Public Forum: Exploring a Partnership between Menands School & the Village Police Department Recording and Community Feedback

A public forum exploring a partnership between Menands School & the Village Police Department  was held on Monday, Jan. 9 at 5:30 p.m. Parents and members of the community attended the district’s public forum in regards to Exploring a Partnership between Menands School & the Village Police Department in the Menands School Cafeteria. For those …

Menands School welcomes Senator-elect Jake Ashby

Our district will have a new state senator in January, Mr. Jake Ashby. The Senator-elect reached out to Dr. Long to introduce himself and discuss the school’s priorities ahead of the legislative session. A new priority for this year is our Innovation Lab pilot program taught by Mrs. Sposito.  While Mr. Ashby was touring the …

Preetham Gandla moves on to the Regional Spelling Bee

The winner of this year’s annual Menands Spelling Bee is eighth grader Preetham Gandla. The runner-up is sixth grader Adhiraa Sivakumar. They both received a gift certificate courtesy of the PTA.   We wish Preetham luck as he moves on to the Regional Spelling Bee on March 15 that will be conducted through Zoom. If he …

Five Year Strategic Plan 

On September 12, 2022, the Board of Education approved a Strategic Plan that will guide the district over the next five years. This plan was thoughtfully developed by a comprehensive constituent group to align with our mission & vision. Specific Action Steps have been created which align with our overarching District Goals of: student achievement …

Get ready for Menands School Winter Theme Days

We will be welcoming the upcoming winter break with a series of themed days the week of December 19th! Here’s what you need to know to prepare.  Monday, December 19 – Let it Snow! Let it Reindeer! Come dressed in white with your favorite snowflake or snowman clothes or get your reindeer gear on! Antlers …

Girls work to advance healthy lifestyle choices

Along the hallways throughout the school, there are reminders to protect the Earth and throw things away properly. The signs were created by fourteen girls from grades 3-5 who spent three months participating in the Girls on the Run program.  “The girls worked together to create posters to remind others to recycle and take care …

2nd Trimester Club Sign Ups Are Open!

Menands School is excited to continue extracurricular clubs and sports this Winter for Grades 2-8. Club offerings occur after school on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays for one hour and bus transportation home is available. Click this link for further details and to sign up!

Welcome to Our New School Instagram Page

We are excited to let you know that we have joined Instagram as MenandsSchool Our first posts are from our Red Ribbon Week campaign — an annual tradition to raise awareness of the dangers of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, and violence. For five days we dress in a theme to show our united effort to maintain …

Create a Character Pumpkin Contest

Decorate a pumpkin using paints, markers, yarn, paper, fabric, buttons-anything you like, and turn your pumpkin into your favorite book character.   To enter the contest: Take 2 photos – one of the pumpkin by itself and another with you and your pumpkin. Grades k-8 send both photos to aford@menands.org using your school email account.   In …

Dress in solidarity to promote anti-drug awareness

Red Ribbon Week at Menands School: October 25 to October 31 Red Ribbon is a nationally recognized week to raise awareness of the dangers of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, and violence. The advocacy is in response to the tragic death of a drug enforcement agent named Kiki Camarena. Menands Union Free School District annually supports this …

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