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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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First Day Celebration Wed. August 24

Celebrate the start of the school year the evening before classes start! Meet your principals, see old and new friends, and enjoy free ice cream. This event will be 5-6:30 pm on Wednesday, August 24 at Kendrick Park in downtown … Continue reading

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Fall Sports

Fall sports practice begins on August 19 for football and on August 22 for all other sports. If your student is planning to do a fall sport but has not yet signed up, please click here for registration information. There … Continue reading

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Mark your calendar

Aug 18: Fall Sports NightAug 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. 25: First day of school (half day)Sept 5: Labor Day … Continue reading

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The PGO wants YOU!

Who We Are: Parents and Guardians supporting teachers and students, building community. This year we are Susan Bellak, Joy Ifill, Ellen Lindsey, Jennifer Moyston, and Kate Queeney. As Ellen “graduates” from the PGO, we are looking to grow our ranks … Continue reading

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Have a great summer!

The ARHS PGO Newsletter will be on hiatus until roughly mid-August, when we will return with start-of-school announcements. You can still follow our Facebook page for any additional announcements that come in over summer vacation. If your student(s) graduated from … Continue reading

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Athletics wrap-up

Congratulations to all the ARHS student-athletes on a fantastic year! Click here to see a slideshow of ARHS senior athletes who will be continuing their athletic careers after high school. Good luck to the two ARHS track sprint medley relays … Continue reading

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Town of Amherst Juneteenth celebration

Everyone is invited to Amherst’s Juneteenth celebration on the Town Common from 12-7 pm on June 19. Click here to see a flyer for the event.

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50th anniversary of Title IX

On June 21 the Springfield Public Forum presents a free event celebrating 50 years of Title IX, which among other things drastically expanded opportunities for girls and women in sports. Click here for the event flyer and here for a … Continue reading

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Superintendent’s update from 6/10

For a pdf version of the ARPS Update, please click here.Para obtener una versión de la actualización de ARPS en español, haga clic aquíPara uma versão do ARPS Update em português, clique aqui. As this week’s newsletter arrives in your in-boxes, we are excitedly awaiting the start of tonight’s graduation ceremony … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the ARHS Class of 2022!

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Final exam schedule

Here is the ARHS final exam schedule for next week.  Friday the 17th is designated as an exam make-up day.  If students take all of their exams at their scheduled times they will not need to attend school on Friday the 17th. 

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Library book return

There are still 242 items checked out of the ARHS Library! Please help us recover any books or other library materials before the end of the year. While we do not charge overdue fines, students may be billed for lost … Continue reading

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AEF Stars in Our Schools

The Amherst Education Foundation (AEF) offers a way to thank individual teachers and staff in our schools by making a contribution in their honor. Click here to see the AEF flyer with all the details–and make sure to make your … Continue reading

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Summer reading

All students are strongly encouraged to read for pleasure over the summer! The ARHS Library is happy to check books out over summer break, help students set up their own public library cards, and connect them to our extensive collection … Continue reading

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Congratulations on postseason competition!

More accomplishments for the Hurricanes Spring teams this week: Baseball, Softball and Girls’ Lacrosse all made it to the first round of their respective state tournaments, and all these teams showed immense improvement this season–the future looks bright! Boys’ Tennis … Continue reading

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Mark your calendar

June 10: Graduation @ 6pmJune 14, 15, 16: Final exams (half days)June 16: All library materials dueJune 17: Make-up exam day (no school for students who finished all exams)June 17: Staff Appreciation LuncheonJune 18 & 19 Juneteenth Celebration

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Town of Amherst Juneteenth celebration

Everyone is invited to Amherst’s Juneteenth celebration on the Town Common from 12-7 pm on June 19. Click here to see a flyer for the event.

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Superintendent’s update from 6/3

This month we are pleased to celebrate Pride Month in honor of our LGBTQ+ community members. As noted in the Town of Amherst’s proclamation (which can be read in its entirety here), “we celebrate and reflect upon the courage and accomplishments … Continue reading

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Important info for Seniors

Here is a link to information about the rest of the year for the Class of 2022. Note that today (Friday, June 3) is the last day for senior Chromebook return AND the day seniors pick up caps and gowns … Continue reading

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Staff appreciation lunch: just a little more help needed!

The PGO will provide our annual thank-you lunch for ARHS staff on Friday, June 17. Please consider expressing your gratitude to the teachers, paras, and other staff who have worked with your student(s) this year by: Donating to help fund … Continue reading

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Fall sports registration is open

Please register for fall sports here. Once registered more information will be sent out by the coach closer to the start date. Coaches directory can be found here. More information can also be found on the athletic webpage. Mark your calendars! Fall sports night will take place on … Continue reading

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For seniors: Complete your senior survey by June 5!

