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Myers Middle School

Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School

Grades 6-8

 

100 Elbel Court, Albany, NY 12209 (click here for directions)

Phone: (518) 475-6425

Fax: (518) 475-6427

 

Malik Jones, Principal

Email: mjones@albany.k12.ny.us

Allisen Brodie, Assistant Principal

Email: abrodie@albany.k12.ny.us

Lisa House, Assistant Principal

Email: lhouse@albany.k12.ny.us

 

Updates for French students and families

Dyrleif Bjarnadottir, a French-speaking substitute teacher at Albany High School, has transferred to Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School to support our French students. She will start Monday, March 11.

 

You also can download this information in a letter from Principal Malik Jones.

 

Ms. Bjarnadottir will support our students using the Apex Learning digital platform, which is designed to actively engage students in their learning and also includes embedded supports to meet diverse student needs. We are confident that Apex Learning, with Ms. Bjarnadottir’s guidance and support, will meet our students’ needs until our new permanent French teacher is in place.

 

We also will work closely with Ms. Bjarnadottir to assess each of our students to determine their specific areas of focus as they prepare for the foreign language proficiency exam in June. We will share the results of your student’s assessment with you and our plan to support your children for the remainder of the school year.

 

In addition to Ms. Bjarnadottir’s presence, those supports also will include tutoring provided by certified French teachers from other district schools. We are looking at before- and after-school tutoring options, as well as Saturday opportunities. Our focus for these tutoring opportunities will be first for our eighth-grade students who are preparing for the end-of-the-year proficiency exam. We also are working with Albany High to schedule advanced French students to volunteer at Myers to provide additional after-school tutoring. We will have more information about all of these additional tutoring options as we finalize the schedules.

 

We also will be revising all of our French students’ second-quarter grades. All students will receive 100 for that marking period. We feel this is equitable due to our transitions in staffing and inconsistencies in grading during that time. We will be printing new second-quarter report cards for each French student to reflect those grade changes. Please contact Principal Jones if you have questions at (518) 475-6425 or mjones@albany.k12.ny.us.

 

School times
  • Building opens: 7:40 a.m.

  • Breakfast begins: 7:40 a.m.

  • School day begins: 8 a.m.

  • School day ends: 3 p.m.

  • After-school clubs and sports programs end: 4 or 5 p.m., depending on the program.

Upcoming events
  • Wednesday, March 20 -- All-City Chorus Concert, Myers Middle School, 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 21 -- St. Patrick's Day Dance, 3-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 26 -- Autism Spectrum Fair, Montessori Magnet School, 5:30-7 p.m.

 

2018-19 news and information
  • Opera Saratoga at Myers -- Junior Falcons enjoyed exposure to classical music with imporant message. To view photos of the performance, click here. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now."
  • Black History Month Celebration -- The message to students and staff was to celebrate diversity every day, not just in February. To view photos of the assembly, click here. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now."
  • Second-quarter honor roll -- Principal Jones and the guidance department recognized 214 hard-working students. To view photos of the ceremony, click here. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now."
  • Eighth-grade travels back in time -- New technology brings WWI to life for social studies students. To view photos of the lesson, click here. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now."
  • NABSE survey -- During the week of Feb. 11-15, eighth-graders will be asked to participate in the Pipeline for African-American Teachers initiative. Click here for more information from Principal Jones. If necessary, the form must be returned to school no later than Monday, Feb. 11.
  • Teen Night a success at Myers -- Students, staff and administrators enjoyed an evening of fun making memories and friendships. Check out a Facebook photo album from the event. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now."
  • Albany County MLK celebration -- Tru'Quan Scott and Miranda Diaz chosen to represent Myers.Check out a Facebook photo album from the event. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now."
  • Student government donations -- Myers staff and families support Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless. Check out a Facebook photo album of the collection. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now."
  • Staff supports Equinox -- Myers teachers and administrators lend helping hands prior to annual community Thanksgiving meal. Check out a Facebook photo album from the event. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now."
  • Early dismissal on Nov. 14 -- Students at Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School will dismiss early on Wednesday, Nov. 14 so that all staff may attend professional development training. Click here to learn more in a letter from Principal Malik Jones.
  • Sixth-graders to see schedule change -- Starting Nov. 13, sixth-grade students will see a change in their schedules. The change involves the Computer-Assisted Instruction Class currently offered each day. Click here for more information from Principal Malik Jones.
  • Scheduling changes for students -- Some students at Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School had changes in their class schedules beginning Tuesday, Sept. 18. There were changes at all grade levels, but not all students were affected. Please read this letter from Principal Jennifer Chatain, which also was sent home with all students Friday, Sept. 14. All students received a new schedule in school on the morning of Sept. 18, even if their schedule was unchanged. We also sent home a copy of each student's schedule on the afternoon of Sept. 18. Please contact Principal Chatain or your student's guidance counselor if you have any additional questions -- (518) 475-6425.
  • Evening in the Garden -- It was a lovely night celebrating the spectacular Myers garden. Check out a Facebook photo album from the event. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now."

Curriculum guide for middle school

As we start the 2018-19 school year, check out the City School District of Albany’s new middle-school curriculum guide. It’s a comprehensive overview of what students and families can expect in each grade at Edmund J. O’Neal Middle School of Excellence, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School and William S. Hackett Middle School.

 

The district has aligned its curriculum and course offerings at all three schools this year. If you were not able to attend the recent orientation programs at each middle school, you can download a guide here or pick one up from your child’s guidance counselor at school.

 

If you have any questions about the middle-school curriculum or experience, please contact your building principal. You also can contact Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Instruction Lori McKenna at (518) 475-6012 or lmckenna@albany.k12.ny.us.

 

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.

 

Absence from school
If your child is absent from school for any reason, call the school at (518) 475-6425 during the morning, and provide a written excuse when your child returns to school.

 

Middle-school enrollment -- Myers feeder schools

The City School District of Albany uses a feeder enrollment model for students at Myers Middle School, Edmund J. O'Neal Middle of Excellence and William S. Hackett Middle School.

 

Students graduating from the following elementary schools attend Myers Middle School:

  • Albany School of Humanities (ASH)

  • Giffen Memorial Elementary School

  • Montessori Magnet School

  • Pine Hills Elementary School

 
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