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STUDENTS FROM BOTH AMITY MIDDLE SCHOOLS ATTEND DISCOVER, LEAD! LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

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)

Students from Amity Middle School in Bethany and Amity Middle School in Orange attended the Discover, Lead! Leadership Conference for Young Men and Women of Color in Middle School sponsored by the Connecticut Association of Schools at Sage Park Middle School on Thursday, December 14, 2017.  Students participated in workshops and exercises to promote students’ leadership skills led by Omari Pearson, a former professional basketball player, and Founder and President of Passion to Purpose, LLC, a mentoring company, who works to inspire and empower students.  Mr. Pearson discussed goal-setting and planning for achievement of personal goals with our students.  Students also engaged in group discussions about common issues they deal with at the middle school level (peer pressure, bullying, social-media concerns, etc.) and how to best handle these situations.

AMITY SCHOOLS JOIN CONNECTICUT GREEN LEAF SCHOOLS PROGRAM

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.

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 www.ctgreenleaf.org 

Team T Raises Over $900 for the Hamden Children's Center

With the generosity of our students and staff, we were able to raise over $900 in cash and gift cards for the Hamden Children’s Center. It will go a long way to help the school purchase holiday gifts for the children of the center.  Thank you to everyone who supported this event.

Team T would like to thank everyone who supported our fundraising breakfast today. It’s such a good cause and it really means a lot that teachers would take the time from their classes to support Team T and the Hamden Children’s Center.

With the generosity of our students and staff, we were able to raise over $900 in cash and gift cards. What an awesome total. It should go a long way to help the school purchase holiday gifts for the children of the center.