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AEF’s Spring Stars in our School

Is there a teacher or staff member that has made a difference in your child’s life this year? Or do you know someone who is graduating and you would like to say Thank You! to those who helped them along … Continue reading

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AEF Mini Golf Fundraiser!

The Amherst Education Foundation is hosting its first ever Mini-Golf Fundraiser! Join us for a fun event that will also have raffles, trivia and refreshments.  June 27th, 2021 All proceeds will go towards funding valuable education grants to public schools in Amherst, Pelham, Leverett and … Continue reading

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Amherst Juneteenth Community Celebration

On Saturday, June 19th 2021, for the first time, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts will celebrate Juneteenth as an official state holiday. The Town of Amherst, in partnership with The Civil War Tablet Committee and The Mill District, will celebrate Juneteenth … Continue reading

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Graduation Help Needed

ARHS is looking for volunteers to help serve lunch, dinner and chaperone the after party on the grounds of Look Park on June 10th. Please consider paying it forward and help make this a special day for the Class of … Continue reading

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Important Info for Seniors

Hello all- You have reached the homestretch!  I am writing today with some exciting updates.  On Saturday, May 29th Northampton will lift all emergency Covid restrictions.  Here is the press release.  This means that we will be holding graduation in … Continue reading

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Attn: Juniors

Teacher Recommendations – TAKE THE PLUNGE. Make sure you check your email and follow the instructions for requesting teacher recommendations THIS week. Don’t fret. Teacher Recommendations are JUST ONE PIECE OF THE ADMISSIONS PIE. Did you have your Life After … Continue reading

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ARHS Theater Company Presents The Sound of Music June 3-5

Join the ARHS Theater Company for their fifth and final production of this wild school year – a fully-outdoor production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music June 3-5.  Staged outside at ARHS, this all-ages show has been produced … Continue reading

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Attn: Students Taking Classes at Amherst College Next School Year

This message is for any ARHS student who plans on taking a class at Amherst College during the 2021-2022 school year. Amherst College is requiring that all ARHS students who want to take a class at Amherst College be fully … Continue reading

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Summer School through Amherst Regional High School

These offerings are in person. GENERAL INFORMATION  DATES: Classes run Monday-Friday beginning Monday, July 5th until Friday, July 30th Last day to register: July 2 Offerings and Other Info: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iLYE8HPJiog0fclEY0qV43gkmQyhQEyO/view HOW TO REGISTER: ● Complete Summer Registration Form Summer School Registration … Continue reading

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AR[T]HS 2021

If you haven’t had the chance make sure to check out AR[T]HS 2021, the annual Amherst Regional High School exhibit of superlative student artwork. Link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/14OU6GiJm2C8aDBuLwp0AQPRFPOg8dRXlaXIuioQBD8E/edit?usp=sharing

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Staff Appreciation Breakfast 6/25

We know it’s been a long and tough year for students as well as a difficult year for staff and teachers. We would like to show our ARHS  staff how much we value them with an end-of-year teacher appreciation breakfast.  … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

May 31: Memorial Day (No School)  June 1 : Math MCAS Administered June 1-3: Senior Exam Period June 2 : Math MCAS Administered June 3-5: ARHS Theater Company Presents the Sound of Music June 4: Last Day for Seniors; Ice … Continue reading

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Town Hall and Other Buildings Will Reopen June 1st

The Town of Amherst is pleased to announce the reopening of your Town Hall and other municipal buildings to the public on Tuesday, June 1st in alignment with guidance from the State of Massachusetts. Amherst Town Hall will be open … Continue reading

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Amherst Town Council LGBTQ Pride Flag Raising Ceremony

Please join us at 10:00 AM on June 1,  2021 at the flag pole on the North Common, in front of Town Hall (4 Boltwood Avenue) for the LGBTQ flag raising and reading of the Town Council Proclamation to mark the beginning … Continue reading

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Amherst Juneteenth Community Celebration

On Saturday, June 19th 2021, for the first time, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts will celebrate Juneteenth as an official state holiday. The Town of Amherst, in partnership with The Civil War Tablet Committee and The Mill District, will celebrate Juneteenth … Continue reading

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AR[T]HS 2021

The Art Department at Amherst Regional High School is proud to present AR[T]HS 2021, an exhibit of outstanding student artwork from the 2020-2021 school year. This juried virtual exhibit includes work from all of the Art Department’s areas of study. … Continue reading

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BRYT Ready to Launch! – Life After High School Event

The BRYT Family Engagement Team is so excited to host our Ready to Launch event on Tuesday May 25th at 6:30 – 8:00 PM (EST). This event is open to ANY caregiver. They do not need to be a BRYT family. Please share the … Continue reading

