The month of January brings much activity to Amity High School. Seniors are applying to college, students are preparing for mid-term exams next week and clubs are planning an exciting winter for everyone.

The Amity Italian American Club is readying for its annual Culture Night on January 26. As this year's theme will be school spirit, Amity's principal, Dr. Edward Goldstone, will be this year's honorary speaker. Goldstone, a 1964 graduate, will speak about Amity past and present.

The Italian American Club presented a wreath at the dedication of the new Amity Post Office on January 11. Also at the Post Office's grand opening, the Amity Chamber Singers performed patriotic selections.

With the budget crisis behind us and the year 2002 dawning, it is my hope that district officials have not forgotten the school expansion and renovation programs. Site borings and inland wetland studies should be done as soon as possible.

If the district does not approve a referendum by June 30, the state is no longer obligated to reimburse the district for 35 percent of the project. This item should be brought to the forefront of Amity's agenda for the new year.

But no matter what officials plan, nothing can damper the school's vigorous spirit. Students and staff look forward to an exciting and productive year.