Thomas Lutsic, Principal
8 School Road, P.O. Box 37 Guilderland Ctr., NY 12085
Phone: 518/861-8591 ext. 1000
|Above, the cast of the spring musical, "All Shook Up"--inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presely. Photo courtesy of the Guilderland Players.|
The Guilderland Players to present spring musical,
All Shook Up, March 13-16
The Guilderland Players of Guilderland High School are pleased to present their spring musical, All Shook Up--inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. Learn more about showtimes and ticket sales
Class of 2016 Zumba fundraiser
Have you always wanted to try Zumba? Well, now's the time! On Wednesday, March 12 from 4 to 5 p.m. the Class of 2016 will be holding a Zumba fundrasier in the High School LGI. Download an event flyer (PDF) Led by instructor Meegan Mostransky, the cost is a minimum donation of $5. Pre-pay to Mrs. Benner (room 721) or Ms. Autrey (723) or pay at the door. We hope to see you there!
Winter sports teams qualify for Scholar/Athlete Award
Congratulations to ALL of our high school winter sports
teams for qualifying for the 2013-14 Winter Scholar/Athlete Award. This
-- Boy's Basketball
-- Girl's Basketball
-- Ice Hockey
-- Boy's XC Ski
-- Girl's XC Ski
-- Boy's Swimming
-- Boy's Indoor Track
-- Girl's Indoor Track
To qualify for the Scholar/Athlete Award, each athletic team must carry an overall average of 90 or above.
Random Acts of Kindness Club delivers Valentine flowers to local nursing homes Learn more
6th annual Dodgeball Tournament a success for Altamont Food Pantry
On Friday, Feb. 28, Guilderland High School hosted its 6th annual Dodgeball Tournament in partnership with the district-wide physical education department. This year's event raised $3,870 for the Altamont Food Pantry through donations, ticket sales, sponsors, and team registrations. Twenty-five teams battled for the "championship title" but in the end, it was between just two teams: the "Loose Cannons" and the "Pillsbury Throwboys". Both teams played great and displayed the highest amount of sportsmanship. After a great match, the "Pillsbury Throwboys" were awarded the championship t-shirts. Learn more and see more photos
High School Spanish students spend a day teaching their younger counterparts at FMS Learn more
Girls LAX team to hold flapjack fundraiser on Sunday, March 23
Mark your calendars and plan to join us on Sunday, March 23 for the Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast to support Guilderland girls lacrosse team! The event runs from 8 to 10 a.m. that day at the Applebee's at 555 Troy Schenectady Rd., Latham. Tickets are $6 each and all proceeds go to the Guilderland Girl's Lacrosse Booster Club. We hope to see you there!
GHS student athletes to compete in NYSPHSAA Championships
GHS students honored with Physical Education Leadership Awards
Congratulations to seniors Alex Sokaris and Jenna Robinson, who were each presented with a commemorative plaque recognizing this exciting achievement during an awards ceremony held on February 9, 2014 at the Century House in Latham. Learn more
GHS student art work selected into the 2014 Art in Three Dimensions Juried Exhibition Learn more
College planning night for juniors held Feb. 6
On Thursday, Feb. 6, the Guilderland High School Counseling Department held a second program on college planning for all juniors and their parents. Professionals from area colleges were on hand to discuss the financial aid process, options available within the SUNY system, and information about applying to four-year private colleges. Watch a video replay of the event
Communicating in a Digital World
Earlier this week, Guilderland Central School District hosted a very important event for all district students, families, and community members aimed at starting a conversation about using today’s technology in a safe and responsible way. "Communicating in a Digital World: A conversation about civility and respect" was held on Jan. 14 and featured a panel discussion about the importance of personal responsibility when interacting with websites, social media, and other electronic communication tools. Learn more about the event, see a video replay, and download event handouts
Student artwork selected for WAR HORSE exhibit at Proctors Theatre
Nine Guilderland High School students have been selected to have works on display as part of the WAR HORSE production coming to Proctors Theatre in Schenectady. Learn more
College Planning for Sophomores special event
On Wednesday, January 15, Guilderland High School welcomed Katie Cooney Lesko, senior associate director of admissions at Siena College, for a presentation to all tenth grade students and their parents about planning for college. You can learn more about the event and watch a full replay of the presentation by visiting the GHS Guidance and Counseling Center Home Page.
