Winter Guard Home Show on
Cheer on the Falcons and be dazzled by the whirl of color and movement
that’s known as “winter guard” on Saturday at the Albany Winter Guard
Doors open at 4:15 p.m. in the Albany High School
gym and the competition starts at 5 p.m. Ticket prices are $8 for adults, $6 for
students and seniors and free for children 12 and under. (MORE)
Book characters come alive
during 'Living Literature
cast of characters roamed the halls and classrooms at Delaware Community
School on Thursday – book characters, that is.
It was the school’s Living
Literature Day, when everyone from
the principal to prekindergarteners
dressed as a favorite book
Albany High Theatre Ensemble
to present updated 'Sweet
High School’s award-winning Theatre Ensemble turns a dated Broadway
musical into an exploration of sexism and misogyny in its upcoming
production of "Sweet Charity."
The play opens with a 7 p.m.
performance on Thursday, March 28.
Additional performances will be at 7
p.m. Friday, March 29, and Saturday,
March 30 with a matinee at 2 p.m.
Sunday, March 31. (MORE)
TOAST celebrates Pi Day
with Pi(e) the Principals
principals took it on the chin – and in the nose and eyes – on March 15
when Thomas O’Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST) celebrated
“Pi(e) the Principals Day.”
To be exact, some 440 students
earned the right to smoosh
whipped-cream pies into the faces
Principal Teresa Brown and Assistant
Principal Katie Stalker.
The occasion for celebration was
two-fold: Thursday was Pi Day (an
important holiday in a STEM-themed
elementary school) and almost every
student in the school had met their
behavior expectations for the month.
Resolving conflict without
Two schools get lessons from
people. Three experiences of unthinkable personal loss and suffering.
Three stories about forgiveness.
Students at Tony Clement Center for Education and Edmund J. O’Neal
Middle School of Excellence heard March 12 from a man paralyzed by a gang-related
shooting at age 15, a mother whose son committed suicide at age 16 and
the sister of a man who died of a drug overdose at age 24.
Their message: Forgive the unforgivable. (MORE)
From the superintendent:
Reminders about annual state
Every spring, all school districts in New York administer the state’s
ELA and math exams to students in grades 3-8.
Students will take the ELA exam April 2-3, and the math
exam May 1-2.
Please visit our From the
Superintendent section for a
message from Kaweeda G. Adams to
help students and families prepare
for this year's exams.
Albany High advances
in mock trial tourney
Albany High School Model UN Club defeated students from CBA on March 6
to advance to the next round of the county-level New York Statewide High
School Mock Trial Tournament.
In mock trial competitions,
each school is assigned the position
of defense or prosecution on a real
case. Students argue both sides of
the case and assume the roles of
attorneys and witnesses. Local
judges or attorneys score teams
based on preparation, performance
Wealth of talent ahead
during 'Arts in Our Schools
March is "Arts in Our Schools Month," and you can experience the
talents of City School District of Albany students in a variety of
exhibits, concerts, musicals and other performances in the coming weeks.
Check out the schedule of
upcoming events and activities!
Autism Fair scheduled
City School District of Albany will
host a fair on Tuesday, March 26 for
Capital Region children and families
affected by autism spectrum
The free event will be held at
Montessori Magnet School from
musicians selected for regional fest
Three Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School students have
been selected to perform in the highly competitive Suburban Scholastic
Council Musical Festival.
The students are
seventh-grader Gavriela Adler on
French horn; eighth-grader Elyse
Roepe on trumpet and eighth-grader
Zane Sears on trumpet. All will
perform in the band. (MORE)
Five Albany High students
selected for 2019 Boys State
cadets in Albany High School's Sgt. Henry Johnson Battalion Junior
ROTC have been selected to attend American Legion Boys State this
“This is a first for Albany
High School, and I believe a first
for any public school in Albany
County,” said Retired Army Maj.
David Erickson, Albany High’s JROTC
Marching Falcons to take part
D-Day celebration in France
Get rid of those deposit bottles and support the Albany Marching
Falcons’ efforts to raise money for their June trip to France to
participate in the official parade and other activities honoring the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
The Marching Falcons will be the only American high school band
performing in the ceremonies.
You can drop off the bottles at Capital Redemption Center, located at
610 Clinton Ave. It’s open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m.-noon
weekends. When you make the drop-off, please ask that proceeds be
donated to the Albany Marching Falcons. (MORE)