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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so many bright stars within our Theater Company, Choral Ensembles, Bands and Orchestras, yet the theater lighting is so outdated that it’s hard to see them!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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Vote For ARPS PGO in Florence Bank Grants

Each year, Florence Bank gives away $100,000 to community non-profits through its Community Choice grants program. Florence Bank customers vote for the non-profit of their choice & all non-profits getting at least 50 votes receive a grant.  The non-profits receiving … Continue reading

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Sign Up for FAFSA Assistance

Get professional assistance from area college financial aid reps  to complete your FAFSA. Check your financial aid deadlines for your schools, they are coming up. Please fill the house and make sure your a eligible for both need and merit … Continue reading

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Novelist Visits LGBTQ Class

Poet and novelist Ocean Vuong (MacArthur Genius Grant winner and 2019 National Book Award Finalist) visited Sara Barber-Just’s LGBTQ Literature class last week. Students from another LGBTQ Lit. class, Contemporary Lit. students, SAGA members, and Lit Club leaders joined us, … Continue reading

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Pre-Order Your ARHS Yearbook

Remember that you can pre-order your yearbook, submit a parent ad, or submit photos for consideration all on one page at arps.picaboo.com! SENIORS! Two important announcements! 1) SENIOR PHOTOS ARE DUE ON THE 20TH of December! We only have 14 submissions so … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

Dec 20 – Senior Yearbook Photos Due (No Exceptions) Dec 23 – Jan 1- No School Winter Break Jan 3-5 – Cabaret! Jan 8 – FASFA Day at ARHS 6:30 PM Jan 10 – DTE Concert Jan 13 – B … Continue reading

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LSSE Youth Winter Programs

LSSE is now offering youth winter programs.  Following is the link for their complete program guide: https://www.amherstma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/49237/Leisure-Times-Winter-2020  

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Register for Amherst Youth Basketball

LSSE’s Amherst Youth Basketball League starts January 4, 2020.  Following are the divisions: K-2 (Coed, $115), 2-8 ($145) and 8-12 ($155). Games are on Saturdays and Sundays.  A fee subsidy applies. For more information, visit http://www.lsse.org.

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Giving Tuesday Donations Welcome Until 12/31

Giving Tuesday raised $1685 for the ARHS house lights.  You can still donate until  December 31st via our Mighty Cause site to donate (https://givingtuesday.mightycause.com/story/Arhspgo) or the ARHS PGO Facebook page. The ARHS PGO will be partnering with the ARPS Friends … Continue reading

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Seal of Biliteracy Meeting 12/9

Join us for an information session for Seal of Biliteracy and an ELPAC Meeting on Monday, 12/9/19 at the Wildwood Cafeteria from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.  Childcare and pizza will be provided and bring a dish to share. Details within … Continue reading

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SEPAC Meeting on 12/11

Please join us at our next meeting, Wednesday, December 11, in the Middle School’s ETL conference. We will discuss the District’s Special Education Budget and progress that is being made to address Americans with Disabilities Act deficiencies as detailed in … Continue reading

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College Application Info for Seniors

This is a reminder that requests for school application materials to be sent to all colleges with January 1 and January 15 deadlines should be entered into Naviance by next Monday, December 9.  Transcripts must also be requested in Naviance, … Continue reading

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ARHS French Dinner on 12/10

Get tickets now for the French dinner on December 10th! Come enjoy a night of exciting cultural experience and delicious Francophone cuisine presented by the ARHS French students and the French Club. The cultural show will include poetry, music, singing … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

Dec 10 – French Dinner Dec 12 – Combined Concert (Philharmonia, Symphony Band, Concert Choir) Dec 13 – Dance Program Performance Dec 20 – Senior Yearbook Photos Due (No Exceptions) Dec 23 – Jan 1- No School Winter Break Jan … Continue reading

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Merry Maple Lighting Tonight

The Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce and the Amherst Business Improvement District invite you to ring in the holiday season with the Amherst community. 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Fire Station Open House 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Storytelling with Mia Cabana, Jones Library’s … Continue reading

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LSSE Survey on Strategic Planning

