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MAMS Students Raise $4K for St. Baldrick’s Charity

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Students from Merrick Avenue Middle School raised $4,425 for the St. Baldricks Foundation and in turn got to see social studies teacher Matthew Chicco chop his locks. Students Allison Hill and Katherine Pucella fundraised $1,270 and were the winners to give Mr. Chicco his new haircut.

Grand, Merrick Avenue Teams Compete in Hack-a-Thon

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Four teams from Grand Avenue and Merrick Avenue Middle Schools competed in the annual KIDOYO coding Hack-a-Thon March 12.

“It is a virtual event with teams across Long Island joining from their home districts in Zoom breakout rooms,” explained Rob Soel, a district science/STEM chairperson. “They were challenged to write code to take and hold ‘territory’ on the code conquest game board.”

The eighth-grade team, "Grand.exe" won an award, tying with the team, "Man-hack-set" for the best coded Capital Defense project.

Technology teachers Michelle Biancardo and Dan Stiglitz helped organize the teams.
“The event was fun and fast paced and a true demonstration of our kids’ creativity and coding skill in Hatch, Python, HTML and even Java,” Biancardo added.

Siblings Connect People Seeking COVID Vaccine Appointments

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After seeing how challenging it was for their own grandparents to access a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, siblings Ryan and Dylan Levinter assisted at a family-created website that links eligible people to available locations.

Ryan, who is a seventh grader at Merrick Avenue Middle School and Dylan, who is a ninth grader at Calhoun High School, have been helping their cousin with his Bar Mitzvah project, www.vaccinehelper.com. The overwhelming demand has turned this into a real team effort.

“To date the website has booked over 2,000 appointments for people,” explained their mother, Dory.

MAMS Art Class Collaborates on Mural

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The eighth grade Artists Palette class at Merrick Avenue Middle School has been learning about the artist, Chuck Close.

The class worked together to create a collaborative mystery mural. Each student worked on a small section, and once assembled they were very excited to reveal the final image, Batman.

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