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GF arrowhead graphicAugust Regents exam information and review classes

The 2015 August Regents exams will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 12, and Wednesday, Aug. 13. Review classes are available for each test. See the [ REVIEW CLASS SCHEDULE HERE ]. Students also need a test registration form signed by a parent/guardian to sit for any exam. Download the [ REGISTRATION FORM HERE ]. To check the dates and times of specific exams, check the [ REGENTS EXAM SCHEDULE HERE ].

GF arrowhead graphicCheerleading open gym and important dates

Every Monday in the month of July (starting July, 13th), there will be open gym for Cheerleading at Kensington Road School from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Any questions please feel free to contact Coach Ring at rtreceno@gfsd.org. Also, please note these important dates for any student-athlete planning to try out for Cheer [ 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 ].

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.

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 arrowhead graphicIndians football wins RPI 7 vs 7 Shootout tournament

Congrats to the Glens Falls football team that won seven consecutive games to take the championship in the RPI 7 vs 7 Shootout on June 7. The passing tournament involved 20 varsity teams from various schools. GF beat Guilderland in the semi-finals, and Shaker in the Championship game.

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 graphicMother-son record board just one highlight in great swim season

Broken records, a swim-off, and thrilling finishes marked the 2015 boys varsity swimming season—part of which was chronicled in a national coaches magazine. Coach Kevin Crossman's account of "a very rare occurrence in the sport of swimming and records" appears in the May/June issue of the NISCA  Journal. [ MORE ]

GF arrowhead graphicLeondra Ovitt places second in SkillsUSA state competition

Congratulations to GFHS junior Leondra Ovitt, who placed second in the culinary arts division of the state SkillsUSA competition, held April 22-24 in Syracuse. [ MORE ]

GF arrowhead graphicGFHS Business team brings home hardware from competition

GFHS students Mason Wetherby, Andrew Nichols, Brendan Meehan, Tim Paradis, Evan Dean, Grey Brady, Brandon Vachon, Dalton Cabral, Kyle Morse, and Cain Fleming earned trophies and other awards at the SUNY ADK 2015 Business Day competition. [ MORE ]

GF arrowhead graphicCongrats Unified Basketball for playoff win!

Congratulations to the Indians Unified Basketball team, who pulled off a great victory Saturday to take 3rd place in the consolation game. Indians won 35-34 over Columbia. "Our 6 guys vs. their 20!" said Coach Halliday.

GF arrowhead graphicSports physicals scheduled for student-athletes

The district is offering physical exams for the fall sports season in the High School health office on Tuesday, June 2 from 10:45 a.m.—12:10 p.m. and Tuesday, June 9 from 12:15 p.m.—1:30 p.m.. Keep in mind that if a student-athlete isn’t due for a regular physical right now, a MEDICAL UPDATE FORM is still required before practice starts. Update forms are due NO LATER than August 13 for JV/Varsity sports. Call Mrs. Pecor, RN, at 792-5112 with questions.

Photo of students/staffSadie Zollinger: "They Gave Their Lives For Their Country"

GFHS sophomore Sadie Zollinger is the winner of this year's Memorial Day essay contest, sponsored by the Glens Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Queensbury American Legion. She read her essay at the Glens Falls & Queensbury Memorial Day Parade and Remembrance Ceremony at Crandall Park. GFHS students Angela Nardin and Rachael Yell won the event's poster contest. [ MORE ]

Photo of students/staffResidents vote “Yes” on the 2015-16 school budget

District residents approved a $39.7 million budget proposal for 2015-16 that continues all current programs and services, invests in the key area of education technology, and calls for a 1.45 percent tax levy increase for next year. The bus proposition passed, and Timothy Graham and Kelly Culliton were elected to the Board of Education. [ MORE ] 

Photo of students/staffGFHS Math Team takes sixth place in league

High scorer for the season was Logan Kunst, followed by Willy Herrmann, Peter Mauro, Chris Haas, and Andrew Stamatel.
The season consisted of five math meets which started in November and went through March. [ MORE ]

Photo of students/staffTeacher Appreciation Week: Stephen Zurlo

We're recognizing national Teacher Appreciation Week by highlighting committed and enthusiastic teachers from every one of our schools each day this week! Thursday's honoree is High School PE teacher Coach Stephen Zurlo. Read about him [ HERE ].

