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The Maroon Envelope Fundraiser closes on Nov. 29th – Please Help Us Reach Our Fundraising Goal

We have $2400 to go to make our goal. Money raised through this fundraiser goes to support grants in the school–for instance, last year the PGO helped students buy supplies for a new mural in the school. Please consider making a … Continue reading

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STEM Opportunity for HS Students (Application Closes Dec. 15th)

Apply to be a part of the 23rd annual ASPIRE program in the Polymer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst! ASPIRE runs for five consecutive Saturday mornings (9 am-12 pm) starting January 7th, 2023. The event … Continue reading

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December and Holiday happenings!

So much to choose from! HERE is the December Amherst events calendar Click HERE for more activities…

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If you know of someone in need or if you, yourself, need a little support

The Amherst Survival Center is a community center that provides resources that help people to meet their basic needs. We provide free meals (community meals) and free groceries (food pantry, mobile programs, and fresh food distribution) and a free health clinic, as well … Continue reading

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Native American/Alaska Native Heritage Month

Each November, Native American Heritage Month celebrates the rich histories and diverse cultures of Indigenous people and communities.  This year’s Native American Heritage Month theme is “Revitalizing Indigenous Connections,” which reflects on how the living bonds of history and culture must … Continue reading

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Mark your calendar

Nov. 28: Winter sports startNov. 29: Maroon Envelope Fundraiser closes

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TODAY! Hurricanes Volleyball-Soccer Showdown @ HS gym

Hello ARHS parents! The Class of 2024 Student Council is holding the first-ever Hurricanes Volleyball-Soccer Showdown today at 6:00pm! Having just come off a hard-fought season, our Girls Varsity Volleyball team will go head-to-head against the Boys Varsity Soccer team … Continue reading

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Kudos to our fall athletes!

Sunday 11/13/22 both the boys and girls cross-country teams qualified for states! The girls cross-country team came in 1st and the boys cross country team came in 6th. The season comes down to All-State Saturday on Nov. 19 over the grounds of … Continue reading

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The school picture retake is on Nov. 21

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The PGO Coat Drive will end on Nov. 21

As you start to pull out coats for cooler weather, please do not get rid of those gently-used coats that no longer fit your family! The PGO winter coat drive will end on November 21st, 2022. We are looking to … Continue reading

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CAKE AUCTION (Tuesday, November 22)

Rules and Procedures 1. Pick up and Turn in blue forms with ingredient list and other information to the labeled box in the Main Office by Monday 11/21 2. Bring cakes before A period on Tuesday 11/22 to the Library, … Continue reading

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Native American/Alaska Native Heritage Month

Ryneldi Becenti is the highlighted athlete of the week. She became the first Native American to play in the WNBA when she played for the Phoenix Mercury in 1997.

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ARPS Biliteracy Program – Virtual Info Session on Nov. 21 at 6 pm

As a way of celebrating multilingualism and supporting students to strengthen the languages they speak at home, as well as the new languages that they are learning, ARPS offers a program called the Seal of Biliteracy. ZOOM LINK:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85391694073 Interpretation Available: Request HERE Questions: clementsa@arps.org

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ARHS and Family Center Holiday toy drive

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Winter sports start the Monday after Thanksgiving break

There is still time to sign-up. Sign-up here!  Deadline for registration is November 28, 2022

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The Maroon Envelope Fundraiser closes on Nov. 29th – please donate

Our goal is to raise $4,000 by November 29th, which is Giving Tuesday to fund grants for the art, science, and other classroom supplies outside the school budget; yearbooks and field trips for students eligible for free and reduced lunch; … Continue reading

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Mark your calendar

Nov. 18: Hurricanes Volleyball-Soccer Showdown @ AHRS gymNov. 19: Teen poetry workshop @ Jones LibraryNov. 21: Picture retake dayNov. 21: ARPS Biliteracy Program virtual info sessionNov. 21: Coat Drive endsNov. 22: Cake auctionNov 23-25: Thanksgiving breakNov. 28: Winter sports startNov. … Continue reading

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Teen poetry workshops @ Jones Library (the next workshop is tomorrow!)

Words Together — Students from the Amherst College Poetry Club are leading a series of poetry workshops for ages 12 to 18. The next workshop is Saturday, November 19, 4-5pm. Future workshops include Saturday, December 3, and Saturday, December 10 from 4-5pm. The workshops … Continue reading

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A Thank-You message from Anna Burns’s family 

Dear Friends, Our family just wanted to say thank you for all the love and support the ARHS and broader ARPS community have shared with our family over the past two months. Anna’s service on Sunday was so deeply meaningful to us … Continue reading

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Native American/Alaska Native Heritage Month – Native Veterans Procession and Dedication Ceremony on Nov. 11

NATIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN VETERANS MEMORIALHonoring the Military Service of Native Americans Native Veterans Procession and Dedication Ceremony Veterans Day, November 11, 2022Join the National Museum of the American Indian in honoring the exceptional military service of Native Americans in a … Continue reading

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Hurricanes Volleyball-Soccer Showdown

Hello ARHS parents! The Class of 2024 Student Council is excited to announce the first-ever Hurricanes Volleyball-Soccer Showdown. Having just come off a hard-fought season, our Girl’s Varsity Volleyball team will go head to head against the Boy’s Varsity Soccer … Continue reading

