Friday, March 13, 2020

Friday Day 1 
Drop G
D-Period Lunch

  • FBLA is selling 2020s ‘Canes for the Cure shirts during lunch this week. The shirts cost $15 and the profits go to Cooley Dickinson's cancer research 
  • The Massachusetts League of Women Voters is sponsoring a Teen Voting Rights Challenge open to all high school students,  Answer the question "Should 16-year-olds have the right to vote?" in a 30 second video and you could win $500.  Go to www.lwvma.org for more information and to upload your video.
  • Do you enjoy working with children? Like the outdoors and exploring nature? Farm and Garden Camp is a in Amherst is now accepting applications for Paid Counselor in Training positions. Applications are in the counseling office (room 101). Though the deadline to apply is May 1, the camp director encourages early applications.


Thursday, March 12, 2020

Thursday Day 7
Drop F
D-Period Lunch

  • FBLA is selling 2020s ‘Canes for the Cure shirts during lunch this week. The shirts cost $15 and the profits go to Cooley Dickinson's cancer research 
  • The Massachusetts League of Women Voters is sponsoring a Teen Voting Rights Challenge open to all high school students,  Answer the question "Should 16-year-olds have the right to vote?" in a 30 second video and you could win $500.  Go to www.lwvma.org for more information and to upload your video.
  • Do you enjoy working with children? Like the outdoors and exploring nature? Farm and Garden Camp is a in Amherst is now accepting applications for Paid Counselor in Training positions. Applications are in the counseling office (room 101). Though the deadline to apply is May 1, the camp director encourages early applications.

Wednesday, March 10 , 2020

Wednesday Day 6 
Drop E
D-Period Lunch

  • In search of student musicians for ARHS Jazz Band next year - especially guitarists! If you play guitar, bass, keys, drums, saxophone, trumpet, or trombone, consider coming to audition! Audition materials are on the file cabinet in room 20 (band/orchestra room), and auditions are after school on Thursday, April 2. Email nyek@arps.org for more info.
  • In need of a job? Amherst College Dining Services is now hiring for part-time staff (casual position-no benefits). If you would like to apply, you can go directly to  https://apply.interfolio.com/66243 or visit Employment Opportunities on the Amherst College website. 
  • FBLA is selling 2020s ‘Canes for the Cure shirts during lunch this week. The shirts cost $15 and the profits go to Cooley Dickinson's cancer research 
  • Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day is TODAY Please support the POCU Bake Sale after school.
  • Do you enjoy working with children? Like the outdoors and exploring nature? Farm and Garden Camp is a in Amherst is now accepting applications for Paid Counselor in Training positions. Applications are in the counseling office (room 101). Though the deadline to apply is May 1, the camp director encourages early applications.
  • Ready for summer?? The counseling staff has created a file crate with information on many summer opportunities for ARHS students to check out. Included are jobs, travel experiences, trainings,  internships, enrichment opportunities, and pre-college programs in all kinds of areas of study (writing, reading, art, science, technology, etc). Come check it out before or after school or during your lunch block (not during any classes). 
  • The Massachusetts League of Women Voters is sponsoring a Teen Voting Rights Challenge open to all high school students,  Answer the question "Should 16-year-olds have the right to vote?" in a 30 second video and you could win $500.  Go to www.lwvma.org for more information and to upload your video.
  • Have you ever held a paint brush?  Do you like free snacks?  Come help us paint some BIG signs for Fort River School's upcoming math night!  Come after school to Mr. Sears' art room TODAY.  We will be painting fun, colorful signs and we need your creativity!  Questions?  See Mr. Friedman in room 221 or email friedmag@arps.org

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Tuesday Day 5 
Drop D
E-Period Lunch

