With summer just around the corner,
we have compiled important
end-of-year information for all
schools throughout the City School
District of Albany.
Classes ended Monday at Albany
High School and students will take
Regents exams through June 26. Albany High's graduation
will be held Sunday, June 23 at the
Times Union Center beginning at 2
p.m. For more information,
please visit our District News
celebrates ninth year
Kaweeda G. Adams joined students from three City School District of
Albany elementary schools, their peers from three area districts and law
enforcement personnel from throughout the Capital Region on Wednesday to
celebrate the ninth year of the LEADership Project.
The LEADership Project is led by the
office of the U.S. Attorney for the
Northern District of New York, Grant
C. Jaquith. The program is an
anti-gang training for fifth-grade
visit our District News section
to read more.
inspires Albany High leaders
Fifteen student leaders from Albany High School had a private
audience June 10 with Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, who inspired and was
a role model for them.
The students – primarily
sophomores and juniors
– are part of the My
Brother’s Keeper Alliance at Albany
High. The school's program is part
of a nationwide initiative started
by former President Barak Obama to
expand opportunities for young men
of color. (MORE)
Board member, Albany High
honored on Henry Johnson
Board of Education member Tabetha
Wilson was awarded the
Henry Johnson Award for
Distinguished Community Service by
Mayor Kathy Sheehan on June 5.
Albany High School senior Irene
Nelson also received a scholarship from
the Albany Housing Coalition for her
essay on what Henry Johnson means to
Falcons in France
June 6, the Albany Marching Falcons
had the honor of performing on
the world stage as the
international community assembled on
the beaches of Normandy to celebrate
the 75th anniversary of
the World War II D-Day landings in
You can watch a video of the
students' performance on Omaha Beach
Second phase begins
for Rebuilding Albany High
City School District of Albany marked the latest milestone in the
Rebuilding Albany High School project June 1 with a groundbreaking
celebration for the second phase of the project --
a two-story, 39,000-square-foot classroom building
that will include art and music classrooms.
Please visit our
Rebuilding Albany High School
section to read more.
Voters approve budget,
Voters overwhelmingly approved the City School District of Albany’s
2019-20 budget May 21 as well as Proposition #2, a facilities package
that includes the renovation and expansion of North Albany Academy to
create a new permanent middle school.
Education President Anne Savage and
board member Damarise
Alexander-Mann, both running
unopposed, also received new four
year terms that will begin July 1.
2019-20 Budget News section for
State names two Albany High
prestigious MBK Fellow program
initiative started by former
President Barack Obama continues to
provide district students with the
tools and skills they need for
academic and career success.
Congratulations to Albany High
School juniors Chandon Bouyea and
Themba Pieterse on being selected
for the 2019 My Brother's Keeper
Fellowship program. (MORE)
In a first-of-its-kind ceremony,
Albany High School's Abrookin Career and Technical
Education Center held a "signing day" ceremony May 20 for six soon-to-be
graduates already committed to a skilled trade job.
The ceremony also recognized other
Career and Technical Education (CTE)
students and the community partners
who are the crucial links between
Abrookin and the workforce. (MORE)
O'Neal 'Ready Room'
helps students affected by
Welcome to the Ready Room at Edmund
J. O’Neal Middle School of Excellence, an inviting and tranquil place
where students who struggle with their behavior can come to take a
breath and reset themselves.
The space formerly known as room 219 was the school’s in-school
suspension room. Now it’s a haven of sorts for students who have
experienced life trauma that affects their ability to succeed in school.
Student art lifts
don't have to head to a gallery,
museum or even one of our schools to
view our talented students' amazing
art. It's now hanging for everyone
to see in two Albany neighborhoods.
Murals created by district middle
and high school students, as part of
the Corner Canvas Program, are now
transforming vacant properties
in the South End and Arbor Hill into
places for creative expression. (MORE)
Save the dates for 2019-20!
City School District of Albany Board
of Education has approved the school
calendar for 2019-20. The full
district wall calendar of events and
activities will be available in
print and online in August.
this link to download a one-page
Sept. 6 will be the first day of
classes for all elementary students,
students in grades 6 and 7 attending
middle school for the first time,
and Albany High School freshmen. The
first day of classes for all other
secondary students will be Monday,
2020 Census effort
critical for the city's
School District of Albany
Superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams
joined Mayor Kathy Sheehan and other
community partners May 1 to
highlight the importance of the
upcoming 2020 Census for the entire
committed to ensuring that all of
our students and families are
educated about the census and what
it means in terms of resources and
opportunities for our community over
the next decade," Adams said.
Please visit our District News
section for more information,
including information about full-
and part-time U.S. Census job
allows you use your smartphone or
desktop to track the location and
direction of your student’s bus,
your student's stop schedule for the
current day, and times for school
arrivals and departures. You’ll know
when the bus gets to school in the
morning and leaves in the afternoon.
Please visit our District News
section to read more.