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GAPS students perform in All-State honor groups

Posted on: January 15, 2018

Music students from Greater Albany middle and high schools participated in the All-State Music Conference in Eugene this weekend. The high school students were selected through an audition process, and the middle school students were recommended by their music teachers. The annual event is sponsored by the Oregon Music Education Association.

Pictured above are students Emma Yonemura and Gabe LaChapelle with guest conductor Cheryl Floyd from Austin, Texas, preparing for an Honor Band performance in the Hult Center.

Below are Ryan Nelson (senior WAHS bassoon) and Brandon Dodd (senior WAHS, oboe) with conductor Kevin Noe, guest conductor from Michigan State University after their performance with the All-State Honor Orchestra.

 

Waverly All-Star student is recognized for math test scores

Posted on: January 12, 2018

On Monday, the School Board honored Student All-Stars, including an All-Star student from Waverly Elementary School who was absent during the school’s December recognition.

Pictured is Takoda Cunningham, who achieved the highest score in the school on the 2016-17 fourth-grade math assessments.

Congratulations Takoda!

School Board honors Periwinkle Student All-Stars

Posted on: January 12, 2018

On Monday, the School Board honored Student All-Stars from Periwinkle Elementary School for earning the highest scores on the 2016-17 state assessments in language arts, math and science.

The students were introduced by Principal Chaundra Smith. Pictured (from left):

Sam Nelson, science
Sam is a highly motivated self-starter. He sets a strong example for his peers and is a great friend. Math is a strength for Sam, and he loves to push his thinking and expand his learning. He may seem quiet, but when you take time to talk with him, you will see what great ideas he has.

Brenden Wrigley, math
Brenden is a great student. He works hard and puts 100% into every assignment. Brenden loves to read and was always sharing with us what he was currently reading. He was definitely our resident Harry Potter expert!

Anthony Bowen, language arts
Anthony is a sharp-minded young man. The effort he puts into his work is always his hardest, and he consistently pushes himself to do more. Because of his endless drive and natural intuition, I know Anthony will go on to do important things in life.

Brayden McKay, math
Brayden is an exceptional student and leader. He works well above his grade level in math and has fantastic critical-thinking skills. He is a model student with high motivation and determination to exceed at high levels in math.

McKenzie McKay, math
Kenzie is a very kind, hard-working student who gives her best effort on anything she attempts.

Sofi Li, language arts
Sofia is a phenomenal student who is extremely motivated. Her reading and writing skills are significantly above grade level. She is extremely creative in her writing and shows a deep understanding for looking at text critically.

School Board honors Timber Ridge Student All-Stars

Posted on: January 11, 2018

On Monday, the School Board honored Student All-Stars from Timber Ridge School for earning the highest scores on the 2016-17 state assessments in language arts, math and science.

The students were introduced by Principal Jodi Dedera. Pictured (from left):

Corin Wells, fifth-grade language arts and math
Corin is a curious and creative thinker who is a thoughtful individual.

Samuel Hoggard, fifth-grade science
Sam is a strong and motivated student who puts forth great effort.

Shayne Schuster, math
Shayne is an excellent student who is always ready for the next challenge.

Not pictured: Gabriella Kesinger, language arts; and Julia Miller, language arts and math.

School Board honors North Albany Elementary Student All-Stars

Posted on: January 10, 2018

On Monday, the School Board honored Student All-Stars from North Albany Elementary School for earning the highest scores on the 2016-17 state assessments in language arts, math and science.

The students were introduced by Principal Kilee Sowa. Pictured (from left):

Aidan Richards, fourth-grade math
Aidan is curious and loves exploring numbers. He has a knack for finding new ways to solve numerical problems.

Sarah Ward, fifth-grade math and language arts
Sarah is hard working and has an outstanding academic mind.

Brynna Gritter Kenneke, fifth-grade science
Brynna is investigative. She’s a natural scientist.

Kylie Ostrin, fourth-grade language arts
Kylie is driven and hard working. She is always looking for more to read.

Eden Hart, third-grade language arts
Eden is bright. She is a natural reader who is always curious.

Mykayla Chaffins, third-grade math
Mykayla is organized and has a number-driven mind. She is always working on the next step in any problem.