Macbeth 2.0 - Monday

Submitted by Margot on November 5, 2014 - 6:00am

Come spend your evening playing the wackiest board games, building forts, listening to some jams, eating homemade soup and drinking hot chocolate with the theatre company THIS MONDAY NIGHT from 7-10PM (no school Tuesday).

MOST IMPORTANTLY, you have the opportunity to experience a one-on-one Macbeth performance with our actors fresh out of full production. You have two choices: dark Macbeth or the weird Macbeth. Either way, this event will be bumping and it will help our Macbeth cast and crew raise money to go see Sleep No More in NYC. So, please come support the theatre company! Tickets are $7 students/$10 adults at the door covers both the performance and food.


No School on Tuesday 11/11

Submitted by Margot on November 4, 2014 - 11:25pm

Veterans Day, Tuesday, the 11th of November is considered a federal holiday. No school for ARHS students.

Come Cheer on the Canes

Submitted by Margot on November 4, 2014 - 2:10pm

The ARHS Boys Varsity Soccer team earned the Number 1 seed in the Western Mass. D-I Soccer Tournament. Tonight, November 7th, the Canes will face Renaissance in the Quarter Finals at 6:30 pm at ARHS Alumni Field. The Senior Night ceremony and recognition of the seniors will take place at 5:40 pm. Come on out and cheer on your 'Canes. **All three boys soccer teams (V, JVA & JVB) were undefeated in the regular season with the JVA team currently riding a 42 game winning streak under Coach Paul Ribeiro!

Also, tomorrow, Saturday, November 8th, the ARHS Girls & Boys XC teams will compete in the Western Mass XC Championships at NMH. Both teams placed second in the PVIAC last weekend. Go 'Canes!!

Register for Winter Sports - deadline MONDAY

Submitted by Colleen Osten on November 4, 2014 - 10:30am

Online winter sports registration is in full swing. Ensure a smooth start to the winter season by registering NOW. The sports that are offered are listed on the ARHS website. 

NEW: Online payment is available!! If there is a financial hardship, please contact Rich Ferro, the Athletic Director at Deadline for registration & payment for winter sports is November 10th. High School Winter 2014-2015 Season Start Date: Monday, December 1st, 2014


Submitted by Margot on November 4, 2014 - 8:14am

During November, the Amherst Survival Center will provide Thanksgiving Food Boxes to families in their Emergency Food Pantry. Please help them fill these boxes by donating containers of non-perishable items that help make a holiday meal such as stuffing mix, canned pumpkin and other pie fillings, corned bread mix, canned corn and green beans, $10 gift certificates to area grocery stores so people can buy their own supplies, and frozen turkeys. Distribution started November 3rd so please act now.

Questions? Niri Azuaje 549-3968 ext 104, e-mail:

Journalism Conference - Nov. 11

Submitted by Margot on November 4, 2014 - 8:04am

If you are student with a passion for broadcast journalism, you may want to attend a free conference at Springfield College, on Tuesday, November 11th. Rebecca Lobo of ESPN and Steve Rushin, National Sportswriter of the Year will be featured. That's Veteran's day so there's no school! A free lunch will be provided. Sign up on line at or see the flyer in Guidance.

Smith College Poetry Contest

Submitted by Margot on November 4, 2014 - 6:47am

The Smith College Poetry Prize Competition for High School Girls is accepting submissions until December 1. If you are sophomore or junior female poet, check out the Poetry Center at Smith College. A great opportunity for a local, prestigious prize for your writing and the award is $500. The Judge for 2014 is Natalie Diaz. The winner & three finalists will read their poems at the Judge's reading at Smith College on April 7th, 2015.

Martin Luther King Jr. Student Scholarship

Submitted by Margot on November 4, 2014 - 6:31am

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee is taking nominations for the 2015 Student Scholarship Awards. The nominee must be committed to the spirit of the qualities advocated by Martin Luther King, Jr. He valued service, sacrifice, leadership, peace, brotherhood, mutuality, education, freedom, nonviolence, reconciliation, social Justice, and social Transformation. If your student would like to be considered, they need a teacher or Guidance Counselor to nominate them. Announcement of the award recipients will be made at the 31st ANNUAL COMMUNITY BREAKFAST to be held in Amherst on Saturday, January 17, 2015.See Guidance for more details. Deadline is November 24.

ART Reach - Nov. 11

Submitted by Margot on November 3, 2014 - 5:57am

On Tuesday, November 11th, Hampshire Youth Connect's ART Reach will explore dance, theatre, visual art and more with Hampshire College students and community members. People of all ages are invited to come and express your creativity - the possibilities of artistic expression meeting community are endless! All activities take place in Franklin Patterson Hall rooms 102, 103, 105, and 107.

This event is on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014.
It is held at : FPH 102, 103, 105, 107
This event starts at 3:30pm. Remember there is no school on Veterans Day (11/11)

An Evening with Myra Ross - College Advisor Nov.6

Submitted by Colleen Osten on October 30, 2014 - 2:41pm

Do you have an ARHS teen that wants to go to college? When should you start preparing? What courses should your teen take in 10th, 11th, 12th grades? How and when do you prepare for SAT's and ACT's? Are you terrified of the whole thing? Well, we've got good news for you, come on down to the ARHS Library on November 6th at 7pm for an Evening Coffee with ARHS College Advisor Myra Ross sponsored by the ARHS PGO. Get an overview of the college process, hear about Naviance, bring your questions and meet other high school parent/ guardians. Refreshments provided by ARHS Culinary Arts students.

Tonight is Senior Night for Football

Submitted by Colleen Osten on October 30, 2014 - 12:10pm

Tonight is Senior Night for Football.  Please join us at 6:30 p.m., at Community Field, as we celebrate our 17 Seniors!!!  Game time kick off is 7 p.m.  Go Canes!


Late Start - Next Wednesday

Submitted by Margot on October 30, 2014 - 7:30am

Don't forget that there is a late arrival day on Wednesday, November 5th. School starts at 10 am. You can find the class schedule here. Enjoy those extra few hours of sleep!


Congratulations to THE HARP IRISH PUB - Trivia Bee Winners!

Submitted by Colleen Osten on October 29, 2014 - 10:34pm

A fun time was had by all at the 20th Annual Trivia Bee last night.  As always, Ellen Story was in her sparkly blue dress, delivering the questions with flair.  The costumes were great, and there were a number of ARHS students on the competing teams.  The Amherst Education Foundation would like to thank all of the sponsors, players and supporters that contributed to another successful event!  See you next year!

Don't Forget to VOTE on Tuesday

Submitted by Margot on October 29, 2014 - 8:03am

On Tuesday, November 4th, the Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m for the State Elections. Monday, November 3rd at NOON is the last day and hour to apply for an absentee ballot. It only takes a moment to vote.

ARHS Volleyball Coach Inducted into Hall of Fame

Submitted by Colleen Osten on October 29, 2014 - 6:08am

Amherst Regional's Kacey Schmitt was inducted into the Massachusetts Girls Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014.

Schmitt began her 17th season as the Hurricanes coach this fall. She has led Amherst to two Western Mass. Division II titles (1999 and 2005) and six finals appearances. Amherst has qualified for the playoffs for six straight seasons with a 75-36 record over that span.

"I was stunned," Schmitt said upon learning of the honor. " I don't know who nominated me, but thank you to whoever did."