250 Merrick Road, Amityville, NY 11701
Phone Number: 631-565-6100
Grades: 10-12

Interim Principal: Dr. Mary DeRose
Interim Assistant Principal: Rod Wilkins




Amityville Memorial High School Recognized as National Breakthrough School by NASSP and Met-Life

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AMHS Artists Make Memorable Portraits

Prior to the end of the school year, members of the Amityville Memorial High School National Art Honor Society completed their work on The Memory Project a unique initiative in which advanced high school art students create original portraits for children from all over the world who have been abandoned, orphaned, abused, or neglected. AMHS art students received pictures of children who are waiting for portraits, then worked in their art classrooms and afterschool to create the portraits. Once finished, the portraits were delivered to the children overseas.

“Thanks to the generosity and support of our staff who have sponsored us for the past six years  we have been able to create portraits for children from the Ukraine, Peru, Mexico, Honduras and last year Guyana,” said AMHS art teacher Jayne Grasso, who oversees the students’ work and the school’s participation in the project.

This year AMHS students created portraits for children from the Philippines. Ben Schumaker, founder of The Memory Project, recently delivered the portraits to The Philippines. Watch the delivery:

This AMHS student artists who participated in The Memory Project are:

Student Artist
Angelica Gonzalez - Portrait of Iskol
David Hobbins - Portrait of Jamil
Josue Reyes - Portrait of Jane
Jerdh Michel - Portrait of Janice
Ebony Derr - Portrait of Jemma
Janae Hammond - Portrait of Esmael
Etiana Coley Mells - Portrait of Esmeralda
Lenny Ramirez - Portrait of Esperanza
Jamel Jenkins - Portraits of Evelyn, Jayron
Manuel Santos - Portrait of Ferdinan
Alexyss Robinson - Portrait of Gabriel
Melida Ventura - Portrait f Ginny
Brianna York - Portrait of Gino
Kerina Herard - Portrait of Glayds


Congratulations Class of 2014

Marching across the Lou Howard field, the Amityville High School Class of 2014 was met with rousing cheers and applause as they celebrated their graduation on June 28. The AMHS symphonic band, under the direction of Brian Wishin, played “Pomp and Circumstance” as a sea of red and silver proceeded into the ceremony.

Sgt. John Kreyer, commander of VFW Post 7223, began the ceremony by introducing the six members of the Class of 2014 who will be entering the military. He called up to the stage Latryce Gaddy (U.S. Army), Jamel Jenkins (U.S. Marine Corps), Mykel McLamb (U.S. National Guard), Jessica Rubio (U.S. Army), Gavin Stevens (U.S. Marine Corp) and Joseph Thomas (U.S. Army) to recognize and honor them for their decision to serve their country.

Interim Principal Dr. Mary DeRose congratulated the class on their accomplishments thus far, offering words of advice for the next leg of their journey. “You are a caring, compassionate group of young people who have the spirit and energy to change the things that need to be changed in this world,” Dr. DeRose said. She compared the challenges to those of David and Goliath, telling the graduates to stand strong no matter what they face. “There will be times you will be the underdog and face a much stronger opponent,” she said. “On your journey through life, you will encounter many situations where you will be the underdog. Class of 2014, go forward and take down Goliath.”

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mary Kelly also commended the graduates on their success. “It’s been an honor and privilege to watch you grow into the confident, kind and passionate young men and women you have become,” she said. “Today is a milestone that marks a wonderful chapter in your life. Take time to recognize the people who have made this possible – your family, friends, teachers, coaches and advisers. It’s time now for you to chart the course, set the sails and take charge of the next leg of your journey.”

Salutatorian Bilah Verno said she believed every one of her fellow classmates has what it takes to be successful in life. “Students in this class can do great things if we apply ourselves to the maximum capacity,” Verno said. “We overcame obstacles that were put before us. No matter what path you take it life, give it your all and you will succeed.”

Valedictorian David Holmes asked his fellow classmates how hard they are willing to work for what they want out of life. “What are you willing to do for what you believe?” he asked. “Nobody said it would be easy. We are a class of many different races, ethnicities and personalities. Today we come together as one, the Class of 2014. Our journey is not over. Learn from your mistakes; grow into the amazing people I know you all are. Your life is your book. You write the pages. How would you like people to read it?”

After remarks by 2014 President Stanley Colas and class adviser Maria Carrua, who both offered congratulations and well wishes for the soon-to-be graduates, the presentation of diplomas was met with roaring applause by all. Congratulations to the Amityville High School Class of 2014!




Top 25 Honored

Amityville Memorial High School hosted a special “Top 25 Breakfast” in the school courtyard for the 25 top-ranked students in the Class of 2014. Supt. of Schools Dr. Mary T. Kelly and Interim Principal Dr. Mary DeRose were among those on hand to praise the students on their excellent achievement this year. Top 25 member Anthony Abate entertained the group by performing the saxophone.

Track Stars Compete at States & Nationals; Place High in Multiple Competitions

The Amityville Memorial High School Warrior spring track team sent five runners to the New York State championships in Syracuse last weekend, where Travon Duncan finished 3rd overall in the entire state in the 110 high hurdles competition.  Travon was joined in Syracuse by Devante Duhancy, Collin Koward, Hassan Matthews, and Kaashief Morgan who competed in the 4x1 relay, finishing 9th overall.

The group competed at the national championships in Greensboro, North Carolina this past weekend, where they were accompanied by teammates Brenden Paula and Aasin Thomas. In the Emerging Elite  4x200 meter relay Hassan, Travon, Brenden  and Kaashief finished 3rd and ran the fastest time on Long Island. In the Emerging Elite 800-meter sprint medley relay Travon, Hassan, Devante and Kaashief teamed up to finish 4th and ran the 2nd fastest time on Long Island.

Their coach is Reynolds Hawkins, with help from Jerry Pollock.

Congratulations to the team on another successful showing!


Beaming with Pride

Amityville Memorial High School recently served as host to the annual end-of-the-year, district-wide dinner and celebration of student accomplishments and the arts, known as Pride Day. The AMHS Jazz Band, led by adviser Brian Carter, kicked off the festivities with yet another wonderful performance. Fourth-grade teacher and returning Master of Ceremonies Marc Engler delivered the opening remarks and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mary T. Kelly welcomed Amityville students, their families and friends, faculty, staff, administration and Board of Education members, all of whom gathered on the AMHS field on a beautiful afternoon–early evening.

Students from Northeast Elementary School led guests in the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance. They, along with singers from Northwest and Park Avenue Memorial Elementary Schools and Edmund W. Miles Middle School delivered uplifting choral selections before the Presentation of Stars from their respective schools. The EWMMS Step Team also performed and AMHS presented its Stars as well.

Director of Fine Arts Fran Fernandez coordinated the event.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014