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Attention Parents: Register now for Girls Explore at LBCC

Posted on: March 8, 2018

Middle School can register now for a science and technology workshop at LBCC, starting in April. Students will explore science and technology programs that lead to high-wage, high-demand careers. This program is a hands-on learning opportunity. Students do not need previous experience to sign up!

Register online now. Detailed information and registration forms will be emailed to you. Space is limited, and spots will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. Tuition cost is $25; scholarships are available.

Open to all middle school students. Register Now

  • LBCC Albany Campus
  • One day a week for 5 weeks: Wednesdays, April 4 – May 9, 5-6:30 pm
  • Located on campus at Linn Benton Community College in Albany
  • Hands-on learning in each of the following areas; Computer Systems, Welding, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), Mechatronics, Computer Aided Design, and Drafting (CADD)

Programs include:

Mechatronics: If you like working with your hands while using your brain to make stuff work, or working with robotics, mechatronics is for you!

Welding: In the welding process, heat is used to fuse metal pieces together. If you like working with your hands and making things, welding is for you!

CADD/Engineering: CADD operators play a major role in product design. CADD techs work closely with engineers to develop everything from a three-piece pencil to a multistory building.

Non-Destructive Testing: NDT technicians inspect, test and evaluate materials, components or assemblies for flaws that may lead to failure, without destroying them.

Computer Systems/Science: Computer Science is the study of programming, data storage and retrieval, computing machinery and the interaction with people. Graphics, artificial intelligence, robotics and expert systems are some of the products of computer science. This is an exciting career area that affects many aspects of our lives.

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Tangent teacher named K103 teacher of the week

Posted on: March 5, 2018

Tangent Elementary School third grade teacher Katie Kizer was recently named Educator of the Week by K103 radio in Portland and Concordia University.

Katie was nominated by fellow teacher Sharayah Johnson. In her nomination, she said:

Katie deserves this honor because she genuinely cares about her student’s lives. Not only is she very passionate about teaching children to love learning, but she is eager to inspire her 3rd grade students to be their best selves. She makes it a priority to check in with her students, and is often seen asking her students, “What are you grateful for today?” This practice is now routine for our staff as well. For many of her students, their home life is a struggle in a number of ways, and for some, school is the one place in their life that is constant and safe. Katie takes this role seriously and creates a community within her classroom culture that is so evident that even outsiders walking into her room can sense the feeling of calm and love that emanates from her learning environment. I have no doubt that Katie’s leadership within her class and within our school building itself has helped improve our school culture over the past five years. She is an incredible individual whom I feel privileged to call a colleague and friend.

Katie was interviewed by K103 last week. Read the transcript of the interview.

Each week during the school year, K103 and Concordia University honor a local educator, who receives:

  • $103 Gift Card for Classroom School Supplies
  • The Crystal Apple Award
  • A Concordia University Continuing Education Scholarship

High school student counselors needed for outdoor school

Posted on: March 1, 2018

The first annual GAPS outdoor school is scheduled for this May for Memorial Middle School students. The program will include a week-long overnight camp experience developed in partnership with Calapooia Watershed Council.

High schools are needed for camp counselor positions. Eligible applicants must:

  • Love the outdoors
  • Want to serve as a mentor to 6th grade students
  • Have an interest in the natural sciences
  • Be able to relate to middle school students
  • Want to practice and enhance your leadership and communication skills

For more information:

See the camp counselor presentation
See the Peachjar flyer

High school students can apply online. Applications are due by March 9 and must include a reference form from two teachers and a school counselor, due by March 16.

See the latest school bond project designs

Posted on: February 28, 2018

The prep work is nearly done for the major bond-funded construction projects. Planning has included seeking permits, planning for logistics for each site, creating a work timeline and, of course, designing the projects.

Construction work will start as soon as school is out at South Albany High School, West Albany High School, the new elementary school near Timber Ridge, the replacement of Oak Grove Elementary and the middle school vocational/CTE classrooms.

It is an exciting time. We will share more details as the work progresses. Here are design concept videos for each project:

South Albany High School
West Albany High School
New elementary school near Timber Ridge
Oak Grove Elementary School replacement

Questions about the bond? Check out our new Frequently Asked Questions page.

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