Gov. Hochul visits GHS for roundtable discussion on smartphone use in schools

Gov. Kathy Hochul visited Guilderland High School on Monday, July 15, to kick off a statewide listening tour addressing smartphone use in schools. The tour will consist of roundtable discussions with key stakeholders, including school district leaders, administrators and teachers. The listening tour is in support of the governor’s plans to announce a statewide policy …

Class of 2024 celebrates commencement

Guilderland High School’s graduating class celebrated commencement on Wednesday, June 26, in a ceremony that was both poignant and uplifting and sent the senior class off with messages of encouragement, acceptance and strength. Commencement exercises took place at the MVP Arena in Albany. In her address to graduates, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Marie Wiles spoke …

June 26 update: end-of-year celebrations; Class of 2024 graduation

A message from Dr. Wiles: Dear GCSD Families, Today officially closes out the 2023-24 school year for the Guilderland Central School District! Over the past few days I’ve had the pleasure of attending several moving up ceremonies as well as the Guilderland High School Class of 2024 graduation. They have been wonderful celebrations that have …

FMS Butterfly Station opens on July 11, marking 25th year

The Butterfly Station at Farnsworth Middle School will run from July 11 until August 9, with new hours this year. The attraction will be open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and, beginning on July 18, Thursday evenings, 4:30-7 p.m. The Butterfly Release Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, August 9 at 9:30 a.m. …

Six Spring Sports Teams Earn Scholar-Athlete Recognition

  Six of the Eight Guilderland Central School District spring 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. …

Class of 2025 senior portrait information

Upstate Images has been selected as the official photographer for the Guilderland High School Class of 2025 and will be visiting GHS July 29-August 2 and August 5-6 for portrait sittings. For consistency in the yearbook and to meet dress requirements, a portrait sitting should be scheduled with Upstate Images to be included in the …

GCSD community mourns the loss of twelfth-grade student

*This message was updated on Saturday, June, 1* A message from Dr. Wiles: Dear GCSD Families, It is with great sorrow and heartache that I share with you the loss of a beloved member of the Guilderland school community. On Wednesday, May 29, senior Gabriel Zullo passed away at his home surrounded by family, following …

Voters approve 2024-25 budget and propositions; three candidates elected to board of education

This story was updated with certified vote totals on Wednesday, May 22. On May 21, Guilderland Central School District voters approved a $125,192,817 proposed budget for the 2024-25 school year by a vote of 1,699 (yes) to 648 (no), a 72.39% approval. The budget carries a 4.53% increase in spending over the current year’s budget …

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 …

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