  • SPRING AWAKENING is here!  The biggest performance event of the year at ARHS lands on the ARHS stage this Thursday through Saturday evening at 7:30, and a Saturday 2:00 matinee.  Especially if you've never seen a musical at ARHS, this electric, intense, and beautiful show is not one to miss.  Tickets are on sale online (see the posters around school) and at all lunches; free/reduced lunch tickets are also available directly through Mr. Bechtold.
  • In search of student musicians for ARHS Jazz Band next year - especially guitarists! If you play guitar, bass, keys, drums, saxophone, trumpet, or trombone, consider coming to audition! Audition materials are on the file cabinet in room 20 (band/orchestra room), and auditions are after school on Thursday, April 2. Email nyek@arps.org for more info.
  •  All Seniors who plan on attending the Reality Fair, the deadline to submit your online information and turn in your permission slip is this Thursday (3/12). If the online form is not filled out, and the permission slip is not turned in by Thursday, you will not be able to attend the Reality Fair on March 19th. Please let Mr. Sadiq know if you need another permission slip or the link to the online form. Thanks
  • In need of a job? Amherst College Dining Services is now hiring for part-time staff (casual position-no benefits). If you would like to apply, you can go directly to  https://apply.interfolio.com/66243 or visit Employment Opportunities on the Amherst College website. 
  • FBLA is selling 2020s ‘Canes for the Cure shirts during lunch this week. The shirts cost $15 and the profits go to Cooley Dickinson's cancer research 
  • Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day is Tomorrow. Please support the POCU Bake Sale after school.
  • Do you enjoy working with children? Like the outdoors and exploring nature? Farm and Garden Camp is a in Amherst is now accepting applications for Paid Counselor in Training positions. Applications are in the counseling office (room 101). Though the deadline to apply is May 1, the camp director encourages early applications.
  • Ready for summer?? The counseling staff has created a file crate with information on many summer opportunities for ARHS students to check out. Included are jobs, travel experiences, trainings,  internships, enrichment opportunities, and pre-college programs in all kinds of areas of study (writing, reading, art, science, technology, etc). Come check it out before or after school or during your lunch block (not during any classes). 
  • The Massachusetts League of Women Voters is sponsoring a Teen Voting Rights Challenge open to all high school students,  Answer the question "Should 16-year-olds have the right to vote?" in a 30 second video and you could win $500.  Go to www.lwvma.org for more information and to upload your video.
  • Have you ever held a paint brush?  Do you like free snacks?  Come help us paint some BIG signs for Fort River School's upcoming math night!  Come after school to Mr. Sears' art room on Tomorrow, March 11.  We will be painting fun, colorful signs and we need your creativity!  Questions?  See Mr. Friedman in room 221 or email friedmag@arps.org

Monday, March 9, 2020

Monday Day 4
Drop C
E-Period Lunch
  • Do you enjoy working with children? Like the outdoors and exploring nature? Farm and Garden Camp is a in Amherst is now accepting applications for Paid Counselor in Training positions. Applications are in the counseling office (room 101). Though the deadline to apply is May 1, the camp director encourages early applications.
  • Ready for summer?? The counseling staff has created a file crate with information on many summer opportunities for ARHS students to check out. Included are jobs, travel experiences, trainings,  internships, enrichment opportunities, and pre-college programs in all kinds of areas of study (writing, reading, art, science, technology, etc). Come check it out before or after school or during your lunch block (not during any classes). 
  • It's not too late to join the ARHS Outing Club! We will be learning to rock climb at Hampshire College today.  All are welcome.  See Ms. Dorsey in room 227 for additional details!
  • The Massachusetts League of Women Voters is sponsoring a Teen Voting Rights Challenge open to all high school students,  Answer the question "Should 16-year-olds have the right to vote?" in a 30 second video and you could win $500.  Go to www.lwvma.org for more information and to upload your video.
  • Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day is Wednesday. Please support the POCU Bake Sale after school.
  • Student advisory council will meet after school today in Mr. Thompson's room.
  • Have you ever held a paint brush?  Do you like free snacks?  Come help us paint some BIG signs for Fort River School's upcoming math night!  Come after school to Mr. Sears' art room on Wednesday March 11.  We will be painting fun, colorful signs and we need your creativity!  Questions?  See Mr. Friedman in room 221 or email friedmag@arps.org
  • Do you enjoy playing games and doing puzzles that involve math?  Want to volunteer to help at an elementary school Math Night?  Fort River School is having its Math Night on Thursday March 19 from 5:30 until 7:30 PM and they would LOVE some fun-loving, math-loving high school students to help run the games.  Are you interested?  To participate, you must see Mr. Friedman in room 221 or email him at friedmag@arps.org.  Free pizza!!

