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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EWMMS Students Raise $1,300 for Make-A-Wish

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Coordinated by members of the National Junior Honor Society, along with their adviser Carlee Wallenstein, Edmund W. Miles Middle School raised $1,300 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Coins for Wishes program.

In an effort to raise money for this charity while engaging in friendly competition within their school community, students in their homerooms were encouraged to raise funds for the organization. Jack Zider’s homeroom class collectively raised the most with a total of $500, which allowed them to participate in a “Castle Ball” game against their teachers.

Students in the NJHS had the opportunity to meet the two Make-A-Wish children who would benefit from their contributions during a gathering at TD Bank in Lake Ronkonkoma. Their donations will help send a 17-year-old girl to Comic-Con in California this July and a 9-year-old boy whose wish is to go to Legoland.

“The kids work so hard every year to raise money for charity,” said Wallenstein.




Opening the Door to Reading

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Creativity filled the hallways at Edmund W. Miles Middle School as students and faculty members at EWMMS participated in an “Open the Door to Reading Contest.”

Coordinated by school librarian Lynn Cesiro, teachers along with help from students, colorfully decorated the outside of their classroom doors to represent a book or book series. Some of the book themes included, “The Hunger Games” series by Suzanne Collins, Laura Numeroff’s “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” “Holes” written by Louis Sachar and Dr. Seuss’ “Oh the Places You’ll Go.”

During their English class, students walked to participating classrooms where they took selfies with the doors. They selected their favorite decorated door to post and share with the EWWMS library’s Instagram, @ewmmslibrary.

English teacher Kathryn Dodd’s “Oh the Places You’ll Go” book door theme had the most selfies shared on Instagram, which deemed her to the winner of the contest. As the winner, she earned a $10 gift card to The Yearbook Café.




First-Hand Lesson on a Tragic Event in History

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Eighth-grade students at Edmund W. Miles Middle School received a first-hand lesson about the Holocaust from survivor Stephen Berger.

Born and raised in Debrecen, Hungary, Mr. Berger was 16 years old living with his parents and younger sister when Adolf Hitler and his army invaded Hungary and set up a temporary ghetto for Jewish Hungarians. Mr. Berger, along with his parents and sister, were forced from their home into the ghetto and then sent to the Strasshof concentration camp. Separated from his father, Mr. Berger, his mother and sister were sent to a slave labor camp in Vienna, Austria.

Suffering from a lack of food, medical care and numerous beatings from his Nazi captors and collaborators, Mr. Berger and his family survived these brutal conditions until liberated by the Russian Army in April 1945.

Upon his return to Hungary, Stephen sadly learned that 26 members of his family had perished at Auschwitz. In December 1945, Mr. Berger and his family immigrated to the United States.

While sharing his inspirational story and experiences, he cautioned the students about the harmful effects of discrimination. Following his presentation, Mr. Berger answered questions from students and took time to meet with them individually.

Friday, May 27, 2016