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Message from the Principal

Hello Families & Friends of ARHS, I hope this message finds you all in good health & spirits.  This has been an emotionally challenging, but calmer week. We are still mourning the loss of Anna Burns. Additional counselors have been … Continue reading

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Open House September 29

We are excited to be back to an in-person Open House this year; this is an opportunity. to meet your student’s teachers and learn about their classes this semester. Click here to see the Open House schedule.

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Reminder: Free/Reduced Lunch Application

This is a reminder that families are strongly encouraged to complete the application for the free/reduced lunch program even though meals are free to all students this school year.  Eligibility for the free/reduced lunch program determines eligibility for many other … Continue reading

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Picture Day

Picture day is Tuesday, September 27th. The flyers have been available for students to take home all week. If you haven’t received one yet, your child can pick one up tomorrow or Monday in the main office. If you never … Continue reading

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PGO Coffee with the Principal: Back to in-person!

The first PGO-sponsored coffee of the year will be on Tuesday, October 11th from 6:30-7:30 pm in the High School library. That evening you’ll hear some updates from Principal Sadiq and have an opportunity to ask him questions. The PGO … Continue reading

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Upcoming games and meets

Please remember to check Arbiter Live for live updates on games! 

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Latino Heritage Month

To mark Latino Heritage Month Athletics is highlighting a Latino Athlete each week.

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Mark your calendar

Sept 23: Puerto Rican Heritage DaySept 26: Early releaseSept 27: Picture DaySept 29: Open HouseSept 30: Free/Reduced lunch application dueOct 5: No SchoolOct 10: Indigenous Peoples’ Day, No SchoolOct 11: Coffee with the Principal

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Open House September 29

We are excited to be back to an in-person Open House this year; this is an opportunity. to meet your student’s teachers and learn about their classes this semester. Click here to see the Open House schedule.

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For juniors and seniors: College visits

College visits start next week! Juniors and Seniors each can attend 3 college visits and it will not count toward any class absences! Students can see the visit calendar and sign up in Naviance. Students must receive a pass from … Continue reading

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Get involved with the PGO!

Thank you to everyone who filled out the interest survey last week; we will be in touch soon with everyone who offered to help out. If you did not yet fill out the (short) survey, there is still time–just click … Continue reading

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Latino Heritage Month

To mark Latino Heritage Month Athletics is highlighting a Latino Athlete each week.

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Upcoming games and meets

Please remember to check Arbiter Live for live updates on games! 

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Mark your calendar

Sept 23: Puerto Rican Heritage DaySept 26: Early releaseSept 29: Open House

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Puerto Rican Heritage Day

The Town of Amherst, along with Amherst, Pelham and Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools present Puerto Rican Heritage Day on Saturday, September 23 at Amherst Town Hall, starting at 10 am. Click here for a flyer with more information.

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Program for first-time home buyers

The Amherst Community Land Trust is accepting applications for their First-time home buyers program $125,000 subsidy lottery.  Please click here for more information.

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Amherst Reads Banned Books

Join us on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 3 pm in the tent on the lawn of the Jones Library as we kick off Banned Books Week with a public reading event celebrating the freedom to read.  State Representative Mindy … Continue reading

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Open House September 29

We are excited to be back to an in-person Open House this year; this is an opportunity. to meet your student’s teachers and learn about their classes this semester. Click here to see the Open House schedule.

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Meet (and volunteer with) the PGO!

All parents and guardians of ARHS students are members of the PGO, and we look forward to meeting and working with many of you over the coming year. If you would like to get involved, there are many options to … Continue reading

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Correction to last week’s newsletter

An item last week said students should visit their guidance counselor if they need a new Powerschool password, but that is incorrect. They should see Crystal Garrity, the counseling secretary, or the head librarian, Ella Stocker. Unsure about what Powerschool … Continue reading

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Do You Know. . . Powerschool

Powerschool is the way your students’ teachers record their grades for work submitted in class. Students and their families can log into Powerschool to check on whether or a not a student has submitted all the work that has been … Continue reading

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Hurricanes Gear

The online hurricane store closes next Wednesday! Store will close on 9/14/22 and orders will be fulfilled on 10/5/22.  Thanks for your support and go canes! 

