Rotary provides “beneficial” dictionaries to entire third grade

“Let’s see if we can find the word ‘beneficial,’” said Glens Falls Rotary volunteer Janice Holding, as a classroom full of third-graders began flipping pages in their brand new dictionaries. Mrs. Holding and her husband, Andy, had just handed every student his or her own dictionary to keep, as part of the Rotary’s international project …

HOPE Committee Boutiques happening each month for GFSD families

The HOPE Committee of Glens Falls City Schools works to build and support trusting relationships with district families by compassionately filling the needs of students for clothing and food. We fulfill this mission by welcoming Glens Falls school community members into our HOPE Boutique once a month, where guests can “shop” for free clothing items, …

October is Bullying Prevention Month

Character education happens year-round in GF Nation, and October brings a special focus on anti-bullying efforts. Classroom lessons, assemblies, and conversations around the district are focusing on kindness, inclusion, being an active bystander, and much more. All schools, district-wide, will participate in Unity Day on Wednesday, October 23rd. Please explore the following resources to learn …

School District Foundation’s golf tournament is Sept. 14

The School District Foundation of Glens Falls is beginning its second decade of providing scholarships, professional projects, and student activities not covered by the school district budget. In the last decade, the Foundation has provided more than $71,000 in scholarships alone to many graduating seniors. The community’s support of the Foundation has allowed for opportunities …

School Supply Lists for 2019-2020

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. Lists are available for download here: Jackson Heights supply list: 2019-20 Kensington supply list: 2019-20 Big Cross supply list: 2019-20 Middle School supply list: …

2019-2020 School calendar dates

The school year calendar for 2019-20 has been set. Please note: the first day of school is Wednesday, Sept. 4; Holiday break is Dec. 23–Jan. 3; and Graduation is June 27, 2020. View the full year in the one-page PDF downloadable here. View the pages of the printed district-wide calendar in the PDF downloadable here. …

GF Elementaries named “Recognition Schools” by NYSED

ALL THREE of Glens Falls’ elementary schools have been named “Recognition Schools” by the NYS Education Department for high academic achievement and student growth during the 2017-18 school year! Only 328 elementary/middle schools across the state received this honor, and Glens Falls earned three of just five awards given within the WSWHE BOCES area. “These …

Teacher Appreciation: Jenine Klippel

Glens Falls City School District recognizes national Teacher Appreciation Week by highlighting committed and enthusiastic teachers from every one of our schools each day of the week! Read on for an inside interview with Jenine Klippel—one of the most dynamic teachers around our district. Recognizing our outstanding educators in GF Nation: Monday, 5.6.19 Jenine Klippel: 2nd …

GFMS Odyssey of the Mind team wins regional competition

A Glens Falls Odyssey of the Mind team won their division in this year’s regional competition! The winning Middle School team included seventh-graders CJ Lunt and Kendall Gross, and sixth-graders Brady Gross, Gavin Rittenhouse, Emma Canale, and Joe Frankenfeld. “These middle-schoolers were dedicated to writing a clever skit,” said coach Liz Gross. “They had great …

4th Grade Basketball team goes undefeated

Congratulations to the Glens Falls Indians 4th grade basketball team on an undefeated 22-0 season, including 3 tournament titles! Pictured are (left to right)- Front row: Alex Stetson, Chase McTague, Semaj Cuyler, Mathieu Rittenhouse, Jayden Hauser, Kellen Bombard; Back row: Ronan Westfall, Jeffery Woodell, Aidan Prunty, Michael Blakely, Samuel Canale. Coach: Jeff Woodell.

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