Dance Concert Tonight

Dance Concert in the auditorium this Friday Dec. 13 at 7:00. See students from middle to high school join together in a celebration of dance. It’s free!

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Help ARHS Shine with improved auditorium lighting!

lightsThe ARHS Performing Arts Department holds dozens of shows and concerts every year. There are so many bright stars within our Theater Company, Choral Ensembles, Bands and Orchestras. If you have been to our auditorium, you are likely aware that the physical space is not equal to the to the quality the performances. We can help change this!
The ARHS Parent Guardian Organization and ARPS Friends of the Performing Arts are hoping to tune up the current stage lighting, add new performance lighting for the front of the house as well as retro fit fixtures to brighten the house. We need to raise $17000 to make this happen!
We are calling on all supporters of the school and the arts to help us achieve this lofty goal. You can donate online through: or use the donate button on our  Donations can also be mailed to the ARHS PGO, 21 Mattoon Street, Amherst, MA 01002.
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Florence Bank Community Grants- Vote Today!

fbccaEach year, Florence Bank gives away $100,000 to community non-profits through its Community Choice grants program. Florence Bank customers vote for the non-profit of their choice & all non-profits getting at least 50 votes receive a grant.  The non-profits receiving the most votes can get up to $5,000.

In past years, the ARPS PGO has received close to 100 votes & over $1,400 per year. Yay!  The grant money went towards classroom support, special projects, field trips & more.

This year, the PGOs of the ARPS PGO (Crocker Farm, Wildwood, Amherst Middle School, & Amherst High School) are campaigning jointly again to maximize our votes & see if we can get even more. Every vote helps.
** Each Florence Bank account holder is eligible to vote once for the community organization of their choice. **
** The ARPS PGO is urging people to vote for the “Amherst Regional Public Schools PGO”, the name of our joint non-profit. **

There are 2 easy ways to vote:
(1) Online – Visit to cast a vote online for the “Amherst Regional Public Schools PGO”.
(2) Paper Ballot (attached).  Ballots are also available at any Florence Bank location.  Ballots should be submitted at the bank or turned in to the PGO.

Voting is open until December 31st. Thank you for your support!

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Attention Seniors- College Apps

– Early Decision Decisions Seniors! Did you apply early decision? Were you deferred, waitlisted or denied? Know that Ms. Cuffee-Gray is available to check in. Come to College in the Caf and check in!

College in the Caf
1st Lunch Monday
2nd Lunch Wednesday Friday
3rd Lunch Tuesday Thursday

– Seniors applying to colleges with January 1st deadlines should pay great attention to transcript requests, recommendation requests – (make sure that you’ve requested BOTH in Naviance), sending SAT/ACT scores online, make sure you’ve met with your school counselor for a recommendation, get essay advice from Ms. Lewis in the Writing Center (one more Monday after school), and complete your applications carefully and fully. Tricky thing is that the office will be closed during break, take care of business this week, weekend, and next week. Take Care of Business while we are able to support you! We here to support now. But winter break, we’ll be maxing and relaxing (you should be too).

-Your Friendly Neighborhood ARHS College and Career Advisor – Deidre Cuffee-Gray

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Attention Seniors- Last Call for Yearbook Photos

Two important announcements!

1) SENIOR PHOTOS ARE DUE ON THE 20TH of December! We only have 14 submissions so far. No senior photos will be accepted after the deadline.

2) Baby Pictures! We are doing a guess-who theme with the baby pictures.  It will be in a collage format this year. Please send in your photos. Please send photos to Cody  Cousland at Baby Photos are due January 10, 2020.

Remember that you can pre-order your yearbook, submit a parent ad, or submit photos for consideration all on one page at!

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Wrestling Offered through Granby High School

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The ARHS Athletic Program does not currently offer wrestling. However, students that are interested can register online at under Granby High School. Please be advised that Amherst will not provide transportation. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Granby Athletic Department at 413-467-7104.

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ARHS Athletic Games Next Week

Monday, DECEMBER 16, 2019
Boys Basketball @Agawam 4PM
Girls Basketball (JV) @Granby 5:30PM
Boys Basketball (JV) vs. Agawam 5:30PM
Girls Basketball (V) @Granby 7PM
Boys Basketball (V) vs. Agawam 7PM

Tuesday, DECEMBER 17, 2019
Indoor Track (B+G) @Northampton 3:45PM
Swimming (B+G) @Longmeadow 4PM
Wednesday, DECEMBER 18,2019
Hockey (V) @Wahconah 7PM

Thursday, DECEMBER 19, 2019
Girls Basketball (JV) vs.Belchertown 5:30PM
Boys Basketball (JV) @Sabis 5:30PM
Girls Basketball (V) vs.Belchertown 7PM
Boys Basketball (V) @Sabis 7PM

Friday, DECEMBER 20, 2019
Boys Basketball(F) vs.Sabis 4PM
Hockey (V) vs.South Hadley 7PM

Saturday, DECEMBER 21, 2019
Hockey (JV) vs. Greenfield 12:10PM

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