Congratulations to ARHS's As Schools Match Wits team for placing 3rd in the state qualifying Rounds this past weekend! Quarter Finals will be on 12/7; Semi-finals on 12/8. Go 'canes!
Produced at the studios of Westfield State University and broadcast on WGBY, As Schools Match Wits delivers all of the fun of the classic high school quiz-show and introduces a new generation of high-school students to one of the few public competitions that stresses knowledge over physical ability.
Want FUN? We got it - this Sunday Nov. 24th from 1-4 with the annual Bombazo i.e. community music/dance jam with a feast of free food! Meet us on the stage of the ARHS auditorium. Bring your children, your elders, and your cheer. See you there!
With the support of a grant from the ARHS PGO, the ARHS Theater Company created a single-room immersive theater installation and performance for elementary school-aged students. The ARHS Theater group visited an Amherst elementary school and read a pre-selected children's book. The young students imagined new details to add to the story. Over the weekend that followed, the ARHS Theater Company created a theater installation of a key location in the book at an open storefront on Pleasant St. The children were brought through the performance and it was a huge success! The book came to life - replete with embellishments of the student's imaginings!
Beginning Thursday Nov. 21st at 5:30 AM,until Friday Nov. 22nd at 5:00 pm, the New England Central Railroad will be repairing the railroad tracks crossing Main St. The road will remain closed through Friday afternoon at 5 PM. All through traffic is advised to seek alternate routes and expect delays.
Starlight Youth Theater Bye Bye Birdie Audition will be held on December 8th for grades 5-12
at Maple Ridge in Sunderland. Rehearsals begin January 25th on Saturday mornings. Performances are May 16-18 at the Academy of Music in Northampton. Sign up for TODAY your audition at starlights-youth-theatre.com Questions? ask us at email@example.com
We are currently selling Ad Space in the 2013-2014 Hurricanes Hockey Program. These programs are distributed at every home game. The Ad spaces range in price from $50- $175 (B & W only). This is a great way to advertise your local business. The team is comprised of players from Amherst, Pelham, Shutesbury, Leverett, Granby, Hadley and Palmer so your Ad will reach a much larger audience. Hurry! The deadline is December 1st. Questions: Margot O'Connor - firstname.lastname@example.org. Please check out the attached flyer for more details.
Please help us win a visit from a NE Patriot! The A+ Designation Blitz is on! From Nov. 1st through Nov. 17th, the school with the Highest Number of Card Designations during this promotional period will win a visit from a New England Patriots Player!
MANY THANKS to Jackie Churchill, Rana Morrissey, Diana Bella and Menekse Sakirt for their help recently. The days before Thanksgiving should be quite busy at Stop & Shop, and it would be a great opportunity to register more shoppers. A two-hour volunteer shift at Stop & Shop equals $400 for ARHS!
Do you LOVE music and dance? DTE winter dance concert is Fri. Nov. 15 and Sat. Nov. 16 at 7:30. Tickets for sale at lunch and at the door. Also, Conjunto de Bomba is hosting their annual community jam with free food on Sunday Nov. 24th from 1:00-4:00. Both DTE and the Conjunto de Bomba will be raising money to help the families affected by the Hadley fire.
Close to 100 parents turned out for the PGO Evening Coffee featuring ARHS College Counselor, Myra Ross, on Nov. 7th. Due to the larger than expected turnout, there were not enough copies of Myra's handouts. These handouts are attached below. Here are also some of the tips she shared with us:
The Girls XC team won their 22nd Western Mass Title with six runners in the top 20. Anna Kaplan finised first with a time of 19 minutes, 56 seconds. Boys XC won their 14th Western MA Title, Ryan Stender was the top Amherst finisher placing third.
Both the Boys & Girls Varsity Cross Country teams head to the State Championship Meet tomorrow, November 16th! Boys' Division 1 Race Time - 11:40 a.m. Girls' Division 1 Race Time - 1:00 p.m. Go 'Canes!
The Class of 2015 is selling holiday decorations this year. The wreaths and centerpieces are made from laurel pine, hemlock, holly red winterberry and other fresh greens. In addition to the traditional round wreath we are also selling swag wreaths, log boxes, and centerpieces. By buying a beautiful decoration, you will be supporting the Class of 2015 and a local artisan. There is a different style of decoration to suit every person’s taste and whether you are buying a wreath to hang on your door or buying a centerpiece to bring to a family gathering, these decorations are perfect for the Holiday season. Please consider ordering by returning the attached form to the main office with the appropriate payment.
We are thrilled to be teaming up with the Harp Irish Pub on Sunday November 17th (2pm-5pm) for the first annual "'Canes Football Trivia Fundraiser" Teams of 1-5 ppl will compete in a Trivia contest for awesome prizes! This is a football/community event and we are encouraging ARHS parents/guardians to ask friends, neighbors, co-workers to join your Team! There will be Food, Raffles, Football & Family fun!! Tickets are $10 and are available through the football team or by contacting email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Understanding SSI/SSDI: how does each work & what you need to know. Tuesday, November 19; 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Family Empowerment at the Inclusive Community Center, 41 Russell Street; Hadley, MA
Presentation by Attorney David Waldfogel of Center for Public Representation.
A brief introduction and the differences between the two programs. The eligibility standards and tips on completing the Disability portion online as well as the disability standards and how to best express the impact of disability on everyday life. Topics: The effect of work on benefits. Overpayments. Who and what is the best method of communication when a complicated issue arises. RSVP: Donna Kushi, 585-8040 x 104 or email@example.com
Looking for a discount on holiday shopping? Special Olympics Massachusetts West Division is selling tickets for The Holyoke Mall Magical Night of Giving, a shopping event on Sunday November 24th from 6-9:30pm which is a fundraiser for local non-profits. Tickets are $5 and shoppers must purchase a ticket to receive special discounts from participating stores. A list of participating stores can be found by clicking here.
To purchase tickets and help local Special Olympic athletes, please contact Anne Duffy firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets will be available until Thursday 11/21.