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Myers Middle School

Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School

Grades 6-8

Click here for our 2018-19 school supply list

 

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

Lisa House, Assistant Principal

Email: lhouse@albany.k12.ny.us

Salvatore Villa, Assistant Principal

Email: svilla@albany.k12.ny.us

 

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."

 

You can click here to download a letter from Adams, and you also can download a letter from Jones about the new position.

 

"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 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, Oct. 17 -- Grade 8 Academy Information Night, Albany High, 6 p.m.
  • 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 Day
    • Modified winter sports begin
  • Tuesday, Nov. 13 -- 2019-20 Albany High School academy lottery applications due
  • Wednesday, Nov. 21 -- No school for students, Parent-Teacher Conference Day
  • Thursday, Nov. 22-Friday, Nov. 23 -- No school, Thanksgiving Recess

 

2018-19 news and information

  • 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.
  • 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 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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