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Jul 142014
 

Girls Volleyball The following coaching positions are open in Amity Regional School District #5:

• Asst. Varsity Girls’ Volleyball

• Asst. Varsity Girls’ Indoor Track

• Asst. Varsity Ski Racing

• Varsity Girls’ Track

For more information and an application packet contact Athletic Director Ernest Goodwin at 203-397-4839.

Jul 102014
 

Screen shot 2014-07-10 at 8.07.17 AMAt the July 9 Board of Selectmen’s meeting, the following items ere discussed and/or approved.

• Police Chief Robert Gagne requested the board’s approval for bonding of a HVAC upgrade project for $395,057, not to exceed $411,000 (including engineering fees)

Controlled Air of Branford, was the low bidder to do the job, which was approved by the bond oversight committee.

The work would include exhaust fans and heat in the shooting range.

The police department hopes to have the work done in the fall when the temperature is more pleasant.

— The board unanimously approved the project.

Screen shot 2014-07-10 at 8.09.07 AM• Waive the medical benefits of a new employee

— unanimously approved

• This month’s tax refunds for certain residents

— approved

• The Rotary Club requested permission to hang a banner for their annual Lobster Fest on Aug 9

— the board approved hanging a banner over Orange Center Road from Aug. 4 to Aug. 9 and on the fence the week prior.

FYI:

• Roofing projects for Turkey Hill and Race Brook Schools will be voted on at a special meeting Thursday, July 10, after the Bond Committee makes a recommendation.

• Work at High Plains Community Center will take a while to begin,  but it is still scheduled to be done. 

•The Town of Orange sold $8 million + in bonds at a very good rate, which had previously been approved by taxpayers. 

Jul 022014
 

Amity Principal Charles Britton, Award recipient Mikaila Schmitt and Athletic Director Paul Mengold at the Block A Dinner in June.

Amity Principal Charles Britton, Award recipient Mikaila Schmitt and Athletic Director Paul Mengold at the Block A Dinner in June.

The 58th annual Block A Dinner, Athletic Award Presentations sponsored by the Amity Athletics Booster Club took place at Grassy Hill Country Club on June 8.

See all the photos HERE.

Beth Young, the Booster Club President opened the event before a room full of the best-of-the-best in Amity sports, their coaches and parents.

One-by-one the various Amity coaches came forward to present the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award to the one player who contributed amazing things to their  particular sport during the past school year.

The MVPs are:

Boys Sports                                                                       

Baseball – Sebastian DiMauro

Basketball – Dave Ryan

Cross Country – Michael Yuan

Football – Joe Choiniere

Golf – Brent Marieb

Ice Hockey – Adam Shea

Indoor Track – Aaron Rattley

Ski Racing – Scott —

Lacrosse – Joe Choiniere

Swimming AJ Pite

Soccer – (goalie) Griffin Volta

Track and Field – Ben Feola

Tennis – (16-1 record) Jason Seidman

Volleyball – (196 kills) Tyler Barwise

Wrestling – Jesse Cala

Girls Sports

Basketball – Chloe Brinton

Dance – Rosie Richetelli

Cross Country – Emily Criscuolo

Field Hockey – Lauren Kelly

Ice Hockey – Sarah Wydra

Ski Racing – Rebecca Lettick

Indoor Track – Allison Denny

Softball – Jill DeMaio

Lacrosse -

Tennis – Claire Foster

Soccer – Chloe Brinton

Track and Field – Zoey Reed

Swimming – Dana Chung

Volleyball – (290 kills) Allison Denny

Individual Awards – Boys

Mark E. Greco Memorial Hockey Award – Keating Seymour

Jeremy Saxe Memorial Award – Evan Donahue

James Dunleavy Memorial Hockey Award – Brett McNeil

Steven J. Zeider Memorial Swimming Award – Charlie Pite

Thomas J. Ross Memorial Manager Award – __________________

Thomas G. Laugeni Memorial Award – Brent Marieb

Albert L. Seymour Memorial Award – Keating Seymour

Versatility Award – Ben Feola

Booster Club Scholar-Athlete Award – Michael Yuan

Sportsmanship Award – Dan Horton

Athlete of the Year Award – Joe Choiniere

Individual Awards – Girls

Thomas J. Ross Memorial Award – Isabella Bierezowiec

Thomas G. Laugeni Memorial Award – Ashley Woo

Albert J. Seymour Memorial Award – ________________

Versatility Award – Claire Foster

Booster Club Scholar-Athlete Award – Kathleen Feng

Sportsmanship Award –  _____________________

Athletic Department Recognition Award – Dakota ___________________

Amity Coaches Association Awards:

Outstanding Service: Todd Glodowski

Coach of the Year: Michael “Scooter” Richetelli

Asst. Coach of the Year: Bill McNeil

Paul Mengold Leadership Award

With the retirement of longtime Athletic Director Paul Mengold, a new award was created to honor a student who demonstrates exemplary leadership skills.

This year’s recipient of the Paul Mengold Leadership Award was Mikaila Schmitt.

During the ceremony, it was mentioned that Boy’s Cross Country Coach Bob Orgovan, who’s been guiding Amity Athletes for 32 years, was in the running for the National High School Athletic Coaches Association’s Coach of the Year award.

In June, Orgovan attended the convention at the Snow King Resort in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Well worth the trip. Orgovan won the honor. Congratulations to you coach!

NOTE: The Blank spaces are for names that Orange Live did not catch during the ceremony.

Jul 022014
 

Help WantedThe Amity Regional School System is now hiring paraprofessionals for the following positions:

Paraprofessional – Special Education – Resource Room

(1) Amity Regional High School

(1) Amity Middle School – Orange campus

REQUIREMENT(S)/RESPONSIBILITIES:  Ability to work well with students with diverse learning needs, staff and parents.

Dependable. Flexible. Computer skill a plus.

(2) Paraprofessionals – Transition Program at Amity Regional High School – Woodbridge

REQUIREMENT(S):  Two (2) years of college or Associates Degree preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Ability to work well with staff, and with students with diverse learning needs in mainstream academic and elective classes and in self-contained classroom and on job sites and community sites. Facilitate positive relationships between special educational students and typical peers.  Record data on given data collection charts.  Follow behavior plans for given students. Dependable. Flexible. Computer skills a plus.

SALARY:                          In accordance with Paraprofessional Contract

APPLY TO:                Mr. Charles Dumais, Supt. of Schools

Amity Regional School District No. 5

ATTENTION: Personnel – Para-Amity

25 Newton Road

Woodbridge, CT 06525

 

DEADLINE:   Open until filled

If responding via email, please send via: [email protected]

 

Jun 272014
 

Screen shot 2014-06-27 at 7.28.47 PMSummer enrichment classes are due to begin on Monday, July 7, at Amity Regional High School.  There’s still time to enroll your child in a number of fun courses being offered, including; Team Sports & Recreational Games, Boot Camp, Track & Field, Crafts, Golf, Tennis Clinic, Soccer, Volleyball Skills Camp, Introduction to Dance, Babysitting Basics and lots more.

There is still space available in both Amity’s Summer Musical Theater Camp and Amity’s Performing Arts Instrumental Camp.

Academic enrichment courses include; Algebra I, Algebra II, Business Math, Calculus, Physics, Pre-Calculus, Career Exploration & Planning, College Application Essay Workshop, Creative Writing Workshop, Geometry, High School Chemistry Made Easy, Computer and Math Fun, Personal Finance, Preparing for Algebra, SAT Mathematics Boot Camp, Reading Comprehension, Study Skills and more.

Evening courses will begin on Wednesday, July 9, and include classes in Art, Finance, Digital Photography, CPR, First Aid, Computer, Fitness, Dance, Health, Mah Jong, Tai Chi and Yoga, to name a few

View the complete course catalog, and register online at www.AmityAdultEd.MyProgramPlus.com or call Karen Wade at 203-392-2005.

 

Jun 262014
 

IMG_3361With the help of my amazing Web guy, Doug, Orange Live now offers the candid photos of your children after they received their diplomas at Amity on Friday, June 20.

They are uploaded in order of last name, there are some doubles of students who did something different after they left the “official photographer” staging area.

At one point, I had a little camera trouble and missed up to 4 students. To those kids and parents I apologize.

Visit this LINK for the photos.

[I posted this 4 days ago, but for some reason it wasn't published]

 

Jun 252014
 

IMG_9949Amity’s Joe Choiniere, Allison Denny and  are up for the New Haven Register Athlete of the Year.

Click HERE and vote for Joe / Allison / Jason as a thank you for all their contributions to Amity Sports.

 

UPDATE: Voting ended on Thursday night at 8 p.m. Choiniere had the majority of the votes at 26.05%; Denny came in second with 

 

 

Jun 242014
 

Coach Bob Mirto surrounded by his team before the June 23 game.

Coach Bob Mirto surrounded by his team before the June 23 game.

The 2014  Orange Legion Post 127 Baseball Team shows a lot of promise.

Their season was delayed due to the length of the Amity Varsity Baseball Season and its success in winning the CIAC State Championship Title.

Due to the delay the team has a tight, grueling schedule ahead this summer.

Many of the names on this team may sound familiar, mainly because they played for Amity.

On this year’s team (with their uniform numbers) are:  Nick Fusco (1); Pat Winkel (3 ?); Jack Demerjian (3); Gerald Farace (4); Brian Ronai (6); Jake Russo (7); Josh Sabitsky (8); Chris Winkel (9); Doug Rives (10 ?); Anthony Capozziello (10); Zach Chamberlain (13); Mike Appel (15); Ross Weiner (18); Devin Belenski (21); Mike Tavolacci (23); Matt Ronai (25); Sebastian DiMauro (26); Eric Class (45).

Just one week in, the boys are 6-1 for the season, which includes 3 shut-out wins.

RECAP: 

June 16 double header vs Hamden, 2 wins 5-2 and 6-4.

June 19 vs Branford (last year’s #1 team) Loss 6-0

June 21 double header vs Ansonia, 2 wins 2-0 and 3-0.

June 22 away at Nolan Field vs Ansonia win 13-0.

June 23 vs New Haven, win 8-1.

Seasoned Coach

Bob Mirto has been involved in Legion Baseball for nearly two decades.

About 16-17 years ago he was assistant manager to David Ryan and took over when Ryan left the coaching position.

Mirto is dedicated to the boys and the game of baseball.

“I love baseball at that level, it gives me a chance to interact with good players and help them move their careers along both academically and on the field,” Mirto said. “I like seeing where they go to school (college or university) and be discovered.”

Mirto is proud of his players and in the past decade and a half seven have been drafted into the pros. the last one being Connor Kenary, who went to Lake Forest and was drafted by the Washington Nationals.

“This (2014) team has a lot of talent, many of them recovering from a longer High School season,” he said. “We will start playing like we can and we have a run at the zone title and go to the tournament where we can do some damage.”

Post 127 is in Zone 2 with 11 teams in the New Haven/surrounding town area.

“We have some very good kids, they are being pushed into a compacted season where they will play just about every day.”

Mirto’s confidence in his team must have rubbed off on the boys — they played well that night, (June 23) defeating New Haven 8-1.

Jun 232014
 

Michael Yuan

Michael Yuan

Michael Yuan is an Amity Legend.

A phenomenal athlete, brilliant in the classroom and one of those guys whose smile lit up a room.

Polite and respectful, he earned community service distinction.

He is a National Merit Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society.

This year the Yale-bound senior was chosen for the Amity Education Award of Distinction.

Click HERE to see the Video of this presentation at the Amity Commencement Ceremony on June 20.

 

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