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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.

Apply to serve on the Budget Committee

Posted on: March 12, 2018

A vacancy has opened on the GAPS Budget Committee. Applications for this volunteer position are now being accepted to complete the three-year term, ending on June 30, 2019.

Applications are due by March 23.

Budget Committee Vacancy Timeline

March 12:  Vacancy during new business agenda. Vacancy declared.

March 13:  Vacancy is publicly announced. Applications are available online.

March 23:  Applications due to the District Office.

April 2:  Completed applications are emailed to Board members.

April 9:  Board work session to interview applicants, 5 p.m.

April 9: Regular Board meeting. Board members select new Budget Committee member, 7 p.m.

April 16:  Budget Committee meeting. New committee member participates.

If you have questions, please email Jim Haggart.


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