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West Albany Bands Receive Top Honors at State | Las bandas de West Albany reciben los máximos honores en el estatal 

Posted on: May 22, 2023

The West Albany High School Wind Ensemble received 1st place in 5A at the OSAA State Band Championship in Corvallis on May 13, and Jazz Band 1 received 2nd place in 5A at the OMEA State Jazz Contest at Mt. Hood Community College on May 20! Congratulations to all of these fantastic musicians, as well as band directors Stuart Welsh and Brian McFadden!

Also, please congratulate State Soloist Mason Chambers, 2nd place Trombone, and State Chamber Ensemble, Trumpet Sextet, 2nd place!


El conjunto de banda de la escuela secundaria West Albany recibió el 1er lugar en 5A en el campeonato de bandas del estado de OSAA el 13 de mayo, y la banda de jazz recibió el 2do lugar en 5A en el concurso de jazz del estado de OMEA el 20 de mayo! ¡Felicitaciones a todos estos fantásticos músicos, así como a los directores de banda Stuart Welsh y Brian McFadden!

Jazz 1

Wind Ensemble Seniors

Cultural Celebration Day | Día de la Celebración Cultural

Posted on: May 19, 2023

West Albany High School held its first Cultural Celebration Day on May 18! While WAHS has held a variety of cultural events in the past, this celebration was initiated and planned by student leaders, and focused on providing information about a variety of cultures represented throughout our student body through music, games, speakers, interactive activities, and more!

Students had the opportunity to watch the Woodburn High School mariachi band, a performance of charrería (roping and horsemanship), a spoken word performance, and a motivational speaker. They participated in an informational fair, where student club members shared information, food, music and more. We’d like to thank all of the organizations and performers who made today possible.

Click on the photos below to see the enlarged version.


¡West Albany High School llevó a cabo su primer Día de celebración cultural el 18 de mayo! Aunque WAHS ha celebrado una variedad de eventos culturales en el pasado, esta celebración fue iniciada y planificada por los estudiantes líderes, y se centró en proporcionar información sobre una variedad de culturas representadas en todo nuestro cuerpo estudiantil a través de música, juegos, discursos, actividades interactivas, ¡y mucho más!

Los estudiantes tuvieron la oportunidad de ver a los mariachis de Woodburn High School, una actuación de charrería, una presentación hablada y un presentador motivador. Participaron en una feria informativa, donde los miembros de los clubs de estudiantes compartieron información, comida, música y mucho más. Nos gustaría dar las gracias a todas las organizaciones y todos los participantes que han hecho posible el día de hoy.

 

WAHS Students and Staff Receive Peacemaker Awards | Los estudiantes y el personal de WAHS reciben los premios Peacemaker

Posted on: May 13, 2023

Students L-R: Erin Bell, Ethan Erwin-Fisher, Clare Fief, Hannah Ebbs, Joe Wagner, Ellyana Hollis, Jordan Stadstad, Camden Cyrus, Reagan-Reese Horvath, Brittney Burt, Felix Washko, Jacella Williams, Gigi Roldan

Annual Albany Peacemaker Awards  |  Premios anuales de la paz de Albany

The annual Peacemaker Awards ceremony was held on May 9 at the Albany Public Library, and honored 13 students and 10 staff members from West Albany High School. The Albany Peace Seekers created the Peacemaker award to recognize students and staff members who promote harmony, peace, and justice in the community. Students and staff from SAHS and AOS were also honored.

La ceremonia anual de los Premios Peacemaker se celebró el 9 de mayo en la biblioteca pública de Albany, y reconocio a 13 estudiantes y 10 miembros del personal de West Albany High School. El Albany Peace Seekers creó el premio Peacemaker para reconocer a los estudiantes y miembros del personal que promueven la armonía, la paz y la justicia en la comunidad. También se honró a estudiantes y personal de SAHS y AOS.

