The recent DTE concert, titled 'Formidable' referenced a song by the extraordinary artist Stromae. According to Tracey Vernon's Director's Notes, Reed Mitchell suggested this title because as defined in French, it was an apt description of this DTE ensemble i.e. wonderful!
The Amherst Winter Farmer's Market is a great way to spend a cold Saturday in Amherst! Every week there are workshops, live music, children's activities, great local items to purchase and a great vibe! Come out and support your local farmers and artisinal producers. The market is every Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the ARMS Cafeteria. For more information check out their website.
The Amherst Lion's Club will be hosting their annual Ski, Skate and Snowboard Sale on Friday Jan. 9th from 6 pm to 9 pm and on Saturday Jan. 10th from 9am to 2pm at the Crocker Farm Elementary School .Great selection and excellent prices. Proceeds go towards supporting important Lions Club causes which include assisting people, places and things in our community and beyond.
We wish you and all your loved ones a happy holiday season and a peaceful, well deserved break. See you next year!
Your Parent News Editors,
Margot, Janet & Colleen
Parents, Administrators and the Guidance Department have expressed concerns about cyber-bullying, as noted in the letter Principal Mark Jackson has written to parents regarding the After School app.This app is an anonymous school message board making it a possible venue for cyberbullying. There are many other apps that offer similar anonymous forums. These apps are continually changing and ongoing discussions with your students about appropriate social media use is important. Ask.fm, the Yik Yak app and the After School apps are just a few examples and there are sure to be new iterations in the future.
Report Cards will be handed out to students in Advisory today, Friday, December 19th and will also be available on Power School.
Many parents of seniors will want to attend FAFSA night (January 22; 7:00; ARHS cafeteria) to get help completing the federal financial aid form. Please sign up right away at fafsaday.org. It takes 30 seconds. The organizers will cut the number of financial aid professionals who will be assigned to come to this site to assist you if the registrations are low. They already have cut us due to a slow start! Please take care of this ASAP.
All parents and guardians are invited to join us on Wednesday, January 7th at 7:00 pm for An Evening Coffee with Principal Mark Jackson. Join our informal discussion as Mr. Jackson gives an overview of what's been happening at ARHS. As always, bring your questions and stay connected to ARHS! Refreshments provided by our ARHS Culinary Arts students. We hope you can join us January 7th from 7:00-8:00 pm in Room 13.
Incident Reporting: ARHS has an electronic form for anonymous reporting of any incident that potentially harms ARHS or members of the ARHS community. The Deans of Students are the immediate recipients of information submitted by the form. The deans will not know the identity of those who provide information via the electronic form.
Reports can also be sent to email@example.com. Reports sent to this address are not anonymous.
Jan. 5 - 1st Day Back from Holiday Recess
Jan. 7 - PGO Evening Coffee w/the Principal: 7-8pm, Rm 13
Jan. 9 & 10 - Cabaret: 7:30 pm, Auditorium
Jan. 11 - Cabaret: 3pm, Auditorium
Jan. 14 - Early Release Day; Noon Dismissal
Jan. 14 - Jazz & Symphony Band Concert: 7:30pm, Auditorium
Jan. 14 - District Family Math Night: 6:30pm, ARHS Library
Jan. 19 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: No School
Jan. 22 - FAFSA Workshop - 7pm, ARHS Cafeteria