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ARHS PGO Volunteer Opportunities

We need your help! The ARHS PGO is an all-volunteer organization, and all ARHS parents and guardians are members. Most of the officers have graduating seniors, so please consider stepping up NOW to learn the ropes and take over next … Continue reading

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Coffee with the Counselors: Weds March 24

The Coffee with the Counselors is scheduled for Wednesday March 24th 6:30pm-7:30pm.  The discussion topic will be ” How the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the mental health of adolescents”. Karen Peters, Sherry Balzano and  Lisa Zephyr will be the counselors speaking at the coffee. … Continue reading

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From College & Career Counseling Office – 14 Weeks to Go!!

Check in with the College and Career Advisor – Fifteen Minutes of FUN!!! – link Looking for employment, still thinking about a GAP Year, did Harvard blow it? Feel free to set a time to check in and think more … Continue reading

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Student Written Play Festival Call for Submissions

All Students are invited to Submit a play to the 36th Annual Student-Written Play Festival!  We accept all kinds of scripts from all kinds of students for a slate of 10 and 1-minute plays to be performed live this spring.  … Continue reading

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From the Athletics Director

The winter season has come to an end. All teams did a wonderful job following the necessary guidelines in order to make the most of their season. I want to thank all my coaches, staff and parent volunteers who made … Continue reading

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Stars to Special Education

ARPS SEPAC is now taking NOMINATIONS FOR STARS TO SPECIAL EDUCATION!! The Recognition of Excellence in Special Education is an important way for the community to thank those who through dedication, creativity, patience, and determination help students receiving special education … Continue reading

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EAC partnering to offset ARHS paper consumption

The Environmental Action Club has partnered with an organization called Tree-Plenish to plant trees in the Amherst community! Our goal is 230 trees, which will offset the school’s yearly paper consumption. THE NEXT 40 TREES ARE FREE. If you or … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

Mar 17: All Teachers Curriculum/Work Day (No School)  Mar 24: PreK-12 Early Release (12:00 secondary/1:20 elementary)  Mar 24: Coffee with the Counselors (6:30pm) Apr 2: Good Friday (No School—Budgetary Reasons)  Apr 7: Amherst Art for Clean Action Energy Deadline Apr … Continue reading

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Amherst Four Building Projects Workshop and Feedback Session

Saturday, March 6, 2021 Join us to discuss possible financing options for  the four major building projects in Town. The four projects are the $36.3 million expansion and renovation of the Jones Library, for which the town is responsible for … Continue reading

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Virtual Teen Science Café at MIT Museum

MIT Museum is hosting the popular Virtual Teen Science Café again this spring! Please encourage your high school students to join our next event, Teen Science Café: Equity in Healthcare, which is planned and hosted by my peers on the … Continue reading

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Virtual Homework Help at the Jones Library

Want some extra help with homework or preparing for exams? Students from the Future Health Leaders Network of UMass Amherst are available Thursdays in March from 4 to 6 pm to assist high school students with homework help and test … Continue reading

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Youth Career & Job Expo

A virtual job fair and career expo for high school students and young adults 14 to 24 years of age in Franklin, Hampshire County, and the North Quabbin region.  One note: Students are not required to attend the orientation in … Continue reading

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Spark for German

Come join us and learn some basic German in six differently themed 45-minute interactive virtual sessions. We’ll listen to music, learn about sustainability, explore food culture, and much more. WHAT: basic German in a fun virtual setting WHEN: Tuesdays 4.00-4.45 … Continue reading

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Senior Class Meeting

Seniors are all invited to a virtual senior meeting on February 26th at 9:00am! You will hear from administrators and other adult leaders regarding prom, graduation, scholarships, senior exemption etc. You will also have the opportunity to network with some … Continue reading

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ARHS Athletics Update

Sports registration for the ‘floating season’ is now open! We will be offering ‘indoor track’ (practices only; 9th-12th grade), football (9th-12th grade) and swimming (7th-12th grade). Please note that ‘indoor track’ will be primarily outdoors unless using the weight room … Continue reading

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Attention Seniors:

Check your email for an email going out 2/12 from Miss Garrity containing the long-awaited Scholarship Book, containing over 50 scholarship opportunities! February break is a great time to start on your applications! Apply Now for Community Foundation Scholarships: Each … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

