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The latest news ...

Re-Imagining Albany High School

Environmental review to move forward

Interested people have until Aug. 8 to comment on a preliminary environmental review of proposals to rebuild or renovate Albany High School.


Click here for a copy of the draft review. (MORE)


Summer Celebration draws record crowd

Family, friends and neighbors flocked to Krank Park on Saturday for food and family fun at the City School District of Albany's 2014 Summer Celebration.


The annual community party drew more than 450 people, an all-time high for the four years the district has held the event. Click here to see a gallery of photos from the day's activities.


Thanks to sponsors JAMZ 96.3, ShopRite of Albany, the Albany Housing Authority, Honest Weight and Whitsons for their support of this great event! 


New board member sworn in

On July 17, the City School District of Albany Board of Education appointed Kenneth M. Bruce to fill the remaining five months of a board term vacated when Felicia Green resigned this spring.


Above right, Bruce (left) takes the Oath of Office from Bernard Bryan, president of the Albany chapter of the NAACP. Bruce was among eight candidates who expressed interest at the board’s June 19 meeting.


The position Bruce will fill will be one of two seats up for election in November. Board member Alexandra Streznewski’s term also is ending this year.


Great book titles aplenty

in 2014 Summer Reading Program

Elementary-, middle- and high-school students have a great selection of book titles from which to choose in the City School District of Albany's 2014 Summer Reading Program.


Summer reading supports and builds on lessons of the previous school year and prepares students for success in the year ahead. (MORE)


Community swimming takes summer break

Community swimming at Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School will be on a summer hiatus due to necessary pool repairs. Community swimming at Myers will resume in September.


Ticky Burden among 2014 Hall of Famers

Come October, a former pro basketball player, a national TV producer and a longtime volunteer athletic coach are among the eight who will join the ranks of those enshrined in the City School District of Albany Hall of Fame.


The Class of 2014 includes 1972 Philip Schuyler High School graduate Luther “Ticky” Burden, who went on to star at the University of Utah and play in the ABA and NBA. Visit our Hall of Fame section to read more about this year's inductees.


Free summer meals for kids

at 12 Albany city schools

The City School District of Albany once again is participating in the Summer Food Service Program, with free breakfast and lunch for all children 18 and under at a dozen schools across the city.

The program started July 7 and continues into August. (MORE)

Con-GRAD-ulations Class of 2014!!!!

Falcon Pride was on full display Sunday as the Albany High School Class of 2014 celebrated graduation at the University at Albany's SEFCU Arena.


From Class President Denis Leon urging that his classmates "never forget that unconquerable spirit that goes with being a Falcon," to the the familiar "Allll-bany" chant as the grads prepared to exit the auditorium as a class for the final time, the members of the Class of 2014 moved on to the next stage in their lives proud of the high school journey that helped them get here.


Forham-bound valedictorian Andrew Tarwerdi, a National Merit Scholarship recipient, and Cornell-bound salutatorian Elana Cohen also addressed their classmates. Visit our District News section to read more. You also can click here to view a Photo Gallery of the day's events.


And, as Cohen noted -- Con-GRAD-ulations everyone!


Summer vacation!!!!

William S. Hackett Middle School eighth-grader Gianne Nocus seems to be waving goodbye to middle school and the 2013-14 school year as she crosses the stage during the school's moving-up ceremony June 27 -- the last day of classes for all students in the City School District of Albany.

Click here to see a Photo Gallery of other moving-up ceremonies throughout the district.


Fall bus transportation applications available

City School District of Albany families are encouraged to complete and turn in applications for bus transportation for their children in September.


Click on the highlighted text for an application for yellow bus service (for elementary schools, North Albany Academy and Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School) or a CDTA pass (for transportation to Albany High School and William S. Hackett Middle School). (MORE)


New immunization rules effective for 2014-15

The New York State Health Department has changed the frequency and type of immunizations that children must have in order to attend school in 2014-15.

State law requires districts to deny admitting children to school if their family cannot prove they received or are in the process of receiving required immunizations against diseases including polio, pertussis and measles.

Click the highlighted text for a complete list of the new state immunization requirements. (MORE)


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Upcoming events
(visit each school's page for more listings) 

7/30 Summer Arts Enrichment Program Band and Orchestra Concert, Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST), 7 p.m.
7/31 Summer Arts Enrichment Program Play Performance of "Willy Wonka Kids," Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST),
7 p.m.
8/5 Fall sports mandatory health update, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School, 9-11 a.m. (Details)
8/12 Fall sports mandatory health update, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School, 9-11 a.m. (Details)
8/15 Fall sports mandatory health update, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School, 9-11 a.m. (Details)
8/18 Preseason practice begins for all Albany High School varsity and JV fall sports
8/19 Fall sports mandatory health update, Albany High School, 9-11 a.m. (Details)
8/21 Board of Education meeting, Albany High School, 7 p.m.
8/26 Final fall sports mandatory health update, Albany High School, 9-11 a.m. (Details)
8/28 Preseason practice begins for modified football (grades 7-8)
9/1 Labor Day
District offices closed
9/4 First day of the
2014-15 school year
9/4 Preseason practice begins for modified fall sports (grades 7-8; modified football practice begings
Aug. 28)



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