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

Principal: Mr. Earl Mitchell

Assistant Principal: Ms. Lurdez Berrios

Assistant Principal: Mr. Paul Duguay

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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Veterans Make Connection With Amityville Students

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The district marked Veterans Day by providing students with first-hand accounts of history, as past and present servicemen and women visited Edmund W. Miles Middle School on Nov. 8 and Amityville Memorial High School on Nov. 14 to share their personal experiences.

The middle school welcomed 18 veterans who visited social studies classes throughout the day. They represented all branches of the military and served during different time periods, giving students perspective on several decades worth of world events. Volunteers from the National Junior Honor Society escorted them to the classrooms.

Among the speakers were several members of the school district who have served their country including Board of Education trustee Juan Leon, Administrator for Pupil Personnel Services Peter Paternostro, Assistant Administrator for Pupil Personnel Services Virginia Figueroa, social studies teacher Frank O’Brien and security guard Sikes Reese. Other guests included parents and representatives of local veterans organizations. Many veterans brought in artifacts to share including books, equipment, maps and photos.

“Students were able to hear multiple stories and perspectives about being in the service,” said Leslie Ciliotta, chairwoman for humanities. “We want students to not only show their appreciation for the people who fight for our country and our freedom, but also ask questions and explore a potential career path.”

Veterans also went to social studies classes at the high school. Department Chairwoman Dawn Mizrachi said that 25 men and women met with students to discuss their reasons for joining the armed forces, share stories from their service and talk about post-military life. She explained that by having veterans visit classes, students can establish connections with them and participate in meaningful dialogue about the historical events they have witnessed. 

Additional Veterans Day speakers at the middle school and high school included Loreal Best, Pierre Best, Donna Boyle, Jami Lyn Butto, Bill Coppola, Bill Demakakos, Director of Veterans’ Affairs from Farmingdale State College Eric Farina, Warren Hart, Ed Hayde, Ahad Ikram, Justin Jorgansen, Steven Labate, Nick LaLota, Chris Levi, Gene Murray, Tiffany Paurolo, Dwight Powers, Jason Rosser, Gabrielle Stewart, Mark Suckle, Jonathan Tisk, Chuck Vincuilla and Bill Walden.


Young Writers Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

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After several weeks of writing, editing and revising, eighth graders at Edmund W. Miles Middle School celebrated the completion of their first major writing assignment of the year.

Teacher Dawn Attanasio said the celebration was the culmination of much hard work by students in the memoir writing unit. Each student had to pick a meaningful moment in his or her life to write about. Many chose a memory from a place they visited, while others shared an experience with a family member or friend. 

Students brainstormed different moments in their lives and wrote those down in their writers notebooks. From there, each young author picked one memory to develop into a longer piece. Ms. Attanasio shared memoirs she had written over the years as examples.

At the celebration, a few students recited their pieces in front of the class. Then, they were able to go around the room, read each other’s memoirs and leave feedback on compliment pages. It closed out with a sharing circle, in which students discussed all that they learned about memoir writing.

“Students were given the experience of being real authors in making their work public, having a real audience and being proud of their writing,” she said. “They all did an excellent job with their memoirs and there was some very sophisticated writing.”

Middle School Celebrates Hispanic Culture With Flair

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Students celebrated Hispanic culture through song, dance and poetry at Edmund W. Miles Middle School on Oct. 25. The annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration featured the talents of dozens of student performers. 

After Luna Caicedo recited the Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish, choral students sang the national anthem, followed by the Gipsy Kings song “Bamboleo.” The orchestra performed “El Toro” and the band closed out the afternoon with “Hot Hot Hot.”

Señora Calderon’s dance troupe performed a variety of Latin dances including Punta, Salsa and Zumba. Drama students presented a skit on the life and legacy of Cesar Chavez, and several students read poems. 

Teachers participated in a flag salute highlighting Spanish-speaking countries and territories including Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. Teacher Charles Martine, who served as the program’s emcee, said the purpose of the celebration was to pay tribute to community members of Hispanic and Latino heritage. 

Schools throughout the district hosted Hispanic Heritage month celebrations throughout the week of Oct. 21-25. 

