FINAL DEADLINE for Mr. Jean’s European Trip

Deadline approaching!  March 1, 2018 is the last day to sign up for Mr. Jean’s European trip this coming June.  We are traveling to Greece, Italy and Spain for 12 days and there are a few more available spots for students and/or parents.  This is a non-school sponsored event and we will be digging into the history of Athens, Florence and Barcelona while enjoying local cuisine and cruises across the Mediterranean.  Go to to enroll and learn all the details.  Contact Mr. Jean at with any questions.  Our tentative departure date is June 28, 2018, returning July 9, 2018.

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Note From Principal Jackson: Kids and Screen Time

A note from Principal Jackson:
What To Know About Kids And Screen Time

Almost as soon as they can focus past the end of their noses, babies today are waving at Grandpa on video chat and swiping the screens on all kinds of devices. There’s a lot of panic, anxiety, guilt and shame out there about kids and screens.

And now there’s a book from one of NPR’s Ed team members. Anya Kamenetz’s latest, The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media And Real Life, set out to answer the question: What’s the best approach to take to tech? She says she feels it— all of it — as a mother. And as a reporter she has been interested in the intersection of children and technology for many years.

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Asst. Principal Alschuler to Speak at PGO Coffee

Please join the PGO on Thursday, February 15th, at 7 pm in the ARHS Library for our Coffee with the Principal series.  Our guest speaker will be Interim Assistant Principal Ericka Alschuler.
Ms Alschuler will provide an overview of the course registration process and timeline, outline new courses and other changes in course offerings as well as answer questions.
Light Refreshments will be served.
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ARHS to Feature Friday Stress Reduction Information Sessions

Do you feel overwhelmed by all the homework you have to do?
Do you find yourself nervous and anxious before tests?
Do you struggle to balance everything?
Do you have a Directed Study C Period?
All of us experience stress.

Do you know safe ways to cope and prevent stress?
Come to an Information Session in the library conference room to learn ways to manage stress in a friendly setting

Friday February 16th
Friday February 23rd
Friday March 2nd

Come to any of the sessions or all of them!

● Welcome and introductions
● Introduction to stress – fight/flight/freeze response
● Review of coping skills
● Practicing a mindfulness-based grounding exercise
● Questions and final thoughts

Bring your friends! (There will be snacks!!)
For more information, email Molly at or come to our first meeting on February 16th
*If you don’t have Directed Study and are interested, contact us to learn how you can get involved.

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February Early Release Date Change

The February Early Release Day has been rescheduled.  It is now on Wednesday, February 28.

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Spring Sports Night on 3/13

Tuesday, March 13th, is Spring Sports Information Night for athletes and their parents/guardian.  Time:  6:30 p.m.  Location: High School Gymnasium.
Meet the coaches, get schedules, find out about practice schedules, etc.
Hope to see you there!
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Randall Places in Jazz Composition/Arranging Contest

Avi Randall was awarded second runner-up for the 2018 Herb Pomeroy Jazz Composition and Arranging Contest, which is part of Berklee College of Music’s  High School Jazz Festival in Boston, Massachusetts.  A national competition, the award comes with a partial scholarship to attend Berklee’s Summer Performance Program.

See the link for further details –

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