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Message From Superintendent Morris

Dear ARPS Families: Distance Learning 2.0 This week you received Distance Learning 2.0 plans from your principals for whichever school or schools your child(ren) attend.  These plans, which were developed with the Districts’ commitment to academic excellence, educational equity, and … Continue reading

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Note From Principal Jones

Pronto se proporcionará una traducción al español del siguiente correo electrónico y del documento adjunto. Dear Parents and Guardians, I hope that during this unprecedented time in our world that everyone in your family is safe and healthy. There have … Continue reading

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Hurricane Boosters Meeting on 4/23

The next Hurricane Boosters meeting will be held virtually through Zoom on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 7:00 pm. The link and Instructions are:  https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/705448409?pwd=SXNURGVKd1ZvalM2QXIxWVdJcC91QT09 Meeting ID: 705 448 409 Password: ifmi3h The boosters board of directors are: Mary G. Klaes, … Continue reading

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Guidance Notice To Juniors

Hello Juniors, I hope you are taking good care of yourselves and those you care about. This is not easy stuff. This is not business as usual, so be kind to yourself and others. We are seeing colleges and universities … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

April 23- Hurricane Boosters Virtual Meeting June 18th- Last Day of School June 27- MIAA Spring Sports Season Ends All other school events are canceled

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Schools Closed Until At Least May 4, 2020

Dear ARPS Community: On Thursday, Governor Charlie Baker announced that all schools in Massachusetts will remain closed until at least May 4, 2020.  This is a substantial extension over the closure that was previously announced, based on the concern about … Continue reading

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Local and State Covid-19 Information

Following is information concerning Covid-19: Local – Covid-19 resources for the ARPS community: http://www.arps.org/district/news/covid-19-communication-resources. State – Order from Gov. Baker concerning essential services: https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-essential-services/download    

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Junior College Planning Virtual Meetings

A note from Deidre Cuffee-Gray: Hello Members of the Class of 2021, I hope you are taking care of yourselves and those you care about in these unusual and difficult times. I’m thinking about you. Know that colleges & universities … Continue reading

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AP Updates

https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/news-changes/coronavirus-update

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Mark Your Calendars

April 7- Tentative School Reopen Date April 10- No School April 15- Early Release April 20 – 24- No School; Spring Break April 27- Spring Sports Start Date (as of 3/16) All other school events are canceled

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Multi-Arts Looking For Art/Poetry/Writing Submissions

Multi-Arts is excited to announce plans to produce a play inspired by Carl Sagan’s “Pale Blue Dot”. This  production is set to premiere Summer 2020, and will have elements of live music, narration, and of course, fantastical sets & props! We … Continue reading

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COVID-19 News For ARPS Community

Following is a message from Michael Morris, ARPS Superintendent: Dear ARPS Community: As noted in my last communication regarding COVID-19, the District has moved to the preparedness phase of dealing with this pandemic.  As recommended by the Centers for Disease … Continue reading

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COVID-19 HOTLINE # 617-724-7000

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News for Seniors – HCC Instant Decision Days

Hello Seniors, Is HCC on your list of schools to apply to? Haven’t gotten around to filling in the application? HCC is coming to us! Meet with an HCC admissions officer, bring your transcript and fill in an application and … Continue reading

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News for Juniors from Guidance

Hello Juniors, By now you should be aware that you should be completing your Junior surveys in Naviance (54 or 22 Question in “About Me”). Once you’ve made that happen, please set up a time for you and a parent … Continue reading

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Senior Scholarship Information

1) Seniors received an email with the details for the ARHS and local scholarships which are due April 1st. See the following attachment: Poster2020.pdf 2) How to Request Scholarships Via Naviance: Please request scholarships via Naviance (versus sending a request via … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

March 16 – Early Release March 25- Early Release April 10- No School April 15- Early Release April 20 – 24- No School; Spring Break All other school events are canceled

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Spring Awakening To Be Staged At ARHS

ARHS is proud to present Spring Awakening, March 12-14!  The brilliant Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 2007 comes to the ARHS stage, featuring the work of over 120 of our incredible students.  Based on the 1891 play of the same name, Spring … Continue reading

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ARHS on As Schools Match Wits

This week on As Schools Match Wits, Amherst Regional Public Schools High faces off against The MacDuffie School. Catch the match this Saturday (2/29) at 7pm, only onWGBY. https://wgby.org/asmw

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2020-2021 School Calendar Approved

The 2020-2021 School Calendar has been approved by the School Committee. Key information about the 2020-2021 School Year calendar: School will start on Wednesday, September 2 for students in grades 1-12 and will be a half-day.  Preschool and Kindergarten start on Tuesday, September 8, 2019. There … Continue reading

