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Merrick Avenue Middle School

Address: 1870 Merrick Ave, Merrick, NY 11566
Main Office: (516) 992-1200
Attendance: (516) 992-1227
Guidance: (516) 992-1220
Nurse: (516) 992-1260
Fax: (516) 867-6391
Principal: Katelyn Dunn
Asst. Principals: Richard Aceste & Kate Caporusso

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Current News

MAMS, GAMS French Students Take in Hockey Game

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On April 11, more than 100 French students from Merrick Avenue and Grand Avenue Middle Schools came together with their families and teachers to enjoy an evening of French and hockey at the New York Islanders-Montréal Canadiens game at the UBS arena.

Organized by Madame Schleith, Madame Hayes and Monsieur Zawislak, the evening started with a meet and greet with four-time Stanley Cup winner Islander legend and Hall of Famer, Denis Potvin. Students engaged with Denis Potvin in French by asking him questions and learning about his hockey career.

Schleith referred to the experience as, ‘C'était très intéressant!’ or ‘very interesting.’

“Students, parents, and teachers then enjoyed a lively game between the Montréal-Canadiens and the Islanders,” explained Schleith.

“Students rooted for their favorite team, took pictures with the Islander’s mascot, Sparky, and some even grabbed a t-shirt,” added Hayes.

“The UBS arena even honored the evening by including the names of our schools on the Jumbotron,” included Zawislak.

Whether students and their family rooted for the Islanders or the Montréal-Canadiens, a great time was had by all.

Click here to view the photo slideshow.

Date Added: 4/19/2024

Isabella Vargas of MAMS Is Runner-up in Scholastic Contest

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Isabella Vargas, an eighth grader at Merrick Avenue Middle School, has been selected as a runner-up in this year's Scholastic Action True Teen Story contest.

The October 2023 contest called for students to share a short essay about a struggle they’ve faced, a passion they have or something that makes them special. 

A student in Brett Schwartz’s reading lab, Vargas said the teacher was integral in submitting her piece about her “mental health journey.”

“He encouraged me to write about it and helped me edit the story,” she mentioned.

Kim Serpe, an English chairperson, said “it’s amazing that Vargas has taken a situation, which is probably very challenging to her and put it in writing for her own catharsis as well as to help other teenagers.”

She added that Schwartz often “provides students with writing opportunities that enable self-reflection to create a non-fiction piece about themselves.” 

Vargas will receive a cash prize.


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