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Homework During School Breaks

From Dr. Michael Morris, Superintendent: Students are expected to complete a significant amount of work outside of the school day and throughout the school year. We are committed to maintaining high expectations for our students, and we celebrate the many … Continue reading

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ARHS Cabaret

One of the longstanding traditions of the choral program at ARHS is Cabaret, an evening of food and fun as students perform skits and songs in small groups. This year, Cabaret is moving online, and all students may take part. … Continue reading

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ARPS Warm Winter Coat Drive

This winter an unprecedented number of Amherst children need warm outdoor clothing. The Amherst Public Schools (ARPS) Family Center is once again organizing a winter clothing drive with the PGOs’ help. We are looking for donations of new (and gently … Continue reading

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Hurricanes Sports Recap

11/18/20 Cross Country  home vs. Palmer  11/19/20 Girls Soccer @ Palmer Unfortunately this is the last week of fall sports. I appreciate all the support through these times. Even with all of the modifications in place I am thankful student … Continue reading

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Links from the Coffee with the Career and College Counselor

Despite major technical difficulties, we appreciate all who were able to attend Monday’s Virtual Coffee with the Counselor.  Ms. Cuffee-Gray will be holding another Coffee in early December.  As promised, these are the links from her presentation: Ms Cuffee-Gray’s Virtual … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

Nov 24: ARHS Cabaret interest forms due (see above) Nov 25-27: Thanksgiving Break Dec 16: PreK-12 Early Release (12:00 secondary/1:20 elementary)  Dec 21-Jan 1 : Winter Break Jan 6: Three Kings Day (No School) Jan 9: ARHS Cabaret livestream Jan … Continue reading

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Lighting of the Merry Maple

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Girls STEM Summit LIVE 2021

Jr.Tech is thrilled to announce registration is open for the Girls STEM Summit LIVE 2021 – a new, live, online format!  This year’s Girls STEM Summit LIVE 2021 will take place on two half-day Saturdays: Saturday, April 3rd, and Saturday, … Continue reading

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Regional Teen Leadership Program for Healthy Relationships

OPPORTUNITY FOR TEENS: $250 stipends! This Regional Teen Leadership Program will teach leadership skills related to promoting healthy teen relationships.  It is open to grades 9-12 from Hampshire County, has a limit of 14 students total and 4 per school, … Continue reading

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2021 Bronfman Fellowship

Applications for the 2021 Bronfman Fellowship are open! If you are intellectually adventurous, Jewish, and currently in 11th grade, apply now for a free, transformative Fellowship-year experience exploring the rich tapestry of Jewish life while making lifelong friends. Application deadline … Continue reading

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Second Quarter Materials Distribution and/or Drop-Off 11/9- 11/10

The 1st Quarter ends on Friday 11/13. In preparation for the 2nd Quarter, our next Materials Distribution and/or Drop-Off will be happening on Monday (11/9) and Tuesday (11/10) from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Please see below for special instructions … Continue reading

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English Book Collection and Distribution, Special Instructions

We are reaching out to help facilitate a REALLY STRONG Quarter 1 English book collection and Quarter 2 book pick-up on November 9 and 10, from 3-6 p.m. in the ARHS gym. (This is also the date for Quarter 2 … Continue reading

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Amherst Hurricanes Weekly Recap

11/2/20 Boys Soccer (JVB) home vs. Belchertown 11/2/20 Cross Country home vs.Monson  11/2/20 Volleyball @ Agawam 11/3/20 Field Hockey @. Belchertown  11/3/20 Boys Soccer (Varsity) home vs. Ware 11/4/20 Boys Soccer (Varsity + JVA) home vs. Belchertown 11/4/20 Field Hockey … Continue reading

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ARPS Special Education Parent Advisory Council Meeting (SEPAC)

Representing: Pelham Elementary, Amherst Elementary, and Amherst Regional Schools as well as students out of district. Date:  11/06/2020Time: 9:00am -10:30amJoin with Google Meet using the link: https://meet.google.com/dhy-wywm-rwdor by phone:  617-675-4444‬  PIN: ‪909 286 087 0262‬# Meeting is open to all in … Continue reading

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Virtual Coffee Event Focused on Wellness

As we head into winter, it will be even more crucial to have resources available for student well-being.  To help with that, the district is hosting a virtual coffee event that will focus on strategies for tolerating and managing the … Continue reading