One rite of passage for seniors (AND A GRADUATION REQUIREMENT) is completing the Final Class of 2022 Senior Survey by June 5. To complete the survey: Log into your Naviance Account (Use CLEVER) Go to ABOUT ME (upper right dropdown … Continue reading

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Senior signs are ready

If you ordered a lawn sign for your senior, they can be picked up Friday at the seniors’ ice cream social or Monday at the senior dinner. There may be a few extras–you can email Ellen Lindsey directly, and any … Continue reading

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Congratulations to ARHS state champions!

The Boy’s Ultimate team are the MA state Division I champions! At the Division IV MIAA State Track and Field Championships, 9th grader Moria Luetjen won the 400 meter state title! Good luck to all the spring athletes who are … Continue reading

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Friends of the Performing Arts Potluck June 23

Click here for more information about this event for families who are interested in supporting their students in the performing arts at ARHS.

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Mark your calendar

June 3: Last day of school for seniorsJune 5: Senior survey dueJune 6: Senior pasta supper (tentative)June 8: Virtual Senior Awards Ceremony @ 6 pmJune 10: Graduation @ 6pmJune 17: Last day of school–Half dayJune 17: Staff Appreciation LuncheonJune 18 … Continue reading

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Amherst Pride at The Mill District this weekend

Click here to view a flyer showing all the free, family-friendly activities at this event. Click here to volunteer to help out.

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Message from the Principal: COVID tests for prom

Hello, This week during the lunch blocks we have been distributing Covid rapid tests kits to all of the seniors who have bought tickets for the Prom. We are asking them to test themselves between 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM … Continue reading

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Community Support

The PGO extends heartfelt thanks to everyone who has reached out in the past week to support the family of Sayhan Islam and the families of other students injured in the tragic accident. That support was made visible by the … Continue reading

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Staff appreciation lunch: your help needed!

The PGO will provide our annual thank-you lunch for ARHS staff on Friday, June 17. Please consider expressing your gratitude to the teachers, paras, and other staff who have worked with your student(s) this year by: Donating to help fund … Continue reading

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Lawn signs for the Great ARHS Class of 2022

Let’s send the Class of 2022 some love and support as they prepare to say their final goodbye to our schools! These signs will be in English on one side and Spanish on the other; rather than including Class of ‘22, … Continue reading

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Virtual art show

The Art Department is proud to share the AR[T]HS 2022 annual exhibit of outstanding student artwork with our community. Please take some time to view the amazing artistic talents and hard work of our students. 

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Summer employment for students with ARPS Facilities

Click here to read more information about summer jobs available for students in the Facilities department of ARPS, and here for a job application form.

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Need some Hurricanes gear?

The online hurricane store is now open! The store will be open for only 2 weeks. Thanks for your support and go canes! 

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Friends of Performing Arts Meeting 5/31

We’re looking for parents to join us to support the Arts in the schools! We are a 501(c)(3) organization of parents, guardians, and community members supporting the performing arts at Amherst Regional Public Schools.  We believe that all students should experience … Continue reading

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May 28: Senior prom @ 6pmMay 30: Memorial Day – no schoolMay 31: FPA Meeting 6:30 pmJune 2: Hurricane Boosters Summer Kick-off PartyJune 3: Last day of school for seniorsJune 8: virtual Senior Awards Ceremony @6 pmJune 10: Graduation @ … Continue reading

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Superintendent’s update from 5/20

For a pdf version of the ARPS Update, please click here. Para obtener una versión de la actualización de ARPS en español, haga clic aquí Para uma versão do ARPS Update em português, clique aqui. In this week’s newsletter I am pleased to share the link to the annual AR[T]HS art … Continue reading

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Message from the principal: Senior Awards

Hello, The Senior Award ceremony will be virtual this year. It will take place on Wednesday, June 8th. We will be sending out the link with the time and other details soon. With Covid numbers still rising, and this event … Continue reading

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Staff appreciation lunch: your help needed!

The PGO will provide our annual thank-you lunch for ARHS staff on Friday, June 17. Please consider expressing your gratitude to the teachers, paras, and other staff who have worked with your student(s) this year by: Donating to help fund … Continue reading

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Important information for juniors

Juniors are in the process of requesting their teacher recommendations for next year! They should be sure to check their emails from Ms. Cuffee-Gray for more information. Ms. Cuffee-Gray is hosting a Common Application Virtual Overview for Juniors and Parents … Continue reading

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Not too late to order a yearbook!

Missed out on pre-ordering the 2022 Yearbook? No worries! The yearbook is for sale for immediate ordering at arps.picaboo.com! 

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Summer School Registration

Information on in-person summer school options for ARHS students, including a link to registration and where to direct any questions, can be found on this flyer.

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