status, while law enforcement officers investigated a sighting of guns in a car parked near the school. Glens Falls Police officers quickly confirmed the guns to be a .22-caliber rifle and a muzzleloader, both used for hunting, and at no time were any students or staff members in danger. [ MORE ]

photo of students/staffMake-A-Wish star sale underway district-wide

The GFMS library sure smelled delicious Friday morning. For the eighth year in a row, Middle School library staff hosted a "Turtle Coffee" (coffee + caramel + whipped cream + chocolate) fundraising sale to benefit the Make-A-Wish Northeast New York organization. The district's annual tradition of collecting donations for paper star ornaments helped 20 local children with life-threatening illnesses enjoy a special wish experience with their families last year. This year's fundraising effort continues through December. To purchase a star for the project, stop in to any school's main office.

photo of students/staffGFHS student-musicians perform in Area All-State

Eight of Glens Falls' talented high school musicians participate in the NYSSMA Area All-State Festival. Ashley Lewry, Angie Nardin, Adara Hoyne, Jaquelin Mignot, Clay Smith, and Tyler Talmage sang in the Mixed Chorus, while Lucy Reid and Andy Culliton played in the band ensemble. [ MORE ]

photo of students/staff36 new members inducted into National Honor Society

The Glens Falls High School Chapter of National Honor society inducted 36 new members in a ceremony held at the school on November 12, 2015. To be eligible for membership consideration, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5. [ MORE ]

photo of students/staffCelebrating our Education Support Professionals

Glens Falls City School District celebrates national American Education Week by highlighting our “school superheroes” whose various careers touch the lives of our students and pave the way for success. Education Support Professionals—our teacher aides, teaching assistants, secretaries, custodians, and many other team members—play a crucial role in every school building, every day. [ MORE ]

photo of students/staffClass of 2016 volunteer project benefits Camp Chingachgook

This past weekend several members of the senior class participated in a “Red and Black Gives Back” event at the YMCA’s Camp Chingachgook. On Saturday, students and chaperones helped prepare the camp grounds for winter and close down the waterfront area. [ MORE ]

photo of students/staff"Salute a Soldier" project gives voice to service

One served as a technician in Pearl Harbor during the attack. One served at Ground Zero and in Iraq. One circumnavigated the globe as a radar operator during the Korean War. And all were honored by GFHS student-artists through pieces that spoke to the service and sacrifice of each. [ MORE ]

photo of students/staffGFMS students join the A Cappella frenzy

When it comes to singing with no accompaniment, a group of Glens Falls Middle School students are "tuning up." South Glens Falls High School recently hosted its second annual "TuneUp A Cappella Festival." Chorus Teacher Meredith Reed was a workshop presenter at the festival, so she used the opportunity to bring along several students for the experience. [ MORE ]

photo of students/staffThanks for the dictionaries, Rotary Club!

For the seventh year in a row, Rotarians visited Glens Falls City School District classrooms in October, personally delivering almost 150 dictionaries to third-grade classes. [ MORE ]

GF arrowhead graphicGlens Falls' 3012-d APPR plan approved by SED

Glens Falls City School District is one of a relative few districts statewide to have its Annual Professional Performance Review plan already finalized by the NYS Education Department. Approval was granted September 22, 2015, after revisions were made by district leaders working together. To read the approval letter and the plan in its entirety, see the SED link [ HERE ].

photo of students/staffKRS students make a difference with “Bear Hugs” project

Second- and third-graders from Kensington Road School spent recent weeks giving love to more than 100 teddy bears that will eventually be given to someone who needs a Bear Hug. [ MORE ]

photo of students/staffCoach Pat Potter recognized for 60 years of service

Coaches, athletes, and officials crowded the Glens Falls pool deck on October 20th to celebrate Coach Patricia (Pat) Potter, who has served more than 60 years in the sport of swimming and diving.[ MORE ].

GF arrowhead graphicDistrict-wide PINK-OUT held for cancer awareness

The “Power of Pink” was on display Oct. 15 at each of Glens Falls City Schools. The district held a PINK-OUT in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in support of all in our school community who have been touched by breast cancer. A few snapshots of the day are posted on the district’s Facebook page [ HERE ]. Also highlighted was Jackson Heights fourth-grader Jack Sweet’s “Pennies for Pink” project, which raises money for the CR Wood Cancer Center. News 10 ABC visited his classroom to see the effort in action. Watch the news story [ HERE ].

