Amity Middle School – Orange is gearing up for its 9th annual “Giving Hair and Hope” event next Monday, April 3 at 6 p.m. This annual event raises funds for St. Baldrick’s, an organization that funds childhood cancer research, and participants also donate ponytails to Pantene to make wigs for cancer patients.
The AMSO event continues to grow each year and organizers hope you will consider being a part of this amazing fundraiser.
There are may ways to help. You can “brave the shave” and raise funds for St. Baldrick’s, donate a ponytail, or make a monetary donation. This year they also will raffle off four tickets to see the NY Knicks at Madison Square Garden (please contact Vittoria at Vittoria.Fielosh@reg5.k12.ct.us if you would like to purchase raffle tickets).
You are also invited to come to the event which will take place at the Middle School, 100 Ohman Avenue, Orange, on Monday, April 3, at 6 p.m. Amity’s Pop Warner Cheerleaders will be performing. There will be entertainment for younger children, food, music and more.
For more information, to make a donation, or join the event you can visit the AMSO fundraising page: https://www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/1788/2017
This week students will be raising money by participating in “Money Wars” and they will be hosting a volleyball tournament Tuesday, March 28, after school, from 2:30-4:00 p.m. The cost is $3 to play and all proceeds will benefit St. Baldrick’s Foundation. If students do not have a ride home, they are welcome to take the late bus.
We’ve covered many Amity musicals in the past and can state with certainty that when sales are this brisk on opening day, every show will be sold out before you can blink — and that certainly is the case here.
“Fiddler on the Roof” is a beloved classic show that Amity Theater’s Andrea Kennedy calls the “Best musical of all time.”
Today the Amity Theater Department announced that the show is nearly sold out. Click HERE to buy your tickets NOW!!!
Performances will take place at the John J. Brady Center for the Performing Arts
Amity Regional High School, 25 Newton Road, Woodbridge on March 31, April 1, 6, 7, and 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Visit their website at www.amitytheaterdepartment.com
Matthew Dicks is the author of several novels, including Something Missing, Unexpectedly Milo, and The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs. His book, Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, has been nominated for a Nutmeg Award. He has performed as a storyteller around the country, and has won the Moth StorySLAM more than twenty times.
Matthew will speak to Amity’s English Language Arts students involved in creative writing and literary analysis, and will discuss the process for creating written and oral narratives.
Students who have prepared stories will have the opportunity to perform and receive feedback from this seasoned story-teller. At the end of the school day, a Storytelling Slam, open to the entire student body, will be held.
The event will be hosted by Amity’s librarians Robert Musco and Cara McConnell, and made possible by the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation. More information about the Foundation’s mission and work can be found at: jamiehulleyartsfund.org
The final seconds ticked off the scoreboard at Jonathan Law High School and with that concluded the Holy Infant-Orangemen’s 7th grade boys basketball season.
But it wasn’t just any season, it was a wildly successful season on all accounts. “Historically, this has to be one of the best seasons head coach Powell Chodos explained, “We went 44-11 against 7th grade teams from all over Connecticut, we won the Bristol Christmas Tournament (4-0), we won the Sal Tinari-East haven tournament (4-1), we won the A division of the Fairfield County tournament (3-0) and we won the prestigious Milford Hoopfest tournament (40 seventh grade teams, 6-1 record) I’m not sure if any Orange team has ever accomplished all that.”
Chodos gives credit to his team, “They are a smart bunch, they show up to practice, they play hard, they share the ball and they genuinely love playing together–as a coach that’s all you can ask for”.
Team X at Amity Middle School, Orange celebrated Pi Day with activities that were interdisciplinary.
March 14 is recognized as Pi Day because of its connection to the first three digits of Pi, 3.14. Students wrote poems and made artistic creations to explain Pi.
They also had a computer scavenger hunt to learn interesting facts about Pi, one of which was to locate the position of their birthdate in the numbers of Pi.
Mathematically they measured several objects to find the relationship between the circumference and the diameter of their circular object and see how close they could get to 3.14.
Lastly, they made a histogram, identifying how many of each digit there were in the first 50 digits of Pi. Of course, they were also treated to pie and oranges! Many students also made treats for their classmates.
Members of Team X at Amity Middle School Orange created Valentines this year using their English (poems and stories) and artistic skills.
The cards were delivered to Coachman’s Square at Woodbridge, a senior living community.
“The residents were ecstatic to receive them,” according to school administrators. “It truly brightened their day.”
To be eligible, you must be:
A high school senior who will graduate in the Spring of 2017.
A member of Sikorsky Credit Union
Planning to further your education.
To apply, complete a scholarship application and answer the essay question.
Click here for more information and to download an application. All applications must be received by March 31, 2017 to be considered.
Don’t be shut out! Fill out your application today!
Be The Match and Give A Spit are excited to host the 2017 Woodbridge Be The Match 5K that unites communities across Connecticut in support of helping patients in need of a bone marrow transplant. With your support in fundraising as an individual or team, you help more patients afford transplants, add potential marrow donors to the Be The Match Registry®, and make more life-saving research possible.
The Woodbridge Be The Match 5K Walk/Run and the Children’s Fun Run is an event for people of all ages and fitness levels. Take the first step by registering for the Woodbridge Be The Match timed 5K by Thom Jacobs of Paynes Corner Timing.
All proceeds from this event will benefit Be The Match.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We need your help on race day. Sign up HERE.
Can’t attend on race day? Register for a virtual run that can take place whenever you want while supporting Be The Match.