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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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State Champions

Congratulations to the ARHS Girls’ Swimming and Diving Team on winning the Massachusetts State Championship!

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Thank-you Thursdays are on a roll!

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

March 4: Varsity boys’ basketball home gameMarch 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 grades

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Message from the principal

Hello, We have some updates about how the trip to Senegal and The Gambian is going for our six ARHS students, Dean of Students Mary Custard, and two retired ARHS teachers Momodou Sarr & Bruce Penniman. Some of the highlights … Continue reading

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Important March MCAS dates for all students

March 22nd–10th Grade students take the first section of English Language Arts assessment 9am-11:30am (students may continue testing through the day as needed). STUDENTS IN GRADES 9, 11, 12 WILL ARRIVE TO SCHOOL AT 11:30AM. Therefore, there will be two bus … Continue reading

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Superintendent’s update from 2/11

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. On Monday, Governor Baker announced that the statewide indoor mask mandate for schools will be … Continue reading

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Graduation date

In case you missed it in an earlier newsletter, graduation for the Class of 2022 will be held at the Mullins Center at UMass on Friday, June 10th.

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Feb 18: Home Boys’ Basketball (Freshman 4:00)Feb 19: Home Boys’ Hockey (Mullins Ctr Practice Rink, 4:00)Feb 21-25: Winter break

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Course registration information for 2022-23

Click here to see a copy of the registration letter that will be sent home to families. There will be a special schedule on February 16, which is an early release day, to include time in Advisory for course registration. … Continue reading

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Virtual coffee with the College and Career Adviser

The PGO is hosting our 2nd virtual coffee of the school year, this time with the ARHS College and Career Adviser Deirdre Cuffee-Gray, on Thursday, Feb. 17 from 6-7 pm. Coffee With the College and Career Advisor is an opportunity for … Continue reading

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Superintendent’s update from 2/4

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. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has announced that the Amherst Public School District … Continue reading

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Free workshop for parents and caregivers

The South Berkshire Community Health Coalition is hosting an event with Austen Riggs (a recovery center in the Berkshires) on February 15th at 6:30 pm for parents/caregivers and community members to learn how to help youth experiencing depression, anxiety and stress.  To … Continue reading

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Feb 12: Home Girls’ Basketball (JV 2:30, Varsity 4:00)Feb 14: Home Girls’ Basketball (JV 5:30, Varsity 7:00)Feb 16: Early releaseFeb 16: Home Boys’ Basketball (JV 5:30, Varsity 7:00)Feb 17: PGO Virtual CoffeeFeb 17: Home Girls’ Basketball (JV 5:30, Varsity 7:00)Feb … Continue reading

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February vacation activities for teens at the Jones Library

Vacation Week Teen Lounge: On Tuesday 2/22 from 5-7 PM, there will be a special Teen Lounge in the Woodbury Room of the Jones Library. There will be stacks of free giveaway YA books plus craft take & make kits! … Continue reading

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Message from the Principal: Schedule updated

Hello, I hope this message finds you all in good health and spirits. Recently we collected feedback from faculty, staff, and some student groups about which schedule we will be using next year and beyond. After that feedback was reviewed, … Continue reading

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Message from the Principal: Sene-Gambian Scholars

It’s my pleasure to share some exciting news! After nearly two years of delays the ARHS Sene-Gambian Scholars Exchange Trip is finally going to happen. Six of our students, along with our Dean of Students Mary Custard, and two retired … Continue reading

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Registration for 2022-23

It is almost time for course registration for the academic school year 22-23!  Here is a timeline for your reference: -Course registration letters will be sent to families on February 14th-Teachers will give presentations in all classes about departmental offerings … Continue reading

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Superintendent’s update from 1/28

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. We have had a phenomenal response to DESE’s opt-in rapid COVID test program that our … Continue reading

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Virtual coffee with the College and Career Adviser

The PGO is hosting our 2nd virtual coffee of the school year, this time with the ARHS College and Career Adviser Deirdre Cuffee-Gray, on Thursday, Feb. 17 from 6-7 pm. Coffee With the College and Career Advisor is an opportunity for … Continue reading

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Workshop on social media and teen mental health

The ARHS clinician team is offering a workshop for parents and guardians on February 8th and 15th. Click here to see a full-size version of the flyer and registration link.

