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Albany School District. Presented by: Michelle Arakaki Boe Burrus Megan Goldsborough Jerry Heilman Karri Jones Stephanie Kragness Candice Lin Michael Price Ashley Wescott. Demographics and History of Albany and Surrounding Districts. Timeline. 1848 – Albany is born

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Albany School District

Presented by:

Michelle Arakaki

Boe Burrus

Megan Goldsborough

Jerry Heilman

Karri Jones

Stephanie Kragness

Candice Lin

Michael Price

Ashley Wescott


Demographics and History of Albany and Surrounding Districts


Timeline

  • 1848 – Albany is born

  • 1855 – First School

  • 1864 – Albany becomes a city

  • 1907 – First public library

  • 1946 – Timber Industry Booming

  • 1957 – Timber-Linn Memorial Park


Teacher Resources

Information on local libraries, museums and educational outlets


Albany Libraries

There are two libraries available:

  • Main Branch (Waverly Drive)

  • Carnegie Branch (Historical Downtown)

    The library offers various programs for students and teachers…

  • Storytime

  • Anime Club

  • Shelf Life (monthly speakers)

  • Reserve Books

  • Bookmobile

  • S.M.A.R.T.

  • Summer Reading Program

  • Tutoring Rooms

  • Activity Calendars provided monthly

  • Librarian Services (school assignments given – pull books for students)


Albany Historic Public Library


Boys and Girls Club

  • Largest Boys and Girls Club in America

  • Room exclusively for Elementary, Middle School and High School

  • Various Sports and Art Activities offered daily

  • Computers and Internet Available for Studying

  • Tutors On-Site (Daily Homework Assistance)

  • Leadership Opportunities: Keystone

  • Monthly Dances for Middle School Students

  • Free Dinner Provided Daily

  • Cooking Club, Art Club, Scrapbooking Club and Comic Club


Museums

The Santiam Wagon Road

  • Place to understand Oregon’s History

    Albany Regional Museum

  • Offers historical exhibits and educational opportunities

    Linn County Historical Museum

  • Reserve historical videos


Albany Regional Museum


Other Resources

Early Childhood Class for Non-Native Speakers

  • Free class offered by LBCC (ED 7.730)

  • $25 ESOL fee

    “Learn Something New Days”

  • Attend free classes throughout the year

  • Art/Cooking/Sports and other Educational Lectures


Other Resources Cont.

Albany Parks and Recreation

  • YMCA

  • Several parks throughout Albany

  • Monthly publication with all activities available

    Tutoring Club

  • Local business offering tutoring in math, reading, writing, study skills and S.A.T. prep


Albany Local Parks


Other Resources Cont.

ArtSpirit: A Publication of The Arts Center

  • Globetrotter Day Trips- On no school days students and teachers can experience arts/culture of a specific country

  • Youth Poetry Contest- Teachers can work this contest into their curriculum and their work is displayed in local galleries and at an open mic night

  • Around Oregon Annual – Sept. 27th to Oct. 25th at The Arts Center. It is a large exhibit of Oregon Contemporary Artists from the Valley communities


Human Resources

Agencies and Community Organizations Available to Assist Schools, Students, and Their Families


Department of Human Services

  • Division of Child Support

    • Finances

  • Department of Human Services

    • Food Stamps

    • Self-sufficiency

    • Public Assistance

    • Housing

    • Welfare

    • Employment

  • Child Welfare

    • Protective Services

    • Foster Care

    • Domestic Violence

    • Counseling


Basic Needs

  • Food

    • Food Stamps: DHS

    • Food Bank: Mid Valley Gleaners; Signs of Victory

    • Soup Kitchens: St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen; Albany Helping Hands (3 meals/day)

    • Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)

    • Fish of Albany (Emergency Services)

    • Salvation Army (Emergency Services)


Basic Needs

  • Shelter

    • Albany Helping Hands

    • Fish Guest House

    • Signs of Victory

  • Affordable Housing

    • Albany Partnership for Housing and Community Development

    • Community Services Consortium: Housing rehabilitation program, transitional and emergency housing program

    • Habitat for Humanity

    • Lynn Benton Housing Authorities


Basic Needs

  • Clothing

    • FISH Clothes Closet (Free Clothing)

    • GoodWill

    • Salvation Army

    • S & J Thrift

    • Helping Hands

    • Variety Thrift Store


Medical

  • Clinics

    • Dental: Community Outreach

    • Families and Agencies Coming Together (FACT) - Students Only

    • Albany Inreach Clinic

    • Linn County Public Health Services

    • Albany Samaritan General Hospital


Medical

  • Counseling/ Abuse

    • Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence

    • Community Outreach

    • Childhelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline

    • All Because of Children

    • Adolescent Alcohol & Drug Treatment Program

    • Alanon

    • Elder Abuse Help Line

    • Good Samaritan Hospital (Emergency)

    • Albany General Hospital (Emergency)

    • 911 (Emergency)


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