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AMITY REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 5 ST. BALDRICK’S FOUNDATION OF GIVING HAIR AND HOPE

All 3 Amity schools donated their time and hair to raise money for research to find a cure for children's cancer!

The students and staff at Amity Middle School in Orange have shown their true character and empathy for the 11th year in a row by participating in the St Baldrick’s Foundation of Giving Hair and Hope.  The students and staff came together to raise money for research to find a cure for children’s cancer.  This year $23,000 was raised bringing the school’s total over $220,000 raised over 11 years.

Over 30 staff members from across all three Amity Regional School District No. 5 schools volunteered their time and hair.  With the help of 6 local hair dressers who volunteered their time over 50 heads were shaved and nine ponytails were collected.  Staff members donated baskets for the raffle and worked the concession stand.  The 7’s, a student group of talented AMSO musicians, provided entertainment.  Vicki Fielosh, teacher at Amity Middle School in Orange and chairperson of the event, said, “It was touching to see the whole school community come together for this worthy cause.”

 

(pictured front row, left to right):  Vicki Fielosh, chairperson; Deb Estok, Lisa Kochiss; Leah Katz; Will Delvecchio; Grayson Kutcha-Hemphry; Rhit Saundankar; Hayden Chetwynd; Taylor Student; Aleisha Zawadski; Robin Ben-Eli; Bobbie Miller

(pictured second row, left to right):  Barbara Ceneri; Patti Masella; Jenna Kaiser; Dana Pletter; Kayleigh Fitzpatrick; Reagan French; Zhuoling Jiang; Isabelle Rosewater; Sydney Melchiore; Yada Mus; Adam Matine; Aiden Courtney

(pictured back row, left to right):  Christopher Carlson, Tiernan Hennessey

Photograph by Jennifer Marganski

AMITY REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 5  HEALTHY WORKPLACE EMPLOYER RECOGNITION  BUSINESS COUNCIL OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY

Amity Regional School District No. 5 was recognized in the Gold Category for Healthy Workplace Employer Recognition by the Business Council of Fairfield County on February 14th.

The Business Council of Fairfield County hosted its Healthy Workplace Employer Recognition Program on Thursday, February 14th.  The Healthy Workplace Employer Recognition Program was established eleven years ago to highlight the efforts of employers who understand the competitive advantage of a healthy workforce. The recognition program is presented by The Business Council’s Health, Wellbeing and Safety Roundtable, with the leadership support of USI Insurance Services and UnitedHealthcare of CT, Inc. and generous assistance from ConnectiCare and Aon.  This year 57 companies were honored for their wellness achievements by four categories of distinction - Platinum, Gold, Silver and Innovation - awarded on the basis of program components and outcomes.  Amity Regional School District No. 5 was recognized in the Gold Category.

“Much like investing in your financial future, investing in your health can also yield dividends.  Employers and employees share responsibility for protecting and strengthening future physical and mental wellbeing,” commented Matthew Fair, Vice President, USI Insurance Services and co-chair of the Healthy, Wellbeing and Safety Roundtable.  “A culture of wellness may start with an individual, but it is truly a team effort.  Our 2019 Healthy Workplace honorees are being recognized for working collectively to achieve their goals of educating and motivating their workforce to take stock of and responsibility for their health."

 

Pictured left to right:  JoAnn Gentile, Pamela DellaTorre, Theresa Lumas

 

AMITY MIDDLE SCHOOL IN ORANGE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHY BEE FINALISTS

National Geography Bee Finalists from Amity Middle School in Orange

Congratulations to the National Geography Bee Finalists from Amity Middle School in Orange!

Pictured left to right, front row:  Andie Napolitano; Michael Kwolek; School champion, Matthew Mcleod; Simran Jain; Rocco Izzo

Pictured left to right, back row:  Ryan Burns; Edward Han; Aditi Bhattamishra; Bowen Tullo; Eric Wang

 

Photograph by Jennifer Marganski 

 

CHARACTER EDUCATION AWARD WINNING STUDENTS AT AMITY MIDDLE SCHOOL IN ORANGE

Eight students from Amity Middle School in Orange received Character Education awards

Eight students from Amity Middle School in Orange received Jackie’s Nine Character Recognition awards for displaying judicious behavior in their interactions with their peers.  These students were recognized for consistently being fair and striving to do the right thing in every situation.  Jackie’s Nine is the Character Education program at Amity Middle School in Orange that seeks to promote and recognize positive behavior.  Amity Regional School District No. 5 is very proud of these students who set a wonderful example for their peers.  

 

Pictured top row, left to right:  Brendon Johnson, Grayson Kuchta-Humphrey, Natalie Garcia, Lorenzo Tregger.

Pictured bottom row, left to right: Simran Jain, Suhail Mohammed, Lucci Dottori, Ava Wooldridge

Photograph by Sharon Remigio