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PGO Virtual Coffee with the ARHS College and Career Counselor

November 16th at 5:30 PM LINK:  https://stream.meet.google.com/stream/bcb03453-e3b5-4ce9-8cbb-419d09af3451 What does planning for Life after ARHS look like? When should you start exploring options? How and when does your student start preparing for College? Are you terrified of the whole thing? Join … Continue reading

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ARPS Transition Services Workshop

Hosted by ARPS SEPAC and Crystal Cartwright, M.Ed., Transition Specialist  Amherst Pelham Regional Schools Date: 11/17/2020 Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Where: Google Meet (click this link) https://meet.google.com/rwq-hiiv-sec Please join us in this workshop to hear an overview about different transition topics, as … Continue reading

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AP Exams

Click here for all things AP. This document includes the form for submitting payment.  Remember to submit payment on or before Thursday, November 12.  If payment is received after this date there will be a $40 late registration fee.  The … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

Nov 6: SEPAC Meeting Nov 9 & 10: English Book Collection and Distribution Nov 11: Veterans Day (Observed) (No School)  Nov 12: Virtual Coffee Event Focused on Wellness Nov 12: Last Day to Register for AP Exams (without late fee) … Continue reading

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Special Meeting of the Town Council, School Committee and Library Trustees – Budget Coordinating Group

Date: November 9, 2020 Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Virtual meeting location: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/89994349870; join by phone by calling (301) 715-8592; enter webinar ID 899 9434 9870 Link: Click to join the virtual meeting LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order. Announcements. Presentations … Continue reading

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Distance Learning Survey for Parents & Caregivers

REMINDER: THE SURVEY BELOW CLOSES AT NOON TODAY (FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23).  YOU MAY COMPLETE THE SURVEY MORE THAN ONCE FOR MULTIPLE CHILDREN. The District is surveying parents/caregivers to gather input on how they feel distance learning is progressing at this … Continue reading

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No Cost Ways to Support the ARHS PGO

  1. Do You Bank at Florence Bank? Do you or someone in your family bank at Florence Bank? If so, you can help support the ARPS PGO through their Customers’ Choice Community Grants program. We can win up to … Continue reading

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Morning Announcements

If you want an even more information and updates about what’s happening at ARHS, visit the Morning Announcements website at: http://arhsmorningannouncements.blogspot.com/

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Amherst Hurricanes Weekly Recap

10/19/20 Volleyball home vs. Westfield 10/20/20 Field Hockey @ East Longmeadow Since last week’s update we only had two competitions, volleyball and field hockey. Although volleyball lost, the team competed, losing the last set 24 to 26. Field hockey also … Continue reading

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2021 Yearbook Information

ALL HANDS ON DECK! It’s time to get creative! The yearbook is getting started! We need everyone to participate in this year’s yearbook. Show us what learning, clubs, events, sports, and social activities look like for you in this strange … Continue reading

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Bilingual Parent Advisory Council Meeting October 27, 7-8pm

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Attention Parents/Guardians of Seniors

This is a reminder that any student planning to apply to ANY school after high school (4 year college, community college, technical school, military schools, etc.), Ms. Garrity absolutely MUST have this Lime Green Release Form with a parent or … Continue reading

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Attention Seniors

Missed the Early Decision/Early Action Q&A? Go to Ms. Cuffee-Gray’s virtual office for the slide show (link) and a list of ED/EA/RD admissions rates for many, many schools (link). Who can forget the lovely College Essay Guy – link for … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

Nov 3: All Teachers Curriculum/Work Day (No School) Election Day  Nov 11: Veterans Day (Observed) (No School)  Nov 12: Last Day to Register for AP Exams (without late fee) Nov 15: NEACAC and GoToCollegeFairs Nov 18: PreK-12 Early Release (12:00 … Continue reading

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Annual Ski & Winter Gear Tent Sale – October 31, 9am – 2pm

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Town of Amherst Seeks Public Input on Block Grant Priorities

Amherst will be making its annual application to receive federal funds administered by the state in the  Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)program. These funds are awarded primarily to projects, programs, and services that improve the lives of Amherst’s low and … Continue reading

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AEF Virtual Trivia Bee 10/29/20

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor a pandemic will stop the Trivia Bee. Join us for our 26th Annual Trivia Bee, virtual style! It will be a fun night for you to gather around the laptop and play some trivia with … Continue reading

