Macbeth TONIGHT & SAT. at 7 pm

Submitted by Janetkbucc on October 23, 2014 - 10:55am

The ARHS Theater Company invites you to a unique production of Macbeth, at ARHS. Designed for an audience to have the freedom to get close to the action in a variety of surprising settings, the show takes place both indoors and outdoors as it travels around the ARHS campus.

Tickets are $7 for students, $10 for adults. Reservations highly recommended - we expect the show to sell out - and can be had at


Eat Lasagna, Hear Great Music, Support ARHS CHorale

Submitted by Janetkbucc on October 23, 2014 - 10:45am
The ARHS Chorale Lasagna Dinner is the place to be on Monday, October 27th in the ARHS cafeteria, and the entire ARPS community is invited to support this annual event.
Chorale members make and serve the lasagna (garlic bread and dessert, too), AND sing for you afterwards! What more could you want on a Monday night?
Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for students & senior citizens; you can buy them at the door or kids can buy them at lucnh at school. Seatings are at 5:00, 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. For more information, contact Anita Cooper at

Picture Re-Take Day - Tues, Oct 28

Submitted by Janetkbucc on October 23, 2014 - 10:44am

All Students who did not have their pictures taken for their I.D.'s should do so on Tuesday Oct 28th. In addition, those who got duds the first time around can get their photos retaken then, as well.  

The cameras will be set up outside the cafeteria during all lunches.  Look your best!


Submitted by Janetkbucc on October 23, 2014 - 10:43am

Come one, come all as we celebrate the 20th anniversary AEF TRIVIA BEE.

Thursday, October 30, at 7:00pm in the Amherst Regional Middle School auditorium.

Last year, AEF raised $8,000.00 at the BEE, with the team from the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office emerging as the winner. They return this year along with a team of School Committee members, Select Board players, teachers, school staff, the As Schools Match Wits team along with many others.

Come on down to support our sponsors, play in a special audience trivia game, and enjoy the festivities. We promise an evening of raffles, goodies, and general hilarity.


A Clipboard and a Smile Leads to $$$ for ARHS

Submitted by Janetkbucc on October 23, 2014 - 10:40am

Many thanks to last weekend's volunteers: Nicola Metcalf and Kathy Layer, Jim and Paul. A clip board and a smile at the entrance to Stop & Shop can lead to hundreds of dollars for the schools. A two hour shift at Stop & Shop translates to about $400 at the end of the year for ARHS, which directly benefits your student! 


The PGO Needs Your Support

Submitted by Margot on October 23, 2014 - 10:35am

If you have not yet made a contribution to the ARHS PGO, we would like to remind you it is not too late, and no donation is too small!

Our programs work to enrich the experience of every student at ARHS, and to keep their families connected and informed. We appreciate your generosity, and will work hard to put donations to good work.

There are two easy ways to contribute: either through the "Donate to ARHS PGO (yay!)" link on the right side of this page or by check. 

Checks should be made to the ARHS PGO and sent to ARHS PGO, PO Box 566, Amherst, MA 01004 or dropped off in the main office. Please consider a donation today, thank you!

Cultural Exchange at Princeton University

Submitted by Janetkbucc on October 23, 2014 - 10:25am

If your student is a current sophomore or junior, s/he might be interested in a cultural exchange with students from Japan at Princeton University next summer.

Look at the AIU High School Diplomats website, for information on how to apply.

African Scholars Raise Funds to Combat Ebola

Submitted by Margot on October 20, 2014 - 6:57am

The ARHS African Scholars have been planning an exchange trip to Senegal and The Gambia, but it was recently postponed due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The scholars are channeling their disappointment into action against this deadly disease by bringing back the popular  *WEST AFRICAN TAKE-OUT FUNDRAISER*

Meals (in microwavable containers) will be available for pick-up on Thursday, November 6, 3-5 p.m., at Amherst Regional High School.

The Menu
Vegetarian Thiou: Chunky vegetable stew in a savory sauce, served with jasmine rice.