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Spring Sports Night on 3/9

Spring Registration is open for both the middle and high school. Please visit https://www.familyid.com/amherst-pelham-regional-schools/high-school-spring-sports-2020-3 to get your student athlete registered. If you are having difficulties registering, please contact Family ID at 888-800-5583 or contact the athletic office at 413-362-1746.  For … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

March 2- MCAS ELA Retest March 3- ARPS SEPAC School Avoidance Parenting Workshop 2 March 4- Early Release; MCAS ELA Retake March 5- MCAS ELA Retest March 6- MCAS Retest Math March 9- Spring Sports Night March 12-15- ARHS Musical … Continue reading

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Winter Farmers’ Market on Saturdays

There is a Winter Farmers’ Market at the Hampshire Mall on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Our winter market is a mix of regional farm food and crafts. Live music and children’s activities every week. We accept SNAP … Continue reading

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Amherst Trivia Contest at Jones Library

Test your knowledge of Amherst and its local authors at the Jones Library’s Centennial Celebration Finale on Saturday, March 21st from 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm. Knowledge of Amherst history is not required as all questions are multiple choice. Come … Continue reading

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Jones Library Teen Events

Zine Club @ Jones Library Tuesday, March 3rd  from 5:30-7:30 pm This month at Zine Club we’ll be experimenting with collages using the ‘mirroring’ technique. You’re also welcome to work on personal projects. Come for all or part of this … Continue reading

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Sene-Gambian Scholars Collecting Common Cents

Do you have a jar full of pennies taking up space on your shelf? Please donate them to the ARHS Sene-Gambian Scholars, who are collecting loose change to help a village in Senegal. You can drop off your contribution in … Continue reading

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Behavior Intervention Techniques Discussed On 2/27

The SEPAC will hold a Behavior Intervention Techniques Workshop on February 27th from 12:30 to 2:30 pm in the ARMS Professional Development Center. The Behavior Intervention Techniques Workshop is an opportunity for families to learn about effective prevention and intervention … Continue reading

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Vaping Hazards and Prevention Workshop on Monday

Parents and guardians are invited to a workshop on the hazards of vaping and how to prevent it on Monday, February 24, 2020 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the ARMS Library. Presented by: Melinda Calianos, Program Coordinator, Hampshire Franklin Tobacco-Free Community … Continue reading

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Free Middle Eastern/Belly Dance Workshop at Amherst Ballet!

Amherst Ballet is hosting a free Belly Dance Workshop led by Sharon Arslanian (former Chair of Dance Department at GCC) as the second of its World Dance Workshop series. The dance workshop will be preceded by a short lecture on … Continue reading

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Showcase Your Career on 3/5

You are invited to participate in our 5th annual Career Day Advisory on Thursday, March 5th to share your career path story with our 10th and 11th grade students. Participating in our Career Day Advisory requires only a one-hour commitment, … Continue reading

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ARHS Athletic Games This Week

JANUARY 31, 2020 Girls Basketball (JV) @Ludlow 5:30PM Girls Basketball (V) @Ludlow 7PM FEBRUARY 1, 2020 Nordic Ski(B+G) @Mohawk 10AM Boys Basketball (F) vs.Chicopee Comp TBA Boys Basketball (JV) @Chicopee Comp 11AM Boys Basketball (V) @Chicopee Comp 1PM Hockey(JV) vs.Ludlow … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

Feb 4- ARPS SEPAC School Avoidance Parenting Workshop 1 Feb 5- MCAS Retake (Biology) Feb 6- MCAS Retake (Biology) Feb 10- S1 Grades Feb 12- Coffee with the Assistant Principal 7PM ARHS Library Feb 14- ARPS FPA Valentines Day Gala … Continue reading

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WinterFest Amherst This Weekend

For more information, please visit: https://www.amherstma.gov/3506/Winter-Fest Saturday, February 1 9:00am- Mini Golf Classic 10:00am-  Amherst Winter Farmers Market 10:00am- My Neighbor Totoro 10:00am- Greenhouse Tour and Food Tasting 2:00pm- WinterFest Polar Bear Splash 5:00pm- Luminaria 8:00pm- ARHS Boys Varsity Hockey … Continue reading

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On The Same Page Program at Jones Library

The Jones Library is holding its eighth On the Same Page community reading program, this year featuring the memoir Call Me American by author Abdi Nor Iftin.  A variety of programs are being offered to enrich the reading experience of this … Continue reading

