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ARPS Friends of Performing Arts Fall Meeting on 10/16

The ARPS Friends of Performance Arts will meet on October 16, 2019 at 7 p.m in the library. In our first year, the FPA held four major fundraisers and raised more than $3500. Come to help envision and plan fundraising … Continue reading

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News For Seniors

SPECIAL EVENTS and ARHS INTERNAL DEADLINES DATE EVENT October 24 2020-2021 FAFSA and CSS Profile available for completion; Use 2018 federal income tax return; complete fin aid forms ASAP.  Meet fin aid deadlines October 21 Teacher recommendations due in Naviance for students w/ … Continue reading

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Student Athlete Meeting 10/16

Students interested in creating an NCAA Clearinghouse account (https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/)are invited to join ARHS Athletic Director, Victoria Stewart and ARHS College and Career Advisor, Deidre Cuffee-Gray on October 16th at 2:30 pm (location TBA) — Deidre Cuffee-Gray also has “College in … Continue reading

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Understanding the IEP Workshop on 10/21

Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP will be held on October 21, 2019 from 6 pm to 8 pm in the ARMS library professional development center. This free workshop for parents/guardians and professionals is sponsored by the Special Education Parent Advisory … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

Oct 14- Indigenous People’s Day- No School Oct 16- PSATS Administered at ARHS Oct 17- Summit Academy Open House 5:00-6:30 Oct 23- Early Release Oct 23-26- ARHS Theater Company Presents Bing Bong! Oct 29- School Picture Make-Up Day Nov 1- … Continue reading

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Jones Library Teen Events

Following are upcoming events for teenagers at the Jones Library: The first is a special program we developed in partnership with Special Collections in honor of Jones Library’s Centennial Celebration. We’ll look back at what life was like 100 years … Continue reading

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College Admissions Program at Jones Library on 10/22

Does the college admissions process seem overwhelming and confusing?  And just what do those initials mean?  Jill Margaret Shulman, author of College Admissions Cracked, will shed a light on the process for parents of the college-bound in a presentation on Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Amherst Boys & Girls Club Programs

The Amherst Boys & Girls Club offers an After School Program. The After School Program is open to all members ages 6 to 18. Hours: Monday through Friday 2:30 to 6:00 p.m. The Club will be open 12:00 to 6:00  p.m. … Continue reading

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ABC Fall Foliage Run on 10/19

Please join us for the 48th Annual Fall Foliage And Cider Run on Saturday, October 19th. Run or walk to support Amherst A Better Chance and enjoy a cup of cider at the finish line! The walk/run starts at Amherst … Continue reading

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Camp Howe Donations Sought After Vandalism

Camp Howe in Goshen was recently vandalized. See https://www.gazettenet.com/Camp-Howe-vandalism-29027458 Fort River School has a long-standing relationship with Camp Howe.  The director, Terrie, has welcomed students from the school for many years. A GoFundMe page has been linked below. https://www.gofundme.com/f/terrie039s-campaign-for-camp-howe-inc

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Auction to Benefit Friends of Children on 11/1

Friends of Children will hold a benefit arts auction, “Focus on the Arts” on November 1st from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley Avenue, Northampton.  The auction will benefit work young adults who … Continue reading

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Music Ensemble Trip Info Session on 10/7

There will be an informational meeting for the music ensembles’ trip to Philadelphia on Monday, October 7th at 7:00 pm in the ARHS auditorium. The meeting will be an important one to attend if interested in the trip.  The itinerary, … Continue reading

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$10,000 JFK Library Scholarship; Apply By 1/17/20

Attention high school students in grades 9-12 attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; US students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program; and US citizens attending schools overseas: The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library … Continue reading

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Sene-Gambian Scholars Welcome New Participants

The Sene-Gambian Scholars program, which conducts exchange trips to West Africa, has begun its fall activities. These activities will include a field trip to the African Market and “Little Senegal” in Harlem and seeing a play by Nigerian writer Wole … Continue reading

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Select “ARPS PGO” Through Florence Bank Community Choice Grant!!

