Five GCSD schools collect over 1200 books for Project: Cameron’s Story

Guilderland schools have donated an astounding 1,230 books to Project: Cameron’s Story, surpassing the 1,000 goal that had been set. A special thanks to the FMS community, who banded together to collect a large number of books. The three seventh-grade teams and FMS Student Council each held their own collections, with a lot of students …

A message from the Superintendent about online safety

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s), I am writing this letter because there has been some talk in our schools about an online phenomenon known as the “Momo Challenge,” which includes disturbing images and messages relating to violence and self-harm. To the best of our knowledge, this is not a real threat and there have been no reported instances …

Sources of Strength Parent Info Night set for March 7

Guilderland High School and Farnsworth Middle School present Sources of Strength Parent Night on March 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Farnsworth Middle School Library Classrooms. Please join us for a night of information presented in various mini break-out sessions following a brief presentation about our partnership with Sources of Strength. Topics that parents can choose to attend …

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 …

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 …

Vaping 101: What every parent should know

There are hundreds of e-cigarette brands on the market, and they are now the most commonly used tobacco products among youth. Middle and high school students are increasingly using these battery-operated devices, often marketed as a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes, to inhale nicotine, THC and various synthetic chemicals. And that has health officials – …

GHS Curriculum Guide Addendum

5008 Studio in Media Arts Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12 40 weeks Exam: Local Offering: Full year Prerequisites: None Reading Level: Mixed The Studio in Media Arts Course is a foundation course intended to meet the Fine Arts requirement for students in grades 9-12. This survey course will meet the learning styles of all students …

NJHS Exemplars

Character Exemplar Responses Describe at least one specific example of when you have demonstrated that you are a student of outstanding character. Write your response in complete sentences. Sample 1: In 6th grade, I was riding the bus home one day and noticed that my friend Phil was already seated. Another boy, Dan, sat down …

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