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Art Jams: Studio Refuse in a Jar at Luanem Gallery





October 8 through December 9, 2016

Opening reception/party: October 8,


Participating Artists:

Lea Anderson
Kim Arthun
Elena Baca
Virginia Baich
John Barney
Amy Boldt
Ann Bromberg
Dana Burgy
Katie Carillo
Barbara Carr
Jessica Chao
Damon Chefchis
Brianne Clarkson
Ophelia Adelaï Cornet
Timothy Cummings
Bruce Warren Davis
Lauri Dickinson
Debi Dodge
Cindy Dominguez
Ann Dunbar
Kyle Erickson
Andrew Fearnside
Jason Fink
Michael Flowers
Deborah Gavel
Lauri Gilbert
Haley Greenfeather
Mikayla Griego
Thomas Christopher Haag
Eric Haskins
Stacy Hawkinson
Samantha Hawley
Linda Hellyer
Michael Hudock
Sima Ijadi
Dani Jeffries
Alexis Kaminsky
David Kappy
Anne Kirk
Amanda Kooser
Leigh Anne Langwell
Ted Laredo
Marietta Patricia Leis
Stephanie Lerma
Clark Andrew Libby
Nan Masland
Tara Massarsky
Lance Ryan McGoldrick
Vashti Moss
Dan Noyes
Reyes Padilla
Rachel Popowcer
April Price
Gabrielle Robledo
Elaine Roy
Valerie Roybal
Emily Snell
Shawn Turung
Denise Weaver Ross
Margie Weinstein
Karen Yank
Mary Zaremba
Susan J. Zimmerman

Music: Pawn Drive
Food Truck: Conchita’s Creations


Menaul School partners with PCI to Produce Alumni Directory

Menaul School has partnered with PCI to produce a new Alumni directory. Over the next few months, Menaul Alumni may receive a postcard, phone call, or email to verify or update their contact information. Please click the link below for more information.

Alumni Directory FAQs

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us:
Kimberly Sanchez                                   Maggie Beck  
(505)341-7233                                         (505)341-7220

Now Accepting Nominations for the Panther Hall of Fame!

It’s time to get ready for Homecoming! And that means it’s time to start sending in nominations for the Panther Hall of Fame!

The Panther Hall of Fame award is an annual award honoring athletic achievements at Menaul School. This award has been given to student athletes, coaches, administrators, and teams. The award honors not only outstanding achievement, but continued service to Menaul School in the area of athletics as well. The award will be presented at halftime of our Homecoming game on October 15, 2016.

We will be accepting nominations until Monday, September 19, 2016. Please download the form below and send your nomination to Kim Sanchez at or mail to:

Menaul School
Office of Institutional Advancement
301 Menaul Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107

Panther Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Panther Connection – August 2016

Rendon is Ren-DONE!                           

Rendon FrontThe Rendon Hall Renovation has been completed. Three science lab classrooms have been completely renovated for the first time in decades! Thanks to our generous donors and volunteers, as well as our Facilities Staff, student workers, and Project Manager Dan Castilleja, with 1,113 hours of labor, the project was completed ahead of schedule and under budget.  The renovations are “from below the floor to above the ceiling.” Just a sampling of those improvements are as follows:

  • Cat6 Cabling and Wi-FiRendon Classroom
  • Fiber Optics
  • New ceilings with LED flat lighting, new carpet tiles, new blinds
  • New industrial duty cabinets with granite countertops, nearly doubling the storage capacity in each room
  • Storage areas containing safety cabinets for acids, corrosives, and flammable materials
  • New, adjustable student and teacher desks and chairs
  • Fully equipped science centers
  • ADA compliant eyewash and shower stations
  • New Maytag 18 cu. Ft. frost-free refrigerators
  • HEPA quality air purifier systems with UV sanitizers and odor reduction
  • Lobconco fume hoods
  • ENOFLEX 100A interactive boards with projectors and speakers
  • 21” laptops on movable arm mounts

As a special thank you to significant contributors, a plaque was placed on the wall in the courtyard.Rendon Plaque

Welcome to New Faculty, Staff, and Board Members

We would like to extend a warm welcome to the following new additions to our faculty and staff:

Gene Olona – Upper School Science Teacher
Thomas Goodrich – Band Teacher
Marlin Good – Upper School Spanish Teacher
Leon Eldridge – Choir and Drama Teacher
Kimberly Sanchez – Assistant Advancement Associate

We would also like to welcome the following individuals joining our Board of Trustees:

David Scrase
Susan Keil Smith
Rhoda Winder

To learn more about the newest members of our Faculty, Staff, and Board of Trustees, please visit our website.

