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March 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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students in the GHS Model UN Club
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

Guilderland Players to present spring musical, Curtains, March 12-15, 2015

Learn more and order your tickets today 

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

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GHS Student Help Desk accepting applications

Do you enjoy working as a team? Do you like helping others with technology? If so, the GHS Student Help Desk is for you! The Help Desk is now accepting applications from students interested in joining our team. Complete an application To learn more, please visit the Technology Help Desk page on the school intranet. Applications are due on March 6 with an interview to follow. If you have questions, please stop by the High School main office or the library.

Chris Vollum returns to GHS March 23 for more Social media Fitness

Internationally recognized educator and advocate Chris Vollum, of CMV Social Media, Inc., is returning to Guilderland High School for another day of Social Media Fitness on Monday, March 23, 2015. Vollum will be meeting with students as a follow-up to his presentations in district earlier this winter. Students should report to their classes, and classes will be called down to the presentation according to the following schedule:
Grades 10: Called down at 7:45 a.m., assembly from 7:55-8:55 a.m.
Grade 12: Called down at 9:25 a.m., assembly from 9:35-10:36 a.m.
Grade 11: Called down at 1:10 p.m., assembly from 1:20-2:21 p.m.

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.


Viewing student course requests in SchoolTool

Guilderland High School Student Course Selections for the 2015-16 school year are now available to view on the SchoolTool Parent & Student Portal. Any adjustments to these course requests must be done through your child's counselor. Course Override forms can be obtained through the Counseling Office and are due back no later than March 13, 2015. Learn more and download instructions on how to view course selections in SchoolTool

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.

Spring sport sign-ups are underway

Interested in playing a spring sport at GHS? Now is the time to sign-up! Spring sports start March 2, 2015, and include boys/girls track and field, boys/girls lacrosse, boys tennis, softball and baseball. Learn more

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.

GHS student's artwork selected for 2015 Best of College and High School Photography collection

Congratulations to GHS 10th grader Dylan Schmidt, who recently had his photograph selected for the 2015 Best of College and High School Photography. Dylan's image is one of 104 entries selected out of 17,000 images from around the world.
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Registration now open for spring session of Driver Education
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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.

Students create holiday cards for veterans

Guilderland High School students recently finished crafting more than 80 cards for military veterans who are located at the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center. The students worked on the cards during their free time at the "makerspace table" in the school library.

GHS students create holiday cards for local vets  GHS students create holiday cards for local vets

2015-16 Guilderland High School curriculum guide now available

View the guide (PDF)

GHS Key Club Giving TreeKey Club creates Giving Tree

The GHS Key Club recently turned its bulletin board into a giving tree. The tree is constructed with leaves that have a positive saying on one side and an AIDS awareness fact on the other. Key Club members hope to spread some good feelings and raise awareness about AIDS among GHS students and staff.

MasterMinds competition to be aired on local television

Members of the GHS MasterMinds teamCongratulations to the GHS MasterMinds team, who played against LaSalle on Nov. 20 and won 285-60! The competition was taped at Proctor's Theater and will be aired on a local television channel later this year. Pictured, from left to right, are: Angus Armstrong, Will Wang, Alan Karivelil, Michael Zhu, and Bill Dong.

June Regents schedule now available

View the exam schedule (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

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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