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Please Help The Amity PTSO Make This A Happy Holiday Season For Those In Need

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Nov 282016
 

thThe Amity PTSO has a certain amount of money allocated in its budget every year to support families in need but the more they can collect the more they can help!

Every holiday season the Amity High School PTSO supports a family in need from Bethany, Woodbridge and Orange. If you would like to donate contact your town coordinator listed below. Monetary donations or gift cards to Walmart, Stop & shop, Target and Kohls are the most helpful so the PTSO can shop and meet the family’s needs in the best way possible.

All donations can be sent into the Amity High School main office by Thursday, December 9 so there is time to shop and prepare the gifts for delivery.

Thank you in advance for your continued support.

Orange – Durga Anumolu [email protected],  Anna Mahon [email protected],  also, Woodbridge – Lynn Estra [email protected], Nancy Nadelmann [email protected] and Bethany- Eileen Babbitz [email protected]

What are You Doing On Thanksgiving? — Will the Weather Cooperate?

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Nov 232016
 

happy-thanksgiving-turkey-animation-8675A weak storm system moves into the area on Thanksgiving. We can expect cloudy, but mainly dry, weather in the morning for the Road Race and Football Game although there may be a little precipitation.

There is a better chance of rain showers in the afternoon and evening as temperatures rise to upper 30s to mid 40s.

Chips Charity Breakfast

This year’s Thanksgiving Day Breakfast at Chip’s Restaurant from 6 – 11 a.m. will benefit Relay For Life.

Full Breakfast 2 pancakes, 2 eggs, bacon or sausage coffee or tea for just $12 per person (cash only). 100% of proceeds go to BOW Relay for Life.

This is a wonderful annual tradition to start off your Thanksgiving morning to help others.

Turkey Trot 5k

The Rotary Club of Orange will host its 4th Annual Thanksgiving Day 5k Road Race/2 mile walk on November 24, 2016.

The race is certified and will start at the High Plains Community Center and run through Orange with a finish back at the Community Center.

The race steps off at 8 a.m. This is a fun family friendly event.

High School Football

The Amity Spartans take on the North Haven Indians at Vanacore Field in North Haven for the annual Thanksgiving Day Game at 10 a.m.

Black Friday Showers

According to WTNH-8 Meteorologist Fred Campagna, “Friday looks showery, but not a total washout. Showers may linger early Saturday, but most of the weekend will be dry and seasonable. Steady rain is in the forecast for the middle of next week.”

This will make it unpleasant for the annual tree lighting ceremony in Milford and some other towns on Friday night.

Classic Theater Brings What Matters To The Amity Stage in December

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Nov 222016
 

Rehearsal for Our Town

Rehearsal for Our Town

The Amity High School Theater Department will present Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Our Town, on Friday December 9th 2016.

Our Town presents a timeless tale of everyday life in the fictional Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire. Teenagers George and Emily meet, fall in love, and marry; enduring both the joys and sorrows of everyday life. Wilder transforms their ordinary story into a poignant and captivating exploration of mortality and the wonder of living.

Our Town has been called the “Great American play by Edward Albee. Thornton Wilder was a lifelong resident of Hamden, Connecticut. Although the play takes place in New Hampshire many of the inspirations for the play come from this region of Connecticut. Woodbridge resident, Yale Professor and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Donald Margulies in his recent foreword to Our Town, wrote; “Indeed the play’s success across cultural borders around the world attests to its being something much greater than an American play: it is a play that captures the universal experience of being alive.”

When Our Town was first performed, America was experiencing the aftershocks of the Great Depression and living under the impending shadow of World War II. Although uncertain times and fear characterized the time period, Wilder focuses the play on the facets of the human experience, which testify to the strength, and endurance of the human spirit. The New York Times hailed the play as “beautifully evocative,” and named it “one of the finest achievements of the current stage.” Our Town cemented its place in history when Wilder was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1938.

