We would like to introduce Janet Kaplan Bucciarelli, a new contriuting editor to the ARHS Parent Newsletter. We are thrilled to have her on board and look forward to her participation. The more the merrier; if you are interested in working on the newsletter let us know!
The spring sports season starts March 17th. Baseball • Girls/Boys Track & Field • Girls/Boys Lacrosse • Softball • Girls/Boys Ultimate • Girls/Boys Tennis. Ensure a smooth start to your season by registering online (you will need date of last physical) and mailing in your payment to ARHS, 21 Mattoon St. Amherst. Don't forget to put students name and sport in the memo line. The deadline for registration and payment has been extended to Monday, March 3rd due to the recent snow days. Click here to register.
**Please excuse the misprinted registration deadline date in the 2/14 post.
ARHS Yearbook order forms are due TODAY. Order forms were mailed home the first week of January. An order form is attached below. $65 for a print copy and $20 for a full-color digital copy on a USB drive. A handful of print copies may be available in June, but it's better to order one now while supplies last. This may be the last printed yearbook ever! Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ARPS Special Education Parent Advisory Council has their next meeting on March 4th @ 6:45pm in the ARMS Professional Development Room. If you are interested in hearing the discussion, we encourage you to come to a meeting. All SEPAC Meetings are open to the public. More info http://arps-sepac.info.
AP EXAM registration is open until MARCH 21st. Students may sign up in the guidance office with a payment of $89 per test. Reduced fees available for eligible families. More information is available from AP teachers or the attached registration memo.
We are revisiting Ntozake Shange's choreopoem, "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf,"directed by Serious Play! Artistic Director Sheryl Stoodley; Assistant Director, Kaliis Smith; with music by Who'da Funk It. With an ensemble of six: Vanessa Alexander, Alysia Cosby, Marcia Gomes, Evelyn Harris, Kaliis Smith, Samantha Smith. Talk-backs after each performance, led by our dramaturgs, Nicole Young and Adewunmi Oke.
The ARHS Chorale and Hurricanes Singers will participate in this annual Valley event featuring a capella groups from the area on Saturday, March 29th @ Northampton High School at 7pm. As in previous years, this event is a community fundraiser that provides 100% of the proceeds to local non-profit community organizations. This year we are donating the proceeds to the local group, Mustard Seed Missions. Six local medical professionals participate with Mustard Seed as they travel twice a year to Haiti to provide free medical care in remote villages. For our fall 2012 event, we raised over $3400 and sold more than 500 tickets to the event. Do you run your own business? Please consider placing an ad in their program. The ads are $40 for 1/4 page, $80 for 1/2 page, $160 for a full page, and $200 for the back page.
"Lights, Camera, Youth Action!" will be held Sunday, March 23, 3-5pm at the UMass Amherst Student Union Ballroom. Join us for an inspiring afternoon!
* Exhibition by Arts-for-Change youth members
* Presentations by YAC youth and adults
* Silent Auction items donated by local artisans and businesses
* Live Music by the Amherst Regional High School Jazz Ensemble
* Hors D’oeuvres and Desserts by UMass Catering
* A Vital Opportunity to Support Youth Action Coalition!
Soup's On! 6th Annual Empty Bowls Dinner to benefit the Amherst Survival Center on Monday, March 10, 2014 from 4:00-8:00 PM at The Pub, 15 East Pleasant Street, Downtown Amherst.
Each year the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) surveys parents in select school districts to determine how well your child’s school is communicating with you and promoting your engagement in your child’s education. It’s Amherst's turn this year. Your participation in this survey is important in helping both the ESE and your local school district in improving educational programs for all students
Please click to take the Massachusetts 2014 Family Engagement Survey. The survey is open until March 21st. For questions about the survey, please contact Martha Daigle at (781) 338-3366 or email@example.com
Enjoy the winter break! The ARHS Parent Newsletter will return in 2 weeks. We are looking for a few new contributors. If you enjoy reading the newsletter, and would like to help, contact us through this site. It is easy, fun and can be fit in whenever you have a free minute.
Seniors/Senior Parents - the Local Scholarship book is now available! Mrs. Ross emailed it to you along with instructions so check your email! You can also find it on the school website under Guidance Office and in the document library in Naviance. Take advantage of these (mostly) easy to apply for scholarships! Many will be awarded at Senior Awards Night, Wednesday, June 3rd!
Amherst boys and girls indoor track teams BOTH won Western Mass. titles last Friday night at Smith College! Read more here.
The Boys and Girls Nordic teams both had their best State performances yet. The boys took 2nd in Western MA and 4th in the State and the Girls took 2nd in Western MA and 6th in the State! Read more here.
An Internet Safety Information Session was sponsored by ARPS Family Center & the Amherst Police Department. If you missed the presentation, please see the attached powerpoint presentation and watch the wwlp coverage of the event.