Congrats to our talented ARHS Musicians!

Submitted by Anonymous on February 15, 2012 - 9:05am

It’s time for the all-state music ensembles to convene!


ARHS Alpine Ski Team News

Submitted by Anonymous on February 15, 2012 - 8:44am

Our Alpine Ski Team represented the ARHS Hurricanes well on February 14th at Berkshire East Ski Resort.

The Alpine PVIAC Ski Individual Finals results:


Listen to ARHS' Carson Marshall on NPR on Feb. 26

Submitted by Anonymous on February 15, 2012 - 8:37am

ARHS senior Carson Marshall will be performing on From the Top, National Public Radio’s showcase of the country’s top young musicians. The show will air on WFCR on Sunday, February 26 at 3pm. Congratulations to Carson for achieving this national recognition of his talent.

Biotechnology SummerLab at Boston University

Submitted by Colleen Osten on February 15, 2012 - 7:20am

BU’s Biotechnology SummerLab provides students with a deeper understanding of basic techniques and concepts related to DNA science. Students assume the role of a biotechnology company and work in teams to design and carry out an investigation to solve problems in biotechnology.


Family Empowerment Workshop

Submitted by Anonymous on February 14, 2012 - 9:02am

Creating a Vision: Planning with a Purpose

If you are concerned about what your son/daughter's life will be like when they are adults-YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Creating a vision for a positive future is the first step toward realizing a full and rewarding life for our children. This interactive workshop will help parents explore the process of creating a vision and moving on toward making the vision a reality.


Self-Defense Class

Submitted by Anonymous on February 14, 2012 - 8:55am

Like self defense experts Gavin de Becker and Ellen Snortland, I believe that self defense is a form of “physical literacy” that should be considered a basic life skill for young women. I also believe that self defense includes verbal, emotional, assertiveness and boundary setting skills that can increase our safety and effectiveness in a range of situations.


ART Works! News

Submitted by Anonymous on February 14, 2012 - 8:53am

** If you're staying around during Feb. Vacation week, you might be interested in the following: (pre-registration necessary, please.)

"Have Art? We'll Travel..!" ART Works! Mobile Studio presents:FEB. Vacation classes- Multi-Media Arts and Theater: Feb. 21: Tues.-10-3:30; Wed. 9:30-12:30 & Feb. 24: Friday- 10-3:30. All ages. Call: 413-256-1205 to register. $30 per day or discount for all three. Taught by Ezzell Floranina and guest teachers.


Congrats to Solomon Goldstein-Rose!!

Submitted by Anonymous on February 9, 2012 - 1:05pm

Solomon Goldstein-Rose, a senior at ARHS, was appointed to the Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee on Monday. He will serve out the two remaining months of a 3-year term as a member of both the Amherst School Committee and the regional school committee. The next School Committee meeting is Feb 14th @ 7pm at Amherst Towm Hall

You can read the full Gazette article at:

Student News to Feature Education Reform - Feb.13

Submitted by Colleen Osten on February 9, 2012 - 9:41am

This coming Monday, Student News, the monthly half-hour youth-run news show, tackles the issue of education. With in-depth research and a panel of students, teachers, and experts, Student News takes the popular issue of education reform to a new level - addressing not only the question of how to educate and measure success, but also the question of what the goals of education should be.


Mark Jackson on New England Public Radio

Submitted by Anonymous on February 9, 2012 - 9:14am

In an interview originally broadcast on WFCR, Principal Mark Jackson discussed the difficulty of financing school athletic programs with New England Public Radio’s Susan Kaplan

You can listen to the interview at:

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