For director Rob Kennedy, Our Town’s New England setting and its message about everyday life make it an especially relevant piece for the Amity audiences. “Each visit to Grover’s Corners reveals some new facet,” Kennedy said. And while you may have seen it before or been in it in high school, Wilder himself points out that “I Love You” and “I Suffer” have been said many billions of times, and never twice the same. Kennedy hopes audiences will “watch with fresh eyes, for the first time.”

Our Town includes ACT new comer Brian Forbes as the Stage Manager who leads audiences on their journey through Grover’s Corners; Emily Kilian as Emily Webb; Harrison Paek as George Gibbs; Carrie Ann Canfield as Mrs. Webb; Eric Greenbaum as Editor Webb; Alaina Dwyer as Mrs. Gibbs; and Ryan Rattley as Doctor Gibbs. Other cast members include Lili Querker, Evan D’Onofrio, Ryan Rappaport, Maren Westgard, Shane Gordon, Jeffrey Gallo, Dean Pocwierz, Ben Kemp, Joyce Lin, Emma Ginshannon, Kelsey Paier and Kayla Zamkov.

Set design by Rob Kennedy, costumes by Julie Chevan, and lights by Dan Hassenmayer.

The Assistant Director is Yuliya Faryna and the stage managers are Jacob Okolo, Jillian Gusciora and Sophie Clemons.

The show will be presented to the Amity student body grades 8 through 12 as part of our Spartan Seminar program from December 7th through the 9th. The public performance will take place on Friday December at 8pm.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at www.amitytheaterdepartment.com or by calling the box office at 203- 392-2019.

Support The Girls At the Annual Flag Football Game Tonight

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Nov 212016
 

flag-football-clip-art-2The Amity Flag Football team will take on North Haven in its annual pre-Thanksgiving Day game at the William Johnson Football Field at 6 p.m.

Dress warmly and cheer our girls on to a win.

Amity High School’s Month of Gratitude Comes To A Close

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Nov 212016
 

A Message From Amity High School:

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-11-05-40-amWednesday, November 23 will be the culmination of Amity High School’s Month of Gratitude and  Penny Wars fundraiser for Goods for Good, a non-profit that works with communities in Africa to build financial capacity.

We have selected this organization for its work in Malawi, the country featured in this year’s One Book/ One Amity book, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.

Prior to the annual pep rally on Wednesday, students and staff will hear two speakers, CJ Wise, the Executive Director of Goods for Good, and Pastor John Eastwood, from Calvary Chapel Southbury who will discuss his work at a Hunger Center in Malawi.

The entire school also will attend an Oxfam Hunger Banquet, an interactive activity designed to demonstrate the plight of global food inequality.

The winning class of Penny Wars will be announced that day.

We are grateful to donations from our community sponsors:  Chips, Billy’s Restaurant, Blue Check Deli, Country Corner Diner, and Lock, Stock, and Barrel, and Julia’s Bakery.

Activities will run between 8 and 11:30 a.m. at Amity High School.

Girls’ Volleyball: One Final Look At The 2016 Lady Spartans

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Nov 202016
 

dsc_0801The Amity Lady Spartans Volleyball team had a phenomenal season 22-2.

This year, the teams’ accomplishments included SCC Championship, Player of the year, Coach of the year, and LL semi-finalists.

On Wednesday, Nov. 16, Amity took on Stamford in the CIAC State Semifinal at Trumbull High School taking their second loss of the year 3-0.

Stamford went on to win the state title against Ridgefield 3-1.

Amity will lose three amazing players to graduation — Kathleen Walsh, Jessica Ferraiolo, and Taylor DeRienzo,

Luckily, we will still have Abby, Dani, Jaiden, Brooke, Amelia, and a lot of other talent coming back in 2017. Who, under the guidance of Coach Davis and the rest of the coaching staff, Amity should be in great shape again.

