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April 30, 2016

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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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Several Guilderland High School student  artists were honored recently for their work at the 2016 Media Arts reception held at Bethlehem High School on April 21.

GHS Art Show April 22-May 24

The Guilderland High School Art Show is currently underway at the Guilderland Public Library. It runs until May 24. A reception will be held on May 3 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. See invitation [pdf]

Driver Education Program - Summer Session

Registration for driver education for summer 2016 will be done on a first come basis. Learn more [pdf]

GHS student wins national science infographic contest

Just in time for Earth Day, GHS student Michelle Prunier has been named a winner of a national infographic contest for her creative and concise description of "The Smell of Rain."  Learn more

GHS student artists featured as part of FMCC Juried Regional Student Exhibition

Thirteen students had their work accepted into the 2016 FMCC Juried Regional High School Student Exhibition; two won cash awards. Learn more

Spring College Fair is Tuesday, April 12

Guilderland High School will host representatives from more than 120 colleges and universities at a Spring College Fair on Tuesday, April 12 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The College Fair will take place at the high school's West/New Gym. Learn more

Apply online NOW for Butterfly Station 2016

The school district is seeking motivated students currently in grades 6-12 who are interested in ecology and service learning for the Butterfly Station summer program. Learn more and apply online

GHS students explore the meaning of freedom through art
More than a dozen Guilderland High School freshmen recently had their artwork on display as part of a unique exhibition at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA. Learn more


Guilderland High School to host community conversation about substance abuse
Guilderland High School is teaming up with the Guilderland Police Department and several local organizations to host a community conversation about substance abuse. Learn more


Important May calendar update
The district anticipates it will not need to use any contingency days which means there will be no school on Friday, May 27 and all district and school offices will be closed. Learn more


 GHS Junior Prom information
The Guilderland High School Junior Prom will be held on Saturday, May 21 from 6-11 p.m. at The Desmond in Albany. More information [pdf]

Class of 2017 to host Guilderland Gold
The Class of 2017 will host Guilderland Gold on Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m. in the GHS auditorium. Pre-sale tickets are $5. Tickets at the door are $8.

GHS student artwork selected for regional exhibition
Nine pieces of Guilderland High School student artwork have been selected to be a part of the 17th Annual Capital Region High School Regional Exhibition at the Albany Center Gallery. LEARN MORE

GHS students celebrate Shakespeare by staging their own festival
Ms. Ottalagano's English 9 Honors students recently celebrated their study of William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet by staging a classroom festival. LEARN MORE

Winter sports teams recognized for academic achievement
All 12 of Guilderland High School’s 2016 winter varsity athletic teams have qualified for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Scholar Athlete Team Award. LEARN MORE

Join the 2016-17 Student Help Desk now thru March 18
 If you're interested in technology and assisting teachers as well as students with technological needs, the Student Help Desk is for you! more information

June 2016 Regents Exam Schedule
Regents exams will be administered beginning June1 and continuing June 14 through June 22. View the schedule

John Halligan to bring anti-bullying message to Guilderland Schools
John Halligan lost his son, Ryan, to suicide on October 7, 2003 when Ryan was 13 years old. Mr. Halligan will share Ryan’s story with Guilderland students and parents to help combat bullying in school. LEARN MORE

GHS students selected as artist apprentices
Four Guilderland High School vocal students have been selected to participate in the spring 2016 Albany Pro Musica Apprenticeship Program. LEARN MORE

GHS Art Department recognizes National Scholastic Art Award winners
The Guilderland High School Art Department is proud to recognize three seniors who received awards for the work they submitted to the National Scholastic Art Awards program. LEARN MORE

Seven Guilderland High School seniors named 2016 National Merit Scholarship Finalists
Seven Guilderland High School seniors learned on Feb. 10 that they have been named finalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Competition. LEARN MORE

Guilderland Players to present “42nd Street” March 10-13
The Guilderland Players of Guilderland High School invite you to join them for an evening of action, song, and fun as they present the school's spring musical, “42nd Street.” LEARN MORE

Second semester parking application and guidelines for the 2015-16 school year now available (PDF)

Spring sports sign-ups underway
Are you interested in playing a sport this spring at GHS? If so, now is the time to sign up! Spring sports start March 7, and include boys/girls track and field, boys/girls lacrosse, softball, baseball, and boys tennis. LEARN MORE

"Planning for High School" session held Jan. 14
On Jan. 14, high school instructional administrators and principals held an informational session regarding next year's academic programming for incoming ninth-graders.
DOWNLOAD the parent program "Planning for High School" (PDF)

2016-17 Guilderland High School curriculum guide View the guide (PDF)


GHS students celebrate the 10th Anniversary of ACS Chemistry Club
Chem Club Cleebrates 10 years of ACS Chem ClubOn Tuesday, Nov. 17, nearly 40 GHS students gathered after school to participate in an American Chemical Society (ACS) webinar. The event, held in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of ACS Chemistry Club, explored various chemistry experiments involving human senses, like taste and sense of smell.


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)

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.

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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