Seniors: Submit Baby Pictures for Yearbook

Seniors!: Your voice has been heard, we will include baby pictures in the yearbook this year! Baby pictures are due on January 4th! Digital copies can be sent to Physical copies can be dropped off in guidance in an envelope with your name on it. They will be scanned and returned to you at a later date.

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SENIORS: Cap & Gown Measurements

maroon-gownCap & Gown measurements for this year’s graduating class will take place on Thursday and Friday, December 6 & 7 during all lunch periods outside the cafeteria.  Balfour is the company that provides this service and a representative will be here to take orders on these two days only. The cost is $17.50, payable when measured, for a souvenir outfit that includes a cap, gown and tassel which the student keeps.  Balfour will accept cash or checks made payable to “Balfour”. Orders will be delivered in late May. Extra tassels will be available for purchase this week at a cost of $3.00.  Don’t forget to place your order to ensure a properly fitted gown

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Support the ARHS PGO through Amazon Smile

amazon-smilePlan to do any online shopping through Amazon over the holidays? You can earn money for the ARHS PGO through the ARPS PGO with each Amazon purchase.

Here’s how to shop AmazonSmile:

  1. Visit
  2. Sign in with your credentials
  3. Choose a the ARPS PGO to receive donations,
  4. Start shopping!
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Important Dates for Seniors

Don’t forget that Cap & Gown measurements will be taken on 12/6 and 12/7 during all lunches outside the cafeteria. Cost is $17.50 for a complete outfit and it takes only a few minutes!

Dec 8 – ACT; Registration Deadline Nov 2 (with no late fee;  Nov 16 with late fee)

Dec 14 – Teacher Recommendations Due for applications after 12/1

Dec 14- Request for school portion of application must be in Naviance for 1/15 College deadlines

Jan 1 – 15- Regular Decision Deadlines for many 4 yr colleges

Jan  4- Baby Picture Submissions for Yearbook due

Jan 11- Request for school portion of application must be in Naviance for 2/1 College deadlines

Jan 15- UMASS Amherst Regular Decision Application Deadline

Feb 1 or 15- Financial Aid Deadline at most 4yr colleges

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Annual Four Towns Meeting this Saturday

Saturday, December 8th at 9AM – Amherst Regional Middle School Library

Annual “Four Towns” meeting, including the Regional School Committee, at the Middle School library.

This is an annual meeting of the Regional School Committee, the finance and select boards of Leverett, Shutesbury and Pelham, and (now) the Amherst Town Council.

The purpose is to present a financial overview of the Regional School District (comprised of the four towns), in the context of agreeing upon an assessment for the next school year’s budget.

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Ski & Winter Gear Consignment Event

Thursday, December 13 

5:30 to 8:30 PM at the Strong House
67 Amity Street, Amherst

Outgrown your skis or skates? Need to upgrade? Garage packed with winter gear no longer being used? Problem solved! Sell your gently used skis and winter gear on consignment at the Amherst Historical Society’s Third Annual 2-Day Ski & Winter Gear Sale.

Bring your items to this special Pre-Season Consignment Event. The seller sets the price with an expert on hand to provide guidance on sales price history. We retain final say on what is accepted into the sale and reserve the right to refuse equipment. You will receive 40% of the final sale price on all items sold. Pieces accepted on December 13th will be tagged, priced, and stored at the museum until the sale on January 4 and 5, 2019.

We will accept skis, ski boots, poles, helmets, ice skates, cross country gear, and snowshoes in good condition. You will receive a ticket stub for each item put into the sale – you MUST present this stub during pick-up on January 5th, 2pm-3pm to receive your money or unsold equipment. All items and payments not picked up will be considered a donation. Questions? Email Bonnie at

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Community Reading of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Universal Declaration of Human Rights Logo

The Human Rights Commission encourages you to come out to the North Common under the merry maple on Monday December 10 at 4pm sharp for a community read aloud of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The Commission provides candlelight and copies, mother nature provides the conditions, and YOU provide the voice.

North Common Under Merry Maple

Monday, December 10, 2018 at 4:00 PM 

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