GCHS News
Each year for the past 18 years, Garden City High School’s business students have been given the opportunity as “Teens on the Job” to shadow a professional working in a field of interest to them. These invaluable experiences have included, . . .  more

English Students Place in Top Ten Nationally
Four Garden City High School English students were awarded “highest honors” in the second round of the WordWright Challenge, a national competition, . . .   more
Garden City High School is pleased to present “Legally Blonde,” the musical, on Friday and Saturday, February 28th and March 1st, in the Inez Spiers Auditorium. Tickets are, . . .  more

 

Congratulations to one of Garden City High School’s teams for capturing first place for Long Island (of 972 teams) and second place in New York State (of 1,486 teams) in Newsday’s Fall Stock Market competition. “We were really surprised and thrilled, . . .  more
On January 25, 2014, Garden City High School students competed in the Brookhaven National Laboratory Regional Science Bowl in Upton, New York. Garden City fielded the only all-girls team at the competition, . . .  more

Life Skills Ribbon Cutting
In a heartwarming ceremony on January 14th at Garden City High School, students in the Life Skills and ACE (Academic Career Exploration) program gave a tour of their newly renovated classroom, . . .  more
Three Garden City High School students won top prizes at the 11th Annual Business Leadership Competition sponsored by the Young Professionals Chamber of Commerce, a division of the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce, on December 4th at St. Joseph's College in Patchogue, . . .  more
Twenty-five Garden City High School Class of 2012 alumni returned to the high school on January 7th to meet with the entire senior class to provide advice, . . .  more
Pictured here are Garden City High School freshmen Anna Reilly (center, left) and Kimberly Lloret (center), who recently won honors in the WordWright Challenge, a national English competition that tests students’ reading comprehension, . . .  more
Congratulations to eleven Garden City High School students who received awards of Merit in this year’s Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, including two students, Timothy Alford and Robert Clarke, who were selected to represent Garden City, . . .  more
On December 16th, Garden City High School seniors Robert Wotzcak and Drusilla Falco, pictured here with teachers Kerin-Leigh Boghosian & Ray Chaputian, were awarded the New York State AHPERD Nassau Zone Outstanding Physical Education students for the 2013-2014 school year, . . .   more

HS Yearbook Staff Guests at Showcase
Four Garden City High School yearbook students (left to right) Emily Pititto, Michelle Gaine, Lauren Mixon, and Jessica Abruzzo, along with advisors Jason Karp and Katherine Squires, were six of only 31 guests recently invited to the Walsworth Fall Premiere in NYC, . . .  more
Hofstra University, LIU Post, Molloy College, Manhattan College, and Touro College sent representatives to speak at the Third Annual College Major Night held on Nov. 21st. The evening was sponsored by Garden City High School’s Guidance Department. Pictured here is, . . .  more

"Almost, Maine" GCHS Fall Production
Garden City High School is gearing up for its performance of Almost, Maine by John Cariani, . . .  more
Blades of Grass - High School Senior Named Siemens Semifinalist
 Garden City High School senior Michael Cassano began his work with grasses native to his own Long Island back yard, seeking to define a solution to the chemical imbalances, . . .  more


High School Students Recognized as NHRP Scholars
Congratulations to two Garden City High School students for being recognized as Scholars by the National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP). Pictured here being honored at the October 16th Board of Education meeting, . . .  more

Congratulations to eight Garden City High School students who were selected for 2013 Adelphi University Leadership Awards, . . .  more
What is a flipped classroom and what does it look like in action? “Observing our Regents Earth Science class, you won’t see anything that looks much different than a traditional classroom,” explained Garden City High School teacher Michael Stano, . . .  more
“A fault once denied is twice committed,” was the message written on the classroom’s board, . . .  more 
Students and staff in all seven of Garden City’s public schools showed their colors to stand united as “upstanders” against bullying in all its forms on Wednesday, October 9th. Wearing orange marked “2013 Unity Day,” a day when, . . .  more
Garden City middle and high school German Club students, teachers and club advisors Dr. Judith Hecker and Ms. Erin Mich, and World Languages Coordinator Mr. Peter Giacalone joined the celebration of German heritage held at the County Seat, . . .  more

Congratulations to ten Garden City High School students for being named 2014 Commended Students by the National Merit Scholarship Program. These students are recognized for their exceptional academics   more

