Neither rain nor hurricane could keep students and staff in the City
School District of Albany from starting the 2011-12 school year with
energy and enthusiasm.
From the smallest prekindergartener to the tallest high-school
senior, every student began with a fresh start. Below are photos taken
during the early days of school.
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This family of Giffen Memorial Elementary students
stays dry in the drizzle as they cross the street to go to their
school. The sisters in the photo at right, also
Giffen students, brighten up the day with their bright clothes and
The pair of brothers from Schuyler Achievement
Academy pictured at left is clearly happy to back at school. On
the right, new Schuyler principal Tony Clement takes stock of what's
happening in a first-grade classroom.
On the left, cartons of chilled milk await the hands of thirsty
students. At right, a dad walks his daughter to Pine
Hills Elementary School.
At Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science ant Technology (TOAST), math is on
the minds of third-graders like
the one pictured on the left. On the right, a TOAST kindergartener takes
great joy in working a new piece of
Albany High students receive their marching
orders --where and when their classes will be held -- from
Office Assigned Teacher Kandi Antonetti.
These sixth-graders in Lisa House's class at William S. Hackett
Middle School already are deep into their lessons.
Albany High School's newly paved courtyard
is made shiny by the rain that fell on the first day of school.
This Albany High student waits to head into the orientation that
took place the first day of school.