October High School Happenings

Check out what our students have been up to and our upcoming events

Open House October 11th

Ruben A. Cirillo High School will host a fall Open House on Thursday, October 11th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Please take this opportunity to meet your child’s teachers and tour the High School. Here is more information about the event.

The Math League Team came in 1st place at October's Math League Meet!

Guest Artist Sean Terry

On September 18th artist Sean Terry from Tucson, Arizona visited the high school AP Studio in Drawing and the Drawing and Painting classes. Sean shared his work on google drive. Students were able to dialogue with him about his imagery and conceptual thought process. Chromebooks helped to facilitate the activity. Following, Sean actively participated in a feedback process of the students work. Each class member presented their latest work and progress on a board with questions that each wished addressed. Sean, the students and the instructor wrote to one another answering the questions(s) and providing positive useful statements about their work. The experience was wonderful! Thank you Sean Terry!

Work Based Learning

October 4th: Finger Lakes Works with Their Hands Career Exploration Field Trip

October 5th: Administration of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) to 10th grades currently enrolled in Parenting and Daily Living classes

October 25th: Mt. Morris Dam Career Exploration Field Trip with Intro to Engineering PLTW students

Health and Attendance Office News

For all attendance matters you can contact Mrs. Mary Green at 315-986-3521, 8, 3160 or mgreen@gananda.org

  • Students who would like to participate in winter sports, please register through www.FamilyID.com - the site can also be found on the Gananda Athletic page. The deadline for registration for our winter sports is October 19th.

Guidance Office News

School counselors are wrapping up individual Senior Interviews with the Class of 2019, during which we discuss how to apply to colleges, trade schools, the process for enlisting in the military and/or preparing students to pursue post-secondary employment. Students that have yet to have their interview will have their interview by the end of October - if you have any questions, never hesitate to contact Mrs. Crelley or Mrs. Kelleher!

We highly encourage students and parents to regularly check the High School Guidance Web page On here you will find information on scholarships, career exploration and job shadowing information, college admission representative visits to the high school and much more!

Mental Health Counselor, Mrs. Kelleher - kkelleher@gananda.org

Guidance Counselor and Assistant to the Principal, Mrs. Crelley - mcrelley@gananda.org

ID Required to Enter Gananda HS

Ruben A. Cirillo High School is using a visitor management system called Raptor. The system provides an overall safer environment for our students and staff by enabling us to check visitors, contractors, and volunteers in the high school building. All visitors to Ruben A. Cirillo High School will need to present a valid ID to be scanned into the Raptor system.

Schoology is the HS platform for communication

To access your parent Schoology account:

  1. Go to www.schoology.com and select “Log In” in the top right hand corner. (Do not select “Sign Up”)
  2. Select “Forgot your password”
  3. Please enter the email address you have provided to us for contact.

Please contact us (email hgravesmarkham@gananda.org) if you need to change or correct your email address in our system.

Please note - district communications and emergency messages will still be sent via SchoolMessenger. Gananda Central School District sends out notifications to parents via phone, text, and email messages during emergency situations through a software program entitled School Messenger. This system is separate from the Parent Portal system which keeps student records and information such as contacts, grades, and attendance. If your contact information is correct in Parent Portal, but you are still not getting the emergency notifications from the District, please contact Shannon Bergstresser directly at Sbergstresser@gananda.org or 315-986-3521 ext. 2408.

October 1st

  • Homecoming Week
  • Jar Wars through the 5th

October 4th

  • Blood Drive
  • Finger Lakes Works with their Hands Event

October 5th

  • ASVAB testing for PDL classes
  • Interim Reports
  • Football Senior Night at East Rochester 6:30

October 6th

  • SAT Test

October 8th

  • No school and offices closed

October 9th

  • Girls Soccer Senior Night 6:15

October 10th

  • All juniors take the PSAT during school hours
  • Boys Soccer Senior Night 6:15

October 11th

  • Girls Swimming Senior Night 4:15
  • Open House 6:30-8:30

October 12th

  • Ineligibility Lists Revised

October 13th

  • Homecoming Dance 7-10 $5

October 15th

  • Girls Volleyball Senior Night 6:15

October 16th

  • Early Release Day

October 22nd

  • Red Ribbon Week

October 26th

  • Superintendent's Conference Day - no school

October 27th

  • ACT Test

October 30th

  • Sr. High Vocal All-County Auditions

November 3rd

  • SAT Test

November 6th

  • Early Release Day

November 9th

  • End of Marking Period 1