Monday, November 19, 2018

    Day 5
    E Period Lunch
    Drop D

  • The ARHS Winter Musical is a massive, come-one, come-all production that is open to every single student in the building, involving around 150 students each year..  Come find out all about how to be involved - and what the musical title is - the Monday after Thanksgiving at 3:00 in the auditorium.  Newcomers and the merely curious are especially encouraged to show up!  See Mr. Bechtold, Mr. Fruth or Mr. Peterson with questions
  • There will be a Class of 2021 meeting on TODAY 11/19 at 3:00 pm in room 117.
  • YOUR LAST REMINDER: The ARHS cake auction is this coming TODAY the 19th! Bake this weekend and bring your cake to room 154 Monday morning! And don’t forget cash to bid on your favorite cake at lunch.  🎂
  • Nordic Skiers, there will be a brief but mandatory meeting for all skiers Tuesday (11/20) after school in room 227.  If you can't make the meeting then please check in with Mr. Woodruff before Thanksgiving break.  
  • The ARHS community is invited to attend our annual Fall Choral Concert  TOMORROW, November 20th at 7 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church in Hadley. Chorale and Hurricane Singers will be presenting several selections in their first formal concert of the year. Admission is free!
  • Attention students interested in performing in this year's Cabaret, Amherst Regional High School's opportunity to perform skits, duets and small group musical performances! There will be an information session at 2:30 TODAY, November 19th in the choir room. If you're interested in participating but can't make the meeting, please e-mail or talk to Mr. Fruth before Thanksgiving break.
  • The NHS Suitcase Project - The NHS students are hoping to stuff the donated bags and suitcases we've received with much needed items. Looking for: blankets, hygiene items, stuffed animals, coloring books, flashlights, baby supplies, night lights, pajamas, socks, journals, books and crayons.  Please drop off your donations at the athletic office with Ms. White.  THANK YOU!  Still excepting donations of suitcases and/or duffel bags.  Planning to stuff our bags at our December 6th meeting.  Still time to donate!!!

** Athletics**

  • Online winter sports registration is now open. Ensure a smooth start to the winter season by registering NOW.   Current sport physical forms should be on file with the school nurse before the first day of tryouts. Please check with the nurse's office to be sure you are cleared to participate. 


START DATE:
 All sports  begin tryouts on Monday, November. November 26, 2018.  



Friday, November 16, 2018

    Day 4
    E Period Lunch
    Drop C

  • There will be a Class of 2021 meeting on Monday 11/19 at 3:00 pm in room 117.
  • YOUR LAST REMINDER: The ARHS cake auction is this coming Monday, the 19th! Bake this weekend and bring your cake to room 154 Monday morning! And don’t forget cash to bid on your favorite cake at lunch.  🎂
  • Nordic Skiers, there will be a brief but mandatory meeting for all skiers Tuesday (11/20) after school in room 227.  If you can't make the meeting then please check in with Mr. Woodruff before Thanksgiving break.  
  • ARHS 4th annual French/Francophone Dinner:  Come enjoy a night of exciting cultural experience and delicious French cuisine presented by our own French students! The cultural show will include student’s research presentations, art exhibits, folk tale presentations, music, singing, dancing, poetry, trivia, a raffle, and a fashion show.
The yummy menu will include couscous with vegetables, chicken kebab, Moroccan mint tea, some Francophone African food samplings, a crêpe station, a chocolate fondue fountain station and much more! Email Jamie Simonson at simonsonjj@arps.org to buy a ticket today! $10 adults and $5 students. The dinner is free for kids under 5.

Dinner is on Wednesday December 5 from 5:30-7:30 pm in the ARHS cafeteria. All proceeds will be donated to the French club activity fund. Merci! 
  • Tonight and tomorrow nightBriefs - 10 short plays acted and directed by the Theater Company. 7:30pm - tickets at the door.  Show up!!

