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 ].
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.
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
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 ]
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.
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 ].
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
Posted Monday, 6/15/15 — At approximately 11:30 a.m. today, the
Middle School and High School entered into lockdown status, while law
enforcement officers helped school administrators investigate a very specific
threat of violence made from one student to another outside of school, through
social media. [ READ THE FULL
LETTER HERE ]
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.
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
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.
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
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 ].
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. [
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 ]
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!
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 ]
Glens Falls students showed off their creative thinking and problem-solving
skills in the Region 6 Odyssey of the Mind tournament on March 14.
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
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 ].
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
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 ].
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 ]
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 ]
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.
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.
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 [