All college-bound students, particularly juniors and seniors, who have a diagnosed medical condition or disability that will entitle them to special services at college, are invited to a special panel presentation on Friday, May 2 from 1:00-2:20. Representatives from disability services offices at four area colleges will describe college support programs and explain what eligible students need to do to get them. Interested students must get a pass in advance from Mrs. Cappelli in Guidance for this panel presentation on college support programs.
Congratulations to Cecelia Bishop and Lukas Cox for being accepted to the New England Young Writers Conference at Bread Loaf, Middlebury College, Vermont. This is a wonderful opportunity for Cecelia and Lukas to engage in an intensive, four day writing workshop with professional writers and other students from around the country.
The Amherst Human Rights Comission has as its prime purpose to promote a community of mutual respect and to honor our diversity. We strive to promote attitudes of compassion and concern for our neighbors. To encourage these values in Amherst, we have initiated the Human Rights Youth Heroism Awards, an annual celebration of Amherst area youth. 2014 represents the tenth year of these awards! It is the Commission’s intent to identify and celebrate youth who have shown a special gift from the heart or an ability to love and care for one another. We are looking for young people who have demonstrated acts of kindness, unselfishness, social courage and/or community service within their families, their schools, or the community.
If you areinterested in international relations: there is a FREE one-day conference, Sat., April 19, at Yale University, in New Haven, CT. It is geared towards HS students. You can go as an individual but you must register. For more info about the speakers and workshops, or to register "http://secreta19.wix.com/irsy" Or see Ms. Leopold in room 325
It's back! Did you know the Amherst Farmers' Market has been running for over 40 years! Every Saturday in Amherst Center from April 19th thru November 22nd, 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Get some exercise, see your friends and raise money for the Amherst schools all at the same time! Join the Amherst Education Foundation for a kid's 1-Mile Fun Run and a 5K Run/Walk for adults on Saturday May 3 @ Wildwood School. Check in starts at 9:00am and the races start at 10:00am.
Last year’s AEF grants supported:
Next Saturday, April 26th from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM in the parking lot of the Wildwood School on Strong Street the Northwestern District Attorney's Office Drug Take Back Event will take place. Do you have a cabinet full of old medication? Dispose of it safely and easily at the free drug/medication take back event. No Questions Asked. Members of the Hampshire County Sheriffs Office and the Amherst Seniors and Law Enforcement Together Council (SALT) will assist in this event. All medications well be accepted for disposal except Liquids, Syringes, IV Equipment or Chemotherapy Drugs. Questions: Cpt. Jennifer Gundersen @ 413-259-3012 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Amherst Sustainability Festival will be held next Saturday, April 26th on the Amherst Commons from 10 am to 4 pm. Over 100 vendors of sustainable goods, services, crafts along with demonstrations, Live Music and games for the whole family.
Court Jam Dance Festival is brought to you by the ARHS Dance dept. and PRISM After School Program and will be held Sat, May 10 from 12-3 pm at the basketball courts of WIldwood Elementary School.
Come see hip-hop, Irish Step, ballet, modern, Cape Verdean dance, Bomba, and participate in workshops (Zumba, Yoga and more)!
Admission is free and everyone is welcome.
Ever wonder what the faculty/staff do when they leave school? Grade papers you say?!!! A lot of them have hidden talents, so come to ARHS TONIGHT (Friday April 11) and take a peek. Show starts at 6:30. Tickets will be on sale during lunch on Fri, as well as at the door.
Please join us for a Career Fair for ARHS Cape Verdean students , co-sponsored by the Collaborative and ARHS. This event will take place today, April 11th from 5:30-7:00 in the high school dance studio.
Both the ARHS Chorale and the Hurricane Singers won Gold Medals and Superior Ratings at the 2014 Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association (MICCA) Choral Festival on April 4th. Both groups are invited to perform at the MICCA Gold Medal Showcase later this month. Both these ensembles are conducted by music teacher Anita Cooper. You can read more about the singing groups here.
4:00PM Girls (V) Softball Vs. Minnechaug
4:00PM Girls (JV) Softball Vs. Minnechaug
4:00PM Boys (JV-B) Ultimate Frisbee Vs. Northampton High
4:30PM Boys (JV-A) Ultimate Frisbee Vs. Northampton High School
1:00PM Boys (V) Lacrosse Vs. Tantasqua Reg
1:00PM Boys (JV) Lacrosse Vs. Tantasqua Reg
3:00PM Boys (JV) Baseball Vs. West Springfield
3:00PM Boys (V) Baseball Vs. West Springfield
Come cheer on the 'Canes! For the full sports schedule click here.