Mark Your Calendars

Submitted by Anonymous on September 29, 2011 - 7:42am


Oct 3rd - PSAT Payment Due to Guidance Office

Oct. 13 - Late Start Day

Oct. 13 - College Admission Night - A panel presentation by admissions officials from several colleges- 7:00 pm ARHS cafeteria

Oct 14th - Coffee with Principal Mark Jackson: Noon, Room 13 - Technology for parents and students at ARHS


ARHS Students Named in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program

Submitted by Colleen Osten on September 22, 2011 - 8:38pm

This week officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced 16,000 students nationwide as Semifinalists in the 57th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Six Amherst Regional High School students were among those named. They are: Jessie Chasan-Taber, Samuel Duncan, Dorian Elgers-Lo, Kathleen Fownes, Solomon Goldstein-Rose and Indra Kumar.


Submitted by Colleen Osten on September 22, 2011 - 7:43pm

Carson Marshall '12 has been named concertmaster for Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra. A multi-year All-State violinist, Max has been a leader in the ARHS orchestra throughout high school. Congrats!

Guatamala Study Abroad Program

Submitted by Colleen Osten on September 22, 2011 - 7:42pm

The Guatemala Study Abroad program is still accepting applications. We plan to travel to Antigua, Guatemala for 11-12 days in February during winter break. The program includes language study at Academia Colonial and volunteer work at Los Patojos, an after-school program. For more information contact ARHS Spanish teachers Sara Marruffo( or Eva Piccozzi (

A Weekend Events Guide for Aging Parents of Teens

Submitted by Baer Tierkel on September 22, 2011 - 12:01pm


25th Annual Apple Harvest Festival and Crafts Fair TOMORROW

Submitted by Anonymous on September 22, 2011 - 6:11am

Rain or shine event. The Apple Harvest Festival and Crafts Fair is a re-creation of an old fashioned New England community Fair coupled with the presentation of professional artisan crafts. Great crafters and vendors, great food, live performances, children's activities including pony rides and petting zoo. From 10-4 PM on our beautiful town common.

Attention Juniors - College Fair This Tuesday 9/27

Submitted by Anonymous on September 21, 2011 - 9:03am

The Williston Northampton School will host the 43rd annual Hampshire County College Fair on Tuesday, September 27, 2011, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Held in the Athletic Center at 80 Park Street, the fair will feature representatives from more than 165 colleges ready to share information about their schools.


Local Dog Needs a Home

Submitted by Colleen Osten on September 20, 2011 - 7:48pm

A beautiful, calm, well trained 7 year-old Weimaraner is in need of a good home without cats. Please call 413-548-3938 for more information.

US Senate Youth Program

Submitted by Anonymous on September 20, 2011 - 1:13pm

Juniors and Seniors - The U.S. Senate Youth Program brings high school delegates to Washington DC for a week, all expenses paid, where they meet legislators, and visit many government buildings and people. You must be in an elected or appointed position. Each selected delegate receives a $5000 certificate representing a scholarship. Get info in Guidance. Deadline is Oct. 6.

P.L.A.Y., INC Pre-Season Basketball Program for Boys and Girls

Submitted by Colleen Osten on September 19, 2011 - 7:52pm

CLASSES: Mondays and Thursdays
8-12 years old - 5:30-7:00 P.M.
13-17 years old - 7:00-8:30 P.M.
DATES: September 26-December 1, 2011
LOCATION: Jackson Street School Gymnasium
Fee: $225.00 (Ten Week Program)
More information is available at

New Monthly Feature! Ask the Principal

Submitted by Colleen Osten on September 15, 2011 - 4:58pm

We are happy to announce the addition of a new column to the newsletter. On a monthly basis we will be printing a question that was received through the ARHS PGO Newsletter, with a corresponding answer from Mark Jackson. In an effort to continuously improve communication, we see this as an excellent opportunity to share information. Be sure to send in your questions!

Ask the Principal - What is the policy for electronic devices at school?

Submitted by Colleen Osten on September 15, 2011 - 4:54pm

The centerpiece of the policy is to ensure that the classroom is distraction-free.


9th Grade & New Students Orientation - Sept. 19th

Submitted by Colleen Osten on September 15, 2011 - 10:20am

This is a one hour meeting designed to provide parents and guardians of all students new to the high school with an overview of ARHS' policies and procedures. 7 PM in the Auditorium

Weekend Fun for Aging High School Parents

Submitted by Baer Tierkel on September 15, 2011 - 10:13am

PartyimeUmpree's McGee
Friday * 8pm * Calving Theater
Get your hippy-dippy jamband acoustic bluegrass head on.  These guys are awesome musicians and lots of roots fun.


Get Email Notification of ARHS Sports Cancellations/Changes

Submitted by Anonymous on September 14, 2011 - 2:40pm

Get Registered on to set your favorite schools and teams and receive notifications of changes (cancellations/postponements) from via either Email, Text or Twitter - the choice is yours.

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