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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 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 will be available in August. *Please note that April break falls later than usual in 2016.*

Photo of students/staffMS library program Thursdays through summer

Every Thursday morning from 9-11:30 a.m., GFMS students can use the Chromebooks, grab a Nook e-reader and settle in to one of the library’s relaxing sofa chairs, or help set up stations in the library’s new Maker Space that will debut in September. Breakfast goodies are available each session as well—bagels, coffee cake, granola, chocolate milk, fruit, and more!Special guests and projects are scheduled throughout the summer, including a visit from Barnes and Noble staff members with sneak peeks of upcoming book releases, treats, and more. No pre-registration is required, and students can drop in. The program runs through August 13. Incoming fifth-graders: we'd love to see you here!

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 arrowhead graphicHS awards celebrate student accomplishments

More than 60 students at Glens Falls High School were honored with 87 different awards, scholarships and other designations at the school’s annual awards program on June 4. The event began with recognition of the Class of 2015’s Top Students, including valedictorian Erin Burchfield, salutatorian Mayr Sawyer, and Isabella Winston, Kaili Jackson, Emma Green, Jackie Hogan, Logan Kunst, John Suffern, Kirsti Blow, and Alanna Floyd. For more details on each of the Top Students and a complete listing of all awards given out on June 4, see the High School's awards and honors page [ HERE ].

GF arrowhead graphicConnor McGuirk signs with St. Michael's for lacrosse

GFHS senior Connor McGuirk has signed a letter of intent to attend D2 Saint Michael’s College in Burlington, VT this September, playing lacrosse. The standout midfielder set a new GF career scoring record in April, and was named to the Foothills Council’s first team all-stars, among many other accomplishments. He plans to major in business administration. Congratulations Connor!

GF arrowhead graphicSix student-athletes honored with Senior Sports Award

Cheering fans recognized many of Glens Falls’ senior athletes at the Grandstanders Senior Sports Award Banquet on Wednesday, May 20. Grandstanders’ 2015 Senior Sports Award scholarship winners are: Adele Haraughty, Kaili Jackson, Mayr Sawyer, Logan Akins, Chris Haas, and Sam Gohn. [ 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!

Box out bullying graphicBox Out Bullying parent guides available here

Parents: we need YOU to be part of our "Same-Page Mentality" as the school community works together to "Box Out Bullying." Handouts from the parent workshop held on 9/16/14 are available for download [ HERE ].

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 ]