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APSF Awards $40,000 to GAPS teachers

Posted on: December 21, 2018

The Albany Public Schools Foundation awarded $40,000 in classroom grants during the month of November.  Funded projects ranged from electronics, to materials for art, reading, music and physical education. Grant applicants have received their grant status notification letters.

Primary funding for the Classroom Grant Program comes from three Albany Public School Foundation events: iSwim for Kids, iCelebrate Kids Benefit Gala and the iRun for Kids race.

See the list of award recipients for details!

Fundación de las escuelas públicas de Albany (APSF por sus siglas en inglés) otorga $40,000 a maestros de GAPS

La Fundación de las Escuelas Públicas de Albany, otorgó $40,000 en subvenciones para los salones de clases durante el mes de noviembre. Los proyectos financiados van desde electrónica, hasta materiales para arte, lectura, música y educación física. Los solicitantes de subvenciones han recibido sus cartas de notificación de estado de concesión.

La financiación principal para el Programa de Subvenciones de Aula, proviene de tres eventos de la Fundación de Escuelas Públicas de Albany: “iSwim for Kids” (Evento de natación), la Gala de Beneficios de “iCelebrate Kids” (Evento recreativo) y “iRun for Kids” (Evento de carreras).

¡Vea la lista de ganadores de premios para más detalles!

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.


Posted on: November 6, 2019

Instagram Notice Memorial is on Instagram…..


Can Food Drive

Posted on: November 4, 2019

Food Drive
November 4-22


Grades who bring in the most food get a treat in Advisory….

Memorial Book Fair

Posted on: October 17, 2019

Our Fall Book Fair is coming next week! October 21st-24th.

The fair will be open, in our library, during school hours and conferences.   A portion of the proceeds helps support our library.  Cash, check and credit/debit are accepted.  Hope to see you there!

Book Fair

Student Success Act / Ley de Éxito Estudiantil

Posted on: October 10, 2019

The Oregon Legislature passed and the Governor signed the $2 billion Student Success Act (HB 3427), a historic and much needed investment in K-12 schools. Greater Albany Public Schools could be able to access an estimated $5.5 million per year through a state application process.

Districts are allowed four broad uses for the grant proposals:

  1. Increasing instructional time
  2. Addressing student health and safety needs
  3. Increasing adults/decreasing class size
  4. Expanding well-rounded learning opportunities.

Programs must also meet students’ behavioral and mental health needs and increase academic achievement as well as reduce disparities among student groups.

We want to be sure to invest these resources in alignment with our community vision. In conjunction with a new Strategic Plan, input from parents, teachers, staff, students, and the community at large will shape the future of Greater Albany Public Schools!

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  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 – 6:00-7:30 p.m. (In Spanish with English interpretation)
  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. / 11:30 a.m. (In English with Spanish interpretation)
  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019 –  6:00-7:30 p.m. (In English with Spanish interpretation)

Spanish Translation 

La Legislatura de Oregón aprobó y la Gobernadora firmó la Ley de Éxito Estudiantil de $ 2 mil millones (HB 3427), una inversión histórica y muy necesaria para las escuelas desde Kínder hasta el 12 grado. Las Escuelas Públicas de Greater Albany, podrían acceder a un estimado de $ 5.5 millones por año a través de un proceso de solicitud estatal.

Los distritos tienen cuatro usos generales para las propuestas de subvención:

  1. Incremento del tiempo de instrucción.
  2. Abordar las necesidades de salud y seguridad de los estudiantes. 
  3. Aumento de adultos/disminución del tamaño de la clase.
  4. Expandir oportunidades de aprendizaje integrales.

Los programas también deben satisfacer las necesidades de salud mental y conductual de los estudiantes y aumentar el rendimiento académico, así como reducir la desproporción entre los grupos de estudiantes.

Queremos asegurarnos de invertir estos recursos de acuerdo con nuestra visión comunitaria. ¡Junto con un nuevo Plan Estratégico, los aportes de padres, maestros, personal, estudiantes y la comunidad en general darán forma al futuro de las Escuelas Públicas de Greater Albany!

