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photo of students/staffCelebrating our Education Support Professionals: Nancy Campagnone

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. Read about Thursday's honoree, secretary Nancy Campagnone. [ MORE ]

photo of students/staffGFMS students join the A Cappella frenzy

When it comes to singing with no accompaniment, a group of Glens Falls Middle School students are "tuning up." South Glens Falls High School recently hosted its second annual "TuneUp A Cappella Festival." Chorus Teacher Meredith Reed was a workshop presenter at the festival, so she used the opportunity to bring along several students for the experience. [ MORE ]

GF arrowhead graphicDistrict-wide PINK-OUT held for cancer awareness

The “Power of Pink” was on display Oct. 15 at each of Glens Falls City Schools. The district held a PINK-OUT in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in support of all in our school community who have been touched by breast cancer. A few snapshots of the day are posted on the district’s Facebook page [ HERE ]. Also highlighted was Jackson Heights fourth-grader Jack Sweet’s “Pennies for Pink” project, which raises money for the CR Wood Cancer Center. News 10 ABC visited his classroom to see the effort in action. Watch the news story [ HERE ].

Photo of students/staffFlu Information for 2015-16 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 ].

GF arrowhead graphicHS/MS Lockdown lifted after smart student spoke up

Posted 11/17/15 — Glens Falls Middle and High Schools were put into lockdown for approximately 10 minutes today, after an alert student reported a suspicious situation off campus. Within minutes, Glens Falls Police Officers confirmed that there had never been any threat. [ MORE ]

NYASP logo graphicGF Nation Chromebook stickers available from PTSA

The GFHS Parent-Teacher-Student Association is selling technology-approved stickers for the Chromebooks. Students in grades 7-12 can order any one of four sticker designs at $5 each. The order form can be downloaded  [ HERE ], and orders will be picked up from the HS and MS main offices each Friday.

Photo of check presentationOrders now open for Middle School yearbooks

Yearbooks are now on sale and can be purchased on line [ HERE ]. Order forms are also available outside the main office. Yearbooks cost $20, and checks should be made out to GF Middle School.

MS front entrance photoCongratulations, Juliana Ogden!

Congratulations to Glens Falls Middle School teacher Juliana Ogden for being honored with the Post-Star‘s 2015 Twenty Under 40 award! The newspaper honors people younger than 40 who have demonstrated success and dedication to their careers, and who are role models in their trades or communities. The honorees will be awarded at a luncheon Sept. 23 at the Great Escape Lodge.

NYASP logo graphicGF Nation Fund awards cameras, yoga, and more

Glens Falls students are starting the school year with new Lego Robotics kits, digital cameras, a public address system for dances, and even some stress-reduction yoga stretching, thanks to support from the GF Nation Fund, a new 501(c)(3) group dedicated to supporting the extracurricular experience. [ MORE ]

ChromebookgraphicWelcome back packets mailed Aug. 28

Welcome to the 2015-16 school year, Middle School families! Look for your family’s welcome packet arriving in your mailbox within the next few days. It contains the PRINTED DISTRICT CALENDAR, the Middle School’s new MOBILE DEVICE USAGE POLICY, and Mr. Reed’s WELCOME LETTER, among other important information. The 5th Grade school supply list is available [ HERE ]. The list for grades 6—8 is available [ HERE ]. See you soon!

Photo of students/staffPrehistoric shark sighted in GFMS cafeteria—all 55 feet of him!

Megalodon, the prehistoric shark, has taken over the Glens Falls Middle School cafeteria. It was "shark week" for the 6th and 7th-graders in the middle school's summer jump-start program, designed to give students a boost in their core subjects for an even more successful year, come September. [ MORE ]

Photo of students/staffMiddle School “three-peats” as an Essential Elements School to Watch

New York State Regent Beverly Ouderkirk and many other dignitaries helped Glens Falls Middle School celebrate a prestigious accomplishment on Thursday—re-designation, yet again, as an Essential Elements School to Watch. Only 17 schools in New York State currently hold the honor, which is fewer than one percent statewide. [ MORE ]

GF arrowhead graphicReminder: Adults must accompany MS students

Middle School student spectators must be accompanied by a parent or other adult at all games and athletic contests.

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 ]