The Eagle Eye

Jr./Sr. High Monthly Newsletter

The one thing you can’t take away from me is the way I choose to respond to what you do to me. The last of one’s freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given circumstance.”

― Viktor E. Frankl

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Optional Remote Learning Schedules For At Home Learning

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Click on the images below for a blank copy of schedule templates

Athletic Department

Trap Shooting

Trap Shooting - Galway began a Trap Shooting club for students in grades 7 through 12. The Galway Fish and Game club has offered to house the club, provide equipment, all the clay birds, and a volunteer coaching staff comprised of Division athletes and lifelong members. Community member and veterinarian Heather Tillson spearheaded the partnership between the Fish and Game club and the after school club for our students. The first meeting took place on Thursday, January 21 at the Galway Fish and Game club, located on route 29. During the first meeting on January 21, Heather and her sister, Colleen Tillson, both Division 1 athletes, introduced the club sport to the more than 40 students interested in joining. The Fish and Game Club President Garrett Heritage also presented to students and parents and invited all to learn about the sport and try it out. He also stressed that the club was inclusive of all people and wanted everyone to feel comfortable while participating. The Galway Trap shooting club will meet on Thursdays between 2:00 and 6:00pm. Students will be put into "relays" or groups where they will receive 1 on 1 instruction from the experienced staff as they get started. The competitions will begin in early April. All competitions are virtual, which will allow this club to thrive, even during the pandemic. The trap shooting club attracted students of all grade and ability levels, and offers a new, engaging activity for our students, that may otherwise have avoided extra curricular activities. If you're interested in joining, please register on FamilyID or contact Assistant Principal, Elise Britt at ebritt@galwaycsd.org.

Interscholastic Athletics Update

On Friday, January 22, 2021 Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the following:

“Effective February 1, 2021, participants in higher risk sports and recreation activities may partake in individual or distanced group training and organized no/low contact group training and, further, may patake in other types of play, including competitions and tournaments, only as permitted by the respective local health authorities (i.e., county health departments). “ Galway Central School District's local DOH is Saratoga County DOH. As of Thursday, January 28, Saratoga County DOH has not approved or denied the beginning of high risk sports on February 1, 2021. Registration for winter sports (Boys and Girls Basketball, Cheer, and Wrestling) has been opened on FamilyID so that the district is prepared to begin a season if we get approval. If the winter season can begin, it will end on March 13, 2021. There will not be a sectional tournament, but there will likely be a league culminating event.


The Fall 2 season is set to begin on March 7. Under current restrictions, Fall 2 will consist of Boys and Girls Soccer. If given approval for high risk sports by March 7, Girls Volleyball will also take place during the Fall 2 season. The season is set to end on May 1, 2021. There will not be a sectional tournament, but there will likely be a league culminating event.


The spring season will begin on May 2, 2021 for Softball and Boys & Girls Track & Field. Baseball is also a spring sport, and that can begin on April 28, 2021. Baseball is allowed to start 4 days earlier because that sport requires athletes to complete 10 practices prior to a competition, where the other spring sports only require 6 practices prior to a competition. The spring season is currently set to end on June 25, 2021, but that date may change. It is unlikely that there will be a sectional, regional or state tournament, but it has not been ruled out yet.


Please direct all questions regarding interscholastic athletics to Athletic Director, Elise Brit at ebritt@galwaycsd.org.

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Spotlight on a CEIP Intern

Kaitlin Pritchard

Senior, Kaitlin Pritchard connected via google meet with Victoria Degiulio from the Gloversville Family Counseling Center during her Career Exploration Internship class. She had the opportunity to learn what it takes to work in the mental health field. Through Kaitlin's internship class she was also able to connect with other therapist/psychologist in our community and learn about different therapy options. Kaitlin has an interest in History and Law as well and will be connecting with other professionals in those fields throughout the school year.


If you would like to serve as a mentor for our students or learn more about the Career Exploration Internship Program (CEIP), please contact Shauna Sitts, Business Teacher- ssitts@galwaycsd.org.

Spotlight on the Arts

The high school Art Portfolio class was scheduled to have their final exhibition at the National Bottle Museum in Ballston Spa towards the end of January. However due to COVID the show has been postponed to the spring with dates to be determined. Artworks from Emma Carusone, Noah Flint, Ari Persaud, Samantha Nielsen and Alexis Rose will be on display. The subject matter of the works range from traditional landscapes and ceramics, to current modern digital creations and important activist pieces. Please be sure to check back in the spring for our rescheduled exhibition dates. The art department would like to thank the National Bottle Museum and its gallery director Fred Neudoerffer for continuing to provide this wonderful opportunity to our students even during these unprecedented times.
The Art 8 class from the first marking period made small animal sculptures from clay, inspired in part by Japanese netsuke. These are some of their artworks.

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February's Lunch Menu

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