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Have A Student in Sports? Sign Up For Game Alerts

Submitted by Janetkbucc on April 14, 2015 - 12:19pm

Never miss a game (or a pick up!) again.

Hurricane Sport Fans, are you aware of a feature offered through the MIAA which allows you to set up email alerts for your favorite team(s)!!

From the ARHS MIAA main page, http://miaa.net/schools/public/AmhPelA2 , look for the light blue bar, select the team(s) you'd like to receive notifications on.  In that same area, select the pencil "Schedule Notification Options." From there, follow the prompts.  You can change your selections at any time.

For more info, contact Pam White: http://www.arhsparentcenter.org/contact

 

Have a Blast! UMass Chemistry Demo - TONIGHT

Submitted by Margot on April 14, 2015 - 12:07pm

Interested in a fun, interactive, and educational event on a Friday night? Come to the UMass Amherst Chemistry Demonstration Show and learn why chemistry is not magic! Stay after the show for some fun hands-on activities!
Friday, April 17th at 7 PM in the UMAss Integrated Sciences Building Room 135, 661 North Pleasant Street, Amherst. This event is FREE and open to the public. Target ages 5-16 year olds.
Contact Raina Kittilstved for more information: rkittilstved@chem.umass.edu

Flyer attached.

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White People Taking Action Against Racism

Submitted by Janetkbucc on April 14, 2015 - 12:07pm

Dear Community Members,
Please join us for the next Coming Together event, which is designed to bring local people together to get to know each other, face the realities of contemporary racism, and create a healthier, more connected community.

When? - Thursday, April 23rd, 7PM

Where? - The Jones Library

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Daffodil Run for Big Brothers Big Sisters - April 26

Submitted by Janetkbucc on April 14, 2015 - 12:06pm

The Daffodil Fun Run is a 5k road race in Amherst that raises funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County, a program of the Center for Human Development. In this fun and festive community event, participants race past many of the 50,000 daffodils that were planted in celebration of the Town of Amherst's 250th anniversary. The event is held each year at the beginning of spring, when the daffodils are in full bloom.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County provides one-to-one mentoring relationships to local children in need of positive adult influence and friendship. We are incredibly fortunate to have the support of our business sponsors and donors in the Hampshire County Community.

When? - Sunday, April 26, 2015

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A Call for Poems on Identity - submissions due by April 30

Submitted by Janetkbucc on April 14, 2015 - 12:06pm

Submissions are now being accepted through April 30, 2015 for the 2015 Eyes Are The Window Digital Poetry Exhibition. Poets of all ages are welcome to participate.

The theme this year is identity. Inspired by Shakespeare’s quote, “The eyes are the window to the soul”, poets are asked to answer the question, “When I look into your eyes, what will I see?”.

Boltwood Poem Windows is a public artwork, installed in the exterior wall of the headhouse of the Boltwood Walk parking garage in 2002. The artist, Ritsuko Taho, collaborated with architects and engineers to create urban sculptural installations, using public art to encourage community participation within her installations.

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Rafters College Towne Classik 5K & 5M Run/Walk

Submitted by Janetkbucc on April 14, 2015 - 11:53am

The RAFTERS COLLEGE TOWNE CLASSIK 5K AND 5 MILE Run

When? - Sunday, May 17 @ 10:30 AM

Where? - Starts at Rafters Sports Bar & Restaurant on University Dr., then go on a safe and fast course through downtown Amherst.

You can do it! A 5 Mile Run or 5 K (3.1 mile) Run or Walk. It's the 22nd YEAR this event has happened!!! Help support the Jimmy Fund and the Amherst Police Relief Association at this family friendly event.

****Commemorative Tee to 1st 300 Entrants, Age Group Awards, Public Safety Team Award, Professionally Timed****

Post Race Barbecue: Burgers, Veggie Burgers, Dogs, Fruit, Yogurt, Juice, Bagels, Cookies

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Math Night - May 7th

Submitted by Colleen Osten on April 12, 2015 - 7:47am

 Math Night at ARHS will be held Thursday, May 7th from 6:30 pm - 8 pm in the ARHS Library. This program is intended for parents and guardians of students who will be entering the new math courses, Integrated Math 1, Integrated Math 2, and Integrated Math 2 Honors.  More information will be coming soon from Math Department Chair, Jane Mudie.

Master Schedule Decision

Submitted by Colleen Osten on April 9, 2015 - 8:04pm

Starting in the fall of 2016, ARHS will switch to a 7 Period Semester/Drop 1 schedule.  See this letter from Principal Mark Jackson explaining the rationale for the schedule decision 

Late Start - Next Wednesday

Submitted by Margot on April 9, 2015 - 7:54pm

Don't forget that there is a late arrival day on Wednesday, April 15th. School starts at 10 am. You can find the class schedule here. Enjoy those extra few hours of sleep!

 

ARHS Wind Ensemble at UMASS

Submitted by Colleen Osten on April 9, 2015 - 7:50pm

Come out and see the ARHS Wind Ensemble with UMASS Concert Band!  Sunday, April 12th 2:00 pm.UMASS Fine Arts Center. It promises to be a great afternoon.

Attention Hurricanes' Fans!

Submitted by Colleen Osten on April 9, 2015 - 7:44pm

Hurricane Sport Fans, are you aware of a feature offered through the MIAA which allows you to set up email alerts for your favorite team(s)!!  From the ARHS MIAA main page,http://miaa.net/schools/public/AmhPelA2 , look for the light blue bar, select the team(s) you'd like to receive notifications on.  In that same area, select the pencil "Schedule Notification Options."   From there, follow the prompts.  You can change your selections at any time.

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Congratulations to the Science Olympiad Team!

Submitted by Colleen Osten on April 9, 2015 - 7:41pm

The Amherst Regional High School Science Olympiad team competed at the Massachusetts state meet on March 21, and placed 16th out of 46 teams. Students compete in over 20 different events that include a wide range of science and engineering fields. Six of these events require students to design and build a structure before the competition, such as a bridge or a machine for the air trajectory event, bring the structure to the event for testing. We had top 10 places in Astronomy, Dynamic Planet, Green Generation, and Mystery Engineering. Twenty students in 9-12 grade competed and did an excellent job of representing Western Mass and ARHS!

 

Who Feeds You? "50 by 60" Campaign unveilling

Submitted by Colleen Osten on April 9, 2015 - 7:30pm

UMass Sustainable Food and Farming students are unveiling a new effort to grow 50% of the food consumed in New England right here at home by 2060. The 50 by 60 campaign is sponsored by Food Solutions New England. New England is currently sourcing more than ninety percent of its food from outside of the region. That means more than ninety percent of the money spent on food in New England is not circulating through our own economy. This is not a lecture! This is an opportunity for citizens to discuss and interact with experienced farmers, students, and experts about the various elements involved in our food supply. The event is being offered to grant our community the opportunity to illustrate their commitment to local sustainable food, and how that fits into 50/60.

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Wildflowers of the Northeast

Submitted by Colleen Osten on April 9, 2015 - 7:24pm

An opportunity to learn about the wildflowers in our region comes to the Jones Library in a presentation about the wildflowers of the northeast by local naturalist John Root.  Please join us in the Woodbury Room of the Jones Library at 7 pm on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.

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Spring Workshop Series

Submitted by Colleen Osten on April 9, 2015 - 7:20pm