April 19 update: boards adopts 2024-25 budget; contingent holiday; Sources of Strength sponsoring 5K

A message from Dr. Wiles: Dear GCSD Families, At their meeting on Tuesday, April 16, the Guilderland Central School District Board of Education adopted the general operating budget for the 2024-2025 school year. This spending plan aligns with the district’s objective of empowering students to be lifelong learners by preserving a wide variety of learning …

GCSD Board of Education adopts 2024-2025 proposed budget

By a vote of 6-1, the Guilderland Central School District Board of Education adopted a $125,192,817 budget for the 2024-2025 school year during their Tuesday, April 16 meeting. This represents a 4.53% increase in the tax levy, which is below the district’s maximum allowable tax levy limit, as defined by New York State’s tax levy …

Board of education meeting Tues., Apr. 16, 7 p.m.

On Tuesday, Apr. 16, there will be a meeting of the board of education  This meeting will be held in the Large Group Instruction (LGI) room at Guilderland High School and is open to the public. Members of the GCSD community are welcome and encouraged to voice ideas, questions and concerns. The meeting will also …

Guilderland Named One of the Best Communities for Music Education

  The Guilderland Music Department is the recipient of the NAMM Foundation for Best Communities for Music Education for the fourteenth time. The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation celebrates and promotes the intrinsic value of music education. This designation honors the Guilderland community’s commitment to include music education as part of a quality …

Four GCSD students’ artwork selected for NYSATA Legislative Exhibit

Four Guilderland Central School District students have artwork featured in the New York State Art Teachers Association (NYSATA) Legislative Exhibit. The virtual exhibit is available on the NYSATA website and will remain on display through February 2025. The GCSD student artwork is featured on slides 170-173. The GCSD students who have artwork featured in the …

Young Artists of the Month, April

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 …

GHS students inspired by trip to Watervliet Arsenal

Visit marks Women’s History Month Recently a group of 10 Guilderland High School tenth grade students and Guilderland Central School District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Marie Wiles visited the Watervliet Arsenal as part of an effort to inspire young women to enter careers in design, development, engineering, manufacturing and production. The visit for the 10 …

March 12 Board of Education School Budget Q & A Workshop

At the Tuesday, Mar. 12, board of education meeting, Guilderland Central School District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Marie Wiles and Assistant Superintendent for Business Dr. Andrew Van Alstyne presented an update to the draft 2024-2025 school year budget. This meeting also gave board members and the Guilderland school community the opportunity to ask questions of …

GCSD recycling event, Apr. 27, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Guilderland Central School District Biannual Recycling Extravaganza will be held on Saturday, Apr. 27, 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 …

GCSD ensembles perform in support of Music In Our Schools Month

Guilderland Central School District students were well represented at the annual Music In Our Schools Month performances held at the Empire State Plaza. Six different GCSD ensembles performed to help advocate for music education in New York State. From Farnsworth Middle School, the Chamber Strings, Vocal Thunder, Select Band, and Jazz Ensemble performed; from Guilderland …

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