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In the News: Janet Turner’s Last Ride

Posted on: May 15, 2019

JANET TURNER clocks in at 5:55 a.m. and starts her pre-ride check.

The bus depot at the Greater Albany Public Schools Transportation Office is loud, with no clear path from one destination to the next. Buses sit shoulder-to-shoulder; noses on some poke out and the flat faces of others provide a bit more room to pass. And the blacktop that spans the yard bounces back the heat that often accompanies the school year’s waning days.

But Turner, 66, knows her route, zigzagging from the transportation office past the buses, nosed and flat, her cane hitting the blacktop on the off beat of her hurried, practiced steps. All the while she talks at a volume just loud enough to float over the noise…

Click HERE to read the rest of the article by Caitlyn May from The Democrat Herald.

Photo credit: Mark Ylen from Mid-Valley Media.

Happy retirement, Janet! Thank you for your years of service and your loving devotion to our kids. ♥

All Star Awards / Premios “All Star”

Posted on: May 14, 2019

➡ Premios “All Star”: Haga clic AQUÍ

ON MAY 6th, our board members, principals, parents, teachers, staff, and students all gathered at West Albany High to honor two students from each school who have demonstrated excellence as individuals. Students were summoned to the stage by their principals, who shared their virtues, and after the students shook hands with each board member, they were presented with a certificate of excellence. 

Congratulations students!


Spanish Translation

El 6 de mayo, los miembros de nuestra Mesa Directiva, directores, padres, maestros, el personal y los estudiantes se reunieron en West Albany High para reconocer a dos estudiantes de cada escuela que han demostrado excelencia como individuos. Los estudiantes fueron llamados a pasar al escenario por los directores de sus escuelas, quienes compartieron sobre sus virtudes, las cuales le llevaron a ganar dicho premio. Después de que los estudiantes saludaron con la mano a cada miembro de la Mesa Directiva, ellos fueron presentados con un certificado de excelencia.

¡Felicitaciones estudiantes!

N. Albany Elementary Student Wins Spelling Bee!

Posted on: May 13, 2019

Congratulations to North Albany Elementary School 5th grader, Mikayla Chaffins, for winning first place at the county spelling bee!

Mikayla will go on to the state competition on August 1st at the State Fair.

GAPS Middle School Combined Bands / Bandas combinadas de la secundaria de GAPS

Posted on: May 9, 2019

 ➡ Bandas combinadas de la secundaria de GAPS: Haga clic AQUÍ

THE COMBINED GAPS bands, Timber Ridge, Calapooia, North Albany and Memorial, performed in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) in Newport, Oregon on May 1, 2019. All the students in the bands are in the 7th and 8th grade, and the guest conductor was Scott McKee, executive director of the Western International Band Clinic and American Band College.

The performance was part of the Oregon Music Educators Association District XI Band & Orchestra Festival which took place all day at the PAC. Middle school bands and orchestras from Albany, Corvallis, Lincoln City, Turner, Eugene, Lebanon, Harrisburg and Philomath performed throughout the day. It wasn’t a competition, but rather an educational festival where McKee along with another guest clinician, Joe Ingram, offered written and aural comments and suggestions for improvement to each of the performing groups. Each band performed and listened to and supported the other schools, gaining valuable information and the amazing experience of performing in this beautiful concert hall. They also spent fun time at the beach!

Thanks to the many parents and volunteers who helped make the event possible. Also, special thanks to our four Albany middle school band directors: Daniel Mitchell, Timber Ridge; Randy Solansky, Memorial; Mathew Scott, Calapooia; and Andy Nelson, North Albany.


Spanish Translation

Las bandas de combinadas de GAPS, secundarias Timber Ridge, Calapooia, North Albany y Memorial, se presentaron en el Centro de Artes (Performing Arts Center-PAC) en Newport, Oregon, el 1 de mayo de 2019. Todos los estudiantes están en los grados 7° y 8°, y el director invitado es el Sr. Scott McKee, director ejecutivo de Western International Band Clinic y American Band College.

La presentación fue parte del Festival de Banda y Orquesta del Distrito XI de la Asociación de Educadores de Música de Oregon, que se llevó a cabo durante todo el día en el PAC. Bandas y orquestas de secundaria de Albany, Corvallis, Lincoln City, Turner, Eugene, Lebanon, Harrisburg y Philomath, se presentaron durante todo el día. No fue una competencia, sino un festival educativo donde el Sr. McKee junto con otro director invitado, el Sr. Joe Ingram, ofrecieron comentarios escritos y auditivos y sugerencias para mejorar a cada uno de los grupos. Cada banda tocó, escuchó y apoyó a las otras escuelas, obteniendo información valiosa y una experiencia única en esta hermosa sala de conciertos. ¡También pasaron momentos divertidos en la playa!

Gracias a los muchos padres y voluntarios que ayudaron para hacer posible el evento. También, un agradecimiento especial a nuestros cuatro directores de banda de las escuelas secundarias de Albany: Sr. Daniel Mitchell, Timber Ridge; Sr. Randy Solansky, Memorial; Sr. Mathew Scott, Calapooia; y Sr. Andy Nelson de North Albany.

School Safety Information / Información de seguridad escolar

Posted on: May 5, 2019

Información de seguridad escolar: Clic AQUÍ

Dear parents,

We are writing to inform you of a written threat in a bathroom stall on Friday, May 3rd, at South Albany High School, indicating a potential threat of school violence on Monday. School administrators immediately reported the incident and the district has been working closely with local law enforcement.

On Saturday, there was a comment on social media suggesting Timber Ridge was also a potential threat.

All threats have been investigated by law enforcement and are unsubstantiated. We do not believe these are viable threats, but out of an abundance of caution we will have increased law enforcement presence at schools and throughout the community on Monday.

We of course will continue to monitor the situation and work with local law enforcement, and we will continue to keep you informed of any additional information. Because this is not deemed a credible threat, all schools will be open as usual. In this day of technology/social media, accurate and up-to-date information can be difficult to obtain, so we will update you if there is anything additional to report.

 

Tim Mills, Interim Superintendent
Lisa Harlan, Assistant Superintendent


Spanish Translation

Estimados padres:

Les escribimos para informarles de una amenaza escrita en la pared de un baño el viernes 3 de mayo en la preparatoria South Albany High School, indicando una posible amenaza de violencia escolar el lunes. Los administradores escolares inmediatamente reportaron el incidente y el distrito ha estado trabajando muy de cerca con las autoridades locales.

El sábado, hubo un comentario separado en las redes sociales, sugiriendo que la escuela Timber Ridge también era un sitio de posible amenaza.

Todas las amenazas han sido investigadas por las autoridades y han sido confirmadas como inválidas. No creemos que estas sean amenazas válidas, pero debido a una abundancia de precaución, tendremos una mayor presencia policial en las escuelas y en toda la comunidad el lunes.

Por supuesto, continuaremos monitoreando la situación y trabajando con las autoridades locales y continuaremos manteniéndolos informados sobre cualquier información adicional. Debido a que esto no se considera una amenaza válida, todas las escuelas estarán abiertas como de costumbre. En este día de tecnología/redes sociales, puede ser difícil obtener información precisa y actualizada, entonces los actualizaremos si hay algo adicional que informar.

 

Tim Mills, Superintendente Interino
Lisa Harlan, Asistente Superintendente