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.
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
13.4 Student/Teacher Ratio
84.6 Average Standard Score (2017)
Down 10 slots from last year
Race Brook School
12.7 Student/Teacher Ratio
76.6 Average Standard Score (2017)
Down 6 slots from last year
Turkey Hill School
12.2 Student/Teacher Ratio
72.2 Average Standard Score (2017)
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
11.5 Student/Teacher Ratio
92.3 Average Standard Score (2017)
UP 20 slots from last year
Amity High School ranked in the top 20 of 109 Connecticut High Schools
12.1 Student/Teacher Ratio
88.8 Average Standard Score (2017)
Retains same ranking as last year
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
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.
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!
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
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)
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.
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.