Recess Feb. 19-23
All City School
District of Albany schools will be
closed next week for Winter Recess.
administrative offices in Academy
Park and Central Registration will
be closed Monday in observance of
Presidents Day but open
Tuesday-Friday during the break.
All schools and
offices will be back in business on
Monday, Feb. 26. Enjoy
the time off!
National Merit finalists
Albany High School seniors Matan Adler and
Max Heller have been named finalists in the competition for prestigious
National Merit Scholarships, ranking them among the best students in the
are among some 15,000 finalists – in
the top one percent of high school
students nationwide – vying for the
scholarship in 2018. (MORE)
High senior earns trip to states
High School senior Jahlil Young
added to an exceptional varsity
career this week by becoming the
first member of the Falcons bowling
team to qualify for the state
tournament in at least two decades.
resume already included a perfect
game in his junior season, rolled a
six-game series of 1,258 in the
Section II Class A tournament. He
finished among the top six out of
Please visit our Athletics News
section to read more.
passes century mark
Lawson got a special shout-out Tuesday for hitting a 100-win milestone
in his six-year career coaching Albany High School girls’ varsity
presented with a commemorative ball
before Tuesday’s scrimmage against a
team from Marks High School in
achieved the breakthrough when the
Lady Falcons won the final game of
their Suburban Conference season at
Schenectady on Feb. 9.
“While we recognize there is more work to do on behalf of all of our
students, we are pleased to see this continued steady progress at Albany
High School,” said Superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams. “It is a testament
to the dedication of the leadership and staff at Albany High over a
sustained period of time. We look forward to continuing these gains.”
Please visit our District News
section to read more.
Applications for the lottery that
will determine placement in the City
School District of Albany's
4-year-old pre-kindergarten programs
for 2018-19 are available.
click here to download
an application and information
booklet, or pick one up at Central
Registration, 75 Watervliet Ave., or
any of our elementary schools or
community partners. The application deadline
is March 2, and the lottery will be
held March 14 in conjunction with
the annual magnet lottery.
Please visit our Pre-K Registration
section for more information.
pool closed for cleaning
swimming pool at Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School will be closed
until Feb. 26 for cleaning.
swimming, normally offered on
Mondays and Wednesdays, will be on
hold until the pool reopens.
Cancer survivor pays it forward
Feb. 1 marked the sixth year that Albany High School sophomore Rylyn
Swierzewski is cancer-free.
To celebrate – and support those
living with cancer – she’s seeking
to raise money for the Upstate New
York/Vermont Chapter Leukemia and
Lymphoma Society. At the same time,
she is vying for the title of
Student of the Year, actively
competing against high school
students in the surrounding suburbs
for the title. (MORE)
technology students at Albany High School’s Abrookin Career and
Technical Center are looking to showcase their skills to people in need
of a well-made, custom-built and reasonably priced shed.
Last year students built an 8’ x 10’
shed for the Athletic Department
fields at Stephen and Harriet Myers
(see photo above right).
Want something different? Submit
photos of potential designs and the
construction team will work with
With flu season
here, the City School District of
Albany is taking extra precautions
to provide healthy environments for
students and staff. Please see
this message from Superintendent
Kaweeda G. Adams regarding these
safety measures, as well as helpful
reminders for staying healthy during
Albany showcases AVID work
Albany Academy Principal Lesley Buff
began implementing AVID at her
school three years ago. During a
workshop on goal-setting at that
time, she wrote on a small card that
her goal was to become an AVID
On Feb. 1, Buff’s dream became a
reality when educators from across
the northeast visited North Albany
to see the exemplary progress she,
her staff and her students have made
with AVID. (MORE)
New Scotland art makes magazine
by New Scotland Elementary School
fifth-grader Jacky Nguyen graces the
cover of the January 2018 issue of
Nguyen's original piece of
art, created when she was in third
grade, was spotted in May 2016 at
the City School District of Albany's
annual 1st Friday art show at the
Albany Institute of History and Art.
Music Faculty Concert
talents of the City School District of Albany’s music department were on
display for students, families, staff and community members during the
Music Faculty Concert at Albany High School on Jan. 25.
year, the district’s art teachers
showcased their skills as well, with
a gallery of their artwork in the
main lobby. (MORE)
High librarian named
influential national committee
For the last decade, librarian Alicia Abdul has strived to assure that
quality books are on Albany High School shelves.
Her scope of
influence will expand substantially
now that she’s been appointed to a
prestigious committee of the
American Library Association. (MORE)