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  • Five smiling high schoolers in front of a nature-insipred mural they painted
  • GF Nordic ski team on the slope at the 2018 Sectional meet
  • Composite graphic with the Jackson Heights exterior and teacher Chris Wettersten smiling
  • 25 middle school students fully outfitted in white body suits, hats, masks, and eyewear, learning about clean technology
  • Diplomas stacked on top of a table with a red drape that says Glens Falls High School
  • Varsity boys basketball players smiling on the court after game
  • Varsity athletes standing in a hallway smiling
  • Octet show choir members in sparkly red shirts singing for MLK day
  • CTE student chefs with superitendent and legislators, smiling
  • Coach, TJ Fredette, AD and Girard smiling on court with commemorative basketball
  • pre-kindergarten girl smiling while cutting playdough
  • group of smiling HS students and advisors standing in front of the Google sign in NYC
  • elementary student smiling holding LED light-up card
  • elementary student smiling holding LED light-up card
  • students in science class smiling
  • four technology students smiling in a line
  • Seven students smiling in a line
  • composite graphic of student ballet dancing and student playing saxophone with Macy's parade logo
  • large group of students smiling at induction ceremony
  • 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/staffArt Club paints arctic scene for Prospect Center

The GFHS Art Club recently designed and painted a mural for the Prospect Center in Queensbury! The mural, which is stunning in both size and complexity, depicts an arctic scene, complete with polar bears, penguins, icebergs and the Northern Lights. [ MORE ]

photo of students/staffSophomores Sam Bordeau and Katie Culliton headed to states in Nordic

Congratulations to state qualifiers Sam Bordeau and Katie Culliton, and all of Glens Falls’ skiers who participated in the Section II Nordic skiing championships at Gore Mountain! Top finishers included Katie Culliton (23:14.5), Sarah Burton (24:26.5), Sam Bordeau (29:28.3), Paul Trackey (30:50.4), and Ethan Schrammel (31:55.0). [ MORE ]

graphic that says "Budget 2018 2019" with a colorful bar graph behindPreliminary budget forecast shows gap between revenues and expenditures for 2018-2019

“Expenditure growth and revenue stagnation” set the landscape for initial 2018-2019 budget development, Assistant Superintendent for Business Bobby Yusko told the Board of Education on Feb 12th, as he outlined a preliminary budget scenario that would create a $2 million gap between revenues and expenditures in 2018-2019. Early scenarios do not include any reductions in program or services, do not account for application of fund balance, and utilize refined state aid estimates based on the Governor's Executive Budget proposal. [ MORE ]

photo of students/staffMS students "suit up" during Global Foundries Ambassadors' visit

Thanks to the Global Foundries Ambassadors who visited on Feb 6th, seventh-graders at the Middle School got to try on these “bunny suits” that microchip manufacturers wear in the clean rooms at Fab 8 in Malta! [ MORE ]

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/staffParent Night on Social Media Fitness: March 22nd, 6:30 p.m.

All Middle and High School parents are highly encouraged to attend this parent evening with Chris Vollum on Social Media Fitness. Through relatable and current exercises and stories, expert Chris Vollum demonstrates practical skills to post online content that reflects value, respect and relevance while minimizing the risk of bullying, cyber-bullying and loss of reputation on Thursday, March 22nd at 6:30 pm. in the High School auditorium. [ MORE ]

GF arrowhead graphic2018 Founders' Day Awards: Meet the honorees

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 2018's honorees [ HERE ]

photo of students/staffJoseph Girard III breaks NYS boys career scoring record

During the January 30th varsity game at Amsterdam, Glens Falls junior Joseph Girard III broke New York State’s all-time boys basketball scoring record of 2,946 points, a mark previously held by NBA star Lance Stephenson. When the game ended, Joseph's career scoring total was 2,952 points—and it will grow! Congratulations, Joe! Read more and see video clips of the game in the Daily Gazette article [ HERE ].

photo of students/staffUniversal Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten registration beginning

The Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program is a free, half-day, full-year program for four-year olds. Entry into the UPK class is determined by lottery each spring. Lottery forms are due by April 12, 2018. Read more about the UPK lottery application [ HERE ].
Kindergarten students must be five years old by December 1, 2018 in order to start school in September. Registration for new kindergarten students is held at Kindergarten Round-Up events at each elementary school in March:
  • Jackson Heights: March 21, 2018 - call Stacy Frandsen at 518-792-1071 to make your appointment
  • Big Cross: March 22, 2018 - call Patty Farrell at 518-792-2619 to make your appointment
  • Kensington Rd: March 23, 2018 - call Kathy Thomson at 518-793-5151 to make your appointment
Read more about kindergarten registration [ HERE ].

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/staffAll 10 Fall Varsity teams earn Scholar Athlete status

All ten of Glens Falls’ Varsity sports teams in the Fall 2017 season have achieved Scholar Athlete status! Scholar-Athlete Team recognition is an honor given by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) to recognize teams that excel academically [ MORE ]

photo of students/staffSWAT Team members school regional superintendents

Students Willing to Assist with Technology (SWAT) team members Brady Steinberg, Miguel Marrero, Brandon Gray, and Keegan McCane took questions from school superintendents around the Capital Region at NERIC's regional tech awareness day. [ MORE ]

photo of students/staffLauren Hauser sings in All-State Choir; Seven students perform in Area All-State

In Rochester this weekend, GFHS junior Lauren Hauser is singing with the best musicians from around New York State! The performance comes on the heels of yet another accolade for Lauren and six of her fellow student-musicians at Glens Falls High. [ MORE ]

photo of students/staffSean Pettis and Meghan Siergiey to perform in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Watch for two of Glens Falls’ most talented musicians in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! Sophomore Sean Pettis will play saxophone in a repeat performance with the Great American Marching Band, while junior Meghan Siergiey is making her parade debut as a dancer. [ MORE ]

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

The Glens Falls High School Chapter of National Honor society welcomed 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. [ 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 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 ]

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/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 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 ]