November 2021

Counseling Center Newsletter

GHS Families:

We would like to wish you a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving Break!

Please enjoy your break from school and take time to reflect on the things for which you are thankful. We are grateful for the opportunity to work with our students and have you back in the building full time this year!

Classes will resume Monday 11/29 (*C Day).

Marking Period Reminders:

2nd Quarter 5 Weeks - December 10th

2nd Quarter Report Card - January 28th

College Applications

Seniors: Students applying to 4 year schools must link their Common Application to Naviance in order for us to send your documents. Please be in contact with your counselor if you need any assistance with your college applications.

Students applying to FMCC - please complete the free online application at:

SAT/ACT Information

The SAT and the ACT will be offered on the following dates. The cost of the SAT is $55 and The ACT has a basic fee of $60.00. If you believe that the cost of the exam may present a hardship for your family, you may be eligible for a fee waiver. Please see your school counselor if you need assistance signing up for an exam. All registration is done online for each exam.


December 4th, 2021

March 12th, 2022

May 7th, 2022

June 4th, 2022


December 11th, 2021

February 12th, 2022

April 2nd, 2022

June 11th, 2022

Financial Aid Information


Seniors planning to attend college next year should be working on applying for Financial Aid. Before each year of college, students must apply for federal grants, work-study, and loans with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form. Your college uses your FAFSA data to determine your federal aid eligibility. Many states and colleges use FAFSA data to award their own aid. After submission, you’ll receive your Student Aid Report.

If you need support completing the FAFSA please see your counselor.

Excelsior Scholarships

The Excelsior Scholarship, in combination with other student financial aid programs, allows students to attend a SUNY or CUNY college tuition-free. The program covers tuition for eligible SUNY and CUNY students. For the 2021-22 academic year, families who earned $125,000 or less in the tax year 2019 are eligible to apply. More information should be released for the 2022-2023 school year in the coming months.

English 10 Classroom Naviance Presentations

This past week, all 10th grade students logged into their Naviance accounts and completed a Strength Explorer Inventory. The presentation took place in English 10 classes and sparked the conversation between counselors and students about career paths and post graduation planning.

Naviance is a tool that students will be able to access all 4 years of high school. This portal allows students to look up careers and research colleges. All information can be saved and accessed by students throughout their high school career. Parents, please ask your students to share their results!

Students can login at:

HFM BOCES Career and Technical Education Center Presentation

10th grade students observed a presentation showcasing the various programs available at the Career and Technical Educational Center. Students that are interested will have the chance to visit two programs this winter. We are still working to solidify the date of the visit, but please check your email and listen to announcements for up to date information and access to the permission slip.

For more information about the available programs, please visit:


The Loft — Center of Hope Youth Center is open for business! Any GESD students in grades 6 - 12 are welcome to stop into the former YWCA building at 33 Bleecker Street. The youth program is set to operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will include recreational activities in the former YWCA gymnasium, snacks and board games, as well as Gloversville High School teachers who will tutor students to help improve their academics. Check it out!


Tuesday, Nov. 23rd, 3-5pm

33 Bleecker Street

Gloversville, NY

Every Tuesday & Thursday after school from 3:00 - 5:00pm.

Skilled Trades Presentations

Students in technology classes were provided the opportunity to listen to Mr. Tim Coleman from the Local 669 Sprinkler Fitters Union. Mr. Coleman spoke to students about the "other 4 year degree." He explained that there are many great opportunites for careers that do not involve going to college. Mr. Coleman spoke to students about the cost of living, salary, benefit packages and planning for life after high school. His presentation was informative and provided students with background knowledge on how to pursue a Skilled Trade Career Path.

Any students that are interested in more information can see Mrs. D'Arcy for Mr. Coleman's contact information!

Gloversville High School Graduation Requirements