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Memorial service

Please join us in a memorial service to celebrate the life of Anna Burns.  Click here for details.

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Life after ARHS: Information for juniors and seniors

All students should be regularly checking their emails for vital information from their teachers, counselors, and administrators. SENIORS AND JUNIORS especially should be checking emails sent by Ms. Cuffee-Gray, Miss Garrity, or our AmeriCorps volunteer, Kelsey Dharmakeerthi!  Seniors should practice their college readiness … Continue reading

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School pictures update

If you ordered school pictures for your student, they will be given out during Advisory Friday afternoon. The picture retakes date has been changed to Tuesday, November 21st. Students have been picking up their ID’s during the lunch blocks all … Continue reading

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Maroon Envelope Fundraiser

The ARHS PGO is excited to launch the One Ask, Please Give! MAROON ENVELOPE FUNDRAISER, a month-long initiative to support our Student and Teacher Grant Program. Our goal is to raise $4,000 by #GivingTuesday to fund grants for the art, … Continue reading

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PGO Coat Drive

Do you have winter coats in good condition that your family no loner needs? Or are you willing to purchase a new coat and donate it for an ARHS student who needs one? The PGO coat drive provides new and … Continue reading

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Recycle your unwanted clothing and help the PGO!

The textile bins outside ARHS accept old clothes, shoes, accessories and linens. You can bring your unwanted items there AND help the PGO, since we earn a rebate for every pound collected! Click here for a flyer that details all … Continue reading

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Upcoming games and meets

Please remember to check Arbiter Live for live updates on games. We are in the postseason, so continue to check there for live updates. 

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Native American/Alaska Native Heritage Month

To mark Native American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month in November, Athletics is highlighting an athlete each week.

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Mark your calendar

Oct 28: End of Quarter 1Oct 31: Start of Quarter 2Nov 8: No school (Teacher work day)Nov 8: Election DayNov 11: No school (Veterans’ Day)Nov 21: Picture retake day

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Message from the Principal: Survey about school events

Hello Families & Friends of ARHS, We have had several school sponsored events for families so far this school year, and we plan on doing more. We want to know from you how to help increase the number of people … Continue reading

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Regional School Committee survey

The Regional School Committee is seeking input from stakeholders about what they value most about our Regional schools (Amherst Regional Middle School, Amherst Regional High School and Summit Academy), as well as their general satisfaction with the Regional schools. This … Continue reading

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Request from the Class of 2024 for concessions

Hello ARHS parents! The 2022 Homecoming Dance is taking place this weekend and we are in charge of running concessions. In order for us to make some money for our class, we are asking for your help with food donations … Continue reading

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ARHS clubs are up and running

ARHS offers a wide range of student clubs to appeal to the varied extracurricular interests of your students. Click here to see a full list of clubs, their advisers, and information about when they meet.

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The PGO Coat Drive starts Monday!

As you prepare for colder weather, please do not get rid of those gently-used winter coats that no longer fit your family members! The PGO will collect good quality coats that are appropriate in size and style for high school … Continue reading

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For junior and senior student-athletes

Thank you to all who attended Wednesday’s ‘Exploring the Ins and Outs of NCAA Eligibility’ panel. If there are any student-athletes who would like to continue the conversation further please check out the pursuing athletics after college document and fill out the … Continue reading

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Questions about Athletics at ARHS?

Click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions about ARHS Athletics.

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Upcoming games and meets

Please remember to check Arbiter Live for live updates on games, especially as playoff schedules are posted! 

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AEF Trivia Bee October 27

There is still time to register for Amherst Education Foundation’s Trivia Bee on Thursday, October 27th at 6:30pm in the Middle School Auditorium. Sign up now at bit.ly/trivia-bee22 It will be a fun night of trivia with your family, friends, and the Amherst … Continue reading

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Mark your calendar

Oct 22: Homecoming DanceOct 22: Diverse Women in STEMOct 24: PGO Coat Drive beginsOct 27: AEF Trivia BeeNov 8: No school (Teacher work day)Nov 8: Election DayNov 11: No school (Veterans’ Day)

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Conference at UMass: Diverse Women in STEM

My name is Amrita Adak and I’m a senior at UMass Amherst studying Neurobiology, Language, and Trauma. With the help of Women for UMass, the Office of Equity of Inclusion, and several STEM departments across campus, I’m organizing a mini-conference on October 22nd focused … Continue reading

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Free workshop: Help for Struggling Readers

Leslie Chalmers, SLP is giving a free interactive workshop for parents who have kids who struggle with reading, writing and/or spelling. Resources will be available. Workshop will be held at Forbes Library in Northampton on Tuesday, October 25 at 6:00pm. … Continue reading

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Teen programs at the Jones Library

Teen Lounge – Fridays 3:30-5pm. Head to the Woodbury Room after school on Fridays for Teen Lounge!  Help us test out our brand-new Nintendo Switch with a round or two of Super Smash Brothers. There will also be crafts, board games, … Continue reading

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STEM tutors needed

Attention ARPS Community: We are looking for volunteer and paid tutors for our ARHS STEM virtual tutoring center. Do you feel you could support high school students with their work in science or math courses? We need you! All sessions … Continue reading

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Theater performances tonight and tomorrow!

