Apply to be a Capital District YMCA’s ‘Best of the Best’ student

The Guilderland branch of the Capital District YMCA is looking to recognize outstanding students who demonstrate leadership, dedication to community service and behavior that is socially courageous. They are seeking students who embrace the YMCA’s 4 Core Values (Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility). For more information or to apply, visit www.CDYMCA.org/awards. The application deadline is March …

Thought Exchange community conversation results; thank you for participating!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our very first ThoughtExchange exercise. Our Exchange had 824 participants, 784 thoughts and 25,033 ratings. “I would like to thank everyone who participated in our very first ThoughtExchange. We truly value feedback from all members of our school community and are committed to continue to improve to meet the …

Five GCSD schools to participate in Project: Cameron’s Story

Throughout the next two weeks, five Guilderland Schools will serve as collection sites for Project: Cameron’s Story. Project: Cameron’s Story is a not-for-profit organization that collects new children’s books for families of babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at more than a dozen hospitals throughout New York. Farnsworth Middle School, Altamont Elementary, Guilderland …

GHS students showcase their art in 3D

Eleven GHS art students had work selected for the 2019 Art in Three Dimensions Exhibition.   The annual show is an opportunity for Capital Region schools to highlight and showcase their three-dimensional art programs. Included in this exhibit are works made from clay, wire, jewelry, plaster, papier-mache, wood and found materials. This year,  242 works …

Sign-ups for spring sports underway

Sign-up for spring sports now, in the nurse’s office: BASEBALL BOYS’ LACROSSE BOYS’ TRACK AND FIELD BOYS’ TENNIS GIRLS’ LACROSSE GIRLS’ TRACK AND FIELD SOFTBALL UNIFIED BASKETBALL High School Physical Dates Tuesday, February 12:  3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 26:  3:30 to 5:30 p.m    

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 …

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 …

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, …

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