  • The ARHS community is invited to attend our annual Fall Choral Concert on Tuesday, November 20th at 7 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church in Hadley. Chorale and Hurricane Singers will be presenting several selections in their first formal concert of the year. Admission is free!
  • Attention students interested in performing in this year's Cabaret, Amherst Regional High School's opportunity to perform skits, duets and small group musical performances! There will be an information session at 2:30 on Monday, November 19th in the choir room. If you're interested in participating but can't make the meeting, please e-mail or talk to Mr. Fruth before Thanksgiving break.
  • Readers (and writers)! The next meeting of the Literary Club is on Monday, November 19 at 3 p.m. in Rm. 174 (Mr. Despres). We'll choose our first book, do some writing, and make plans for future meetings/readings. Thanks to those who attended the first two! If you’re interested but can't make it/have more questions, email Anu at sitaramana@arps.org, Amina at mednicoffmisraa@arps.org, or Mr. Despres at despresm@arps.org.
  • Reminder: All students coming to work in the library during their Directed Study should have a pass signed by an academic teacher co-signed by their Directed Study teacher. During lunch students should plan to eat first before coming to the library as passes will not be issued to the cafeteria from the library. Thank you for helping to make sure the library is a welcoming study space for students!
  • The NHS Suitcase Project - The NHS students are hoping to stuff the donated bags and suitcases we've received with much needed items. Looking for: blankets, hygiene items, stuffed animals, coloring books, flashlights, baby supplies, night lights, pajamas, socks, journals, books and crayons.  Please drop off your donations at the athletic office with Ms. White.  THANK YOU!  Still excepting donations of suitcases and/or duffel bags.  Planning to stuff our bags at our December 6th meeting.  Still time to donate!!!
  • Reminder to seniors: You will have until TODAY to turn in senior portraits if you would like them in the yearbook! Email them to garrityc@arps.org or bring hard copies/USBs to Guidance! Photos must be standard portrait size, taken by yourself and showing your face, and must be appropriate.

** Athletics**

  • Online winter sports registration is now open. Ensure a smooth start to the winter season by registering NOW.   Current sport physical forms should be on file with the school nurse before the first day of tryouts. Please check with the nurse's office to be sure you are cleared to participate. 


START DATE:

 All sports  begin tryouts on Monday, November. November 26, 2018.  

DEADLINE TO REGISTER & PAY:
Deadline for registration & payment is November 16th

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Day 3
Drop B
E Period Lunch

  • The ARHS community is invited to attend our annual Fall Choral Concert on Tuesday, November 20th at 7 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church in Hadley. Chorale and Hurricane Singers will be presenting several selections in their first formal concert of the year. Admission is free!
  • Attention students interested in performing in this year's Cabaret, Amherst Regional High School's opportunity to perform skits, duets and small group musical performances! There will be an information session after school on Monday, November 19th in the choir room. If you're interested in participating but can't make the meeting, please e-mail or talk to Mr. Fruth before Thanksgiving break.
  • Students participating in "The Hate U Give" field trip, please meet in the main lobby after the 8:45am bell this morning.
  • Readers (and writers)! The next meeting of the Literary Club is on Monday, November 19 at 3 p.m. in Rm. 174 (Mr. Despres). We'll choose our first book, do some writing, and make plans for future meetings/readings. Thanks to those who attended the first two! If you’re interested but can't make it/have more questions, email Anu at sitaramana@arps.org, Amina at mednicoffmisraa@arps.org, or Mr. Despres at despresm@arps.org.
  • Reminder: All students coming to work in the library during their Directed Study should have a pass signed by an academic teacher co-signed by their Directed Study teacher. During lunch students should plan to eat first before coming to the library as passes will not be issued to the cafeteria from the library. Thank you for helping to make sure the library is a welcoming study space for students!
  • The NHS Suitcase Project - The NHS students are hoping to stuff the donated bags and suitcases we've received with much needed items. Looking for: blankets, hygiene items, stuffed animals, coloring books, flashlights, baby supplies, night lights, pajamas, socks, journals, books and crayons.  Please drop off your donations at the athletic office with Ms. White.  THANK YOU!  Still excepting donations of suitcases and/or duffel bags.  Planning to stuff our bags at our December 6th meeting.  Still time to donate!!!
  • Reminder to seniors: You will have until Friday, November 16th to turn in senior portraits if you would like them in the yearbook! Email them to garrityc@arps.org or bring hard copies/USBs to Guidance! Photos must be standard portrait size, taken by yourself and showing your face, and must be appropriate.
  • MISSING APPLICATION DEADLINES:  Seniors, all colleges listed in Naviance must have a deadline indicated or be designated as having a "Rolling" application type.  Right now there are more than 70 colleges without deadline dates.  Please check your schools to see that this important piece of information is there.  If your school has been designated with "rolling" deadlines, we will try to process them with the January 1st applications, unless we hear from you that they need to be sent earlier.  If that is the case, please see Miss Garrity in Guidance or Ms. Tracy in room 309, who manually input a deadline date.  Schools listed with no deadline could result in late submission of your school materials.
  • IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR SENIORS:  On November 15, we will be sending S1 progress reports to colleges you are applying (or have applied) to that have November deadlines. Although most colleges, including UMass, require senior grades, some colleges will not require them in order to make a decision about you. If after investigating whether you are required to send your progress report to your college(s), you do not want us to send yours, see Miss Garrity before 8:00 a.m. on November 15, which is next Thursday. Please do not make this request before you have learned definitively that your senior grades will not be required.
  • The Theater Company is excited to present our annual production of Briefs - 10 short plays written by contemporary playwrights.  Directed and acted by students, you'll find everything from the serious to the utterly silly.  This Thursday-Saturday; $5 for students/staff.  Discounted tickets are available for students on free/reduced lunch; see Mr. Bechtold for details.
  • Are you an intermediate/expert skier or snowboarder? Do you want to learn to teach people with disabilities?  Join us on TODAY from 2:30-4:00pm to learn more about volunteering at Mount Snow this winter.  During this meeting, some volunteers, and the program director are coming down from Vermont to talk to us about Mount Snow Adaptive sports.  This is a rewarding volunteer opportunity that also offers free lift tickets.  If you are interested email Ms. Camera at cameras@arps.org and join us in room 312 on Thursday, Nov.15th


