Briefs this Weekend

The Theater Company is excited to present our annual production of Briefs – 10 short plays written by contemporary playwrights.  Directed and acted by students, you’ll find everything from the serious to the utterly silly.  This Thursday-Saturday; $5 for students/staff.  Discounted tickets are available for students on free/reduced lunch; see Mr. Bechtold for details.

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Math Curriculum and Instruction Survey

Dear Families,

The Amherst Regional Public Schools is conducting a review of math curriculum and instruction at grades 6-12. To that end, we would like to get your feedback as critical stakeholders in our work. Please take a few minutes to respond to the survey at the links below.

Math Survey in English: com/forms/d/e/ 1FAIpQLSdEFH3mznG66_O2_ 16JqIfk6c8sHj85wJSsQ7SpxCXaByT EpA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Math Survey in Spanish: uMKNosOLxhoIxVYt2

Thank you!

Tim Sheehan, Curriculum Coordinator

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Submit Names for New Non-Profit supporting ARHS Performing Arts

All parents of ARHS students involved in the Performing Arts are needed to help name and launch a parent-run, teacher requested, non-profit dedicated to supporting Performing Arts at ARHS as follows:

The organization [to be named] is a nonprofit organization of parents, guardians, students and community members committed to providing high-quality education in performing arts at Amherst Regional Public Schools. We believe that all students should experience the transformative power of the performing arts.  In partnership with the Performing Arts program directors, our goal is to provide financial and logistical support to and advocate for continued investment in the Performing Arts Department.

We would like a creative name (acronym) that appropriately reflects the mission and the quality of our ARHS performing ensembles. Please submit your name suggestions to:

A vote to name the organization and an election of officers will be conducted at the

Launch Meeting on Thursday, November 29 @ 7:00 pm

Mark your Calendars and join us!

(RSVP using the Survey Monkey link above)

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New Issue of The Graphic Now Available

This year’s first magazine-sized issue of The Graphic is out! Grab a copy at school or check it out at There are tons of wild, wonderful, frustrating, interesting, and inspiring things to read about.

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Support Children Placed in Foster Care with the ARHS NHS Suitcase Project

The Problem Every day, in child welfare offices across America, girls and boys living in foster care wait to find out where they will go next. Their belongings sit next to them on the floor… in garbage bags. Our Solution Help restore their hope and dignity! Provide children and youth with a brand new suitcase or duffle bag to replace their garbage bags. Send them a message:

  • You deserve to be treated with respect.
  • You are a valued member of our community.
  • Even if we can’t be foster or adoptive parents, we want to help.

The Suitcase Challenge is a great opportunity to do something important for youngsters who need us. It’s an easy way you can help! simply an individual who wants to make a real difference.

About the Suitcase Project
The Suitcase Project Challenge is an initiative of Re-Envisioning Foster Care in America (REFCA), designed to give people of all ages and backgrounds a way to help children and youth in their community – from infants to teens and young adults – who, through no fault of their own, are living in foster care.

Please Join Us!
This is a simple, inexpensive way to invest in the hopes, dreams and futures of our nation’s most vulnerable children and youth.

Donate NEW suitcases at the Athletic Office, donations can be made for NHS to purchase suitcases. Think about chipping in with your friends to buy a suitcase.

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Important Dates for Seniors

SENIORS: You will have until today, Friday, November 16th to turn in senior portraits if you would like them in the yearbook! Email them to or bring hard copies/USBs to Guidance. Photos must be standard portrait size, taken by yourself and showing your face, and must be appropriate.

Nov 27 – Deadline to request for school transcripts, etc. Naviance for 12/15 college deadlines

Dec 1 – SAT; ARHS; registration deadline Nov. 2 w/no late fee (Nov. 20 w/fee waiver or late fee)

Dec 3- Request for student portion of application must be in Naviance for 1/1 College Deadlines

Dec 8 – ACT; Registration Deadline Nov 2 (with no late fee;  Nov 16 with late fee)

Dec 14 – Teacher Recommendations Due for applications after 12/1

Dec 14- Request for school portion of application must be in Naviance for 1/15 College deadlines

Jan 1 – 15- Regular Decision Deadlines for many 4 yr colleges

Jan 11- Request for school portion of application must be in Naviance for 2/1 College deadlines

Jan 15- UMASS Amherst Regular Decision Application Deadline

Feb 1 or 15- Financial Aid Deadline at most 4yr colleges

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Mark Your Calendars

Nov 15- 17- Theater Company Presents Briefs!

Nov 16 – Deadline for winter sports registration

Nov 20 – Hurricane Singers and Chorale Concert @ Wesley United Methodist Church 7PM

Nov 21-23 – Thanksgiving Break

Nov 26 – Winter sports begin

Nov 27 – Giving Tuesday; Performing Arts Non-Profit Launch Meeting 7 PM

Nov 30 – Merry Maple- Amherst Town Hall

Dec 13 – Philharmonia, Symphony Band & Concert Choir concert 7PM

Dec 14 – Combined Concert to benefit Hampshire Gazette Toy Fund

Dec 19 – Combined Concert 7PM

Dec 24-Jan 1 – Winter Break

Jan 4-6 – Cabaret

Jan 14 – 18- Exams

Jan 17- Early Dismissal

Jan 18- Early Dismissal

Jan 21- No School- MLK Jr Day

Jan 22- No School- Teacher Curriculum Day

Jan 31- Chorale Lasagna Dinner

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