Submitted by Colleen Osten on November 9, 2014 - 3:03pm

Community Thanksgiving - Tonight

Submitted by Margot on November 6, 2014 - 8:05am

The ARHS Community Thanksgiving Celebration is TONIGHT, Friday, Nov.7th from 6 pm-8:30pm in the ARHS cafeteria (enter thru side door near cafeteria). Come to this evening of delicious food from around the world and be entertained by dance from Cape Verde, Puerto Rico, Ireland and Turkey, AND MORE! Bring a dish, bring your family and bring your dancing shoes! This is a free event and sponsored by the International Students Club. 

Congrats Nat'l Hispanic Recognition Scholar

Submitted by Margot on November 5, 2014 - 8:03am

ARHS Senior Sebastian Stiles-Sieracki has been selected as a 2015 National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar. The HNRP was initiated in 1983 to identify outstanding Hispanic/Latino high school students. This year the NHRP is recognizing about 5,000 of the highest scoring students from over 250,000 students who took the PSAT/NMSQT their junior year and identified themselves as Hispanic/Latino. Students with GPAs of 3.5 or higher are designed as Scholars.

SAT Tomorrow

Submitted by Margot on November 5, 2014 - 7:47am

The SAT test will be given at ARHS at 8:00am on Saturday, Novmber 8th (arrive @ 7:45am). Bring your admission ticket, two number 2 pencils with erasers, identification and an acceptable calculator. For more information on what to bring (or not), see GOOD LUCK!

College Rep Visits Coming Up

Submitted by Margot on November 5, 2014 - 6:44am

Westfield State University 8:00 AM
Endicott College 12:00 PM

Lasell College 1:00 PM
Fisher College 12:00 PM
University of Hartford 2:00 PM

Athletes & College Recruiting Presentation - Nov. 13

Submitted by Margot on November 5, 2014 - 6:29am

On Thursday, November 13th, in the ARHS Library, from 7:00-8:30 pm, there will be a presentation on Athletes and College Recruiting. A panel of speakers will field questions from the audience. Parents and guardians are invited to attend with their student-athlete(s). Come hear what you need to know if your son/daughter is planning on participating in college athletics.

ARHS Student Wins Concerto Competition

Submitted by Margot on November 5, 2014 - 6:18am

Alexander "Sasha" Yakub has been named winner of the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra's Concerto Competition. He will be playing the landmark 20th century Violin Concerto by Alban Berg in February at Sanders Theater in Cambridge. In its third season, the BPYO is one of the finest youth orchestras in the country. Its 120 members range in age from 12 to 21 and are chosen through a highly-selective audition process.

Macbeth 2.0 - Monday

Submitted by Margot on November 5, 2014 - 6:00am

Come spend your evening playing the wackiest board games, building forts, listening to some jams, eating homemade soup and drinking hot chocolate with the theatre company THIS MONDAY NIGHT from 7-10PM (no school Tuesday).

MOST IMPORTANTLY, you have the opportunity to experience a one-on-one Macbeth performance with our actors fresh out of full production. You have two choices: dark Macbeth or the weird Macbeth. Either way, this event will be bumping and it will help our Macbeth cast and crew raise money to go see Sleep No More in NYC. So, please come support the theatre company! Tickets are $7 students/$10 adults at the door covers both the performance and food.


No School on Tuesday 11/11

Submitted by Margot on November 4, 2014 - 11:25pm

Veterans Day, Tuesday, the 11th of November is considered a federal holiday. No school for ARHS students.

Come Cheer on the Canes

Submitted by Margot on November 4, 2014 - 2:10pm

The ARHS Boys Varsity Soccer team earned the Number 1 seed in the Western Mass. D-I Soccer Tournament. Tonight, November 7th, the Canes will face Renaissance in the Quarter Finals at 6:30 pm at ARHS Alumni Field. The Senior Night ceremony and recognition of the seniors will take place at 5:40 pm. Come on out and cheer on your 'Canes. **All three boys soccer teams (V, JVA & JVB) were undefeated in the regular season with the JVA team currently riding a 42 game winning streak under Coach Paul Ribeiro!

Also, tomorrow, Saturday, November 8th, the ARHS Girls & Boys XC teams will compete in the Western Mass XC Championships at NMH. Both teams placed second in the PVIAC last weekend. Go 'Canes!!

Register for Winter Sports - deadline MONDAY

Submitted by Colleen Osten on November 4, 2014 - 10:30am

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 the ARHS website. 

NEW: Online payment is available!! If there is a financial hardship, please contact Rich Ferro, the Athletic Director at Deadline for registration & payment for winter sports is November 10th. High School Winter 2014-2015 Season Start Date: Monday, December 1st, 2014


Submitted by Margot on November 4, 2014 - 8:14am

During November, the Amherst Survival Center will provide Thanksgiving Food Boxes to families in their Emergency Food Pantry. Please help them fill these boxes by donating containers of non-perishable items that help make a holiday meal such as stuffing mix, canned pumpkin and other pie fillings, corned bread mix, canned corn and green beans, $10 gift certificates to area grocery stores so people can buy their own supplies, and frozen turkeys. Distribution started November 3rd so please act now.

Questions? Niri Azuaje 549-3968 ext 104, e-mail:

Journalism Conference - Nov. 11

Submitted by Margot on November 4, 2014 - 8:04am

If you are student with a passion for broadcast journalism, you may want to attend a free conference at Springfield College, on Tuesday, November 11th. Rebecca Lobo of ESPN and Steve Rushin, National Sportswriter of the Year will be featured. That's Veteran's day so there's no school! A free lunch will be provided. Sign up on line at or see the flyer in Guidance.

Smith College Poetry Contest

Submitted by Margot on November 4, 2014 - 6:47am

The Smith College Poetry Prize Competition for High School Girls is accepting submissions until December 1. If you are sophomore or junior female poet, check out the Poetry Center at Smith College. A great opportunity for a local, prestigious prize for your writing and the award is $500. The Judge for 2014 is Natalie Diaz. The winner & three finalists will read their poems at the Judge's reading at Smith College on April 7th, 2015.

Martin Luther King Jr. Student Scholarship

Submitted by Margot on November 4, 2014 - 6:31am

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee is taking nominations for the 2015 Student Scholarship Awards. The nominee must be committed to the spirit of the qualities advocated by Martin Luther King, Jr. He valued service, sacrifice, leadership, peace, brotherhood, mutuality, education, freedom, nonviolence, reconciliation, social Justice, and social Transformation. If your student would like to be considered, they need a teacher or Guidance Counselor to nominate them. Announcement of the award recipients will be made at the 31st ANNUAL COMMUNITY BREAKFAST to be held in Amherst on Saturday, January 17, 2015.See Guidance for more details. Deadline is November 24.