Winter Break Next Week

There is no school next week. Have a safe, restful break.

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Attention Seniors: Reality Fair

All ARHS seniors are invited to attend Reality Fair, a hands-on, financial literacy workshop sponsored by the Greenfield Community College Financial Aid Office and the UMASS Five College Federal Credit Union on Tuesday, March 21st. Students will depart for GCC at 8:15 a.m. and return to school around 1:45 p.m. The event is entirely free for our students and includes lunch.

We encourage all of our seniors to take part in this interactive and informative field trip. The feedback from the students who participated last year was overwhelmingly positive and enthusiastic. They said it was fun and educational and that we should “Ab-so-lutely!” take students again this year.

Permission slips were given to all seniors during advisory on Thursday, February 16th and emailed to parents/guardians on Feburary 17th. They are due back by Tuesday, March 14th.
Please call Ericka Alschuler at 362-1714 or Myra Ross at 362-1720 for more information.

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ARHS presents Anything Goes!

anythinggoes_small_rgbWith a timeless score from Cole Porter, Anything Goes is one of the great musicals that propelled Broadway into its golden age.

Join us on the deck of the SS America as it sails from New York to England with a shipful of separated lovers, excitable sailors and NYC’s not-so-infamous Public Enemy #13.

Replete with bright comedy and soaring music, over 130 ARHS student cast, crew and pit orchestra members will give you at least that many reasons to come.  Come see the school’s largest performing arts production of the year!

Purchase Tickets Online Here.

Please note: ALL TICKETS ARE GENERAL ADMISSION. Doors will open 45 minutes prior to curtain.   Tickets are $10 for students and staff and can be purchased online via the Performing Arts website or by cash or check in the cafeteria the week of the show.  Students on free/reduced lunch can be tickets at reduced prices by contacting Mr. Bechtold.

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Coach Rudd Named Coach of the Year for MA

Congratulations goes out to our Boys Varsity Soccer Coach, Michael Rudd.  Coach Rudd has been selected by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America as the 2016 State Coach of the Year award for Massachusetts – High School Boys, Large School!

The NSCAA receives nominations for this award and their is a committee that go over all the nominations to select the winners each year.
Congratulation again to Coach Rudd!
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Attention, French Exchange students

There is an important meeting for students AND their parents on Monday, February 27th at 6PM at the ARHS library. If you haven’t brought your filled and signed paperwork to Mme. Vicente yet, please be sure to bring it Monday, along with a check for $1600, to the order of ARHS. 
A bientot!
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Spring Sports Registration Now Open

hurricaneslogoOnline spring sports registration is now open. Ensure a smooth start to the spring 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.

REGISTRATION: izations/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

Payment can be done online as well at: https://unipaygold.unibank .com/Default.aspx?customerid=1 211 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
All sports may begin tryouts on Monday, March 20th. Ultimate is not an MIAA sport and will begin a week earlier.
Wednesday, March 15th is Spring Sports Information Night for athletes and their parents/guardian. Time: 6:30 p.m. in the High School Cafeteria

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ARHS Athletes Earn Recognition

Canes SportsJunior Teya Nolan named 2016 Western Mass. Girls Volleyball Player of the Year.  Additionally, Teya and Claire Basler-Chang were A1-State Selections on this Volleyball team.

  • Amherst Sophomore Sophia Jacobs-Townsley named 2016 Western Mass. Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year.

  • Four Amherst High School Athletes were honored as Hampshire Gazette Players of the Year. They are: Sophia Jacobs-Townsley, Sophomore, Amherst, (Girls Cross Country). Megan Rice, Senior, Amherst (Volleyball). Samson Heyer, Senior, Amherst (Boys Soccer). Jack Yanko, Sophomore, Amherst (Boys Cross Country)

  • Congratulations goes out to Sidilene Pereira DaVeiga, who was nominated and selected to attend the First Annual Indoor Track Recognition Breakfast on Friday, February 17th. This Breakfast recognize and celebrates student-athletes who have shown success both in the classroom, in their sport, and are also involved in their community.    The Breakfast will be held at the MIAA offices, 33 Forge Parkway, Franklin, Ma. The morning will start at 8:30 with check-in and breakfast, followed by welcoming messages, presentation of certificates, and a  guest speaker.
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