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Friends of the Jones Library Mini Golf Classic

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2 AT 9AM – JONES LIBRARY Whether you’ve played a million rounds of golf already or never touched a club in your life, come play mini-golf in the Jones Library on Saturday February 2, from 9:00-5:00. Play 18 … Continue reading

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Fall Semester Exam Schedule 2018-2019

Cycle Day 1: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 B-Period Exam 7:45-9:45 (120 minutes) C-Period Review 9:50-10:45 (55 minutes) E-Period Review Lunch 1: 10:50-11:20 Lunch 2: 11:20-11:50 Lunch 3: 11:50-12:20 (30 minute lunch, 60 minute class) F-Period Review 12:25-1:20 (55 minutes) G-Period … Continue reading

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2019 Coaches vs Cancer Free-Throw Challenge

The Boys’ Basketball teams are proud to be participating in the 2019 Coaches vs Cancer Free Throw Challenge to benefit the American Cancer Society. Please help the coaches, and our student-athletes beat cancer on the court by making a contribution to their campaign. Together, our support will help the … Continue reading

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Pancake Breakfast to Benefit ARHS Swimming & Diving

When: Saturday January 12, 2019 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Where: North Hadley Sugar Shack 181 River Drive Hadley MA 01035 Tickets: $10 Adults (choice of 1 waffle or 2 pancakes and 2 bacon or 2 sausage plus assorted beverages) … Continue reading

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Yearbooks Now Available for Online Pre-order!

Yearbooks are now available for pre-order online! This year they will cost $45 and can be ordered online at arps.picaboo.com. On the pre-order page, you can also submit your own photos for consideration for the yearbook! We’re looking for candid photos … Continue reading

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Volunteer For Career Day 2019

You are invited to participate in our 4th annual Career Day advisory on Thursday, February 28th and to share your career path story with our 10th and 11th grade students.  This annual event, which has involved multiple parents/guardians and community … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

Jan 15 – B period Exam Jan 16- C and E period Exams Jan 17 – D and F period Exams; Early Dismissal Jan 18 – A and G period Exams; Early Dismissal Jan 21 – No School- MLK Jr … Continue reading

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Gazette Article About the Hurricane Singers’ Performance in Benefit for Toy Fund

Singers lift voices in Toy Fund benefit by Jacquelyn Voghel What was once a traditional holiday benefit show was renewed on Friday night at Amherst College’s Buckley Recital Hall as over 200 people gathered for a “Hodie” concert supporting the … Continue reading

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USDA Farm-to-School Grant Update

Next Steps for Farm to School The Farm to School work that the district began at the start of this school year is ready to move into the next phase.  Expanding on our essential relationships with local farmers, strong in-house food services program, and … Continue reading

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Hurricanes Season Tickets & Alerts

Hurricane Sport Fans, did you know you can purchase a season ticket to attend our sporting events?  These make great gifts, or just purchase one for yourself.  Adults – $42 and Seniors/Students – $30. ALSO: Are you aware of a feature … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

Dec 24-Jan 1 – Winter Break Jan 4-6 – Cabaret Jan 14 – 18 – Exams Jan 17 – Early Dismissal Jan 18 – Early Dismissal Jan 21 – No School- MLK Jr Day Jan 22 – No School- Teacher … Continue reading

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GREAT DISCOUNTS at 2-Day Ski and Winter Gear Sale!

The Amherst Historical Society’s Third Annual 2-Day Ski and Winter Gear Sale Friday, January 4th, 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, January 5th 9 am-2pm in downtown Amherst at the Pacific Lodge, located at 99 Main Street, next door to the police station. … Continue reading

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SENIORS: Cap & Gown Measurements

SENIORS: Cap & Gown measurements for this year’s graduating class will take place on Thursday and Friday, December 6 & 7 during all lunch periods outside the cafeteria.  Balfour is the company that provides this service and a representative will be here … Continue reading

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Get Your Tickets by Dec 1 for French/Francophone Dinner!

December 5th- ARHS Cafeteria. If you haven’t already bought your ticket for the annual Francophone Dinner, your time is running out. NO tickets will be sold after December 1st. You won’t want to miss your opportunity to try out some … Continue reading

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Important Dates for Seniors

Dec 1 – SAT; ARHS; registration deadline Nov. 2 w/no late fee (Nov. 20 w/fee waiver or late fee) Dec 3- Request for student portion of application must be in Naviance for 1/1 College Deadlines Dec 8 – ACT; Registration … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

Nov 30 – Merry Maple- Amherst Town Hall Dec 6-8 – The Laramie Project at 7 PM Dec 13 – Philharmonia, Symphony Band & Concert Choir concert 7PM Dec 14 – Combined Concert to benefit Hampshire Gazette Toy Fund Dec … Continue reading

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Merry Maple Lighting TONIGHT!

