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Oak’s Civil War Food Drive

Posted on: December 1, 2016

We had an amazing turn out for the Annual Oak Civil War Food Drive! KRKT came to pick up our food donations and we filled the truck not once, but TWICE! Thank you to our 4th and 5th grade helpers that carried boxes to the truck. And thank you Oak Stingers for doing an amazing job of bringing in those donations!


School Board honors Oak Elementary student for reporting potential weapon

Posted on: October 24, 2016

This week, the School Board recognized the responsible behavior of Ryder Robinson, an Oak Elementary School student who found and reported a replica handgun that he found on the playground.

At the time, he did not know if the gun was real, but he knew he should not touch it and he should tell an adult about it.

He attended the School Board meeting to accept his award and shake hands with Superintendent Jim Golden and all School Board Directors.

His certificate reads as follows:

The Greater Albany School Board Takes pleasure in commending Ryder Robinson, Oak Elementary School

On October 17, 2016, at Oak Elementary School, Ryder noticed what appeared to be a handgun lying on the playground. He did not touch the object and instead told a responsible adult. A police officer arrived quickly and took custody of the item which was later identified a realistic looking replica. Although not a real weapon, Ryder’s conscientious actions contributed to the safety of the students and staff of Oak Elementary School.

Share your priorities for a facilities bond at a community forum in October

Posted on: September 28, 2016

The School Board continues to review facility needs for a possible bond proposal for next spring. The District will host a series of community meetings in October to gather input about community priorities, which will help the Board develop a final bond proposal for next May

A proposal could include:

  • Projects to upgrade existing schools for instructional programs
    Safety and security projects
  • Maintenance projects to protect the community’s investments in school buildings
  • New elementary schools to relieve overcrowding and manage growth
  • Reconstruction of buildings that need large-scale repair and renovation

Please join us and share your input. All meetings are planned for 6-7:30 p.m.

  • Oct. 5: Timber Ridge
  • Oct. 12: Oak Grove Elementary
  • Oct. 20: West Albany High School
  • Oct. 26: South Albany High School

See updated lead results on water testing page

Posted on: August 31, 2016

GAPS submitted water samples for lead testing at all schools and facilities this summer. The labs are returning results as fast as possible but have high demand from school districts around the state.

We are repairing and then retesting all fixtures with elevated lead levels. Any fixture with tests showing elevated lead levels will be kept out of service until tests show that they no longer exceed allowable lead levels set by the EPA.

Read the latest update about water tests for each school.

SAHS cafeteria open house: Sept. 7 and Sept. 24

Posted on: August 25, 2016

South Albany High School staff are back at work organizing their classrooms, including the culinary arts and music teachers who are moving into rooms in the new cafeteria.

The building is ready for the new school year, and the SAHS community is ready to show it off. This new building will be a source of pride for the school and the entire district.

The public is invited to two open house events:

Sept. 7 from 6-7:30 p.m. 

Sept. 24, 9-11 a.m.
Donors to the Albany Public Schools Foundation South Albany High School Fire Fund will be honored and thanked for their donations. Area leaders, including local legislators, have been invited.