Canes For The Cure T's Have Raised $3000

Submitted by Anonymous on February 9, 2012 - 8:28am

The ARHS chapter of Future Business Leaders of America who have been selling T-shirts during lunch periods to help fund cancer research. The T-shirts, designed by senior Dahuris Fernandez, are pink and cost $10. They show a heart falling into a basketball hoop.

The Canes for the Cure campaign is in its third year and has raised $3,000. The money was donated to Cooley Dickinson Hospital's Cancer Care Fund, which assists patients of limited means.


Amherst Parent and Guardian Café This Monday!

Submitted by Anonymous on February 9, 2012 - 7:35am

Join us every 2nd Monday of the month, next cafe is Feb 13th from 7:00-8:15 pm in the ARMS Professional Development Center. This event is a parent and guardian café, a chance to openly discuss ideas of how to support our kids at school and, in particular, how to have a fresh start at school this new year, 2012. We provide snacks and childcare for both events. We hope to see you Monday, February 13th, at 7:00 pm at the Middle School!

Winterfest 2012 - TOMORROW

Submitted by Anonymous on February 9, 2012 - 7:33am

Winterfest 2012 is this Saturday, Feb 11th from 1-6 pm at Cherry Hill Golf Course

It's a go, snow or no snow. And if there's no snow... we'll make some.We'll have plenty of non-snow related activities for everyone.All activities are included with your admission fee.

Food, Music, Superpipe Sledding Hill, XC Ski Demo & Race, Chili Cookoff, Wagon Rides, The Cardboard Classic and much, much more!


ART Works! Goes Mobile!

Submitted by Anonymous on February 8, 2012 - 1:17pm

"Have Art? We'll Travel..! 534 Main St., previously known as ETTA Art Studio, ACAC or Mudpie Arts is closing physical doors by the end of Feb., 2012 BUT..AND.. we are going MOBILE! Winter Tag Sale of Art, Studio Supplies and Furniture: Feb. 25 & 26- 11:00-5:00

FEB. Vacation classes- Multi-Media Arts and Theater: Feb. 21: Tues.-10-3:30 and Feb. 24: Friday- 10-3:30. All ages. Call: 413-256-1205 for rates. (always affordable)


Up close with English Teacher Ms. Kristen Iverson

Submitted by Barry on February 2, 2012 - 8:42pm

Written by ARHS student Zoe Langsdale

A high school student may walk into their english classroom on the first day of class and see their teacher, Ms. Iverson, as just another normal, middle-aged, woman teacher. However, she is anything but that. As an undergraduate with a major in literature at Occidental College in California, Kristen Iverson didn't even have a thought about teaching in her mind. That is, until she moved off campus and started to tutor some of the kids in the neighborhood. This is where she fell in love with


Parent Workshop - The Emotional Life of Teen Girls - Feb 9th

Submitted by Anonymous on February 2, 2012 - 5:13pm

Got Teens? Get the facts. Join us in the ARHS Library this Thursday at 7 pm with teen parenting expert and acclaimed author Evelyn Resh, who will address the topic, The Emotional Life of Teen Girls.

Evelyn is the author of The Secret Lives of Teen Girls: What Your Mother Wouldn’t Talk About But Your Daughter Needs to Know (Hay House). Resh lectures, writes and conducts workshops on the topics of parenting teen girls.


ARHS Students Well Represented at MMEA

Submitted by Colleen Osten on February 2, 2012 - 10:26am

On Saturday, January 14, the MMEA (Massachusetts Music Educators Association) Western District Senior Music Festival was held at the UMass Fine Arts Center. This spectacular event features choral, jazz, orchestra and band performances by high school students from throughout Western Massachusetts. Students are chosen to participate through a competitive audition process, and then are required to attend all day rehearsals in order to prepare for the concert.


Black Out Bullying!

Submitted by Colleen Osten on February 2, 2012 - 10:09am

It was great to see so many students standing up against bullying, by wearing black last Wednesday. The action was in support of Black Out Bullying Day, an initiative from the Governor’s Statewide Youth Council, and organized at ARHS by the School Climate Control group. You make a difference!

Upcoming Home Sports Events

Submitted by Margot on February 2, 2012 - 8:36am

Fri. Feb 3 - TONIGHT!
5:30PM Boys JVA Basketball vs. Commerce High
7:00PM Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Commerce High

Mon. Feb 6
4:00PM Boys JVB Basketball vs. Westfield High

Tues. Feb 7
5:30PM Girls JVA Basketball vs. Chicopee Comp High
7:00PM Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Chicopee Comp High

Thurs. Feb 9
5:30PM Boys JVA Basketball vs. East Longmeadow
7:00PM Boys Varsity Basketball vs. East Longmeadow
7:30PM Varsity Ice Hockey vs. Greenfield

Artist-for-Change Project Reception on Feb 10th

Submitted by Anonymous on February 1, 2012 - 8:36pm

Youth Action Coalition’s Arts-for-Change Project presents “Who Are ‘We the People’?” an exhibition of digital and analog photography, sculpture, and film, in which youth have made striking observations on what it means to be a citizen of their town, their country, and the world.


WARNING - False National Honor Society Acceptance Letters

Submitted by Colleen Osten on February 1, 2012 - 10:20am

Many students have received an "acceptance" letter to an honor organization whose name is very similar to the National Honor Society. This includes a request for $60 for your student to join. This is NOT from ARHS, or any organization associated with the local NHS chapter. This organization buys address lists from the PSAT and SAT and other testing groups and sends out these letters based on PSAT scores.


Sugarloaf Mountain Athletic Club Needs Volunteers for the Jones 10 Mile Run

Submitted by Colleen Osten on February 1, 2012 - 10:09am

Sugarloaf Mountain Athletic Club (SMAC) is hosting the Jones 10 Mile run and is looking for volunteers in the registration area, along the route, and at the finish line. If you can help, contact Coach Gould ( What are the benefits? 1. 'Canes team solidarity 2. You get to see great runners in competition. 3. It's FUN!!


Submitted by Anonymous on January 31, 2012 - 5:14pm

The Rotary Club of Amherst is accepting applications from local non-profitorganizations and government agencies for the third annual Amherst RotaryCommunity Grant, in the amount of $25,000.


Later Start Time Community Forums

Submitted by Anonymous on January 31, 2012 - 6:45am

Students, parents, guardians, and residents from Amherst, Pelham, Shutesbury and Leverett are invited to attend these informational meetings. ARMS Principal Mike Hayes will facilitate the community discussions.

The last forum is this Tuesday, February 7 from 7 to 9pm at ARMSl (Auditorium)

Math Competition on Feb. 7th - Sign Up TODAY

Submitted by Anonymous on January 26, 2012 - 6:04pm

It’s time to sign up for the American Mathematics Competition (AMC) that will take place on Tuesday, February 7th, E period. There are two levels of the math contest, one for 9th and 10th graders will experience in Algebra 1 and Geometry and one for any student with experience in Algebra 2 and beyond. For details and to sign-up see your math teacher or come to the math office room 221. The deadline for signing up is TODAY.