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Hurricanes Gear

The online hurricane store is now open! Store will close on 9/14/22 and orders will be fulfilled on 10/5/22.  Thanks for your support and go canes! 

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Upcoming games and meets

Please remember to check Arbiter Live for live updates on games! 

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Sept 5: Labor Day (no school)Sept 14: Last day to submit payment for PSATSept 14: Hurricanes store orders closeSept 26: Early releaseSept 29: Open House Home games:Sept 2: Varsity boys’ golf vs WareSept 2: Varsity football vs Smith VokeSept 6: … Continue reading

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Amherst Block Party September 15

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Amherst Community Theater: The Little Mermaid

Amherst Community Theater (formerly ALSCT) is creating a fabulous, large-scale musical, with lavish sets and costumes, a full live orchestra, and enthusiastic audiences to fill the 600-seat UMass Bowker Auditorium for nine performances in January.With great fanfare, we’re thrilled to finally be … Continue reading

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Welcome to new families!

If you are new to the district this year, welcome from the ARHS PGO! If this is the first time you’re receiving the newsletter, here is the introduction we posted in our first issue on August 12: This newsletter is … Continue reading

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Do You Know. . . The Block Schedule

ARHS adopted the current block schedule last year. We have heard some questions from families about how this schedule works, so here are the basics: There are 4 regular blocks each day: A, B, C and D. At the end … Continue reading

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Send us your questions!

We would like to use the “Do You Know” feature this year to help answer questions families have about ARHS and to introduce you to people and resources at the school. If there’s a topic you’d like us to cover … Continue reading

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Sept 5: Labor Day (no school) Home games:Aug 26: Varsity boys’ soccer vs HolyokeSept 1: Varsity boys’ golf vs NorthamptonSept 1: Varsity boys’ soccer vs FrontierSept 2: Varsity boys’ golf vs WareSept 2: Varsity football vs Smith Voke(See latest game … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home Festival 8/27

In multiple sites on the grounds of the Hitchcock Center in Amherst, the Rainbow Players (RPs)- as Animals from Habitats across the Earth will host the HOME Sweet HOME Climate Action Community Festival and Obstacle Course for All Ages. We will guide humans through … Continue reading

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Message from the Principal: Start of School

Good Afternoon, On behalf of our administrative team, we are excited that another school year is about to begin, and we’re looking forward to working with you and your child(ren).  As a reminder, the first day of school is August … Continue reading

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Message from the Superintendent

(From an email 8/17)Dear ARPS Families: I hope the summer months have provided time for reflection, enjoyment, and renewal. As much as many of us have enjoyed the pace of summer, I am also excited for the coming school year.  … Continue reading

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Athletics information

Information about sports programs and competitions can be found on the Athletics website: Practice scheduleGame scheduleFall sports registration

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Aug 19: Football practice startsAug 22: All other Fall sports practices startAug 22: Open house for new ARHS studentsAug 22: Optional schedule pick-up for returning studentsAug 24; First Day celebration (Kendrick Park)Aug. 25: First day of school (half day)Sept 5: … Continue reading

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Welcome to the ARHS PGO Newsletter!

This newsletter is sent out every Friday morning to all the email addresses listed for parents/guardians of current ARHS students. You can also see the archived posts at the PGO website. The newsletter also posts to our Facebook page; if … Continue reading

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Info for the start of school

The first day of school at ARHS is a half day on Thursday, August 25. (Note that pre-K and kindergarten start on Aug. 30). There is an open house for new and 9th grade students on August 22 from 9am-12pm. … Continue reading

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First Day Celebration Wed. August 24

Celebrate the start of the school year the evening before classes start! Meet your principals, see old and new friends, and enjoy free ice cream. This event will be 5-6:30 pm on Wednesday, August 24 at Kendrick Park in downtown … Continue reading

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Fall Sports

Fall sports practice begins on August 19 for football and on August 22 for all other sports. If your student is planning to do a fall sport but has not yet signed up, please click here for registration information. There … Continue reading

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Aug 18: Fall Sports NightAug 19: Football practice startsAug 22: All other Fall sports practices startAug 22: Open house for new ARHS studentsAug 22: Optional schedule pick-up for returning studentsAug. 25: First day of school (half day)Sept 5: Labor Day … Continue reading

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The PGO wants YOU!

Who We Are: Parents and Guardians supporting teachers and students, building community. This year we are Susan Bellak, Joy Ifill, Ellen Lindsey, Jennifer Moyston, and Kate Queeney. As Ellen “graduates” from the PGO, we are looking to grow our ranks … Continue reading

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Have a great summer!

