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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.
Board Approves Snow Day Make-Up Plan
The School Board considered four options which included not making up any additional time, making every Wednesday a regular school day (and conducting the Professional Learning Communities later in the same afternoon), adding 30 minutes to each school day after spring break, and adding days to the end of the school year.
After careful consideration the Board chose to add days, extending the student school year to a half-day on June 19. The last work day for teachers will be June 20.
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.
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.
Educator, Police Officer Named 'Staff All-Stars'
The School Board recognized Education Assistant Lois Corbett and named her a 'Staff All-Star' for coming to the rescue of a first grader at Central Elementary School.
West Albany Wins Oregonian Cup
West Albany High School was named by the Oregonian newspaper as the winner of the Oregonian Cup for the 2012-13 school year in the 5A category.
The award recognizes excellence in academics, activities, athletics and sportsmanship. West Albany also won the award in 2009-10.
Albany Spellers Score Well in Regional Contest
Greater Albany students scored well in the regional spelling contest held May 21st. Students from Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon and Scio competed at elementary, middle and high school levels. Albany's winning spellers are:
ELEMENTARY, Grades 1-5:
MIDDLE SCHOOL—Division II:
HIGH SCHOOL—Division III:
Each first place winner will be invited to participate in the annual statewide spelling contest to be held at the Oregon State Fairgrounds on August 31.
At its annual meeting in April, the Oregon Association of Family and Consumer Sciences named Rosalind Robbins as the organization's Teacher of the Year.
Mrs. Robbins is a Family Studies teacher
at both Calapooia Middle and Albany Options Schools.
Greater Albany bus drivers Janet Turner and Bonnie Brown recently participated in the 16th Annual National Special Needs Team Safety Roadeo held in Texas March 8th to 10th.
Nine Greater Albany students earned 2013 WillametteValley Scholastic Art Awards.A public display of their work is planned for March 8 through 30, at the Benton County Museum in Philomath. Receiving awards were:
North Albany Middle School band director Andy Nelson was the Fall 2012 recipient of the Oregon College Savings Plan's Education Celebration Award. The award recognizes Oregon K-12 teachers who have motivated and inspired children to be better students.
Mr. Nelson has been the band director at NAMS for 16 years. For eight of those years he also served as the band director at West Albany High School. He earned a personal award of $1,500 and his school received an additional $5,000.
Several South Albany High School choir members were recently recognized for their voices. McKenzie Smith was selected to the All-State choir and will train and perform at the All-State competition. Caeleb Murray and Kara Klinkebiel were selected to the All-Northwest choir and will train and perform at the All-Northwest competition. These students will have incredible opportunities to perform with the very best choirs in the state and region.
SAHS dancers had a killer performance at the December 2012 state level championships held at Tualatin High School. The JV squad was named "champions" of the small novelty division. The varsity Southern Belles and Gent earned second place in the hip hop division and first place in the small jazz competition.
LEGO Whippersnappers took top honors at the First LEGO League (FLL) robotics regional championships held December 1st at Memorial Middle School. The team won both the Robot Performance Award and the Director’s Award, which is presented to the team that receives top scores in four areas: robot performance, robot design/programming, research project presentation, and team work.
The Whippersnappers designed a personal medication dispenser for in-home use by seniors, especially those experiencing the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Team members (pictured above, clockwise from left): Riley L., Blake H., Alayna W., Sam R., River H., Garret T., and Bri R. The team is coached by teachers Robin Hobbensiefken and Mark Gullickson.
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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
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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.