Staff Appreciation Luncheon Help Needed

Staff AppreciationOn Thursday, June 21, ARHS parents and guardians will thank the enitre staff for their work with a scrumptous luncheon catered by Wheelhouse Farm. Here are several ways you can show your appreciation for our amazing staff and help with the luncheon:

  • Bring a dessert for 8-10 people;
  • Make a monetary donation to cover the cost of a meal;
  • Volunteer to help set up, serve and clean up.

To sign up, go to https://signupgenius.com/go/10c0e49a9a92aa2f85-arhs

Any questions, contact Jen at jnbus@comcast.net

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Graduation Night Volunteers Needed!

Please consider joining in the 35 year-old tradition of throwing a SAFE Party for the Graduating Seniors and their invited guests. We need volunteers at the event to help with registration, security, monitoring games, shuttle, set-up and clean-up, first aid, etc. The party happens after Graduation on Friday June 8th and runs from 10:30 pm to 3:00 am. we need volunteers for all sorts of time slots. This year the party will be at Hampshire Athletic Club on Gatehouse Road in Amherst.

To volunteer watch for an email linking you to sign-up genius or for more information please contact: Tracy Farnham, 413 531 7641, tqfarnham@gmail.com

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Internet Safety For Families

The U.S. Attorney General’s Office will host a presentation: Keeping Children Safe and Secure Online: A Project Safe Childhood Presentation for Families on May 29, 2018, from
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at ARHS.

The presentation will include: being safe and secure online; Social Media 101; Digital Footprint; Gaming; Sexting and Cyberbullying; Sextortion; and Internet Predators

For further information, go to
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ARHS Quiz Team in Quarter Finals

AMHERSTAmherst Regional High School will spar this week on As Schools Match Wits, airing on WGBY public television on Saturday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. The team has clinched a semifinals spot and will face the winner of the quarterfinal match Saturday, May 26 at 7 p.m. between Longmeadow High School and Lenox Memorial High School.

The team includes Louis Triggs, Tessa Levenstein, Kabir Narayanan, and Jonas Kaplan-Bucciarelli.

As Schools Match Wits (ASMW) pits teams of western New England high schoolers against each other in a fun, but competitive game of academic performance. The competition is open to both public and private high schools throughout western New England.

ASMW was originally created by Leonard J. Collamore for WWLP-TV 22 in 1961 to showcase local students from familiar schools in an engaging format. Twelve years ago, WWLP handed production of the show over to local PBS and public television station WGBY and Westfield State University (WSU).

 Today, ASMW is one of the longest-running shows of its kind in the nation. It is hosted by award-winning local TV journalist Beth Ward

 “As Schools Match Wits showcases the best and brightest students that western New England has to offer, allowing them to shine in a venue that celebrates learning,” says the show’s Producer Tony Dunne.

Each season, up to 50 schools go head-to-head in qualifying matches to see which team can earn the greatest number of points. The eight highest-scoring teams of the season then compete in playoff matches to determine the season’s champion, which is then awarded the coveted Collamore Cup, named for the show’s creator.

 Broadcast weekly during the school year on WGBY, questions for As Schools Match Wits are written by longtime ASMW writer and judge Dr. Todd Rovelli along with WSU faculty and students in accordance with Massachusetts and Connecticut state high school curriculum guidelines. WSU’s Mark St. Jean of the Department of Communication serves as its Executive Producer.

 The 2015 ASMW Championship Match was nominated for a New England Emmy Award in the category of “Outstanding Education/Schools Program.” It is the third New England Emmy Nomination for the show in five years (the others being in 2010 and 2011 for the same category).

Watch the show online here: Quarter Finals and root on the team! (As School Match Wits is a club at ARHS, so if your student is interested, encourage them to ask for more info at school.)

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MIAA Notification Options

Hurricane Sport Fans, most of you aren’t aware of a feature offered through the MIAA. You can set up email alerts for your favorite team(s)!! Go to the MIAA website, look for the light blue bar, select the team(s) you’d like to receive notifications on. In that same area, select the pencil “Schedule Notification Options.” From there, follow the prompts. You can change your selections at any time.

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Fall Sports Information Night

Wednesday, August 22nd is Fall Sports Information Night for athletes and their parents/guardian.  Time:  6:30 p.m. in the High School Gymansium.  Meet the coaches, get schedules, find out about practice schedules, etc.  Hope to see you there!

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Student-Athlete/Guardians Feedback Sought

The Athletic Office has emailed Spring Student-Athletes and their Parents/Guardians a feedback form for you to fill out.  This allows the Athletic Office to get a sense of what your experience has been this spring sport season and lets us know where improvements can be made.  Please be sure to take a moment to fill out this brief survey.  The survey is confidential and beneficial to our program.  Thank you in advance for taking the time to respond.

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