Dec. 22 update: GHS teacher honored by Special Olympics; budget information; new GHS course inspiring future teachers; LES recognized by P2; holiday recess

A message from Dr. Wiles: Dear GCSD Families, During the holiday season our thoughts often go to what we can do for others. I’m so proud there are many members of the Guilderland Central School District who do for others year-round. One such individual is Allison Relyea, Guilderland High School Unified Sports and Athletics Coach. …

Dr. Van Alstyne delivered rollover budget presentation to the board at Dec. 5 meeting

At the Dec. 5 board of education meeting, Assistant Superintendent for Business Andrew Van Alstyne gave a presentation about the rollover budget for the 2024-2025 school year. This presentation is the first of several budget presentations to the board and is typically conducted early in the budget development process for the Guilderland Central School District. …

Special Olympics New York honors Allison Relyea with the Unified Champion Award

On Thursday, Nov. 30, Guilderland Central School District Unified Sports and Athletics Coach Allison Relyea was presented with the Unified Champion Award by Special Olympics New York at the Italian American Community Center. This was an extraordinary honor for Mrs. Relyea, who’s advocacy for students is unparalleled; she has been instrumental in creating an inclusive …

Ian Eisenhandler and Avery Kerr named Dutchmen of the Week for the week of Dec. 4

Congratulations to Ian Eisenhandler (Varsity Wrestling) and Avery Kerr (Varsity Indoor Track & Field) for earning DOW (Dutchmen of the Week) honors for the week of Dec. 4. Ian Eisenhandler (Varsity Wrestling) Congratulations to Ian Eisenhandler, our Dutchmen of the Week for the week of Dec. 4. Just a freshman, Ian competed in the final …

Registration for the Winter 2024 Continuing Education program opening Dec. 25

Registration for the Winter 2024 Continuing/Adult Education program will open on Dec. 25. You can register online or by mail.  Online registration is the fastest and easiest way to secure a spot, but registration forms and payment may still be mailed. Learn more about how to register for upcoming classes. Registration for the Winter 2024 …

All fall sports teams earn scholar-athlete recognition

All 13 Guilderland Central School District fall varsity sports teams qualified for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete Team Award. To earn this recognition, 75% of the team’s roster must have an average grade point average (GPA) greater than or equal to 90.00. See the list of teams below. In addition …

Matt Sajise and Caleb Doney named Dutchmen of the Week for the week of Nov. 27

Congratulations to Matt Sajise (Varsity Bowling) and Caleb Doney (Varsity Swimming & Diving) for earning DOW (Dutchmen of the Week) honors for the week of November 27. Matt Sajise (Varsity Bowling) Matt bowled games of 215, 205 and a 248 (668 triple) to help the varsity bowling team defeat Colonie by a score of 23-9. …

Dec. 8 update: book drive and Family Literacy Fair; district establishing educational task force; music teacher honored; confidential tip line; attendance letters

A message from Dr. Wiles: Dear GCSD Families, The Reading Opens the World Book Drive and Family Literacy Fair will be held this Saturday, Dec. 9, at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Farnsworth Middle School Cafetorium. This event gives families and educators the opportunity to choose free books for their home libraries and …

Dr. Wiles leads discussion at board meeting about future-ready schools

District to establish educational task force comprised of stakeholders to explore what future-ready means At the Dec. 5 meeting of the Guilderland Central School District board of education, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Marie Wiles posed the question: “What does it mean for our students to be ready for their future?” She then presented a blueprint …

Young Artists of the Month, Dec.

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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