Amherst Leisure Services & Supplemental Education (LSSE) is working on a new strategic plan! The plan will be based on a shared community vision that sets priorities and prepares us for the future. If you live in or around Amherst, we want to … Continue reading

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Jones Library Events for Teens

There are a few December events coming up for teens at the Jones Library that I wanted to share. 1)      Teen Metalsmithing Workshop at Jones Library Tuesday 12/10 4:30-6 PM Join local artist Heather Beck to learn metalsmithing techniques and … Continue reading

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ARHS Football Team in Semifinals Saturday

The Hurricanes remain unbeaten at 10-0, and will now face Central Mass. champion Northbridge in the sectional state semifinals at Westfield State University on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 11:00 a.m. Come support the team!

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Vote for the ARPS PGO at Florence Savings Bank

Each year, Florence Bank gives away $100,000 to community non-profits through its Community Choice grants program. Florence Bank customers vote for the non-profit of their choice & all non-profits getting at least 50 votes receive a grant.  The non-profits receiving … Continue reading

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ARHS Winter Sports Night on 11/25

ARHS Winter Sports Night will be held on Monday, November 25, 2019 from 6 pm to 7 pm in the gymnasium. Come meet get information; meet the coaches and register for sports.

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Financial Aid Information for Seniors

Please take some time to check your messages in Naviance. There is important financial aid information here every week. Use this to make sure you are on top of things! Remember we are hosting a second FAFSA Day on 2/8 … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

Nov 26 – Fall Choral Concert (Chorale &  Hurricane Singers) Wesley United Church, Hadley  Nov 27 -29 – Thanksgiving Recess-  No School Dec 3 – GivingTuesday Dec. 5-7 – Theater Company Presents Twelfth Night Dec 6 – Merry Maple Dec … Continue reading

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Autism Goes to College Film Screening

You are invited to attend a free film screening of Autism Goes to College. This documentary followed five students on the autism spectrum as they navigate college. Immediately following the film will be a panel discussion. Free pizza and salad will … Continue reading

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Jones Library Seeks Volunteers for Accessibility Subcommittee

The Jones Library Board of Trustees in Amherst seeks five dedicated volunteers with knowledge and expertise in accessibility and all this term encompasses to serve on the Library‘s newly established Jones Library Accessibility Subcommittee.  Under the direction of the Library‘s … Continue reading

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The Graphic: Principal Jones Excited to Lead ARHS

Following is an article written by Casey Flueckiger which was published in The Graphic. New principal Gene Jones said that his first two months at the helm have been “very smooth” and that he’s excited about what the remainder of … Continue reading

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Scholarships Available

Local Scholarships Use Naviance and keep an eye out for ARHS scholarship listing and application. Community Foundation of Western MA http://communityfoundation.org/scholarships/apply/ Big Y https://www.bigy.com/Community/Scholarships

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Mark Your Calendars

Nov 11- Veteran’s Day- No School  Nov 13- Coffee with the ARHS College Counselor 7 pm Nov 14-16 – Theater Company presents Briefs Nov 15 – Deadline to Register for AP Exams Nov 21 – Combined Concert (Wind, Jazz and … Continue reading

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Amherst Job Fair on 11/12

On Tuesday, November 12th from 4:30-6:30 PM join the Town of Amherst, the Amherst Regional Public Schools, the US Census Bureau and members of the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce for a job fair in the Glass Room of the … Continue reading

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Amherst Ballet Offers Free Indian Dance Workshop

Learn about Indian Culture, Experience Indian Dance, and Enjoy Indian Cuisine at Amherst Ballet! Amherst Ballet is hosting a free Indian Dance Workshop led by Ms. Monica Bhowmik as the first of its World Dance Workshop series. The workshop will … Continue reading

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Go to School While Your Kids Are in School

The Literacy Project, 742 Main Street, offers free weekday morning classes. The organization offers basic skills, high school equivalency and college readiness. The Literary Project is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.   For further information call … Continue reading

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Amherst Boys & Girls Club Fall Fund Drive

We are asking all our friends and supporters in the community to help us provide worthwhile programs and activities for our youth. Your support will enable us to continue the many successful programs that are offered at the club, as well … Continue reading

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Register Your Stop & Shop Card Today!

