Fundraiser for ARHS Ultimate - June 3

Submitted by Janetkbucc on May 28, 2014 - 10:40am

Dine at Amherst Brewing Company on Tuesday, June 3rd from 3-11 pm - it's a fundraiser for the ENTIRE ARHS Ultimate Program. For players, friends, families of Girls & Boys Varsity, Boys & Girls JVA and JVB and ARMS! Tell everyone!

Please bring the attached flyer and give to the waitstaff at ABC. Amherst Brewing Company will generously donate 10% of your bill to the ARHS Ultimate Program. Thanks!!

Also, ever wonder what ultimate frisbee is all about? Here's a quick video of our Hurricanes Boys JVA team at the State Tournament:


ARHS Dance Students and The Five College Dance Dept.

Submitted by Janetkbucc on May 27, 2014 - 11:01pm

As an example of its mission to expand partnerships among schools throughout the Pioneer Valley and the dance departments at the five colleges, the Five College Dance Department invited ARHS to take part in Starburst, where 14 ARHS dance students had the opportunity to study with UMass dance professors, and to learn from and teach other students through workshops and Skype.  Starburst "was a WONDERFUL experience for all involved. 

Read more about Starburst and see a video that includes students from all of the schools.

LSSE's "Youth on Broadway" - May 31 & June 1

Submitted by Margot on May 27, 2014 - 9:10pm

For the second year, Amherst Leisure Services (LSSE) will be presenting the “Youth on Broadway” musical theater revue, showcasing the talent of Pioneer Valley youth between the ages of 9-17 and presenting nearly 40 songs and dances from more than 20 Broadway shows. From “Mathilda the Musical” to “A Chorus Line,” “Oliver,” “Wicked,” and many other Broadway productions, the program will present three shows: Saturday May 31, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday June 1, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. All shows will take place at the Amherst Regional Middle School Auditorium, located at 170 Chestnut Street, Amherst.

Da Camera Singers - June 1st

Submitted by Margot on May 26, 2014 - 6:57am

Come hear Bach's Mass in B minor at Sweeney Concert Hall, Smith College, on Sunday, June 1 at 3:00! Soloists Diana Brewer, Justina Golden, Peter W. Shea, Marc Winer and John Salvi will join Da Camera Singers and an orchestra of distinguished instrumentalists in this amazing music. Tickets are $15 each, or $10 for students, available at the door (cash or check) or at World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield, Broadside or Raven Books in Northampton, Amherst Books or A.J. Hastings in Amherst, and Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley. We thank them all for helping us with ticket sales.

Annual New Play Festival - This Weekend

Submitted by Margot on May 22, 2014 - 8:06pm

The Theater Company welcomes you to the 29th Annual New Play Festival. Over 30 actors in 21 short plays, all written and directed by ARHS students - and one of our teachers, too! This Thursday-Saturday at 7:30. Tickets are $5 for students/staff, $8 for adults. Come see where our Pulitzer-winning alumni Annie Baker and Madeline George got started! We’ll sell out Friday and Saturday, so come early for the best seats.

No School Monday - Memorial Day

Submitted by Margot on May 22, 2014 - 5:01pm

There will be no school on Monday, May 26th in observance of Memorial Day.

The Amherst Memorial Day Parade runs from North Common at 9:30 a.m., moving down South Pleasant ending at the War Memorial. Ceremony to follow at 10 a.m. next to the War Memorial Pool. Program to include Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance, Welcome, Flag Raising, Guest Speaker, Music and Readings. Refreshments after ceremony at the VFW.

2014 Senior Party!

Submitted by Margot on May 22, 2014 - 8:08am

Graduation is 2 weeks away! So is Project Graduation (aka Senior Party). Registration information was sent to Senior Parents/Guardians this week via email. Hey Senior Parents: if you have not volunteered yet, please sign up here. If your student is attending, you should claim a 2 hour volunteer shift! We all will have out of town guest! We really need to fill some late-night shuttle driving, entertainment, and security shifts!


ARHS Track Tag Sale! This Weekend!

