Dr. Ruth Potee Presentation Now Online

Last month, Dr Ruth Potee, Chair of the Healthcare Solutions Committee of the Franklin County/North Quabbin Opioid Task Force, spoke to the ARHS Community about Adolescents and Addiction and Rising Opioid / Marijuana Use.  The powerful presentation sparked ARHS Community dialogue about how we as a school and broader community think about teenage use and abuse of marijuana, pain pills and other drugs.  The event was jointly sponsored by the ARHS PGO, SPIFFY[The Strategic Planning Initiative for Families and Youth] and the Town of Amherst.

To view the presentation, click here.

Dr Potee Substance Abuse Presentation

To discuss the implications of Dr. Potee’s presentation for ARHS and its students, a second meeting was held on Thursday, October 20. A group of ARHS parents and guardians brainstormed a range of possible initiatives aimed at keeping our students safe. We will keep the ARHS community informed about the direction of this work. If you are interested in becoming more involved, please email Mark Jackson[jacksonmk@arps.org] Thank you.

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Attention Seniors: Yearbook Portraits Due Now

photographer-clipart-a-vintage-illustration-of-a-photographer_gg62249612Yearbook portraits are due TODAY- Friday, October 28th! We will happily use your ID photo in the yearbook unless you send us a different portrait by Friday. Please send them to yearbook@arps.org. We are printing senior quotes for the first timein three years. Please email your quotes to yearbook@arps.org. If you haven’t sent your baby photo, we have put in  your freshman ID photo already. Questions? Email or talk to Mr. Larcheveque.

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Peter and the Starcatcher this Weekend

patsc_logoThe Theater Company is excited to be one of the very 1st high schools in the country to produce the Tony-Award winning Peter and the Starcatcher,a wild prequel to the story of Peter Pan. Join us this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 in the auditorium. Tickets are just $6 for faculty and students; $10 for adults. See you then!

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Yearbook Orders due Today


Attention everyone! Yearbook orders are due Friday, October 28th! Each book is $50 (a price reduction of $15 over last year). Please be sure to buy one. If we don’t sell 300 books, this might be the last printed yearbook ever for ARHS. Order forms are available on top of the yearbook drop box.

Please submit your forms to the yearbook drop box.  Forms for both yearbook Parent Ads and Yearbook order forms can be found below:



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Winter Sports Registration – Ending Soon

hurricaneslogoOnline winter sports registration is closing soon. Ensure a smooth start to the winter season by registering NOW. The sports that are offered are listed at https://www.familyid .com/amherst-pelham-regional- schools . Current sport physical forms should be on file with the school nurse before the first day of tryouts. Please call the nurse’s office at the high school at 362-1743. Questions for middle school registrants please contact the middle school nurse at 362-1975.

NEW: Online payment is available!! https://unipaygol d.unibank.com/Default.aspx? customerid=1211

VERY IMPORTANT: If you have to write a check clearly write your child’s name and sport in the MEMO of the check when you pay. You can drop off your payment or mail to:

ARHS Athletics
Amherst Regional High School
21 Mattoon Street
Amherst, MA 01002

ATTN: Sports Registration

If there is a financial hardship, please contact Rich Ferro, the Athletic Director at ferror@arps.org

November 28th is the start of the winter season..

You are encouraged to register & pay prior to November 1st. Early registration enables us to have the most accurate tryout lists for our coaches.O

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Winter Sports Information Night

hurricaneslogoThis message is for those of you who have signed your child(ren) up for a winter sport, or will be signing them up. 

Please mark your calendar for our Winter Sports Informational Night, Wednesday, November 9th.  This evening is for both athletes and their parents/guardians. Everyone will meet briefly in the high school cafeteria and then go to a sport specific classroom.  This will give everyone a chance to meet the coaches, ask questions, find out about tryouts and go over rules & expectations.

6:30 p.m. – Whole Group Meeting in the High School Cafeteria

6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Individual Team Meetings in assigned classrooms

Hope you can join us!

Reminders – 

  • Registration deadline is November 1st.
  • Check with the health room about your child’s clearance to play.
  • Winter sports start November 28th.
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Upcoming College Visits

The ARHS Guidance Department routinely hosts representatives from a large variety of Colleges and Universities.  Here is the list for the next week.  To view the complete list for Fall 2016, click here.

Newbury College Fri October 28, 2016 1:15 PM
Southern Vermont College Mon October 31, 2016 8:00 AM
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Mon October 31, 2016 9:30 AM
Framingham State University Tue November 1, 2016 9:00 AM
Elms College Thu November 3, 2016 11:45 AM
Western New England University Fri November 4, 2016 8:30 AM
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