Watch a tribute to the eighth graders moving on from Albert Leonard Middle School here:


You can also watch the ceremony on YouTube here.



Message from the Principal

Annual Welcome Letter

Dear ALMS Community Members,

Welcome to the 2019 – 2020 school year! We are grateful to work with our fabulous 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!

Here at Albert Leonard Middle School, we are dedicated to ensuring the safety of our entire school community in an academically challenging, enriching, 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.

We thank STOMP Out Bullying (CEO/Founder - Ms. Ross Ellis) and The New York Jets Community Relations Department for recognizing our entire school community for our efforts, over the last six years, to eradicate bullying in our school. This year, for the 12th Annual Blue Shirt Day, World Day of Bullying Prevention, we ask all community members to #BlueUp on Monday, October 7th. It is critical that students stand together in solidarity and make this the day that bullying prevention is heard around the world.

Please stay up to date with our latest news and announcements by following us on Twitter or Instagram! @ALMSNewRo!

Our PTA is actively involved in all aspects of our school, and we are a better school as a result of our partnership and strong home/school connection. This past year, Anne Todd and Melissa Panszi-Riebe served as our PTA Co-Presidents. We thank Ms. Todd for her two years of service as our PTA President and will miss her this coming year! We look forward to our continued partnership with our 2019/2020 PTA Co-Presidents: Melissa Panszi-Riebe and Kristen Bamberger.

Cheers to a wonderful school community and a phenomenal 2019-2020 school year! Please check our website and feel free to call or email with any specific questions you may have.

With appreciation,

John Barnes

ALMS Principal


Student Support

The ALMS clinical support team would like to invite students to join
Google Classroom using the following class code: ocmv5ty
Students may also fill out the Google Form link
that was emailed out to them to request support
or fill it out on the Google Classroom.
Social Workers and Psychologists are available to students who may
be experiencing a range of emotions due to our current state.
Clinical support is available from 8:00am - 3:30pm,
Monday - Friday until the last day of school
Schedule of Support
8:30am - 9:40am Mr. Bernier Social Worker
9:40am -10:50am Ms. Costello Social Worker
10:50am - 12:00pm Ms. Oliverio Psychologist
12:00pm - 1:10pm Ms. Malgieri Psychologist
1:10pm - 2:20pm Ms. Martinez Social Worker
2:20pm - 3:30pm Dr. Gongora Psychologist

ALMS in Action

School Announcements

  • ALMS Family Orientation - 5/4/20 at 7pm

    Family Orientation May 4th at 7: 00 pm at ALMS

    Albert Leonard Middle School
  • Change of Date: The Taste of New Rochelle

    The ALMS PTA event - Taste of New Rochelle - has been changed to Wednesday, May 13, 7-9pm. If you have any questions, please email

    Albert Leonard Middle School
  • National Junior Honor Society

    All applicants who submitted an application by 2/26/2020 must maintain a 90 Average and complete the required community service hours by 5/1/2020.
    Please visit the 2019-2020 ALMS NJHS Google classroom to find the community service form.

    Albert Leonard Middle School
  • 8th Annual Black History Month Celebration

    8th Annual Black History Month Celebration

    Celebrating Africa,

    WABSE, Spoken Word and Art Exhibit, New Rochelle High School Rotunda,

    Student Performances, New Rochelle High School Auditorium

    Saturday, February 29th, 2020

    Afternoon (Free): Food vendors, African Arts Vendors, Authors, Book Sellers, African drumming workshop, Planetarium shows, Games, face painting

    Evening 6pm-7:30pm ($5 adults, $3 students): Sankofa African Dance and Drum Ensemble, DJ SmithyBoy, Choruses, Dancers, Steppers, Actors, Singers

    Albert Leonard Middle School
  • Family Information Session March 18th (7-8:30pm)

    Please Save the Date (March 18th) for our first family informational session regarding ALMS recently being designated as a TSI school (Targeted School & Improvement) by the New York State Education Department. Our new Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Dr. Alex Marrero, will join Mr. Barnes to provide an overview of what it means to be a TSI school and the steps/process that will be implemented to insure that the school is able to be removed from the list. The meeting will take place on March 18th from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. After the presentation, we will have time dedicated to answering any questions from our school constituents. We hope to see you there.

    Albert Leonard Middle School
  • Boston Model UN - Best Position Paper Winner

    Congratulations to ALMS 6th Grader, Claire, who was recognized for her "Best Position Paper" at the ALMS Model UN conference in Boston, MA that took place from 1/31/20 - 2/2/20.

    Albert Leonard Middle School
  • Register for Sports using "FamilyID"

    If you are interested in registering to participate on one of our athletic teams please see attached the "FamilyID" form.

    Albert Leonard Middle School
  • Important Information for 8th Grade Parents

    Please see our webpage for  Important Information for 8th Grade Parents under the "Parents & Community" on our home page.

    Albert Leonard Middle School
  • ALMS has created a TWITTER account!

