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Share your ARHS track and field experiences

The Amherst Hurricanes Athletic Boosters is looking for stories about the current track and field at the high school. Success stories, challenges you have faced using the track or field, and any anecdotes. Submissions may be shared as part of … Continue reading

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Thank-you Thursdays: Volunteers needed for 4/14, 4/28, 5/12 and 6/9

The teachers and staff really appreciate the fruit and delicious treats that families are providing every other week – thank you so much to the families that have signed up to bake or buy goodies/fruit to keep our staff going. … Continue reading

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Mark your calendar

April 7-9: Hair: the musicalApril 15: No schoolApril 18-22: Spring break Home gamesApril 8: Varsity girls lacrosseApril 8: BaseballApril 10: Boys and Girls Track – Pratt Field @ Amherst CollegeApril 11: BaseballApril 11: Girls tennisApril 12: Varsity and JV girls … Continue reading

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Presentation on online safety for children

The Easthampton Healthy Youth Coalition is hosting a presentation with the Children’s Advocacy Center on April 13, from 6-7:30 pm about internet safety for elementary and middle school-aged parents and guardians. The presentation focuses on keeping children safe online by … Continue reading

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Jones Library Programs for Teens

Homework Help: Wednesday, April 13 from 3:30 – 5:00 pmHomework Help is back! Our amazing college student volunteer tutors are available on Wednesday afternoons and they’d love to help you with your homework needs! Drop by the Amherst Room to … Continue reading

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Superintendent’s update from 3/25

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. As a global community, we have all experienced something unprecedented in our lifetimes over the … Continue reading

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ARHS Rising 9th Grade Curriculum Night

If you missed the ARHS Rising 9th Grade Curriculum Night, here is a helpful slideshow that will help with course registration!

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Recording of virtual coffee on mental health support

The PGO thanks Lisa Zephyr. Hannah Caruso and Rhonda Soto for a really informative virtual coffee about mental health support for ARHS students. Families and caregivers can access a recording of the presentation and Q&A here.

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Very important yearbook news!

The 2022 Yearbook is now available for pre-order! Go to https://store.shopyearbook.com/ARPS to place your order! You can also order parent ads on this site as well to honor your student, a grad, a team, or a staff member! Every quarter-page ad pays … Continue reading

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Hair: The Musical

ARHS presents the Tony-Award Winning Musical Hair!  The iconic show about 1960s counterculture, Hair follows the lives of a group of young NYC activists, artists, and war protestors with all of their idealism and shortcomings.  Charged by an incredible music score, Hair is as much … Continue reading

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Time for spring cleaning?

Have you ever noticed the two large white donation bins in the ARHS parking lot? You can help ARHS earn money by recycling your old linens and clothes in these Bay state Textile bins. They accept items in good condition … Continue reading

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Mark your calendar

April 1: End of 3rd quarterApril 1: Varsity girls’ softball home gameApril 4: Varsity boys’ tennis home matchApril 6: Early release dayApril 6: Varsity girls’ ultimate home gameApril 6: Varsity boys’ baseball home gameApril 6: JV girl’s lacrosse home gameApril … Continue reading

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2022 Youth Hero Awards

The Amherst Human Rights Commission welcomes nominations for the 2022 Youth Hero Awards. These awards honor young people “who have demonstrated acts of kindness, usefulness, social courage and/or community service within their families, their schools, or the community.” Click here … Continue reading

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Age-Friendly Community Survey

If you are 55 or over, or are a caregiver for someone who is, the Town of Amherst wants you to complete a survey for the town’s Age-Friendly and Dementia-Friendly Communities Initiative. Click here for a flyer with links to … Continue reading

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Superintendent’s update from 3/18

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. This week, I just want to thank the entire ARPS community for the supportive way … Continue reading

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March PGO (virtual) Coffee with Counselors: this coming Monday!

The PGO will host our next virtual coffee on Monday March 28th 6pm-7pm. This Coffee with Counselors will be facilitated by Lisa Zephyr ,ARHS School Counselor and  Hannah Caruso, ARHS school adjustment counselor. The counselors will be discussing what teachers have noticed with … Continue reading

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Rising 9th Grade Course Registration Night for Families

The Amherst Regional High School Administrative Team will be hosting a live StreamYard presentation to kick off the course registration season for current 8th graders. Tune in at 7pm on Wednesday, March 30th using this link The presentation will include:1) … Continue reading

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Very important yearbook news!

The 2022 Yearbook is now available for pre-order! Go to https://store.shopyearbook.com/ARPS to place your order! You can also order parent ads on this site as well to honor your student, a grad, a team, or a staff member! Every quarter-page ad pays … Continue reading

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Thank-you Thursdays: Volunteers needed for 4/14, 4/28 and beyond

The teachers and staff really appreciate the fruit and delicious treats that families are providing every other week – thank you so much to the families that have signed up to bake or buy goodies/fruit to keep our staff going. … Continue reading

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Hair: The Musical coming April 7-9

Visit this site for information about this spring’s production and to purchase tickets for the event.

