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Where Success Is a Tradition

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Purple Pride
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Activities
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Arts Theatre
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BEAT
Find out about our fine arts events and Blattner Energy Arts Theatre shows.
Community Center
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BECC
Visit the BECC page under Community Ed to find information about membership and hours for the Community Center.

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By the Numbers

15:1

Student to Teacher Ratio

96.9%

Graduation Rate

81%

Community Support

In August 2015 our building referendum passed with an overwhelming 81% Yes vote.

40+

Student Organizations

80%

Student Participation in Activities

50%+

Teachers with Master's Degree or Higher

43

College Credits Offered

31

Business Partnerships

Local businesses work with our district to offer internships annually.

71.4%

Math

Percent of Albany Area students proficient in math as measured by the MCA Math test; the state's rate of proficiency is 55%

68.5%

Reading

Percent of Albany Area students proficient in reading as measured by the MCA Reading test; the state's rate of proficiency is 59.2%

 

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Mark your calendars for this fundraising opportunity!

As many of you know, we are working hard to raise money for the new Albany Elementary Community Playground. We’ve had a number of fundraisers that have helped us raise approximately $2,000. The Albany Jaycees have given us $9,000 so far and have indicated they’d likely be donating more. The Albany Lion’s Club has donated $10,000 and have dedicated the funds raised at the Sweetheart Dinner on February 7 to our playground as well. 

We are so thankful to these organizations for the support they continue to provide for our students. With these donations and the $50,000 contribution we have from the district, we have just over $71,000 toward our $301,000 project. We recently sent out letters to area businesses and are hopeful that we will receive donations from our very generous community. 

An additional fundraiser, an “Adult Prom,” is on March 14 at Shady’s in Albany. Join us for a “Roaring 20s” theme from 7:00-11:00 p.m. Purchase tickets in advance for $20 and at the door for $25. Tickets are available at the Albany Elementary office. Attendees of this event will enjoy music by DJ Kenny Hinnencamp.

I hope to see you on March 14!

Ann Schultz

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Albany Mock Trial Season a Great Success

Read more about this year's Mock Trial team and their season.

Following last year’s first ever State Tournament berth, the Albany Mock Trial team has had a very successful season. This year’s case is about an opioid overdose death. Teams prepared both sides of the trial – prosecution trying to find the accused guilty and the defense team trying to acquit their defendant.

Work started in late October breaking down the case and into November working on witness
statements, directs and crosses, as well as openings and closings. The team began competition in mid-December with a pair of trials at the Isanti County Courthouse against teams from Cambridge-Isanti.

Albany next participated in the 29th annual Apollo Invitational where both teams got two trials against some very good competition from all around the state. Albany’s more seasoned team went 1-1 that day and the younger squad went 0-2 but gained valuable experience.

The region round began on January 7 with Albany (veteran team) Prosecution defeating Morris Defense in a very close round with a split decision, while Albany White (younger crew) Defense lost a very close match with St. Cloud Cathedral’s Prosecution. Round 2 pitted our locals against always tough Bemidji. Albany White Prosecution lost to Bemidji’s seasoned Defense team in a close battle and Albany’s Defense defeated Bemidji White’s Prosecution by 8.

Round 3 sent the Huskies to Elbow Lake where they took on the squads from West Central Area. Albany White Defense picked up their first win of the year with a 26-point win over the White team from West Central. The Albany Prosecution squad lost their first round in two years in Region 2 with West Central beating the Huskies in a split decision by 3.

The final round of regionals had Albany’s Defense beating Ashby’s Prosecution team by 50. Albany White’s Prosecution lost to Battle Lake’s Defense team by 26.

The Region finals will take place on February 13th and Albany qualified as one of the top two teams from Region 2. They will be on the Prosecution side taking on Battle Lake who will be the defense in the region final trial. The winner earns a trip to the State Tournament in Duluth March 5-6.

 

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Personalized Math Stations

Students participated in math stations to get what they need from math class.

In 7th grade math this past month, students participated in math stations focused on problems with percentages. Students attended three different stations, all focusing on different aspects of percentages.

One of the stations involved the students completing a table on converting between fractions, decimals, and percentages. This station was completed on their own or with some guided assistance from Mrs. Theiler.

Another station involved the students completing online questions covering percentage of change. These online questions provided students with immediate feedback and assistance if they struggled with an answer. The website also allows the students to work through questions at a pace comfortable for each individual learner.

The last station was with Mr. Fragodt, where the students worked through more specific questions in a small group. Students and Mr. Fragodt corrected any misunderstandings or misconceptions they may have had.

Overall, students found this to be a fun and positive experience. They received individual instruction with different stations that allowed them to work at their own pace to reinforce or master the content of percentages.

 

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