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LSSE Presents: Trick or Treat My Ride

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Multi-Arts Presents Project Earth

Come, Come!! Be part of our story: Multi-Arts invites you to our virtual presentation of “Project Earth”, a humorous and entertaining story full of imagination about what our world will be in the year 3,000. There is hope! With doable … Continue reading

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IEP Virtual Workshop for Parents

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The Attendance Policy Update

Families should call the Absence Notification Line (413-362-1718) or email arhsoffice@arps.org to report absences, tardies, power outages, and other things that cause their child to be late, or that prevents them from attending class. Those calls and emails will excuse … Continue reading

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ARPS Update on Last Week’s Covid-Positive Test

Dear ARPS Community: Last Thursday, October 1, we notified the community that a staff member at Fort River school had tested positive for Covid.  Two subsequent tests of the staff member have returned negative results, and other employees who were … Continue reading

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Flu Vaccine Required for all Massachusetts School Students

State public health officials announced that influenza immunization will be required for all children 6 months of age or older who are attending Massachusetts child care, pre-school, kindergarten, K-12, and colleges and universities. The new vaccine requirement is an important … Continue reading

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Upcoming Workshops for ARHS Students

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Amherst Hurricanes Weekly Sports Recap!

Amherst Field Hockey had their first two contests against Longmeadow, the reigning western MA champions. Although both games ended with a loss it was a great experience for our team. Girls Soccer had their first competitive away game last Monday … Continue reading

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SAT at ARHS

ARHS will not be offering the SAT during the fall and winter of 2020-2021. Please note that most colleges and universities are test optional, and some are test blind (meaning if you submit scores, admissions will not review in the … Continue reading

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Attention Seniors

College Essay Support on Mondays!  3:00-3:30pm – Here’s the link to drop in – see you soon! NEW! Office Hours with Your Friendly Neighborhood College and Career Advisor Mondays 11:50-12:20 & Wednesday 9:00-9:30am – Here’s the link (small groups) Skills … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

Oct 12: Indigenous Peoples Day (No School) Oct 13: NEACAC and GoToCollegeFairs Oct 22: College Planning Roundtable Oct 29: NEACAC and GoToCollegeFairs Nov 3: All Teachers Curriculum/Work Day (No School) Election Day  Nov 11: Veterans Day (Observed) (No School)  Nov … Continue reading

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5th Annual Ski and Winter Gear Sale – October 31, 9 am – 2 pm

Under the tent on the lawn of the Amherst History Museum (67 Amity Street – next to the Jones Library), with deals and choices so big – it’s scary! Proceeds benefit the museum. Shoppers can once again choose from a … Continue reading

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From the Guidance Office – New Google Website

The counselors at ARHS have been working on ways to be more accessible and interactive with students and families. We are excited to present our Google website: Guidance Virtual Office. Through this website, students and families can make appointments with … Continue reading

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You are Invited – ARPS PGO Fall Public Meeting

Tuesday Sept 29 7:15 PM Google Meet: meet.google.com/rot-ncsn-ejq Meeting Agenda Introductions Individual School Updates Election of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Officers Annual Taxes and State Filings Update Group Fundraisers: Wi-Fi Hotspots wrap up; UMACC (United Way), Giving Tuesday, Florence Bank, … Continue reading

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SEPAC Meeting – Friday, October 2

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Location: Virtual Meeting: https://meet.google.com/dhy-wywm-rwd or by phone: 617-675-4444? PIN: ?909 286 087 0262?# ARPS Special Education Parent Advisory Council Meeting (SEPAC), Representing: Pelham Elementary, Amherst Elementary, and Amherst Regional Schools as well as students out of … Continue reading

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Are you a new ARHS Family? Do you shop at Stop & Shop?

If so, every time you shop at any Stop & Shop using your rewards card or phone # you will earn A+ Points. These become cash for our school —  at no cost to you! There are two easy ways to participate:* … Continue reading

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Refunds for Spring 2020 AP Exams

If your high school student did not take an AP exam in Spring 2020 and you are entitled to a refund, email Judi DellaMarco in the ARHS office with the following information.  Please be sure to answer all questions. What … Continue reading

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Attention Seniors: Update from the College Counselor

Hello Seniors! Your LAST First Week of High School – Whoo Hooo! I hope you had a solid first week of school (well almost first week). You know what you are in for anyways… Here’s what I have for you … Continue reading

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