Did you know that Menaul School is Albuquerque’s oldest school? That’s just one of the interesting things participants learned watching the Menaul School Virtual Birthday Celebration, which kicked off our 125th anniversary celebrations on Friday, January 29!

The live Zoom/Facebook event featured a greeting from Mayor Keller and a number of wonderful adult and student speakers. Overall the video event provided glimpses into our school’s illustrious heritage, our present-day mission, and our exciting vision for the Menaul School’s future. Altogether, the whole event of this was capped off by an inspiring birthday video featuring the entire student body! (Our students are awesome!)

“Oh my goodness, the celebration was so amazing!”

Theresa Acker Sherman, Class of 1987

The event has been viewed by more than 500 people and serves as the kick-off for a year’s worth of 125th Birthday celebrations designed to raise awareness, build Panther pride and engage our community further in supporting this historic, visionary mission.

More events planned

Upcoming celebration events include; Menaul School History by the Decades – monthly, online, educational, and social events beginning Thursday, Feb. 25, and a Walking History Tour featuring our very own students in character beginning Friday, May 7 (Directed by Mr. Leon Lake and Ms. Marian Bock).

To sign up, volunteer, or learn more about these and other upcoming 125th Anniversary events on the Menaul School Events page.

The next webinar is Menaul School’s First 45 Years on Thursday, Feb. 25 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. 125 years only comes once!

We hope you’ll join us in celebrating throughout the year and share Menaul School with others by inviting your family and friends to join in the fun! Go Panthers!

Watch the 125th Virtual Birthday Party again

In case you missed the 125th Virtual Birthday Party celebration, you can see it on demand at the Menaul School Facebook page. You can see the video for the 125th Year Kickoff Celebration there as well!


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    Rev Dr Robert D Nicholson on February 10, 2021

    Menaul Friends: I was impressed with the 125th Celebration and grateful for all the persons and creative beautiful expressions of love, learning, memories and hopes conveyed. At the opening it was something to have a Roman Catholic priest highlighted, Padre Martinez of Taos. I know and appreciate the fact that his 13 foot bronze statue dedicated just a few years ago in the Historic Town Square, Taos, N, and the prayer was prepared and offered by your former Menaul President, Rev Dr. Edmundo Vasquez, the Padre’s great, great great grandson on his
    mother’s side

    The Text of Dedicatory Prayer in English (originally offered in Spanish)
    UNVEILING – Edmundo Vasquez
    PRAYER FOR JULY 16, 2006

    Bless you God, today we are gathered to celebrate the life and ministry of your servant Father Antonio Jose Martinez.

    Today we offer you our adoration and gratitude for your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who offered and gave his life for our salvation.

    Today we offer you our gratitude for Father Antonio Jose Martinez who offered and gave his life to serve his people and church.

    By the example of these sacrifices we have been taught to live lives of consecration and service to the people. Today we ask you to open our eyes and give us the courage and purpose to live a life creating a community and a world of justice and peace.

    Today we thank you for Father Antonio Jose Martinez, remembering his life, his sacrifice, and his service to the people, the community and our state of New Mexico fighting for a better life and society.
    Today we thank you for these gifts, for the love he showed, for his generosity and for the manifestation of your grace in his life.

    Bless us today to serve You and be faithful to You. In the name of Your Son Christ Jesus we pray.


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