The ARHS PGO Newsletter will be on hiatus until roughly mid-August, when we will return with start-of-school announcements. You can still follow our Facebook page for any additional announcements that come in over summer vacation. If your student(s) graduated from … Continue reading

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Athletics wrap-up

Congratulations to all the ARHS student-athletes on a fantastic year! Click here to see a slideshow of ARHS senior athletes who will be continuing their athletic careers after high school. Good luck to the two ARHS track sprint medley relays … Continue reading

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Town of Amherst Juneteenth celebration

Everyone is invited to Amherst’s Juneteenth celebration on the Town Common from 12-7 pm on June 19. Click here to see a flyer for the event.

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50th anniversary of Title IX

On June 21 the Springfield Public Forum presents a free event celebrating 50 years of Title IX, which among other things drastically expanded opportunities for girls and women in sports. Click here for the event flyer and here for a … Continue reading

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Superintendent’s update from 6/10

For a pdf version of the ARPS Update, please click here.Para obtener una versión de la actualización de ARPS en español, haga clic aquíPara uma versão do ARPS Update em português, clique aqui. As this week’s newsletter arrives in your in-boxes, we are excitedly awaiting the start of tonight’s graduation ceremony … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the ARHS Class of 2022!

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Final exam schedule

Here is the ARHS final exam schedule for next week.  Friday the 17th is designated as an exam make-up day.  If students take all of their exams at their scheduled times they will not need to attend school on Friday the 17th. 

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Library book return

There are still 242 items checked out of the ARHS Library! Please help us recover any books or other library materials before the end of the year. While we do not charge overdue fines, students may be billed for lost … Continue reading

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AEF Stars in Our Schools

The Amherst Education Foundation (AEF) offers a way to thank individual teachers and staff in our schools by making a contribution in their honor. Click here to see the AEF flyer with all the details–and make sure to make your … Continue reading

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Summer reading

All students are strongly encouraged to read for pleasure over the summer! The ARHS Library is happy to check books out over summer break, help students set up their own public library cards, and connect them to our extensive collection … Continue reading

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Congratulations on postseason competition!

More accomplishments for the Hurricanes Spring teams this week: Baseball, Softball and Girls’ Lacrosse all made it to the first round of their respective state tournaments, and all these teams showed immense improvement this season–the future looks bright! Boys’ Tennis … Continue reading

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June 10: Graduation @ 6pmJune 14, 15, 16: Final exams (half days)June 16: All library materials dueJune 17: Make-up exam day (no school for students who finished all exams)June 17: Staff Appreciation LuncheonJune 18 & 19 Juneteenth Celebration

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Town of Amherst Juneteenth celebration

Everyone is invited to Amherst’s Juneteenth celebration on the Town Common from 12-7 pm on June 19. Click here to see a flyer for the event.

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Superintendent’s update from 6/3

This month we are pleased to celebrate Pride Month in honor of our LGBTQ+ community members. As noted in the Town of Amherst’s proclamation (which can be read in its entirety here), “we celebrate and reflect upon the courage and accomplishments … Continue reading

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Important info for Seniors

Here is a link to information about the rest of the year for the Class of 2022. Note that today (Friday, June 3) is the last day for senior Chromebook return AND the day seniors pick up caps and gowns … Continue reading

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Staff appreciation lunch: just a little more 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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Fall sports registration is open

Please register for fall sports here. Once registered more information will be sent out by the coach closer to the start date. Coaches directory can be found here. More information can also be found on the athletic webpage. Mark your calendars! Fall sports night will take place on … Continue reading

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For seniors: Complete your senior survey by June 5!

One rite of passage for seniors (AND A GRADUATION REQUIREMENT) is completing the Final Class of 2022 Senior Survey by June 5. To complete the survey: Log into your Naviance Account (Use CLEVER) Go to ABOUT ME (upper right dropdown … Continue reading

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Senior signs are ready

If you ordered a lawn sign for your senior, they can be picked up Friday at the seniors’ ice cream social or Monday at the senior dinner. There may be a few extras–you can email Ellen Lindsey directly, and any … Continue reading

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Congratulations to ARHS state champions!

The Boy’s Ultimate team are the MA state Division I champions! At the Division IV MIAA State Track and Field Championships, 9th grader Moria Luetjen won the 400 meter state title! Good luck to all the spring athletes who are … Continue reading

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Friends of the Performing Arts Potluck June 23

Click here for more information about this event for families who are interested in supporting their students in the performing arts at ARHS.

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June 3: Last day of school for seniorsJune 5: Senior survey dueJune 6: Senior pasta supper (tentative)June 8: Virtual Senior Awards Ceremony @ 6 pmJune 10: Graduation @ 6pmJune 17: Last day of school–Half dayJune 17: Staff Appreciation LuncheonJune 18 … Continue reading

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Amherst Pride at The Mill District this weekend

Click here to view a flyer showing all the free, family-friendly activities at this event. Click here to volunteer to help out.

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