Ms. Custard named Unsung Heroine

The ARHS Interim Assistant Principal, Mary Custard has been selected by the Unsung HeroinesUnsung Heroines as one of the Commonwealth’s Unsung Heroines of 2019. Congratulations, Ms Custard!

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ARHS Graduation Recording Available

For those who were unable to make the High School Graduation, here it is for you to enjoy!:

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Boys Soccer Tryout Info

Thur. Aug. 22:

Freshmen and Sophomores:  5:00 – 6:45 p.m.

Juniors and Seniors:  7:00 – 8:45 p.m.

Fri. Aug. 23:

Freshmen and Sophomores:  5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Juniors and Seniors:  7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Sat. Aug. 24:

Team Selections via email.

Varsity Training:  5:00pm-7:30pm

Sun. Aug. 25:

Varsity Event:  8:00am hike across the Seven Sisters and Team Breakfast.

Varsity Training:  5:00pm-7:30pm.

Wed. Aug. 28:  

Scrimmage at Chicopee, 5:30pm.  Bus leaves at 3:45pm. (Varsity; JVA)

Sat. Aug. 31:

Scrimmage at Tantasqua, 10:00am.  Bus leaves at 8:00am. (Varsity; JVA)

Thu. Sept. 5

First Game

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Mark Your Calendars

2019-2020 School Calendar

August 20 – Fall Sports Info Night 6:30 PM

August 21- Deadline to Register for Fall Sports

August 22- ARHS New Student Open House

August 28- First Day of School; Early Dismissal

September 2- Labor Day; No School

September 25- Early Release

October 3- ARHS Open House

October 24- Summit Academy Open House


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Taste of Amherst

tasteFood & Drink, Live Music, Kids Activities, Wagon Rides, Bounce House & More 

Thursday June 13th, 5-9 pm
Friday, June 14, 5-10 pm
Saturday, June 15 12-10 pm

This memorable and well-loved Amherst event, organized jointly by the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce and the Amherst Business Improvement District (BID), and presented by Atkins Farms Country Market returns to the Amherst Common June 13 – 15th, 2019 – Father’s Day Weekend.

Thirteen vendors offer tantalizing samples from their menus:  Bart’s Ice Cream, Bistro 63, Esselon Café, Gohyang Korean Restaurant, Maple Valley Creamery, Momo Tibetan, Osteria Vespa, Paradise of India, Panda East, Sunset Grill & Pizza, Taste Thai, The Pub and Vibeman’s Jerk Shack. Atkins Farms Country Market, a presenting sponsor and part of the organizational team will be at the central info and beverage tent. The Taste is once again proud to be a zero-waste event with assistance from USA Hauling & Recycling and the Town of Amherst Department of Public Works.

Muddy Brook Farms offers hay rides and The Roberts Group sponsors the always popular Bounce House. For a quieter time, Reader to Reader, a non-profit literacy organization will provide a Storyzone complete with childrens’ books to engage young readers. Chef Bill offers food demos for kids this year on Thursday and Friday. Adults can enjoy the Craft Beer Garden with wine and beer, including a range of fresh craft brews from local breweries.

The WRSI River Stage returns and features amazing local musicians performing multiple genres including bluegrass Americana, Jazz, World Beat, Reggae and the BBQ rock of Trailer Park. Amy Fairchild, a phenomenal singer/songwriter and musician returns to the Valley on Thursday. The entire line up, updates and info can be checked at WRSI’s MUSIC LINE UP PAGE

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Register Today for a FREE Instructional Clinic!

**Not a School Sponsored Event**

Baseball and softball players ages 5-14 in your community are invited to attend a FREE instructional clinic on Monday, June 24 with experienced staff from Ripken Baseball, courtesy of your Springfield Chevy Dealers! Special needs participants of all ages are welcome to attend.


The clinic is open to kids of all skill levels – Participation in a league is not required to attend. Qualified coaching staff will separate participants into age groups and rotate them through stations to learn and enhance essential baseball and softball skills.


Spots are limited so we encourage you to register for this experience right away using the instructions below!


Monday, June 24, 2019

Mill River Recreation Area

95 Montague Rd

Amherst, MA 01002


Check-in: 4:30PM – 5:30PM

Clinic Rotations: 5:30PM – 8:30PM

Snack: 8:30PM


*Please note if you are unable to get your participant(s) there by the start time of the clinic, we accept late check-ins! Please do not let that hinder your child from participating in this experience!

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LWV Annual Book Sale

Summers are for Reading!
Friday, July 26: 9 AM to 6 PM Saturday-Sunday, July 27-28: 9 AM to 4 PM Friday-Saturday, August 2-3: 9 AM to 4 PM
Fort River Elementary School Gymnasium, 70 South East Street
We invite all young readers to come browse our wonderful collection of books for kids and teens, all priced at 50c, $1, or $2, as well as books on sports, nature, crafts, and more
Please see for more information




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