Don't miss Briefs, our annual showcase of contemporary work, some plays are under a year old. This year 6 of the 9 plays are student-directed, and the cast includes 30 of our ARHS students. Please note: Act I is PG-rated material; Act II uses language that would considered inappropriate in school. While not wildly offensive, we wouldn't recommend the second act for children younger than high school age.
In October, over $5,000 in PGO Grants was awarded and the next round of grants will be in January, all for the benefit of our students. Money for these grants comes from our Stop & Shop A+ Rewards fundraiser. With A+ Rewards, at absolutely no cost to the you, Stop & Shop makes a contribution to our designated school each time you shop, but you must sign-up your card for that to happen.
PRISM a 21st Century After School Program and the Social Studies department at ARHS present an after school social studies program open to all CP World Civilizations and CP U.S. History students who would like the opportunity to improve their skills and grades in social studies. Students will receive help with classroom assignments, long term projects, test prep and much more.
The ARHS International Students Club pot-luck Thanksgiving celebration will be the evening of Tuesday, December 13. This is a wonderful event that celebrates the richness of our student body's ethnic and cultural diversity, and it's open to all ARHS students and their families. Come for dinner and experience student talents in music and art. The event runs from 5:30-8:00 pm.
Please join us next week for two wonderful nights of music.
Tues. Dec. 13 - Symphonic Orchestra and Hurricanes Singers, 7:30 pm, ARHS Auditorium
Thurs. Dec. 15 - Concert Choir and Philharmonia, 7:30 pm, ARHS Auditorium
ARHS is excited to announce Guys and Dolls as this year's winter musical,going up March 1st-3rd at the high school. The musical is the largest performance of the year at ARHS and every student is welcome to get involved. While a brief audition is required so we can meet all interested performers, there are NO cuts in casting! Technical work backstage is a huge part of the student work as well and no experience is needed.
Congratulations to Chemistry teacher Dr. Sharon Palmer, who was recently elected to the executive board of the Connecticut Valley Section of the American Chemical Society.
Congratulations to ARHS XC runners Audrey Gould, Emmy Zimmerman and MelDevoney. All three were named to the WMass All-Academic XC team.
Double congrats to Audrey - she made the All-State All-Academic team aswell.
Congratulations to Mel Devoney, winner of the Gear for a Year design contest sponsored by Mt. Borah Custom Gear. This national recognition for Mel will also bring $8000 worth of gear to the ARHS Nordic team! Mel Devoney was one of thirty students from ARHS to create a unique uniform, and her design was chosen as a winner by the company. Thanks to Maribeth Courtney for incorporating this special contest into her curriculum.
Looking for a meaningful way to thank your favorite teachers or other school staff members this holiday season? Make a gift to the Amherst Education Foundation in their honor. Your donation this year will go toward our new Excellence Grants program for teacher/school generated initiatives and will positively impact students in Amherst, Pelham, Leverett and Shutesbury.
The Jones Library has teamed up with CollegeAccess to present free information sessions to help students, parents, and other adults take a look at education and training options after high school that will help them start a career and a great future.
Want a "hands-on" look at polymer science using state of the art instrumentation? The UMass ASPIRE Program provides high school students with laboratory experience in polymer science and engineering over five Saturdays in January and February. Deadline was Dec. 6, but they are holding some spots for ARHS students.
Does your family member with special needs dream of moving into their own home or apartment?
“Housing Fair/Creative Housing Panel” on Monday, December 12th The fair runs from 3 - 6 pm and the Panel is from 6 - 7 pm at Family Empowerment: Inclusive Community Center located at 41 Russell Street, Hadley, MA
The Annual Lighting of the Merry Maple is tonight, Dec. 2nd on the Town Common. The Grade 7 Chorus will be singing at this great event. As always, Mr. Ranen would like to extend an invitation to all ARMS Chorus Alums who would like to come back and sing with the Middle Schoolers. Please show up by 4:30 and join in with the Grade 7 Chorus.
UMass Athletics is proud to announce Heroes Night at the Mullins Center! In appreciation of their outstanding service, all Military, Fire, Police, and Medical Personnel along with Teachers and UMass Faculty and Staff are invited to attend the UMass Hockey game vs. Harvard at a discounted ticket rate of $6 per ticket. Puck drop is at 7pm.