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PARENTS – Please fill out our School Climate Survey

Posted on: June 10, 2019

Students have filled out the School Climate Survey in Dog Teams (Advisory). We value parent feedback and want to hear from you, too! Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey below and let us know how we’re doing.

WAHS Spring Musical

Posted on: June 15, 2021

WAHS Performing Arts
is proud to present

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

based on the comic strip by Charles M. Schultz
Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer, Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

June 24, 25, & 26*

All evening performances at 7:00pm, *extra matinee performance at 1:00
All tickets are free but donations will be gratefully accepted.
All proceeds will go to future WAHS performances.

Link to reserve tickets or receive streaming link

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Senior Signing Day!

Posted on: June 4, 2021

CONGRATULATIONS, BULLDOGS!

2021 College Signing

Track

Aiden Paul – Stanford University (Cardinal Red & White)  
Emily Stefan – Boise State University (Orange & Blue)

Volleyball

Madi Dowell – Lane Community College 
Bella Marsh – Lane Community College
Elijah Sanders – Lane Community College
Hannah Stadstad – Southern Oregon University

Golf

Grant Moen – Linfield (Red & Purple)
Andrew Liles – Linfield (golf & marching band)

Swim

Allie Bates – George Fox University (Navy & Gold)

Wrestling

Caleb Hart – Corbin University (Navy & Gold)
Emily Alvis – North Central College (Cardinal Red & White)

Football

TJ Zimmerman – San Francisco City College (Red & White)
Chance Hendrickson – San Francisco City College (Red & White)

Baseball

Chase Reynold – LBCC (Blue & Yellow)
Simon Mathios – George Fox University (Navy & Gold)

Softball

Presley Jantzi – University of Montana (Maroon & Silver)
McKenzie Kosmicki – Mt Hood Community College (Red & Black)
Ellie Babbit – Portland University (Green & White)

Soccer

Alexander Harer – Bushnell University (Navy & Gold)

Basketball

Carley Robb – Simpson University (Red & Black)

Whirlwind Journalists earn recognition in Oregon Journalism Education Association’s Student Media Olympics

Posted on: June 4, 2021

Please join us in congratulating the following Whirlwind journalists and their adviser, Michelle Balmeo, for their recent recognition in the Oregon Journalism Education Association’s Student Media Olympics.

Most notably, the staff earned Best in Category recognition in the single issue, print category, which is very competitive.

 

Superior A3. Illustration Tori Thorp
Superior A4. Print Infographic Tori Thorp
Best in Category N1. Single issue, print Whirlwind Staff
Best in Category N4. Magazine cover Tori Thorp
Superior N6. Double page spread/in-depth Tori Thorp, Samantha Mattingly, Marshall Hamel, Belen Hernandez-Escalona
Excellent N6. Double page spread/in-depth Emily Conners
Honorable Mention N6. Double page spread/in-depth Melia Rasmussen
Excellent N6. Double page spread/in-depth Tyler Stacy
Superior PC2. Human interest radio/podcast Tori Thorp
Superior W1. Breaking news Tori Thorp, Dezmond Remington, and Samantha Mattingly
Superior W2. In-depth/analysis news: single story Tori Thorp
Excellent W2. In-depth/analysis news: single story Joe Wagner
Superior W2. In-depth/analysis news: single story Dezmond Remington
Excellent W3. In-depth news package: multiple stories Tori Thorp
Honorable Mention W4. General feature Eleanor Peterson
Excellent W6. Sports news Melia Rasmussen
Superior W7. Sports feature Dezmond Remington and Gracie Balkema
Honorable Mention W8. Editorial (staff opinion) Ethan Biersdorff
Excellent W9. Commentary (signed opinion) Ethan Biersdorff
Excellent W9. Commentary (signed opinion) Tori Thorp

GAPS Students Take Top Placements at OSAA State Solo & OMEA State Chamber Contests / Los estudiantes de GAPS obtienen las mejores posiciones en los concursos de la cámara estatal OSAA State Solo y OMEA State Chamber

Posted on: June 3, 2021

Several GAPS high school student musicians finished the year out strong by placing in the Top 2 of their distinct level contest at the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) State Solo and Oregon Music Education Association (OMEA) State Chamber Ensemble Festival. 

Due to the pandemic, both festivals were held virtually. Students recorded their performances at home or at school, and submitted a video recording for online adjudication. Each student then received feedback from a professional specialist in their instrument. 

Normally, soloists would have the ability to work with their director or a private teacher to prepare for contests such as OSAA and OMEA, but these students had to practice almost entirely on their own and in their own homes. The chamber ensembles were in a similar situation with limited rehearsal time and instruction. 

“It is a huge tribute to their tenacity, professionalism and dedication that all of these students have achieved such a high degree of musical excellence under such difficult circumstances,” West Albany High School Director of Bands Stuart Welsh said.

Many students received high placements due to their dedication and hard work towards musical achievement. Given the circumstances of our school year, these students deserve a round of applause for their commitment to creating music and accomplishing high ratings at the state level. 

