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Points of Pride

 

At Amityville Memorial High School:

  • The Class of 2018 earned more than $1.35 million in scholarships.
  • Seniors have been accepted to many prestigious colleges including Cornell University, New York University, University of Chicago, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Brandeis University, Clark University, Stony Brook University, Hampton University and Howard University.
  • Nearly half of all students are enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement course. 
  • The district was named to the College Board’s eighth annual AP District Honor Roll for its increase in the number of students participating in AP courses while also increasing the percentage of students earning AP exam scores of 3 or higher. 
  • Four students from the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) placed in business-related competitions at the regional level and participated in the state championship. 
  • In a partnership with Stony Brook University, 10 students participated in the Health Careers Academic Readiness and Excellence program to gain insight into various professions in the health care field. 
  • Through the Cultural Exchange program, students welcomed their peers from Islip and Sayville high schools and formed new friendships.
  • Three science research students from Amityville Memorial High School have been selected for a prestigious summer internship at Northwell Health’s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.
  • A senior used the life-saving skills he learned through the First Aid/CPR course to save the life of a co-worker who suffered a medical emergency.
  • Two sophomores received the Students Building Bridges Award from the Jewish Community Relations Council of Long Island. 
  • The inaugural homecoming festival and bonfire featured participation from student clubs, all five schools and community organizations.
  • Students invited veterans to the school for a program and luncheon to honor their service to our country. 
  • The Warrior Awareness Club purchased and wrapped toys to benefit children living in shelters for the holidays.
  • To promote peace, students participate in the annual Shanti Fund Peace program. Additionally, a junior won a $1,000 scholarship for her award-winning submission to the Shanti Fund Peace Program. Her work is featured in the Shanti Fund annual calendar.

 

At Edmund W. Miles Middle School:

  • All eighth-graders have been accelerated in math and science and are taking Regents exams in Algebra I and Living Environment. Ninth-graders are taking Regents exams in Geometry and Earth Science.
  • Middle school students have the opportunity to participate in Advanced Placement and Pre-AP courses, including AP Human Geography and Pre-AP English.
  • Students in the Life Skills program participate in the Practical Assessment Exploration Systems (PAES) lab. 
  • Students created a kindness rock garden by painting rocks with positive and inspirational messages. 
  • In STEAM classes, students are learning computer programming skills with coding lessons through the kidOYO online educational community. Students also participated in the Hour of Code initiative. 
  • The new Robotics Club took part in its first competition, besting several experienced teams at the Lego First event.
  • Volunteers from the National Junior Honor Society engaged in numerous community service projects, including assisting at elementary school Family Learning Nights. 
  • Students received recognition for their academic achievements and good character as Warriors of the Week and Warriors of the Month.

 

At Our Elementary Schools:

  • For the first time, a fourth-grader was the winner of the Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School spelling bee, and represented the district at the Scripps Howard regional competition at Hofstra University.
  • For National Bullying Prevention Month, students at Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School spread kindness by creating posters with antibullying messages.
  • Park Avenue welcomed local professionals to discuss their careers as part of College and Career Readiness Week.
  • Each of the three elementary schools participated in Hispanic Heritage Month and Black History Month activities.
  • Northwest Elementary School students created colorful murals and buddy benches under the direction of a professional artist. 
  • During Character Counts week, Northwest Elementary School students participated in different activities that focused on the six pillars of character.
  • Students and their parents, guardians and siblings came together for educational activities at Northeast Elementary School’s family learning nights. 
  • Kindergartners at Northeast Elementary School honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by dressing up to reflect their desired careers during “I Have a Dream” Day.

 

In the Arts:

  • Two students had pieces chosen for the student art exhibit at the New York State School Boards Association conference. 
  • Two students from Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School had their artwork on display at the New York State School Boards Association conference. 
  • Two students from Amityville Memorial High School were accepted into the For the Love of Art: Foundations program at Adelphi University.
  • Two students had their work accepted into the Advanced Visions 14 art exhibition for high school artists of excellence. 
  • Four students from Northwest Elementary School had their artwork submitted into the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Fine Arts and Essay Exhibition, sponsored by the New York State Education Department.
  • Four students from Amityville Memorial High School had their work selected for the Suffolk County Art Leaders Association All-County Art Exhibition, including one in the Senior Scholarship section. 
  • Eleven students from Park Avenue Elementary School, Edmund W. Miles Middle School and Amityville Memorial High School participated in the Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association All-County festival. 
  • Three students from Park Avenue Elementary School and Edmund W. Miles Middle School participated in the Long Island String Festival.
  • Twenty-two art students from Northeast Elementary School, Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School and Edmund W. Miles Middle School were part of the SCALA Children’s Art Show.
  • The Amityville Memorial High School Drama Club presented four performances of “Seussical.”

 

On Our Athletic Fields:

  • The boys varsity basketball team won the New York State championship. 
  • A senior wrestler was New York State champion in his weight class, placed second nationally and is a three-time All-American.
  • A senior scored his 1,500th point as a member of the boys varsity basketball team. 
  • A junior set the single-game record with 45 points in a boys varsity basketball game, and achieved 1,500 points for his career. 
  • A member of the girls track team set the school record for the 55-meter dash. 
  • A member of the boys varsity soccer team set the single-season record for goals scored.
  • The girls varsity cheerleading squad participated in its first competitive season. 
Tuesday, August 14, 2018