2014 National Merit Semifinalist
Congratulations to Drusilla Falco, a senior at Garden City High School, who was recently named a semifinalist in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Competition. “Dru” is pictured here with, . . .  more
You know there must be something very special about Garden City High School senior Brianne Griffith if 2013 Pineapple Ball Community Achievement Award winner and multi-year Nassau County Coach of the Year in field hockey and lacrosse Diane Chapman to nominated her as a News 12 Scholar Athlete, . . .  more
Congratulations to business students in Mr. Reid Sclafani and Dr. Erin McKinstry’s classes at Garden City High School who achieved a “Blue Star” award from W!SE, . . .  more
Health education classes at Garden City High School listened intently as Mr. Hakeem Rahim from the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) shared his personal journey with mental health issues during his recent presentation, . . .  more

Class of 2013 Commencement
In jubilant celebration on June 22nd, the members of the Class of 2013 accepted their diplomas from Board of Education members accompanied by congratulatory cheers from parents, family, and friends at Garden City High School’s Commencement Ceremony. The beautiful summer day seemed as if in tribute to the senior class, . . .  more

Class of 2013 Senior Awards
In joyful celebration of outstanding student achievement, the Class of 2013 Senior Awards Ceremony took place at Garden City High School on May 30th, awarding over $100,000 in scholarship monies, . . .  more
On Saturday, June 8, 2013, high school sophomores Bobby Menges and Jamie Silk were honored at an Awards Assembly at the United Nations International School (UNIS) for their winning entries in the 2013 Student Haiku Contest, . . .  more
The Long Island Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) sponsored its annual awards dinner on May 14th. The dinner recognizes students ranking in the 90th percentile or higher on the AATG national German test, . . .   more

Wind Ensemble Video Featured at Penn Station
Passing through Penn Station? Look and listen for trains, but
 
also for the continuous looping video along the 34th Street corridor of Garden City’s Wind Ensemble performing “Change at Jamaica,” an original work by Pulitzer Prize winning composer and Adelphi University Professor Paul Moravec, . . . more
Pictured above are teams of Garden City High School students from science research teacher Dr. Steven Gordon’s class who traveled to St. John's University on April 27th to compete in the 2013 Chemagination competition, . . .  more
Garden City High School students in Dr. Christina Failla’s and Ms. Nora Artibee’s Spanish 4 classes, and Mr. Peter Berg’s Spanish 2 classes competed on April 25th in the Hofstra University’s “Concurso Anual de Poesía” more
For another straight year, Garden City students in Marie Nuzzi’s Spanish classes walked away winners in the LILT (Long Island Language Teachers) Student Foreign Language Competition. Once again, they received first, second, and third place awards in every category, . . .  more


Garden City Student Awarded National Merit Scholarship
Congratulations to Jacquelyn Seskin, Garden City High School’s Class of 2013 Salutatorian and recently announced National Merit Scholarship Winner, . . .  more
Margaux DelGuidice, librarian and media specialist at Garden City High School has been named a “Mover & Shaker” by Library Journal. In its March 15, 2013 issue, the journal named 50 outstanding professionals, . . .  more

Yearbook Selected for "Gallery of Excellence"
The staff of the Mast yearbook at Garden City High School in Garden City, N.Y., has been honored with the induction of its 2012 yearbook into Walsworth Publishing Company's “2013 Gallery of Excellence.” A premiere showcase of the company's top yearbooks, . . .  more

Science Students Place at LISEF
On March 11, 2013, Garden City’s science research students “achieved impressive results at the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF) - the most competitive regional science fair in the country,” explained science research teacher Dr. Steven Gordon, . . .  more
Three Garden City High School students were named as 2013 Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Honorable Mention winners. This year’s theme was “Medical Marvels.” Pictured here at the March 19th Board of Education Meeting are, . . .  more
Congratulations to Garden City High School students Robert Brosnan (Level 2 Honors German) and Christopher Koester (Level 3 Honors German) for being selected to receive the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) Chapter Awards, . . .  more

Class of 2013 Valedictorian and Salutatorian
Congratulations to Garden City High School’s Class of 2013 Valedictorian Shannon Carman and Salutatorian Jacquelyn Seskin for distinguishing themselves as the top scholars of their class. Pictured here are, . . .  more
For the second consecutive year, Garden City High School’s Academic Quest Team won the Regional Academic World Quest Competition. The competition was held, . . .  more
Thirteen Garden City High School business students recently placed in the Future Business Leaders of America Spring District Competition at Molloy College, including winning two first place awards, . . .  more
Last month, a record number of students from Garden City High School spent the day shadowing local professionals in a variety of fields to gain a first-hand experience in a career of interest to them, . . .  more



High School Presents "The Pajama Game" - Ticket Order Form

Please join us for Garden City High School’s spring musical – “The Pajama Game” – on Friday and Saturday, March 1st and 2nd, 7 p.m., . . .more

