Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School
here for our 2018-19 school supply list
Elbel Court, Albany, NY 12209
(click here for directions)
Phone: (518) 475-6425
Fax: (518) 475-6427
Malik Jones, Principal
Salvatore Villa, Assistant Principal
Board appoints new Myers principal
Malik Jones is the new principal at Stephen and Harriet
Myers Middle School following his appointment at the
City School District of Albany Board of Education
meeting Oct. 4. Jones will begin at Myers on Oct. 5,
replacing Jennifer Chatain, who resigned.
Jones has served as co-principal at Edmund J. O'Neal
Middle School of Excellence for the past two school
years. Prior to that, he served as principal at
Montessori Magnet School for four years.
"We believe Mr. Jones will provide a strong,
collaborative leadership aopproach that will benefit all
Myers students and the entire school community,"
Superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams said. "He is committed
to working together with all faculty, staff, students
and families in a systemic way to identify and continue
those programs and activities that the Myers commmunity
values while also engaging stakeholders in making the
necessary adjustments that will benefit all."
click here to download a letter from Adams,
and you also can
download a letter from Jones about the new
"My overarching goal is to work synergistically as a
collective Myers community to move our building
forward," Jones said.
The board also approved the transfer of Myers Assistant
Principal Timitra Rose to the same position at O'Neal
Middle School, effective Oct. 9. Sal Villa, a retired
district administrator with vast leadership experience
at the secondary level, will fill Rose's position at
Myers on an interim basis while the district searches
for her permanent replacement.
School day begins:
School day ends:
and sports programs end: 4 or 5 p.m., depending
on the program.
Wednesday, Oct. 17 -- Grade
8 Academy Information Night, Albany High, 6
Monday, Oct. 22 -- PTSA
meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 24 --
Parent University, 5:30-7 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 29-Tuesday, Oct. 30
-- Picture Day
- Tuesday, Nov. 6
-- No school for students,
Superintendent's Conference Day
- Friday, Nov. 9
-- First quarter ends
- Monday, Nov. 12
- No school, Veterans
- Modified winter
- Tuesday, Nov. 13
-- 2019-20 Albany High School academy
lottery applications due
- Thursday, Nov. 15
- Parent University,
- PBIS Fun Night,
- Monday, Nov. 19
-- PTSA meeting, 6:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, Nov. 21
-- No school for students, Parent-Teacher
- Thursday, Nov.
22-Friday, Nov. 23 -- No school,
2018-19 news and
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
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.
It was a beautiful night for the 'Evening in the
Garden' open house.
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
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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.
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
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
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.
graduating from the following elementary schools attend Myers
School of Humanities (ASH)
Memorial Elementary School
Montessori Magnet School
Hills Elementary School