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Join us in the Superintendent Search process!

Posted on: December 21, 2018

The search is underway for a new superintendent, and our school board is asking for your input!  What qualities would you like to see in a new leader? What experience should that person have? Should the board consider special areas of knowledge or skills?

In January, there will be two ways to share your input: in person at focus groups or through an online survey.  The focus groups and online survey will gather the perceptions of staff, students, parents and community members to create a district profile for the search process.  

To share in person:
Student & Parent Focus Group – January 16 – 7:00-8:00 pm
The Student & Parent Focus Group is ideal for current students and parents in the district.

Community Member Focus Group – January 17 – 7:00-8:00 pm
The Community Member Focus Group is ideal for any one who is part of the community.

To share online:
If you are not able to share in person, please consider sharing your thoughts through an online survey. The survey will be open January 14-21.  Staff and parents will receive a link to the survey by e-mail and the link will be posted on the Superintendent Search page.

Our school board and search committee members will use your feedback as they move forward in the selection process. Choosing a new superintendent is one of the most important decisions a school board can make, and we look forward to your participation!


¡Únase a nosotros en el proceso de búsqueda del Superintendente!

¡La búsqueda está en marcha para un nuevo superintendente y nuestra Mesa Directiva está solicitando su opinión! ¿Qué cualidades le gustaría ver en un nuevo líder? ¿Qué experiencia debe tener esa persona? ¿Debería la Mesa Directiva considerar áreas especiales de conocimiento o habilidades?

En enero, habrá dos formas de compartir su opinión: en persona en grupos de conversación o mediante una encuesta en el Internet. Los grupos de conversación y la encuesta en el Internet, reunirán las percepciones del personal, los estudiantes, los padres y los miembros de la comunidad, para crear un perfil del distrito para el proceso de búsqueda.

Para compartir en persona:
Grupo de conversación de padres y estudiantes – 16 de enero – 7: 00-8: 00 pm
El grupo de conversación de padres y estudiantes, es ideal para estudiantes y padres actuales en el distrito.

Grupo de conversación de miembros de la comunidad – 17 de enero – 7: 00-8: 00 pm
El grupo de conversación de miembros de la comunidad, es ideal para cualquiera que forme parte de la comunidad.

Para compartir en el Internet:
Si no puede compartir en persona, considere compartir sus ideas a través de una encuesta en el Internet. La encuesta estará abierta del 14 al 21 de enero. El personal y los padres recibirán un enlace a la encuesta por correo electrónico y el enlace se publicará en la página de Búsqueda del Superintendente.

Los miembros de nuestra Mesa Directiva y del comité de búsqueda, utilizarán sus comentarios a medida que avanzan en el proceso de selección. ¡La elección de un nuevo superintendente es una de las decisiones más importantes que una Mesa Directiva puede tomar, y esperamos su participación!

APSF Awards $40,000 to GAPS teachers

Posted on: December 21, 2018

The Albany Public Schools Foundation awarded $40,000 in classroom grants during the month of November.  Funded projects ranged from electronics, to materials for art, reading, music and physical education. Grant applicants have received their grant status notification letters.

Primary funding for the Classroom Grant Program comes from three Albany Public School Foundation events: iSwim for Kids, iCelebrate Kids Benefit Gala and the iRun for Kids race.

See the list of award recipients for details!


Fundación de las escuelas públicas de Albany (APSF por sus siglas en inglés) otorga $40,000 a maestros de GAPS

La Fundación de las Escuelas Públicas de Albany, otorgó $40,000 en subvenciones para los salones de clases durante el mes de noviembre. Los proyectos financiados van desde electrónica, hasta materiales para arte, lectura, música y educación física. Los solicitantes de subvenciones han recibido sus cartas de notificación de estado de concesión.

La financiación principal para el Programa de Subvenciones de Aula, proviene de tres eventos de la Fundación de Escuelas Públicas de Albany: “iSwim for Kids” (Evento de natación), la Gala de Beneficios de “iCelebrate Kids” (Evento recreativo) y “iRun for Kids” (Evento de carreras).

¡Vea la lista de ganadores de premios para más detalles!

Student forecasting for 2019-20 is coming soon!

Posted on: February 14, 2019

Forecasting for next year’s 10th, 11th, and 12th graders will take place the week of March 5th. Please keep an eye out for these materials to be coming home with your student.

West Albany wins Nike School Innovation Fund grant

Posted on: February 14, 2019

We are thrilled that WAHS has been awarded the Nike School Innovation Fund grant for the 2019-20 school year! This grant will allow us to expand AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) and invest in other innovative efforts to improve student graduation and success.

We are proud to be among Oregon’s 100 public schools to receive an NSIF grant to help increase graduation rates, close the achievement gap and help students in Oregon prepare for future success!

WAHS students receive Oregon Scholastic Art Awards

Posted on: January 23, 2019

The Oregon Scholastic Art Awards were announced over the weekend and West Albany had 41 students receive awards totaling 20 Gold Keys, 38 Silver Keys, and 65 Honorable Mentions. Five of our seniors who submitted art portfolios received awards for those, three of them receiving gold keys! (The Art Portfolio is only open to Seniors and is a collection of 8 pieces that are created around a central concept.)

Below is a list of the individual winners (please scroll the image to see the full listing of West Albany award recipients). They are listed in alphabetical order with their grade level, the level of recognition they received, the title of their artwork and the category in which they received their award.

The Gold and Silver Key works will be on display in the Library for the Month of February during our Winter Art Show along with AP Studio’s Breadth Portfolios, Fashion Illustrations Final “Trashion” Projects, and a selection of other strong examples of artwork from the various art classes offered during first semester.

Please join us, the art students and parents, for the Winter Art Show Reception next Thursday January 31st at 5:00 pm. If you can’t make the reception don’t forget to stop by sometime during the month of February to check out the artwork!

Gold Key winning artwork will move on to Oregon State University in March for a Willamette Valley Region show and award ceremony as well as competing at the National level. We will find out in March if anyone received National Honors.

Engineering students learn about Industrial Engineering at Oregon Freeze Dry

Posted on: January 11, 2019

The Engineering 101 Class took a field trip on Wednesday, January 9th, to OFD Foods, LLC (formerly Oregon Freeze Dry).  Their objective was to see the manufacturing process and explore Industrial Engineering aspects in a real world environment, as part of their education around all of the engineering disciplines.  West Albany would like to thank OFD for their generosity with their time and facilities, and for giving back to Albany through the education of our students!