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The Staff At AOS Ask “Why Not?”

Posted on: October 10, 2018

Albany Options School (AOS) is dedicated to providing students with a smaller learning environment, social and emotional stability, support, and a variety of programs and opportunities for students to meet their educational goals. In other words, AOS is all about asking “Why Not?” Why not get good grades? Why not graduate? Why not go to college or trade school? Why not achieve your dreams? They even created a short video exploring these and other Why Not questions:

El personal de AOS se pregunta:

“¿Por qué no?”

Publicado el: 10 de octubre del 2018

Albany Options School (AOS) está dedicado a proporcionar a los estudiantes un entorno de aprendizaje más pequeño, estabilidad social y emocional, apoyo y una variedad de programas y oportunidades para que los estudiantes alcancen sus objetivos educativos. En otras palabras, AOS se trata de preguntar “¿Por qué no?” ¿Por qué no obtener buenas calificaciones? ¿Por qué no graduarse? ¿Por qué no ir a la universidad o la escuela de carreras técnicas? ¿Por qué no lograr tus sueños? Incluso crearon un video corto que explora estas y otras preguntas de ¿Por qué no?:

School is out for summer!

Posted on: June 15, 2018

Happy summer vacation! School is out for summer break and will resume again in September. The District Office will be open all summer with Monday through Thursday summer hours in July. School offices will close in July and reopen in mid-August.

Find resources to help prepare for the 2018-19 school year in the School Resources section of the website.

See you in September!

¡La escuela está cerrada por el verano!

¡Felices vacaciones de verano! La escuela está cerrada por las vacaciones de verano y
se reanudará de nuevo en septiembre. La oficina del distrito estará abierta todo el
verano con horario de verano en el mes de julio de lunes a jueves. Las oficinas de las
escuelas cerraran en julio y volverán abrir a mediados de agosto.

Encuentre los recursos que le ayudaran a prepararse para el año escolar 2018-19 en la
sección deRecursos escolares del lugar en el internet.

Students can enroll now for summer courses through Albany Online

Posted on: June 14, 2018

Albany Online is offering a variety of courses this summer to help students recover credits or earn additional credits outside of the school year.

Enrollment is open now through June 29. Courses are $325 per .5 credit course.

For more information, call Albany Online at 541-967-4607.

See the flyer for more information.

Los estudiantes pueden inscribirse ahora para los cursos de verano a través
de Albany Online (cursos en el Internet)

Albany Online ofrece una variedad de cursos este verano, para ayudar a los estudiantes a recuperar créditos u obtener créditos adicionales fuera del año escolar.

La inscripción está abierta desde ahora hasta el 29 de junio. Los cursos cuestan $325 por curso de 5 créditos.
Para más información, llamar a Albany Online al 541-967-4607.

Ver el volante para más información.

Students Finish Year with Mini Sessions

Posted on: June 14, 2018

For the second year in a row, underclassmen have spent the last week of the school year participating in a week-long mini sessions class. This year the courses offered included Intro to Backpacking, Fanfiction Literature, Mock Trial, and Lego Robotics.

Intro to Backpacking

Hiking, zip lining, survival skills, shelter building, map reading…these are just a few of the things the students have been learning in the ‘Intro to Backpacking’ PE class Mrs. Mitchell and Ms. Fitzpatrick have been teaching. The students started out the week exploring Peavy Arboretum, where they had to use their mapping skills to get to a lake in the quickest time possible.

Other places tackled were Mary’s Peak, where students competed in shelter and fire building challenges, Spencer Butte, where students engaged in plant identification, OSU High Ropes Challenge course, and McDowell Creek.

Thank you to Oregon Freeze Dried for their generous donation of Mountain House Meals so students could experience what food true backpackers eat on the trail.

Fanfiction Literature

Fanfiction, or fan-created works about existing media, provides an easy entry point for reluctant readers or writers, as they are reading or writing about something they love.

Students went to see The Avengers: Infinity War to learn about plot structure and development. Using the film Black Panther, students rewrote scenes from the perspective of other characters. Students also read a variety of selected fanfictions.

Fanfiction takes a lot of research to do well, so students also visited the Valley Library at Oregon State University to find out more about researching, reading, and writing.

While there, they had lunch at American Dream Pizza in downtown Corvallis, where pizzas were generously donated by Mark O’Brien of American Dream.

Students produced their own fanfiction as part of their final.

Mock Trial

This year, Mr. Wolfe and Mrs. Roundy, taught a Mock Trial mini-session. Students

focused on a case about a shooting, where they had to become the lawyers and witnesses, requiring that they prepare opening statements, witness testimonies, cross examinations, and closing statements.

