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Embers 2022 Staff Announced

Having interviewed a record-breaking number of impressive, qualified applicants, and after much discussion and careful consideration, the Embers advisors are pleased to announce that the following students have been selected to work on the 2022 yearbook:

RETURNING STAFF

Seniors

Molly Blair

Ryan Cohutt

Ava DeMaio

Juniors

Simran Jain

Anoushka Paul

Aanchal Poddar

Caitlyn Smith

Sophomores

Grace Cavallaro

Will Mennillo

Sofia Silva Rodriguez

NEW STAFF

Seniors

Emma Beloin

Bridget Lillis

Charlotte Lindskog

Lexi Louros

Juniors

Iza Kurpios

Jennifer Li

Marco Lopez

Nora Losty

Nick Massey

Sydney Melchiore

Jillian Osowiecki

Elise Shehee

Katie Sim

Sophomores

Mia Green

Taylor Thomas

Leonardo Tregger

Freshmen

Gabriela Restrepo

Sabah Salahuddin

Order and Prepay for School Pictures

Ahead of next week’s underclass picture days on September 28th and 29th, parents can now order and prepay for prints of their children’s school pictures online. Click here for instructions.

The payment portal will be active until Wednesday, October 6th. After this date, Amity’s bulk order will be processed, and digital proof cards will be e-mailed to parents who did not place orders. These proof cards will feature a watermarked proof image along with the codes to order prints online. At that point, prices will be slightly higher, and orders will be shipped directly to families’ homes rather than to the school.

Reminder: Last Chance Senior Portrait Sessions on 9/20

Calling all seniors who haven’t had their senior portraits taken yet! “Last Chance” senior portrait sessions will be held in the senior lounge on Monday, September 20th. If you didn’t make an appointment with Robert Taylor Photography over the summer, this is your one and only opportunity to have a portrait taken here on campus. The Embers staff wants all seniors included in the yearbook, so please note that THERE IS NO CHARGE for this single sitting. The full schedule of appointments has been e-mailed to you as well as posted in the Class of 2022 Google Classroom, so please check it out! No physical appointment cards, reminders, or passes will be sent, so it is YOUR responsibility to show up for your appointment!

We’re Hiring!

Are you creative? Do you like design, writing, and/or photography? Do you want to help capture and preserve the school year in a keepsake that you and your classmates will look back on for years to come?

Embers, the ARHS yearbook, is designed annually by a team of student staff members who work to complete a new edition from cover to cover. If you’re interested in joining our team, please complete and submit this application no later than Friday, September 17th. If you’d like to learn more about the yearbook, please check out our About Us page, see faculty advisors Mr. Clark or Mrs. Hulse with any questions, or write to us at embers@amityschools.org.

Underclass Yearbook Distribution

Current sophomores, juniors, and seniors who ordered a 2021 yearbook will receive their copies of Embers 2021 on Friday, September 10th. Students should proceed to the patio area just outside the cafeteria during their SSP session, and they should arrive prepared to scan their student ID cards.

In the event of inclement weather, distribution will occur in the main lobby.

Embers Announces New Partnership with Jostens

The Embers yearbook staff is excited to be working with Jostens, our new publisher, this school year. Parents are advised that any e-mail communications they may receive from Jostens are legitimate, not phishing attempts. This change does not impact our continuing partnership with Robert Taylor Photography. Embers was previously published by Herff Jones.

LAST CALL for Underclass Portrait Proof Cards

Attention underclass parents! Underclass portrait proof cards for fully remote students remain at the front security desk and can be picked up at the high school’s front entrance. If you have not yet ordered prints of your student’s portraits and are still interested in doing so, it’s not too late, but you will need the instructions and the unique PIN on their proof card to place your order. Any proof cards that are not picked up by the end of the school day on Tuesday, June 8th, will be discarded.

Class of 2022 Senior Portraits

Senior portraits are a rite of passage that mark the transition from junior to senior status, and sessions for the Class of 2022 will begin in just a few short weeks!

Sessions will be held by appointment at Robert Taylor’s studio in Stratford beginning on June 21st and continuing through August 14th. Students will make their own appointments and prepay for their sessions to secure their time slots. Full details and instructions are available here.

Update on Yearbook Availability and Distribution

Online sales have closed, but yearbooks are still available for purchase in person. In-person learners can bring payment to Mr. Clark or Mrs. Hulse to guarantee their copy. Remote learners can drop off payment at the front of the building or mail it to the school (addressed to the attention of Embers Yearbook). The cost is $80, payable by cash or check made out to Amity High School. Remaining copies are currently being sold on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. The Class of 2021 will receive their yearbooks at an on-campus event in early July; underclassmen will receive their books when school resumes in the fall. Additional information regarding distribution is forthcoming.

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