A Window Into ARPS with Mark Jackson & Dr. Patty Bode

Following is an interview with Mark Jackson and Dr. Patty Bode


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ARHS Student Named Volleyball Player of the Week

MaxPreps and the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) teams up each week throughout the Fall season to select Players of the Week.  ARHS student Claire Basler-Chang was named MaxPreps Volleyball Player of the Week for the state of Massachusetts for the week of October 2, 2017.


Claire Basler-Chang
Amherst-Pelham Regional High School, 9 – 3
5’5 Senior, OH

Week of October 2 – October 8, 2017: 11 Games Played
Kills: 58
Kills/Game: 5.273
Digs: 54
Digs/Game: 4.91
Receptions: 37
Rcpt/Game: 3.364
Aces: 7
Blocks: 1

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ARHS Winter Sports Registration Now Open

Online winter sports registration is open. Ensure a smooth start to the winter season by registering NOW.   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.


https://www.familyid.com/organizations/search?query=amherst   You’ll need to set up an account with FamilyID,  if you don’t already have an account.  Any technical questions with this program please call the 888# at the top of the FamilyID screen.  They are very helpful.

By submitting registration forms electronically you and your child are acknowledging that you have both read the documents and you will adhere to the MIAA/Amherst High School policies on these forms. By registeringelectronically you are fulfilling the signature requirements of registration. 


Payment is due right away.  Payment is required to try out/practice/participate.  If there is a financial hardship, please contact Rich Ferro, the Athletic Director at ferror@arps.org

Payment can be done online as well at: https://unipaygold.unibank.com/Default.aspx?customerid=1211   NOTE:  FamilyID and UniPay Gold aren’t linked, they are two totally separate programs. So FamilyID will always show that you have not paid.

VERY IMPORTANT: 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


HIGH SCHOOL – All winter sports begin tryouts on Monday, November 27th, 2017.  

Thursday, November 16th is Winter Sports Information Night for athletes and their parents/guardian.  Time:  6:30 p.m. in the High School Cafeteria.  Meet the coaches, get schedules, find out about practice schedules, etc.  Hope to see you there!


See http://miaa.net/schools/public/AmhPelA2 for game times and to set up alerts for changes.  


Need specific sport information?  Please reach out to the coach.  Contact information for the coaches can be found under the high school “Sports” tab under the “Coaches contact Information” tab.


Deadline for registration & payment is November 17th.  $20 LATE REGISTRATION PROCESSING FEE WILL BE IMPOSED AFTER THIS DATE.

El registro en línea de deportes de invierno está abierto. Asegúrate de comenzar sin problemas la temporada de invierno registrándote AHORA. Los formularios físicos deportivos actuales deben estar archivados con la enfermera de la escuela antes del primer día de pruebas. Por favor llame a la oficina de la enfermera en la escuela secundaria al 362-1743. Preguntas para los solicitantes de registro de la escuela intermedia, comuníquese con la enfermera de la escuela intermedia al 362-1975.


https://www.familyid.com/organizations/search?query=amherst   Deberá configurar una cuenta con FamilyID, si aún no tiene una cuenta. Cualquier pregunta técnica con este programa, llame al 888 # en la parte superior de la pantalla FamilyID. Son muy útiles.

Al enviar los formularios de inscripción electrónicamente, usted y su hijo reconocen que ambos han leído los documentos y se adherirá a las políticas de MIAA / Amherst High School en estos formularios. Al registrarse electrónicamente, usted está cumpliendo con los requisitos de firma del registro.


El pago vencerá de inmediato. Se requiere pago para probar / practicar / participar. Si hay dificultades financieras, comuníquese con Rich Ferro, el Director de Deportes en ferror@arps.org

El pago también se puede hacer en línea en: https://unipaygold.unibank.com/Default.aspx?customerid=1211   NOTA: FamilyID y UniPay Gold no están vinculados, son dos programas totalmente independientes. Entonces FamilyID siempre mostrará que no has pagado.

MUY IMPORTANTE: Escriba claramente el nombre y el deporte de su hijo en la NOTA del cheque cuando pague. Puede dejar su pago o enviarlo por correo a:

ARHS Athletics
Escuela Superior Regional de Amherst
21 Mattoon Street
Amherst, MA 01002

ATTN: Registración de Deportes


ESCUELA SUPERIOR – Todos los deportes de invierno comienzan las pruebas el lunes 27 de noviembre de 2017.

El jueves 16 de noviembre es la Noche de información sobre deportes de invierno para los atletas y sus padres / tutores. Hora: 6:30 p.m. en la cafetería de la Escuela Superior.  Conozca a los entrenadores, obtenga los horarios, descubra los horarios de práctica, etc. ¡Espero verlos allí!


