Mike Laster and Team on Vimeo
Mike Laster, Principal of the Farnsworth Middle School, talks about the benefit for a new administrator to participate in the EE: STW program. The Essential Elements: Schools-to-Watch program in NY recognizes exemplary middle school programs. The program is a partnership between the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform, the NYS Middle School Association, and the NYS Education Department.


Special Updates!

The 39th Annual NYS Middle School Association Conference    

October 24-26, 2019  Verona, NY

Call for Presenters

As part of the 39th Annual NYS Middle School Association Conference, 50 minute middle level education and program focused practitioner workshops will be scheduled throughout the day, Friday October 25, 2019. Individuals or groups are invited to submit a Call for Presenters application. The Conference will be held at Vernon-Verona-Sherill Middle School, Vernon, New York.

Please note that if your presentation is accepted you MUST register for the conference. Please go to www.nysmsa.org for more information and upcoming news on the conference.

Applications are due by August 1, 2019. Click here to access the Call for Presenters Form.

If you have any questions, prefer a PDF form, or paper copy, please email Monica Kwiatkowski at Mkwiatkowski@crcs.wnyric.org c/o Cuba-Rushford Middle School 5476 Route 305 N Cuba, NY 14727 Phone: 585-968-2650 Fax: 585-968-2651

Technology Requirements
Presentations must be web based or flash drive. Internet access, Smartboard, digital projectors, speakers, and computer workstation will be provided.

 EE: STW Principals Attending the NYSMSA Annual Conference 2018

Included in the photo is the newly appointed Co-Director of the Essential Elements: Schools to Watch program, NYSED Associate, Christine Radez (center left in white sweater). Also pictured is the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform Executive Director Ericka Uskali (center wearing blue blazer). EE: STW Co-Director Brian Sherman not pictured – he is taking the photo.

Call for Submissions: Articles to be Published in In Transition, the NYSMSA Journal

In Transition is a juried publication; all manuscripts are reviewed and approved for publication by a panel of members from the NYSMSA Board of Directors. Manuscripts describing successful programs, stimulating projects, exemplary teaching techniques, unique team concepts, action research, and promising practices are welcome. To examine previous issues of the publication and to review the “Submission Guidelines”, <click here>.