The following is a
brief list of available service opportunities.This is not a complete list. New
opportunities continue to open up from month to month:
These are special projects sponsored by the different school clubs: Student
Council, Builders, SADD, etc. Students learn about these opportunities through daily P.A.
Students regularly serve as hosts/guides for special school events.
Student volunteers assist teachers during extra help on Monday, Wednesday,
Thursday. They also assist students on a 1-1 basis by assignment. Assignments
are made by the Honor Society Advisor. Peer Tutoring is available throughout
the school year.
Student volunteers from Band/Orchestra conduct practice sessions on a 1-1 basis
with beginning band students. Music tutors are assigned by Mr. Brandofino.
NCMC Toys for Tots Visit:
In December, students from Merrick Avenue and the district high schools visit
the patients and distribute toys and gifts.
Usually sponsored by PTA or Student Council. Open to all students in grade 7
Bellmore and Merrick each sponsor a Street Fair in the Fall. Many Merrick
Avenue students participate in the street fairs.
The following is a
list of after school clubs available to our students.
A CAPPELLA – Talented students have an opportunity to sing
together without musical accompaniment and perform throughout the year in a
group known as "Word of Mouth."
- Students work in various media to produce individual projects.
- A "junior" Kiwanis Club, students do community service and
fund-raising, sometimes in conjunction with high school Key Clubs.
- Students learn and perform specially arranged music for strings, woodwind,
brass and percussion instruments. The group performs at assisted living
centers, community gatherings and the Winter Concert, and only meets during the
CHEERLEADING AND KICKLINE
- Students are selected by tryouts for these pep squads.
- Students investigate possibilities of the computer not covered during class
- Students prepare delicious recipes for their dining pleasure.
DRAMA - Students
participate in various aspects of a production, including acting, set design,
lighting, and other theatrical skills.
GUITAR CLUB - Ranging from beginner to advanced, students learn and practice guitar skills.
INTERNATIONAL BUDDY CLUB - An after school club made up of English
Language Learners and students who are interested in international
culture and meeting friends from all over the world. Students of all
ethnic and linguistic backgrounds are welcome to join!
- All seasons, before and after school - archery, indoor soccer, fitness
center, volleyball, basketball, floor hockey, tennis, lacrosse, aerobics
LIGHTING & SOUND/A.V. CLUB - Students learn how to operate and use
lighting/sound equipment that is used for concerts, presentations, and
JAZZ ENSEMBLE -
Students learn and perform Jazz, Jazz Rock and other related styles of music.
An audition is required to join this group which performs for the Spring
Concert and meets only after the Winter Concert is over.
- Students write poetry, short stories, and articles for the publication and
student artists illustrate. The magazine is published annually.
- Students participate in various math competitions. All students are eligible.
NATURAL HELPERS - Volunteers that assist students with special needs in
various settings throughout the school day and at evening events.
- Rampage comes out three times a year, and contains news and opinions about
P.A.W.S - Students
participate in projects and activities that provide assistance to organizations
which help animals, and learn and teach others about animal welfare issues.
ROBOTICS TEAM - Students interested in learning about and working with
robots. At robotics competitions, teams of students design and built a
robot that can compete against opponents in a series of challenges.
SADD - Students Against
Destructive Decisions concentrates on drug and alcohol abuse prevention and on
good citizenship. Sensitivity to handicapping conditions is developed and
service to the physically and mentally challenged population is performed.
- Students participate in trips, competitions and preparation of projects for
- Class officers are elected and one volunteer student from each homeroom
represents that class at student council meetings.
- Published annually by students.
YORKER CLUB - Students visit historic sites, and learn their importance and the people who lived there/used it.