Vea http://miaa.net/schools/public/AmhPelA2 para ver los horarios de los juegos y configurar las alertas para los cambios.


Necesita información deportiva específica? Por favor, comuníquese con el entrenador. La información de contacto de los entrenadores se puede encontrar en la pestaña “Deportes” de la escuela secundaria en la pestaña “Información de contacto de los entrenadores”.


La fecha límite para la inscripción y el pago es el 17 de noviembre.  $20 TARIFA TARIFA DE PROCESAMIENTO DE REGISTRO SERÁ IMPUESTA DESPUÉS DE ESTA FECHA.

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College Application Assistance Available

At ARHS we are providing a new college support opportunity for senior students.  Additional Senior College Application and Scholarship help is now available at ARHS after school every Tuesday between now and mid-February in Room 141.  A Guidance Counselor and the Writing Center Coordinator, Amanda Lewis, will be on hand to assist.
Students are encouraged to come benefit from this support throughout the various stages of their application process. This is a drop-in program so no advanced scheduling is required.
Amanda Lewis is also available to support students with their application and scholarship essays at other times as well, by appointment.
Please click on the following link to make an appointment with Amanda.


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Mark Your Calendars

October 20 – Halloween Dance 7-9PM

October​ ​23 – Picture Make-up Day

October 25- Applebee’s Dining to Donate to benefit ARHS Music Dept.

October 26 – Winds and Orchestra Spooky Concert 7-8:30 PM; AEF Trivia Bee

November 2 – FASFA Completion Event 7-8:30 PM

November 2 – 4 – Theater Company presents Briefs!

November 9 – SEPAC Basic Rights in Special Education – A Workshop for Parents and Professionals; ARHS library at 6:00 PM; P1 Grades Distributed

November 10- Veteran’s Day- No School

November 14 – Chorale and Hurricane Singers Concert 7PM @ Wesley United Methodist Church, Hadley

November 15 – PGO Community Coffee with ARHS College Advisor Myra Ross

November 16 – Bomba and Jazz Workshop, 7-9pm

November 22-24- No School- Thanksgiving Break

November 30- December 2- Theater Company Presents Henry IV

December 13- Early Release

December 14 – Philharmonia, Jazz and Symphony Band

December 17 – Bomba Fundraiser for Puerto Rico

December 20 – Symphonic Orchestra, WInd Ensemble, Chorale

December 22 – Early Release

December 23 – January 1 – Holiday Break

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Job Fair at Amherst Survival Center

The Amherst Survival Center holds a Job Search Assistance Program on Thursdays from 11:30 am -1:00 pm.  No appointment is needed. Spanish speaking staff are available.

As part of the Jobs Program the Survival Center will be hosting a Jobs Fair on Wednesday, October 25 between 1 pm and 2:30 pm at the Center. The fair will feature 13 local employers who are actively hiring.

The Amherst Survival Center is located at 138 Sunderland Road, North Amherst on the #33 Bus Route.  For further informaton, contact Tracey Levy at 549-3968 ext. 102
or jobassistanceservice@amherstsurvival.org.

The Job Search Assistance Program offers the following:

  • Weekly One-On-One Assistance: Are you a job seeker? We can help you with
    your job search, your resume, review interview skills, complete job applications, find apprenticeships and other support you may need to get a job.
  • Job Fairs and Recruitment Events: Come and meet local employers who are hiring! We host events that give you a chance to meet different employers or offer you a time to meet with a placement agency for positions in various industries.
  • Youth Job Panel: Are you a teenager looking to work in the summer? We host a panel discussion every spring to help teens with their summer job search, and give tips on how to find a job in the area.
  • Public Computers and Technology: Come and use the Center’s computers, copy machine, and fax to help your job search.
  • Group Workshops: We run group workshops to help with resume writing, networking, interviewing, social media, navigating the online application process, and following-up after an interview.
  • Interview and Work Clothing: Everyone is always welcome to shop in the Center’s Community Store, which includes clothes, linens and household items. Interview, work clothing and shoes are often available. Everything in the Store is free.


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Statement from Dr. Michael Morris

It has been a privilege to have spent my educational career in our districts working on behalf of the children of Amherst, Leverett, Pelham and Shutesbury, and I am honored that I have been allowed to continue that work as the Superintendent of Schools. I want to thank the members of the School Committee for developing an open and thoughtful process in making this decision and for affording me this opportunity. The support of the School Committees, the outstanding Amherst Regional Public Schools faculty and staff, and the broader community has been invaluable during my time as Interim Superintendent. I look forward to continuing to build on those strong working relationships as we move forward with our vital work to support our communities’ most valuable resource—our children. Thank you again to the School Committee for showing your confidence in me in the vote for my appointment as well as over the past 13 months; I am excited for the journey ahead that we will travel, together, for the betterment of our students, families, staff, and community.

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