Six students from Amity Regional High School won awards this year. Their artwork is on display at the Silpe Gallery at Hartford Art School (University of Hartford) from January 14, 2018 through February 2, 2018. These six students attended an award ceremony at the Lincoln Theater (on University of Hartford's campus) on January 28th, where they were acknowledged with awards.
The Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation (http://jamiehulleyartsfund.org/) recently awarded Amity Middle School Bethany 8th grade Social Studies teacher, Marika Wissink, $1,000 for a special inter-disciplinary project. Ms. Wissink’s students on will work with visiting artist Heather Stoltz February 22nd to create a Fiber Arts Project where students create fiber art to demonstrate their learning of the 19th century social reform movements.
Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. Congratulations to our Geography Bee finalists! All our finalists did a terrific job in our school-wide competition. Congratulations to our Geography Bee finalists! All our finalists did a terrific job in our school-wide competition.
Nine students from Amity Middle School Bethany Campus and their coach attended the Math Counts Chapter Competition at Yale University on February 3, competing along with 110 students from 14 other schools.
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