NYASP logo graphic'14-'15 Boys Soccer team earns national award

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America has awarded Glens Falls’ 2014-15 Boys Soccer team its High School Team Academic Award! “Glens Falls, with a 3.75 GPA for the 2014-15 school year, was one of 149 schools across the country to receive the award,” said Coach Brian Turner. [ MORE ]

Photo of students/staffFlu Information for 2015-16 school year

Glens Falls school nurses are encouraging families to read the Flu Guide For Parents [ AVAILABLE HERE ]. Keep your children safe; make sure they are vaccinated every fall or winter. For more information from the NYS Department of Health, please click [ HERE ].

photo of students/staffThird-grade teacher Nadia Maroun named "Teacher of the Week"

Congratulations to Big Cross elementary teacher Nadia Maroun for being named "Teacher of the Week" by Adirondack Broadcasting and TCT Federal Credit Union! Along with radio announcements that have run on 100.3 FM, she received a plaque, flowers, and other gifts to recognize her commitment to education. [ MORE ]

NYASP logo graphicDonation from School District Foundation of Glens Falls helps “model the behavior” for Big Cross students

On Friday mornings at Big Cross elementary, every student in grades 1-4 has the opportunity to practice breathing, stretching, and positive stress management—thanks in part to a donation from the School District Foundation of Glens Falls. [ MORE ]

NYASP logo graphicCongratulations, Michelle Aleva, our 2015 statewide school psychologist of the year!

The local chapter of New York Association of School Psychologists has selected Michelle Aleva as the Chapter F School Psychologist of the Year for 2015! “It is incredibly motivating, yet humbling, to be acknowledged for such honors, this and the GFTA Teacher of the Year award,” said Mrs. Aleva. [ MORE ]

NYASP logo graphicGF Nation Fund awards cameras, yoga, and more

Glens Falls students are starting the school year with new Lego Robotics kits, digital cameras, a public address system for dances, and even some stress-reduction yoga stretching, thanks to support from the GF Nation Fund, a new 501(c)(3) group dedicated to supporting the extracurricular experience. [ MORE ]

GF arrowhead graphic2015-16 School calendar

A one-page printable version of the calendar that includes school breaks, holidays, and Regents exam days can be downloaded
[ HERE ]. The full district calendar is available [ HERE ]. *Please note that April break falls later than usual in 2016.*

MS front entrance photoCongratulations, Juliana Ogden!

Congratulations to Glens Falls Middle School teacher Juliana Ogden for being honored with the Post-Star‘s 2015 Twenty Under 40 award! The newspaper honors people younger than 40 who have demonstrated success and dedication to their careers, and who are role models in their trades or communities. The honorees will be awarded at a luncheon Sept. 23 at the Great Escape Lodge.

Photo of students/staffPrehistoric shark sighted in GFMS cafeteria—all 55 feet of him!

Megalodon, the prehistoric shark, has taken over the Glens Falls Middle School cafeteria. It was "shark week" for the 6th and 7th-graders in the middle school's summer jump-start program, designed to give students a boost in their core subjects for an even more successful year, come September. [ MORE ]

GF arrowhead graphicGlens Falls Class of 2015 celebrates commencement

Glens Falls High School is proud to announce that 127 students from the Class of 2015 graduated on Saturday afternoon, June 27th — accepting their diplomas on the GFHS stage in front of an audience of family, friends, teachers, and staff during the school's 124th annual commencement. Have a look at some "Graduation Moments" in the slideshow [ HERE ].

Photo of students/staffMiddle School “three-peats” as an Essential Elements School to Watch

New York State Regent Beverly Ouderkirk and many other dignitaries helped Glens Falls Middle School celebrate a prestigious accomplishment on Thursday—re-designation, yet again, as an Essential Elements School to Watch. Only 17 schools in New York State currently hold the honor, which is fewer than one percent statewide. [ MORE ]

GF Nation Fund graphicYou can make a difference with GF Nation Fund

Attention Alumni and Friends of Glens Falls Schools: There’s a new way to help and support our students. Take a minute and visit www.gfnationfund.org and see what we are all about. YOU can make a difference simply by signing in and becoming part of our outreach network. Having a reunion or gathering? We would love to know about it. And, please get the word out. WE NEED YOU!

GF arrowhead graphicEducator scores available to parents and guardians

Under education law, parents and guardians of students may request the final quality rating and composite effectiveness score for each teacher and the principal of the school to which their child is assigned for the current school year. Read the process to request APPR ratings and scores [ HERE ]