Oct. 28 update: turf field ribbon cutting; book donation; Trick or Treat Street; students selected to Area All-State Music Festival

A message from Dr. Wiles:

Dear GCSD Families,

The capital region is experiencing a rise in cold and flu cases, which serves as a reminder to follow the health habits recommended by the Guilderland Central School District nurses. Measures such as hand washing, coughing and sneezing into a tissue, and staying home when not feeling well go far to prevent the spread of illness. The health services page on the district website outlines when it’s best for ill students to stay home.

Ribbon cutting ceremony held for new turf field and track

Last Friday evening, prior to the Guilderland High School varsity football game, the new turf field and track were unveiled. Members of the athletic department, the board of education and several GHS athletes gathered on the field to cut the ribbon in front of an enthusiastic home crowd. The new turf field and track will be used for physical education classes and athletic competitions and practices.

U.S. Rep. Tonko delivers book donation to FMS

U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko visited Farnsworth Middle School to deliver nearly $1,000 worth of books donated by the Library of Congress. FMS seventh grade teacher Lisa Ball applied for the donation through the Library of Congress’ Surplus Books Program, which the congressman’s office helped facilitate. Rep. Tonko spoke to the students in attendance and answered their very astute and intelligent questions about issues concerning them.

Trick or Treat Street, Saturday, Oct. 29

Sponsored by Sources of Strength, FOCUS, Student Government and the Classes of 2023 and 2026, Trick or Treat Street will be held this Saturday from 1-4:00 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.

GHS students selected for the Area All-State Music Festival

Recently 35 GHS students were selected to perform in the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Area All-State Music Festival at Saratoga High School on Nov. 18-19. The students were selected based on the scores they received during the NYSSMA solo evaluation festivals held last spring. Congratulations to all GHS musicians and their music teachers!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sincerely,

Marie Wiles, Ph.D.
Superintendent

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