Get Alerts About Your Favorite ARHS Teams!

Submitted by Colleen Osten on September 24, 2014 - 8:10am

Hurricane Sport Fans, are you aware of a feature offered through the MIAA which allows you to set up email alerts for your favorite team(s)!!  From the ARHS MIAA main page, , look for the light blue bar, select the team(s) you'd like to receive notifications on.  In that same area, select the pencil "Schedule Notification Options."   From there, follow the prompts.  You can change your selections at any time.

28th Annual Apple Harvest Festival - TOMORROW

Submitted by Margot on September 22, 2014 - 6:13am

The 28th Annual Apple Harvest Crafts Fair & Children’s Festival is tomorrow, September 27th on the Amherst Town Common from 10:00am ‒ 4:00pm. It is FREE!!! and will happen Rain or Shine

The Apple Harvest Crafts Fair and Children’s Festival benefits the Amherst Family Center, a free drop-in program providing play groups, parent education and support to families of young children. The Amherst Family Center is a program of the UMass Amherst Office of Family Resources.

There will be Family Entertainment all day, including "Without A Doubt" at 2:30 pm. Members of "Without A Doubt" are ARHS Students: Ben Becker, drums; Hunter Juras, guitar; Carolyn Kelly, guitar and vocals & Lucien Woodson, bass.


Upcoming HOME ARHS Sports Events

Submitted by Colleen Osten on September 16, 2014 - 12:58pm

Come cheer on the 'Canes!

TODAY Fri 9/19  4:30PM Girls JV Soccer vs. Holyoke HS  6:00PM Girls Varsity Volleyaball vs Minnechaug Reg.

Sat 9/20  10:00 AM at Hampshire College - Cross Country Invitational with teams from all over NE

Mon 9/22 4:00PM  Boys JV Football vs. S. Hadley HS

Tue 9/23 3:00PM Boys Varsity Golf vs. Chicopee Comp. 4:00PM Girls JV Volleyball vs. Longmeadowl 5:00PM Girls Varsity Volleyball vs. Longmeadow

Wed  9/24 3:00PM Boys Varsity Golf vs. Holyoke  4:00PM Boys Freshman Soccer vs. E. Longmeadow 5:00PM Girls Varsity Field Hockey vs E. Longmeadow


Amherst Poetry Festival Sept. 20 & 21

Submitted by Colleen Osten on September 16, 2014 - 12:54pm

Join us for some family-friendly poetry, art projects, and more! All events are free.

September 19, 20, 21: Storywalk for ages 3-8. Follow the pages of the book Please, Louise by Toni and Slade Morrison displayed in a succession of store windows starting at the north end of North Pleasant Street and ending at the Jones Library Children’s Room.


"Before You Became Improbable" - Immersive Theater at Emily Dickinson Museum - By John Bechtold 9/25-27

Submitted by Colleen Osten on September 16, 2014 - 12:51pm

"Before You Became Improbable"  An immersive theatrical journey inspired by  Emily Dickinson’s poetry and letters to T.W. Higginson (Premiere) By John Bechtold, produced in partnership with the Emily Dickinson Museum.  Dates:  September 25-27, 2014

After eight years of letters and poems exchanged between the two of them, T.W. Higginson arrived one day in Amherst to finally meet his elusive friend, Emily Dickinson.  Before You Became Improbable reimagines the day of that meeting and allows the audience members to explore it in an intimate, personal way.  


Register Now to Participate in September 28 Hazardous Household Waste Collection

Submitted by Colleen Osten on September 16, 2014 - 12:33pm

Amherst's annual Household Hazardous Waste collection event will be held from 9am-Noon on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the Amherst Transfer Station.


School Council Nominations - Apply by Sept. 24

Submitted by Margot on September 11, 2014 - 1:20pm

The ARHS School Council is composed of parent/guardians, teachers, community members, students and the principal. The ARHS School Council is responsible for reviewing the annual high school budget and assists in preparing the School Improvement Plan. Your involvement makes a difference! If you are interested in serving on the ARHS School Council please send your name, email address and a 2-3 sentence statement of interest to: or drop it off in the main office by September 24th. We will post the Candidates Statements the week before the School Council Elections which will be held at the Open House on Oct. 2nd.

Club/Activities Fair Today

Submitted by Margot on September 11, 2014 - 6:59am

Parents remind your student about the Club/Activities Fair today, Friday the 12th. Being in a club allows your student to make friends, build interpersonal skills, and explore and broaden their interests. During all lunches today, there will be a Club/Activities Fair with tables set up outside the cafeteria showcasing the different clubs. This will be an excellent opportunity for 9th grade and new students to find out more about the many clubs offered this year at ARHS.

Couldn't Make 9th Grade/New Families Orientation?

Submitted by Margot on September 11, 2014 - 6:38am

No worries! View the presentation from the 9th Grade/New Student Evening Orientation for Parent/Guardians held last Monday, September 8th here.

School Picture Day is Sept. 16th

Submitted by Margot on September 10, 2014 - 7:19am

Picture Day is next Tuesday, Sept. 16th. Help your students avoid a bad hair day by reminding them on Monday night that school pictures will be taken on Tuesday. Picture forms were sent home with students this week. There will be a Picture Retake Day in late October.

The ARHS Yearbook Needs Photos

Submitted by Margot on September 10, 2014 - 6:54am

Senior Parents! Baby pictures of your Senior are due soon. Please email digital copies to Prints can be submitted to the yearbook drop box outside the library.

Also remind your student that the yearbook needs candid photos of your students from the summer of 2014 whether swimming, hiking, or watching the World Cup. Please email them to by Friday, Sept 12th.

Seniors: Essay Writing Workshop - Monday

Submitted by Margot on September 9, 2014 - 8:14am

There will be a FREE college essay writing workshop for high school seniors on Monday, September 15th, from 7 pm to 9 pm, at Smith College in the Carroll Room, in the Campus Center. 

Celebrate Amherst Block Party -Sept. 18

Submitted by Margot on September 8, 2014 - 12:58pm

Celebrate Amherst Block Party, Thursday, September 18th from 5-9 pm. In its third year, this event brings thousands of people to downtown for the lively street fair environment including food booths, multiple main stages with music and circus performers! The streets become your playground in this fantastic community event. Come check it out!

ARHS Alum's Documentary Screening - Monday

Submitted by Margot on September 8, 2014 - 7:06am

At Amherst Cinema this week, EQUITABLE OIL FOUNDER & ARHS ALUM DAVE PORITZ ('07) will be IN PERSON to introduce the powerful documentary OIL & WATER on Monday, September 15 @ 7:00pm. This one-time screening features Dave as he travels to Equador and learns first-hand of the threats facing the indigenous Cofan tribe and the work he does alongside local activists to establish a more just future for all the world's people born with oil beneath their feet.

ALSCT's Anne of Green Gables Auditions

Submitted by Margot on September 8, 2014 - 6:59am

This year Amherst Leisure Services Community Theater will present Anne of green Gables: Directed by Kim Overtree, Musical direction by Cindy Naughton & Choreography by Mary Ann Holmes. Auditions are by appointment only. To make an appointment call Amherst Leisure Services at 413-259-3065. Auditions will be at the Bangs Community Center in Amherst on these dates and times: