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Memorial Junior High School

320 Fletcher Avenue, Valley Stream, NY 11580
Main Office Phone: (516) 872-7700

 

Principal: Bret Strauss
Assistant Principal: John Squadrito
Assistant Principal: Kamillah Dawkins



"Excellence in Academics and Ethics"

 

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 MJHS Back to School Night is scheduled for September 28th at 7pm

 

A Message from Memorial's Principal - Bret Strauss

Welcome to Memorial Junior High School.  We are extremely proud of our commitment to Excellence in Academics and Ethics and remain dedicated to ensuring that all students, parents, faculty and staff work together to ensure the success of our students as they transition from middle school to high school.

Memorial provides a warm, caring, and supportive learning environment as well as a rigorous academic program for students in grades seven through nine.   We offer students a superior and challenging academic program through rigorous courses of study in Math, Science, English and Social Studies as well as a variety of elective programs in Music, Science, Technology, Family and Consumer Science and Art.  Our dedicated staff works closely with students to help them excel in their studies.  Our teachers provide extra help after school at least two times per week.  I strongly suggest that you encourage your child to attend these after school extra help sessions to help reinforce what he/she learned in class and to help prepare him/her for upcoming assessments.   

The social-emotional development of our students is a major concern at Memorial.  Our staff offers a variety of support for our young adolescents.  You will find that our school counselors, social workers and school psychologist are compassionate and will work closely with the students to ensure their success. In addition, we provide many opportunities for student involvement through athletics, clubs and various extracurricular activities.

An extremely important component to student success is parental involvement.  Studies confirm that parent involvement has an enormous impact on student attitude, attendance, and academic achievement. We encourage all parents/guardians to stay connected to the education of their children and remain in close contact with teachers, counselors and administrators throughout their child’s time at Memorial. Please use the contact information listed on this website to stay in touch consistently during the school year.

It is our belief that students thrive in a safe and structured environment.  Therefore, we are committed to the safety of all students and promote positive interactions through a positive reward system called the “Good Deed Program.” Our B.R.A.V.E. (Believe in the Rights and Values of Everyone) program promotes citizenship and ensures that all students are able to learn and grow in a safe and nurturing environment. It is our goal that each child realizes his/her maximum learning potential.  As a result, we have set high standards for academic achievement and student behavior.
 
I have every confidence that your child will enjoy his/her time at Memorial and that your child will be well prepared to meet the demands of high school and beyond through the development of higher level learning and critical thinking skills.  I am confident that they will build positive relationships with their teachers and peers and will continue to grow as responsible citizens and lifelong learners.

Thank you for the privilege of working with your children.
Sincerely,

Bret Strauss
Principal
Memorial Junior High School


Announcements:

VSCHSD Honors AP Scholars

National AP Scholars

Every fall, the Valley Stream Central High School District’s Board of Education and Administration recognize AP Scholar Award recipients from the current senior class. On Oct. 10, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bill Heidenreich and Board of Education President William Stris presented certificates to these students in acknowledgment of their exceptional scores earned last spring. 

Valley Stream students were identified as AP Scholars, AP Scholars with Honors and AP Scholars with Distinctions. Additionally, three students earned the elite title of National AP Scholar. Congratulations to Joseph Campbell and David Manikas of South and Mohammad Qadri of North for this extraordinary accomplishment. 

AP Scholar recognitions are presented by the College Board based on students’ Advanced Placement examination performances. The district provides an assortment of AP courses, which are of college-level rigor, at Central, North and South high schools. This year, the AP offerings have been expanded in the district to include an AP Capstone component. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take college-level courses while still in high school. Students can earn college credit, advanced placement or both based on successful performance on the AP exams. The district congratulates the following students:

AP Scholar (granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams)

Central High School: Naima Alakham, Julian Castillo, Anika Chowdhury, Anthony Cruz, Natasha Dhanraj, Genesis Duran, Miguel Giral, Deanna Hammond-Young, Antoine Jean-Louis, Emily Lopez, Jeannine Nwade, Ogechi Okafor, Shaffan Rangoonwala, Zachari Rose, Amber Shaukat, Amrit Singh, Joshua Tanoy, Giovanni Thomassini, Alexander Trajan, Brianna Williams.

