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Congratulations to the

Albany High School Class of 2017!

Albany High School valedictorian Jacob Citone on Sunday urged his classmates to think big, think bold, stand up and speak the truth to those in power. 

 

Citone, who heads to SUNY Binghamton in September, addressed the 506 members of the Class of 2017 who gathered to celebrate graduation with family and friends at the Times Union Center. (MORE)

 

Albany High summer school

registration Tuesday, Wednesday

Registration for Albany High School summer school will be held Tuesday from 8 a.m.-noon in the school guidance office.

 

Late registration for Albany High students and registration for private, parochial and charter school students will be held from 8 a.m.-noon Wednesday, also in the guidance office.

 

Click here for more information.

 

Summer reading is here!

Summer is a wonderful time to relax with a good book – or several good books!

 

Summer reading is required for students entering grades 9-12. Learn more at the Albany High Summer Reading site.

 

For elementary and middle school readers, the City School District of Albany supports the Albany Public Library's Summer Reading Program. Each branch of the library has wonderful programming to offer students of all ages during the summer. (MORE)

   

American Heart Association

honors ASH teacher Leslie Bogucki

The American Heart Association on Thursday lauded longtime Albany School of Humanities (ASH) physical education teacher Leslie Bogucki for encouraging 30 years of students to be active and for raising some $200,000 for the heart association during that time. (MORE)

 

US Lacrosse launches national

youth partnership at Albany High

Albany High School was the host site Wednesday as US Lacrosse launched the first-ever Lacrosse Communities Project. The nationwide program is designed to create opportunities for young people of all ages to play the sport beginning in elementary school.

 

"This is truly a collaborative effort, and the City School District of Albany is glad to be a part of this team," said Interim Superintendent Kimberly Young Wilkins, Ed.D. Please visit our District News section to read more.

 

2017-18 district calendar available

The 2017-18 school year will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 5 in the City School District of Albany. The last day of classes next year will be Friday, June 22, 2018, and Albany High School's Class of 2018 will celebrate graduation Sunday, June 24, 2018.

 

Please visit our Calendar section to view and download one-page calendars for families and staff.

 

Three schools reap mall 'bucks'

Three City School District of Albany schools were among the top 10 winners in the area in the annual Colonie Center School Bucks fundraising challenge, and each earned a cash prize.

 

Albany School of Humanities (ASH) came in third place and received a check for $2,000 (in the photo, ASH Principal Fred Engelhardt accepts the school’s reward). Eagle Point Elementary School came in seventh for a $1,000 prize and North Albany Academy ninth for a $500 prize. (MORE)

 

Free summer meals at nine schools

The City School District of Albany once again is participating in the Summer Food Service Program, with free meals for all children 18 and under at nine schools across the city beginning July 5. (MORE)

 

Arbor Hill's gift of technology

Students at Arbor Hill Elementary School spent the morning of June 12 showcasing the positive impacts technology and philanthropy can have on education.

 

In January, the Touhey Family Foundation provided grades 3-5 at Arbor Hill with enough Chromebooks for every student to have their own in the classroom. (MORE)

         

Albany High unveils Falcon Farms

A grassy patch of land tucked beside Albany High School has been transformed into Falcon Farms, an organic garden and outdoor classroom.

 

And the teachers and students who made it happen gathered June 7 for an official opening and sampling of home-grown veggies. (MORE)

 

Albany High students play Carnegie Hall

It’s a sure sign of success and talent when a musician plays Carnegie Hall.

 

And three Albany High School musicians did just that on June 4 in an Empire State Youth Orchestra performance at the famous New York City concert venue.

 

The students, starting at left in the photo, are junior Mara Strich, who plays flute and piccolo, sophomore Elli Sol Strich, who plays French horn, and junior Sofia Fasullo, who plays clarinet and bass clarinet. (MORE)

 

New administrative appointments

as district looks ahead to 2017-18

The City School District of Albany Board of Education made three administrative appointments at its June 1 meeting, filling important school leadership positions for the 2017-18 school year at Philip Schuyler Achievement Academy, Montessori Magnet School, and Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School. Please visit our District News section to read more.