** Athletics**

  • Online winter sports registration is now open. Ensure a smooth start to the winter season by registering NOW.   Current sport physical forms should be on file with the school nurse before the first day of tryouts. Please check with the nurse's office to be sure you are cleared to participate. 

START DATE:
 All sports  begin tryouts on Monday, November. November 26, 2018.  

SPORT INFORMATION NIGHT: 

Wednesday, November 14th is Winter Sports Information Night for athletes and their parents/guardian.  Time:  6:30 p.m. in the High School Gymnasium.  Meet the coaches, get schedules, find out about practice schedules, etc.  Hope to see you there!



DEADLINE TO REGISTER & PAY:
Deadline for registration & payment is November 16th

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Day 2
Drop A
E Period Lunch

  • The NHS Suitcase Project - The NHS students are hoping to stuff the donated bags and suitcases we've received with much needed items. Looking for: blankets, hygiene items, stuffed animals, coloring books, flashlights, baby supplies, night lights, pajamas, socks, journals, books and crayons.  Please drop off your donations at the athletic office with Ms. White.  THANK YOU!  Still excepting donations of suitcases and/or duffel bags.  Planning to stuff our bags at our December 6th meeting.  Still time to donate!!!
  • Reminder to seniors: You will have until Friday, November 16th to turn in senior portraits if you would like them in the yearbook! Email them to garrityc@arps.org or bring hard copies/USBs to Guidance! Photos must be standard portrait size, taken by yourself and showing your face, and must be appropriate.
  • MISSING APPLICATION DEADLINES:  Seniors, all colleges listed in Naviance must have a deadline indicated or be designated as having a "Rolling" application type.  Right now there are more than 70 colleges without deadline dates.  Please check your schools to see that this important piece of information is there.  If your school has been designated with "rolling" deadlines, we will try to process them with the January 1st applications, unless we hear from you that they need to be sent earlier.  If that is the case, please see Miss Garrity in Guidance or Ms. Tracy in room 309, who manually input a deadline date.  Schools listed with no deadline could result in late submission of your school materials.
  • IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR SENIORS:  On November 15, we will be sending S1 progress reports to colleges you are applying (or have applied) to that have November deadlines. Although most colleges, including UMass, require senior grades, some colleges will not require them in order to make a decision about you. If after investigating whether you are required to send your progress report to your college(s), you do not want us to send yours, see Miss Garrity before 8:00 a.m. on November 15, which is next Thursday. Please do not make this request before you have learned definitively that your senior grades will not be required.
  • TODAY is Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day! Please support the POCU Bake Sale after school.
  • The Theater Company is excited to present our annual production of Briefs - 10 short plays written by contemporary playwrights.  Directed and acted by students, you'll find everything from the serious to the utterly silly.  This Thursday-Saturday; $5 for students/staff.  Discounted tickets are available for students on free/reduced lunch; see Mr. Bechtold for details.
  • Are you an intermediate/expert skier or snowboarder? Do you want to learn to teach people with disabilities?  Join us on Thursday, Nov 15th from 2:30-4:00pm to learn more about volunteering at Mount Snow this winter.  During this meeting, some volunteers, and the program director are coming down from Vermont to talk to us about Mount Snow Adaptive sports.  This is a rewarding volunteer opportunity that also offers free lift tickets.  If you are interested email Ms. Camera at cameras@arps.org and join us in room 312 on Thursday, Nov.15th


