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.
Amity 100, Foran 81
Amity’s Winning Events
200 yard Medley Relay: A- 2:01.31 Molly Cox, Emma Grabowski, Christiane Delda, Amanda Hendrick
200 Ind. Medley: A-2:26.45 Molly Cox
50-yard Freestyle: A- 26.70 Amanda Hendrick
200-yard Freestyle Relay: A- 1:49.70 Vera Belfonti, Chris
100 Freestyle: A- 58.80 Kayleigh Foley
500-yard Freestyle: A- 5:55.52 Alexis Halstead
200-yard Freestyle Relay: A- 1:49.70 Vera Belfonti, Chris Delda, Kayleigh Foley, Amanda Hendrick
100-yard Backstroke: A- 1:04.53 Molly Cox
Foran’s Winning Events
200-yard Freestyle: F- 2:00,71 Jordan MacDonald
Diving: F- 263.70 Emma Longley
100-yard Butterfly: F- 1:00.00 Jordan MacDonald
100 yard Breaststroke: F- 1:22.10 Kaya Vital
400 yard Freestyle Relay: F- 4:12.12 Arianna Chen, Emily Eschweiler, Ana O’Connor, Jordan MacDonald
Record: Amity 3-0
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
She is about 12 lbs, walks with limp ( front paws) is gentle, a little skittish ( less so with age).
Her name is Pitsy – but sometimes more likely to answer to nickname ” Pit.”
Her family is heartbroken.
If you see her or know of her whereabouts, please call Deborah at 434-616-1369.
The Orange Town Plan and Zoning Commission meets at Town Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 with new chairman Ozzie Parente at the helm.
1. Review of the Minutes from the August 1, 2017, meeting.
2. Old Business.
3. New Business.
PUBLIC HEARINGS 8:00 p.m. *(5)
4. *PETITION TO AMEND THE ORANGE ZONING REGULATIONS –
-Submitted by the Estate of Dominic F. Farina, Trustee. To Amend the Orange Zoning Regulations relative to Hotel Development in the Light Industrial LI-2 District. Also to provide language which defines “Lot Frontage” and amends required “conference facility space for hotels”. (Continued from the September 5, 2017 meeting.)
5. *PETITION TO AMEND THE ORANGE PLAN OF CONSERVATION AND
DEVELOPMENT – Upon the initiative of the Orange Town Plan & Zoning
Commission. To amend the Orange Plan of Conservation & Development
regarding Transit Oriented Development in the Town of Orange. (Continued
from the August 1 & August 15, 2017 meetings.)
6. *PETITION TO AMEND THE ORANGE ZONING MAP – Upon the initiative of
the Orange Town Plan & Zoning Commission. The proposed change is to clarify
the Zoning Designation for TODD eligible properties located on Marsh Hill
Road. (Continued from the August 1 & August 15, 2017 meetings.)
7. *PETITION TO AMEND THE ORANGE ZONING REGULATIONS –
-Submitted upon the initiative of the Orange Town Plan & Zoning Commission.
To amend Article XXIV – Transit Oriented Development District of the Orange
Zoning Regulations. (Continued from the August 1 & August 15, 2017
8. *PETITION TO AMEND THE ORANGE ZONING REGULATIONS –
-Upon the initiative of the Orange Town Plan & Zoning Commission.
To extend the Moratorium on TODD Development to December 31, 2017; to
enable the TPZC to examine, study, and review the existing TODD Regulations.
Orange resident Mary Hurley started a White House Petition to make 9/11 an official Federal Holiday called First Responders’ Day.
Here is her reasoning:
The events of September 11th are still very fresh in the minds of most Americans. The heroic acts of First Responders on that day should be rightly honored right along side our nation’s veterans on Veteran’s Day, and those that gave their lives for this country on Memorial Day.
The Federal Government will usually only recognize a certain number of Federal Holidays per year. Columbus Day has become a more and more controversial holiday each year. Moreover, it’s a holiday that no one really celebrates anyway. The American people will benefit more from First Responders’ Day to honor those First Responders who gave their lives and for those that still live with the scars of that fateful day far more than Columbus Day.
Click HERE for the petition page.
This year the event will feature a variety of Comedians to entertain and amuse you. They will have you rolling with laughter.
Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 14, 2017, at St. Barbara Hall at 480 Racebrook Road, Orange. The event starts at 6:00 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the show starting at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are $30.00 pp and VIP tickets are $35.00 Reserve a table for family and friends!!
There will be basket raffles, door prizes, a cash bar, beer and wine, coffee and dessert. Call 203-795-9651 for more information or to reserve a table!
You don’t want to miss this!!
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!