Apply to be a Capital District YMCA’s ‘Best of the Best’ student

The Guilderland branch of the Capital District YMCA is looking to recognize outstanding students who demonstrate leadership, dedication to community service and behavior that is socially courageous. They are seeking students who embrace the YMCA’s 4 Core Values (Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility). For more information or to apply, visit www.CDYMCA.org/awards. The application deadline is March …

Thought Exchange community conversation results; thank you for participating!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our very first ThoughtExchange exercise. Our Exchange had 824 participants, 784 thoughts and 25,033 ratings. “I would like to thank everyone who participated in our very first ThoughtExchange. We truly value feedback from all members of our school community and are committed to continue to improve to meet the …

Grades 3-8: Please read this important information regarding upcoming NYS assessment tests

Dear Parent, The anticipated arrival of spring signals the start of another seasonal activity for our students in Grades 3 through 8. The annual New York State (NYS) assessments for English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics will be administered in a few short months. These annual tests are designed to measure how well students are …

Five GCSD schools to participate in Project: Cameron’s Story

Throughout the next two weeks, five Guilderland Schools will serve as collection sites for Project: Cameron’s Story. Project: Cameron’s Story is a not-for-profit organization that collects new children’s books for families of babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at more than a dozen hospitals throughout New York. Farnsworth Middle School, Altamont Elementary, Guilderland …

We have an important question for you!

Welcome to GCSD’s Thought Exchange! The Guilderland Central School District has a strong commitment to engaging our community on a number of important topics. We now have a new tool to bring people together called Thought Exchange. Through this platform we hope to have several open and inclusive discussions to help us identify what you …

GHS students showcase their art in 3D

Eleven GHS art students had work selected for the 2019 Art in Three Dimensions Exhibition.   The annual show is an opportunity for Capital Region schools to highlight and showcase their three-dimensional art programs. Included in this exhibit are works made from clay, wire, jewelry, plaster, papier-mache, wood and found materials. This year,  242 works …

LES first-graders help local shelter pets

This past December, LES first-grade students and staff welcomed the Guilderland Animal Shelter to share in a discussion about the role of a community animal shelter. The Guilderland Shelter discussed how they provide temporary housing and care to lost, strayed and injured cats and dogs until they’re adopted into a loving family.  In the spirit …

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