Oct 292014

Screen Shot 2014-10-04 at 6.27.04 PMAmity Middle School students are welcome to attend the following open house events and take entrance exams for these private schools.

  • Notre Dame Wast Haven – Entrance Test, Saturday, Nov. 8, at 8 a.m. – mandatory $60 fee pre-registration.
  • Sacred Heart Academy – Entrance Test, Saturday, Nov. 8 at 8 a.m.
  • Notre Dame Fairfield – Pre-registration on website is mandatory.
  • Trumbull High School Regional Agriscience & Biotechnology Center - Open House, Thursday, Nov. 6, 5:30-6:30 p.m. or 7-8 p.m. – Application Deadline, Dec. 1.

Oct 292014

SwimmingTonight (Wednesday, Oct. 29) is a big night for two of Amity’s best girls sports teams.

The Girls Swimming and Diving will compete in the SCC Championship meet at the Moore Fieldhouse at Southern at 6 p.m.

Also at 6 p.m., our Girls Volleyball will take on Foran in the SCC semi-finals at Amity High School.

Come out tonight and cheer on at least one of these excellent teams as they battle for the SCC Championship title.


Oct 282014

Mary L. Tracy School

Mary L. Tracy School

Alisa M. Scherban, a dietician affiliated with Yale-New Haven Hospital, will be facilitating a special nutrition workshop for parents and caregivers of children with special needs, On Thursday, Nov. 6 from 6:30-8 p.m.

Parents from all three Amity towns are welcomed to attend.

The workshop will take place in the second floor conference room at the Orange Board of Education, 637 Orange Center Road.

Sign up on or before Nov. 1; call (203) 891-8023.

Oct 272014

IMG_5944The Lady Spartans had a pretty stellar season with only three losses (2 to Cheshire and 1 to Daniel Hand), so when they went up against Hand in the first round of the SCC Championship competition (the Quarterfinal) everyone knew it was anyone’s game.

Amity came out on top in all three games: 25-19, 25-23, 25-14

Spectators could not help but notice that Hand played well, but with the same six players all night and they were tired by the third game.

Amity, the number 2 seed moves on in the tourney and will play the winner of the Mercy-Foran game on Wednesday (at Amity).

First year coach Seth Davis said it is very rewarding to win the first game leading into the tournament.

“Hand has a good team and they played well,” Davis said. “From here we move forward.”

Amity’s noteworthy players from Monday’s game:

Katie Helfenbein had 11 kills and 1 block; Kathleen Walsh had 8 kills; Haley Pierson had 35 assists and 3 digs.

Hand’s noteworthy players:

Krissy LaSance had 8 kills and 14 digs; Chika Ogbejesi had 18 assists.

Oct 272014

Screen Shot 2014-10-27 at 4.58.53 PMJoin the Amity Lacrosse team and their families for a fundraising dinner at Katz’s Deli, 1658 Litchfield Turnpike, Woodbridge, Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 5-8 p.m.

15% of all proceeds (eat in or take out) go to Amity HS Boys Lacrosse Program.

In 2013, the Varsity Lacrosse Team went all the way to the playoffs.

They had the first CIAC Tournament win since 2009

Also, they had their first Semi-Final appearance in Class L – which is the cream of the crop for High School lacrosse in the COUNTRY.

This year’s team has a lot of talent even after graduating so many senior players in June. Under the leadership of Coach Brandon Pepe, we should expect to see some good things on the field when their season begins.

Oct 272014

IMG_5849The Amity Regional High School Chapter of the National Honor Society and the American Red Cross sponsored a blood drive at Amity High School on Monday, Oct. 27.

A steady stream of students volunteered to donate blood, some were first-timers (identified by a green sticker), while others were repeat donors (red stickers).

According to the teachers who were on hand to assist, there were no fainters this year — as of 2 p.m.

You never know when you may need a life-saving blood transfusion. Accidents and illnesses happen all the time when we least expect them and it would be tragic if the hospital you were in was experiencing a blood shortage when you need it most.

Every student who donated a pint today could help save up to 3 lives.

Oct 262014

blood_drive-244x300-1The Amity Regional High School Chapter of the National Honor Society and the American Red Cross will be sponsoring a blood drive at Amity High School on Monday, Oct. 27.

In order to be eligible to donate blood, a student must be older than 17 and meet certain weight requirements.

Parents are asked to note that Amity does not request parent permission slips for students to donate blood. Please advise your child if you do not want him or her to donate blood. Parents may contact the main office at the high school and request that their 17 and 18-year-old children not be permitted to donate. 

Red Cross Blood Drive Information.pdf


Oct 262014

Audrey Galer's students' work will be on display at the library in November.

Audrey Galer’s students’ work will be on display at the library in November.

Orange Youth Services will be having another Artist Colony – Watercolor component – on Monday, Dec. 29 and Tuesday, Dec. 30 from 12:45-4 p.m. in Room 6 at High Plains Community Center.

Parents need to sign up their child as space is limited to 12 students who live in Orange or go to school in Orange.

Audrey Galer, a respected artist, who has many years of experience working with students at all levels, is the instructor.

The course is in 2 parts and students need to  participate in both sessions.. There is no cost to the program. All artist materials, snacks, and refreshments provided. Interested parents should contact John Ulatowski, Youth Services Coordinator, at [email protected].

Hurry, participants will be chosen in the order of e-mail received.


Oct 242014

music-notesAmity Music Department presents Music in Motion. 

The theme this year is Music in Motion: City Life.  

The Amity High School jazz ensemble, percussion ensemble, color guard and choir will be featured throughout the show.  It is sure to be an entertaining evening of music and movement unlike anything you have seen before.  

Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door, online at www.amityband.org, or by calling the Amity High School Box Office at (203) 392-2019.  

If you have children in a Region 5 middle school or BOW elementary school, purchase your tickets at the door and your child will be free with the purchase of an adult tickets.  

Show dates are October 24th & 25th at 7:30 pm in the John J. Brady Center for the Performing Arts. 

Click HERE for a Music in Motion video trailer. 

Oct 232014

IMG_2695Senior Night was a memorable one for the Lady Spartans Volleyball Team Thursday night as they defeated Woodland 3-1 in Woodbridge.

Amity won the first two matches 25-20; 25-19, then Woodland came through with a victory in the third match 28-26. The Lady Spartans would not allow their opponents another win, and rounded out the night with the winning game at 25-21.

Amity’s noteworthy players:

Briana Mirmina had 4 kills and 20 digs; Nina Luciani had 5 kills and Haley Pierson had 31 assists and 5 digs.

Woodland’s noteworthy players: 

Abbey Rosato had 6 kills, 3 blocks and 2 digs; Anna Khalid had 9 kills, 2 assists, 3 aces and 5 digs; Carla Piccolo had 11 digs, 3 kills and 4 aces and Cam Caswell had 18 digs and 2 kills.

RecordsAmity improved it’s season record to 17-3; Woodland fell to 16-4