Mark Your Calendars

Oct 27-29th: Theater: Peter and the Star Catcher
Oct 28th: Senior Portraits/Senior Recognition Ads/Yearbook Order Forms Due
Nov 1st: Last Day to Sign Up for Winter Sports
Nov 1st: Halloween Fest- 7-10 PM ARHS Auditorium
Nov 2nd: PSAT Administered at ARHS
Nov 3rd: Registration Deadline for Dec. 3 SAT
Nov 3rd: Financial Aid presentation by MEFA at 7:00pm in Cafeteria
Nov 4rd: Registration Deadline for Dec. 10 ACT
Nov 9th: Dance Theatre Ensemble Performance; 7pm
Nov 8th: Curriculum Day- No School
Nov 9th: Winter Sports Information Night – 6:30 p.m. in ARHS Cafe.
Nov 10th: Progress Reports Issues
Nov 11th: Veteran’s Day- No School
Nov 15th: Chorale Concert- 7:30PM Wesley United Methodist Church, Hadley
Nov 17th: PGO Coffee with ARHS College Counselor Myra Ross- 7PM Library
Nov 17th: Bomba/ Jazz Concert- 7:30 PM
Nov 23rd- 25th: Thanksgiving Recess- No School
Nov 28th: Winter Sports Start
Dec. 1st- 3rd: Theater: Immersive Play Experience- 7:30 PM

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ARPS Conducts Survey of Military Families

from ARPS regarding Survey of Military Families:

Dear Guardian,

Amherst Regional Public Schools is conducting a survey to determine which members of the Amherst community are children of a military family according to the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3). Your participation in the survey is voluntary and is being conducted in accordance with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. If you currently have a student attending Amherst Regional Public Schools, please take a moment to complete this online survey at the following address:

For more information on how this information is used to support children of military families, please visit MIC3 at

Thank you for your support,
Amherst Regional Public Schools

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Amherst Early Voting Schedule

6a00e0099631d0883301b8d08908ff970c-800wiEarly Voting is going on now until November 4, 2016 at Town Hall.  Hours for Early Voting will be 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (including Thursdays when the Town Clerk’s office is normally closed to the public).

Early Voting will also be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at the following locations:

Voters registered in Amherst can vote at any of these locations .

Are you interested in voting early? Please check your voting status prior to voting, whether at your precinct polling place on Election Day, or at an Early Voting location. If your voting registration is in Inactive Status, or you are required to show ID at the polls, please call the Town Clerk’s office at 413-259-3035 for assistance.

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Not one, but TWO fun holiday shopping events benefitting community churches PLUS 20% discounts at many local stores and restaurants! (Visit
St. Nicholas Bazaar – Grace Episcopal Church (on the Common) 9am-3pm 14 Boltwood Ave.

Marketplace – Antiques and Collectibles, White Elephant, Toys and Games, Holiday Decorations,Baked Goods, Fresh Wreaths, Books, CDs & DVDs, Textiles, Framed Art, and Handmade gifts.

Lunch – Chili and fixings with beverage and brownie.

For more information go to or contact

Stone Soup Bazaar & Cafe – Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst 10am-4pm 121 N. Pleasant Street

Arts and Crafts Fair – pottery, fabrics, wood, jewelry, mixed-media prints, greeting cards, photography, artisan soaps, honey, gourmet brownies and more. Parents, grandparents and people of all ages are sure to find that special something for the people on their list.
Raffles – themed gift baskets and congregation made queen-size quilt. Food – homemade soups and breads.

For more information go to or contact

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Amherst LSSE Youth Basketball League

downloadAmherst LSSE offers a youth basketball league for all Grades k – 12.

First Event: Jamboree on Saturday, December 10, 2016
Games Start: Saturday, January 7 2017
Game Schedules: 9-12
Please check your emails and for additional updates.

For more information, please click here or se the flyers below:



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Announcing the Opening of the ARHS Writing Center

writingWe are excited to announce the opening of the new ARHS Writing Center in ROOM 141 on Monday October 24th!

The Writing Center is a place for students to get focused, one-on-one writing support to complement in-class instruction. We encourage students to schedule an advance appointment on the Writing Center Google Calendar (which you can find on the ARHS website under “Academics”), or stop by room 141 for a drop-in appointment.

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ARPS PGO Fall Public Meeting

Tuesday, October 25th, Crocker Farm Lobby, 3:30pm

Individual School Updates
Taxes and State Filings
Financial Protocols

  • Donation Intake Protocols
  • Filing/Record Keeping
  • Group Fundraisers
  • VFW Pancake Breakfast
  • UMACC (United Way)
  • Giving Tuesday
  • Florence Bank
  • Amazon Smile

Other Business not anticipated by the chair

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