Make a difference- Serve on the ARHS School Council

Submitted by Kate Troast on September 8, 2011 - 9:03pm

If you are interested in serving on the ARHS School Council please send your name, email address, and a 2-3 sentence statement of interest to: ARHS PGO PO Box 566 Amherst, MA 01004 or drop it off at the ARHS main office by Monday Sept 26, 2011.


Audition for Annie

Submitted by Colleen Osten on September 4, 2011 - 11:59pm

Amherst Leisure Services Community Theater is holding auditions for this year's production of Annie. Call 413-259-3065 to schedule an audition slot. Auditions will be held at the Bangs center September 15th- 18th.

First Day of School is Tuesday, September 6th

Submitted by Kate Troast on September 1, 2011 - 11:27pm

The first day of school for all high school students is Tuesday, September 6th. The school day begins at 7:45 a.m. for 9th graders and new students, and 10 a.m. for 10th, 11th, and 12th graders.


Volunteers Needed to Sign Up Shoppers at Stop & Shop

Submitted by Kate Troast on September 1, 2011 - 11:13pm

Last year, the ARHS PGO Teacher Grant Program funded over $10,000 in teacher/staff request to enrich the daily experience of our students. These grants were made possible through the Stop & Shop A+ Rewards Program and ARHS family donations.


Thank You for Helping with the Staff Appreciation Luncheon!

Submitted by Kate Troast on September 1, 2011 - 9:52pm

Thank you Cynthia Naughton for coordinating the the ARHS Staff Appreciation Luncheon at the end of last school year! We couldn't have done it without you and the help of the many ARHS families that contributed food and time to make this luncheon for the staff a big success.

New Phone System

Submitted by Anonymous on September 1, 2011 - 12:06pm

ARHS recently upgraded their phone system. Installation is largely complete and phone service to offices has been restored. All voice mail messages left before August 15 have been lost.


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.