The Theater Company is kicking off the year with BRIEFS – our annual evening of 10-minute plays, written by contemporary playwrights and directed & acted by ARHS students.  The work will be produced as a “black box” production, placing the audience in seats … Continue reading

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Need a STEM tutor?

If your student could use extra help in science, math, computer or engineering courses, visit this page for more information about the upcoming virtual tutoring program at ARHS.

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Thank-you Thursday volunteers needed

Big thanks those of you who stepped up right away to provide some bi-weekly treats for the ARHS staff. We still need more volunteers to bring (homemade or store-bought) treats, including fruit, on October 27 and for the remaining dates … Continue reading

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The PGO Coat Drive is coming!

As you prepare for colder weather, please do not get rid of those gently-used winter coats that no longer fit your family members! The PGO will collect good quality coats that are appropriate in size and style for high school … Continue reading

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Sene-Gambian Scholars Program

The Sene-Gambian Scholars Program is starting a new cohort of 9th, 10th, and 11th graders for the next exchange. Any student interested in learning about and traveling to Africa and making new friends there should attend the informational meeting about the program on October 19 during … Continue reading

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Winter sports registration now open!

Please use this link to view the winter sports registration information. Once registered more information will be sent out by the coach at a later date. Coaches directory and more information can be found on the athletic webpage. 

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Conversation on NCAA eligibility

ARHS scholar athletes and their Parents & Guardians are invited to a conversation with area coaches regarding NCAA eligibility for Division I, II & III, featuring coaches and Admissions Officers from UMASS Amherst, Mount Holyoke, Amherst College & Western New England College. Open to students in grades … 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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Mark your calendar

Oct 14 and 15: BRIEFS (Theater production)Oct 15: PSATOct 15: Latino/a/x/e Heritage CelebrationOct 19: Conversation on NCAA eligibilityOct 24: PGO Coat Drive begins

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Celebration of Latino/a/x/e Heritage Month

ARPS and the Multilingual Parent Advisory Council are partnering with the town of Amherst Human Rights Commission to celebrate Latino/a/x/e Heritage on October 15 in Kendrick Park from 11-3 pm. 

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League of Women Voters looking for student volunteers

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African Heritage Reparation Assembly

The Town of Amherst has formed a committee to study and develop reparations proposals for residents of African heritage. At this time we are beginning our outreach campaign, particularly hoping to reach residents who identify as Black and of African heritage. … Continue reading

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Message from the Principal

Hello ARHS family & friends, I hope this message finds you and your loved ones in good health and spirits.  Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to Open House last Thursday evening. It was really nice … Continue reading

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PGO Coffee with the Principal

A quick reminder: 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 … Continue reading

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Thank-you Thursdays are back!

The PGO would like to continue our 1-year-old tradition of providing treats every other week for the ARHS staff. Families can volunteer to bring in cookies or some other treat; you drop them off in the ARHS office at the … Continue reading

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Winter sports registration now open!

Please use this link to view the winter sports registration information. Once registered more information will be sent out by the coach at a later date. Coaches directory and more information can be found on the athletic webpage. 

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Conversation on NCAA eligibility

ARHS scholar athletes and their Parents & Guardians are invited to a conversation with area coaches regarding NCAA eligibility for Division I, II & III, featuring coaches and Admissions Officers from UMASS Amherst, Mount Holyoke, Amherst College & Western New England College. Open to students in grades … 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

Oct 10: Indigenous Peoples’ Day, No SchoolOct 11: Coffee with the PrincipalOct 15: PSATOct 19: Conversation on NCAA eligibility

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Message from the Principal

Dear ARHS community, Following  the sad and difficult events of the past few weeks, particularly the loss of our student Anna Burns, we are sending this update to share ways in which  we can continue to work together to support … Continue reading

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Free/Reduced Lunch Application: Corrected link

The link provided in the district’s email to families and copied in last week’s newsletter did not lead directly to the application, which is due in the main office today (September 30). Here is the district’s page with information on … Continue reading

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