Friday, March 6, 2020

Friday Day 3
Drop B
E-Period Lunch
  • SENIORS! Thank you to all of you that have filled out the Reality Fair information online, and returned your permission slip. A reminder for those of you who have not done both of those things yet, the deadline is Thursday March 12th. If the online form is not filled out, and the permission slip isn't returned by the 12th, you will not be able to participate Fair on March 19th. You can get a permission slip in Guidance or Room 207. Another email was sent to the class of 2020 with the link for the online form. Please let Mr. Sadiq know if you have any questions. Thanks
  • Student advisory council will meet after school on Monday 3/9 in Mr. Thompson's room.  
  • Do you enjoy playing games and doing puzzles that involve math?  Want to volunteer to help at an elementary school Math Night?  Fort River School is having its Math Night on Thursday March 19 from 5:30 until 7:30 PM and they would LOVE some fun-loving, math-loving high school students to help run the games.  Are you interested?  To participate, you must see Mr. Friedman in room 221 or email him at friedmag@arps.org.  Free pizza!!   
  • Juniors: Get a head start on your college essay! Come to the Writing Center on Mondays after school 2:30-3:30. Brainstorm, write, revise, polish. Get one or two essays done before you leave for summer break. Don't Perseverate on the College Essay. Get 'er done
  • Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors! Thinking about summer programs? Summer programs are a great way to learn about careers, pathways, and areas of interest that you have! Some programs have scholarships. If you have questions, come and see Ms. Cuffee-Gray when she is in College in Caf every day, or ask your guidance counselor where the bin of summer opportunities is located.
  • Tickets for Spring Awakening, this year's ARHS musical, are available at all lunches starting this Thursday!  Tickets are $10 for students and staff; $5 free/reduced lunch tickets are available by speaking directly with Mr. Bechtold.  All tickets are also available online!  Check the weblink on any poster around the school, or scan the QR code in the front lobby to find them.  If you want to get in for free, see Mr. Bechtold to volunteer as an usher.  Nearly 15% of the ARHS student body is involved in this massive rock musical - which means you likely know at least a few people to cheer on.  See you there!
  • A reminder for ALL STUDENTS about passes to the library: To come to the library during the academic day, you must bring an individual pass (i.e. one pass per student) with an academic teacher's signature, an assignment, the date/time, and your name printed legibly. This includes lunch; passes from Directed Study also need a double signature. Thank you for helping us keep the library a safe, calm, and productive student space! Questions, comments, and feedback? See Ms. Stocker in the library to let us know! 
  • The Massachusetts League of Women Voters is sponsoring a Teen Voting Rights Challenge open to all high school students,  Answer the question "Should 16-year-olds have the right to vote?" in a 30 second video and you could win $500.  Go to www.lwvma.org for more information and to upload your video.
  • It's not too late to join the ARHS Outing Club! We will be learning to rock climb at Hampshire College this Monday 3/9.  All are welcome.  See Ms. Dorsey in room 227 for additional details!

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Thursday Day 2
Drop A
E-Period Lunch

  • Have you ever held a paint brush?  Do you like free snacks?  Come help us paint some BIG signs for Fort River School's upcoming math night!  Come after school to Mr. Sears' art room on Wednesday March 11.  We will be painting fun, colorful signs and we need your creativity!  Questions?  See Mr. Friedman in room 221 or email friedmag@arps.org.
  • Do you enjoy playing games and doing puzzles that involve math?  Want to volunteer to help at an elementary school Math Night?  Fort River School is having its Math Night on Thursday March 19 from 5:30 until 7:30 PM and they would LOVE some fun-loving, math-loving high school students to help run the games.  Are you interested?  To participate, you must see Mr. Friedman in room 221 or email him at friedmag@arps.org.  Free pizza!!   
  • Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors!Thinking about summer programs? Summer programs are a great way to learn about careers, pathways, and areas of interest that you have! Some programs have scholarships. 
    If you have questions, come and see Ms. Cuffee-Gray when she is in College in Caf every day, or ask your guidance counselor where the bin of summer opportunities is.
  • Hey!  If you missed the Spring Theater Company meeting yesterday, there's at least five different things you might want to learn about. Stop by the auditorium and get a handout from Bech - it's going to be an exciting few months!
  • Juniors. Get a head start on your college essay! Come to the Writing Center on Mondays after school 2:30-3:30. Brainstorm, write, revise, polish. Get one or two essays done before you leave for summer break. Don't Perseverate on the College Essay. Get 'er done.
  • Interested in participating in Girls Track and Field this year? Please come to room 112 at 3pm TODAY.
  • Tickets for Spring Awakening, this year's ARHS musical, are available at all lunches starting this Thursday!  Tickets are $10 for students and staff; $5 free/reduced lunch tickets are available by speaking directly with Mr. Bechtold.  All tickets are also available online!  Check the weblink on any poster around the school, or scan the QR code in the front lobby to find them.  If you want to get in for free, see Mr. Bechtold to volunteer as an usher.  Nearly 15% of the ARHS student body is involved in this massive rock musical - which means you likely know at least a few people to cheer on.  See you there!  