Do you know what the acronym “ZIP” stands for in Zip code? Or, how about the designation for the level of the brightness of a star? Or, what was the name of the pig that represented Lenin and expounded on Marist theory in George Orwell’s Animal Farm? . . .   more
Last month, Garden City High School teachers, Mary Ferrara, Michael Korn, and Marilyn Going, and speech-language pathologist Anne Cloghessy, accompanied their special education classes to, . . .  more


Two High School Students Named National Merit Scholarship Finalists

Congratulations to Garden City’s 2013 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists for recently being elevated to “Finalist” status. Pictured here are, . . . more

For the second consecutive year, Garden City High School was selected as a GRAMMY Signature Semifinalist school. The GRAMMY Foundation announced that 129 schools nationwide were selected as Signature Schools semifinalists for 2013, . . .more

Congratulations to Garden City High School senior Tiffany Liang for being selected to receive a Gold Key Award for her painting, Galatea Of The Cubes, in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2013, . . . more

“I am proud to announce that Garden City High School seniors Anne Foxen and Tiffany Liang were selected for the ‘Advanced Visions’ exhibition for high school art students at Long Island University, . . .more

Four Garden City High School Advanced Placement (AP) art students were selected to exhibit their work at this year’s "Go APe" show at the Art League of Long Island in Dix Hills, . . . more

Ten Garden City High School alums returned to share their insights on college life with current high school seniors in early January. Coordinated by the high school’s Guidance Department, the alums represented a wide variety of institutions from small schools to large universities, . . .  more


High School Student Named All-Eastern Recently selected to perform in the All-Eastern Honors Ensembles is Garden City High School junior Alexander Della Ratta, pictured here with music teacher James McCrann. Alex will be performing for an audience of thousands, . . .  more

Nine National Merit Scholarship Commended Students
Congratulations to nine Garden City High School students for being named 2013 National Merit Scholarship Commended Students. Pictured here are, . . .  more
Congratulations to Sabrina Singh, a junior at Garden City High School, for being selected as the 2012 first place winner of the Celebration of Suburban Diversity Essay Contest, . . .  more
The Peer AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) Educators of Garden City High School are sponsoring a toy drive, bake sale, and other programs to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and prevention, . . .  more
On November 15th, Garden City High School’s Best Buddies club filled stockings for troops in hospitals in Afghanistan, . . .  more
There was plenty to brag about for Garden City Tennis the weekend of October 20th at Eisenhower Park, . . .  more


High School Student Named Siemens Semi-finalist In October 2012, the Science Research Program at Garden City High School earned the distinction of achieving its seventh Siemens Competition in Math Science and Technology or Intel Science Talent Search winner in as many years. Senior Devan Oodal was named a 2012 semi-finalist, . . .  more

High School Senior Named Scholar Athlete Congratulations to Garden City High School senior Daniel Finnegan for being named Garden City High School’s newest Capital One/News 12 Scholar Athlete. He is the 37th Scholar Athlete to be named from Garden City School District, . . .  more

National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists
Pictured here with their guidance counselors are Garden City High School’s 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists (left to right): guidance counselor James Malone with senior Jacquelyn N. Seskin, and senior Neil T. Quigley with his guidance counselor, Natasha Khan, . . .  more
Topping the previous record of 186 Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars set in 2010 (students who were recognized by the College Board for achievement on AP exams), Garden City students raised the bar yet again, setting a new record for achievement – an amazing 201 AP Scholars!   more


High School Students Selected as All-State Musicians
Congratulations to eight Garden City High School students for being named to nine All-State music ensembles at the 2012 New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Conference in Rochester to be held November 29th through December 2nd, . . .  more
For the seventh time, Garden City High School received the Scholar/Athlete Team School of Distinction Award from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA), . . .  more

High School Students Named Scholar Artists
Garden City High School seniors Liesl Jaye and Kylie Mara were recently named in the 2012-2013 Long Island Arts Alliance Scholar Artist program, as Scholar Artist and recipient of an Award of Merit, respectively. Pictured here are, . . .  more
Congratulations to Garden City High School seniors Thomas Mage and Brain Sclafani for being named 2012-2013 Scholars in the National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP). Pictured here are, . . .  more

Best Buddies Honored with SEPTA Award
Congratulations to Garden City Middle and High Schools’ chapters of Best Buddies International on receiving the Nancy Mayer Maxwell Special Education PTA (SEPTA) Award, . . .  more
Earlier this school year, the PTA made a generous donation to Garden City High School. The donation enabled the school to replace many of the original 1957 stage lights in the auditorium, . . .  more
Congratulations to senior Paulina Zaferiou for winning this year’s annual Greco-Roman Classics Championship held on June 8th at Garden City High School. Paulina earned a winning score of, . . .  more
As if in anticipation of the occasion, the hours-before stormy skies cleared over Garden City and Warren King Field, making for a picture-perfect day on which to celebrate Garden City High School’s Sixty-Seventh Annual Commencement Ceremony, . . .  more

