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September 02, 2015

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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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Early Dismissal/Late Arrival Parental permission form (for seniors) now available
Senior privileges allow a 12th-grade student to change his or her study hall into a late arrival (during block 1 or 1-2 combination) or an early dismissal (during block 4 of 3-4 combination). No schedule changes will be made to accommodate the creation of a late arrival or early dismissal.  Download the permission form
Please note: Senior students can turn the permission form in beginning Monday, August 24. Please fill out prior to the first day of school.


Fall 2015 After-School Driver Education Program
Registration for the Fall 2015 after-school driver education program will be done on a first-come basis.  DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION AND VIEW FULL INFORMATION
Please note: Applications will only be accepted in-school, at the beginning of the 2015-16 school year.


Student parking information and guidelines for the 2015-16 school year  LEARN MORE
Please note: Applications will only be accepted in-school, at the beginning of the school year.


Congratulations to the Class of 2015
The 412 members of the Guilderland High School Class of 2015 and their families gathered today at The State University of New York at Albany’s SEFCU Arena for their commencement ceremony. Congratulations to all of this year's graduates and best of luck in the future!


2014-15 Awards Newsletter now available
This annual newsletter highlights the academic achievements of students in grades 6-12, throughout the 2014-15 school year. VIEW IT HERE (PDF)


Guilderland high school juniors honored at year-end ceremony
On Thursday, May 28 in the high school LGI, 28 students from the Class of 2016 were honored during Guilderland High School's annual junior awards ceremony. LEARN MORE


Guilderland High School junior presented with 2015 Young Environmentalist Award
Sarah Jones, a Guilderland High School junior, received the 2015 Young Environmentalist Award at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center on May 28. LEARN MORE


All GHS spring sports teams qualify for 2015 Spring Scholar/Athlete Team Award
Congratulations to the following spring sports teams: baseball, boy's lacrosse, girl's lacrosse, softball, boy's tennis, girl's tennis, boy's track and field, and girl's track and field!


GCSD students participate in 2015 National History Day competition
The annual event was held April 27 in Cooperstown, New York. The competition featured the work of several Guilderland Central School District students. FMS student Nicole Chiang and GHS student Sarah Jones took home a prize in their individual categories. LEARN MORE


Class of 2016 National Honor Society students announced


Three GHS students recognized in congressional art competition

The 20th Congressional District invited Guilderland High School to submit three pieces of student work into the 2015 20th Congressional Art Competition.


GHS students and teachers honored during annual YMCA Outstanding Student and Educator Award ceremony

Congratulations to the 17 Guilderland High School students and two Guilderland High School educators who were honored at the 18th annual Capital District YMCA Student and Educator Awards breakfast, held on April 28 at the Appel Inn.

GHS English students spend a day studying ‘Night’

Students in Brenna Autrey and Danielle Benner’s 10th-grade English classes at Guilderland High School engaged in a multimedia and cross-curricular study of Elie Weisel’s Holocaust memoir “Night” during an event they called “A Day Into Night” on April 22. LEARN MORE

GHS Juniors qualify for U.S. Math Olympiad

Guilderland High School juniors William Dong and William Wang will represent Guilderland High School by taking the Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO) exam, April 28-29. LEARN MORE

Guilderland students selected by audition to participate in regional music eventGuilderland students perform at regional music festival

Thirty Guilderland middle school and high school students were among the more than 300 talented musicians from 13 Suburban Council schools who participated in the Suburban Scholastic Council Music Festival at Shenendehowa High School on Saturday, April 18. LEARN MORE

Students shine in Shakespeare adaptations

Ninth-grade English teacher Colleen Ottalagano’s honors students recently completed their study of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” Learn more

Unified basketball team introduces new website

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Still need to order your cap and gown?

Attention GHS seniors: Any student who missed cap and gown orders has two options to place their order. Either call the Jostens Customer Center (800) 567-8367 and place your order over the phone or go online to Simply type in “Guilderland” to bring up the proper school page, click on "caps and gowns” and from there just follow the prompts.

High School Yearbooks

Guilderland High School yearbooks are now on sale. You can place orders to Balfour through or via mail. Any questions, please contact Julie Higgins.

Two GHS students heading to state competition

Congratulations to Guilderland High School juniors Sean Quinn and Sarah Jones, who recently took home first place honors at the regional competition for National History Day. Quinn won the top prize for his individual documentary on Pete Seeger and Jones won for her individual website about the New Deal for New York: FDR and TERA. Both students will go on to compete at the state level of competition on April 27 in Cooperstown, NY.

Administration of fall PSAT/NMSQT exams at GHS

The College Board recently changed the administration dates and options for schools offering the PSAT/NMSQT exams. During the first year of the redesigned PSAT/NMSQT, the test will be administered on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015. No Saturday administration will be available in the first year of the redesigned PSAT/NMSQT. This creates a difficult circumstance for Guilderland High School to administer the exam on a Wednesday, when classes are in session. Typically, more than 400 students participate in the exams. There has been no determination yet as to how the exams will be administered, but it is our intention to offer them to students who wish to take the exam. Please stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

Seventh annual GHS Dodgeball Tournament raises more than $2,800 for local food pantry

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Guilderland High School student artwork selected for Art in Three Dimensions Exhibit  Learn more


Model UN team attends annual conference at Yale

Earlier this winter, Guilderland High School sent 26 students to attend the Model United Nations program at Yale University in Connecticut. Approximately 40 schools from all over the world sent roughly 1,600 students to the conference, held the week of January 22. Learn more

Six Guilderland High School students named finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Competition Learn more


Pictured, from left to right, GHS seniors Kelly Gao, Amy Guo, Michelle Yu, Elena Musteata, and Alicia Chen . Not pictured is Benjamin Goes, a graduate of the GHS Class of 2014.


Guilderland High School student named National Achievement Scholarship Program finalist

Earlier this winter, officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC)announced the names of the finalists in the 51st annual National Achievement Scholarship Program. Among those honored was Guilderland High School senior Lotanna Ojukwu. Learn more

Student art work chosen for The College Board's Call for Artists Project

Learn more and view the winner piece of art work

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.

2015-16 Guilderland High School curriculum guide now available

View the guide (PDF)

Student information updates

Earlier this fall, 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

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.

District transitioning to paperless report cards in 2014-15

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GHS introduces "Bring Your Own Device" program

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)

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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