Friday, November 30 — 4:30 PM Hurricane Singers and Chorale are singing in the Merry Maple Lighting in downtown Amherst.

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Stone Soup Holiday Bazaar and Café

Saturday, December 1, 2018 10AM-4PM Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst 121 North Pleasant St., Amherst See flyer here. Stone Soup Flyer.doc – Google Docs

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FREE Holiday Concert: Amherst Community Band

December 15 4pm Mercy House in Amherst AmherstDowntown.com    

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Amherst Downtown BID: Pack the Sack

December 1st — Pick up your sack on Nov. 30th at the Merry Maple Lighting! 20% Gift Certificates, Individual Sales, Total Sale! Check amherstdowntown.com for Who is Offering What! Check out the flyer here: PTS poster II

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Ski & Winter Gear Consignment Event

Thursday, December 13  5:30 to 8:30 PM at the Strong House 67 Amity Street, Amherst Outgrown your skis or skates? Need to upgrade? Garage packed with winter gear no longer being used? Problem solved! Sell your gently used skis and winter gear on … Continue reading

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ARHS Strategic Planning Call for Community Feedback

The Amherst Regional Public Schools community is in the process of developing a three-year strategic plan to drive its work between 2019-2020 and 2021-2022. Let’s imagine that 2022 is now, and that we are looking back on the change process … Continue reading

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Administrative Team Update

Looking to put a face with the new names with ARHS Administration or wondering how to contact them? Please visit: http://www.arps.org/amherst-pelham-regional-high-school/administration to see photos and contact information for each position.

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Messages and Deliveries to Students

Students may be paged to come to the front office to pick up messages and deliveries twice during the school day: the first time is just after 10 am, when the lunch period is about to start. The second time … Continue reading

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Important Dates for Seniors

Nov 13 – Deadline to request for school transcripts, etc. Naviance for 12/1 college deadlines Nov 27 – Deadline to request for school transcripts, etc. Naviance for 12/15 college deadlines Dec 1 – SAT; ARHS; registration deadline Nov. 2 w/no … Continue reading

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Attention UMass Employees

Do you work at UMass? Do you want an easy way to make a contribution to the ARHS PGO and help our schools? The annual UMass-Amherst Community Campaign (UMACC) is now underway. The UMACC program lets UMass employees donate to … Continue reading

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Attn Seniors: Yearbook Photos Due 11/16

SENIORS: You will have until Friday, November 16th to turn in senior portraits if you would like them in the yearbook! Email them to garrityc@arps.org or bring hard copies/USBs to Guidance. Photos must be standard portrait size, taken by yourself … Continue reading

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Come Join Us at English Learner Parent Advisory Council (ELPAC)

November 15th  at PD Center, ARMS 2 Identical Sessions 9am and 5pm Click here for ELPAC Flyer

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Support Children Placed in Foster Care with the ARHS NHS Suitcase Project

The Problem Every day, in child welfare offices across America, girls and boys living in foster care wait to find out where they will go next. Their belongings sit next to them on the floor… in garbage bags. Our Solution … Continue reading

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A Letter from Principal Jackson

Dear ARHS Community, I am writing to let you know that after 26 years in public education, the last 15 in Amherst, I have made the decision to retire as of November 1, 2018. Although the timing may seem less … Continue reading

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SENIOR GROUP PHOTO RETAKE FRIDAY 10/19, 7:45AM

The senior group photo will be retaken this Friday October 19th at 7:45 by Mr. Larcheveque. This one will be outside, behind the school on the Lacrosse field. All seniors please report directly there this Friday morning before 7:45. All teachers please be … Continue reading

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Yearbook Gains Advisor

We are pleased to announce that Ms. Crystal Garrity has agreed to become this year’s yearbook adviser. Crystal is our new Guidance Office secretary.    She brings to the yearbook position a wealth of experience with facilitating after-school programming, particularly in the arts. … Continue reading

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ARPS Strategic Planning

Following is a message from Principal Mark Jackson: This fall, the Superintendent and the Regional School Committee have initiated a strategic planning process, which will last for most of this school year. The purpose of this process is to position … Continue reading

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Senior Tidbits from Ms Ross

On the Common Application, use 229 for the size of the senior class.  Several weeks ago we sent you a transcript worksheet at home.  Please look at it to be sure it is correct.  If there are errors, please see … Continue reading

