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Congratulations to Monica Chen who entered the Junior Scholastic Map Man contest and being one of the 25 Runner-ups.

Congratulations to Monica Chen who is a seventh grade student at Amity Middle School Orange.  She was one of 25 runner-ups in the Junior Scholastic Map Man Contest. She participated in this yearly contest by submitting her drawing of a picture/map of Yellowstone National Park which highlighted the geography and wildlife of the park. Each year a different location is chosen then submitted to Junior Scholastic in New York City.  Monica received a Tee Shirt in the contest.  There were over 2000 entries.  First prize won $250.00

Photo taken by: Matthew Williams

New Assistant Superintendent is Appointed

On May 9, 2022, the Amity Region 5 Board of Education voted unanimously at their regularly scheduled meeting to appoint Mr. Frank A. Purcaro as the District’s new Assistant Superintendent of Schools. Mr. Purcaro will assume his new leadership role effectively on July 1, 2022.

On May 9, 2022, the Amity Region 5 Board of Education voted unanimously at their regularly scheduled meeting to appoint Mr. Frank A. Purcaro as the District’s new Assistant Superintendent of Schools. Mr. Purcaro will assume his new leadership role effectively on July 1, 2022.

Mr. Purcaro has extensive experience in all facets of school system management with a substantial focus in the area of classroom teaching, professional development, and student learning. Mr. Purcaro began his career in education as a high school social studies teacher before becoming an assistant principal. For nearly the past decade, his experiences at the district level have included service as the Director of Student Learning and Teaching followed by a promotion to Assistant Superintendent in the Wolcott School District. He currently is the
Director of Teaching and Learning for the Newtown Public School District.

Guided by a passion for education, Mr. Purcaro earned his Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Bridgeport and also holds his Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Law. Mr. Purcaro’s dedication to students and teachers is surpassed only by his love for his family – especially his children – who often provide the inspiration and motivation for his work.

We welcome Mr. Purcaro to the Amity Region 5 School District and wish him abundant success in his new role as Assistant Superintendent of Schools.

BOWA Portrait of the Graduate

Amity introduces the BOWA Portrait of the Graduate!

"The BOWA Portrait of the Graduate illustrates a self-aware citizen who, through a determined course of scholastic experiences, displays the following characteristics: Empathizer, Collaborator, Communicator, Planner, and Problem Solver."

Amity introduces the BOWA Portrait of the Graduate! This infographic shows the expectation of what all students will have demonstrated as a result of a BOWA educational experience, including concrete skills as well as dispositions. These skills and dispositions will allow us to share a common understanding of how the 3 Amity “As” (Academics, Arts and Athletics) manifest in to helping create contributing citizens to our larger community. 

"The BOWA Portrait of the Graduate illustrates a self-aware citizen who, through a determined course of scholastic experiences, displays the following characteristics: Empathizer, Collaborator, Communicator, Planner, and Problem Solver."

Thank you to all BOWA members who served on the Portrait of the Graduate Committee.

Stockings for Soldiers Drive

The Amity Farm, Garden, and Craft Club at AMS0 ran a Stockings for Soldiers drive during the month of December for the servicemen and women at the West Haven Veteran’s Hospital.

The Amity Farm, Garden, and Craft Club at AMS0 ran a Stockings for Soldiers drive during the month of December for the servicemen and women at the West Haven Veteran’s Hospital.  Due to the generous donations, AMSO collected over 600 items and filled 57 stockings for our servicemen and women.  This is the 14th year AMSO has sponsored this drive and for many of these men and women, this is a cherished gift that they look forward to each and every year and are extremely grateful to receive.  Each stocking or gift bag was filled with a toothbrush, toothpaste, DVD, a bar of soap, pair of warm socks and gloves, assorted snacks, gum, and candy. 

Front Row (L to R) Sophia Corey, Lorena Ejlli, Julia Capecelatro, Alexandra Wyskiel, Katherine Watts

Back Row (L to R) Aryan Shrivastav, Evelyn Welander, Angelina Ring, Sara Pesticci, Armaan Shrivastav

 

 

The photo was taken by Janine Arents