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  • Marketing Class Learns from Albany Alumni

    Posted by Melanie Thompson, Business Education at 1/6/2017

    Former student shares her experiences in business.  

    Mrs. Thompson would like to recognize and thank 2010 AHS graduate BreAnna (Ahrenholz) Dirkes for presenting to her Introduction to Marketing class on Friday, January 6, 2017.  BreAnna shared her experience as an intern and employee for The Schwan Food Company and her current position as a marketing specialist with Crestliner Boats.  The class has studied the 4 P's of marketing (product, price, place and promotion) and BreAnna's information was a perfect way to experience real application of marketing strategies. 

    Mrs. Thompson welcomes anybody willing to share their business & marketing knowledge and experience with her class to contact her. See the staff directory for her email address.

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  • Letters to Santa

    Posted by Sonya Hoffarth at 12/23/2016

    Elvin and Mrs. Clause forgot to wash Santa's suit.....washed it at the last minute and put it in the dryer where it shrunk. Not to worry, though: Avon’s fourth graders were given the task of engineering a new suit for Santa, complete with the functionality and protection Santa might need on his annual tour. After creating the suit, the fourth graders wrote a letter to Santa explaining why their suit would be Santa’s best choice. Those letters made it only so far as Mrs. Hoffarth’s junior English students, who assisted Santa and his elves (it is a busy time of year, you know) as they focused on quality control and the selection of the new suit. 

    After assessing the writing and offering writing suggestions to the fourth graders, Mrs. Hoffarth’s students selected the suit they deemed best for jolly old St. Nick and wrote messages, in Santa’s name, back to the hard-working fourth graders, thanking them for their ingenuity, encouraging them to read a good book over the holiday break, and other messages Santa might need delivered.
    Santa will be well-equipped to make the trip come Christmas eve. 
    Three Students read letters
    High School student studies santa suit
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  • Avon Elementary Candyland

    Posted by Catherine Lucken at 12/15/2016

    Avon Elementary's Holiday Program "Candyland" kicks off today!  Yum-yummy singing, xylophone playing, and songs baked up by the children make this an event to be seen and enjoyed!  Some staff have gone a bit overboard though... and ended up on the Naughty List! See the video evidence below! 

    Here are some pictures from the performance.

    2nd Grade students performing

    4th Graders playing xylophones

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  • Welcome to Our Newest School Board Members

    Posted by Greg Johnson at 12/15/2016
    Beginning January 1, Albany Area Schools will welcome two new members to the school board.
    Ozzie Carbajal is the father of two children and currently serves as the Chief of Police for the City of Albany. Ozzie has been a police officer for 20 years. Ozzie has been a member of the MN National Guard for the past 22 years where he currently serves as a first sergeant. He enjoys a wide variety of activities and is very excited about the opportunity to serve on the school board.
    Ron Paulsen and his wife Sandy have lived in Albany for 21 years and have three children who have all graduated from Albany Area Schools and have gone on to further their education. Ron has been active in the school district his entire time in Albany working closely with the theatre department, Community Education, and Robotics Team. Ron looks forward to building on his past experiences in the district, especially as a former school board member, to help lead Albany Area Schools into the future.
    Both Ozzie and Ron are serving four year terms. Welcome!
    New School board members, Ron and Ozzie
    Ron Paulsen and Ozzie Carbajal
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  • Mrs. Braschayko's Fourth Graders: How to Make a Reindeer Purse (Featured Blog)

    Posted by Madisen - 4th Grader at 12/14/2016

    Do you like reindeer? Here is the materials you need to make a reindeer bag.You will need brown or gold ducktape,white ducktape,small empty tissue box,any color you want for the handle and scissors.You can put small things in it but they have to be light so you dont break the bag like coins or small rocks that are light.

    Supplies for project: 3 rolls of tape, tissue box, scissors, and a velcro sticker

    First,you need to gather all the things you need.Once you have all the things you need you take the small tissue box and put brown or gold duck tape all over it but make sure you don’t cover the hole.

    Covered tissue box with hole on top

    Next you make 4 legs by taking 4 pieces of brown or gold tape about 2 inches long and fold it the long way and take a tiny piece of tape the same color you need to put 2 on each side.

    After that you can take black tape and fold it so all the corners are touching at the top then tape them on. You need to make 4 of them if you want be taped on the bottom of the legs then take white tape and make it look like reindeer’s antlers. You can pick how to do them.

    Covered tissue box with tape legs added    Covered tissue box with legs and antlers

    Now you take a long piece of tape of tape any color and fold it the long way then and put a little piece of tape and tape it on the short sides of the box and that’s your handle.

    Finally make the head by taking a piece of tape gold or brown and tape it on the top you can make it whatever shape and size and the sticky side tape stuff on the back and you can  add eyes if you want.

    Handle added

    You can use this for christmas gifts or you can just use it to decorate.

    Finished reindeer box

    Thank you to Mrs. Braschayko's class for writing these blog posts! Here is link to the rest of the students' work: Class Blog Posts

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  • FACS Class News

    Posted by Lori Young at 12/12/2016
    Mrs. Young's 1st Quarter Family and Consumer Science Class Donate Quilt 
    Each 8th grade student constructed a 9 square quilt block, then cast a vote for where they wanted the quilt top donated upon it's completion.  They majority of the votes went to the Mother of Mercy Axillary.  Four students pictured represent the 8th grade classes.
    Students in front of Quilt
    Madison Stich, Kianna Gertken, Hunter Tschida, and Adrianna Salzer
    Dine in Day
    Family and Consumer Science Dine In Day was Saturday December 3rd. Mrs. Young's FACS students were asked to eat a meal at home with those they loved and email a picture to her.  Here are a few pictures she received.  Last year Governor Mark Dayton proclaimed every December 3rd Family and Consumer Science Day as a way to honor the birthday of Ellen Swallow Richards, the founder of the home economics movement.  Remember meal time is the most important part of a child's day; eat together as a family and enjoy the conversation!
    Student selfie with family on Dine-in Day
    Family enjoying Dine in Day
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