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  • Attendance clerk smiling in office with an elementary student
  • Hall monitor smiling with a seventh-grade student
  • Teacher aide surrounded by smiling students in a classroom
  • Teacher aide surrounded by smiling students in a classroom
  • Teacher aide surrounded by smiling students in a classroom
  • Girls swimmers smiling poolside holding sectional patches after race
  • Girls swimmers smiling poolside holding sectional patches after race
  • screen shot of television broadcast of football game showing GF players celebrating sectional win
  • Cross-country runners Culliton and Hughes holding sectional patches after race
  • Boy smiling holding pumpkin carved into a jackolanternters in classroom
  • GF school bus parked in front of Google headquarters in NYC
  • football players and cheerleaders clapping smiling in gym stands
  • smiling student accepting award plaque from athletic director
  • students and adults smiling standing near the buddy bench at jackson heights
  • group of students in concert dress smiling before their concert
  • group of students in concert dress holding band instrumentssmiling before their concert
  • group of students in concert dress smiling before their concert
  • large group of students wearing pink for the Pennies for Pink drive
  • large group of students wearing pink for the Pennies for Pink drive
  • large group of students wearing pink for the Pennies for Pink drive
  • large group of students wearing pink for the Pennies for Pink drive
  • large group of students wearing pink for the Pennies for Pink drive
  • elementary-aged girl and two boys smiling outside in sunshine
  • four elementary girls smiling sitting on bench outside in sunshine
  • two teachers and 17 students smiling outside with hot air balloon inflating behind them
  • rainbow-colored hot air balloon landing on back field of middle school
  • blue and purple hot air balloon floating over Big Cross elementary roof
  • five high school girls at Homecoming Games in gym smiling wearing red shirts
  • teacher with long brown hair reading to two boys at a table
  • middle school teacher high-fiving students as they walk out of the classroom
  • four high school students in cafeteria smiling wearing New Year-New You shirts
  • assistant principal and high school student smiling in the hallway outside the HS main office
  • group of elementary kids sitting on the floor of a classrooom giving thumbs-up
  • group of elementary kids sitting on the floor of a classrooom giving thumbs-up
  • large group of kids and adults outside GFMS at dismissal with school bus in background
  • group of elementary kids smiling at desks in a classrooom
  • four high school staff members smiling on the first day back to school
  • high school librarian with three students smiling wearing black and red shirts
  • two smiling cafeteria ladies cutting a big bunch of lettuce
  • group of elementary kids smiling at desks in a classrooom
  • Superintendent in a grey jacket talking with a teacher in front of students
  • five smiling high school faculty members all wearing red shirts on the first day of school
  • Superintendent Jenkins sharing details about his day with a circle of students
  • group of school staff members with Nemer employees holding a line of backpacks in blue duffel bags
  • business office staff smiling holding welcome back signs
  • five women outside smiling holding welcome back signs
  • three custodians smiling holding welcome back signs
  • five women smiling holding welcome back signs
  • five people smiling holding welcome back signs
  • three women smiling holding welcome back signs
  • six people outside smiling holding welcome back signs
  • two teachers smiling holding welcome back signs

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. Friday's honoree is Diane Ogden, Attendance Clerk at Big Crossl! [ MORE ]

photo of students/staffRunner Chris Hughes wins State XC Championship

Congrats to our STATE CHAMPION runner, Chris Hughes!! The Glens Falls senior ran away from the field to capture the Class C boys title at the State Cross Country Championships on Nov. 11th. We're so proud of Chris, bringing home our first individual state title in Cross Country running!! Read more and see a video of him crossing the finish line [ HERE ]

GF arrowhead graphicGF Football is in the East Semifinal Football Championships

Congratulations to GF Football on winning the Regional Championship over Governeur on Friday!! The Indians now compete in the East Semifinal Regional Championships, facing Pleasantville at Middletown High School (24 Gardner Ave. Extension, Middletown, NY 10940) on Saturday, November 19th at 3:00 PM. Tickets are $10 for adults and students. Online ticket sales are available at: https://gofan.co/app/events/13521 All in, GF Nation!!

photo of students/staffAthletics food drive underway until Nov. 16

Can YOU help us fill this box?? The Glens Falls Athletic Department is sponsoring a food drive to benefit the Salvation Army. Non-perishable food items that are NOT packed in glass containers will be collected in the High School main office until November 16. Items such as cereal, pasta, muffin mixes, canned vegetables and more are appreciated!

