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Holiday Wishes

Wishing all our teachers, students, staff, parents, and wider school community a very happy and peaceful Christmas and every good wish for 2023.

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AEF’s Winter Stars In Our Schools closes on December 31st!

Is there a teacher or staff member that has made a difference in your child’s life this year? Make a donation to December’s Stars In Our Schools Campaign in their honor and Amherst Education Foundation will send a note of … Continue reading

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The newest issue of The Graphic is live!

Hello, all, I wanted to share the newest issue of The Graphic, ARHS’s school newspaper.  I am incredibly impressed by my Journalistic Writing students’ tireless work on this issue. They covered a lot of hard-hitting news (from the turf project to building … Continue reading

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Life After ARHS Newsletter – Week of 12/19

Hello, Class of 2023 Parents and Guardians –  Please check in with your seniors to check if they’ve fully completed their college applications, FAFSA & CSS Applications, and/or signed up for apprenticeship/GAP Year information sessions! Don’t miss financial aid and … Continue reading

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Support the Amherst Hurricanes T.U.R.F. Project

Have you heard? The Amherst Hurricane Athletic Boosters in collaboration with the ARPS is raising awareness and seeking support for a new 8-lane track and synthetic turf field with permanent stands and lighting at ARHS.  If you are interested in learning more … Continue reading

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ARHS SPORTS NEWS

Click HERE to access the Frequently Asked Questions  ALPINE BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL BOYS JVA BASKETBALL BOYS JVB BASKETBALL GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL GIRLS JVA BASKETBALL BOYS VARSITY ICE HOCKEY BOYS JV ICE HOCKEY GIRLS ICE HOCKEY BOYS INDOOR TRACK  GIRLS INDOOR … Continue reading

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Scholarship opportunity for juniors!

Yale’s Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration (RITM) will bestow the Yale Bassett Award for Community Engagement on a select number of high school juniors in the United States (class of 2024). Award winners will demonstrate … Continue reading

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Dec 23: PreK-12 Early ReleaseDec 24-Jan 2: Winter Break

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Jones Library Inclusive- Inclusive Bathroom Conversations

The Jones Library Building Committee is seeking input on the design of its inclusive bathrooms for the renovation/expansion project. To make sure we have feedback from the community on the design, please click HERE to access more information, a survey, and community … Continue reading

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ARHS SPORTS News!

The ARHS Game Schedule BY TEAMS can be accessed HERE Click HERE to access the Frequently Asked Questions. Sports School Store Participants needed for concussion research UMass– Sports Management & Leadership Academy Details about the Summer 2023 program are coming … Continue reading

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The Maroon Envelope Fundraiser continues until December 30th – see how we support our students

Our goal was to raise $4,000 by November 29th, which was 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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All-Ensemble Winter Concert, December 20th @ 6pm

All Ensemble Winter ConcertTuesday, December 20thCall at 6pm, Concert at 7pmARHS Auditorium Did you know that the ARHS Theater Company produces an average of six productions a year, with ample opportunities to perform, direct, design, and do tech work? Look … Continue reading

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AMAZONsmile: How to support ARPS for free!

Every little bit counts! When Millions of supporters shop at AmazonSmile charitable donations quickly add up. As of September 2022, Amherst Regional Public Schools Parent Guardian Organization has raised $3,263.30.  To support the Amherst Regional Public Schools shop by AmazonSmile, below are the … Continue reading

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Reducing and preventing related health consequences, disease, accidents, and injuries

We are about to begin the Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment program (SBIRT) with 9th-grade students.  All screenings will be conducted confidentially in private 1:1 sessions by our school nurses or counselors who have been trained in SBIRT by … Continue reading

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Dec. 20: All-Ensemble Winter ConcertDec 23: PreK-12 Early ReleaseDec 24-Jan 2: Winter Break

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TEXTILES

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 detailing all the accepted items–note … Continue reading

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PGO Coat Drive: THANK YOU!

Thank you to all who donated! We collected over sixty coats which will help students keep warm this winter. With a special thank you to Greenfield Savings Bank, Jones Library,    Amherst Chamber of Commerce, and Nina from Shine Laundromat.