 

Six district students

earn Youth Recognition Awards

Six City School District of Albany students will receive Youth Recognition Awards in June from the Albany County Department for Children, Youth and Families.

 

Youth Recognition Awards honor young people who show tremendous resiliency and growth; perform community service; or demonstrate athletic or artistic ability. There are 10 total awards given in Albany County: five to students in grades 6-8 and five to students in grades 9-12. (MORE)

 

Important safety reminders for families

Following an arrest in Albany earlier this week in a case involving child pornography charges, the Albany County Sheriff’s Department and the FBI Child Exploitation Taskforce are asking anyone with information to contact them. Please visit our District News section to read more, including important safety reminders for families to review at home.

Albany HIgh twins selected

for prestigious program in China

Albany High School seniors Sydney and Taylor Kimbrough have been selected to take part in the National Security Language Initiative for Youth’s scholarship for language study this summer in Chengdu, China.

 

This six-week course of study emphasizes language instruction and cultural immersion. The program is supported by the U.S. Department of State. Both Sydney and Taylor will be attending Northeastern University in Boston this fall and majoring in international affairs.

 

New Albany High pool makes a splash

Albany High School celebrated a long-awaited milestone May 10 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open its new pool.

The district renovated the pool with voter approval after a portion of an exterior wall collapsed in March 2015, revealing structural and equipment problems. The work was done at no additional cost to taxpayers. Please visit our District News section to learn more about the project and check out more photos and video.

 

District reaffirms commitment

to safeguarding all students' rights

The City School District of Albany applauds our state government, law and education leaders' strong opposition to what Gov. Cuomo correctly has called "the misguided action taken by the federal government" to rescind legal protections for transgender students, said Interim Superintendent Kimberly Young Wilkins, Ed.D. Please visit our District News section to read more about the district's commitment to all students and families.

 

District seeks substitute teachers, TAs

The City School District of Albany is continually hiring for substitutes to fill various long- and short-term positions throughout the district. Click here to see the daily rates of pay.

 

For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources at 475-6057, 475-6023, humanresources@albany.k12.ny.us or visit the Employment section of the website.

 

District responding

to suspension disparities

In response to the report of the New York State Attorney General’s Office, the City School District of Albany has reaffirmed its commitment to changing discipline practices and procedures that have perpetuated disproportionate suspension rates for black students and students with disabilities.

 

Two important steps in that process have been the hirings of Independent Monitor Maxine Fantroy-Ford, Ed.D. (at left in photo above), and Chief Ombudsperson Valarie Ann Scott (at right). Please visit our Assurance of Discontinuance section to read more, and to find out how to contact the chief ombudsperson if you have complaints about student discipline.

  

Community swimming at Myers

The City School District of Albany once again is offering free community swimming at Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School this school year.

 

Swimming is available on Monday and Wednesday evenings when school is in session. Please visit our District News section for details. 

  

 
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6/27 Albany High School Summer School registration, guidance office, 8 a.m.-noon (Details)
6/28 Albany High School Summer School late and final registration, guidance office, 8 a.m.-noon (Details)
6/29 Board Facilities Committee meeting, Academy Park, 5:30 p.m.
7/13 Board of Education meeting, Delaware Community School,
7 p.m.
7/15 Summer Celebration and Safety Day presented by Mohawk Ambulance and ShopRite of Albany, Krank Park,
11 a..m.-3 p.m. (Details)
8/3 Board Government Relations Committee meeting, Academy Park, 5:15 p.m.
8/17 Board of Education meeting, Eagle Point Elementary School,
7 p.m.
8/31 Board of Education meeting, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School, 7 p.m.
9/5 2017-18 school year begins (Details)