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Bicycle Safety Education

Posted on: June 10, 2017

The Mid-Willamette Family YMCA brought their Bicycle Safety Education Program to Mr. Louk’s 5th grade classroom.

For two hours each day (over the span of five days), students spent time in the classroom, on our playground’s pavement, at an intersection close to our school, and around Albany learning about traffic laws and safe bicycling skills.

Special thanks to the YMCA, Lisa Taylor, Jim Lawrence, Rich Olson, and the many volunteers who came in to help.

Senior Walk at Waverly Elementary

Posted on: June 10, 2017

Before students walk across the stage to get their diplomas on graduation night, they walk through the halls of their elementary and middle school. The now annual event is a reminder of how far they have come and an inspiration to the students whose graduation dates are several years in the future.

On Tuesday, June 6, West Albany High School students visited Waverly Elementary School.  Congratulations to:

Carmen Brambila

Bailey Clark

Jacob Davis

Marisol De La Torre

Brandi Franell

Jonathan German

Haley Hill

Haleigh Hunsaker

John McDaniel III

Kaylee Meeds

Corinna Moore

Joseph Rodriguez

Kaitlyn Rutherford

Francisco Sanchez-Hernandez

Jacob Schoen


Andrew Vidrio

5th Grade Promotion

Posted on: June 10, 2017

5th Grade Promotion is happening in our gym at 5:30pm on Thursday, June 15.

We are asking that 5th grade students show up at 5:15pm and meet in their classroom so that we can start right at 5:30pm.

There will be snacks/treats and time to take pictures afterwards.

We hope to see you there to celebrate this event our 5th grade students will experience.

‘Thank You’ Coffee Hour

Posted on: June 8, 2017
On Tuesday June 6 from 8:30am-9:30am, Waverly hosted a ‘thank-you’ coffee hour for our Waverly school volunteers and community partners.
There was coffee, tea, fresh fruit, and breakfast treats in the cafeteria to acknowledge our wonderful volunteers and community partners who devoted their time and talent to Waverly school and students this school year.  Special thank you to the following individuals:
Gale Blasquez
Amelia Cardosa
Christi Clark
Toney Cunningham
Tim Dodson
Karen Eaton
Victoria Elligsen
Dani Finlay
Yan Fu
Judy Gibson
Warren Gibson
Lyla Heinz
Lynn and Glenn Hubert
Bekah Johnson
Betty Jones
Sarah Jones
Lindsey Louk
Ralph Maggie
Lorelei Matthews
Sally and Claire McMorris
Maira Mendoza
Leticia Mendoza-Cortes
Erin Mitchell
Kari Riley
Harry and Heather Reich
Kailey Robinson-McKay
Sicily Scott
Marcia Swanson
Carole Thomas
Imagean Thompson
Ashley Torrez
Monica Weber
Walt Whitson
Claudia Zuniga
Thank you for everything you’ve done to help Waverly and our wonderful staff and students.

Congratulations, Retirees!

Posted on: May 24, 2017

The annual retiree reception recognized the contributions of 30 GAPS teachers, classified staff and administrators who are leaving the District after serving Greater Albany students for a combined total of 539 years.

Family members and friends joined retirees at the tropical paradise-themed reception. Human Resources Director Randy Lary introduced the following retirees:

  • Lenora Roberts, Grade 1 – Fir Grove : 37 years
  • Kerri Lemerande, Science – WAHS: 29 years
  • Lori McGuire, Assistant to HR Director – District Office: 29 years
  • Barb Villaruel, School Office Manager – Waverly: 28 years
  • Cindy Holcomb, Grade 2 – Oak: 26 years
  • Kathy Kalina, Special Education Assistant – Periwinkle : 26 years
  • Karen Kennedy, School Office Manager – SAHS: 24 years
  • Connie Shrout, Grade 4 – Timber Ridge: 23 years
  • Judy Davies, Special Education Assistant – North Albany Elementary: 22 years
  • Cindy Miller, Functional Skills – Calapooia Middle: 22 years
  • Krista Hartman, College Credit – WAHS: 21 years
  • Maria Martinez, Counseling Secretary & Registrar – Memorial Middle: 21 years
  • Pat Weidmann, Principal – Sunrise : 21 years
  • Sharon DuBeau,  Language Arts – Calapooia Middle: 18 years
  • Jessica Jamison-Wells, Language Arts – North Albany Middle: 18 years
  • Terry Amerling, Special Education Assistant – Liberty : 17 years
  • Jennifer Hagen, Personal Care Assistant – SAHS: 16 years
  • Leo Huot, Assistant Principal – North Albany Middle: 16 years
  • Sandi McGinnis, Special Education Assistant – Calapooia Middle: 16 years
  • Robert Frampton, Special Needs Bus Driver – Transportation: 15 years
  • LaDeen Marlowe, Bus Driver – Transportation: 14 years
  • Gary Johnson, Custodian – Memoria Middle: 13 years
  • Mary Lou Seibel, Custodian – Oak: 12 years
  • Tim Haag, Grade 4 – Central: 11 years
  • Ruth Holmes, Special Education Assistant – South Shore: 11 years
  • Greg Lehr, Custodian – Calapooia Middle: 11 years
  • Durwood Ranton, Bus Driver – Transportation: 11 years
  • Joyce Stringer, Business – SAHS: 11 years
  • Corina Victorio, Secretary – South Shore; 5 years
  • Kim Schueller, Special Education Assistant-Communication – Takena: 5 years