A Vision for Menands School:
Menands Legacy Planning Web Page
The Board of Education in collaboration with representatives from the entire Menands School Community continues their work of developing a vision of our school for the future. This vision will guide decisions relative to our building and facilities and a potential building improvement project. Any project or improvements should be rooted in that vision - what we want for the children of our community, and not simply about bricks and mortar. With the expertise, and under the guidance of Robert Hendriks, of Educational Legacy Planning, faculty, staff and members of the greater Menands community have been involved in the conversation. This work has been captured on our own Menands Legacy Plan web site which can be accessed at the following link:
The board met again on July 16 to continue the work of developing the vision, given the input from the community at the recently held summit. The vision will be finalized in the coming weeks, and the work to achieve it will continue. Please continue to check the web site for updates and information.
8th Grade Class of 2015 Pictures
Graduation pictures for the Class of 2015 have arrived! They can be picked up at the school between the hours of 8-4.
Next Board of Education Meeting -
August 10, 2015 __________________________________
Class of 2015 Graduates
Graduation was held on the evening of June 25 for the class of 2015 . Dr. Long, and two student speakers addressed the class. It was a very special evening. We congratulate the Class of 2015. (photos)
Kindergarten Graduation Held
On Monday, June 22, the two kindergarten classes graduated as they were promoted into first grade by Mrs. Schroeder, principal. (photos)
2015 -2016 District Calendar (click here)
An awards assembly was held on the last day of school where students were honored for academics and sports. (photos)
Honor Rolls, Citizens and Scholars Named for Quarter 4
The Honor Roll and Citizens and Scholars Assembly for quarter 4 was held on June 25. Students named to the Superintendent's List, High Honor Roll, and Honor Roll were presented with certificates (photo).
Field Day 2015
Field Day was held on Friday, June 12, and it was a wonderful afternoon for everyone. Thanks go to Mrs. Nicoll and the PTA for all their work in making it a successful day.
Evening of the Arts Held
On the evening of Tuesday, May 19, the annual Evening of the Arts was held. Students in grades K-7 sang choral music, and the grades 5-8 band performed. The concert was under the direction of Mrs. Sarah Horaczek,
In addition, under the direction of art teacher Mrs. Patricia Testo, an art exhibit of works of all Menands School students was held. The evening was a big success and enjoyed by all.(concert) (art)
Class of 2015 Trip
Grade 8 went on their Class Trip to Boston. The students went on a Duck Tour, viewed exhibits in the Museum of Science, and ended the day at Quincy Market. (pnotos)
MIT 5 Students Collect Books
MIT 5 students held a book drive to benefit the Bernard and Millie Duker Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center. At our most recent Buy-One-Get-One Book Fair held in April students collected books and money to buy new books for the children. They had a great time picking books out with money raised, and because it was a BOGO fair the collected money went twice as far. Almost 100 books were donated thanks to the generosity of our school community. (photo)
Working papers can now be found online. Please go to the "Quick Links" section of the website and click on "forms".
Senior Citizens/ Citizens and Scholars Honored by School
On the evening of Friday, May 8,
a dinner was held in honor of the Menands Senior Citizens and the
Citizens and Scholars for the school year 2014-15.
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In June, Benjamin Casler, grade 6, will perform in Carnegie Hall. (details)
Multicultural Dinner Held
March is National Foreign Language Month! This year's theme is: Learn a Foreign Language, Gain a New Perspective. As in previous years we celebrated with trivia questions, a poster contest, costume day and our culminating event, a Multicultural Dinner. (photos)
The Sound of Music Enjoyed by All
The Menands School Drama Club's production of The Sound of Music was a great success. Congratulations to all involved in the play. (photos).
Menands School Music Teacher, Mrs. Horaczek, named one of News Channel 13's Top Teachers
If you are a resident of the Menands Union Free School District and have a child who will be 5 years old on or before December 1, 2015, please call Menands School at 465-4561 to register for the upcoming school year.
Menands School Expands High School Choices
Menandsgraduates have always had the unique opportunity to select from designated high school choices. We are very excited that we have worked this year to increase the available choices from three to five, thus expanding the options and opportunities available to our graduates. In the 2015 -16 school year, students will have the option of attending Heatly Junior/Senior High School, Shaker High School, South Colonie High School, Tech Valley High School, or Watervliet Junior/Senior High School. This year we held a high school fair where the members of the Class of 2015 and their parents could meet representatives from the different high schools. (information) (photos 1) (photos 2)
Representatives from District Attorney David Soares Speak to Students About New Program
In conjunction with the Menands School District's committment to the OLWEUS anti-bullying program, a morning of lessons and activities were held on Tuesday, February3. The students joined representatives from DA David Soares' Community Justice Outreach Center who presented information about the Words Can Hurt/Words Can Heal program. DA Soares is challenging students in Albany County to put their words into action by doing random acts of kindness. The students at our school have enthusiastically taken part in the Random Acts of Kindness initiative since the beginning of the school year.(photos) (Words Can Hurt/Words Can Heal website)
District Goals for 2014-2015 (goals)
Register for First Call Notification System
STUDENTS IN GRADES K-6 NEED HEADPHONES AND A FOLDER FOR LIBRARY!
Free and Reduced Lunch
If your family income or your family
situation has changed, your child(ren) may be eligible to receive
free and/or reduced priced meals in school. This includes both
breakfast and lunch.
We are pleased to offer a new option to help make your life easier. Myschoolbucks.com is an on-line system that allows you to make deposits into your student’s cafeteria account
Town of Colonie Sex Offender Watch
Menands School District works closely with parents and guardians to ensure the safety of students at all times. Parents can become informed about convicted sex offenders living in this area by following this link to the Town of Colonie Police Department website. (more information)
Dr. Maureen A. Long
Mrs. Antonietta Schroeder
Phone: (518) 465.4561
Fax: (518) 434.2840
19 Wards Lane
Menands, NY 12204