Big Y's Homework Helpline

Submitted by Anonymous on October 6, 2011 - 7:34am

Need help with your homework? Big Y’s Homework Helpline is there for you. It’s free and available Monday through Thursday from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM by calling 1-800-866-BIGY or log on to

Check out "Blink of An Eye"

Submitted by Anonymous on October 6, 2011 - 7:07am

Our children grow up very quickly, as members of the Classes of 2011 and 2023 prove in the video "Blink of An Eye". What never changes is the joy and excitement they feel in their daily triumphs - both big and small. Presented to faculty and staff at Convocation in September, the video was created by ARHS Video & Audio Technology teacher, Lee Larcheveque, and stars many familiar faces.See the video here:

Ice Hockey Informational Meeting - Oct. 12

Submitted by Colleen Osten on October 5, 2011 - 9:55am

All ice hockey players and parents/guardians are invited to this informational meeting. It will be held October 12th at 7:00 p.m. in room 117 at ARHS. All who are interested are encouraged to attend. Coaches, parents and players should attend. Our new co-op districts are also invited.

SAT Preparation Class Starts Oct.11th

Submitted by Colleen Osten on October 5, 2011 - 9:43am

Amherst Leisure Services is offering a SAT prep class on site at the high school. The class starts October 11 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Register with LSSE - $135 for Amherst residents, $145 for non-residents.

Paradise City Northampton this Weekend

Submitted by Anonymous on October 5, 2011 - 7:14am

This weekend: October 8, 9 & 10, 2011 Visit the Paradise City Arts Festival in Northampton. Ranked #3 among all art and craft fairs nationwide, it's an experience like no other - beautiful, unique, festive and fun! Meet 275 of the nation's very best craftsmen and artists showing their newest work. Dine on sensational cuisine by Northampton's best chefs under the Festival Dining Tent.


ARHS Open House Thursday 10/6

Submitted by Anonymous on September 29, 2011 - 10:20pm

This is the big parent event of the year. Come on down to ARHS this Thursday, October 6th at 6:30pm. It's a great chance to walk the halls that your teens walk every day. You'll get a copy of your teen's schedule and follow their day. Sit in their classrooms, meet their teachers and find out what's happening. It's awesome, don't miss it! Student schedules will be available at 6:30 pm, and a meeting for parent/guardians starts at 6:45 pm.

The ARHS PGO Needs Your Support

Submitted by Colleen Osten on September 29, 2011 - 9:12pm

ARHS PGO plays an important role in bridging funding gaps in our education system. The current economic situation has made this function more important than ever. By volunteering our time and money, we are able to provide valuable resources that benefit all of our students and their families. Thanks to the generosity of your support, we are able to provide grants to teachers to significantly enhance the experience of our students.


Stop & Shop Volunteers Desperately Needed!

Submitted by Colleen Osten on September 29, 2011 - 8:06pm

The funds received annually from Stop & Shop are limited only by the number of cards we register. The more cards the greater the reward. We have found that the most effective way to register cards is to greet shoppers on their way in and ask them to support ARHS by registering their card. It couldn't be easier, and the community is very receptive. The only thing missing at this point is the volunteers to sign up shoppers.


ARHS Senior Ailton Correia Receives Scholarship to Workshop at Parsons School of Design

Submitted by Kate Troast on September 29, 2011 - 8:00pm

Congratulations to ARHS senior Ailton Correia who recently completed four weeks of study, funded by a full scholarship, at the renowned Parsons School of Design. Correia was selected for the scholarship by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Nationwide, fewer than 100 students received this honor. Correia focused on product design at Parsons' Summer Intensive Studies program in New York City.


AEF Trivia Bee Wants You!

Submitted by Colleen Osten on September 29, 2011 - 7:39pm

Want to join the fun at the AEF Trivia Bee Thurs. Oct. 27th 7pm? Wise and witty teams of 4 players are still needed. Last years winning team of Stacy Foulis, Myra Ross, Arlen Collins and Peter Blier will be there to defend their title. Also returning is last years winners for best costumes the Amherst Animagi featuring Solomon Goldstein-Rose and Jonathan Simonds. Come out for an evening of fun and trivia that helps raise money for our schools.


Early Decision/Action Workshop - Oct. 3

Submitted by Colleen Osten on September 29, 2011 - 7:27pm

A workshop for Early Decision/Action candidates, parents and guardians will be held at 2:30 pm, in the Choral Room.

Class of 2012 Yearbooks & Recognition Ads

Submitted by Kate Troast on September 29, 2011 - 3:16pm

Yearbook order forms and recognition ad order forms have been sent to the families of seniors. In case you miss the mail, here's is a link to download the forms from the ARHS website:  Yearbooks cost $65 until October 28 and then the price increases to $70. Yearbooks sold in the spring are $75. If you have any questions you can contact Lee Larcheveque at or 362-1579.

Annual Boys Soccer Car Wash-Bake Sale TOMORROW October 1st

Submitted by Anonymous on September 29, 2011 - 2:30pm

Amherst High Boys Soccer Annual Car Wash-Bake Sale Fundraiser will be held TOMORROW, Saturday, October 1st at Ren's Moble Station. Located on N. Pleasant Street from 10:00AM-3:00PM


Submitted by Anonymous on September 29, 2011 - 2:03pm

Congratulations to Natalia Ciesielska, ARHS junior and recipient of the ACTR Russian Scholar Laureate Award 2011. Each fall the American Councilof Teachers of Russian recognizes approximately 45 high school juniors and seniors for their achievements in Russian language studies.


Boy Scouts Open House - Oct. 4th

Submitted by Colleen Osten on September 29, 2011 - 9:38am

Come join Boy Scout Troop 500 Amherst to see how Scouting is evolving as it enters its 2nd century. We are having an Open House for prospective scouts and their families Tuesday, October 4 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at the South Congregational Church, 1066 Southeast Street, Amherst. Troop 500 has a 50+ year history in Amherst working with school-age boys (grades 6-12).