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  • middle school students smiling volunteering as part of builders club
  • Education Support Professional superhero Donna Sharp smiling with reading student
  • group of student musicians on stage smiling
  • group of student musicians sitting on stage in spotlight holding band instruments smiling
  • group of GFMS students smiling in cafeteria wearing pink
  • group of GFMS students smiling in cafeteria wearing pink
  • group of GFMS students smiling in cafeteria wearing pink
  • group of GFMS students smiling in cafeteria wearing pink
  • four fifth-graders smiling collecting donations for Pennies for Pink
  • Several MS students standing on top of a rock outcropping with views of mountains to the side
  • four middle school girls smiling outside with backpacks on
  • One Tribe Glens Falls united chalk drawing on the middle school main office wall
  • middle school staff members smiling in main office with welcome back signs
  • photo of students and staff
  • photo of students and staff

GF arrowhead graphicConcerning incident around SnapChat

December 5, 2018 - We are asking all parents to have a discussion with their children tonight about social media safety, following a concerning incident today that “went right.” Read the full letter to parents [ HERE ]

photo of students/staffAttention 8th Graders: High School 2019-20 Course Guide available here

GF Nation, it's time to choose your courses for next school year! Have a look at the 2019-20 Course Description Guide to learn more about the GFHS offerings for next year. A PDF download is available [ HERE ].

Photo of students/staffGFSD Holiday TECH FEST: Friday, Dec. 14, 6:30-8 p.m.

Join us in the HS cafeteria for a hands-on maker night where families will create an LED light-up holiday card, take a virtual-reality trip using Lenovo Daydream goggles, play games to earn prizes at the digital citizenship carnival, and more! This Glens Falls community computer science event features cookies, cocoa and the chance for families to work on a creative, fun project that’s sure to win best greeting card of the season. All materials and supplies will be provided, and all ages are welcome! Students MUST be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited, so you MUST RSVP using [ THIS LINK ].

Photo of students/staffCelebrating Education Support Professionals during American Education Week, November 13-16, 2018

 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. We're starting off with a "two-fer Tuesday," with honorees Donna Sharp, Teacher Aide at GFMS [ HERE ], and Brian Aiken, Head Custodian at KRS [ HERE ].

photo of students/staffHarmonies fill the air at All-County Vocal festival

Twenty-three of Glens Falls’ student-musicians earned the honor of performing in the 2018 All-County Chorus Festival, held at Saratoga Springs High School on Saturday, November 3rd. [ READ MORE ]

photo of students/staff23 Student-musicians perform in selective All-County Band festival

Nearly two dozen Glens Falls student-musicians were in the spotlight this weekend, performing in the highly selective All-County Band Festival at Ballston Spa High School. Bravo on the years of hard work that led to their selection. [ READ MORE ]

Photo of check presentationOrdering now open for Middle School yearbooks

Yearbooks are now on sale and can be purchased online [ HERE ]. Order forms are also available to download and print [ HERE ]. Yearbooks cost $25 until October 26th, when the price jumps to $30. The yearbook is packed with great memories throughout the year, and is distributed in June.

calendar graphicEvery Student Succeeds Act: Info for Parents

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is a law that outlines how states can use federal money to support public schools. This [ FACT SHEET ] highlights the important elements for parents and families in the plan. Schools and districts will be measured on student absenteeism (missing more than a couple days of school per month), student participation in state tests (law requires that 95% of students in each tested subgroup take the appropriate state tests), and more. See the [ FACT SHEET ] for further details.

Odyssey of the mind graphicOdyssey of the Mind teams forming now!

Would your kids like to re-create Leonardo DaVinci’s workshop and reveal one of is “inventions” that never made it to prime time? How about dreaming up and building a ride-on vehicle whose parts travel in suitcases from one scene to another? Join an Odyssey of the Mind team ... or coach! More details and the RSVP link are [ HERE ].

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/staffFlu Information for 2018-19 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 ].

ChromebookgraphicWelcome back, Middle School families!

Welcome back for another great year at Glens Falls Middle School! The first day of school is Wednesday, September 5th, and doors open for 5th grade at 8:23 AM; for grades 6-8, doors open at 8:28 AM. 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 Mrs. Moore's WELCOME LETTER, among other important information. See you soon!

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2018-19 School Calendar: Note these key dates

A one-page printable version of the 2018-19 calendar that includes school breaks, holidays, and Regents exam days can be downloaded [ HERE ]. Families should note that Memorial Day weekend includes Friday off this year, and the last day of school falls later then usual - Wednesday, June 26 - due to the state's Regents exam schedule. Graduation is Saturday, June 29, 2019. Printed calendars will soon be on their way to every family with enrolled students, and any district resident may request a calendar by calling the district office at 518-792-1481. You can download it [ HERE ] as a PDF.

graphic of pencilsClassroom supply lists for the new school year

Is your family looking to get a jump start on shopping for the new school year? The Middle School 5th Grade supply list is [ HERE ], and the 6-8th Grade supply list is [ HERE ]. Got kids in another school building too? All supply lists are available [ HERE ].

photo of students/staffGFMS team accepts School to Watch award in Washington, D.C.

A delegation of GFMS staff members—including both the retiring and incoming principals—recently participated in the National Forum’s Schools to Watch conference and were honored yet again for the Middle School's re-designation as a School to Watch. [ MORE ]

photo of students/staffKristy Moore is new GFMS Principal

Educational leader Kristy Moore is Glens Falls Middle School’s new principal as of July 1, 2018. She served as Principal of Geyser Road Elementary School in Saratoga Springs, with previous experience as an assistant principal at both Dorothy Nolan Elementary and Queensbury Middle School. [ MORE ]

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.