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 …

Celebrating Support Professionals: Kate McKillip, Teaching Assistant at the High School

Down a quiet high school hallway is a partitioned, naturally-lit classroom painted with sky-blue walls called the Alternative Learning Area. “The ALA room is multi-functional,” explains Teaching Assistant Kate McKillip, who works with students in ALA. “A student may be here for a disciplinary reason for a full day (such as an in-school suspension), or …

Celebrating Support Professionals: Dini Guay, Attendance Clerk at Jackson Heights

“We have a nickname for her,” begins Jackson Heights Principal Carrie Mauro. “It’s ‘Dr. Dini’ because she will often determine the problem (diagnose it), and then come up with a remedy or solution!” Ms. Mauro is talking about Dini Guay, attendance clerk at Jackson Heights Elementary School. And her job involves much more than handing …

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