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GF arrowhead graphic2017 Founders' Day Awards: the Middle School Lunch Monitors

The Parent Teacher Student Associations at each school are proud to present the 2017 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 Thursday's honorees from the Middle School, Tammy Noonan, Donna Murray, Dan Hopler, and Hank Dwyer [ HERE ]

GF arrowhead graphicCongratulations to Honor and Merit Roll students for MP2

Glens Falls City School District recognizes the hard work and achievement of the following students who have attained Honor and Merit Roll status during the 2016-17 school year. Congratulations to these students for marking period 2: [ HONOR, MERIT ROLLS HERE ]

Photo of students/staffMake-A-Wish star sales help grant the wish of GFMS student

Say “Aloha” to seventh-grader Isabella Bullard! The GFMS student had the trip of a lifetime granted this past March, thanks in part to nearly two decades of Make-A-Wish fundraising right here in GF Nation—and star sales are happening again, right now! [ MORE ]

Photo of students/staffMS food drive donations top 1,200 items

Great job, GFMS students!! More than 1,200 food items went to the Salvation Army on Dec. 13th as a result of the Middle School's annual food drive. The fifth-graders brought in more than 500 items alone ... and Ms. Kayla Lewis' class collected 265 items, with 153 of those coming from Shanti Dawkins' family! The Student Senate officers made daily announcements, kept track of the number of cans brought in, and helped sort and load food for the Salvation Army.

Photo of students/staffCelebrating ESP Week: Bobbi Harris

TODAY is nationally-celebrated Education Support Professionals Day, but we like to celebrate all week long! Our teacher aides, teaching assistants, secretaries, custodians, and many other team members play a crucial role in every school building, every day. Read about Wednesday's super hero, library aide Bobbi Harris [ HERE ].

Photo of students/staffThank you, Veterans!

THANKS SO MUCH, VETERANS! The Project Power students at the Middle School created this mural to honor all of GF Nation's veterans. The students also baked a special batch of sugar cookies with buttercream frosting and red, white, and blue sprinkles for three special vets: MS English teacher Rob Manning; MS cafeteria monitor Hank Dwyer; and HS social studies teacher Doug Hoyne. Thank you all for your service!

Photo of students/staff"Pennies for Pink" effort raises a whopping $2,355.52 for cancer patients

Now in its fourth year—and second school-building headquarters—the annual “Pennies for Pink” drive is still collecting thousands of dollars to get local cancer patients to and from their treatments. Hundreds of dollars at each elementary building, combined with more than a thousand at the Middle School  brought the effort above this year's goal. [ MORE ]

photo of students and staffModified Girls Soccer raises $200 in Power of Pink game

GFMS Modified Girls Soccer players and their families donated $200 towards breast cancer research at the Power of Pink game on Tuesday, Oct. 11 against Queensbury. "The QBY girls had a bake sale and made $120," said Coach Juliana Ogden. The event is a combination of awareness and support. Great job, GF Nation!

Photo of students/staffFlu Information for 2016-17 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 graphicHigh and Middle Schools conduct lockdown drill

September 22, 2016 - Officers from Glens Falls Police Department were on site at the High School/Middle School campus this morning, as the buildings conducted a lockdown drill—in which students and staff practice the emergency response procedures. [ MORE ]

photo of High School buildingGet involved in the Middle School PTSA!

By volunteering with the PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association), you'll be helping to support our students in meaningful ways. The PTSA works to maintain a supportive and encouraging community for the entire school—which, in turn, creates the most educational environment possible for all children. You can share ideas, concerns, and experiences to make the school year better for everyone. Visit the GFMS PTSA website for [ MORE ].

photo of students and staffA note from Superintendent Paul Jenkins

"I would like to welcome everyone back for another great year ahead! The new school year is just around the corner and thanks to the hard work of our faculty, administration, and staff, we are ready for our students to return. [ MORE ]

GF arrowhead graphic2016-17 school calendar available here

 [ HERE ] is a one-page printable version of the 2016-17 district calendar that includes school breaks, holidays, and Regents exam days. The detailed 2016-17 calendar is in PDF format [ HERE ]. Any district resident may request a printed calendar by calling the district office at 792-1212.

GF arrowhead graphicReminder: Adults must accompany MS students

Middle School student spectators must be accompanied by a parent or other adult at all games and athletic contests.

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 ]