Warm Up the Night - FOA Fundraiser -10/23

Submitted by Margot on October 12, 2014 - 6:10am

Warm Up the Night! Eat, Drink and Benefit CHD's Family Outreach of Amherst. Join FOA as they transform a warm and festive tent at The Lord Jeffery Inn into an unforgettable tasting experience on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 5:30-8:30PM.  Wander the room enjoying delicious small bites from an eclectic mix of local food vendors, including Chez Albert, Blue Heron, 30 Boltwood, Lone Wolf, Food 101, Monkey Bar, Black Sheep Deli, Ibiza Tapas Bar, Pengyew Catering, Oriental Flavor, The Pub, Ecudor Andino Store and many more. Sample wine, beer and hard cider from The High Horse & Carr's Ciderhouse.


Shelter Sunday is October 19th

Submitted by Margot on October 11, 2014 - 8:15am

Shelter Sunday is a one day door to door solicitation, historically, organized by Amherst Friends for the Homeless, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The tradition of Shelter Sunday is carried on today by the benefiting organizations. On the third Sunday in October, October 19th this year, volunteers gather in the lobby of the UMass Fine Arts Center and are sent in groups to different neighborhoods in Amherst, Pelham and Hadley. In a few hours they visit over 3,400 residences. Last year over, $27,000 was collected and distributed to local organizations that provide services to the homeless. We need door to door canvassers.


AEF Trivia Bee is almost here - Oct 30

Submitted by Margot on October 11, 2014 - 6:33am

The 20th Annual Trivia Bee is coming! Parents ask your students to join the fun and highlight the brainpower of our ARHS Students!!! There is no charge, costumes are encouraged and you will have a blast. The Bee is on October 30th. Last year's championship team had 2 ninth graders on the team, so let's do it again. Have your student contact the ARHS Main Office, if interested. They will be competing against the Select Board, Teachers, Business teams and many more. Join the fun from 7-9pm on October 30th in the ARMS Auditorium.

5K for Farmland - Oct 19

Submitted by Margot on October 11, 2014 - 5:37am

Sign up for the 6th Annual 5K for Farmland on October 19th at 11 AM! All proceeds help the Kestrel Land Trust preserve local farmland. Runners AND walkers welcome along the scenic farmland and river route (5K run or 2-mile walk). Pre-reg $22, Race day $24, Family $44. More info here

Post-race Farmers Market Festival on the West Street Common in Hadley with unique local food & products, live music, nature exhibits, Trevor the Games Man for kids, and local beer tasting for the adults! Live Hawk Exhibit & Falconry Demo by New England Falconry!

Just One Month Away to Bowl-For-Kids-Sake

Submitted by Margot on October 10, 2014 - 2:53pm

Bowl for Kids' Sake is about helping kids in our community. All proceeds from the event go directly towards matching local children with caring, reliable adult mentors.

Dust off your bowling shoes and join us at Spare Time Northampton (525 Pleasant St.​) on November 1st or 2nd because we will be celebrating Bowl-O-Ween -- every bowler's favorite holiday! We invite you to come dressed in your most creative, colorful, and eye-catching costumes. All are welcome -- costumed or not -- but we'd love to see everyone get into the Bowl-O-Ween spirit.

There will be prizes for best costumes!! Prizes for raising the most money!! Prizes for having the largest team!! And prizes for just showing up!!!

Here’s how to get involved:


Are you Registered to Vote?

Submitted by Colleen Osten on October 8, 2014 - 2:33pm
State Election is on November 4, 2014.  The Last Day to Register to Vote for 2014 State Election - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 15, 2014!

The Library Thanks You!

