2017-2018 Calendar Updated
The Amity Regional School District updated Academic Calendar for 2017-2018 can be downloaded here. The last day of school is now June 13, 2018.
The United States Academic Decathlon is a 10-event scholastic competition for teams of high school students. It is the premiere scholastic competition for high school students! The team promotes learning and academic excellence through teamwork among students of all achievement levels. With topics ranging from music to math and everything in between, Academic Decathlon has something for everyone to try! The competition also allows you to practice important life skills like public speaking, essay writing, and interviewing. Academic Decathlon gives students the opportunity to widen their horizons and delve deeper into their own interests. With such a diverse set of topics to explore, it’s no surprise that the Academic Decathlon experience also builds lifelong friendships among teammates, and we can’t wait for you to join us!
Fun Fact: Academic Decathlon is featured in Hollywood! Have you seen the new Spider Man movie yet?
With Art through Fashion, students and teachers can express their fashionable style or personalized items through an online blog. Members customize personal items and have a sense of acceptance. Artists, computer techs or just people who like to dress up on a Friday are expected and welcome! We cannot wait to see you there!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
If you love to perform and compete, this is the place to be! You will learn to dance & spin with flags, rifles, and sabers. First time members are always welcome!
If you have any questions, please contact us. Looking forward to it!
Amity Creative Theatre is one of the biggest clubs at AHS and has to do with all things theater! Anywhere from monthly cabarets to student run productions, ACT is sure one successful club!
If you would like to join, please contact our ACT Membership Secretary. We look forward to working with you soon!
Amity Cycle Club aims to spread enjoyment of cycling through talking about local races, getting involved in the local riding scene, and teaching members how to perform bike repairs.
Please contact Mr. Mahon for more information!
Amity Girl Up seeks to promote gender equality, advocate for female empowerment, and inform the community about gender issues in today's world.
The Amity G.I.V.E. (Guide Involved Volunteer Empower) club is a community service club. We help out the community by working with the less fortunate and raising money for cancer awareness. Some of the events we have done in the past are the Thanksgiving Basket Brigade, where we put together thanksgiving baskets for families who can not afford to buy food, a Holiday gift drive, bake sales that go towards Relay For Life, volunteering at soup kitchens, and putting together a team for Relay For Life. We are looking for new members and everyone is welcome!
If you have any questions, please reach out to student leadership or our advisor.
This is a club that handles a new issue every month-- one that is in our school, community, or all over the world. We discuss the problem chosen and try to find ways to help resolve it and to spread awareness.
The Amity Leo Club is primarily an organization that volunteers around the community, including nearby senior homes, the VA hospital, fairs and festivals, etc. In addition, we host annual food drives and clothing drives to help out local families and homeless shelters. Also, we helped found and are currently running a non-profit business organization called the Amity Medical Loan Closet. The purpose of this organization is to collect medical equipment that were no longer being used from various places, and loan them out to people in need if medical equipment but don't have resources to get them themselves.
Amity Math Team recently had a very successful 2016-2017 season, and is moving into the 2017-2018 year with a lot of momentum! The math team primarily competes within The Greater New Haven Math League, which is composed of teams from 17 area schools. There are several competitions throughout the year. Some teams may be eligible for state competition and New England competition.
Our math team is a great way to strengthen your math abilities and explore your love for mathematics!
Recent Updates: We tied for second place at our most recent meet in Branford! Our highest priority is qualified for the State Tournament. Stay tuned for more from us!
Amity Paws and Claws fundraises for local animal shelters. We also raise awareness for them, too, and volunteer when we can! This is a GREAT way to get some community service hours and have fun giving back.
See you soon!
The purpose of Red Cross club is to give students opportunities for training & leadership development, along with the ability to choose mission related activities that address the communities needs while delivering the lifesaving services of the Red Cross.
To bring insight to our students & community of what Relay for Life is and it’s importance. We spearhead student participation in an annual Relay for Life event.
We would love your help!
Amity Song Writing is the place to be! This club is meant to create a constructive space for students of all experience levels to explore songwriting and learn from one another. In the group, we will do different songwriting exercises/activities, discuss successful songs in pop culture and workshop members' original songs. It is always a great time, and we would love to have you join.
The purpose of this club is to give high school students an early opportunity at experiencing the sports business industry. Professional testamonials, group events, and volunteer opportunities are some of the ways we can prepare each member for a career in sports.