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Thank-you Thursdays are a hit!

Yesterday was the second thank-you Thursday and the ARHS staff loved the treats – thank you, parents and guardians!  We’ve had so many folks sign up to contribute that we’re extending the program through the spring. You can sign up here to lend a … Continue reading

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Feb 8 and 15: Workshops on Impact of Social Media on Teen Mental HealthFeb 16: Early releaseFeb 17: PGO Virtual CoffeeFeb 21-25: Winter break

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New substance use screening for 9th graders

Starting February 1, 2022, our school’s health staff will begin a health screening called SBIRT with our ninth grade students.  SBIRT stands for Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment.  SBIRT is used to screen for alcohol, nicotine, tobacco, and … Continue reading

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Superintendent’s update from 1/21

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, all Massachusetts school districts were informed of a new COVID testing option that is being … Continue reading

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MCAS Biology Feb. 2nd and 3rd for 10th graders

Attention 10th grade students and families: If you were enrolled in a Biology class Semester 1, you are scheduled to take the MCAS Biology test on February 2nd and 3rd. Please arrive on time to school those days and please bring … Continue reading

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Virtual coffee with the College and Career Adviser

The PGO is hosting our 2nd virtual coffee of the school year, this time with the ARHS College and Career Adviser Deirdre Cuffee-Gray, on Thursday, Feb. 17 from 6-7 pm. Coffee With the College and Career Advisor is an opportunity for … Continue reading

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Sign up to help with Thank-you Thursdays

New slots and information have been added to the signup to bring treats to ARHS staff–thank you to all who have already volunteered, and if you’re interested, please check out the link to see how you can help.

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Jan 31: Senior photos dueFeb 2 and 3: Biology MCASFeb 3: Elementary School Building Committee ForumFeb 16: Early releaseFeb 17: PGO Virtual CoffeeFeb 21-25: Winter break

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Superintendent’s update from 1/14

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. On Monday we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday and honor his immeasurable contribution to … Continue reading

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Thank-you Thursdays

We are still looking for volunteers to make or buy treats as a thank-you to school staff. Sign up here to help out on 2/17 or 3/3. Thank you to families who have already volunteered. .

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For seniors: requesting transcripts for scholarships

Scholarship season has started and many of you are starting to email us about getting transcripts needed to apply to them! Here are some simple steps on how to request your transcripts! In Naviance, go to “Colleges” –> “Apply to College” … Continue reading

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Jan 21: Teacher work day (no school)Jan 24: Quarter 3 startsFeb 3: Elementary School Building Committee ForumFeb 16: Early releaseFeb 21-25: Winter break

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Superintendent’s update from 1/7

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. Welcome back from the winter break!  We were so excited to welcome our students back … Continue reading

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Local vaccine/booster clinics for students

This information was shared with district families in an email on 1/11. While the first clinic listed is happening today (Friday, 1/14) please read on for information about other options. The Centers for Disease Control now recommends that all individuals … Continue reading

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COVID testing resources

With the current rise in COVID cases in the local community, we know many families are finding it challenging to sort through different testing options and to find the tests they need. The PGO has put together a resource sheet … Continue reading

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Senior photos

Reminder! Senior Photos are due 1/31! Please send jpegs (or any questions) to garrityc@arps.org! Need a photographer? Yearbook students are available to take portraits during lunch hours, plus blocks, and after school!

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Thank-you Thursdays

We know it’s been a long and tough year for teachers and staff – and it’s only January! We would like to show the ARHS staff how much we appreciate them with Thank-You Thursdays – an opportunity for ARHS families to … Continue reading

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Workshop on social media and teen mental health

The ARHS clinician team is offering a workshop for parents and guardians on February 8th and 15th. Click here to see a full-size version of the flyer and registration link.

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Jan 17: MLK Day (no school)Jan 19-20: Early release days for 1st semester/2nd quarter examsJan 21: Teacher work day (no school)Jan 24: Quarter 3 starts

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