Encuesta de participación comunitaria (Inglés) Encuesta de participación comunitaria (Español) Encuesta de participación estudiantil (Inglés) Encuesta de participación estudiantil (Español) Descargar folleto imprimible (Inglés) Descargar folleto imprimible (Español) Foros Comunitaios (Ingles y Espanol)

July Bond Updates / Actualizaciones del Bono escolares

Posted on: August 27, 2019

 ➡ Actualizaciones del Bono escolares: Click AQUÍ

SUMMER HAS BEEN extremely busy for construction bond projects, with activity at eighteen school sites and two district facilities. The largest challenges for the summer has been a number of unforeseen conditions at the middle schools, but those projects should be completed for the start of school with one exception, the locker rooms at North Albany Middle School.

Oak Grove Opening Events: speeches, photos, ribbon cutting, flag raising, self guided tour

The major good news of the summer is the completion of Oak Grove Elementary, the replacement school for the old Oak Grove building, which will open before school starts on August 29 with a public ribbon cutting ceremony and self guided tour. Please join us at 3:30 p.m.

Meadow Ridge Elementary is a brand new school for 600 students and is about three quarters through construction, with a completion date in early 2020.

The big middle school projects are the upgrades to Memorial and North Albany’s CTE spaces. Memorial received a modification of an existing science, leadership, food science, and communications classroom to create a new science lab, fabrication lab, maker space, and digital lab. North Albany Middle is having existing an art classroom and four other classrooms modified into CTE labs and a classroom.

SAHS Auxiliary Gym

SAHS Auxiliary Gym

The bond projects for South Albany High School include the development of an auxiliary gym, theater upgrades, and the renovation of career technical education (CTE) classrooms, including the addition of new CTE spaces. Completion is scheduled for 2020.

At West Albany High School, the developments will relieve crowding with the construction of an auxiliary gym, CTE spaces, a student commons, and an auditorium, which will be available for use by the entire district. Completion in Fall 2020.

Critical facility upgrades continued in Summer 2019, which included projects such as new roofing, restroom remodels, the replacement of water lines, etc.

Thank you, voters! ◊

Spanish Translation

El verano ha sido extremadamente ocupado para proyectos de bonos de construcción escolar, con actividad en dieciocho escuelas y dos instalaciones del distrito. Los mayores desafíos para el verano han sido una serie de condiciones imprevistas en las escuelas secundarias, pero esos proyectos deben completarse para el comienzo de clases, con una excepción, los vestuarios de la escuela secundaria North Albany Middle School.

La principal buena noticia del verano es la finalización de la escuela primaria Oak Grove Elementary, la escuela de reemplazo para el antiguo edificio de Oak Grove, que se abrirá antes de que comience las clases el 29 de agosto con una ceremonia pública de corte de cinta y una visita auto guiada. Únase a nosotros a las 3:30 p.m. (la invitación está en la página dos de este boletín).

La escuela primaria Meadow Ridge es una escuela completamente nueva para 600 estudiantes y tiene aproximadamente tres trimestres de construcción, con una fecha de finalización a principios de 2020.

Los grandes proyectos de la escuela secundaria son las mejoras a los espacios CTE de Memorial y North Albany. Memorial recibió una modificación de un aula existente de ciencias, liderazgo, ciencias de los alimentos y comunicaciones para crear un nuevo laboratorio de ciencias, laboratorio de fabricación, espacio para fabricantes y laboratorio digital. North Albany Middle tiene un aula de arte y otras cuatro aulas modificadas en laboratorios de CTE y un aula.

SAHS Auxiliary Gym

Los proyectos del bono escolar para South Albany High School incluyen el desarrollo de un gimnasio auxiliar / espacio multipropósito, mejoras de teatro y la renovación de aulas de educación técnica profesional (CTE), incluida la adición de nuevos espacios CTE. La finalización está programada para 2020.

En West Albany High School, los desarrollos aliviarán la sobrepoblación con la construcción de un gimnasio auxiliar, espacios CTE, un área para estudiantes y un auditorio, que estará disponible para su uso por todo el distrito. Terminación en el otoño de 2020.

Las remodelaciones críticas de las instalaciones continuaron en el verano de 2019, que incluyeron proyectos como nuevos techos, remodelaciones de baños, reemplazo de tuberías de agua, etc.

¡Gracias a los votantes!