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Attention 9th Graders! Cocoa and Cram 1/10

Our annual clothing drive has begun. Please take a minute to clean out those drawers and closets. All of our clothing goes to “My sister’s place” in Ansonia that serves families suffering from domestic violence or in desperate need of clothes. All items shoes, jackets, pants, shirts, gloves, scarfs and sweatshirts are welcome.


Students left to right kneeling in the front row:  Hanin Anwer, Elena Lupoli, Isaiah McCoy, Alex Gilbride, Ariyanna Orosco, Nyeela Miller, Isabel Cavanagh, Ralph Toussaint, Sage Paglia, and Zshonna Singleton.

Left to right standing in the back row:  Kelly Chow, Asia Sierra, Ariana Cortes, Isabella Santamaria, Victoria Hoyas, Ruby Yumbla, Diogo Artaza, Owen Lee, Nazr Badmus, Zephaniah Abdus-Salaam, Eze Miguel Iheanacho, Ryan Lima.  (Photographer:  Marika Wissink)

AMS Participates in the Hour of Code

Students from both Amity Middle School Bethany and Orange participated in the Hour of Code.  Students were encouraged to go to the media center and learn more about computer coding through online, interactive tutorials.  Students wrote their own code using various programming languages (Scratch, Python, Java) to create games, illustrations, and more. 

Amity Regional School District No. 5 has joined the Connecticut Green LEAF Schools program.

Connecticut Green LEAF Schools is a program of Connecticut Departments of Education, Energy and Environmental Protection, Administrative Services, and Public Health, in collaboration with more than thirty-five environmental and educational partners.

Connecticut Green LEAF helps schools to grow greener and focuses on “Leading, Educating, Achieving, and Fostering healthy, green schools for all.” There are three goals to the program including: providing effective environmental and sustainability education; improving the health and wellness of students and staff; and reducing environmental impact and cost.

Connecticut Green LEAF Schools is free and open to all K-12 schools, both public and private. Implementation starts with a letter of commitment from the school administration. The school then can complete a self-assessment of their “green” activities and goals. Schools receive support in meeting their goals, including webinars, lessons, and professional development.

All three schools in Amity Regional School District No. 5 have signed on to the Green LEAF program. All participating schools are recognized for their accomplishments. Schools that show substantial progress in greening their schools may be eligible for nomination for the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon honor. To date, 13 schools and one district across the State have earned federal Green Ribbon recognition.

About Connecticut Green LEAF School Program

The Connecticut Green LEAF School program supports Connecticut schools in providing effective environmental and sustainability education, improving the health and wellness of their students and staff and reducing their environmental impact and costs. LEAF stands for “Leading, Educating, Achieving and Fostering green, healthy schools for all”. The program is a collaborative effort led by the Connecticut Departments of Administrative Services, Education, Energy and Environmental Protection and Public Health, along with other state educational and environmental organizations. The program celebrates and recognizes those Connecticut schools making progress toward sustainability. The Connecticut Green LEAF School program will also support the nomination of a select group of schools to the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon School program. For more information, please visit .


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