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  • graphic of coding cookies and cocoa event
  • four technology students smiling in a line
  • Seven students smiling in a line
  • composite graphic of student ballet dancing and student playing saxophone with Macy's parade logo
  • large group of students smiling at induction ceremony
  • Teacher aide surrounded by smiling students in a classroom
  • Girls swimmers smiling poolside holding sectional patches after race
  • Girls swimmers smiling poolside holding sectional patches after race
  • screen shot of television broadcast of football game showing GF players celebrating sectional win
  • Cross-country runners Culliton and Hughes holding sectional patches after race
  • GF school bus parked in front of Google headquarters in NYC
  • football players and cheerleaders clapping smiling in gym stands
  • smiling student accepting award plaque from athletic director
  • group of students in concert dress smiling before their concert
  • group of students in concert dress smiling before their concert
  • five high school girls at Homecoming Games in gym smiling wearing red shirts
  • four high school students in cafeteria smiling wearing New Year-New You shirts
  • assistant principal and high school student smiling in the hallway outside the HS main office
  • five smiling high school faculty members all wearing red shirts on the first day of school
  • high school librarian with three students smiling wearing black and red shirts
  • four high school staff members smiling on the first day back to school
  • three custodians smiling holding welcome back signs
  • five women smiling holding welcome back signs
  • photo of students and staff
  • photo of students and staff
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photo of students/staff2017-18 Course Guide now available

GF Nation, it's time to choose your courses for next school year! Have a look at the 2017-18 Course Description Guide to learn more about the GFHS offerings for next year. A PDF download is available [ HERE ].

photo of students/staffAlumni Day: Share your advice on Friday, Dec. 22!

Calling all alumni -- share your experiences with current students at the 2017 GFHS Alumni Day, Friday, December 22! RSVPs are required, but we can't wait to have you with us! Please RSVP directly to the faculty member whose classes you'll be joining. Search the High School staff directory [ HERE ] and email your RSVP today!

photo of students/staffBus garage property purchase vote set for Jan. 23

On January 23, 2018, Glens Falls City School District residents will consider a plan to mitigate safety concerns and position the district to meet the growing and future needs of our students by purchasing property adjacent to the District’s bus garage and warehouse facility. The district would purchase the property with savings already on hand—meaning there would be no additional cost to the taxpayer, and no debt incurred. [ MORE ]

photo of students/staffDistrict-wide Coding, Cookies, and Cocoa: Friday, 12/15

Friday, Dec. 15th at 6:30 p.m. in the High School cafeteria, join us for a hands-on maker night where families will create an LED light-up holiday card! This Glens Falls community computer science event features cookies, cocoa and the chance to work on a creative, fun project that’s sure to win best greeting card of the season. All materials and supplies will be provided, and all ages are welcome! Students MUST be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited, so you MUST RSVP using [ THIS LINK HERE ].

photo of students/staffSWAT Team members school regional superintendents

Students Willing to Assist with Technology (SWAT) team members Brady Steinberg, Miguel Marrero, Brandon Gray, and Keegan McCane took questions from school superintendents around the Capital Region at NERIC's regional tech awareness day. [ MORE ]

photo of students/staffLauren Hauser sings in All-State Choir; Seven students perform in Area All-State

In Rochester this weekend, GFHS junior Lauren Hauser is singing with the best musicians from around New York State! The performance comes on the heels of yet another accolade for Lauren and six of her fellow student-musicians at Glens Falls High. [ MORE ]

photo of students/staffSean Pettis and Meghan Siergiey to perform in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Watch for two of Glens Falls’ most talented musicians in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! Sophomore Sean Pettis will play saxophone in a repeat performance with the Great American Marching Band, while junior Meghan Siergiey is making her parade debut as a dancer. [ MORE ]

photo of students/staff25 new members inducted into National Honor Society

The Glens Falls High School Chapter of National Honor society welcomed Justina Aiken, John Andre, Matelyn Benway, Luke Borgos, McKenna Clark, Taylor Colvin, Olivia Dybas, Joseph Girard, Liam Gormley, Lauren Hauser, Hannah Hawkins, Griffin Jones, Scott Jones, Drew Knapp, Coleman Leland, Stephanie Meehan, Claudia Miner, Catherine Montgomery, Marlee Pelton-Fuentes, Shyeann Rawson, Madison Redmond, Meghan Siergiey, Brienna Vassar, Callie Woodell, and Jacqueline Young. [ MORE ]

Photo of students/staffCelebrating Education Support Professionals during American Education Week, November 13-17, 2017

 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. Tuesday's honoree is Alice Jenkins, Clerk at the High School! [ MORE ]

photo of students/staffRunner Chris Hughes wins State XC Championship

Congrats to our STATE CHAMPION runner, Chris Hughes!! The Glens Falls senior ran away from the field to capture the Class C boys title at the State Cross Country Championships on Nov. 11th. We're so proud of Chris, bringing home our first individual state title in Cross Country running!! Read more and see a video of him crossing the finish line [ HERE ]

photo of students/staffSwimmers take home patches at Sectionals

Way to go, GF Swimming! Kailyn Anselment finished third in the 200 free and 500 free, and Emma Mauro was third in the 100 breaststroke at the Sectional Championship meet on Nov. 4th. Glens Falls was third in the medley relay and fourth in the 200 free relay, both times with a team of Madison Maier, Emma Mauro, Kailyn Anselment and Ella Wolfstich. Emma was  sixth in the 50 free. Ella was fourth in the 50 free and fifth in the 100 free. Rowan Davidson was eighth in the 500 free. Congrats on these great swims!!

photo of students/staffPodium finishes for GF runners in Sectionals

CONGRATULATIONS to Cross-Country runners Chris Hughes and Katie Culliton! Chris is Section 2 Class C CHAMPION after running the Saratoga Spa State Park course on Friday, Nov. 3. Katie placed third in the girls' race, and both are qualified for the State Cross Country Championships on Nov. 11. Way to go!

