Interested in joining an AHS Sailing Team?

Christopher and Lauren Sullivan (parents of an incoming 8th grade sailor) are looking to develop a Albany High School Sailing Team (Girls and Boys) through the Richmond Yacht Club (RYC) High School Sailing Program located in Point Richmond for sailors (no experience required) in grades 8-12 wanting to sharpen their sailing skills throughout the fall, winter, and spring. Participants in the program attend regular after school practices at RYC and several weekend regattas around the Bay Area and Southern California. The regatta's are run by the Pacific Interscholastic Sailing Association (PCISA). Please note, a potential Albany High Sailing School Team will be a club sport and will be self-funded by those families participating as there is no funding available through the AUSD.

For those interested in participating, please email Lauren Sullivan at laurensremote@yahoo.com to be added to an interested list. They will hold an informational meeting with the RYC High School Coach on the evening of Monday, August 12th (time TBD) at the home of Chris and Lauren Sullivan in Albany.

If a student is interested however has no experience there are Summer Programs available at Richmond Yacht Club (RYC) including Beginning FJ's and 420's. Please visit www.richmondyc.org/page/13823~814709/Junior-Program for summer schedule.

Summer Reading Recs from the AHS Library

Summer is almost here! We're all looking forward to resting and relaxing. It's also a great time to find a book you want to read. Escape into a mystery, learn about a new topic, or find a story you relate to. Ms. Scheuer has pulled together a great list of recommendations from the AHS staff, as well as brand new books. All students and staff may check out up to 5 books for summer reading—books will be due Friday, August 30th. Enjoy!

Jpeg images below, but you can also view as a PDF on Google Drive.

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AHS Recognized For Promoting Women in Computer Science

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We are proud to announce that Albany High School has earned the College Board's AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for attaining female student representation in AP Computer Science Principles for 2018. This honor acknowledges our efforts to engage more female students in computer science. Among the more than 18,000 secondary schools worldwide that offer AP courses, we are one of only 685 that have achieved this important result.

Congratulations to CompSci teachers Sean Morris and AnnieJae Fischburg, and all of our hard-working students!

Volunteers Still Needed for Senior Celebration This Friday

The Senior Celebration will take place this Friday, June 7th, and is followed by a PTSA sponsored luncheon for seniors and their parents. Thanks to everyone who has already signed up, but we’re still in need of strawberries and desserts. Please follow the link below if you can contribute and help to make this event a success.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4ba5a723a5f85-senior

Help Keep the AHS Library Open and Available for Students

Hello AHS Community,

As you know, SchoolCare covers many important parts of Albany High School’s program including funding for electives, our college and career coordinator and one very critical position, our dedicated library techs.

Because of our funding crisis, we are in danger of losing our Library Tech. Our Library tech provides essential support for our students, enabling us to have extended hours before school, during lunch, and after school. If we do not have Library Tech funding, the AHS Library will be closed at lunch and after school. Our students really value using the library. “Lunchtime is really important because it’s when you’re with all your friends, it’s inside, you can eat, and it’s cozy and comfy with books and computers to do work.”

The library is an important place for all students, and an equity issue for those who need access to a quiet work space, a computer, and a printer. As one of our students said, “I know we can use the hallways after school, but the library is a quiet workplace. In the hallway, there’s constant chatter and people going places. In the library, we have resources like Chromebooks, textbooks, printers and tables. I like the quiet here -- it helps me get my work done.” The district which had previously funded 25% of the Library Tech has cut their funding. We are very much hoping that SchoolCARE will pick this up. Any donation you are able and willing to give to SchoolCARE would be greatly appreciated. https://www.albanyschoolcare.org/

Thank you for your support,
Alexia Ritchie, Principal