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

Principal: Edward Plaia
Assistant Principal/DASA Coordinator: Kristy Pagliari
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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National Junior Honor Society Welcomes New Members

National Junior Honor Society Welcomes New Members Photo

Sixteen students were recognized for their academic achievements and good character when they were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society at Edmund W. Miles Middle School in the Amityville Union Free School District.

The afternoon ceremony on May 15 featured a candle-lighting ceremony to mark the five traits required for membership: scholarship, leadership, service, character and citizenship. Speakers included Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mary T. Kelly, Principal Edward Plaia and Assistant Principal Kristy Pagliari, who told the inductees to continue to embrace those values.  

Honor society members, under the direction of adviser Carlee Wallenstein, perform several community service activities a year. They volunteer at the family learning nights at Northeast and Northwest elementary schools and raise money for the Make-A-Wish foundation.

The new members are Yaneli Amaya, Mikhail Ankudovych, Saniya Bryant, Melissa Contreras, Brandon Dennis, Sanabria Denixon, Brandon Fernandez, Julianna Figueroa, David Fuentes, Alex Hargrove, Randy Jerez, Andielynn Llama, Gianely McCatty, Samanta Molina, Scott Pineda and Samirah Rouzier. They were joined by family members and their fellow seventh-grade classmates.

“These students are our future,” Mr. Plaia said. “Our future is bright because they are going to be in charge.”

Video: A Focus on Community Service


Students at Edmund W. Miles Middle School participate in numerous community service initiatives and talk about why it’s important to give back. 

Passion Through Poetry at Middle School

Passion Through Poetry at Middle School Photo

Students and staff celebrated the written word at Edmund W. Miles Middle School in the Amityville Union Free School District, which hosted its fourth annual Poetry Slam and Literacy Night on May 1.

As guests arrived, they received booklets featuring 230 original poems written by seventh- through ninth-graders. Several dozen students got on stage to share their poems, which were written on topics that evidenced their individual interests and passions. 

The presentation also included a video featuring Amityville students in “Just Read On,” a parody of the Aoki song “Just Hold On.” Following the poetry slam, students visited the library and filled up bags with free books, many of which were donated by the Book Fairies. Dinner and raffles followed in the cafeteria. The event was organized by librarian Lynn Cesiro with support from the Middle School Literacy Team, ELA teachers and administrators.

Aspiring Scientists Bring Pride to Amityville

Aspiring Scientists Bring Pride to Amityville Photo
Aspiring Scientists Bring Pride to Amityville Photo 2
Students from the district’s independent science research program took home awards at the 2017 STEM Diversity Summit hosted by Farmingdale State College. This year’s theme was “Broadening the STEM/STEAM Education Pipeline and Workforce.”

A team of ninth-graders from Edmund W. Miles Middle School won first place in the Technology category for their project, “A Targeted Molecular Modeling Approach to Find Novel Treatments for Polycythemia Vera.” The students, Jeffrey Garcia, Nathalie Larin, Jazmin Ruiz-Marcelo, Amelia Tisk, Alexa Victor and Z’Dhanne Williams, presented their findings on the rare blood disorder and their use of molecular modeling software.

An eighth-grade team from the middle school earned fourth place for their project, “Scientific Practices and Our Open Ecosystem” in the Life category. The group, consisting of Kaya Branscum, Alexander Diaz, Shawn Fields, Myla Griffin, Brianna McQueen, Amber Palmer and Lenesha Swan, established a tank with a fish, java moss, and beneficial bacteria, and discussed and maintained the nitrogen cycle within the tank.

The two groups were mentored by science research teacher Alexis Charles. The future scientists were recognized publicly at the April 19 Board of Education meeting by Farmingdale’s Executive Assistant to the President Dr. Veronica Henry.

‘Lion King’ This Weekend at Middle School

‘Lion King’ This Weekend at Middle School Photo
The Edmund W. Miles Middle School Drama Club will present Disney’s “The Lion King Jr.” on Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13. Show times are 7:30 p.m. in the middle school gymnasium.

The play features a cast of 20 student-actors. Lead roles will be played by Saniya Bryant as young Simba, Levi McCatty as older Simba, Justin Bethea as Scar, Amelia Tisk as Shenzi, Trinity Tobin as Nala and Trey Fulton as Mufasa. Students from Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School will perform as lionesses.

The director is Gerald Asbell and the assistant director is Carl Ferrara, along with support from Melissa Asbell, Erik Lee and Ginger Lee. High school students assisted with set construction.

Tickets are $5 each, and at Saturday’s show two people will be admitted for the price of one.  

Sunday, May 28, 2017