Galway Junior High News

September 2015

WELCOME TO THE JUNIOR HIGH NEWSLETTER!

Welcome to the Junior High Newsletter. Junior High is an exciting time for student to take new classes and participate in extra-curricular clubs, sports, and dances. Seventh and eight grade students here at Galway have the opportunity to become as active as they choose in our school and school-sponsored activities! Junior high can also be a stressful time for parents - new expectations, more challenging classes, and more dates and information to keep track of than ever before!


With the monthly Junior High Newsletter, our goal is to share important dates, information about your child's classes, and helpful tips and suggestions geared specifically to parents of Junior High students. I hope you enjoy the first edition of the Junior High News. Please feel free to provide suggested topics for upcoming issues of the Junior High Newsletter.

- Michael Healey, Jr/Sr High Principal

Science 8 and 8 Honors Testwizard Information

The Science 8 Honors class has created their testwizard.com accounts as discussed during Open House. Parents, please ask your child for their password so that you may discuss their progress on tests through the year! Science 8 students will create their accounts next week. Please contact Mrs. Clay, Science 8 teacher with any questions.

REMINDER: September 29th is Jr/Sr High School Picture Day! (It is also Super Hero day for Spirit Week....This could be one interesting yearbook!!)

Galway Junior High Students Selected for All-County Band Festival!

Four of our Jr. High students were selected to attend the All-County Band Festival at Shenendehowa on October 15 & 17, 2015. Nate Urban, Rowan Smith, Diana Colangelo, and Shayna Reed will be preparing four pieces of music, and working with a guest conductor before presenting a performance on the afternoon of October 17th. Students were selected from 17 school districts in Saratoga and Warren counties.

Attention 7th Grade Parents: Interested in Joining the Jr/Sr High Shared Decision Making Team?

The Jr/Sr High is looking for at least one parent of a 7th and 10th grade student to join our Shared Decision Making Team (SDMT). The SDMT meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 2:30 to Please email Mr. Healey.


Purpose of SDMT: The Jr/Sr High SDMT is an advisory group composed of parents, students, teachers, administrators, and community members. The purpose of the committee is to set goals that focus on improving student achievement, school climate and culture, and other issues determined by the SDT. The committee then makes recommendations to the building principal and/or superintendent.

Resources for Math 8, CCSS Accelerated Algebra, and Math 7

In our fast paced world students have a wealth of knowledge at their fingertips. Here are some great resources to use in 7th and 8th grade math.


Math Resources for Grade 8:

At the beginning of each unit, students receive a "Resource Guide" with page numbers or website links for each topic we will be covering. Please make sure your child references these great tools when they are learning or having difficulty with a specific topic.

Math Resources For Grades 7 & 8:
  • Quick Review Math Handbook - this should be kept at home for reference

  • Quick Study Guides - to be contained in student's binder for easy reference

  • www.virtualnerd.com - contains video lessons and guidance of each topic we are covering.

  • www.khanacademy.org - contains practice and videos of each topic

  • Curriculum Crosswalk Coach PLUS books - used in lab for extra notes and practice

  • These are in addition to our peers, parents, and teachers who all make excellent resources!

Click here to email Mrs. Akin, Grade 8 Math or Mrs. McAvey, 7th Grade Math

Stay In The Loop: Find Out What Is Going On At Galway Jr/Sr High School

Galway Jr/Sr High Dress Code Reminder

Parents and Students, please review the Galway Jr/Sr High Dress Code:

(Click here for complete Galway CSD Code of Conduct)


All students are expected to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and to dress appropriately for school and school functions. Students and their parents have the primary responsibility for acceptable student dress and appearance. A student’s dress, grooming and appearance, including hair style/color, jewelry, make-up and nails, shall:

  • Be safe, appropriate and not disrupt or interfere with the educational process.

  • Recognize that extremely brief garments such as tube tops, net tops, halter tops, spaghetti straps, plunging necklines (front and/orback) and see-through garments are not appropriate.

  • Ensure that underwear is completely covered with outer clothing.

  • Include footwear at all times. Footwear that is a safety hazard will not be allowed.

  • Not include the wearing of hats in the building except for medical or religious purpose.

  • Not include items that are vulgar, obscene, libelous or denigrate others on account of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

  • Not promote and/or endorse the use of alcohol, tobacco or illegal drugs and/or encourage other illegal or violent activities.

Galway Central School Homecoming

Friday, Oct. 2nd, 4pm to Saturday, Oct. 3rd, 8pm

5317 Sacandaga Road

Galway, NY

HAVE A GREAT 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR!