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St. Baldrick’s “Giving Hair and Hope” at AMITY MIDDLE SCHOOL IN ORANGE

Amity Middle School in Orange hosted their 10th annual “Giving Hair and Hope” event.  Over $18,000 was raised for the St Baldrick’s Foundation for Pediatric Cancer Research and Pantene Beautiful Lengths.

Amity Middle School in Orange hosted their 10th annual “Giving Hair and Hope” event.  Over $18,000 was raised for the St Baldrick’s Foundation for Pediatric Cancer Research and Pantene Beautiful Lengths.

Teachers, staff, students, community, and family members packed the gym to make this event a huge success.  Area barbers and hairstylists donated their time to shave heads and cut pony tails of over 50 participants.  Entertainment was provided by Mulkerins’ Irish Dance Studio.  “This is what I love most about hosting this event.  It gives our students the opportunity to help others,” said Vicki Fielosh, teacher and event coordinator.

(back row, left to right):  Payton Bakis, Kate Sim, Chris Carlson, Aiden Courtney, Jack Hawes, Mike Kwolek, Adam Glassman, Nolan Smith, Noah Graver, Patrick Mizzone, Matt Carloni, Josh Hemstock, and Madeline Abdelmesih 

(second row, left to right):  Gerry Burns, Justin Hunt, Adam Mortier, Julieanne Pereira, Emma Curis, Arielle Chetwynd, Anachal Poddar, Aditi Chalasani, Jesse Della Camera, Annabella Gefen Alves, Greta Pedenski, and Cindy Clen

(third row, left to right):  Chris Barberry, Dylan Lyons, Anna Saccente, Jenna Chizmadia, Isabelle Rosewater, Emily Barretta, and Roxanne Torrioni

(fourth row, left to right):  Melissa Musante, Seamus Hennessy, Ben Cap, Brett Chodas, and Kayle Mingione 

Amity Middle School Orange Students Recognized for their Excellent Character

Each marking period the Amity Middle School Orange staff recognizes students who go above and beyond demonstrating the Jackie's Nine character traits.  Congratulations to the following students for showing outstanding character: Katelyn Losty, Chris Barbery, Myzel Cervera, Matt Wezenski, Sedra Alasadi, Dylan Lyons, Emma Quaranta,
and Robert Pergolotti

Each marking period the Amity Middle School Orange staff recognizes students who go above and beyond demonstrating the Jackie's Nine character traits. The characteristics highlighted in the Jackie's Nine character education program include: Courage, Integrity, Determination, Citizenship, Commitment, Teamwork, Persistence, Justice, and Excellence. Congratulations to the following students for showing outstanding character: Katelyn Losty, Chris Barbery,
Myzel Cervera, Matt Wezenski, Sedra Alasadi, Dylan Lyons, Emma Quaranta,
and Robert Pergolotti

(photograph left to right): Katelyn Losty, Chris Barbery, Myzel Cervera, Matt Wezenski, Sedra Alasadi, Dylan Lyons, and Emma Quaranta (Missing Robert Pergolotti)
Photo by Vittoria Fielosh 

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