Feb 24: PreK-12 Early Release (12:00 secondary/1:20 elementary)  Feb 26: Senior Class Council Meeting 9AM Feb 28: Deadline to Register for Floating Season Sports Mar 1: Floating Sports Season Begins Mar 17: All Teachers Curriculum/Work Day (No School)  Mar 24: … Continue reading

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UMass Association of Women in Science Pen Pal Program

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Amherst Art for Clean Energy Call for Submission

Are you interested in publishing your artwork or creative writing, and are you passionate about environmental action? If so, consider submitting your art masterpieces to the Amherst Art for Clean Energy student anthology, co-created by Amherst Sunrise and Amherst Regional … Continue reading

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BPAC Meeting – Feb 9

OPEN TO FAMILIES OF ENGLISH LEARNERS AND ALL ARPS BILINGUAL FAMILIES Tuesday, February 9, 7- 8:15 pm JOIN US TO DISCUSS OUR PROJECTS TO BUILD A STRONGER BILINGUAL PARENT COMMUNITY AT ARPS, GET INVOLVED IN THE SEAL OF BILITERACY AND … Continue reading

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Hurricanes Weekly Recap

Amherst hockey opponent this week was Chicopee Comp. They played them twice, first losing 3-2 and the second time losing 3-5. Both games were very competitive, last night’s game they were tied up with two minutes to go! The girls … Continue reading

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Class of 2024 collecting for Amherst Survival Center

Help people stay warm this winter! The Class of 2024 has set up a box at Provisions (113 Cowls Road, North Amherst, MA) to collect usable coats, hats, mittens, or any other items to help people stay warm. These items … Continue reading

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From the College and Career Advisors

SENIORS FAFSA Support Please use your resources to complete your FAFSA (you can call the admissions/financial aid office as well). DIY – https://www.mefa.org/blog/all-things-fafsa (great webinar to do it step-by-step) FAFSA Help – February 7th – En Espanol 2:00-3:00pm https://www.mefa.org/events/fafsa-day-ma-event-in-spanish The … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

Feb 7: MEFA FASFA Day en Espanol at 2PM Feb 9: BPAC Meeting 7:00 p.m. Feb 11: MEFA FASFA Day at 7:00 p.m Feb 15-19: Winter Break  Feb 24: PreK-12 Early Release (12:00 secondary/1:20 elementary)  Mar 10: PreK-12 Early Release … Continue reading

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WinterFest 2021

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Teen Lounge at the Jones Library

Teen Lounge is going virtual! We’re joining up with the teen departments at Chicopee and Forbes libraries to offer a virtual teen lounge for area teens ages 13-18 on our shared Discord server. You can participate in the server via … Continue reading

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The Grotesque 10 at the Jones Library

The Grotesque 10: Amazing Architectural Sculpture from Ten American Colleges & Universities  Amherst, MA – Intrigued by gargoyles in architecture?  Join us for The Grotesque 10: Amazing Architectural Sculpture from Ten American Colleges and Universities, an event to be hosted by … Continue reading

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UMass Association of Women in Science Pen Pal Program

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Virtual Youth Career & Job Expo Orientation

When: Wed, February 10, 3:00pm – 4:30pm Where: HS-Staff, HS-Student Activities (map) Do you have an interest in working in one of the following fields or want to learn more: Manufacturing, Healthcare, Social Assistance, Education & Childcare? Then check out … Continue reading

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End of Semester 1 & Start of Semester 2 Information

Link to Printable Flyer  Imprimir Folleto de Informacion Aqui Reminder: There is no school for students on Friday, January 29

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Yearbook News – SENIOR PHOTOS DUE TODAY

The yearbook now has an Instagram! We’ll be using it to keep you updated, as well as to collect photos! Follow arhs_goldbug_yearbook for more! Senior photos are due January 22nd! Please email your photos to Miss Garrity at garrityc@arps.org. Photos … Continue reading

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ARHS School Photo Day – January 29, 2021

If you would like a Professional School Picture to go into the Yearbook and/or a Student ID, please:   Follow the instructions in the Picture Form Flyer  Contact Ms. Garrity garrityc@arps.org  and Mr. Sadiq sadiqt@arps.org  They will need to schedule the … Continue reading

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Start Time Family Town Hall Event

Monday, January 25, 2021 at 9 AM EST – 10AM EST Online: youtube.com OR Monday, January 25, 2021 at 6:30 PM EST Online: youtube.com NOTE: These are two identical Family Town Hall events on Monday, January 25th to learn more … Continue reading

