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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.
2012-13 School Year
Pinnacle Parent Portal
The Pinnacle Parent Portal allows you to access student grades, attendance, and assignment information.
Interactive Bus Route Finder
Online bus route information is available from Infofinder which letsyou find school and bus routeinformation by typing in your street address. You can also register to receive notifications sent out by the Transportation Department.
How it works
Locate bus stop information on the Infofinder website by doing the following:
You can print your stop information by clicking the printer icon () next to the school name. To print a list of routes and schools plus an area map, print the page from your browser.
Please be advised that the PM bus stop times listed are approximate due to unforseen traffic, weather, etc. Students are to be at the assigned stop at least 5 minutes before the posted times.
Deb Burchfiel is the Business-to-School Liaison for the Greater Albany Public School District. She coordinates career-related work opportunities for Albany high school students. Student opportunities may include job shadows, career-related field trips, mentorships, structured work experiences, internships, co-operative work experiences, and informational interviews.
If you work for or own a business that would like to participate and provide Albany high school students training for their future careers, please contact Josefine via the information below:
Greater Albany Public Schools
718 Seventh Ave. SW
Albany, Oregon 97321
Greater Albany Public Schools appreciates the volunteer efforts that support our schools. The school 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 complete a Criminal History Verification application prior to engaging in any volunteer activities.
Volunteer Application Form
For more information about volunteering please contact the Human Resources Department by phone: 541-967-4501; fax: 541-967-4587; or at 718 7th Ave. SW, Albany, OR 97321
Criminal Background Form: Complete the online Criminal Background Form one time only within a two-year period.
The District's Online Library Catalog (organized by school)
Please go to our delays and closures web page to locate information about our FlashAlert system. Parents may register with FlashAlert to get notifications.
One of the goals of the Pre-Kindergarten Outreach Committee is to contact parents and community members who work with children younger than kindergarten age to inform them of current school expectations.
Locate your assigned school by using the Infofinder website.
Greater Albany Public Schools is using SafeSchools online safety training program to train staff and parents on school-related safety issues. SafeSchools offers trainings in all facets of school safety, and its compliance management system tracks all the training for the district, allowing us to easily demonstrate state and federal compliance with safety mandates.
As a district parent, you will need to register in order to take your optional trainings. Click on the link below to go directly to the registration page where you will enter your basic information, including your username.
Once you login to the site, you will see a list of courses assigned to you, and the date on which they are due. To begin a course, click on the title then follow the prompts. To earn a certificate of completion, you must complete all sections of a course and pass the quiz. You do not have to take SafeSchools courses in one sitting, however; if you are called away, the system will remember where you left off and allow you to pick up again at that point.
Your participation will help to make Greater Albany Public Schools a safer place to work and learn! If you have any questions, please contact Sylvia Coleman, 541-967-4503.
Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). PLCs give principals, teachers and staff the opportunity to meet to discuss curriculum, assessments, and how to meet individual student needs.
All schools within the Greater Albany Public School District participate in these communities. During the school year the District has shortened school days — Early Release Wednesdays — so teachers can work together in PLCs.
Early Release Days. Our District has 35 early release days scheduled for 2012-13. On these days students will be released from school 60 minutes early and may participate in activities sponsored by District Community Partners. For a listing of Early Release activities, click here.
Letter to Parents. Superintendent Delapoer has written a letter to parents explaining why PLCs are important to your child.
The Advanced Diploma program is designed specifically to address the needs of motivated seniors who are seeking a seamless transition into the community college environment.