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Return to In Person Survey

Please fill out this Survey to let us know if you would like to come back for in-person learning, or if you want to stay remote. Thank you

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Attn: Seniors Graduation Info and Important Survey (Due 5/14)

Graduation will be held at 4pm, Thursday, June 10th at Look Park in Florence, MA. More information is forthcoming Seniors were sent this survey last week so we can plan graduation day.  Today is the last day (Friday, May 14th).  … Continue reading

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May 18th is the last day to Order Signs Supporting our ARHS Class of 2021

Community members have until Tuesday, May 18th at NOON to order their signs! Signs are just $10 each and can be ordered here:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNYr4tb_vKkxAop0fqIXFYXQ-XM8Fil2N6Fw6nRl1_YGbRaA/viewform?usp=sf_link .  Let our seniors know their communities are proud of their achievements! All proceeds will support End of … Continue reading

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Attn: Juniors

Class of 2022. Check your email for instructions regarding the Teacher Recommendation process that begins next week and lasts through the 28th. Ask for support from Ms. Cuffee-Gray, Ms. Garrity, or your school counselor.Also, schedule your Life After ARHS Meeting … Continue reading

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Important Calendar Change

The early release day scheduled for Wednesday, June 2 is being moved to Thursday, June 10, which is the date of ARHS graduation.  This change will give staff and families flexibility in attending graduation events at Look Park on that … Continue reading

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Reminder on Food Pick-Up For Students Learning Remotely

There will now be only one food pick-up per week for those who are continuing to learn remotely.  Food for a week’s worth of meals can be picked up each Friday between 11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the high … Continue reading

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Does your Student Drive Themself to ARHS?

Everyone parking on campus should have a parking permit. Please ask your student to please go to the Deans Office, RM# 168 to submit a parking permit application to receive apermit. Student parking permits are free through the end of … Continue reading

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Amherst Hurricanes Athletics Boosters Meeting

Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 6pm The Amherst Hurricanes Athletics Boosters is a private, non-profit 501 (c)(3), that provides support to our community athletic programs. We work on fundraising and programming to support our community’s student-athletes and coaches. We’d like … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

May 17: ELA MCAS Administered May 18: AP English Lit & Comp Exam Administered May 19: ELA MCAS Administered May 20: AP World History Exam Administered May 20: Amherst Hurricane Boosters Meeting 6PM May 21: AP Latin, AP Chinese and … Continue reading

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Drive-In Movie Night at Mercedes-Benz of Springfield

To Infinity and Beyond! family-friendly drive-in movie at the Mercedes-Benz of Springfield Dealership on May 21st featuring Toy Story 4. Join us for a The Toy Story saga continues in its fourth act with the return of all of your … Continue reading

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Message from Principal Sadiq

It has been great seeing so many students and educators back in the high school. The adjustment to being around so many people again and following the routines of everyday school has its challenges, but is going smoothly overall.  Teachers … Continue reading

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Vaccine Clinic for ARPS students 16-18 yeard old- Friday 5/7

The Town of Amherst’s Health Department is putting together a Health Clinic for ARPS students 16-18 years, to receive the Pfizer vaccine. The health clinic will begin on Friday, May 7th in the ARHS gymnasium from 2:30-3:30 PM. Students will … Continue reading

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ARHS Theater Company Student-Written Play Festival This Weekend

The ARHS Theater Company is celebrating the 36th year of our annual Student-Written Play Festival with a special-edition outdoor production! About this event Come see the work of student playwrights and actors as they mount brand new scripts written earlier … Continue reading

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ARHS Senior Selected as U.S. Presidential Scholar’s Program Semi-Finalist

I am very proud to congratulate one of our students, Arden E. Lloyd, on becoming one of the 15 semifinalists who has been chosen to represent Massachusetts for the U.S. Presidential Scholar’s Program. Out of the millions of graduating high … Continue reading

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Order your Signs Supporting our ARHS Class of 2021

Let’s send the Class of 2021 some love and support as they prepare to say their final goodbye to our schools! Signs are just $10 each and can be ordered here:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNYr4tb_vKkxAop0fqIXFYXQ-XM8Fil2N6Fw6nRl1_YGbRaA/viewform?usp=sf_link .  This past year has been without so many of the traditional … Continue reading

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May Athletics Schedule

Spring sports season is in swing! To view the schedule for all teams, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SZDrkWr64OecdgyJoRphjhSLmfceZjMH/view?usp=sharing

