William S. Hackett Middle School
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45 Delaware Ave., Albany, NY 12202 (click
here for directions)
Phone: (518) 475-6475
Fax: (518) 475-6477
Michael Paolino, Principal
Judith Collins, Assistant Principal
Lisa House, Assistant Principal
2019-20 school supplies lists
Administrative changes at Hackett
following message is from Hackett Middle School
Principal Michael Paolino.
On July 1, the Board of
Education approved the appointment of Assistant
Principal Lawrence Moultrie as an academy principal
at Albany High School, effective immediately.
I would like to thank Mr.
Moultrie for his service to our students
and families during his time at Hackett. I wish him
great success at Albany High, where I am certain he
will provide the able leadership and student support
that he provided to Hackett.
The district expects to fill the
position over the summer.
If you have any questions, please
do not hesitate to contact me at any time.
-- 7:25 a.m. for breakfast ; 7:30 a.m. for
students not having breakfast
-- 7:40 a.m.; enter through rear entrance
Main entrance opens --
School day begins
-- 8 a.m.
School day ends --
clubs and sports programs end -- 4
p.m. or 5
p.m., depending on the program (some athletic
activities may end later than 5 p.m.)
Aug. 29 -- Middle School
Summer Orientation (all grades), 6-8:30
Friday, Sept. 6 -- First
day of school for sixth- and seventh-graders
attending middle school for the first time
Monday, Sept. 9 -- First
day of school for returning grade 7 and all
grade 8 students
Wednesday, Sept. 11
- Parent University,
meeting, 7-8 p.m.
- Friday, Sept. 13
-- PTA barbecue, 10:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 17 -- Dads
Take Your Child to School Day
Saturday, Sept. 22 --
Falcon 5K and Fun Run, Washington Park
- 5K Run, 9:30
- Fun Run,
- Thursday, Sept. 26
-- Open House, 6-8 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 30 -- Rosh
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Hackett Middle School
Built in 1926 and named
after Albany’s 67th mayor, William S.
Hackett Junior High School was one of the first
junior high schools in the United States that
served grades 7-9. The school became a
middle school in 1974 with grades 7-8, and grade
6 was added in 2000.
Hackett was extensively
renovated starting in 2005.
The building reopened in
September 2008. In addition to a restoration of the
building's exterior, ceramic tiles and windows in the school’s
magnificent foyer were restored to their
original glory, and every floor and wing was
overhauled and updated with state-of-the-art
Absence from school
If your child is absent from school for any reason, call
the school nurse at (518) 475-6475 during the morning and
provide a written excuse when your child returns to
School District of Albany uses a
feeder enrollment model for students at
William S. Hackett Middle School,
Edmund J. O'Neal
Middle School of Excellence,
Middle School and
Harriet Myers Middle School.
who move up from the following elementary schools
Hackett Middle School for the 2019-20 school year:
Delaware Community School
Eagle Point Elementary School
Scotland Elementary School
Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology