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South Albany High School selected as pilot site for national mental health training  Corvallis Gazette Times

The teenagers gathered in a room at Agate Family Fellowship in Tangent on Thursday afternoon were getting a 75-minute break from classes at South Albany ...



South Albany students fundraising for legacy statue  Albany Democrat Herald

In the summer of 2017, as racial tension led to violence in Virginia, former South Albany High School Principal Brent Belveal started looking into changing the ...



Hundreds will participate in Sunday's All-City Dance Show at South Albany  Corvallis Gazette Times

The annual All-City Dance Show is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. on Sunday at the South Albany High School gym.



South Albany, Santiam Christian earn state cheer titles  Corvallis Gazette Times

For the fourth year in a row — and the school's first year as the RedHawks — South Albany High School's Cheer team won the state OSAA 5A Cheerleading title.



Albany's All-City Dance Show highlights growing popularity of Gems youth team  Corvallis Gazette Times

Madie Hollis, a sophomore on the West Albany High School Hi-Steppers, marveled as the Albany Gems Dance Team lined up across the South Albany High ...



Mid-valley squads place at state dance competition  Corvallis Gazette Times

The mid-Willamette Valley had a strong showing at the OSAA state dance championships, held on Friday and Saturday, with Lebanon High School taking ...



Munoz named South Albany High School principal  Albany Democrat Herald

Nate Munoz officially dropped "interim" from his title Friday after Greater Albany Public Schools appointed him the principal at South Albany High School.



Albany Chamber honors community leaders at awards show  Corvallis Gazette Times

Jim Merryman, the president and CEO of Albany-based OFD Foods Inc., isn't someone who seeks out the spotlight.



Construction at South Albany High limits pool parking  Albany Democrat Herald

On Tuesday morning, Albany's Aquatic Recreation Programs Manager Rob Romancier parked on the street rather than in the Albany Community Pool lot, thanks ...



New owner for iconic downtown Albany barbershop  Albany Democrat Herald

Debbie George remembers riding her bike into downtown Albany and seeing a barber pole spinning outside Parnell Person's shop like a beacon, visible from ...



GAPS updates Human Relation Commission on diversity, bullying  Albany Democrat Herald

Albany's Human Relations Commission received an update Tuesday night regarding Greater Albany Public Schools' successes and challenges in addressing ...



South Albany breaks ground on addition  Corvallis Gazette Times

Bond funds will pay for additional gym, career-technical labs.



GAPS: South Albany projects over budget  Corvallis Gazette Times

Bond-related work at South Albany High School will cost more than expected, but will move forward as designed for now, the Albany School Board decided this ...



School district seeks input on SAHS principal | Local  Albany Democrat Herald

Greater Albany Public Schools has started the process of choosing a permanent principal for South Albany High School and is seeking community input.



South Albany High School drops Rebel mascot  OregonLive.com

South Albany High School chose its mascot, The Rebels, in the early 1970s after breaking off from Albany Union High School. ( Casey Parks/The Oregonian ).



South Albany grad to appear on 'The Voice'  Albany Democrat Herald

Singer and guitarist Cody Raymond, a 2009 graduate of South Albany High School, will appear on NBC's “The Voice” this season, which started on Monday and ...



South Albany to become RedHawks  Albany Democrat Herald

South Albany High School's sports teams will be known as the RedHawks starting this fall.



Mary Alice Taylor  Corvallis Gazette Times

Mary Alice (Cook) Taylor, 59 years old, of Albany, went to be with the Lord on February 28, 2019. Mary was born on March 27, 1959, in Cadillac, Michigan to ...



South Albany grad, featured on 'The Voice' to play at alma mater  Corvallis Gazette Times

South Albany High School graduate Cody Ray Raymond, a musician who appeared on “The Voice” this season, will return to his alma mater to perform on ...



Rowdy RedHawk unveiled at South Albany  Corvallis Gazette Times

South Albany High School introduced its new mascot, Rowdy RedHawk, during a pep assembly for students on Friday afternoon. This was the first time the ...



South Albany principal moving on  Albany Democrat Herald

Brent Belveal had every intention of retiring this year, to spend more time with his three grandchildren and take his upgraded fishing boat to as many lakes as ...



South Albany grad joins 'Team Kelly' on 'The Voice'  Corvallis Gazette Times

South Albany High School graduate Cody Ray Raymond progressed past the blind auditions on “The Voice,” and the singer and guitarist will compete on pop ...



South Albany students vote on new mascot  Albany Democrat Herald

South Albany High School students have begun voting on the team name that will replace "Rebels," with voting to close at 6 p.m. Thursday.



Entertainment calendar for March 7-14  Corvallis Gazette Times

Theater: The West Albany High School production of the classic Cole Porter musical continues its run this weekend at the school, 1130 Queen Ave. SW.