** Athletics**


  • Interested in Playing Softball for ARHS? Take advantage of the clinics at Amherst College to learn more about this great sport!  Flyer is posted on the bulletin board at the end of the senior hall near the Athletic Office.  Go Canes!
  • Online winter sports registration is now open. Ensure a smooth start to the winter season by registering NOW.   Current sport physical forms should be on file with the school nurse before the first day of tryouts. Please check with the nurse's office to be sure you are cleared to participate. 


START DATE:

 All sports  begin tryouts on Monday, November. November 26, 2018.  



SPORT INFORMATION NIGHT: 

Wednesday, November 14th is Winter Sports Information Night for athletes and their parents/guardian.  Time:  6:30 p.m. in the High School Gymnasium.  Meet the coaches, get schedules, find out about practice schedules, etc.  Hope to see you there!



DEADLINE TO REGISTER & PAY:
Deadline for registration & payment is November 16th

Tuesday, November 13, 2018



    Day 1
    D Period Lunch                   
    Drop G 


  • Anyone in Mr. Despres or Ms. Barber-Just's Journalistic Writing classes should meet in the lobby directly after A period on TODAY, November 13, for our field trip to UMass
  • Tomorrow is Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day! Please support the POCU Bake Sale after school.
  • The Theater Company is excited to present our annual production of Briefs - 10 short plays written by contemporary playwrights.  Directed and acted by students, you'll find everything from the serious to the utterly silly.  This Thursday-Saturday; $5 for students/staff.  Discounted tickets are available for students on free/reduced lunch; see Mr. Bechtold for details.
  • This year's first magazine-sized issue of The Graphic is out! Grab a copy at lunch or check it out at thegraphic.arps.org. There are tons of wild, wonderful, frustrating, interesting, and inspiring things to read about.
  • What's better than kicking off Thanksgiving baking and eating early, filling ARHS with sweets, AND supporting the senior class? Not much! The annual cake auction will take place on Monday, November 19th during all lunches. But first, we need cakes! Get together with friends or a club to design and decorate a creative cake. A substantial prize to the baker of the cake with the highest bid. More specifics soon. Contact Leif Maynard, Bona Lee, or any other 2019 class council member with questions.
  • Are you an intermediate/expert skier or snowboarder? Do you want to learn to teach people with disabilities?  Join us on Thursday, Nov 15th from 2:30-4:00pm to learn more about volunteering at Mount Snow this winter.  During this meeting, some volunteers, and the program director are coming down from Vermont to talk to us about Mount Snow Adaptive sports.  This is a rewarding volunteer opportunity that also offers free lift tickets.  If you are interested email Ms. Camera at cameras@arps.org and join us in room 312 on Thursday, Nov.15th
  • SUPPORT CHILDREN PLACED IN FOSTER CARE WITH THE ARHS NHS SUITCASE PROJECT - Join the National Honor Society with our suitcase/duffle bag drive this month. New suitcases/duffle bags can be dropped off with Mrs. White in Athletics.  Later this month we will be collecting items to put in these suitcases/duffle bags.  More information on that later this month.  Please consider helping us make this a success.  Chip in with some friends to purchase a suitcase/duffle bag.  Thank you in advance for your support! 

  • Colleges visiting today:

  1. Florida Institute of Technology at 9:30am
  2. Rutgers University-New Brunswick at 10:30am


** Athletics**


  • Interested in Playing Softball for ARHS? Take advantage of the clinics at Amherst College to learn more about this great sport!  Flyer is posted on the bulletin board at the end of the senior hall near the Athletic Office.  Go Canes!
  • Online winter sports registration is now open. Ensure a smooth start to the winter season by registering NOW.   Current sport physical forms should be on file with the school nurse before the first day of tryouts. Please check with the nurse's office to be sure you are cleared to participate. 


