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Groundbreaking ceremony for new elementary school is April 25

Posted on: April 3, 2018

Work will start this summer on the bond projects approved by voters last May. Schools around the district will get facility upgrades and new construction projects will include additions at South Albany and West Albany high schools, the replacement of Oak Grove Elementary School and a new elementary school near Timber Ridge, opening in fall 2019.

The official construction kick-off for the new elementary school near Timber Ridge is scheduled for April 25 at 10 a.m. at the school site. Save the date and plan to join us to celebrate this exciting milestone.

More details will be posted on the district website soon.

Attention students: Submit art for character education poster contest

Posted on: April 2, 2018

The annual Character Education poster contest is accepting art submissions from students in grades K-12 through April 20. Original art can be no larger than 8.5″ x 11″ in any medium and must address at least one of the following character traits: personal responsibility, honesty and integrity, self-discipline, courage, social responsibility, kindness, respect, justice.

Students can submit artwork to a staff member at their school. All submissions will be displayed at the main branch of the Albany Public Library. Winners will a frame for their art and a poster of all winning art.

See the flyer

Community input requested for new school name

Posted on: April 2, 2018

The new elementary school near Timber Ridge will open in fall 2019. Help us name the new school. The district is seeking community input to gather name suggestions.

An online survey will be open until April 13 at 5 p.m. Please submit up to three name suggestions.

An appointed advisory committee made up of community members will review all suggestions and make recommendations. The School Board will make the final decision.

Online survey for name suggestions

Sugerencias de nombres para la nueva escuela primaria

En mayo del 2017, los votantes generosamente pasaron un bono escolar que incluía una nueva escuela primaria, que reamente era necesaria para reemplazar la escuela primara Clover Ridge. Esta escuela será construida justo al norte de la escuela Timber Ridge School.

Esta escuela necesita un nombre. Deseamos su opinión y les damos la bienvenida a sus ideas. Por favor envíenos hasta tres sugerencias de nombres. Las sugerencias serán recibidas hasta el 13 de abril a las 5:00 pm.

Un comité asesor designado conformado por ciudadanos de la comunidad, revisarán todas las sugerencias y harán sus recomendaciones al Superintendente. La Mesa Directiva tomará la decisión final.

Por favor envíenos sugerencias de nombres

AOS and Timber Ridge earn top honors for iRun participation

Posted on: March 19, 2018

The annual fun run to support the Albany Public Schools Foundation was last weekend and schools competed to turn out the most participants. Congratulations for Albany Options and Timber Ridge for bringing the most runners!

The following thank you is from APSF Executive Director Aimee Addison:

Thank you for helping make this the best iRun for Kids ever! We had 737 registrations and 671 runners. Last year we were at 626.

The winners for the 2018 iRun for Kids school contest are:

  • 1st place with 55% participation: AOS – $500 cash prize
  • 2nd place with 28% participation: Timber Ridge – Dutch Bros. party
  • The 3rd place runner up was Memorial MS at 15% / 86 participants.

A huge thank you to all of the schools that participated! We really appreciate all of your hard work in promoting iRun for Kids and supporting the Albany Public Schools Foundation. The proceeds from this benefit the Foundation and our programs including classroom grants for teachers, elementary and middle school enrichment, Sources of Strength and scholarships for graduating seniors.


Timber Ridge School iRun participants.