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Character Education Poster Contest

Posted on: March 18, 2019

It is that time of year again…Character Education Poster Contest!!

  • Again this year, it is an open theme. Students can choose any or all of the traits to address in their poster.
  • Artwork will be on display at the main branch of the Albany Public Library.
  • Student winners at each level will be presented with a framed poster of their artwork as well as a poster of all the winning art at a school board meeting.

Posters are due by Wednesday, April 3rd.

Please see this document for additional information.

Spring Conferences Coming in April

Posted on: March 15, 2019

Dear Parents,

Clover Ridge Elementary will be hosting student led conferences again this spring.   These conferences provide students an opportunity to share their yearly accomplishments with their parents. In addition, some students from all grades have chosen to prepare science fair projects for parents and friends to see.  All projects will be displayed in the gym Thursday, April 11th from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Friday, April 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Everyone is invited to drop in and attend at a time that is convenient to the family. The scheduled hours are noted below.

We hope to see you on either Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, April 10th, 11th, or 12th, 2019.

Spring “Celebration of Learning”

Conference Schedule

Wednesday 4:00-7:30        Student-Led Conferences

Thursday 4:30-7:30  Student-Led Conferences                                    

Friday 9:00-11:15      Student-Led Conferences

                      11:15-12:00        Lunch Break (Building Closed)

12:00-1:00      Student-Led Conferences

1:00 – 4:00       Conference by  Appointment Only

Annual PTC Carnival a Success!

Posted on: March 12, 2019

The annual Ridges PTC Carnival was held on Saturday March 9th and was a huge success!  The carnival, held each spring at Timber Ridge and open to the community at large, is the largest fundraiser of the year for the PTC.  All proceeds go towards funding student activities at both Clover and Timber Ridge.  The carnival is put on entirely by parent volunteers and their families, and the carnival is manned by parent and teacher volunteers and Leadership students from both Timber Ridge and South Albany High School.  Baskets for the Silent Auction are donated by families and staff from both schools, and community businesses donated baskets and items for the raffle.

Some of the highlights of this years carnival included bounce houses, a rock wall, face painting, balloon animals, a junk food walk, unlimited game play in the game gym, raffle prizes, and a silent auction.

Clover Ridge would like to extend a huge thank you to Shawna Meekins, Bev Finlay and Karyn Kutsch for heading up the carnival committee for the second year in a row!  Their tireless efforts ensured everyone a wonderful afternoon of fun, and a successful fundraising event for our students.

Silent Auction hallway

Tables of Silent Auction items

A Silent Auction “basket”

Entrance to the Carnival

Junk Food Walk prizes

Student volunteers at the Face Paint booth


Penny Drop

Bean Bag Toss

Face Painting

Raffle Prizes

Thank you to all of our sponsors!!

Annual iRun Coming Soon!

Posted on: February 20, 2019

The iRun for Kids race is coming up on March 16, 2019!  This fun run is a benefit for the Albany Public Schools Foundation and supports classroom and enrichment grants, scholarships and more for GAPS schools.

Cash prizes and more for top school participation!  All 5K and 10 Mile runners will receive a medal.  Little Leprechaun Dash participants will receive a shamrock headband and goody bag. 
The last day to register and purchase an iRun shirt is March 1st. 

All details can be found at

Race Details: 
Date: March 16th, 2019
10 Mile / 
Start Time 9:00 am

  • Adults: $48
  • Students: $15

5K Run/Walk  / Start Time 9:30 am

  • Adults: $38
  • Students: $10

Student rate is for students 18 and under

Little Leprechaun Dash: (2 laps on the WAHS track)
Start Time: 9:05 am

  • Kids (Pre-K – 2nd grade): $5
  • All Little Leprechauns will receive a Shamrock bopper headband and other goodies.
  • A parent or adult can run with their Little Leprechaun for no charge.  Only the kids need to be registered. The dash will be twice around the WAHS stadium track (800 meters).


See you at the race!!

Oak Grove and Meadow Ridge Open House

Posted on: February 13, 2019

Casa abierta de las escuelas primarias Oak Grove y Meadow Ridge: Haga Clic Aquí Para Español

Community open house times and locations

February 26th: Timber Ridge, 6:30PM to 8:30PM

February 27th: North Albany Middle, 6:30PM to 8:30PM

PDF in English; en Español 

CONSTRUCTION IS nearing completion on Greater Albany School District’s two new facilities at Oak Grove and Meadow Ridge. The district has formed a committee to address the activation of these facilities, composed of parents, teachers, principals, seniors, and other community leaders.

Questions to be addressed by the committee:

How should Oak Grove, North Albany Elementary, and Fir Grove be organized by grade level and general use? How should the school boundaries be organized?

Should Fir Grove remain in use as a neighborhood school?

Should Meadow Ridge open in the middle of the academic year when it’s complete, or should the district wait until Fall 2020?

How should the grade levels for Meadow Ridge and Timber Ridge be organized?

Community open house structure and process:

There is no fixed presentation; information will be presented on informational kiosk stations and participants may hear a brief, personalized presentation from a district facilitator and ask questions.

Community members may attend a meeting at any time during the declared two-hour meeting window, and at any location. The content of both meetings at each location is the same.

An information sheet will be distributed identifying the remaining decisions, and a survey will be be made available for reporting to the committee and school board, to inform their final decisions.

Please call the schools with any questions.

Spanish Translation

Meadow Ridge Construction Site Feb 2019

Casa abierta de las escuelas primarias Oak Grove y Meadow Ridge

La construcción está casi llegando a su culminación en las dos nuevas instalaciones del Distrito Escolar de Albany, para Oak Grove y Meadow Ridge. El distrito ha formado un comité para conversar acerca del funcionamiento de estas instalaciones, compuesto por padres, maestros, directores, adultos mayores y otros líderes de la comunidad.

Horarios y lugares de casas abiertas de la comunidad:

26 de febrero: Timber Ridge, de 6:30 PM a 8:30 PM

27 de febrero: Escuela secundaria North Albany Middle School, de 6:30 p.m. a 8:30 p.m.

Preguntas que serán abordadas por el comité:

¿Cómo deberían organizarse las escuelas primarias Oak Grove, North Albany Elementary y Fir Grove por nivel de grado y para el uso general? ¿Cómo deberían organizarse los límites escolares?

¿Debería la escuela Fir Grove permanecer en uso como una escuela de vecindario?

¿Debe la escuela Meadow Ridge abrir a mediados del año académico, cuando se complete o el distrito debe esperar hasta el otoño del 2020?

¿Cómo deberían organizarse los niveles de grado en Meadow Ridge y Timber Ridge?

Proceso y estructura de la casa abierta de la comunidad:

No hay una presentación fija; se presentará información en los quioscos con estaciones informativas y los participantes podrán escuchar una presentación breve y personalizada de un facilitador del distrito y hacer preguntas.

Los miembros de la comunidad pueden asistir a una junta en cualquier momento durante el periodo establecido para las juntas de dos horas y en cualquier lugar. En cada lugar, el contenido de ambas juntas es el mismo.

Se distribuirá una hoja informativa que identificará las decisiones restantes, y una encuesta estará disponible para presentarlo al comité y a la Mesa Directiva, para informar acerca de sus decisiones finales.

¿Tiene Preguntas? Por favor llame a su escuela o al centro de bienvenida.