Board approves new middle
building to open September
The City School District of Albany Board of Education has approved converting North Albany Academy to a middle school to open in
September 2023, paving the way for a May 2019 public referendum on a
plan that would not raise school property taxes.
board’s action followed a three-year
planning process that included input
from families, community members and
district staff. The resulting
project will be financed entirely
with savings in the district’s
capital reserve fund and state building aid
Albany High 2019-20 academy
lottery deadline approaching
are available for the lottery to determine placement in Albany High
School’s four academies for the 2019-20 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 all. (MORE)
Board appoints assistant
The City School District of Albany Board of Education has appointed two veteran educators as assistant principals at district
Allison Brodie will join the team at
Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle
School and April Stokes will join
the team at Edmund J. O'Neal Middle
School of Excellence. (MORE)
State test scores continue
The City School District of
Albany made across-the-board gains in New York State tests that measure
proficiency in English language arts and math.
The State Education Department’s report from the spring 2018 round
of tests for students in grades 3-8 found that, overall, 23 percent were at or
above grade level in English language arts (ELA) and 17 percent were at
or above grade level in math.
That is an increase of 4 percent in ELA and 2 percent in math from last year.
Building leadership capacity
the City School District of Albany,
building leadership capacity and
increasing accountability is one of
our primary goals to help all of our
On Oct. 23, Delaware Community
School Principal Kenneth Lein,
Ed.D., presented at a national
conference in Dallas on exactly how
that has happened in his building.
This video showcases Dr. Lein
and members of Delaware’s behavior
and building leadership teams
discussing how their collective
actions have created a positive
shift in their school’s atmosphere,
which directly supports increased
Albany High musicians
chosen for local, state
Bravo! Eight Albany High School virtuosos will represent their school
Nov. 17 at the Area All-State Music Festival of the New York State
School Music Association (NYSSMA).
And one was selected from among thousands across New York to participate
in a statewide ensemble in December. (MORE)
Event's focus is safety
Sheridan Preparatory Academy hosted the City of Albany’s 2018 Walk to
School day Oct. 10. More than 5,000 schools across the country participate in
the annual fall event intended to encourage families and community
leaders to ditch the car and walk or bike to school.
Cash for Coats kicks off
the 11th year, The City School District of Albany is partnering with
the City of Albany to raise Cash for Coats funds.
Superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams
joined Mayor Kathy Sheehan and the
campaign’s additional sponsors, The
Palace Theatre and Lodge’s
Department Store, at The Palace
Theatre on Oct. 3 to kick off the
“The correlation between attendance
and the ability of children to get
to school safely and warmly is
clear. It’s important for our
students to be in school and they
can’t get there during the difficult
winter months without appropriate
outerwear,” said Adams. (MORE)
District playgroup targets
youngest future Falcons in the City School District of Albany enrolled
in their first-ever class Tuesday. It’s called “Play, Learn, Soar,” and
it’s a brand new early education program offered to infants and children
up to age 3 at Arbor Hill Elementary School.
“I want them to make friends
and be comfortable with other
people,” said Elaine Evans, who
attended with her 8- and
19-month-olds. “Then they won’t be
nervous when they start school.” (MORE)
FirstView bus-tracking app
First Student Inc., the City School District of Albany’s transportation
partner, has launched its bus-tracking communications app, FirstView,
for the 2018-19 school year.
allows you use your smartphone or
desktop to track the location and
direction of your student’s bus,
your student's stop schedule for the
current day, and times for school
arrivals and departures. You’ll know
when the bus gets to school in the
morning and leaves in the afternoon.
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section to read more.