Guidance Office


Welcome to the Galway Jr/Sr High School Guidance Office

Welcome to the Galway Junior/Senior High School Guidance Office. We would like to thank you for visiting our webpage. We hope you find it a helpful resource.

Our Guidance Counselors are available to assist every student with career planning, college placement, educational planning, testing, social, and academic needs. Students may stop by the guidance office(s) before school, between classes, during non instructional time, or after school to see their counselor. If a counselor is unavailable, students can sign-up to have a counselor contact them.

We believe that learning is easier, more effective and less stressful when there is an environment that emphasizes: feeling safe, caring, respect, fairness, empathy and integrity. It is our goal that every student feels good about coming to school every day.

If you have any questions for the guidance office, please contact the Guidance Secretary, Camilla Colangelo at 518-882-1033, extension 3810.


Kathy Morck
High School Guidance Counselor
[email protected]
Shannon Britten
Junior High Guidance Counselor
[email protected]

Camilla Colangelo
Guidance Secretary
[email protected]

518-882-1033 ext. 3810

Fax: 518-734-0346



Important Information  

Click here to view the scholarships found in the
"Guidance Office Scholarship Folder"

Good morning,


We are pleased to advise you of Senator Gillibrand’s Virtual Service Academy Information Night, which will take place on September 27th from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. Attached is our Virtual Service Academy Night flyer with further details and information; please share this invitation to students, families, and staff. We hope that you can attend.


We welcome students, parents and guardians, and school counselors to attend the Virtual Service Academy Information Night and meet representatives from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.


Please RSVP through Eventbrite:


This event is an opportunity to learn about the unique academic and career opportunities offered through our nation’s service academies. Students who attend the service academies graduate with a top-tier education, strong leadership experience, and a commission as an officer. Moreover, they will join a proud tradition of leadership and selfless service to our nation. A panel of Academy representatives will provide an overview of the admission process, daily life of a cadet/midshipman, and various paths to officership. 


Please RSVP to secure your seat(s):


We look forward to meeting you soon. Contact our Service Academy Nominations Team at [email protected].gov should you have questions about the nominations process or federal service academies in general. 




Service Academy Nominations Team

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

[email protected].gov

Excelsior Scholarship application is now available!!


SELECTION CRITERIA FOR SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE The selection criteria for nominees for the Scholarships for Academic Excellence must be published and made available to students by the high school at the beginning of each school year. For the 2023 competition, the selection criteria must be published and made available to students on or before September 30, 2022.

Galway High School will be using Method B as the selection criteria for the SAE Award

Method B: Rank in class for high schools that can determine class rank because of their grading system, class rank of students at the end of their junior year. In the case of a tie, the high school may determine rank order by lottery among individuals having the same class rank.



Day of week:


College name




SUNY Morrisville




Binghamton University




Wells College




University of Vermont




Herkimer College




St. Bonaventure




St. Lawrence University




SUNY Brockport




Maria College




SUNY Oswego








Hudson Valley – INSTANT ADMIT




Keuka College




SUNY Potsdam




SUNY Plattsburgh

Glens Falls Hospital's Nursing Education Department would like to invite students, grades 7-12, to their HIGH SCHOOL TO HEALHTCARE EVENT being held on Monday, October 2nd, from 5:00pm-7:00pm in the Glens Falls Hospital Community Learning Center. Click here for more information.

SUNY ADIRONDACK is hosting a COLLEGE FAIR on October 5th. Click here for more information.

QUEENSBURY HIGH SCHOOL is hosting a COLLEGE FAIR on September 27th. Click here for more information.

We are thrilled to announce that SUNY Adirondack is hosting a Fall Open House! 

Please encourage students to join us at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, to learn more about our
 degree programs, meet with faculty members, tour campus and learn more about our student support services. They will also have the opportunity to tour our state-of-the-art turf facility!

Although registering is not required, we encourage students to complete this form as it will help us to better connect them with faculty in their area of interest and make the most of the day.

Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have by emailing us at [email protected] or calling 518-743-2264.


SUNY Adirondack College Access Team

Dear colleague,

We thank you for your important work helping students through the college application process. To help with your efforts, we invite you to a virtual meeting. Additionally,we are pleased to share that we will also visit some of your regions in person for counselor and student presentations -- pleaseclick hereto see where we will be traveling to this fall.We hope that you will spread the word and encourage students to attend if it is possible for them to do so.

We invite you to join admissions officers from Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn, and Stanford for a 75-minute virtual program consisting of updates from each school as well as Q&A and a spotlight on letters of recommendation.

