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  • 2024 Barr Final Exam Schedule

    Half days for Grades 7 & 8:  June 18, 20, 21, 24

    7:37 AM – 10:30 AM


    LOCAL exams

    Grade 7

    Grade 8



    Thursday, June 13th &

    Friday, June 14th


    Multiple Choice

    Monday, June 24th



    Tuesday, June 11th &

    Wednesday, June 12th


    Multiple Choice

    Friday, June 14th



    Friday, June 21st


    Friday, June 21st


    Social Studies

    Tuesday, June 11th


    Monday, June 17th



    Thursday, June 20th

    Thursday, June 20th


    World Language

    Tuesday, June 18th


    Tuesday, June 18th





    Grade 8

    Earth Science

    Practical – Friday, June 14th – Administered during regular ES classes


    **Regents exam – June 20th



    Regents exam – Tuesday, June 4th

    (students have a regular full day 7:37 AM -2:32 PM)


    ** For Regents exams, students should be at school for the regular start time of 7:37 AM.


    Grade 8 Moving Up Rehearsal - Monday, June 24th (during the ½ day)

    All students are expected to be in attendance and report to school at regular time (7:37 AM). There will be a ½ day dismissal time of 10:30 AM.


    Grade 8 Moving Up Ceremony - Monday, June 24th 3:00 PM at Clover Stadium

    More details, including arrival time at Clover Stadium, will be sent out in a few weeks.

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  • 8th Grade Moving Up Information

    Dear Eighth Grade Families:

    The Eighth Grade Moving Up Ceremony will be held at Clover Stadium (formerly known as Boulder Stadium) on Monday, June 24th, at 3:00 PM.  On the morning of June 24th, we will be holding our dress rehearsal and all eighth graders must be present for the full ½ day, which runs from 7:37-10:30 AM.  The schedule for the day is as follows:

    Monday, June 24, 2024

    7:37-10:30 AM         Half Day of School for 7th & 8th grade students at Barr Middle School

    2:30 PM                      Students report to Clover Stadium (see map at link below for drop-off location)

    3:00 PM                      Moving Up Ceremony

    There is another ceremony after ours so students and guests will be asked to exit the venue immediately following the ceremony.  With the stadium having 6,000 seats, guests are not limited; however, seats may not be reserved.

    There will be a livestream of the event to allow family members to watch the event off-site as well.  Student drop off and guest parking information is available at the link below.

    As a reminder, we are requiring that the students dress appropriately for the ceremony. 

    Thank you all for your cooperation.


    Michelle O’Sullivan



    Estimadas familias de octavo grado:

    La ceremonia de ascenso de octavo grado se llevará a cabo en el Clover Stadium (anteriormente conocido como Boulder Stadium) el lunes 24 de junio a las 3:00 PM.  En la mañana del 24 de junio, realizaremos nuestro ensayo general y todos los estudiantes de octavo grado deben estar presentes durante medio día completo, que será de 7:37 a 10:30 AM en la escuala.  El horario de la jornada es el siguiente:

    lunes, 24 de junio de 2024

    7:37-10:30 AM     Medio día escolar para estudiantes de 7.º y 8.º grado en Barr Middle School

    1:30 PM                  Los estudiantes se presentan en el Clover Stadium (consulte el mapa en el enlace a continuación para conocer el lugar de entrega)

    3:00 PM                  Ceremonia de ascenso

    Hay otra ceremonia después de la nuestra, por lo que se pedirá a los estudiantes e invitados que deben de irse del el lugar inmediatamente después de la ceremonia.  Dado que el estadio tiene 6.000 asientos, los invitados no están limitados; sin embargo, no se podrán reservar asientos.

    Habrá una transmisión en vivo del evento para permitir que los miembros de la familia también puedan verlo desde fuera del sitio.  La información sobre la entrega de estudiantes y el estacionamiento para invitados está disponible en el siguiente enlace.

    Como recordatorio, requerimos que los estudiantes se vistan apropiadamente para la ceremonia.  Gracias a todos por su cooperación.


    Michelle O’Sullivan


    A. MacArthur Barr Middle School
  • Raising the Barr Newsletter

    Raising the Barr 05-24-24

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  • Incoming Grade 5 Parent/Guardian Orientation

    On May 13th, from 6:30 - 7:30 PM, the parents/guardians of our incoming grade 5 students are invited to join us for a parent/guardian orientation event.  During the event, you will have the opportunity to meet our administrators, some of our grade 5 team, our school resource office and one of our psychologists. We will take you through "a day in the life of a Barr 5th grader", provide ways to support your child during the transition and answer your questions.  Afterwards, we invite you to stay to meet our PTA board at the 7:30 PM  PTA meeting.   We are always looking to grow our connections between home and school!

    In the event you are unable to join us for the event, you will find the presentation slides attached.

    The grade 4 students will have their student orientation and visit to Barr at the end of this week. We are so excited to  welcome them to our Barr family!

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  • A. MacArthur Barr Goals Update Presentation to the BOE on March 12, 2024

    We are  proud of the teaching, learning and relationship building happening at Barr this year!  We welcome you to view  the presentation we shared at the March 12, 2024 Board of Education meeting, by clicking this link.   We also welcome your feedback, which  can be entered by clicking this link, which will take you to a Google Form.


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

  • High School Library

    Board Meeting

    Nanuet Union Free School District
  • Clover Stadium

    Grade 8 Moving Up

    A. MacArthur Barr Middle School
  • Barr End of Marking Period 4

    A. MacArthur Barr Middle School
  • Nanuet High School Library

    Board Meeting

    Nanuet Union Free School District
  • Nanuet High School Library

    Board Meeting

    Nanuet Union Free School District
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At A. MacArthur 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!  

This school year brings many new exciting learning opportunities and challenges.  By recognizing the  talents, interests, and goals of our students and staff, we work each day to build on our strengths, while also 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.   

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, Principal
Khris Arvanites, Assistant Principal
Latoya Oates, Assistant Principal



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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