News

Do you have ideas for improvements at ARHS?

Submitted by Kate Troast on September 11, 2011 - 3:36pm

Please consider being part of the ARHS School Council. The School Council is responsible for preparing the annual School Improvement Plan. Meetings are held two Mondays a month from 4-5:30 pm.

If you are interested in serving on the ARHS School Council please send your name, email address, and a 2-3 sentence statement of interest to: ARHS PGO PO Box 566 Amherst, MA 01004 or drop it off at the ARHS main office by Monday Sept 26, 2011.

Student Life & Study Skills Class offered in the Community

Submitted by Colleen Osten on September 11, 2011 - 10:22am

An 8 week course starting 10/1 from 8-10 AM at the Grace Episcopal Church in Amherst. Topics include study skill strategies such as learning fundamentals, note taking, keeping organized, effective reading & test prep. Students will review the principals of 'positive psychology' such as accepting personal responsibility, & self-motivation, empowerment & relationship skills. Tuition is $365 + cost of the text.

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5% Day for FCCDC Farm to Institution Project

Submitted by Anonymous on September 11, 2011 - 7:11am

5% Day For the Franklin County Community Development Corp. To support extending the season ~ local harvest to schools Shop at Whole Foods Market, Hadley on Tuesday September 20 from 8 AM - 10 PM.

The FCCDC’s Western MA Food Processing Center gives local farmers a fair price for high quality fruits & vegetables freezes and cans them at our Greenfield facility & makes them affordable for schools & hospitals to serve year round.

Three things you can do to support ARHS PGO

Submitted by Colleen Osten on September 8, 2011 - 11:10pm

1. Your time - Join us and make a difference! 
2. Your Stop & Shop Number - Send it in to ARHSrewards@comcast.net 
3. Your Donation - Any level of support is a demonstration of support for the important role the PGO plays in enriching each student's experience at ARHS. Checks can be left in the Main Office, or brought to Open House.

Interested in After School Clubs at ARHS?

Submitted by Margot on September 8, 2011 - 10:08pm

Is your student looking for after school activities and ways of making friends. In the coming weeks there will be a ClubsFair at the high school where students can sign up for ARHS clubs. Check out the clubs list on the ARHS website http://www.arps.org/hs/Clubs/

"ASK ME" Campaign a Success!

Submitted by Colleen Osten on September 8, 2011 - 10:08pm

Thanks to the Administration, PGO and the School Climate Control Group, new students were warmly welcomed this week. Participating returning students wore "ASK ME" stickers to create a culture of help and support for the newcomers. One of the coordinators, Josh Whitaker reported "It was amazing, people were really excited and willing to help. Wherever you looked someone was wearing an ASK ME sticker, and lots of kids asked!"

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African Scholars Program

Submitted by Anonymous on September 8, 2011 - 9:08pm

In April 2012, ARHS will launch a new exchange program to West Africa.16 students and 4 chaperones will spend three weeks in Senegal and The Gambia, visiting historic, cultural and natural sites. Students will attend schools and participate in home stays in both countries.

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Make a difference- Serve on the ARHS School Council

Submitted by Kate Troast on September 8, 2011 - 9:03pm

If you are interested in serving on the ARHS School Council please send your name, email address, and a 2-3 sentence statement of interest to: ARHS PGO PO Box 566 Amherst, MA 01004 or drop it off at the ARHS main office by Monday Sept 26, 2011.

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Audition for Annie

Submitted by Colleen Osten on September 4, 2011 - 11:59pm

Amherst Leisure Services Community Theater is holding auditions for this year's production of Annie. Call 413-259-3065 to schedule an audition slot. Auditions will be held at the Bangs center September 15th- 18th.

First Day of School is Tuesday, September 6th

Submitted by Kate Troast on September 1, 2011 - 11:27pm

The first day of school for all high school students is Tuesday, September 6th. The school day begins at 7:45 a.m. for 9th graders and new students, and 10 a.m. for 10th, 11th, and 12th graders.

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Volunteers Needed to Sign Up Shoppers at Stop & Shop

Submitted by Kate Troast on September 1, 2011 - 11:13pm

Last year, the ARHS PGO Teacher Grant Program funded over $10,000 in teacher/staff request to enrich the daily experience of our students. These grants were made possible through the Stop & Shop A+ Rewards Program and ARHS family donations.

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Thank You for Helping with the Staff Appreciation Luncheon!

Submitted by Kate Troast on September 1, 2011 - 9:52pm

Thank you Cynthia Naughton for coordinating the the ARHS Staff Appreciation Luncheon at the end of last school year! We couldn't have done it without you and the help of the many ARHS families that contributed food and time to make this luncheon for the staff a big success.

New Phone System

Submitted by Anonymous on September 1, 2011 - 12:06pm

ARHS recently upgraded their phone system. Installation is largely complete and phone service to offices has been restored. All voice mail messages left before August 15 have been lost.

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Ninth Grade & New Student Welcome Day - Monday, August 29th

Submitted by Colleen Osten on August 25, 2011 - 7:44pm

**In the event of severe weather conditions on Monday, please check this website or call 362-1898 for information on the schedule for the 9th grade/New Student Orientation.

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See You In August!

Submitted by Colleen Osten on June 16, 2011 - 8:34pm

This is our last newsletter for this academic year. It has been a pleasure delivering the news to our school community, and we look forward to greeting you again in August with back to school details.

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