Please feel free to extend this invitation to additional college counselors from your staff, but note that each attendee will need to submit their own registration.

These meetings are open to high school counselors and counselors who work with students through community-based organizations and not-for-profit educational outreach programs [certified as 501(c)(3)]. These meetings are not open to independent counselors.

Date Time Registration Link
Monday, Sept 18 12:00 PM EDT Register here
Tuesday, Sept 19 12:00 PM EDT Register here
Wednesday, Sept 20 12:00 PM EDT Register here

*All times listed in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4)

We realize that this time of day might not be conducive to all counselors due to time zones. Please see theExploring College Options websiteto view resources and links to all five Exploring College Options institutions where you can find additional information.

We have also invited students on our mailing lists toattend in-person and virtual information sessionsthroughout September and October, and encourage their families to join them for the session. You are welcome to inform others who have expressed interest in our universities about our events. These events will take a closer look at our individual universities and their application processes.

We look forward to connecting with you soon, and you have our best wishes as you start the school year.

Exploring College Options Partners

Le Moyne


Fall Welcome

Move-in Fall 2023

Well Wishes for the Start of School!

Dear Colleague,

I wish you well as we embark upon another school year! Fall brings with it an exciting time of new possibilities, as our classrooms fill once again. Thank you for the guidance you provide to your students, who inspire us to strive for the Jesuit ideal of magis- doing more with thoughtful intention.

It's a busy time here on the Heights. Le Moyne College just hosted over 400 prospective students and families at our first Fall Open House this past Sunday, and we are looking forward to hosting many more at our remaining open houses on Sunday, October 15 and November 5.

There are many reasons to be proud to be a Dolphin, including young alum Josiah Gray’s recent MLB Clemente Award nomination, another successful Le Moyne Leadership Academy this summer, and two Syracuse Surge finalists affiliated with the Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Creativity. Le Moyne also continues to demonstrate exceptional quality and value in the U.S. News & World Report college rankings. And following a record-setting application cycle, for the second year in a row we welcomed a first-year class with 30% diversity.

As in years past, our Early Action (non-binding) deadline is November 15. Students who apply by this date receive priority scholarship consideration, and they will be among the first to receive an admission decision on December 15. The deadline to apply for our Direct Entry Physician Assistant Programs is also November 15. We remain test optional for all programs of study.

I look forward to working with you in the year ahead. Please reach out if you have any questions, or to simply catch up.


Timothy M. Lee, Ph.D.
Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing

(315) 445-4300

[email protected]

Free College Advising
Matriculate College Advising.pdf


New Site for Students interested in the Trades

The new site is launching now for high school students interested in attending a Trade/Vocational School. The site is backed by College Fairs Online who have been connecting students to colleges for over 10 years. The new site is just starting out and adding new trade schools every day. There is also a $1000 scholarship opportunity at for high school seniors. 

To have students check out the site and/or apply for the scholarship drawing please feel free to place a link to on your High School's website, the Counselors page, AVID page, College resources page or any other page you feel necessary. Please feel free to also include the link in emails that go out to students regarding preparing for college. You can also share the site on social media using the links below. Remember the site will be adding more and more trade schools every month. 

For High School Juniors | Introduction to SUNY 

Introduce your juniors to SUNY with this video. Students can learn more about SUNY by exploring the resources on

 Click here for FASFA Webinars and other upcoming Events

For High School Seniors | More Resources 

Students can learn more about SUNY by attending a virtual Information Session, by exploring the tools on Which SUNY, and by requesting a SUNY Viewbook

Job Opportunities

Fall clean-up help wanted at Galway Lake, $12.00/hour.
Call Jim C.,  518 832-0206

Whalen's Horseradish has a part time sales/kitchen help position available.  Anyone interested, please contact Tim Bibens at 518-587-6404.

Chimey Doctors has an opening for a Tech/Apprentice.
-All types of chimney repairs including masonry work.
Contact Thomas Giroux
518 882-5009

Vacancy Announcement -Traffic Control Maintainer I - Provisional 05112 3until filled .pdf

YMCA After School Job Opportunities
Click link for details


Certificate of Residency Form

Capital District Consulting

SAT Prep Classes

Galway flyer 2023 September.pdf

Kaplan Test Prep 

For students wanting to explore test prep over the summer, Kaplan is offering FREE PSAT, SAT and ACT PRACTICE TESTS and WORKSHOPS. 

Tutor Place

SAT and ACT Practice Tests.

Offering FREE online practice tests. Test your knowledge, check your real time score and find your strenghts and weaknesses right away.

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