Students finished they week by presenting their side of the case, prosecution or defense, to a real-life jury of community adults and an audience in the Linn County Courthouse.

Students got to have a break from law as they enjoyed the carousel downtown on Monday. Then the Mock Trial class toured the jail with Officer Langley. It was a very interesting tour through the different cell blocks, towers, medical offices, laundry room, kitchen, and intake.

The class also visited the Linn County Courthouse to watch a custody trial and tour the courtroom where they would be holding their Mock Trial, and were able to meet with District Attorney Jonathan Crow.

Lego Robotics

This years Robotics course took on some new adventures. The students built and programmed robots that had to navigate different obstacle courses, The students were also able to build robots of their choosing. We had three groups build gyro-bots, that are on two wheels and have to self balance, one group built a dog that could bark, sit and stand, and we had one student build a crane that could pick up and move small objects.

We also took a field trip to the OSU College of Engineering, where we received a general tour that introduced us to all the different kinds of engineering. We also stopped in the Robotics Engineering Department to watch a PhD student test his program on the two-legged robot Cassie.


AOS Graduates Record Class of 61

Posted on: June 12, 2018

On Monday, June 11th, AOS graduated a record breaking number of seniors. The previously held record for graduates was 57, which was broken with 61 graduates this year.

AOS teachers

The graduation ceremony was held in the Russel Tripp Performing Arts Theater at Linn-Benton Community College. 54 students participated in the ceremony, which included the AOS tradition of the teachers taking time to speak about each individual graduate.

Yuritzi Rivas-Romero was the class speaker, who shared her experience of turning her life around when she came to AOS and the incredible love and support she received here. She challenged her classmates to keep growing and improving as they leave high school and go on to the next phase of their journey.

As always, the AOS graduation ceremony was personal, emotional, and very special.

We wish all of the best to the Class of 2018.

Congratulations, graduates!

Class of 2018

Mary Elizabeth Bursey

Kesha Raelynn Collett

Gerardo Cortez Ortiz

Josh Countryman

Anabel Cortez-Alvarado

Hailey Michelle Cotton

Madeline Elizabeth Lynn Crocker

Alyssa Theone Cumpiano

Trevor Davisson

Talton Wayne Dunshee

Laurel Tre Elliott

Izze Sabian Rain Eppard

Timothy Gage Flaugher

Karla Elizabeth Franco Mireles

Justus Dean Gile

Cameron James Helms

Adriana Hernandez Morales

Shyanne Jordan Hoggins

Gilbert Tyler Howell

Isac Aaron Huesca

Anessa Marie Johnson

Jacob Kurt LaFond

Noah Honor Lancaster

Leslie Lazcano Uriostegui

Ryan Michael Long

Maria Guadalupe Lopez Cordoba

Briar Curtis Lynch

Eric Martinez Contreras

Jaden Rayne Mathis

Elver Antonio May Uc

Kobe Wayne McLaren

Jose Eduardo Mendoza Ramirez

Andrew Thomas Middleton

Ashtin Zakkery Gage Miller

Tanner Brian Mills

Evelyn Mireles Robles

Israel Moreno

Emily Ray Nelson

Tyler Lee Nofziger

Jennifer Joceline Orozco Sanabria

Adela Anais Ortiz Vaca

Juan Guadalupe Ortiz Cortez

Brittany Marie Ritter

Yuritzi Aretzy Rivas Romero

Abigail Trinity Ross

Estefany Abigail Sanchez

Xavier Lee Schmidtke

Krysten Schmult

Deanna Marie Smith

Austin Cordell Stewart

Kevin Shane Stevens Jackson

Matthew Strom

Sebastian Xavier Taylor

Bryanna Raye Tetu

Destiny Marie Thompson

Makenzie Ann Vineyard

Breanna Jane Volkers

Lance Aaron Wallace

Bobby Jean Weatherford

Jared Albon Wolfe


GED Completers

Steven Birtwell

Ashley Cabrera

Megan Carter

Gage Conklin

Heather Gallentine

Marifer Garcia Medina

Sophia Gonzalez-Bolen

Shyann Harris

Izaak Herbst

Krystal Hiner

Nolan Langley

Chloe LeFever

Gaby Lopez

Rosa Mendoza

Tanner Mills

Lavon Monroe

Cash Moore

Alex Munoz

Ireland Nelson Hill

Lidia Novak

Ashleigh Quinlan

Ashton Richmond

Isaac Rimer

Whitney Rodgers

Cecilio Romero

Corbin Ruby

William Santa Maria

Keegen Schmult

Amber Scott

Guillermo Scott

Luis Sequiera

Logan Sherwood

Damien Sorric

Eduardo Tenorio

Lance Wallace

Dominic Walters

Andrew Warren

Kylre Willie

Eric Witney