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NOTICE OF AMITY REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 5 REFERENDUM VOTE ON DECEMBER 4, 2019

Referendum vote for ARSD December 4, 2019.  6:00 am - 8:00 pm at polling places in Bethany, Orange, and Woodbridge

 

A referendum vote for Amity Regional School District No. 5 will take place on December 4, 2019.  Polls will be open 6:00 am - 8:00 pm at the Bethany Town Hall, the High Plains Community Center in Orange, and the Center Building in Woodbridge.  The following are the 2 ballot questions that will be voted on:

 

1.      SHALL REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER 5 APPROPRIATE $3,194,300 AND AUTHORIZE THE ISSUE OF BONDS AND TEMPORARY NOTES IN THE SAME AMOUNT FOR VARIOUS IMPROVEMENTS AT AMITY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, AMITY MIDDLE SCHOOL, BETHANY CAMPUS AND AMITY MIDDLE SCHOOL, ORANGE CAMPUS?

 

2.      SHALL REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER 5 APPROPRIATE $3,538,000 AND AUTHORIZE THE ISSUE OF BONDS AND TEMPORARY NOTES IN THE SAME AMOUNT FOR VARIOUS ATHLETIC FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS AT AMITY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL?

Amity Middle Schools in Bethany and Orange  Drama Departments Earn Microphone Grant

The Amity Middle School Spartan Players Earn $4,500 Grant from Jamie Hulley Foundation

Amity Middle School Bethany and Amity Middle School Orange Spartan Players already have a group of talented thespians, a supportive administration, teachers, and parents.  Now they will have their own set of microphones!  Last year the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation offered to match funds raised by both schools.  The Spartan Players came through and raised the needed funds to purchase a new wireless microphone system that will be enjoyed by the casts at both the Orange and Bethany campuses of Amity Middle School!

 

Pictured (left to right):  Fred Hulley, sponsor; Kathy Burke, principal Amity Middle School Orange; Patrick Laffin, Square Foot Theatre Company; Judy Primavera, sponsor; Dr. Richard Dellinger, principal, Amity Middle School Bethany; Dr. Keith Smolinski, musical director   

100 CARDS FOR 100 YEARS FROM AMITY MIDDLE SCHOOL IN ORANGE!

Students at Amity Middle School in Orange sent over 117 cards to a WW2 veteran in Texas for his 100th birthday!

James South, a Texas-based veteran, turns 100 on October 7th, and he is hoping to receive 100 birthday cards to celebrate his birthday.  James is a World War II veteran who joined the Army in 1940 and was deployed to Normandy just days after D-Day.  For James there is nothing better than a handwritten sentiment, and WOW did Amity Middle School in Orange deliver -- sending 117 cards!  His family has a three-day celebration planned for him, which includes playing golf and eating chicken fried steak and catfish.  Let’s all celebrate James for the sacrifices he has made for our country and for being 100 years young! 

AMITY MIDDLE SCHOOL IN ORANGE GOVERNMENT DAY

17 AMSO students worked in the Orange government offices!

On Wednesday, October 16th, students from Amity Middle School in Orange worked in the government offices for the town of Orange.  Seventeen students were chosen to participate from 55 essays submitted to the contest.

 

Eighth grade social studies teacher, Jennifer Marganski, has coordinated this annual event for the past few years.  “Seventh and eighth graders were able to learn from Town Clerk, Pat O'Sullivan, how our democracy is an evolutionary process and that local government allows us to do collectively what we cannot do alone,” Marganski stated.

 

Jillian Barnes, an eighth grader, said, “It was a fun and educational experience.  I would recommend it to other students.”  Eighth grader, Raegan French, said, “I drive by the community center every day; and I never knew all the work that goes on inside [until participating in Government Day].”  Furthermore, eighth grader, Andie Napolitano, said, “Everybody [at the library] was so kind; and I loved every moment of it, especially when I got to help out with the kids.”  Finally, eighth grader, Taylor Thomas said, “It was fun!”  That seemed to be the overriding sentiment for the day; everyone enjoyed the experience.

 

Students also met with First Selectmen Jim Zeoli before spending time in their designated positions.  He explained that each department in local government is valuable; and together the departments create the town, of which the school is a vital part.

 

After spending the morning in their positions, the Student Council at Amity Middle School in Orange treated the students to lunch at Chip’s Family Restaurant.  Students were very grateful for the opportunity to shadow local leaders and spend the day actively learning about their town.   

 

 

HONOREES INCLUDE:

Gabrielle L. Corradino - Class of 2007

Academic Hall of Honor

Marine Scientist, Plankton Ecologist, Oceanographer, National Geographic

 

Chris Diette - Class of 2004

Athletic Hall of Fame

Boys Swimming/Boys Lacrosse

 

Edward “Ted” Czepiga – Class of 2004

Athletic Hall of Fame

Football/ Boys Lacrosse

 

Susanne M. Duffy

Academic Hall of Honor

Educator

 

Michael Effley – Class of 1988

Academic Hall of Honor

Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

Gary Lindgren

Athletic Hall of Fame

Boys Ice Hockey Coach/ Educator

 

Patricia Mascia

Athletic Hall of Fame

Field Hockey Coach / Girls Basketball Coach / Educator

 

Nic Novicki – Class of 2001

Academic Hall of Honor

Actor, Comedian, Public Speaker

 

Jack Santucci - Class of 2001

Academic Hall of Honor

Assistant Teaching Professor, Drexel University

 

Esther Pan Sloane – Class of 1993

Academic Hall of Honor

United Nations Capital Development Fund

 

Dawn Stanton – Class of 1986

Athletic Hall of Fame

Girls Indoor & Outdoor Track & Field

 

Amanda (Vargo) Zapatka – Class of 2004

Athletic Hall of Fame

Girls Soccer, Girls Basketball

 

 

Dinner tickets are $50 in advance with a purchase deadline of October 1, 2019.  There will be no tickets for purchase at the door.

For Athletic Hall of Fame tickets make checks made payable to Amity Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame

and mail to:

            Amity High School Athletic Department

            Attn. Lori Bonney

            25 Newton Road, Woodbridge, CT  06525

 

For Academic Hall of Honor tickets make checks made payable to the Amity Hall of Honor and mail to:             Amity District Office

            Attn. Carol Lange

            25 Newton Road, Woodbridge, CT  06525