South Albany High School  Albany Democrat Herald

Seated, from left: Andrew Nord, salutatorian, and Brayden Wigle, valedictorian. Standing/Highest Honors Students, from left: Keith Stevens, Grace DeVyldere, ...



South Albany HS picks new mascot  KPTV.com

South Albany High School students voted on a new mascot on Wednesday. The district said students voted to become the “Red Hawks.” The logo will keep the ...



South Albany High to get a new mascot  Albany Democrat Herald

The Rebellion is over. South Albany High School's "Rebel" name and logo will be eliminated in favor of a new name and mascot to be selected by its students, ...



LAFTA to present 'Larceny and Old Lace"  Lebanon Express

Director Terri Krebs knew who she wanted to play the male lead in “Larceny and Old Lace.”



Lebanon's LAFTA to present 'Larceny and Old Lace"  Corvallis Gazette Times

Director Terri Krebs knew who she wanted to play the male lead in “Larceny and Old Lace.”



South Albany graduate wins "Voice" battle  Corvallis Gazette Times

Mid-Willamette Valley residents still can root for one of their own on “The Voice.”



South Albany student dies from car crash near Oregon-California border  Corvallis Gazette Times

A South Albany High School senior-to-be has died after being injured in a car crash on Sunday near the California border, and Greater Albany Public Schools is ...



South Albany HS announces new mascot  KOIN.com

South Albany High School has decided on a new nickname. The school, formally known as the Rebels, announced that the student body selected the Redhawks ...



South Albany High School moving away from 'Rebels' mascot  KPIC News

ALBANY, Ore. South Albany High School will be changing their mascot from The Rebel.The South Albany High School principal, Brent Belveal, said in a letter to ...



South Albany High School Class of 2018  Albany Democrat Herald

Olivia Jane Acker, Daniela Alarcon-Nuńez, Jasmine Cristal Alejandre, Heidi Marie Alfano, Austin Robert Allen, Tryston Lee Allen, Itzel Álvarez López, Alexia ...



Cell towers going up at Albany high schools  Albany Democrat Herald

Progress is being made on installation of cellphone towers at both South Albany and West Albany high schools.



Sports Notebook: Dance team brings home trophy from Eugene  Corvallis Gazette Times

The Philomath High School dance team competed Saturday in the Thurston Dance & Drill Competition at Sheldon High School in Eugene.



Gallery: South Albany Graduation | Photo Gallery  Albany Democrat Herald

Nearly 290 teens were part of South Albany High School's class of 2018, and commencement ceremonies took place at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center on ...



South Albany to welcome interim principal  Albany Democrat Herald

When he turned 30, Nate Munoz set a goal to become an assistant principal in five years. On his 35th birthday, he started that job at South Albany High School.



South Albany grad leaves 'The Voice'  Corvallis Gazette Times

South Albany High School graduate Cody Ray Raymond has apparently left “The Voice,” the NBC music competition show.



SAHS plans family night | Local | democratherald.com  Albany Democrat Herald

South Albany High School is inviting students and their families to attend Family Night from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, in the school commons, 3705 ...



South Albany RedHawks prepare for 2018 high school football season: Photos  OregonLive.com

The Oregonian/OregonLive's annual high school football tour continued Wednesday with a stop at South Albany High School, where the RedHawks were busy ...



SA"s 'White Christmas' takes stage Thursday at LBCC  Corvallis Gazette Times

It was a simple misunderstanding, the kind you could clear up with just one question.



Reunions (May 26)  Corvallis Gazette Times

Albany Union High School, South Albany High School and West Albany High School class reunion, 11 am. to 3 p.m. June 24, cafeteria, South Albany High ...



Mid-valley gooaaaals: Developmental league team puts on exhibition game at South Albany  Albany Democrat Herald

Katie Robeck of Sweet Home watched carefully as the Portland Timbers U23 team battled Starphire FC of Medford on Wednesday night, taking mental notes on ...



South Albany High School pushes for a more inclusive mascot  KEZI TV

ALBANY, Ore. -- South Albany High School wants hear from the community about potentially pushing for more inclusive school mascot, and the first forum to ...



South Albany moves forward on possible Rebel change  Albany Democrat Herald

South Albany High School is moving forward with its effort to explore changing the "Rebels" name and imagery.



Living history: Mennonite Village residents visit with South Albany class  Albany Democrat Herald

Edna Lanman served in the Women's Army Corps. Joanne Rose used an abacus before the days of pocket calculators. Ed and June Hemmingson once ...



Credit union issues school debit cards  Albany Democrat Herald

Central Willamette Credit Union has come up with a way for patrons to help a handful of local high schools, 3 cents at a time. The company has issued special ...



