Coffee with Principal Gene Jones

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Support the ARHS PGO and Register your Stop & Shop Card Today!

stop and shopHere’s an easy way to support ARHS online – at no cost to you! Do you shop at Stop & Shop? Do you have a loyalty card? Join the 2,400 other ARHS parents, staff, and alumni who have registered their cards in support of ARHS. Last year we received over $10,000 for our PGO grants program – all for free! 

To sign up for A+ Rewards or change your selected school, go to, sign in or register, select Manage Account, select Rewards & Savings, and choose ARHS (ID 05167) for A+ Rewards.

If you can’t find your card or got your card under a different name, you can call Consumer Affairs at 1-877-366-2668 and select Option #1; they can help you locate your card number.

Once you register your card, purchases made from all Stop & Shop stores are eligible. Have relatives in New York or New England? Ask them to register and support ARHS, too!

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PSAT’s will be administered here at ARHS on Wednesday October 16th. Pre-registration will start this Monday (9/16) for all of the 11th graders interested in taking them. Students can pre-register in room 207 or room 309. The cost is $16, and checks can be made out to ARHS. Please contact Mr. Sadiq if you have any questions. Thanks.

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ARHS Athletic Games This Week

Following are athletic games that will be held this week:

Girls Soccer (JV+V) vs. Palmer 4pm
Volleyball (JV) vs. Springfield Central 4pm
Volleyball (V) vs. Springfield Central 5pm
Football (V) vs. Agawam 7pm

Boys Soccer (JV+V) @ New Bedford 4pm

SEPTEMBER 16, 2019
Golf @ Southwick 3pm
Football @ Agawam 4pm
Boys Soccer (F+JV) vs. Ludlow 4pm
Field Hockey (V) vs. Palmer 4pm
Girls Soccer (V) @ Renaissance 4pm
Field Hockey (JV) vs. Frontier 5:30pm
Boys Soccer (V) @ Ludlow 4pm

SEPTEMBER 17, 2019
Golf @ Hopkins 3pm
Boys Cross country (V) @ Westfield 3:45pm
Girls Cross Country (V) @ Westfield 3:45pm
Volleyball (JV) @ East Longmeadow 5pm
Volleyball (V) @ East Longmeadow 6:15pm

SEPTEMBER 18, 2019
Field Hockey (V) vs. Pioneer Valley 4:30pm
SEPTEMBER 19, 2019
Golf vs. Chicopee 3pm
Boys Soccer (F) @ Minnechaug 4pm
Boys Soccer (JV) vs. Minnechaug 5pm
Boys Soccer (V) vs. Minnechaug 5:30pm

SEPTEMBER 20, 2019
Field Hockey (V) vs. Mahar 4pm
Girls Soccer (JV) vs. Monson 4pm
Field Hockey (JV) vs. Mahar 5:15pm
Girls Soccer (V) vs. Monson 7pm
Football @ East Longmeadow 7pm

SEPTEMBER 21, 2019
Boys and Girls XC Amherst Invitational 10am
Football (JV) vs. East Longmeadow 11am
Volleyball (JV) vs. Chicopee 11am
Volleyball (V) vs. Chicopee 12:15pm

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AEF Trivia Bee


Admission is FREE! We encourage donations to Amherst Education Foundation at the door! All proceeds benefit our public schools.


Enjoy a fun evening that includes costumes, raffle prizes, refreshments, an audience trivia game, and awards.

It’s back! We will have a youth-only Trivia Round before the main competition. Teams of players 14 years of age and younger will answer age-appropriate questions. Starts at 6 pm.

We are looking for businesses to sponsor our teams. Many businesses send their own teams, but we can also match your business with a team. Youth and Adult team sponsorships are $300, Round sponsorships are $600, and Event Underwriter is $1200.


If you’d like to play and don’t have a sponsor, we can help you out. We will match your team to a sponsor, and we can even build a team for you to compete with. Our teams have a lot of fun! Contact John or Ben below.


Everyone! Even if you’re not competing, it’s a lot of fun to come and watch and you can participate in the popular Audience Round! The Youth Round is a great way to start off the night! We hope to see you there!

John Page,
Ben Herrington,
Trivia Bee Co-Chairs

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Mark Your Calendars

Sept 13- Community Kick Off Day

Sept 18- Coffee with Principal Gene Jones 7PM ARHS Library

Sept 23-27- Spirit Week

Sept 24- School Picture Day

Sept 25- Early Release

Sept 26- Spirit Week Bonfire 8-9 PM at ARHS

Oct 3- ARHS Open House

Oct 10- Performing Arts Gala 6:30 – 9PM

Oct 14- Indigenous People’s Day- No School

Oct 16- PSATS Administered at ARHS

Oct 23- Early Release

Oct 24- Summit Academy Open House

Oct 24-26- ARHS Theater Company Presents Bing Bong!

Oct 29- School Picture Make-Up Day

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ABC Run/Walk On 10/19

5K Run (or walk) to support Amherst A Better Chance on October 19, 2019 and enjoy a cup of cider at the finish line! The walk begins at 9:30 am and the run begins at 10:00 am. Both start at the Amherst Town Common. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Fun activities continue until 2:00 pm.

The run starts at Amherst Town Common, partly circles Amherst College campus and enters the woodlands of The Amherst College bird sanctuary, highlighted by a beautiful view over the Pelham Hills. Finally, it follows the Norwottuck Rail Trail back to the campus. Upon completion, runners and walkers are invited to enjoy a cup of cider, healthy snacks, entertainment and fun activities.

The family friendly 5k Fall Foliage And Cider Run is a community celebration of Amherst A Better Chance, a residential high school program that prepares academically talented young men of color from educationally underserved school districts for college and future leadership roles.

Sign up at at

Registration fees: Adults: $25; Kids 12 and under: $15; Families and groups: $60; Seniors (65+) and Students: $20

Learn more at

Have questions? Contact Marzena or Kursten,

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