Category Archives: Parent News

ARHS Support Group Announced

If you or someone you know has lost someone close and are grieving, it can feel lonely, difficult to talk about, and confusing. Especially so in this isolating pandemic. Sometimes finding others our age who have the shared experience of … Continue reading

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Statewide Flu Vaccination Requirement Dropped

The State of Massachusetts has dropped its flu vaccination requirement for children six years and older.  According to DPH officials, “Preliminary data show that this has been a mild flu season to date, presumably as people have received their seasonal flu vaccine and … Continue reading

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MA College Application Celebration!!!

February 2nd and February 4th IN 20 MINUTES YOU COULD BE ADMITTED TO A TWO OR FOUR COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY! HAVE YOU SEEN WHAT UMASS LOWELL, UMASS DARTMOUTH, MCLA OR SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY HAVE TO OFFER? SIGN UP!!! HERE’S THE … Continue reading

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Seniors: Cap & Gown Update

Seniors – if you have not done so yet, please order your cap & gown ASAP.  The deadline has been extended to January 31, and as of now there are still many of you who have not ordered.  Go to … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

Jan 29: ARHS School Photo Day; All Teacher Curriculum/Work Day (No School)  Jan 31: Deadline for Seniors to order a Cap and Gown Feb 1: Semester 2 (Q3) Begins; Materials Pickup by grade Feb 7: MEFA FASFA Day en Espanol … Continue reading

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Free Event with Youth Leaders in the Global Climate Change Movement

There is an amazing series going on at UMass related to climate change.  Next Monday, on Feb. 1, the speakers at a free event include Vanessa Nakate, a climate activist from Uganda, and Varshini Prakash, exec director and co-founder of … Continue reading

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Vote for the New Amherst Recreation Logo

Amherst Recreation is pleased to announce that they received 21 creative designs for their new logo! Amherst Rec staff and commission have narrowed it down to a Top 5. Now we need your help to decide which one to use! … Continue reading

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Winterfest Ice Sculptures on the Common: A Drive Through Experience Next Weekend

The Town of Amherst Recreation, The Business Improvement District and The Amherst Area Chamber present Ice Sculptures on the Common! A Drive-Through Experience.   We welcome one and all to Winterfest 2021! This fantastical event will feature at least 11 life-sized … Continue reading

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Jones Library Zoom event – March 4, 2021

Attracting Birds, Butterflies, Bees, and Other Beneficials   Amherst, MA – As we begin to think about planning our gardens this year, it’s a good time to consider the benefits of adding plants that attract birds, butterflies, and bees.   Learn how to … Continue reading

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End of Semester 1 & Start of Semester 2 Information

Link to Printable Flyer  Imprimir Folleto de Informacion Aqui Reminder: There is no school for students on Friday, January 29

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Yearbook News – SENIOR PHOTOS DUE TODAY

The yearbook now has an Instagram! We’ll be using it to keep you updated, as well as to collect photos! Follow arhs_goldbug_yearbook for more! Senior photos are due January 22nd! Please email your photos to Miss Garrity at garrityc@arps.org. Photos … Continue reading

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ARHS School Photo Day – January 29, 2021

If you would like a Professional School Picture to go into the Yearbook and/or a Student ID, please:   Follow the instructions in the Picture Form Flyer  Contact Ms. Garrity garrityc@arps.org  and Mr. Sadiq sadiqt@arps.org  They will need to schedule the … Continue reading

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Start Time Family Town Hall Event

Monday, January 25, 2021 at 9 AM EST – 10AM EST Online: youtube.com OR Monday, January 25, 2021 at 6:30 PM EST Online: youtube.com NOTE: These are two identical Family Town Hall events on Monday, January 25th to learn more … Continue reading

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ARPS Remind App Rollout

Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools will start using a product called Remind which is a classroom communication tool that helps teachers communicate with parents/guardians. Remind helps send messages on any device—even text messages to phones.   Remind is not fully rolled out … Continue reading

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Families Invited to Take School Equity Task Force Survey

The School Equity Task Force would like to hear from families in our ARPS community about their experiences with remote learning. We want to hear about what is going well, but also, about the things you might need to support … Continue reading

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ARHS Swag Fundraiser to Benefit the Class of 2022

The Class of 2022 is asking for your support in our fundraising efforts which have been impacted by COVID-19. The money we raise will go towards offsetting expenses associated with prom and class projects. Your support of our ARHS merchandise … Continue reading

