Re-Imagining Albany High School
School tours during October
The City School District of Albany will hold public tours of Albany
High School on four dates in October, allowing members of the
community to learn more about the upcoming vote to renovate and
rebuild the school.
The tours will be held:
Saturday, Oct. 10 -- 9:30-11:30 a.m.
• Tuesday, Oct. 13 -- 6-8 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 19 -- 6-8 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 26 -- 6-8 p.m.
On each date, tour groups will leave every 15 minutes for the first
hour. Each tour lasts about an hour.
Please visit our
Re-Imagining Albany High School section for more information
about the proposal that voters will consider Nov. 3.
New state grant extends
district pre-K to 3-year-olds
The City School District of Albany is expanding prekindergarten to offer
opportunities for 3-year-old students thanks to a new state program that
Gov. Cuomo announced earlier this year.
The district, already a regional leader in full-day prekindergarten
with more than 700 seats for 4-year-olds, will add 269 seats for
3-year-olds beginning in November.
"I know if we do better by our youngest learners, they wll have
better outcomes as their learning continues," said Superintendent
Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D.
Please visit our District News section to read more.
Early dismissal for all students Oct. 9
for annual emergency preparedness drill
All City School District of Albany schools will dismiss 15 minutes
early Friday, Oct. 9 to participate in the annual Go Home Early
emergency preparedness drill.
Please visit our District News section for information to assist
with your planning for after-school programs that day.
Record turnout for third Falcon 5K
than 600 runners and walkers of all ages enjoyed a gorgeous fall
morning Sunday to participate in the Albany Booster Club Falcon 5K and Fun Run/Walk in Washington Park.
It was a record turnout for the third annual event!
Brendan Bequette, a 2014 Albany High grad, was the overall winner
for the second time in three years. So was his sister, Albany High
junior Eileen Bequette, in the women's division.
Click here to see team and individual results from the Albany
Booster Club. Please
visit our Facebook page to check out photos from the day.
Parent workshops begin Oct. 6
The City School District of Albany Department of
Special Education Services will hold the first of four parent workshops this
school year at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6 in the media center at Harriet
Gibbons Student Services Center, located at 75 Watervliet Ave.
The topic will be "Understanding autism spectrum disorders: the basics."
The workshop will provide an overview of autism spectrum disorder and
how it may affect children in their school, home and community
environments, and provide tips and tools for bringing out the best in
people with autism spectrum disorder. (MORE)
Dads support their kids' education
than 1,000 fathers and father figures turned out Tuesday at district
elementary and middle schools for "Dads Take Your Child to School
The day is part of a national initiative to get fathers and father
figures more involved in their children's education Schools marked
the day with breakfasts, presentations, photos and other activities.
Community swimming at Myers
swimming is back in session for the 2015-16 school year at Stephen and
Harriet Myers Middle School.
pool is open for swimming each
Monday and Wednesday night while school is in session. Swimming will
not be offered on Mondays or Wednesdays when school is closed. This
is a free activity. (MORE)
School taxes going down
Albany homeowners will
see their 2015-16 school tax bills go down.
The City School District of
Albany Board of Education has approved a 2015-16 tax warrant
that will result in a 1.54 percent decrease in taxes – about $49 –
on an Albany home assessed at $150,000.
Homeowners that take
part in STAR and Enhanced STAR will fare even better, saving $62 (a
2.45 percent decrease) and $74 (a 3.90 percent decrease) for homes
assessed at $150,000.