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Congratulations, Class of 2019!!

Albany High School celebrated the Class of 2019 at the Times Union Center on Sunday afternoon.

 

The valedictorian for the Class of 2019 was Jason Eveleth, who will attend Brown University. The salutatorian was Adam Aleksic, who will attend Harvard University.

 

Congratulations to all of the more than 500 graduates on their achievement! You can check out photos from the day on Facebook.

 

Important end-of-year information

With summer just around the corner, we have compiled important end-of-year information for all schools throughout the City School District of Albany.

 

Regents exams are scheduled for Albany High School students through Tuesday. Middle schools will finish the year with the last day of classes Tuesday, followed by moving-up ceremonies Wednesday. Elementary schools will end the year with half-days Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

For more information, please visit our District News section.

 

Board extends Adams through 2023-24

The City School District of Albany Board of Education has extended the contract of second-year Superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams through the 2023-24 school year, rewarding the strong leadership she has delivered with the longest extension that state law allows.

 

The board approved the five-year contract at its meeting Thursday night.

 

On behalf of the board, I wanted to note that we believe that the superintendent is doing an exceptional job in leading the district and are pleased to have extended her contract,” said Board President Anne Savage. Please visit our District News section to read more.

 

Pine Hills shines with Lighthouse recognition

Pine Hills Elementary School earned the prestigious Lighthouse status for achieving outstanding results and student outcomes due, in part, to implementation of innovative leadership standards. (MORE)

 

LEADership Project celebrates ninth year

Superintendent 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 June 19 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 students. Please visit our District News section to read more.

 

Assembly speaker

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 senior
honored on Henry Johnson Day

Albany 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 her. (MORE)

 

Marching Falcons in France

On 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 France.

 

You can watch a video of the students' performance on Omaha Beach on our Facebook page. (MORE)

 

Second phase begins

for Rebuilding Albany High project

The 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, facilities plan

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.

 

Board of Education President Anne Savage and board member Damarise Alexander-Mann, both running unopposed, also received new four year terms that will begin July 1. Please visit our 2019-20 Budget News section for more information.

 

State names two Albany High students

to prestigious MBK Fellow program

An 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)

 

CTE Signing Day

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 trauma

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. (MORE)

 

Student art lifts neighborhoods

You 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!

The 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. 

 

You can follow this link to download a one-page 2019-20 calendar.

 

Friday, 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, Sept. 9.

 

2020 Census effort

critical for the city's future

City 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 Albany community.

 

“We are 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 opportunities.

 

FirstView bus-tracking app available

First Student Inc., the City School District of Albany’s transportation partner, has launched its bus-tracking communications app, FirstView, for the 2018-19 school year.

 

FirstView 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.

 

High school equivalency

test prep classes available

Spread the word: The City School District of Albany offers classes to help people aged 21 and over prepare for the New York high school equivalency exam.

 

Test prep classes are held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at Tony Clement Center for Education, 395 Elk St. (MORE)

 
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6/24 Hackett Middle School Moving Up rehearsal, 8-11 a.m.
6/24 ASH Kindergarten Moving Up, 9-10 a.m.
6/24 Eagle Point Elementary Kindergarten Moving Up, 9 a.m.
6/24 Sheridan Prep Grade 5 Moving Up, 9 a.m.
6/24 TOAST Kindergarten Moving Up, 9-10:30 a.m.
6/24 Giffen Elementary Kindergarten Moving Up, 9:30 a.m.
6/24 Arbor Hill Elementary Kindergarten Moving Up, 10 a.m.
6/24 Delaware Community School Kindergarten Moving Up, 10 a.m.
6/24 New Scotland Elementary Grade 5 Moving Up, 10 a.m.
6/24 Schuyler Achievement Kindergarten Moving Up, 10 a.m.
6/24 North Albany Academy Grade 5 Moving Up, 1 p.m.
6/25 Early dismissal for elementary schools, final and full day for middle schools
6/25 Hackett Middle School Moving Up rehearsal, 8-11 a.m.
6/25 ASH Grade 6 Moving Up, 9-10 a.m.
6/25 TOAST Grade 6 Moving Up, 9-11 a.m.
6/25 Eagle Point Elementary Grade 6 Moving Up, 9:30 a.m.
6/25 Giffen Elementary Grade 6 Moving Up, 9:30 a.m.
6/25 Montessori Magnet Grade 5 Moving Up, 9:30 a.m.
6/25 Arbor Hill Elementary Grade 5 Moving Up, 10 a.m.
6/25 Schuyler Achievement Grade 5 Moving Up, 10 a.m.
6/26 Early dismissal and final day for elementary schools; no school for middle schools
6/26 Hackett Middle School Grade 8 Moving Up, 9-11 a.m.
6/26 Albany International Center Grade 8 Moving Up, 9:30 a.m.
6/26 Myers Middle School Grade 8 Moving Up, 10 a.m.
6/26 O'Neal Middle School Grade 8 Moving Up, 10 a.m.
6/26 Clement Center Grade 8 Moving Up, 11:45 p.m.
6/26 Delaware Community School Grade 5 Moving Up at Hackett Middle School, 2:30 p.m.