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Points of Pride

 

At Amityville Memorial High School:

  • Students participated in science research at Farmingdale State College, Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory.
  • Students in the Independent Science Research program were selected to participate in a prestigious summer internship at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.
  • Students from the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) placed in business-related competitions at the regional level and participated in the state championship.
  • Students were recognized by the College Board as Advanced Placement Scholars.
  • Nearly 90 percent of graduates in the Class of 2016 are currently attending two- or four-year colleges. Seniors earned nearly $2 million in scholarships and gained admission to colleges such as New York University, Columbia University and Binghamton University.
  • Advanced Placement Government students attended the Long Island Smart Growth Summit to network with business leaders, developers and elected officials and take part in various workshops.
  • Students invited veterans to school for a program and luncheon to honor their service to our country.
  • Students have received Student of the Month awards for outstanding character and leadership.
  • Students visited South Oaks Hospital to learn about careers in the medical field.
  • Students had the opportunity to earn college credit through the Smart Scholars Early College High School program at Farmingdale State College and Syracuse University Project Advance courses.
  • The Warrior Awareness Club purchased and wrapped toys to benefit children living in shelters for the holidays.
  • In a partnership with Stony Brook University, students participated in the Health Careers Academic Readiness and Excellence program.
  • Students are honored monthly by the Amityville Rotary Club.
  • A technology teacher was honored with a Bright Lights award by the Association of Suffolk Supervisors for Educational Technologies.

 

At Edmund W. Miles Middle School:

  • Science Research students earned first place at the STEM Diversity Summit at Farmingdale State College.
  • All eighth-grade students have been accelerated in science and math.
  • More than one-third of students have made the Honor Roll.
  • The New York State English Council recognized three teachers at its fall conference.
  • Ninth-graders in the Advanced Placement Human Geography course participated in mock debates prior to the presidential election.
  • Volunteers from the National Junior Honor Society engaged in numerous community service projects, including assisting at elementary Family Learning Nights.
  • Students created a global plan of action through the Shanti Fund’s Long Island Schools Project.
  • Through the Columbia Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Project, several ELA classes have held publishing parties to celebrate student work.
  • Ninth-graders visited Yale University and Sacred Heart University with their social studies teachers.
  • Students received recognition for their academic achievements and good character as Warriors of the Week and Warriors of the Month.

 

At Our Elementary Schools:

• A sixth-grader at Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School represented the district for the second consecutive year at the Scripps Howard regional spelling bee.

  • Each of the three elementary schools participated in Hispanic Heritage Month and Black History Month activities.
  • Northwest Elementary School students made valentines for veterans.
  • The New York State lieutenant governor visited Northwest Elementary School to promote reading.
  • Northeast Elementary School received an American flag flown during several missions of the U.S. Joint Task Force.

 

In the Arts:

  • Students from Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School had their artwork on display at the New York State School Boards Association conference.
  • Student artists from the district had their work displayed at the Town of Babylon’s Hispanic Heritage Month Festival and Art Exhibition.
  • Artists from the high school created a community mural to highlight familiar locations in Amityville.
  • Seniors had their artwork featured in the Advanced Visions 13: High School Artists of Excellence show.
  • Advanced Placement art students were chosen to have their work included in the Go APE Advanced Placement Student Art Exhibition.
  • Student musicians were selected to perform at the Suffolk County Music Educators Association All-County Festival.
  • French horn players represented the district in the annual SCMEA Day of Horn Festival.
  • A ninth-grade cello player was selected as a member of the 2016-17 Long Island String Festival Association’s Secondary School Orchestra.
  • Art students were chosen to represent the district in the Suffolk County Art Leaders Association exhibit.

 

On Our Athletic Fields:

  • The boys varsity soccer team won the Long Island championship.
  • A senior scored her 1,000th point as a member of the girls varsity basketball team.
  • A junior set the single-game record with 45 points in a boys varsity basketball game, and also achieved 1,000 points for his career.
  • A junior was the Suffolk County wrestling champion in his weight class.
  • The boys varsity track team won the Suffolk County championship.
  • Students from multiple teams have been recognized as scholar-athletes by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017