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Amity Receives Frontier Communications Grant

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Aug 032016
 

State Senator Joseph Crisco; Dr. Marie McPadden, Director of Curriculum; Paul Quick, SVP/GM for Frontier in Connecticut; Charles Dumas, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools; Terry Lumas Amity Regional High School and First Selectman Scalettar, Frontier's Joe Ferraiolo.

State Senator Joseph Crisco; Dr. Marie McPadden, Director of Curriculum; Paul Quick, SVP/GM for Frontier in Connecticut; Charles Dumas, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools; Terry Lumas Amity Regional High School and First Selectman Scalettar, Frontier’s Joe Ferraiolo. (submitted photo)

Frontier Communications awarded a grant in the amount of $ 19,324.50 to the Amity Regional School district to improve technology and classroom learning as part of the Public Educational and Government Programming (PEG) Grant Program. The Grant will make capital improvements to production studios and help Amity Regional High School upgrade the signal transmission system to support multi-camera coverage to connect with a larger audience in surrounding towns.

The PEG program’s goal is to improve the quality and increase the quantity of community access productions and educational initiatives supported by these programs within local school systems.

Amity Regional High School is one of 15 organizations throughout the state which are the recipients of the PEG grants.

“I want to thank Frontier for demonstrating its commitment to our school and our community with this meaningful contribution to Amity’s Media Fine Arts and Video Production programs. It is so important for our children to have access to the latest equipment and cutting edge technology,” said Woodbridge First Selectwoman Ellen Scalettar.

Frontier Communications provides video, high speed internet and voice products and services throughout the state. Frontier is committed to Connecticut and is passionate about investing and engaging with the communities it serves.

“This grant very much aligns with Frontier’s philosophy of supporting programs, organizations and initiatives that make the communities we serve better places to live, work and do business. We are a hometown company – our employees live and work here – we send our kids to school here, and we love to see the company we work for give back to support our communities – especially when it comes to kids and education,” said Joe Ferraiolo Area General Manager for Greater New Haven at Frontier Communications.

Video Production and English Teacher Jeremy Iverson was delighted the grant will allow him and his Amity students to advance learning which will also ultimately benefit the outlying communities beyond the classroom. “The grant is a great foundation for fostering media literacy by sparking interest in both the immediate Amity community and our surrounding towns. Technology is in the palm of everyone’s hands and makes a difference in the way we inform, instruct and entertain.”

Southern CT Conference (SCC) Recognizes Three (3) Amity Winter Sports Coaches

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Mar 072014
 

Coach of the Year Michelle Martinik shares a "WOW" moment with her Lady Spartans.

Coach of the Year Michelle Martinik shares a “WOW” moment with her Lady Spartans.

When any coach begins the season he or she works hard to get to know their players and encourage everyone to do their best on the ice, court, track or pool and to show good sportsmanship at all times.

The Southern Connecticut Conference (SCC) of which Amity is associated, has named three of the Amity High School coaches as “Coach of the Year” for his or her particular sport.

• Michelle Martinik has been named the SCC Girls Basketball Coach of the Year for her exemplary work with our amazing Lady Spartans, who are moving on to compete for the state title.

• Jeremy Iverson was recognized as the SCC Boys Indoor Track Coach of the Year.

• Amity Interim Boys Ice Hockey Coach Mike Richetelli has been named the SCC Hockey Coach of the Year. The Spartans show incredible teamwork every time they step onto the ice, and are competing against Branford High School in the SCC Championship game this Saturday at 2:00 pm at Bennett Rink in West Haven.

Coach of the Year Mike Richetelli and the Amazing Amity Spartans.

Coach of the Year Mike Richetelli and the Amazing Amity Spartans.

Although we’ve seen Coach Gary Lindgen at every regular game this season, he fell ill before the season began and for personal reasons, needed Richetelli to step in during his recovery. We wish Gary all the best and hope he will be able to return in his full capacity next year.

Congratulations to Michelle, Jeremy and Mike, we couldn’t think of anyone better to earn this honor. You all deserve the title!