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SAHS boys’ soccer team plans community service event

Posted on: September 29, 2017

The boys’ soccer team at South Albany High School are using their skills to give back to their community. The team has launched Futcare, a project to incorporate community service into their team culture.

Their first effort will be on Saturday, Sept. 30, at South Albany Stadium. All proceeds will be donated to Global Giving to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey and the earthquake in Mexico. All proceeds from these events will be donated to charity.

Several activities are planned:

  • Youth soccer clinic for ages 5-12. This bilingual clinic will be coached in partnership with Total Futbol Academy and run from 5:00-6:30. The $10 fee will also cover entry into the men’s leagues
    championship match.
  • Men’s leagues championship match. Jalisco (Eugene league champions) vs Villalobos (Salem league champions). $5 entry fee. Match sponsored by the South Albany HS M.E.Ch.A Club.
  • High school skills contest sponsored by No Dinx. During halftime of the men’s match local area high school soccer starts will engage in various soccer skills!’
  • Refreshments provided by the South Albany Boosters Club and Taco El Machin.

For more information, read the flyers:

Futcare Clinic
Futcare Championship Match between league champion teams from Salem and Eugene
Futcare Skills Contest

3rd Grade news from the Classroom Corner!

Posted on: September 22, 2017

Science is fun and balloons are fun! 3rd grade spent Thursday afternoon combining them both as they continue to learn more about THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD. The scientific method provides the essential process of scientific discovery for any grade level. It’s an indispensable tool for building science skills and reaching sound scientific conclusions.

It begins with a question… “I wonder…?” and can end with amazement and awe!

Their experiment used water bottles, sugar, balloons, and yeast. First, they filled two bottles with warm water and sugar. Next they added a yeast packet to only one bottle, as the other bottle would be their “control” bottle. They stabilized the bottles while Miss Keizer put balloons over the tops. Then, they began with a question: I wonder what is going to happen!? Many had a chance to discuss their thoughts and predictions with the class and form their hypothesis. They made observations, and tracked their results before making their conclusions. Next, students created detailed diagrams of the experiment that they later had a chance to enhance with watercolors. Last, they recorded written results beneath their diagrams as a way to publish their findings so they could share the fun and the learning with other scientists!

Check out some of their photos below and follow the youtube video link at the bottom to get up close and personal with this process, as Miss Keizer discusses the details. Great job 3rd Grade!!

Sugar/Yeast Experiment

Finger pointing


Attention teachers: Apply for a classroom grant

Posted on: September 20, 2017

Applications are open for the 2017-18 Albany Public Schools Foundation classroom grants.

Each fall, the Albany Public Schools Foundation accepts grant applications from teachers in the Greater Albany Public School District for innovative programs, tools and supplies supporting enrichment opportunities for students in the areas of art, music, science and health/wellness.

Grants are due on Oct. 13 and applications are open to all GAPS teachers.

Download the application.
Find more information on the Albany Public Schools Foundation website.

Kona Ice Visits Tangent Staff

Posted on: September 16, 2017

Last Wednesday after the early release and staff meeting, we celebrated Ms. Rayburn’s birthday with a visit from the newly popular Kona Ice truck. It was a beautiful day, with staff family and a mini celebration of sweet treats. Thank you and happy birthday, Ms. Rayburn!