September High School Happenings

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

Driver's Ed

Driver's Education registration is open until September 12th at noon. Seniors who register will be enrolled in the class, and all underclassmen will be enrolled on a first come, first served basis until the class is filled. There are only 20 slots available.


Here is the registration form and details. The registration form and registration fee must be turned in by noon on the 12th in the Main Office.

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. Mark your calendars!

Volleyball Car Wash September 8th

Let the Gananda Girls Volleyball Team transform your dirty car into a shiny ride! On Saturday, September 8th, the girls will be hosting a carwash fundraiser in the front parking lot at Ruben A. Cirillo High School from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. It will cost $5 per car. All proceeds benefit the Gananda Volleyball program.

Color Run Fundraiser Set for Sunday, September 30th

Gananda's Color Run fundraising event is set for Sunday, September 30th. Registration is now open for the all ages event which benefits Gananda's Girls Varsity Basketball program. Simply fill out the form below and mail it along with your check to Ruben A. Cirillo High School, Attn: Karin Meuwissen, 3195 Wiedrick Rd., Walworth, New York, 14568.

All registrations received before September 16th will be guaranteed a color packet, race bib, and t-shirt.


Event Details:

Date: Sunday, September 30th

Time: 10:00 a.m. - Registration; 11:00 a.m. - Race Starts

Race: 2.5 Mile Course

Cost: $20 if register before September 16th

$25 if register after September 16th

Ages: All Ages Event

Benefit: Proceeds benefit Gananda Girls Varsity Basketball


Blood Drive October 4th

We are having a Blood Drive on Thursday, October 4th 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the High School Band Room. There is currently an emergency need - please donate!


Sign up before hand at the Red Cross website or the day of.

Dual in the Pool Girls Varsity Swim Meet September 22nd

There is a Charity fundraiser for Camp Good Days and Special Times at the Bath-Haverling Aquatics Complex September 22nd at 10:00 a.m. Admission is $5.

Work Based Learning

Finger Lakes With Their Hands Career Exploration Event is scheduled for October 4th!


"Every year several hundred students and school personnel from all area high schools and BOCES districts attend this exciting event. More than 50 businesses, trade unions, colleges and organizations will provide hands on demonstrations and activities for the students including welding, pole climbing, nail driving competitions, engineering skills, bricklaying, electrical wiring, the actual operation of heavy equipment and much, much MORE!


In addition to Careers in Construction and Skilled Trades, students can learn about Advanced Manufacturing and Alternative Energy. Demonstrations on the importance of working safely in a construction environment are also included in the day. All participants enjoy a science show entitled ‘Physics is Phun!’ Students can participate in a variety of Skilled Trades challenges for the opportunity to win one of 5, $50 Gift Cards. Both the exhibitors and the students have always indicated that this is a great way to learn more about career and educational opportunities in our Finger Lakes area."


Space is limited.


Interested students should see Mrs. Marang in the Guidance Office by September 19th.

Health and Attendance Office News

Our new nurse, Mary Green, begins with us on Monday the 16th. For all attendance matters you can contact the Main Office at the high school (hgravesmarkham@gananda.org) until Mrs. Green begins. Mrs. Green's email is mgreen@gananda.org and she will be monitoring it beginning September 16th.


  • NEW this school year...ALL student in grades 9th and 11th are required by New York State Law to have a mandated physical. This exam should be completed by your primary care doctor.
  • All students who are looking to participate in a school sponsored sport or requesting a work permit will need to have a current physical on file (within last 12 months).
  • Meningococcal Vaccine: 1 dose for students in 9th grade and 12th grade students are required to have 2 doses unless 1st dose was received after 16 years of age.
  • Students who would like to participate in sports, please register through www.FamilyID.com - the site can also be found on the Gananda Athletic page

Guidance Office News

SAVE THE DATE: Financial Aid Night Wednesday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school library. Please join us as we welcome Joe Bailey, Assistant Dean for Enrollment at Genesee Community College for this informative presentation on all aspects of college financial aid. STUDENT ATTENDANCE IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED!


We have several opportunities for Gananda students to speak directly with Admissions Counselors from various colleges right here in the guidance office throughout the fall. Visits will be posted on the High School Guidance webpage as they are scheduled: this is open to all grades and students.


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.

September 3rd
  • Labor Day - Offices Closed

September 4th

  • Classes Begin

September 8th

  • ACT Test
  • Girls Soccer Team Can Drive
  • Girls Volleyball Car Wash 11-4 at the HS

September 11th

  • Picture Day

September 13th

  • Gemini Class Registration at 10
September 16th
  • Mary Green begins in the Health/Attendance Office

September 18th

  • Early Release Day - classes end at 1:20
September 22nd
  • Dual in the Pool at 10 at Bath-Haverling

September 26th

  • Financial Aid Night at 7

September 30th

  • Color Run Fundraiser at 11

October 1st

  • Homecoming Week
  • Jar Wars through the 5th

October 4th

  • Blood Drive
  • Finger Lakes Works with their Hands Event

October 5th

  • Interim Reports

October 6th

  • SAT Test

October 8th

  • No school and offices closed

October 10th

  • All juniors take the PSAT during school hours

October 11th

  • Open House 6:30-8:30