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Help the PGO Earn Cash from Stop & Shop

ARHS runs one major fundraiser a year through the Stop & Shop A+ Rewards program. The program kicks off next week and it is a super easy way to raise money – at no cost to you! Last year ARHS earned over … Continue reading

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PGO Meeting 10/24

The ARPS PGO will hold its Fall Public Meeting on October 24th from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at The Works. Following is the Agenda: Introductions Individual School Updates Election of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Officer Taxes and State Filings … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss the AEF Trivia Bee on 10/25

On October 25, 2018, enjoy a fun evening that includes costumes, raffle prizes, refreshments, an audience trivia game, and prizes. DOORS OPEN AT 5:30 PM Admission is FREE but we encourage donations benefiting Amherst Education Foundation and our public schools. … Continue reading

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Veterans Day Program | Remains of a War: Exploring WWI Battlefields

The Jones Library marks the 100th anniversary of Veterans Day with a special program presented by Libby and Ed Klekowski on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 2:30 pm as they share their experiences in exploring some of the battlefields from … Continue reading

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From Principal Jackson: iOS 12 Parental Controls

Through a combination of Apple’s Family Sharing feature and Screen Time, parents will be able to take more control over a child’s iOS device(s). Weekly reports are sent to the parent, which he or she can use to regulate how much time … Continue reading

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PSAT Registration Deadline 10/1

The deadline to register for PSATs is Monday, October 1 at 3 PM (or before that if we run out of tests).  Cost is $16, cash or check. The test is offered to juniors and sophomores. The fee is waived … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

Oct 6 – SAT at ARHS Oct 8 – Indigenous People’s Day – No school Oct 10 – PSATS Administered at ARHS; Oct 10 – Seniors: Requests for transcript, recommendations due for Nov 1st deadlines Oct 11 – ARHS Open … Continue reading

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The Amherst Center Recreation Working Group Public Forum

The Amherst Center Recreation Working Group is excited to announce a Public Forum on Wednesday, October 3rd in the ARHS Library from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Come see the proposed design for the renovation of the Amherst Middle and … Continue reading

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Warm Up the Night with Family Outreach of Amherst

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 The Lord Jeffery Inn 30 Boltwood Avenue, Amherst Warm Up the Night! transforms a festive and warm tent at the Lord Jeffery Inn into a strolling culinary extravaganza. Join our guests as they wander the tent enjoying … Continue reading

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FREE Fan Bus to Cheer for Your ARHS Football Team!

‘Canes Fans! Get excited about the football game this Friday, September 7th Amherst Hurricanes vs. Northampton Blue Devils at Northampton! There will be a FREE FAN BUS for students brought to you by the ARHS Football Team! Please sign up outside the … Continue reading

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September PGO Coffee: Teens and Juuling

Juuling (e-cigarette) and marijuana use among youth has increased dramatically in Hampshire and Franklin Counties, and across the nation. New products and technology make it difficult to detect vaping in teens, and what substances are being vaped. Join the ARHS … Continue reading

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News for Seniors from Ms Ross

The ARHS Guidance Department now has a Twitter account. Follow us at: https://twitter.com/GuidanceArhs This account is not going to replace e-mail.  It is for us to send you timely reminders and maybe even some fun facts.  I might use it sometimes … Continue reading

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New Faces at ARHS

Correction to last week’s post: Jammie Bruni is a new, full-time employee. She will spend the morning in the main office and the afternoon in Special Education office, coordinating all of the team meetings.

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Mark Your Calendars

Sept 7 – FREE FAN BUS to Football game at Northampton! Sept 13 – Emergency Drill Practice/ Club and Activities Fair Sept 10-14 – Spirit Week Sept 14 – Community Kick-Off Day/Homecoming Weekend Begins Sept 25 – School Photo Day Sept 26 – Early Release Day Sept 27 – PGO Parent Info Session on … Continue reading

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COMMUNITY PRESENTATION | Reducing Anxiety in Kids

Jessica Minahan, MEd, BCBA will present a FREE program OPEN TO ALL.  September 13, 2018 — 6-8 pm Amherst Regional High School Library The National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports that one in four thirteen-eighteen year olds has had an … Continue reading

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BID’s 7th Annual Celebrate Amherst Block Party

Join the fun and Celebrate Amherst! September 20th from 5 – 9 pm North Pleasant Street in Amherst Live Music • Street Food • Show Circus Acrobats • Entertainers • Dancers • UMass & Amherst College Basketball Teams • Children’s … Continue reading

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