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Class of 1997 – 25th Reunion

Posted on: September 8, 2021

Class Reunion - Class of 1997

Were you a member of the South Albany High School Class of 1997? Our 25th class reunion is scheduled! Please join our website or Facebook group to get reunion information, updates, and/or keep in touch with other alumni.

Website: https://sahs97class.wixsite.com/1997alumni/contact

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sahsclassof1997

E-mail: SAHS97class@gmail.com

Are you a Southern Belles & Gents Alumni? If so, we’d like for you to reach out to us in hopes that maybe we can plan for future alumni dances with the West Albany High Steppers Alumni.

Website: https://sahs97class.wixsite.com/albanyalumnidancers  (website is under construction and may get changed so right now FB and E-mail are best)

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/sahs.and.wahs.alumni.dancers/

E-mail: AlbanyDanceAlumni@gmail.com

Join the RedHawks Flight Club!

Posted on: September 2, 2021

RedHawks Flight Club

We would love for you to consider supporting our RedHawks Flight Club!

There is tremendous value and savings associated with these memberships. 

The Flight Club exists to positively impact the students of SAHS by promoting excellence in extracurricular activities. In short, the Flight Club believes that great programs build great kids.

Memberships are available at $75 (Launch), $150 (Fly) and $300 (Soar) levels this year. Since our student-athletes will be able to participate in sports and activities this year, the RedHawks Flight Club is once again offering free admission passes with membership purchases that are good for free admission to regular season home games and activities for the entire school year.

The value of these passes has never been higher as entry fees to home games have been raised to $8 per person. For example, if you were to buy a Fly level membership for $150, you would receive two free admission passes that are valued at up to $320 each ($640 total) for the school year. Another example would be if parents of a girls or boys basketball player purchased the Fly level membership for $150 and only used it for the basketball home games, they would save $176 in entry fees. The value of these passes are amazing!

Your participation is important because it will be one of the factors in determining how much funding our programs receive from the organization. Plus, as a Flight Club member you can receive some great RedHawks gear (RedHawk Flight Club Tumbler, Lanyards, stickers and license plate frames). Over the last two years, the Flight Club has granted over $17,000 to different extracurricular programs. With your support, they are hoping to do much more this year.

Memberships can be purchased on their website at www.GoRedHawks.org. Thank you for supporting our programs and the RedHawks Flight Club! 

Welcome Back! / ¡Bienvenido de nuevo!

Posted on: September 1, 2021

RedHawk Family!

Welcome Back! We are excited to have students back on campus next week!

Tuesday, September 7th- Freshman Day! 9th graders will be on campus all by themselves! It will also be Picture day for Freshman. Pictures will be first thing in the morning for your yearbook and School ID card. We have copies of picture package forms in the lobby of the main office or you can pay online with Portrait Masters if you want to purchase an optional picture package.

Wednesday, September 8th- All students on campus. Sophomores (10th) – Seniors (12th) will be pictured for yearbook and School ID cards during class on their first day of school. You can also pay online with Portrait Masters if you want to purchase an optional picture package.

 

Estimada familia RedHawk:

¡Estamos emocionados de tener a los estudiantes de regreso en el campus la próxima semana!

Martes, 7 de septiembre ¡Día de los estudiantes de primer año! Noveno ¡los calificadores estarán en el campus por sí mismos! También será el día de fotos para estudiantes de primer año. Las fotos serán a primera hora de la mañana para su anuario y tarjeta de identificación de la escuela. Tenemos copias de los formularios del paquete de imágenes en el vestíbulo de la oficina principal o puede pagar en línea con Portrait Masters en https://portraitmasters3120.simplephoto.com/prepay/43152734?code=SAHA821 si desea comprar un paquete de imágenes opcional.

Miércoles 8 de septiembre: todos los estudiantes en el campus. Sophomores (10mo) -Seniors (12vo) serán fotografiados para el anuario y la tarjeta de identificación de la escuela durante la clase en su primer día de clases. También puede pagar en línea con Portrait Masters en https://portraitmasters3120.simplephoto.com/prepay/43152734?code=SAHA821 si desea comprar un paquete de imágenes opcional.

¡Nos vemos la semana que viene!

