Did you know the district has a solar farm? (Progress Update)

In July 2015, the district entered into a 20-year solar energy power purchase agreement with SunEdison. The partnership resulted in the construction of a 2 megawatt (MW) solar energy farm located in Altamont.  By entering into this agreement, the district will receive credits that are applied to its electric bills (for generating energy that is delivered to National Grid), under a …

GES participates in Computer Science Week’s ‘Day of Code’

For the fourth year in a row, GES students are recognizing Computer Science Education Week (December 3-7) by taking part in Hour of Code (Code.org) activities. All week, students in grades 3-5 will be mentoring first and second graders, and together they’ll try simple coding activities. What a fun way to practice these foundational 21st-century …

GCSD moves to SchoolMessenger for Emergency Notifications

The Guilderland Central School District has moved from One Call Now and School News Notifier (or SNN) to SchoolMessenger as a way to contact our parents, students and staff members. SchoolMessenger is used for emergency notifications, such as school closings/delays and emergency situations in schools. (Click here for SchoolMessenger Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) and a …

Capital Project Exit Survey Report now available

The Guilderland Central School District conducted an exit survey during its capital project referendum on Oct. 16, 2018. The purpose was to collect demographic data about who voted on the capital project and information about why voters voted the way they did. The survey was voluntary and anonymous. Surveys were made available, both electronically and …

GHS 2019 Commencement Ceremony time change 

Attention all families attending the June 29 Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2019: Over the last month, an opportunity presented itself to move Guilderland’s graduation ceremony to an earlier time slot. In years past, the graduation ceremony has started at 4 p.m. and ended around 6-6:30 p.m. This year, the ceremony will begin at …

Camp Invention to return to GCSD Summer 2019

In partnership with Invent Now, Guilderland Central School District is proud to once again offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program this summer from August 12-16, 2019 at Farnsworth Middle School. The week-long adventure is open to children through grade six, and new this year, will be offered to children in kindergarten. Camp Invention is a …

LES Longhouse Week 2018

Lynnwood Elementary’s annual Longhouse Week has been a fall tradition since 1999. The week-long project began 19 years ago as a way to create an interesting, hands-on learning experience for fourth-grade students. Longhouse Week focuses on the historical facts of Iroquois life, but also encourages teamwork, communication and a host of other skills not found …

GHS Chemistry Club students prove that ‘chemistry is out of this world’ at NYS Museum’s Nat’l Chemistry Day

Saturday, Oct. 20 was National Chemistry Day at the New York State Museum. This year’s theme was “Chemistry is out of this world,” and GHS Chemistry Club students were there to prove just that. The GHS Chemistry Club students hosted a booth where they created three activities for elementary-level students on the efficacy of certain sunscreens. …

Four GHS seniors attend ceremony with leaders in the field of medicine; one a Nobel Prize winner

Four GHS seniors Rubin Chen, Sidra Hasan, Tasnim Naina and Sonal Swain recently had the opportunity to meet with three leaders in the field of immunotherapy, one of whom would be awarded a Nobel Prize just one week later. On September 26, the seniors attended the 2018 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research ceremony, …

FAQ: Why is the Capital Project vote Oct. 16?

Thank you to all the GCSD community members who attended our capital project information sessions on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at the Guilderland Public Library. Polls will be open on Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at all elementary schools for district residents to cast their ballot on a $42.7 million capital improvement …

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