GirlsEyeView (GEV) - offers a supportive and creative space for young women to express themselves through photography and creative writing, with a focus on black and white manual photography. Youth explore the complex issues of growing up female and incorporate these ideas into their artwork. Open to middle and high school age girls. GEV meets in the photo room at ARHS Mondays and Wednesdays from 3-5pm. 1st meeting date is Sept. 30.
Don't forget to check for scholarship opportunitues in Naviance! Until October 2nd, if you are an athlete, male or female, with a B average, you can apply for the Wendy's High School Heisman award and win Wendy's gift cards just for entering!
We have 47 high school kids coming from Koriyo High School in Japan from November 10-November 13. You will be responsible for housing them, feeding them and bringing them to a study center in Amherst for them to go to Boston on the 12th.
Imagine a place where everything has local roots (from pears to pickles, sweaters to soap), where you could shop at a convenient year-round location featuring many producers and pay at a register operated by someone you know, or will get to know — a new “All Things Local” store in Amherst. Imagine being part of this vision.
The core idea being developed is the creation of a diversified, resilient, local owned community market, by employing a cooperative model with lower costs and shared-risk. Become a member today!
More info: http://allthingslocal.coop/
Attention Seniors- Email your baby photo to email@example.com TODAY or we will use your 9th grade ID portrait instead!
Senior portraits and quotes are due on October 25. Senior superlative ballots are due on Friday. Please return them to the yearbook drop box.
PRISM After school is happy to announce three new opportunities: Community Cooking Program with Lauren Flynn. Community cooking is for youth that enjoy cooking,building relationships and helping others. Students will cook for themselves, events at school and for members of the Amherst Community. No cooking experience is required. PRISM program registration is available in the guidance office. Please contact Lisa Canidto, firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Hurricane Boosters, the community organization that helps to support athletics at ARHS, needs many volunteers. Monte Carlo Night, the largest annual fundraiser that benefits the ARHS Athletic Department, is one of the Boosters most important events. This school year it will happen on March 15th, 2014, and planning must start now! Please consider giving some of your time to the Boosters. This is a great way for parents/guardians of freshman students to meet other high school parents and become immersed in the high school community. Join us on Tuesday September 24th, @ 7:00 pm, at Cushman Market, 491 Pine Street in North Amherst. Questions or ideas, contact Tiffany and Clem Clay at: email@example.com
The Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools, with the assistance of the Village Park property management, will host the “Juntos We Play” event.
All Village Park children and their families are invited to enjoy games, food, refreshments and check out the Informational tables while meeting with Amherst School staff and other agencies. This Saturday September 21st from 10am-1pm at the Village Park Basketball court. Join Us!
The Garden of Martyrs is a new American opera making its world premiere on September 20 & 22, 2013, at Northampton’s historic Academy of Music, with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Kevin Rhodes. The creation of composer Eric Sawyer (ARHS Parent!) and librettist Harley Erdman, this work powerfully recounts an incident that transfixed Massachusetts two centuries ago--the trial of Dominic Daley and James Halligan, two Irishmen condemned and hung for a murder they did not commit. As the opera begins, five days before the execution, Daley's wife begs a Boston priest to defy civil authorities and go to the men.
Open to students in all grade levels!! Is your student who's making a difference through volunteering? Apply for a 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Award and they could win $1000 and a trip to Washington, DC next May. For more information go to their website - spirit.prudential.com
Help with the college application process is available with “College 101” a new Amherst LSSE course. The workshop is geared for students, ages 14-18, and includes tips for the application essay and admissions interview as well as how to make the most of a college visit. The course also deals with study and organizational habits to ease the transition to college work. All students will leave with an action plan, according to teacher Kim Bornstein who has a master’s in higher education administration from the University of Massachusetts. The course meets Thursdays from Oct. 24 through Nov. 21 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Bangs Center in Amherst. The registration deadline is Oct. 17. For information or to register call 259-3065 or visit: www.lsse.org.
The Mystery of Self-Transformation-A Community of Young Adults invites you to a weekly course in meditation, stress releasing exercise, and consciousness exploration. This is an eight week series on Wednesday evenings from 6:15-7:45PM at the Pelham Library. This is a free event (donations gratefully accepted) and carpooling is available. The class begins Sept. 18 and runs through October. Contact Deborah for info or to register: 256-0999.
Picture Day is next Thursday, Sept. 19th. Help your students avoid a bad hair day by reminding them on Wednesday night that school pictures will be taken on Thursday. Picture forms were sent home with students last week.
Parking applications and parking contracts are now available outside of the Dean of Students Office, Room 160. Parking permits are $75 for the year. Students with free/reduced lunch pay a reduced fee. Deadline for submission of parking paperwork and fee is Friday, September 13 at 3 p.m.Towing will begin on Sept. 18th.