2301 Grand Ave
Bellmore, NY 11710
Mr. Carlo Conte

Assistant Principals:
Mr. James Mollica

Mr. Andrew Del Rosario
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Middle School Students Compete in Scripps Spelling Bee

Students in Grand Avenue and Merrick Avenue middle schools showed off their spelling skills as they vied for the title of schoolwide spelling bee champion. Through numerous rounds, seventh- and eighth-graders spelled countless words of increasing complexity.  On Jan. 8, Merrick Avenue seventh-grader Hugh Cheung took top honors with “paralytic” in the 12th round of competition.  Seventh-grader Andrew Brinton was the runner-up in that competition.

The following day, Grand Avenue eighth-grader David Collins was named the first-place winner after spelling the word “cryonic” correctly.  Eighth-graders Nicole Failla and Michael Malone proved to be stiff competition as they lasted 12 rounds in the spelling bee.

Prior to the schoolwide competitions, students competed in their individual English classes, with two students from each class moving on to the school-level bee. Both school winners will progress to the Hofstra University Long Island Regional Scripps Spelling Bee on Feb. 9. The winner of the Long Island competition will compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

December 2014 Citizens of the Month

Back row L-R: Oliver Fernandez, Michael Arlia, Robert Maksimowicz, Eliza Ostrofsky and Devon Schroeder

Front row L-R: Matthew Singh, Alicia Prainito and Katelyn Felsberg

GAMS Teacher Earns State Award

The district recently recognized one of their own at the December Board of Education meeting when they honored Grand Avenue Middle School science teacher Kenneth Abbot.

Abbot was awarded the highly prestigious Science Teachers Association of New York State 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award for the Intermediate Level. He was presented with the award at the 119th Annual STANYS Conference in Rochester on Nov. 3.

Abbot has filled several roles in the district during his 24-year tenure. At Grand Avenue, he is a veteran Regents Earth Science teacher and a true leader in the department. He has also coached numerous sports and taken on a host of responsibilities, including his role as honor society advisor.

He was the first recipient of the district’s Ann Crowley Award for Excellence in Professional Development. In addition, he has served as an earth science subject area representative for the Long Island region and also serves as vice president of the New York State Earth Science Teachers Association.  

Abbot was presented with a certificate of congratulations from Board trustee Nina Lanci.