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Girls Volleyball: Win Some Lose One, Amity’s Season Looking Good

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Sep 202017
 

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A Look Back

Coach Seth Davis’s Lady Spartans Volleyball team hosted the Staples Wreckers on Friday, Sept 8 in Woodbridge.

The two teams had three close games and two where the winner was cut and dried.

Amity Bows To Staples In Home Opener

Amity 2, Staples 3
Game scores: 14-25, 27-25, 25-22, 16-25, 16-14
Amity’s Noteable Players:  Abby Harbinson 24 kills 3 blocks, Jaiden Williams 35 assists, Dani Nordyk 6 kills
Records: Amity 0-1, Staples 1-0
Next on Monday, Sept. 11 they played Daniel Hand in Woodbridge and won 3-0.
On Thursday, Sept. 14, the Lady Spartans shut out the Foran Lions in Milford
Another victory was seen on Friday, Sept 15 at Lyman Hall. The final score was 3-1.

Lady Spartans Shut Out Governors

On  Sept. 18, the Lady Spartans hosted the Wilbur Cross Governors in Woodbridge and won all three games:  25-11, 25-21, 25-13

Amity 3, Wilbur Cross 0

Amity’s Noteworthy Players

Dani Nordyk 8 kills 3 aces, Maddy Adzigian 5 kills, Jaiden Williams 27 assists

Records: Amity: 4-1 (4-0), Wilbur Cross 2-2 (1-2)

Amity Shows East Haven How It’s Done In Woodbridge

On Tuesday, Sept. 19, the Lady Spartans welcomed the East Haven Yellow Jackets in Woodbridge.

Seth Davis’s Girls kept up the momentum and shut out East Haven 3-0

Game Scores: 25-18, 25-22, 25-20

Amity’s Noteworthy players

Abby Harbinson 20 kills, Jaiden Williams 40 assists, Dani Nordyk 5 digs  3 kills

East Haven’s Noteworthy players

Kylie Schlottman 6 kills , Summer Onorato 7 Kills, Julia SanGiovanni 4 Blocks

Records: Amity 5-1, East Haven 5-1

Keep up the good work girls!

Amity Middle School Orange Student Wins Regional Essay Contest

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Sep 192017
 

Amity Middle School Orange student, Jasmina Krehic — eighth grade, has won the third annual New England League of Middle Schools essay contest. The contest was done in partnership with the New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS).

This year’s topic was “What is it Like to be a Young Adolescent Today?”

NHMS representatives came to Amity Middle School in Orange with an official NASCAR race car to present Jasmina with 25 tickets to the upcoming featured NASCAR Monster Energy Series event in Loudon, New Hampshire.

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Shown in the photo are: Jasmina Krehic, the winner of the New England League of Middle School essay contest; Amity Middle School Orange 7th Grade teacher Sarah Sharkey; and the New Hampshire Motor Speedway mascot, Milo the Moose.

This Just In: SAT Test Scores, School Rankings Announced

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Sep 182017
 

The Connecticut SAT test scores and updated rankings for the 2016-17 school year were posted to SchoolDigger TODAY.

We know that many Orange and Amity residents moved here because of the schools. Now you can see for yourself how the Orange and Region 5 Districts ranked against other Connecticut schools.

The Orange School District ranked 40th out of 132 in the state of Connecticut.

Here’s how each of the three elementary schools rated:

Peck Place School

Peck Place School 

Grades 1-6

349 Students

13.4 Student/Teacher Ratio

84.6 Average Standard Score (2017)

Ranked #79

Down 10 slots from last year

Race Brook School

Race Brook School

Grades 1-6

369 Students

12.7 Student/Teacher Ratio

76.6 Average Standard Score (2017)

Ranked #145

Down 6 slots from last year

stock photo of Turkey Hill School

Turkey Hill School

Grades 1-6

293 Students

12.2 Student/Teacher Ratio

72.2 Average Standard Score (2017)

Ranked #161

Down 75 slots from last year

Amity Regional District #5 ranked 6th of 132 Connecticut districts

Amity Middle School Orange ranked in the top 10 of 240 Connecticut Middle Schools

Amity Middle School 

Grades 7-8

392 Students

11.5 Student/Teacher Ratio

92.3 Average Standard Score (2017)

Ranked #8

UP 20 slots from last year

Amity High School ranked in the top 20 of 109 Connecticut High Schools

Amity High School 

Grades 9-12

1,524 Students

12.1 Student/Teacher Ratio

88.8 Average Standard Score (2017)

Ranked #12

Retains same ranking as last year

 

 

Amity Academic Hall of Honor and Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Ticket Deadline Approaching

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Sep 182017
 

The 2017-2018 Amity Academic Hall of Honor and Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place at Grassy Hill Country Club, Orange on Thursday, October 19 at 5:30 p.m.

Dinner tickets are $50 in advance with a purchase deadline of September 29th. There will be no tickets
for purchase at the door.

