Congrats to ARHS Model UN Team

Submitted by Margot on March 18, 2015 - 5:38am

The ARHS Model UN team competed at UMass Secondary School Model United Nations Conference last weekend. At the conference, ARHS students demonstrated their skills and effectiveness as delegates. Special recognition goes to:

Best Delegate Winners
Rosa Shapiro-Thompson as a journalist in the Press Corps
Joe Konieczny as Cayetano Licciardo in the Falkland Islands Wartime Council

Outstanding Delegate Winners
Tristan Cox as Saudi Arabia in the UN Human Rights Council
Patrick O'Connell as Franco Carraro in FiFA
Akshat Dhankher as Tupac Amaru in the Siege of Tenochtitlán
Ben Gilsdorf as Rafael Carrera in the Bolivarian Revolutionary Council


Academic Calendar for 2015-2016

Submitted by Margot on March 17, 2015 - 8:08am

The Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee has approved the calendar for the 2015-2016 school year. The first day of school for ARHS students will be September 2, 2015. Although there will be early release days, there will be no late start days next year.

Power School Portal Available March 30

Submitted by Margot on March 16, 2015 - 3:25pm

The PowerSchool Portal will be closed to parents and students until report cards are issued on Monday, March 30th. Trimester 2 report cards will be distributed in Advisory that day.

Canes Booster Meeting - April 2

Submitted by Margot on March 16, 2015 - 5:29am

The Hurricane Boosters are having a Booster Meeting. They need to vote in a new board. They are holding their meeting at Johnny's Tavern on 4/2 @ 6:30. Appetizers provided. RSVP with this link.

The Hurricane Boosters is comprised of parents, staff and community members who are dedicated to supporting the ARHS Athletic Program. The Boosters finance major projects such as playing field lighting, sports sounds systems, and scoreboards as well as smaller items for individual teams.

ARHS Yearbooks - Order NOW!

Submitted by Margot on March 15, 2015 - 2:23pm

Less than half of the Senior Class has ordered yearbooks!! Don't wait! The due date has been extended to APRIL 1st! Yearbooks are $65. Students who qualify for reduced price lunch can purchase books for $55 and free-lunch students can buy books for $45. The order form is attached below. Questions, please email Lee Larcheveque at or call 413-362-1579. A few extra books may be available in late May, but the only way to guarantee a book is to order one NOW. Please note: make checks payable to "ARHS Yearbook."


Local Vocal Chord Bowl #7 - Next Saturday!

Submitted by Margot on March 15, 2015 - 1:43pm

Both the ARHS Chorale and Hurricane Singers will participate in this annual Valley event featuring a capella groups from the area on Saturday, March 28th @ Amherst Regional 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 they are dividing the proceeds equally between the Northampton and Amherst school systems and earmarked for music & arts enrichment!

Tickets available in advance at Hastings and Amherst Books for $12 adult/$8 kids and seniors or at door for $14/$10. See the attached flyer for more info.


ARPS Family Center Juntos We Play - Mar 26

Submitted by Margot on March 15, 2015 - 1:37pm

ARPS Family Center presents CARNIVAL: Juntos We Play on Thurs March 26 at Olympia Oaks Apartments. Juntos We Play is a special outreach program sponsored by the ARPS Family Center and community partners. Parents/guardians who attend are introduced to the services provided at the ARPS Family Center. The Family Center shares tools with adults to build a positive school experience while children engage in activities with their staff and interns. This event will be held at the Olympia Oaks Apartments on Thursday, March 26 from 4:30pm -6pm. Please also check out the winter edition of their newsletter which is attached.


Panel Discussion: Race, Invisibility, and Hyper-visibility

Submitted by Janetkbucc on March 15, 2015 - 7:04am

“Race, Invisibility and Hyper-visibility” will explore issues of race as experienced by people from our own community

WHEN? Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 7 pm in the Woodbury Room at The Jones Library, Amherst

A multi-racial panel of local people will speak from their experiences growing up in, and/or living in, Amherst.  They will share personal stories about being invisible and being hyper-visible, and will engage the audience in thinking about race in the Amherst area.  This will be a rare opportunity to learn how others experience the racial situation in our community.  The panelists include Janaya Collins, Amina Jordan, Victor Nuñez Ortiz, Josh Odam, and David Ke.


Educating the Heart - March 26

Submitted by Margot on March 15, 2015 - 6:30am

Amherst Careers in Education Professions Program welcomes Dr. Daniel Goleman to campus for a public talk about innovative education, leadership, and his next book, "A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama's Vision for Our World", which emphasizes new approaches to education. Thursday March 26, at 8 p.m. - Johnson Chapel. Free and open to the public. Please see attached flyer for more information.


Makerspace Workshop - April 1

Submitted by Margot on March 15, 2015 - 5:16am

Passionate about science and technology? Discover Makerspace! Sponsored by Amherst Media and the ARPS Family Center: Learn how to design and build electronic devices, using computer programming to help solve community issues. On Wednesday, April 1st from 7-8 pm in the ARHS Library. Free.


Lift Every Voice - K-12 Chorus - Singers Wanted

Submitted by Margot on March 14, 2015 - 6:41am

The acclaimed Lift Every Voice Singers will perform at the African American Achievement Awards Night on May 7. Students who identify as Black or African American in Grades K-12 are encouraged to join this choral group.

Under the direction of Dr. Richmond Ampiah-Bonney, the Lift Every Voice Singers will learn the songs Lift Every Voice & Sing and To Be Young, Gifted and Black. The group will perform at the African American Achievement Awards Night on May 7 at Amherst Regional High School Auditorium (21 Mattoon Street) at 6pm.


Great Jewish Books Summer Camp - Free

Submitted by Margot on March 14, 2015 - 5:33am

The Great Jewish Books program brings together rising high school juniors and seniors to read, discuss, argue about, and fall in love with great works of modern Jewish literature. Participants study with professors, meet contemporary authors, connect with other teens, and experience a taste of college life. Every accepted participant receives a scholarship for the full cost of tuition, room, board, books, and special events. Application due April 1st. No religious affiliation necessary.

Schedule Change Survey Closes TODAY

Submitted by Colleen Osten on March 11, 2015 - 7:47am

The purpose of this survey is to assist the high school administration in developing a  master schedule proposal for the 2016-2017 school year. Since the proposal will not affect current 11th or 12th grade students, we are soliciting feedback from parents/guardians in grades K-10.


New Episode of Voices from Our Schools

Submitted by Anonymous on March 10, 2015 - 3:04pm

Please enjoy the latest episode of Voices from Our Schools in which Kimberly Stender talks with Crystal Cartwright, ARPS Vocational Counselor-Coordinator, and Laurel Peltier, ARPS Secondary Program Coordinator, about student vocations, college and career readiness.

Interested in Science, Engineering, Math?

Submitted by Margot on March 10, 2015 - 3:04pm

You Too Can Have a Future In Science, Technology, Engineering and Math! Have your students join in a discussion with a diverse group of UMASS students about succeeding in high school, choosing the right college, working in labs and picking a degree. Sign up deadline is today. Sign up in Guidance or see Ms.McCarthy.

Where: The ARHS Library
When: Thursday, March 26th
Time: 5—7:30 pm