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Last Day of School Extended

Posted on: April 2, 2019

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Last Day of School Extended

The School Board voted to make up one of the two inclement weather days from February 25th and 27th. The last day of school for students will be Thursday, June 13th. The last day for staff will be Friday, June 14th. Calendars have been updated on the district website.


Spanish Translation

La Mesa Directiva votó para recuperar uno de los dos días perdidos por el mal clima del 25 al 27 de febrero. El último día de clases para los estudiantes será el jueves 13 de junio. El último día para el personal será el viernes 14 de junio. Los calendarios se han actualizado en el sitio web del distrito.

2019 Best School Districts in Oregon

Posted on: December 5, 2018

A company called Niche researches U.S. colleges, schools, neighborhoods, and companies. They recently released their school district rankings. The 2019 Best School Districts ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, public school district ratings, and more. Greater Albany Public Schools ranked #8 in the state of Oregon with an Overall Niche Grade of B+.

https://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2018/12/04/these-are-oregons-top-30-school-districts-for-2019.html#g/446765/24


Los mejores Distritos Escolares en Oregon del 2019

Una empresa llamada “Niche” analiza a universidades, escuelas, vecindarios y
empresas de los EE. UU. Recientemente publicaron su clasificación de distritos
escolares. La clasificación de los mejores distritos escolares del 2019, se basa en un
análisis riguroso de estadísticas clave y en millones de evaluaciones de estudiantes y
padres que utilizan datos del Departamento de Educación de los Estados Unidos. Los
factores de clasificación incluyen, calificaciones de exámenes estatales, preparación
para la universidad, tasas de graduación, calificaciones de SAT / ACT, calidad de
maestros, calificaciones de distritos de escuelas públicas y más. Las Escuelas Públicas
de Albany se ubicaron en el número 8 en el estado de Oregón, con una calificación
general de la empresa Niche de B+.

https://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2018/12/04/these-are-oregons-top-30-
school-districts-for-2019.html#g/446765/24

GAPS Co-Sponsoring Bullying Prevention Presentation

Posted on: October 8, 2018

Linn Together, a countywide network of volunteers with the mission to strengthen local prevention networks, has partnered with several local organizations, including GAPS, to present “Bullying Prevention in School and Cyber Settings”.   Parents, school staff, and other adults in the community can help kids prevent bullying. Join national bullying expert Dr. Michael Sulkowski, PhD, University of Arizona, for an interactive presentation on bullying prevention in both school and cyber settings.

The presentation will take place on October 17, 2018 from 9:00 – 11:00 am at Boulder Falls Center in Lebanon.  The event is free, but registration is required and space is limited.  Please register by October 10.  For additional information and registration, please see https://www.linncountyhealth.org/adg/page/topic-month or contact Julie Greene of Linn County Health Services at 541-967-3819.

 

Congratulations, Retirees! Thank you for your service!

Posted on: June 1, 2018

The annual retiree celebration at the district office recognized the contributions of 33 GAPS teachers, classified staff and administrators who are leaving the District after serving Greater Albany students for a combined total of 478 years.

Family members and friends joined retirees at the reception. Human Resources Director Randy Lary introduced the following retirees:

Paula Guerrero, Kindergarten Teacher, South Shore: 3 years

Galen Sinkey, Bus Driver, Transportation: 5 years

Michelle Coon, Bus Attendant, Transportation, 9 years

Kathryn Grant, Grade 4 Teacher, Central: 11 years

Virginia Hammond, Special Education Assistant, Clover Ridge: 11 years

Chava Neuhaus, Industrial Arts Teacher, South Albany: 11 years

Isela Avery, Bilingual Assistant, Lafayette: 12 years

Robbe Hood, Trip Bus Driver, Transportation: 12 years

Sharon McKinney, Grade 1 Teacher, Liberty: 12 years

Rebecca Robinson, Social Studies Teacher, Calapooia: 12 years

Leonardo Gonzalez, Custodian, Periwinkle: 13 years

Joanne Miller, Food Service Assistant, Oak: 13 years

Carlene Vey, Secretary I, Special Programs: 13 years

Karen Perry, Grade 1 Teacher, Liberty: 14 years

Margaret Coburn, Science Teacher, Memorial, 15 years

James Haggart, Executive Assistant, District Office: 15 years

Vicky Hughes, Special Education Assistant, Waverly: 17 years

Julie Buchert, Music Teacher, Memorial: 19 years

Peter Claycomb, Behavior Intervention Teacher, Calapooia, 19 years

Cynthia Miller, Grade 3 Teacher, Lafayette: 19 years

Pamela Dodson, Clerical Specialist II, South Albany: 20 years

Janece Vanderburg, Grade 1 Teacher, South Shore: 22 years

MaryLou Boydston, Special Education Assistant, Albany Options: 23 years

Roberta Ingram, Special Education Assistant, Waverly: 23 years

Terri Bridenbeck, Registrar, West Albany: 24 years

Marlene Susnik, Grade 3 Teacher, Liberty: 26 years

Tim Mills, P.E. Teacher, North Albany Middle: 27 years

Jill Clark, Library Assistant, Waverly: 30 years

Cindy Mills, Clerical Special II, Memorial: 30 years

Chris VanCauteren, Social Studies Teacher, South Albany: 31 years

Brent Belveal, Principal, South Albany: 34 years

Jana Swearingen, Social Studies Teacher, Memorial: 36 years

Connie Whipple-Mills, Social Studies Teacher, Memorial: 36 years

 

Sunrise teacher is selected for 3D program sponsored by GE

Posted on: May 29, 2018

Jessica Boland, fifth-grade teacher at Sunrise Elementary School, has been selected to participate in the GE Additive Education Program. The program is in its second year of a five-year plan to provide 3D printers and curriculum to K-12 schools.

Jessica was chosen from among more than 3,000 applications from 41 countries. The program will include a Premium Polar Cloud software account, a high performance 3D printer, filament for the printer, and lessons plans and curriculum.

This award will allow Jessica to continue lessons she introduced this year with West Albany teacher Matt Boase, who was working on his administrative credentials and assisted with the GE Additive Education Program application.


Maestra de la escuela primaria Sunrise es seleccionada para el programa 3D patrocinado por GE

Jessica Boland, maestra de quinto grado en la escuela primaria Sunrise Elementary School, ha sido seleccionada para participar en el Programa Educativo Aditivo de GE. El programa está en su segundo año de un plan de cinco años, para proporcionar impresoras y plan de estudios de 3D (3 dimensiones) para las escuelas desde el Kínder hasta el 12° grado.

Jessica fue escogida entre más de 3,000 solicitudes de 41 países. El programa incluye una cuenta en el software “Premium Polar Cloud”, una impresora de alto rendimiento de 3D, un filamento para la impresora, planes de lecciones y plan de estudios.

Este premio le permitirá a Jessica continuar las lecciones que presentó este año con el maestro Matt Boase de la preparatoria West Albany, quien estaba trabajando en obtener sus credenciales administrativas y ayudó con la solicitud de presentación del Programa Educativo Aditivo de GE.