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.