1870 Merrick Ave
Merrick, NY 11566
 
   
Principal:
Taryn Johnson

Assistant Principals:
Richard Aceste
John Gibilaro
   
 Attendance:  992-1227
 Guidance:  992-1222
 Main Office:
 992-1200
 Fax:  516-867-6391

 

Welcome to the Merrick Avenue Middle School Website!

Our site is designed to give insight to MAMS families and friends on how the MAMS experience can provide support for your child.  Our overarching goal is that the middle years are filled with rewarding social, academic and extracurricular experiences that help shape our students toward a bright future.  We pride ourselves on the creation of a safe and nurturing environment that allows students to discover whom they are through the arts, sciences 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 2014-2015 school year.  Explore our PTA page and please join to become a part of this supportive and nurturing organization.  Also take a glance at our P.R.I.D.E. Tree… a further indication 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 new 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,

Taryn M. Johnson
Principal
Twitter: @MAMSPRIDE

 

Announcements


Merrick Avenue Middle School Administration taking on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

 


The AfterSchool Program Start Date is October 6, 2014

 

 

Current News

First Week Back Goes Smoothly at Schools

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Last week, the school district welcomed students back into its buildings after a summer break that didn’t seem to want to end.

Despite the hot weather, students from Grand Avenue to Mepham hit the books for another successful school year.

At Calhoun, students in Joan Gonzalez’s drawing and painting class beat the heat with a little outdoor time, working on still-life sketches in the open-air quad. New Principal Nicole Hollings walked the hallways welcoming back students and redirecting traffic under new security measures.

“Mepham had a fantastic start to the new school year!” said Principal Michael Harrington. “The hallways were quiet, the classrooms were active, and the energy that arrived with the students after a long summer is a reminder of how fortunate I am to be a part of our school community.”

At JFK, physics students in Cara Prinzevalli’s class eased into the new year taking circumference measurements in a group lab assignment, while young artists in Mark Booth and Vanessa Albaneze’s studio art class critiqued student work in a guided conversation about aesthetics. Social Studies teacher Dennis Urban guided his students through the school’s new Wi-Fi infrastructure by setting them up with Google accounts. Principal Lorraine Poppe said that while it may have felt like summer outside, students adapted without a hitch to the regiments of a school schedule.

At Grand Avenue Middle School, Principal Carlo Conte said incoming seventh-graders are almost completely acclimated to their new surroundings and routines. He described the transition from summer to school “magical.”

“The kids came in excited with smiles that lit up the building,” Conte said. “As I walked through the hallways and listened to conversations taking place between children and adults, I was blown away. The assistance and team mentality of our clerical and support staff on these first few days helping our kids is overwhelming.”

Merrick Avenue also kicked off a successful week transitioning into the new year. In Patrick Fallon’s eighth-grade English class, students began to work on developing a thesis, while social studies students in Christine Mahoney’s seventh-grade class cracked the textbooks in preparation for the new year. Assistant Principal John Gibilaro said the week went off smoothly for the administrative team, containing new members: Principal Taryn Johnson and Assistant Principal Richard Aceste.

Browse the gallery for a look at students kicking off the 2014-15 school year.