Over the past 3 years, our elementary students in grades 3-5 have met or exceeded the state reading standards at a rate of 70% or more.
Over the past 3 years, our elementary students in grades 3-5 have met or exceeded the state reading standards at a rate of 75% or more.
A neon yellow Shrek flash mob descended on Albany Elementary before the spring musical perfomances.
The cast of April's spring musical performed a flash mob for Albany Elementary students as they loaded the buses after school last Friday.
The performers sang and danced to a number from the show to promote "Shrek the Musical" which took place over the weekend.
The musical was a rip-roaring success and the students and directors did a fantastic job!
See our Twitter or Instagram accounts (both @ISD745) to view a video of the performance!
Adaptive Bowling Team takes to the lanes!
On Tuesday, April 2nd, the Albany Adaptive Bowling Team traveled to Alexandria for a dual meet with the Alexandria Cardinals at the Garden Center Lanes. Our High School bowlers were Brandon Ainali, Amidy Beckes, Johanna Hamann, Sierra Kittleson, Blake Rajkowski, and Owen Weiss. The students had a great time competing and were treated to pizza afterwards. All of our bowlers competed in singles. Competing in doubles were Sierra Kittleson her partner Tristyan Gienger was absent; Blake Rajkowski and his partner Chase Rajkowski, Amidy Berckes and her partner Haley Kerfeld, and Brandon Ainali and his partner Owen Weiss. Albany will host the Alexandria team at the Albany Bowling Center on Tuesday, April 16th.
Students learn by doing in Intro to Metals class.
Students are introduced to sheetmetal. Students learn by doing and gain a set of universal skills as they create a sheetmetal tool box. This project incorporates many basic sheet metal working techniques. Through the layout stage the students learn how to read a set of blue prints, use various layout tools such as scribes and combination squares. In the cutout stage we cover various shearing methods; learning about aviation snips, notchers and foot shears. Students learn how to create hems, offsets and tabs in the bending process.
Finally they learn about fastening methods with pop rivets and spot welds through the assembly process. This project is complex and requires great attention to detail and if simple rules are followed the students have a beautiful project that they can be proud of and will last a lifetime.
The tool box project is one of my favorite projects because it teaches many different skills that have served me well in the construction industry and I hope it does the same for my students.