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 building aide Dave Vaughn [
MORE ], and head custodian Becky Blackmer [
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. [
Posted 11/17/15 — Glens Falls Middle and High Schools were put into
lockdown for approximately 10 minutes today, after an alert student reported a
suspicious situation off campus. Within minutes, Glens Falls Police Officers
confirmed that there had never been any threat.
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.
The GF Nation Fund is raffling off a Charge Cooker Maxi bicycle with a
gloss red aluminum frame and oversized 4" wide vee rubber tires, generously
provided by Grey Ghost bike shop. $10 tickets for a chance to win this $1,599
bicycle are being sold now. Only 200 tickets are being sold, and the drawing
will be Nov. 30th, or when the 200th ticket is sold—whichever comes first.
Call 518-743-9586 to purchase a ticket. 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.
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.[
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 ].
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 ].
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 ]
By volunteering with the PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association), you'll
be helping to support our students in meaningful ways. The PTSA works to
maintain a supportive and encouraging community for the entire school—which,
in turn, creates the most educational environment possible for all children.
You can share ideas, concerns, and experiences to make the school year better
for everyone. Visit the GFHS PTSA website for
[ MORE ].
The GFHS Parent-Teacher-Student Association is selling technology-approved
stickers for the Chromebooks. Students in grades 7-12 can order any one of
four sticker designs at $5 each. The order form can be downloaded
[ HERE ], and
orders will be picked up from the HS and MS main offices each Friday.
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.
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Students: skip the expensive SAT and ACT exam prep by enrolling in the GFHS
class devoted to helping you with content review, test-taking strategies, tips
for success on test day, and more. This newly-added class is offered period 3
first semester, and period 5 second semester. It's a half-year, .5-credit
class. Students will be provided with a free SAT prep book and online
resources in order to prepare for the new, redesigned SAT which takes effect
in 2016. Students will also research whether or not their college choices
require the new optional essay. Contact your school counselor to add this
class to your schedule. (Sophomores: you can select this course for 2016-17 in
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 ]
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.*
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 ].
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 [