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1870 Merrick Ave
Merrick, NY 11566
Taryn M. Johnson, Ed.D.

Assistant Principals:
Richard Aceste
Katelyn Dunn
 Attendance:  992-1227
 Guidance:  992-1220
 Main Office:
 Fax:  516-867-6391


Welcome to the Merrick Avenue Middle School Website!

This website provides MAMS families and friends a closer perspective on the Merrick Avenue Middle School experience and insight on the activities, supports, and services available to your child.  Our overarching goal is that the middle years are filled with rewarding social, academic and extracurricular experiences to help shape our students toward a bright future.  We pride ourselves in the creation of a safe and nurturing environment that allows students to discover whom they are through the arts, sciences, literacy, and athletics.  With a plethora of diverse opportunities at their fingertips, students will be given unending support to achieve their personal goals.

Please take a few moments to explore our course offerings, special events, and dates of importance as you plan ahead for the 2016-2017 school year.  Explore our PTA page and please join to become a part of this supportive, student-centered organization.  Also take a glance at our P.R.I.D.E. Tree . . . yet another indicator of our commitment to excellence.  Finally, feel free to use our staff directory as a convenient tool to maintain communication with our faculty and staff for your child’s particular needs.

As the principal of MAMS, I am enthusiastic about this new beginning and I anticipate a year that strengthens the school-community partnership and contributes to your child’s continued success!

In the Spirit of the Black and the Gold,

Dr. Taryn M. Johnson



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Final Exam Schedule 2017


School supplies that were pre-ordered through the MAMS PTA will be ready for parents to pick up on Monday, August 22nd at Colony Cards on Merrick Road.


The Rank One Sports window for the Middle School Spring sports season opens February 29th and closes March 14th. You will not be able to complete the Sports Candidate Health History forms prior to February 29th. If your child has participated in a sport previously this year, it is only necessary to complete the Sports Candidate Health History form and, IF THERE WERE CHANGES, the Emergency Contact form. ALL OTHER ATHLETES MUST COMPLETE ALL FORMS. You will receive email confirmation upon the successful submission of each form. Please see the attached document for a tutorial on the use of Rank One Sport. Much like the Parent Portal, you will need your child's Student ID to access the system. In the event that you have misplaced the Student ID, please contact administration in the school your child attends.

    Current News

    David Greenberg, Jake Baglio Nab Spelling Bee W-I-N-S

    David Greenberg, Jake Baglio Nab Spelling Bee W-I-N-S photo

    Seventh-graders David Greenberg of Grand Avenue and Jake Baglio and Merrick Avenue middle schools won their respective schools’ spelling bees.

    Greenberg won the 2018 Grand Avenue Spelling Bee on Jan. 11 after 18 grueling rounds with the word “celiac.” Francesca Lodispoto was the runner-up.

    Baglio won the 2018 Merrick Avenue Spelling Bee on Jan. 12 with the word “tuberculosis” after eight challenging rounds. Zach Arzt was the runner-up.

    Greenberg and Baglio will advance to the Long Island Regional Scripps Spelling Bee at Hofstra University on Feb. 4.

    Jack Carbone Wins Merrick Avenue MS National Geographic Bee

    Jack Carbone Wins Merrick Avenue MS National Geographic Bee photo
    Jack Carbone, an eighth-grade student at Merrick Avenue Middle School, won the school competition of the National Geographic Bee on Jan. 8.

    The bee, at which students answered questions on geography, was the first round in the 30th annual National Geographic Bee, a geography competition designed to inspire and reward students’ curiosity about the world. 

    Carbone, along with other school champions, will take a qualifying test to become eligible to compete in the New York State Bee on April 6. 

    The first-place national champion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship.

    Poet Billy Lamont Visits CHSD for Workshop

    Poet Billy Lamont Visits CHSD for Workshop photo

    Calhoun High School and Merrick Avenue Middle School welcomed performance poet Billy Lamont.

    Lamont facilitated two poetry-writing workshops with high school and middle school creative writing students. 

    Lamont, who has conducted similar workshops for students elsewhere in Nassau County, shared some of the poetry he has written through the years, discussed his creative process, and led students through various creative writing prompts. 

    “The workshop, which was funded by a BMCHSD Mini Grant awarded to the English Department, concluded with a performance poetry showcase where student participants had an opportunity to share some of their own creative work,” said English chairperson Adeline Atkins.

    SAVE THE DATE: NALOXONE (NARCAN) Training February 5, 2018


    SAVE THE DATE: Vaping/E-cigs Awareness Presentation – February 15, 2018