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More latest news ...

Learn more about Jan. 10 vote

at upcoming meetings, tour

The City School District of Albany will offer several opportunities in the coming weeks to learn about the Jan. 10 vote on two proposals that will affect school buildings.

 

Neither proposal will raise taxes. Each is an important part's of the district's long-term facilities and enrollment planning.  Please visit our District News section to read more.

 

Community forums will be held:

•  Wednesday, Dec. 14, 5-6 p.m., Schuyler Achievement Academy, 676 Clinton Ave.

•  Monday, Dec. 19, 7-8 p.m., Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School, 100 Elbel Court

 

Also, a tour of 50 North Lark Street will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10-11:30 a.m.

 

'Tis the season for holiday concerts

Get into the spirit of the season and hear some great music at holiday concerts in the City School District of Albany.

 

The school concert season continues through Dec. 22. (MORE)

  

Take the Family Engagement Survey

As the City School District of Albany strives to raise achievement for all students district-wide, we are asking for feedback from our families to help us with that work.

 

Please visit our From the Superintendent section to read more about a Family Engagement Survey that will be an important part of our school-improvement efforts. The family survey will be open through Jan. 6.

 

District receives water-testing results

for 12 schools, full results pending

The City School District of Albany has received state water-testing results for all 12 of its elementary schools. Six of those schools had results above the state's new limit for lead, and six schools had no positive results.

 

The district still is awaiting test results for its remaining 8 schools and buildings. The testing is part of a new statewide law enacted in September. Please visit our District News section for more information.

 

Albany High maestros

take part in area music fest

Sixteen Albany High School virtuosos represented their school Nov. 19 at the Area All-State Music Festival of the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA).

 

The annual event features outstanding music students from high schools throughout the Capital Region performing in band, chorus, jazz band or orchestra. Students were selected based on the scores they received in NYSSMA auditions last spring. (MORE)

  

Myers scribes prevail in city contest

Being good writers recently paid off for four Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School seventh-graders.

 

Boubacar Barrie, Nyheem Johnson, Sean Mitchell and Liv Nevo were among five winners whose essays were chosen from among 147 submitted in a recent Albany Police Department essay contest. (MORE)

 

Smith, Chittur elected

to four-year board terms

Incumbent Vickie Smith and newcomer Sridar Chittur won four-year terms on the City School District of Albany Board of Education on Nov. 8. They were the only candidates for the two open board seats.

 

Smith will serve the remainder of her current term, which runs through Dec. 31. She and Chittur will be sworn in to begin their new terms Jan. 3. Please visit our District News section for additional information.

 

Board moves forward

with superintendent search

The City School District of Albany Board of Education has hired a firm to assist in a national search for the district's next permanent superintendent.

 

The board selected the Western New York Educational Service Council after interviewing three finalists. Interim Superintendent Kimberly Young Wilkins, Ed.D., supported the board's decision to conduct a full search, but said she has not yet decided if she will be a candidate. Please visit our District News section to read more.

    

Albany High renovations move ahead

with pool groundbreaking ceremony

The City School District of Albany began renovations Oct. 25 on the pool facility at Albany High School, a highly anticipated next step in the overall plan to expand and renovate the city’s only public high school.

 

Please visit our District News section to read more, including an update on the major Rebuilding Albany High School project that will begin in 2018.

 

Follow your child's bus

with Durham Bus Tracker

To provide families with a greater sense of comfort with student transportation, Durham School Services has developed an app that lets you check the location of your child's bus.

 

Durham Bus Tracker tells you where your bus is on its route, when it will arrive at your stop and other information about the route in real time. It’s free and user-friendly. Please visit our Transportation section to learn more and download the app.   

 

Calendar spotlights

exceptional students

Great things are happening in Albany's public schools. And that's partly because we have so many great students!

 

The 2016-17 school calendar features the faces of 25 exceptional young people in the City School District of Albany. They are but a small fraction of the outstanding students who attend our schools. (MORE)

 

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 Disrict News section for details. 

  

 
 
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Upcoming events
(visit each school's page for more listings; visit our Athletics section for game schedules) 

12/8 Albany High School 2017-18 academy lottery, Albany High, 10 a.m.
12/8 Adult Education winter registration, Albany HIgh, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
12/8 Delaware Community School Winter Concert, 6 p.m.
12/8 Montessori Magnet School Winter Concert, 7 p.m.
12/9 Second-quarter interim marking period ends
12/10 50 North Lark Buildting Tour, 10-11:30 a.m. (Details)
12/12 Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST) Winter Concert, 6:30 p.m.
12/12 Eagle Point Elementary School Winter Concert, 7 p.m.
12/13 Giffen Memorial Elementary School Winter Concert, 5:30 p.m.
12/13 Pine Hills Elementary School Winter Concert, 7 p.m.
12/14 Jan. 10 Facilities Vote Community Forum, Philip Schuyler Achievement Academy, 676 Clinton Ave.,
5-6 p.m. (Details)
12/14 Board of Education Policy Committee meeting, Academy Park, 5:30 p.m.
12/14 Albany High School Winter Concert, 6:30 p.m.
12/15 Board of Education meeting, Sheridan Preparatory Academy,
7 p.m.
12/19 Jan. 10 Facilities Vote Community Forum, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School, 100 Elbel Court off Whitehall Road, 7-8 p.m. (Details)
12/20 Sheridan Preparatory Academy Winter Concert, 6 p.m.
12/21 Albany High School Winter Concert, 6:30 p.m.
12/22 Arbor Hill Elementary School Winter Concert, 6 p.m.
12/22 Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School Concert, 7 p.m.
12/26-1/2 Holiday recess, no school
1/3 Board of Education meeting, Albany High School, 7 p.m.
1/10 Facilities Vote,
7 a.m.-9 p.m. (Details)