Wednesday, March 3, 2020

Wednesday Day 1
Drop G
D-Period Lunch

  • Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors!
    Thinking about summer programs? Summer programs are a great way to learn about careers, pathways, and areas of interest that you have! Some programs have scholarships. 
    If you have questions, come and see Ms. Cuffee-Gray when she is in College in Caf every day, or ask your guidance counselor where the bin of summer opportunities is.
  • Hey!  If you missed the Spring Theater Company meeting yesterday, there's at least five different things you might want to learn about.  Stop by the auditorium and get a handout from Bech - it's going to be an exciting few months!
  • Juniors. Get a head start on your college essay! Come to the Writing Center on Mondays after school 2:30-3:30. Brainstorm, write, revise, polish. Get one or two essays done before you leave for summer break. Don't Perseverate on the College Essay. Get 'er done.
  • Juniors! Do you have Directed Study D Period? Ms. Cuffee-Gray is looking for 7-10 juniors who are willing to serve as ambassadors to the Career Day experts who will be visiting us on Thursday. Sign up in the Guidance Office by noon TODAY.
  • Interested in participating in Girls Track and Field this year? Please come to room 112 at 3pm on Thursday March 5th! 
  • Tickets for Spring Awakening, this year's ARHS musical, are available at all lunches starting this Thursday!  Tickets are $10 for students and staff; $5 free/reduced lunch tickets are available by speaking directly with Mr. Bechtold.  All tickets are also available online!  Check the weblink on any poster around the school, or scan the QR code in the front lobby to find them.  If you want to get in for free, see Mr. Bechtold to volunteer as an usher.  Nearly 15% of the ARHS student body is involved in this massive rock musical - which means you likely know at least a few people to cheer on.  See you there!  

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Tuesday Day 7
Drop F
D-Period Lunch

  • SENIORS:  The Senior Exam Exemption policy has been emailed to your school account.  Be sure to check your email for more information.
  • Juniors! Do you have Directed Study D Period? Ms. Cuffee-Gray is looking for 7-10 juniors who are willing to serve as ambassadors to the Career Day experts who will be visiting us on Thursday. Sign up in the Guidance Office by noon on Wednesday.
  • French Club: We will have a bake sale TODAY after school. Please stop by to get some treats and support the club.
  • Please come to the Theater Company Spring Info Meeting Today from 2:45-3:00 in the auditorium!  We'll discuss: 
    • Student-Writtens jury signups
    • Our Pelham Elementary after-school project
    • Auditions and tech for the Student-Directed Play 
    • The return of the Odyssey project
    • Two very special workshops led by PUNCHDRUNK, the UK-based immersive theater giants                                                                                                                                    It couldn't be more exciting. Come learn all about it or see Mr. Bechtold for details.
  • Women's Rights Club is organizing an advisory on consent & communication TODAY and we want YOU to be a student facilitator and run an advisory all by yourself! If this interests you even a little bit, come to room 166 at 2:30 TODAY, Tuesday (3/3). There will be snacks!
  • Interested in participating in Girls Track and Field this year? Please come to room 112 at 3pm on Thursday March 5th! 
  • We are thrilled to invite you to Spring Awakening, this year's winter musical!  A bold script with an alt-rock vibe, this Tony-Award winning show is coming to ARHS March 12-14.  Check posters around the school for info online ticket purchases, valuable advisory content, and details on the plot.  Please note that this show is not recommended to those under 14.  This electric, gorgeous show will not be one to miss!

Monday, March 2, 2020

Monday Day 6 
Drop E
D-Period Lunch
  • All 10th & 11th graders, before the end of the school day, you must choose the speakers you want to see during the Career Day Advisory. If you don't make a choice today, the choice will be made for you. Please let Mr. Sadiq know if you have not gotten the Choices for Career Day form in your school email account. Thanks

  • Please come to the Theater Company Spring Info Meeting this Tuesday from 2:45-3:00 in the auditorium!  We'll discuss: 
    • Student-Writtens jury signups
    • Our Pelham Elementary after-school project
    • Auditions and tech for the Student-Directed Play 
    • The return of the Odyssey project
    • Two very special workshops led by PUNCHDRUNK, the UK-based immersive theater giants
    It couldn't be more exciting. Come learn all about it or see Mr. Bechtold for details.
  • Women's Rights Club is organizing an advisory on consent & communication on April 2, and we want YOU to be a student facilitator and run an advisory all by yourself! If this interests you even a little bit, come to room 166 at 2:30 tomorrow, Tuesday (3/3). There will be snacks!
  • Interested in participating in Girls Track and Field this year? Please come to room 112 at 3pm on Thursday March 5th! 
  • Do you enjoy playing games and doing puzzles that involve math?  Want to volunteer to help at an elementary school Math Night?  Fort River School is having its Math Night on Thursday March 19 from 5:30 until 7:30 PM and they would LOVE some fun-loving, math-loving high school students to help run the games.  Are you interested?  See Mr. Friedman in room 221 or email him at friedmag@arps.org.  Free pizza!! 
  • We are thrilled to invite you to Spring Awakening, this year's winter musical!  A bold script with an alt-rock vibe, this Tony-Award winning show is coming to ARHS March 12-14.  Check posters around the school for info online ticket purchases, valuable advisory content, and details on the plot.  Please note that this show is not recommended to those under 14.  This electric, gorgeous show will not be one to miss!