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Amherst Community Theater production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”

This promises to be a truly special event, with the lavish sets, live orchestra, and spectacular singing and dancing you’ve come to expect. And best of all, you’ll see lots of your students, families, and colleagues on the stage and behind … Continue reading

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This week at ARHS SPORTS!

Click HERE to access the Frequently Asked Questions 

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2022-2023 National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Scholar/Essay Application

Purpose of Scholarship: In accordance with the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association’s (NIAAA) purpose to promote, facilitate, and increase the knowledge and understanding of the vital role of interscholastic athletics in the educational system, this scholarship program will foster and acknowledge the partnership … Continue reading

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Life After ARHS Newsletter – Week of 12/9

This Week’s Newsletter: Early Decision, Restricted Early Action and Early Decisions FAFSA Completion Support Learning Disabilities MEFA Podcast Undocumented Students and College Planning Pathways Days! ARHS Alums Return! Click HERE to access the Life After ARHS Newsletter. 

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New submission deadline for senior photo: Jan. 27

The deadline to submit senior photos, baby photos, and senior quotes has been extended to JANUARY 27TH, 2023. If students do not submit a photo, their student ID photo will be used. Email Ms. Betke-Brunswick with any questions at betkebrunswicke@arps.org Click … Continue reading

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For Early Decision/ Restrictive Early Action applicants!

Hello, ED/REA applicants! We know your decisions are starting to come in. Please know that whatever decisions the colleges make, we are SO PROUD of you for putting in the work to apply early and putting yourself out there.  Click … Continue reading

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Free COVID-19Vaccine Clinics @ Amherst Survival Center

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Dec 23: PreK-12 Early ReleaseDec 24-Jan 2: Winter Break

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ARHS is looking for parent volunteers

We are looking for parent volunteers to help us monitor the bathrooms and hallways. Volunteers will be stationed outside of our bathrooms and would be responsible for signing students in and out and reporting any misuse of the bathrooms to … Continue reading

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Winter practices started, and congrats to the fall student-athletes!

Winter practices started! Please see the practice schedule on the athletic webpage!  Congratulations to all the fall student-athletes! Check out some of the highlights below

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Show Your Support for the Girls Basketball Team

We are getting ready for a big year for Canes Girls Basketball! This year for the first time, the Varsity team has been invited to play in a tournament in December against some of the more competitive team in New England. … Continue reading

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Next MPAC (Multilingual Parent Advisory Council) meeting: Dec. 7th

Open to families of English learners, former English learners, and all ARPS families who speak languages other than English WEDNESDAY DEC 7th, 7-8 pm https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86755755662 Please RSVP/request an interpreter at this link:https://tinyurl.com/rvy8m3c6

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THIS WEEKEND: The ARHS Theater Company presents 10 OUT OF 12, a play by Anne Washburn!

Production dates: Thursday, December 1Friday, December 2Saturday, December 3 All shows begin at 7:30pm. 10 Out of 12 is an imaginative 2015 play about a NYC theater company going through a tech rehearsal.  However, as the audience takes in all the natural … Continue reading

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THANK YOU for supporting the Maroon Envelope Fundraiser

Thanks to your contributions, this year we raised $2,265. A little short from last year…

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Dec. 7: MPAC (Multilingual Parent Advisory Council) meeting:

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Life After ARHS Newsletter – Week of 11/28

Click HERE to access the Life After ARHS Newsletter.  Application and FAFSA support is available. Check for current scholarships!

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College Financing Webinar – December 7th

This is a great opportunity regardless of your college pathway!  In collaboration with MEFA (Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority), Greenfield Community College and the Office of Financial Aid is hosting a virtual financial aid presentation for high school students and families, adult learners and everyone in between.   This … Continue reading

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Resident Aid Assistance Program

Family Outreach of Amherst, in collaboration with the Town of Amherst, has been allocated $150,000 from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), to help Amherst residents with overdue rent, mortgage, or utility bills. Click HERE for more information and to … Continue reading

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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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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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