Financial Aid Workshop for Parents and Students - Nov. 15

Submitted by Colleen Osten on November 10, 2011 - 12:32pm

College financial aide officials from University of Massachusetts and Amherst College will provide information about financial aid, completing FAFSA and CSS profile, and more. Workshop will be held at 7 PM in the Cafeteria.


Submitted by Colleen Osten on November 10, 2011 - 12:26pm

Congratulations to the Boys and Girls Cross Country teams for coming in first at the PVIAC Championship on Saturday, November 5.Both teams will compete in the Western Mass finals on Saturday 11/12 in Westfield.

Come cheer on our Hurricanes!

Performing Arts Upcoming Events

Submitted by Colleen Osten on November 10, 2011 - 12:25pm

Nov. 15th - The Symphony Band and Wind Ensemble will perform from 7:30 to 9:30 pm in the ARHS Auditorium

Nov. 18th - The Bomba Ensemble and Jazz Workshop will perform from 7:30 to 9:30 in the ARHS auditorium.!

Nov. 22 - The Chorale will perform at 7:30 in the ARHS Auditorium

Come out and support our students

SAFE HOMES sign-up Extended

Submitted by Colleen Osten on November 10, 2011 - 12:18pm

Due to the storm, the deadlline to sign up for SAFE HOMES has been extended to Nov. 14th. Include your name, and join the other families that have pledged to provide a safe environment for all minors visiting their homes. Together we can make a difference. Register online at

First Parent/Guardian Cafe on Monday 11/14

Submitted by Anonymous on November 10, 2011 - 11:29am

All PreK-12 Parents and Guardians are cordially invited to participate in the Amherst Parent and Guardian Cafe, which will take place once a month on the second Monday of each month, from 7:00pm -- 8:15 pm.


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!