Staff L-R: Michelle Balmeo, Shana Hains, Blain Willard, Chris Martin, Jodi Howell, J.J. Halchishick, Stephanie Perkins, Robyn James, Jean Gritter, Kate Boase

 

 

Community All Star Awards May 2023 / Premios de comunidad “All Star” de mayo 2023

Posted on: May 12, 2023

Community All Star Awards May 2023

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On Monday, May 8, the district recognized 57 students who regularly display excellent moral character. The awards were presented to 3-12 grade students by their principals, Superintendent Andy Gardner, and the GAPS School Board. The ceremony was streamed live and can be viewed on YouTube

Individual winners are listed below:

Central / Takena Elementary
Principal Julia Bradley
Paisley Mask
Judah Trujillo
Abbey Estes
Joe Martinez

Lafayette Elementary
Principal Elisa Stephens
Grace Goodwin
Brynn Lee
Jordan Murphy

Liberty Elementary
Principal Jodi Dodd
Nissa Lozada
Mara Rose

Meadow Ridge Elementary
Principal Sunshine Price
Sloane Duke
Layton John Fitzpatrick
Emerysn Hadley Rudometkin

North Albany Elementary
Principal Kilee Sowa
Bryce Dearman
Mackenzie Thompson

Oak Elementary
Principal Jana Pierce
Emmett Jolly
Aariyah Paden
Nola Dickson

Oak Grove Elementary
Principal Sue Turner
Lauren Henthorne
Anne Hurst
Eli Bromagem

Periwinkle Elementary
Principal Chaundra Smith
Carly Johnson
Yaretzy Mendoza Padilla
Violet Helvey 

South Shore Elementary
Principal Marcia Beltran
Fernanda Ortiz Estrada
Omar Gutierrez Sanchez 
Bennett McKay

Sunrise Elementary
Interim Principal Chaundra Smith
Lucy Whitt 
Samuel Martinez Ramirez
Ana Velasco Mendez

Tangent Elementary
Principal Gretchen Carter
Jackson Brown
Jack Krause

Waverly Elementary
Interim Principal Tabatha Cornelson 
Jasper Johnson
Roberto Zepeda

Calapooia Middle
Principal Tristan Heisley
Juan Aguirre
Kasumi Zuleta Morgan
Isaac Armengolt

Memorial Middle
Principal Ken Gilbert
Sage Boyd
Logan Whitley
Ezekial Zahlmann

North Albany Middle
Principal Stephanne Seals
Quincey Langworthy
Brennan Weis
Lilyanne Gange

Timber Ridge
Principal Jodi Dedera
Renee Danner
Jaida Brown
Madison Wilson
Olha Polishchuk
Chase Fulleton

Albany Options
Principal Mark Hannan
Greyson Lunceford 
Jedidiah Lopez Goodenough

South Albany High
Principal John Hunter
Brianna Mendenhall
Klaire Bitter
Brayden McKay
Norah DeYoung

West Albany High
Principal Susie Orsborn
Savannah Lodge
Omar Moreno-Uribe
Claire Fief
Jordan Stadstad

Premios de comunidad “All Star” de mayo 2023

El lunes 8 de mayo, el distrito reconoció a 57 estudiantes que regularmente demuestran un excelente carácter moral. Los directores, el Superintendente Andy Gardner y la Mesa Directiva Escolar de GAPS entregaron los premios a los estudiantes en los grados 3 a 12.

La ceremonia se transmitió en vivo y se puede ver en YouTube.

Los ganadores individuales se enumeran a continuación:

Primaria Central / Takena 
Directora Julia Bradley
Paisley Mask
Judah Trujillo
Abbey Estes
Joe Martinez

Primaria Lafayette
Directora Elisa Stephens
Grace Goodwin
Brynn Lee
Jordan Murphy

Primaria Liberty
Directora Jodi Dodd
Nissa Lozada
Mara Rose

Primaria Meadow Ridge 
Directora Sunshine Price
Sloane Duke
Layton John Fitzpatrick
Emerysn Hadley Rudometkin

Primaria North Albany 
Directora Kilee Sowa
Bryce Dearman
Mackenzie Thompson

Primaria Oak 
Directora Jana Pierce
Emmett Jolly
Aariyah Paden
Nola Dickson

Primaria Oak Grove 
Directora Sue Turner
Lauren Henthorne
Anne Hurst
Eli Bromagem

Primaria Periwinkle
Directora Katelyn Lindsey
Carly Johnson
Yaretzy Mendoza Padilla
Violet Helvey 

Primaria South Shore 
Directora Marcia Beltran
Fernanda Ortiz Estrada
Omar Gutierrez Sanchez 
Bennett McKay

