Free Book for Children who visit LWV Book Sale on 7/26/17

The League of Women Voters is planning a “young readers day” at their annual book sale on July 26, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Each young reader may choose one free book that day.  The book sale will also be held on July 28-30 and August 4-6, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The sale will be at the Fort River Elementary School Gymnasium, 70 South East Street.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Books will be priced at 50 cents, $1 or $2.   Please visit for more information.

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Mark Your Calendar

May 29th – Memorial Day

May 30th – June 2nd – Senior Exams

June 2nd – Last Day for Seniors & Senior Prom

June 5th-6th- MCAS Science

June 7th- Senior Awards Night

June 9th- ARHS Graduation, 6PM at the UMass Mullins Center

June 14th- Underclass Student Awards

June 16th- B period Exams

June 19th- A and G period Exams

June 20th- D and E period Exams (Early Release)

June 21st- C and F period Exams (Early Release)

June 22nd- Make Up Exams


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Graduation Information

Seniors and families – in anticipation of graduation on Friday, June 9, 2017, please find the most current information available here in English and Spanish.

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Attention Juniors

If you take almost all honors and AP classes with very high grades and will be either a first generation college student , or are a student of color, or come from a low income family, you may be eligible for free “fly-in” programs AKA diversity weekends at elite colleges. These programs require nominations and applications. See Ms Ross or your counselor ASAP if there are particular programs you would like to attend. See the Tidbits from March 23. For current information go to College Greenlight

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11th Annual Latino Achievement Night (LAN)

Screen Shot 2017-05-10 at 5.27.49 PMFriday, May 19, 2017 at 6:30 p.m  in the Amherst-Pelham Regional Middle School Auditorium

Under the direction of Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Michael Morris and Director of Family and Student Engagement, Dr. Marta Guevara and in keeping with the Social Justice Commitment of the Amherst-Pelham Regional Public Schools, the 11th Annual Latino Achievement Night aspires toward equity in opportunity, inclusion, respect and community-building in and out of the classroom. All families, friends, staff and
community members are invited to attend.

The Latino Achievement Night was envisioned over 12 years ago by the members of the Latino Student Achievement Initiative. This group, comprised of district students, staff and community members, came together to explore ways to increase the academic achievement of students of Latino heritage. A series of recommendations was formulated to address this critical issue and strengthen the district’s’ efforts to support at-promise students. A resulting step was the creation of a community event celebrating the achievements of Latino Students paralleling the customs of Latin American countries.

All students of Latino heritage will be celebrated in this event and those in transition
years (K, 6, 8 and 12) will be highlighted for their academic achievement, leadership,
community spirit, progress and/or effort. The evening’s program will include spoken
word, music and dance presentations by students and staff of the Amherst/Pelham
Elementary Schools and the Amherst-Pelham Regional Middle/High School. In
addition, ARHS Seniors will be presented with a traditional graduation stole to be worn
over their robes at the graduation ceremony in June.

The evening’s featured speaker will be Dr. Carmen Cosme. Dr. Cosme obtained her PhD
in Hispanic Languages and Linguistics from the Dept. of Languages, Literatures and
Cultures at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is currently the VELA
after-school program coordinator in our Middle School.

Please contact Mildred Martinez at 413 362-1871 with any questions or concerns.

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Project Graduation/ Senior Party

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ARHS Yearbooks Available This Week

Amherst High School yearbook distribution is this week. Seniors may pick up their books on Thursday, May 18 after school in room 193 after school. Underclassmen may pick up their books on Friday, May 19 after school in room 193. Extra books are $50 ($45 for reduced-lunch students) ($40 for free lunch students). Extra books will be sold on a first-come first-served basis. Checks should be made payable to ARHS Yearbook.

Questions? Please email Lee Larcheveque at

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