Panther Connection – September 2017


Collie RefectorySSC

Menaul School’s cafeteria has gotten a long-awaited face-lift, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! Along with the renovation, the cafeteria has a new name, the Collie Refectory, in honor of a generous donation from the Collie family. It is about 90% done!

PC Kids

Tables and chairs are to be replaced in October

With this renovation, Menaul School is offering you a great opportunity to get involved on the ground floor while offsetting some of the costs. It is a great way to memorialize a loved one or to show how much you, or your family, care about Menaul School. You can participate by doing the following:

  • $150 donation – your name will be displayed on a plaque on a chair
  • $1,500 donation – your name will be displayed on a plaque on a table
  • $2,000 donation – your name will be prominently displayed on a plate on a donor wall in the cafeteria

Here is the form along with more information.

Homecoming 2017

President Gilbert and the class of '86 at 2016 Homecoming!

 It is time for Homecoming! We are continuing the tradition of Coronation on Friday night. Come watch this year’s Homecoming Queen receive her crown at 6:00 p.m. in Donaldson Auditorium, then make your way to the gym parking lot for the Community BBQ and Bonfire to help the athletes and fans get fired up for the game.

On Saturday, The Menaul Historical Library of the Southwest opens their doors at 9:00 a.m. for their Open House. Swing by and peruse the pictures and documents that record Menaul School’s fascinating history.

Our cafeteria has been renovated and has a new name! Join us for the dedication of the Collie Refectory and a heavy continental breakfast at 10:30 a.m.

Wear your red and black and cheer on the Panthers for the Homecoming Football Game! The Panthers take on the Alamo Navajo Cougars at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. Support our students’ fundraising efforts by purchasing refreshments available during the game. Highlights this year are the Panther Hall of Fame Award Ceremony, the Induction of Honorary Alumni, and the Recognition of the Decades Classes. For the second year in a row, we will have our Alumni Hospitality Tent available all day Saturday for Menaul School Alumni to socialize and watch the game in the shade!

We look forward to welcoming back our Alumni and sharing a weekend of fun with the Menaul School Community!

Grand Panther Day

Don’t forget, our 13th Annual Grand Panther Day is November 17th! Grandparents are invited to join their grandchildren for a day at Menaul School, where they will be treated to student performances, classroom experiences, and fellowship. The morning is followed by a delicious Thanksgiving lunch for only $6! If you will be attending, please RSVP to Kim Sanchez at (505) 341-7233 or

Personal Tours

We are now offering personal tours for families who are interested in taking an in depth look at what Menaul School has to offer the 21st century child. As a VIP (Very Important Panther), we encourage YOU to invite your friends and colleagues to tour our campus. Nothing is more valuable than your word in getting prospective students interested in our school, and we can’t do what we do without you!

From a vibrant international community to flourishing music, arts, and sports programs, we are opening up our campus for families to explore, ask questions, and learn about the truly unique educational experience that awaits their child at Menaul School. Visit our classrooms. Meet our students and teachers. Sample our food. Come see for yourself what it feels like to be a part of our close-knit community that supports grades 6-12. For more information, email or call 505-341-7250 to request your tour today.

Menaul School Needs a Riding Lawnmower!

With 33 beautiful acres full of lush grass, our maintenance staff have a lot of mowing to do! We are greatly in need of a commercial riding lawnmower to keep up. If you or someone you know has one you or they would consider donating, please contact Mary Spring, Director of Institutional Advancement, at (505) 341-7230 or