May 152015


Following is news from Amity Middle School – Orange:

The eighth grade spent Wednesday and Thursday in Philadelphia.

After a delay of about an hour due to one of the busses leaking antifreeze, the entire group  arrived at their initial destination around 2 p.m.

It was a very full day of sightseeing and attending a Philly’s baseball game. The second day included visits to the Franklin Institute and visits to Founder’s Hall.

To the right is a group photo taken in the morning.

Congratulations: to Colton Varholak  and Soo-Jin Park of Team S who have been selected to receive this year’s Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) Award.

This award is presented each year to young men and women attending schools within CABE’s membership, who exhibit exemplary leadership qualities.

Superintendent Charles Dumais, presented the award at a ceremony held at the Amity Board of Education meeting on Monday May 11.

Also, congratulations to Scholar Leaders, Anthony Tom and Alexandra Bonat.

Their achievement will be celebrated on May 28th at the Aqua Turf in Southington. Parents, an administrator and guidance counselor will attend with Tom and Alex and in addition,  each scholar is given the opportunity to invite one adult from the school who they feel has been a mentor to them.

Accompanying Alex will be math teacher, Andrea Fleischman. Anthony has invited social studies teacher, Sheryl Wilder.


Mar 232015

IMG_2018On April 13, 2015, we will be hosting our 7th annual “Giving Hair and Hope” event at Amity Middle School – Orange Campus at 6 p.m.

The event focuses on helping kids with cancer in two unique ways.

Raising money for St. Baldrick’s and collecting ponytails for Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths to make wigs for women undergoing cancer treatment.

Be a part of this great event! Be a shavee, donate an 8 inch ponytail, volunteer or make a monetary donation.

Visit the official donation page HERE.

Contact Karl Wilson at [email protected] or Vicki Fielosh at [email protected] for more information.

Feb 052015

Screen Shot 2015-02-05 at 1.53.44 PMA delegation of 22 students and two teachers are visiting the Amity Middle School Orange and Bethany Campuses this week. 

The delegation is from Amity’s sister school the Shandong Shouguang Century School.

Today, visiting students toured the Yale University campus in New Haven.


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Jan 222015

Amity Middle School, Orange

Amity Middle School, Orange

The Amity Middle School Parent Teacher Student Organization  (PTSO) will hold its first meeting Friday, Jan. 23 during the school day.

The meeting will begin at 10:45 a.m. and extend over the lunch block to 12 p.m. so that staff also can attend and meet parents.

This is an excellent opportunity for those who can, to meet and be part of the school during the day.

Dec 012014

Amity Middle SchoolTuesday, December 2nd is a scheduled Minimum Day at Amity Middle School, Orange, with dismissal at 12:14 p.m.  

Although lunch will not be served, the cafeteria will be open for a 15-minute snack period.  

Students are welcome to bring a snack from home or purchase a snack from the cafeteria.  

Only snacks will be available for purchase; there will be no hot lunch.

Oct 242014

Chief for the Day

Chief for the Day

Amity Middle School eighth-grader Colton Varholak participated in Amity’s Government Day on Thursday, Oct. 23.

Colton was paired with Police Chief Robert Gagne, and as “Chief for the Day” he learned about police work and the administration of the municipal police department.

Other students partnered with the Fire Marshal, Town Clerk, First Selectman, Tax Collector, etc and each learned about their particular duties during this very special annual event.


Sep 162014

Screen Shot 2014-09-16 at 11.01.27 PMAmity Middle School Principal Kathi Fuller-Cutler released this fund-raising information today:

The first fundraising event of the year has begun. With the PTSO, we are selling KidStuff Coupon Savings Books. Homeroom teachers have passed out a Ziploc bag containing KidStuff books and directions, for each student to bring home. We are asking students to sell at least two books. The books sell for $25.00 and we make a 50% profit on each book.

If a student is enrolled in the band, strings or choir, the first book sold will go to the PTSO and the second book’s profit will go to the music department to be allocated towards the individual student’s cost of his or her spring trip.

This is one of the largest fundraisers of the year and we need your support.

The fundraiser will run from Sept. 15 to Sept. 26.

Jun 152014

Amity Middle SchoolIt’s that time of year again, school graduations and the Middle School Eighth Grade Step-Up Ceremony.

The Middle School ceremony will take place on thursday, June 19 at noon. (school will be dismissed at 10:15 a.m.)

Parents are reminded that parking will be allowed on one side of the street only. The police will place cones and direct traffic. The school staff will park out back so most of the front parking lot and side lot will be available for parking.

The Last Day of School is Friday, June 20 – dismissal at 10:15 a.m.

May 232014

 swissgear-backpack1The “Help the Homeless” club at Amity Middle School, Orange, is collecting gently used backpacks to donate to local homeless people. 

The backpacks will be used to carry their belongings in.  

A collection box box is located near the nurses office at the school. Parents, make sure your children remember to contribute. 

May 062014

The Amity Middle School PTO extends a special thanks to the Teachers and Staff at Amity Regional Middle School with this commemorative poster of the 2013-14 staff.

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all of Orange’s dedicated educators.