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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AEF Trivia Bee on 10/24

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the 25th Annual AEF Trivia Bee: Thursday, October 24th, 2019 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Amherst Middle School Auditorium hosted by Mindy Domb, State Representative, 3rd Hampshire District, MA! Doors open at 5:30 pm for … Continue reading

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Hip Hop, Modern & Ballet Classes at Amherst Ballet

At Amherst Ballet, various dance classes are offered for high school students of all levels. Classes are taught by notable instructors including Junichi Fukuda (internationally active choreographer), Madeleine Bonn (Jose Mateo principal dancer), Stephanie Shumway (Deerfield Academy faculty member), and … Continue reading

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LSSE Programs

Amherst Leisure Services offers the following programs for middle and high school age students: Drama: Acting and Improvisation for ages 12-15 with Margarita Bonifaz – Thursdays 3:00-4:15pm starting 10/3 Amherst Youth Basketball (AYBL) for girls and boys, grades k-12. Jamboree … Continue reading

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How to Talk So Your Legislators Will Listen

Brush up on your civics savviness and join us at the next event in a monthly series of programs on civics and democracy in the Woodbury Room of the Jones Library at 3 pm on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Learn … Continue reading

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Coffee with Principal Gene Jones

Principal Gene Jones will host his first Coffee and Conversation with the Principal on Wednesday, September 18th at 7PM in the ARHS Library.  He will be updating the ARHS Community on his thoughts and priorities about the year ahead. Light … Continue reading

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ARHS Athletic Games This Week

Following are athletic games that will be held this week: FRIDAY: SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 Girls Soccer (JV+V) vs. Palmer 4pm Volleyball (JV) vs. Springfield Central 4pm Volleyball (V) vs. Springfield Central 5pm Football (V) vs. Agawam 7pm SATURDAY: SEPTEMBER 14, … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

Sept 13- Community Kick Off Day Sept 18- Coffee with Principal Gene Jones 7PM ARHS Library Sept 23-27- Spirit Week Sept 24- School Picture Day Sept 25- Early Release Sept 26- Spirit Week Bonfire 8-9 PM at ARHS Oct 3- … Continue reading

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ABC Run/Walk On 10/19

5K Run (or walk) to support Amherst A Better Chance on October 19, 2019 and enjoy a cup of cider at the finish line! The walk begins at 9:30 am and the run begins at 10:00 am. Both start at … Continue reading

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Enjoy the Long Weekend

Monday, September 2, 2019 is Labor Day. There will be no school.  Enjoy the long weekend.

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Part-time Openings at ARPS Schools

The Nutrition Department currently has part-time openings as well as a need for substitutes for kitchen staff.  Each of the schools in the district has openings.  The hours range from 2-5 hours a day several days a week. For further … Continue reading

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College Planning Announcements

College Planning Announcements: Senior Survey in Naviance – Ready to meet with the ARHS College & Career Advisor for your Senior Meeting? Ready to sit with your Guidance Counselor so that they can write your college recommendation? All seniors must complete … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

Sept 2- Labor Day; No School Sept 12 – Emergency Procedures Drill/ Club and Activities Fair Sept 12- New Students/ 9th Grade Parents Night 7PM Sept 13- Community Kick Off Day Sept 23-27- Spirit Week Sept 24- School Picture Day … Continue reading

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Amherst BID Block Party on 9/19

The Amherst BID’s Annual Celebrate Amherst Block Party Celebrates the Businesses, Culture & Community of Downtown Amherst on September 19, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Music at the Futurliner Stage with WRSI’s DJ Kaliis and at The River … Continue reading

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Audition for LSSE’s Matilda The Musical

Audition for LSSE’s Matilda the Musical on September 13, 14, 15, with callbacks September 16.  The production will be staged in January 2020. To make an appointment call Amherst Leisure Services at 413-259-3065. If you haven’t signed up for your audition slot … Continue reading

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Northampton Community Rowing Open to ARHS Students

We are starting our high school program this week which encompasses 7th grade all the way to 12th grade. We are looking to make the program more competitive minded and are looking to grow the group. We mostly have athletes … Continue reading

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Jones Library Programs on Civics and Democracy

Brush up on your civics savviness with this first in an upcoming series of programs on civics and democracy in the Woodbury Room of the Jones Library at 7 pm on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. Amherst’s former State Rep. Solomon … Continue reading

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Pilgrims of Woodstock

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the musical event at Woodstock in the Woodbury Room of the Jones Library at 4 pm on Saturday, September 14, 2019. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the famed event, author and popular culture historian … Continue reading

