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.
our West Hill Middle School section for more
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
The board also confirmed Timitra Rose as assistant principal at the new West Hill
Middle School, and Anthony Albanese as director of pupil
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
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
Click here for a schedule.
A great day to be a Falcon!
Groundbreaking ceremony marks start
of construction for new Albany High
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.
Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D. on July 6 launched a new full-day academic summer
program that serves students from all 12 elementary school students.
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
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
Summit: Equity is top enrollment challenge
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
School District of Albany offers academic and enrichment summer-school programs for students in elementary
school, middle school and high
Many of these programs are designed to help students meet
the state's rising academic standards and tougher graduation
November public vote set
for Albany High reconstruction
The future of Albany High School is in voters’
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
registered for kindergarten in the district for next school year.
Visit our Kindergarten Registration
section for more information.