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Albany School of Humanities

      

Arts Appreciation ~ Global Citizenship

Prekindergarten-Grade 6

 

108 Whitehall Road, Albany, NY 12209(click here for directions)
Phone: (518) 475-6575
Fax: (518) 475-6577

Websites:     ASH Facebook page

ASH PTA Facebook page

ASH Twitter

 

Marie Culihan, Principal

Email: mculihan@albany.k12.ny.us

Glenn Westfall Jr., Assistant Principal

Email: gwestfall@albany.k12.ny.us

 

School Supply List 2019-20

 

School times

  • Building opens and breakfast begins -- 7:40 a.m.

  • School day begins -- 8 a.m.

  • School day ends -- 2:30 p.m.

  • After-school child care ends -- 5:30 p.m. 

Upcoming events

 

  • Thursday, Sept. 5 -- Supply drop-off, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 6 -- First Day of School
  • Tuesday, Sept. 17 -- Dads Take your Child to School Day
    • Book Fair begins
  • Thursday, Sept. 19 -- Open House, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 21 -- PTA's pancake breakfast at Applebee's, 8-10 a.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 22 -- Falcon 5K and Fun Run in Washington Park, 9:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept 24 -- PTA meeting, 6-7 p.m.
  • Monday, Sept. 30 -- No School (Rosh Hashana)

2018-19 news and information

  • ASH's May Newsletter -- Keep up to date with all our school events and activities. LINK here.

  • Spring Concert -- Orchestra, band, Boys' Chorus and chorus all performed beatifully! Bravo to our student musicians and music teachers!

  • Living History Projects -- Sixth-graders complete People of Change research and bring history to life. To view photos of the event, click here. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now."

  • ASH takes on Harlem Wizards -- Staffers from ASH and two other elementary schools faced off against the Harlem Wizards on May 7 at a basketball fundraiser to support a field trip to Philadelphia for sixth-grade leaders from the schools. The 14-member team from ASH, Giffen Memorial Elementary School and Pine Hills Elementary School took on the Wizards, a group of elite former college and pro basketball players. The Wizards showed astounding skill on the court as they charmed, pumped up and amused the audience and their Albany rivals (which included Former Falcon basketball players Anitra Arrington and Jenna Kindlon). Kids got plenty of time on the court, as well. The teams played in the Giffen gym. Click here to see a Facebook photo collection from the game. (You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures. A window may display the text, “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now.”)

  • ASH Winter Newsletter -- Follow this link for the latest on what's happening at ASH.

  • Spring clap-in -- A VIP cheering section was on hand during the event (LINK to photos) intended to motivate students to continue working hard during the final months of school. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now."

  • Kindergarteners learn from eighth-graders -- Regina McCormack's students have been visiting with a Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School class to help increase early literacy and literacy confidence. To view photos of the collaboration, click here. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now."

  • Kids Heart Challenge -- Fun, exercise and support for a good cause are all the reasons ASH students and staff contributed to the American Heart Association. Click here for more photos from the event. You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures. A window may display the text, “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss the message by clicking “not now.” 

  • Multi-Cultural Dinner -- Annual event draws veteran and new families to celebrate Albany's wonderful diversity. Link to pictures from the evening. You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures. A window may display the text, “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss the message by clicking “not now.” 

  • ASH partners with Crayola to save the earth -- Students and staff have saved thousands of markers from the landfill. Click here for more information. You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures. A window may display the text, “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss the message by clicking “not now.” 

  • Opera Saratoga visits ASH -- Students and staff wowed by "Pinocchio" adaptation. Click here to see a Facebook photo album from the performance. You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures. A window may display the text, “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss the message by clicking “not now.” 

  • Fifth-grade trip to MiSci -- Ms. Oertel's class traveled to the International Space Station and discovered a comet. Click here to see a Facebook photo album from the field trip. You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures. A window may display the text, “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss the message by clicking “not now.” 

  • Second quarter honor roll -- Congratulations to our 31 fifth and sixth-graders recognized Feb. 8. Click here to see a Facebook photo album from the breakfast. You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures. A window may display the text, “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss the message by clicking “not now.” 

  • Fifth-graders meet pen pals -- Students attend Siena vs. Fairfield men's basketball game to meet athletes they've been corresponding with in person. Click here to see a Facebook photo album from the game. You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures. A window may display the text, “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss the message by clicking “not now.” 

  • Vote for ASH! -- Help our school to win upwards of $25,000 in indoor and outdoor fitness equipment. Vote every day in February by clicking this link. For more information about the Project Fit contest, click here.

  • Siena hoopsters adopt ASH -- Representatives from Siena College's men’s and women’s basketball teams spoke to students at a Jan. 8 assembly about healthy decisions, the importance of education, kindness and -- of course -- hoops! Click here to see a Facebook photo album from the assembly. You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures. A window may display the text, “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss the message by clicking “not now.” 

  • First quarter honor roll -- Teachers and administrators recognized 33 students. Check out a Facebook album of the assembly. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now."

  • Kindergarten STEM Lesson -- Students built two and three dimensional structures out of toothpicks and marshmallows. Check out a Facebook album of the lesson. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now."  

  • "Clap-In" at ASH -- Parents, staff and community members were "All in for Albany" on Sept. 28! Check out a Facebook photo album from the event. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now."

About Albany School of Humanities
One of three themed magnet schools in the City School District of Albany, the mission of Albany School of Humanities (ASH) is to educate all students to be lifelong learners, capable decision-makers and positive contributors to their community. The humanities approach provides students with an overview of diverse cultures. Students are taught using an innovative curriculum that incorporates the arts into daily teaching and learning activities.

 

For more information about ASH, other magnet programs and the application process, please contact the district's Magnet Office at (518) 475-6551.

 

Absence from school

If your child is absent from school for any reason, call the school at (518) 475-6575 during the morning and provide a written excuse when your child returns to school.

 

 

 

 

 

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