All spring teams earn scholar-athlete kudos
All five spring varsity
teams at Albany High School have received scholar-athlete recognition
from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association.
The award is given to teams with a composite grade-point average of 90
or greater. Boys' teams named are tennis, track and baseball. Girls' teams named are
track and softball. (MORE)
11 apply to fill vacant board seat
Eleven community members have expressed interest in filling the
vacant position on the City School District of Albany Board of
Eight of the 11 candidates who submitted materials presented at the
board's June 18 meeting at Thomas
O'Brien Academy of Science and Technololgy (TOAST).
Please visit our Board of
Education section to read more about each of the candidates.
Summer school info available
School District of Albany offers academic and enrichment summer-school programs for students in elementary
school, middle school and high
Many of these programs are designed to help students meet
the state's rising academic standards and tougher graduation
Great teachers get 'Golden Apples'
City School District of Albany celebrated 16 top teachers
June 9 by presenting them with Golden Apple awards.
The Golden Apple recognizes district teachers
who practice creative and innovative methods that significantly
affect students' grades, behaviors and motivation to learn. (MORE)
2015 Hall of Famers named
The founders of the Albany Booster Club, a
longtime alternative-education teacher and a champion swimmer will
join the ranks of those enshrined in the City School District of
Albany Hall of Fame this year.
A total of six new people will be inducted
into the 2015 Hall of Fame this fall. (MORE)
Gillibrand visits Albany to advocate
for healthy school, summer meals
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand visited Albany School of
Humaniities on June 8 to advocate for continued
federal funding to support healthy school and
summer meals for children and families.
Gillibrand was joined by U.S. Rep. Paul
Tonko, Superintendent Marguerite Vanden
Wyngaard, Ph.D., Board of Education President
Ginnie Farrell, Mayor Kathy Sheehan, several ASH
students and others. The senator vowed to
protect healthier food
standards and programs for schools as Congress
prepares to debate child-nutrition standards.
Please visit our District News section to
Albany High students shine at ball
out of 11 of the 2015 debutantes presented at the 15th
Biennial Debutante Cotillion on May 24 are Albany High School
The cotillion, held at the Empire State Plaza, was sponsored by the
Albany NY Alumnae Chapter of
Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority, Inc., one of the oldest predominantly African-American
sororities in the country.
Committee studying future
elementary, middle enrollment
A group of parents, staff people
and community members is studying future elementary and middle-school
enrollment in the City School District of Albany.
The Grade Configuration Committee,
which held its first meeting May 27, will develop recommendations for
the Board of Education to consider for the 2016-17 school year and
our Grade Configuration section for more information.