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Summer Work: Middle School Career Technical Education Projects

Posted on: June 27, 2018

The voter-approved bond plan includes projects to add career technical education classrooms to all middle schools and high schools.

Work has started at Calapooia Middle School and Timber Ridge School to convert existing classrooms into spaces that can be used for Career Technical Education, CTE, Programs.

This construction will be finished by fall. The spaces are designed to support a variety of career-based curriculum. A work group has been meeting to determine the district’s goals for career education and help shape a plan for secondary students. Workgroup participants include local manufacturing employers.

Read more about the CTE planning process and see the architectural drawings for each school.

Attention teachers: Apply for a fall APSF grant

Posted on: June 26, 2018

The annual Albany Public Schools Foundation grant application window is open. Teachers can apply for a classroom grant for the 2018-19 school year.

Applications are due on Oct. 15 and are available online at

Priority is given to requests in the areas of art, music, STEM, and health and wellness. Teachers who received a grant from the foundation during the previous year must submit an evaluation before being considered for a new grant.

Last year, the foundation awarded $37,683 in classroom grants for programs, projects and materials. Grants are funded by the three Albany Public School Foundation events: iSwim for Kids, iCelebrate Kids Benefit Gala and the iRun for Kids race.

For more information, visit the APSF website or contact Executive Director Aimee Addison, 541-979-2773 or

Timber Ridge holds end-of-year Special Olympics event

Posted on: June 22, 2018

Timber Ridge sent a delegation to the Greater Albany Special Olympics track meet at the end of this school year. The team wore specially printed shirts for the competition.

Twelve students from Jennifer Cyrus’ 3-5 grade foundational skills class participated in the event at South Albany High School on May 30. The event is coordinated by Rosie Zupan, PE teacher at North Albany Elementary School.

Each student participated in a softball throw a long jump and one running event (400 meters, 100 yd, 50 yd, or 25 yd).

The annual track meet draws schools from around the district and from other mid-valley schools.

School is out for summer!

Posted on: June 15, 2018

Happy summer vacation! School is out for summer break and will resume again in September. The District Office will be open all summer with Monday through Thursday summer hours in July. School offices will close in July and reopen in mid-August.

Find resources to help prepare for the 2018-19 school year in the School Resources section of the website.

See you in September!

¡La escuela está cerrada por el verano!

¡Felices vacaciones de verano! La escuela está cerrada por las vacaciones de verano y
se reanudará de nuevo en septiembre. La oficina del distrito estará abierta todo el
verano con horario de verano en el mes de julio de lunes a jueves. Las oficinas de las
escuelas cerraran en julio y volverán abrir a mediados de agosto.

Encuentre los recursos que le ayudaran a prepararse para el año escolar 2018-19 en la
sección deRecursos escolares del lugar en el internet.

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