15 Students Tell Us What They Missed and What They Learned

15 Students Tell Us What They Missed and What They Learned

With school being in session for almost a month and a half, we decided to check in with students to see how their first quarter has fared for them. Check out what students from each grade have said about what they missed about being in school, and what they’ve learned over the past few months. …

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5 Things To Do This Fall in ABQ

5 Things To Do This Fall in ABQ

Go Chile Picking. Do you love green chile? Upper School History Teacher Ms. Schlabach had a spicy good time while picking chiles at Big Jim’s Chile Farm. Picking chiles is a cheap thrill too, with no entrance fee, and patrons only paying for what they take home. Big Jim’s is open to the public until October…

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Menaul School COVID-19 Update – September 18, 2020

September 18, 2020 Dear Menaul School Families, We are now more than four weeks into the 2020-21 school year and our students are thriving in school and enjoying learning, whether face-to-face (about 85% and rising) or virtually. As science studies the pandemic we understand more about how this virus is transmitted. We are adapting our…

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“I Feel Like a First Year Teacher Again”

“I Feel Like a First Year Teacher Again”

Laurie Gilbert, who has taught for 30 years, shares what it is like to start the new school year, from the perspective of a veteran teacher.  Laurie says, first and foremost, “I am happy the students are back!” While teaching and learning went as well as it could in the spring, teaching via Zoom makes it difficult to connect with students and know they are “with you” as…

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Reflection on 9/11

Reflection on 9/11

Written by Mr. Sitler, Upper School Religion Teacher and Religion Studies Department Chair “ . . . for you have striven with God and humans, and have prevailed.”  (Gen. 32:28)  “If there is a tomorrow,” answered the low, tremulous voice from the back of the classroom. I had just said to the the class,“see you tomorrow”. It was the morning of September 11, 2001,…

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Take a Page from Menaul School’s Cookbook

Take a Page from Menaul School’s Cookbook

Menaul School’s lunches are not the typical high school lunches you see in teen movies. Our chefs pride themselves on being creative connoisseurs of the kitchen. The proof is in the pudding with nearly all of the faculty and staff joining the students for lunch, even when they have the option to bring their own. Please enjoy…

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Everything you Need to Know About Integrated Math

Everything you Need to Know About Integrated Math

The Menaul School math department is full of outstanding teachers who are always on the cutting edge of what is new in math education. Due to plenty of research of what is standard and successful in different schools across the world, we have adjusted our math program from the traditional teaching method to Integrated Mathematics….

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First Day of School 2020-2021

First Day of School 2020-2021

“This morning I felt like a school boy going to his first day of school.  Even though school did not start until 9,  I was set up and waiting for students at 7:15 am at drop off.  Then when no one was coming, I realized it was a Wednesday schedule and that I was way…

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Upper School Orientation 2020

Menaul Upper School Students and Families, The time is near!  I hope this finds you well and excited to return to Menaul School! Upper School orientation is scheduled for this coming Tuesday, 18 August, at that following times: 9th Grade – 9:00 a.m. in Hart Park10th Grade – 10:00 a.m. in Hart Park11th Grade –…

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Staying in State – Isn’t it Great?

Staying in State – Isn’t it Great?

In preparation for our first day of middle school and upper school orientation, we have asked all domestic families to quarantine in-state for 14 days. We are so excited to be back together in the fall and want to make sure we can continue to do so in a safe and healthy way.  To encourage…

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More Classes, Less Stress: New Upper School Block Schedule Allows for More Electives

More Classes, Less Stress: New Upper School Block Schedule Allows for More Electives

Menaul School is grateful to be planning on Reopening on time in the fall. This is due to a variety of factors, including statewide measures, such as a cautious local government and early instituted mask orders compared to other states. It is also due to Menaul’s specific characteristics including a smaller student body and a large campus (33 acres).  To reduce the contact between students, the Upper School has instituted a block schedule. This…

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