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Summer Reading: Middle School

Middle School summer reading books will prepare students for their first learning expedition of the school year.  Books should be completed before the start of the school year.

Here are the books and descriptions to help students get ready to read!

8th Grade: The Peregrine, by J.A. Baker– 208 pages

Amazon description: From fall to spring, J.A. Baker set out to track the daily comings and goings of a pair of peregrine falcons across the flat fen lands of eastern England. He followed the birds obsessively, observing them in the air and on the ground, in pursuit of their prey, making a kill, eating, and at rest, activities he describes with an extraordinary fusion of precision and poetry. And as he continued his mysterious private quest, his sense of human self slowly dissolved, to be replaced with the alien and implacable consciousness of a hawk. It is this extraordinary metamorphosis, magical and terrifying, that these beautifully written pages record.

7th Grade: Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George — 192 pages

Amazon Description: Faced with the prospect of a disagreeable arranged marriage or a journey across the barren Alaskan tundra, 13-year-old Miyax chooses the tundra. She finds herself caught between the traditional Eskimo ways and the modern ways of the whites. Miyax, or Julie as her pen pal Amy calls her, sets out alone to visit Amy in San Francisco, a world far away from Eskimo culture and the frozen land of Alaska. During her long and arduous journey, Miyax comes to appreciate the value of her Eskimo heritage, learns about herself, and wins the friendship of a pack of wolves. After learning the language of the wolves and slowly earning their trust, Julie becomes a member of the pack. Since its first publication, Julie of the Wolves, winner of the 1973 Newbery Medal, has found its way into the hearts of millions of readers.

6th Grade: My Side of the Mountain, by Jean Craighead George– 208 pages

Amazon Description: Sam Gribley is terribly unhappy living in New York City with his family, so he runs away to the Catskill Mountains to live in the woods—all by himself. With only a penknife, a ball of cord, forty dollars, and some flint and steel, he intends to survive on his own. Sam learns about courage, danger, and independence during his year in the wilderness, a year that changes his life forever.

Come Travel the World With Us – Spring Soirée 2019

For over a century, Menaul School has welcomed students of all cultures, religions, ethnicities, and incomes. Today, it is no different. Our students live and learn in a diverse, international community, with representation from over 16 countries.

Mingle and enjoy delicious appetizers as you witness World Smart in action. Visit student booths and learn firsthand how we bring the world into the classroom through international experiences and an ongoing emphasis on diversity.

National Hispanic Cultural Center
Friday, April 26th, 2019
5:30pm Social Hour and Silent Auction
7:00pm Dinner and Program
8:15pm Dessert and Live Music with Revíva

If you would like to register, although online registration is closed, we have a reserved a small number of additional seats just for you. Please call Maggie Beck at 505-341-7220 by Wednesday, April 24 to learn more.

Re-enrollment Tips

Re-enrollment Tips UPDATE: February 12, 2019


Thank you for your thoughtfulness as we start the re-enrollment “season”. Our goal is a streamlined process, where all of the links you need are in your Parent Portal in Renweb.

Please be advised:

  1. When you are in Parents Web, and have clicked the “FACTS” link, you will find a link to “Apply for Grant and Aid”. This is the application we are using to replace the old Flex Tuition worksheet.
  2. In the future, we hope that FACTS (the company) will truly unify the login process, but for now, you must create a new/separate log in from the one that you use for your online payment plan (which is called FACTS Tuition Management). It is separate from Grant and Aid, even though it is the same company.
  3. If you are setting up a payment plan for the first time, please be sure to select the correct year (2019-2020) for re-enrollment.
  4. If you already have a payment plan selected in Tuition Management, you will see full tuition reflected in your account until your Grant and Aid application has been processed. For everyone meeting the February 22nd deadline for Grant and Aid applications, your application will be processed in early March. Your payment plans start in June, which allows time for our staff to enter the award amounts and your payment amounts to adjust.

Thank you!

FACTS support:

Tuition payment plan: 866.441.4637

Financial aid application: 866.315.9262

If you have trouble with Renweb (which is now called FACTS SIS), or questions FACTS support is unable to answer, please contact Admission.

Thank you!

Admission Team

Global Week Information Session

Join Menaul School in Celebrating Global Week with culinary treats from around the world!

Learn about Menaul’s World Smart programs:

  • Exchange Programs
  • Study Abroad
  • Menaul Schools in China and Bangladesh
  • Hosting an International Student
  • People to People Global Youth Forum

We believe Menaul’s global focus makes us great, come and learn how you can get involved.

Wednesday, February 6th – 6-7:30 PM in the Collie Refectory



Menaul School is honored to be one of six NM schools to host the internationally acclaimed Anne Frank: A History for Today exhibit. Organized in NM by New Mexico Human Rights Projects (, the exhibit has been shown in more than forty countries. It shows the impact of Nazi policy on the family of Anne Frank, the world-famous German-born diarist and WWII Holocaust victim.  It shows photographs of Anne Frank’s childhood in Frankfurt and in Amsterdam and portrays the rise of the Nazis, the persecution of the Jews and, very importantly, the way the people responded against the background of the Holocaust and WWII.

Based on the concept of peer education, eight students from each of the six participating NM schools will attend a two-day NMHRP training to learn how to be tour guides in their respective schools. The guides will explain the content to their fellow students and learn to challenge them to reflect on the historical events and to make relevant connections with issues in contemporary society.

Join us on February 20th from 6-8 PM!


New Mexico Human Rights Projects is a non-profit organization providing unique, hands-on programs that engage students intellectually and emotionally to think about the choices they make when confronted with prejudice, racism, violence and discrimination. More information can be found at




Semester Exams for Middle School 12/17-12/18

Menaul Middle School students will take semester exams on Monday, December 17 and Tuesday, December 18. Students do not need to attend school on Wednesday, December 19th unless they have arranged with a teacher to take a make-up exam.

While students are welcome to remain on campus after their last exam ends at 2:30 each day, they will need to attend PE and starting at 4 PM Aftercare.

We encourage families who are able to pick up their children after their last exam is over at 2:30 to allow enough time for studying and rest.

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