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Amity Middle School Orange Student Wins Regional Essay Contest

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Sep 192017
 

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.

Two Orange Eighth-Graders Receive Scholar Leader Award

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Jul 112017
 

Christian Chen; Amity Middle School Principal, Kathleen Fuller-Cutler; and Caroline Chen

Eighth grade students, Caroline Chen and Christian Chen, were selected to receive Amity Middle School Orange’s 2016-2017 Scholar Leader Award sponsored by the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS). 

The Scholar Leader program is designed to give public recognition to one boy and one girl from each middle-level school in Connecticut who has distinguished herself/himself in scholarship and leadership in school and community. 

Caroline and Christian were recognized, along with other Scholar Leaders from across the state, at an awards banquet on June 4, 2017, at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington.

Before The Snow Falls: Middle School Fundraiser At Panera Bread Today

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Mar 132017
 

Amity Middle School Orange PTSO is hosting a fundraiser at Panera Bread, Boston Post Road, today, Monday, March 13, from 4 – 8 p.m.

Come and dine at the restaurant and a portion of the proceeds will go to AMSO.

Please be sure to bring the attached flyer with you to the restaurant or show it on your device.  Panera Bread Flyer.pdf

Orange Middle School Students Move Forward In MathCounts Competition

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Feb 102017
 

On Saturday, February 4, ten members of the Amity Middle School Orange Math Team competed in the 2017 New Haven Chapter  Competition. 

The ten members of the team included Benjamin Bae, Ibrahim Cosar, Michael Haverstock, Srilekha Kadimi, Adarsh Kongani, Anibal Loureda, Brodey Lu, Armaan Patel, Nishaan Patel, and William Wei. 

Students have been practicing and preparing for this competition since the first AMSO Math Team meeting, which took place in beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.

Throughout the day long MATHCOUNTS competition, all members of the AMSO team competed in the sprint round and target round, which required students to use various skills such as speed, accuracy, problem solving, and mathematical reasoning. 

Four members of the AMSO Math Team (Armaan, Nishaan, Adarsh, and William) also competed in the MATHCOUNTS team round.  In this round, students needed to collaborate with one another and use their problem solving skills to solve ten math problems in twenty minutes.  

This four-member team finished fourth out of all teams that competed, which qualifies them to continue on to the MATHCOUNTS State Competition on Saturday, March 11. 

Middle School Students Give To Veterans

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Jan 052017
 

This holiday season Amity Middle School in Orange banded together to say “thank you” to veterans as part of the school’s character building program.  The students, staff, and families sent in various items that were put into stockings and delivered to the V.A. Hospital in West Haven.

Janine Arents, a seventh grade science teacher at Amity Middle School in Orange, has run this drive every year since its beginning in collaboration with the community group, SoHuNewHaven.org.

This year was the first year that Miss Arents and a dedicated group of Team X students collected, organized, filled, and delivered the stockings to the VA Hospital in West Haven right before Christmas.

This year was the most successful yet with the students, families, and staff of Amity Middle School in Orange donating more than 1,500 items that went into 50 stockings!  The outpouring of support from the school community was uplifting to all involved.

These stockings helped make many veterans’ holiday seasons better.  The stockings from Amity Middle School in Orange, combined with the stockings from SoHuNewHaven.org, resulted in over 358 stockings being filled with donations!

Miss Arents would like to thank the students, families, and staff at Amity Middle School in Orange, Lisa Siedlarz, Vittoria Fielosh, and the VA in West Haven for all of their generous support for this worthwhile community endeavor.

Parents, Mark Your Calendars for 8th Grade Parent Night At Amity

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Dec 182015
 

The halls of Amity High School.

The halls of Amity High School.

Parents of current 8th grade students are encouraged to attend an informational session in the Brady Center on Tuesday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m.  

Amity High School department chairs and administrators will provide an overview of the courses and programs offered at the high school.

This event will provide important information as we begin the 2016-2017 course selection and registration process.

Attention: Middle School Parents, Items Needed For Halloween Dance

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Oct 292015
 

5a1da6161d264e89a08dbdb761b54310Amity Middle School Orange is having a Halloween Dance and Party this Friday, Oct. 30 from 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Admission is $10.00 and tickets are purchased at the lunches.

The PTSO always partners with the school by requesting refreshment donations from parents. They could certainly use more bottled water, bags of candy, individually packaged chips for this event.

Click HERE for the the sign-up genius.

MADD Power of Parents Workshop Planned For Oct. 7

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Oct 062015
 

Screen Shot 2015-09-30 at 12.12.41 AMOn Tuesday, Sept. 29, all eighth grade students at Amity Middle School, Orange came together in the gymnasium for a presentation by Mothers Against Drunk Driving titled “Power of You(th).”

MADD Program Specialist Amber Monck talked with students about the dangers of underage drinking and how to make good choices around alcohol. The school distributed folders to all eighth grade students that afternoon with more information from MADD. Parents may find this information useful when talking with their child about the presentation.

Parents also are invited to come to the school for an evening workshop by MADD, “Power of Parents,” on Wednesday Oct. 7 at 7 p.m.

According to MADD, 74% of kids say their parents are the #1 influence on their decisions about drinking. This free parent workshop will provide you with tips and tools for talking with your teens about alcohol.

Amity Middle School is located at 100 Ohman Avenue.

Contact Monck at 203-764-2566. RSVP to neil.holt@reg5.k12.ct.us

Originally Published on: Sep 30, 2015 @ 00:14

New Assistant Principal Hired for Amity Middle School – Orange

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May 142014
 

Amity Middle SchoolThe Amity Regional School District #5 Board of Education has hired Neil Holt to serve as Assistant Principal at the Orange Campus of Amity Regional Middle School. Mr. Holt is currently serving as a Spanish teacher at the Orange Campus of Amity Regional Middle School, where he has been since 2007.

“From a pool of more than 120 candidates, Neil rose to the top with exemplary demonstrated skills in both organizational leadership and instructional leadership,” stated Charles Dumais, Superintendent of the Amity Regional School District. “His broad middle school teaching history and his experience as a Content Leader in the district contribute to his suitability for this position.”

Mr. Holt has been a middle school Spanish teacher since 1999, having taught in Orange, CT, Hamden, CT, South Brunswick, NJ, and Worcester, MA. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University (Bachelor of Arts, Psychology/Sociology), and holds a sixth-year degree in Educational Leadership from Southern Connecticut State University and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Massachusetts.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve such an excellent school, with its outstanding staff and supportive community,” stated Mr. Holt upon learning he had been selected for the Assistant Principal position at the Orange Campus of Amity Regional Middle School. “I love working with middle school students, and I intend to work hard to strengthen the culture of learning, high expectations, and caring that makes our school such a wonderful place.  With my knowledge of the school, and having worked as part of the school leadership team over the past few years, I look forward to a smooth transition into the coming school year.”

Mr. Holt will begin his role as Assistant Principal on July 1, 2014.