Photo of students/staffSeniors: Cap and gown orders due Nov. 16-17

On November 16th and 17th, a representative from Jostens will be
taking each senior's cap and gown order during PE classes. Please have your order and payment ready to go on these dates, as any order placed after November 17th will incur an extra $25 added to the cost of the cap and gown. If you didn't get an order form, or need another, see Mr. Taylor or Mr. Shaver.

Photo of check presentationOrders now open for High School yearbooks

Yearbooks are now on sale and can be purchased online [ HERE ].
The price of each yearbook is currently $65 ($69.55 with tax), and that price increases to $85 (90.95 with tax) in January. We would like to encourage everyone to order before the price increase.

GF arrowhead graphic"Go Home Early" Drill is Thursday, Nov. 9

Thursday, November 9 is the district’s annual Emergency Release Drill, which is a test of the emergency procedures we would follow if it were ever necessary to evacuate our school buildings. All students will be dismissed 15 minutes earlier than their normal dismissal times. This is a New York State-mandated drill to practice our School Emergency Management Plan.

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

Seventeen of Glens Falls’ student-musicians had the honor of performing in the SWCMEA All-County Band Festival. High School students selected include Cailin Harrington, Emily Lunt, Eben McGee-Bierman, Nick Teta, Jacob Harmon, Tess Harrington, Scotty Jones, Sean Pettis, Meghan Siergiey, and Trevor Britton. [ MORE ]

Photo of students/staffDistrict-wide "Pink-Out" raises awareness of breast cancer

The "Power of Pink" was on display Thursday, October 19th at all Glens Falls City Schools. Students and staff members wore pink and donated coins to the "Pennies for Pink" effort to honor breast cancer survivors, fighters, and families ... and support research, awareness, and hope. [ PHOTO GALLERY ]

law enforcement dog sniffing lockersHigh and Middle Schools conduct lockdown drill with help from law enforcement

Officers and K-9 teams from multiple law enforcement agencies were on site at the High School/Middle School campus on Wednesday, Oct. 18th, as the buildings conducted a lockdown drill—in which students and staff practice the emergency response procedures for an internal threat. [ MORE ]

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

Would your kids like to create an original performance that includes a ride-on vehicle that takes part in a “triathlon?” How about telling a story (with no words!) about a once-famous, but now forgotten, emoji? These endeavors (and more) are challenges in this year's Odyssey of the Mind competition. Teams are forming now - email Asst. Supt. for Curriculum & Instruction, Trent Clay for more details [ HERE ].

ChromebookgraphicInformation for the 2017-18 school year

Welcome back for another great year at Glens Falls High School! The first day of school is Wednesday, September 6th, and the bell rings at 8:26 a.m. for freshmen and new students. All returning students in grades 10-12 should report to school at 11 a.m. Look for your family’s welcome packet arriving in your mailbox within the next few days. It contains the PRINTED DISTRICT CALENDAR, and Mrs. Silvernell's WELCOME LETTER, among other important information. See you soon!

GF arrowhead graphicSchool supply lists for 2017-18 available here

Can’t wait for the first day of school in September? Neither can we! Get a jump start on the new year right now by collecting the supplies your child will need. The High School list is available [ HERE ].

GF arrowhead graphic2017-18 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 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 graphicSchool District Foundation Golf Tourney, Sept. 16th

Did you know the School District Foundation has awarded GF students and faculty more then $44,000 in scholarships and grants to date? You can help provide those funds to Glens Falls students by playing golf in this year's Foundation golf tournament! All the details and registration/sponsorship info is [ HERE ].

GF arrowhead graphicGlens Falls High: 2017 Silver Award from U.S. News and World Report

Congratulations to the entire school community on GFHS earning ANOTHER Silver medal from U.S. News in its Best High Schools 2017 rankings! Glens Falls High School placed 180th within New York (#2289 in the National Rankings) and earned another silver medal, following our 2016 silver award. 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 ].

photo of students/staffCongratulations, Glens Falls Class of 2017!

Family, friends, and faculty celebrated the 150 graduates of the Class of 2017 on Saturday afternoon—and a 92 percent graduation rate for this Glens Falls Class! "Seek out your support group and ask for help when you need it," said Superintendent Paul Jenkins. "Whether that group is your family or your friends, reach out to them and I guarantee they will be there and they will all be willing to lend a hand. We are all very proud of each of you and all of your accomplishments over the years." A photo gallery of some graduation moments is available [ HERE ]. The ceremony was live-streamed in its entirety, and the uncut video is available to view [ HERE ]. Congratulations, graduates!!

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 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 ]