Ninth Grade & New Student Welcome Day - Monday, August 29th

Submitted by Colleen Osten on August 25, 2011 - 7:44pm

**In the event of severe weather conditions on Monday, please check this website or call 362-1898 for information on the schedule for the 9th grade/New Student Orientation.


See You In August!

Submitted by Colleen Osten on June 16, 2011 - 8:34pm

This is our last newsletter for this academic year. It has been a pleasure delivering the news to our school community, and we look forward to greeting you again in August with back to school details.


ARHS Softball in State Championships!

Submitted by Anonymous on June 16, 2011 - 8:25pm

They did it! Amherst 3, Milford 0. Mendoker finished with a 2- hit, 12-strikeout performance. A two-run single by Brittany Deres enables Amherst to expand its lead to 3-0 in the third.


Girls Tennis Western Mass Champs!

Submitted by Anonymous on June 16, 2011 - 5:51am

Congratulations to the ARHS Girls Tennis Team, Western Mass Champions! They beat Longmeadow 3-2 for the title, with a key victory by Juliana Gensheimer. Read about the match on MassLive. The team also won the state semi-final match against Wachusett.

Tune in Monday - Lights Up From Youth in the Valley

Submitted by Anonymous on June 16, 2011 - 5:45am

Whoa Nelly and high-ho silver, looks like it’s about time for yet anotherLights Up from Youth in the Valley. So saddle up cowboys (and girls ofcourse) because it’s going to be a doozy of a finale for the lights upcrowd.


Congratulations to Undergraduate Award Winners

Submitted by Colleen Osten on June 15, 2011 - 11:28pm

Many proud parents and students gathered on Wednesday evening for the Undergraduate Awards Assembly. Students were presented with awards for academic achievement, demonstrated effort and significant improvement in all of the ARHS departments. Congratulations to all.

It Is Not Too Late To See The AR[T]HS Art Show

Submitted by Colleen Osten on June 15, 2011 - 12:32pm

The opening was a tremendous success last week despite tornado warnings! A large crowd turned out to see the work of our students, and it was worth braving the weather for. It is not too late to attend, the show remains at the gallery until June 20th. You will not be disappointed.


Project Backpack Reminder

Submitted by Colleen Osten on June 15, 2011 - 12:23pm

The Office of Student Services would like to remind parents and guardians to complete and return forms for Project Backpack 2011 to the main office of your child’s school by June 23. Please direct all questions to Kimberly Stender at 362-1825 or .

Multi Arts Camp is Looking For Teen Volunteers

Submitted by Colleen Osten on June 15, 2011 - 12:15pm

Multi-Arts, a local non-profit organization in the arts, is looking forinterns in the areas of photography, writing and video/ film production. Responsibilities include taking pictures, creating short videos and writing about the activities that take place during camp.


Want to go to the NE Patriots/Dallas Cowboys game?

Submitted by Colleen Osten on June 15, 2011 - 12:10pm

Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce 8th Annual Golf Tournament is having a NE Patriots Tickets Raffle. This is one you will want to get in on! There are only 200 tickets being sold.


Who'da Funk It - Iron Horse June 30th

Submitted by Colleen Osten on June 15, 2011 - 11:59am

"Who'da Funk It?", this year's Battle of the Bands winners, consists of Emma Sevene, Nina Kent, Deja Carr, and Bess Hepner. The band was also the 1st place winners at the Tri-County Fair's battle of the bands in September.


New Farmer's Market in Amherst

Submitted by Colleen Osten on June 15, 2011 - 11:43am

Kendrick Park is the new home to a weekly Farmer's Market every Wednesday from 2pm - 7pm. The market opened this week and will run until the Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving.


Whole Children Benefit Concert June 21st @ Calvin

Submitted by Anonymous on June 15, 2011 - 9:25am

J Mascis, ARHS class of ’83, will be playing with his band Dinosaur a benefit concert for Whole Children, this coming Tuesday, June 21st, at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton.


The Parent News

Submitted by Margot on June 11, 2011 - 9:53am


We wanted to take a moment from our regularly scheduled broadcast for a message from our sponsors.

The Parent News (this newsletter and website - is an information service provided by volunteer ARHS parents as part of the ARHS Parent Guardian Organization (PGO). We get stories sent in to us by many members of the community (please send us more, so we don't have to keep digging up the dirt!) and we reach out and research information that is squirreled away in different places. Here is our mission:



Submitted by Anonymous on June 9, 2011 - 11:53am

Come cheer on our Hurricanes this Saturday as they compete for the Western Mass Championships:
Girls Tennis - Western Mass final match on Saturday at 2:30 vs. Longmeadow at Ludlow High School (rain location is Ludlow Country Club)