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Mark your calendar

April 1: End of Quarter 3April 1: Varsity girls’ softball home gameApril 4: Varsity boys’ tennis home matchApril 6: Early release dayApril 6: Varsity boys’ baseball home gameApril 6: JV girl’s lacrosse home gameApril 7-9: Hair: the musicalApril 8: JV … Continue reading

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Save the date: AEF Mini Golf Fundraiser May 21

The Amherst Education Foundation will be holding its second annual Mini-Golf Fundraiser on Saturday, May 21 from 10am-1pm. It is a fun event for the community to come together and support grants for teachers and staff in the Amherst-area public … Continue reading

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Rising 9th Grade Course Registration Night for Families

The Amherst Regional High School Administrative Team will be hosting a live StreamYard presentation to kick off the course registration season for current 8th graders. Tune in at 7pm on Wednesday, March 30th using this link The presentation will include:1) … Continue reading

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MCAS information for 10th graders

This information was sent to all 10th graders: On Tuesday March 22nd and Thursday March 24th you are scheduled to take English Language Arts MCAS.  The test will begin at 9:00am.  You will be assigned a room, which will be posted before … Continue reading

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Superintendent’s update from 3/11

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. A sure sign that spring is around the corner is when we begin planning for … Continue reading

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March PGO (virtual) Coffee with Counselors

The PGO will host our next virtual coffee on Monday March 28th 6pm-7pm. This Coffee with Counselors will be facilitated by Lisa Zephyr ,ARHS School Counselor and  Hannah Caruso, ARHS school adjustment counselor. The counselors will be discussing what teachers have noticed with … Continue reading

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Very important yearbook news!

The 2022 Yearbook is now available for pre-order! Go to https://store.shopyearbook.com/ARPS to place your order! You can also order parent ads on this site as well to honor your student, a grad, a team, or a staff member! Every quarter-page ad pays … Continue reading

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Amherst Hurricanes Athletic Boosters Scholarship

The Amherst Hurricane Athletic Boosters will be providing up to five (5) $750 scholarships to graduating student athletes. These scholarships are one-time awards designated to assist student athletes pursuing further education. The scholarships are intended to recognize outstanding graduating athletes … Continue reading

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Class of 2022 Fundraisers

ARHS Class of 2022 is raising money for prom with two fundraisers. The first fundraiser is for ARHS merchandise. You can buy hoodies, crewnecks, tote bags, and more using this link. Orders due Friday, March 31st. The second fundraiser is … Continue reading

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Mark your calendar

March 22: 2.5-hour delayed start for 9th, 11th and 12th gradesMarch 23: Early release dayMarch 24: 2.5-hour delayed start for 9th, 11th and 12th gradesApril 1: End of Quarter 3

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Message from the principal

Hello, The Classes of 2020 & 2021 were not able to have their Senior Proms, but we are planning on having one for the Class of 2022! We surveyed our seniors, and they chose Saturday, May 28th as the day … Continue reading

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Important March MCAS dates for all students

Families, take note: there are TWO DAYS (3/22 and 3/24) when 9th, 11th and 12th graders will have a 2.5-hour delay while 10th graders come to school at the regular time to take their MCAS. Details below. March 22nd–10th Grade … Continue reading

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Superintendent’s update from 3/4

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. As has been widely reported, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Department of … Continue reading

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Yearbook orders are open

The 2022 Yearbook is now available for pre-order! Go to https://store.shopyearbook.com/ARPS to place your order! You can also order parent ads on this site as well to honor your student, a grad, a team, or a staff member! Every quarter-page ad pays for … Continue reading

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Spring sports are around the corner!

Spring sports night will take place on March 15, 2022 in the high school gymnasium from 6pm-7pm. Reminder: please register for spring sports here. Once registered more information will be sent out by the coach. Coaches directory can be found here. 

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Opportunities for students

Is your student looking to keep busy, make money, learn new things, and/or improve their resume for jobs or colleges? Our Guidance Opportunities Page is a living document that features local, regional, and national opportunities for jobs, volunteering, workshops, scholarships, summer programs, … Continue reading

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Scholarships for seniors

SENIORS should be looking at all of the local and regional scholarship opportunities featured in the Scholarship Book! Miss Garrity sent an email the day before February break with all of the information. 

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Tree planting by the Environmental Action Club

Students at ARHS, led by The Environmental Action Club, are hosting a tree planting event in the greater Amherst Community to offset some of our carbon emissions and to make up for our school’s paper usage. This year’s event will … Continue reading

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Mark your calendar

March 15: Spring sports nightMarch 22: 2.5-hour delayed start for 9th, 11th and 12th gradesMarch 23: Early release dayMarch 24: 2.5-hour delayed start for 9th, 11th and 12th gradesApril 1: End of Quarter 3

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Message from the principal

Hello, It is my pleasure to share the exciting news that one of our seniors, Rebekah Hong, has been named a 2022 Coca-Cola Scholar! Nationwide there were over 65,000 applicants, and only 150 were chosen to be Coca-Cola Scholars. This … Continue reading

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Course registration and AP Exams

Today, Friday March 4th is the last day to register for courses for the 22-23 school year.  Guidance counselors will be meeting individually with students to discuss their choices.  Here are the registration letters that were sent to families, in English and Spanish. … Continue reading

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Important March MCAS dates for all students

Families, take note: there are TWO DAYS (3/22 and 3/24) when 9th, 11th and 12th graders will have a 2.5-hour delay while 10th graders come to school at the regular time to take their MCAS. Details below. March 22nd–10th Grade … Continue reading

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Calculus tutors needed

The ARHS STEM tutoring center is in need of volunteers who can assist students with calculus. The tutoring is virtual, after school hours, and can be a short term commitment. If you are interested, please contact Vanessa Meikle.

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Superintendent’s update from 2/18

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. Thank you to all of the families and staff members who signed up … Continue reading

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Spring sports are around the corner!

Spring sports night will take place on March 15, 2022 in the high school gymnasium from 6pm-7pm. Reminder: please register for spring sports here. Once registered more information will be sent out by the coach. Coaches directory can be found here. 

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