Third grade students in Mrs. Marshall’s and Mrs. Susnik’s classes were treated to a special presentation by Liberty parent and CH2M Hill engineer Sterling Rose recently. Mr. Rose discussed and demonstrated elements of engineering as they apply to bridges and bridge building. With real-world examples and hands-on activities, students enthusiastically listened and learned. The unit will conclude with students constructing their own bridges out of paper, utilizing the concepts presented by Mr. Rose. Students are anxious to get started with their projects!
The annual retiree reception recognized the contributions of 30 GAPS teachers, classified staff and administrators who are leaving the District after serving Greater Albany students for a combined total of 539 years.
Family members and friends joined retirees at the tropical paradise-themed reception. Human Resources Director Randy Lary introduced the following retirees:
- Lenora Roberts, Grade 1 – Fir Grove : 37 years
- Kerri Lemerande, Science – WAHS: 29 years
- Lori McGuire, Assistant to HR Director – District Office: 29 years
- Barb Villaruel, School Office Manager – Waverly: 28 years
- Cindy Holcomb, Grade 2 – Oak: 26 years
- Kathy Kalina, Special Education Assistant – Periwinkle : 26 years
- Karen Kennedy, School Office Manager – SAHS: 24 years
- Connie Shrout, Grade 4 – Timber Ridge: 23 years
- Judy Davies, Special Education Assistant – North Albany Elementary: 22 years
- Cindy Miller, Functional Skills – Calapooia Middle: 22 years
- Krista Hartman, College Credit – WAHS: 21 years
- Maria Martinez, Counseling Secretary & Registrar – Memorial Middle: 21 years
- Pat Weidmann, Principal – Sunrise : 21 years
- Sharon DuBeau, Language Arts – Calapooia Middle: 18 years
- Jessica Jamison-Wells, Language Arts – North Albany Middle: 18 years
- Terry Amerling, Special Education Assistant – Liberty : 17 years
- Jennifer Hagen, Personal Care Assistant – SAHS: 16 years
- Leo Huot, Assistant Principal – North Albany Middle: 16 years
- Sandi McGinnis, Special Education Assistant – Calapooia Middle: 16 years
- Robert Frampton, Special Needs Bus Driver – Transportation: 15 years
- LaDeen Marlowe, Bus Driver – Transportation: 14 years
- Gary Johnson, Custodian – Memoria Middle: 13 years
- Mary Lou Seibel, Custodian – Oak: 12 years
- Tim Haag, Grade 4 – Central: 11 years
- Ruth Holmes, Special Education Assistant – South Shore: 11 years
- Greg Lehr, Custodian – Calapooia Middle: 11 years
- Durwood Ranton, Bus Driver – Transportation: 11 years
- Joyce Stringer, Business – SAHS: 11 years
- Corina Victorio, Secretary – South Shore; 5 years
- Kim Schueller, Special Education Assistant-Communication – Takena: 5 years
Bond project timelines were discussed during the last School Board meeting on May 18. The plan is to open three of the four new construction projects by start of school in fall 2019: new elementary school, rebuild of Oak Grove Elementary School, vocational space/gym at South Albany High school.
Phase 1 of West Albany High School is scheduled to be completed in summer 2020.
See the draft project timeline for more information.
We will provide updates during the planning process on the bond information section of the website.
Effective July first, Rich Sipe will be leaving Liberty Elementary to join the Human Resources staff at the District Office. He will oversee Human Resources for classified employees, as well as other duties as assigned. In addition, he will be involved in district communications and risk management.
Last year an efficiency study was commissioned to review the best use of district resources. This move makes good on one of the recommendations from that study, which was to increase Human Resources staffing to support our growing district.
The search for a new principal for Liberty will begin immediately with a final decision made near the end of the month.
The annual summer meal program will offer free breakfast and lunch to children this summer. Any child under 18 can receive free breakfast and lunch at eight lunch locations and two breakfast locations from June 20 and Aug. 25.