Albany High teacher
named 'STEM Master Teacher'
Albany High School teacher has joined the ranks of City School District
of Albany teachers recognized as STEM master teachers.
environment teacher, was recognized
Oct. 18 in the state’s STEM Master
Teacher Program, celebrating her
work to deliver innovative science,
technology, engineering and math
education to their students. (MORE)
Planned 30-minute phone
To fix Internet issues that have caused occasional phone and web
interruptions recently, the City School District of Albany has planned a
30-minute phone outage Friday morning.
will begin at 11 a.m. The district's
phone system will not be able to
receive outside calls during the
scheduled 30-minute outage.
If there is
an emergency that requires contact
with a school, office or department
during this time, please contact
Director of Communications Ron Lesko
at (518) 376-0013. Please
visit our District News section
to read more.
Wellness Policy update
District of Albany Superintendent
Kaweeda G. Adams provided an update
for families Wednesday regarding the
district's Wellness Policy, which
seeks to create an environment where
healthy eating and physical activity
are encouraged for all students.
The Board of
Education is in the process of
reviewing and updating the Wellness
Policy. The Policy Committee is
scheduled to discuss the Wellness
Policy at its meeting Nov. 8. The
meeting will be held at Academy Park
at 5:30 p.m. The public is welcome
Please visit our From the
Superintendent section for more
Arbor Hill speech
teacher wins regional award
Hill speech teacher wins regional award Arbor Hill Elementary School
speech teacher Dawn Ray has been named by the Capital Area Speech
Language and Hearing Association (CASHA) as the winner of its 2017
Distinguished Service Award.
career in education spans more than
three decades, of which the past 23
have been spent serving the children
and families of Arbor Hill
Albany High musicians
chosen for festivals
Eleven Albany High
School virtuosos will represent
their school Nov. 18 at the Area
All-State Music Festival of the New
York State School Music Association
The annual event
features outstanding music students
from high schools throughout the
Capital Region performing in band,
chorus, jazz band or orchestra.
Students were selected based on
scores they received at NYSSMA
auditions last spring.
District to take part in
has selected the
School District of Albany
to take part
in a survey
that a student be
his or her height
of his or her school health
to figure out the
mass index, or “BMI.”
a doctor or nurse know
is in a healthy
for his or
District seeks input
on next Albany High
City School District of Albany is inviting students, staff, families and
community members to give their input on qualities and characteristics
they would like to see in the next Albany High School principal.
Click here to take a survey and
The goal of the nine-question
survey is to gain an understanding
of what the community is looking for
in the leader of Albany High, the
district’s flagship school. (MORE)
Albany High saves a
potential 318 lives
results are in, and Albany High School students and staff collected a
total of 106 pints of blood, saving a potential 318 lives.
Albany High community filled the gym
for the first of its three annual
American Red Cross blood drives on
Oct. 12, where they rolled up their
sleeves to help save the lives of
for Albany High lottery
Applications are available for the lottery to determine placement in
Albany High School’s four academies for the 2018-19 school year.
Click here to download an
information booklet and application.
Each of Albany High's four unique
academies has its own theme. Each
offers electives specific to that
theme, and the themes also are woven
into the core curriculum. However,
students also can take electives in
different academies and the
electives are equally available to
Volunteer literacy tutor
training Oct. 28
still spots available in a free Oct.
28 training for people who want to
volunteer as elementary school
reading tutors in the City School
District of Albany.
training will be held from 9 a.m.-3
p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28 at Harriet
Gibbons Student Services Center, 75
Watervliet Avenue. Lunch and a
beverage will be provided. (MORE)
Social media safety and
City School District of
Albany Superintendent Kaweeda G.
Adams has shared information
with families about
social media safety and awareness.
The superintendent's letter
informs families about a serious social media
safety concern brought to our
attention by students. It referred
to "Exposure Day" – the posting or
sharing of photos or video intended
to shame, embarrass, humiliate,
intimidate or otherwise “expose”
Please visit our From the
Superintendent section to read
more. We encourage parents and
guardians to talk with students
about appropriate social media
behavior and safety, and also have
provided information for families
who believe their children may need
Weekend food program expands
in October, 150 more
students in the City School District of Albany are taking home backpacks
filled with food to help their families provide nutritional meals on the
The Feed and Read Program, formerly the Weekend
Backpack Food Program, is expanding to serve 625 families in the 2017-18
school year. City School District of Albany Superintendent Kaweeda G.
Adams joined the Homeless and Travelers Aid Society and other community partners
Oct. 4 to
kick off the program for another school year.
Please visit our District News section to read more.
District lauds great
students who appear in the City School District of Albany’s annual
calendar were recognized on Oct. 3 at a special reception in Academy Park.
The calendar features students who stand out in a variety of ways. Some
excel in academics, sports, fine arts, visual arts or performing arts.
Others are actively involved in community service. Whatever their
interests may be, they are all exceptional students who proudly
represent their schools and the district as a whole. (MORE)
Winter Guard seeks new
students in grades 4-12: Albany Winter Guard wants you!
The Albany Winter Guard is a division of the
Albany Marching Falcons. Winter guard combines the precision skills of
marching band color guards (using flags and other props) with the grace
and agility of gymnastics and the choreography of a dance ensemble.
Albany Winter Guard teams practice and compete inside during the cold
New STEM focus taking flight
STEM focus is taking flight in the
City School District of Albany this fall.
Flying Classroom is a project-based
supplemental curriculum concentrated
in the areas of science, technology,
engineering and math – or STEM. The
Flying Classroom also includes
activities related to geography,
literacy, writing, art and social
creation of world-record pilot Capt.
Barrington Irving, who visited
Albany on Sept. 22 to meet with
about 100 teachers and staff members
to talk about the opportunities for
He'll be back in November to meet
Please visit our District News
section to read more.
Pre-K spots still available
to get your little one into a
quality early childhood education
program? There are still spots
available in City School District of
Albany prekindergarten programs
based at elementary schools and
Please visit our District News
section to learn more.