News & Announcements

5th Grade Wax Museum

Students will share information about the famous person they have researched. 

When: 1:00-2:30pm on either May 23rd or May 24th (Depending on weather)

Where: Grassy Area east side of building (4th/5th grade side)

1:1 in 6th Grade

6th Grade Going 1:1 Exciting news for 6th grade students next year--they will have 1:1 devices in their classrooms!

Why is 1:1 beneficial? 
Beyond the convenience of every student having access to a high quality device during the school day, a 1:1 environment allows teachers the flexibility to design lessons that meet every student's needs. Classrooms will be able to better utilize Schoology, Google Apps, and countless more programs to help give our students access to educational material and opportunities to create content of their own.

How is this different from 7-8th grade 1:1?
Since this 6th grade 1:1 is NEW, we will be taking time at the beginning of the year to teach students about the responsibility of using their new Chromebook. Physical care, digital skills, and digital citizenship concepts will all be taught and practiced before students bring devices home.

We look forward to the expanded learning opportunities the 1:1 environment will provide. Please plan to attend our parent information night on May 2 at 5:30 p.m. in the BEAT to learn more about the transition to middle school.

SNAP and Fare for All


SNAP (formerly known as food-stamps) was designed to help income-eligible families to buy food needed for good health.  SNAP benefits are deposited monthly on an electronic card that is used like a debit card, called an EBT card – the EBT card is accepted at most grocery stores and many farmers markets around Minnesota.  Second Harvest Heartland’s SNAP Specialist can help you determine if you and your family are eligible for SNAP Benefits, and assist you in completing your application in-person or over the phone!

Abigail Renteria (¡Hablo Español!)

612-247-1446 or

Fare For All

Fare or All is a monthly discounted grocery program. Food is separated into meat packs and produce packs, and is sold at approximately half the cost a person would pay at a retail store.  EBT card is accepted here as a form of payment! For more information on locations nearest you, dates and times, please visit:

MORE School Reward Program

Are you a MORE Rewards Member? Did you know you can earn points that turns into money for our school!! Albany Area Schools is enrolled in this program, all you need to do is log into or the MORE Rewards mobile app and designate your preferred school. Every time you shop the over 3,000 qualifying brands you will be helping raising funds for our school.

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