Submitted by Colleen Osten on October 8, 2014 - 2:19pm
When it rains, it pours!  Parents have now donated many wonderful games (and many brand new).    These include Scrabble, Chess, Quiddler, Boggle, Big Boggle, Super Big Boggle, Mancala, and Bananagrams.   (Our staff is in the process of cataloging them  and they will be available to be checked-out for use in the library after school no later than Friday, 10/10.)  Thank you to all who came forward to make our library that much better!  Leslie Lomasson

College Visits This Week at ARHS

Submitted by Colleen Osten on October 8, 2014 - 1:45pm

Friday, October 10th:

  • Swarthmore College         8:30 AM
  • Kalamazoo College          9:00 AM
  • University of Chicago       12:45 PM

Tuesday October 14th:

  • Carleton College              8:00 AM
  • University of Redlands     8:30 AM
  • Holyoke C.C                    10:15 AM
  • Mount Holyoke College   12:15 PM

Wednesday, October 15th

  • Wheaton College MA        8:30 AM

Thursday October 16th


Register Your Stop & Shop Card Online!

Submitted by Colleen Osten on October 8, 2014 - 10:54am

For the past three years, ARHS has earned over $20,000 each year to support our grants program, simply by registering Stop & Shop cards of ARHS families, and reaching out to shoppers at the store. This has been a tremendous source of income for important supplies, lectureres, field trips and initiatives that are funded through the grants program. You can register your card directly online if you follow this link If you have any difficulty you can also send us your number via the newsletter and we can register it for you.The awards program at Stop & Shop began October 3, 2014, and runs through March 19, 2015.


PGO Grants Update

Submitted by Colleen Osten on October 7, 2014 - 7:02pm
The ARHS PGO has already awarded grants totaling close to $8,000 to ARHS teachers & staff just this fall. This first round of grants brings items such as new "non-traditional" lighting & sound equipment to the Theater Dept.; graphing calculators to the Academic Achievement Center; dry-erase boards for the Chemistry classrooms; new easels, watercolor sets and photography equipment for the Art Dept.; a visiting performer to the Southeast Campus and much, much more. The PGO grants are offered once per trimester to all ARHS teachers and staff. 

Families Needed to Host Japanese High School Students or Teachers

Submitted by Colleen Osten on October 6, 2014 - 9:22pm

PeopleLink, a non-profit organization is currently looking for friendly families to host a Japanese High School student or teacher from March 22-28th. These students are touring our area as part of cultural exchange program their school does every year. They are hoping to experience our culture first hand by participating in a home stay program. Host families should provide a bed, meals and English conversation. You will receive a $20/30 per night stipend. This is a great opportunity to learn about another culture and make a new friend without leaving your home! Please contact Marie Lauderdale at, or call (413)230-1121 for more information.

Volunteer at Paradise City Arts

Submitted by Colleen Osten on October 6, 2014 - 9:09pm

WGBY invites Amherst-Pelham Regional High School students to get community service hours over Columbus Day weekend at the Paradise City Arts Festival at the 3 County Fairgrounds in Northampton. Volunteers help WGBY manage our daily silent auction. Tasks include soliciting donations from artists, booth sitting, hosting the WGBY auction tables, and more. Volunteers get free admission to the festival on the day of their shift.

Register for Winter Sports

Submitted by Margot on October 3, 2014 - 5:43am

Online winter sports registration is in full swing. Ensure a smooth start to the winter season by registering NOW. The sports that are offered are listed on this wesbite. 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 362-1744 or 362-1743. 


Library Needs Board Games Donated

Submitted by Margot on October 2, 2014 - 7:56am

After school each day more than a 100 students come to the library to do homework , meet in study groups, read, or just hang out with friends while waiting for practice and club activities to begin.  The library would love to provide board games as activities for our students.  Can you help us?  We are looking for games such as Scrabble, chess, Bananagrams, and Boggle.  Perhaps you have unused games lying about your house.  If you have any of the above games you would be willing to donate to ARHS library, it would be much appreciated. Thank you!  Please drop off donations to the main office. 



Can You Spare 2 Hours for ARHS?

Submitted by Margot on October 2, 2014 - 6:59am

Many thanks to last weekend's volunteers: Baer Tierkel, Elizabeth Tan and Carla Becker. Thank you for donating your 2 hours!

The funds Stop & Shop awards ARHS annually is limited only by the number of cards we register. The most effective way to register cards is to greet shoppers on their way into the store and ask for their support. A two hour shift at Stop & Shop translates to about $400 at the end of the year for ARHS, which directly benefits your student!

There are still 2-hour shifts available. Can you fill one?