Congratulations on a phenomenal job girls! All your hard work paid off.
Hats off the coaches for your fine leadership and to the parents for your unwavering support.
Sadly, with the graduation of the 2013-14 senior “stars” Goalie Brian Mosher, Adam Shea, Brett McNeil, John Uscilla and Keating Seymour, this is a rebuilding year, with a primarily young team and just five seniors.
Among those seniors are Dalton Luciani, Kevin Ryan and Zachary Shelnitz, whose names we often heard at last year’s games. They have the experience and are good team players, but can they carry the 2015 Spartans on to greatness?
Friday night’s scrimmage games at the Hockey Jamboree in West Haven proved underwhelming.
Last year Brian Mosher was so amazing that any goaltender who follows will have to work ten times as hard to even come close — although of the three who geared up in the $400 goalie padding, Freshman Tyler Cole #30 (Mosher’s old number) shows a lot of promise.
The boys showed spirit and drive and had some good passes but they will have to step things up a bit if they want to get anywhere this year.
Cheshire’s team was tight and blanked Amity 5-0, then Immaculate came out and defeated the Spartans 3-1.
I have faith in Coach Gary Lindgren and Asst. Coach Mike Richetelli and their abilities to pull this team together. Let’s just hope the boys can follow their directions.
Who’s on the team?
William Caracciolo, Dalton Luciani, Cristian Mortali, Kevin Ryan, Zachary Shelnitz
Nicholas Gallucci, Graham Hughes, Timothy Johnston, Anthony Uscilla
Jeremy Cable, Charles Csejka, McGovern Deane, Nicholas DeGennaro, Tyler Johnston, Roger Kergaravat, Zachary White
Jamie Blum, Alexander Leyner, Tyler Cole, Jacob Silliman, Chase Kozak, Adam Moscato, Harrison Silver
Matthew Dicks is a local teacher and author of the novels “Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend,” “Something Missing” and “Unexpectedly, Milo” and the rock opera The Clowns.
The evening was full of laughter and fun. Matthew discussed how he became a writer, gave away prizes and answered questions.
Please consider donating a gift card to make a family’s season brighter.
The PTSO welcomes gift cards from Stop & Shop, Target, WalMart, etc… to purchase items on each family’s “wish list” and to prepare a food basket.
For pick up or drop off information, please contact any of the following: Eileen Babbitz (Bethany family) at [email protected], Jeanette Glicksman ((Woodbridge family) at [email protected] or Polly Demirjian (Orange family) at [email protected].
Originally Published on: Nov 28, 2014 @ 20:36
This is always a great night of music and song showcasing the talents of Amity’s Strings Ensemble, Chamber Ensemble, Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, and Symphony Orchestra, Concert Band and Wind Ensemble.
Some holiday classics and traditional music will be performed such as Carol of the Bells, Hannukah Highlights, The Nutcracker Suite, Angels We Have Heard on High and The World for Christmas.
Come out and help Amity usher in the Holiday Season! There will be a 10 minute intermission and goodies will be sold to help benefit the Amity High School Music Department!
As always, admission to the Winter Concert is FREE.
On Friday, Principal Charles Britton announced that the rescheduled conference date was Tuesday, December 16.
Today, Britton sent out a new notice, stating: “December 16 is the first night of Chanukah. It would be inconsiderate to hold parent conferences on the first night of Chanukah. So, the new rescheduled date for parent conferences will be Monday, December 15 from 5 – 7:30 p.m. If you are unable to keep your parent conference, please go back into Virtual Paragon by clicking Virtual Paragon, and cancel your appointment so that other parents may access the spot. The master password necessary to register in the system is “studentreport.” I apologize for the confusion.”
The Amity Creative Theater (ACT) at Amity High School is ready to take the stage for their fall production of New York By David Rimmer. The show dates are Friday, Dec. 5 and Saturday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. General admission seats for $10 can be purchased through their website at www.amitytheaterdepartment.com
The plays author David Rimmer, was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his play Album that opened to great success off-Broadway starring film star Kevin Bacon.
New York was originally written to raise funds for volunteer psychiatrists dedicated to helping the overwhelming number of patients psychologically affected by 9/11. Depicting the reactions of 15 individuals to the events of that day, the characters all speak to a central psychiatrist. The play has been performed at theaters throughout New York, the United States and internationally to great acclaim.
The New York Resident called the play “brilliantly written… a thought-provoking event avoiding the sentimental and capturing realistic portraits of how we’re all dealing with it… a touching exploration of the effects of September 11 on the lives of average New Yorkers”.
The Amity production is directed by theater teacher Rob Kennedy. Kennedy said he chose this production for his student actors because, “The oldest of the Amity Students were only four years old when the events of 9/11 occurred and the youngest ones were barely a year old. I think it’s an important learning opportunity for our school to talk about that time in our countries history and how it changed all of us.”
The cast and crew recently visited the 9/11 Memorial and Museum on a trip sponsored by the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation to get some perspective. The students had a special guided tour of the museum and spent time with New York’s playwright David Rimmer.
After the trip, Amity senior Ethan Smith who is playing a fireman named Tom O’Neil said, “It was an incredible experience. It really put a human face on the part I am playing. And meeting the author of the play was great too. We got to ask him questions about the play and the characters we are playing.” The cast and crew have been working on the show since early September and have been busy rehearsing and creating the technical elements of the play.
The play also will be shown during school hours to the entire Amity High School student body and the eighth grade classes from the two middle schools, as part of the Spartan Seminar program. The students will view the play and then have discussions related to the topic afterward.
Amity Principal Charles Britton said, “The fall play gives us the opportunity to showcase the talent of our students, build a little school spirit and camaraderie, and capitalize on the “teachable moment” offered by the themes of the production. Our students were very young in 2001; we owe it to our nation to keep the memory of 9/11 alive”.
The Cast Includes Clara Gamsu, Addie Robbins, Ethan Smith, Kahari Blue, Yulia Faryna, Ryan Chizmadia, Alex Cavanagh, Kevin Durkee, Clara Stirling, George Grotheer, Emily Kilian, David Linet, Chris Cassella and Caroline Burkhart. The crew is led by Stage managers Megan Foley, Sage Saffran and Jacob Okolo.
For Information and tickets go to the ACT website at www.amitytheaterdepartment.com or call the box office at 203-392-2019. The ACT production has been made possible by a grant from the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation.
Originally Published on: Nov 13, 2014 @ 21:34
Second Publishing on: Nov 23, 2014 @ 11:34
Third Publishing on: Nov 30, 2014 @ 20:32
Last Publishing on: Dec 3, 2014 @ 9:52
There is a problem with the plumbing at Amity Regional High School.
As a result of the problem, all bathrooms are closed.
Therefore, all after-school activities have been cancelled.
Tonight’s parent conferences are cancelled. The building will be closed to the public at 3:00 pm.
This will provide the Region 5 Facilities Department time and space necessary to remedy the problem.
Information about a rescheduled date for parent conferences will be included in this week’s Friday Highlights.