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Albany Public Library Partnership / Colaboración con la Biblioteca Pública de Albany

Posted on: May 22, 2019

 ➡ Colaboración con la Biblioteca Pública de Albany: Clic AQUÍ

GREATER ALBANY PUBLIC SCHOOLS and the Albany Public Library have partnered to make sure that every GAPS student has a public library card!

All schools should have provided all K-12 students with an ID card with a name and barcode to use at the public library. There are excellent summer programs for all ages at the public library, and access to resources, so now is a good time to make sure you have both accounts linked. Parents should check with individual schools if they are not sure if they granted permission at registration or not.

How to access online resources with your GAPS/Albany Public Library student account:

  1. Go to http://bit.ly/GAPS-APL
  2. At the log-in screen, enter your Student ID Number for your Library Card Number
  3. Your PIN/Password = the first three letters of your first name (all lowercase) + the last 3 digits of your ID #

Example: joe789

You can also use the internet services at the library by using this login information. There are many other library resources available to you online, including Library2go (digital versions of currently popular print titles you can check out online). We love our libraries!


Spanish Translation

¡LAS ESCUELAS PÚBLICAS DE GREATER ALBANY (GAPS) y la Biblioteca Pública de Albany se han asociado para asegurarse que cada estudiante de GAPS tenga una tarjeta de la biblioteca pública!

Todas las escuelas deben haber proporcionado a todos los estudiantes desde el Kinder hasta el 12° grado, una tarjeta de identificación con un nombre y un código de barras para usar en la biblioteca pública. Hay excelentes programas de verano para todas las edades en la biblioteca pública y acceso a los recursos, por lo que ahora es un buen momento para asegurarse de tener ambas cuentas vinculadas. Los padres deben consultar con sus respectivas escuelas, si no están seguros de sí otorgaron permiso o no en la inscripción.

¿Cómo acceder a los recursos en el Internet con su cuenta de estudiante de GAPS/Biblioteca Pública de Albany?:

  1. Ir a  http://bit.ly/GAPS-APL
  2. En la pantalla de inicio de sesión, ingrese su número de identificación de estudiante como su número de tarjeta de biblioteca
  3. Su PIN/Contraseña = las primeras tres letras de su primer nombre (todas en minúsculas) + los últimos 3 dígitos de su número de identificación

Ejemplo: joe789

También puede usar los servicios de Internet en la biblioteca, usando esta información de inicio de sesión. Hay muchos otros recursos en la biblioteca disponibles para usted en el Internet, incluyendo Library2go (versiones digitales de los títulos impresos más populares que puede consultar en el Internet). ¡Amamos nuestras bibliotecas!

https://library.albany.k12.or.us/students-parents/albany-public-library-partnership/

Clover Ridge Running Club Wins Big!

Posted on: April 26, 2019

Dr. Brett Brown from Paventy and Brown Orthodontics visited Clover Ridge today to present a check for $500 to our Running Club iRun participants! Clover Ridge had the most runners registered for the Albany Public Schools Foundation iRun in March.  The money will go towards classroom improvements.

Congratulations to Mrs. Kyla Smith, Mrs. Rachel Holloway, and all our iRun runners!! A huge thank you to Paventy and Brown Orthodontics for supporting the Albany Public Schools foundation and the iRun.  

Mileage Club at Clover Ridge

Posted on: April 23, 2019

Mileage Club is going strong this spring!  Each day, students have the option to participate in our Mileage Club during the afternoon recess.  This year, we have changed Mileage Club to give more rewards and have more competition between the classes.

Rewards/Prizes (8 laps = 1 mile)

3 miles – first foot and treat(last year was 5 miles)

6 miles – second foot, first in lunch line and pick a song for lunch time

10 miles – third foot, ice cream certificate, foot on track in hallway

15 miles- tropical foot and sign poster in hallway

20 miles – gold and silver foot, McDonald certificate

25 miles – large foot, and Izzys certificate

30 miles – mystery token, and Izzys certificate

35 miles – glow in the dark spacers and colored chain

Classroom competition!!

1st place cupcakes and drink party

2nd place cookie party

3rd place popcorn party

 

The number one class each week gets a crown for their teacher.

Children are able to participate in Mileage Club at any time, it’s never to late to start!

GAPS Welcomes Melissa Goff as New Superintendent / Bienvenida nueva Superintendente

Posted on: April 23, 2019

⇒Bienvenida nueva Superintendente: Haga clic AQUÍ

THE SEARCH for a superintendent for GAPS is finally over! It’s our pleasure to welcome and introduce Superintendent Melissa Goff.

Goff has a BS from Western Oregon State College and a MEd from PSU. She began her career in teaching in Mitchell, Oregon, and has been Superintendent of Philomath School District for the past four years.

A mother of two daughters, Goff has been married for twenty-three years and has parents who live in the Willamette Valley. Besides being an avid reader, she also enjoys golf and yoga.

Goff officially begins in July–come say hello!

The process of hiring a new superintendent is determined by the Greater Albany Public Schools Board of Education. In January, there were seventeen interim superintendent positions throughout Oregon, and even more anticipated openings. In order to ensure we had as many high quality candidates as possible, and to protect competing applicants and their anonymity, the GAPS Board chose to make the entire superintendent search process confidential.

