Albany High wins robotics
High School’s robotics team made
history on March 17 as it flexed its
mechanical muscles to claim first
place in the 2018 New York Tech
Valley Regional FIRST Robotics Team
event. This win marks the team’s
first victory at the regional level
in its 15 years of competition.
High’s team 1493 will now advance to
the FIRST Championship in Detroit
from April 25-29 for a chance to
compete against teams from across
the nation and around the world. (MORE)
District, police partner for
emergency response community
The City School District of Albany will partner with the Albany Police
Department for a community forum Monday, March 26 to help residents
learn how to respond if they are confronted with a potentially
life-threatening emergency situation.
Shooter Response Training will be
offered in the Albany High School
auditorium beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Please visit our District News
section for more information,
including a link to an Albany Police
Department video that provides a
preview of information that will be
discussed during Monday's forum.
Theatre Ensemble addresses
identity and bullying in new
High School Theatre Ensemble students have created four new works
addressing issues of identity, bullying and community building. These
pieces are currently touring the City School District of Albany’s middle
schools, magnet elementary schools and the Albany International Center.
community is invited to an evening
performance of all four works on
Tuesday, March 27 at 6 p.m. in the
Albany High School auditorium. (MORE)
Former Albany High leader
Getto announces retirement
Albany High School Interim Principal Dale Getto has announced her
retirement following a 31-year career as a teacher and administrator in
the City School District of Albany. Getto served as a member of
the Albany High administrative team for 7½ years and as the school’s
leader for the last 2½ years. She was an instrumental part of the
school’s progress during that time.
Encouraging our students
to do their best as state
City School District of Albany, like
public school districts throughout
the state, is preparing for the
annual state tests for students in
As this year’s tests approach,
please keep in mind that all of New
York’s statewide exams are designed
to measure how well students are
mastering the learning standards
that guide classroom instruction.
The state’s goal
is to help ensure that students are
on track to graduate from high
school with the critical-thinking,
problem-solving and reasoning skills
needed for success in today’s world.
Please visit our From the
Superintendent section for more
information and resources.
Listening to our students'
March 14, students at Albany High
School and the City School District
of Albany's three middle schools
joined their peers nationwide in
coming together to advocate for
school safety and to honor the
memory of the 17 people who lost
their lives in last month's school
shooting in Parkland, Fla.
High, students took part in a
voluntary assembly and march as part
of the nationwide movement. The
demonstration was organized entirely
by Albany High students to speak out
on the issue of school safety and
the power of their own voices. (MORE)
Albany High advances
in county mock trials
Albany High School Model UN Club on March 8 defeated students from
Cohoes to advance to the next round of the county-level New York
Statewide High School Mock Trial Tournament.
The match was the second victory for the
Falcon team, which defeated Voorheesville on Feb. 27. (MORE)
High cancer survivor
'Student of the Year'
High School sophomore and cancer survivor Rylyn Swierzewski was named
2018 Student of the Year on March 1 by the Upstate New York/Vermont
Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
In eight weeks Swierzewski raised
more than $28,000 for the society,
which supports research into a cure
for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s
disease and myeloma and provides
free information, education and
support for patients and families
affected by the diseases.
for prestigious conference
The Albany County League of Women Voters has
selected Albany High School sophomore Faith O’Toole to represent the
county at a statewide "Students Inside Albany" conference to be held at
the Capitol in May.
An Albany High honor student by day,
O’Toole also is studying American
Sign Language at Hudson Valley
Community College. She is the only
student from Albany County selected
to participate in the League of
Women Voters' conference. (MORE)
Arts showcased throughout March
is Fine Arts Month in the City School District of Albany, giving
families and community members numerous opportunities to check out the
visual arts, performing arts and musical talents of our students.
schedule of events and activities
can be found
here, and you can learn more by
National Merit finalists
Albany High School seniors Matan Adler and
Max Heller have been named finalists in the competition for prestigious
National Merit Scholarships, ranking them among the best students in the
are among some 15,000 finalists – in
the top one percent of high school
students nationwide – vying for the
scholarship in 2018. (MORE)