News & Announcements

  • Nanuet Public Library Nanuet Reads Book Giveaway Event

    Tuesday, September 26th 

    10AM - 7PM

    Nanuet Public Library

    149 Church Street

    Nanuet, NY 10954

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  • Please Consider Joining Nanuet Music Partners



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  • 2023-2024 Building Schedule

    Our regular school day runs from 7:37 - 2:32.  Attached you will find the breakdown of periods for each grade.  Core classes include Mathematics, Science, ELA, Social students, and Foreign language (grades 7 and 8).  Explore classes, depending on the grade level, may include Physical education,  Band, Orchestra, Chorus, Technology, Art, Health, STEM or Academic support.     As you make your plans the upcoming school year, please note that morning supervision  for breakfast and early arrival begins at 7:15 AM.

    The portal for viewing individual schedules will open  the afternoon of August 28th.

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  • School Supplies for Grades 5-8 (2023-2024)

    Grade 5 Supply List

    Grade 6 Supply List

    Grade 7 Supply List

    Grade 8 Supply List

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  • Barr Letter Day Calendar 2023-2024

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  • *** Barr New Student Welcome Picnic Postponed ***

    The Barr New Student Welcome picnic, scheduled for 9/8, 5:30 – 7:00, will be postponed until Tuesday, 9/12, 5:30 – 7:00, due to impending bad weather. As we have been monitoring the weather all morning,  the chances of a thunderstorm, with lightening and strong winds, has significantly increased for the duration of our picnic times.  We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday!

    Michelle O’Sullivan


    A. MacArthur Barr Middle School
  • Internet Safety Presentation for Parents

    PNW BOCES Regional Safety Services
    FREE Internet Safety Presentation for Parents

    September 19, 2023
    Virtual Via Zoom

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  • Open House

    Today, over 100 new students, along with their families, came to visit us at the A. MacArthur Barr Open House.  Special thanks to Mrs. Taylor for organizing our student council volunteers who led tours and helped teach everyone how to use their new locks!   Several staff members, our Family Resource Center,  Barr PTA and  Nanuet  Music Partners were on hand to share information and resources.  Special thanks to Maureen Rocco for  helping to organize this fun day!

    Our next new student event will be our Welcome Picnic on Friday, September 8th, from 5:30 - 7:00.  Bring your dinner or snacks, blanket or chairs and come meet new friends and families!  There will be music, dancing, treats and fun!

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  • Grade 5 Orientation slides


    It was wonderful to see so many parents and guardians at our recent Grade 5 Parent Orientation session. Our goal is to make the transition as smooth as possible for both the students and their families.  Below is the link to the slide show we used at orientation. Please reach out if you have any questions.

    Grade 5 Parent Orientation Slides

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  • Extracurricular Clubs 2023-2024

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  • Take a virtual tour of A.MacArthur Barr Middle School!

    Music teacher, Mr. Josh Emmanual, worked with the student video production club to create a brief school tour of A.MacArthur Barr, with the goal of helping new students get an advance look at the their new school!  Click HERE  to enjoy the video!

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  • Sora - The Student Reading App

    Sora offers the ability for students to explore ebooks and digital audiobooks from A. MacArthur Barr Middle School Library

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  • 2022-2023 A. MacArthur Barr Middle School Update on Goals and Priorities

    During the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, April 18th, several members of our staff presented an update on our goals and priorities for the 2022 - 2023 year.  The slideshow below is just a brief snapshot of the high quality  teaching and learning moments shared by students and staff.  As I visit classrooms with our Assistant Principal, Mrs. Oates, we are inspired by the level of energy and passion we see as students are engaged in hands-on learning experiences.  

    2022-2023 A. MacArthur Goals and Priorities Update





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  • News from the Nurse

    In the event your child shows signs and symptoms of illness, we ask that you keep them home and notify our attendance secretary, Daniella Ng, at 627-4420 to report the absence. 

    If your child or a family member tests positive for COVID, please contact our School Nurse Giovanna Conklin, R.N, directly at 627-4041. 

    As a reminder, students will be marked unexcused late to class unless the reason for their late arrival is directly due to a bus arriving late or another unavoidable scenario such as documented appointment, weather, or traffic issue outside of our drop-off line.  Students arriving late to school must report to the attendance office for a pass before heading to class. 

    The following procedures are in place at this time:

    • Unexcused lateness will result in consequences as follows:
      • First late: verbal reminder from attendance office
      • Second late: verbal reminder and phone call to parent from attendance office*
      • Third late:  letter sent home and after school detention
      • Cycle begins again but phone call from AP* or principal*
    • If a child is not present in school, they will be marked absent. Please call the attendance secretary, Daniella Ng, at 627-4420 to inform her of the absence. If your child is absent due to a vetted COVID-related situation, a daily call is not necessary. 
    • Students missing class can keep up with their coursework by visiting Schoology and contacting each teacher individual for course-specific information.
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Message from Mrs. O'Sullivan, Principal of A. MacArthur Barr Middle School

Raising the Barr Newsletter 9_23


 It is with great pride I introduce myself as the Principal of A. MacArthur Barr Middle School.   I am joined by Assistant Principal Khris Arvanites and  Assistant Principal  Latoya Oates  in our shared excitement about being  part of the Nanuet school community! Here at Barr, our students are surrounded by passionate educators who prioritize safety, communication, collaboration, inclusivity and shared accountability.  We are committed to building relationships and providing the highest level of education through engaging, relevant and rigorous learning opportunities.    We understand the importance of our students developing the knowledge, 21st century skills, social emotional skills and character traits necessary to be successful members of our thriving community.  Our professional learning, planning and instruction is rooted deeply in the district's mission statement, which is to prepare and inspire students to apply learning in a changing, complex, and interdependent world. Our school, along with the district, has undergone many changes  since the original one room school house was built in 1806.   However, our strong sense of community and our dedication to the individual learning journey of each student remains at the heart of what we do!  

Our 2023-2024 school year will bring many new exciting learning opportunities and challenges.  By recognizing the  talents, interests, and goals of our students and staff, we can build on strengths  while collaborating to achieve our goals.   As part of our commitment to growth and forward momentum, we regularly ask ourselves what  each opportunity and challenge can teach us as individuals as well as a school community.  Your feedback, as our collaborative partners, is valuable to this process.   

I am really looking forward to the journey we will travel together this year!  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your child's teachers or the main office, at 845 627-4040.  

Warm regards,

Michelle O'Sullivan



Upcoming Barr Events [CLICK CALENDAR BUTTON] ===>

  • First Day of Autumn

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  • School Picture Day

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  • Grades 5-8 Meet the Teacher Night 6:30 - 8:30

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  • Grades 5 & 6 Halloween Howl

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School Information

A. MacArthur Barr Middle School Grades 5 - 8

143 Church Street

Nanuet, NY 10954

School Hours 7:37 - 2:32

Michelle O'Sullivan, Principal

Latoya Oates, Assistant Principal

Khris Arvanites, Assistant Principal   

Main Office    627-4040

Attendance    627-4420

Nurse's Office    627-4041

Guidance Office    627-4050

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