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Attention Seniors

Seniors – if you have not done so yet, please order your cap & gown ASAP.  The deadline has been extended to January 31, and as of now there are still many of you who have not ordered.  Go to … Continue reading

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Scholarship Information for Seniors

Seniors: check out these great scholarships with upcoming deadlines: Berkshire Bank NeXt Gen Scholarship (Deadline- Jan. 31st): NeXt Gen scholars embody academic excellence, while also sharing Berkshire Bank’s commitment to community service and volunteerism. They have overcome obstacles and are … Continue reading

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From the College & Career Advisors

Admissions and Scholarship Essay Help – Mondays Join Ms. Lewis and Ms. Cuffee-Gray – 3:00-3:30pm – https://meet.google.com/wcw-iezj-nyw Humble Bragging: Watch the snappy map light up with positive admissions decisions for the Class of 2021!  It’s a humble brag, your name … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

Jan 22: Last Day to Submit Senior Photos for Yearbook Jan 25- Material Drop of and Pick Up for S2 Begins Jan 27 & 28: MS/HS Early Dismissal (HS Exams)  Jan 29: ARHS School Photo Day; All Teacher Curriculum/Work Day … Continue reading

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Funda Fest 23

You are invited! We want you to join us. Everyone is Welcome! Pay What You Can! FUNDA FEST 23: A Celebration of Black Storytelling is going VIRTUAL from Jan 23-31, 2021. FUNDA means “To Learn” in Zulu. The Rhode Island … Continue reading

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WinterFest 2021

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School to Career Ready-To-Work Program

Is your student interested in gaining Job-Readiness Skills? There is a free School to Career Ready-To-Work Program available to them. This is a 5 week program that will run from January 26 2021 to February 25, 2021. These will be … Continue reading

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Youth Career and Job Expo

Do you have an interest in working in one of the following fields or want to learn more: Manufacturing, Healthcare, Social Assistance, Education & Childcare? Then check out the Youth Career and Job Expo happening soon! You will need to … Continue reading

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ARHS Theater Co. Production This Weekend!

The ARHS Theater Company is excited to present She Kills Monsters this coming Friday, 1/15 and Saturday 1/16 at 8pm.  A Zoom-based adaptation of his own original work, Qui Nguyen’s award-winning play was one of the 10 most produced plays … Continue reading

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ARHS Athletics Update

Athletics started this week and it’s off to a great start! Please continue to check-in with coaches as practice and game schedules can change!

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Yearbook News

The yearbook now has an Instagram! We’ll be using it to keep you updated, as well as to collect photos! Follow arhs_goldbug_yearbook for more! Senior photos are due January 22nd! Please email your photos to Miss Garrity at garrityc@arps.org. Photos … Continue reading

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ARHS Swag Fundraiser to Benefit the Class of 2022

The Class of 2022 is asking for your support in our fundraising efforts which have been impacted by COVID-19. The money we raise will go towards offsetting expenses associated with prom and class projects. Your support of our ARHS merchandise … Continue reading

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Families Invited to Take School Equity Task Force Survey

The School Equity Task Force would like to hear from families in our ARPS community about their experiences with remote learning. We want to hear about what is going well, but also, about the things you might need to support … Continue reading

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Scholarship Opportunity for Juniors and Sophomores

The Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to Massachusetts students who demonstrate academic promise and aspirations for higher education, but whose socio-economic backgrounds and environmental conditions may inhibit their ability to persevere and attain their educational goals.   … Continue reading

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ARHS School Photo Day – January 29, 2021

If you would like a Professional School Picture to go into the Yearbook and/or a Student ID, please:   Follow the instructions in the Picture Form Flyer  Contact Ms. Garrity garrityc@arps.org  and Mr. Sadiq sadiqt@arps.org  They will need to schedule the … Continue reading

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ARPS to Consider Changing School Start Times

At their meeting last week, the School Committees endorsed entering into an intensive, two-month community engagement process regarding the possibility of permanently moving to a later start time for the secondary schools (the possibility of having a later start time … Continue reading

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Environmental Action Club Tree Initiative

The Environmental Action Club has partnered with an organization called Tree-Plenish to plant trees in the Amherst community! Our goal is 230 trees, which will offset the school’s yearly paper consumption. If you’d like to request a tree, go to … Continue reading

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ARPS Snow Day Survey Results

Thank you to all of the families, students and staff members who shared their feedback through the surveys regarding whether snow days should be called during this period of remote learning.  A significant percentage of both ARPS families and staff … Continue reading

