Percent of Albany Area students proficient in math as measured by the MCA Math test; the state's rate of proficiency is 55%
Percent of Albany Area students proficient in reading as measured by the MCA Reading test; the state's rate of proficiency is 59.2%
Students in high school are now participating in CCR (College and Career Readiness) days. Many students took advantage of the nice weather to join service projects that benefitted our communities.
High school students recently took part in service learning projects as part of new college and career readiness days or CCR. Each quarter, students in grades 9-12 will participate in service learning and attend sessions having to do with real life skills. Some sessions students attended in late October included Communication, Social Media Damage Control, Credit Cards 101, College Application workshop, and more.
A big highlight of the day were the service learning projects. Students cleaned up the school grounds, vans, and buses, helped clean the Wobegon Trail, North Park, and other smaller venues.
"I have to say, I was so impressed with my crew cleaning up the Wobegon Trail. Devin and Mitchell got after it! They were crossing creeks, crashing through the woods, and working for trash that had blown into highly inconvenient areas. They were some dedicated kiddos to picking up trash and both had wet feet by the time we made it back to school! In fact, they were so excited about picking up the largest pieces of trash that they requested a picture with it!"
- Jen Hiltner, English teacher and Yearbook advisor.
Also, pictured below are Aaron, Dylan, Cameron, and Peyton who coordinated their own service project. They cut, split, and stacked wood for Aaron's grandmother, who is unable to perform those necessary duties herself.
The next CCR day will take place in January.
The new theatre arts class in Albany has been well-received by high school students!
Albany's brand-new class, Theatre Arts, is off to wonderful start. Students in grades 9-12 are exploring the art of theatre through performance and technical elements as well as simply appreciating theatre as an audience. Using the BEAT for their classroom, the students have explored recreating famous portraits, have performed a fairy tale pantomime for the 4th graders, have written and performed their own monologues, and will soon be performing scenes from famous plays, and learning about the concepts of stage design. Having the opportunity to explore and bust out of their comfort zone, the students are thriving in a very active, hands-on class that allows them to develop their skills and increase their confidence regardless of their experience level.
The Large Engines class is keeping busy. Even in the rain, the students are working away!
The 1st quarter Large Engines class has filled the shop with a myriad of projects. All 4 bays in the shop have various student projects ranging from swapping engines in passenger cars to rebuilding Diesel tractors.
Peyton Linn and Riley Rakotz are preparing to pull the engine from a 1955 Chevy BelAir. The engine needs a total rebuild.
Avery Kompelien, Austin Weber, and Chris McGaughey are doing an engine swap on a Chrysler 300
Jake Meredith and Luke Pachan are changing the clutch on a Ford 4000 Diesel Tractor
Luke Sonnenberg and Jeremey Wolbeck are removing the 6 cylinder Diesel from a Ford 8000 tractor for a complete rebuild.
Peyton Linn, Jake Sand, and Riley Rakotz have torn their classroom engine (Chevrolet Small Block) down to the block.