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Food Drive for FISH of Albany

Posted on: November 15, 2019

Every year, South Albany High School hosts a a food drive in order to donate non-perishable food to FISH of Albany. They accept any non-perishable foods and have a need for foods with high calories.

This year, the food drive is happening between November 12 – November 22.

All food donations can be collected in students FLIGHT classes! The class with the most donations (by total weight) will receive 500 spirit points and a Root Beer float party!

You can also make financial contributions to FISH of Albany through their website.

Oregon Promise Application

Posted on: November 15, 2019

Today, we will begin helping seniors sign up for the Oregon Promise (free tuition for an Oregon community college for two years) during FLIGHT class. Half of our senior FLIGHT classes will sign-up today, and the other half will sign-up on Tuesday, November 19.

Completing the Oregon Promise or Post Graduate Scholars application is also a graduation requirement!

Students may apply now if they are graduating between July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020. Most students must apply DURING their senior year (prior to graduation) or immediately after GED® test completion. Use the Find Your Deadline tool to determine your deadline.

More information is available at the Oregon Promise website.

Student Success Act / Ley de Éxito Estudiantil

Posted on: October 10, 2019

The Oregon Legislature passed and the Governor signed the $2 billion Student Success Act (HB 3427), a historic and much needed investment in K-12 schools. Greater Albany Public Schools could be able to access an estimated $5.5 million per year through a state application process.

Districts are allowed four broad uses for the grant proposals:

  1. Increasing instructional time
  2. Addressing student health and safety needs
  3. Increasing adults/decreasing class size
  4. Expanding well-rounded learning opportunities.

Programs must also meet students’ behavioral and mental health needs and increase academic achievement as well as reduce disparities among student groups.

We want to be sure to invest these resources in alignment with our community vision. In conjunction with a new Strategic Plan, input from parents, teachers, staff, students, and the community at large will shape the future of Greater Albany Public Schools!

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  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 – 6:00-7:30 p.m. (In Spanish with English interpretation)
  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. / 11:30 a.m. (In English with Spanish interpretation)
  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019 –  6:00-7:30 p.m. (In English with Spanish interpretation)

Spanish Translation 

La Legislatura de Oregón aprobó y la Gobernadora firmó la Ley de Éxito Estudiantil de $ 2 mil millones (HB 3427), una inversión histórica y muy necesaria para las escuelas desde Kínder hasta el 12 grado. Las Escuelas Públicas de Greater Albany, podrían acceder a un estimado de $ 5.5 millones por año a través de un proceso de solicitud estatal.

Los distritos tienen cuatro usos generales para las propuestas de subvención:

  1. Incremento del tiempo de instrucción.
  2. Abordar las necesidades de salud y seguridad de los estudiantes. 
  3. Aumento de adultos/disminución del tamaño de la clase.
  4. Expandir oportunidades de aprendizaje integrales.

Los programas también deben satisfacer las necesidades de salud mental y conductual de los estudiantes y aumentar el rendimiento académico, así como reducir la desproporción entre los grupos de estudiantes.

Queremos asegurarnos de invertir estos recursos de acuerdo con nuestra visión comunitaria. ¡Junto con un nuevo Plan Estratégico, los aportes de padres, maestros, personal, estudiantes y la comunidad en general darán forma al futuro de las Escuelas Públicas de Greater Albany!

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Character takes FLIGHT at South Albany High School

Posted on: October 4, 2019
Story by Caitlyn M. Kay (Albany Democrat-Herald)


At South Albany High School, Principal Nate Munoz has noticed a difference.

Teachers stand outside classrooms, welcoming students as they flood down the hall and students, carrying the often-used stereotype of being self-involved teenagers, hold doors open for each others.

Click the image below to read the rest of the story by the Albany Democrat-Herald.


South Albany teacher Elyse Lipke greets a student while freshman Nya Lindh holds open a classroom door Thursday morning. -Mark Ylen Mid-Valley Media