2020 Founders’ Day Award Winners

The Parent Teacher Student Associations at each school are proud to present the 2020 winners of the Founders’ Day Awards! Each day during Founders’ Week (Feb. 3—7, 2020), we’ll reveal another committed parent volunteer and/or staff member from each school. Each honoree has been selected to recognize his or her service and dedication to go …

Hayley Stafford from GFMS wins district round of Elks Hoop Shoot

Congratulations to GFMS seventh-grader Hayley Stafford, who won the district competition of the Elks National Hoop Shoot contest! Hayley won the 12-13 age group title by making 20 of 25 baskets in the second round of the annual free-throw shooting contest. She now goes on to compete in regionals, which are set for Feb. 2 …

These students have it all: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character!

The Glens Falls chapter of National Honor Society welcomed 31 new members during an induction ceremony November 15th at the High School. NHS recognizes outstanding high school students who have demonstrated leadership, a commitment to service, and good character, in addition to high academic achievement. Newly-inducted members include: Brianna Aiken, Dylan Anselment,  McKenna Austin, Dominic …

GFHS VIP award-winners show core values

More than 80 Glens Falls High School students were recognized this fall with a VIP award for putting one of the school’s core values into action: Positivity (optimism, the student views challenges as opportunities for growth) Kindness (the student is friendly and generous, the student builds others up) Perseverance (persistence, the student doesn’t give up …

Middle School students collect nearly 2,500 food items

Families in our community will soon enjoy the benefits of the Middle School’s very successful holiday food drive in December. The GFMS “One Tribe” community donated almost 2,500 canned and dry goods to help under-resourced families served by the Salvation Army. “I think that encouraging the kids to give back to the community where they …

All-State musicians travel to Rochester for pinnacle concert

They’re the best in the state! Glens Falls High School vocalists Ryan Burchfield, Lily Duerr, Erin Stockdale, and Lison Tunick, and saxophonist Sean Pettis, have all earned spots in the prestigious New York State School Music Association All-State performance groups. Only nine hundred students out of thousands from high schools across New York State were …

Celebrating Support Professionals: Darcy Dufresne, Teaching Assistant at Kensington Road School

“The unique part of what I do on a day-to-day basis comes from the heart—I care for little ones as individuals in whatever aspect they need,”says Kensington Teaching Assistant Darcy Dufresne. “In kindergarten it ranges from academic needs to social redirection, or they just may need a hug. The one thing that constantly runs through …

Celebrating Support Professionals: Matt Condon, Custodian/Driver at the Middle School

“It makes the day more enjoyable when you work with someone like Matt,” says Head Custodian Becky Blackmer. “We have fun while we work, laughing and joking around. He is a hard worker and and even helps maintenance and grounds from time to time.” Matt Condon is a custodian at Glens Falls Middle School, and …

We appreciate our Education Support Professionals!

During American Education Week, Nov. 18-22, we celebrated 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 our superhero …

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