501 Route 110, Amityville, NY 11701
Phone Number: 631-565-6200
Grades: 7-9

Principal: Edward Plaia
Assistant Principal: Kristy Pagliari
Academic Dean of Students: Earl Mitchell

 

Mission Statement

 


The goal of Edmund W. Miles Middle School is to promote the social, emotional, and intellectual growth of every single student. Our expectations will be high, because we believe that every single student has the capacity to succeed. Our focus is to provide a school setting that is safe and responsive to the educational and developmental needs of our students.  Our vision is shared by administrators, students, parents, community members, and all faculty and staff members.  This vision will enable all of our students to become excellent citizens and life-long learners.

 

 

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Middle School Welcomes Seventh Graders

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Students in Amityville’s class of 2022 began their secondary journey on Aug. 25 as they gathered at Edmund W. Miles Middle School for seventh-grade orientation.

The school will welcome approximately 220 seventh graders this September. They received an introduction to the place where they will spend the next three years of their lives.

Administrators spoke to the students and their parents about the expectations of middle school. They reviewed topics such as the course offerings, grading system, dress code, electronics policy and lunchtime procedure. Students also learned about the sports and after-school activities that are available, including a new robotics club.

Principal Edward Plaia held a raffle, picking tickets and awarding 10 incoming students with black and red canvas bags filled with goodies such as an Amityville T-shirt, a novel and school supplies. All students took home a binder and a marble notebook.

Before leaving, the seventh graders received their schedules for the 2016-17 school year, and were able to tour the school to find the location of their classes.

Mr. Plaia said that orientation is designed to ease anxiety for the students as they transition to a new school. “It was great to see the excitement on the faces of our incoming seventh graders,” he said. “I welcome them to the school and wish them much success.”




Educator Receives NYS English Council Mini-Grant

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The District is pleased to announce that Edmund W. Miles Middle School teacher and English chairperson Reinaldo Latorre was selected to receive a 2016 New York State English Council Mini-Grant Award.

To be considered for the $500 mini-grant award, Latorre completed a detailed application where he explained how the grant money would be spent. The project plan included an essential question, instructional focus, rationale, purpose, Common Core Learning Standards that are addressed, objectives, educational learning activities and assessment. The Mini-Grant Program is intended to support NYSCE members who strive to create, explore or enrich instruction in ELA.

“We are happy to receive this funding which will enable us to purchase more books for our students, so they can continue to raise their reading levels,” said Latorre.

Latorre will be presented the award at the NYSEC Awards Luncheon held at The Albany Marriott on Oct. 21.

EWMMS Students Engage in Electoral Debate

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In recognition of the upcoming presidential election, eighth-grade students at Edmund W. Miles Middle School showcased their knowledge about the 2016 presidential candidates during an election debate.

In preparation for the event, students in their ELA classes created personal narratives and investigative journal pieces about the current candidates. These writing pieces were displayed in the library during the activity.

For the election debate, students chose to represent Hilary Clinton or Donald Trump and disputed the candidate’s view on modern issues. Moderated by social studies teacher Paul Duguay, students deliberated on the concerns of gun control, women’s issues, immigration, healthcare, foreign policy and LGBT rights. The eighth-graders presented for a panel of judges who decided which team of students best defended their candidate’s view on the topic.  

While students engaged in debate, their peers worked on Chromebooks in Google Classroom to comment on how well their classmates represented their candidate’s stand on the issue.

Milestone Moments

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Leading up to the weekend’s high school commencement exercises, Northeast, Northwest and Park Avenue Memorial elementary schools, along with Edmund W. Miles Middle School, conducted moving up ceremonies to honor kindergartners, third-graders, sixth-graders and ninth-graders, respectively as they advance to their next school and reach yet another milestone in their educational journey.

Congratulations to all the students on their academic achievements!

 

Northeast Kindergarten Moving Up

Northwest Third-Grade Moving Up

Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School Sixth-Grade Moving Up

Edmund W. Miles Middle School Ninth-Grade Moving Up

 

 

Friday, August 26, 2016