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April 23, 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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Guilderland High School introduces 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 23, 2014. Students will be given login information during homeroom on that day. Learn more about the program, including FAQs and resources for parents

Junior Prom set for May 10

The Class of 2015 will be hosting the Junior Prom on Saturday, May 10 from 6 to 11p.m. at The Hilton in downtown Albany. Tickets will be on sale Tuesday, April 22 – Friday, April 25 before and after school in room 111. VIEW THE EVENT DETAILS (PDF)

Zumba fundraiser rescheduled for April 30

The Class of 2016 Zumba fundraiser, originally scheduled for March 12 but postponed due to weather, has been rescheduled for April 30 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Guilderland High School LGI.  Led by instructor Meegan Mostransky, the cost is a minimum donation of $5. Pre-pay to Mrs. Benner (room 721) or Ms. Autrey (room 723) or pay at the door. We hope to see you there!

Are you interested in becoming a Student Technologist?

Attention high school students! Are you passionate about helping others and working on a team? Do you enjoy a challenge and solving problems? If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, the GHS Student Help Desk needs you! We are looking for Student Technologists, grades 10-12 in 2014-2015, to provide technical assistance to the High School community and to help the technology department provide staff and students with the tools needed to meet their educational goals during the school day. For more information and an application, please visit the Student Help Desk link on the GHS Intranet or stop in the main office.

Student-musicians selected as Artist Apprentices with Albany Pro Musica

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GHS students advance to National History Day state competition

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TGHS French students visit University at Albany for Francophone Day

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GHS freshman wins US Air Force and Reserve Special Award of Excellence from the Greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair and Science Congress Learn more

 

National Merit Finliasts from GHSSix GHS students named finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Competition

Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recently announced the names of approximately 15,000 finalists in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Among those names were six Guilderland High School seniors: Matthew Gu, Hahn-Sol Kang, Justina Liu, Isaac Malsky, Luxi Peng, and Michelle Xiong. Learn more 

Guilderland High School students participate in Mock Trial

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Capital District Future City┬« Selects GHS senior David Lasselle as Alumni of the Year  Learn more

 

Random Acts of Kindness Club delivers Valentine flowers to local nursing homes Learn more

 

Congratulations to the winners of the 6th annual GHS Dodgeball Tournament, the Pillsbury Throwboys!6th annual Dodgeball Tournament a success for Altamont Food Pantry

On Friday, Feb. 28, Guilderland High School hosted its 6th annual Dodgeball Tournament in partnership with the district-wide physical education department. This year's event raised $3,870 for the Altamont Food Pantry through donations, ticket sales, sponsors, and team registrations. Twenty-five teams battled for the "championship title" but in the end, it was between just two teams: the "Loose Cannons" and the "Pillsbury Throwboys". Both teams played great and displayed the highest amount of sportsmanship. After a great match, the "Pillsbury Throwboys" were awarded the championship t-shirts. Learn more and see more photos

GHS student artwork selected for 15th annual High School Regional Juried Art Exhibition Learn more

 

GHS students honored with Physical Education Leadership Awards

Congratulations to seniors Alex Sokaris and Jenna Robinson, who were each presented with a commemorative plaque recognizing this exciting achievement during an awards ceremony held on February 9, 2014 at the Century House in Latham. Learn more

GHS student art work selected into the 2014 Art in Three Dimensions Juried Exhibition Learn more

 

Communicating in a Digital World

Earlier this winter, Guilderland Central School District hosted a very important event for all district students, families, and community members aimed at starting a conversation about using today’s technology in a safe and responsible way. "Communicating in a Digital World: A conversation about civility and respect" was held on Jan. 14 and featured a panel discussion about the importance of personal responsibility when interacting with websites, social media, and other electronic communication tools. Learn more about the event, see a video replay, and download event handouts

Fifteen students recognized as Deserving Dutchmen

On Tuesday, Dec. 10, fifteen Guilderland High School students were recognized by their classmates and teachers as Deserving Dutchmen. Learn more about the students honored, as well as what it takes to be a Deserving Dutchmen! 

GHS senior selected as the sole representative of New York State at the 2013 Al Neuharth Free Spirit Journalism Scholars national conference

Congratulations to Guilderland High School senior Justina Liu, who was recently selected to represented New York at the 2013 Al Neuharth Free Spirit Journalism Scholars national conference, held in Washington, D.C. Learn more

District to begin releasing APPR scores by request

Beginning Oct. 11, all GCSD parents or legal guardians will have the right to request Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) quality ratings and composite effectiveness scores for their child's current year's teacher(s) and principal(s).
Learn more and download a request form

High School student handbook now available online

The 2013-14 GHS Student Handbook is now available on our website.
View it here (PDF)

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.
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Student Contact and Medical Information Verification/Update Form

Each year, the Guilderland Central School District requests of all parents their most current and accurate contact information, as well as critical medical information pertaining to their child(ren). In past years, the district sent home hard copies of student health cards for verification and completion by parents. For the 2013-14 school year and beyond, we are now asking parents to make full use of our online systems for this verification process. Learn more This information is extremely important, as our ability to appropriately respond to student medical concerns and to maintain timely communications with parents is dependent on this verification process. Please take a few moments to verify and/or update your child's information as soon as possible.

Guilderland makes Newsweek’s rankings of America’s Best High Schools for second consecutive year Learn more

 

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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