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Latino Heritage Month

To mark Latino Heritage Month, which starts 9/15, Athletics is highlighting a Latino Athlete each week.

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Mark your calendar

Sept 5: Labor Day (no school)Sept 14: Last day to submit payment for PSATSept 14: Hurricanes store orders closeSept 26: Early releaseSept 29: Open House

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Upcoming games and meets

Please remember to check Arbiter Live for live updates on games! 

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Message from the Principal

Hello Families & Friends of ARHS, I hope you all have been able to talk with your children about how school has started out for them. A quick recap in case they did not share a lot of details with … Continue reading

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PSAT information

PSAT’s will be administered on Saturday, October 15th at ARHS.  Here is the link to the payment form with additional information.  

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Hurricanes Gear

The online hurricane store is now open! Store will close on 9/14/22 and orders will be fulfilled on 10/5/22.  Thanks for your support and go canes! 

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Upcoming games and meets

Please remember to check Arbiter Live for live updates on games! 

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Mark your calendar

Sept 5: Labor Day (no school)Sept 14: Last day to submit payment for PSATSept 14: Hurricanes store orders closeSept 26: Early releaseSept 29: Open House Home games:Sept 2: Varsity boys’ golf vs WareSept 2: Varsity football vs Smith VokeSept 6: … Continue reading

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Amherst Block Party September 15

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Amherst Community Theater: The Little Mermaid

Amherst Community Theater (formerly ALSCT) is creating a fabulous, large-scale musical, with lavish sets and costumes, a full live orchestra, and enthusiastic audiences to fill the 600-seat UMass Bowker Auditorium for nine performances in January.With great fanfare, we’re thrilled to finally be … Continue reading

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Welcome to new families!

If you are new to the district this year, welcome from the ARHS PGO! If this is the first time you’re receiving the newsletter, here is the introduction we posted in our first issue on August 12: This newsletter is … Continue reading

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Do You Know. . . The Block Schedule

ARHS adopted the current block schedule last year. We have heard some questions from families about how this schedule works, so here are the basics: There are 4 regular blocks each day: A, B, C and D. At the end … Continue reading

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Send us your questions!

We would like to use the “Do You Know” feature this year to help answer questions families have about ARHS and to introduce you to people and resources at the school. If there’s a topic you’d like us to cover … Continue reading

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Sept 5: Labor Day (no school) Home games:Aug 26: Varsity boys’ soccer vs HolyokeSept 1: Varsity boys’ golf vs NorthamptonSept 1: Varsity boys’ soccer vs FrontierSept 2: Varsity boys’ golf vs WareSept 2: Varsity football vs Smith Voke(See latest game … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home Festival 8/27

In multiple sites on the grounds of the Hitchcock Center in Amherst, the Rainbow Players (RPs)- as Animals from Habitats across the Earth will host the HOME Sweet HOME Climate Action Community Festival and Obstacle Course for All Ages. We will guide humans through … Continue reading

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Message from the Principal: Start of School

Good Afternoon, On behalf of our administrative team, we are excited that another school year is about to begin, and we’re looking forward to working with you and your child(ren).  As a reminder, the first day of school is August … Continue reading

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Message from the Superintendent

(From an email 8/17)Dear ARPS Families: I hope the summer months have provided time for reflection, enjoyment, and renewal. As much as many of us have enjoyed the pace of summer, I am also excited for the coming school year.  … Continue reading

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Athletics information

Information about sports programs and competitions can be found on the Athletics website: Practice scheduleGame scheduleFall sports registration

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Aug 19: Football practice startsAug 22: All other Fall sports practices startAug 22: Open house for new ARHS studentsAug 22: Optional schedule pick-up for returning studentsAug 24; First Day celebration (Kendrick Park)Aug. 25: First day of school (half day)Sept 5: … Continue reading

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Welcome to the ARHS PGO Newsletter!

This newsletter is sent out every Friday morning to all the email addresses listed for parents/guardians of current ARHS students. You can also see the archived posts at the PGO website. The newsletter also posts to our Facebook page; if … Continue reading

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Info for the start of school

The first day of school at ARHS is a half day on Thursday, August 25. (Note that pre-K and kindergarten start on Aug. 30). There is an open house for new and 9th grade students on August 22 from 9am-12pm. … Continue reading

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