Friday, October 10th:
- Swarthmore College 8:30 AM
- Kalamazoo College 9:00 AM
- University of Chicago 12:45 PM
Tuesday October 14th:
- Carleton College 8:00 AM
- University of Redlands 8:30 AM
- Holyoke C.C 10:15 AM
- Mount Holyoke College 12:15 PM
Wednesday, October 15th
- Wheaton College MA 8:30 AM
Thursday October 16th
PeopleLink, a non-profit organization is currently looking for friendly families to host a Japanese High School student or teacher from March 22-28th. These students are touring our area as part of cultural exchange program their school does every year. They are hoping to experience our culture first hand by participating in a home stay program. Host families should provide a bed, meals and English conversation. You will receive a $20/30 per night stipend. This is a great opportunity to learn about another culture and make a new friend without leaving your home! Please contact Marie Lauderdale at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (413)230-1121 for more information.
WGBY invites Amherst-Pelham Regional High School students to get community service hours over Columbus Day weekend at the Paradise City Arts Festival at the 3 County Fairgrounds in Northampton. Volunteers help WGBY manage our daily silent auction. Tasks include soliciting donations from artists, booth sitting, hosting the WGBY auction tables, and more. Volunteers get free admission to the festival on the day of their shift.
After school each day more than a 100 students come to the library to do homework , meet in study groups, read, or just hang out with friends while waiting for practice and club activities to begin. The library would love to provide board games as activities for our students. Can you help us? We are looking for games such as Scrabble, chess, Bananagrams, and Boggle. Perhaps you have unused games lying about your house. If you have any of the above games you would be willing to donate to ARHS library, it would be much appreciated. Thank you! Please drop off donations to the main office.
Many thanks to last weekend's volunteers: Baer Tierkel, Elizabeth Tan and Carla Becker. Thank you for donating your 2 hours!
The funds Stop & Shop awards ARHS annually is limited only by the number of cards we register. The most effective way to register cards is to greet shoppers on their way into the store and ask for their support. A two hour shift at Stop & Shop translates to about $400 at the end of the year for ARHS, which directly benefits your student!
There are still 2-hour shifts available. Can you fill one?
Don't miss one of the most engaging ARHS evenings of the year. Starting at 6:30pm on Tuesday, October 7th, the Arts Gala is the perfect chance to get a panoramic view of the Performing Arts Department's work in progress for Fall 2014 and to see the wide variety of opportunities our students are offered. Free admission and open to all! Hope to see you there!
All parents and guardians are invited to join us next Wednesday, October 15th at 7:00 pm for An Evening Coffee with Principal Mark Jackson. Mr. Jackson will give an overview of what's happening at ARHS this trimester and beyond. As always, bring your questions, network with other parents, and stay connected to ARHS! Refreshment provided by ARHS Culinary Arts Students. We hope you can join us from 7:00-8:00 pm in the ARHS Library.
Come out in support of 'Canes' Volleyball on Tuesday, October 7th as both JV and Varsity host their first Spike It For Life Event in an effort to raise cancer awareness. Games start at 5pm for JV and Varsity at 6pm vs Belchertown as both high school teams come together to play as one against cancer at ARHS. Come help us "paint the gym in pink" as we celebrate those who have lost the battle, survivors and more. There will be bake sale items and slices of pizza for sale, a 50:50 raffle, gift basket/ gift certificates (donated by local businesses) raffled off, and neon pink commemorative T-shirts for sale. ALL proceeds to be donated to Baystate Mary Lane's Integrated Cancer Program.
Mon October 6th
Earlham College 9:30 AM
Tue October 7th
Hobart and William Smith Colleges 8:00 AM
Wed October 8th
Worcester State University 8:00 AM
Guilford College 9:00 AM
Johnson State College 1:00 PM
Thu October 9th
Greenfield Community College 10:00 AM
Southern Vermont College 1:00 PM
Fri October 10th
Swarthmore College 8:30 AM
Kalamazoo College 9:00 AM
University of Chicago 12:45 PM
Students should pick up a pink pass in the Guidance Office before the class they want to leave to show their teacher to get out of that class. You get 3 freebies, then they count as absences. The meetings take place in the conference rooms in Guidance Office 101 near the Main Office. All the College Rep visits for this year are all listed in Naviance.
The PSAT test will start at 8:00 am on Saturday, October 18th (Arrive at 7:45am) at Amherst High School. The fee will be $25, waived for students signed up for subsidized meals at school. The deadline to register in Guidance is Friday, October 10th. It is a good idea for juniors to take this practice SAT.
Amherst A Better Chance Program is looking for a host family for one of its new scholars, a 9th grade boy from NYC.
For one weekend each month during the school year, the host family will provide the student with a home where he can relax, socialize and study. The idea is for the family to enjoy and learn from interacting with the student and for the student to broaden his Amherst experience beyond ARHS. A great fit would be a family with a boy around the same age.
If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Wendy Kohler at 413-250-0091 or email@example.com.
More info about the ABC House can be found here: http://www.amherstabetterchance.org/
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On Wednesday, October 8th at 7pm, the ARPS Family Center presents, "Navigating the ARPS PowerSchool Database." Parents & Guardians will learn to access and monitor their child’s academic grades in the district database. All are invited to attend this FREE workshop with ARPS Database Analyst , Dr. Doug Slaughter, in the ARHS Library on Oct. 8th at 7pm.