January's High School Happenings


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

Student Handbook

Please review the Student Handbook.

Alternate Schedule January 26 and 27

Due to the cancellation of Regents for January 2022, we have to have classes meet January 25-28, rather than follow a midterm/Regents exam attendance only schedule. The revised calendar document for the HS can be found here.

The Building Leadership Team, based on feedback from staff, decided that we will have an alternate schedule on January 26-27 so that each class can meet for an 80-minute block, to ensure time is given for midterm exams. The alternate schedule for Wednesday-Thursday, 1/26-27, can be found here.

If you have any questions, please contact Matt Mahoney at mmahoney@gananda.org or call me at 315-986-3521, extension 3154.

Math League Update

Congratulations to the Mathletes who competed in the January meet. Can you solve the first question from the fourth category? (see below) The answer will be shared in the February newsletter.

The answer to the December Newsletter question is 101.

Please see Mrs. Swartout if you are interested in competing in the next meet on February 9th. All are welcome.

math league

Esports - it is not too late to join the team!

It's not too late to join the eSports team!

Attendance Works:

"Across the country, more than 8 million students are missing so many days of school that they are academically at risk. Chronic absence — missing 10 percent or more of school days due to absence for any reason—excused, unexcused absences and suspensions, can translate into students having difficulty learning to read by the third-grade, achieving in middle school, and graduating from high school." - Attendance Works

Half-Days - ending at 10:55 now

The High School Half-Days will wrap at 10:55 to make our transportation after school run more smoothly. Here is the new schedule for your reference.

Scholarship Information

Scholarships with deadline in February

Canisius College Studio Art Scholarship - Deadline February 5, 2021

$1,500 scholarships are available to incoming freshmen and transfer students. Scholarships are in addition to merit awards and are renewable for 4 years. Applications are available in the Counseling Office.

Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship
- Deadline February 20, 2022

One award of $10,000 and two awards of $5,000 will be given. Entries may only be sent by students graduating from high school in SPRING 2022. Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle.

New York Water Environmental Association - Deadline February 26 , 2021

Offering scholarships for seniors interested in pursuing an Environmental Major in college.

Reliant Credit Union - Deadline February 28, 2022

Must be a Reliant member. Application Deadline is February 14 for the Donald K. Rhine Scholarships available for Seniors, NYCUA Rochester Chapter Scholarship, NYCUA Statewide Scholarship Program

Polish Heritage Society of Rochester Scholarship: Deadline February 1 , 2022 A $4000 scholarship open to any senior with at least one parent of Polish descent. There is no restriction on your field of study. The application is available in the guidance office.

Check out the Counseling Office Scholarship website for more info and links to the applications.

Mrs. Laura Hall, HS Nurse and Attendance Office

Just a friendly reminder! When reporting an absence, early dismissal, or late arrival, here are your options:

  1. Use the "Report Student Absence" form which can be found on the HS website's Health/Attendance Office page
  2. Submit an email to lhall@gananda.org with the student's name and reason for the absence, along with the pick up/drop off time
  3. Send Laura Hall a direct message via ParentSquare with the student's name and reason for the absence, along with the pick up/drop off time

For pick ups: when arriving, please call 315-986-3521 and follow the prompts for either the main office (option 1) or the health office (option 3) to let us know who you are here to pick up.