At Our Best (March 9)  Corvallis Gazette Times

Two Benton County students were named to the Whitworth University fall semester Provost's Honor Roll. Christina Worotikan of Adair Village and Megan Fox of ...



GAPS: West Albany project to cost more  Albany Democrat Herald

The first phase of reconstruction for West Albany High School will cost more than anticipated, but for now, Albany School Board members will leave it that way.



Parent: Keep 'Rebel' name  Albany Democrat Herald

No one at South Albany High School has made a move to alter or eliminate the school's "Rebel" team name in the wake of race-based violence in Charlottesville ...



Resident asks for school zone removal  Albany Democrat Herald

Diane Conrad wants kids to be safe, especially getting to school. She just doesn't think a school zone on Waverly Drive alongside South Albany High School is ...



'I have kids that don't feel comfortable because of the mascot'  KVAL

ALBANY, Ore. - One area high school is getting ready to replace its mascot after having it for nearly half a century. The changes come at South Albany High ...



South Albany HS debates changing 'Rebel' mascot over controversial ties  KPTV.com

South Albany High School is grappling with the possibility of changing its controversial mascot, which has ties to the American Civil War.



South, West students qualify for speech and debate nationals  Albany Democrat Herald

South Albany and West Albany high schools both had students who qualified this year for the National Speech & Debate Association national tournament, held ...



Graduation rates up in Oregon, Benton County  Corvallis Gazette Times

The on-time graduation rate for the state of Oregon rose to nearly 79 percent in the 2017-18 school year, data released by the Oregon Department of Education ...



AVID learners  Albany Democrat Herald

South Albany High School tapped to show educators its college prep program.



Former Albany superintendent sues district  Corvallis Gazette Times

Former Albany Superintendent Jim Golden, fired in July for neglect of duty and gross insubordination, is suing Greater Albany Public Schools for breach of ...



Rebels without racism? South Albany High School examines its Confederate mascot  OregonLive.com

The Linn County High School removed the Confederate battle flag and has minimized use of the Confederate soldier. But the community still debates: Can they ...



Albany teens win numerous journalism awards  Albany Democrat Herald

Albany teens won numerous awards in the Northwest Scholastic Press Association Student Media Olympics this spring.



A new-year roundup  Albany Democrat Herald

Tuesday was Open House day for most schools in the Lebanon Community School District. Classes resume Wednesday. Other mid-valley districts welcome ...



South Albany High School Theatre Arts presents "Legally Blonde: The Musical"  Corvallis Gazette Times

The opening of "Legally Blonde: The Musical" Thursday night at Linn-Benton Community College's Russell Tripp Performance Center will be the biggest ...



Reunions (Sept. 1)  Corvallis Gazette Times

Sept. 7 and 8: West and South Albany High Schools Classes of 1978 Combined 40-Year-Reunion. Sept. 7, 6 p.m., Calapooia Brewery, 140 NE Hill St.; no-host ...



Police investigate social media incident at South Albany  Albany Democrat Herald

Albany police spent three hours Friday morning investigating a social media report at South Albany High School that turned out to be a prank by a 13-year-old ...



Albany Distinguished Service award nominees named | News  Corvallis Gazette Times

The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce and Samaritan Health Physicians have announced nominees for the 74th Annual Distinguished *Service* Awards ...



South Albany High School opens new cafeteria in time for first day of school  KVAL

ALBANY, Ore. – South Albany High School hosted a public open house Wednesday night for the newly constructed cafeteria building. It replaced the one that ...



New Albany schools taking shape  Corvallis Gazette Times

Oak Grove to be done next fall, Meadow Ridge next winter.



New South Albany cafeteria almost finished  Albany Democrat Herald

Chris McKay steps inside the open space that will soon become South Albany High School's new choir room and shuts the door behind him. Instantly, outside ...



South Albany rebuilds and looks to the future  Albany Democrat Herald

Brent Belveal got the call shortly after 3 a.m. on April 1, from an Albany Police Department officer who had students at South Albany High School.



For the love of the game, and family  Corvallis Gazette Times

Ryan Vargas said that basketball has always been a sort of haven.



Students walk out, silently voice safety concerns  Albany Democrat Herald

Students from around the mid-valley left classes Wednesday morning to stand in silent vigil for 17 minutes, remembering the victims of America's latest mass ...



Arsonist convicted of South Albany High School fire  OregonLive.com

Zachary Burghart was convicted Thursday of three charges stemming from a crime spree April 1 when he set fire to South Albany High School and a trailer.



South Albany graduates more than 300  Albany Democrat Herald

Family and friends of nearly 315 graduates gathered at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center on Tuesday for South Albany High School's graduation on Tuesday.



Raw Video: South Albany Class of 2017 | Albany  Albany Democrat Herald

South Albany High School celebrated the graduation of the class of 2017 on Tuesday evening at the Willamette Events Center.



