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Daily Bulletin - Wednesday, January 14, 2015

posted Jan 13, 2015, 5:33 PM by PTSA Moderator
No. 79
Block B Schedule

  1. Hey Cougars:  It is Petition time!!  If you want to request a schedule change, you must fill out a petition. If you have already submitted a P.E. waiver to drop PE second semester you need to fill out a petition to request the drop.  Petitions are available in the main office starting Wed. 1/14 at 12 pm. The petitions must be returned to the main office by Friday 1/16 at 3:40 pm.  Please be aware that most classes are full and there are very limited possibilities for a schedule change.
  2. Congratulations to Lin Zhu, Class of 2017. Lin worked very hard and competed in the Stanford Brain Bee on Saturday, a neuroscience competition for high school students. She came in 2nd place by only ONE question, just missing the chance to advance to Nationals! The Science Department is very proud of Lin's accomplishment and hard work, and looks forward to competing again next year.
  3. Would you like to win a cash prize for reading a really interesting book? Pick a copy of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the true story of how the cancer cells of an African American woman named Henrietta changed medical science forever. Contest details are at both our school library or the public library, or just google the phrase "Albany Reads"
  4. Interested in playing 3 on 3 basketball at lunch? Please turn rosters and team name into Ms Vasarhely no later than Wed, 1/21. Only one varsity BB player per team. Questions, see Ms V.
College and Career
  1. PTPS is hosting a free SAT class at Albany High starting in February.  Classes will take place Tuesdays & Thursdays after school.  Sign up at or pick up a flyer in the Counseling office for more information.  The deadline to sign up is January 16th.
  2.  Attention Seniors: Want free money for college? Then come to the Cash for College event on 1/28, starting at 6:30 p.m.  The FAFSA workshop will be in the Library and the Dream Act workshop will be in Room 310.  Families will get a chance to work on their financial aid applications in the computer labs following a presentation. 
Clubs and Teams
  1. RIVERKIDS          TODAY         LUNCH          RM. 214b    
  2. MODEL UN           TODAY         LUNCH          RM. 207
  3. KEY CLUB            TODAY         LUNCH          RM. 302                   re: elections and DCON.
  4. BLOCK A CLUB   TODAY        Advisory      Athletic Office              If you are curious about what the club is all about you should plan on attending the meeting.  See you there!
  5. First Gender Equality meeting of the new year, today, lunch, Rm. 201 All welcome, guys & gals.
  6. ONE HEART         THURS.         LUNCH          RM. 211
  7. The Swim Team will hold an informational meeting this Thursday, Jan 15 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm in the AHS Library.  All interested parents and swimmers are welcome to attend.