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Education

Chinese Educators Visit Amity Middle Schools

Twenty-five distinguished Chinese educators, mostly principals, visited the Amity Middle Schools in Bethany and Orange on November 13, 2018.  These educators have been selected by Guangdong Province, one of China’s most progressive provinces, to come to the United States this year.  The trip for the del...
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Peck Place School Honors Vets

Peck Place School Honors Vets

Peck Place School honored Veterans with an assembly on November 9th.  Students sang patriotic songs and read essays to show their appreciation for our Veterans’ service to our Country.  The Student Ambassadors also raised $406 by selling red, white & blue ribbons for students to wear to the assembly...
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Student News 11/16/18

Achievements Eastern Connecticut State University Willimantic, CT—Eastern Connecticut State University has named 13 student athletes to the women’s swim team.  Building on its strong finish last season, the team hopes to outdo itself in 2018-19.  The following students from Orange named to the team are:...
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Local Board of Education Member Honored with Academic Recognition

A local Board of Education member took the incredible initiative to further her own education so that she could better serve her community’s board.  She has accomplished something great that very few people in her position look to do. Sheila McCreven, a member of the Region 5 Board of Education, recentl...
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Student News

Dean’s/Honors List Fairleigh Dickinson University Madison, NJ—Katelyn Ide, of Orange, CT, a student at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus, located in Madison, NJ has been named to the Honors List for the Spring 2018 semester.  To qualify for the Honors List, a student must carry a 3.5 or be...
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Turkey Hill School’s Project Empathy

Turkey Hill School’s Project Empathy

As the culminating piece to Turkey Hill School’s initiative entitled “Project Empathy”, a sign was affixed to the front of the building, reminding students daily of the importance of showing empathy to each other.  The design engraved on the sign also represents the project work which embedded the value...
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Amity Names Jennifer Byars New Superintendent

Amity Names Jennifer Byars New Superintendent

The Amity Board of Education quite enthusiastically welcomed Jennifer Pallon Byars as the district’s next superintendent. She will start in her new position November 15. Byars comes from an assistant superintendent at Ledyard Public Schools, a district with 2450 schools and 210 teachers. Prior, she was...
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Jackie’s Nine Pep Rally Held

Jackie’s Nine Pep Rally Held

Amity Middle School in Orange held its first Jackie’s Nine pep rally of the school year on September 14th.  It was an exciting event that brought the entire school together in the spirit of teamwork and community.  The pep rally was used to launch the school’s Jackie’s Nine-character education program. ...
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