The Northampton Reuse Committee’s Third Annual Holiday Toy Exchange will be held on Friday, December 6th and Saturday the 7th at the Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz Street. Donations of clean, gently used, working toys and sports equipment will be collected Friday evening (5-8 PM) and early Saturday morning (8-9 AM). Collected items will be available free of charge to the general public from 10 AM-Noon on Saturday. Donations of gently used, clean, children’s outwear (coats, snow pants, hats & gloves/mittens) will also be collected for local children. This year co-sponsor Northampton Public Schools/CFCE (via grants from the MA Department of Early Education and Care) will help to reach parents on tight budgets via their extensive childcare network.
The Amherst Regional Public School Special Education Parent Advisory Council of Massachusetts has their next meeting on December 3rd @ 6:45pm in the ARMS Professional Development Room. From 6:45pm-7:45pm is an Administrative Meeting with Dr. Faye Brady and at 7:45pm-8:45pm is the Executive Meeting. If you are interested in hearing the discussion, we encourage you to come to a meeting. All SEPAC Meetings are open to the public!! If you need childcare or special accommodations to attend a SEPAC meeting, please let us know 48 hours in advance. More info http://arps-sepac.info Please see ttached flyer in English and Spanish.
Please join us for a wonderful performance featuring the ARHS Symphony Band, Philharmonia and Concert Choir at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, December 4th in the ARHS Auditorium.
Seniors/Senior Parents: Please read these very important announcements from Myra Ross, ARHS College Counselor. If you have listed a college in Naviance that has no deadline date attached to it, you must correct this information to insure your school materials are sent out on time. The only colleges that may appear without a deadline are those with rolling admission. If you need help with this, please stop by the guidance office.
Congratulations to all the ARHS athletes who were recently honored. In Boys Soccer, Brandon Vazquez made the All-Region team. Both Eric Gooden and Brandon Vazquez were named to the Division I All-State Soccer team and on the All-League team from the Hurricanes are Brandon Vazquez, Eric Gooden, Mike Rock, Adrian Haughton, and Ian Robson. Five Hurricanes also played in the 2013 Senior All-Star Game on Tuesday night: Brandon Vazquez, Eric Gooden, Mike Rock, Jesse Welborn, and Noa Iimura
From the ARHS Girls Soccer team, the 'Canes chosen for the All-League team were Becca Carkhuff, Sage DeChiara, and Hattie Wilder Karlstrom. The Amherst players chosen to play in Monday's frigid 2013 Division I Senior All-Star Game were Erin O'Connor and Becca Carkhuff.
Take Drivers' Ed with one of the most reputable driving schools in the region at LSSE. This class starts Dec. 26 and runs thru Dec. 31 (9am - 3:30pm) This fully-certified course includes -Regulation classroom instruction, preparing new drivers for the road test -Observation time -Driving time A driver's education certificate is issued upon completion of the full course. Make this course your investment in lower insurance rates and a lifetime of safe driving--and in LSSE, your local recreation department, that provides enriching, healthy activities for kids and adults that strengthen the local community. $261 for course, $365 for Driving times. Payment plans available. www.lsse.org
Many Paths Collge Readiness programs presents a Common Application Support Workshop on Dec. 4 from 3:45-4:45 in room 109. Students who attend this workshop will learn what the Common Application is, how to set up an account and how to use it to apply to college. This workshop is open to SENIORS only.
All Things Local Cooperative Market in downtown Amherst (104 N. Pleasant St) will be open M-F from 10 am - 7pm & Sat/Sun from 10am - 5pm. Please check out the market and enjoy the wonderful local products that the cooperative has brought together! Over 35 local producers have food and crafts products available for purchase!
Become a member today! More info at http://allthingslocal.coop/
Congratulations to ARHS's As Schools Match Wits team for placing 3rd in the state qualifying Rounds this past weekend! Quarter Finals will be on 12/7; Semi-finals on 12/8. Go 'canes!
Produced at the studios of Westfield State University and broadcast on WGBY, As Schools Match Wits delivers all of the fun of the classic high school quiz-show and introduces a new generation of high-school students to one of the few public competitions that stresses knowledge over physical ability.
Want FUN? We got it - this Sunday Nov. 24th from 1-4 with the annual Bombazo i.e. community music/dance jam with a feast of free food! Meet us on the stage of the ARHS auditorium. Bring your children, your elders, and your cheer. See you there!
With the support of a grant from the ARHS PGO, the ARHS Theater Company created a single-room immersive theater installation and performance for elementary school-aged students. The ARHS Theater group visited an Amherst elementary school and read a pre-selected children's book. The young students imagined new details to add to the story. Over the weekend that followed, the ARHS Theater Company created a theater installation of a key location in the book at an open storefront on Pleasant St. The children were brought through the performance and it was a huge success! The book came to life - replete with embellishments of the student's imaginings!
The ARPS Family Center is partnering with the Mobile Dentist to provide FREE dental care to families in the Amherst, Pelham and Regional Public Schools. The Mobile Dentist are innovative, on-site dental outreach providers. Their mission is to bring state-of-the-art dental care to income-eligible students in the most comfortable and effective way possible. The ARPS Family Center will mail the Mobile Dentist forms to income-eligible families.
Beginning Thursday Nov. 21st at 5:30 AM,until Friday Nov. 22nd at 5:00 pm, the New England Central Railroad will be repairing the railroad tracks crossing Main St. The road will remain closed through Friday afternoon at 5 PM. All through traffic is advised to seek alternate routes and expect delays.