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Summer School through Amherst Regional High School

These offerings are in person. GENERAL INFORMATION  DATES: Classes run Monday-Friday beginning Monday, July 5th until Friday, July 30th Last day to register: July 2 Offerings and Other Info: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iLYE8HPJiog0fclEY0qV43gkmQyhQEyO/view HOW TO REGISTER: ● Complete Summer Registration Form Summer School Registration … Continue reading

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ARPS COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall Recording Available

For families and students who may still have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines, ARPS hosted a virtual Town Hall event this past Wednesday night, with medical professionals and State Representative Mindy Domb. The event was recorded and can be watched … Continue reading

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Class of 2022 Fundraiser

On Monday May 24th, the Class of 2022 is collaborating with the Chipotle at 334 Russell St in Hadley. From 4-8 pm, one third of the proceeds from your order will go to the Class of 2022! You can participate by … Continue reading

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Attn: Class of 2021 Final Senior Survey

Please complete the “Class of 2021 Final Senior Survey” in Naviance. Regardless of your path after graduation, you must complete this survey. If you need assistance, please contact Ms. Cuffee-Gray, or Ms. Garrity. The Class of 2021 is mandatory for … Continue reading

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Attn: Juniors

Please find the Class of 2022 Life After ARHS Handbook (college focus). It is a great idea to review this carefully and discuss with the adults in your life. Be sure to plan for your teacher recommendation requests next week. … Continue reading

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Senior Week Activities

The Senior Class of 2021 Awards Ceremony will be on Monday, June 7th at 6:30pm.  This ceremony will be virtual and streamed on our ARPS YouTube Channel.  Here is the link: https://youtu.be/L8boLpouxn0 A Car Parade through the center of Town will be … Continue reading

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French Club Movie Night this Friday

Want to end off the week with a vintage movie? Come to the French Club movie night on Friday, May 21 at 7:00 pm! We will be showing a movie called “The Earrings of Madame De…” A film from 1954 that follows … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

May 21: AP Latin, AP Chinese and AP French Exams Administered May 21: French Club Movie Night May 25: AP Statistics Exam Administered May 25: BRYT Ready To Launch- 6:30 PM May 26: AP Comp Scince Exam Administered May 27: … Continue reading

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Amherst Vaccine Clinic Updates, Walk-In Times Available

The Town of Amherst vaccine clinic located at the Bangs Community Center, 70 Boltwood Walk in Amherst, is now offering walk-in clinic times in addition to regularly available appointments for scheduling. All those aged 12 and over who live, work, … Continue reading

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Drive-In Movie Night at Mercedes-Benz of Springfield

To Infinity and Beyond! family-friendly drive-in movie at the Mercedes-Benz of Springfield Dealership on May 21st featuring Toy Story 4. Join us for a The Toy Story saga continues in its fourth act with the return of all of your … Continue reading

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Return to In Person Survey

Please fill out this Survey to let us know if you would like to come back for in-person learning, or if you want to stay remote. Thank you

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Attn: Seniors Graduation Info and Important Survey (Due 5/14)

Graduation will be held at 4pm, Thursday, June 10th at Look Park in Florence, MA. More information is forthcoming Seniors were sent this survey last week so we can plan graduation day.  Today is the last day (Friday, May 14th).  … Continue reading

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May 18th is the last day to Order Signs Supporting our ARHS Class of 2021

Community members have until Tuesday, May 18th at NOON to order their signs! Signs are just $10 each and can be ordered here:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNYr4tb_vKkxAop0fqIXFYXQ-XM8Fil2N6Fw6nRl1_YGbRaA/viewform?usp=sf_link .  Let our seniors know their communities are proud of their achievements! All proceeds will support End of … Continue reading

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Attn: Juniors

Class of 2022. Check your email for instructions regarding the Teacher Recommendation process that begins next week and lasts through the 28th. Ask for support from Ms. Cuffee-Gray, Ms. Garrity, or your school counselor.Also, schedule your Life After ARHS Meeting … Continue reading

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Important Calendar Change

The early release day scheduled for Wednesday, June 2 is being moved to Thursday, June 10, which is the date of ARHS graduation.  This change will give staff and families flexibility in attending graduation events at Look Park on that … Continue reading

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Reminder on Food Pick-Up For Students Learning Remotely

There will now be only one food pick-up per week for those who are continuing to learn remotely.  Food for a week’s worth of meals can be picked up each Friday between 11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the high … Continue reading

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Does your Student Drive Themself to ARHS?

