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The latest news ...

Giffen first-grader

honored as a hero

Mayor Kathy Sheehan and other local officials recognized Giffen Memorial Elementary School first-grader Avery Moses as a hero Monday for his actions in alerting his family to an early morning fire in their apartment building Nov. 19.


Avery, who celebrated his seventh birthday on Thanksgiving Day, smelled smoke and woke up his parents so all could get out safetly.


"Because of your actions, tragedy was avoided," Sheehan said. Please visit our District News section to read more.


Board workshop on Albany High

facilities project planned Thursday

The City School District of Albany Board of Education will hold a workshop discussion about the proposal to rebuild and renovate Albany High School on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. The workshop will be in the Albany High cafeteria. A regular board meeting will follow at 7 p.m.


The high school workshop will include a history of the planning process for a new or rebuilt school, and details on the design and budget-development process for the proposal that voters narrowly defeated earlier this month. There will be an opportunity for public comment about the discussion from 6:30-7 p.m. Please vsit our Board of Education section for more information.


Warm coats arrive in time for the cold

Just in time for the cold, students at Delaware Community School picked out new winter coats for themselves Nov. 24.


The coats -- along with scarves, hats and gloves -- came from the annual Cash for Coats drive sponsored by Mayor Kathy Sheehan, the Albany Devils hockey team, B. Lodge and Company and Burke Companies.


This year's drive raised more than $7,000 -- enough to buy 375 coats and more than1,000 scarves and pairs of gloves. (MORE)


Lottery applications available

for pre-K spots for 3-year olds

Applications are available for a lottery to fill limited spots in the City School District of Albany’s new program to provide prekindergarten to 3-year olds.


There also are additional spots for 4-year olds.


Click here to download an application. You also can pick up an application at any district elementary school or Central Registration, located at 75 Watervliet Ave. (MORE)


Thanks and Thanksgiving

with a multicultural twist

Albany High School junior Mohammad Nouri celebrated his first Thanksgiving on Nov. 18 alongside Myaj’ae Marrero, a kindergartener at Delaware Community School.


With five years' worth of Thanksgivings under her belt, Myaj’ae considers herself a Turkey Day expert. She and her elementary-school classmates spent the weeks leading up to Wednesday's meal giving lessons about the holiday to some 20 English-as-a-new-language students from Albany High. (MORE)


District looks forward after

final high school votes counted

Disappointed by the outcome but committed to the need, the City School District of Albany began looking ahead following the defeat of the proposal to renovate and rebuild Albany High School.


"No” votes held a narrow and unofficial 103-vote margin following the opening of absentee ballots from all 15 city wards Nov. 12. “No” votes had a 10-vote edge after the general election Nov. 3. Please visit our Re-Imagining Albany High School section for more information.


Hackett's human pink ribbon

raises breast-cancer awareness

Students and staff at William S. Hackett Middle School on Nov. 5 donned pink shirts and formed a human pink ribbon as part of a breast-cancer awareness project.


They also took part in a school-wide assembly where they interviewed breast cancer survivor Tonia Wheeler, raised $831 for a breast-cancer information organization and held a march around the school grounds. (MORE)


Community partners rally around Hackett

City School District of Albany Super-

intendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D., welcomed a large group of local leaders to William S. Hackett Middle School on Oct. 28 to announce a broad partnership to support Hackett’s efforts to avoid a takeover by the state.


"This is the first step in providing a significant level of support for Hackett Middle School," Dr. V said. Please visit our District News section to read more.


Albany High seniors

earn National Merit recognition

Two Albany High School seniors have been named Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program: Indigo Anderson and William Kelley.


Their outstanding scores on the 2014 SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test placed them in the top 5 percent of the 1.5 million students in the United States who took the test during junior year. Congratulations and great work!


Bravo! Students selected

for state, regional ensembles

Three Albany High School seniors have been selected from among thousands of outstanding high school musicians to perform in statewide ensembles of the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA).


Kelly Streznewski, who plays trumpet, will play in NYSSMA’s Conference All-State Symphonic Band. Queone Sylvester, a tenor, will sing in the Conference All-State Mixed Choir. Percussionist Eugene Lorini was selected as an alternate for the Conference All-State Symphonic Band. (MORE)


A great day to be a Falcon!

