For our next Principal Corner feature, we hope you will enjoy this video featuring 12 year old students from New York City. It captures the same feelings, thoughts, and journey our 12 year old students live, just by being 12! Often times, us adults wonder what is going on in the beautiful minds of our middle schoolers. I hope you enjoy the video. It certainly brought me back to a time of my own adolescence and serves a reminder that even though they are young they have just as much, if not more, going on in their lives. Click here

If you are interest in the Being 12: The Year Everything Changes series, it is running right now on WNYC. Here is the link for you to enjoy. Click here

• May 20–21 – NYS Science Performance Test Gr.8

• May 20-29 – Science 8 Performance Exam

• May 28 Theater in a Trunk performance, 4pm

• June 1 – NYS Science Written Test Grade 8

Friday, May 29
Day 1
Junior United Nations - Citifield
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Monday, June 1
Day 2
Tuesday, June 2
Board of Education
Regular Meeting 7:00pm
NRHS - Library
Click here for CSDNR Board Docs.
Day 3
Wednesday, June 3
Day 4
Thursday, June 4
8th grade trip - Holiday Hill
8th grade trip - Holiday Hill - all day
Day 1
7th Grade - Rye Playland
9:15 AM - 2:30 PM

Thank you to all who participated in our Rachel's Challenge presentations! Let's continue the chain reaction!

We are pleased to announce that our PEP RALLY in honor of the Blue Shirt Day® World Day of Bullying Prevention was a complete success. Albert Leonard Middle School was selected by the national organization, STOMP Out Bullying™ to spread the message that bullying of all kinds must be stopped. The CEO and founder of STOMP Out Bullying™, Ms. Ross Ellis, was enthusiastic to learn of our school's mission to eradicate bullying and to promote a school culture of up-standers. In addition, Armour Foods sponsored the pep rally, provided giveaways, and helped to arrange a special visit from celebrity, Mario Lopez. Please join me in celebrating the great work and partnership of STOMP Out Bullying™, Armour Foods and the City School District of New Rochelle.


Today, 5/29/2015
High: 79 Low: 63
Mostly sunny
3% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 5/30/2015
High: 79 Low: 64
Partly sunny
22% chance of precipitation.
Reminder: Finals begin June 16th!
Dear Families and ALMS Students,

We hope everyone is enjoying the spring and geared up for an excellent summer, which is quickly approaching. We are grateful to work with our amazing students, talented staff members, and incredible families. Thank you for your continued collaboration as we work to support our students on their quest to become their personal best!

We thank our wonderful PTA for sponsoring our recent Circus Night. The students had a wonderful time watching the professional performers and participating at the various station activities. In addition, the volunteers worked hard in order to turn our gymnasium into a real circus venue. We are grateful to our strong PTA and value our partnership to ensure our students receive the very best academics and enrichment opportunities.

Here at Albert Leonard Middle School, we are dedicated to ensuring the safety of our school community in an academically challenging and supportive learning environment. In particular, we have devoted time at ALMS to promote the up- stander mentality (as opposed to the by-stander mentality) when it comes to bullying.

In the fall, we facilitated a pep rally for students. We thank STOMP OUT Bullying and Armour Foods for hosting the pep rally. For more information about STOMP OUT Bullying, please visit: http://www.stompoutbullying.org.

In an effort to continue the momentum around our anti-bullying campaign, the entire ALMS community took part in Rachel's Challenge in November. The challenge included a series of student empowering, educator motivating programs, and a series of five strategies (challenges) to equip students and adults to create/sustain safe, caring and compassionate learning environments. Please feel free to visit the Rachel's Challenge website for additional information about this program:  http://www.rachelschallenge.org.

During the winter, we focused on encouraging members of our school community to pay things forward through random acts of kindness. Students have worked on fund-raising for the needy, collecting supplies for our local animal shelter, and thinking about the power of their words and the impact, good and bad, that they can have on another person.

Students also worked to raise money for The Make A Wish Foundation. During our second school spirit week, students were encouraged to pay things forward and to make an impact by considering the small gestures they can do in order to help other people.

In the spring, students worked on a food drive and campaign to raise funds for cancer victims.Our student council, led by Ms. Heiss, has been instrumental in keeping the momentum going and fostering a community of students looking to make a positive contribution to our world at large.

With appreciation,
John Barnes
ALMS Principal

To the Albert Leonard Middle School Families,

It is with great enthusiasm that we are upon the 2014 - 2015 school year! My name is John Barnes and I am thrilled to be working with you and to serve the community as the Albert Leonard principal. I have worked for the last eleven years as a middle school principal. I love working with students as they transition from childhood to young adulthood and believe it is the most important time in the lives of young scholars.

Albert Leonard Middle School

 Final Exam Schedule – June 2015 (Revised as of May 19th)




June 16, 2015


Social Studies 6 (9:00 AM)

Science 7 (9:00 AM)

Living Environment*

Regents Exam – 12:15 p.m.

June 17, 2015


Social Studies 7 (9:00 AM)

Science 6 (9:00 AM)

Common Core Mathematics

Regents Exam – 12:15 p.m.