Replay of Jan. 8 Financial Aid program at GHS
On Wednesday, January 8, the Guilderland High School Guidance and Counseling Department held a Financial Aid program in the HS LGI. Rochelle Filler from RPI's Financial Aid office presented the "ins and outs" of the financial aid process. Unable to attend? A video replay of the event will be broadcast on Channel 16 throughout the next few weeks: 12 p.m. on Wednesdays and Sundays, 3 p.m. on Thursdays, and 7 p.m. on Saturdays. You can also watch a replay of the event online
Sixth annual GCSD Dodgeball Tournament set for February 28
It's that time of year again...time for the sixth annual GCSD physical education department Dodgeball Tournament! This year's event will be held on Friday, February 28 in the Guilderland High School new gym from 5 to 8:30 p.m. The tournament will feature 32 co-ed teams (5 male students, 5 female students, and 2 faculty members or coaches per team) in a double elimination contest. Tickets cost $3 each (with a maximum price of $10 per family of 4 or more) and will be available at the door (West/Main Gym entrance) on the night of the event. All proceeds collected from the event will once again benefit the Altamont Food Pantry. Learn more about the event, including how to register your team!
Fifteen students recognized as Deserving Dutchmen
On Tuesday, Dec. 10, fifteen Guilderland High School students were recognized by their classmates and teachers as Deserving Dutchmen. Learn more about the students honored, as well as what it takes to be a Deserving Dutchmen!
GHS senior selected as the sole representative of New York State at the 2013 Al Neuharth Free Spirit Journalism Scholars national conference
Congratulations to Guilderland High School senior Justina Liu, who was recently selected to represented New York at the 2013 Al Neuharth Free Spirit Journalism Scholars national conference, held in Washington, D.C. Learn more
Important information for seniors applying to college using the Common Application
Common Application has informed us that there continues to be issues with the application submission and payment process. Please follow the directions for online submission carefully, and check for a submission confirmation e-mail after submitting the application and payment; this can take up to 48 hours. For more information or assistance, please contact your guidance counselor.
GHS teacher receives National Board Certification
Congratulation to Christine Rant, world languages and cultures teacher, on completing all of her requirements to be successfully named a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT). Learn more
Ten GHS students selected for Area All-State Honor Ensembles
Learn more about these talented musicians
Six GHS students were named semifinalists in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Competition Learn more
Help send the GHS Concert Choir to Carnegie Hall
Learn more about the Carnegie Hall Choir Project.
District to begin releasing APPR scores by request
Beginning Oct. 11, all GCSD parents or legal
guardians will have the right to request Annual Professional Performance
Review (APPR) quality ratings and composite effectiveness scores for
their child's current year's teacher(s) and principal(s).
Learn more and download a request form
Six seniors named National Merit Scholarship Commended Students
he National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recently announced the names of approximately 34,000 high performers in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Among those Commended Students were six Guilderland High School seniors: Knute Armstrong, Ritwik Dan, Andrew Fedorov, Sreelekha Paladugu, Sally Slingerland, Yinmeng Tian. Learn more and view a photo of the honorees
Two GHS students honored by New York State Archives
High School student handbook now available online
The 2013-14 GHS Student Handbook is now available on
View it here (PDF)
Late arrival/early dismissal parental permission form
Please note that both senior students and their parents must complete a
late arrival/early dismissal permission form in order to be given senior
Download the form (PDF)
Student Contact and Medical Information Verification/Update Form
Each year, the Guilderland Central School District requests of all parents their most current and accurate contact information, as well as critical medical information pertaining to their child(ren). In past years, the district sent home hard copies of student health cards for verification and completion by parents. For the 2013-14 school year and beyond, we are now asking parents to make full use of our online systems for this verification process. Learn more This information is extremely important, as our ability to appropriately respond to student medical concerns and to maintain timely communications with parents is dependent on this verification process. Please take a few moments to verify and/or update your child's information as soon as possible.
Guilderland makes Newsweek’s rankings of America’s Best High Schools for second consecutive year Learn more
What's new on Channel 16?
Residents in the Town of Guilderland may have recently noticed that Channel 16, operated out of the Guilderland High School Media Department, has undergone a bit of an overhaul. While the programming on the station may look a bit different, you can still find all of the important school information that the community has come to expect. However, the programming schedule will change slightly to accommodate new titles. Viewers may notice that the music track is no longer WMHT; instead, the music is now courtesy of students in the GCSD music department. In addition, the station is now featuring artwork and photography by students, as well. If you haven't seen it already, we invite you to take a look at the new Channel 16...enjoy!
Morning Announcements now available on Twitter
Did you know that you can follow the the latest news, information and updates to morning announcements at Guilderland High School on Twitter! Follow @GHSannouncement. Learn more
A new way to access the GHS library catalogue
Search the library’s new catalog by scanning the QR Code at right using your smart phone (QR Reader App required). To access all the features this new catalog has to offer, make sure to log in – using the last five digits of your school ID as your username and the same four digit password you use to log into the school’s network. Once logged in, you can search print resources, our subscription databases and reviewed websites all in one shot! Use the tabs in the upper right of your search screen to access all the information you now have at your fingertips. Have questions? Need help? See the librarians for assistance.