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Albany Options and South Shore students team up to improve school grounds

Posted on: September 29, 2016

Albany Options horticulture visited South Shore Elementary School this week, where they partnered up with a second-grade class to do some landscaping projects around the school.

Students spread mulch and wood chips, weeded, removed blackberry bushes, and trimmed the bushes. The second graders were partnered with the high school students to complete the tasks. After they finished the work, the AOS students joined the second graders for lunch in the cafeteria.

Staff at both schools said the students enjoyed the partnership and look forward to working together again in the future.

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.