William S. Hackett Middle School News

Get a midwinter revitalization on Saturday, Feb. 8, when Albany High School’s advanced cosmetology students will host a Valentine’s Day Spa Day at Abrookin Career an...

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...

Wintry weather reminders

November 5, 2019

With the leaves and the temperatures both falling, it’s time to start planning ahead for wintry weather and the possibility of school closings or delays.  The City...

Check out the new look for the City School District of Albany's quarterly newsletter “Capital Education.” The fall edition is available online now.  P...

Safety update for families

October 31, 2019

I am writing to inform you that the Albany Police Department is investigating an incident involving a 12-year-old boy that occurred earlier this week on South Manning Boulevard....

School safety update

October 21, 2019

Albany police on Monday arrested a 17-year old in connection with his Sunday Facebook post indicating that he would be involved in a shooting at Albany High School. City Scho...

Applications are available for the lottery to determine placement in Albany High School’s four academies for the 2020-21 school year.     You can download an ...

Help keep our kids warm! The City of Albany and other community partners on Wednesday announced the 2019 Cash for Coats Drive, an initiative to collect money to buy new winte...

Congratulations to seventh grader Daaron Harrell, who proudly represents Hackett Middle School in the district's 2019-20 wall calendar. Daaron was recognized at a special...

Congratulations to eighth grader Adela Hoxha, who proudly represents Hackett Middle School in the district's 2019-20 wall calendar. Adela was recognized at a special rece...

Falcon diver soars in Section 2

September 24, 2019

Varsity Falcon diver Anna Flanders earned the top score in Section 2 to win the Skidmore Invitational on Sept. 21! The William S. Hackett Middle School eighth-grader is now r...

The City School District of Albany is making it easier for English language learners and schools to communicate with each other. Starting this school year, all schools have a...

Dads Take Your Child to School Day was especially meaningful for Germaine Montes, who took his daughters to school on Tuesday at Philip Schuyler Achievement Academy and had a su...