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School Board honors Student All-Stars at special meeting

Posted on: May 7, 2018

Tonight, the School Board recognized students from each school in the district for their citizenship and outstanding school and community service. The event was the first annual Recognition of Student All-Stars awards ceremony, held at South Albany High School.

In a move away from student all-star recognition at School Board meetings, the special ceremony was a festive opportunity to praise students for their efforts and character that doesn’t compete with School Board business each month and ensures that families can better celebrate their kids’ achievements.

Students were nominated by school staff. Principals from each school presented the certificates to students, who shook hands with all School Board members and posed for a school photos. In all, 44 students were recognized.

Principal comments and school photos will be posted for each school this week. 

First annual recognition of Student All-Stars awards ceremony. Student all-star holding award.

Come hear a bond update at May 2 community meeting

Posted on: May 1, 2018

Work will start soon on bond-funded projects around the district. Come to a community meeting in May to learn about the plans.

May 2: West Albany High School
May 23: South Albany High School

Both meetings will start at 7 p.m.

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Groundbreaking marks start of construction at Meadow Ridge Elementary School

Posted on: April 25, 2018

Work will start soon on the new elementary school near Timber Ridge. The new school, funded by the 2017 bond measure, will be ready for students in fall 2019.

This morning’s official groundbreaking ceremony included district staff and School Board members, city officials, parents, the Timber Ridge band, and future Meadow Ridge Elementary School students.

Students paired with project team members to shovel some dirt with golden shovels. Before they officially broke ground, Acting Superintendent Tonja Everest introduced the public officials who participated, including architects, project management staff and city officials.

Albany Mayor Sharon Konopa also spoke and credited the support from the Albany community. She said the new building was a testament to the high level of support among Albany residents for schools. “This new school shows how wonderful our community is in supporting our kids,” she said.

Watch the video from today’s live stream

Timber Ridge BandMayor Sharon Konopa speaksPeople at the groundbreaking ceremony.Future Meadow Ridge Elementary School students.Students getting their shovels.Students with gold shovels.Students shovel dirt with golden shovels. Students shovel dirt with golden shovels.Project team members with shovels.

Announcing…Meadow Ridge Elementary School!

Posted on: April 23, 2018

This week, the Board voted unanimously to name the new elementary school near Timber Ridge Meadow Ridge Elementary School. The school is funded by the bond that was approved by voters in 2017. It will be completed by the start of school in fall 2019.

The name was among the suggestions submitted through a community-based naming process. Meadow Ridge was the first choice for the following reasons:

  • The committee felt it important to keep with the Ridge theme to tie the new school to both Clover Ridge and Timber Ridge.
  • The committee felt that Clover, Meadow, and Timber had a good flow to the names.
  • Meadow Ridge tied for the most submissions from the public at 12. (Knox Butte Elementary also received 12 submissions. However, Knox Butte Elementary School was an elementary prior to unification of Greater Albany Public Schools.)
  • Meadow Ridge was one of the top recommendations when the name for Timber Ridge was being decided.
  • The committee noted that the new school will be built in the middle of existing, lovely meadows.
  • Meadow Ridge symbolizes: Walking through pleasant meadows portends happiness. To dream of a meadow symbolizes acceptance and protection.

Read the report

The groundbreaking ceremony for Meadow Ridge Elementary School is April 25 at 10 a.m.

Kindergarten Orientation and Enrollment

Posted on: April 19, 2018

Attention parents of incoming kindergartners: Orientation and enrollment for the 2018-19 school year is scheduled for May 1 at all elementary schools.

Students will attend the school in their attendance boundary area. See the attendance boundary maps and school finder tool for more information.

For information about eligibility and enrollment requirements, see the Kindergarten Information page.

Registration times are different for each elementary school. 

  • Clover Ridge Elementary: 5:00-6:30 pm
  • Fir Grove Elementary: 5:30-7:00 pm
  • Lafayette Elementary: 5:30-6:30 pm
  • Liberty Elementary: 5:00-6:30 pm
  • North Albany Elementary: 6 pm
  • Oak Elementary: 5:30 pm
  • Periwinkle Elementary: 5 pm
  • South Shore Elementary: 11:30-12:15 and 5:30-6:15 pm
  • Sunrise Elementary: 5:30-6:30 pm
  • Takena Elementary: 6 pm
  • Tangent Elementary: 5:30 pm
  • Waverly Elementary: 1:30-2:30 pm

See this link for more information on Kindergarten orientation and enrollment.