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News archives

News items previously listed on the homepage of the district Web site can be accessed here. For more information about any of the news articles, contact the district's Communications Office at 518-456-6200, ext. 3115.

View news items from the 2012-13 school year

2013-14 school year

June 26, 2014: District seeks applicants for building capacity focus groups

June 25, 2014: District transitioning to paperless report cards in 2014-15

June 17, 2014: Watch a replay of the June 16 community meeting on the district's building capacity study

June 11, 2014: Updated recommended reading list now available

June 10, 2014: FMS fields looking good thanks to donation from local company

June 5, 2014: Community meeting scheduled to discuss results of recent building capacity study

May 28, 2014: Farnsworth Middle School presents The Pine Bush Project: A symposium on student research on the Pine Bush

May 27, 2014: GuilderFest set for June 1 at GHS

May 20, 2014: 2014-15 budget approved by voters

May 6, 2014: May 23 to be school recess day

April 14, 2014: Important immunization changes for students entering grades K-6 (PDF)

April 9, 2014: Board adopts 2014-15 spending plan; voters to weigh in on May 20

April 4, 2014: GCSD students advance to National History Day state competition

April 2, 2014: Changes ahead for schools, GCSD receives additional aid in adopted state budget

March 28, 2014: Teacher placed on leave following arrest in connection to missing GTA funds

March 27, 2014: Are you interested in running for a seat on the GCSD Board of Education?

March 27, 2014: Recycling Extravaganza, FMS Garage Sale and Go Green Day 2014 set for April 26 at FMS

March 25, 2014: Repair work on middle school athletic fields to begin immediately

March 19, 2014: GCSD conducts district-wide building capacity study; Reports released on enrollment projection and pupil capacity

March 11, 2014: Statement from the superintendent regarding missing GTA funds

March 5, 2014: GCSD students featured in K-8 Empire State Plaza Art Collection Exhibition

February 28, 2014: GCSD celebrates Music In Our Schools Month this March

February 27, 2014: Superintendent's 2014-15 budget proposal released on Feb. 27

February 20, 2014: Read Across America event to spotlight Seussical smiles

February 12, 2014: Board of Education adopts Alternative Veterans Exemption

February 12, 2014: Regents Adopts Changes to Common Core, Testing

January 31, 2014: Follow-up to Jan. 29 community conversation set for Feb. 4

January 22, 2014: Potential budget changes discussed at Jan. 29 community conversation event

January 22, 2014: Kindergarten registration days set for Jan. 29 & Jan. 30

January 22, 2014: Explanation of GCSD's designation as a district "susceptible to fiscal stress"

January 21, 2014: Aid Increases, GEA Remains in Governor’s Budget Proposal

January 17, 2014: Recap of "Communicating in a Digital World" event

January 17, 2014: GCSD to join regional advocacy event at South Colonie Central High School

January 6, 2014: Community Conversation set for Jan. 29 to review list of potential changes for 2014-15

December 30, 2013: GCSD to host important community event, "Communicating in a Digital World: A Conversation about civility and respect," on January 14

December 26, 2013: Superintendent of Schools sends letter to Governor Cuomo calling for the end of the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA)

December 26, 2013: 27 Guilderland musicians selected for Suburban Council Music Festival

December 6, 2013: Guilderland High School recognized as Grammy Signature School semi-finalist

December 3, 2013: Important message for parents of fifth graders regarding language selection

December 3, 2013: Guilderland High School teacher receives National Board Certification

November 26, 2013: How GCSD communicates weather-related announcements

November 14, 2013: Building Project results: Prop #1 passes, Prop #2 rejected by district voters

November 8, 2013: "Men's Night Out" special musical event set for Nov. 25 at Farnsworth Middle School

November 1, 2013: FOGA presents proceeds of "Show Guilderland Cares" concert

October 24, 2013: Ten GHS students selected for Area All-State Honor Ensembles

October 22, 2013: Tri-M Student/Faculty Recital set for Thursday, October 24

October 11, 2013: District to begin releasing APPR scores by request

October 10, 2013: District ranked 5th in student performance in Albany area; 18th in upstate rankings

October 10, 2013: Trick-or-Treat Street set for Oct. 26 at GHS

October 9, 2013: GCSD librarians to present Cyber Smart Digital Citizenship night for students and parents

October 1, 2013: GCSD to host Recycling Extravaganza October 26 at Farnsworth Middle School

September 17, 2013: "Show Guilderland Cares" event set for September 29 at Tawasentha Park

September 17, 2013: District voters to decide on $18.2 million building project propositions on Nov. 14

September 9, 2013: New state law means homeowners must re-register for Basic STAR program by December 31, 2013, to continue receiving tax breaks

August 22, 2013: District introduces new emergency telephone notification system for parents

August 21, 2013: District sets 2013-14 tax rates

August 8, 2013: District reviews building improvement recommendations

August 7, 2013: SED releases results from grades 3-8 assessments; scores drop statewide

August 7, 2013: GCSD to conduct district-wide building capacity study throughout the fall;
Residents encouraged to attend community meeting on Sept. 3

July 22, 2013: Community fundraising for athletics

July 12, 2013: FMS welcomes Principal Michael Laster

July 3, 2013: GHS names new assistant principal