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School Board honors North Albany Middle School All-Stars

Posted on: March 15, 2017

On Monday, the School Board honored Student All-Stars from North Albany Middle School for their motivation, perseverance, growth, and school and community service.

North Albany students are:

Chase Clure and Shelbylinn Connell

Shelbylinn Connell and Chase Clure are siblings and are both eighth graders being recognized for motivation and perseverance. Shelbylinn’s favorite class is choir and Chase’s favorite class is band. At the beginning of summer, the family went through some housing difficulties. The family stayed strong and the students found a way to start the year with a positive outlook. They have continued to do well as the housing issues were resolved.

Lauren Harvey

Lauren Harvey is in our seventh grade AVID class. Her favorite class is AVID. She is being recognized for perseverance and growth mindset. She has been making a concerted effort to retake assessments and has been sharing what she has learned in the tutorial process with her table groups in other classes like social studies.

Thank you, Classified Employees!

Posted on: March 10, 2017

This is Classified School Employees Appreciation Week. Thank you to all of our dedicated support staff, who make learning possible for students.

Classified employees work with students, educators, parents, volunteers, business partners and community members.

Classified employees support the smooth operation of offices, the safety and maintenance of buildings and property, and the safe transportation, healthy nutrition and direct instruction of students.

Classified employees are educational assistants, office support specialists, bus drivers, custodians, maintenance workers, food servers, translators and more.

Thank you, classified employees, for your work on behalf of GAPS students!

Proposed bond would add instructional space for career skills

Posted on: March 8, 2017

There is a need for skilled workers in our local industries and around the country. Employers are seeking trained workers, and they are working with schools to help build skills that students can build on in college or take directly to the workforce.

If Ballot Measure 22-165 is approved by voters, renovations are planned for all middle schools to add instructional space for career technical, or vocational technical, education.

Both high schools would also get new CTE space. The first phase of the replacement at West Albany High School includes new classrooms, and South Albany High School would get new classrooms and a new multipurpose room/gym.

This video shows the type of programs the schools are considering for expansion.

Find more information about Ballot Measure 22-165.

NAMS seventh graders win essay contest

Posted on: March 5, 2017

Two seventh-grade students from North Albany Middle School won awards in an essay contest sponsored by the Society of Women Engineers. Bradley Snider and Hailey Heider were among three winners for their essays about a significant female mathematician scientist or engineer.

The students were honored at a banquet and presented with $75.

Read the essays: