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Graduation 2019 Ceremony Information

Rehearsal Graduation rehearsal will be held at 8 a.m. on June 7th at the Mullins Center. All graduating seniors must attend this rehearsal, which will last approximately two hours.  Please enter the Mullins Center via the ground level doors on the west side of the building … Continue reading

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Math Curriculum Update

Over the past several weeks, the Math Curriculum Review Committee, which included teachers, administrators and parents/guardians, met for more than 30 hours, conducted extensive research on potential math curriculums for grades six through 12, and reviewed community feedback received from a public … Continue reading

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College Counselor Announcement

When school opens in August, we will welcome Ms. Deidre Cuffee-Gray to the ARHS Guidance Department as the new college and career counselor.  Ms. Cuffee-Gray has been the Department Co-Chair and College-Bound Counselor at The Springfield Renaissance School in Springfield … Continue reading

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Urgent: Senior Party Help Needed

We are in dire need of parent volunteers to run the Senior Graduation Party.  This event, in its 38th year, is an essential part of keeping our student’s safe on this potentially dangerous night and honors them with a celebration … Continue reading

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Sene-Gambian Scholars Program Seeks Exchange Program Participants

The ARHS Sene-Gambian Scholars Program, which conducts an exchange program with schools in Senegal and The Gambia, is currently forming its cohort for the 2020 exchange trip to West Africa, which will take place in February. (To read more about the … Continue reading

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11th Annual AR[T]HS Show 6/5-6/9

The Art Department at Amherst Regional High School is proud to present AR[T]HS, an exhibit of outstanding student artwork from the 2018-2019 academic year. The exhibit will showcase juried work from all of the Art Department’s areas of study: Ceramics, … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

June 7 – A and G period Final Exam Review June 7 – Graduation Rehearsal from 8-10AM at the Mullins Center June 7 – Graduation Ceremony 6PM at the Mullins Center June 10 – A Period Final Exam June 11 … Continue reading

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Seeking Feedback on New Math Text Books

Dear Families, As you know from prior communications, Amherst Regional High School is reviewing new textbooks for math courses. These textbooks will replace the Interactive Mathematics Program (IMP) textbooks that are currently in use. As part of the textbook review … Continue reading

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Project Graduation -Sign Up for Shifts Now

High School graduation can be a dangerous night for our students. You can help keep it safe for ARHS Seniors by donating your time to help coordinate or by giving a few hours on Friday, June 7th.  Volunteers can be … Continue reading

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Football Pre-Season Meeting

There will be a Football Pre-Season Meeting for parents/guardians on May 22nd at 4:30 p.m. in the High School Library.  Please join Coach Ehorn to hear about summer plans, tryouts and the program.  Athletes are encouraged to attend a meeting … Continue reading

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Join the FPA!

Have you heard about the new booster organization for ARHS Performing Arts? Friends of Performing Arts (FPA), was formed this year and has already made some great strides in helping the performing arts programs at ARHS. In its first 3 months, FPA held 4 … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

May 16-18 – Student-Written Play 7:30PM May 17- Latino Achievement Night May 19 – Annual Bombazo, ARHS Auditorium, 1:00 – 4:00 PM May 21-22 – Math MCAS for 10th graders May 22 – Football Pre-Season Meeting, ARHS Library; Athletes at … Continue reading

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Tidbits for Seniors: May 1 is Decision Day!

Remember, four-year colleges require your affirmative decision and deposit by May 1 in order to continue to hold a place for you. Offers of admission expire on May 1. You may deposit at only one college. See me ASAP if … Continue reading

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ARHS Graduation Information for Families

This is to share some information concerning seniors and graduation week.  Hopefully, it will help to make this happy occasion a little less stressful for everyone. As you know, the graduation ceremony will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, … Continue reading

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Black Scholars Rising Evening

Friday, May 3rd ~ 6:00PM-7:30PM Amherst Regional Middle School Auditorium Join us in recognizing and celebrating our student scholars! The evening will include entertainment, special tribute, guest speaker. and Kente stole ceremony for graduating seniors. Reception to follow immediately after … Continue reading

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Project Graduation Volunteers Needed!

