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Contact Superintendent Delapoer or the Executive Assistant, Jim Haggart, by phone at 541-967-4511. Or click here to send a message to the Superintendent's Office.
Kindergarten Orientation, May 6
Elementary Schools of the Greater Albany School District will conduct Kindergarten orientations on May 6, 2014. Times of the orientations will vary. Please review the orientation schedule for the time at each location. Parents may identify the school serving their neighborhood by referring to the online "School Finder and Boundary Information" or by calling the Tranport-ation Office at 541-967-4626. Children must be at least five years old on September 1, 2014 to begin school.
Achievement Compacts and 40/40/20 Update
Keeping up with the changes in education can be confusing. Schools everywhere have been working with intensity and speed to close what have been termed "achievement gaps." These gaps have been variously defined as the differences between minority and white students' standardized test scores, between disabled and mainstream students, the gap in standardized test scores between students in the United States and their counterparts in other developed countries.
Southern Belles win 5A Dance Title
The SAHS Southern Belles and Gent Dance Team earned first place in the state 5A state dance team completion on March 20, The team earned 83.11 points to finish ahead of seven other squads. The dancers have a history of achievement at the competition, having earned third place in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and second place in 2013.
Albany Robotics Teams Excel At State Competition
On January 18th & 19th, two of the six LEGO robotics teams made up of students from the District each won trophies at the State of Oregon, First LEGO League State Championship Tournament.
The Neon Sparks LEGO Robotics team includes Itzel Ayala, Keely
The Neon Sparks, comprised of Timber Ridge School students and coached by teacher Mark Gullickson, won the 2013-2014 State LEGO Robotics Championship, Rookie Team of The Year award. This year there were more than 250 Rookie Teams in Oregon, out of the nearly 500 total teams state-wide that competed.
Team What?, a neighborhood team comprised of three Memorial Middle School students and a former district student, won the 4th Place Overall award. This year the Team's project, "EarTooth", was designed to help the deaf community be more informed during natural disasters.
Team What? LEGO Robotics team: River Hobbensiefken, Garret Tyson, Sam Rossback and Patrick Spence. The team's coached by Robin Hobbensiefken, parent
Calapooia Students Present At OHSU Symposium
Students in Calapooia Middle School's advanced computers class recently joined teacher Cindy Etherton in presenting at the Oregon Academic Technology Society (OAtS) Symposium held at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and did a fabulous job.
Oak Grove Elementary student Torin Christensen won 1st Place (Division I) in the Oregon Statewide Spelling Championship held August 31st at the Oregon State Fairgrounds.
Christensen, who won 1st Place in the May 21st regional spelling contest (Grades 1-5), was invited to participate in the statewide spelling contest.
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There are a number of ways to support District schools. A variety of opportunities are listed below.
District schools have prepared wish lists of support that range from books and curtains to painting and tutoring. To view a school's wish list, visit the school website. Click here for a list of schools.
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The iVolunteer for Kids program (adopted by the Albany Public Schools Foundation) enables volunteers to support students by painting/landscaping schools, sponsoring activities, providing student supplies, or donating funds and/or time. Click here for more information about iVolunteer.
The Greater Albany Public School District Technology Department accepts computer, printer, and network equipment donations. All donated items must follow the Technology Department's equipment donation guidelines. Click here to view the guidelines.
Please donate through the Albany Public Schools Foundation which supports the District's students. The Foundation accepts monetary gifts by check, phone, or credit card using a secure donation form. Click here to donate to our schools.
This online charity connects donors to classrooms in need.Teacherspost their classroom project requests on Donors
Choose.org,potential donors search classroom projects, and donors decide how much to donate - even as little as $1. Click here to view projects needed in our District.
Greater Albany Public Schools appreciates the volunteer efforts that support our schools. The District encourages parents and community volunteers to be in our schools for the primary purpose of enriching the education opportunities for students.
District policy requires all volunteers become familiarized with its volunteer policy. Policies include IICC and IICC-AR. For everyone's protection, GAPS requires all volunteers to sign a Volunteer Release waiver and Criminal History Verification form prior to engaging in any volunteer activities.
For more information about volunteering please contact the Human Resources Department by phone: 541-967-4501; fax: 541-967-4587; or visit us at 718 7th Ave. SW, Albany Oregon.