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 …

GCSD BOE seeking volunteers to serve on school start times task force

In recent years, there has been a lot of discussion in local and national news about the circadian rhythms of adolescents and the amount of sleep they need to be healthy, safe and fully engaged in their learning. These discussions have suggested that the early arrival times at many high schools may contribute to students …

Important information for incoming and returning high-schoolers

  A letter to incoming ninth-graders, from Principal Piscitelli, can be viewed here. Returning students, please read below: A letter from Principal Michael Piscitelli Dear Parents and Students: On behalf of the administrative team, I want to welcome you back to Guilderland High School.  The 2018-2019 school year holds great promise for students, staff, and …

Important information for incoming sixth-graders: Orientation and building tours

Grade 6 student orientation is set for Wednesday, Sept. 5 from 8:45 to 10 a.m. What to expect Students will be picked up at their AM bus stop location, and after orientation will depart the middle school at approximately 10 a.m. Please allow for some flexibility with this departure time as it is the first …

GCSD’s Engaged Learning Initiative (1:1 Chromebook model) to launch in 2018-19 school year

The Engaged Learning Initiative (ELI) is a program that aims to expand the walls of the classroom by providing ubiquitous access to technology for students that in turn will increase learning engagement, collaborative learning and a digital skill set. Students in grades 5-12* will receive a Chromebook for both in-school and at-home use at the start of …

Registration for Fall 2018 Continuing Ed classes open thru 8/31

Registration for Fall 2018 Continuing Education classes is now open, through Aug. 31. Classes begin Sept. 17. Did you know that you can register for classes online? Online registration is the fastest and easiest way to secure a spot in upcoming classes, but registration forms and payment may still be mailed in. To view the …

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