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ATTN Juniors

Schedule your Life After ARHS Meeting with Ms. Cuffee-Gray. This is where the fun starts… Here are the links –Junior Life After ARHS – https://calendly.com/cuffee-grayd/junior-college-planning-meetingFirst Gen Fridays – https://calendly.com/cuffee-grayd/first-gen-fridays-life-after-arhs-junior-meet

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Community Service ALPS Opportunity

Miss Garrity is seeking reliable, hardworking students to do a Community Service ALP (Alternative Learning Plan) for the Yearbook next year! ALP students would be responsible for: Photographing the community with a focus on trying to get candid shots of … Continue reading

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Next Amherst Hurricanes Athletics Boosters Meeting

The Next Amherst Hurricanes Athletics Boosters Meeting will be on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 6pm via zoom- the link is below. The Amherst Hurricanes Athletics Boosters is a private, non-profit 501 (c)(3), that provides support to our community athletic … Continue reading

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Donate Your Old Fabrics to Help Our Schools!

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Mark Your Calendars

May 7: Amherst Vaccine Clinic at ARPS 2:30 – 3:30 May 7: NEW Anti-racist art project submission deadline May 11: AP Spanish Exam Administered May 12: PreK-12 Early Release (12:00 secondary/1:20 elementary)  May 17: ELA MCAS Administered May 18: AP … Continue reading

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Amherst Community Vaccine Clinic- Walk-In Times Available

The Town of Amherst vaccine clinic located at the Bangs Community Center, 70 Boltwood Walk in Amherst, is now offering walk-in clinic times in addition to regularly available appointments for scheduling. All those aged 16 and over who live, work, … Continue reading

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Amherst Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Proclamation

The Amherst Town Council voted on May 3rd to proclaim the month of May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and  invites the community to attend Town’s first Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month virtual celebration on … Continue reading

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Free Korean and Japanese 2021 Summer Courses

The ARHS Biliteracy Club is happy to announce an exciting opportunity—Korean and Japanese 2021 Summer Courses! This summer, Professor Chanyoung Park and Professor Yuki Yoshimura of the East Asian Languages & Cultures program at UMass Amherst, are both offering online … Continue reading

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MCAS Information

We sent the attached LETTER  regarding MCAS testing to all of you a few weeks ago.  If you have already replied to it, thank you.  If you have not responded, please do so by May10th. 

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In-Person Learning Information

If you missed Wednesday’s information session for students and families returning to In-Person learning, the video can be viewed on StreamYard.   The slide decks from the presentation can be viewed here: Here is a Virtual Tour of ARHS for students who … Continue reading

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Order your Signs Supporting our ARHS Class of 2021

Let’s send the Class of 2021 some love and support as they prepare to say their final goodbye to our schools! Signs are just $10 each and can be ordered here:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNYr4tb_vKkxAop0fqIXFYXQ-XM8Fil2N6Fw6nRl1_YGbRaA/viewform?usp=sf_link .  This past year has been without so many of the traditional … Continue reading

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HCC and GCC Options for ARHS 9-11 Grade Students

Current 10th and 11th grade students interested in pursuing full-time Dual Enrollment, meaning taking all of their classes at Greenfield or Holyoke Community College and earning ARHS and community college credits simultaneously, must contact their caseload counselor to discuss next … Continue reading

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AP Stats Exam Date Change

There is a change for students who are signed up for the AP Statistics Exam.  The change is the date and type of exam. The AP Statistics Exam has been changed to an in person (paper/pencil) exam to be taken … Continue reading

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MCAS Testing At ARHS this Spring

Please read THIS LETTER from the Amherst Regional High School regarding the MCAS testing schedule this spring.

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Free Korean and Japanese 2021 Summer Courses

The ARHS Biliteracy Club is happy to announce an exciting opportunity—Korean and Japanese 2021 Summer Courses! This summer, Professor Chanyoung Park and Professor Yuki Yoshimura of the East Asian Languages & Cultures program at UMass Amherst, are both offering online … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

Apr 30: 9th Grade Students Return to In-Person (AM Only); New Student Tours May 3: Return to In-Person Instruction at ARHS May 7: NEW Anti-racist art project submission deadline May 11: AP Spanish Exam Administered May 12: PreK-12 Early Release … Continue reading

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Free UMass Wind Ensemble Concert at Sweester this Saturday

Saturday, May 1 at Noon Enjoy a free concert concert at Sweetser Park by the UMass Wind Ensemble with Conductor Matt Westgate. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy! Music by William Grant Still, Hoagy Carmichael, Scott Joplin, Kathryn Salfelder, … Continue reading

