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Oak Grove and Meadow Ridge Open House

Posted on: February 13, 2019

Casa abierta de las escuelas primarias Oak Grove y Meadow Ridge: Haga Clic Aquí Para Español

Community open house times and locations

February 26th: Timber Ridge, 6:30PM to 8:30PM

February 27th: North Albany Middle, 6:30PM to 8:30PM

PDF in English; en Español 

CONSTRUCTION IS nearing completion on Greater Albany School District’s two new facilities at Oak Grove and Meadow Ridge. The district has formed a committee to address the activation of these facilities, composed of parents, teachers, principals, seniors, and other community leaders.

Questions to be addressed by the committee:

How should Oak Grove, North Albany Elementary, and Fir Grove be organized by grade level and general use? How should the school boundaries be organized?

Should Fir Grove remain in use as a neighborhood school?

Should Meadow Ridge open in the middle of the academic year when it’s complete, or should the district wait until Fall 2020?

How should the grade levels for Meadow Ridge and Timber Ridge be organized?

Community open house structure and process:

There is no fixed presentation; information will be presented on informational kiosk stations and participants may hear a brief, personalized presentation from a district facilitator and ask questions.

Community members may attend a meeting at any time during the declared two-hour meeting window, and at any location. The content of both meetings at each location is the same.

An information sheet will be distributed identifying the remaining decisions, and a survey will be be made available for reporting to the committee and school board, to inform their final decisions.

Please call the schools with any questions.


Spanish Translation

Meadow Ridge Construction Site Feb 2019

Casa abierta de las escuelas primarias Oak Grove y Meadow Ridge

La construcción está casi llegando a su culminación en las dos nuevas instalaciones del Distrito Escolar de Albany, para Oak Grove y Meadow Ridge. El distrito ha formado un comité para conversar acerca del funcionamiento de estas instalaciones, compuesto por padres, maestros, directores, adultos mayores y otros líderes de la comunidad.

Horarios y lugares de casas abiertas de la comunidad:

26 de febrero: Timber Ridge, de 6:30 PM a 8:30 PM

27 de febrero: Escuela secundaria North Albany Middle School, de 6:30 p.m. a 8:30 p.m.

Preguntas que serán abordadas por el comité:

¿Cómo deberían organizarse las escuelas primarias Oak Grove, North Albany Elementary y Fir Grove por nivel de grado y para el uso general? ¿Cómo deberían organizarse los límites escolares?

¿Debería la escuela Fir Grove permanecer en uso como una escuela de vecindario?

¿Debe la escuela Meadow Ridge abrir a mediados del año académico, cuando se complete o el distrito debe esperar hasta el otoño del 2020?

¿Cómo deberían organizarse los niveles de grado en Meadow Ridge y Timber Ridge?

Proceso y estructura de la casa abierta de la comunidad:

No hay una presentación fija; se presentará información en los quioscos con estaciones informativas y los participantes podrán escuchar una presentación breve y personalizada de un facilitador del distrito y hacer preguntas.

Los miembros de la comunidad pueden asistir a una junta en cualquier momento durante el periodo establecido para las juntas de dos horas y en cualquier lugar. En cada lugar, el contenido de ambas juntas es el mismo.

Se distribuirá una hoja informativa que identificará las decisiones restantes, y una encuesta estará disponible para presentarlo al comité y a la Mesa Directiva, para informar acerca de sus decisiones finales.

¿Tiene Preguntas? Por favor llame a su escuela o al centro de bienvenida.

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!

2019 Best School Districts in Oregon

Posted on: December 5, 2018

A company called Niche researches U.S. colleges, schools, neighborhoods, and companies. They recently released their school district rankings. The 2019 Best School Districts ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, public school district ratings, and more. Greater Albany Public Schools ranked #8 in the state of Oregon with an Overall Niche Grade of B+.

https://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2018/12/04/these-are-oregons-top-30-school-districts-for-2019.html#g/446765/24


Los mejores Distritos Escolares en Oregon del 2019

Una empresa llamada “Niche” analiza a universidades, escuelas, vecindarios y
empresas de los EE. UU. Recientemente publicaron su clasificación de distritos
escolares. La clasificación de los mejores distritos escolares del 2019, se basa en un
análisis riguroso de estadísticas clave y en millones de evaluaciones de estudiantes y
padres que utilizan datos del Departamento de Educación de los Estados Unidos. Los
factores de clasificación incluyen, calificaciones de exámenes estatales, preparación
para la universidad, tasas de graduación, calificaciones de SAT / ACT, calidad de
maestros, calificaciones de distritos de escuelas públicas y más. Las Escuelas Públicas
de Albany se ubicaron en el número 8 en el estado de Oregón, con una calificación
general de la empresa Niche de B+.

https://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2018/12/04/these-are-oregons-top-30-
school-districts-for-2019.html#g/446765/24

GAPS Co-Sponsoring Bullying Prevention Presentation

Posted on: October 8, 2018

Linn Together, a countywide network of volunteers with the mission to strengthen local prevention networks, has partnered with several local organizations, including GAPS, to present “Bullying Prevention in School and Cyber Settings”.   Parents, school staff, and other adults in the community can help kids prevent bullying. Join national bullying expert Dr. Michael Sulkowski, PhD, University of Arizona, for an interactive presentation on bullying prevention in both school and cyber settings.

The presentation will take place on October 17, 2018 from 9:00 – 11:00 am at Boulder Falls Center in Lebanon.  The event is free, but registration is required and space is limited.  Please register by October 10.  For additional information and registration, please see https://www.linncountyhealth.org/adg/page/topic-month or contact Julie Greene of Linn County Health Services at 541-967-3819.

 

Announcing…Meadow Ridge Elementary School!

Posted on: April 23, 2018

This week, the Board voted unanimously to name the new elementary school near Timber Ridge Meadow Ridge Elementary School. The school is funded by the bond that was approved by voters in 2017. It will be completed by the start of school in fall 2019.

The name was among the suggestions submitted through a community-based naming process. Meadow Ridge was the first choice for the following reasons:

  • The committee felt it important to keep with the Ridge theme to tie the new school to both Clover Ridge and Timber Ridge.
  • The committee felt that Clover, Meadow, and Timber had a good flow to the names.
  • Meadow Ridge tied for the most submissions from the public at 12. (Knox Butte Elementary also received 12 submissions. However, Knox Butte Elementary School was an elementary prior to unification of Greater Albany Public Schools.)
  • Meadow Ridge was one of the top recommendations when the name for Timber Ridge was being decided.
  • The committee noted that the new school will be built in the middle of existing, lovely meadows.
  • Meadow Ridge symbolizes: Walking through pleasant meadows portends happiness. To dream of a meadow symbolizes acceptance and protection.

Read the report

The groundbreaking ceremony for Meadow Ridge Elementary School is April 25 at 10 a.m.