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  • teacher appreciation week honoree Suzanne Anselment with one girl smiling
  • group of staff and students smiling wearing yellow shirts at Autism walk
  • two elementary students hug wearing blue for autism awareness
  • elementary students and staff members smiling in classroom wearing blue for autism awareness
  • 4th grade basketball team smiling, lined up in gym wearing championship tshirts with trophy
  • six smiling and cheering elementary students in front of an olympic-themed bulletin board
  • Composite graphic with the Big Cross school exterior and parent volunteer Sara Quartiers smiling
  • Attendance clerk smiling in office with an elementary student
  • Boy smiling holding pumpkin carved into a jackolantern in classroom
  • large group of students wearing pink for the Pennies for Pink drive
  • large group of students wearing pink for the Pennies for Pink drive
  • blue and purple hot air balloon floating over Big Cross elementary roof
  • four second-graders laying on bean bags in a classroom reading books
  • group of elementary kids sitting on the floor of a classrooom giving thumbs-up
  • line of kindergarten students waving
  • group of school staff members with Nemer employees holding a line of backpacks in blue duffel bags
  • five women outside smiling holding welcome back signs
  • five women outside smiling holding welcome back signs
  • three custodians smiling holding welcome back signs

photo of students/staffGlens Falls residents vote “Yes” on the 2018-19 school budget

District residents approved the 2018-19 school budget by a margin of 453 "yes" votes to 94 “no” votes – an 83 percent approval rate. The $44.3 million spending plan will increase the tax levy by 2.49 percent, and represents a budget-to-budget spending increase of $1.26 million, or 2.93 percent over the current year. Voters also approved the bus lease proposition, and re-elected school board member Jeremy Deason. [ MORE ]

Photo of students/staffTeacher Appreciation Week: Suzanne Anselment!

We’re recognizing national Teacher Appreciation Week by spotlighting committed and enthusiastic teachers from every one of our schools each day from May 7—11. Wednesday's honoree is Big Cross second grade teacher Suzanne Anselment. Read how her students enter the classroom loved, important, valued, and smart [ HERE ].

ChromebookgraphicA message from Supt. Paul Jenkins on grades 3-8 testing

As the state transitions to computer-based testing (CBT) for students in grades 3-8, Glens Falls students will take their tests on Chromebooks this spring. Despite our extensive work and improvement, our district is unable to get off the Focus list until our test participation rate exceeds 95 percent of all eligible students. For this reason, I respectfully urge you to support your child(ren)’s participation in the state tests this spring. [ MORE ]

photo of students/staffTeamwork leads 4th Grade Boys Basketball to tournament wins

Teamwork by a great group of kids from Jackson Heights, Big Cross, and Kensington Road elementaries made for a super season in 4th Grade Boys Basketball! [ MORE ]

photo of students/staffBOCES Summer Enrichment registration open

BOCES hosts a number of summer enrichment experiences for students in grades 2-12, including a farm-to-table culinary camp, theater and dance camps, robotics, international culture exploration, and more! Parents must pay program registration fees and provide their own transportation to and from camp locations. Read the details and register [ HERE ].

GF arrowhead graphic2018 Founders' Day Awards: Sara Quartiers

The Parent Teacher Student Associations at each school are proud to present the 2018 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 Wednesday's honoree from Big Cross, parent volunteer Sara Quartiers [ HERE ]

photo of students/staffGlens Falls' graduation rate jumps to 87 percent in latest NYSED data

The New York State Education Department has released data for 2017 that shows Glens Falls’ graduation rate improving to 87 percent—up from 79 percent in 2016. “We are very proud of the gains our students have made over the last few years, especially the increase in our graduation rate,” said Superintendent Paul Jenkins. “We have steadily increased over time, but last year was our largest jump in our graduation rate. [ MORE ]

photo of students/staffGlens Falls residents vote “Yes” on land purchase plan

Glens Falls City School District residents approved a plan to purchase property adjacent to the schools’ bus garage today by a margin of 314 "yes" votes to 127 “no” votes – a 71.2 percent approval rate. The proposition allows the Board of Education to buy the land and structures at 35 Glenwood Avenue, which is the parcel immediately north of the bus garage facility at 31 Glenwood. The district will acquire the land at its appraised value of $240,000, plus reasonable and customary closing costs and expenses. [ MORE ]

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 Cross! [ 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 Big Cross Street School! 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 Ms. Hall'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 Big Cross 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/staffFlu Information for 2017-18 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 ]