North High School: Daniel Acosta, Courtnae Alves, Ayesha Azeem, John Biegler, Ayele Brockington, Rebekah Buon, Angelica Celis, Christina Chalmers, Sabrina Connolly, Daniela Crimi, Audrey D’Aulisa, Laila Drosman, Kailyn Fan, Christopher Ferro, Daniel Fitzsimmons, Jessica Fornells, Anthony Franco, Geralyn Jones, Annaelle Lafontant, Corinne Lima, Brian Milone, Joseph Munson, Wajeeha Nadeem, Mia Peredo, Sean Rogers, Ryan Sabini, Justin Schoenfeld, Sameen Siddiqui, Nikolas Tartamella, Courtney Taylor, Anthony Terzulli, Jacqueline Winslow, Michael Winslow.

South High School: Amaan Abdullah, Sheza Ali, Bayza Assefa, Brook Assefa, Maham Ayaz, Maria Baig, Christopher Blake, Wayne Chen, Allendy Decopin, Christian Edwards, Jonathan Eugene, Janez Francis, Jack Franzino, Brian Garay, Sarah Henao, Joshua Hernandez, Melanie Ingber, Julian Jeffrey-Wilensky, Filip Konieczny, Andrew Lazzara, Julianna Lentini, Caitlyn Lopeck, Seancris Luyun, Ibrahim Mozawalla, Osama Oza, Taranveer Pabla, Maximo Ramos, Jason Robles, Imman Shah, Sophia Sheinin, Joshua Starling, Brian Sterling, Liam Tormey, Natalia Walawender, Preston Yeh, Ariel Yeni.

AP Scholar with Honor (granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams)

Central High School: Ayana Bisnar, Leah Clegg, Rebecca Colgan, Lena Demas, Omar Elhoriny, Hajra Ilyas, Asadullah Mian, Christopher Mitto, Hannah Roldan, Suleman Shahid, Aianne Urgel.

North High School: Ashley Augustin, Christopher Basile, Jacqueline Blain, Christian Chalmers, Karen Chan, Rahul Dutt, Alexa Foster, Arshia Iqbal, Kathleen Kearney, Clara Leyendecker, Christian Pareja, Steven Santiago, Christopher Schwabe, Alicia Tsu, Justine Woracek.

South High School: Matthew Almonte, Nicole Ayora-Gonzalez, William Bertiz, Jacob Ebert, Robert Espinal, Adejuwon Fasanya, Meron Ippolito, Ryan Prashad, Shane Sackichand, Aaliyah Schultz, Lesly Tapia-Ramos.

AP Scholar with Distinction (granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams) 

Central High School: Bianca Balkaran, Mutahira Bhatti, Adam Birch, Ogochukwu Chukwuma, Raylana Ciceron, Adrian Erazo, Rachel Guilbaud, Alesha Gutierrez, Melanie Heeralal, Robby Lyallpuri, Amanda Mirville, Chinonyelum Okoli, Tasnova Osmani, Aaron Presto, Jonathan Val, Alisha Victor.

North High School: Angelena Barone, Bianca Bernier, Amelia Cossentino, Chloe Cossentino, Tristan Darshan, Abigail Fitzsimmons, Gabriella Grand-Pierre, Pablo Hernandez, Shane Johnson, Valeria Ladino, Mohammad Qadri, Hassan Raja, Michael Russo, Cassie Saracino, Nithin Seelan, Jared Shapiro, Benjamin Testani, Sophia Thomson.

South High School: Ann Ballesteros, Joseph Campbell, Nicholas Chen, Nicolas Farias, Emilio Fredericks, Ryan Harnanan, David Manikas, Christopher Possidel.

National AP Scholar (granted to students who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams)

South High School: Joseph Campbell, David Manikas. 
North High School: Mohammad Qadri.

 

Memorial Students Rise Above Bullying

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Memorial Junior High School students showed their good character on October 2 for National Stomp Out Bullying Day. The BRAVE Club, led by teachers Amanda Milano and Brian Kelly, led an initiative that promoted positive behavior, kindness and compassion. The group  organized a video for students to watch and placed balloon pledge cards in first period teachers’ mailboxes. Students signed the cards and stated their promises to be “upstanders,” and club members organized an uplifting display in the main lobby.
 

Memorial Students Express School Spirit at Pep Rally

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Pep rally pride resonated throughout Valley Stream Memorial Junior High School on Oct. 6, when students and staff members filled the gymnasium to celebrate the culminating day of an event-filled Spirit Week. The annual gathering brought excitement as classes connected to cheer on sports teams and enjoy entertainment. 

Spirit Week kicked off on Oct. 2 and involved a different theme each day. The pep rally featured music from the band, a dance show by the kickline and a number of athletic highlights. Each junior varsity team and junior high school team was introduced and players received applause from the stands as they were individually called to the center of the gymnasium floor. 

A dance followed later that evening, during which students continued their Hurricane relief fundraising efforts for those in Puerto Rico and Texas. 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017