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photo of students and staffGFHS Theater Ensemble presents: The Wedding Singer

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.

photo of students and staffSchool District Foundation supports GFHS Girls' Day

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.

photo of students and staffGF Nation raises $1,606 for South High Marathon Dance

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!

photo of students and staffLucas Sanders wins Section 2 title; places 4th in NYS

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 ]

GF arrowhead graphic2017 Founders' Day Awards: Stephen Zurlo

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 volunteers and/or 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 [ HERE ]

Photo of students/staffTougas sisters reach 1,000 points in same game

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 [ HERE ].

Photo of students/staffDiver Matt Parent breaks school record

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!

Photo of students/staffService, leadership, and character embodied in National Honor Society inductees

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 ]

Photo of students/staffLucy Reid makes repeat performance at All-State

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 ]

Photo of students/staffCongratulations, State Champions Indians Football!

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 are available [ HERE ], and videos of the team boarding the bus after the win are [ HERE ].

Photo of students/staffCelebrating ESP Week: Wayne MacDuff!

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 ].

Photo of students/staffCelebrating ESP Week: Mary Condon!

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 [ HERE ].

Photo of students/staffThank you, Veterans!

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!

photo of students and staffBoys Cross Country team—Foothills Champions!

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!

photo of students and staffGFHS Art Club blends creativity with service

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!

photo of students and staffSean Pettis selected to march in Macy's Parade band

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 ]

photo of students and staffTammy Silvernell to serve as next GFHS Principal

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 ]

photo of students and staffBoys Soccer team earns second national award

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 ]

Photo of students/staffFlu Information for 2016-17 school year

Glens Falls school nurses are encouraging families to read the Flu Guide For Parents [ 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 ].

photo of High School buildingGet involved in the High School PTSA

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 [ HERE ].

GF arrowhead graphicHigh and Middle Schools conduct lockdown drill

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. [ MORE ]

photo of students and staffAP US History class on Channel One News

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 ].

photo of students and staffA note from Superintendent Paul Jenkins

"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 ]

GF arrowhead graphic2016-17 school calendar available here

 [ 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.

Photo of students/staffSUNY ADK continuing education courses open

Registration is now open for SUNY Adirondack adult continuing education classes throughout the fall semester. For adult continuing education information, click [ HERE ].

GF arrowhead graphicGlens Falls High: 2016 Silver Award from U.S. News and World Report

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 [ 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!

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 ]