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 …

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 …

LES first-graders help local shelter pets

This past December, LES first-grade students and staff welcomed the Guilderland Animal Shelter to share in a discussion about the role of a community animal shelter. The Guilderland Shelter discussed how they provide temporary housing and care to lost, strayed and injured cats and dogs until they’re adopted into a loving family.  In the spirit …

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 …

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 …

LES Social Worker Catherine Ricchetti recognized as NYS Social Worker of the Year

On September 14, 2018, Lynnwood Elementary School Social Worker, Catherine Ricchetti was recognized as the 2018 National Association of Social Workers (New York State) Social Worker of the Year. Catherine Ricchetti, LCSW-R, has been a social worker since 1988, and she has been with GCSD since 1995. Back in 2003, Catherine began exploring animal assisted …

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