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Advanced Placement Art students submit final projects for scoring

Posted on: May 30, 2017

Advanced Placement classes include a final test or project. If students meet minimum score requirements, they receive college-level credit for the course. Most classes have a final exam, but studio classes, such as art, require final projects that are shipped to independent evaluators for scoring.

This project by West Albany High School student Conner Welsh is on display at the school. It will be sent for judging. Conner is in Babette Grunwald’s art class.

Advanced Placement courses are offered in numerous subjects at both South Albany and West Albany high schools.

Bond project planning has started

Posted on: May 25, 2017

Bond project timelines were discussed during the last School Board meeting on May 18. The plan is to open three of the four new construction projects by start of school in fall 2019: new elementary school, rebuild of Oak Grove Elementary School, vocational space/gym at South Albany High school.

Phase 1 of West Albany High School is scheduled to be completed in summer 2020.

See the draft project timeline for more information.

We will provide updates during the planning process on the bond information section of the website.

Congratulations, Retirees!

Posted on: May 24, 2017

The annual retiree reception recognized the contributions of 30 GAPS teachers, classified staff and administrators who are leaving the District after serving Greater Albany students for a combined total of 539 years.

Family members and friends joined retirees at the tropical paradise-themed reception. Human Resources Director Randy Lary introduced the following retirees:

  • Lenora Roberts, Grade 1 – Fir Grove : 37 years
  • Kerri Lemerande, Science – WAHS: 29 years
  • Lori McGuire, Assistant to HR Director – District Office: 29 years
  • Barb Villaruel, School Office Manager – Waverly: 28 years
  • Cindy Holcomb, Grade 2 – Oak: 26 years
  • Kathy Kalina, Special Education Assistant – Periwinkle : 26 years
  • Karen Kennedy, School Office Manager – SAHS: 24 years
  • Connie Shrout, Grade 4 – Timber Ridge: 23 years
  • Judy Davies, Special Education Assistant – North Albany Elementary: 22 years
  • Cindy Miller, Functional Skills – Calapooia Middle: 22 years
  • Krista Hartman, College Credit – WAHS: 21 years
  • Maria Martinez, Counseling Secretary & Registrar – Memorial Middle: 21 years
  • Pat Weidmann, Principal – Sunrise : 21 years
  • Sharon DuBeau,  Language Arts – Calapooia Middle: 18 years
  • Jessica Jamison-Wells, Language Arts – North Albany Middle: 18 years
  • Terry Amerling, Special Education Assistant – Liberty : 17 years
  • Jennifer Hagen, Personal Care Assistant – SAHS: 16 years
  • Leo Huot, Assistant Principal – North Albany Middle: 16 years
  • Sandi McGinnis, Special Education Assistant – Calapooia Middle: 16 years
  • Robert Frampton, Special Needs Bus Driver – Transportation: 15 years
  • LaDeen Marlowe, Bus Driver – Transportation: 14 years
  • Gary Johnson, Custodian – Memoria Middle: 13 years
  • Mary Lou Seibel, Custodian – Oak: 12 years
  • Tim Haag, Grade 4 – Central: 11 years
  • Ruth Holmes, Special Education Assistant – South Shore: 11 years
  • Greg Lehr, Custodian – Calapooia Middle: 11 years
  • Durwood Ranton, Bus Driver – Transportation: 11 years
  • Joyce Stringer, Business – SAHS: 11 years
  • Corina Victorio, Secretary – South Shore; 5 years
  • Kim Schueller, Special Education Assistant-Communication – Takena: 5 years

THANK YOU, VOTERS!!

Posted on: May 17, 2017
Thank you to our community for passing the bond.  We feel so fortunate to live and work  in a community that does whatever it takes to help our schools. We are so excited about  the rebuild of West Albany.  Again, thank you!!!

Voters pass Ballot Measure 22-165 for new schools and improvements

Posted on: May 16, 2017

Greater Albany voters approved Measure 22-165 in the May 16 election with a passing rate of  54 percent.

“We want to thank our community for its support of our schools,” said Superintendent Jim Golden. “This measure will make a difference to kids and to our whole community.”

The bond will:

  • Fix aging school buildings
  • Make energy improvements
  • Make school safety and security improvements
  • Add/expand vocational and technical classrooms at all middle and high schools
  • Relieve overcrowding and accommodate growth

The planning process will begin immediately. A project timeline and plan will be announced in the coming weeks and will include opportunities for community involvement.

High school students: Sign up for LBCC summer learning programs

Posted on: May 7, 2017

LBCC has opened registration for its annual high school summer academies. Students who are entering grades 9-12 or have just graduated can sign up for a three-day hands-on learning experience in four in-demand training programs.

Options are:

  • Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD)
  • Machine Tool
  • Mechatronics Technician
  • Welding

Each program last three days and runs three hours each day. Registration is free.

Sign up here: www.linnbenton.edu/summeracademies

Looking for alumni information

Posted on: May 4, 2017

We at West Albany High School are interested in where our graduates go and what they do as they move on with their lives. If you are a graduate of West Albany, from any year, would you send us an update?

If you know of a West Albany grad who is doing great things, can you share that information with us?

Thank you!

Once a Bulldog, always a Bulldog!

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