The Eagle Eye

Jr./Sr. High Monthly Newsletter

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Optional Remote Learning Schedules For At Home Learning

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Spirit Week

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Athletic Department


1. The Galway Physical Education Department has teamed up with Saratoga Ninja Lab! Two students per grade level will be given a free pass to an open gym session at Saratoga Ninja Lab for outstanding work in Physical Education class! Ask your PE teacher how you can be a successful candidate!

2. The Galway Trap Shooting club hosted its informational meeting on Thursday, December 10th. Coach Heather Tillson from the Galway Fish and Game Club will be coaching our inaugural season. Practices will begin at the Galway Fish and Game Club in mid-January on Thursday afternoons and evening. All interested students in grades 7 through 12 must register on FamilyID. Please visit the school website, click on Athletics across the top, click on FamilyID on the left side menu, and then click on Galway Trap Shooting club to begin your registration. If you have any questions, please contact Athletic Director, Elise Britt at or Coach Heather Tillson at

3. Per NYSPHSAA, Winter JV and Varsity sports (Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, Cheer, and Wrestling) have been postponed until the Department of Health gives clearance for high risk sports to begin. Please check with your coaches and the athletics website for up to date information. The Western Athletic Conference has cancelled modified sports for the winter season. Please contact Athletic Director, Elise Britt at with any questions.

4. The Galway Challenge has begun! After school, students will have the opportunity to compete in several different events, such as a hay bale toss, cross country skiing and snowshoeing! Each week will be a new event, and winners will be awarded each week! All interested students in grade 7 through 12 should register on FamilyID. If you have any questions, please contact Geoff Maliszewski at

Galway's Backpack Program

Galway's Backpack Program continues to support 45 students and their families through the efforts of student volunteers and Nadine DesPres. A special thank you to Madison DesPres for starting this program with the vision to make sure no student goes hungry.

Spotlight on a CEIP Intern

Samantha Nielsen

Hi Everyone! My name is Samantha Nielsen and I am currently a senior at Galway. You may recognize some of my work that has been in the Impressions magazine and hung up around the school over the past few years. I have been a member of Impressions since 10th grade, which was my first year here at Galway. Painting and reading are two of my favorite pastimes and I tend to get distracted by them quite often. I have recently started cross stitching and embroidering, which is quickly becoming a favorite hobby of mine. I have been Secretary to SADD since last year as well, working on volunteering services and such.

I am currently interning with Ms Merizwa, in her Drawing and Painting class. This allows me to have time teaching students about the process of making art and how to be better with techniques. Interning has allowed me to have experience teaching as well as forcing myself to move at the pace of the students and communicate with them. Typically I struggle with putting my thoughts into words when it comes to explaining my artistic process and the steps I take to finish a piece. This class has allowed for me to grow and learn how to do this, which is a life skill that I will be taking with me as I enter the adult world.

I will be attending one of the community colleges in the area starting next fall. After I complete my first two years, I will go on to a private college either for art, or for forgein languages based in Southeast Asia. I am hoping that my experience in this class better prepares me for when I get a job, a few years down the road. I am extremely excited to see what my future holds!

Spotlight on Agriculture

Floral Design

Ms. Whalen's Floral Design Class designed and completed Wreaths and Boxwood Trees for the Holidays! Didn't they turn out great?

Small Animal Science

Ms. Whalen's Small Animal Science class dissected sheep reproductive parts in class while learning anatomy of different animals.

Wildlife and Natural Resources Class

Ms. Whalen’s Wildlife and Natural Resources Class was able to visit virtually with a Forest Ranger who works in the Everglades in Florida.

Students were able to learn about Florida’s invasive species, how crocodiles stay cool, Python control and overpopulation, as well as a day in the life as a Forest Ranger.

Need a Tutor?

Galway National Honor Society members are happy to help, please click for all the details.

January's Lunch Menu

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