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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.

Odyssey of the mind graphicJoin an Odyssey of the Mind team! (Or Coach!)

Would your kids like to design, build and operate vehicles to travel on tracks and make stops at different stations without touching the floor? How about putting a video game spin on the classic Greek myth of Pandora's Box? Got any funny meteorologists to perform a "wacky weather" forecast? All of these endeavors are challenges in this year's Odyssey of the Mind competition. Teams are forming now - get on board! [ MORE ]

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 graphic2014-15 School district calendars

The detailed school year calendar is no longer mailed to every postal address in the City. A copy is included in each family packet for current students, and any Glens Falls City School District resident may request a calendar by calling the district office at 792-1481. You can download it [ HERE ] as a PDF. A one-page printable version of the calendar that includes school breaks, holidays, and Regents exam days can be downloaded [ HERE ].

photo of studentGlens Falls Class of 2014 graduates celebrate Commencement!

In the Glens Falls High School auditorium on Saturday, June 28, more than 160 students representing the class of 2014 accepted their diplomas in front of an audience of family, friends, teachers and staff during the school's 123rd annual commencement. Have a look at some "Graduation Moments" in the slideshow [ HERE ]

photo of studentRecognizing outstanding teaching and learning during Teacher Appreciation Week, 2014

Glens Falls City School District has been recognizing national Teacher Appreciation Week by highlighting committed and enthusiastic teachers from every one of our schools! Did you miss any of the profiles? See all five: [ READ MORE HERE ] And THANK YOU, TEACHERS!

Photo of studentSeasonal Flu Guide for parents

The New York State Department of Health has released its flu guide for parents. Keep your children safe. Make sure they are vaccinated every fall or winter. Find clinics, test your "Flu IQ" and track flu activity [ HERE ]. For even more information, please see the CDC seasonal flu guide [ HERE ].

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 ]