Board of Education meeting Tues., Feb. 13, 7:00 p.m.

There will be a meeting of the Guilderland Central School District Board of Education tomorrow, Feb. 13 at 7:00 p.m. 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 …

Feb. 9 update: tip line; students honored; GHS unified champion recognition; taste of Morocco at FMS; DEI fireside chats; Lunar New Year

A message from Dr. Wiles: Dear GCSD Families, The past week has been a difficult one, not just for our school district, but for many in the Capital Region. As is the case across the country, we have seen an uptick in threats against school communities. I would like Guilderland Central School District families to …

Nine Guilderland students recognized for NYSBDA Honor Ensembles

The Guilderland Music Department is proud to announce that nine students have been recognized by the New York State Band Directors Association (NYSBDA) for their exceptional musical abilities and will perform in the association’s honor ensembles. Each ensemble will rehearse and perform during the NYSDA’s annual Symposium in Syracuse in March 2024. Hundreds of students …

An Important Message from Superintendent Wiles

*UPDATE FEB. 3* Dear GCSD Families, There has been an update from the Guilderland Police Department regarding the Feb. 1 incident at Farnsworth Middle School, which can be read on the department’s Facebook page here. The safety of all of our students and staff is the district’s highest priority and we appreciate the vigilance and …

Board of Education meeting Tues., Jan. 30, 7:00 p.m.

There will be a meeting of the Guilderland Central School District Board of Education Tues., Jan. 30 at 7:00 p.m. 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 …

Jan. 26 update: STOP Conference; fund balance and reserves presentation; budget survey; Future Ready Task Force; report cards

A message from Dr. Wiles: Dear GCSD Families, Recently a group of 19 Farnsworth Middle School and Guilderland High School students attended the 2024 Students Together Opposing Prejudice (STOP) Conference organized by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The theme of this year’s conference was “The Legacy of Bayard Rustin,” with a focus on breaking down barriers …

Fund balance and reserves presentation delivered to the board

At the Jan. 16 board of education meeting, Assistant Superintendent for Business Dr. Andrew Van Alstyne gave a presentation about the district’s projected fund balance and reserves for the 2024-2025 school year. This topic is one that is considered early in the budget development process and is one of many areas that provide the framework …

Results from 2024-2025 budget survey; thank you for your participation!

From Jan. 16-23, the Guilderland Central School District conducted a survey to gather input on the 2024-2025 budget from GCSD students, staff, families and community members. The survey had approximately 2,000 participants; thank you to all who took part. The survey centered on learning which district priorities are most important to stakeholders. Overall, the school …

FMS and GHS students attend STOP Conference

The conference focused on how students can engage in anti-bias conversations to break down barriers On Friday, Jan. 12, nineteen Farnsworth Middle School and Guilderland High School students and five chaperones attended the 2024 Students Together Opposing Prejudice (STOP) Conference organized by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). Held on the Siena College campus and attended by …

Cultural diversity and food: local chef brings a taste of Morocco to FMS students

Lunch at Farnsworth Middle School went international on Wednesday, Jan. 17 as Chef Aneesa Waheed from Tara Kitchen – a Mediterranean and Moroccan restaurant in Guilderland – hosted a sampling event in the school’s cafeteria. Students were able to try boneless chicken marinated in an apricot and prune sauce, as well as rice and green …

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