Looking for something fun to do while supporting your fellow ARHS students? Local Special Olympic Massachusetts community basketball games will be held this Sunday, February 2nd from 10 am -12 noon in the Alumni Gymnasium at Amherst College. Come cheer on the Cardinals and Stingers as they play hosts to other area teams.
Amherst Cinema Presents GROUNDHOG DAY With Physics Professor Kannan Jagannathan Discussing Time Travel and the Laws of Physics on Feb. 3rd @ 7pm.
The deadline for getting your name on the ballot as a candidate for Town Meeting is Tuesday, February 4 at 5:00pm. Sign up in the Town Clerk's office in Town Hall. You must be a registered voter in the Town of Amherst. All it takes is one signature. Remember -Town Meeting sets the budget for our schools!
If you have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The Annual Town Election takes place on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. 2014 Annual Town Meeting begins Monday, April 28, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the Middle School Auditorium.
See attached flyer from the Town Meeting Coordinating Committee.
On Sunday, February 2nd - The Silver Chord Bowl - The Best of Collegiate A Capella @ 2 PM in the John M. Greene Hall at Smith College in Noho. General Admission $12 Advance/ $15 Door
This year they will showcase some of the best collegiate groups in the country including local sensations the Smiffenpoofs from Smith College who are fresh off a visit with the President and First Lady. Other local favorites the Northamptones from Northampton High School and the Amherst College Zumbyes, as well as the UMass Dynamics! Mayor David Narkewicz and Smith College President Kathleen McCartney will be on hand as emcees for this classic Northampton event. Sponsored by the Northampton Arts Council. Purchase tickets online: silverchordbowl.brownpapertickets.com
What is the "Dear Future Governor..." Student Video Contest? The Massachusetts gubernatorial election is just 10 months away! LWVMA is asking Massachusetts high school students to submit two-minute videos illustrating a problem or issue in their communities that the next Governor should address. First place wins $1000; second place wins $500; and third place wins $250.
Who can enter? The contest is open to any Massachusetts high school student in grades 9-12.
When is the contest? Entries may be submitted online starting Feb. 1. The deadline for submissions is March 31. Judging will take place in April, and winners will be announced in May.
For further information about the contest and to download a flyer, visitwww.lwvma.org.
In case you miised the letter from Mark Jackson about the recent fire drill, it can be found here. As Mark Jackson wrote in his letter, "The unrehearsed moving of 1100 students under less than ideal
conditions and 'smoothly' is the best way I have to describe it." Thanks again to all the atudents!
Galen Knowles, class of 2011, directed Far From Home, a documentary that chronicles the experience of a young Ugandan man as he trains to become an Olympic snowboarder and an orthopedic surgeon. Galen recently participated in a Tedx talk describing the documentary film. View the talk here, and a synopsis of the film here
Buy your tickets and help support the workers of Mi Tierra! Together We Dance/Bailamos Juntos: A Community Fundraiser for the Mi Tierra's Workers tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 25th from 4-7 pm at ARMS. Individuals $7-10, Families $12-15. Ticket sales at door & through Latinos Unidos Students.
Featuring: Iroko Nuevo Afro-Cuban Performance Group, Grupo Folklorico Tradiciones, ARHS Dance Theater Ensemble, Cayena, Grupo Folclorico Tradiciones, ARHS Rabentolas, ARHS Conjunto de Bomba AND Dance Party! With DJ Ahmed Gonzalez. Contact: OBrienE@arps.org for more info.
Enjoy the latest episode of Voices from Our Schools featuring Mindy Domb & Sarah Barr of the Amherst Survival Center here. Topics discussed include the new Survival Center building, fundraising events, food preparation and distribution, the volunteers at the Survival Center, and much more.
The district has announced a new annual award, the ARPS Community-Building Award, that will honor two Amherst, Pelham or Amherst-Pelham Regional School District employees who "have helped to foster a sense of belonging among students and have helped to build bridges of understanding and acceptance among them." ARPS students, parents and staff are eligible to nominate someone for this award. Deadline is June 1st. More information about the award criteria is available here and the nomination form is attached below.
At the Amherst Winter Farmers’ Market, tomorrow, January 25th from 10am-2pm at ARMS, join CISA at the Amherst Winter Farmers’ Market for FREE workshops, bartering, music, and fun for kids! CISA will match all SNAP purchases up to $10.
Workshop Schedule (Workshops will be held in two classroom accessible through the back of the market space).
10:15-11:15: Composting and Vermiculture In Room A, with Cam Weimar of Amend Organics
10:30am-11:30am: Growing Sprouts at Home In Room B, with David Lovler Sow and harvest all winter with EDIBLE SPROUTS. Sprouts are various and plentiful; they are cheap and easy to grow; used cooked or raw. David will demonstrate with live sprouts how you can grow much nutritious food in your kitchen. Pass the sprouts!
LSSE Driver’s Education with United Driving School during February Vacation - Must be 15 years and 9 months to enroll. This is a complete driving course offered by one of the region’s most reputable driving schools at a competitive price! This fully certified course includes regulation classroom instruction, which prepares new drivers for the road test, observation time, and driving time. The Driver’s Education Certificate is issued upon completion of the full course. Make this course your investment in lower insurance rates and a lifetime of safe driving. $265 deposit due to LSSE at Registration, $365. or Payment Plan due to Instructor for Driving/Observation time. Feb. 17- 21, 9am - 3:30 pm @ the Bangs Center. Go to www.lsse.org for more info or to register.
Attention Seniors: The Senior Section of the yearbook has been posted outside the cafeteria. Check your portrait, baby photo and quote and let the yearbook staff know about any changes by TODAY, Friday the 17th. After that - they make no promises. Email them at email@example.com.
Support the Hurricanes by purchasing your very own "Canes Nation" T-shirt and show your school spirit! They are only $10 and will be on sale at all Varsity Basketball home games. Proceeds benefit the Class of 2015.
MSTCA (Massachusetts State Track Coach Association) All-Academic Awards for XC were announced this week: Anna Kaplan was named to the All-State All-Academic Team for Cross Country and Anna Kaplan, Emma Gonzalez, Amanda Riley, Ariel Christie, Hannah Lebowitz, and Valerie Willocq were all named to the Western Mass All- Academic Team for Cross Country. Congrats to you all!