Zach Ayers finds his 'perfect fit' as Browns scout  Albany Democrat Herald

Football scouting is what Zach Ayers calls his “perfect fit” of a career.



Fire devastates South Albany High School cafeteria building  Corvallis Gazette Times

Update, 3:05 p.m.: Albany Music & Sound in Albany and Gracewinds Music in Corvallis, are accepting donated instruments for the South Albany band program.



Robotics teams win  Albany Democrat Herald

Two mid-valley robotics teams came home with medals Saturday following a FIRST Pacific Northwest district qualifying event at Wilsonville High School.



Song of the South: A Rebel's confession  Albany Democrat Herald

If it hadn't been for Isaac Andrew's foresight, Steve Saxton may have finally gotten his dearest wish: to see South Albany High School's fight song go up in ...



The most-viewed stories of 2018  Albany Democrat Herald

Our most-viewed stories from 2018 include plenty of articles from the police beat.



All lanes reopen following I-5 crash south of Albany  KEZI TV

Drivers were asked to slow down and drive with caution while first responders continued working in the area.



South Albany graduates 276  Albany Democrat Herald

South Albany High School will honor its 276 graduating seniors with a ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center.



SA, CL take home cheerleading championships  Albany Democrat Herald

South Albany High School brought home its third consecutive 5A state cheerleading trophy on Saturday, defeating nine other teams at Veterans Memorial ...



Cheerleaders gather at South Albany for Rebel Rumble  Corvallis Gazette Times

A blast of high energy hip-hop accompanied a pyramid of standing cheerleaders just inside the doors at South Albany High School Saturday morning.



GAPS approves boundary change  Albany Democrat Herald

Students in Sunrise and Periwinkle elementary schools will all stay together when they move to middle school under a boundary change approved by the ...



New Linn sheriff is South Albany grad, SH resident  Albany Democrat Herald

Jim Yon has always been surrounded by teachers and cops.



Albany teen killed in early morning crash  Albany Democrat Herald

Friends of Colby Shane Waters-Jackson, 17, spent Friday morning struggling to understand the factors that led to the deadly crash that took their friend's life.



Valedictorian Rachel DeVyldere leads S. Albany Class of '17  Albany Democrat Herald

With a grade point average of 4.29, Rachel DeVyldere of Tangent will be the valedictorian for the South Albany High School Class of 2017.



SWARM robotics seeks help with travel costs  Albany Democrat Herald

South West Albany Robotics Maniacs team members, known as SWARM for short, are seeking help offsetting travel costs to a world robotics competition.



South Albany band bounces back from losses in fire  Statesman Journal

CORVALLIS – Members of the South Albany High School Symphonic Band had a lot more than sheet music on their minds as they took the stage Thursday in ...



Taking on the 'Rebels': another mascot comes under fire  KEZI TV

ALBANY, Ore. -- Several dozen members of the South Albany High School community gathered on Tuesday night to discuss the future of the school's mascot.



GAPS terminates superintendent | Education | democratherald.com  Albany Democrat Herald

Members of the Albany School Board voted unanimously in a special meeting Thursday to terminate Superintendent Jim Golden's employment contract, based ...



South Albany to graduate 303 seniors | Local | democratherald.com  Albany Democrat Herald

South Albany High School will honor its 303 graduating seniors with a ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center.



Albany parade goes off without a hitch  Corvallis Gazette Times

Elsa and company needed a little help to "Let It Go" at the 2018 Downtown Twice Around Christmas Parade.



Language leap: First dual immersion students reach high school  Albany Democrat Herald

Nine years ago, a research committee with Greater Albany Public Schools made a recommendation: Create a dual language immersion program for students to ...



Santiam, SH students are Linn Jr. First Citizens  Albany Democrat Herald

Brittany Grenbemer of Santiam Junior and Senior High School and Austin Olin of Sweet Home High School, were named Linn County Junior First Citizens ...



Linn County officials take oaths of office  Albany Democrat Herald

Linn County Circuit Court Senior Judge Tom McHill injected a bit of levity into Monday morning's swearing-in ceremony for elected county officials at the ...



AVID fans: South Albany students begin college prep class  Albany Democrat Herald

Journee Schlabach is stuck on an algebra problem and doesn't even know where to start. According to the instructions, the South Albany High School ...



School celebration: South Albany athletes welcome Oak Elementary students to first day  Albany Democrat Herald

Oak Elementary School students started their first day back to school Tuesday with cheers, high-fives and a peek at their possible futures. About 30 South Albany ...



S. Albany dance team takes championship  Albany Democrat Herald

State title is third consecutive win for Southern Belles.



South Albany aide arraigned in sex case  Albany Democrat Herald

A South Albany High School employee accused of sexual misconduct with three 17-year-old students was arraigned Wednesday in Linn Circuit Court.



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