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Share your priorities for a facilities bond at a community forum in October

Posted on: September 28, 2016

The School Board continues to review facility needs for a possible bond proposal for next spring. The District will host a series of community meetings in October to gather input about community priorities, which will help the Board develop a final bond proposal for next May

A proposal could include:

  • Projects to upgrade existing schools for instructional programs
    Safety and security projects
  • Maintenance projects to protect the community’s investments in school buildings
  • New elementary schools to relieve overcrowding and manage growth
  • Reconstruction of buildings that need large-scale repair and renovation

Please join us and share your input. All meetings are planned for 6-7:30 p.m.

  • Oct. 5: Timber Ridge
  • Oct. 12: Oak Grove Elementary
  • Oct. 20: West Albany High School
  • Oct. 26: South Albany High School

Albany Public Schools Foundation celebrated new SAHS cafeteria

Posted on: September 26, 2016

Saturday, Sept. 24, was the open house for the new cafeteria at South Albany High School. It was a chance for community members to see the beautiful new learning space for students.

It was also a chance to recognize and thank community members who contributed more than $212,000 to the Albany Public Schools Foundation to support furniture, equipment and facilities that were not part of the rebuild budget.

Student leaders gave tours of the building, and SAHS staff were on hand to talk about culinary arts, consumer science and music programs. The SAHS band and the new Rebel Nation a capella choir performed.

SAHS open house and celebration: Sept. 24

Posted on: September 23, 2016

South Albany High School is opening doors to its beautiful new cafeteria. This is the official celebration of the new educational space. The cafeteria and classrooms in the new building were possible because of the tremendous community support for students and schools.

Join us on Sept. 24 at 10 a.m.

Tangent fire fighters visit school for birthday lunch

Posted on: September 19, 2016

Each month the Tangent Fire department brings a truck to Tangent Elementary School for  a birthday lunch with students having birthdays that month. On Friday,  the department honored children with birthdays in August and September.

After lunch, the fire department take the students out to the fire truck. The driver explains features of the vehicle. In this visit, the driver sounded the siren.

After the tour, two of the fire fighters went to the kindergarten classroom, where one of them dressed in all of the gear that he wears in the event of a fire. The goal was to show children what a fire fighter looks like, so they would not panic in the event of an emergency.

LeVar Burton brings Reading Rainbow to Liberty Elementary

Posted on: September 16, 2016

Liberty Elementary students enjoyed a special assembly on Friday with a very special guest. Actor, author, TV celebrity and reading activist LeVar Burton visited the school to read to students.

Burton hosted the early childhood reading show, “Reading Rainbow,” for 26 years, making it the longest running children’s program and earning more than 200 awards.

He entertained the students with story time and Reading Rainbow Video Fieldtrips, including, “How Do Astronauts Poop in Space?” and “I Love My Job Because.”

Burton said he gets a lot of space related questions because of his work on the TV series Star Trek.

The assembly also included a reading of Burton’s new book, “The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm” and active dance and movement time, led by Kindermusik teacher Sue Hardin.

The school assembly was brought to Liberty by an anonymous donor who sponsored assemblies at five schools around the country.

Read more in the Democrat-Herald.