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Merrick Avenue Middle School

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1870 Merrick Ave
Merrick, NY 11566
Katelyn Dunn

Assistant Principals:
Richard Aceste
Kate Caporusso
 Attendance:  992-1227
 Guidance:  992-1220
 Nurse:  992-1260
 Main Office:
 Fax:  516-867-6391
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Welcome to the Merrick Avenue Middle School Website!

It is an exciting time to be a Ram! There are a lot of great resources on this website that will allow students and families the ability to easily navigate the halls of middle school. Please take a few moments to explore our course offerings, special events, extra-curricular opportunities and more.



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MAMS Productions of Grease will be on Thursday, 3/10 & Friday 3/11, Tickets on Sale Now

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Join us in celebrating World Language Week this Week

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Pride Club is Sponsoring International Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 8th, wear Purple!

Student Council Spirit Week Details for March Coming Soon


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    Current News

    Merrick Avenue Marks Moving Up Ceremonies

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    In an outdoor ceremony marked with pomp, circumstance, balloon arches and other fanfare, the Merrick Avenue Middle School Class of 2022 celebrated moving up on June 10 with two ceremonies. 

    Principal Katelyn Dunn spoke how “the more difficult days” of the pandemic learning “have given us a greater appreciation of the good ones.” 

    “Being home in the spring of your sixth-grade year gave you a greater appreciation of being present at school these last two years,” she continued. “You are the motivation that keeps us going. You continuously help us to see the good and remind us of our purpose as educators.” 

    Alexa Addonizio, a student speaker from team 5, said that these last two years have helped her and classmates learn to work together and overcome the challenges they have faced. 

    “The MAMS community and environment quickly made us feel at home,” she added. “And that’s what our school is — our home.” 

    Guest speaker, Isabella Mandel, a Kennedy High School senior and older sibling of a MAMS Class of 2022 graduate, offered insight into the next chapter. 

    “Get involved because every single aspect you loved about MAMS is expanded in high school,” she said. “Take advantage of it. If you want to join a club – do it. If you want to create a club – do it. Go on the field trips, to the sports games and school dances. Embrace all of your school traditions. Do it all and go all out.” 

    Date Added: 6/10/2022


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    The Cultural Arts Foundation, now in its 43rdyear, is a community based, volunteer organization that encourages and supports our student musicians, artists and theatrical performers.

    Each year, 8th and 12th graders who have shown tremendous talent and commitment to the Arts are nominated by their teachers to audition/interview with the committee; the winners are then honored at the end of the year.

    Congratulations to all of this year’s winners and their teachers!



    ART: Joseph Bilardello (Architecture), Katherine Brown (Photography) & Maggie Viti (Painting)

    DRAMA: David Padilla

    VOCAL MUSIC: Nina Genzone

    ORCHESTRA: Marissa Lopez

    BAND: Ava Stanek


    ART: Sydney Eisner (Sculpture), Beck Levy (Photography) & Kayla Riopel (Mixed Media)

    DRAMA: Brooke Cerami

    VOCAL MUSIC: Christen Ayodele

    ORCHESTRA: Bailey Croce

    BAND: Christopher Prainito


    ART: Jamie DeLuca (Photography), Helena Fu (Mixed Media), & Amanda Romano (Digital Drawing)

    DRAMA: Anthony Karagianes

    VOCAL MUSIC: Victoria O’Shea

    BAND: Joshua Ostroff


    ART: Elaine Li

    VOCAL MUSIC: Mikella Rahim

    ORCHESTRA:Daniel Lin

    BAND:Sofia Caba


    ART: Ryan Levinter (Photography) & Danielle Tejada (Mixed Media)

    VOCAL MUSIC: Sophie Kovoros

    ORCHESTRA:Jeremy Wang

    BAND:Jack Zagariello


    ART: Dara Levitt

    Please click on the link below to view the winners’ digital art galleries and virtual performances

    2022 Cultural Arts Gallery

    Date Added: 5/31/2022

    Five Students Medal at Long Island Math Fair

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    Five students from the Central High School District won medals for their work at the Long Island Math Fair.

    Kennedy High School senior Christopher Prainito, along with Merrick Avenue eighthgraders Ryan Kenny, Jason Lin, and Jordan Siegel won bronze medals. Kennedy junior Luke Feldman won the district's first gold medal in over 10 years.

    Each studentwrote a research paper on a challenging math topic of their choice and recorded a video where they summarized their findings, then submitted their work before a panel of professors.

    “To have one medal winner on its own is extremely impressive, but having five winners including a gold shows the hard work and determination of Bellmore-Merrick mathematics students,” said math chairperson David Prince.

    Date Added: 5/25/2022

    Student Ambassadors Visit Elementary Schools

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    Student ambassadors from Merrick Avenue and Grand Avenue middle schools visited Saw Mill Road and Martin Avenue elementary schools in the North Bellmore School District to speak about their middle school experiences.

    “Our students did a great job explaining all the wonderful things MAMS has to offer,” said Merrick Avenue Principal Katelyn Dunn. “Ambassadors got our future seventh graders excited about their new school and eased any worries they had about the transition.”

    “We are proud of our amazing positive student leaders,” added Grand Avenue Principal Carlo Conte.

    Student ambassadors included Shane Brennan, Nicholas D'Amore, Julia Ragusa, Marjorie Baca, James McDermott, Ryan Lynch, Ryan Ragubir, Alexa Fico and Ali McCann from Merrick Avenue along with Dalton Chen, Hailey Dobbs, Katlyn Kesenbaum, Damien Moi, Erica Shatz, Luke Fischetti, Stephen Gambino, Claire Arnoff, John Bruendle, Sophia Fascianella, Alexa Jakobowski, Eamon Andrews and Antonio Dellaccio from Grand Avenue.

    Date Added: 5/17/2022

    Merrick Avenue’s Betiana Mujica is Scholastic Writing Contest Winner

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    Scholastic Action Magazine has named this year's True Teen Story national writing contest winner as Betiana Mujica of Merrick Avenue Middle School.

    “We loved Betiana’s vulnerability, as well as the touching and relatable way she described the feeling of being caught between two cultures,” wrote the editors on the Scholastic website.

    Mujica was selected from all other student entries in grades 6-12 around the country to earn top honors in the contest. She is currently in talks with Scholastic Magazine's editors and will be published in the magazine next school year.

    Read her winning entry here: Click here

    Date Added: 5/3/2022

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