News for Seniors

Submitted by Anonymous on November 10, 2011 - 10:56am

Seniors - there are 31 half-hour time slots to sign up for Essay Day on November 17th. Sign up in Guidance!
Also, if it’s getting close to your first college deadline, check with guidance to see if your Common App and Naviance "match". Otherwise it won’t go through!

Special Update - A Letter From Principal Mark Jackson

Submitted by Colleen Osten on November 5, 2011 - 8:42pm

Dear ARHS Parents/Guardians,

I hope this finds you in a warm, well-lit place. My intent here is to provide you with the framework of how we are thinking about transitioning back to school on Monday.

First, a caution. I can’t yet fully certify that schools will be open on Monday. I've spoken to the superintendent and she believes we will be open on Monday, but has a degree of healthy skepticism that something still could get in the way. Her recommendation is that we all check the district’s information line on Sunday (362-1898) for the final word.


Nov. 10th - Evening Coffee with Mark Jackson and College Advisor Myra Ross @ 7pm

Submitted by Anonymous on November 4, 2011 - 10:07am

Do you have an ARHS teen that wants to go to college? When should you start preparing? What courses should your teen take in 10th, 11th, 12th grades? How and when do you prepare for SAT's and ACT's? Are you terrified of the whole thing? Well, we've got good news for you, come on down to the ARHS Library on November 10th at 7pm and join the Parent Center for an Evening Coffee with ARHS College Advisor Myra Ross and Principal Mark Jackson.


Free ELL Classes for Parents and Guardians

Submitted by Colleen Osten on November 3, 2011 - 9:04pm

Improve your communication, pronunciation, vocabulary, fluency and lots more. Classes are open to all district parents, guardians and families. Childcare and homework help will be provided for kids. Classes start Monday, Nov. 7th from 6 - 7 PM in the Middle School Cafeteria. For more information, contact 413-522-6175. Pass this information along to anyone you feel would benefit!


SATs Still on for Tomorrow 11/5

Submitted by Anonymous on November 3, 2011 - 3:21pm

If you have signed up for the SATs, testing will take place on Saturday, November 5th, as scheduled. Please arrive promptly at 7:45 with a photo ID, #2 pencils, and calculator.

Winter Sports Registration: Nov. 7th from 5-7pm

Submitted by Anonymous on November 3, 2011 - 10:15am

Boys & Girls Hoops, Indoor Track, Boys & Girls Swimming, Ice Hockey, Wrestling, Alpine & Nordic Skiing. Any of these interest your teen? Registration for all winter sports will be held in the ARHS Front Lobby on Monday, November 7th from 5-7 pm.


Many Paths Workshops: Essay Writing Nov. 8th

Submitted by Anonymous on November 2, 2011 - 4:18pm

The following workshops will be offered after school as part of the Many Paths partnership college admission series, which was developed collaboratively between an assistant dean of admission at Amherst College, some Amherst College students, the Youth Action Coalition coordinator, the ARHS 21st Century After School program coordinator and the ARHS college advisor. Pre-Registration required.


ARHS Community Thanksgiving - Postponed

Submitted by Colleen Osten on November 2, 2011 - 10:19am

Amherst High School's Community Thanksgiving Celebration has been postponed.  A new date to be announced shortly.  Please contact Claire Cocco at 362-1529 or for more information.

Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra & Hurricane Singers in Concert Postponed

Submitted by Anonymous on November 2, 2011 - 10:14am

This concert has just been postponed.

Hurricane Boosters Meeting Now on Nov.9th

Submitted by Anonymous on November 2, 2011 - 10:08am

The RESCHEDULED meeting for the Hurricane Boosters will now be held at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, Nov 9th at Cushman Market and Cafe in North Amherst. The boosters are pioneering some new ground this year so an excting time to get invovled and help us maximize the number of kids involved in sports and insuring the experience is one of the highest quality possible. Meetings are informal and fun. Refreshments are served!

Sleep In - It's A Late Start Thursday 11/10

Submitted by Anonymous on November 2, 2011 - 8:25am

Students Rejoice! A Late Start Day followed by NO SCHOOL on Veteran's Day!

Red Barn Scholarship Fund Benefit

Submitted by Colleen Osten on November 1, 2011 - 1:12pm

On Saturday, Nov. 5th, the Amherst Red Barn Music School presents a Jazz Workshop and Concert with Lena Bloch, Tenor Sax and Friends featuring Paul Arslanian, piano, Tyler Heydolph, bass, and Claire Arenius, drums. The benefit concert is at 7:30 PM, First Congregational Church - 165 Main St, Amherst. Tickets are $10 and general admission - $5 for students and seniors, 12 and under are free.

ARHS Represented at Yes! Conference

Submitted by Anonymous on November 1, 2011 - 10:19am

On October 23rd, 15 students from ARHS attended the YES! Conference, A National Campaign of Youth Leading the Change to Make Schools Safe and Inclusive for All Students. The YES (Youth Establishing Strength) campaign is sponsored by the National Conference for Community and Justice. The event drew close to 400 students from Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, with Amherst Regional bringing the largest single group of students.


Mark Your Calendars

Submitted by Colleen Osten on November 1, 2011 - 9:29am

Nov. 15 - Financial Aid Workshop for Parents and Students: 7 pm, Cafeteria

Nov. 15 - Symphony Band and Philharmonia Concert: 7:30 pm, Auditorium

Nov. 22 - Chorale Concert: 7:30, Auditorium

Nov. 22 -Many Paths Workshop: Mini-College Fair: 3 pm

Nov. 24-25 - No School: Thanksgiving Recess

Nov. 29-Dec. 1 - Exam Period

Nov. 30 - PGO Meeting.  12 PM - 1 PM  Room 13 



Submitted by Anonymous on October 27, 2011 - 5:57am

Thanks to the successful fundraising efforts of last year’s Stop & Shop Rewards Program, the ARHS PGO, once again, was able to offer this wonderful opportunity to our teachers and other staff. This fall, the ARHS PGO awarded over $5000.00 in grants. This grant money will be used to enrich the academic and overall experience of all ARHS students.