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Happy Holidays from AOS

Posted on: December 13, 2016

On behalf of all of us here at Albany Options School, I would like to wish all of our students, families, and community partners a happy holiday season. May your winter break be safe, warm, full of joy, and surrounded by your loved ones. I hope this season brings a wonderful end to 2016 and a bright start to 2017.


John Hunter, Principal

AOS Sends Seniors to Youth Job Fair

Posted on: December 13, 2016

On Tuesday, December 13th, Albany Options School sent 44 seniors to Linn-Benton Community College to participate in the annual Youth Job Fair. This event is a graduation requirement for all seniors in the school district and consists of information panels, mock interviews, career and education booths, and a keynote speaker. Students came prepared with completed resumes and job applications, and dressed professionally for the event.

AOS Hosts Successful Annual Open House

Posted on: October 10, 2016

AOS Hosts Successful Annual Open House

Albany Options School successfully hosted another annual Fall Open House for our students and their families on Tuesday, October 27th.

Mrs. Harryman’s Family and Consumer Sciences Class prepared a dinner for the families that consisted of  meat chili, tortilla soup, corn bread, vegetables, and an assortment of cookies.

Students in the class also decorated the cafeteria and volunteered for the evening to serve the food and clean up afterwards.

The staff was overjoyed at how many students and families joined us that evening. There were so many present that the cafeteria ran out of room , resulting in families enjoying their dinner on the picnic benches out front.

Partnerships from the community were also present in the library to share local resources and opportunities for our students and families.

After the dinner, families had the opportunities to meet with the teachers to discuss their student’s classes and successes.


AOS Biology Students Participate in Stream Studies

Posted on: October 10, 2016

AOS Biology Students Participate in Stream Studies

Both of Mrs. Gillispie’s Biology classes have been testing the water quality of Periwinkle Creek near Mega Foods.

This fall both classes will be monitoring this small section of Periwinkle Creek to see what kind of water exists in the heart of Albany. Some of the tests that are being performed are pH, dissolved oxygen, turbidity and temperature.

All of these qualities work together to allow different species to successfully exist in the water system.

Recently Mrs. Gillispie partnered with a non- profit organization called Blue Ocean Project. This group focuses on the cleanliness of water around Oregon. One of their employees is focusing on this very section of Periwinkle Creek, due to its poor conditions.

Over the course of the year the class hopes to take multiple readings of the water, clean up the stream, and help this section of Periwinkle to not only be healthier, but to grow and sustain aquatic life.

Stay tuned for tree planting and river clean up opportunities.


Albany Options and South Shore students team up to improve school grounds

Posted on: September 29, 2016

Albany Options horticulture visited South Shore Elementary School this week, where they partnered up with a second-grade class to do some landscaping projects around the school.

Students spread mulch and wood chips, weeded, removed blackberry bushes, and trimmed the bushes. The second graders were partnered with the high school students to complete the tasks. After they finished the work, the AOS students joined the second graders for lunch in the cafeteria.

Staff at both schools said the students enjoyed the partnership and look forward to working together again in the future.