ALSCT's Anne of Green Gables Auditions

Submitted by Margot on September 8, 2014 - 6:59am

This year Amherst Leisure Services Community Theater will present Anne of green Gables: Directed by Kim Overtree, Musical direction by Cindy Naughton & Choreography by Mary Ann Holmes. Auditions are by appointment only. To make an appointment call Amherst Leisure Services at 413-259-3065. Auditions will be at the Bangs Community Center in Amherst on these dates and times:


Learning in ARPS Blog

Submitted by Margot on September 8, 2014 - 5:59am

Don't forget to read the district blog, Learning in ARPS, which was developed for families at the suggestion of a community member. The purpose of the blog is to share important initiatives and to answer questions posed by the community about the Amherst, Pelham and Regional Public Schools. You may submitt questions directly to the blog or email Kimberly Stender, Community Partnerships and Volunteer Coordinator, at

Paper Marbling Demo - Wed 9/17

Submitted by Margot on September 7, 2014 - 10:13am

The UMass Amherst Libraries invite the public to learn the ancient technique of paper marbling on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., in the Oswald Tippo Library Sculpture Courtyard (or Learning Commons, Lower Level), at the W.E.B. Du Bois Library, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Paula Hodecker, director of the Student Union Craft Center at UMass Amherst, will teach a basic, easily learned paper marbling process which allows for the production of attractive examples from the first attempt.


Orientation for New ARHS Families

Submitted by Janetkbucc on September 4, 2014 - 10:39am

On Monday, September 8th, all 9th grade & new families are invited to gather in the ARHS Auditorium at 7 p.m. This is a one hour meeting designed to provide parents and guardians of all students new to the high school with an overview of ARHS' policies and procedures. It's a great way to learn about the high school.

Come on out and meet the other 9th grade families and families new to ARHS.

Add-Drop Deadline

Submitted by Janetkbucc on September 4, 2014 - 9:38am

Does your student need a schedule change?

All requests for schedule changes must be submitted by Tuesday, September 9.  This includes schedule changes for terms 1, 2 and 3.  Forms are available in Guidance 101 and Guidance 168.

Wed is a Late Arrival Day

Submitted by Janetkbucc on September 4, 2014 - 9:37am

Once a month the school operates a partial day schedule, to allow time for teachers to work on curriculum and school-wide issues. Wed., September 10 is a Late Arrival Day. On Late Arrival Days, school begins at 10:00 a.m. instead of 7:45 a.m. Buses run approximately two hours later than usual and ARHS follows a special schedule.

Mark Your Calendars

Submitted by Janetkbucc on September 4, 2014 - 9:24am

Sept. 9 - Reg. School Comm. Meeting: 7pm, ARHS Library

Sept. 12 - Club/Activites Fair: During all lunches

Sept. 16 - School Picture Day

Oct 2 - ARHS Open House: All Grades

Oct. 7 - Arts Gala: 6:30 pm

Oct. 13 - Columbus Day: No School

Oct. 15 - PGO Evening Coffee w/Principal: 7-8pm, Library

ARHS Alum at Book Signing Event

Submitted by Janetkbucc on September 4, 2014 - 8:32am ()

This Sunday at 2 pm, ARHS alum and author of book, Daddy Doin' Work: Empowering Mothers to Evolve Fatherhood, will be signing books at Barnes and Noble in Holyoke (7 Holyoke St., Holyoke (plaza next to Holyoke Mall).


Performing Arts Calendar

Submitted by Margot on September 4, 2014 - 6:04am

Did you know that all ARHS Performances are listed on the Performing Arts Calendar?

College Fairs

Submitted by Janetkbucc on September 3, 2014 - 10:40am

Two college fairs are coming right up, so mark your calendars!

Sunday, Sept. 7, 4-6 PM - The New England Association for College Admission Counseling will sponsor a College Fair at Western New England University. The Fair will be held in the University's Alumni Healthful Living Center. Representatives from about 200 colleges, universities, and other post-secondary institutions will be available to answer your questions. There will also be a financial aid and guidance counselor table to assist you. For more info go to the NEACAC website.  


Class of 2015 Fundraiser

Submitted by Margot on September 2, 2014 - 10:35am

The Class of 2015 is selling Hurricanes Assignment Notebooks. The cost is $5 and the notebooks will be available for sale during lunches. These notebooks are a great way for students to stay organized and on top of their assignments. In addition, unlike comparable products you could get elsewhere, these notebooks are tailored to fit the schedules of ARHS students, complete with Late Arrival Days, days off from school, etc.


The Opportunity Equation Book Reading - 9/6

Submitted by Margot on September 2, 2014 - 10:22am

The Opportunity Equation Book Reading will take place on Saturday September 6 from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM at the
Jones Library in the Woodbury Room. Join Eric Schwarz, author and Founding CEO of Boston-based Citizen Schools for a reading and discussion on the key themes raised in his new book, The Opportunity Equation. Schwarz will share how he grew Citizen Schools from an early idea into a successful nonprofit organization impacting thousands of students nationwide; what he’s learned about social entrepreneurship; and the critical importance of citizen mentors in the effort to close the achievement gap in our schools.


Survival Center's Trash to Treasures Sale - One Day Only

Submitted by Margot on September 2, 2014 - 8:09am

The Amherst Survival Center's Annual Trash to Treasures Giant Used Furniture Sale is ONE DAY ONLY: Saturday, September 6th from 9am-4pm on the town common. Good deals to be had on gently used tables, chairs, couches, dressers, etc. Spread the word!


Food Bank - Family Volunteer Day - SUNDAY

Submitted by Margot on September 2, 2014 - 6:50am

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts will be hosting our 2nd Annual Family Volunteer Day September 7th! RSVP Today through our Facebook Event Page! Since September is Hunger Action Month we’re going to be including a whole host of activities throughout the day!

These include:


LSSE Fall Ultimate

Submitted by Janetkbucc on September 1, 2014 - 8:30am

For boys and girls in grades 9-12. This program will provide a fun and competitive venue for students to play Ultimate, League will consist of two games per week with a skills and drills session on Mondays. Games will run Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 3:30-5:30 pm with make-ups on Tuesdays. Players are expected to make a commitment to all practices and games and met their responsibilities to their teammates. Teams are supervised by Tiina Booth. Cost $69/$79. Register at (This is not a school sponsored event).