Torres Wins State 100-meter Dash Title

Submitted by Margot on June 9, 2014 - 11:50pm

ARHS’ Taj-Amir Torres won the 100m dash (10.68) at All-State Track championships this past weekend. While the Boys 4x400 runners placed third in State ( Rodrigues, Harris,Tavarez, Torres). Also Kelzy Rodrigues placed 11th in the 400 (50.15), Connor Evans placed 11th in the mile (4:24.54) and Ryan Stender placed 13th in the State in the 2-mile (9:39.39). On the girls side, Ariel Christie placed 12th in the State in the 400 hurdles (66.67). CONGRATS to you all!!!


Mark Your Calendars

Submitted by Margot on June 9, 2014 - 11:00pm

Jun 19 - 22 - Taste of Amherst: Town Common

Jun 23 - Retirement Celebration for Sue Dunbar: 7pm, Ft River

Jun 23-26 - Trimester 3 Exams: Schedule

Jun 24-25 - Early Dismissal Day: Noon

Jun 26 - Make Up Exams Day

Jun 26 - Staff Appreciation Luncheon: 11:15 am


Nominations Sought for ARPS Community-Building Award

Submitted by Margot on June 9, 2014 - 6:35am

The district has announced a new annual award, the ARPS Community-Building Award, that will honor two Amherst, Pelham or Amherst-Pelham Regional School District employees who "have helped to foster a sense of belonging among students and have helped to build bridges of understanding and acceptance among them." ARPS students, parents and staff are eligible to nominate someone for this award. Deadline Extended to June 26th. More information about the award criteria is available here and the nomination form is attached below.


Kids Summer Boost @ Amherst Survival Center

Submitted by Margot on June 9, 2014 - 6:29am

If your child/children receive a meal benefit in school, you’ll want to know about a new Amherst Survival Center summer program that gives families with school-age children (5-17 years) extra food in July and August :
Kids Summer Boost
Amherst Survival Center
138 Sunderland Road in North Amherst

Food Pantry Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Friday 11am-3pm
Thursday 11am – 7pm
Summer Saturdays include:
July 19 and August 16, 9:30am – 11:30am


Pride Prom 2014 - Saturday

Submitted by Margot on June 9, 2014 - 6:27am

Pride Prom 2014 presented by North Star: Self-Directed Learning for Teens and the LGBT Coalition of Western Mass. Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 8:00 PM - MIDNIGHT @ North Star, 135 Russell Street in Hadley, MA. Tickets are $10 online only. No tickets at the door. SUBSTANCE-FREE event for ALL teens. Get your sparkle on and come dance. QUESTIONS?


Amherst Community Day @ Porter-Phelps Museum

Submitted by Margot on June 8, 2014 - 7:26am

The Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum hosts a free Community Day for Amherst residents on Saturday, June 14th from 10am- 4pm. Members of the Amherst community are encouraged to explore the homestead and grounds of one of the founding families of Hadley, and learn about the history of the Connecticut River Valley. All are welcome to the Museum for free tours on the hour. Afterwards, guests can relax on the back veranda with complimentary lemonade and cookies. 130 River Road in Hadley.

Michael Pollan to Speak at UMass

Submitted by Margot on June 8, 2014 - 5:07am

Michael Pollan, best-selling author of “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” and “Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation,” will be the featured speaker at the Tastes of the World: Chef Culinary Conference at UMass.
The conference will feature an on-stage conversation and book signing with Michael Pollan on Tuesday, June 17 at noon in the Campus Center Auditorium. Moderated by Arlin Wasserman, founder of Changing Tastes, the event is open to the public. Limited tickets are available online for $20 at or $25 at the door on the day of the event.

Host Families Wanted

Submitted by Colleen Osten on June 7, 2014 - 9:54pm

HOST FAMILIES WANTED FOR 3 week period in the summer, July 24th through August 16th to host the Doshisha Japanese kids who come every year. The head of Doshisha went to Amherst College, and he donated the beautiful gardens there. Every morning the kids will be dropped off at Amherst College for practice with the English language and customs, and then in the afternoons there are many field trips (your kids and/or you are welcome to come on any of them)- to the Emily Dickinson Museum, Tanglewood, Six Flags, sports days, swimming and much more. You will get one student for a stipend of $20/day.


Class of 2014 Graduation Tonight!

Submitted by Colleen Osten on June 5, 2014 - 11:30pm

Congratulations to the Class of 2014!  The PGO congratulates you for a job well done.  Have a wonderful celebration.  The following is helpful inoformation for planning your attendance.  


Senior Party is Tonight!

Submitted by Colleen Osten on June 5, 2014 - 11:28pm

WHEN: Arrive between 11 PM and midnight on June 6; stay as late as 6 AM on June 7. You can leave early with a parent or in one of the shuttle vehicles that will be driving kids home, but you may not drive yourself to or from the event.


Letter From Mark Jackson About Dialogue Day

Submitted by Colleen Osten on June 5, 2014 - 11:22pm

Dear ARHS Parents and Guardians,

The purpose of this letter is to frame for the ARHS community our plans for the upcoming Dialogue Day, which is scheduled for Thursday, June 12.


SAT Tomorrow

Submitted by Colleen Osten on June 5, 2014 - 11:05pm

The SAT test will be given at ARHS at 8:00am on Saturday June 7. Bring your admission ticket, two number 2 pencils with erasers, identification and an acceptable calculator. For more information on what to bring (or not), see GOOD LUCK!

Student Nominations Sought for Student Advisory Committee

Submitted by Colleen Osten on June 5, 2014 - 10:12pm

We are seeking nominations for five (5) students from the class of 2015 and 2016 to serve on a Student Advisory Committee.  This Committee is an important way for students to share their opinions, ideas and concerns to the elected officials who make decisions for our district.  If interested, please  email nominations to by the end of the school day Thursday, June 5. 

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.