Amity Student Government gives a strong voice to our student body! Each AHS Class has a Class Council-- Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors can get in touch with their Class Representatives to discuss pertinent issues. Please refer to the ARHS Student Government webpage for more information. In addition, our student government meets on a monthly basis to discuss school-wide issues at hand.
Principal's Committee, our Student Rep. to the Board of Education, Chartwell's Dining Rep., Tools for Schools Rep. and more are selected/ organized by Student Government.
Recent Updates: Student Government recently held a Town Hall during our Teen Life Expo!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Folks who aren't student representatives are more than welcome to both class and full-body meetings. While non-members are unable to vote, they can definitely participate! Please just inform our advisor and student leadership if you plan on attending a meeting. Thank you!
Our purpose is to use our signs that we learn throughout the year and perform in small audiences. Also, to provide another way of communicating with people with special needs. To offer leadership skills to those with special needs.
A school based program of Special Olympics® that combines athletes with and without intellectual disability on sports teams for training and competition. Students may participate in one or more of the following sports; soccer (fall), basketball (winter), volleyball (spring). The teams compete in several tournaments each season. The Unified Sports Program helps foster an inclusive school community where the values of tolerance, patience and sensitivity are cornerstones.
Unified Theater creates more inclusive communities through youth leadership and the performing arts. Students of all abilities, backgrounds, interests, and experiences come together as individuals and equals to write, direct and produce their own theater performance.
Advisor(s): Ms. Wuerth, Ms. Drakonakis
Meeting time: Fri., 2:30, Black Box Theater
Looking forward to see ya there! Please consider joining us.
Calliope is a collection of the creative writing and artwork of Amity’s students. The staff selects works, which include original poetry, short stories, drawings or photographs. The annual issue is published and distributed in the spring.
National Chinese Honor Society at Amity works to promote Chinese language (中文) and culture (文化). The Honor Society connects with the middle school Chinese departments, too, in effort to have full-district communication. Honor Society members are encouraged to serve in the community by spreading their awareness and passion for the language. An example of this is members volunteering to assist in a Chinese I, II, III, or IV class during one of their free periods.
Juniors who study Chinese at Amity will receive more information about NCHS. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to one of the co-presidents or our teacher advisor!
P.S: Check out the decorated bulletin board in the World Language Hallway for some really awesome Chinese culture pictures and more!
The Computer Science Club is made up of students (beginners to advanced) that have a passion for learning various computer languages and creating exciting new programs. The interaction between students provides each club member with an opportunity to foster new friendships, develop creativity through innovative programming and provide opportunities for career exploration. Besides peer instructions from specific language proficient students, all members will hone their skills using online tutorial programs such as Eclipse. Club members will also prepare and study for the programming and computer science skills required to compete in the annual FBLA Program, Quinnipiac University High School Computer Programming Competition and the National Lockheed Martin Code Quest Competition.
Have you ever wanted your words to move mountains, divert rivers, or disrupt the very laws of reality itself? Here at the Creative Writing Society, you may not be able to do the above…..but …you can make yourself known. Let this school know about your creativity, your innovation, and your strength in writing. Now join us, fellow harbinger of the lost words of a post-modern civilization. Pick up your pen and let your emotions and your legacy be recorded in the pages of history. The stars will align to illuminate the dawn of a new age--your age. Welcome, to the Creative Writing Society.
Our mission is to create a group where those of every race, religion, sexual orientation and background can come together to explore the practice of spirituality in all it’s forms, meditation, healthy living, methods of personal healing and growth, etc. Our meeting will consist of things like group discussions on spiritual topics, group meditation, teaching of methods of personal growth and development, short workshops, etc.
Students who participate will learn the principles of formal debate and have the opportunity to compete in debate competitions throughout Connecticut. If you are interested in public speaking and defending your position, considering joining this very successful group!
Loosely affiliated with the Duality School of Music, the Duality Music Club provides an opportunity and an environment for student musicians to collaborate informally through performance, composition, discourse, and musical exploration. Instrumentalists, vocalists, songwriters, producers, and even interested non-musicians are welcome. The Duality Music Club meets twice a month.
Embers, Amity’s yearbook, is designed and published annually by a student staff, which is selected the previous spring through an application and interview process. This team is comprised of editors-in-chief, section editors, copy editors, photographers, and general staff who work daily- as their schedules allow-to complete a new edition of Embers from cover to cover. The staff will also attend design workshops and participate in several team-building activities throughout the year.