‘Ryan’s Story’ Brings Powerful Anti-Bullying Message to Amityville

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On the 16th anniversary of a day that changed his life, John Halligan told students in the district a powerful story about his son, Ryan, who was bullied in school and took his own life. He spoke to sixth graders at Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School and seventh, eighth and ninth graders at Edmund W. Miles Middle School on Oct. 7.

“Ryan’s Story,” which has been presented at more than 2,000 schools across the country including the middle school three years ago, began with Mr. Halligan introducing students to Ryan through photos and videos. He then went on to tell the story of how Ryan was bullied in his Vermont middle school and the tragic consequences that resulted. Ryan was 13 when he died. Within a year, Mr. Halligan’s efforts resulted in a Vermont law establishing bullying prevention programs in schools. Many states, including New York, have followed suit.

His presentation had several core messages including suicide prevention, forgiveness and the role of bystanders in allowing bullying to happen. He encourages students to examine how they treat each other and apologize to someone they may have wrongly treated, and also reminds them that they are loved dearly. 

Middle school Principal Earl Mitchell explained that Mr. Halligan has taken a painful and tragic experience and turned it into a learning experience for others. He thanked Mr. Halligan for sharing his personal story with Amityville students.  

Middle school social worker Beatriz Offitto added that October is National Bullying Prevention Month and Mr. Halligan’s presentation is one of several character education initiatives, including unity day and mix-it-up day. She said the goal of these different activities are to encourage students to talk to others outside of their normal social circles, make new friends and foster a bully-free culture.   

Park Avenue sixth graders said the emotional presentation shined a light on bullying, and how it can manifest itself in several ways, including in person and over the computer. Jeffrey Lopez said he learned not to get involved in cyberbullying, while Ryan Daly said she hopes that Mr. Halligan’s words inspire her classmates to take action if they notice someone being bullied.

Nicholas Leon noted that Ryan was bullied a lot in middle school, and felt this presentation was important because he and his classmates are on the cusp of middle school. He said he expects Mr. Halligan’s messages to stick with him for years to come. Nasir Grant added that small insults can become bigger over time and a situation can get out of hand. He said no student should ever strive to make others miserable, but instead should treat his or her peers with kindness and respect.


Middle School Hosts STEM and Tech Fair

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Students got a look at jobs opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics as the district and New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre hosted a STEM and Tech Fair at Edmund W. Miles Middle School on Sept. 18. It was open to middle and high school students as well as their families and community members. 

Several science- and technology-based institutions were on hand to showcase products that would excite students about careers in STEM fields. Farmingdale State College highlighted its nursing program while Wilson Tech, which offers 30 programs for high school sophomores and juniors, showcased its aviation program and allowed students to use a computer flight simulator. Brookhaven National Laboratories had a hands-on gravity and surface tension experiment. 

The New York Institute of Technology, Microsoft and the Long Island Gaming League partnered to showcase several technology initiatives including Xbox video games, Sphero robots and virtual reality headsets. In one activity, students were asked to use an iPad and control the Sphero robot and roll over numbers in a grid, finding a path that added up to exactly 24. 

The event also provided an opportunity for the district to show how science and technology are infused into the elementary, middle and high school curriculum. Northwest Elementary School Principal Kathleen Hyland, Assistant Principal Sonia Rodrigo and teachers Jenny Smith and Kerrin Faulker set up laptops that allowed guests to try their hands at coding using KidOYO, or view projects made by students using iMovie or Flipgrid.

Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School librarian Tim Quinn showed several of the items using the Makerspace program including green screen technology. He set up an interactive station for the circuitry invention kit Makey Makey. By holding a piece of foil connected to a wire and tapping on bananas, visitors could play the bongos.

Amityville Memorial High School social studies teacher Matthew Tomasi had a presentation on Brain Pop and Flocabulary, two programs filled with interactive content in all subject areas. The middle school had display boards filled with photos from activities that students have done in STEAM classes.

The fair was held to mark STEM and Tech Week in New York from Sept. 16-22. Dr. Thomas DeNicola, the assistant superintendent for technology and administrative services, said that it was an opportunity for the community to learn about technology integration in Amityville schools and throughout the region by seeing it and experiencing it for themselves. He noted that the fair was a collaborative effort among the district’s administration and faculty, Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre’s office, technology companies and Long Island science institutions.

Thursday, November 21, 2019