To facilitate this process, the district hired a consultant who accumulated input from the community, using fifteen focus groups and a digital public survey, netting a total of 486 participants. This information was compiled to create a profile of desired attributes, which the board utilized as they continued the search.

After six weeks the position was closed and nearly thirty applicants were narrowed to five semi-finalists, who were interviewed by the board in March. The board accepted applications for a community stakeholder committee, of which twenty people were selected, representing our community, students, and staff.

In April, the committee interviewed Superintendent Melissa Goff as a finalist, providing valuable feedback for the board’s final interview. On April 8th, the board voted to enter contract negotiations with Goff and appointed two board members to perform a site visit as the final component to the selection process.

On April 22nd, the board voted on a contract and hired Goff as superintendent of Greater Albany Public Schools.

“Melissa has been impressive in every interaction I’ve had with her,” Board Chair Ward states. “The board recognizes she has the leadership skills and personal integrity necessary to lead our district, and this understanding was reinforced at the site visit to Philomath with Director Utt.”

The timeline for the superintendent search as been available on the district website, and updates have been discussed during public school board meetings. Throughout the entire process the board has been confident in their selection, and they are grateful for all those who applied and participated in the search. We as a district are thankful to Interim Superintendent, Tim Mills, EdD, for his hard work and are looking forward to resuming the solid leadership he has provided for GAPS.

“Finding opportunities to connect with GAPS families is a priority for me,” says Superintendent Goff. “I look forward to listening to a variety of parent and community groups over the course of the summer.” 


Spanish Translation

¡LA BÚSQUEDA de un superintendente para GAPS finalmente ha terminado! Es un placer darle la bienvenida y presentar a la Superintendente Sra. Melissa Goff.

Goff tiene un título de Bachiller de la universidad Western Oregon State College y un Master en Educación de PSU. Comenzó su carrera en la enseñanza en Mitchell, Oregón, y ha sido Superintendente del Distrito escolar de Philomath durante los últimos cuatro años.

Madre de dos hijas, Goff ha estado casada por veintitrés años y tiene padres que viven en el valle de Willamette. Además de ser una ávida lectora, a ella también le gusta el golf y el yoga.

Goff comienza oficialmente en julio, ¡ven y salúdala!

El proceso de contratación de un nuevo superintendente está determinado por la Mesa Directiva de las Escuelas Públicas de Albany. En enero, hubo diecisiete puestos de superintendentes interinos en todo Oregón, e incluso más vacantes anticipadas. Para asegurarnos de que tuviéramos tantos candidatos de alta calidad como fuera posible, y para proteger a los solicitantes de la competencia y su anonimato, la Mesa Directiva de GAPS decidió hacer que todo el proceso de búsqueda del superintendente fuera confidencial.

Para facilitar este proceso, el distrito contrató a un consultor que acumuló aportes de la comunidad, utilizando quince grupos de conversación y una encuesta pública digital, que obtuvo un total de 486 participantes. Esta información se reunió para crear un perfil de los atributos deseados, que la Mesa Directiva utilizó a medida que continuaban la búsqueda.

Después de seis semanas, el puesto se cerró y treinta candidatos se redujeron a cinco semifinalistas, que fueron entrevistados por la Mesa Directiva en marzo. La Mesa Directiva aceptó solicitudes para un comité de partes interesadas de la comunidad, de las cuales se seleccionaron veinte personas, que representan a nuestra comunidad, estudiantes y el personal.

En abril, el comité entrevistó a la Superintendente Sra. Melissa Goff como finalista, proporcionando valiosos comentarios para la entrevista final de la Mesa Directiva. El 8 de abril, la Mesa Directiva votó para entrar en las negociaciones del contrato con Goff y designó a dos miembros de la Mesa Directiva, para realizar una visita al sitio como el componente final del proceso de selección.

El 22 de abril, la Mesa Directiva votó por realizar un contrato y contrató a Goff como superintendente de las Escuelas Públicas de Greater Albany.

“Melissa ha sido impresionante en todas las interacciones que he tenido con ella”, afirma la Presidenta de la Mesa Directiva, Ward. “La Mesa Directiva reconoce que tiene las habilidades de liderazgo y la integridad personal necesarias para dirigir nuestro distrito, y este entendimiento se reforzó en la visita a Philomath con el Director Utt”.

La programación para la búsqueda del superintendente estuvo disponible en el sitio web del distrito, y las actualizaciones se discutieron durante las reuniones de la Mesa Directiva de las escuelas públicas. A lo largo de todo el proceso, el consejo ha confiado en su selección, y están agradecidos por todos los que solicitaron y participaron en la búsqueda. Nosotros, como distrito, estamos agradecidos con el Superintendente Interino, Sr. Tim Mills, EdD, por su arduo trabajo y esperamos reanudar el sólido liderazgo que ha proporcionado a GAPS.

“Encontrar oportunidades para conectar con las familias de GAPS es una prioridad para mí”, dice la Superintendente Goff. “Espero escuchar a una variedad de grupos de padres y de la comunidad a lo largo del verano”. ◊

Teacher Appreciation Week Coming Soon!

Posted on: April 19, 2019

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10th.  Many parents have approached us, asking for ideas for what their child’s teacher(s) really need and want.  We asked our staff what their wish list would be, and we’ve compiled them in one place for you!

Teacher’s Favorite Things

Teacher Appreciation doesn’t have to be store bought!  A kind letter, drawing, or flower from the yard brightens any teacher’s day.