Last Winter Farmers' Market Tomorrow

Submitted by Margot on March 24, 2014 - 6:02am

The LAST WINTER MARKET at ARMS is tomorrow from 10am -2pm. And They’re celebrating with soup! Harvest Market has made End of Winter Soup with fresh ingredients from our vendors. Also, March Match! Swipe your SNAP/EBT card and get matched up to $5.


Belize Service Trip Fundraising Dinner

Submitted by Colleen Osten on March 23, 2014 - 9:10pm

Support Amherst Regional High School students going on a service trip to Belize by joining us at our Community Dinner Fundraiser on Sunday March 30th at 5:00 PM at the First Baptist Church of Amherst, 434 N. Pleasant Street. Come and bring family and friends. Tickets are $10.00 per person of $20.00 for a family and can be purchased at the door. See you there! Contact John Page at with any questions. This is not a school sponsored event.

Local Vocal Chord Bowl - This Saturday!

Submitted by Janetkbucc on March 23, 2014 - 9:12am

The ARHS Chorale 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.

Tickets available in advance at Hastings for $10/$6 kids and seniors; or at door for $12/$8.


8th Grade Night on Broadway - Mar. 28

Submitted by Janetkbucc on March 23, 2014 - 8:33am

The Grade 8 Chorus  "Night on Broadway" show will be next Friday, March 28th at 7:00 p.m. in the Middle School auditorium.  Tickets can be purchased at the Middle School office .  Adults are $8.00 and Students $5.00.  Come and support up and coming High School performers.

A Letter From Principal Mark Jackson

Submitted by Colleen Osten on March 20, 2014 - 11:19pm
Dear ARHS Parents and Guardians,
Today, a student confided in a teacher that she had discovered racist graffiti in the girls' bathroom that targeted a teacher of color who was the victim of a similar incident earlier this year.
Both the superintendent and I have met with the teacher and reassured her that we are fully invested in supporting her as she deals with this troubling experience, and are taking immediate steps to address the issue at the school level
Before school tomorrow, I will meet with the faculty and, then, later on in the day, with all students to address this issue. I will make available to the community a summary of my remarks. As well, I will keep the ARHS community updated as we move forward.

AP Exam Registration - Deadline Today

Submitted by Margot on March 20, 2014 - 9:57pm

Students planning to take an AP Exam this May at ARHS must signup by Friday, March 21st in the Guidance office. Please bring your check with you. Reduced fees available for income eligible families. More information is available from AP teachers or in the Guidance Office. Please see attached memo.



ARHS Digital Sports

Submitted by Colleen Osten on March 20, 2014 - 9:04pm

Hurricane Sport Fans, most of you aren't aware of a feature offered through Digital Sports.  You can set up email alerts for your favorite team(s)!!  From the ARHS Digital Sport main page, , look for the dark gray bar under our high school name.  At the end you will see, and can select, "Email Alerts." From there, follow the prompts and select the team(s) you wish to be notified of.  You can change your selections at any time.

Health Careers at GCC

Submitted by Colleen Osten on March 20, 2014 - 8:51pm

Seniors - if you are interested in learning about health careers at GCC, they will be having an Information Session on Tuesday, March 25th from 4-5:30. Register on line on the GCC website or see the flyer in the Guidance Office.


Submitted by Colleen Osten on March 20, 2014 - 8:48pm

As an alternative to the typical "March Madness" take-out menu, the African Scholars Program at ARHS is offering some savory dishes from West Africa.  The group is selling hot meals (in microwavable containers) that will be available for pick-up on Thursday, March 27, 3-5 p.m., at the high school.


College Power: Find your Path to College

Submitted by Colleen Osten on March 20, 2014 - 8:38pm

The ARPS Family Center is offering “College Power,” a free pilot mentoring program for income-eligible students who want to be the first generation in their family to attend college. Trained mentors help students expand their vision of the world and its opportunities, develop their own story, connect school performance to success in life, and negotiate the complex procedure of applying to college. Parent or guardian support is an important part of this process. The program is currently open to students in grades 7-11 and requires completing a simple application. The application is available at the main/guidance offices of the ARHS. The application is due Thursday, April 17 to the main or guidance office at each school.

Class of 2014 Graduation Information

Submitted by Colleen Osten on March 20, 2014 - 8:32pm

WHEN IS GRADUATION-  The graduation ceremony will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 6, 2014 at the Mullins Center on the UMass Campus. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. for the ceremony. Handicapped parking is provided in the metered lot on the N/E corner of the Mullins Center. After the ceremony please wait until barriers are removed before joining your students. 


Senior Exam Exemption

Submitted by Colleen Osten on March 20, 2014 - 8:22pm

There is a senior exam exemption designed to encourage students to stay academically focused during their last trimester at ARHS. Students must meet the criteria detailed in thelink to be exempted from taking final exams during the spring term. The exemption does not pertain to final projects, papers or other assessments. The eligibility criteria for senior exam exemption will also be modified in accordance with any specific IEP or 504 stipulations.

The Concert is Here

Submitted by Colleen Osten on March 20, 2014 - 8:14pm

At long last, the Symphonic Orchestra and Hurricanes Concert which was cancelled due to snow in February has been rescheduled to  Wednesday, March 26 at  7:30 pm.  Come and show your support. it will be worth the wait! 

You Too Can Have A Future in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math!

Submitted by Colleen Osten on March 20, 2014 - 8:02pm

Join a diverse group of UMASS science students to discuss succeeding in high school, choosing the right college, picking a degree, and working in research labs. Pizza dinner will be included!  The discussion will take place in the ARHS Library on Thursday, March 27th from 5 to 7 pm.  Students should sign up in the high school guidance office by the end of the day on Tuesday, 3/25.

League of Women Voters of Amherst’s annual book sale - May 2-4

Submitted by Colleen Osten on March 20, 2014 - 7:58pm

Spring cleaning?  If piles of books are starting to feel overwhelming, donate some to the League of Women Voters of Amherst’s annual book sale.  Books can be donated starting Friday, March 23, at the League’s sorting and pricing center at the East Street School, 31 South East St., Amherst. Also, a collection trunk for donated books can be found outside of the Stop & Shop on Rte. 9 in Hadley. If you have a large quantity of books to donate, please call the LWV at 253-0633 for an appointment to drop off at the East Street School site.