The Amity Environmental Club promotes being mindful of one's personal environmental impact and Amity's collective impact. We also take part in volunteer work such as fundraising to protect endangered species and cleaning local beaches.
Updates from the fall: We had a bake sale at Edge of the Woods to raise money for Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, held a Teen Life Expo workshop on recycling at Amity, and volunteered at Massaro Farm's Family Fun Day (among other activities).
Exploring Justice provides students opportunities to examine causes of injustice and efforts to address these problems locally and nationally. Amity students will often join with other New Haven area high school students for events at Yale University and other locations. Students will also have opportunities to participate in community service activities, workshops, field trips and other justice-related activities.
This association works to stimulate interest in the study of foreign Language, to promote higher standards of scholarship, to reward high scholastic attainments, to create enthusiasm for an understanding of world cultures and to reward efforts toward furthering solidarity in the global community. Students who are enrolled in an 11th or 12th grade foreign language class and meet eligibility requirements in scholarship, leadership and service are invited to participate.
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)-Phi Beta Lambda is a nonprofit education association with a quarter million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. The purpose of the club is to bring business & education together in a positive working relationship through leadership and career development. GBLA- PBL’s National and State Awards Program recognize and rewards excellence in these business and community related projects. This club fosters the development of character, citizenship and promotes school loyalty. More specifically, the FBLA club here at Amity, focuses on learning all facets business by running the already established start-up organization known at Amity Enterprise. Together, FBLA works collaboratively with the manufacturing students to design, produce, and sell handmade products to the school and their community members.
Infinite Possibilities is a club wherein high school women go to teach elementary school girls concepts in math and science, encouraging students from a young age to work towards their dreams, and further the influence of women in the STEM field.
Co-Presidents: Agrani Dixit ('18) and Kayleigh Foley ('18)
Meeting Dates: We meet twice a month; timing varies! Please contact student leadership for more information.
JSA is a nonpartisan political debate organization. In JSA, students have a chance to voice their opinions and share these ideas with students here and from across the Northeast. There are weekly club meetings and overnight conventions that take place in Boston, Washington D.C., and Stamford. If you’re ready to broaden your political horizons and make some lifelong friends, JSA is for you!
Key2Opportunities is a club that sponsors education for underprivileged children in India. We work with a non profit called Deep Griha Society, which is based in Pune, India, but has other centers around India. Besides education, they can provide housing, medical attention, and resources like food and clothing. Apart from sponsoring education for children in India, this club also strives to make Amity students more aware of how fortunate they are to be in this school system and the variety of opportunities they can have compared to so many other children around the world.
The Latin Honor Society works to promote Latin and the study of ancient cultures throughout Amity. The Honor Society does community service related projects throughout the year in order to help others who are passionate about Latin. Recently, members took a field trip to the Bethany Middle School to show the current eighth graders how great Latin is!
Link Crew is the freshman orientation program at Amity High School. In addition to activities on the first day of school, Link Crew Leaders work in the freshman Spartan Seminars throughout the year in order to integrate the ninth grade and get them excited about Amity! If you are interested in being a Link Crew Leader, you can apply at the end of your sophomore or junior year.
The Marine Biology Club welcomes all students with an interest in the ocean and marine life. The goal of the club is to learn about marine biology and promote ocean literacy. Club members will determine club activities such as field trips and fundraiser activities. Our theme this year is Plastics in the Ocean. Club members participate in Expofest and investigate a solution to this world wide problem.
Move to Matter is an organization in which funds are raised to help those in need around the world. From building schools in Kenya to buying water pumps in Malawi, we want to help the world in any way that we can.
Advisor: Mr. Gaipa
President: Ben Schiff '19
Meeting Dates: Contact Club Leadership for More Information!
Students in this organization are selected for membership by the art faculty for demonstrating consistent art scholarship, motivation and outstanding character. The candidate must have been enrolled in an art class for as least one semester. The group works to promote art in the school and community by sponsoring exhibitions and art services.
Students with a 3.5 GPA are eligible to apply for membership in the National Honor Society. The Faculty Council selects students showing exemplary scholarship, leadership, service and character. Members provide services to Amity and the community with activities such as the Red Cross Blood Drive, American Cancer Society Relay for Life and other activities.