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Class of 2019 Information

Thank you for your support of our Interim Leadership Team this year. I wanted to send you a summary of upcoming events for seniors. Friday May 31st—Seniors pick up caps, gowns and tickets during all lunches outside the cafeteria. Seniors dismissed … Continue reading

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STE MCAS on 6/4-6/5

STE MCAS INFORMATION: The Science and Technology/Engineering MCAS will be given to all 10th grade students at 7:45 a.m. next Tuesday and Wednesday, June 4thand 5th.  Students not participating in MCAS will have a late arrival of 9:45 a.m. on both … Continue reading

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Class of 2021 Rainbow Run on 6/1

“Come one, Come all! ARHS is having its very Rainbow Run, hosted by the Class of 2021 on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the Summit Academy parking lot. Walk/run a course around the high school and the … Continue reading

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Help Wanted: ARHS Staff Appreciation Luncheon

On Friday, June 14 ARHS parents and guardians will thank the entire staff for their work with a scrumptious lunch catered by Wheelhouse Farm. There are several ways YOU can show your appreciation for our amazing staff and help with … Continue reading

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Chinese Language Lessons

The New England Academy of Chinese Language & Culture meets on Sundays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at ARMS during the school year to provide Chinese language and culture instruction. As part of an agreement with the district, the program … Continue reading

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Vaping Workshop on 5/14

Many schools across the country, including our own, have seen an increase in the use of e-cigarettes among middle and high school students. In September 2018, the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Commissioner Riley and the MA Department … Continue reading

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Join AEF in A Toast to 25 Years on May 30th

Tickets are now available! We hope you can join us on Thursday, May 30, 2019, for a festive evening of fun! It’s the party of the season, and we don’t want you to miss it! AEF honors YOU, our generous supporters, as we celebrate 25 … Continue reading

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Amherst Ultimate Invitational This Weekend

Come to the 28th Annual Amherst Invitational on May 11-12, 2019 to see the 32 top teams compete in this exciting tournament. Games generally run from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. The event is free but food and merchandise will be … Continue reading

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Autism Vendor Fair on 4/4

Autism Specialists present a Vendor Fair for parents and family of students with autism. The fair will be on April 4, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at ARMS. This station-based workshop will include opportunities to talk to agencies … Continue reading

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Community Service or Counselor in Training for Teens:

For nineteen 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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Daffodil Run 4/28/19

The 9th Annual  Daffodil Run is a festive Springtime 5K run/walk or 10K run to support Big Brother/Big Sisters, taking place on Sunday, April 28, 2019. This event draws over 1,000 people to Kendrick Park in downtown Amherst. The Daffodil … Continue reading

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ARHS Presents Tuck Everlasting

ARHS is thrilled to present Tuck Everlasting: The Musical on March 7-9 at 7:30 pm and March 9 at 2:00 pm. This family-friendly show is based on the young adult novel of the same name and follows the adventures 11 … Continue reading

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Buy A Carnation!

The ARHS student council of the Class of 2021 will be selling single and small bouquets of carnations as well as goody bags of chocolates during the winter musical, “Tuck Everlasting,” to send to participating members of the musical group! … Continue reading

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GCC Reality Fair on 3/21

12th Grade Parent/Guardians:  This is a reminder that  Monday, March 11th is the deadline to return permission slips to allow seniors to attend the GCC Reality Fair on March 21. Seniors received an email from Mr. Sadiq with the link to the online … Continue reading

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Spring Sports Night Moved to 3/12

Spring Sport Night has been rescheduled to Tuesday, March 12th. 6:30 p.m. in the ARHS Gym. This is an evening for both parents/guardians & student-athletes.

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Parent Athletic Winter Feedback

The Athletic Office is hoping to gather feedback from parents/guardians on their child’s winter sports experience. All answers are confidential. Your feedback is very beneficial to the program. Thank you for your time. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScxbpXCEi1XSMVGc32kG81do5pvWCJeJFnaYYPjDWQtrtFjSA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1

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Non-Profit Friends of ARPS Performing Arts Formed

We are proud to announce the formation of the Amherst Regional Public Schools Friends of Performing Arts, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization of parents, guardians, students, and community members committed to providing support for high-quality education in the performing arts at … Continue reading

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Three Minute Thesis Competition @ Jones Library

UMass-Amherst brings their Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition to the Jones Library on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 3:00 pm in the Woodbury Room. Graduate students at UMass-Amherst conduct exciting research on a variety of timely topics, from food safety … Continue reading

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