WOW!! Calapooia students really know how to give back to their community. Our school goal was 1,500 items and we surpassed this by 718 items!! Our grand total was 2,218 items! FISH of Albany was amazed at what our students collected and they were very appreciative of our efforts. Thank you to all who supported this tremendous effort!
On Monday, the School Board honored Student All-Stars from Memorial and Calapooia middle schools for earning the highest scores on the 2015-16 state assessments in reading, math and science.
Memorial students (pictured from left) are Kaya Chipman, eighth-grade science; Hannah Thorp, eighth-grade language arts and mathematics; Kenzie Harris, seventh-grade language arts and mathematics; Jackson Moyes, sixth-grade language arts; and Dru Huddleston, sixth-grade mathematics.
Calapooia Middle School (pictured from left) are Katelyn Haury, sixth-grade language arts; Sara Remple, sixth-grade math; Liliana Sanders, eighth-grade language arts; Sariah Young, eighth-grade math; and Logan Nord, eighth-grade science. Zachery Patten, seventh-grade math, was unable to attend.
Something positive for the election season. Listen to a lovely concert clip at the Calapooia Middle School choir performance on Oct. 13.
Calapooia social studies teacher Sue McGrory was named a 2016-17 Civic Scholar and will be recognized at the annual Civics Conference for Teachers at the State Capitol on Dec. 2.
McGrory was nominated by Senator Sara Gelser. The award is part of a statewide initiative to enhance high quality professional development in civic education for teachers. It includes conference registration, special recognition at the conference and follow-up classroom assistance.
The Civics Conference for Teachers is in its 10th year. It is organized by the Classroom Law Project and includes break-out sessions and a chance to network with social studies teachers from other districts.
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