Next Board of Education Meeting -
Tuesday, October 13th at 6:30 p.m. in the school library.
Grade 8 Goes to Camp Chingachgook
From September 15 until September 17, the Class of 2016 went to Camp Chingachgook for the annual team building trip.
The students climbed the high ropes, did low ropes activities, practiced archery and had a campfire. Please view the photos and share the experience. (photos)
Our First Day of School
Tuesday, September 8, was a wonderful day at Menands School. The Menands Association of Teachers sponsored the annual Welcome Back Breakfast, and we had an assembly entitled The Show of Love. Despite the heat, there were lots of smiling faces all throughout the day. Please view our photos and see what it was like! (photos)
The August issue of PawPrints is now online. Please read it for valuable information. (PawPrints)
2015-2016 After-School Clubs and Sports
Menands School is proud to offer its students a variety of extra-curricular clubs and sports. Extra-curricular activities have been scheduled in three trimester sessions:
· Trimester 1: September 14 - December 11
· Trimester 2: December 14 - March 18
·Trimester 3: March 21 - June 20
Please review the following link (Club Packet for Students 2015-2016)for the extra-curricular schedule and descriptions with your child. Then complete club permission forms for the activities in which your child will participate during the 1st trimester. Return the permission forms promptly, as extra-curricular activities begin on Monday, September 14.
Please keep in mind that some clubs have a maximum number of participants and will close once that number is reached.
*** Tennis Club, Student Health & Wellness Club and Pay it Forward are CLOSED ***
2015 -2016 District Calendar (click here)
A Vision for Menands School: Menands Legacy Planning Web Page
The Board of Education in collaboration with representatives from the entire Menands School Community continues their work of developing a vision of our school for the future. This vision will guide decisions relative to our building and facilities and a potential building improvement project. Any project or improvements should be rooted in that vision - what we want for the children of our community, and not simply about bricks and mortar. With the expertise, and under the guidance of Robert Hendriks, of Educational Legacy Planning, faculty, staff and members of the greater Menands community have been involved in the conversation. This work has been captured on our own Menands Legacy Plan web site which can be accessed at the following link:
The vision will be finalized in the coming weeks, and the work to achieve it will continue. Please continue to check the web site for updates and information.
8th Grade Class of 2015 Pictures
Graduation pictures for the Class of 2015 have arrived! They can be picked up at the school between the hours of 8-4.
Working papers can now be found online. Please go to the "Quick Links" section of the website and click on "forms".
Menands School Expands High School Choices
Menandsgraduates have always had the unique opportunity to select from designated high school choices. We are very excited that we have worked this year to increase the available choices from three to five, thus expanding the options and opportunities available to our graduates. In the 2015 -16 school year, students will have the option of attending Heatly Junior/Senior High School, Shaker High School, South Colonie High School, Tech Valley High School, or Watervliet Junior/Senior High School.. (information)
District Goals for 2014-2015 (goals)
Free and Reduced Lunch
If your family income or your family
situation has changed, your child(ren) may be eligible to receive
free and/or reduced priced meals in school. This includes both
breakfast and lunch.
We are pleased to offer a new option to help make your life easier. Myschoolbucks.com is an on-line system that allows you to make deposits into your student’s cafeteria account
Town of Colonie Sex Offender Watch
Menands School District works closely with parents and guardians to ensure the safety of students at all times. Parents can become informed about convicted sex offenders living in this area by following this link to the Town of Colonie Police Department website. (more information)
Dr. Maureen A. Long
Mrs. Antonietta Schroeder
Phone: (518) 465.4561
Fax: (518) 434.2840
19 Wards Lane
Menands, NY 12204