Saturday, Oct. 17 was a great day to be a Falcon as Albany High School played on its new athletic field for the first time. It was the first on-campus varsity football game ever at an Albany public school, and the fans braved the chilly weather to celebrate the occasion.

From the tailgate party put on by the Falcon football family before the game to the end of the Falcons' loss to former crosstown rival CBA, it was a fun event and a sign of big things to come at Albany High. Please visit our Photo Gallery section and our Facebook page to check out photos from the day.



Dads support their kids' education

More than 1,000 fathers and father figures turned out Sept. 22 at district elementary and middle schools for "Dads Take Your Child to School Day."


The day is part of a national initiative to get fathers and father figures more involved in their children's education Schools marked the day with breakfasts, presentations, photos and other activities.


Community swimming at Myers

Community swimming is back in session for the 2015-16 school year at Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School.


The Myers pool is open for swimming each Monday and Wednesday night while school is in session. Swimming will not be offered on Mondays or Wednesdays when school is closed. This is a free activity. (MORE)


School taxes decrease

Albany homeowners had their school tax bills decreased in 2015-16.


The City School District of Albany Board of Education approved a 2015-16 tax warrant that resulted in a 1.54 percent decrease in taxes – about $49 – on an Albany home assessed at $150,000.


Homeowners that take part in STAR and Enhanced STAR fared even better, saving $62 (a 2.45 percent decrease) and $74 (a 3.90 percent decrease) for homes assessed at $150,000. (MORE)


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Upcoming events
(visit each school's page for more listings) 

11/30 Board of Education Audit Committee meeting, Academy Park, 5:30 p.m.
12/1 North Albany Winter Concert and Art Show, 6:30 p.m.
12/2 Albany High School Winter Concert featuring Jazz Ensemble, Albanettes, Men's Ensemble and String Quartet, 7 p.m.
12/3 Board of Education forum on next steps for Albany High School renovation project, Albany High School,
5-7 p.m.  (Details)
12/3 Albany High School Financial Aid Night,
6:30 p.m.
12/3 Board of Education meeting, Albany High School, 7 p.m.
12/7 New Scotland Elementary School Winter Concert at Hackett, 7 p.m.
12/8 Albany School of Humanities (ASH) Winter Concerts, 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
12/8 Philip Schuyler Achievement Academy Winter Concerts, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
12/8 William S. Hackett Middle School Winter Concert and PTA Dessert Auction,
6:30 p.m.
12/9 Albany High School Winter Concert featuring Vocal Music, Orchestra and Symphonic Band,
7 p.m.
12/10 Delaware Community School Winter Concerts, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
12/10 Sheridan Preparatory Academy Winter Concert, 6 p.m.
12/10 Montessori Magnet School Winter Concert,
7 p.m.
12/11 Second-quarter interim marking period ends
12/14 Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST) Winter Concert,
6:30 p.m.
12/15 Giffen Memorial Elementary School Winter Concert,
5:30 p.m.
12/15 Pine Hills Elementary School Winter Concerts, 1:15 p.m. and 7 p.m.
12/16 Adult Continuing Education winter semester registration, Albany High School, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
12/16 Albany High School Winter Concert featuring Advanced Orchestra, Select Choir and Vocal Music, 7 p.m.
12/17 Arbor Hills Elementary School Winter Concerts, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
12/17 Adult Continuing Education winter semester registration, Albany High School, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
12/17 Board of Education meeting, Sheridan Preparatory Academy,
7 p.m.
12/17 Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School Winter Concert, 7 p.m.
12/17 North Albany Academy Literacy/Math Night,
5 p.m.
12/24-1/1 Holiday Recess
No school
1/4 Board of Education meeting, Albany High School, 7 p.m.
1/6 Adult Continuing Education winter classes begin
1/7 Albany High School Blood Drive, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
1/12 Giffen Memorial Elementary School Math/English Language Arts/Technology Night,
5 p.m.
1/13 Albany High School College Information Night, 6:30 p.m.
1/14 Pine Hills Elementary School Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration,
1 p.m.
1/18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
No school
1/19 2016-17 magnet elementary school lottery applications available (Lottery 4/5)
1/19 Magnet Elementary School Open House at Albany School of Humanities (ASH), 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and
6-7:30 p.m.
1/20 Dual-Language Open House at Delaware Community School, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m.