New Athletic Director Announced

Victoria Stewart, Athletic Director, comes to the district from her position as Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Merrimack College. Prior to moving to Merrimack College, she served as Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Amherst College for two years, during which time the team won two National Championships. A graduate of Amherst Regional High School, Ms. Stewart holds a BS in Kinesiology and Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a MA of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Merrimack College (to be completed in December 2019). Ms. Stewart brings a strong commitment to student athletes to her role, stating “My goals while coaching and teaching are surrounded by the ideas of creating a safe, fun and inclusive learning space for student- athletes, where they are not only able to compete athletically, but are also able to build character and gain the necessary tools in order to help them succeed throughout their lives.”

To view the press release: click here

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Mark Your Calendars

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; Noon dismisal

September 2- Labor Day; No School

September 25- Early Release

October 3- ARHS Open House

October 14- Indigenous People’s Day- No School

October 23- Early Release

October 24- Summit Academy Open House

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Have A Great Summer!

The Editors of the PGO blog would like to wish everyone a very happy summer! We will “see” you again in the fall. The newsletter returns mid-August.  The first day of school is Wednesday, August 28, 2019!

Becky, Mare, and Jennifer

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Staff Appreciation Luncheon- Help Still Needed

This Friday, June 14 ARHS parents and guardians will thank the entire staff for their work with a scrumptious lunch catered by Blue Door Gatherings.  There are several ways YOU can show your appreciation for our amazing staff and help with the event. Please sign up using the link below to:

Bring a dessert for 8-10 people

Make a monetary donation to help cover the cost of the meal

Volunteer to help set up, serve, and clean up

To sign up, go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E49A9A92AA2F85-arhs1

Any questions? Contact Jen: jnbus@comcast.net

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Join the ARHS PGO Board!

The ARHS Parent Guardian Organization is a volunteer group of parents and guardians, and we invite you to join us!  What do we do? We create this newsletter, administer a grant program for staff and students, host events and Speakers with the Principal and others, and raise funds to make all of these things possible!

There are tasks to fit every schedule and skill set, including opportunities to help coordinate events, serve on our grants committee, serve as Treasurer, represent the ARHS PGO at district-wide meetings, and more! If you would like to volunteer please by contacting us at www.arhspgonews@gmail.com.

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Fall Sports Registration Now Open

Online fall sports registration is now open. Ensure a smooth start to the fall season by registering NOW.   Current sport physical forms should be on file with the school nurse before the first day of tryouts. Please call the nurse’s office at the high school at 362-1743. Questions for middle school registrants please contact the middle school nurse at 362-1975.

REGISTRATION:

https://www.familyid.com/organizations/search?query=amherst   You’ll need to set up an account with FamilyID,  if you don’t already have an account.  Any technical questions with this program please call the 888# at the top of the FamilyID screen.  They are very helpful.

By submitting registration forms electronically you and your child are acknowledging that you have both read the documents and you will adhere to the MIAA/Amherst High School policies on these forms. By registeringelectronically you are fulfilling the signature requirements of registration. 

PAYMENT:

Payment is due right away.  Payment is required to try out/practice/participate.  If there is a financial hardship, please contact Rich Ferro, the Athletic Director at ferror@arps.org

Payment can be done online as well at: https://unipaygold.unibank.com/Default.aspx?customerid=1211   NOTE:  FamilyID and UniPay Gold aren’t linked, they are two totally separate programs. So FamilyID will always show that you have not paid.

VERY IMPORTANT: Clearly write your child’s name and sport in the MEMO of the check when you pay. You can drop off your payment or mail to:

ARHS Athletics
Amherst Regional High School
21 Mattoon Street
Amherst, MA 01002

ATTN: Sports Registration

START DATES:

HIGH SCHOOL – Football begins Friday August 16th.  All sports other sports begin tryouts on Thursday, August 22nd.  

MIDDLE SCHOOL – Middle School sports will begin the Tuesday after Labor Day.

Tuesday,, August 20th is Fall Sports Information Night for athletes and their parents/guardian.  Time:  6:30 p.m. in the High School Gymnasium.  Meet the coaches, get schedules, find out about practice schedules, etc.  Hope to see you there!

SCHEDULES:

See http://miaa.net/schools/public/AmhPelA2 for game times and to set up alerts for changes.  

DEADLINE TO REGISTER & PAY:

Deadline for registration & payment is August 21st for high school athletes and September 13th for middle school athletes.

SPORT SPECIFIC QUESTIONS:

 

HIGH SCHOOL

Cross Country

Boys

Chris Gould

gouldc@arps.org

Girls

Elena Betke-Brunswick

ebetkebrunswick@gmail.com

Volleyball

Varsity

Kacey Schmitt

kaceys@comcast.net

Golf

Varsity

Carl Vigeland

c_vigeland@hotmail.com

Football

Varsity

Chris Ehorn

cehornjr09@gmail.com

Boys Soccer

Varsity

Mike Rudd

ruddmichaels@gmal.com

Girls Soccer

Varsity

TBD

Field Hockey

Varsity – Girls

Michelle Risch

michelle.risch@earhlink.net

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Field Hockey

TBD

Cross Country

Sydney Henthorn

shenthorn@gmail.com

Cross Country

Stephen Bechtold

bechtolds@arps.org

Volleyball

Sue Adair

adairs@arps.org

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Attn Parents of Spring Sports Participants

The ARHS Athletic Department is hoping you can take a moment to complete the Parent/Guardian Feedback form.  Sharing   your experience this spring season is very helpful.

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