    Dear ALMS Families,
    We are excited to announce that Albert Leonard Middle School has created a TWITTER account. As we explore new ways to reach parents and community members, we ask anyone signed up for twitter to please follow us at @ALMSNewRo - through Twitter! 
    We are pleased to announce our first Upstander of the Week, Roan Etkin, Grade 8 ALMS student. Roan has earned two tickets to October 29th's Jets game and has had their name submitted to both The New York Jets Community Relations Department and our partner, STOMP Out Bullying. Roan is an advocate for all students.
    Our second Upstander of the Week, Jayden Lythcott, Grade 7 ALMS student.  Congratulations Jayden for speaking up for what is right and for not ignoring justice!  Jayden will also earn two tickets to the 10/29 Jets game and has had his name submitted to both the NY Jets Community Relations Dept. and our partner, STOMP Out Bullying.
    We will be highlighting a weekly upstander leading up to the big game on the 29th. Please stay tuned for more details and please plan on wearing BLUE on October 2nd, for STOMP Out Bullying's Blue Shirt Day, World Day of Bullying Prevention.
    Cheers to a great launch to a wonderful school year.
    With gratitude and enthusiasm,
    John Barnes, ALMS Principal
    Albert Leonard Middle School
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8th Grade Transition Ceremony Information

8th Grade Cap & Gown Ordering Information (Time-Sensitive)

Dear Families,

Below is a reminder about 8th grade camp and gowns for students who have already ordered and for students still interested in ordering. 

Families who have pre-ordered caps and gowns will have a choice in whether they receive a cap and gown or a monetary refund

We are working with our central administration to coordinate initiatives involving students picking up their caps and gowns/yearbooks/PTA swag-bags etc. in the upcoming weeks. We are asking students WHO ALREADY ORDERED their caps and gowns to complete the following survey HERE (we sent this out on 5/22/20). We will send an update out once we receive confirmation of next steps and the finalized plans. 

Students who did not submit a cap and gown order, but are still interested in obtaining will also have the opportunity to order a cap and gown that can be shipped directly to their homes. Please note there is a slight additional charge for this method ($29.00, instead of $25.00), but this accommodates students who did not submit their orders before we left on March 10, 2020. 

Some of you have shared that you would still like to order an 8th-grade cap and gown even though there will not be a traditional in-person transition ceremony. We have arranged for you to order a cap and gown directly from a vendor.  To that end, we are happy to announce our ALMS Transition Ceremony Caps & Gowns Website!  Zolnier, our transition ceremony supplies partner, has created a portal through which you can have your Transition Ceremony Gown Set delivered directly to your home using a contactless delivery process.  Zolnier has made it very simple to make your transition ceremony order.  The set includes a Cap, Gown, and Tassel in our school color: Royal Blue. If you would like to add a white stole, there is an additional charge that is available on the website when you place your order.

Follow these simple steps to place your order:

  1. Before you begin this process, measure the child's height from the top of the head to the bottom of the feet. 
  2. CLICK HERE Opens in a new browser ALMS Cap & Gown Website to reach the ALMS Graduation Supplies Website
  3. Choose COLOR OF GOWN.  There is only one option Royal Blue.
  4. Choose the correct height range for your child.  EX. If my child is 4 feet 10 inches, I would choose the 4'9" - 4'11" option. 
  5. Click ADD TO CART
  6. If you are ordering more than one gown, repeat steps 3-5. 
  7. Click VIEW CART.  The button will appear at the top right of the page once you add an item to the cart.  
  8. Confirm that the correct number of gowns in the correct colors are in the cart.
  10. Enter your Billing information.  If your shipping address is different from your Billing Address, make sure to check the box labeled "SHIP TO DIFFERENT ADDRESS?" Then enter the correct shipping address. 
  11. Enter the credit card information
  12. Click SUBMIT ORDER. 

You will receive an email verification of your order along with instructions to track your delivery once it has been shipped.  

ALMS Transition Ceremony Order Website:

Sincerely and Congratulations to the ALMS Class of 2020, 

John Barnes, Camille Edwards-Thomas, and Matt Lucero

The ALMS Administrative Team

STOMP Out Bullying

Calendar of Events

  • Board of Education Meeting

    Regular Meeting

    A link will be posted on our District website,, on the day of the meeting.

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • August Graduation

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • NRHS Fall Sports Parents Night

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Labor Day - District Closed

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Opening Day for Staff

    City School District of New Rochelle
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Albert Leonard Middle School Leopards Custom Apparel

Click and check out the Albert Leonard School Store for a wide variety of ALMS apparel! Every purchase helps support the ALMS Yearbook. Order today and show your ALMS school pride!

Who was Albert Leonard?

 Albert Leonard timeline   

Principal's Corner

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For our next Principal's Corner feature, we hope you will enjoy our newest newsletters The Middle Years ‘Working Together for School Success’ and Helping Students Learn ‘Tips Families Can Use to Help Students Do Better in School’.