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Mensajes en Español

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Message from the principal: Senior Awards

Hello, The Senior Award ceremony will be virtual this year. It will take place on Wednesday, June 8th. We will be sending out the link with the time and other details soon. With Covid numbers still rising, and this event … Continue reading

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Staff appreciation lunch: your help needed!

The PGO will provide our annual thank-you lunch for ARHS staff on Friday, June 17. Please consider expressing your gratitude to the teachers, paras, and other staff who have worked with your student(s) this year by: Donating to help fund … Continue reading

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Important information for juniors

Juniors are in the process of requesting their teacher recommendations for next year! They should be sure to check their emails from Ms. Cuffee-Gray for more information. Ms. Cuffee-Gray is hosting a Common Application Virtual Overview for Juniors and Parents … Continue reading

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Not too late to order a yearbook!

Missed out on pre-ordering the 2022 Yearbook? No worries! The yearbook is for sale for immediate ordering at arps.picaboo.com! 

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Summer School Registration

Information on in-person summer school options for ARHS students, including a link to registration and where to direct any questions, can be found on this flyer.

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Hurricane Boosters upcoming events

Please join the Amherst Hurricane Athletic Boosters for the next meeting to be held outside of the High School cafeteria on May 25th at 6:00pm. This will be our first in person meeting in a couple of years! We will … Continue reading

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Graphic wins multiple awards

The Graphic was recently recognized as an online publication by the New England Scholastic Press Association. The paper won a Highest Achievement award and All New England award in its class. Individual students won Special Achievement Awards for News, Feature, … Continue reading

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Need some Hurricanes gear?

The online hurricane store is now open! The store will be open for only 2 weeks. Thanks for your support and go canes! 

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Mark your calendar

May 26: Common Application Virtual Overview for juniors & familiesMay 28: Senior prom @ 6pmMay 30: Memorial Day – no schoolMay 31: FPA Meeting 6:30 pmJune 2: Hurricane Boosters Summer Kick-off PartyJune 3: Last day of school for seniorsJune 10: … Continue reading

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Jones Library Teen Space Feedback Survey

The Jones Library is actively collecting feedback from the community on what they want the new teen space to look and feel like. We especially want to hear from teens on what they’d like to see in this new space. … Continue reading

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Superintendent’s update from 5/13

For a pdf version of the ARPS Update, please click here. Para obtener una versión de la actualización de ARPS en español, haga clic aquí Para uma versão do ARPS Update em português, clique aqui. During May, we are pleased to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month,  As noted by reporter … Continue reading

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Message from the Principal: Info for Seniors

Hello, Here is some more information about Prom and Seniors’ last days of school. Prom is almost here, and unfortunately, Covid is still a thing. In an attempt to try and prevent a potential large spread, we will be asking … Continue reading

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Very important MCAS info for all grades

(2.5 Hour Delay for students in Grades 9,11,12: May 17th & 18th) May 17–10th Grade students take the first section of the MCAS MATH 9am-11:30am (students may continue testing through the day as needed). STUDENTS IN GRADES 9, 11, 12 … Continue reading

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District message about indoor masking recommendation

The following email was sent to families on Tuesday, May 10: Dear ARPS Community: As we have done throughout the COVID pandemic, ARPS is continuing to work closely with the Amherst Health Department to monitor COVID data trends.  Over the past two … Continue reading

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Staff Appreciation Lunch Friday, June 17

We know it’s been yet another looong and difficult year for students – and also for staff and teachers. We would like to show our ARHS staff how much we value them with a delicious end-of-year luncheon catered by Wheelhouse … Continue reading

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Friends of Performing Arts Meeting 5/31

We’re looking for parents to join us to support the Arts in the schools! We are a 501(c)(3) organization of parents, guardians, and community members supporting the performing arts at Amherst Regional Public Schools.  We believe that all students should experience … Continue reading

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Superintendent’s update from May 6

For a pdf version of the ARPS Update, please click here. Para obtener una versión de la actualización de ARPS en español, haga clic aquí Para uma versão do ARPS Update em português, clique aqui. I am so thankful for the outstanding educators we are privileged to have in the Amherst, … Continue reading

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May 17-18: Math MCAS for 10th graders, 11:30 start for 9th, 11th, 12th gradersMay 28: Senior prom @ 6pmMay 31: FPA Meeting 6:30 pmJune 3: Last day of school for seniorsJune 10: Graduation @ 6pmJune 17: Last day of schoolJune … Continue reading

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Very important MCAS info for all grades

(2.5 Hour Delay for students in Grades 9,11,12: May 17th & 18th) May 17–10th Grade students take the first section of the MCAS MATH 9am-11:30am (students may continue testing through the day as needed). STUDENTS IN GRADES 9, 11, 12 … Continue reading

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For seniors: Info on prom and scholarships

Seniors can register for prom beginning Monday, May 9th. They can register during all lunches in the cafeteria. They must have a signed permission slip and payment to register. Permission slips are available in Guidance and were also emailed to seniors on … Continue reading

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Yearbook news

Pre-order is over, but you can still get your yearbook at https://store.shopyearbook.com/arps ! Just pay for shipping! If your student is a SENIOR on free OR reduced lunch and you have not yet ordered a yearbook because you cannot afford it, please contact Crystal … Continue reading

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Amherst Ultimate events this weekend

The Ultimate teams are excited to announce their first ever Friday night showcase featuring Premier Ultimate League all star players! The PUL is a professional ultimate league for women, non-binary, and trans athletes, so these are pro ultimate players coming … Continue reading

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Thank-you Thursdays: Volunteers still needed for 6/9

We need a couple more volunteers to bring purchased or homemade treats for the last Thank-you Thursday on June 9. Please sign up here.