High School graduation can be a dangerous night for our students.  For over 37 years, our community has supported “Project Graduation” – a senior class party that is a collective effort to keep our grads safe on a night when … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

April 30 – Chorale Concert 7PM May 3-4 – Student Produced Play (date change) Sonia, Vanya, Marsha and Spike 7PM May 8 – Early Dismissal May 9- Hurricane Singer’s Concert 7PM May 16-18 – Student-Written Play 7:30PM May 17- Latino … Continue reading

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Amherst Invitational on 5/11-5/12

Come to the 28th Annual Amherst Invitational on May 11-12, 2019 to see the 32 top teams compete in this exciting tournament. Games generally run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is free but food and merchandise will be … Continue reading

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ARHS Principal Search UPDATE

Dear ARPS Parents/Guardians, Students, Faculty and Staff: The interview committee has met with the candidates for the open Amherst Regional High School Principal position, and three highly-qualified individuals are being brought forward to the community.  Below you will find, in … Continue reading

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NEEDED: Parent Volunteers to Help Proctor AP Exams

We’re looking for parent volunteers to help proctor AP exams on Tuesday May 7th, Wednesday May 8th, Monday May 13th, & Tuesday May 14th. If you are interested and available during any of these times, please contact Andrea Dustin at … Continue reading

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Volunteers Needed to Coordinate 2019 Senior Class Party

High School graduation can be a dangerous night for our students.  For over 37 years, our community has supported “Project Graduation” – a senior class party that is a collective effort to keep our grads safe on a night when … Continue reading

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ARMS Science Teacher Jennifer Welborn Receives 2018-19 Educator Award

The Amherst Regional Middle School Educator Award for 2018-19 will be awarded to science teacher Jennifer Welborn. The award, given by the Amherst Regional Middle School Parent Guardian Organization (ARMS PGO), is based on three main criteria: student support, collaboration … Continue reading

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MIAA Notification Options

Hurricane Sport Fans, most of you aren’t aware of a feature offered through the MIAA. You can set up email alerts for your favorite team(s)!! Go to the MIAA website, look for the light blue bar, select the team(s) you’d like to receive notifications on. In that … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget to Order a Yearbook

Reminder to PRE-ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK at arps.picaboo.com as soon as possible! Yearbooks are $45, and the deadline to order is April 19th! Additionally, we have 24 slots for parent ads in the yearbook! Congratulate your student on another completed year … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

April 6 – Local Vocal Choral Bowl April 9 – ABC Benefit Concert featuring Hurricane Singers April 10 – Early Dismissal April 11 – P2 Grades Distributed; April 15-19 – Vacation Week: No School April 25-27 – Student-Produced Play 7:30PM … Continue reading

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Registration for Amherst Splash! NOW OPEN

It’s that time of the year again! Registration for Splash! Spring 2019 is NOW OPEN. Amherst Splash is a one day event where middle and high school students take classes taught by Amherst College students. This year, Splash! will be … Continue reading

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Sene-Gambian Scholars Program Seeks Host for Senegalese Teachers

The Sene-Gambian Scholars Program is grateful to the ARHS community for its support of the recent West African take-out fundraiser, which was very successful. The group is now seeking a host for two charming men who will be chaperoning students … Continue reading

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Opening of Newly Expanded Baystate Integrated Cancer Services

Tuesday, March 26th was a formal opening of the newly expanded Baystate Integrated Cancer Services, Mary Lane. In the registration area, there is a beautiful plaque recognizing Amherst, Belchertown, and Ware for their help with patient care through their Spike It … Continue reading

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Volunteers Needed to Coordinate 2019 Senior Class Party

High School graduation can be a dangerous night for our students.  For over 37 years, our community has supported “Project Graduation” – a senior class party that is a collective effort to keep our grads safe on a night when … Continue reading

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Great Showing for ARHS Indoor Track Athletes at Nationals

The Indoor Track boys (Isaiah Moyston, Ben Fang, Junior Pontes da Veiga, and Kai Bailin) finished 5th in the Emerging Elite division at Nationals in NY. Sophia Jacobs-Townsley finished third in the Championship division 5K (17:19, All-American, and a WMASS … Continue reading

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Reminder: Special Education Parent Survey Closes March 22, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians of Students with Special Education Services, This year the Amherst-Pelham Regional School District hired an independent consulting firm, Public Consulting Group (PCG) to conduct a survey of our special education services. The purpose of this survey is to … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

March 16 – JETS Competition March 26 – MCAS: ELA March 27 – Early Dismissal; All Band Concert 7PM March 28 – MCAS ELA; All Orchestra Concert 7PM April 6 – Local Vocal Choral Bowl April 9 – ABC Benefit … Continue reading

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Earth Day: Love & Learn Mount Pollux for All Seasons

WHO: All nature lovers on Earth Day! WHAT: Nature walk, slow hiking to start enjoying the outdoors in Spring, light picnic, Earth Day art/craft activity. Appropriate outerwear is required. WHERE: Mount Pollux, South Amherst,MA WHEN: Monday, April 22, 2019, noon … Continue reading

