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Jim Luster Track Dedication

Posted on: March 27, 2017

West Albany High School will dedicate the Coach Jim Luster Track at West’s Memorial Stadium on April 14 preceding the Linn County Invitational high school track & field meet with a brief ceremony starting at 5:00pm.

At the request of West Albany High School and numerous former athletes who competed for Coach Luster, the Greater Albany Public School Board approved the naming honor in June 2016.

Jim Luster retired from teaching and coaching in 1988 after 33 years at Albany Union/West Albany High School. His passion for teaching and coaching is legendary for the countless number of students and fellow educators that he encountered. Coach Luster was inducted into the West Albany Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.

With support from Coach Luster’s family, the goal is to memorialize Coach Luster’s significant contribution to the Albany community through his name being placed in a prominent place at Memorial Stadium, as well as on a future memorial plaque located at or near Memorial Stadium.

Contributions towards West Albany’s track & field program, or the continued improvements of its sports facilities in general can be made in Coach Luster’s honor by contacting the West Albany Sports Foundation’s website: www.wasf.org .

Questions:
Call Patrick Richards @ 541- 967-4545

Thank you, Classified Employees!

Posted on: March 10, 2017

This is Classified School Employees Appreciation Week. Thank you to all of our dedicated support staff, who make learning possible for students.

Classified employees work with students, educators, parents, volunteers, business partners and community members.

Classified employees support the smooth operation of offices, the safety and maintenance of buildings and property, and the safe transportation, healthy nutrition and direct instruction of students.

Classified employees are educational assistants, office support specialists, bus drivers, custodians, maintenance workers, food servers, translators and more.

Thank you, classified employees, for your work on behalf of GAPS students!

Proposed bond would add instructional space for career skills

Posted on: March 8, 2017

There is a need for skilled workers in our local industries and around the country. Employers are seeking trained workers, and they are working with schools to help build skills that students can build on in college or take directly to the workforce.

If Ballot Measure 22-165 is approved by voters, renovations are planned for all middle schools to add instructional space for career technical, or vocational technical, education.

Both high schools would also get new CTE space. The first phase of the replacement at West Albany High School includes new classrooms, and South Albany High School would get new classrooms and a new multipurpose room/gym.

This video shows the type of programs the schools are considering for expansion.

Find more information about Ballot Measure 22-165.

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