Multi-Arts CIT Positions Available

For twenty years Multi-Arts, a non-for-profit organization, has fulfilled its mission of inspiring, guiding, and educating children in the performing and visual arts with innovative programs for children from 4 to 12 years old.

Currently, we have several positions available for teens who want to do community service or want to work as Counselor in Training* working with children in different artistic endeavors.

These teens will be working in a creative, fun and inspiring environment exploring and developing his/her own artistic abilities, while at the same time becoming role models for the children.

They can register now here:

*CIT program has a fee, and teens will receive a stipend.

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Library Mini Golf Tournament 2/1

Library Mini Golf Flyer 1.15.20The Friends of the Jones Library 2nd Annual Mini Golf Classic will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 9 am to 4 pm at the Jones Library.   The event is sponsored by UMass Five College Federal Credit Union.  The cost is $5 per person.

For adults only, there will be a wine and nine 9 hole course from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.  The cost is $10 per person.

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Info on the Spring Theatre Production of Spring Awakening

springawakeningARHS is tackling a challenging musical!  We have named Spring Awakening as our intended title, pending feedback from our students and families. 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


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


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Do You Shop at Stop&Shop?

stop and shopHey, Stop & Shop Shoppers – Great news! You can now help the ARHS PGO earn money for the student and teacher grants program without creating an online S&S account. Just call 877-366-2668 option #1, give them your phone number, and specify that you want to support ARHS (#05167). That’s it!

Each time you shop at any Stop & Shop using your Stop & Shop Card or phone #, you will earn A+ Points. These points become CASH for the ARHS PGO at no cost to you!
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Attention Seniors: Two Upcoming Deadlines

– Baby photos are due today (Friday, January 10th);Baby Pictures! Yearbook is doing a guess-who theme with the baby pictures. It will be in a collage format this year. Please send photos to Cody Cousland at Baby

– January 15th is the next deadline for the college process. If you need support, set up a time to meet with Ms. Cuffee-Gray. She’s available. Come and see Ms. Garrity in Guidance and Counseling in order to make an appointment. (There is always College in the Caf too…)

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Thursday, January 16th from 7-10pm. Tickets are $6 at lunch and $8 at the door. Underclassmen can attend by upperclassmen invite only! Tickets will be sold starting today until Tuesday during all lunches.

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Coffee with the Assistant Principal

Please join the PGO on Wednesday, February 12th, at 7 pm in the ARHS Library for our Coffee with the Principal series.  Our guest speaker will be Assistant Principal Talib Sadiq.
Mr Sadiq will provide an overview of the ARHS course registration process and timeline for  students, outline new courses and other changes in course offerings as well as answer questions.
Light Refreshments will be served.
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