William S. Hackett Middle School News

OVATIONS postponed

March 11, 2020

To avoid spreading illness, the Albany High School PTSA has announced that it will postpone OVATIONS – its annual recognition celebration for outstanding City School Distr...

Keeping it clean

March 6, 2020

The City School District of Albany has made it a top priority to control the spread of illness in all our buildings, and on Friday maintenance staff were hard at work cleaning a...

Hackett Middle School Principal Michael Paolino pulled double-duty as a chef on Friday, when he and members of his team made breakfast for the two homerooms that collected the m...

Author Ann Burg visits

March 5, 2020

Authors aren’t usually around to explain their intentions and thought processes to the people reading their books. But on Thursday, students at Hackett Middle School met, ...

The award-winning Albany High School Theatre Ensemble will present the Broadway hit Cabaret, with shows Thursday, March 12 through Sunday, March 15. Performances will be at 7...

March is "Fine Arts in Our Schools Month" in the City School District of Albany, and you can experience the talents of our students in a variety of exhibits, conc...

At the Hackett Middle School Science Fair on Thursday, some 110 scientists grappled with issues ranging from “How Does Increasing Carbon Dioxide Affect Temperature?”...

Students as teachers

February 27, 2020

Eighth-graders from Hackett Middle School took their extensive knowledge of the Harlem Renaissance across the street to Thomas O’Brien Academy of Science and Technology (T...

Some 319 students – that’s almost half the student body – made honor roll for the second quarter at William S. Hackett Middle School, and their efforts were ce...

Choir records with the pros

February 18, 2020

Cathedral Sound Studios were at Hackett Middle School Friday to professionally record the school choir singing “Believer” under the direction of teacher Francesca De...

The City School District of Albany will have half-days of school on April 28 and June 23 to meet the requirements of New York’s new Paid Voting Leave Law. The law allow...

The Albany Indoor Percussion Ensemble – 27 middle- and high-school musicians simultaneously playing a variety of instruments and performing theater – will host their...

Congratulations to the up-and-coming engineers in the Hackett Middle School STEM Club! They took third place overall in the regional Future City Competition held Saturday at the...

Isaac Allen’s spelling ability is out of this G-A-L-A-X-Y. That’s the word the Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School eighth-grader spelled correctly to clinch t...

The City School District of Albany’s four middle schools, Albany International Center and Tony Clement Center for Education all will dismiss early on Wednesday, Jan. 15 an...

Welcome to 2020!

January 2, 2020

Welcome to the year 2020!   We look forward to continuing our work on equity in education. Please take a moment to view this message from Superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams...

Happy Holidays!

December 20, 2019

Happy Holidays from all of us here at the City School District of Albany! What's open and when All City School District of Albany schools will be closed for holiday ...

Survey deadline extended!

December 18, 2019

As the City School District of Albany continues to work through the review process that the State Education Department requires of our schools, we are interested in your input a...

We have a winner!

December 17, 2019

Congratulations Matilda Gish! The sixth-grader won William S. Hackett’s 2019 spelling bee on Dec. 17 with the word “levees.” She will go on to complete in t...

As part of our ongoing effort to provide our families and employees with timely and accurate information during urgent safety- and weather-related events, the City School Distri...

Way to go! Well over half the students at Hackett Middle School – 333 out of 656, to be precise – made first quarter honor roll, and they were recognized Wednesda...

‘Tis the season for holiday concerts, and there are many opportunities in December to experience the talents of City School District of Albany musicians. Here’s w...

These seventh-graders are among the 544 Hackett Middle students who met behavior expectations for the first quarter of the school year. Their efforts were rewarded Monday with a...

Flanders soars at states

November 25, 2019

Congratulations Anna Flanders! The varsity diver from William S. Hackett Middle School placed eighth in the Nov. 22 state championship meet in Ithaca. She earned a score of 4...

Visit our district Facebook page to take a look at a typical day of learning in Kerstin House’s eighth grade English Language Arts (ELA) class at William S. Hackett Middle...