Both the Boys and Girls Cross Country teams won the PVIAC Meet on Saturday, November 2nd. Tomorrow, Saturday, November 9, both teams will compete at the Western Mass Meet at Northfield Mountain at 12:30 pm. Go 'Canes!
The Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce has started the Hadley Business Fire Relief Fund so people can donate to help support the businesses of 206 Russell Street in Hadley, which suffered a major fire. The businesses affected include: Hadley Coin Op Laundromat, Kung Fu Wushu Academy, Mi Tierra, Wing Wong, Hadley Dry Cleaners, Greggory's Pastry Shop, Mohawk's Revenge Tattoo, Banh Mi Saigon, The International Food Market, Casablanca Halal Market, and College Pro Computers. Donate anything you can. All proceeds will go to the fire victims. More info: www.amherstarea.com
Amherst College Splash is a biannual one-day learning event for middle and high school students.This popular SPLASH! program is being offered again at Amherst College on Sat. Nov. 16th from 9am-4pm. This program is open to all 6th-12th graders. More information can be found at https://amherstsplash.learningu.org/learn/Splash/2013_Fall/catalog
The "Young Women in Business (YWIB)" conference will be at Harvard University Friday 11/15 - 11/16, 2013. This summit unites female leaders from various high schools and establishes a network for them for high school, college and their future careers. It is open to juniors or seniors girls. No interest in business is necessary. go to http://tinyurl.com/2013ywib
Locally-based Amend Organics will collect discarded Halloween Jack-o-lanterns free of charge from the general public during the Great Pumpkin Drop-off on Saturday, November 9th. Area residents may deliver unpainted, uncoated pumpkins between 8am and 2pm to a special collection center at the Amherst Farmer’s Market on the Town Common or to the Amherst Transfer Station. The Transfer Station sticker requirement will be waived for the pumpkin-possessing public. Amend Organics’ Great Pumpkin Drop-Off will positively impact the environment in several ways.
JUST LOOK at what 7 people can accomplish! We'd like to recognize the work of those who volunteered to register shoppers for the A+ Rewards program at Stop & Shop this weekend!
MANY THANKS to Lydia Spiegel, Lynn Weintraub, Tobi Sznajderman, Cindy Naughton, Janet Brown, Nate Budington and Naomi Elliot for their help--they registered 135 plus new people We are aiming to register at least another 500 people by filling another 15 shifts. Can you help?
For this weekend we are looking for 2 volunteers to work each of these 2 hour shifts.
Do you have an ARHS teen that wants to go to college? When should you start preparing? What courses should your teen take in 10th, 11th, 12th grades? How and when do you prepare for SAT's and ACT's? Are you terrified of the whole thing? Well, we've got good news for you, come on down to the ARHS Library on November 7th at 7pm for an Evening Coffee with ARHS College Advisor Myra Ross. Get an overview of the college process, bring your questions and meet other high school parent/ guardians. Coffee and snacks will be provided.
This is just a reminder -TODAY, Friday, November 1st is Retake Day. Any student or staff member who did not have their picture taken on the original picture day should have their picture taken for their I.D. The photographers will be set up right outstide the cafeteria during all lunches.
Attention all students who ordered Picture Packages the first time around - Please come pick your package up in the main office during your lunch or afterschool.
Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour on Saturday night!
The award is named after Frederick Ames, a notable former member and officer of the association, and is bestowed annually upon a coach and team who demonstrate both good play and laudable conduct. This year's nominees for the award included the Amherst HS girls team, the Athol HS boys team, the Belchertown HS girls and boys teams, the Frontier HS boys team, and the Mohawk HS girls team. These teams accumulated a total of only ten cards, this season, an indication of the notable sportsmanship they displayed and the high standards required to earn the Ames Award.
June and the Bee, a singer-songwriter/folk trio featuring ARHS alums Zoe Langsdale, Emma Ayres, and Eli Ayres will headline at the Iron Horse Music Hall on Saturday, November 2nd at 10pm. Tickets for the show are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Come out and support them! Take a listen to some of their tunes
The ARMS Leo Club is creating and selling scarecrows to raise money for a DaVinci sight machine for visually-impaired students and staff. The scarecrows are $10 and available through the month of November. Please contact email@example.com for more information. The ARMS Leo Club is a branch of the Amherst Lions Club and a strong partner with our public schools and community.
The full list of the over 150 college reps coming to ARHS this fall is posted on your home page in Naviance. Be sure to get a pink pass ahead of time! Only 3 "freebies" before they count as absences so use them wisely!
The list for next week is attached.
The second annual Cider Donut Run 10k and 2 mile fun walk will take place this Sunday, November 3rd. The 10k road race starts and finishes at the Mill River Recreation Area and takes runners into UMass and through North Amherst, including scenic Puffer's Pond. The 2 mile walk brings participants to Puffer's Pond and back.