Lunar New Year Celebration - Tonight

Submitted by Margot on February 6, 2014 - 6:52am

The Chinese Club and the International Students Club are hosting a Lunar New Year Celebration of the Year of the Horse. TONIGHT, February 7th from 6-8 pm in the high school cafeteria. There will be a Lion Parade, Cambodian-American Dance, Korean rap, Chinese traditional games and delicious food! All are welcome. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for students and kids are free. Free admission if you bring a dish to share. Happy New Year!

See attached flyer.


Central Park Five Showing - Feb 12 at 5pm

Submitted by Colleen Osten on February 6, 2014 - 6:06am

ARHS Warrior Week begins Monday, and is a week of activities focusing on social justice, equity and anti-bullying, inspired by the "Coward to Warrior: The Courage to Act" teachings ARHS students learned from Calvin Terrell last fall. 


Late Start - Next Thursday 2/13

Submitted by Margot on February 5, 2014 - 6:47am

Don't forget that there is a late arrival day on Thursday, February 13th. School starts at 10 am. Enjoy those extra few hours of sleep!

Future Late Start Days are: Thursdays, March 6, April 10 & May 15

Pioneer Valley Classics Day 2014

Submitted by Margot on February 5, 2014 - 6:08am

Congratulations to all the ARHS Latin students who won prizes at the Pioneer Valley Classics Day 2014. The event was held on January 17th at Mount Holyoke College. 

First place in the Advanced Certamen Competition went to the team of Annie Kandel, Sasha Yakub, Brody Lynch and Drake Niedzielski.

Sasha Yakub won First Prize in the Advanced Prose Oral Interpretation Competition with a dramatic recitation of a passage from Caesar's Civil Wars.

First place in the Intermediate Certamen Competition was taken by the team of John Bella Hunter, Will Budington, Sam Boyle & Ciaran Young.

Third place in the Intermediate Certamen Competition went to the team of Shannon Lambert, Marion Carr, Ben Gilsdorf, & Emma Schneider

College News

Submitted by Margot on February 4, 2014 - 7:56am

Seniors Parents/Guardians: If your student is planning to attend STCC or GCC next year or even if you want to include one of them as a financial safety school, your student should come to Decision Day at ARHS. STCC will be here on Tues., Feb. 11th and GCC will visit on Mon., February 10th. Students can sign up in guidance for a fifteen-minute time-slot during your lunch period. Admission representatives will answer your questions and give them an admission packet on the spot!


A Conversation with Toni Morrison, Bernice Johnson Reagon and Sonia Sanchez - Feb. 13

Submitted by Margot on February 4, 2014 - 6:36am

Nobel Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison, singer and social activist Bernice Johnson Reagon and poet and playwright Sonia Sanchez will share the stage in a public conversation about “Black Women in the Arts in the 21st Century” on Thursday, Feb. 13 from 7-9:30 p.m. at the UMass Mullins Center.The evening's program also will include musical selections by The New Africa House Ensemble, the Voices of New Africa Choir directed by Evelyn Harris, and a guest performance by composer and saxophonist Frederick Tillis. Doors will open at 6:15 pm. This event is hosted by the W.E.B. DuBois Afro-American Studies Department.

The event is free and open to the public.

ARHS Home Games This Weekend

Submitted by Margot on February 4, 2014 - 6:17am

5:30PM Girls J.V. Basketball vs. Chicopee Comp
7:00PM Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Chicopee Comp.

Sat 2/08
7:00PM  Boys Ice Hockey vs. Saint Mary's

Mon 2/10
5:30PM  Boys JV Basketball vs. Chicopee 
7:00PM  Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Chicopee 

Remember to wear you 'Canes for a Cure T-shirt to get in free! Good luck to all our traveling athletes as well. Go 'Canes

Winter Fest This Weekend

Submitted by Colleen Osten on February 3, 2014 - 10:27pm

Northamton Community Rowing is Recruiting!

Submitted by Colleen Osten on February 3, 2014 - 9:58pm

Northampton Community Rowing is inviting all interested middle and high school students to check out our rowing program!  Open to all students throughout the Pioneer valley.  Season starts March 3.  Go to for more info.

Amherst Cinema - Family Week - Feb. 14-21

Submitted by Margot on February 3, 2014 - 6:04am

Enjoy great international cinema with the whole family at Amherst Cinema during February Vacation! Two masterpieces from Hayao Miyazaki (Kiki's Delivery Service & Porco Rosso) are playing as Matinees along with a wonderful feature film (The Zigzag Kid)- Matinee tix only $3.00.  Go to for all Family Week movie listings.

Hurricanes Sports Fans - Home Hockey Game Tonight!

Submitted by Margot on January 29, 2014 - 6:53am

Come on out and cheer on the Hurricanes Hockey team tonight at 7 pm at Orr Rink. The Hurricanes will take on the Chicopee Comp. Colts. Never been to an ARHS Hockey game? Check out this two minute video with some highlight from last Friday's game. As promised, $1.00 hot dogs will be on sale tonight. Go Canes!


Amherst Idol - TONIGHT - 7:00 pm

Submitted by Margot on January 29, 2014 - 6:46am

Amherst Idol is TONIGHT at 7pm at ARHS Auditorium. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. Come hear your favorite ARHS singers and a few guest surprises.

Juniors - NCTE Writing Contest - Deadline Today

Submitted by Margot on January 29, 2014 - 6:22am

The National Council of Teachers of English recognize students cited as excellent writers by judges. Only students who are JUNIORS in the academic year 2013-2014 may be nominated for 2014 awards. To begin, just write or revise a piece of creative writing, poetry, personal essay, or story. The piece must not exceed 6 double-spaced, typed pages. Two students will be selected to write on a theme and then all their writing will be submitted to the national contest. It’s super easy and prestigious! Email it to or today.

Gazette XC Runners of the Year

Submitted by Margot on January 28, 2014 - 6:58am

The Daily Hampshire Gazette has named Amherst runners Anna Kaplan and Ryan Stender as their choice for Girls and Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year. You can read the full article here. Congratulations!

B-Ball This Sunday - Don't Miss It

Submitted by Margot on January 28, 2014 - 6:41am

Looking for something fun to do while supporting your fellow ARHS students? Local Special Olympic Massachusetts community basketball games will be held this Sunday, February 2nd from 10 am -12 noon in the Alumni Gymnasium at Amherst College. Come cheer on the Cardinals and Stingers as they play hosts to other area teams.