Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School
Elbel Court, Albany, NY 12209
(click here for directions)
Ed. D., Principal
Jones-Oliver, Assistant Principal
About Myers Middle School
The school is named after abolitionists
Stephen and Harriet Myers, who lived in Albany from the
1830s through the 1850s. The Myerses played an important
role in helping hundreds of African-Americans gain
freedom in the Albany area via the Underground Railroad.
Click here to learn more.
Constructed in 2005 through the City
School District of Albany’s facilities project, Myers
Middle School is a modern three-story, 140,000-square
foot facility. The school contains 24 general-education
classrooms, six special-education classrooms, six
science rooms with prep space, cutting-edge technology
classrooms, modern family and consumer science
classrooms, two art classrooms with kiln and storage and
music, choral and band room.
School day begins:
School day ends:
and sports programs end: 4 or 5 p.m., depending
on the program.
Tuesday, Dec. 3 --District Spelling
Bee, Hackett, 10 a.m.
- Thursday, Dec. 5 --
Lottery for eighth-graders to determine their
academy placement next fall at Albany High
School, Albany High auditorium, 10 a.m.
- Friday, Dec. 13 --
Second-quarter interim marking period ends
- Monday, Dec. 16 -- PTSA
meeting, 6:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, Dec. 17 --
Winter Concert, 7 p.m.
- Monday, Dec. 23-Friday, Jan. 3
- Monday, Jan. 20 --
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, no school
- Friday, Jan. 24 --
Second quarter ends
- Monday, Jan. 27 -- PTSA
meeting, 6:30 p.m.
- Friday, Jan. 31 --
Superintendent's Conference Day, no school
News and information
musicians to be on 'Albany Tempo Spectrum'
-- Myers students will help kick off the holiday music season with appearances on Channel Albany/Channel 18's "Albany
Tempo Spectrum" program, hosted by Donald "The
Soul Man" Hyman. Pictured at right, from left to right are teacher
Sue Roberts, students Matthew Rivera, Quentin Rodriguez,
Maura Palden, Esmeralda Jones, Alexa Kosinski,
Arianna Brooks, Saquan Malloy and Alison Nakai-Lackey
and music teacher Minitria Slade. Also participating
in the performance but not pictured are teacher Scott
Kiernan and students Alexus Perez, Drelle Nzabi-Bongo,
Ciarrah Virrey and Ferit Brace. The program will air
Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., Dec. 5 at 7 p.m., Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. and
Dec. 8 at 4 p.m.
centers bolster students and families --
The City School
District of Albany has partnered with the State
University of New York’s Office of the Education
Pipeline and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Albany to
provide new after-school programs for 400 students,
including 50 from Myers Middle School. (MORE)
Applications available for 2014-15 Albany
High School academy lottery --
Applications are now
available for the lottery to determine placement in
Albany High School's four academies for the 2014-15
Albany High has four academies, each with its own
theme: Citizenship, Discovery, Leadership and
Innovation. These physically smaller learning
environments are designed to help students feel
connected, involved and engaged.
Students are assigned to each academy through
a lottery they are encouraged to enter. The lottery
is open to all incoming freshmen, new students and
current Albany High students wishing to change
academies. An application has been mailed to the
home of each current eighth-grader; you also can click
here for an application. Additional applications
are available from your child's guidance counselor
and at Central Registration, 75 Watervliet Ave.
The deadline to apply is Nov. 18, and the
lottery will be held Dec. 5.
Top teachers get
Golden Apples -- The
City School District of Albany celebrated 15 top teachers Oct. 23 at
the 2013 Golden Apple Awards.
District launches new monthly TV program
The City School District
of Albany is launching a new monthly television
program on Channel Albany/Channel 18, one of the
city’s new public-access channels. The first edition
of “Capital Education” airs Tuesday, Oct. 15, at
7:30 p.m. (MORE)
Voyage makes sailors out of students --
Five landlubbers from Stephen
and Harriet Myers Middle School stepped aboard a
sailing vessel in Verplanck on Friday the 13th.
When they docked in Albany six days later, they were
Click here to visit the City School District of
Albany's Photo Gallery.
Absence from school
If your child is
absent from school for any reason, call the school at
475-6425 during the morning, and provide a written
excuse when your child returns to school.
Middle-school enrollment -- Myers feeder schools
School District of Albany uses a feeder
enrollment model for middle-school students. Students from designated elementary schools
are assigned to either Myers
Middle School or
William S. Hackett Middle School. Each school has about 650 students.
Students in the elementary
program at North
Albany Academy continue on in that school's
middle-level program, which serves about 150
students in grades 6-8.
graduating from the following elementary schools will attend Myers
School of Humanities (ASH)
Memorial Elementary School
Montessori Magnet School
Hills Elementary School
Visit the Middle School Enrollment section for more