(Photos by Myla Chadwick)

Don’t Miss The Harlem Wizards VS The Orange Crush on Nov. 17

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Nov 172016
 

wizardsThe Harlem Wizards trick-shot basketball team will be taking on The Orange Crush – a team comprised of teachers, staff, and administrators (including our Superintendent and principals) from the Town of Orange Schools at Amity High School, Thursday, Nov. 17 from 7 – 9 p.m.

This a joint effort fundraiser put forth by Orange’s four school’s PTO/As: Mary L Tracy, Race Brook, Peck Place, and Turkey Hill. Tickets are $15 each (on Nov. 9 there were only 50 left).

This event will directly benefit the PTO/As and will allow us to continue programs such as field trips, cultural arts event, Art Goes to School, technology enhancements, and more!

If you would like to attend, call Jeanine at 203-795-3011 or 203-650-8211  for tickets.

Remember, only 50 are available.

 

Girls Volleyball: We Love Our Lady Spartans, Thank You For An Exciting Season

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Nov 162016
 

dsc_1200The Lady Spartans Volleyball team played against Stamford in the CIAC State Semifinal tonight at Trumbull High School.

As most of you know, Seth Davis’s team only lost ONE match all season, proving time and time again that with the right coach and a team full of talented players you can really go places.

Amity is amazing and gave fans and themselves a season to remember.

But all good things must come to an end, and the semi final was the end of the road for our girls.

Athletic Director Ernie Goodwin said it well with his Tweet after tonight’s games. “So proud of our volleyball team for an outstanding season! SCC Champs, Player of the year, Coach of the year, and LL semi-finalists!”

Notes: Kathleen Walsh had 14 kills, Abby Harbinson had 9 kills, Jessica Ferraiolo had 6 kills, Jaiden Williams had 30 assists, and Dani Nordyk added 11 digs.

Congratulations to Stamford on their 3-0 win —25-16, 25-20, 25-22 — you defeated one hell of an awesome team. Good luck in the championship game this weekend.

Kathleen, Abby, Dani, Jess, Jaiden, Brooke, Taylor, Amelia, and all the players and Coach Davis, we are all so proud of you, and thank you for sharing your talent with us this year.

 

Girls Volleyball: CIAC State Semifinal Amity vs Stamford on Wednesday

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Nov 162016
 

dsc_1087The Lady Spartans Volleyball Team (22-1) has advanced to the State Semifinal and as their amazing year comes to an end, there is no time like the present to show your love for these amazing athletes.

On Wednesday, our girls will play Stamford (18-2) at Trumbull High School, 72 Strobel Road, Trumbull, at 6 p.m.

The Lady Spartans have really had to work for their victories in the past two matches, and when it seemed like all hope was gone, they rallied and came through with victories.

We wish the Lady Spartans great success on Wednesday. You are So Close to the state title. Just stay focused, listen to Coach Davis and make every move count.

No matter what the outcome, we are now and always will be proud of you and what you’ve accomplished so far this year.

(Photos from quarterfinal by Myla Chadwick)

Amity Theater’s Labor of Love, “OUR TOWN,” One Night Only — Get Tickets Now

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Nov 142016
 

screen-shot-2016-11-14-at-12-00-04-pmThe Amity Theater Department has been working tirelessly on  it’s Fall Production of “Our Town” a three Act play by Thornton Wilder.
The classic American play about appreciating the simple things in life comes to the John J. Brady Center at Amity High School for one night only on Friday December 9 at 8 p.m.
Our Town presents a timeless tale of everyday life in the fictional Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire. Teenagers George and Emily meet, fall in love, and marry; enduring both the joys and sorrows of everyday life. Wilder transforms their ordinary story into a poignant and captivating exploration of mortality and the wonder of living appropriate for audiences of all ages. 
Tickets only $10 Click HERE to purchase yours.
Our Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation.
Step back in time to a simpler time when doctors made house calls, milkmen made deliveries in horsedrawn wagons, people talked to one another instead of vegetating in front of a television set, game system, or computer and you didn’t have to lock your door at night.
Who wouldn’t enjoy a carefree evening out right now?