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
 
 

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Current News

District Holds Unifying 5K Walk/Run

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Bellmore-Merrick CHSD held its One Voice, One Message 5K Walk/Run from Grand Avenue Middle School to Merrick Avenue Middle School on March 21.

More than 400 people registered for the inaugural run, while dozens more turned out to show their support for the participants despite the cold and slushy weather. Students from all six buildings pitched in, either by registering, or volunteering their time to help launch the monumental event.

The One Voice, One Message 5K began in the parking lot of Grand Avenue, continued on to Merrick Avenue and then circled back to the rear parking lot at Grand Avenue.

The winner in the male category was Chris Perillo at 16:56. The female winner was Doreen Steen, who crossed the line at 17:57.

The event was a symbolic gesture of solidarity among the six schools that comprise the district. Proceeds from the 5K were donated to support pediatric cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital. The event raised a net total of $10,860 for the hospital.

“In spite of the surprise spring snowstorm, the event was a tremendous success,” said Dr. Joseph Netto, one of the event’s organizers. “From the overwhelming community support to the strong showing from the district's six schools, the 5K indeed demonstrated the principle of ‘One Voice, One Message,’ while highlighting Bellmore-Merrick's giving nature.”

State and local politicians also turned out to lend their support and congratulate the organizers, including Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray and New York State Sen. Michael Venditto.

Browse the photo gallery to catch the race from start to finish.

MAMS Student Work ‘Reflects’ Positively on Arts Education

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Five students at Merrick Avenue Middle School in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District were recently recognized by school administrators and the Town of Hempstead for their participation in the Reflections art contest.

The Reflections contest is a nationwide initiative that challenges students to submit creative pieces of work centered on a specific theme. The 2015 Reflections theme was “The world would be a better place if…,” and students are eligible to compete in categories such as literature, film, visual art, dance, choreography and music composition.  

Merrick Avenue Assistant Principal John Gibilaro was joined by Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray and the school’s PTA Reflections chairperson Hali Herman, along with Merrick Avenue English Chairperson Cheryl Fontana.

The Reflections awards winners were:

    Josephine Cheung, first place, visual arts
    Jade Gallagher, first place, literature
    Maya Persaud, second place, literature
    Juliana Tirino, first and second place, photography
    Jessica Zhang, first place, film production

During the ceremony, Gibilaro announced that Zhang qualified to advance to the state-level Reflections competition for her film project.