Odyssey of the mind graphicMS and HS students perform in vocal All-County Festival

Twenty-two of Glens Falls’ student-musicians had the honor of performing in the 2015 All-County Chorus Festival, held at Saratoga Springs High School on Friday, Jan.30 and Saturday, Jan. 31. [ MORE ]

Photo of students/staffSuperintendent discusses budget, testing, capital project on LOOK-TV

Superintendent Paul Jenkins discussed the state budget passage and its implications for the GFSD 2015-16 budget in an interview with Jesse Jackson of LOOK-TV on Thursday, April 2, 2015. He also talked about Common Core and how testing is different from the standards themselves, and also gave an update on the plan for Chromebooks for each 7-12 student in 2015-16. [ WATCH 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!

Photo of students/staffMayr Sawyer named a Teen Excellence winner

Congratulations to Glens Falls High School senior Mayr Sawyer, who has been named a recipient of the Post Star’s 2015 Teen Excellence Awards. She was honored at a ceremony on March 4th for her individual growth and service as role models in our community. [ MORE ]

Odyssey of the mind graphicOdyssey of the Mind teams compete in regionals

Glens Falls students showed off their creative thinking and problem-solving skills in the Region 6 Odyssey of the Mind tournament on March 14. [ MORE ]

Photo of students/staffFounders’ Day honorees exemplify dedication

While Glens Falls' "red carpet awards show" revealed winners of the Founders' Day awards this week, the true winners are all the students, district-wide, who have benefitted from the work of these individuals in the spotlight. [ MORE ]

Photo of students/staffBoys JV Basketball team hosts a fun night with CWI, Inc.

The Glens Falls High School Boys JV Basketball Team hosted a Game and Activity Event with Community, Work & Independence, Inc. on January 29th in the school’s gymnasium. “We are very blessed to have such great kids who want to share,” says Coach Zurlo. [ MORE ]

Photo of students/staffA thousand strong "Stand Up for Upstate Schools"

The broader school community was still trying to determine state funding levels for education 36 hours after Governor Cuomo released his budget proposal for 2015-16 when they heard these words: "It's worse than that." They came from Robert Lowry, the deputy director of the New York State Council of School Superintendents, and went out to more than a thousand teachers, administrators, parents and other supporters of education who had gathered at Saratoga Springs High School to advocate for more equitable funding for schools in upstate New York. [ MORE ] 

Photo of students/staffSeven varsity teams earn Scholar-Athlete status

Seven varsity sports teams earned Scholar-Athlete status for their 2014 seasons, including Boys and Girls Soccer, Girls Swimming and Diving, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, and Girls Tennis in the fall. [ MORE ]

Photo of students/staffSenior Erin Burchfield performing in 2014 Conference All-State Women’s Chorus

GFHS senior Erin Burchfield is performing in Rochester, New York this week, having been selected for the prestigious 2014 Conference All-State Women’s Chorus. [ MORE ]

Photo of students/staffGlens Falls music students selected for NYSSMA Area All-State Festival

Nine GFHS music students were selected for the 2014 Area All-State Chorus, held at Saratoga Springs High School on November 21 & 22. “These outstanding musicians were chosen based on the scores they received on Level 6 and All-State NYSSMA solos last May.” [ MORE ]

Photo of students/staffCelebrating Education Support Professionals during American Education Week, November 17-21, 2014

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. Learn more about our great staff this week!
Friday: Jane Flagler, Teacher Assistant, High School. [ MORE ]

Photo of students/staffNHS students have it all: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character!

