Book & Ice Cream Giveaway Promotes Summer Reading
Albany Friends of the Library has partnered with an Albany restaurant owner and area fire departments to promote summer reading in a dramatic way.
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.
South Albany HS teacher, students to participate in apprenticeship at OSU
South Albany High School (SAHS) teacher Carla Streng and three students will be participating in the Apprenticeship in Science and Engineering program at Oregon State University. Ms. Streng will serve as one of the Teacher Monitors checking in with and assisting student interns and their mentors during the summer. Tyler Whittaker will be working with Dr. John Simonsen on a biology-based nanotechnology project. Nicole Niskanen will be working with OSU's Dr. Ganti Murthy on his Biochemical Conversion of Grass Straw into Bioethanol project, and Scott Acker will be the intern on Dr. Rajiv Halhotra's research on Machining High-Strength Metal Alloys.
SAHS has never had this many students placed in one summer—just one every now and then in a random year. It's a spectacular example of the District's goal of awakening every student's love of life-long learning.
Spelling Contest Winners
The annual Greater Albany Public School District Spelling Contest was held Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Calapooia Middle School. Each winner will receive a certificate and be recognized at the May 12, 2014 School Board meeting. The winners were:
Elementary - Division I: Grades 1-5
Middle School - Division II: Grades 6-8
High School - Division III: Grades 9-12
County Health Departments
Oregon Public Health
US Health & Human Services
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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For a list of companies that match employee donations, click here.
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.