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October 01, 2014

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Thomas Lutsic, Principal

8 School Road, P.O. Box 37 Guilderland Ctr., NY 12085

Phone: 518/861-8591 ext. 1000

Fax: 518/861-5874

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GHS National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists
Earlier this month, officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Among those names were five Guilderland High School seniors and one recent high school graduate. 
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Student information updates

On Friday, September 12, 2014, a letter was distributed to all parents via the district's SchoolTool Parent & Student Portal highlighting some important details regarding student information updates in the new school year. In particular, the letter addresses changes to how report cards and Individual Student Reports (ISRs) for grade 3-8 assessments will be available to parents as well as information about verifying and updating your child's health information. View the letter

Important information
about student parking

Students may not park on campus without first obtaining a parking permit or gaining administrative approval the day before they wish to drive. Download a permit application (PDF). If a student wishes to drive for only one day, a temporary parking permit may be obtained through the West Office. Students must bring a signed letter from a parent or guardian requesting the permit and include a photocopy of the vehicle’s current registration and insurance card. Any student parking on campus without displaying a current parking permit or temporary permit will be subject to disciplinary consequences, including, but not limited to, the possibility of the vehicle being towed at the owner’s expense.

Nine GHS musicians selected for All State Music Ensembles

Visit the Music home page to learn more.

PSAT set for Oct. 18 at GHS

The PSAT will be administered on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 7:45 a.m. at Guilderland High School. Counselors will be distributing PSAT registration forms during 11th grade English classes on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Students must return the registration form (PDF) with the $30 fee no later than Oct. 10 to the Counseling Center. Please note: This test date is the ONLY opportunity for Juniors to take the PSAT and to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship program. PSAT scores prior to the Junior year are not eligible for consideration for the National Merit Scholarship program.

GHS Class of 2016 presents Big Truck Day 2014

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Guest speaker helps GHS anatomy and physiology students learn about making healthy eating choices

Iowa science teacher John Cisna participated in an experiment in which he ate only McDonald's for breakfast, lunch and dinner for six straight months. The results of his diet may surprise you! learn more

Board cancels November 1 focus group event; upcoming community meetings scheduled for September 29 and November 6

At its meeting on September 23, 2014, the Guilderland Board of Education unanimously agreed to cancel the upcoming focus group community event scheduled for November 1. The cancellation comes on the heels of the Board’s decision to remove from discussion the six scenarios included in the Building Capacity Study report provided to the district by Dr. Paul Seversky last June. The scenarios were to be the main topic of the Nov. 1 event. Learn more

Winter sport sign-ups are underway

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GHS students receive honorable mentions from NYS Archives research competition

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High School student handbook now available online

The 2014-15 GHS Student Handbook is now available on our website.
View it here (PDF)

Have you verified/updated your child's student health information for the new school year? Learn more


2014-15 parking applications now available

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January Regents schedule now available

View the exam schedule (PDF)

College Fair set for Oct. 7

Attention senior students and parents: The GHS Counseling Department will be hosting an evening College Fair on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the West Gymnasium. Approximately 100 colleges are expected to attend. Download a list of schools scheduled to be in attendance (PDF)

Writing the College Essay Workshop held Sept. 10

Earlier this month, the High School counselors hosted a “Writing the College Essay Workshop” for all seniors and their parents. Unable to attend the event? Watch a replay of it here!

29 GHS seniors named 2014 Multicultural High School Achievers award recipients Learn more


Join our TV crew!

Are you interested in working on the GHS TV crew to cover high school sports? If so, please send an e-mail to Mr. Maycock ( as soon as possible. This is an opportunity to earn community service or independent-study hours while covering GHS home games.

Upcoming fall testing dates and registration deadlines

Learn more about test dates for the fall college admissions exams (SAT and ACT).

District transitioning to paperless report cards in 2014-15

Beginning in the 2014-15 school year, Guilderland Central School District will be transitioning to a paperless report card system for all students, grades K-12. Report cards will no longer be sent or mailed home; instead, parents will be able to access and review their child’s report card online via the district’s SchoolTool Parent and Student Portal. Learn more

Bring Your Own Device program

The Guilderland Central School District is committed to the optimization of student learning and teaching. We consider computers to be a valuable tool for education, and encourage the use of computers and related technology in district classrooms. To expand the availability of online learning opportunities, the district will be providing wireless network access to appropriate personal electronic devices for students in grades 9-12 beginning April 2014. Students will be given login information during homeroom on that day. Learn more about the program, including FAQs and resources for parents

Late arrival/early dismissal parental permission form

Please note that both senior students and their parents must complete a late arrival/early dismissal permission form in order to be given senior privileges.
Download the form (PDF)

What's new on Channel 16?

Residents in the Town of Guilderland may have recently noticed that Channel 16, operated out of the Guilderland High School Media Department, has undergone a bit of an overhaul. While the programming on the station may look a bit different, you can still find all of the important school information that the community has come to expect. However, the programming schedule will change slightly to accommodate new titles. Viewers may notice that the music track is no longer WMHT; instead, the music is now courtesy of students in the GCSD music department. In addition, the station is now featuring artwork and photography by students, as well. If you haven't seen it already, we invite you to take a look at the new Channel 16...enjoy!

Morning Announcements now available on Twitter

Did you know that you can follow the the latest news, information and updates to morning announcements at Guilderland High School on Twitter! Follow @GHSannouncement. Learn more

A new way to access the GHS library catalogue  qrcode

Search the library’s new catalog by scanning the QR Code at right using your smart phone (QR Reader App required). To access all the features this new catalog has to offer, make sure to log in – using the last five digits of your school ID as your username and the same four digit password you use to log into the school’s network. Once logged in, you can search print resources, our subscription databases and reviewed websites all in one shot! Use the tabs in the upper right of your search screen to access all the information you now have at your fingertips. Have questions? Need help? See the librarians for assistance.

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