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  • graphic of coding cookies and cocoa event
  • graphic of coding cookies and cocoa event
  • Teacher aide surrounded by smiling students in a classroom
  • large group of students wearing pink for the Pennies for Pink drive
  • two teachers and 17 students smiling outside with hot air balloon inflating behind them
  • teacher with long brown hair reading to two boys at a table
  • two smiling cafeteria ladies cutting a big bunch of lettuce
  • Superintendent in a grey jacket talking with a teacher in front of students
  • Superintendent Jenkins sharing details about his day with a circle of students
  • three women smiling holding welcome back signs
  • two teachers smiling holding welcome back signs
  • photo of students and staff
  • photo of students and staff

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

**Update as of 12/11/17: We are now at FULL CAPACITY for this event! Please call the Technology office at 518-832-4453 if your family is interested, as the event may be repeated based on demand.** 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! Students MUST be accompanied by an adult.

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

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. Monday's honoree is Marcia Fitzgerald, Teacher Aide at Jackson Heights! [ 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 ]

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 Jackson Heights! The first day of school is Wednesday, September 6th, and school starts at 8:30 a.m. Look for your family’s back-to-school packet arriving in your mailbox within the next few days. It contains the PRINTED DISTRICT CALENDAR, and Mrs. Mauro's WELCOME LETTER, among other important information. See you soon!

GF arrowhead graphicSchool supply list 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 Jackson Heights 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 students/staffRecognizing outstanding teaching and learning during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 8-12, 2017

We’re recognizing national Teacher Appreciation Week by spotlighting committed and enthusiastic teachers from every one of the district's schools each day this week! Read about Tuesday's honoree, Cari Kassebaum, a music teacher at Jackson Heights Elementary [ HERE ].

GF arrowhead graphic2017 Founders' Day Awards: Donnah Digan Lewis

The Parent Teacher Student Associations at each school are proud to present the 2017 winners of the Founders' Day Awards! These awards celebrate committed parent volunteers and/or staff members from each school. Each honoree has been selected to recognize his or her service and dedication to go above and beyond for the students of Glens Falls City Schools. Read about Friday's honoree from Jackson Heights Elementary, parent volunteer Donnah Digan Lewis [ HERE ]

Photo of students/staffUniversal Pre-K classes hold a "Souper Bowl" for Open Door

Universal Pre-Kindergarten students in Sue Williams' classes at Jackson Heights held their own “Souper Bowl” contest in which they tried to collect 51 cans of soup to donate to The Open Door Mission! [ MORE ]

Photo of students/staffJH food drive helps Salvation Army meet needs

Jackson Heights students and staff completed a food drive in early December that sent 138 food items to the Salvation Army of Glens Falls! Jeremy Davis' fourth-graders helped load the Salvation Army  van with all the donations on Dec. 14th. Great job, GF Nation!

Photo of students/staffCelebrating ESP Week: Stacy Frandsen

The celebration continues for our super heroes--the many School-Related Professionals who make a difference in the lives of our students! Read more about Thursday's honoree, building aide Stacy Frandsen, [ HERE ].

Photo of students/staffRotary Club provides dictionaries to every third grader

Former Superintendent Tom McGowan was back in a Glens Falls classroom this month, giving a mini-lesson to third graders who had just received their very own dictionaries. [ MORE ]

Photo of students/staff"Pennies for Pink" effort raises a whopping $2,355.52 for cancer patients

Now in its fourth year—and second school-building headquarters—the annual “Pennies for Pink” drive is still collecting thousands of dollars to get local cancer patients to and from their treatments. Hundreds of dollars at each elementary building, combined with more than a thousand at the Middle School  brought the effort above this year's goal. [ MORE ]

Photo of students/staffFlu Information for 2016-17 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 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 ]