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Massachusetts/ Amherst Reopening Update

The Baker-Polito Administration has announced that Massachusetts will reopen some outdoor Phase 4, Step 2 industries effective May 10th and put plans in place for further reopening on May 29th and August 1st. The Administration will also relax the Face … Continue reading

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4th Quarter Books and Supplies Distribution

This message is to let you know that books and supplies for the 4th Quarter will be distributed on Monday (4/26) & Tuesday (4/27) in the high school auditorium. You will be able to pick up supplies until 5:00pm on … Continue reading

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Attn New and 9th Grade Students- ARHS School Tours 4/30

This message is for 9th graders, students who are new to the district this year, and their families. Next Friday (4/30) there will be an opportunity for those students to take a tour of the high school. You will see … Continue reading

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Attn: Students Returning to In-Person Learning

This message is for all of the students and their families who are returning to school for in-person learning starting on May 3rd. There will be a StreamYard information session on Wednesday (4/28) at 6:30pm. We will share information about … Continue reading

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Bus Routes for the Remainder of the School Year Now Available

Dear Middle School and High School Parents/Guardians: The bus routes that will be in place for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year have been finalized and are now available at  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rDQsR2YSe3V3jnWt_5ME09lC_2bxs6Ss/view.  There are some very important changes to note … Continue reading

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Order your Signs Supporting our ARHS Class of 2021

Let’s send the Class of 2021 some love and support as they prepare to say their final goodbye to our schools! Signs are just $10 each and can be ordered here:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNYr4tb_vKkxAop0fqIXFYXQ-XM8Fil2N6Fw6nRl1_YGbRaA/viewform?usp=sf_link .  This past year has been without so many of the traditional … Continue reading

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ARHS Graduation and Senior Events Presentation

Recently, ARHS Administration and the Senior Class Advisors held an online discussion on plans for the Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony. The recording of the event can be found at: https://youtu.be/JMwRum5jqJ8 For information on supplemental, non-school sponsored events to celebrate … Continue reading

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As Schools Match Wits

This week on As Schools Match Wits, our ARHS ASMW Club faces off against the team from Minnechaug. Catch the match this Saturday (4/24) at 7:30pm, only on WGBY. https://wgby.org/asmw

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Mark Your Calendars

Apr 24: Q4 Begins Apr 26: 4th Quarter Books and Supplies Pick Up Apr 26: Spring Sports Season Begins Apr 27: 4th Quarter Books and Supplies Pick Up Apr 28: Info Session for Students Returning to In-Person 6:30 PM Apr … Continue reading

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Northweastern DA Drug Take Back Day This Saturday

Rain or shine, or snow, DRUG TAKE BACK is Saturday, April 24, 10 am- 2pm. Bring your unwanted drugs to 16 locations in Hampshire and Franklin counties for safe disposal and help keep them out of the wrong hands! The … Continue reading

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Community Discussion on ARPS Budget

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April Break Travel

With April break quickly approaching, many staff members and families have reached out to find out more about the current travel regulations in Massachusetts.  As of March 22, the travel order in the state was changed to a travel advisory … Continue reading

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Course Registration Ends Today

All 9-11th grade students need to register for classes by 3PM on Friday, April 16th. To register, have your student(s) go into Powerschool and click on “Course Registration” to select their courses. The Program of Studies for course descriptions can … Continue reading

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Donate to help the ARHS Class of 2021 EOY Activities and Acknowledgement

Fundraising efforts are now underway to help give the Class of 2021 the extra love and support they need as they say their final goodbye to our schools. This past year has been hard on so many of us, and … Continue reading

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SEPAC Meeting 4/16

Dear Special Education Advocates and Families, Please join us this Friday, April 16, at 10:00am when we will present and discuss the results of SEPAC’s reissued COVID Impacts Survey. Join with Google Meet using the link: https://meet.google.com/dhy-wywm-rwd or or by … Continue reading

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Mr. Sadiq Names Permanent Principal of ARHS

Last Friday, ARPS Michael Morris announced that Talib Sadiq has been hired as the permanent Principal of ARHS after his highly successful service in the interim role during the 2020-2021 school year.  Before taking the role of Interim Principal, Mr. … Continue reading

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Latest Edition of the Graphic

You may enjoy listening to or reading the news, but have you read what ARHS reporters have to say? Check out our amazing school newspaper, The Graphic–produced by students in Journalistic Writing class–to learn about stopping Asian Hate, our permanent principal Mr. Sadiq; student voices … Continue reading

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