Primaria Sunrise
Directora interina Chaundra Smith
Lucy Whitt 
Samuel Martinez Ramirez
Ana Velasco Mendez

Primaria Tangent 
Directora Gretchen Carter
Jackson Brown
Jack Krause

Primaria Waverly 
Directora interina Tabatha Cornelson 
Jasper Johnson
Roberto Zepeda

Secundaria Calapooia 
Director Tristan Heisley
Juan Aguirre
Kasumi Zuleta Morgan
Isaac Armengolt

Secundaria Memorial
Director Ken Gilbert
Sage Boyd
Logan Whitley
Ezekial Zahlmann

Secundaria North Albany
Directora Stephanne Seals
Quincey Langworthy
Brennan Weis
Lilyanne Gange

Escuela  Timber Ridge
Directora Jodi Dedera
Renee Danner
Jaida Brown
Madison Wilson
Olha Polishchuk
Chase Fulleton

Escuela Albany Options
Director Mark Hannan
Greyson Lunceford 
Jedidiah Lopez Goodenough

Preparatoria South Albany
Director John Hunter
Brianna Mendenhall
Klaire Bitter
Brayden McKay
Norah DeYoung

Preparatoria West Albany
Directora Susie Orsborn
Savannah Lodge
Omar Moreno-Uribe
Claire Fief
Jordan Stadstad

 

Community All Star Awards May 2023 / Premios de comunidad “All Star” de mayo 2023

Posted on: May 12, 2023

Community All Star Awards May 2023

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On Monday, May 8, the district recognized 57 students who regularly display excellent moral character. The awards were presented to 3-12 grade students by their principals, Superintendent Andy Gardner, and the GAPS School Board. The ceremony was streamed live and can be viewed on YouTube

Individual winners are listed below:

Central / Takena Elementary
Principal Julia Bradley
Paisley Mask
Judah Trujillo
Abbey Estes
Joe Martinez

Lafayette Elementary
Principal Elisa Stephens
Grace Goodwin
Brynn Lee
Jordan Murphy

Liberty Elementary
Principal Jodi Dodd
Nissa Lozada
Mara Rose

Meadow Ridge Elementary
Principal Sunshine Price
Sloane Duke
Layton John Fitzpatrick
Emerysn Hadley Rudometkin

North Albany Elementary
Principal Kilee Sowa
Bryce Dearman
Mackenzie Thompson

Oak Elementary
Principal Jana Pierce
Emmett Jolly
Aariyah Paden
Nola Dickson

Oak Grove Elementary
Principal Sue Turner
Lauren Henthorne
Anne Hurst
Eli Bromagem

Periwinkle Elementary
Principal Chaundra Smith
Carly Johnson
Yaretzy Mendoza Padilla
Violet Helvey 

South Shore Elementary
Principal Marcia Beltran
Fernanda Ortiz Estrada
Omar Gutierrez Sanchez 
Bennett McKay

Sunrise Elementary
Interim Principal Chaundra Smith
Lucy Whitt 
Samuel Martinez Ramirez
Ana Velasco Mendez

Tangent Elementary
Principal Gretchen Carter
Jackson Brown
Jack Krause

Waverly Elementary
Interim Principal Tabatha Cornelson 
Jasper Johnson
Roberto Zepeda

Calapooia Middle
Principal Tristan Heisley
Juan Aguirre
Kasumi Zuleta Morgan
Isaac Armengolt

Memorial Middle
Principal Ken Gilbert
Sage Boyd
Logan Whitley
Ezekial Zahlmann

North Albany Middle
Principal Stephanne Seals
Quincey Langworthy
Brennan Weis
Lilyanne Gange

Timber Ridge
Principal Jodi Dedera
Renee Danner
Jaida Brown
Madison Wilson
Olha Polishchuk
Chase Fulleton

Albany Options
Principal Mark Hannan
Greyson Lunceford 
Jedidiah Lopez Goodenough

South Albany High
Principal John Hunter
Brianna Mendenhall
Klaire Bitter
Brayden McKay
Norah DeYoung

West Albany High
Principal Susie Orsborn
Savannah Lodge
Omar Moreno-Uribe
Claire Fief
Jordan Stadstad

Premios de comunidad “All Star” de mayo 2023

El lunes 8 de mayo, el distrito reconoció a 57 estudiantes que regularmente demuestran un excelente carácter moral. Los directores, el Superintendente Andy Gardner y la Mesa Directiva Escolar de GAPS entregaron los premios a los estudiantes en los grados 3 a 12.

