Oct. 27 update: area all-state musicians; Special Olympics national banner recognition; toy drive; GHS drama production; Trick or Treat Street; sectional championships; no school Nov. 1

A message from Dr. Wiles:

Dear GCSD Families,

Recently 29 Guilderland High School talented student musicians were selected to perform in the Area All-State Music Festival, which will be held at Proctors Theater, Nov 17-18. Competitive selection to these ensembles is based upon scores received during the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) solo evaluation festivals held last spring. Congratulations to all!

GHS receives national banner recognition from Special Olympics

Recently GHS was recognized nationally by Special Olympics as a Unified Champion School, which demonstrates a commitment to inclusion by GHS and the Guilderland Central School District. You can learn more about unified athletics, physical education and Special Olympics programs at GHS on the district website.

Fifteenth annual holiday toy drive Nov.9-Dec. 8

Once again, the Guilderland Teaching Assistants are holding their annual toy drive, which will run Nov. 9-Dec. 8. The toy drive will benefit local families. Learn more about the items that are needed and how to make donations here.

GHS presents “The Play That Goes Wrong,” Nov. 2-4, 7 p.m.

The Guilderland Players will present their fall production, “The Play That Goes Wrong” (high school edition), on Nov. 2, 3, 4, at 7 p.m. in the Guilderland High School auditorium. For ticket information, visit the district website.

Trick or Treat Street, Saturday, Oct. 28

Sponsored by Sources of Strength, FOCUS, Student Government and the Class of 2026, Trick or Treat Street will be held this Saturday from 3-7:00 pm at GHS. Featuring trick or treating, carnival games, face painting, a magician and a bounce house, this event is a fun, safe way to celebrate Halloween while supporting GHS student organizations. Please see the attached flyer for more details including cost information.

Sectional championships

Both the GHS field hockey and boys’ soccer teams have advanced to their respective sectional championships. The field hockey team will play Saratoga in the Class A Sectional Championship on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 12 p.m. at Queensbury High School. Tickets for the field hockey game can be purchased here; the game can also be live-streamed for a fee. The boys’ soccer team will face Niskayuna in the Class AA Sectional Championship on Monday, Oct. 30 at 5 p.m., also at Queensbury High School. Tickets for the boys soccer game can be purchased here; the game can also be live-streamed for a fee. Please consider supporting these GHS teams.

Reminder: no school, Nov. 1

There will be no school for all Guilderland Central School District students on Wednesday, Nov. 1. While students enjoy a day off, elementary teachers will be holding parent-teacher conferences. All other faculty and staff will be participating in a variety of professional learning experiences on timely and relevant topics to better meet the academic and social-emotional needs of our students.

Thank you for your continued support of Guilderland Central School District students and our school community.


Marie Wiles, Ph.D.

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