10TH Annual Hurricane Open

amherst hurricanes logoThe Hurricane Open is a great way to enjoy an afternoon of golf and more while helping Amherst High Athletics.   The 10th annual event will be held this Saturday, August 24th from 1-7 PM


Amherst Golf Club, 365 S Pleasant St, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002, Amherst,


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Welcome from the ARHS PGO


The Amherst Regional High School Parent/Guardian Organization (ARHS PGO) welcomes you to the 2019-2020 Academic Year. We are a volunteer group of parents and guardians, and invite you to join us! The mission of the ARHS PGO is to:

  • promote communication and understanding among families, staff and the Amherst area community; 
  • foster a spirit of collaboration by providing a forum for participation and the exchange of information and ideas; and 
  • provide financial assistance where needed to enrich all students’ academic and overall experience

Evening Coffees with Principal Gene Jones and Others

The ARHS PGO regularly invites the principal and other guest speakers to present on a wide variety of relevant topics. Moderated Q&As are scheduled as part of these sessions. Join us and stay connected! 

PGO Weekly Newsletter

Our weekly Friday AM email newsletter will inform you about upcoming events, deadlines, news and more. We welcome the submission of information that is helpful to the ARHS community. All families who register students at ARHS prior to August 22 are automatically subscribed. You can sign up to receive the newsletter via email at arhspgonews@gmail.com. The newsletter can also be accessed from the front page of the ARHS website or at www.arhsparentcenter.org.  

Register your Stop & Shop Card for A+ Rewards to Support the PGO Grant Program

The PGO Grant Program uses money raised through Stop & Shop A+ Rewards to award more than $10,000 each year to staff in every department. We also offer Student-Initiated Grants to support creative and innovative ideas that benefit the entire ARHS Community. Please register your card, as this is the sole source of funding for our grant program. 

When you select our school, Stop & Shop makes a contribution to ARHS every time you shop at absolutely no cost to you.  To sign up for A+ Rewards or change your selected school to ARHS, go to www.stopandshop.com, sign in or register, select Savings/Rewards & Programs/ Register Now for A+, then choose ARHS (ID 05167). 


The PGO is a volunteer organization and we need your help for just a few hours a month. Please consider being a blog editor (2 hours /month), evening coffee coordinator (2 hours/month), or PGO secretary (2 hours/month). Interested? Email us at arhspgoboard@gmail.com.

Please also consider making an online donation to the PGO by going to www.arhsparentcenter.org and clicking on the donation tab. 

Thank you in advance for your help!

The ARHS PGO Board

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2019-2020 Bus Routes

ICCE_First_Student_Wallkill_School_BusBus routes are now posted on the district website. You can access them here: http://www.arps.org/district/transportation/bus-routes

Las rutas de autobús están ahora disponibles en la página web del distrito. Puede acceder a ellos aquí: http://www.arps.org/district/transportation/bus-routes

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Chromebook Distribution for Students in Grades 10-12

 We are pleased to announce that the Amherst Regional Public Schools will provide a Chromebook to ARHS students in grades 9-12.   Parents and guardians of new students must be present to sign an agreement before students can receive their Chromebook. 

On Tuesday August 27th: 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. ARHS will distribute Chromebooks from 3:00-5:00 pm 

For those who cannot make it on August 27th, we have scheduled additional Chromebook distributions on Wednesday, August 28th from 12:00 – 3:00 pm

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Spirit Week/ Athletics Website

September 23-27 is Spirit Week. Details are forthcoming.

Spirit Week will begin with a kick-off party from 4-7 pm on Sunday, September 22. Also new this year will be a Bonfire on September 26 @ 8 pm. Activities will conclude on Friday, September 27 with Athletic events – Girls soccer @ 4 pm, Girls Field Hockey @ 6 pm and Football @ 7 pm. A full complement of athletic events are scheduled throughout the week. Please see the Athletic Department website for details.

 The MIAA’s (Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association) site is our athletic scheduling web site. The link is: http://miaa.net/schools/public/AmhPelA2 . For all questions please contact Victoria Stewart, Athletic Director.

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 After School Availability of Teachers

On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, all faculty are available in their classrooms to work with students from 2:20 to 3:00 pm. On Wednesdays, teachers have professional development obligations and, therefore, will not be available to students. There are no late buses on Wednesdays or Fridays.

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ARHS is an Allergy Aware School

The Amherst, Pelham and the Amherst-Pelham Regional School Districts are “allergy aware” schools. Families and personnel are respectfully asked to refrain from bringing nuts or foods processed with nuts in lunches and snacks. We have many students with serious nut allergies who are at risk of anaphylactic shock due to cross contamination. Please help the school keep all students healthy. This practice means: Do Not Bring Nuts or Foods Processed with Nuts into the Schools 

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