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Receivership Process Moves Forward at HMS

October 1, 2015

The City School District of Albany and William S. Hackett Middle School, in partnership with the school's Community Engagement Team, submitted required documents to the State Education Department on Sept. 30 to move forward with the efforts to raise achievement for all Hackett students.

The district submitted a Community Engagement Plan, Public Notification Template and supporting evidence, Community Engagement Team Recommendations and Superintendent's Response, and a Continuation Plan to State Ed. The district now awaits feedback from State Ed on the documents.

"I want to recognize the heroic efforts of our Community Engagement Team and the leadership of Hackett's principal, Michael Paolino, for getting us through these first stages of this process on schedule," said Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D. "We are in good shape to meet the challenges ahead of us."

Follow the links below to download the documents submitted Sept. 30 for Hackett:

More information about Receivership in Albany schools...

Dads Take Your Child To School Day

September 21, 2015

Attention fathers and father-figures of Hackett students - please join us for Dads Take Your Child to School Day TOMORROW, Tuesday, September 22! You are invited to come and spend time with your child here at school. A light breakfast will be served.

Hackett Middle School
45 Delaware Ave
Albany, NY 12202

For more information contact Stephon Frost, Home School Coordinator at 475-6485 or at

HMS Parent University Night 9/16

September 15, 2015

On Wednesday, September 16, Hackett will have its first Parent University meeting of the year at 5:30 PM in the school library, followed by the PTA meeting at 7:00 PM.

Relax, talk to other parents, enjoy dinner and hear from presenters from the community and the district about using available technology to stay connected to your children and school.

Parent University is designed to help parents and guardians build strong, positive relationships with school that will lead to student success. Parent University events will include a series of workshops designed around a variety of topics we hope will be helpful to you. Our Parent University philosophy is that parenting, like any form of education, is a lifelong process.

When: September 16, 2015
Where: Hackett Middle School Library, 45 Delaware Avenue
Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm

There will be a homemade dinner.

We hope to see you at Parent University!

For more information contact Cathy Edmondson at 475-6067 or

No School Monday, Sept. 14

September 11, 2015

A reminder that all City School District of Albany schools and offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 14 in observance of Rosh Hashana. We will be back in session Tuesday.

Have a safe and enjoyable weekend.

Bell Schedule Posted for 2015-2016 School Year

September 2, 2015

Hackett Middle School will be operating with a new bell schedule for the 2015-2016 school year. The new schedule is designed to increase learning time during each school day while providing valuable extra help and enrichment opportunities for students. View the web version of the 2015-2016 Bell Schedule or download the pdf version of the 2015-2016 Bell Schedule - please note that students are dismissed at 3:20pm Monday-Thursday and at 2:36pm on Fridays.

2015 Summer Orientation Presentation

September 2, 2015

We have uploaded a pdf of the PowerPoint presentation shown at our 2015 Summer Orientation (held August 27th) for your review. Please contact our Main Office at 475-6475 with any questions.

School Supply Lists Now Available for 2015-2016 School Year

July 14, 2015

School Supply Lists for the 2015-2016 school year for all three core teams and some other classes have been posted. Please contact our Main Office at 475-6475 with any questions.

Update: A corrected supply list for our 7th grade team has been uploaded.

Hackett Transition Camp for Incoming Students

July 14, 2015

Will your student be new to Hackett for the 2015-2016 school year? We hope he or she will join us for our 2015-2016 Transition Camp! The camp will be held on August 17th, 18th, 19th, 24th, 25th, and 26th from 8:30am to 11:30 am in the cafeteria.

During the camp, students will:

  • Meet some of their teachers and classmates through team-building activities
  • Reinforce and enrich Math and ELA skills
  • Learn strategies to enhance study and note-taking skills

Please consider joining us for this year's transition camp - see the flyers below for more information:

2015-2016 HMS Transition Camp Flyer - ENGLISH
2015-2016 HMS Transition Camp Flyer - SPANISH ( español )
2015-2016 HMS Transition Camp Flyer - ARABIC ( العربية )
2015-2016 HMS Transition Camp Flyer - KAREN
2015-2016 HMS Transition Camp Flyer - BURMESE
2015-2016 HMS Transition Camp Flyer - NEPALI ( नेपाली )

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