College Services for Students with Learning Disabilities Panel - May 2

Submitted by Margot on April 17, 2014 - 5:21am

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.

NE Young Writers Conference

Submitted by Margot on April 16, 2014 - 2:46pm

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.

Human Rights Youth Heroism Awards

Submitted by Colleen Osten on April 16, 2014 - 7:43am

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.


Yale University Free International Relations Conference

Submitted by Colleen Osten on April 16, 2014 - 7:32am

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 "" Or see Ms. Leopold in room 325

Look Ahead - 2014-2015 Calendar

Submitted by Margot on April 16, 2014 - 7:24am

The Amherst-Pelham Regional School District calendar for the 2014-2015 school year can be viewed and printed here. The first day of school will be Thursday, August 28, 2014.

ARHS Alum Wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Submitted by Margot on April 16, 2014 - 7:19am

ARHS Alum, Annie Baker, Class of 1999, has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her play The Flick. You can read the NY Times article about her achievement here.

Amherst Farmer's Market Starts Tomorrow

Submitted by Margot on April 16, 2014 - 6:51am

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.


AEF Spring Sprint - May 3

Submitted by Margot on April 16, 2014 - 6:47am

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:


Nat'l Prescription Drug Take Back Day - Apr 26

Submitted by Margot on April 15, 2014 - 7:45am

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

Amherst Sustainability Festival - Apr 26

Submitted by Margot on April 14, 2014 - 7:14am

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

Submitted by Janetkbucc on April 10, 2014 - 5:34pm

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.


Faculty/Staff Talent Show - TONIGHT

Submitted by Janetkbucc on April 10, 2014 - 1:34pm

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.

Career Fair for Cape Verdean Students - TODAY

Submitted by Colleen Osten on April 8, 2014 - 9:01am

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.

Congratulations to our Singers!

Submitted by Margot on April 8, 2014 - 8:44am

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.

Home Sporting Events - This Weekend

Submitted by Margot on April 8, 2014 - 6:29am

Fri 4/11/14
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

Sat 4/12/14
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.