News and events - 6/2/23

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News of the week

  • Free Falcon jazz Friday, TONIGHT – Eat out and hear our outstanding jazz ensembles from 7-10 p.m. Friday (tonight) at Spinners, located at 2 Picotte Drive. "B Flats" play 7-8:30 p.m. and "Jazzmanian Devils" play 8:30-10 p.m.
  • Falcons play SPAC Sunday – Catch six talented Albany High musicians in Empire State Youth Orchestra (ESYO) ensembles performing on the main stage at SPAC this Sunday at the Festival of Young Artists! Conor Costello, Luyanda Pieterse and Benjamin Quist are part of the ESYO Jazz Orchestra that plays 3-3:25 p.m., and Pieterse plays again along with Sonja De Piro, Anya Miller and Katie Myers at 4 p.m. with the ESYO Repertory Orchestra.
  • Pint of ice cream for a pint of blood – The last blood donation drive of the school year is Wednesday, and all donors will receive a coupon for a free pint of Stewart's ice cream! The drive will be held in the library from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Students, staff and community members are invited to donate. Learn more and sign up.
  • Unified basketball tops in Section 2 – The Albany High unified basketball team clinched its third consecutive Section 2 Division Championship win on Tuesday with a 43-34 defeat of Bethlehem High School at Bethlehem. Learn more.
  • Falcons named MBK Fellows – The state Education Department has inducted juniors Patrick Ponzo III and Jakiem Walden into the 2023 My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Fellowship program. Learn more.
  • Regents schedule – Albany High will administer Regents exams in a variety of subjects June 14-22. Download an exam schedule here. Good luck to all our test-takers!

​​​​​​​Upcoming events

  • Monday, June 5 
    • College athletics commitment day ceremony, auditorium, 5 p.m. (seniors participating in the commitment ceremony report 4:30 p.m.)
    • Athletic Awards Night, auditorium, 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 7
    • Blood drive, library. Learn more.
    • Junior and senior Awards Night, auditorium, 5:30 p.m. 
  • Thursday, June 8 – World Language Honor Society inductions, auditorium, 6 p.m.
  • Friday, June 9
    • Freshman field day, turf athletic field (no spike heels, please!), 2 p.m.
    • Junior ROTC Promotion and Leadership Awards Ceremony, auditorium, 6 p.m.
  • Monday, June 12 – Sophomore and junior field day, turf athletic field (no spike heels, please!), 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 13
    • Last day of classes
    • Senior field day, turf athletic field (no spike heels, please!), 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 14-Thursday, June 22 – Regents exams. Download a schedule.
  • Saturday, June 17 – Senior prom, Sixty State Place, 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 21
    • PTSA meeting, 5:30 p.m.
    • Barbering and Cosmetology Sashing Ceremony, 6:30 p.m.

Important reminders

  • No student parking in school lots – Students who drive to school may not park their cars in the school's parking lots on Washington Avenue and North Main Avenue. Students who drive to school should park in legal spots on the streets around the school.
  • Traveling between Albany High and Abrookin – All students with classes at Abrookin Career and Technical Center must take the bus to Abrookin from Albany High and back. This will ensure student safety, allow students to avoid having to go back through security, and help prevent students from being late. Students who do not take the bus will not be allowed to re-enter school without parent or guardian contact. Students can catch the bus at Building 2, Tower 2-2.
  • Leaving and returning to school during the day – Albany High is a closed campus, meaning students cannot leave school during the day – including during lunch and study halls – without parent or guardian permission. Students who leave without a valid reason will not be allowed to re-enter without parent or guardian contact.
  • Appointment reminders – A student with a daytime appointment must have a note from their parent or guardian, and the parent or guardian must sign out the student before they leave. In addition, a parent or guardian must provide a note or call school before a student can return.
  • 2024 yearbook designs sought – Attention students in grades 9-11: Design next year's yearbook cover! If interested, submit your idea here by June 13. For more info, visit yearbook adviser Amanda Weklar in room 2352 or email