Submitted by Margot on May 22, 2014 - 7:49am

A HUGE tag sale overflowing with treasures takes place THIS WEEKEND, Saturday, May 24th & 25th at ARHS, 21 Mattoon Street from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. There will be baked goods, clothing, games, sporting equipment, books, jewelry, vinyl albums, LEGOs, fine china and much, much more. All proceeds benefit ARHS Track! Help send Amherst Track to Nationals!!

Combined Concert - Thursday, May 29th

Submitted by Margot on May 22, 2014 - 6:37am

On Thursday, May 29th at 7:30 pm in the ARHS auditorium the High School Choruses and Symphonic Orchestra will give their spring concert. You will have the opportunity to hear almost 200 of our students in concert and support the performing arts program at Amherst Regional High School. Our students love having you attend performances. Hope to see you there!

ARHS Tennis News

Submitted by Margot on May 22, 2014 - 6:06am

The ARHS girl's tennis team is currently 16-0, they have one more match! The playoffs will begin the end of the next week. Last weekend at the Western Mass Individuals Tournament. Nicole McCann won (and will compete next month in the state semi-finals). This was the third time she won this title and the second year competing against her younger sister Alison McCann. This year's final match was four hours long. In the doubles tournament - Kailey Tobin and Veronica Suchodolski made it to the finals where they lost to the Longmeadow team. On the boys side, they qualified for the playoffs as well. In the Western Mass Individuals tournament..Andy Zyskowski made it to the semifinal where he lost in the third set. Congrats to you all!

ARHS Student Wins National Latin Award

Submitted by Margot on May 21, 2014 - 2:43pm

Junior Drake Niedzielski has been a superb Latin student throughout his ARMS and ARHS Latin career. As a testament to his excellence, Drake won a gold medal, the highest distinction, on each level of the National Latin Exam over the last four years. In addition to his gold medal and Summa cum Laude certificate, Drake received this year an Oxford Classical Dictionary from the National Latin Exam organization. The Maureen O’Donnell Oxford Classical Dictionary Award is given to students who win four gold medals.

AAAA Night Photos Wanted

Submitted by Margot on May 21, 2014 - 2:38pm

The African American Achievement Awards committee is seeking photos for their Facebook page. The Facebook page is called "African American Achievers of Amherst" and is meant to showcase the accomplishments of ARPS students (elem/ms/hs). Parents, guardians, staff and students are invited to post photos from AAAA night, civic awards, ARHS graduation (students in stoles), athletics events, fine & performing arts performances, community service projects, etc. Students should get permission from parents/guardians before posting photos. Additional information can be obtained through Dr. Shirley Whitaker

Yearbooks Are Here!

Submitted by Margot on May 21, 2014 - 2:02pm

The yearbooks are here! The yearbooks are here! Seniors may pick up their preordered yearbooks in the cafeteria after school on Tuesday. If you haven't ordered one yet, you may do so for $65. Underclassmen may pick up their preordered yearbooks in the cafeteria after school on Wednesday. The rest of the week, they are available from Missy Shea in room 143. Questions? Contact

The JETS - Best in State!

Submitted by Margot on May 21, 2014 - 7:15am

For those not in the know, ARHS has a program called JETS (Junior Engineering and Technical Society) that is run by ARHS physicist Dr. Patty Blauner and full of students that are all about applying math and science to our world. Congratulations to this years JET's TEAM+S competitors. A special congrats to Varsity B (Marie Lian, Henry Rachootin, Erin Kavanagh, Samson Braun, Mathena Morrissey, Emma Thibault, and Aditi Patel) and JV B (Solomon Rueschemeyer-Bailey, Michael Kamlarz, Andy Zyskowski, Akshat Dhankher, Brody Lynch, Liam Brandt, Jonathan Hosea, and Inderjeet Badwal) teams for finishing "BEST IN STATE." 

Amherst Racial Equity Organizers Monthly Gathering

Submitted by Margot on May 20, 2014 - 7:19am

Undoing Racism Organizing Collaborative runs a Amherst Racial Equity Organizers Monthly Gathering on the last Saturday of the Month from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Jones Library, 43 Amity Street, Amherst, MA 01002. The next monthly gathering is Saturday, May 31st. Click here for more information.