NE All Star - Baseball

Submitted by Margot on June 16, 2014 - 1:23pm

Please congratulate Jamie Carey for being selected to this year's New England High School Baseball Junior All Star Game. If you wish to attend and cheer his team on, the game is Saturday, June 21 at 2:00 pm at Palmer Field in Middletown, CT.


Pick up Art Work by June 23

Submitted by Margot on June 16, 2014 - 11:25am

All students who had artwork in AR[T]HS must pick up their work by Monday, June 23rd at 3:00. Work that is not picked up will be discarded.

Art Students from Fall, Winter, & Spring trimesters: Don't forget to pick up your art works. Art will NOT be saved for you over the summer. Please stop by the Art department and pick up your drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures, and ceramics before the end of the year.

ARPS Family Center Summer Hours

Submitted by Margot on June 16, 2014 - 7:52am

We are happy to announce that the ARPS Family Center and Steps to Success staff will be supporting students in the district’s summer programs. We will be open to support families during the following summer hours: Monday to Friday: 8am - 2pm Questions? Please call us at: (413) 362-1875

Estamos felices de anunciar que el personal del Centro de Familias de ARPS y “Steps to Success” apoyarán a los estudiantes en los programas de verano del distrito. Estaremos abiertos para apoyar a las familias durante nuestro horario de verano: Lunes a viernes: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. ¿Preguntas? Llámenos al: (413) 362-1875

Retirement Celebration for Sue Dunbar - June 23

Submitted by Margot on June 16, 2014 - 7:01am

Join us for a RETIREMENT CELEBRATION FOR SUE DUNBAR! Sue Dunbar, our beloved elementary band teacher, will be retiring this June after 38 years of service to the students and families of the Amherst public schools. Please join us at a celebration to show our appreciation for Sue and to send her off in style.The event will be held on Monday, June 23 at 7 pm in the gym at Fort River School. A few parents and staff members will say a few words, Sue will perform a couple of pieces, and then we will all go to the cafeteria for an hors d’ouvres and dessert potluck. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Mary Kiely at Please let her know if you will be bringing food.


Prom 2015 Date and Venue Chosen

Submitted by Janetkbucc on June 16, 2014 - 6:57am

Parents of the Class of 2015: Prom 2015 will be held Friday, May 29th at The Log Cabin, a great venue, but an expensive one.  The Class Council needs help  fundraising, so if you or your student have fundraising ideas or are interested in helping, feel free to talk to a Class Council member or email

2014 ARHS/SEC Grad Celebrates USA Game 1 Win at World Cup

Submitted by Janetkbucc on June 16, 2014 - 6:57am

Not sure how many of you were watching the USA/Ghana World Cup soccer game through 'til the end, but the vignette of the winning goal featured Jacob Lopez, ARHS/SEC Class of 2014, celebrating right after the ball hit the net.


Eat at Bueno Y Sano to Support Big Brothers Big Sisters

Submitted by Colleen Osten on June 16, 2014 - 6:56am

On Monday June 23rd, 50% of all of the sales at Bueno Y Sano's three locations (Amherst, Northampton and West Springfield) will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County!  It is GREAT FOOD for a GREAT CAUSE!

Help Support the Business Education Program and Future Business Leaders of America

Submitted by Colleen Osten on June 15, 2014 - 10:02pm

The Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce has forged an alliance with the Amherst Regional High School Business Education program. For the past 10 years, the Chamber has donated $3000 each year to this program as an investment in our economic future. The money is raised by selling raffle tickets. The tickets cost $20 and only 250 tickets can be sold. The prize? Two tickets to the Patriots’ opening home game against the Raiders on September 21 at 1 pm. The seats are so good we are prohibited from advertising where they are. We are allowed to tell you that they are lower section on the sidelines.


Stars in Our Schools - Deadline Extended

Submitted by Margot on June 15, 2014 - 9:31pm

Recognize teachers and staff with a gift in their honor! Let teachers and staff members know how much you appreciate their hard work, expertise, care and dedication this year. You can strengthen our schools with a tax-deductible gift to Amherst Education Foundation (AEF) in a teacher’s, staff’s or graduating senior’s name. AEF will deliver a personalized recognition card to your honoree/s.

Send your gift or make your gift online at by TODAY for teachers/staff--to guarantee delivery to honorees at school before their last day

Thank you!

For online and mail-in (PDF) form go here:

ARHS Grads Play at the Iron Horse in Noho

Submitted by Janetkbucc on June 15, 2014 - 6:45am
June & the Bee will co-headline with the Gaslight Tinkers at the Iron Horse on June 28th at 7 pm. Consider joining Emma Ayres, Eli Ayres, Noah Schmitt, Olivia Holcomb, all graduates of ARHS, and Sam Stein, a graduate of the Hartsbrook School, in celebration of summer's arrival.
Bring your dancing shoes.

Town Pool Opens Tomorrow

Submitted by Margot on June 15, 2014 - 6:27am

War Memorial Pool will open June 21, 2014 and Mill River Pool will open June 28, 2014. Come cool off! More info available here.

Hot Summer Saturdays Movie Matinees

Submitted by Margot on June 15, 2014 - 6:23am

Stay cool this summer while enjoying feature films for the family almost every Saturday afternoon at the Jones Library. Join us on Saturdays at 2 pm in the Woodbury Room for this summer film series, starting July 5 and running through August 30. There will be no movie on July 12.

This summer’s movies are inspired by the Adult Summer Reading Club theme, "Literary Elements". All the films in this series are based on books, which were then transformed into a motion picture. You may want to borrow the book from the library in addition to coming in to see the film!

This movie series is co-sponsored by the Jones Library and Captain Video.


Taste of Amherst This Weekend

Submitted by Margot on June 14, 2014 - 6:46am

It’s downtown Amherst’s biggest – and tastiest - summer event! For a generation, the Taste of Amherst has provided memories for thousands of residents and visitors. It has grown from its beginnings on the sidewalks of downtown to a multi-day food and music festival on the town’s historic common. The Taste of Amherst has something for everyone, and with blues to rock to jazz to reggae and beyond, the world-class entertainment is no exception. For a full list of entertainment, please visit wrsi.


The Taste will run Friday 5-10 PM, Saturday Noon - 10 PM and Sunday Noon - 4 PM.


Stop & Shop Fundraiser Earns $22K for ARHS!

Submitted by Margot on June 12, 2014 - 1:16pm

Thanks to all of you who participated in the PGO's Stop & Shop card fundraiser, which raised $22,007 for ARHS! This year ARHS was the top earner of all of the schools participating in New England! The giant check for $22,007 was presented yesterday to Principal Mark Jackson and Fundraising Coordinators Jen Veshia and Liz Rosenberry by Stop & Shop Store Manager, Bob Jones.

An enormous THANK YOU goes to Liz Rosenberry and Jen Veshia who spearheaded this fundraiser this year, and to Bob Jones, who has supported our efforts year after year.


Student Support Services Model Shift

Submitted by Margot on June 11, 2014 - 1:32pm

Please take a moment to read Principal Jackson's Journal entry regarding the Student Support Services shift which will take place this coming year at ARHS.