ARHS Online School Store

The ARHS online school store to purchase gear is now open. Use the promo code GRANDOPENING20 to receive 25% off your order. This offer expires on 2/29/20! The link to the school store is provided below and can also be accessed through ARHS Athletics web-page.

Link to School Store:
http://sideline.bsnsports.com/…/amherst-regional-high-school

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Coming in March- ARHS Theatre Production of Spring Awakening

springawakeningARHS is tackling a challenging musical- running March 12-14th.  Read the contents below to learn more about our rationale, staging intentions, and various resources about the show.
Learn about the show:

Read the publisher’s Spring Awakening page, complete with a show synopsis and additional details

Read the original review from the New York Times

Listen to a cast recording on Spotify

Read the ARHS announcement:

An open letter to the ARHS community, announcing the show. A timeline and process for rolling out the intended show can be found in the contents.

Supporting Students:

Our production will be working with specialists in our school building around student care and support with the goal of making the show inviting to all students. Stay tuned for more info.

Public Commentary:

Read Playbill’s article arguing for high schools to stage the show

Read an Entertainment Weekly commentary on Rise, a CBS tv show about a high school mounting Spring Awakening

FAQs:

John Bechtold, the ARHS Performing Arts Director, answers questions about our production of Spring Awakening.

 

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Come Learn about Vaping and Your Adolescent: The Hazards and Prevention

Monday, February 24, 2020 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.For parents/guardians of students in grades 9-12. For more information, please see the Vaping flyers

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Attention Juniors and Seniors

Are you a Junior or Senior who may be interested in attending Springfield Technical Community College or Holyoke Community College and want to learn more? If so, we are taking a field trip to tour both campuses and learn about admissions, services, programs, etc. The trip will take place on Friday, 3/13/20. Pizza and water will be served for lunch or you can bring a cold lunch. Permission slips can be picked up in the guidance office and need to be returned to Ms. Garrity in Guidance right before break on  FRIDAY, February 14, THE LATEST.

Just a gentle reminder that when you request recommendations for summer opportunities and or scholarships, it is important that you give teachers and guidance counselors a minimum of 14 days notice to write for you. Please allow your recommenders the opportunities to do their very best writing about how great you by giving them the time to write. Requests that give 1 or 2 days to write do not have to be honored. Help us support you – please plan ahead

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Exam Schedule Survey Results

On January 16, which was an exam day at ARHS, there was a two-hour delay due to weather conditions.  As a result, ARMS and ARHS swapped the usual ARHS exam-day early dismissal for a late start.  Some students and staff provided feedback in the days after the change that they preferred the late start for exams. To gather more information, the Superintendent sent a short survey to all ARMS and ARHS staff, students and parents/guardians last week to see whether they prefer a late start or an early release on exam days.  They had an excellent response rate of 589 respondents, 233 of whom were students!  The results were interesting, with 62% of students expressing a preference to keep the current system of a regular start time and early dismissal on exam days rather than switching to a late start.

Based on the feedback received through the survey, ARPS will not be making any change to the schedules for exam days at this time. They thank everyone who took time to complete the survey so quickly when it was emailed out.  Your input is extremely valuable any time we consider changes designed to improve our students’ educational experience.

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Mark Your Calendars

Feb 14- SEPAC Meeting 9-10:30 AM @ Summit Academy

Feb 14- ARPS FPA Valentines Day Gala

Feb 14- GCC Field Trip

Feb 17-21- No School (February Vacation)

Feb 24- Vaping Workshop for Parents

Feb 26- Class of 2021 College Admission/ Finance Info Session

March 2- MCAS ELA Retest

March 3- ARPS SEPAC School Avoidance Parenting Workshop 2

March 4- Early Release; MCAS ELA Retake

March 5- MCAS ELA Retest

March 6- MCAS Retest Math

March 9- Spring Sports Night

March 12-15- ARHS Musical

March 16= Spring Sports Season Begins

March 19- Combined Chorus Concert

Marsh 25- Early Release

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House Music: An A Cappella Concert to Benefit Friends of Hampshire County Homeless Individuals

An annual a cappella concert to benefit Friends of Hampshire County Homeless Individuals. A free-will donation will be accepted at the door.

Featuring the Amherst High Hurricane Singers, Longmeadow High Swedish Fish, Chill Harmonics, Mount Holyoke Nice Shoes, Umass S#Arp Attitude and Smith College Groove, Vibes, Noteables, Smiffenpoofs, Blackappella and Smithereens.

Smith College Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, Helen Hills Hills Chapel, 123 Elm Street, Northampton at 7PM on Saturday, February 15th.

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