William S. Hackett Middle School
45 Delaware Ave., Albany, NY 12202 (click
here for directions)
Principal: Michael Paolino
Assistant Principal: Judith Collins
Assistant Principal: Kathy Cioppa
Attention parents of eighth-graders!
Albany High academy lottery applications due Friday
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.
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.
need to submit a lottery application to increase their chances of
entering the academy of their choice.
lottery will be held Dec. 11.
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
-- 7:30 a.m.
-- 7:40 a.m.
School day begins
-- 8 a.m.
School day ends
-- 3 p.m.
clubs and sports programs end -- 4 or 5
p.m., depending on the program
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 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
Harriet Myers Middle School. Each school has about 650 students. Students in the
elementary program at
Academy continue on in that school's
middle-level program, which serves about 150
students in grades 6-8.
who graduate from the following elementary schools
Hackett Middle School:
Arbor Hill Elementary School
Delaware Community School
Eagle Point Elementary School
Scotland Elementary School
Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology
Visit the Middle School Enrollment section for