Good Morning, I am happy to announce that Talib Sadiq has accepted my offer to fill the ARHS Assistant Principal position. The superintendent has also confirmed Talib’s appointment.
To the position, Talib brings a long commitment to the students of Amherst and the Region. He has held many roles – in and out of school – that reflect his commitment to the community and demonstrate his long-experience as an educator. His seven years as the Residence Director of the Amherst ABC House and the last 11 at ARMS as a guidance counselor, school climate coordinator, and, most recently, as the Dean of Students reflect his abiding interest in the development of healthy, well-prepared youth. That he will be with us strengthens us. Our multi-step interview process was designed to provide the search committee with a variety of perspectives on the candidates and their capacities. That the candidates were well-vetted enabled the committee to arrive at a recommendation about which they felt confident. The committee believes that, in Talib, they have found someone who will provide a steady hand day to day and make important contributions to the overall leadership of our school. This summer, Talib will begin at ARHS by working with Ericka and Andrea as they build next year’s master schedule. He will start full-time in the middle of August. Please join me in welcoming Talib to ARHS. I’m happy he will be with us.
Mark Jackson Principal
Underclass people can pick up their yearbooks on Friday, May 25 (Thursday, May 24 for Seniors) after school in room 193. A few extra yearbooks are available starting Tuesday after school only to seniors for $50. After June 1, if there are any extra books left, juniors may purchase them. However, we expect all extra books to sell out quickly. The time to reserve a book was last fall.
It’s time for the 33rd Annual Student-Written Play Festival! Featuring 10 and 1-minute works by nearly 20 ARHS playwrights and staged by a cast of nearly 50(!) actors, this is the Theater Company’s last stage show of the year. Tickets are $5 for students/staff; shows are this Thursday-Saturday, starting at 7:30. Show up early for a good seat!
Do you know of someone (student, parent, staff, community member, etc.) who you would like to recognize for their dedication, creativity, patience, and determination in helping students who receive special education to experience success?
The Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools SEPAC encourages you to nominate such excellence in our learning community so that we may all publicly thank these individuals for the important way they influence our students. Honorees will be celebrated at an awards ceremony: Cookies, Cupcakes, and Kudos on June 15th (more details are forthcoming).
Please email the completed Nomination Form (attached here in English and Spanish) and Nomination Statement to: SEPAC@ARPS.ORG
or mail to: ARPS, Student Services Office, 170 Chestnut Street, Amherst, MA 01002
All nomination information must be received by May 18, 2018
Please consider joining in the 35 year-old tradition of throwing a SAFE Party for the Graduating Seniors and their invited guests. The party happens after graduation on June 8th and goes all night! We need volunteers at the event and to help us with the planning ahead of time.
EVENT PLANNING MEETING
Date: Monday, May 21st
Time: 6-8 PM (please come at the time that works well for you)
Place: ARHS Room 114
Who: Parents and Guardians of all grade levels
For more information please cntact:
413 531 7641