January High School Happenings

Check out what our students have been up to and our upcoming events

Citizens of the World Club Event

On November 19th, high school students from Citizens of the World club met with their Kinderbuddies from two classrooms at School 29 in the city of Rochester. They did get-to-know-you activities, crafts, literacy activities and even some dancing. This is the first of four visits throughout the year building these connections.

Work Based Learning

Gananda graduates interested in Advanced Manufacturing at FLCC:

There are orientation sessions that are required for the Advanced Manufacturing Machinist and Mechatronic Technology programs which begin in the Spring 2019.

The Advanced Manufacturing Machinist program orientation will be held on January 10th, starting at 9am at ITT Goulds Pumps, 240 Fall Street, Seneca Falls NY. Anyone interested in the mandatory orientation session should register at www.flcc.edu/pdce and click on manufacturing – the orientation button is right at the top! (here is a direct link)

The Mechatronic Technology program orientation will be held on January 16th starting at 9am at the FLCC Victor Campus, 200 Victor Heights Parkway, Victor NY. Anyone interested in the mandatory orientation session should register at www.flcc.edu/pdce and click on manufacturing – the orientation button is right at the top! (here is a direct link)

If there is someone that I should send this information directly to, please let me know! If you have access to a community calendar or database, please share the information for anyone to access!

Mrs. Audra Marang, Work Based Learning Coordinator


Say Hello to Xello!

Xello is our exciting, new future readiness program for grades 6-12. It is an online program that helps anyone, anywhere prepare for their future through self-knowledge, exploration, and planning.

Both the 9th and 11th graders have been introduced to it and 6th graders will be introduced after the first of the year. Ninth graders focused on an interest inventory while 11th graders researched careers/colleges/training programs.

The students have shared that it is easy to navigate and provides them with meaningful feedback.

Students can access Xello through the "Clever" icon located in the top right corner of their chromebooks.

Ask your student to show you more about it!

Health and Attendance Office News

For all attendance matters you can contact Mrs. Mary Green at 315-986-3521, 8, 3160 or mgreen@gananda.org

  • It is a NYS requirement for 9th and 11th grade students to have physicals and submit a copy to the health office.
  • We are encouraging students to get their flu vaccine. We want to keep students and staff healthy, and help prevent the spread of flu at school! Here is a guide for parents regarding the flu.

Guidance Office News



Please visit the Guidance Website for scholarship opportunities.

Scholarship opportunities are updated weekly.



For any student attending Junior and Senior Prom in need of a dress

Visit www.fairygodmothersrochester.com to register

Fairy Godmothers of Greater Rochester

The 2019 Annual Prom Dress Fair

Saturday - March 30th

Rochester Riverside Convention Center

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Registration for both Volunteers and Attendees is now open!



*Please share the time and date of your junior interview that was given to you.

*Congratulations on taking the PSAT/NMSQT!

You’ve completed a big step on your journey to college.

Now’s the time to make the most of your scores and effort.

The PSAT/NMSQT is great preparation for the SAT. Your score unlocks free, personalized practice through Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy. Kristen Kelleher and Mary Crelley have met with all students in 11th grade and assisted in creating a Khan Academy account for your student.

Through Khan Academy students receive access to six official full-length practice tests (with additional tests added over time,) study and test-taking tips from students and experts, thousands of interactive problems written in collaboration with the College Board and video lessons explaining problems step by step.


Mrs. Kristen Kelleher, Mental Health Counselor


Mrs. Mary Crelley, Guidance Counselor and Assistant to the Principal


ID Required to Enter Gananda HS

Ruben A. Cirillo High School is using a visitor management system called Raptor. The system provides an overall safer environment for our students and staff by enabling us to check visitors, contractors, and volunteers in the high school building. All visitors to Ruben A. Cirillo High School will need to present a valid ID to be scanned into the Raptor system.

Schoology is the HS platform for communication

To access your parent Schoology account:

  1. Go to www.schoology.com and select “Log In” in the top right hand corner. (Do not select “Sign Up”)
  2. Select “Forgot your password”
  3. Please enter the email address you have provided to us for contact.

Please contact us (email hgravesmarkham@gananda.org) if you need to change or correct your email address in our system.

Gananda Central School District communicates information through a variety of ways to ensure our parents and community are informed. As a reminder, if you are not receiving phone calls, emails, or text messages from the district and you would like to, please contact the public relations office directly at GanandaPR@gananda.org. The contact information that we have on file in the parent portal is what we use to contact you, so if it isn't up to date, you may not receive our communications. You can also receive information on our Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/GanandaSchools and/or our Twitter handle at: @WeAreGananda.

January 1st

  • Offices Closed - Happy New Year!
January 3rd
  • Classes Resume (PalMac and WTCC not in session until the 7th)
January 7th
  • Gananda Dollars for Scholars Parent Information Night, 6:30-8:30 HS Library
January 8th
  • Early Release Day
January 15th
  • Gananda Dollars for Scholars Parent Information Night, 6:30-8:30 HS Library
January 16th
  • Special Education Parent Night, 6:30 HS Library
January 19th
  • SAT Test

January 21st

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - Offices Closed
January 22nd - January 25th Mid-Term Week/Regents

January 25th - 26th

  • Vocal All-County Festival
January 29th
  • Gananda Education Foundation Meeting, 6:30