PRISM Session III Now Enrolling

Submitted by Colleen Osten on March 28, 2012 - 8:19pm

The PRISM after school program is currently enrolling students for Session III. PRISM offers academic support and quality enrichment programs that are open to all ARHS students. Contact Lisa Candito in room 201b or the guidance office for registration information.


Submitted by Colleen Osten on March 28, 2012 - 8:18pm

The PRISM after school program is offering a new program - Stressed Out! The Effects of Stress and What You Can Do About It taught by Tracy Vernon. In this class participants will learn stress reduction techniques that help to create a sense of calm focus and expand it into our day-to-day lives.


Student News Airs Monday @ 7

Submitted by Margot on March 28, 2012 - 8:15pm

Tune in on Monday April 2nd at 7pm on channel 12 to see the newest episode of Student News.This week we will be exploring religion, how it affects teens and if parents' religious beliefs influence teen as well. We will beinterviewing parents and teens as well as having a round table discussion. For more information on Student News, check out our website at

Congrats Zoe F-C

Submitted by Anonymous on March 28, 2012 - 6:52am

Congratulations to Zoe Freedman-Coleman for winning a Silver Medal at the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards which is the country's longest-running and most prestigious award and recognition program for creative teenagers. Zoe's award was in the Ceramics & Glass category.


Annual Town Election this Tuesday

Submitted by Anonymous on March 27, 2012 - 5:20pm

Tuesday is the town election! Polls are open 7am to 8pm.


Due to redistricting ALL of Town Meeting is up for election.  You'll be voting for your neighbors who are running for Town Meeting - which SETS THE SCHOOL BUDGETS!  It's important that you get out and vote for folks (parents) who support strong schools!

There is also an election for School Committee and Library Trustees. 


Summer Science and Engineering Opportunity for HS Students

Submitted by Colleen Osten on March 27, 2012 - 12:12pm

Alfred University is offering academic enrichment programs in various aspects of science and engineering. The camps offered include: Renewable Energy Engineering; Computer Engineering; Engineering the Elements; Robotics and Consumer Chemistry. The application deadline is April 13th, 2012. Visit for more information or stop in the High Science Dept in room 218.

Summer Jobs at US Fish & Wildlife

Submitted by Anonymous on March 27, 2012 - 10:49am

Northwoods Conservation Camps hires students to work during the summer at the US Fish & Wildlife Fort River-Silvio O.Conte NFWR in Hadley. If you are interested you can go on their website or get a brochure in the Job Book in the Guidance Office.

Ballroom Dance Lessons

Submitted by Anonymous on March 27, 2012 - 7:00am


Ballroom dance instructor Jacqueline Maidana has kindly extended classregistration for her Swing dance classes which began yesterday. We have theroom, music, and instruction, but would love a few more dancers to reallyget the party started!


Dr Ronald Ferguson Lecture - Mar. 28 Reserve a Seat Today!

Submitted by Colleen Osten on March 22, 2012 - 4:22pm

Maria Geryk, Superintendent of the Amherst, Pelham and Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools, is pleased to announce that Dr. Ronald Ferguson will be the featured speaker at a public forum from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on March 28 in the ARHS Auditorium.  Based at Harvard University since 1983, Dr. Ferguson is a nationally renowned expert on the racial achievement gap. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.


ARHS Hurricane Singers Need Your Vote!

Submitted by Anonymous on March 22, 2012 - 6:13am

The Hurricane Singers need your vote! Please go to the WGBY Together in Song website and view their performance. You can help us by voting "Like" for the Facebook page and help send us to the finals. Thanks for your support! [easy link here.]

Nordic News

Submitted by Anonymous on March 21, 2012 - 4:50pm

Congratulations to Sidney Field for his exceptional performances this weekend at the Eastern High School Nordic Championships. Sidney placed 16th in New England in the skate race on Saturday and 32nd for the overall weekend standings. Well done Sidney!

Congrats to ARHS Latin teacher Sean Smith

Submitted by Anonymous on March 21, 2012 - 10:47am

Congratulations to ARHS Latin teacher Sean Smith who received the Matthew I. Wiencke Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Classical Association of New England at their annual meeting on March 16, 2012.


Reach Out and Read Book Drive Thru March 31

Submitted by Anonymous on March 21, 2012 - 9:14am

Emma's book drive for Holyoke Health Center Reach Out and Read will end on
March 31st. Reach Out and Read is a national program which promotes early
literacy and school readiness,by giving books to children in pediatric exam
rooms. Thanks to everyone's support, Emma has collected over 700 books so
far! Let's keep the books coming in the final days! New and gently used
books can be left in the marked box in the ARHS office. Picture books for


ARHS Girls Basketball Well Represented in All-Star Selection

Submitted by Anonymous on March 21, 2012 - 8:26am

Kristen Ferola was selected for the Gazette All-Stars on the First Team All-Western Mass, All-Division 1, All-Hampshire County, Hampshire All-Defense AND MVP for All-Hampshire County.Brianna Leonard was selected for the Second Team All-Western Mass and All-Hampshire County. Forbasaw Nkamebo was selected for the Hampshire Second Team and the Hampshire All-Defense. Victoria Stewart was selected for the Hampshire Second Team as well. Congrats to you all!

MEFA Presentation for Seniors - Tuesday, April 3rd

Submitted by Anonymous on March 21, 2012 - 5:52am

ARHS will host the MEFA “After the Acceptance” Presentation on Tuesday, April 3 at 7:00 in the cafeteria.

Parents and students are invited to attend a free presentation about paying for college. An experienced MEFA representative will provide an overview of the college billing cycle, options for paying the bill, and understanding financial aid award letters. All college-bound seniors and their families should plan to attend.