Chicken Yassa: Chicken cooked with onions, olives, and lime served with jasmine rice and vegetables.


PSAT Info for Tomorrow 10/18

Submitted by Margot on October 16, 2014 - 7:32am

IMPORTANT INFORMATION for students taking the PSAT at ARHS tomorrow: Please arrive by 7:45 a.m. The test will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m.--Once testing has begun, students will not be permitted to enter the building. Be sure to bring a photo I.D., #2 pencils and a calculator (you don’t need a calculator to do the test, but may use one).

Homecoming Dance Tonight - Oct. 17th

Submitted by Margot on October 15, 2014 - 8:47pm

Hollywood, Red Carpet, Photobooth! The Homecoming Dance (open to all students) will be from 7:00 to 10:00 pm in the cafeteria TONIGHT! Tickets will be sold in advance for $5 (during lunches) and $8 at the door. Students on free/reduced lunch can pick up their ticket in the guidance office. Live Performances by: Without A Doubt, Nikolai, Jeremy, Fred & Eli and also by SJ Fresh and the Lost Boys of Neverland!!

27 ARHS Students - National Merit Recognition

Submitted by Margot on October 15, 2014 - 6:18am

A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to these 27 scholastically talented seniors. The students are: Edward Larson, Brian Vannah, Amanda Riley, Hannah Plummer, Veronica Suchodolski, Gabriel Killough-Hill, Simon Crawford-Muscat, Callum Dunn, Robert Sailor, Samuel Lincoln, Nina Wolff Landau, Anna Normark, Emma Gonzalez, Sophia Berger, Joslyn Sullivan, Alexander Kaltashov, Henry Rachootin, Drake Niedzielski, Gareth Barr, Zachary Weinberg, Dominic Rodgers, Daniel Siegelman, Samson Braun, Raphael Gilliam, Isamu Bix, Zoya Fan, Rosa Shapiro-Thompson.


ARHS Homecoming!

Submitted by Margot on October 14, 2014 - 6:46pm

Tomorrow, October 18th is Amherst Regional High School Homecoming! A day long series of Varsity Games in nearly all sports starting at NOON and ending with a 7PM Football Game UNDER THE LIGHTS vs. Chicopee Comp.

There will be a Fundraising BBQ from Noon to 6PM, along with activities for kids, and ARHS student band & dance performances. ALL DAY TICKETS $7/adults and $5/students/seniors. **Kids 12 and under wearing an Amherst youth sport jersey, accompanied by a paying adult will get in at no charge. Members of the community are welcome to attend these events!


Early Release Day - Oct. 22

Submitted by Margot on October 14, 2014 - 8:25am

The first Early Release Day of the year is on Wednesday, October 22nd: Once a month the school operates a partial day schedule, to allow time for teachers to work on curriculum and school-wide issues. On these Early Release Days, school starts at the regular time of 7:45 AM, but students are released at 12:00 PM instead of 2:20 pm. The schedule for these shortened days is available here

College Admissions Night - Oct 21

Submitted by Margot on October 14, 2014 - 7:43am

On Tuesday, October 21st, there will be a College Admissions Panel for Seniors and their Parents/Guardians from 7:00 - 8:30 pm in the ARHS cafeteria.

This panel is composed of admission professionals from area colleges. They will address questions regarding community college, UMass including the Commonwealth Honors College, what should we know about the Common Application, what to think about regarding your essay, when and how to include supporting information in your application, financial aid and more. Everyone always learns at least one thing they did not know before, sometimes a very important thing! For Seniors and their parents/guardians this Tuesday night in the cafeteria.

Voices from Our Schools - ARHS Dance Dept.

Submitted by Margot on October 13, 2014 - 7:53am

ARHS Dance Program Coordinator, Tracy Vernon, and ARHS Senior Xavia Perkins, appeared on Amherst Media's Voices From Our Schools for a conversation highlighting the ARHS Dance Department. Not to be missed! Please enjoy this episode of Voices From Our Schools.