Skip Navigation
Home    News    Page 3


2019 Best School Districts in Oregon

Posted on: December 5, 2018

A company called Niche researches U.S. colleges, schools, neighborhoods, and companies. They recently released their school district rankings. The 2019 Best School Districts ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, public school district ratings, and more. Greater Albany Public Schools ranked #8 in the state of Oregon with an Overall Niche Grade of B+.

Los mejores Distritos Escolares en Oregon del 2019

Una empresa llamada “Niche” analiza a universidades, escuelas, vecindarios y
empresas de los EE. UU. Recientemente publicaron su clasificación de distritos
escolares. La clasificación de los mejores distritos escolares del 2019, se basa en un
análisis riguroso de estadísticas clave y en millones de evaluaciones de estudiantes y
padres que utilizan datos del Departamento de Educación de los Estados Unidos. Los
factores de clasificación incluyen, calificaciones de exámenes estatales, preparación
para la universidad, tasas de graduación, calificaciones de SAT / ACT, calidad de
maestros, calificaciones de distritos de escuelas públicas y más. Las Escuelas Públicas
de Albany se ubicaron en el número 8 en el estado de Oregón, con una calificación
general de la empresa Niche de B+.

Parent Teacher Conferences October 24th and 25th

Posted on: October 11, 2018

Please schedule your Parent Teacher Conferences for October 24th and 25th.

Please call the office at 541-967-4600 or

Email  or

GAPS Co-Sponsoring Bullying Prevention Presentation

Posted on: October 8, 2018

Linn Together, a countywide network of volunteers with the mission to strengthen local prevention networks, has partnered with several local organizations, including GAPS, to present “Bullying Prevention in School and Cyber Settings”.   Parents, school staff, and other adults in the community can help kids prevent bullying. Join national bullying expert Dr. Michael Sulkowski, PhD, University of Arizona, for an interactive presentation on bullying prevention in both school and cyber settings.

The presentation will take place on October 17, 2018 from 9:00 – 11:00 am at Boulder Falls Center in Lebanon.  The event is free, but registration is required and space is limited.  Please register by October 10.  For additional information and registration, please see or contact Julie Greene of Linn County Health Services at 541-967-3819.


Periwinkle Color Blast Walk/Run Fitness Fundraiser, October 4th

Posted on: September 27, 2018

Periwinkle is having a Color Blast Walk/Run Fitness Fundraiser.  Your child will have the opportunity to collect pledges and participate in the walk/run on October 4th.  If no permission slip is returned by October 2nd your student will still participate but on the course with no color blast.  Pledge sheets and money collected are due by October 17th.

Important Information:

October 4th, the 3rd to 5th graders will start at 1:00 pm and Kinder to 2nd graders will start and 1:30.  Feel free to send an extra change of clothes for your child for the day of the event.  They will get messy and covered in chalk.  Parents are welcome to come to the Color Blast Walk/Run.  Parents/visitors must check in with the office.