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Sep 182014
 

Representatives from the following colleges and universities will be visiting Amity Friday, Sept. 19.

Johnson & Wales University 8:30 a.m.

Stevenson University 10 a.m.

Boston University 10:30 a.m.

Hofstra College 11 a.m.

University of Mary Washington 1 p.m.

Sep 162014
 

The halls of Amity High School.

The halls of Amity High School.

Back-to-School Night for the parents and guardians of 10th and 11th grade students will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 17.

The program will begin with welcoming remarks from the administration in the Brady Center at 6:30 pm. Parents and guardians will then follow their student’s schedule through all 8 class periods.

*Important Note – parents are asked to bring electronic or print copies of their student’s schedule.  Student schedules may be accessed in PowerSchool. Parents will have access to the school’s wifi, so bring along your web enabled devices. Below is the back-to-school night schedule:

 

Period           Class Time                 Passing Time

1                      7:20-7:30                     7:30-7:35

2                      7:35-7:45                     7:45-7:50

3                      7:50-8:00                     8:00-8:05

4                      8:05-8:15                     8:15-8:20

5                      8:20-8:30                     8:30-8:35

6                      8:35-8:45                     8:45-8:50

7                      8:50-9:00                     9:00-9:05

8                      9:05-9:15

Sep 092014
 

Amity HIgh SchoolBack-to-School Night for parents of 9th and 12th grade students will take place Wednesday, Sept. 10. 

The program will begin with welcoming remarks from the administration in the Brady Center (auditorium) at 6:30 pm. Parents and guardians will then follow their student’s schedule through all 8 class periods.

*Important Note – parents are asked to bring electronic or print copies of their student’s schedule.  Student schedules may be accessed in PowerSchool. Parents will have access to the school’s wifi, so bring along your web enabled devices. Below is the back-to-school night schedule:

 

Period           Class Time                 Passing Time

1                      7:20-7:30                     7:30-7:35

2                      7:35-7:45                     7:45-7:50

3                      7:50-8:00                     8:00-8:05

4                      8:05-8:15                     8:15-8:20

5                      8:20-8:30                     8:30-8:35

6                      8:35-8:45                     8:45-8:50

7                      8:50-9:00                     9:00-9:05

8                      9:05-9:15

Back-to-School Night for the parents and guardians of 10th and 11th grade students will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Sep 082014
 

PSAT Practice Test Sheet

PSAT Practice Test Sheet

PSAT, SAT and ACT Practice Test: The Woodbridge Town Library is hosting four wonderful (and free) opportunities this fall for students to take practice tests for the PSAT, SAT, and ACT. 

Take a free practice PSAT exam with KAPLAN under realistic test taking conditions on Saturday, September 13th from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Woodbridge Town Library.

Participants will receive their score via email with an analysis of their strengths and weaknesses.

Limited space is available. Registration is required for this event.

Register online at http://www.woodbridge.lioninc.org/events/psat-practice-test/  or call the Circulation Desk at (203) 389-3433.

Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes before the test begins and bring a couple of number 2 pencils and a calculator (any kind). KAPLAN will also be conducting the following practice tests at the library this fall:

  1. SAT practice test on Saturday, October 11 at 11am (registration for this program begins on September 15)

  2. ACT practice test on Saturday, November 22 at 11am (registration begins on November 1)

  3. SAT/ACT combo test on Saturday, December 13 at 11am ( registration begins November 15)

Sep 072014
 

Screen Shot 2014-09-07 at 8.40.14 PMUnderclass pictures will be taken during English classes on Monday, September 8th and Tuesday, September 9th.

English teachers have informed their classes of which day to prepare for as well as distributed forms with photo package information. 

If you have any questions, please contact the yearbook advisor, Ken Clark, at [email protected].

Aug 222014
 

New Amity Supt. Charles Dumais

New Amity Supt. Charles Dumais

Dear Amity Community,

I wish to thank you for your patience and support as I transitioned, mid-year, into the position of Superintendent of Amity Regional School District #5. I have learned a tremendous amount about our students, our staff, our schools, and our community. In the last six months, I have seen the commitment, energy, and passion that the Amity staff has for our students. I have seen the support and positive involvement that our community has for our schools. I have seen collaboration, hard work, and imagination that will drive student learning to higher levels.

The student experience that was once realized mostly within the walls of the school building (e.g., seat time, lectures, final exams …) with a focus on “lifelong learning” has shifted to a need to personalize the student experience.  As Joseph Blatt of the Harvard Graduate School of Education describes, an acute awareness of “lifewide learning,” which is an explicit understanding that learning happens in every aspect of a student’s life, will be an integral part of a high quality education. These shifts will require schools and districts to do things differently, no matter how well they are doing them now.

In the Amity schools, with the help of families and community partners, we will be increasing our efforts to personalize the student learning experience and further promote the success of every student. I have asked every teacher, as they develop their annual goals, to think of ways to foster creativity and innovation in the work that we do and the work that we ask students to do. As the landscape of education changes, we will continue to create opportunities for students that will prepare them with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed.

We are an organization that is continuously learning and growing. I would love to hear how you think that we are doing.

Looking forward to a great year,

Charles Dumais

[email protected]

Aug 162014
 

Amity Class Speakers include Link Crew references in their commencement speeches.

Amity Class Speakers include Link Crew references in their commencement speeches.

Link Crew Orientation: Link Crew is Amity’s year-long freshman transition program that pairs specially-trained juniors and seniors with groups of freshmen in order to make their move to the high school smooth and successful.

Link Crew works for a single purpose: to make Amity High School a great, safe and connected place for kids to learn.

Link Crew orientation for all incoming freshmen will be held on Thursday, Aug. 28 from 8 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Parents and guardians are asked to drop off their students at the front entrance to the school by 8 a.m., when the event begins, where they will be greeted by the Link Leaders.

Nut-free snacks and a BBQ lunch are provided before the 1:15p.m. pick-up. Please note, there are no bus runs on this day. Parents and guardians are asked to provide transportation. Amity looks forward to welcoming the Class of 2018.

Link Crew Freshmen Parent Night: On the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 26, all incoming freshmen parents and guardians are invited to attend a brief informational meeting in the Amity High School main gym from 7-8 p.m.

The Link Crew coordinators will be explaining Link Crew and shedding light on Thursday’s freshmen orientation.

 

Jun 092014
 

Amity Winter SportsJust a reminder: 

For those interested in playing a fall sport at the High School in the FALL,  there will be a Fall Sports Meeting which is Mandatory for students with their parent/guardian this evening at 6:00 in the Main Gym at the High School.  

This meeting is for those currently in grade 8 through 11.

Jun 052014
 

f32558724c018238a74154c25e912476cf667b61Come and see the talented students at Amity High School perform in the 45th annual Pops Concert.

The theme this year is Viral Pops.

The show takes place at Amity High School in the Brady Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7.

Tickets are only $10. Click HERE to order your tickets.