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Hackett Middle School

William S. Hackett Middle School

Grades 6-8

 

45 Delaware Ave., Albany, NY 12202 (click here for directions)

Phone: 475-6475

Fax: 475-6477

Web site: http://hackett.albany.k12.ny.us

 

Principal: Michael Paolino

E-mail: mpaolino@albany.k12.ny.us

Assistant Principal: Judith Collins

E-mail: jcollins@albany.k12.ny.us

Assistant Principal: Kathy Cioppa

E-mail: kcioppa@albany.k12.ny.us

 

Attention parents of eighth-graders!

Albany High academy lottery applications due Friday

Applications are due Friday for the lottery to determine placement in Albany High School's four academies for the 2015-16 school year. Click here to download one.

 

The lottery is open to all incoming freshmen, new students and current Albany High students wishing to change academies.

 

An application was mailed to the home of each current eighth-grader, and additional copies are available from guidance counselors and at Central Registration, located at 75 Watervliet Ave.

 

Each of Albany High’s academies has its own unique theme: Citizenship, Discovery, Leadership and Innovation. These physically smaller learning environments are designed to help students feel connected, involved and engaged. Students are assigned to each academy through a lottery. Students need to submit a lottery application to increase their chances of entering the academy of their choice.

 

The lottery will be held Dec. 11.

 

About Hackett Middle School

Built in 1926 and named after Albany’s 67th mayor, William S. Hackett Junior High School was one of the first junior high schools in the United States that served grades 7 through 9. The school became a middle school in 1974 with grades 7 and 8, and grade 6 was added in 2000. Hackett was extensively renovated starting in 2005.

 

The building reopened in September 2008, after the school’s outside was restored. Ceramic tiles and windows in the school’s magnificent foyer all were restored to their original glory, and every floor and wing was overhauled and updated with state-of-the-art technology.

 

Check out a Photo Gallery highlighting many features of the spectacular new facility.

 

School times

  • Building opens -- 7:30 a.m.

  • Breakfast begins -- 7:40 a.m.

  • School day begins -- 8 a.m.

  • School day ends -- 3 p.m.

  • After-school clubs and sports programs end -- 4 or 5 p.m., depending on the program

Upcoming events

  • Wednesday, Nov. 26 -- Thanksgiving Recess, no school
  • Thursday, Nov. 27 -- Thanksgiving Day, no school
  • Friday, Nov. 28 -- Thanksgiving Recess, no school
  • Wednesday, Dec. 3
    • Honor Roll Reception, 8:30-9:45 a.m.
    • PTA meeting, 7 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 5 -- 1st Friday art and holiday music showcase featuring the work of district students, Cathedral of All Saints, 6:30-8 p.m. (Details)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 9 -- Winter Concert and PTA Dessert Auction, 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 12 -- Second-quarter interim marking period ends
  • Wednesday, Dec. 24-Friday, Jan. 2 -- Holiday Recess, no school

News and information

  • Free breakfast, lunch for all district students -- All City School District of Albany students are eligible to receive a free breakfast and lunch each day at their school during the 2014-15 school year.(MORE)

  • Click here to visit the City School District of Albany Photo Gallery.

Absence from school
If your child is absent from school for any reason, call the school nurse at 475-6475 during the morning and provide a written excuse when your child returns to school.

 

Middle-school enrollment

The City School District of Albany uses a feeder enrollment model for middle school students. Students from designated elementary schools are assigned to either William S. Hackett Middle School or Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School. Each school has about 650 students. Students in the elementary program at North Albany Academy continue on in that school's middle-level program, which serves about 150 students in grades 6-8.

 

Students who graduate from the following elementary schools attend Hackett Middle School:

  • Arbor Hill Elementary School

  • Delaware Community School

  • Eagle Point Elementary School

  • New Scotland Elementary School

  • Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST)

Visit the Middle School Enrollment section for more information.

 

     

 

 
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