Thomas Lutsic, Principal
8 School Road, P.O. Box 37 Guilderland Ctr., NY 12085
Phone: 518/861-8591 ext. 1000
May 24 school recess day
As announced at the April 9 meeting of the Board of Education, and assuming that the district does not experience another emergency closing situation within the next few weeks, all GCSD schools will be closed on Friday, May 24, 2013 due to unused snow/emergency days allocated for the 2012-13 school year. All district and school offices will be closed on that day, as well.
First annual GuilderFest set for June 2 at GHS
The Guilderland High School Class of 2016 is sponsoring the first-ever GuilderFest on Sunday, June 2 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the GHS track/football field. This exciting event, which is open to children of all ages, will feature entertainment for the entire family including carnival games and prizes, face painting, martial arts demonstrations, bouncy houses, an obstacle course, petting zoo and pony rides, super hero visits, refreshments (including Crazy Herb's BBQ and Coccadotts), and more. Students will even get a chance to dunk their favorite school leader in the administrator dunk tank. Learn more
Sign-ups are underway for fall sports
Interested in playing a fall sport at GHS? Now is the
time to sign-up! Fall sports include cross country, field hockey, girl's
tennis, girl's swimming and diving, golf, volleyball, cheerleading,
soccer, and football. Students interested in playing a fall sport should
pick up a sport sign-up packet from the high school nurses' office and
return the completed packet to the nurses' office by Friday,
June 7, 2013.
Learn more about signing-up for a fall sport
June exam schedule
Regents and school exams begin on June 11 at Guilderland High School. View the complete schedule of exams (PDF) Please note that the schedule was revised as of April 30. If you have previously viewed/printed the schedule, please do so again so that you have the most up-to-date information.
Class of 2013 Senior Ball set for June 7 at the Hall of Springs in Saratoga
Tickets will be on sale the week of May 6, 2013. Learn more
Guilderland makes Newsweek’s rankings of America’s Best High Schools for second consecutive year Learn more
Spring Scholar Athlete Awards
The GCSD Athletic Department is pleased to announce that all of its spring sports teams have qualified for the 2013 Spring Scholar Athlete Award. Congratulations to the members of the following teams: Baseball, Boy's Lacrosse, Girl's Lacrosse, Softball, Boy's Tennis, Boy's Track and Girl's Track.
Students honored by NCBI
Guilderland High School would like to congratulate the following students, who were recently honored with National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) Youth Leadership Awards: Omar Alrifai, Kyra Cochrane, Yasmeen Din, Ananyah Edwards, Courtland Ingraham, Serena Lafave, Jarita Liang, Elena Musteata, Zinnatun Naher, Abigail Peck, Natasha Permaul, and Darren Wu. The NCBI Student Leadership Award program recognizes students throughout the Capital District for taking on leadership roles in their school to create a safe, welcoming, and inclusive learning environment where both students and staff can achieve. GHS was one of only seven schools honored this year.
GCSD students selected to move on to National History Day finals in College Park, MD Learn more
GHS math league team among top five in New York
Congratulations to the Guilderland High School Math League, who tied for 5th place among their peers throughout NYS this year. The team from GHS also had 3 of the top 32 overall student scores (Will Wang tied for 3rd, Bill Dong and Zubin Makurjee tied for 4th). Kudos to the entire Math League on a great season and to their teachers Tara McConaghy and Vivian Donnelly, who support the students' passion for mathematics throughout the school year!
Students meet with Holocaust survivor in Washington, D.C.
On April 23, nearly 40 students from GHS traveled to
Washington, D.C. as part of an annual class trip for the course
Holocaust Through Literature.
Led by English teacher Brenna Autrey, the students began the day by
meeting with Holocaust survivor Louise Lawrence Israels
(pictured with the students)
and visiting the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. As part of
their visit to our nation’s capital, the students also participated in a
walking tour of The White House and visited several of the national
memorials on the Mall before heading home.
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!
Team of seniors place third at NYS Capital Region Science Bowl event Learn more
Students honored with PE Leadership Awards
Congratulations to GHS seniors Laurie Knapp and Nick Schwartz, who were recently selected to receive a New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance "Capital Zone Secondary Leadership Award in Physical Education." Learn more
Guilderland High School team "Pillsbury Throw Boys" wins Suburban Council Dodgeball Tournament
On Wednesday, March 27, Guilderland High School's two finalists from the school's annual Dodgeball Tournament (held at GHS on March 1) played in the Suburban Council Dodgeball Tournament, hosted at Mohonasen High School. A total of 10 teams from Burnt Hills, Mohonasen, Shaker, Saratoga and Guilderland played for the coveted trophy. Guilderland did exceptionally well and both of our teams made it to the final round. In the end, it was Guilderland vs. Guilderland...except this time, it was the "Pillsbury Throw Boys" who came out on top of team "Winning"! Guilderland will host the Suburban Tournament next year and try to keep the winning title. Earlier this year, the 5th annual GHS Dodgeball Tournament raised $4,600 for the Altamont Food Pantry through team registrations, ticket sales, donations, and sponsors. Thank you to everyone who participated in the events!
|Members of both GHS teams faced off against one another in the finals of the recent Suburban Council Dodgeball Tournament. In the end, the "Pillsbury Throw Boys" edged out "Winning" to take home the title!|
Three GHS students named National Merit Scholarship finalists
Message from the Superintendent about school safety procedures
GHS students launch web series, "Admissions"
On Nov. 20, a group of talented Guilderland High School media students launched a new web series, entitled "Admissions," chronicling the life of a high school senior who is applying to film school. Episodes one and two can now be viewed online, with additional episodes to be posted in the weeks and months ahead. Learn more
Morning Announcements now available on Twitter
Starting September 20, you can now follow the the latest news, information and updates to morning announcements at Guilderland High School on Twitter! Follow @GHSannouncement. Learn more
Updated bell schedule for new school year
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
Download the form (PDF)
A new way to access the GHS library catalogue
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.