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Student News – 8/26/22

Achievements Emerson College Boston, MA – Gabrielle McGovern from Woodbridge, CT earned a spot on the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) 2022 Division III Women’s Tennis Scholar-Athletes Team.  Emerson College’s Women’s Tennis team had seven members included on the Intercollegiate Tennis Ass...
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Amity Schools Relax Pandemic Rules

Amity Schools Relax Pandemic Rules

Students Expected to Mask When Symptomatic When students return to school next week, pandemic mitigation practices will no longer be required for healthy individuals.  Following the State Department of Education’s most recent guidance, masking will be by and large a choice, except for those who just suf...
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Amity:  What to do with the surplus?

Amity:  What to do with the surplus?

When residents voted down the Amity School District budget twice this spring, the fact that the District has been carrying vast surpluses seemed to rub many people the wrong way, even if long-standing practice was to return some 80% of the surplus to the three member towns. Last year, for instance, afte...
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Paul Davis Elected Amity Board Chairman

The Amity Board of Education, at its regular meeting on August 15, unanimously chose Paul Davis of Orange as its chairman after the resignation of former chairman John Belfonti earlier in July.  The only abstaining vote was that of Davis himself. Davis is well known throughout the district, having coach...
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Amity Region 5 School District Names New Principal

On June 27, 2022 the Amity Region 5 Board of Education appointed Mr. Andre E. Hauser as the new Principal of Amity Regional High School.  Mr. Hauser will assume his new leadership role effective July 14, 2022. Mr. Hauser has dedicated his entire teaching and administrative career to high school students...
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Beecher Graduates Get Their Diplomas

Beecher Graduates Get Their Diplomas

Some 127 Beecher Road School sixth graders crossed the stage to receive their diploma on Friday, June 17.  The ceremony took place outside, on the lawn in the back of the school.  First Selectman Beth Heller wished them all well, quoting from Winnie the Pooh, “You are braver than you believe, stronger t...
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Student News – July 2022

Achievements Lasell University Newton, MA – Caelan Watson, a Lasell University student from Bethany, was recognized by the institution for outstanding collaboration in the spring 2022 semester.  Watson received the most peer nominations in their Typography course, taught by Vladimir Zimakov, Diane...
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Third Time’s The Charm: Amity Budget Passes

Third Time’s The Charm: Amity Budget Passes

The Amity Board of Education in a last-ditch effort managed to convince enough voters — at least in Woodbridge and Bethany — to pass its 2022-23 budget in a third referendum on June 14.  In Orange, the budget was voted down, 1,168 to 1,094. The referendum result in Woodbridge was 792 in favor and 625 .....
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Amity Hires Assistant Superintendent

Amity Hires Assistant Superintendent

The Amity Regional School District will have a new leadership profile with the hiring of an assistant superintendent.  The Board of Education voted unanimously on May 9 to hire Frank A. Purcaro to fill the new role at a salary of $186,668. The District, under the leadership of School Supt. Dr. Jennifer...
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Student News – 5/27/22

Achievements Mayel Hubbard Initiated into Omicron Delta Kappa Lexington, VA – Mayel Hubbard, a native of Woodbridge, was recently initiated into the Southern Connecticut State University Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society.  The Society welcomed 1,971 new initiates...
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