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APSF Awards $40,000 to GAPS teachers

Posted on: December 21, 2018

The Albany Public Schools Foundation awarded $40,000 in classroom grants during the month of November.  Funded projects ranged from electronics, to materials for art, reading, music and physical education. Grant applicants have received their grant status notification letters.

Primary funding for the Classroom Grant Program comes from three Albany Public School Foundation events: iSwim for Kids, iCelebrate Kids Benefit Gala and the iRun for Kids race.

See the list of award recipients for details!


Fundación de las escuelas públicas de Albany (APSF por sus siglas en inglés) otorga $40,000 a maestros de GAPS

La Fundación de las Escuelas Públicas de Albany, otorgó $40,000 en subvenciones para los salones de clases durante el mes de noviembre. Los proyectos financiados van desde electrónica, hasta materiales para arte, lectura, música y educación física. Los solicitantes de subvenciones han recibido sus cartas de notificación de estado de concesión.

La financiación principal para el Programa de Subvenciones de Aula, proviene de tres eventos de la Fundación de Escuelas Públicas de Albany: “iSwim for Kids” (Evento de natación), la Gala de Beneficios de “iCelebrate Kids” (Evento recreativo) y “iRun for Kids” (Evento de carreras).

¡Vea la lista de ganadores de premios para más detalles!

School Board approves bond proposal for May election

Posted on: January 23, 2017

The School Board unanimously voted to send a $159 million bond measure to voters in the May 16, 2017, election.

The measure would:

  • Make upgrades and improvements, including replacing roofs, siding, windows, plumbing, electrical systems in schools around the District.
  • Make energy improvements, including replacing old, inefficient high maintenance heating/ventilation systems, doors, which would save energy costs.
  • Make safety/security upgrades, including automatic door locks, fire alarms, security cameras to improve the safety of students.
  • Make seismic upgrades to enable buildings to better withstand earthquakes.
  • Renovate and/or add classroom space to support vocational/technical classes for all district middle school buildings.
  • Renovate and add classrooms and a cafeteria at Oak Grove Elementary School; purchase property and construct a new elementary school in NE Albany to address growing enrollment and reduce overcrowding.
  • Complete the first phase of West Albany High School’s rebuild that would include new classrooms, commons, auditorium, cafeteria and administrative space; and multipurpose space for vocational/technical education and gymnasium uses at South Albany High School.

The bond proposal is the result of a more than two-year process to identify facility needs in the District. The projects were reviewed by architects and recommended by a community-based District Facilities Advisory Committee (DFAC) that was made up of community members, parents and staff members.

DFAC initially identified more than $250 million in facility needs. This proposal represents the School Board’s priority to balance the most critical needs and the cost to taxpayers. This bond proposal is expected to increase taxes by an estimated $.64 per $1,000 of assessed property value because the 2006 bond is expiring.

For more information, read the resolution and explanatory statement. 

Find more information on the bond information page.

6th and 7th Grade Contest/Concurso de Sexto y Séptimo Grado

Posted on: May 21, 2020

Help us design our new student planner covers for next year! Click on the link below to see the details.

¡Ayúdenos a diseñar nuestras nuevas cubiertas para el planificador de estudiantes para el próximo año! Haga clic en el enlace de abajo para ver los detalles.

 

Contest

Letter from Mrs.Seals/Carta de La Señora Seals

Posted on: May 21, 2020

Dear NAMS Families~

We hope that you are staying safe and healthy and are managing the many changes/restrictions of life at home. We are sad that we don’t get to end the school year with students in our building and experience some of our regular celebrations together. Many of you have asked about 8th Grade Promotion, awards, and other topics. Here are the current updates:

~8th Grade Promotion – Our teachers are busy creating a virtual 8th Grade Promotion. We will be printing promotion certificates and other special awards. These items will be mailed home along with a yearbook if you purchased one this school year. We will have a video ready to share with you the last week of school.

~Last Day of School – The last official day of school is Wednesday, June 10th. We ask that all assignments be turned in no later than Friday, June 5, so that teachers can finalize grades.

~Furlough Days – All staff are taking 2 furlough days per week until the end of the school year. We have a rotating schedule so that there is always a grade level and content area teacher available for students. Teachers have emailed students the days that they are available and have posted this on their individual Google Classrooms.

~Thank You – We appreciate the input we received from all of you that took the survey about Distance Learning. One of the things we learned is that our students need to be connected to their teachers and to each other, especially in the middle school years. As a result, our teachers have been inviting students to Google Classroom Meets. My hope is that all students attend these meetings when they are able. If you are interested in taking the survey and have not already, you may find the survey at this link: https://albanyk12or.sjc1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_096j1t86XCLLWiF

~Forecasting – Current 6th and 7th Grade students will be sent a link to choose their Elective classes for the upcoming school year. We would like students to get this information to us by no later than Monday, June 1. If you have questions about this, please contact our Registrar, Kris Brown at kris.brown@albany.k12.or.us

We miss you all very much and can’t wait to see you again!

Best Wishes,

Mrs. Seals

Estimadas familias de NAMS ~

Esperamos que se mantenga seguro y saludable y que esté manejando los muchos cambios / restricciones de la vida en el hogar. Estamos tristes de no poder terminar el año escolar con estudiantes en nuestro edificio y experimentar algunas de nuestras celebraciones regulares juntos. Muchos de ustedes han preguntado sobre la promoción, los premios y otros temas del octavo grado. Aquí están las actualizaciones actuales:

~ Promoción de octavo grado: nuestros maestros están ocupados creando una promoción virtual de octavo grado. Imprimiremos certificados de promoción y otros premios especiales. Estos artículos serán enviados a casa junto con un anuario si compró uno este año escolar. Tendremos un video listo para compartir con ustedes la última semana de clases.

~ Último día de clases: el último día oficial de clases es el miércoles 10 de junio. Pedimos que todas las tareas se entreguen a más tardar el viernes 5 de junio, para que los maestros puedan finalizar las calificaciones.

~ Días de licencia – Todo el personal está tomando 2 días de licencia por semana hasta el final del año escolar. Tenemos un horario rotativo para que siempre haya un maestro de nivel de grado y área de contenido disponible para los estudiantes. Los maestros han enviado un correo electrónico a los estudiantes los días que están disponibles y lo han publicado en sus aulas individuales de Google.

~ Gracias. Agradecemos los comentarios que recibimos de todos ustedes que respondieron la encuesta sobre educación a distancia. Una de las cosas que aprendimos es que nuestros estudiantes necesitan estar conectados con sus maestros y entre ellos, especialmente en los años de escuela intermedia. Como resultado, nuestros maestros han estado invitando a los estudiantes a Google Classroom Meets. Espero que todos los estudiantes asistan a estas reuniones cuando puedan. Si está interesado en completar la encuesta y aún no lo ha hecho, puede encontrarla en este enlace: https://albanyk12or.sjc1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_096j1t86XCLLWiF

~ Pronósticos: a los estudiantes actuales de 6º y 7º grado se les enviará un enlace para elegir sus clases electivas para el próximo año escolar. Nos gustaría que los estudiantes nos envíen esta información a más tardar el lunes 1 de junio. Si tiene alguna pregunta al respecto, comuníquese con nuestro Registrador, Kris Brown, a kris.brown@albany.k12.or.us

¡Los extrañamos mucho y estamos ansiosos por volver a verlos!

Los mejores deseos,

Señora Seals