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Coffee with ARHS Assistant Principal Talib Sadiq & Guidance Councelor Ericka Alschuler on Thursday

Please join the PGO on Thursday, February 28th at 7pm in the ARHS Library for our Coffee with the Principal series.  Our guest speakers will be Assistant Principal Talib Sadiq and Guidance Counselor Ericka Alschuler.  They will provide an overview … Continue reading

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Writing Workshops for Students

ARHS Staff will be offering a series of writing workshops for students after school beginning this Tuesday, February 28th, and running every second Tuesday of the month through April. We’re tackling some of the most common reasons students come to … Continue reading

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ARHS Presents Tuck Everlasting March 7-9

ARHS presents the musical adaptation of Natalie Babbit’s famous novel on life and immortality.  Hailed by the New York Times as a production with “kinetic beauty that startles with its emotional resonance and theatrical force”, this all-ages show explores the … Continue reading

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Register For AP Exam By 3/1

AP Exam registration has been open since January 23rd and will close on March 1.  To register, students must pay $95/exam and sign up in the notebook in the Guidance office on the page for the subject in which they … Continue reading

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Spring Sports Registration Now Open

Online spring sports registration opened February 1st. 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 … Continue reading

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Save the Date: Listening Sessions Regarding a Proposal and Application to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA)

Get details of the current proposal for state aid to build a new school for Amherst, and participate in a facilitated discussion to share your thoughts. Mark your calendars–more information to come soon! Amherst Town Councilors and Amherst School Committee … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

February 28 – Coffee with the Principal Series 7 PM- Registration Info February 28- Career Day at ARHS March 6 – Early Release March 7 – 9 – ARHS Musical “Tuck Everlasting” March 13 – Spring Sports Night at 6:30 … Continue reading

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DATE CHANGE: AEF Celebrates 25 Years!

PLEASE MAKE NOTE OF THE DATE CHANGE! Join us for our annual spring gala as we celebrate YOU, the incredible donors who have supported public education in Amherst for 25 years! What a milestone! March 30, 2019 at 5:30 PM … Continue reading

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A Window Into ARPS: The Laramie Project

Click here to watch Superintendent Michael Morris chat with performing arts department head John Bechold and ARHS student actor Angela Oldham Barca about their staging of an immersive version of the play “The Laramie Project.”

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Spring 2019 Parking Permits

Student parking permits are available in the Deans Office, Room 168. A permit for the Spring Semester is $38. Please pick up Parking Permit paperwork in Room 168. Staff Parking Permits are available in the Main Office.

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Superintendent Morris’s MSBA Challenge Presentation

On January 17, 2019, Superintendent Michael Morris presented “Meeting the MSBA Challenge:  A Proposal for Consensus” at the Amherst School Committee Meeting. Click here to view the presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bayPxpfPyL0

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2019 ARMS Educator Awards/Premios para Educadores 2019 ARMS

ARHS Community, We want to hear from YOU! Now is your opportunity to nominate your favorite Amherst-Pelham Regional Middle School staff member for the 2019 Educator Award! Complete your nomination online today or pick-up a form from the ARMS office. Nominations are due … Continue reading

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Important Dates for Seniors

Feb 1 or 15 – Financial Aid Deadline at most 4 year colleges Feb 2 – STCC Instant Decision Day Feb 7 – HCC Instant Decision Day Feb 14 – Local Scholarship Lists Sent to Students March 1 – UMASS … Continue reading

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2019 SCHEDULE OF IMPORTANT EVENTS FOR JUNIORS

2019 Fall Anticipated SAT Dates August 24, 2019 October 5, 2019 November 2, 2019 December 7, 2019 2019 Fall ACT Dates September 14, 2019 October 26, 2019 December 14, 2019 Students on free/reduced lunch can get SAT fee waivers through … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

Feb 11 – Semester 1 Grades Distributed Feb 13 – Orchestra Chamber Concerts Feb 18 – 22- Winter Break March 6 – Early Release March 7 – 10 – ARHS Musical “Tuck Everlasting” March 14- All Choirs Concert 7 PM … Continue reading

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WinterFest Returns Saturday

February 2, 2019 – February 9, 2019 https://www.facebook.com/WinterFestAmherst/ WinterFest Amherst 2019 is back with 8 Days and 7 Nights of winter fun and over 35+ events! The festival kicks off this Saturday, February 2 and runs through February 9, 2019. Mark … Continue reading

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Community Service or Counselor in Training for Teens

For nineteen years Multi-Arts, a non-for-profit organization, has fulfilled its mission of inspiring, guiding, and educating children in the performing and visual arts with innovative programs for children from 4 to 12 years old. Currently, we have several positions available for teens who … Continue reading

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