Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship (Class of 2018)

whhIf you’re one of the 1.4 million high school athletes across the country that excels in the classroom, on the field and within your community, apply now.

Wendy’s High School Heisman is looking for all types of high-achieving seniors (Class of 2018) from more than 29,000 public and private high schools within the U.S. We consider young men and women who participate in a wide range of sports as well as school and community activities.

To achieve award eligibility for the 2017 Wendy’s High School Heisman, students must be seniors during the 2017-2018 academic year, graduating with the class of 2018.

Click here to apply for Wendy’s High School Heisman.

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SEPAC Training: Youth Mental Health First Aid

FREE Workshop
Date: April 5th and April 12th
Where: Amherst Regional High School Library
Time: 5:00pm-9:00pm
To Register: Nancy Stewart email: sepac@arps.org or call 413-687-4255

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders. Identified on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices, the training helps the public better identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses. Any adult is welcome to attend.

(Must attend both days and pre-register; limited to 25 participants.)

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Congratulations to ARHS Librarian, Leslie Lomasson

webseal2017ARHS Librarian, Leslie Lomasson, has been named a recipient of the 2017 Massachusetts School Library Association Web Seal of Excellence Award. A school library’s web presence is an important tool for teaching, learning, communication, advocacy, and public relations. This award recognizes excellence in a school library’s use of web tools. The Amherst Regional High School Library website is exemplary: http://arhs.arps.libguides.com/ARHS-Library

Ms. Lomasson will receive the award on May 7th at the MSLA Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner at the Hyannis Resort and Inn. This awards dinner is a part of the MSLA Annual Conference, “Beyond the Binding.”

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Benefit for Whole Children at Barnes & Noble with Cammie McGovern

chestergusARHS parent and acclaimed author Cammie McGovern will be part of a benefit fundraiser for Whole Children on April 1 at Barnes and Noble in Hadley.

Cammie will read from her latest book, Chester and Gus, at 12:00 pm. Other events including performances by the Milestones theater troupe and the Joyful Chorus will also take place during the day. 
If you shop at Barnes and Noble in person on April 1, or online at BN.com between April 1-5, use code 12106027 and Whole Children will receive part of the proceeds.
Thanks for your support of this wonderful local organization that  benefits so many of our families!
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Mark Your Calendars

March 29th– Early Release; Coffee with Principal Mark Jackson
March 30th – Combined Concert: Jazz and Symphony Band
March 31st – A Night on Broadway, 7:30 – 9 pm
April 3rd– ARHS Scholarship Application Deadline
April 5th– ARHS Blood Drive; Chamber Winds Concert 7:30 PM
April 6th– Chamber Orchestra Concert 7:30 PM
April 9th – Local Vocal Chord Bowl, 4 – 7 pm
April 14th- April 21– No School: Spring Break
April 27th – 30th – Student Produced Plays, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
May 2nd – Chorale Spring Concert, S. Congregational Church, 7:30 – 9 pm
May 10th – Early Release
May 16th-17th – Math MCAS
May 29th – Memorial Day
May 30th -June 2nd – Senior Exams

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Project Graduation Website is Up

project graduation2017 represents the 36th year of a totally fun Amherst High tradition: Project Graduation (also known as Senior Party).  Every year, on the evening after graduation, parents of both seniors and juniors have organized a great party to celebrate ARHS graduating seniors and give them a final chance to hang out and have fun. This is not a school-sponsored event! It happens every year with a lot of help from parents, business donors, and the entire community.

Check out the website at: http://www.arhsprojectgraduation.com/

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Coffee with Principal Jackson 3/29

coffeePlease join the ARHS PGO for Coffee and Conversation with Principal Mark Jackson on Wednesday, March 29th at 7 PM in the ARHS Library.  Topics include ARHS Updates, FY18 Budget and more.

Light refreshments will be served.

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