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Photo of students/staffChampionship parade and tree-lighting Friday 12/2

Join in the celebration of our 2016 State Championship Football Team this Friday! The team and coaching staff will board trucks in front of the High School at 5:15 p.m. and process downtown to City Park (behind Crandall Public Library), where they will help the Mayor light up the Christmas tree. Parade route is Sherman Ave. to Glen St. to Bay Rd. to Maple St. Team arrival at City Park is estimated at 5:30 p.m. Tree lighting is scheduled for 5:45 p.m.

Photo of students/staffLucy Reid makes repeat performance at All-State

Glens Falls High School soprano Lucy Reid has earned a repeat performance in the prestigious New York State School Music Association All-State Chorus. Lucy was chosen for this honor by receiving a perfect score on her level 6 All-State solo and sight-reading auditions last May. [ MORE ]

Photo of students/staffCongratulations, State Champions Indians Football!

Congratulations to coach Pat Lilac, his staff, and all Glens Falls football players on winning the Section 2 Class B New York State championship on Saturday with a 47-39 win over the Chenango Forks Blue Devils! GF Nation fans were loud and proud at the Carrier Dome. Some photos of the game in Syracuse are available [ HERE ], and videos of the team boarding the bus after the win are [ HERE ].

Photo of students/staffCelebrating ESP Week: Missy Mallory!

We just can't say "THANK YOU" enough to our “school superheroes”—our teacher aides, teaching assistants, secretaries, custodians, and many other team members—who play a crucial role in every school building, every day. Read about Friday's honoree, teaching assistant Missy Mallory [ HERE ].

Photo of students/staffThank you, Veterans!

THANKS SO MUCH, VETERANS! The Project Power students at the Middle School created this mural to honor all of GF Nation's veterans. The students also baked a special batch of sugar cookies with buttercream frosting and red, white, and blue sprinkles for three special vets: MS English teacher Rob Manning; MS cafeteria monitor Hank Dwyer; and HS social studies teacher Doug Hoyne. Thank you all for your service!

photo of students and staffBoys Cross Country team—Foothills Champions!

The Glens Falls Boys Cross Country team are Foothills CHAMPIONS!! Chris Hughes was the boys individual winner, covering the Saratoga Spa State Park course in 15:17.95. He was more than 37 seconds faster than the rest of the field. Runners Cameron Giordano and Ethan Wyman placed 4th and 5th, with Noah Britton taking 8th, and Sam Hogan placing 20th. Congratulations Chris Hughes, Cam Giordano, Ethan Wyman, Noah Britton, Sam Hogan, Will Florio, Paul Trackey, John Andre, Sam Bordeau, Nate Kroeze, and coach Larry Woods!

GF arrowhead graphicSuperintendent's letter on lead testing results

The district obtained the results of lead testing in K-8 buildings' water sources on October 26, 2016. Of the 291 sources tested, 29 or 9% of the interior faucets were above the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and New York State Department of Health Action Level for schools. The district took immediate action by closing all of the drinking water outlets in question, and posting “hand wash only” signs at the remaining faucets. [ MORE ]

photo of students and staffGFHS Art Club blends creativity with service

The new HS Art Club is using creativity to serve the community. Art teacher Karen Mars and students recently made over one hundred worry stones to donate to a local suicide prevention group. The students sold refreshments at the homecoming dance, visited the Hyde Museum to see the Rembrandt and Durer exhibits, and carved eye-popping pumpkins. Up next: mural painting for area organizations!

photo of students and staffSean Pettis selected to march in Macy's Parade band

GFHS freshman Sean Pettis has been selected to play tenor saxophone in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! Sean’s sister, Hannah, proudly announced the news to the Board of Education at its October meeting. “Along the parade route, there will be three million spectators,” [ MORE ]

Photo of students/staffBC wears orange for Unity Day 2016!

Big Cross elementary participated in UNITY DAY on October 19th, wearing orange [ PHOTOS ] and standing together against bullying — united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. The event by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center is part of National Bullying Prevention Month. [ MORE ]

Photo of students/staff"Pennies for Pink" effort raises a whopping $2,355.52 for cancer patients

Now in its fourth year—and second school-building headquarters—the annual “Pennies for Pink” drive is still collecting thousands of dollars to get local cancer patients to and from their treatments. Hundreds of dollars at each elementary building, combined with more than a thousand at the Middle School  brought the effort above this year's goal. [ MORE ]

Photo of students/staffRotary Club provides dictionaries to every third grader

Former Superintendent Tom McGowan was back in a Glens Falls classroom this month, giving a mini-lesson to third graders who had just received their very own dictionaries. [ MORE ]

photo of students and staffTammy Silvernell to serve as next GFHS Principal

Educational leader Tammy C. Silvernell is set to become Glens Falls High School’s next principal as of January 3, 2017. She currently serves as the grades 7-12 principal at Cambridge Central Schools. [ MORE ]

photo of students and staffModified Girls Soccer raises $200 in Power of Pink game

GFMS Modified Girls Soccer players and their families donated $200 towards breast cancer research at the Power of Pink game on Tuesday, Oct. 11 against Queensbury. "The QBY girls had a bake sale and made $120," said Coach Juliana Ogden. The event is a combination of awareness and support. Great job, GF Nation!

photo of students and staffBoys Soccer team earns second national award

For the second year in a row, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America has awarded the Glens Falls’ Boys Soccer team its High School Team Academic Award! [ MORE ]

photo of students and staffSupporting students in multiple ways—that's the GF Nation Fund!

The GF Nation Fund, Inc. consistently supports Glens Falls students at every level—and this fall, that can be taken quite literally. Stability balls now replace half of the chairs in Pam Laurent's third-grade classroom at Kensington Elementary. [ MORE ]

photo of students and staffThird-grader making a difference for Open Door

A big-hearted third grader is leading the charge for change ... five-cent deposits, to be exact. Earlier this month, Kensington student Tristan Lane unselfishly decided to donate money he received as a gift to a local charity, the Open Door Mission. But he didn't stop there. [ MORE ]

photo of students and staffA note from Superintendent Paul Jenkins

"I would like to welcome everyone back for another great year ahead! The new school year is just around the corner and thanks to the hard work of our faculty, administration, and staff, we are ready for our students to return. [ MORE ]

GF arrowhead graphic2016-17 school calendar available here

 [ HERE ] is a one-page printable version of the 2016-17 district calendar that includes school breaks, holidays, and Regents exam days. The detailed 2016-17 calendar is in PDF format [ HERE ]. Any district resident may request a printed calendar by calling the district office at 792-1212.

Photo of students/staffSUNY ADK continuing education courses open

Registration is now open for SUNY Adirondack adult continuing education classes throughout the fall semester. For adult continuing education information, click [ HERE ].

GF arrowhead graphicGlens Falls High: 2016 Silver Award from U.S. News and World Report

In the U.S. News Best High Schools 2016 rankings, Glens Falls High School placed 187th within New York (#2069 in the National Rankings) and earned a silver medal! Schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college. Read more on our U.S. News overview page [ HERE ].

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 ]