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

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

Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 2:17 p.m.


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 Students Have a New Reading Buddy

Middle School Students Have a New Reading Buddy
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Middle School Students Have a New Reading Buddy 3
Buddy the dog has quickly become a favorite friend at Edmund W. Miles Middle School. He visits Ricki Budnick’s class every Monday morning, and students gather around to read to him.

Reading to dogs has proved to be a therapeutic approach in the development of literacy skills. Ms. Budnick explained that the students find it relaxing because the dog is nonjudgmental. Children select the books they want to read and sometimes do a theme, such as on Feb. 6 when they all picked animal stories.

Buddy comes with his handler, Joan Kemnitzer, a volunteer from Bideawee’s Pet Partners program. Ms. Budnick found out about the program from school librarian Lynn Cesiro, and said she plans to continue it for the rest of the school year.

History Told Through Talent at Middle School

History Told Through Talent at Middle School

With poetry, song and dance, students at Edmund W. Miles Middle School took to the stage to mark Black History Month.

The Feb. 16 talent show featured “Lean On Me” sang by the chorus under the direction of Kate Dickson; a jazz band performance led by Joseph Sciolino; and an orchestral rendition of Scott Joplin’s “The Entertainer,” conducted by Bianca Ferrante.

There were also various individual and group performances such as a modern rap, an African dance, a presentation on women in the arts and a skit about first African-American baseball player Jackie Robinson and his welcoming teammate Pee Wee Reese. Tributes to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Barack Obama and Michelle Obama brought a half-century of history to life.

Middle School Scientists Explore the World


Project boards detailing the scientific method lined the tables in the cafeteria at Edmund W. Miles Middle School which recently hosted its annual science fair. Parents and family members were invited to come see the discoveries their children made.

Each seventh-grade student picked a topic of interest and completed an experiment at home. Their inquiry, which included making a hypothesis, analyzing data and drawing conclusions, was highlighted on project boards.

Students studied a variety of areas including volcanoes, electricity, air pressure, the human body and astronomy. Many of the projects centered on food including, “Which cereal stays crunchy in milk longer?” and “Which bread grows mold faster?”

Eighth-graders in the Science Research program also presented the work they have been doing with area scientists at institutions such as Farmingdale State College, Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratories. A group of students studying a rare type of cancer known as polycythemia vera built a model to demonstrate the blood flow of people with disease compared to people without it.

Middle School Students Celebrate Equality

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X were among the civil rights leaders that students recently learned about at Edmund W. Miles Middle School.

Students listened to two famed speeches — “I Have a Dream” by Dr. King and “By Any Means Necessary” by Malcolm X. Under the direction of social studies Chairwoman Jaclyn O’Hagan and art teacher Nicole Scoca, they created abstract paintings based on their emotions from hearing the speeches. Students had to paint without any recognizable words or imagery while focusing on line, shape, texture and color. For the second part of the project, they chose quotes from either civil rights leader and added the words on top of their abstract painting, along with an image of the person.

Teacher Allyson Kretz created a lesson to show students the similarities they share. They each received a white egg and a brown egg, and had to break both into a bowl. Once the shells were removed, they tried to tell which one was which.

“Just like people, even though we may look different on the outside, we’re all the same on the inside,” said Ms. Kretz. “The overall message was that we should all treat each other the same and we are all equal.”

Tuesday, March 28, 2017