Former Albany High leader
Getto announces retirement
Albany High School Interim Principal Dale Getto has announced her
retirement following a 31-year career as a teacher and administrator in
the City School District of Albany. Getto served as a member of
the Albany High administrative team for 7½ years and as the school’s
leader for the last 2½ years. She was an instrumental part of the
school’s progress during that time.
Encouraging our students
to do their best as state
City School District of Albany, like
public school districts throughout
the state, is preparing for the
annual state tests for students in
As this year’s tests approach,
please keep in mind that all of New
York’s statewide exams are designed
to measure how well students are
mastering the learning standards
that guide classroom instruction.
The state’s goal
is to help ensure that students are
on track to graduate from high
school with the critical-thinking,
problem-solving and reasoning skills
needed for success in today’s world.
Please visit our From the
Superintendent section for more
information and resources.
Listening to our students'
March 14, students at Albany High
School and the City School District
of Albany's three middle schools
joined their peers nationwide in
coming together to advocate for
school safety and to honor the
memory of the 17 people who lost
their lives in last month's school
shooting in Parkland, Fla.
High, students took part in a
voluntary assembly and march as part
of the nationwide movement. The
demonstration was organized entirely
by Albany High students to speak out
on the issue of school safety and
the power of their own voices. (MORE)
in robotics regionals
on members of the Albany High School robotics team this weekend as their
home-made robot rescues video-game characters and their human operators
trapped in an obsolete arcade game.
Their efforts will be part of the
2018 New York Tech Valley Regional
FIRST Robotics Team competition,
scheduled Friday and Saturday at
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Albany High advances
in county mock trials
Albany High School Model UN Club on March 8 defeated students from
Cohoes to advance to the next round of the county-level New York
Statewide High School Mock Trial Tournament.
The match was the second victory for the
Falcon team, which defeated Voorheesville on Feb. 27. (MORE)
High cancer survivor
'Student of the Year'
High School sophomore and cancer survivor Rylyn Swierzewski was named
2018 Student of the Year on March 1 by the Upstate New York/Vermont
Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
In eight weeks Swierzewski raised
more than $28,000 for the society,
which supports research into a cure
for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s
disease and myeloma and provides
free information, education and
support for patients and families
affected by the diseases.
for prestigious conference
The Albany County League of Women Voters has
selected Albany High School sophomore Faith O’Toole to represent the
county at a statewide "Students Inside Albany" conference to be held at
the Capitol in May.
An Albany High honor student by day,
O’Toole also is studying American
Sign Language at Hudson Valley
Community College. She is the only
student from Albany County selected
to participate in the League of
Women Voters' conference. (MORE)
Arts showcased throughout March
is Fine Arts Month in the City School District of Albany, giving
families and community members numerous opportunities to check out the
visual arts, performing arts and musical talents of our students.
schedule of events and activities
can be found
here, and you can learn more by
High's Geography Bee
at Albany High School assembled in the library after school to test
their knowledge of spaces, places and natural features during the
Geography Bee on Feb. 27.
geographical contest is a
student-run event created by junior
Adam Aleksic. Aleksic organized and
promoted the bee, wrote the
questions and co-hosted with Albany
High staff members Liz Gialanella
and Sean Fitzsimons, who also
provided guidance throughout the