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Attn Seniors: Order Your Cap and Gown

It’s time to order your cap and gown for the June 11th graduation ceremony! The ordering process has gone on-line this year.  Orders will be delivered to the school sometime in May. Here is the link:  https://www.buildagrad.com/amherstregionalhs

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Attn Seniors- From the College and Career Counselor

Class of 2021! You have twenty one, that is 21, weeks to go. Let’s see this as auspicious! Please buckle up and move forward on whatever needs to be done. This is just an incredibly packed time (do we have … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

Jan 15 and Jan 16: ARHS Theater Company presents She Kills Monsters 8PM Jan 17: SETF Survey Deadline Jan 18: MLK Holiday (No School) Jan 22: Last Day to Submit Senior Photos for Yearbook Jan 25- Material Drop of and … Continue reading

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A Message from the MLK Committee of Amherst

This message comes from the MLK Committee of Amherst (1984 – present). It is set with prayerful hopes for a year of moving forward to serve our community with renewed spirits and clarity of purpose. That said, due to overwhelming … Continue reading

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School to Career Ready-To-Work Program

Is your student interested in gaining Job-Readiness Skills? There is a free School to Career Ready-To-Work Program available to them. This is a 5 week program that will run from January 26 2021 to February 25, 2021. These will be … Continue reading

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Community Recess Van for K-6 students

The Amherst Hurricanes Athletic Boosters and Amherst Recreation are teaming up to provide a free “Recess Van,” for student K-6 during the lunch/recess break between the times of 11:30-12:15 from 1/11/2021-1/29/21.  It is voluntary, free and doesn’t require any registration, … Continue reading

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Jones Library Virtual Program- Feasting From Your Winter Pantry

Looking for ways to make a delicious dinner without last minute trips to the market, especially these days?  Join us for Feasting from Your Winter Pantry: Soul Warming Recipes from Your Pantry, a webinar to be presented by Chef Liz Barbour, owner … Continue reading

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ARPS and the Town of Amherst issue statement about events of January 6th

The Town of Amherst, MA Town Manager Paul Bockelman and Amherst Regional Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael Morris released a joint statement this evening condemning the violence today in Washington D.C. and assuring all in our community that we are … Continue reading

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Information about Student Pictures for Yearbook and IDs

Hello Students and Families, If you would like a School Picture from Grynn & Barrett to go into the yearbook and used for a Student ID, Grynn & Barrett will be at ARHS on January 29th to offer their traditional … Continue reading

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Yearbook News

The yearbook now has an Instagram! We’ll be using it to keep you updated, as well as to collect photos! Follow arhs_goldbug_yearbook for more! Senior photos are due January 22nd! Please email your photos to Miss Garrity at garrityc@arps.org. Photos must be school … Continue reading

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SEPAC Meeting Friday, Jan 8 at 9am

Follow this link to join SEPAC for our monthly board meeting Friday (Jan 8), 9am-10:30am. Please note we are back, at least for now, to our previous regular meeting time. At this meeting we will discuss our plans to reissue … Continue reading

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ARHS Virtual Cabaret this Saturday, Jan 9

ARHS’s first-ever Virtual Cabaret will premiere at 7 pm this Saturday, January 9th on the ARHS Choirs YouTube channel. Students will be performing solos and duets of popular songs and musical theater numbers. The show is a testament to students’ commitment to … Continue reading

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Seniors – It’s time to order your Cap and Gown!

Seniors: It’s time to order your cap and gown for the June 11th graduation ceremony! The ordering process has gone on-line this year.  Orders will be delivered to the school sometime in May.  Here is the link:  https://www.buildagrad.com/amherstregionalhs

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Sports Updates

The School Committee voted on 1/5/21 to reduce fees for the condensed winter sports season.  Please see the new fees here.  Winter 20-21 Practice/Try-Out Schedule is subject to change.  Please check back regularly.

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Environmental Action Club to plant trees in Amherst

The Environmental Action Club has partnered with an organization called Tree-Plenish to plant trees in the Amherst community! Our goal is 230 trees, which will offset the school’s yearly paper consumption. If you’d like to request a tree, go to … Continue reading

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Community Recess Van for K-6 students

The Amherst Hurricanes Athletic Boosters and Amherst Recreation are teaming up to provide a free “Recess Van,” for student K-6 during the lunch/recess break between the times of 11:30-12:15 from 1/11/2021-1/29/21.  It is voluntary, free and doesn’t require any registration, … Continue reading

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