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Construction Traffic and Parking Changes Begin March 5

Posted on: March 7, 2019

Due to the start of construction, it is necessary to make some changes to our student and staff parking, student drop-off and pick-up. These changes will be in effect until further notice. Please read carefully as this information is of utmost importance for the safety of our students, parents, staff and community members during this construction process.

The only areas for student drop-off and pick-up are the following:

  1. In front of the school in the area currently used for pick-up and drop-off (not the bus lane) — please be mindful to pull as close to the center median as possible, so cars can pass by;
  2. In the stadium parking lot;
  3. Along Elm Street.

Do not use Liberty Street for this purpose as it will be a construction zone.

Also, there is no drop-off or pick-up between Memorial Middle School and WAHS; this has never been a safe drop-off / pick-up zone, and will now become even more congested.

All student parking will be relocated to the gravel parking lot on Elm Street near Memorial Stadium. Students will walk behind Memorial Middle School and enter the high school through the B-Hall doors.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your help with these changes.

73rd Annual Session of the Oregon YMCA Youth & Government

Posted on: February 20, 2019

These West Albany students were participating in the 73rd Annual Session of the Oregon YMCA Youth & Government.

The goal of the program is to create an environment in which students can increase their political awareness and understanding, while learning the meaning of social action through an actual experience in government.

More photos available here.

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!