Linford Students S.O.A.R.
Over 70 students at Linford Elementary School are taking advantage of an after-school program offered through a partnership between Big Brothers Big Sisters and the District. The program, called SOAR (Skills Opportunities Academics and Relations), offers students expanded learning activities centered on science, art and literature. Along with group activities, individualized homework assistance is provided to students. The program started with about 20 students at the beginning of this school year and has expanded to over 70 students currently.
Each week, students are presented with a theme around which all activities are centered. Last week, activities surrounded rain forests. This week, students are being introduced to service learning projects and being asked to think about how they can help people in their own communities. All of this is linked to existing curriculum in the classroom.
This is an exciting time for the Linford community!
Elementary Schools Brief School Board on Educational Strategies
This story appeared in the November 15, 2013 edition of the Laramie Boomerang and is re-posted here with permission.
Several teachers and principals reported to the Albany County School District No. 1 Board of Education on Wednesday about their plans to boost student achievement and teacher collaboration at their schools.
The site reports came from Linford and Indian Paintbrush elementary schools, and they offer a look at what educators from the two buildings are doing to ensure students are prepared for their next steps in life.
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Albany County School District One
Recommended for Accreditation!
October 25, 2013
On Thursday, October 24th, Dr. Michael Lodico, lead evaluator for AdvancED, presented the external review team’s findings, recommending that Albany County School District One be accredited by the AdvanceED Accreditation Commission.
This week, 18 evaluators from across the country visited 217 classrooms and conducted 315 interviews with administrators, teachers, community members, parents and students. The team also examined over 1,000 pages of documentation and artifacts which they received several weeks before the visit. All of this was done to assure that students in Albany County have access to a world-class education and to promote continuous improvement in our schools. This process examined the whole institution – the programs, the cultural context and the community of stakeholders.
LHS Principal Announces Retirement
Journalism Class Interview with Mr. Sorenson
By Sarah Dolence
Laramie High School Principal Kim Sorenson announced on October 8 that he will be retiring after the 2013-2014 school year. “This would be a great time for transition,” Sorenson said. “There’s going to be an opportunity to set new goals and set a course for the future; at the same time we’re moving into a new building in a couple of years.”
LHS will be finishing up accreditation in a couple of weeks. Accreditation is the process when policies and practices are evaluated to make sure an institution lives up to a standard that’s been set, allowing a school to grant high school diplomas.
Annual Showing of Elementary Student Art
Dr. Brian Recht, Superintendent of Albany County Schools, hosted a celebration and recognition of our talented and creative Albany County students. Parents, students and educators gathered to view over 90 elementary art student creations on display at the UW Art Museum.
"The research on the importance of Arts education confirms what we know: that the Arts - improve student academic learning, understanding and achievement; develop higher levels of academic thinking and problem solving skills; improve communication and discipline, increasing self-confidence; and promote and develop an individual's talents and creativity from which new ideas spring." -- Dr. Brian Recht
We support the Arts in Albany County Schools and will continue to do so. Thank you to our wonderful Art educators who share their talents, knowledge, and skills with our students every day, the UW Art Museum for their continued partnership, and thank you to our Board of Education who recognizes the importance and value of Arts in the full development of our students as lifelong learners. Read more...
Stepping Stones - New District Elementary Math Program
Albany County School District teachers have been focusing on providing mathematics instruction that engages students through rigorous content expectations and the integration of technology. Last school year our kindergarten through second grade teachers found a tool that can aid them in supporting students as they progress toward meeting the rigorous mathematics standards outlined in the Common Core State Standards.
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During the 2012 – 2013 school year...
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Mon, Dec 23 - Fri, Jan 3
No school for all students and ACSD#1 employees
Wednesday, January 15
Board of Education Meeting
Mon, Jan 20 - Tue, Jan 21
No School for Students - Staff Development Day
This is a full-day staff development day. There is no school for students this day.