June 18, 2015


Social Studies 8 (9:00 AM)

Math 7 (9:00 AM)

June 19, 2015


Math 6 (9:00 AM)

Science 8 (9:00 AM)

Make up -6,7, 8

June 22, 2015



Spanish & Mandarin 3 Regents (9:00 AM)

SILA 6, Mandarin 1 & Foreign Language Proficiency:

All 1B classes (9:00 AM)

Make up 6,7,8

June 23, 2015


Health 8 (9:00 AM)

Make up – 6,7,8

June 24, 2015


Make up 6, 7, 8

Graduation 5 p.m.


A message for ALL 8th Graders taking the Common Core Algebra Regents Course.
Middle School Students taking Algebra will be required to take the Common Core Algebra Regents Exam on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Students will not be required to also take the Math 8 assessment because the state no longer requires double testing of 8th graders taking Algebra. During the Math 8 assessment, on April 22-24, 2015, Algebra students are expected to attend school, as they will be given Algebra instruction at that time. Students will not have the option of taking the Integrated Algebra Regents exam to improve their final average. This is not a local decision but a State regulation. The most helpful state for students to prepare for the regents: www.regentsprep.org
Click here - Eng Parent Ltr Algebra Test
Click here - Span. Parent Letter Algebra Test

Congratulations to our STEP Team who took 2nd place in The Nationals in Daytona, Florida this past weekend. Great job!

Highlights Newsletter May 2015 
We are excited to announce our latest issue of Highlights! Please click here for the newsletter!

MODEL UN CLUB TAKES NEW YORK: The Model UN Club participated in the 10th Global Classrooms International Middle School model United Nations Conference, the largest of its kind. Thirty students traveled to New York City and attended opening ceremonies in the United Nations General Assembly Hall. It was exciting for students to be able to be in a place where world leaders have spoken and tried to tackle global problems. Students researched their assigned countries and topics prior to the conference and were eager to use their knowledge to work with other students to resolve some of the challenging problems facing the world. They spent two days in committee and developed promising resolutions and had fun in the process. Out of almost 1700 students, four Albert Leonard students were recognized for their efforts in their respective committees. Dylan Klein and Jack Rieger received Honorable Mention Best Delegation while Carly Rieger and Lisbet Trinidad were honored with the Outstanding Delegation award. We are proud of all of our delegates for their hard work. We look forward to returning next year.
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Monthly Metro Cards are due prior to the first of each month. Metro Cards are sold 5 days prior to the end of the month.  The last school day of the month is the last day to pay.

Click here for the ALMS Extra Help Schedule! 
Extra Help Schedule.pdf
Please see link below for ALMS Co-Curricular Schedule 2014-2015.
Co-Curricular Schedule 2014.pdf
CSDNR CLOUD Information:

To CSDNR Parents & Guardians for Students in Grades 3-12
In order better to support teaching, learning and communications with your child(ren) in Grades 3-12 we
will be providing a secure CSDNR Google for Education email accounts for your child. This email
account will be utilized in the CSDNR CLOUD and students will only be able to communicate with
CSDNR teachers and with other CSDNR students who have nredlearn.org accounts. It is secure,
monitored, and safe.
Inside the CSDNR CLOUD students will be able to utilize secured email, word processing,
spreadsheets, presentation software, virtual storage, eBooks, wiki's, instructional software and
discussion boards-all secured and inside the CSDNR CLOUD. Students will not be able to email or
communicate outside the CSDNR CLOUD. Students will be monitored to make sure that they utilize
these tools responsibly and for the purpose of teaching, learning and communications. Access to email,
discussion boards, and virtual projects, will give students more opportunities to practice reading,
writing, research and communication skills. It will also provide students who are shy and have a
question, to communicate with their teachers through email. In addition, students using Google Docs
can electronically send their writing, presentations and projects to their teachers for feedback.
If you do not want your child to participate in this program, you can opt out by writing a note to your
building Principal stating that you do not wish your child(ren) to have a CSDNR Google for Education
email account.
If you choose to opt out, understand your child(ren) will be given the instructional
resources in a paper format and still be required to complete all assigned work.
We are excited to move instruction to a more 21st Century model for Grades 3-12 and extend learning
in a more digital way. We invite you to review the CSDNR CLOUD at www.nredlearn.org.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact:
Dr. Coleman, Director of Technology, Email: ccoleman@nred.org

En Espanol click here

Web-based Resources - Instructions for Students
We are pleased to provide students with access to Successmaker and Castle Learning. Please use the following instructions when logging on both from home and at school.
To log on to the SuccessMaker Student Interface and launch an assignment:
1. Open your browser and go to http://albertleonard.nred.org
2. Hover over your mouse cursor over "Student" and a menu will open. Click on "Successmaker" on the bottom of that menu.
3. On the "Log In" page, enter your Username (Student ID) and Password (Student ID), and then click "Log In."
4. Click your course's name on the "Assignments"page to launch the assignment.
To exit an assignment and log off the Student Interface:
1. Click the X (Close) to exit your course and preserve your session data.
2. Click "Log "Out" on the Student Interface page to log off SuccessMaker.
1. Go to www.castlelearning.com
2. Enter your child's CLO login ID and password* and click the Sign In button. *Note: If your child has not set a password, leave the password field blank for the first time and click Sign In. Then, follow the steps to create a password.
3. Assignments from teachers will appear near the top of the page under the section labeled Your Classes.
4. To generate an assignment without a teacher, select a Course to review in the middle of the Student Home Page and click the GO button. Once the screen refreshes your child can create an activity or review completed work.
5. Should you have any questions, please contact support@castlelearning.com

ALMS - Common Core Learning Standards Power Point presentation
ALMS PTA meeting
click here

Thank you to all who helped make Blue Shirt Day® World Day of Bullying Prevention a success!