GAPS Students Take Top Placements at OSAA State Solo & OMEA State Chamber Contests / Los estudiantes de GAPS obtienen las mejores posiciones en los concursos de la cámara estatal OSAA State Solo y OMEA State Chamber

Posted on: June 3, 2021

Several GAPS high school student musicians finished the year out strong by placing in the Top 2 of their distinct level contest at the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) State Solo and Oregon Music Education Association (OMEA) State Chamber Ensemble Festival. 

Due to the pandemic, both festivals were held virtually. Students recorded their performances at home or at school, and submitted a video recording for online adjudication. Each student then received feedback from a professional specialist in their instrument. 

Normally, soloists would have the ability to work with their director or a private teacher to prepare for contests such as OSAA and OMEA, but these students had to practice almost entirely on their own and in their own homes. The chamber ensembles were in a similar situation with limited rehearsal time and instruction. 

“It is a huge tribute to their tenacity, professionalism and dedication that all of these students have achieved such a high degree of musical excellence under such difficult circumstances,” West Albany High School Director of Bands Stuart Welsh said.

Many students received high placements due to their dedication and hard work towards musical achievement. Given the circumstances of our school year, these students deserve a round of applause for their commitment to creating music and accomplishing high ratings at the state level. 

“I am incredibly grateful to have such wonderful, dedicated students. Throughout this year, we have been able to find unconventional ways to make music and keep students involved in this activity for which they have amazing passion,” Welsh said. “They deserve all the credit in the world for their wonderful accomplishments”.

Please congratulate our high school musicians on their outstanding performance!

Soloists: 

Superior Rating

Caroline Gao, Flute – West Albany High School
Abigail DeYoung, Soprano – South Albany High School

Outstanding Rating

Cadence Schueger, Mallets – West Albany High School
Sachi Wrigley, Bass Violin – West Albany High School

Chamber Ensembles:

Superior Rating

Small Woodwind Division, Flute Duet – West Albany High School
Moriah Winn and Nora Brandon

Small Percussion Division, Marimba Duet – West Albany High School
Greta Babbitt and Brynna Gritter Kenneke

Large Mixed Vocal Division, Ascend! – South Albany High School
Payton Adams, Hannah Dempsey, Abigail DeYoung, Norah DeYoung, Carissa Halloran, Ethan Haury, Katelyn Haury, Emma Jones, Sabrina Lanig. Drew Pappas, Keegan Turner, and Ashton Warren. 


Spanish Translation

Varios estudiantes músicos de la preparatoria de GAPS concluyeron el año con fuerza al terminar entre los dos primeros a nivel distintivo del concurso; La Asociación de Actividades Escolares Estatales de Oregon (OSAA), junto con el Festival de Música de Cámara Estatal (State Chamber Ensemble Festival), y la Asociación de Educación Musical de Oregon (OMEA).

Debido a la pandemia, ambos festivales se realizaron virtualmente. Los estudiantes grabaron sus actuaciones en casa o en la escuela y enviaron una grabación de video para su adjudicación en línea. Luego, cada estudiante recibió retroalimentación por un especialista profesional en su instrumento.

Normalmente, los solistas tendrían la capacidad de trabajar con su director o un maestro particular de música en preparación para los concursos como OSAA y OMEA, pero estos estudiantes tuvieron que practicar casi en su totalidad por su cuenta y en sus propios hogares. Los conjuntos de cámara se encontraban en una situación similar con tiempo de ensayo e instrucción limitados.

“Es un gran tributo a su tenacidad, profesionalismo y dedicación que todos estos estudiantes hayan alcanzado un grado tan alto de excelencia musical en circunstancias tan difíciles”, dijo el director de bandas de West Albany High School, Stuart Welsh.

Muchos estudiantes recibieron colocaciones altas debido a su dedicación y arduo trabajo hacia el logro musical. Dadas las circunstancias de nuestro año escolar, estos estudiantes merecen un aplauso por su compromiso de crear música y lograr altas calificaciones a nivel estatal.