Upcoming Events

On August 17th, we kicked off the new school year. As always, we have a full year of events lined up!

  • Join us, along with our Alumni, for a Homecoming pep rally and bonfire on Friday, October 14th at 7:00pm. Then come watch the Panthers take on the Jemez Valley Warriors at the Homecoming football game on Saturday, October 15th at 1:00pm. We will be celebrating our decade classes of 1936, 1946, 1956, 196 6, 1976, 1986, 1996, and 2006.
  • Our Grand Panthers join our students on 2016 Galacampus on Friday, November 18th for a special Thanksgiving lunch.
  • Be a part of the festivities at Christmas at Menaul, Friday, December 9th at 5:30pm.
  • Our 3rd Annual Passport to World Class Education Gala is on Saturday, February 18th.
  • And don’t forget Graduation on Saturday, May 27th!

For more information, including schedules for Sports and Fine Arts, please see the events calendar  on our website.

Menaul School Mourns David Mains

The Menaul School community is devastated after hearing the news of David Mains passing July 4th. David was a beloved teacher and friend to many in our community. He had been a teacher at Menaul School for 17 years prior to his passing. David made a big impact on many lives, and he will be greatly missed. Please read and leave a message in our remembrance page in honor of David Mains here.

Panther Connection – July 2016


 Golden Graduates Return Home

This year’s graduation was a beautiful event. Every year, along with the graduating class, we also celebrate our Golden Graduates. This year it was the Class of 1966. Our golden graduates took a trip down “memory lane” and had a wonderful time for three days here at Menaul School. To commemorate their time at Menaul School, the Class of 1966 donated and dedicated a bench. A ceremony was held during the morning of graduation.

GG Stairs Group          Class of 1966 Bench 
Class of 1966                                 The Class of 1966 Bench

We greatly enjoyed having our alumni come back home!

Class of 2016
Class of 2016

Congratulations to all of this year’s Menaul School Award Winners!

Every year awards are given out to students, alumni, faculty, and volunteers for their hard work here at Menaul School. The awards given include:

Sea La Luz Award Winner

Sea La Luz – “Let There be Light” – has been the motto of Menaul School for more than a century. The Sea La Luz Award recognizes students who exemplify community spirit, service, and leadership, making Menaul School a better place to learn and grow.

Eric Nyase Sea La Luz WinnerAmong the seniors graduating in 2016, was student body president and this year’s ‘Sea La Luz’ Award Winner, Eric Nyase. During his four years at Menaul School, Eric has shown to be a gifted musician, a hardworking student, and a faithful leader. Along with this award, Eric Nyase was the Menaul School Class of 2016 Valedictorian. Eric will be attending Brown University in Rhode Island, this fall.

James A. Menaul Service to Education Award

James A. Menaul Service to Education Award honors Menaul School’s founder Reverend James Menaul, who founded several Presbyterian Churches in New Mexico and of course, Menaul School. This award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to education and has been an active supporter of Menaul School.

Keith Cass James A Menaul AwardThis year’s recipient was Keith Cass. Keith was born in Denver, Colorado and first came to Menaul School in 1991, where he taught band and choir. In 2000, Keith transitioned from music to “handy man” as he became Menaul School’s Facilities Manager where he oversees an experienced crew and keeps the facilities and grounds in pristine condition.

Harper C. Donaldson Outstanding Alumni Award

The Harper C. Donaldson Outstanding Alumni Award was established in 1999, to honor his memory. Each year, the award is presented to an alumnus or alumna of outstanding achievement and commitment to the values and ideals of Menaul School.

Armando Sandoval's Sons Outstanding Alumni AwardThis year’s recipient was Armando Sandoval. Armando was born in Holman, New Mexico and graduated from Menaul School in 1956. Since 1990, Armando has used his expertise in translating valuable historical records and transcribing oral history audiotapes for the Menaul Historical Library.

Luanem Gallery welcomes our first out of state Artist in Residence

Luanem Gallery at Menaul School is seeking applicants for an Artist-in-Residence in the Spring of 2017. Out-of-state visual artists of diverse disciplines are encouraged to apply. Our students and our community will benefit from the cross-pollination of a working artist on our campus, demonstrating the innovation, excellence, and rigor required for a successful life in the arts.

To learn more, click here.