Here’s an easy way to support ARHS online – at no cost to you! Do you shop at Stop & Shop? Do you have a loyalty card? Join the 2,400 other ARHS parents, staff, and alumni who have registered their cards … Continue reading

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ARHS Sports Schedule

OCTOBER 28, 2019 Football (JV) vs. South Hadley 4pm Girls Soccer (JV) vs. Frontier Regional 5pm Girls Soccer (V) vs. Frontier Regional 7pm Golf States TBD OCTOBER 29, 2019 Boys Soccer (JV) @ Quabbin 5pm Boys Soccer (V) @ Quabbin … Continue reading

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Yearbooks are Available for Pre-Order Online

Yearbooks are available for pre-order online at arps.picaboo.com! If you are a student on free/reduced lunch who wants a reduced price yearbook, email Miss Garrity (garrityc@arps.org) to get your coupon code. The deadline for applying for a coupon code is NOVEMBER … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

Oct 25-26- ARHS Theater Company Presents Bing Bong! Oct 29- School Picture Make-Up Day Nov 1- LAST Day to request reduce yearbook price Nov 5- Curriculum Day- No School  Nov 11- Veteran’s Day- No School  Nov 13- Coffee with the … Continue reading

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LSSE To Host Community Meeting on 10/29 Re: Strategic Plan

We are very excited to announce that Amherst Leisure Services has partnered with the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute to carry out a recreational programming needs assessment and comprehensive strategic plan. The final plan will provide our department with a … Continue reading

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Amherst Athletic Boosters to Meet on 11/4/19

The next Amherst Athletic Boosters meeting will be held on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the ARHS library. The group is a non-profit private charitable foundation organized to benefit Amherst sports.  

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Zine Club at Jones Library

Zine Club is a monthly meetup for teens to work on making zines, comics, collages, bullet journals, and other types of analog paper arts. This month we’ll be focusing on using different types of speech and thought bubbles in comics … Continue reading

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Meet the ARHS Main Office Staff

Meet the ARPS main office staff members Jammie Bruni, left and Lirey Rodriguez, right. Lirey is new to the main office this year and works there full-time. Jammie divides her time between the main office and the central office.

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Deidre Cuffee-Gray New College Counselor

Deidre Cuffee-Gray has been named the new ARHS new college and career counselor. Ms. Cuffee-Gray has been the Department Co-Chair and College-Bound Counselor at The Springfield Renaissance School in Springfield for the past eleven years.  There she built the college … Continue reading

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Victoria Stewart New ARPS Athletic Director

Victoria Stewart has been named Athletic Director for Amherst Public Schools. Stewart is a 2012 Amherst Regional High School graduate. Stewart, a star basketball player on Amherst Regional’s team and then captain of the University of Massachusetts Amherst basketball squad, … Continue reading

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Register for AP Exams by 11/15

The time to register for AP Exams is here. The final deadline, without incurring a $40 late registration fee from the CollegeBoard, is November 15th. The full cost of each AP Exam is $94, and the reduced fee is $53. … Continue reading

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Sene-Gambian Scholars Meeting on 10/16

The Sene-Gambian Scholars program, which conducts exchange trips to West Africa, will be holding a meeting for students and parents interested in the Spring 2020 exchange trip to Senegal and The Gambia on Wednesday, October 16, at 6 p.m. in … Continue reading

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ARHS Sports Schedule

Following is the sports schedule for this week and next week: OCTOBER 14, 2019 Volleyball (V) Tournament @ AIC TBD Boys Soccer (JV+V) @ Mount Greylock 1pm Football (JV) vs. Putnam 4pm Girls Soccer (JV+V) vs. Springfield 4pm OCTOBER 15, … Continue reading

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Order Your 2019-20 Yearbook

2019-20 yearbooks are available for pre-order at arps.picaboo.com! If you are on free/reduced lunch and would like to access a coupon code to purchase the yearbook at a reduced price, email Crystal Garrity at garrityc@arps.org. Do you have pictures from Spirit Week, … Continue reading

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