Congratulations to Garden City High School students in Ms. Marie Nuzzi’s Spanish classes for their outstanding achievement on the 2012 National Spanish Examination, . . .  more
Five Garden City High School German language students were recently honored for their outstanding achievement in language studies. Students and their families from ten Long Island school districts, along with their teachers, attended a celebratory dinner, . . .   more
Pictured here are three seniors who were honored at the June 5th Latin awards ceremony at Garden City High School hosted by teacher Linda Fabrizio. “Alina Ranjbaran [left], Justin Clarke, and Marisa Su earned gold medals, . . .  more
“There are three publications that rank ‘best high schools’ and each uses its own ‘benchmarks for excellence’,” explained Dr. Teresa Prendergast, . . .  more
Garden City High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club members competed in two major business competitions this year. One competition was, . . .  more
More than 60 students in grades 9-12 presented their science research projects to attendees at the Sixth Annual Garden City Science Research Symposium held on May 29th. “Our student population is growing,” explained science research teacher Dr. Steven Gordon, . . .  more
Garden City High School senior Keith Hoge, pictured here with high school Spanish teacher Marie Nuzzi, was this year’s recipient of the prestigious Judy Abrams Scholarship, . . .  more
On April 25th, Garden City High School celebrated its spring “Breakfast for Champions,” a twice-yearly event honoring students selected by their teachers as having made the high school a better place for all, . . .  more
Over the past two-and-a-half years, the Garden City High School Library has undergone an incredible transformation. This large, stately room physically located in the center of the school has been reinvented, . . .  more
Wednesday night, March 28, at 7:00 p.m., Garden City High School’s Inez Spiers Auditorium will be the setting of a benefit concert sponsored by the high school’s chapter of Tri-M National Music Honor Society. Admission to Music for Joplin, . . .  more
Garden City High School’s Intramural Quiz Bowl is a trivia competition organized and hosted by social studies teacher Kevin O'Hagan. The tournament requires teams composed of one teacher and three students, . . .  more
Please join us for the second annual Zumba fundraiser to benefit the Jamie and Paige Malone Foundation on Friday, April 27th from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Garden City High School gymnasium, . . .  more

High School Student Awarded for "Going Green" Entry
Stefan Marchhart, a student in Dr. Steven Gordon’s science research class at Garden City High School, recently won second place in the “Going Green on Long Island Using Alternative Energy Research Competition," . . . .  more
In February, over two dozen sophomores from Garden City High School spent the day at various local businesses learning about the inner workings of a variety of professions, . . .  more

February 1st was National Signing Day in high schools across the country and Garden City was no exception. With his family beside him, Ryan Norton was one of three Long Islanders to sign with Syracuse University on a full football scholarship, . . .  more
Thirty-three K-12 students from Garden City Public Schools will have art works exhibited in the upcoming Nassau County Art Supervisors Association (ASA) show at Adelphi University’s Ruth Harley Center on Sunday, March 18th form 12 noon – 4 p.m., . . .  more
Garden City High School senior Marci Imbrenda, pictured here with Advanced Placement art teacher Shawn Uttendorfer, and Veronica Agarwal, also a senior at the high school, were recently selected to exhibit artworks in “Advanced Visions,” . . .  more

Congratulations to Garden City High School senior Katie Trimmer for being named a News 12 /Capital One Bank Scholar Athlete – the second so named this year and the 35th Garden City senior named since the program’s inception, . . .  more
In late 2011, Garden City High School became the first school in Nassau County to participate in the Barnes and Noble Nook Management Program. Garden City High School librarians Lois Kuster and Margaux DelGuidice, . . .   more
Of the approximately 84,000 applicants received by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Garden City High School senior Alina Ranjbaran, . . .  more
Congratulations to two teams of student “investors” from Garden City High School who entered Newsday’s Fall 2011 Stock Market Game for finishing 1st and 3rd in the Long Island division, . . .  more
Cablevision’s Charity Champions program recently honored Garden City High School’s Miracle Club by awarding its members $500 to spur their fundraising efforts on behalf of the Miracle Foundation, . . .  more
Garden City’s team recently won the regional title in the Academic World Quest Competition sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association of N.Y.C. and the World Affairs Council held on, . . .  more
Congratulations to juniors Marie Cristoforo and Andrew Quigley for being named Garden City High School’s 2011 Prudential Spirit of Community Award winners, . . .  more
For the sixth time, and presented by Nina Van Erk (far left), Executive Director of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA), Garden City has received Scholar/Athlete Team School of Distinction Award, . . .  more
Winning first place in a prestigious contest is a great accomplishment. Winning it twice is exceptional! But that is exactly what Garden City High School senior Marisa Su did, . . .   more