For Athletic Hall of Fame tickets make checks payable to the Amity Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame, and
send to Amity High School Athletic Department, Attention: Lori Bonney, 25 Newton Road, Woodbridge
CT 06525.

For Academic Hall of Honor tickets make checks payable to the Amity Hall of Honor, and mail to Amity
District Office, Attention: Carol Lange, 25 Newton Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525.

Scott Feinberg

EDITOR’S NOTE: Back when he was a Sophomore or Junior at Amity, I hired one of this year’s honorees, Scott Feinberg, as a freelancer for the Amity Observer Newspaper. I was so impressed with his attention to detail and can-do attitude and more so, his knowledge of film and an uncanny ability to choose the winners in each category of the Academy Awards year after year. 

I am so proud of this young man and have followed his professional career for more than a decade as he lives his dream. Congratulations, Scott!

Field Hockey: Lady Spartans Defeat Lyman Hall 3-zip

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Sep 152017
 

The Amity Varsity Field Hockey team hosted Lyman Hall in Woodbridge on Thursday, Sept. 14.
The Lady Spartans shut out the Trojans 3-0.
Lyman’s Goalie Maddie Torre had 12 saves.
Amity’s noteworthy players: Tess Csejka had two goals, Daria Torrenti had one goal and Goalie Alexa Smith #00 had 9 saves.
Records: Amity 2-0, Lyman Hall 1-1-1

 

Boys Soccer: Amity vs Hand In Woodbridge

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Sep 152017
 

The Amity Spartans Soccer team hosted the Daniel Hand Tigers in Woodbridge on Thursday.

The Spartans were first on the scoreboard just :58 into the first half and it didn’t take long for Hand to tie things up halfway through the first half.

The rest of the game belonged to the Tigers, whose physically aggressive method of play was obvious as Amity players began falling like dominoes at times.

Hand scored twice in the second half, winning this one 3-1.

Records: Amity 1-2, Hand 3-0

 

 

 

Girls Swimming And Diving: Amity Leaves Lyman Hall In Its Wake

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Sep 142017
 

The Lady Spartans Swimming and Diving team hosted the Lyman Hall Titans in Orange on Thursday, Sept. 14.

Amity has a strong team again this year, winning this meet 96-88, even though Lyman Hall won 7 events to Amity’s 5.

Amity’s winning events

200-yard Medley Relay: A- 1:57.87 Molly Cox, Christiane Delda, Alejandra Barry-Ruiz, Kalynna Hauser

50-yard Freestyle: A- 25.92 Molly Cox

Butterfly: A- 1:02.89 Molly Cox

100-yard Backstroke: A- 1:06.57  Jenna Lu

100-yard Breaststroke: A- 1:14.74 Emma Grabowski

Lyman Hall’s winning events

200-yard Freestyle: LH- 2:05.08 Faith Gambardella

200 Ind. Medley: LH-2:23.00 Madison Nemec

Diving: LH- 164.00 Olivia Mandy, 100 yard

100 Freestyle: LH- 57.59 Sarah Beverage

500-yard Freestyle: LH- 5:27.68 Faith Gambardella

200-yard Freestyle Relay: LH- 1:47.37 Nicole Cislo, Kristina Driscoll, Sarah Beverage, Faith Gambardella

400-yard Freestyle Relay: LH- 4:25.82 Madison Nemec, Maeve Montante, Alyson Wentzell, Nicole Raffles

Records: Amity (2-0), Lyman Hall (1-2)

Amity Dance Team Offers Unique Opportunity

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Sep 142017
 

If you’ve enjoyed and admired the routines of the Amity High School Dance Team over the years, you may be interested to know that the team is offering a unique opportunity to boys and girls in 4th to 8th grade.

For a small fee of $40, your child can practice with the Dance Team in the High School Gymnasium on Wednesday, Oct. 11 and Thursday, Oct. 12 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 13 at 5 p.m. which culminates into a half time performance during the Amity Football game on Oct. 13 at 7 p.m.

Each participant will receive a special AHS performance T-shirt.

To get more information and to sign up, e-mail AmityDanceTeam@gmail.com.

 

Amity Tennis Courts Looking Sharp

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Sep 132017
 

The Tennis Courts at Amity High School took on a bright new look yesterday with new lines and nets.

We’re looking forward to the upcoming tennis season.

Boys Cross Country: Amity Bows To Prep 30-25

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Sep 132017
 

The Amity Spartans Cross Country Team hosted the Fairfield Prep Jesuits for the season opener in Woodbridge on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

The final score was Amity 30, Fairfield Prep 25

Fairfield’s Drew Thompson was hands down the leader of this meet with an awesome time of 16:21.

 

2. Jake Mattei (AMITY) 16:49

It was almost a three-way tie for the next three finishers:

3. Azaan Dawson (FAIRFIELD PREP) 16:57

4. Andrew Burford (AMITY) 16:57

5. Connor Visnic (AMITY) 16:58.

A Job well done, gentlemen.