One Book/One Amity involves all departments at the high school, all staff and faculty, as well as students grades 9-12 and their families. It revolves around the annual reading of one shared title! All staff and each Amity family receive a copy of the book as a gift to read over the summer months. The 2017-2018 OB/OA book is Every Day, by David Levithan.
OB/OA members helps to select the title and plan related activities, presentations, speakers, and discussions around the book.
OB/OA 2017 Highlights:
Advisor: Please see Mrs. Chevan (Julie.Chevan@reg5.k12.ct.us) with any questions!
Meeting Dates: The committee generally meets on the second and last Wednesdays of every month.
PLAHD’s mission is to create – through education, support, social action, and advocacy- a more accepting environment for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. PLAHD encourages acceptance and understanding within the diverse population of our school, promotes pride in our community, educates the school community, and creates a safe environment for Amity High School’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and straight students.
We are a club that raises awareness for genetic disorders and fundraises for the Yale Genetic Center.
The Amity Republican Club is a venue for Conservatives, Libertarians, Independents, and Republicans can congregate to debate, get involved in community service, engage in student leadership, and volunteer for the Connecticut Republican Party and local Republican town Committees.
With technology and robotics becoming an increasingly important part of modern society, this club seeks to educate those with or without knowledge of robotics. This club plans to compete and will hold a hands on approach to understanding the functions of robots.
SADD (Students against Destructive Decisions) works to educate students about the dangers of drinking and driving and substance abuse. Many events are hosted throughout the year such as Red Ribbon Week and “Grim Reaper Day”. The goal of SADD is to inform students at Amity and the community about the dangers of drinking and driving.
Students in the STEM Club compete at several STEM related competitions, such as Yale Physics Olympics, Biology Science Olympiad, Chemistry Olympiad, Physics f=ma competition and possibly the Connecticut State Science Olympiad. The non- content based Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets which consist of a series of team events. Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation. The club will help prepare for these events, giving exposure to a wide variety of exciting disciplines of STEM.
The Spanish Honor Society, La Amistad, works to promote the study of Spanish and the cultures of Spanish speaking countries. The Honor Society runs events throughout the year including Toy Drives and Food Drives to raise money to support the Fairhaven School in addition to going to the school frequently to help out in classes. La Amistad also runs a really great Salsa Night every year. Be on the lookout for more information about that!
This club explores the strategies behind popular card games, including Rat a tat Cat, Egyptian Ratscrew, Spit, Presidents, Kemps, Garbage, Uno, and Spoons. After learning how the games work and exploring winning strategies, the club will hold tournaments at the end of the season.
The Teen Teaching Program is an opportunity for students who are interested in the teaching field to learn more about the opportunities available to them. Students select an age group and are assigned a host teacher to shadow and collaborate on writing a lesson plan. A mentor assists the student in delivering the lesson to a local elementary class. Students are required to attend a full day seminar with area high school students as well as two other workshops throughout the year.
This club will focus on identifying a key need in the Amity/BOW community and using the engineering design process to select and create solutions. Students in this club will use current software and hardware to research, create, market and document the design process. All students of all abilities are welcome.
We are Amity's school newspaper! We print once a month, and our six different sections allow the writers and staff to bring news and ideas to the Amity community.
Meeting Dates: Please reach out to an Editor-in-Chief for more information about getting involved! Writing for the newspaper is truly so valuable.
The Ultimate Frisbee Club's purpose is to spread the love of the sport of Ultimate Frisbee. The club will teach both the basics and advanced strategies. The atmosphere is laid back but competitive.
Recent Update: We picked our captains and are getting set for the new season ahead.
The Amity UMTTR Club is a branch of the nationwide UMTTR organization that works to raise awareness for good mental health and positive community atmospheres. The UMTTR Club works to spread the message that everyone matters by fundraising for school activities, educating on mental health awareness, and promoting a happy and inclusive school atmosphere.
Winter Guard is a combination of dance and the unique skill of flag spinning. We are a part of the music department, and we perform at shows across the state throughout the winter months. We would love anyone who would like to join (boys and girls!) to come and see what we are all about, no prior experience necessary. Videos of our past performances can be found on YouTube by searching "Amity Winterguard [insert year]"
Student Leadership: Marion Hamilton '19
Practice Dates: Starting November 7th at AMSB, practices are held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. New members are encouraged to join until early/mid December, though! Hope to see you there.
The Amity Regional School District updated Academic Calendar for 2017-2018 can be downloaded here. The last day of school is now June 13, 2018.