“Estoy increíblemente agradecido de tener estudiantes tan maravillosos y dedicados. A lo largo de este año, hemos podido encontrar formas poco convencionales de hacer música y mantener a los estudiantes involucrados en esta actividad por la que tienen una pasión increíble”, dijo Welsh. “Merecen todo el crédito del mundo por sus maravillosos logros”.

¡Felicite a nuestros músicos de la preparatoria por su destacada actuación!

Solistas: 

Calificación superior

Caroline Gao, flauta – West Albany High School
Abigail DeYoung, soprano – South Albany High School

Calificación sobresaliente
Cadence Schueger, mazo musical – West Albany High School
Sachi Wrigley, Bass Violin – West Albany High School

Conjuntos de cámara:

Calificación superior

Pequeña división de viento-madera, dueto de flautas – West Albany High School
Moriah Winn and Nora Brandon

División de pequeña percusión, dueto de marimba – West Albany High School
Greta Babbitt and Brynna Gritter Kenneke

Gran división vocal mixta, ¡ascendente! – South Albany High School
Payton Adams, Hannah Dempsey, Abigail DeYoung, Norah DeYoung, Carissa Halloran, Ethan Haury, Katelyn Haury, Emma Jones, Sabrina Lanig. Drew Pappas, Keegan Turner, and Ashton Warren

Update: GAPS and Samaritan to host Vaccine Clinics / Actualización: GAPS y Samaritan están organizando Clínicas de Vacunas

Posted on: May 10, 2021

Clinics Flyer

Greater Albany Public Schools and Samaritan Health Services are scheduling weekly COVID-19 vaccine clinics to be offered free of charge to all community members.

The clinics will be held on GAPS high school campuses on Tuesdays over the next six weeks, with each of the three schools hosting two clinics. The Pfizer vaccine will be available for ages 12 and over.

The clinics will be first come, first serve, and open to all students and community members age 12 and up. Parents/guardians do not need to be present but, if not present, must provide written consent for age 12-14. No parental consent needed for age 15-17*

Vaccines will be available from 3-7 p.m. at the following dates and locations:

West Albany HS: May 11, June 1
Albany Options School: May 18, June 8
South Albany HS: May 25, June 15

For more information on the COVID vaccines, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has information regarding: benefits, safety, side effects and vaccine effectiveness. All Samaritan COVID-19 information can be found here.

*Oregon state law ORS 109.640 – A minor 15 years of age or older may give consent to hospital care, medical or surgical diagnosis or treatment by a physician, dentist, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner without the consent of a parent or guardian of the minor.


Spanish Translation

Volante de Clinicas

Las Escuelas Públicas de Greater Albany y Samaritan Health Services (servicios de salud de Samaritan) están programando clínicas semanales de vacunación COVID-19 que se ofrecerán gratuitamente a todos los miembros de la comunidad.

Las clínicas se llevarán a cabo en los campus de las escuelas preparatorias de GAPS los días martes durante las próximas seis semanas, y cada una de las tres escuelas anfitriona dos clínicas. La vacuna Pfizer estará disponible para personas mayores de 12 años.

Las clínicas serán por orden de llegada y estarán abiertas a todos los estudiantes y miembros de la comunidad de 12 años o mayor. Los padres/apoderados no necesitan estar presentes pero si no están presentes, se debe proveer un consentimiento por escrito para las edades de 12 a 14 años. No se necesita consentimiento de los padres para las edades de 15 a 17 años*

Las vacunas estarán disponibles de 3 a 7 p.m. en las siguientes fechas y lugares:

Preparatoria West Albany HS: 11 de mayo y 1º de junio
Preparatoria Albany Options: 18 de mayo y 8 de junio
Preparatoria South Albany HS: 25 de mayo y 15 de junio

Para obtener más información sobre las vacunas COVID, los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC por sus siglas en inglés) tienen información sobre: ​​beneficios, seguridad, efectos secundarios y efectividad de la vacuna. Toda la información sobre el COVID-19 del Samaritan Health Services encontrar aquí.

*Ley del Estado de Oregón ORS 109.640: Un menor de 15 años de edad o más puede dar su consentimiento para recibir atención hospitalaria, diagnóstico o tratamiento médico o quirúrgico por parte de un médico, dentista, asistente médico o enfermera sin el consentimiento de un padre o apoderado del menor.