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Teen Bookmaking Workshop @ Jones Library

On Tuesdays in February, from 5:30-6:30 PM, the Jones Library will offer a Teen Bookmaking Workshop (for ages 11-17). The event will be held in the Jones Library Crafts Room. February 4th.  We’ll learn about printmaking using linocut techniques and … Continue reading

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ARHS Athletic Games

JANUARY 17, 2020 Swimming @ West Springfield 4PM Indoor Track @ Smith College 6PM JANUARY 18, 2020 Nordic Ski @ Greylock 10AM Hockey (V) vs.Chicopee 7:30PM Girls Basketball (JV) vs. Hampshire  12PM Girls Basketball (V) vs. Hampshire  1:30PM

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Calculate College Costs

Use the college cost calculator below when you receive financial aid award letters to compare the aid you receive and determine your estimated college costs and balance due at each prospective college. Final costs for your selected college will be … Continue reading

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News for Seniors

As colleges review each financial aid application, they may request family documentation that supports the information reported on the application, a process called FAFSA Verification. What is FAFSA Verification? Verification is a process mandated by the Department of Education in … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

Jan 20 – No School; MLK Jr Day Jan 21 – Semester 2 Begins Jan 30- Chorale Lasagna Dinner Feb 5- MCAS Retake (Biology) Feb 6- MCAS Retake (Biology) Feb 10- S1 Grades Feb 12- Coffee with the Assistant Principal … Continue reading

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Free Community Dance Class on 1/31

First Congregational Church will host a free community dance class on Friday, January 31 from 6-7:30 pm in the chapel. “Express Yourself”! is open to kids, teens and adults in the Amherst community. Participants are invited to immerse themselves in … Continue reading

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Windham Orchestra Concerto Competition

Each year the Windham Orchestra hosts a Concerto Competition for high school age musicians.  2019 marks the 33rd year of this event.  The competition is an opportunity for students of all instruments, including voice, to audition for a panel of judges, receive … Continue reading

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Multi-Arts CIT Positions Available

For twenty years Multi-Arts, a non-for-profit organization, has fulfilled its mission of inspiring, guiding, and educating children in the performing and visual arts with innovative programs for children from 4 to 12 years old. Currently, we have several positions available for teens who … Continue reading

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Library Mini Golf Tournament 2/1

The Friends of the Jones Library 2nd Annual Mini Golf Classic will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 9 am to 4 pm at the Jones Library.   The event is sponsored by UMass Five College Federal Credit Union.  … Continue reading

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Your Spring Cleaning Helps ARHS Earn Money

Start your spring cleaning early and help ARHS earn *FREE* money Did you ever wonder why there’s a huge white donation bin as you drive into the school parking lot? This is one of the ARPS PGO’s effortless fundraisers – easy … Continue reading

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Let the ARHS Auditorium Shine!

There are so many bright stars within our Theater Company, Choral Ensembles, Bands and Orchestras, yet the theater lighting is so outdated that it’s hard to see them! The ARHS PGO and ARPS FPA are hoping to tune up the … Continue reading

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SEPAC Meeting Today

Please join us at our next meeting, tomorrow, Friday, January 3, at Fort River Elementary School.  We will discuss the results of the Special Education Parent Satisfaction Survey that was conducted by PCG (Public Consulting Group) last spring. Also, we … Continue reading

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Class of 2021-2022 Scholarship Opportunity

Students with a GPA of 2.5-4.0 GPA The Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to Commonwealth of Massachusetts students who demonstrate academic promise and aspirations for higher education.  This is an extremely competitive scholarship that requires significant … Continue reading

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Athletic Games Next Week

JANUARY 6,2020 Hockey (V) vs.Minnechaug 5:10PM Girls Basketball (JV)  @West Springfield  5:30PM Girls Basketball (V) @West Springfield  7PM JANUARY 7,2020  Alpine Ski Boys Basketball (F) @West Springfield  4PM Swimming vs.Chicopee  5PM Boys Basketball (JV) vs.West Springfield  5:30PM Boys Basketball (V)  … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

Jan 3-5 – Cabaret! Jan 8 – FASFA Day at ARHS 6:30 PM Jan 10 – DTE Concert Jan 13 – B Period Exam Jan 14 – C and E Period Exams Jan 15- D and F Period Exams; Early … Continue reading

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Jones Library Closed 1/8

The Jones Library, the North Amherst Library and the Munson Memorial Library will be closed all day on Wednesday January 8 for staff training.  If you happen to have library items that are due on January 8, that’s okay!  Please do … Continue reading

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