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

Engineering Career Day Held at MAMS

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In an effort to familiarize students at an early age with the vast and exciting STEM career opportunities, Merrick Avenue held its annual Engineering Career Day in the school’s gymnasium on March 26.

With the help of student volunteers from all three high schools, as well as outside tech companies and local colleges, eighth-grade students had a chance to ask questions and make connections with the representatives on hand.

Companies such as Leviton, Urban Digital Solutions and Action Machined Products set up tables with brochures, giveaways and work samples, including a fully animated miniature educational robot from Teq, a Huntington Station-based technology company.

Representatives from Suffolk Community College, Nassau Community College, Farmingdale State College and New York Institute of Technology were also on hand to discuss the various degree possibilities and career choices in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. A robotic crane that stacked a set of blocks drew a crowd of onlookers.

Merrick Avenue technology teacher Carl Yannuzzi organizes the annual event as a means of introducing students to the excitement, as well as the challenges, of pursuing a career in technology. The goal is to get students to begin thinking about the field before they reach high school.

 



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.