Everyone parking on campus should have a parking permit. Please ask your student to please go to the Deans Office, RM# 168 to submit a parking permit application to receive apermit. Student parking permits are free through the end of … Continue reading

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Amherst Hurricanes Athletics Boosters Meeting

Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 6pm The Amherst Hurricanes Athletics Boosters is a private, non-profit 501 (c)(3), that provides support to our community athletic programs. We work on fundraising and programming to support our community’s student-athletes and coaches. We’d like … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

May 17: ELA MCAS Administered May 18: AP English Lit & Comp Exam Administered May 19: ELA MCAS Administered May 20: AP World History Exam Administered May 20: Amherst Hurricane Boosters Meeting 6PM May 21: AP Latin, AP Chinese and … Continue reading

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Drive-In Movie Night at Mercedes-Benz of Springfield

To Infinity and Beyond! family-friendly drive-in movie at the Mercedes-Benz of Springfield Dealership on May 21st featuring Toy Story 4. Join us for a The Toy Story saga continues in its fourth act with the return of all of your … Continue reading

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Message from Principal Sadiq

It has been great seeing so many students and educators back in the high school. The adjustment to being around so many people again and following the routines of everyday school has its challenges, but is going smoothly overall.  Teachers … Continue reading

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Vaccine Clinic for ARPS students 16-18 yeard old- Friday 5/7

The Town of Amherst’s Health Department is putting together a Health Clinic for ARPS students 16-18 years, to receive the Pfizer vaccine. The health clinic will begin on Friday, May 7th in the ARHS gymnasium from 2:30-3:30 PM. Students will … Continue reading

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ARHS Theater Company Student-Written Play Festival This Weekend

The ARHS Theater Company is celebrating the 36th year of our annual Student-Written Play Festival with a special-edition outdoor production! About this event Come see the work of student playwrights and actors as they mount brand new scripts written earlier … Continue reading

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ARHS Senior Selected as U.S. Presidential Scholar’s Program Semi-Finalist

I am very proud to congratulate one of our students, Arden E. Lloyd, on becoming one of the 15 semifinalists who has been chosen to represent Massachusetts for the U.S. Presidential Scholar’s Program. Out of the millions of graduating high … Continue reading

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Order your Signs Supporting our ARHS Class of 2021

Let’s send the Class of 2021 some love and support as they prepare to say their final goodbye to our schools! Signs are just $10 each and can be ordered here:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNYr4tb_vKkxAop0fqIXFYXQ-XM8Fil2N6Fw6nRl1_YGbRaA/viewform?usp=sf_link .  This past year has been without so many of the traditional … Continue reading

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May Athletics Schedule

Spring sports season is in swing! To view the schedule for all teams, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SZDrkWr64OecdgyJoRphjhSLmfceZjMH/view?usp=sharing

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ATTN Juniors

Schedule your Life After ARHS Meeting with Ms. Cuffee-Gray. This is where the fun starts… Here are the links –Junior Life After ARHS – https://calendly.com/cuffee-grayd/junior-college-planning-meetingFirst Gen Fridays – https://calendly.com/cuffee-grayd/first-gen-fridays-life-after-arhs-junior-meet

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Community Service ALPS Opportunity

Miss Garrity is seeking reliable, hardworking students to do a Community Service ALP (Alternative Learning Plan) for the Yearbook next year! ALP students would be responsible for: Photographing the community with a focus on trying to get candid shots of … Continue reading

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Next Amherst Hurricanes Athletics Boosters Meeting

The Next Amherst Hurricanes Athletics Boosters Meeting will be on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 6pm via zoom- the link is below. The Amherst Hurricanes Athletics Boosters is a private, non-profit 501 (c)(3), that provides support to our community athletic … Continue reading

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Donate Your Old Fabrics to Help Our Schools!

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Mark Your Calendars

May 7: Amherst Vaccine Clinic at ARPS 2:30 – 3:30 May 7: NEW Anti-racist art project submission deadline May 11: AP Spanish Exam Administered May 12: PreK-12 Early Release (12:00 secondary/1:20 elementary)  May 17: ELA MCAS Administered May 18: AP … Continue reading

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Amherst Community Vaccine Clinic- Walk-In Times Available

The Town of Amherst vaccine clinic located at the Bangs Community Center, 70 Boltwood Walk in Amherst, is now offering walk-in clinic times in addition to regularly available appointments for scheduling. All those aged 16 and over who live, work, … Continue reading

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Amherst Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Proclamation

The Amherst Town Council voted on May 3rd to proclaim the month of May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and  invites the community to attend Town’s first Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month virtual celebration on … Continue reading

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