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SAHS Senior Walk inspires students at elementary and middle schools

Posted on: June 13, 2017

The traditional South Albany High School Senior Walk was today. The annual event is part of the graduation rehearsal schedule. Students were bused to their lower-grade schools before finishing graduation ceremony preparations at the Linn County Expo Center.

Today, students visited Lafayette, Sunrise, South Shore, Timber Ridge, Periwinkle and Oak elementary schools and Calapooia Middle School.

The official graduation ceremony was tonight.

 

 

Changes announced for 2017-18 school day schedules

Posted on: June 12, 2017

Adjustments have been made to the bell schedules at all schools. The changes will be in place when school starts in the fall.

The changes will reduce differences in start and stop times among same-level schools. Elementary schools will be in two bell schedule groups rather than nine different schedules, and they will gain 20 minutes of instructional time per day. Middle schools will all start and stop at the same time.

Research has shown that students benefit from more sleep, but the natural sleep and wake cycles are later for older students and earlier for younger students. Adjusting the schedule will allow older students to start a little later in the day.

The changes are also expected to make the district transportation system more efficient.

Bell schedule for all schools

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School Board honors spelling bee winners

Posted on: June 8, 2017

This week, the School Board recognized the winners of the county spelling bee. The students were top spellers in the district and county competitions.

Pictured are Brynna Gritter Kenneke, Logan Falotico, Michael Franzwa, Dru Huddleston, Paige Rogers and Stephanie DeMello.

Read more about the competition. 

8th Grade Promotion

Posted on: June 2, 2017

The 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony will be on June 15 at 6:00 pm in the large gym.  Afterwards will be the 8th Grade Celebration party put on by the PTSA in the cafeteria.  Any major office referrals could prevent you from attending both of these events.

 

 

HP donation helps Calapooia Makers Club build musical bots

Posted on: May 25, 2017

Earlier this year, HP donated a Sprout computer station to the makers club at Calapooia Middle School. Sprout is an interactive computer, scanner and design station.

Students are building programmable Arduino bots and using the Sprout to program them to sing. An Arduino bot is a robot on wheels that can be programmed for specific movement or tasks.

HP published an article with photos in its HP Developers newsletter. Read more about this fun program for students and the partnership with HP.

Pianotime for Sprout gives Arduino bots a voice in Oregon.