New Student News on Monday

Submitted by Margot on January 18, 2012 - 6:15pm

Students News, the independent all youth-produced television show that airsmonthly delves into the world of the internet social networking and onlinerelationships in this months episode. The show’s all-youth productionteam (ages 15-18) will shine a light on social networking, dating sites,and person-to-person (or not) interactions.Through discussions with teens,interspersed with comments from adult experts, the half hour show willexplore the types people who use social networking and dating sites,interactions between users, and the motivations behind usage.

The new episode will air on Monday, January 23 at 7PM on ACTV Amherst Media Channel 12, and will be simulcast online at that same time at the Student News website:

Financial Aid Program Offered on Jan 26 - Register Online

Submitted by Anonymous on January 18, 2012 - 6:04pm

FAFSA Day is on Thursday, Jan 26th at 7pm in the ARHS cafeteria. This is a free program that provides information and assistance to Massachusetts families applying for financial aid for higher education. Financial aid professionals from Massachusetts colleges and universities help families complete the <b>Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA),</b>the required form for students seeking financial aid, including grants and loans.Students who are U.S.


Last Chance to See Annie This Weekend

Submitted by Anonymous on January 18, 2012 - 6:01pm

This delightful family musical tells the story of Little Orphan Annie, played by 12 year old Stephanie Craven, and her longing to be reunited with her birth-parents. During the holiday season, she is invited to spend Christmas with billionaire Oliver Warbucks (Ken Hebert) despite the protests of orphanage caretaker Miss Hannigan (Jackie Hebert). Both Annie and Warbucks soon realize that being together is the greatest gift either of them could ask for.


Year of the Dragon Celebration and Open House

Submitted by Anonymous on January 18, 2012 - 3:50pm

WHAT: Year of the Dragon Celebration and Open House. Free ear (auricular) acupuncture
**Donations accepted for Acupuncturists Without Borders 
WHEN: Monday January 23, 2012
FROM: 5pm to 7 pm
WHERE: The Acupuncture Works 479 West Street #4 (Route 116) Amherst


Kids Chinese New Year Celebration & Open House

Submitted by Anonymous on January 18, 2012 - 3:07pm

WHAT: Chinese New Years Celebration & Open House for Kids and those that love them.
WHEN: Sunday January 22, 2012 from 2 pm to 4 pm
WHERE: The Acupuncture Works, 479 West Street #4 (Route 116) Amherst


ART Works! Great Events Next Week

Submitted by Anonymous on January 17, 2012 - 12:16pm

Greetings community near and far,

Please note some great events next week: (* The Brainstorm session may "make or break" whether this center stays open...just saying...)

ART Works! Gallery and Studios- invites youth and community to 3 exciting events:

Jan. 24th: Tues. afternoons at 3:00 -5:00 Open Studio Self-Directed ARTs time for Middle and High School Students. Small donation, for materials.


No School on Monday, Jan 16th

Submitted by Anonymous on January 12, 2012 - 6:09pm

There will be no school on Monday, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Evening Coffee with Assistant Principal Miki Gromacki This Thursday

Submitted by Anonymous on January 12, 2012 - 3:44pm

THURS, JAN 19, 7-8 PM, ARHS RM 13. Join other parent/ guardians to discuss the high school experience with Assistant Principal Gromacki. She will be able to address questions about schedules at ARHS. Sponsored by the ARHS Parent Center. Dessert and coffee will be provided.Please join us!

"The Age of Stupid" Screening TONIGHT!

Submitted by Anonymous on January 12, 2012 - 2:46pm

Do you like something scary that makes you think? A little element of...fear? Tragic, truthful irony? Yet still incredibly inspiring?


Alli Ross - Theater Workshop

Submitted by Anonymous on January 12, 2012 - 12:48pm

Actor-dancers and dancer-actors: check this out! Alli Ross, a Boston-based dancer and original cast member of Punchdrunk Theatricals’ award-winning Boston and NYC production Sleep No More will be giving a FREE workshop in physical theater work here at ARHS. The four-hour workshop will run after school on Thursday January 18th - see Mr. Bechtold ASAP - space is limited!

Mark Your Calendars

Submitted by Margot on January 12, 2012 - 12:45am

Jan 20 - WINTERFEST Dance -7-10, ARHS Cafeteria

Jan 20/21 - Conjunto de Bomba - 7:30, Academy of Music

Jan 23 - Midpoint of Term/ Grades available on PowerSchool

Jan 24 - Regional School Committee Meeting - 7 pm, Town Hall

Jan 25 - Later Start Time Community Forum - 7 pm, Bangs

Jan 26 - FAFSA Completion Workshop - 7pm, Cafeteria

Jan 31 - Later Start Time Community Forum - 7 pm, Crocker Farm

ARHS Theater Co. Featured in American Theatre

Submitted by Anonymous on January 11, 2012 - 6:00pm

The ARHS Theater Company is featured in this month’s issue of American Theatre, a national publication of Theatre Communications Group. The article "Fairies vs. Humans" describes our theater company’s innovative staging of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Congratulations to the company and to director John Bechtold for this national recognition.

The article can be found at:

Monte Carlo Night Now on March 17th

Submitted by Margot on January 11, 2012 - 5:43pm

Monte Carlo Night has been changed to Saturday night, March 17th - same time, same place (Valentine Hall, Amherst College). All proceeds benefit ARHS Athletics. Join your friends (21 and older) for a fabulous night of music,entertainment, food & spritis, raffles, great prizes and games of chance!! It is THE biggest party of the year -- last year nearly 500 people attended and raised $20,000 for the ARHS Athletics Program. Tickets are currently available through any of the sports teams and will soon be available online and at local retailers. Stay tuned and hope to see you on St. Patty's night!


Submitted by Anonymous on January 11, 2012 - 5:14pm

The PRISM After School Program announces a new enrichment program forSession II - BICYCLES 101. This class is designed for anyone from the totalnoob to the experienced cyclist, Bicycles101 explores the basics of bicyclemechanics and riding bikes. Students will learn to maintain and repairstandard bikes. Students will visit local businesses to see bikes beingbuilt and sold and explore various cycling related career options.


PRISM After School Session II Still Accepting Students

Submitted by Anonymous on January 11, 2012 - 5:11pm

This FREE after school program is open to all ARHS students and runs Monday-Thursday from 2:30-4:30 with free transportation home at 4:30. Students engage in academic support then participate in activities like bicycle mechanics, dance, comic book illustrations, music, photography , videography and scrap booking.