Voice Your Opinion

Submitted by Colleen Osten on November 13, 2014 - 2:56pm

Amherst Together was launched in June as a project jointly funded by the schools and town to promote equity and inclusion in Amherst and to bring in new voices and perspectives.

The UMass-led survey — which asks the question “Who are we, really?” — is beginning with a mapping exercise and is available on both the and the websites. Amherst Together’s website goes live on Friday.


Elementary School Bullying Prevention Workshop

Submitted by Colleen Osten on November 13, 2014 - 2:54pm

In this workshop, you will Learn how bullying in the elementary school environment affects children; how bystanders can de-escalate bullying situations; and anti-bullying messaging and strategies. Though geared to the elementary population many of these issues and strategies are applicable to all grades.

The workshop is presented by the ARPS Family Center and will be held at Amherst Regional High School Library on Monday, November 17th at 7:00 PM

Poetry Competitions

Submitted by Colleen Osten on November 12, 2014 - 1:19pm

The Smith College Poetry Prize Competition for High School Girls is accepting submissions until December 1. If you are sophomore or junior female poet, check out the poster on the English Department Bulletin Board outside room 176 or go online to the Poetry Center at A great opportunity for a local, prestigious prize for your writing.

Both the Kenyon Review and the Robert Creeley Foundation are sponsoring poetry competitions for high school students. The first deadline for submission is November 30, the other is January 15. Check out the details on the English Department Bulletin Board outside room 176! This board will continue to feature opportunities for student writers: competitions, publishing venues, and workshops.

Community Conversation on Race

Submitted by Colleen Osten on November 12, 2014 - 1:15pm

An opportunity for people of all racial backgrounds in the Amherst area to come together to talk with facilitation by Barbara Love, Michael Burkart and Ruthie Killough-Hill.  The evening will include a time for people of color and white people to meet separately, followed by meeting all together.  This event is co-sponsored by the Coming Together project, the Amherst Human Rights Commission, NAACP (Amherst Chapter), Citizens for Race Amity Now, and Mass Slavery Apology.


Nominate a Teacher

Submitted by Colleen Osten on November 12, 2014 - 1:12pm

The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) has begun accepting nominations for the 2015 Toyota Family Teacher of the Year Award, which will present $20,000 to an exemplary teacher engaging families in education. Educators working with families through schools, libraries, and many other community-based organizations will be considered, and nominations are due December 31, 2014. 


Hatgiving 2014

Submitted by Colleen Osten on November 12, 2014 - 1:02pm

Valley Ultimate is very excited to launch our first ever event, the 1st Annual Valley Ultimate Hatgiving tournament! Hatgiving is a single-day Ultimate tournament. The event is open to all levels and ages of players. Every registered player will be assigned to a team prior to the event. Each team will be coed, randomly yet fairly built, and captained by two experienced players. We may have A and B divisions. We are capping the event at 12 teams of 15.



Submitted by Colleen Osten on November 9, 2014 - 3:03pm

Community Thanksgiving - Tonight

Submitted by Margot on November 6, 2014 - 8:05am

The ARHS Community Thanksgiving Celebration is TONIGHT, Friday, Nov.7th from 6 pm-8:30pm in the ARHS cafeteria (enter thru side door near cafeteria). Come to this evening of delicious food from around the world and be entertained by dance from Cape Verde, Puerto Rico, Ireland and Turkey, AND MORE! Bring a dish, bring your family and bring your dancing shoes! This is a free event and sponsored by the International Students Club. 

Congrats Nat'l Hispanic Recognition Scholar

Submitted by Margot on November 5, 2014 - 8:03am

ARHS Senior Sebastian Stiles-Sieracki has been selected as a 2015 National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar. The HNRP was initiated in 1983 to identify outstanding Hispanic/Latino high school students. This year the NHRP is recognizing about 5,000 of the highest scoring students from over 250,000 students who took the PSAT/NMSQT their junior year and identified themselves as Hispanic/Latino. Students with GPAs of 3.5 or higher are designed as Scholars.

SAT Tomorrow

Submitted by Margot on November 5, 2014 - 7:47am

The SAT test will be given at ARHS at 8:00am on Saturday, Novmber 8th (arrive @ 7:45am). Bring your admission ticket, two number 2 pencils with erasers, identification and an acceptable calculator. For more information on what to bring (or not), see GOOD LUCK!

College Rep Visits Coming Up

Submitted by Margot on November 5, 2014 - 6:44am

Westfield State University 8:00 AM
Endicott College 12:00 PM

Lasell College 1:00 PM
Fisher College 12:00 PM
University of Hartford 2:00 PM

Athletes & College Recruiting Presentation - Nov. 13

Submitted by Margot on November 5, 2014 - 6:29am

On Thursday, November 13th, in the ARHS Library, from 7:00-8:30 pm, there will be a presentation on Athletes and College Recruiting. A panel of speakers will field questions from the audience. Parents and guardians are invited to attend with their student-athlete(s). Come hear what you need to know if your son/daughter is planning on participating in college athletics.

ARHS Student Wins Concerto Competition

Submitted by Margot on November 5, 2014 - 6:18am

Alexander "Sasha" Yakub has been named winner of the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra's Concerto Competition. He will be playing the landmark 20th century Violin Concerto by Alban Berg in February at Sanders Theater in Cambridge. In its third season, the BPYO is one of the finest youth orchestras in the country. Its 120 members range in age from 12 to 21 and are chosen through a highly-selective audition process.

Macbeth 2.0 - Monday

Submitted by Margot on November 5, 2014 - 6:00am

Come spend your evening playing the wackiest board games, building forts, listening to some jams, eating homemade soup and drinking hot chocolate with the theatre company THIS MONDAY NIGHT from 7-10PM (no school Tuesday).

MOST IMPORTANTLY, you have the opportunity to experience a one-on-one Macbeth performance with our actors fresh out of full production. You have two choices: dark Macbeth or the weird Macbeth. Either way, this event will be bumping and it will help our Macbeth cast and crew raise money to go see Sleep No More in NYC. So, please come support the theatre company! Tickets are $7 students/$10 adults at the door covers both the performance and food.


No School on Tuesday 11/11

Submitted by Margot on November 4, 2014 - 11:25pm

Veterans Day, Tuesday, the 11th of November is considered a federal holiday. No school for ARHS students.