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 ]
We're recognizing national Teacher Appreciation Week by highlighting
committed and enthusiastic teachers from every one of our schools each day
this week! Friday's honoree is Middle School library media specialist Ann
Myers. Read about her [ 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 ]
The Board of Education is currently discussing a 2015-16 budget proposal
with no program cuts and an approximate 1.4% tax levy increase, after the
state budget restored nearly $1.3 million of the Gap Elimination Adjustment
for GFSD. [ MORE ]
March 10, 2015 - Out of an abundance of caution, we suggest that you wash
and/or sanitize your seventh- or eighth-grader’s shoes and pants today, after
a drain backup this afternoon in the serving area of the Middle School
cafeteria. [ 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.
Glens Falls Middle School student Maddie Montgomery has made it to the
alpine skiing states that will be held after break on Feb 23-24.
[ MORE ]
Cats, dogs and other animals at three local shelters will soon be snuggled
in new pet beds, thanks to the
hard work of sixth-graders in Family and Consumer Science classes.
[ MORE ]
For the third year in a row, fifth-graders Caroline Shaver, Paige Sylvia,
Isabella Ferraro, Ashley Bordeaux, Catherine Barclay, Robin Gorton, Kathryn
Barber, and Lilly Gallagher, along with fourth-grader Morrison Northrop, made
a large donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation through their sales at a
neighborhood treat stand. [ MORE ]
All 31 school districts in the WSWHE BOCES have called on the Governor to
release state aid runs immediately. "We know our residents care about their
children, but they also care about how their schools are financed. The lack of
aid runs is having a direct, negative impact on our ability to keep our
residents involved in that financial process."
[ MORE ]
Did you know that the human heart pumps 4½ tablespoons of blood every time
your heart beats? Did you know that there are approximately 3-5 liters of air
in one lung? Our fifth graders know that! These are some of the fantastic
questions asked recently of our guest speaker, Ann Bentzen from SED.
[ MORE ]
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 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 ]
In December, students earned "Bling Bucks" every time they were seen doing
the right thing. They can earn them for many different reasons, whether it is
having good manners in the cafeteria or bringing back homework on time.
[ MORE ]
A local business, "It's Your Nickel", has called upon Glens Falls Middle
School seventh graders for help with its latest marketing campaign. As part of
a lesson on consumerism, Linda Corliss' seventh grade family and consumer
sciences class will be creating brochures for the business while learning the
essentials of marketing. [ MORE ]
With cold, wintry weather here, Glens Falls City School District would like
to review a few points about student safety and weather announcements amid
bitter outdoor temperatures. Protect your children from frostbite on their
walk to school. [ MORE ]
Registration is now open for upcoming SUNY Adirondack programs: the Winter
Enrichment series for students in grades 4-6 during February break; and adult
continuing education classes throughout the spring semester. For Winter
Enrichment information, click
HERE ]. For adult continuing education information, click
History alive has taken over the sixth grade social studies classrooms.
Students have been learning about the ancient civilizations in Mesopotamia and
Egypt through readings, timelines, charts, and maps. It takes on a whole new
meaning and deeper understanding when learning becomes hands-on.
[ 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! Monday: Richie
Smith, Day Custodian, Middle School.
[ MORE ]
Twelve of Glens Falls’ student-musicians had the honor of performing in the
SWCMEA All-County Band Festival. Middle School students selected include
Madeline Montgomery, Stephanie Meehan, Erin Stockdale, Sean Pettis, and Scott
Jones. [ 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 ]
Parents: we need YOU to be part of our "Same-Page Mentality" as the school
community works together to "Box Out Bullying." Handouts from the parent
workshop held on 9/16/14 are available for download [ HERE ].
If you’re squeezing the last few weekends out of the summer with a day on Lake George, ask a Glens Falls student to tell you about the science around your relaxation! In June, eighth-graders in Jason Brechko’s science classes spent a day investigating the water and forest ecosystems aboard the Floating Classroom. [ MORE ]
Catherine and Heather Hayes, sixth- and fifth-graders, respectively, came up with the idea for the “Pink Project” three summers ago as a way to honor their aunt, who was going through a recurrence of breast cancer. To date, their team has raised just over $7,000 for breast cancer research. [ 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.
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 ].
Middle School student spectators must be accompanied by a parent or other
adult at all games and athletic contests.
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 ].
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 ]