Senior Dance Showcase June 12

Submitted by Janetkbucc on June 5, 2014 - 10:10pm

Senior Dance Showcase is on Thursday June 12 at 7:00 in the dance studio.  It's free and a really fun celebration.  Come, hang out, watch some great dance, and wish all our senior dancers the best!

Congratulations to ARHS Boys Track!

Submitted by Colleen Osten on June 5, 2014 - 9:33pm

Congrats to ARHS Boys Track! Western/Central Division 1 Champions!!! Keep running to States, New Englands & Nationals!  We are proud of you.

Class of 2014 - Academic Folders

Submitted by Colleen Osten on June 5, 2014 - 9:27pm

Graduates of the Class of 2014 can pick up their academic folders (including academic, guidance, and health records) beginning on June 9, 2014.  Students must be over 18 years old or have a signed release from a parent/guardian in order get their records.  Release forms will be given to all graduates at graduation rehearsal and are available in the high school main office.  Unclaimed folders will be kept for 5 years and are available for pick up during regular business hours.

ARHS Art Students Participate in Memory Project 2014

Submitted by Colleen Osten on June 5, 2014 - 8:03pm

The Memory Project is a national charitable organization with many chapters throughout the United States. The program is a unique initiative in which art students create portraits for children and teens around the world who have been neglected, orphaned, or disadvantaged. Given that kids in such situations tend to have few personal keepsakes, we're aiming to provide them with special memories that capture a piece of their childhood - portable pieces of their personal history. As much as possible, we also want to help the kids see themselves as works of art.


Reminder: Late Arrival Day - Monday, June 9

Submitted by Janetkbucc on June 4, 2014 - 11:20am

Important Calendar Change-- New Late Arrival Day on Monday, June 9: In order to make up for the late arrival days that were canceled due to snow this year, we are adding a late arrival day on Monday, June 9th. Classes will begin at 10:00 and buses will run according to the normal late arrival day schedule.

Philharmonia & Symphony Band - June 10

Submitted by Margot on June 4, 2014 - 11:10am

Please join us for a wonderful performance featuring the ARHS Philharmonia and Symphony Band at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, June 10th in the ARHS Auditorium.


African Scholars Book Fair - June 7

Submitted by Margot on June 3, 2014 - 5:20am

Tomorrow!  The ARHS African Scholars Program will hold a bookfair on Saturday, June 7, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble store in Hadley.  The event is a fundraiser for the group's exchange program with schools in West Africa.  Proceeds will go to the program's scholarship fund, which assists students whose families cannot afford the full cost of the exchange trip.The bookfair will include a series of Africa-related events throughout the day:


Digital Yearbook Still Available

Submitted by Janetkbucc on June 2, 2014 - 11:31am

Hard copies of the 2014 yearbook are gone at this point, but if you'd like a digital copy, you can buy one for $20. 

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Join Crew!

Submitted by Colleen Osten on June 2, 2014 - 6:07am

Join Hampcrew!  High school and middles school students from throughout the Pioneer Valley are invited to join the Hampcrew youth rowing team, Northampton Community Rowing Inc.!  Be a part of this exciting sport!  Recruiting for the fall season NOW!  Go for more information.

GMO Film Screening - Free Event - Jun 10

Submitted by Janetkbucc on June 2, 2014 - 6:01am
Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of our Lives
A Documentary Screening & Discussion
The Jones Library will host a screening of this documentary, which examines the health effects caused by use of GMOs (genetically modified organisms) on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 6:30 pm in the Woodbury Room of the Jones Library.  The screening will be followed by a question and answer period with Jack Kittredge, from the Northeast Organic Farming Association/Massachusetts Chapter.
GMO (genetically modified organism) labeling is an issue that is being brought before legislative committees this year.  This sometimes shocking film may change your diet and help you protect your family.

Summer Ultimate League of Amherst 2014

Submitted by Margot on June 1, 2014 - 7:05am


Seniors - Pick Up Cap & Gown Today

Submitted by Margot on May 28, 2014 - 3:49pm

Seniors: Caps, gown and tickets will be given out TODAY, Friday, May 30th , during all lunch periods, at the High School. If seniors cannot pick up their caps and gowns that day, please call the main office to make arrangements. Each senior will receive 10 tickets with their cap and gown. PLEASE NOTE-- Caps and Gowns are kept by each graduate, so pictures can be taken at your leisure. Seniors are strongly encouraged to pay their college transcripts, or any other fee owed to ARHS, BEFORE PICKING UP CAPS AND GOWNS.

To find out how much you owe go into Naviance then go to the colleges tab, transcripts, view the status of all my transcript requests. Checks can be made out to ARHS and brought to the Guidance Office - we'll take cash, too!


10th Grade MCAS Science Tests - Monday and Tuesday

Submitted by Janetkbucc on May 28, 2014 - 1:00pm

The MCAS Science/Technology tests will be given starting at 7:45 am Monday and Tuesday, June 2-3.
Students will check the board in the main lobby on Monday morning to find their assigned room.

Parents/Guardians: Please ensure that your students get a good night's sleep, a nutritious breakfast,  and arrive to school on time on those days. 

ARHS Jazz Fest - Bring A Picnic Dinner

Submitted by Janetkbucc on May 28, 2014 - 11:30am

Jazz Fest is Tuesday, June 3rd from 6-8pm in Sweetser Park, across from The Black Sheep deli. It is free and everyone is encouraged to come down, bring a picnic dinner, and enjoy some live music!

Senior Party 2014

Submitted by Margot on May 28, 2014 - 11:29am

Hey Senior Parents: Project Graduation (aka Senior Party) is one week away! If you haven't yet: