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The latest news ...

West Hill Middle School

registration day planned Wednesday

West Hill Middle School will hold a registration day Wednesday, Aug. 5 for families of former Brighter Choice charter middle school students.


Staff will be on hand from 10 a.m.-noon and 5-7 p.m. to help families register their students for the 2015-16 school year. Please note that all former Brighter Choice students planning to attend West Hill in September need to register. Visit our West Hill Middle School section for more information.


District to host 'receivership' hearings

The City School District of Albany will hold public hearings in August at three schools affected by the new state "receivership" law. The hearings are scheduled:


Tuesday, Aug. 11

Philip Schuyler Achievement Academy, 5:30 p.m.

Albany High School, 7:30 p.m.


Wednesday, Aug. 12

William S. Hackett Middle School, 6 p.m. (MORE)


Regents review schedule available

Review classes have begun for summer Regents exams. Click here for a schedule. Summer Regents exams are scheduled for Aug. 12-13.


Albany High principal joins

district's senior leadership team

The City School District of Albany Board of Education has appointed former Albany High School Principal Cecily Wilson-Turner to the position of assistant superintendent for instruction.


The board also confirmed Timitra Rose as assistant principal at the new West Hill Middle School, and Anthony Albanese as director of pupil personnel services.


Rose joins Principal Kandie Antonetti at West Hill, which the district will open for 2015-16 following the closure of the Brighter Choice charter middle schools. Veteran administrator Dale Getto has replaced Wilson-Turner as acting principal at Albany High. Please visit our District News section to read more.


A great day to be a Falcon!

Groundbreaking ceremony marks start

of construction for new Albany High field

Construction officially got underway for Albany High School's new athletic field with a ground-breaking ceremony July 21 that celebrated the historic significance of the project and the teamwork that helped get it done.


When the field is completed, it will allow Albany High student-athletes to play home games in football and soccer -- and, new next spring, lacrosse! -- at home for the first time ever. Please visit our District News section to read more.


Elementary summer school: new twist

Space travel. Storytelling. Dancing. Pho-tography. And so much more.


Welcome to elementary summer school in the City School District of Albany.


Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D. on July 6 launched a new full-day academic summer program that serves students from all 12 elementary school students. (MORE)


Free summer meals for kids city-wide

The City School District of Albany once again is participating in the Summer Food Service Program, with free meals Monday through Friday for all children 18 and under at schools across the city. Click here for a list of times and locations.


November public vote set

for Albany High reconstruction

The future of Albany High School is in voters’ hands.


After more than a decade of discussion about how new facilities would best serve students for generations to come, including two years of planning for the current proposal, the City School District of Albany Board of Education voted unanimously this winter let voters decide in November.


The vote will be Nov. 3, in conjunction with the general election. (MORE)


Voters to fill board vacancies Nov. 3

The City School District of Albany Board of Education will let voters decide who will fill its two vacancies.
The five current board members have decided unanimously not to appoint candidates to fill the open seats in advance of the Nov. 3 election. The board had been considering 11 candidates to fill the seat left open earlier this year when Dan Egan resigned. C. Anthony Owens’ resignation earlier this month created a second opening. (MORE)


Summit: Equity is top enrollment challenge

A group of parents, staff and community members over-whelmingly agreed June 23 that assuring equity among schools is the most important issue facing the City School District of Albany as it plans for future elementary and middle-school enrollment.


The discussions took place between more than 100 people from throughout Albany who attended a “Grade Configuration Summit” at Giffen Memorial Elementary School. (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 in September. (MORE)


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Upcoming events
(visit each school's page for more listings) 

8/5 West Hill Middle School registration day, 10 a.m.-noon and 5-7 p.m. (Details)
8/11 Medical updates for fall sports, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School, 9 a.m.-noon
8/11 Board of Education Facilities Committee meeting, Academy Park, 5:30 p.m.
8/11 Philip Schuyler Achievement Academy receivership public hearing, 5:30 p.m. (Details)
8/11 Albany High School receivership public hearing, 7:30 p.m. (Details)
8/12 Medical updates for fall sports, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School, 9 a.m.-noon
8/12 William S. Hackett Middle School receivership public hearing, 6 p.m. (Details)
8/13 Medical updates for fall sports, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School, 9 a.m.-noon
8/15 Albany High School football community cookout, Albany High School courtyard, noon (Details)
8/17 Preseason practice begins for all Albany High School varsity and JV sports
8/18 Medical updates for fall sports, Albany High School, 9 a.m.-noon
8/19 Medical updates for fall sports, Albany High School, 9 a.m.-noon
8/20 Board of Education meeting, Eagle Point Elementary School,
7 p.m.
8/26 Preseaon practice begins for modified football (grades 7-8)
9/1 Grade Configuration Steering Committee meeting, Harriet Gibbons Student Services Center, 6-8 p.m. (Details)
9/3 Board of Education meeting, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School, 100 Elbel Court, 7 p.m.