High School Honors Fall Champions
During heartfelt testimonials by their nominating teachers, one by one, Garden City High School students selected as this fall’s “Champions” rose from their seats next to their parents and humbly accepted certificates, . . .  more
Congratulations to Garden City High School seniors Molly Timmins and Aaron Miner, pictured here with Nancy Kalafus, Director of Athletics and Physical Education, . . .  more
On October 6th, the nation’s official German-American Day, Garden City’s middle and high school German Honor Society members attended the annual German-American Flag Raising Ceremony at the Nassau County Executive Building in Mineola, . . .  more

High School Presents "The Odd Couple"
In 2004, comedic genius Neil Simon wrote a female adaptation of his widely popular and universally-known play, The Odd Couple. On Friday, November 18th, and Saturday, November 19th, Simon’s lighthearted, quick-witted masterpiece hits the Inez Spiers stage at Garden City High School, . . .  more
A record-breaking 188 colleges and universities sought to enter the halls of Garden City High School this past fall. Over 110 visited during our four Mini-College Fairs held at the high school, . . .  more
Congratulations to Garden City High School senior, Franklin Dickinson, pictured here with (left to right) 6-12 English Language Arts curriculum coordinator Bernadette Arnone and high school English teachers Catherine Oriani and Diane Dolan, for being awarded a 2011 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Achievement Award in Writing, . . .  more
Over 200 families (nearly 350 people) attended the College Major Night at Garden City High School on October 17th to listen to a panel of college professors, deans, and admissions representatives, . . .  more
Congratulations to Garden City High School senior Alina Ranjbaran and her science research team for being selected as one of five Regional Finalists from New York State in this year’s Siemens Competition for Math, Science and Technology, . . . more
 
 
Starting on October 11th, students in Garden City Public Schools celebrated school district unity with a variety of spirit-raising activities. From high school athletes visiting the district’s schools to, . . . more

High School Summer Science Research
As Garden City High School’s incoming seniors were busy writing college essays and visiting potential colleges this summer, the science research students, pictured here with science research teacher, Dr. Steven Gordon, were also busy moving their research projects forward at a fast clip, . . .more
On Friday, October 21, 2011 Garden City High School Seniors taking courses in Speech and Exposition and Social Science Research had a visit from Eloise Bellard, an Associate Professor at the Adelphi University Library, . . . 
 

Eight Current High Schoolers Named Commended Students
Congratulations to eight current Garden City High School students for being named 2012 National Merit Scholarship Commended Students. Pictured here are, . . .  more

Five Students Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists
Natl MeritSemiFinalists
Pictured here are Garden City High School’s 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists (front row, left to right): Franklin E. Dickinson, Marisa Su, Alina Ranjbaran, Sarah G. Odell, and William Clarke, . . .  more

Garden City Teacher Receives NYSPTA Fellowship

Congratulations to Katherine Squires, a special education teacher at Garden City High School, who was recently awarded a 2011 New York State PTA Teacher Fellowship for Graduate Study, . . .  more

In a ribbon cutting ceremony held in mid-September, Garden City High School officially opened its new World Languages Language Lab for use by the hundreds of students taking high school language courses, . . .  more

Congratulations to Alexandra Bruno, a senior at Garden City High School, for being named this year’s first News 12/MSG Varsity Scholar Athlete, . . .  more

This year, Garden City High School’s had 10 students named New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) All-State musicians. “This is the greatest number of students we’ve ever had, . . .  more

Congratulations to nine outstanding high school seniors who were named Adelphi Prize for Leadership winners by Adelphi University. Their awards consist of, . . .  more

“I am very proud and overjoyed to report that among the high school AP Studio Art class of 2011, 10 out of 22 students received the top score of 5,” AP Art teacher Shawn Uttendorfer explained. “This is a first for Garden City's art department, . . .  more

Tim Casale, guidance counselor at Garden City High School, spent four days as part of the University of Southern California’s Fly-In Counselor Program earlier this month. “Very few counselors from across the country were invited,” explained the Director of Guidance Gina Christel, . . .  more

Be sure to tune in to NBC’s 11 O’Clock News on Monday, September 26th for “Education Nation,” a network-wide segment by Anchor Chris Glorioso, . . .   more