Last Week of School & Exam Schedule

Submitted by Margot on June 18, 2014 - 10:30am

Exams will start on Monday, June 23rd.  The last day for Late Buses is Tuesday, June 24th. The late buses will leave at 2 pm.

The LAST DAY OF SCHOOL is Wednesday, June 25th (noon dismissal). Thursday, June 26th will be an exam make-up day.

The Spring Trimester Exam Schedule is available here.

Faculty and Staff Comment on This Past School Year

Submitted by Janetkbucc on June 18, 2014 - 10:28am

To address the difficult events of the 2013-2014 school year at ARHS, a group of faculty and staff members met together and wrote a commentary in this week's Amherst Bulletin. We invite you to read it and share it with your student.

Staff Appreciation Lunch - Needs Food Donations!

Submitted by Janetkbucc on June 18, 2014 - 10:26am

If you have not had a chance to get around to it, it is not too late. The PGO needs your help to make this a fabulous celebratory luncheon. On Thursday, June 26th, please join with other parents and guardians to thank the entire staff with a scrumptious lunch. Here are several ways you can help with the event:

**Sign up to bring a dessert or side/salad for 8-10 people.
**Volunteer to help set up, serve, and clean up

Click the link to sign up:


ARHS 4x400 Relay 2nd at Nationals

Submitted by Margot on June 16, 2014 - 2:51pm

Eight members of the ARHS Boys' Track and Field team along with Coach David Thompson were in North Carolina for the New Balance National Outdoor Track and Field Championships last weekend. The Amherst runners ran the 4 X 100, the Sprint Medley, and the 4 X 400. Taj-Amir Torres competed in the 100m Elite Championship Division on Saturday. Complete results are at the portal.

Here are the results for the Hurricanes at Nationals:

100m Championship Division: Taj-Amir Torres 12th of 16 in 10.81 seconds

1600m Sprint Medley Emerging Elite Division: 18th of 42 in a time of 3:39.03 minutes. Xavia Perkins (200), Joseph Tavares (200), Larenz Harris (400), Connor Evans (800)


NE All Star - Baseball

Submitted by Margot on June 16, 2014 - 1:23pm

Please congratulate Jamie Carey for being selected to this year's New England High School Baseball Junior All Star Game. If you wish to attend and cheer his team on, the game is Saturday, June 21 at 2:00 pm at Palmer Field in Middletown, CT.


Pick up Art Work by June 23

Submitted by Margot on June 16, 2014 - 11:25am

All students who had artwork in AR[T]HS must pick up their work by Monday, June 23rd at 3:00. Work that is not picked up will be discarded.

Art Students from Fall, Winter, & Spring trimesters: Don't forget to pick up your art works. Art will NOT be saved for you over the summer. Please stop by the Art department and pick up your drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures, and ceramics before the end of the year.

ARPS Family Center Summer Hours

Submitted by Margot on June 16, 2014 - 7:52am

We are happy to announce that the ARPS Family Center and Steps to Success staff will be supporting students in the district’s summer programs. We will be open to support families during the following summer hours: Monday to Friday: 8am - 2pm Questions? Please call us at: (413) 362-1875

Estamos felices de anunciar que el personal del Centro de Familias de ARPS y “Steps to Success” apoyarán a los estudiantes en los programas de verano del distrito. Estaremos abiertos para apoyar a las familias durante nuestro horario de verano: Lunes a viernes: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. ¿Preguntas? Llámenos al: (413) 362-1875

Retirement Celebration for Sue Dunbar - June 23

Submitted by Margot on June 16, 2014 - 7:01am

Join us for a RETIREMENT CELEBRATION FOR SUE DUNBAR! Sue Dunbar, our beloved elementary band teacher, will be retiring this June after 38 years of service to the students and families of the Amherst public schools. Please join us at a celebration to show our appreciation for Sue and to send her off in style.The event will be held on Monday, June 23 at 7 pm in the gym at Fort River School. A few parents and staff members will say a few words, Sue will perform a couple of pieces, and then we will all go to the cafeteria for an hors d’ouvres and dessert potluck. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Mary Kiely at Please let her know if you will be bringing food.


2014 ARHS/SEC Grad Celebrates USA Game 1 Win at World Cup

Submitted by Janetkbucc on June 16, 2014 - 6:57am

Not sure how many of you were watching the USA/Ghana World Cup soccer game through 'til the end, but the vignette of the winning goal featured Jacob Lopez, ARHS/SEC Class of 2014, celebrating right after the ball hit the net.


Prom 2015 Date and Venue Chosen

Submitted by Janetkbucc on June 16, 2014 - 6:57am

Parents of the Class of 2015: Prom 2015 will be held Friday, May 29th at The Log Cabin, a great venue, but an expensive one.  The Class Council needs help  fundraising, so if you or your student have fundraising ideas or are interested in helping, feel free to talk to a Class Council member or email

Eat at Bueno Y Sano to Support Big Brothers Big Sisters

Submitted by Colleen Osten on June 16, 2014 - 6:56am

On Monday June 23rd, 50% of all of the sales at Bueno Y Sano's three locations (Amherst, Northampton and West Springfield) will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County!  It is GREAT FOOD for a GREAT CAUSE!

Help Support the Business Education Program and Future Business Leaders of America

Submitted by Colleen Osten on June 15, 2014 - 10:02pm

The Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce has forged an alliance with the Amherst Regional High School Business Education program. For the past 10 years, the Chamber has donated $3000 each year to this program as an investment in our economic future. The money is raised by selling raffle tickets. The tickets cost $20 and only 250 tickets can be sold. The prize? Two tickets to the Patriots’ opening home game against the Raiders on September 21 at 1 pm. The seats are so good we are prohibited from advertising where they are. We are allowed to tell you that they are lower section on the sidelines.


Stars in Our Schools - Deadline Extended

Submitted by Margot on June 15, 2014 - 9:31pm

Recognize teachers and staff with a gift in their honor! Let teachers and staff members know how much you appreciate their hard work, expertise, care and dedication this year. You can strengthen our schools with a tax-deductible gift to Amherst Education Foundation (AEF) in a teacher’s, staff’s or graduating senior’s name. AEF will deliver a personalized recognition card to your honoree/s.

Send your gift or make your gift online at by TODAY for teachers/staff--to guarantee delivery to honorees at school before their last day

Thank you!

For online and mail-in (PDF) form go here:

ARHS Grads Play at the Iron Horse in Noho

Submitted by Janetkbucc on June 15, 2014 - 6:45am
June & the Bee will co-headline with the Gaslight Tinkers at the Iron Horse on June 28th at 7 pm. Consider joining Emma Ayres, Eli Ayres, Noah Schmitt, Olivia Holcomb, all graduates of ARHS, and Sam Stein, a graduate of the Hartsbrook School, in celebration of summer's arrival.
Bring your dancing shoes.

Town Pool Opens Tomorrow

Submitted by Margot on June 15, 2014 - 6:27am

War Memorial Pool will open June 21, 2014 and Mill River Pool will open June 28, 2014. Come cool off! More info available here.