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Albany Public Schools Foundation announces scholarships

Posted on: June 16, 2017

The Albany Public Schools Foundation announced its list of annual scholarship winners. The awards go to graduating seniors from Greater Albany high schools.

Albany Public Schools Foundation issued a press release announcing the winners. Pictured are Jessica Woodall (left), winner of the Chris Lukesic Memorial Scholarship and Evelynn Flamez, winner of the Albany Chamber Pipeline/LBCC scholarship.

NEWS RELEASE

Albany Public Schools Foundation
Contact: Aimee Addison 541-979-2773
June 10, 2017

The Albany Public Schools Foundation was honored to award nineteen scholarships, totaling $44,250, to high school seniors from the 2017 Albany graduating classes this year.

Albany Options scholarship award winners were: Jordan Monet Jackson, Albany Public Schools Foundation scholarship; Alan Hernandez, Albany Chamber Pipeline/LBCC scholarship.

South Albany High School scholarship award winners were: Emma Clare, Jim Linhart scholarship; Riley Swanson, Howell/DKG scholarship; Hannah Barber, Eric Mann scholarship; Cristian Amador and Katie Osuna, Jeanne Linn scholarship; Katie Osuna, Central Willamette Credit Union scholarship.

West Albany High School scholarship award winners were: Josh Rondeau and Delanie Phillips, Teddy Brown scholarship; Felicia Lopez-Martinez, Jim Linhart scholarship; Denisse Medina, Joseph Blickenstaff scholarship; Jessica Woodall, Chris Lukesic Memorial scholarship; Lauren Schuh, Howell/DKG scholarship; Anthony Straw, Botkin Memorial scholarship; Evelynn Flamez and Kylan Moe, Albany Chamber Pipeline/LBCC scholarship; Emily Harding and Riley Lamont, ATI – Allegheny Technologies Inc. scholarship.

The Albany Public Schools Foundation scholarships range from $500 to $5000 and are available for one to four years. The Foundation, founded in 1984, has awarded $348,994 in scholarships. In addition, the Foundation funds classroom grants and school enrichment grants providing support for education enhancing opportunities throughout the Greater Albany School District.

Please contact the Albany Public Schools Foundation at 541-979-2773 for more information on how you can help support kids in the Greater Albany Public School District through setting up or donating to a scholarship fund.

Changes announced for 2017-18 school day schedules

Posted on: June 12, 2017

Adjustments have been made to the bell schedules at all schools. The changes will be in place when school starts in the fall.

The changes will reduce differences in start and stop times among same-level schools. Elementary schools will be in two bell schedule groups rather than nine different schedules, and they will gain 20 minutes of instructional time per day. Middle schools will all start and stop at the same time.

Research has shown that students benefit from more sleep, but the natural sleep and wake cycles are later for older students and earlier for younger students. Adjusting the schedule will allow older students to start a little later in the day.

The changes are also expected to make the district transportation system more efficient.

Bell schedule for all schools

Parent letter

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Graduation Video and Photos Available Online

Posted on: June 5, 2017

Video of Thursday night’s graduation ceremony is available here.

Photos from Grad Walk 2017 are available here!

Hawleywood Photography will be posting photos of the 2017 Graduation Ceremony here. (The password has been emailed out to senior families via School Messenger. Please contact the office if you did not receive it.)

Albany Teen Graduates with Service Dog (KEZI)

From K to yay: West Albany graduates celebrate with elementary school visits (Democrat-Herald)

Gallery: WAHS Graduation (Democrat-Herald)

Summer Basketball Camps

Posted on: June 2, 2017

Come join WAHS coaches and players for four days of basketball instruction and games! Campers will learn basic fundamentals, such as dribbling, passing, shooting, and defense, as well as participate in fun interactive competitions and games. No previous basketball experience is necessary.

June 26th – June 29th, 2017

Information for Grades 7-9

Information for Grades 2-6

Counseling Center News

Posted on: June 2, 2017

June 2017

School is almost out and summer is just around the corner!  However, there is still a lot to wrap up before students can start enjoying the nice weather without the stress of school for a couple months.  A few helpful reminders and tips for supporting your student with end-of-year activities and stress can be found in this article from USNews.com.

In this month’s edition you will find new information about the following:

  • Updated community resources for students over summer break
  • Important end-of-year dates
  • New FAFSA information
  • Summer School
  • CTE Summer opportunities at LBCC

This will be the last Counseling Center newsletter for the school year – we will resume in September.
Have a wonderful summer!

Click this link for Counseling Center News.

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