on global leadership in business, legal studies and
700 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12203(click
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House Principal: Jennifer Houlihan
Theme Coordinator: Amanda Weklar
Home School Coordinator: Torrie Chapple-Chapman
Guidance Counselors: Kristi Koldis and Karen Moorby
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Con-GRAD-ulations Class of
Falcon Pride was on
full display June 29 as the Albany High School Class of
2014 celebrated graduation at the University at Albany's
From Class President
Denis Leon urging that his classmates "never forget that
unconquerable spirit that goes with being a Falcon," to
the the familiar "Allll-bany" chant as the grads
prepared to exit the auditorium as a class for the final
time, the members of the Class of 2014 moved on to the
next stage in their lives proud of the high school
journey that helped them get here.
valedictorian Andrew Tarwerdi, a National Merit
Scholarship recipient, and Cornell-bound salutatorian
Elana Cohen also addressed their classmates.
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And, as Cohen noted --
Leadership Academy theme focuses on civil and social
responsibilities. Albany High's social studies and
foreign language electives are offered in Leadership
Academy (except Spanish 1, which is offered in all four
academies) and are available to all students. So are
Career and Technical Education programs in health
services and occupations, nursing, emergency medical
technician training, early childhood education and
adolescent psychology, and Career Explorations programs
in health and education.
A unique feature of
Leadership Academy is
a large-group instruction room designed to simulate the
General Assembly Room at the United Nations. Students
will use the U.N. Room for international debates, multimedia
presentations, guest presentations and research.
- Thursday, Sept. 4 --
First day of the 2014-15 school year.
Seventy-six join National Honor Society
Seventy-six high-achieving juniors were inducted
into the Albany High School's Arista Chapter of the
National Honor Society on April 30. (MORE)
Select Choir delivers gold again --
For the third year in a row, the Albany High School
Select Choir competed at the highest level and
captured the gold.
Led by Director Brendan Hoffman, Albany High
School's Select Choir earned a "gold" rating at the
New York State School Music Association's Choral
Festival April 22 at Bethlehem High School.
Albany High senior earns Jefferson Award
-For the second year in a
row, an Albany High School senior has been named a
Jefferson Awards medalist. This year's recipient,
Zilpa Oduor, is one of five Capital Region residents
who advanced to the medalist level for the award,
which honors volunteerism and public service in
communities across the country.(MORE)
Albany High artists' work chosen for
regional show --
drawings, two pieces of sculpture and a photo by Albany High School students
all have been
accepted for review in the 15th Annual High School Regional Juried Art
Senior earns National Merit finalist ranking
-- Albany High School senior Andrew Tarwerdi has
been named a finalist in the competition for
prestigious National Merit Scholarships, ranking him
among the top students in the United States. (MORE)
Winter varsity teams earn scholar-athlete
teams at Albany High School have received scholar-athlete recognition
from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. (MORE)
Albany High educator named 'Top Teacher' --
Albany High School music teacher Brendan Hoffman has
been selected by WNYT/Ch. 13 as a Top Teacher in the
He is one of two Albany High teachers to be
recognized this year among 13 of the area's best.
They were chosen from among more than 200 nominated.
District makes AP honor roll --
City School District of Albany has made the annual
Advanced Placement honor roll, one of only two
districts in the Capital Region and 477 in the U.S.
and Canada to receive the distinction.
The Advanced Placement (AP) program provides
high-school students with academically demanding
college-level courses and exams that in some cases
earn college credit.
New community centers bolster students and
families -- The
City School District of Albany has partnered with
the State University of New York’s Office of the
Education Pipeline and the Boys and Girls Clubs of
Albany to provide new after-school programs for 400
students, including 100 ninth-graders at Albany High
Program to discuss services for
transitioning students --
The City School District of Albany's Special
Education Department will host a Nov. 6 program
about services for students with disabilities who
are transitioning from high school to college or
The program will be held from 6:30-7:45 p.m. in the
Albany High School media center. (MORE)
Falcon pride on display during Homecoming,
Hall of Fame weekend -- Six new members
enshrined in the
Hall of Fame. A large and enthusiastic turnout
for the Homecoming parade. Gorgeous fall weather. A
near-miss by the Albany High School football team.
It was almost a perfect weekend as Albany High and
the City School District of Albany celebrated the
Homecoming and Hall of Fame 2013. The weekend began
with an Oct. 17 pep rally at Albany High.
Festivities continued at the Oct. 18 Hall of Fame
dinner and inductions, which drew some 125 people. (MORE)
Albany High seniors named National Merit
semifinalist, commended scholar --
An Albany High School senior
has been named a semifinalist in the competition for
prestigious National Merit Scholarships, ranking him
among top students in the United States.
District launches new monthly TV program
The City School District
of Albany is launching a new monthly television
program on Channel Albany/Channel 18, one of the
city’s new public-access channels. The first edition
of “Capital Education” airs Tuesday, Oct. 15, at
7:30 p.m. (MORE)
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