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SAHS senior selected for Millersburg City Council

Posted on: October 19, 2017

Bradley Johnston, a senior at South Albany High School, was appointed to a new, non-voting position on the Millersburg City Council. The goal of this position as a student representative is to share the youth perspective and build an interest among younger people in civil and community service.

Bradley is a Millersburg resident, an honor student and a student athlete. He plans to study engineering after graduation.

Read the story in the Democrat-Herald.

Parent-teacher conferences are this month

Posted on: October 17, 2017

All GAPS schools will host parent-teacher conferences on Oct. 25 and 26. There is no school on Friday, Oct. 27.

Check with your school for the conference schedule and more information.


Parent-Teacher Conferences October 25 & 26th

Posted on: October 17, 2017

Please join us for Parent-Teacher Conferences in SAHS Commons!

Wednesday, October 25th

4:00pm – 8:00pm (School Day)

Thursday, October 26th

7:30am – 12:30pmĀ  & 2:00pm – 6:00pm (Non-School Day)

There will no No School on Friday, October 27th


National School Lunch Week celebrates healthy school meals

Posted on: October 12, 2017

This week, schools are celebrating National School Lunch Week. GAPS joins schools around the country in recognizing the hard work and dedication of school food service staff members who work hard to prepare healthy and appealing meals for students.

Here are a few facts about nutrition services in our schools from Nutrition Services General Manager Kathy Pitzer:

We serve an average of 7,700 meals per day. That is broken down by 2,500 breakfasts, 4,500 lunches, 700 other (after school suppers, ala carte purchases, etc.).

There are around 90 food service employees in the 21 schools plus four support staff at the Nutrition Services Department.

We buy locally grown/produced food where/when we can. Currently there are about seven local vendors we work with, including Lochmead Dairy for milk, Truitt Family Farms for beans and Bob’s Red Mills for granola.

Students take industry tours, see LBCC programs on Manufacturing Day

Posted on: October 11, 2017

On Oct. 6, high school students visited local companies to learn more about career opportunities in manufacturing. Students from South and West Albany high schools and Albany Options School joined the nationwide Manufacturing Day event to “celebrate modern manufacturing and inspire the next generation of manufacturers.”

In Albany, Pipeline to Jobs organized tours for students at industry, including ATI, National Frozen Foods and Wood Castle Furniture. Students toured the facilities, spoke to employers and learned about skills to help them get hired and advance in a career.

At National Frozen Foods, students learned and practiced welding skills and won prizes for welding activities. Wyett Luttrell, pictured above, won a welding helmet provided by General Manager Armando Nunez.

After the tours, students returned to LBCC to learn more about LBCC programs that train students for local jobs. Students toured training space for Machine Tool, Mechatronics, CADD, Welding and Non-Destructive Testing programs.

students listening to teacher near machinery

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