ARHS Department Heads

Each academic department at ARHS has a Department Head.  The department head helps lead the department both at the curricular and instructional level. When concerns arise that can not be resolved at the teacher level, contacting the department head is encouraged.  Very often the department head can help resolve issues, especially as they relate to curriculum, assessment and instruction. Each department also has an administrative liaison. For a complete list, see below:



Jeffrey Stauder   

Admin Liaison–Miki Gromacki



Sara Barber-Just

Admin Liaison: Talib Sadiq



Jane Mudie

Admin Liaison: Miki Gromacki


Performing Arts:

John Bechtold

Admin Liaison: Talib Sadiq


Health and Physical Education:

Ken Jacque

Admin Liaison: Gene Jones



Nathaniel Woodruff             

Admin Liaison: Gene Jones


Social Studies:

Simon Leutz           

Admin Liaison: Gene Jones


Special Education :

Raloon Bialek   

Admin Liaison: Miki Gromacki



Ashleigh Daher

Admin Liaison–Miki Gromacki

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Winter Sports Registration is Now Open

amherst hurricanes logoAMHERST-PELHAM HIGH SCHOOL is happy to offer the following sports for the Winter 2019-2020 Season.

• Boy Alpine Skiing – Grades 7-12

• Girls Alpine Skiing – Grades 7-12

• Boys Basketball – Grades 9-12

• Girls Basketball – Grades 9-12

• Ice Hockey – Grades 8-12

• Girls Indoor Track – Grades 7-12

• Boys Indoor Track – Grades 9-12

• Boys Nordic Skiing – Grades 7-12

• Girls Nordic Skiing – Grades 7-12

• Boys Swimming and Diving – Grades 7-12

• Girls Swimming and Diving – Grades 7-12


Register at


High School Winter Season Start Date:  December 2, 2019

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SEPAC Presentation of Basic Rights: Understanding IEPS

Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP will be held on October 21, 2019 from 6 pm to 8 pm in the ARMS library professional development center.

This free workshop for parents/guardians and professionals is sponsored by the Special Education Parent Advisory Council.  It will cover what is an IEP, why it is important, how the IEP is developed, a child’s strengths and concerns, a vision statement, sections of the IEP, the difference between accommodation and modification, response, placement and consent and procedural safeguards. RSVP to

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Register Now for AP Exams

The time to register for AP Exams is here. The final deadline, without incurring a $40 late registration fee from the CollegeBoard is November 15th. The full cost of each AP Exam is $94, and the reduced fee is $53. To register for an AP Exam, please bring a check made out to ARHS, or cash to Room 207 by November 11th, we need time to process the orders before the final deadline. It is important to know that after November 15th, the CollegeBoard also charges a $40 cancelation fee if you change your mind about taking the AP Exam you registered for. Please contact Mr. Sadiq if you have any questions.

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Upcoming ARHS Sporting Events

OCTOBER 18, 2019
Boys Soccer (F+JV) vs. Longmeadow 4pm
Field Hockey (V) @ Greenfield 4pm
Volleyball (JV) @ West Springfield 5pm
Volleyball (V) @ West Springfield 6pm
Boys Soccer (V) @ Longmeadow 7pm
Football (V) vs. Pittsfield 7pm

OCTOBER 19, 2019
Girls Soccer (JV+V) @ Northampton 11am
Football (JV) @ Pittsfield 11am

OCTOBER 21, 2019
Girls Soccer (JV+Varsity) @ Palmer 4pm
Volleyball (JV) @ Ludlow 5pm
Volleyball (V) @ Ludlow 6pm

OCTOBER 22, 2019
Boys Soccer (F+JV) @ Ludlow 4pm
Field Hockey (V) @ South Hadley 4pm
Field Hockey (JV) @ South Hadley 5:30pm
Boys Soccer (V) vs. Ludlow 7pm

OCTOBER 23, 2019
Field Hockey (V) @ Pioneer Valley 4:30pm
Volleyball (JV) @ Agawam 5pm
Volleyball (V) @ Agawam 6pm
Girls Soccer (JV + V) @ Sabis 4pm

OCTOBER 24, 2019
Girls Soccer (V) vs. Renaissance 4pm

OCTOBER 25, 2019
Boys Soccer (V) vs. Minnechaug 4pm
Boys Soccer (JV) @ Minnechaug 5pm
Volleyball (JV) @ Minnechaug 5pm
Volleyball (V) @ Minnechaug
6pm Football (V) @ South Hadley
7pm Boys Soccer (V) @ Minnechaug 7pm

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Attention Seniors

Senior Transcript Requests –The announced deadline for transcript requests in Naviance IS ONLY for Early Decision and Early Action applications. Please consult the calendar in the back of the College Planning Handbook for additional opportunities and deadlines. Generally, transcript and recommendation request deadlines are three weeks prior to the deadline.

A message outlining the Early Decision/Early Action Deadline was sent via Naviance. Please check your Naviance and email accounts regularly as you will hear from the Guidance Office and colleges you are applying to in this manner.

If you need assistance, please ask Crystal Garrity in Guidance, or Cathy Tracy in Room 309.

Oct 21– Teacher recommendations due in Naviance for students w/ November 1 deadlines

Oct 24– 2020-2021 FAFSA and CSS Profile available for completion; Use 2018 federal income tax return; complete fin aid forms ASAP.  Meet fin aid deadlines  


ARHS FAFSA Day Completion Event—bring completed 2018 tax return and W2 and leave with FAFSA almost complete  (register


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Attention Juniors

 Plan your standardized test-taking schedule early to avoid conflicts with athletic, family, and performing arts events in the winter and spring. Recruited athletes should test early (December is recommended.). Most ARHS students take both the SAT and ACT, and many also take two SAT subject tests. 

SAT dates: Dec. 7, March 14, May 2, June 6, Aug. 24 

ACT dates: Dec. 14, Feb. 8, April 4, June 13, July 18


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