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The latest news ...

West Hill Middle School

registration day planned Aug. 5

West Hill Middle School will hold a registration day Wednesday, Aug. 5 for families of former Brighter Choice charter middle school students.

 

Staff will be on hand from 10 a.m.-noon and 5-7 p.m. to help families register their students for the 2015-16 school year. Please note that all former Brighter Choice students planning to attend West Hill in September need to register. Visit our West Hill Middle School section for more information.

 

Albany High principal joins

district's senior leadership team

The City School District of Albany Board of Education has appointed former Albany High School Principal Cecily Wilson-Turner to the position of assistant superintendent for instruction.

 

The board also confirmed Timitra Rose as assistant principal at the new West Hill Middle School, and Anthony Albanese as director of pupil personnel services.

 

Rose joins Principal Kandie Antonetti at West Hill, which the district will open for 2015-16 following the closure of the Brighter Choice charter middle schools. Veteran administrator Dale Getto has replaced Wilson-Turner as acting principal at Albany High. Please visit our District News section to read more.

 

Summer music concert and play this week

The City School District of Albany's Music Department will present its annual summer music performances on Wednesday and Thursday.

 

Summer Band and Summer Strings will perform at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Thomas O’Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST). And the summer musical, Disney's "The Jungle Book," will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at TOAST. Both performances are free and will be held in the auditorium.

 

The Summer Music Program is run every year during July and is open to any student from grades 3-12.

                                                       

Regents review schedule available

Review classes have begun for summer Regents exams. Click here for a schedule.

 

A great day to be a Falcon!

Groundbreaking ceremony marks start

of construction for new Albany High field

Construction officially got underway for Albany High School's new athletic field with a ground-breaking ceremony July 21 that celebrated the historic significance of the project and the teamwork that helped get it done.

 

When the field is completed, it will allow Albany High student-athletes to play home games in football and soccer -- and, new next spring, lacrosse! -- at home for the first time ever. Please visit our District News section to read more.

 

Elementary summer school: new twist

Space travel. Storytelling. Dancing. Photography. And so much more.

 

Welcome to elementary summer school in the City School District of Albany.

 

Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D. on July 6 launched a new full-day academic summer program that serves students from all 12 elementary school students. (MORE)

 

Free summer meals for kids city-wide

The City School District of Albany once again is participating in the Summer Food Service Program, with free meals Monday through Friday for all children 18 and under at schools across the city. Click here for a list of times and locations.

                            

Voters to fill board vacancies Nov. 3

The City School District of Albany Board of Education will let voters decide who will fill its two vacancies.
 
The five current board members have decided unanimously not to appoint candidates to fill the open seats in advance of the Nov. 3 election. The board had been considering 11 candidates to fill the seat left open earlier this year when Dan Egan resigned. C. Anthony Owens’ resignation earlier this month created a second opening. (MORE)

 

Albany High Class of 2015

celebrates graduation

Harvard University-bound Albany High School valedictorian Clare Criscione challenged the contemporary definition of success and urged her classmates to make kindness a priority as the Class of 2015 celebrated graduation June 28.

 

Criscione, a National Merit Scholarship Commended Student, addressed the 406 members of the Class of 2015 who gathered with family and friends at the University at Albany's SEFCU arena.

 

This year's graduates were accepted at more than 200 colleges and universities. (MORE)

 

Summit: Equity is top enrollment challenge

A group of parents, staff and community members overwhelmingly agreed June 23 that assuring equity among schools is the most important issue facing the City School District of Albany as it plans for future elementary and middle-school enrollment.

 

The discussions took place between more than 100 people from throughout Albany who attended a “Grade Configuration Summit” at Giffen Memorial Elementary School. (MORE)

 

Summer school info available

The City School District of Albany offers academic and enrichment summer-school programs for students in elementary school, middle school and high school.

 

Many of these programs are designed to help students meet the state's rising academic standards and tougher graduation requirements. (MORE)

 

November public vote set

for Albany High reconstruction

The future of Albany High School is in voters’ hands.

 

After more than a decade of discussion about how new facilities would best serve students for generations to come, including two years of planning for the current proposal, the City School District of Albany Board of Education voted unanimously this winter let voters decide in November.

 

The vote will be Nov. 3, in conjunction with the general election. (MORE)

 

2015 Hall of Famers named

The founders of the Albany Booster Club, a longtime alternative-education teacher and a champion swimmer will join the ranks of those enshrined in the City School District of Albany Hall of Fame this year.

 

A total of six new people will be inducted into the 2015 Hall of Fame this fall. (MORE)

 

New kindergarten registration

options add convenience for families

The City School District of Albany has put in place new options for 2015-16 to make kindergarten registration easier for families.

 

If your child currently is enrolled in a prekindergarten program in one of the district's 12 elementary schools, your child will automatically be registered for kindergarten in the district for next school year. Visit our Kindergarten Registration section for more information.

 

 
 
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7/30 Summer Music Program musical, "The Jungle Book," Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST), 6:30 p.m.
8/5 West Hill Middle School registration day, 10 a.m.-noon and 5-7 p.m. (Details)
8/11 Medical updates for fall sports, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School, 9 a.m.-noon
8/11 Board of Education Facilities Committee meeting, Academy Park, 5:30 p.m.
8/12 Medical updates for fall sports, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School, 9 a.m.-noon
8/13 Medical updates for fall sports, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School, 9 a.m.-noon
8/15 Albany High School football community cookout, Albany High School courtyard, noon (Details)
8/17 Preseason practice begins for all Albany High School varsity and JV sports
8/18 Medical updates for fall sports, Albany High School, 9 a.m.-noon
8/19 Medical updates for fall sports, Albany High School, 9 a.m.-noon
8/20 Board of Education meeting, Eagle Point Elementary School,
7 p.m.
8/26 Preseaon practice begins for modified football (grades 7-8)
9/1 Grade Configuration Steering Committee meeting, Harriet Gibbons Student Services Center, 6-8 p.m. (Details)
9/3 Board of Education meeting, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School, 100 Elbel Court, 7 p.m.
9/8 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR THE 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR