M.S. 129Academy for Independent Learning & Leadership

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Virtual Staff Meeting

Virtual Staff Meeting

Instructional Leadership Team Meeting

Instructional Lead Team Meeting

College Trip

7th grade visits Culinary Institute of America

College Trip

7th grade visits Yale University

College Trip
College Trip
Zuzu Acrobats
Celebrating Black History Month with Zuzu Acrobats
Zuzu Acrobats
Zuzu Acrobats
Zuzu Acrobats
Zuzu Acrobats
Zuzu Acrobats
Ms. Paez and Mr. Reyes

March 2nd is Dr. Seuss' birthday!

Mr. McCumber in his Guitar Lab

Guitar class begins with rhythm patterns warm up

Mr. McCumber in his Guitar Lab

Mr. McCumber!!!

TKAM on Broadway
TKAM

M.S. 129  eight graders have arrived... special event "To Kill a Mockingbird" 

TKAM

TKAM ticket distribution

TKAM

Interviewed by the news!

TKAM

Ed Harris starring as Atticus Finch

TKAM

18,000 NYC school students invited for this free performance!

TKAM

TKAM view from the luxury suites :)

TKAM

Complimentary popcorn and water after the show! 

M.S. 129
Mr. Reyes

February 14th

Valentine's Day & Mr. Reyes' Birthday!

Student of the Month

Student of the Month Breakfast

Student of the Month

Student of the Month Breakfast

Student of the Month

Student of the Month Breakfast

No One Eats Alone

Respect for All Week

Ms. Peters and Ms. Rosario
No One Eats Alone

No One Eats Alone

Heart of the Bronx Day

District 12 Heart of the Bronx Day

District 12

Community School District 12- We are the heart of the Bronx!

Guitar Ensemble
Guitar Ensemble
Guitar Ensemble

M.S. 129 Guitar Ensemble <3

M.S. 129 Day- 1/29

... and we have a winner!  January 29th is M.S. 129 Day 1/29

Math Team Meeting

Math Team Meeting

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

Parents

Parent Involvement + School Involvement = Student Success

Parents

Principal Reyes welcomes parents at DTYCS

Science with Mr. Burgos
M.S. 129 VS THE WORLD

M.S. 129 versus THE WORLD

Math with Mr. Mathison
Art with Ms. Gallombardo
College Access for All

College Access for All

College Access for All

"I'm on my way to college!"

College Access for All

College Awareness Day

801 Social Studies
Expeditionary Learning Gallery Walk
EL Gallery Walk
ELA with Ms. Cassidy
Band with Mr. McCumber
Gerry Brown visits
Music legend Gerry Brown visits our music lab!
M.S. 129 ROCKS
About Us » School Profile

School Profile

Middle School 129 consists of grades 6, 7 and 8.  Our school offers the core curriculum subjects which include English language arts (ELA), mathematics, social studies and science.  In addition, M.S. 129 also offers instruction in visual arts, music, health, technology, physical education, and home & career skills. 

 

Honors classes are considered more advanced and reserved for students who wish to challenge themselves to excel to a higher academic level.  There are two honors classes on each grade level.  All students are eligible to apply to be placed in one of the honors classes.  Selection is based on written application, test scores, and interview with the school principal.  Students who meet requirements for an honors class will begin high school preparation in advance, such as participation in the New York State Regents Examinations in Algebra I and the Living Environment in grade 8.  

 

Various programs are available for students with special needs including: self-contained special education classes, integrated co-teaching (ICT) classes, special education teacher support services (SETSS), counseling services, speech services, and mainstreaming in literacy and mathematics. Occupational therapy, physical therapy, and hearing and vision services can also be made available on an as-needed basis. Door-to-door special education transportation is also available.  

 

ENL (English as a New Language) teachers provide push-in or pull-out services for students identified as English Language Learners (ELLs).  M.S. 129 uses the “Rosetta Stone” program to assist these students in English language development and “Achieve 3000” to track progress of their reading levels.   

 

M.S. 129 is rich in technology and technology-based instruction. The school provides students with a laptop to use in their classroom and students receive instruction in a state-of-the-art computer lab. Teachers are able to infuse technology into their core curriculum. Each classroom has a SMART-board (interactive white-board) for effective delivery of a lesson by the teacher.  iPads are used in both visual arts and music classes.