photo of students/staffSwimmers take home patches at Sectionals

Way to go, GF Swimming! Kailyn Anselment finished third in the 200 free and 500 free, and Emma Mauro was third in the 100 breaststroke at the Sectional Championship meet on Nov. 4th. Glens Falls was third in the medley relay and fourth in the 200 free relay, both times with a team of Madison Maier, Emma Mauro, Kailyn Anselment and Ella Wolfstich. Emma was  sixth in the 50 free. Ella was fourth in the 50 free and fifth in the 100 free. Rowan Davidson was eighth in the 500 free. Congrats on these great swims!!

photo of students/staffPodium finishes for GF runners in Sectionals

CONGRATULATIONS to Cross-Country runners Chris Hughes and Katie Culliton! Chris is Section 2 Class C CHAMPION after running the Saratoga Spa State Park course on Friday, Nov. 3. Katie placed third in the girls' race, and both are qualified for the State Cross Country Championships on Nov. 11. Way to go!

photo of students/staff25 new members to be inducted into National Honor Society

The Glens Falls High School Chapter of National Honor society will induct 25 new members in November: Justina Aiken, John Andre, Matelyn Benway, Luke Borgos, McKenna Clark, Taylor Colvin, Olivia Dybas, Joseph Girard, Liam Gormley, Lauren Hauser, Hannah Hawkins, Griffin Jones, Scott Jones, Drew Knapp, Coleman Leland, Stephanie Meehan, Claudia Miner, Catherine Montgomery, Marlee Pelton-Fuentes, Shyeann Rawson, Madison Redmond, Meghan Siergiey, Brienna Vassar, Callie Woodell, and Jacqueline Young. Congratulations!

Photo of students/staffStudent-musicians perform in All-County band ensembles

Seventeen of Glens Falls’ student-musicians had the honor of performing in the SWCMEA All-County Band Festival. High School students selected include Cailin Harrington, Emily Lunt, Eben McGee-Bierman, Nick Teta, Jacob Harmon, Tess Harrington, Scotty Jones, Sean Pettis, Meghan Siergiey, and Trevor Britton. [ 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 ]

law enforcement dog sniffing lockersHigh and Middle Schools conduct lockdown drill with help from law enforcement

Officers and K-9 teams from multiple law enforcement agencies were on site at the High School/Middle School campus on Wednesday, Oct. 18th, as the buildings conducted a lockdown drill—in which students and staff practice the emergency response procedures for an internal threat. [ MORE ]

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 ].

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 ].

GF arrowhead graphicGlens Falls High: 2017 Silver Award from U.S. News and World Report

Congratulations to the entire school community on GFHS earning ANOTHER Silver medal from U.S. News in its Best High Schools 2017 rankings! Glens Falls High School placed 180th within New York (#2289 in the National Rankings) and earned another silver medal, following our 2016 silver award. Schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college. Read more on our U.S. News overview page [ HERE ].

Photo of students/staffTake a continuing education course at SUNY ADK

The district's mission statement includes "modeling the behavior of life-long learning" ... so sign up today for an adult continuing education course at SUNY Adirondack! Registration is now open for classes throughout the fall semester. For a description of offerings, click [ HERE ].

photo of students/staffCongratulations, Glens Falls Class of 2017!

Family, friends, and faculty celebrated the 150 graduates of the Class of 2017 on Saturday afternoon—and a 92 percent graduation rate for this Glens Falls Class! "Seek out your support group and ask for help when you need it," said Superintendent Paul Jenkins. "Whether that group is your family or your friends, reach out to them and I guarantee they will be there and they will all be willing to lend a hand. We are all very proud of each of you and all of your accomplishments over the years." A photo gallery of some graduation moments is available [ HERE ]. The ceremony was live-streamed in its entirety, and the uncut video is available to view [ HERE ]. Congratulations, graduates!!

GF Nation Fund graphicYou can make a difference with GF Nation Fund

Attention Alumni and Friends of Glens Falls Schools: There’s a new way to help and support our students. Take a minute and visit www.gfnationfund.org and see what we are all about. YOU can make a difference simply by signing in and becoming part of our outreach network. Having a reunion or gathering? We would love to know about it. And, please get the word out. WE NEED YOU!

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 ]