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ARPS Remind App Rollout

Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools will start using a product called Remind which is a classroom communication tool that helps teachers communicate with parents/guardians. Remind helps send messages on any device—even text messages to phones.   Remind is not fully rolled out … Continue reading

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Families Invited to Take School Equity Task Force Survey

The School Equity Task Force would like to hear from families in our ARPS community about their experiences with remote learning. We want to hear about what is going well, but also, about the things you might need to support … Continue reading

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ARHS Swag Fundraiser to Benefit the Class of 2022

The Class of 2022 is asking for your support in our fundraising efforts which have been impacted by COVID-19. The money we raise will go towards offsetting expenses associated with prom and class projects. Your support of our ARHS merchandise … Continue reading

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Attention Seniors

Seniors – if you have not done so yet, please order your cap & gown ASAP.  The deadline has been extended to January 31, and as of now there are still many of you who have not ordered.  Go to … Continue reading

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Scholarship Information for Seniors

Seniors: check out these great scholarships with upcoming deadlines: Berkshire Bank NeXt Gen Scholarship (Deadline- Jan. 31st): NeXt Gen scholars embody academic excellence, while also sharing Berkshire Bank’s commitment to community service and volunteerism. They have overcome obstacles and are … Continue reading

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From the College & Career Advisors

Admissions and Scholarship Essay Help – Mondays Join Ms. Lewis and Ms. Cuffee-Gray – 3:00-3:30pm – https://meet.google.com/wcw-iezj-nyw Humble Bragging: Watch the snappy map light up with positive admissions decisions for the Class of 2021!  It’s a humble brag, your name … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

Jan 22: Last Day to Submit Senior Photos for Yearbook Jan 25- Material Drop of and Pick Up for S2 Begins Jan 27 & 28: MS/HS Early Dismissal (HS Exams)  Jan 29: ARHS School Photo Day; All Teacher Curriculum/Work Day … Continue reading

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Funda Fest 23

You are invited! We want you to join us. Everyone is Welcome! Pay What You Can! FUNDA FEST 23: A Celebration of Black Storytelling is going VIRTUAL from Jan 23-31, 2021. FUNDA means “To Learn” in Zulu. The Rhode Island … Continue reading

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WinterFest 2021

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School to Career Ready-To-Work Program

Is your student interested in gaining Job-Readiness Skills? There is a free School to Career Ready-To-Work Program available to them. This is a 5 week program that will run from January 26 2021 to February 25, 2021. These will be … Continue reading

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Youth Career and Job Expo

Do you have an interest in working in one of the following fields or want to learn more: Manufacturing, Healthcare, Social Assistance, Education & Childcare? Then check out the Youth Career and Job Expo happening soon! You will need to … Continue reading

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ARPS and the Town of Amherst issue statement about events of January 6th

The Town of Amherst, MA Town Manager Paul Bockelman and Amherst Regional Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael Morris released a joint statement this evening condemning the violence today in Washington D.C. and assuring all in our community that we are … Continue reading

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Information about Student Pictures for Yearbook and IDs

Hello Students and Families, If you would like a School Picture from Grynn & Barrett to go into the yearbook and used for a Student ID, Grynn & Barrett will be at ARHS on January 29th to offer their traditional … Continue reading

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Yearbook News

The yearbook now has an Instagram! We’ll be using it to keep you updated, as well as to collect photos! Follow arhs_goldbug_yearbook for more! Senior photos are due January 22nd! Please email your photos to Miss Garrity at garrityc@arps.org. Photos must be school … Continue reading

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SEPAC Meeting Friday, Jan 8 at 9am

Follow this link to join SEPAC for our monthly board meeting Friday (Jan 8), 9am-10:30am. Please note we are back, at least for now, to our previous regular meeting time. At this meeting we will discuss our plans to reissue … Continue reading

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ARHS Virtual Cabaret this Saturday, Jan 9

ARHS’s first-ever Virtual Cabaret will premiere at 7 pm this Saturday, January 9th on the ARHS Choirs YouTube channel. Students will be performing solos and duets of popular songs and musical theater numbers. The show is a testament to students’ commitment to … Continue reading

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Seniors – It’s time to order your Cap and Gown!

Seniors: It’s time to order your cap and gown for the June 11th graduation ceremony! The ordering process has gone on-line this year.  Orders will be delivered to the school sometime in May.  Here is the link:  https://www.buildagrad.com/amherstregionalhs

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