The actors, dancers, artists, and musicians of the High School Theater Ensemble take the stage on April 1st and 2nd to present the musical comedy, "The Wedding Singer!" It's 1985 in New Jersey, and a wannabe rock star (aka a professional wedding singer) is left at the altar and finally changes his tune. Don't miss this fun and funny show -- order your tickets today by calling Kathy Taylor at 798-5476. Adult tickets are $10, and students are $5.
Girls Day is an initiative designed to strengthen and empower high school girls with life skills, information, and bonding over fun activities throughout a day-long event. Again this year, the School District Foundation of Glens Falls made a $1,000 donation to support Girls' Day, which is free for girls to attend, and open to all girls in grades 9-12. Former superintendent and current board member of the Foundation, Tom McGowan, presented the check to assistant principal Liz Collins and the Girls' Day organizing group in mid-February.
Through a collaborative effort GF Nation donated $1,606 to the SHMD! The Glens Falls Teachers' Association, The High School Student Council, and the Grandstanders each ran a fundraiser in the weeks leading up to SHMD. Student Council Members made a live presentation on Friday night at the Dance Marathon and the students and volunteers were very appreciative. We are hopeful that this will be a new traditionfort GF Nation!
GFHS senior Lucas Sanders is the Section 2 Wrestling champion in the II-285 class! Lucas went on to take fourth place in D-II at 285 in the New York State tournament February 24-25 at the Times Union Center in Albany. [ MORE ]
The Parent Teacher Student Associations at each school are proud to present
the 2017 winners of the Founders' Day Awards! These awards celebrate committed parent
staff members from each school. Each honoree has been selected
to recognize his or her service and
dedication to go above and beyond for the students of Glens
Falls City Schools. Read about Monday's honoree from the High
School, Coach Stephen Zurlo [
Congratulations to student-athletes Lucy and Sophie Tougas, who each
reached their 1,000th career point in Thursday’s home game vs. Queensbury!
Senior point guard Lucy Tougas hit a rebound in the first quarter to make it
to 1,001 … and just a minute later, sophomore forward Sophie Tougas hit a
3-pointer to surpass the 1,000-point mark. More on the game is
HERE ] and
At the first meet of the season, senior Matt Parent set a new school record
of 334.30 for 6 dives! He broke a two-year-old record of 330.15 set by Raislan
Aiken, who is now diving at Marist College. Before his record-setting
performance in diving, Matt won the 50-yard freestyle in 25.15 seconds. He
also anchored the winning 200 freestyle relay. Way to go, Matt!
23 GFHS students have been recognized as outstanding members of the Glens
Falls student body for their exemplary contributions to the school and
community—all while maintaining stellar grades in their academic
courses. [ MORE ]
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 ]
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
[ HERE ], and videos of the team boarding the bus after the win are
[ HERE ].
It's a "Two-Fer Tuesday" as we continue to celebrate national American
Education Week by highlighting 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. Tuesday's honorees
are maintenance supervisor Wayne MacDuff
MORE HERE ], and teaching assistant Joanne Truchon
MORE HERE ].
Glens Falls City School District is celebrating national American Education
Week by highlighting our “school superheroes” whose various careers touch the
lives of our students and pave the way for success! Today's honoree is cafeteria monitor and bus garage clerk Mary
Condon! Read more [
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!
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!
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!
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
Glens Falls school nurses are encouraging families to read the Flu Guide
[ 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 ].
Your GFHS Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is ready to kick off
2017 with fresh ideas and fresh faces. If you've ever thought of joining, or
are looking for a way to be involved with the school, then we are the group
for you! Visit the GFHS PTSA website for
[ MORE ],
follow the group on
FACEBOOK ], and check in on Prom and fundraising
September 22, 2016 - Officers from Glens Falls Police Department were on
site at the High School/Middle School campus this morning, as the buildings
conducted a lockdown drill—in which students and staff practice the emergency
response procedures. [
Channel One News reporters Arielle Hixson and Keith Kocinski were in Rachelle Gormley's AP US History class to film a segment for the 9/16/16 "Constitution Day" newscast... and you can watch the clip [ HERE ] (Behind-the-scenes fact: that's our Girls Varsity Swim Team calling out the pop quiz countdown!). The newscast opening can be seen [ HERE ].
"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 ]
[ 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.
Registration is now open for SUNY Adirondack adult continuing education
classes throughout the fall semester. For adult continuing education information, click
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 [
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!
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 ]
Data from the 2012-13 school year at GFHS shows that
course failures and student tardiness are down after a year of starting
classes at 8:26 a.m. Read the Post Star article [