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!"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
**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.
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.
They did it! Amherst 3, Milford 0. Mendoker finished with a 2- hit, 12-strikeout performance. A two-run single by Brittany Deres enables Amherst to expand its lead to 3-0 in the third.
Congratulations to the ARHS Girls Tennis Team, Western Mass Champions! They beat Longmeadow 3-2 for the title, with a key victory by Juliana Gensheimer. Read about the match on MassLive. The team also won the state semi-final match against Wachusett.
Whoa Nelly and high-ho silver, looks like it’s about time for yet anotherLights Up from Youth in the Valley. So saddle up cowboys (and girls ofcourse) because it’s going to be a doozy of a finale for the lights upcrowd.
Many proud parents and students gathered on Wednesday evening for the Undergraduate Awards Assembly. Students were presented with awards for academic achievement, demonstrated effort and significant improvement in all of the ARHS departments. Congratulations to all.
The opening was a tremendous success last week despite tornado warnings! A large crowd turned out to see the work of our students, and it was worth braving the weather for. It is not too late to attend, the show remains at the gallery until June 20th. You will not be disappointed.