Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School
Elbel Court, Albany, NY 12209
(click here for directions)
Panetta, Interim Principal
Jones-Oliver, Assistant Principal
Panetta appointed interim Myers principal
Panetta will serve as interim principal of Stephen and
Harriet Myers Middle School.
Panetta will fill a vacancy left by the appointment of
Kimberly Young Wilkins, Ed.D. as acting superintendent following the Jan.
21 resignation of Superintendent Marguerite Vanden
Panetta has been employed by the district since 1997,
primarily serving as a school counselor at Albany High
School until he was appointed assistant principal there
in 2010. Most recently, he served as Albany High’s house
principal of operations.
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, May 24 --
Talent Show, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 26-Tuesday, May 31 --
recess (includes three unused snow days),
Wednesday, June 1 --
Incoming Student Information Night, 6 p.m.
Monday, June 6
-- New York State science
written exam, grade 8
Tuesday, June 7 -- Spring
Concert, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, June 17 -- Grade 8
Dance, 7 p.m.
Thursday, June 23 --
Last day of school
Friday, June 24 -- Grade 8
Moving Up, 11 a.m.
News and information
Myers Jazz Band featured in local TV program
Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School Jazz Band is
being featured throughout April on Channel Albany.
The student musicians are being highlighted as part
of Jazz Appreciation Month on the Albany Tempo
Spectrum program, produced and hosted by Albany
School of Humanities (ASH) teaching assistant Donald
Hyman. The Myers students will be featured at 5 p.m.
each Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (MORE)
students help DA launch 'WORDS' campaign -- The
sixth-grade team and members of the student government association at
Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School on Dec. 14 helped Albany County
District Attorney David Soares kick off an anti-bullying campaign.
Free breakfast, lunch for all district students --
All City School District
of Albany students are eligible to receive a free breakfast and lunch
each day at their school during the 2014-15 school year.(MORE)
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.
the 2015-16 school year, students from the closed
Brighter Choice charter middle schools in grades 6-8
will attend the district's new
West Hill Middle
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