A leaky roof that drips into a cafeteria, buckling gym floors, and 49-year old boilers would all be replaced—along with other renovations and repairs at each of Glens Falls’ schools—if residents approve a proposed capital project when they vote on May 16. State aid covers 75 percent of the proposed $18.3 million renovation project, which includes a separate proposal to install lighting on Putt LaMay Field. Learn more and ask questions at three presentations, April 5 at 7pm, April 25 at 6:30pm, and May 8 at 6pm, all in the HS auditorium. Watch the [ VIDEO ] , see the [ PRESENTATION SLIDES ] and join us at the next meeting!
Adventure sports, an archaeology field school, and STEAM camp await at SUNY Adirondack this summer! Learn the
skills professional archaeologists use to dig, analyze and document their
findings, have fun in a hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts
and math) program, or experience the best rock climbing, hiking and canoeing
the Adirondack region has to offer. For details on registration, click
Did your family use eggs on the Passover Seder plate or in an Easter
basket? Our GFMS students recently created some unique egg holders in art
class! The eighth graders were asked to design a container to hold one egg.
Art teacher Joy Muller-McCoola showed the students a few paper techniques, and
they were allowed to use their Chromebooks for research. The result? A variety
of solutions and painted eggs!
The Middle School's own Kate Arney has been honored as one of the region's
top teachers by NewsChannel 13! While many say middle schoolers are the
toughest age group to teach, Mrs. Arney says she loves teaching this age
group. Watch her feature story
BOCES hosts three weeks of summer camps at the Myers Education Center in
Saratoga, SAEC in Hudson Falls, and SUNY ADK Wilton which will include classes in Culinary Arts,
Coding, and STEM. Read more
and register [ HERE ].
Fewer test questions, extra time, and for the next three years, no
consequences for any teacher in New York because of how his or her students
perform on the 3-8 assessments. Individual student scores will not be on the
student's transcript or permanent record. "We ask you to carefully consider
the significant differences in this testing climate and protocol. If your
child didn’t participate in the ELA or math tests last year—or might not this
year—we respectfully urge you to consider supporting their participation in
the state tests." Read the Superintendent's full letter
[ HERE ],
and see these FAQ slides from NYSED
[ HERE ].
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
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 [
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 ]
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 ]
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
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 ].
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!
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 ]
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!
Glens Falls school nurses are encouraging families to read the Flu Guide
[ 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 ].
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. [
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 ].
"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 ]
[ 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.
Middle School student spectators must be accompanied by a parent or other
adult at all games and athletic contests.
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 ]