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School Board approves bond proposal for May election

Posted on: January 23, 2017

The School Board unanimously voted to send a $159 million bond measure to voters in the May 16, 2017, election.

The measure would:

  • Make upgrades and improvements, including replacing roofs, siding, windows, plumbing, electrical systems in schools around the District.
  • Make energy improvements, including replacing old, inefficient high maintenance heating/ventilation systems, doors, which would save energy costs.
  • Make safety/security upgrades, including automatic door locks, fire alarms, security cameras to improve the safety of students.
  • Make seismic upgrades to enable buildings to better withstand earthquakes.
  • Renovate and/or add classroom space to support vocational/technical classes for all district middle school buildings.
  • Renovate and add classrooms and a cafeteria at Oak Grove Elementary School; purchase property and construct a new elementary school in NE Albany to address growing enrollment and reduce overcrowding.
  • Complete the first phase of West Albany High School’s rebuild that would include new classrooms, commons, auditorium, cafeteria and administrative space; and multipurpose space for vocational/technical education and gymnasium uses at South Albany High School.

The bond proposal is the result of a more than two-year process to identify facility needs in the District. The projects were reviewed by architects and recommended by a community-based District Facilities Advisory Committee (DFAC) that was made up of community members, parents and staff members.

DFAC initially identified more than $250 million in facility needs. This proposal represents the School Board’s priority to balance the most critical needs and the cost to taxpayers. This bond proposal is expected to increase taxes by an estimated $.64 per $1,000 of assessed property value because the 2006 bond is expiring.

For more information, read the resolution and explanatory statement. 

Find more information on the bond information page.

GAPS Co-Sponsoring Bullying Prevention Presentation

Posted on: October 8, 2018

Linn Together, a countywide network of volunteers with the mission to strengthen local prevention networks, has partnered with several local organizations, including GAPS, to present “Bullying Prevention in School and Cyber Settings”.   Parents, school staff, and other adults in the community can help kids prevent bullying. Join national bullying expert Dr. Michael Sulkowski, PhD, University of Arizona, for an interactive presentation on bullying prevention in both school and cyber settings.

The presentation will take place on October 17, 2018 from 9:00 – 11:00 am at Boulder Falls Center in Lebanon.  The event is free, but registration is required and space is limited.  Please register by October 10.  For additional information and registration, please see or contact Julie Greene of Linn County Health Services at 541-967-3819.


Fall Fundraising Has Started

Posted on: October 3, 2018

Memorial kicked off our Fall Fundraiser October 2nd.

We’re pleased to present our annual Cookie Dough and Magazine Program to our community! This is an important fund raiser for our school because we retain a large part of every magazine subscription dollar and cookie dough order received through this program. And, more importantly, the funds we raise will be used for field trips, parties, enrichment programs and activities that will benefit all of our students.

Magazine orders can be taken by catalog or online, all orders can be paid for by check, cash,  debit or credit. Please see the fund raising packet your student brought home for more information.

All orders are due by October 16th.


Fall Conferences Are Coming!

Posted on: October 3, 2018

Fall conferences will take place Oct 24 and 25.

Evening conferences will be held on Wednesday, Oct 24th from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Thursday conference sessions are:

8:00 to 12:00 p.m./ 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. / 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Important Dates for October

Posted on: October 3, 2018


Mark your calendars for these days in October!

Oct 2-16 Fall Fundraiser

Mon. Oct 8 Parent Club Meeting 6 pm

Tues Oct 9 DC Trip Meeting 7 pm

Fri. Oct 12 NO SCHOOL – Staff Development Day

Tues. Oct 16 Fundraiser Orders Due

Thur Oct 18 Picture Retakes

Fri. Oct 19 NO SCHOOL – Grading Day

Wed. Oct 24 Hat Day (Bring $1 to Wear a Hat All Day)

Wed. Oct 24 Evening Conferences

5 – 7:30 pm

Thurs Oct 25 NO SCHOOL – Conferences

8-12, 1-4, 5-7:30 pm

Fri. Oct 26 NO SCHOOL

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