Oct. 27 update: area all-state musicians; Special Olympics national banner recognition; toy drive; GHS drama production; Trick or Treat Street; sectional championships; no school Nov. 1

A message from Dr. Wiles: Dear GCSD Families, Recently 29 Guilderland High School talented student musicians were selected to perform in the Area All-State Music Festival, which will be held at Proctors Theater, Nov 17-18. Competitive selection to these ensembles is based upon scores received during the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) solo …

GHS receives national banner recognition from Special Olympics

Unified programs create inclusive environments; “It just makes me feel included…it feels good.” Guilderland High School was recognized nationally by Special Olympics as a Unified Champion School, which demonstrates a commitment to inclusion by GHS and the Guilderland Central School District. GHS was originally certified as a Unified Champion School in 2019; schools must reapply …

Angel Jackson named a Coca-Cola Scholar semifinalist

Guilderland High School senior Angel Jackson has been named a Semifinalist for the 2024 Coca-Cola Scholars Program and has moved to the next round of the selection process. High school students selected as Coca-Cola Scholars receive a $20,000 college scholarship. The more than 1,500 seniors selected as semifinalists from high schools nationwide make up just …

29 GHS students selected for Area All State Music Festival

Guilderland High School is pleased to announce that 29 students have been selected to perform in the Area All-State Music Festival on Nov. 17-18 at Proctors Theater. These exceptionally talented students will perform in ensembles with fellow high school musicians from the following nine counties: Albany, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, and Washington …

Four GHS student musicians selected for prestigious All State Music Ensembles

The Guilderland High School Music Department is honored to announce that four student musicians have been recognized for their outstanding performances by the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) and have been chosen to join the association’s prestigious All State Music Ensembles. Congratulations to the following students on this extraordinary accomplishment: Brendon Cao (junior), …

Monica Bauer and Jon Wojcik named Dutchmen of the Week for the week of Oct. 2

Congratulations to Monica Bauer (Varsity Girls Tennis) and Jon Wojcik (Modified Cross Country) for earning DOW (Dutchmen of the Week) honors for the week of Oct. 2. Monica Bauer (Varsity Girls Tennis) Monica won a three-set battle (7-5, 2-6, 6-4) against a tough 4th singles player from Burnt Hills. This secured another win for Guilderland! …

Oct. 12 update: new DEI staff; Israel-Hamas war; status of capital projects

A message from Dr. Wiles: Dear GCSD Families, Recently the Guilderland Central School District welcomed two new members to the diversity, equity and inclusion team, Derek Westbrook and Leah Werther. Mr. Westbrook joins GCSD as the Director of DEI and Mrs. Werther as its first DEI teacher on special assignment. They’ve wasted no time, having …

GCSD welcomes new DEI director and teacher on special assignment

Derek Westbrook and Leah Werther join the district’s DEI team The Guilderland Central School District has hired two members to its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team, Derek Westbrook and Leah Werther. Derek Westbrook, Director of DEI Appointed by the Board of Education at the September 12 meeting, Mr. Westbrook joins GCSD as the Director of …

GCSD recycling event, Oct. 21, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Guilderland Central School District Biannual Recycling Extravaganza will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21, 8 a.m.– 2 p.m. at Farnsworth Middle School, in the front parking lot. This is a community-wide event open to both residents and non-residents of the school district; no certificate of residency is required and there is no drop-off fee …

Young Artists of the Month, Sept.

Each month, the art teachers from Altamont Elementary, Guilderland Elementary, Lynnwood Elementary and Westmere Elementary highlight students who have demonstrated they are practicing Studio Habits of Mind. These eight habits – develop craft, engage and persist, envision, express, observe, reflect, stretch and explore, and understand art worlds – encourage and enable students to be more …

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