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Galway Jr/Sr High December Newsletter

Season's Greetings from the Jr/Sr High School

December is here and the holidays are just around the corner! This is a great time to remind children that the true gift of the holiday season is giving and caring for others. The Galway Student Senate is sponsoring a number of events to encourage our students to get involved and give back to others, a few of these events include the Food Drive for the Galway Food Pantry (December 1st-12th) and Penny Wars to support the "Power to Push" (December 8th-December 18th). The Student Senate is also sponsoring Spirit Week (December 15-December 19th).


Enjoy The Holiday Season and Best Wishes for a Wonderful 2015!

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Make Every Day Count: Boosting School Attendance


Being absent for just two days every month of the school year can put a child behind academically. Click Here for great attendance tips from BoostUp.org, a national dropout prevention campaign.

Jr/Sr High School RTI Labs


We are pleased to be able to offer academic support labs during our Extended School Day period (2:30-3:30). Our after school support labs (RTI Labs) are designed to provided required ELA, reading or mathematics support for students


Snacks will be provided daily,and at the end of the quarter there will be a pizza party for perfect attendance. There will also be a raffle for a larger prize at the end of the school year!


Please click here for more information on the Jr/Sr High School RTI Labs

Attention Students: Sign Up For Morning Wake Up Text Messages from Remind

Are you having trouble getting to school on time? Take one minute to sign up for morning wake up text messages from the Galway Jr/Sr High School Office. Students enrolling in the Remind wake up text program receive an automated text message each school day at 6:45 am. Click here for directions! Parents - Remind is safe and designed for one-way communication to students (and parents) from educators (Click here to read more about the Remind Program).

Texting During School Hours

A quick reminder that student cell phone usage is not permitted in school between the hours of 7:55 and 2:22. With telephones available in each teacher's classroom and a student phone available in the Jr/Sr High School Office, students are able to contact parents, guardians, and employers when required. Parents and guardians, please contact the school, 882-1033, ext 3200 to relay important messages to your child. We certainly understand the convenience of texting, but it does cause disruption when students are sending and receiving text messages during school. Thank you in advance for your support with this.

Galway Jr/Sr High School Yearbook Available on Payment Plan!

For the first time ever, The Piper, the Galway Jr/Sr High yearbook, is available on a payment plan. To participate in the payment plan your order must include a 50% deposit by Friday, January 9, 2015.


The 2014-15 Yearbook Order Forms is available by clicking here.

Over 70% of Galway Jr/Sr High Students Involved in Extra-Curricular Activities

Over 70% of students attending Galway Jr/Sr High School are involved in extra-curricular clubs, interscholastic sports, band, chorus, and/or community activities! Research demonstrates that students involved in extra-curricular activities have better school attendance, higher grade point averages, form supportive relationships among peers and adult staff, and tend to form peer groups with higher aspirations and more commitment to academic success.

Science Fair Registration Deadline: December 19, 2014

Science Fair is being held on PTSA’s Science Saturday this year, January 24, 2015 from 10am-2pm.

The Science Fair is open to grades 3-8. Individuals, small groups (2-4), and clubs are welcomed.

All students who wish to participate need to register online at http://josephhenry.oursciencefair.com. There is also link on our district's website.

Students should complete the registration process at home as they need to provide parent contact information.

The deadline for registration is December 19, 2014.

Masterminds Film Television Show at Proctors Theater

On November 20th, The Galway Masterminds Team traveled to the GE Studios at Proctors to film their television appearance. The Masterminds competed against Rensselaer High School in a great match up. The final score of the contest was...Oh, we can't give it away - tune in in March to see the show (channels and air time will be posted once we are notified.)!

January 2015 Regents Exam Schedule

January 2015 Regents exams will be held Monday, January 26th - Thursday, January 29th.


Regular classes for students in grades 7-12 will be held on January 26th, January 28th, and January 29th. Regular classes for students in grades 7-12 will not be in session on January 27th. Students taking the Global History regents (8:00) or the Integrated Algebra regents (12:00) who need transportation to or from school on January 27th should notify Mrs. Kondrat in the High School Office.


January 2015 NYS Regents exam schedule is available here

Annual Blue and Gold Game

Our Varsity and JV Boys and Girls Basketball teams participated in the annual Blue/Gold

Scrimmage on November 18th. Parents, community members and fans were able

to preview our Eagles as they prepare for their upcoming seasons. Our Cheerleaders

dazzled the crowd with their outstanding half-time routine. Good luck to all our Winter

Sports Athletes!

GalwayJr/SrPrincipal

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