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REMINDER: The Advanced Placement (AP) exam fee collection is due Tuesday, November 15th at 10 am

The payment box is located in the main office. Be sure to include the payment form with your payment. For more information and to access the payment form click HERE

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Maroon Envelope Fundraiser closes on November 29th

The One Ask, Please Give! MAROON ENVELOPE FUNDRAISER is a month-long initiative to support our Student and Teacher Grant Program. Our goal is to raise $4,000 by November 29th to fund grants for the art, science, and other classroom supplies … Continue reading

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ARPS Biliteracy Program – Virtual Info Session on Nov. 21 at 6 pm

As a way of celebrating multilingualism and supporting students to strengthen the languages they speak at home, as well as new languages that they are learning, ARPS offers a program called the Seal of Biliteracy. ZOOM LINK:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85391694073 Interpretation Available: Request HERE Questions: clementsa@arps.org

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Sports News and Winter Sports Night on Wednesday, November 16, at 6 pm!

Boys soccer lost to Masconomet Regional High School in round 32 of the state tournament. Girls soccer lost to Whitman-Hanson Regional High School in the preliminary round of the state tournament. Volleyball lost in the sweet 16 to Duxbury High School. … Continue reading

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Support some of our students in need during the holiday season.

It is that time of year in which we appeal for your help to support some of our students in need during the holiday season.  It is the case that many of our students and their families continue to face … Continue reading

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PGO Coat Drive

Do you have winter coats in good condition that your family no longer needs? Or are you willing to purchase a new coat and donate it to an ARHS student who needs one? The PGO coat drive provides new and … Continue reading

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Recycle your unwanted clothing and help the PGO!

The textile bins outside ARHS accept old clothes, shoes, accessories, and linens. You can bring your unwanted items there AND help the PGO since we earn a rebate for every pound collected! Click here for a flyer that details all … Continue reading

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Mark your calendar

Nov 16 Winter Sports Nights @ the ARHS gymnasium at 6pm Nov 21: Picture retake dayNov 23-25: Thanksgiving break

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Students bring their passion and talent – The Drake provides the stage, the lights, the mic, and the venue

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Memorial service on Nov. 6th

Please join us in a memorial service to celebrate the life of Anna Burns.  Click here for details.

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Nov. 16: Winter Sports Night 

@ the ARHS gymnasium at 6:00 pm

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Maroon Envelope Fundraiser

Today jumpstarts the One Ask, Please Give! MAROON ENVELOPE FUNDRAISER, a month-long initiative to support our Student and Teacher Grant Program. Our goal is to raise $4,000 by #GivingTuesday to fund grants for the art, science, and other classroom supplies … Continue reading

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FOR SENIORS: Events and Resources (week of November 7th)

Click HERE to access information on (and to sign-up) And more!

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Congratulations, fall athletes!

The MS boys and girls cross country runners, HS girls cross country runners and the HS volleyball team are the 2022 Western Massachusetts Champions! The HS boys cross country team came in close and finished second against Longmeadow. Field hockey and boys’ soccer lost in … Continue reading

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PGO Coat Drive

Do you have winter coats in good condition that your family no longer needs? Or are you willing to purchase a new coat and donate it to an ARHS student who needs one? The PGO coat drive provides new and … Continue reading

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Recycle your unwanted clothing and help the PGO!

The textile bins outside ARHS accept old clothes, shoes, accessories, and linens. You can bring your unwanted items there AND help the PGO since we earn a rebate for every pound collected! Click here for a flyer that details all … Continue reading

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Nov 8: No school (Teacher work day)Nov 8: Election DayNov 11: No school (Veterans’ Day)Nov 16 Winter Sports Nights @ the ARHS gymnasium at 6PM Nov 21: Picture retake dayNov 23-25: Thanksgiving break

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Native American/Alaska Native Heritage Month

It’s Native American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month! Dawn Kelly Adams is the highlighted athlete of the week.

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Call for K-12 Artists: The 11th Annual Cool Science Artwork Competition

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! We are excited to announce the 11th annual Cool Science Artwork Competition.  Please share this invitation with parents, teachers, mentors, community members, and students who are interested in the arts and/or sciences.  This year’s deadline is January 13, 2023. For … Continue reading

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South Asian fall festival on November 5th

3:30 to 6:00 pm at the Unitarian Meetinghouse, 121 North Pleasant St. Click HERE for further details!

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FREE events at the Drake performing arts venue in Amherst

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Teenage Drivers Needed for UMass Research

Are you 16 to 18 years old? Did you get your driving license less than 6 months ago? If YES, you can participate in a UMass paid study!

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Memorial service

Please join us in a memorial service to celebrate the life of Anna Burns.  Click here for details.

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Life after ARHS: Information for juniors and seniors

All students should be regularly checking their emails for vital information from their teachers, counselors, and administrators. SENIORS AND JUNIORS especially should be checking emails sent by Ms. Cuffee-Gray, Miss Garrity, or our AmeriCorps volunteer, Kelsey Dharmakeerthi!  Seniors should practice their college readiness … Continue reading

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