We are pleased to announce that our recent PEP RALLY in honor of the Blue Shirt Day® World Day of Bullying Prevention was a complete success. Albert Leonard Middle School was selected by the national organization, STOMP Out Bullying™ to spread the message that bullying of all kinds must be stopped. The CEO and founder of STOMP Out Bullying™, Ms. Ross Ellis, was enthusiastic to learn of our school's mission to eradicate bullying and to promote a school culture of up-standers. In addition, Armour Foods sponsored the pep rally, provided giveaways, and helped to arrange a special visit from celebrity, Mario Lopez. Please join me in celebrating the great work and partnership of STOMP Out Bullying™, Armour Foods and the City School District of New Rochelle.

Please click here to see the 'Helping Students Learn' April 2015 newsletter!
Haga clic aqui para obtener la versión española!

Please click here for the helpful 'Daily Learning Planner' newsletter for the month of March, April, May!
Haga clic aqui para obtener la versión española! Marzo, Abril, Mayo!

Please click here for the helpful 'Firm, Fair & Consistent' Newsletter for the month of April!
Haga clic aqui para obtener la versión española! Abril!

Please click here for the helpful 'Guiding Ideas' Newsletter for the month of April!
Haga clic aqui para obtener la versión española
! Abril!

Please click here for the April 2015 'Middle Years' Newsletter!
Haga clic aqui para obtener la versión española! Abril!

Please click here to see our archived newsletters!

Wipro Science Fellowships

2015-2017 Wipro Science Education Fellowships were awarded to five CSDNR teachers.

Letter from Board President Merchant

On Tuesday, May 19, the 2015-16 proposed school district budget was solidly approved by the majority of voters of our community. Board of Education President Lianne Merchant thanks voters and shares her thoughts in this letter.

Seventh Graders Explore Pathways to Careers

CSDNR middle schools held their annual seventh grade career days in May. Students from Isaac E. Young and Albert Leonard Middle Schools were exposed to more than 50 professionals and learned the pathways necessary to a variety of careers.

Results of the City School District of New Rochelle Budget and Board Trustee Vote of May 19, 2015

June 1: Register for Camp Shape This Summer

Join us Monday, June 1 from 6-8 p.m. for another Camp Shape registration night (see links below) at New Rochelle High School's House 4 Cafeteria. The camp runs Monday, June 29-Thursday, July 23, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


Spend an Evening Under the Stars

Planetarium Show May 28 at 7 PM - Admission Free

Please join us in the New Rochelle High School Planetarium to learn where to start looking for the conjunction of the two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, that will occur on June 30.

The featured presentation is Oasis in Space. See the trailer:


NRHS on stage at Carnegie Hall

On Wednesday, June 3, the outstanding student musicians from NRHS will be performing at Carnegie Hall. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you don’t want to miss.

NRHS students featured on FIOS1 at:


For ticket information visit:


PTA Council Launches Website

The City School District of New Rochelle PTA Council announces the launch of its website www.nrptac.org.
The website is a gateway to all individual New Rochelle schools' PTA websites, New York State PTA website, National PTA website and more. It also hosts a Calendar and News section.

Jake Gallin Honored in Washington, DC for Volunteerism

On Sunday, May 3, Albert Leonard Middle School 7th grade student Jake Gallin was honored in a ceremony at the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History.  He was named one of America’s top 10 youth volunteers of 2015.


NRHS 3rd Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference  featured on WNBC

Watch the segment from Visiones:


SEPTA's We Are One Celebration a Rousing Success

Mayor Noam Bramson received the prestigious Bridges award and NRHS junior Michael Apollo, Jr. accepted the first Bridges student award.



NRHS Latino Youth Leadership Conference featured on Fios1 News!


Dr. Osborne's Huffington Post article published April 7, 2015:

Student Academic Success Gets Boost from Fitness and Nutrition

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Paperless Board Meetings

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2014 New York State English/Language Arts and Math Assessment Results

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has released ELA and Math assessment results. Please note that there was a technical error by the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center (LHRIC) in submitting the District's grade 5 math scores to NYSED. Grade 5 math scores were inaccurately displayed upon initial posting to NYSED's website and will be unavailable until the LHRIC and NYSED remedy the situation. Parent reports will be mailed by the LHRIC in September. For further inquiries please contact your school's administrator.

Please click here for CSD New Rochelle ELA and Math Assessment Results.

Please click here for more information from NYSED about statewide test results.


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