START DATE:

 All sports  begin tryouts on Monday, November. November 26, 2018.  


SPORT INFORMATION NIGHT: 
Wednesday, November 14th is Winter Sports Information Night for athletes and their parents/guardian.  Time:  6:30 p.m. in the High School Gymnasium.  Meet the coaches, get schedules, find out about practice schedules, etc.  Hope to see you there!

DEADLINE TO REGISTER & PAY:
Deadline for registration & payment is November 16th

Friday, November 9, 2018

Day 7
E Period Lunch
Drop F

  •  Are you an intermediate/expert skier or snowboarder? Do you want to learn to teach people with disabilities?  Join us on Thursday, Nov 15th from 2:30-4:00pm to learn more about volunteering at Mount Snow this winter.  During this meeting, some volunteers, and the program director are coming down from Vermont to talk to us about Mount Snow Adaptive sports.  This is a rewarding volunteer opportunity that also offers free lift tickets.  If you are interested email Ms. Camera at cameras@arps.org and join us in room 312 on Thursday, Nov.15th. 
  • This year's first magazine-sized issue of The Graphic is out! Grab a copy at lunch or check it out at thegraphic.arps.org. There are tons of wild, wonderful, frustrating, interesting, and inspiring things to read about.  
  • ARHS 4th annual French/Francophone Dinner:Come enjoy a night of exciting cultural experience and delicious French cuisine presented by our own French students! The cultural show will include student’s research presentations, art exhibits, folk tale presentations, music, singing, dancing, poetry, trivia, a raffle, and a fashion show.
The yummy menu will include couscous with vegetables, chicken kebab, Moroccan mint tea, some Francophone African food samplings, a crêpe station, a chocolate fondue fountain station and much more!


Email Jamie Simonson at simonsonjj@arps.org to buy a ticket today! $10 adults and $5 students. The dinner is free for kids under 5. Dinner is on Wednesday December 5 from 5:30-7:30 pm in the ARHS cafeteria. All proceeds will be donated to the French club activity fund. Merci!  
  • JETS CLUB: LAST CHANCE: Students interested in a Fun and Challenging Engineering Competition: Its time to start organizing this spring's TEAM+S Competition!  Pick up a short form from the bulletin board in the Science Hallway (across from Room 218). Fill it out and return it to Ms. Blauner in Room 223 after school THIS WEEK.  
  • What's better than kicking off Thanksgiving baking and eating early, filling ARHS with sweets, AND supporting the senior class? Not much! The annual cake auction will take place on Monday, November 19th during all lunches. But first, we need cakes! Get together with friends or a club to design and decorate a creative cake. A substantial prize to the baker of the cake with the highest bid. More specifics soon. Contact Leif Maynard, Bona Lee, or any other 2019 class council member with questions. 
  • SUPPORT CHILDREN PLACED IN FOSTER CARE WITH THE ARHS NHS SUITCASE PROJECT - Join the National Honor Society with our suitcase/duffle bag drive this month. New suitcases/duffle bags can be dropped off with Mrs. White in Athletics.  Later this month we will be collecting items to put in these suitcases/duffle bags.  More information on that later this month.  Please consider helping us make this a success.  Chip in with some friends to purchase a suitcase/duffle bag.  Thank you in advance for your support! 


** Athletics**


  • PRE-SEASON ICE HOCKEY MEETING - There will be a pre-season ice hockey meeting TODAY, Friday, November 9th in Room 147 @ 3 p.m.
  • Interested in Playing Softball for ARHS? Take advantage of the clinics at Amherst College to learn more about this great sport!  Flyer is posted on the bulletin board at the end of the senior hall near the Athletic Office.  Go Canes!
  • Online winter sports registration is now open. Ensure a smooth start to the winter season by registering NOW.   Current sport physical forms should be on file with the school nurse before the first day of tryouts. Please check with the nurse's office to be sure you are cleared to participate. 


START DATE:
 All sports  begin tryouts on Monday, November. November 26, 2018.  

SPORT INFORMATION NIGHT: 
Wednesday, November 14th is Winter Sports Information Night for athletes and their parents/guardian.  Time:  6:30 p.m. in the High School Gymnasium.  Meet the coaches, get schedules, find out about practice schedules, etc.  Hope to see you there!

DEADLINE TO REGISTER & PAY:
Deadline for registration & payment is November 16th