Re-Imagining Albany High School
Board approves environmental review
process required for facilities project
City School District of Albany Board of Education gave its approval
July 17 to move forward with an environ-mental review required for a
facilities project as it continues the
process of planning for the future of Albany High School.
The State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) requires a review
of potential environmental impacts for a building renovation or
construction of a new facility. Both options remain under
consideration for Albany High.
Please visit our
Re-Imagining Albany High School section for more information.
District mourns death of teacher Tom Healey
The City School District of Albany is deeply
saddened by the Monday death of longtime Albany High School teacher
He died at the age of 58, three weeks after he retired from a
28-year career in the district.
Calling hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Parker Brothers Memorial
Funeral Home, 2013 Broadway, Watervliet. A mass will be held at 10
a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 2416 7th Ave.,
Click here to read an article about him that ran in Wednesday's
Summer Celebration draws record crowd
friends and neighbors flocked to Krank Park on Saturday for food and
family fun at the City School District of Albany's 2014 Summer
The annual community party drew more than 450
people, an all-time high for the four years the district has held
Click here to see a gallery of photos from the day's activities.
Thanks to sponsors JAMZ 96.3, ShopRite of Albany,
the Albany Housing Authority, Honest Weight and Whitsons for their
support of this great event!
New board member
Thursday, the City School District of Albany Board of Education
appointed Kenneth M. Bruce to fill the remaining five months of a board
term vacated when Felicia Green resigned this spring.
Above right, Bruce
(left) takes the Oath of Office from Bernard Bryan, president of the
Albany chapter of the NAACP.
Bruce was among eight candidates who
expressed interest at the board’s June 19 meeting.
The position Bruce
will fill will be one of two seats up for election in November. Board
member Alexandra Streznewski’s term also is ending this year.
Great book titles aplenty
in 2014 Summer Reading Program
and high-school students have a great selection of book titles from
which to choose in the City School District of Albany's 2014 Summer Reading Program.
Summer reading supports and builds on lessons of the previous school
year and prepares students for success in the year ahead. (MORE)
Community swimming takes summer break
Community swimming at Stephen and Harriet Myers
Middle School will be on a summer hiatus due to necessary pool
repairs. Community swimming at Myers will resume in September.
Ticky Burden among 2014 Hall of Famers
October, a former pro basketball player, a national TV producer and a
longtime volunteer athletic coach are among the eight who will join the
ranks of those enshrined in the City School District of Albany Hall of
The Class of 2014 includes 1972 Philip Schuyler High School graduate Luther “Ticky” Burden,
who went on to star at the University of Utah and play in the ABA
our Hall of Fame section to read more about this year's
Free summer meals for kids
at 12 Albany city schools
City School District of Albany once again is participating in the Summer
Food Service Program, with free breakfast and lunch for all children 18
and under at a dozen schools across the city.
The program started July 7 and continues into
Con-GRAD-ulations Class of 2014!!!!
Pride was on full display Sunday as the Albany High School Class of
2014 celebrated graduation at the University at Albany's SEFCU
From Class President Denis Leon urging that his classmates "never
forget that unconquerable spirit that goes with being a Falcon," to
the the familiar "Allll-bany" chant as the grads prepared to exit
the auditorium as a class for the final time, the members of the
Class of 2014 moved on to the next stage in their lives proud of the
high school journey that helped them get here.
Forham-bound valedictorian Andrew Tarwerdi, a National Merit
Scholarship recipient, and Cornell-bound salutatorian Elana Cohen
also addressed their classmates.
Visit our District News section to read more. You also can
click here to view a Photo Gallery of the day's events.
And, as Cohen noted -- Con-GRAD-ulations everyone!
William S. Hackett Middle School eighth-grader Gianne Nocus seems to
be waving goodbye to middle school and the 2013-14 school year as
she crosses the stage during the school's moving-up ceremony June 27
-- the last day of classes for all students in the City School
District of Albany.
Click here to see a Photo Gallery of other moving-up ceremonies
throughout the district.
Fall bus transportation applications available
School District of Albany families are encouraged to complete and turn
in applications for bus transportation for their children in September.
Click on the highlighted text for an application for
yellow bus service
(for elementary schools, North Albany Academy and Stephen and Harriet
Myers Middle School) or a
(for transportation to Albany High School and William S. Hackett Middle School).
New immunization rules effective for 2014-15
The New York State Health Department has
changed the frequency and type of immunizations that children must have
in order to attend school in 2014-15.
State law requires districts to deny
admitting children to school if their family cannot prove they
received or are in the process of receiving required immunizations
against diseases including polio, pertussis and measles.
Click the highlighted text for a complete
list of the
new state immunization requirements.