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GF arrowhead graphicHomecoming & Spirit Week Sept. 29—Oct. 3

Get pumped for Homecoming 2014! Dress up every day of Spirit Week [ SEE THEME DAYS HERE ], join us for the Class Games on Thursday, the football game (also the Jug Game this year!) on Friday, and the dance on Saturday. Show your GF NATION pride!

GF arrowhead graphic2014 Jug Game: Friday, October 3

The storied rivalry between Hudson Falls and Glens Falls will be on display at the Jug Game next Friday night, October 3, under the lights at Putt LaMay Field on the Glens Falls High School campus. See [ THIS FLIER ] for more information on parking at Morse Field and taking the shuttle to the game. [ 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.

graphic of WSWHE BOCESExplore the Chinese language and culture with Project Chinese

WSWHE BOCES, in collaboration with Glens Falls City School District, invites students in grades 1-12 to participate in Project Chinese, a language and culture initiative. Highlights include Tai Chi, dance, music, storytelling, games, arts and more. The program runs after-School on Tuesdays in October/November at The Southern Adirondack Education Center. Please see the [ REGISTRATION FLIER ] for details on program and cost.

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 ].

Special Olympics graphicVolunteers Needed for Special Olympics Fall Games

Nearly 1,000 athletes and coaches from across the state will participate in the 2014 State Fall Games October 17-19 — featuring competitions at Morse Athletic Complex! Volunteers are needed to: set up and break down sports venues, distribute lunches, help with Opening Ceremonies and Olympic Village, cheer, provide hospitality, and more. Please register online by visiting the volunteer registration page [ 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 ]