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Textile donations still accepted

NOTE: all donations must be soft goods, bagged and placed in the bin You can help ARHS earn money by recycling your old linens and clothes in the white Bay state Textile bins by the ARHS parking lot. They accept … Continue reading

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Superintendent’s update from 4/29

For a pdf version of the ARPS Update, please click here. Para obtener una versión de la actualización de ARPS en español, haga clic aquí Para uma versão do ARPS Update em português, clique aqui. As I have shared in prior newsletters, April is Linguistic Heritage Month. As a culminating event, … Continue reading

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May 6: Ultimate ShowcaseMay 7: Healthy Living Festival & Human Rights Youth Hero Awards Info to be found hereMay 11: Early release @ 1:20pmMay 17-18: Math MCAS for 10th graders, 11:30 start for 9th, 11th, 12th gradersMay 28: Senior prom … Continue reading

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Message from the principal: Graduation and Prom

Hello ARHS Families, We have been receiving a lot of questions about Prom and Graduation. Here are some of the important things to know about each of these exciting events. The ARHS Graduation will be on Friday, June 10th at the … Continue reading

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For seniors: Final help with college decisions

Need to run your thinking regarding Life After ARHS by someone? Guidance Counselors will be outside of the Guidance Office ready to help you out on Friday during Plus Block. It’s the final week for seniors to evaluate their admission … Continue reading

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National Honor Society info for juniors and seniors

Juniors who are eligible to apply for National Honor Society (g.p.a. of at least a 3.0) should check their school email for an invitation and application link. (It was sent on April 14).  The deadline to submit an application is … Continue reading

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Hair: The Musical–rescheduled performance 4/29

The canceled final performance of the musical has been rescheduled for April 29. Information is available on the ticketing website.

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Ultimate Showcase features professional athletes!

Players from the women’s professional teams Portland Rising and NY Gridlock will play with Amherst girls in this first-ever showcase event. Come watch the action on Friday, May 6. 7:00 p.m. at the Amherst-Pelham Regional High School, 21 Mattoon St. … Continue reading

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April 29: Hair the MusicalApril 30: Prescription drug take-back dayApril 30: Town Wide Clean Up day Info to be found hereMay 1: Library Community Outreach Day Info to be found hereMay 1: ARPS Linguistic Heritage Month Celebration Info to be … Continue reading

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AEF Excellence Award Grants Announced

Congratulations to the 2022-23 Excellence Award Grant recipients! In its 28th year, the Amherst Education Foundation (AEF) is thrilled to announce a total of $35,269 in grants have been awarded in support of programs spread throughout the Amherst Regional Public Schools. … Continue reading

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Free summer program in computer science at UMass

Program Overview: The UMass Turing Summer Program is a three week-long summer program for High School students who have an interest in or would like to learn about Computer Science and how computing can be used to address challenges in areas … Continue reading

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Happy April Break!

There is no official PGO Newsletter this week; see below for a message that was mistakenly left out of last week’s newsletter. Esta semana no hay boletín oficial del PGO; véase a continuación un mensaje que se omitió por error … Continue reading

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National Honor Society info for juniors and seniors

Juniors who are eligible to apply for National Honor Society (g.p.a. of at least a 3.0) should check their school email for an invitation and application link. (It was sent on April 14).  The deadline to submit an application is … Continue reading

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Message from the Principal

Hello ARHS Families, I hope this message finds everyone in good health and spirits. I wanted to let you know that our bathroom monitors will be in place starting Monday, April 25th. There will be an announcement that morning reminding … Continue reading

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Superintendent’s update from 4/14

For a pdf version of the ARPS Update, please click here. Para obtener una versión de la actualización de ARPS en español, haga clic aquí Para uma versão do ARPS Update em português, clique aqui. Students across the country have benefited tremendously from the waivers Congress passed allowing universal access to … Continue reading

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Superintendent’s update from 4/8

For a pdf version of the ARPS Update, please click here. Para obtener una versión de la actualización de ARPS en español, haga clic aquí Para uma versão do ARPS Update em português, clique aqui. The month of April is Autism Awareness Month and serves as a time to acknowledge and … Continue reading

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Step-up Day for incoming 9th graders

On Thursday, April 28th Rising 9th graders will be hosted by student leaders for Step-Up day at ARHS.  They will meet in the Middle School Auditorium and walk up to the High School. They will tour the building, observe classes, and have … Continue reading

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Yearbook reminders

You can purchase the yearbook OR a parent ad at this link: https://store.shopyearbook.com/arps Every parent ad helps purchase a yearbook for a student on free/reduced lunch! The deadline to submit parent ads is April 22nd!

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Hair: The Musical–rescheduled performance 4/29

The canceled final performance of the musical has been rescheduled for April 29. Information is available on the ticketing website.

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New issue of The Graphic

Check out the newest issue of The Graphic, ARHS’s school newspaper. These news, club, sports, and feature articles are produced in a Journalistic Writing class at ARHS! Reading them is a great activity for the plus block or advisory study hall! : ) … Continue reading

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Free screening of Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER

The SPIFFY Coalition, along with some other coalitions in the region, are co-sponsoring a showing of the next Screenagers documentary. Filmmaker and physician Dr. Delaney Ruston takes the conversation around screens and teens to the next level with Screenagers NEXT … Continue reading

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Time for spring cleaning?

NOTE: all donations must be soft goods and placed in the bin! Have you ever noticed the two large white donation bins in the ARHS parking lot? You can help ARHS earn money by recycling your old linens and clothes … Continue reading

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