The Glens Falls High School Chapter of National Honor society inducted twenty-two new members in a ceremony held at the school on November 13, 2014.  [ MORE ]

Photo of students/staffSpeech and Debate team wins in first tournament

Members of the High School Speech and Debate came away with a 1st place finish in the Impromptu Speech category (Scarlett DeWitt) and a 3rd place finish in the Duo Interpretation category (Scarlett DeWitt and Frank Endieveri III) in their first tournament of the season held at Delaware Academy in Delhi, NY. [ MORE ]

Photo of students/staffStudent-musicians perform in All-County band ensembles

Twelve of Glens Falls’ student-musicians had the honor of performing in the SWCMEA All-County Band Festival. High School students selected include Genesis Zwart, Zoe Niver, Andy Culliton, Scarlett Dewitt, Xiao Yan Liu, Ashley Lewry, and Jacob Harmon. [ MORE ]

Photo of students/staffEagle Scout project benefits Jackson Heights elementary school

Jackson Heights Elementary school has a brand new way to welcome students and visitors—a beautiful sign constructed and donated as part of an Eagle Scout project. GFHS senior Schuyler Williams—who attended Jackson Heights during his elementary years—completed the extensive project over the summer. [ MORE ]

Photo of students/staffGFSD holds breast cancer awareness "Pink-Out"

The "Power of Pink" was on display Thursday, October 16, 2014 at all Glens Falls City Schools. Many students and staff members wore pink to honor breast cancer survivors, fighters, and families ... and support research, awareness, and hope. See a few photos from the day in the slideshow [ HERE ].

Photo of students/staffHigh and Middle Schools conduct lockdown drill with help from law enforcement

Officers from the Warren and Washington County Sheriff’s K-9 units and the Glens Falls Police Department were on site at the High School/Middle School campus on Wednesday, as the buildings conducted a lockdown drill—in which students and staff practice the emergency response procedures for an internal threat. [ MORE ]

Photo of students/staffJeremy Bouteiller named "Teacher of the Week"

Congratulations to HS/MS band and jazz band director Jeremy Bouteiller for being named "Teacher of the Week" by Adirondack Broadcasting and TCT Federal Credit Union! Mr. Bouteiller has been described as very respectful, and a phenomenal teacher. [ MORE ]

Photo of students/staffBlue jeans + big hearts = Youth Center donations

Staff and faculty members from Jackson Heights elementary and Glens Falls High School together made a $1,200 donation to the Glens Falls Area Youth Center in October! The donations of $600 from each building came from the employee “dress down funds.” [ MORE ]

GF arrowhead graphicSeniors Mayr Sawyer and Sam Gohn featured as student-athletes

GFHS seniors Mayr Sawyer and Sam Gohn were featured as the Chronicle newspaper's student-athletes of the week in the September 25 edition. You can read the articles [ HERE ].

Photo of students/staffKerr Gooden to sing in All-National Honor Choir

Glens Falls High School student-musician Kerr Gooden has been accepted as a Soprano 1 to the National Association of Music Education’s All-National Honor choir. Kerr will travel to Nashville, TN, as she rehearses with top vocal and instrumental high school musicians from across the country. [ MORE ]

GF arrowhead graphicStudents volunteer for Cleanup Day downtown

Glens Falls High School students spent a day helping to “make downtown clean and bright for fall” as part of Glens Falls Cleanup Day. Andrew Bulmer, Henry Vanderminden, and David Botch, all juniors, and Greyson Brady, a sophomore, volunteered their time on Saturday, September 13th to make the city a better place. [ MORE ]

graphic of WSWHE BOCESeSchool Student Portal now open for 2014-15

The eSchool Student Portal is now open for the 2014-15 school year. Students can view schedules, report cards, gradebooks and more of their school information. Student accounts have been refreshed to match your current network lD and password. If anyone has difficulty [ LOGGING IN ], please contact the Technology office in the High School.

GF arrowhead graphicKicking off the 2014-15 school year with sparks

Glens Falls staff and students got off to an enthusiastic start in early September! Superintendent Paul Jenkins delivered [ THIS PRESENTATION ] to staff with Director of Curriculum Trent Clay, outlining the district's direction in the new year. Keynote ERIC SHENINGER talked with staff about leading and learning in the digital age as a model for moving schools and districts forward. And the High School highlighted students' first day with [ THIS VIDEO ] produced by teacher Rob Amberger.

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 ]

Photo of studentLater start time helps boost academic success

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 [ HERE ]