La ceremonia se transmitió en vivo y se puede ver en YouTube.

Los ganadores individuales se enumeran a continuación:

Primaria Central / Takena 
Directora Julia Bradley
Paisley Mask
Judah Trujillo
Abbey Estes
Joe Martinez

Primaria Lafayette
Directora Elisa Stephens
Grace Goodwin
Brynn Lee
Jordan Murphy

Primaria Liberty
Directora Jodi Dodd
Nissa Lozada
Mara Rose

Primaria Meadow Ridge 
Directora Sunshine Price
Sloane Duke
Layton John Fitzpatrick
Emerysn Hadley Rudometkin

Primaria North Albany 
Directora Kilee Sowa
Bryce Dearman
Mackenzie Thompson

Primaria Oak 
Directora Jana Pierce
Emmett Jolly
Aariyah Paden
Nola Dickson

Primaria Oak Grove 
Directora Sue Turner
Lauren Henthorne
Anne Hurst
Eli Bromagem

Primaria Periwinkle
Directora Katelyn Lindsey
Carly Johnson
Yaretzy Mendoza Padilla
Violet Helvey 

Primaria South Shore 
Directora Marcia Beltran
Fernanda Ortiz Estrada
Omar Gutierrez Sanchez 
Bennett McKay

Primaria Sunrise
Directora interina Chaundra Smith
Lucy Whitt 
Samuel Martinez Ramirez
Ana Velasco Mendez

Primaria Tangent 
Directora Gretchen Carter
Jackson Brown
Jack Krause

Primaria Waverly 
Directora interina Tabatha Cornelson 
Jasper Johnson
Roberto Zepeda

Secundaria Calapooia 
Director Tristan Heisley
Juan Aguirre
Kasumi Zuleta Morgan
Isaac Armengolt

Secundaria Memorial
Director Ken Gilbert
Sage Boyd
Logan Whitley
Ezekial Zahlmann

Secundaria North Albany
Directora Stephanne Seals
Quincey Langworthy
Brennan Weis
Lilyanne Gange

Escuela  Timber Ridge
Directora Jodi Dedera
Renee Danner
Jaida Brown
Madison Wilson
Olha Polishchuk
Chase Fulleton

Escuela Albany Options
Director Mark Hannan
Greyson Lunceford 
Jedidiah Lopez Goodenough

Preparatoria South Albany
Director John Hunter
Brianna Mendenhall
Klaire Bitter
Brayden McKay
Norah DeYoung

Preparatoria West Albany
Directora Susie Orsborn
Savannah Lodge
Omar Moreno-Uribe
Claire Fief
Jordan Stadstad

 

WAHS Student-Teacher Team Wins NCWIT Aspirations in Computing School Recognition Award

Posted on: May 8, 2023

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors 9th-12th grade women, genderqueer, or non-binary students for their computing-related achievements and interests, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Award recipients are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing, as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access, and plans for post-secondary education.

Junior Neona Prado received the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Oregon & SW Washington Regional Award for 2023, and West Albany High School received the 2023 School Recognition! Congratulations to Neona and Computer Science teacher Michelle Balmeo!


Maestra-Estudiante de la WAHS gana el premio de reconocimiento escolar en Aspirations en Informática del NCWIT

El Premio NCWIT a las Aspiraciones en Informática (AiC) reconoce los logros e intereses relacionados con la informática de mujeres de los cursos 9º a 12º, de género queer o no binario, y les anima a seguir adelante con sus pasiones. Las ganadoras se seleccionan en función de sus aptitudes y aspiraciones en el campo de la tecnología y la informática, demostradas por su experiencia informática, sus actividades relacionadas con la informática, su experiencia de liderazgo, su tenacidad frente a las barreras de acceso y sus planes de educación postsecundaria.

La estudiante de tercer año Neona Prado recibió el Premio Regional NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Oregon & SW Washington para 2023, ¡y la Escuela Preparatoria West Albany recibió el Reconocimiento Escolar 2023! ¡Felicitaciones a Neona y a la maestra de Ciencias de la Computación Michelle Balmeo!