December High School Happenings

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

Driver's Education Winter 2020

Driver's Education Registration has begun! Registration costs $300 and is first come, first serve with the exception of seniors being selected first. The deadline for enrollment is December 11th at noon. Review the registration information and return the form, a copy of the permit or license, and $300 to Mrs. Graves Markham in the Main Office.

Instrumental Winter Concert

We are fast approaching our Instrumental Winter Concert which will take place on Thursday, December 12th at 7 PM in the Susan H. Alexander Performing Arts Center. We have a wonderful concert planned for our audience with a variety of selections from our Middle School and High School Jazz Bands, 7th & 8th Grade Band and the High School Concert Band. Some of the highlights of the concert include: “Marshmallow World”, “Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!”, “Moonlight Serenade” and “Symphonic Highlights from Frozen”.


We would also like to invite you to perform along with the band on our annual performance of the Leroy Anderson standard "Sleigh Ride". If you or any of your family or friends are interested please complete this form:


https://goo.gl/forms/8EENsK9trHl5YhSh1 Additional information regarding the performance of “Sleigh Ride” can be found on the link. This is a great opportunity to be on stage and have fun playing music!


We hope that you will enjoy us for a great night of music by the talented Gananda students!

Human Rights Club will be selling Pura Vida bracelets again, just in time for the holidays!

First Quarter Academic Achievements:

WTCC Honor Roll

Kayleigh Britton; Madalynn Gales; Ariel Gaziano; Thomas Hawn; Owan Hilton; Paige Litteer; Jocelyn Plaisted; Hunter Reynolds; Matthew Robinson; Theresa Shirtz; Erin Weill; Hope Worcester

Mark your calendars - Midterm Week is January 21st - 24th!

January 21st - 24th is Midterm/Regents Exam week. High school students will only attend school if they have a scheduled exam, per the exam schedule that will be shared before the holiday break.

Citizens of the World Club

Throughout the month of November, Citizens of the World club made blankets for Berkshire Totes for Tots . This organization collects donations to supply duffel bags filled with emergency supplies (toiletries, stuffed animals, books, blankets, nightlights) to be given to children being placed into foster care by Department of Children and Family Services. The fabric for the blankets was donated by Tierney Kelley and her family. C.O.W club was able to make 30 blankets to send to the kids in Massachusetts along with stuffed animals and books.
On Monday Nov 25th student from Citizens of the World club visited School 29 to meet their Kinderbuddies in Mrs Carballadas class. Students spent the day doing Thanksgiving crafts, reading stories and dancing. They will return 2 more times this year to spend some time with their buddies.
Gananda Mathletes
Gananda Math League came in 2nd place in November. Their next meet is on December 10th at Newark High School. Good Luck!

After Hours School Entrances

Office hours are 7:00-3:30, Monday – Friday


For after hours sports activities, please use the gymnasium entrance off Eddy Rd.


For school sponsored non-sports events, the front entrance off of Wiedrick Rd. may be used.

Order your yearbook NOW!

New Option to Report Student Absences

You can now report your student's absence online - you can access it under the HS Parent tab or on the HS Attendance/Health Office page. If you student will be late, unable to attend or is leaving school early, please inform the Attendance/Health Office. Contact Mary Green with questions at mgreen@gananda.org or 315-986-3521, x3160.

ID Required to Enter Gananda HS - please bring your driver's license when you come in!

Ruben A. Cirillo High School uses the same Raptor visitor management system that the Middle School used. 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. For our incoming Freshman parents and guardians, the Middle School system does not transfer over to the High School so you will need to provide your license the first time you enter the school. Once you have been scanned into the system you should not need to provide your license again.

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

  • Please fill out the Over-the-Counter medicine form with your student's pediatrician and forward it to the Health Office for the coming school year. Reminder - the form requires a physician's signature.
  • If your student needs prescriptions while at school please fill out the Permission to Administer Multiple Medications form with your pediatrician and forward it to the Health Office for the coming school year.
  • New attendance form option - check it out!
  • It is a NYS requirement for all 9th and 11th grade students to have physicals and submit a copy to the Health Office.

Guidance Office News

Have questions about the FAFSA? Visit the FAFSA website for more information and helpful tips https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa


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

mcrelley@gananda.org


Mrs. Kristen Kelleher, Mental Health Counselor

kkelleher@gananda.org

Give the gift of your time...

Ontario ARC's annual Holiday Gift Wrapping Booth opens on November 29th and runs through Christmas Eve at Eastview Mall. They are currently seeking volunteers to help out taking in gifts and wrapping and returning packages to customers. For more information see this flyer.

Work Based Learning

This month there are ACCES-VR Meetings December 4th.


Look at the WBL postings on our website for job openings and shadow opportunities!


Work Based Learning webpage


Mrs. Audra Marang, Work Based Learning Coordinator

amarang@gananda.org

December 4th:

  • ACCES VR Meetings

December 7th:

  • SAT Test

December 12th:

  • 7-12 Instrumental Winter Concert at 7:00
December 13th:
  • Interim Reports Published
  • Ineligibility Lists Posted
December 14th:
  • ACT Test

December 17th:

  • 7-12 Vocal Winter Concert at 7:00
December 18th:
  • Eastview Mall performances by band and chorus at 10 outside JCPenney
December 19th:
  • Ineligibility Sign Off Sheets Available
December 20th:
  • Ineligibility Lists Revised
December 23rd:
  • Winter Recess Beings
January 3rd:
  • Last Day of Winter Recess
January 6th:
  • Classes Resume

Schoology is the Learning Management System utilized by the HS

Schoology is the Learning Management System utilized by the HS. Here you will find information regarding your students schedule, coursework and grades along with other valuable information. For more information check out this article.


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.