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Amity Hall of Honor and Hall of Fame Tickets on Sale Now!

On Thursday, October 18, 2018, we will host our Hall of Honor/Hall of Fame event that will recognize outstanding former Amity Regional High School graduates and coaches who have exemplified excellence and honor in the areas of academics, the arts, and athletics. The celebration will begin at 5:30 pm at the Grassy Hill Country Club in Orange, CT.

Dinner tickets are $50 in advance with a purchase deadline of October 1, 2018.   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

On Thursday, October 18, 2018, we will host our Hall of Honor/Hall of Fame event that will recognize outstanding former Amity Regional High School graduates and coaches who have exemplified excellence and honor in the areas of academics, the arts, and athletics. The celebration will begin at 5:30 pm at the Grassy Hill Country Club in Orange, CT.

Dinner tickets are $50 in advance with a purchase deadline of October 1, 2018.   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

            Att. Lori Bonney

            25 Newton Rd. 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

            Att. Carol Lange

            25 Newton Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525.

2018-2019 AMITY ACADEMIC HALL OF HONOR AND ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

 

John Bencivengo,  Jr. - Class of 1976

Academic Hall of Honor

Owner, Executive Chef, U.S.S. Chowder Pot III

 

Steven A. Conn – Class of 1981

Academic Hall of Honor

Associate Athletics Director/Director of Sports Publicity, Yale University

 

Margaux Farrell - Class of 2008

 Athletic Hall of Fame

Swimming

 

Thom Jacobs - Class of 1982

Athletic Hall of Fame

Track Coach

 

Tara Leigh Knight – Class of 1983

Academic Hall of Honor

Founder and Sr. Partner, Knight and Cerritelli Attorneys at Law

 

Richard Krevolin – Class of 1982

Academic Hall of Honor

Screenwriter, Author, Playwright, Professor

 

Robin (Gordon) Schaffer - Class of 1975

Athletic Hall of Fame

Field Hockey / Tennis

 

Jesse L. Sendroff – Class of 2000

Academic Hall of Honor

Director of Advance and Special Assistant to the Mayor, City of New York

 

Brandon Stavola - Class of 2004

Athletic Hall of Fame

Wrestling

 

Chung-Yi Sun - Class of 1998

Athletic Hall of Fame

Indoor & Outdoor Track

 

Beth (Gedansky) Young - Class of 1986

Athletic Hall of Fame

Devoted Supporter/ Booster Club

 

Please mark your calendar! We hope you can join us at this extraordinary celebration!

Dr. E. Marie McPadden and Paul Mengold

 

 

 

 

 

James A. Connelly Named Interim Superintendent of Schools Amity Regional School District No. 5

      The Amity Regional School Board of Education has appointed James A. Connelly as Interim Superintendent effective July 1, 2018.  Mr. Connelly will serve until a permanent superintendent is appointed later this fall according to Christopher Browe, Amity Board of Education chair.  Mr. Connelly has served as an interim superintendent in 9 school districts in Connecticut since retiring as Superintendent of Schools in Bridgeport.  His most recent assignment was in Stamford, and his past experience includes Woodbridge.  He also works with the New England School Development Council as an education consultant specializing in executive searches.  He has conducted more than 30 searches for superintendents and other school administrators.  Connelly holds a Master of Arts degree and Professional Diploma of Advanced Studies from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Connecticut State University.

            Mr. Connelly indicated that he is looking forward to bringing continuity and stability to Amity as the District searches for a new superintendent after the resignation of Dr. Charles Dumais.  He said, “Amity is a highly regarded and well resourced district.  I look forward to being an active part of the community as we facilitate and implement the initiatives and programs of the Board of Education and staff during my role as a bridge between Dr. Dumais and the new superintendent who is selected.”    

 

 

Superintendent Search

JE Consult ascertained data by holding 14 focus meetings (one-on-one, small group, elected officials, administration, staff, board members, and community forums) and by synthesizing information which was gleaned from over 120 R5 members who participated in the online survey.     In summary, the findings listed here represent the contribution and opinion from staff, parents, board of education members, the office of the first selectmen, and community members.

JE Consult ascertained data by holding 14 focus meetings (one-on-one, small group, elected officials, administration, staff, board members, and community forums) and by synthesizing information which was gleaned from over 120 R5 members who participated in the online survey.     In summary, the findings listed here represent the contribution and opinion from staff, parents, board of education members, the office of the first selectmen, and community members.

AMITY MIDDLE SCHOOL IN ORANGE VIDEO PRODUCTION PROGRAM

Amity Middle School in Orange has had a cadre of eighth grade students participating in a video production program run by former Amity student, Tristan Douglas, again this year.  The program was made possible through a grant from the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation (www.jamiehulleyartsfund.org).

Amity Middle School in Orange has had a cadre of eighth grade students participating in a video production program run by former Amity student, Tristan Douglas, again this year.  The program was made possible through a grant from the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation (www.jamiehulleyartsfund.org).

 

          Mr. Douglas met with the student cadre sixteen times over the course of the school year and introduced the students to the art of video production.  Students learned how to storyboard, set up and use a professional video camera and equipment, navigate the intricacies of filming a video, and much, much more.  The students who participated this year were:  Mason Beaudette, Jake DeMattia, Gillian Fuchs, Carly Gravitt, Emma Hatjopoulou, Zola Kneeland, Jade Krukar, Daniella Landino, Alexandra Louros, Kayley Mingione, Ky Moore-Horton, Melissa Musante, Mikey Pickett, Colleen Shaw, Dan Slugoski, AJ Soldra, and Nolan Young.

 

          Thanks to the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation grant, the video production students were exposed to a wide array of learning opportunities.  Amity Middle School in Orange does not currently have a course in video production like Amity Regional High School does; however, many students are interested in that aspect of art and drama.  This opportunity was embraced wholeheartedly by the students.  The program was a resounding success; and if offered again next year, there are several seventh graders who are very interested in participating in it.

 

The final video will be shown at the Amity Middle School in Orange Moving Up Ceremony in June and will be viewed by the nearly nine hundred people who will be attending the ceremony.

 

 

Pictured (top row from left to right):  Daniella Landino, Colleen Shaw, Zola Kneeland, Gillian Fuchs, Michael Pickett, Nolan Young, Mason Beaudette, Tristan Douglas, Kyheem Moore-Horton, Andrew Soldra, Daniel Slugoski, Emma Hatjopoulou, Alexandra Louros

 

Pictured (bottom row from left to right):  Carly Gravitt, Jake DeMattia

 

Missing from picture:  Jade Krukar, Kayley Mingione, Melissa Musante

 

Photographer:  Kristin Yeakel