“I am incredibly grateful to have such wonderful, dedicated students. Throughout this year, we have been able to find unconventional ways to make music and keep students involved in this activity for which they have amazing passion,” Welsh said. “They deserve all the credit in the world for their wonderful accomplishments”.

Please congratulate our high school musicians on their outstanding performance!

Soloists: 

Superior Rating

Caroline Gao, Flute – West Albany High School
Abigail DeYoung, Soprano – South Albany High School

Outstanding Rating

Cadence Schueger, Mallets – West Albany High School
Sachi Wrigley, Bass Violin – West Albany High School

Chamber Ensembles:

Superior Rating

Small Woodwind Division, Flute Duet – West Albany High School
Moriah Winn and Nora Brandon

Small Percussion Division, Marimba Duet – West Albany High School
Greta Babbitt and Brynna Gritter Kenneke

Large Mixed Vocal Division, Ascend! – South Albany High School
Payton Adams, Hannah Dempsey, Abigail DeYoung, Norah DeYoung, Carissa Halloran, Ethan Haury, Katelyn Haury, Emma Jones, Sabrina Lanig. Drew Pappas, Keegan Turner, and Ashton Warren. 


Spanish Translation

Varios estudiantes músicos de la preparatoria de GAPS concluyeron el año con fuerza al terminar entre los dos primeros a nivel distintivo del concurso; La Asociación de Actividades Escolares Estatales de Oregon (OSAA), junto con el Festival de Música de Cámara Estatal (State Chamber Ensemble Festival), y la Asociación de Educación Musical de Oregon (OMEA).

Debido a la pandemia, ambos festivales se realizaron virtualmente. Los estudiantes grabaron sus actuaciones en casa o en la escuela y enviaron una grabación de video para su adjudicación en línea. Luego, cada estudiante recibió retroalimentación por un especialista profesional en su instrumento.

Normalmente, los solistas tendrían la capacidad de trabajar con su director o un maestro particular de música en preparación para los concursos como OSAA y OMEA, pero estos estudiantes tuvieron que practicar casi en su totalidad por su cuenta y en sus propios hogares. Los conjuntos de cámara se encontraban en una situación similar con tiempo de ensayo e instrucción limitados.

“Es un gran tributo a su tenacidad, profesionalismo y dedicación que todos estos estudiantes hayan alcanzado un grado tan alto de excelencia musical en circunstancias tan difíciles”, dijo el director de bandas de West Albany High School, Stuart Welsh.

Muchos estudiantes recibieron colocaciones altas debido a su dedicación y arduo trabajo hacia el logro musical. Dadas las circunstancias de nuestro año escolar, estos estudiantes merecen un aplauso por su compromiso de crear música y lograr altas calificaciones a nivel estatal.

“Estoy increíblemente agradecido de tener estudiantes tan maravillosos y dedicados. A lo largo de este año, hemos podido encontrar formas poco convencionales de hacer música y mantener a los estudiantes involucrados en esta actividad por la que tienen una pasión increíble”, dijo Welsh. “Merecen todo el crédito del mundo por sus maravillosos logros”.

¡Felicite a nuestros músicos de la preparatoria por su destacada actuación!

Solistas: 

Calificación superior

Caroline Gao, flauta – West Albany High School
Abigail DeYoung, soprano – South Albany High School

Calificación sobresaliente
Cadence Schueger, mazo musical – West Albany High School
Sachi Wrigley, Bass Violin – West Albany High School

Conjuntos de cámara:

Calificación superior

Pequeña división de viento-madera, dueto de flautas – West Albany High School
Moriah Winn and Nora Brandon

División de pequeña percusión, dueto de marimba – West Albany High School
Greta Babbitt and Brynna Gritter Kenneke

Gran división vocal mixta, ¡ascendente! – South Albany High School
Payton Adams, Hannah Dempsey, Abigail DeYoung, Norah DeYoung, Carissa Halloran, Ethan Haury, Katelyn Haury, Emma Jones, Sabrina Lanig. Drew Pappas, Keegan Turner, and Ashton Warren

Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Concerts – Live Stream

Posted on: June 3, 2021

The inaugural concert performance in our new auditorium! 

  • Symphonic Band Concert at 7:00 p.m.
  • Wind Ensemble Concert at 8:15 p.m.

Although audience size is limited, you can view the concerts from the live stream link below (video available after the performance is over):

Attending WAHS next year? Please complete Online Registration before June 25th!

Posted on: June 1, 2021

If you are planning on attending West Albany High School in 2021-22, you need to COMPLETE ONLINE REGISTRATIONOnline Registration is OPEN May 17 through June 25th.  Please be sure to select RETURNING STUDENTS.
https://albany.registar.lblesd.k12.or.us/en-us/home.aspx

In the past online registration has been done during the summer. The online registration dates have changed to close June 25th. It’s important that this is completed now. Some of the questions include their preference to in person or at home learning. It’s very important that we have this information for scheduling.

PIV letters were sent in the mail to the student’s resident address only. If you have any questions please contact Tara Thompson at tara.thompson@albany.k12.or.us or
Registar Online Registration