Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Wednesday
March 29th, 2017
Today is Early Release Day
Day 7 Schedule - Lunch  is E Period Today
lunch 1: 9:58 - 10:28
lunch 2: 10:28 - 10:58
lunch 3: 10:58 - 11:28

The ARHS Annual Blood Drive is April 5, 2017 from 8:30 - 1:30 in the back gym.  Students and staff may sign up for a slot in the cafeteria this week.

Smith College has changed the date for their focus group about social media to Monday, April 3 after school.  That is their final offer, we hope!  They want six girls who might apply to highly selective liberal arts colleges like Smith. If you signed up, please confirm your participation with Mrs. Cappelli.  There is still room available.  Remember, Smith will pay!

PROJECT A provides after school tutoring and help with homework every Thursday. This week's tutors include Mr. Shaw and Mr. Thompson. Also, PROJECT A is now located in the rear of our library. Come get some help with homework

Jazz combo is looking for singers to join them in the 2nd annual ARHS jazz tribute concert! If you like singers like Lauryn Hill, Nina Simone, Erykah Badu, Esperanza Spalding, and Norah Jones, and like to sing, come try out! Sign up on the sheet outside the jazz closet - across from the chorus room - this thursday or Friday. Contact Kahil Henderson for more info at kahilhenderson@gmail.com

Attention, French Exchange Students:

We are having our last meeting this Thursday, March 29th, from 3 to 4 PMin room 114. March 2l is just 8 days before departure!  Come get important information as well as any questions you might still have answered. 
A jeudi!

Senegambian Scholars will meet Friday after school in Ms. Abdow's room to plan for the exchange.


Students in 10th, 11th and 12th grade: Are you interested in learning about other parts of the world by hosting a male student from Senegal or the Gambia from April 19 - May 3rd? Students will come to school with you, attend athletic practices/games, and be a part of your family. See Ms. Iverson in 179 or email her at iversonk@arps.org if you are interested. 

 Forward Action Committee. What does that name mean to you? Nothing. What could it mean if you come to room 171 (Herland's room) after school on WednesdayEverything. Our goal: Get people who have things to say about the world to understand it better through critical thinking and rational discussion. The topic for Wednesday shall be Modern Nationalism, however we may indeed side-track from it. If you have any questions, find Chairman Louis Triggs or Chief Strategist Doug Eveleigh.

The ARMS Gr. 8 Chorus' Night on Broadway Show is this coming Friday night, March 31st at 7:00 P.M. Don't miss this annual show.  Tickets can be reserved by contacting Mr. Fruth in the Chorus Room or Mr. Ranen by email.   Tickets are $5.00 and will be held for you at the door. Come see the great talent that will soon be at the High School.


IF YOU’RE ONE OF THE 1.4 MILLION HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES  ACROSS THE COUNTRY THAT EXCELS IN THE CLASSROOM, ON THE FIELD AND WITHIN YOUR COMMUNITY, APPLY NOW.

Wendy’s High School Heisman is looking for all types of high-achieving seniors (Class of 2018) from more than 29,000 public and private high schools within the U.S. We consider young men and women who participate in a wide range of sports as well as school and community activities.  

TO ACHIEVE AWARD ELIGIBILITY FOR THE 2017 WENDY’S HIGH SCHOOL HEISMAN, STUDENTS MUST BE SENIORS DURING THE 2017-2018 ACADEMIC YEAR, GRADUATING WITH THE CLASS OF 2018. 
https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/application/

The Staff Talent Show is on April 7, 2017.
Come see what your Teachers & Staff are up to when not here.
Show Time is 7 pm.  Tickets are $5.00 for students /seniors and $7.00 for adults and will be on sale April 3-7 during lunch.  Tickets are $7.00 at the door.










Monday, March 27, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tuesday
March 28, 2017
Day 6 - Drop E
Lunch - D Period

The ARHS Annual Blood Drive is April 5, 2017 from 8:30 - 1:30 in the back gym.  Students and staff may sign up for a slot in the cafeteria this week.

The Staff Talent Show is on April 7, 2017.
Come see what your Teachers & Staff are up to when not here.
Show Time is 7 pm.  Tickets are $5.00 for students /seniors and $7.00 for adults and will be on sale April 3-7 during lunch.  Tickets are $7.00 at the door.


The ARMS Gr. 8 Chorus' Night on Broadway Show is this coming Friday night, March 31st at 7:00 P.M. Don't miss this annual show.  Tickets can be reserved by contacting Mr. Fruth in the Chorus Room or Mr. Ranen by email.   Tickets are $5.00 and will be held for you at the door. Come see the great talent that will soon be at the High School.

Senegambian Scholars will meet Friday after school in Ms. Abdow's room to plan for the exchange.

Students in 10th, 11th and 12th grade: Are you interested in learning about other parts of the world by hosting a male student from Senegal or the Gambia from April 19 - May 3rd? Students will come to school with you, attend athletic practices/games, and be a part of your family. See Ms. Iverson in 179 or email her at iversonk@arps.org if you are interested.

Forward Action Committee. What does that name mean to you? Nothing. What could it mean if you come to room 171 (Herland's room) after school on WednesdayEverything. Our goal: Get people who have things to say about the world to understand it better through critical thinking and rational discussion. The topic for Wednesday shall be Modern Nationalism, however we may indeed side-track from it. If you have any questions, find Chairman Louis Triggs or Chief Strategist Doug Eveleigh.

Students who are interested in participating in Chorale or Hurricane Singers next year: Auditions will take place after school on Monday, March 27thand Tuesday, March 28th. If you haven't already, sign up for an audition time on the sheet by the choir room.

Chinese club bake sale is today after school!  Come to buy the yummy treats and show your support!

Attention Senior Varsity Basketball Players - The Larry Briggs Scholarship is available for both boys and girls who played varsity basketball.  Pick up an application in the Guidance Office.






Friday, March 24, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017

Monday
March 27, 2017
Day 5 - Drop D
Lunch  -  E Period

MPORTANT MCAS MAKE-UP INFORMATION

Today is the first day of MCAS make-up testing for students who missed Session 1/2 on Wednesdayy or Session 3 on Thursday last week.  Students who missed the Tuesday Composition session, will do a make-up session on Thursday.

If you were absent last either Wednesday or Thursday, and are currently in your A period class, please go to your assigned testing room right now.  If you're not sure what room that is, please see Mrs. Tracy in room 309 or Mrs. Cappelli in room 101 for your test location.


IF YOU’RE ONE OF THE 1.4 MILLION HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES  ACROSS THE COUNTRY THAT EXCELS IN THE CLASSROOM, ON THE FIELD AND WITHIN YOUR COMMUNITY, APPLY NOW.

Wendy’s High School Heisman is looking for all types of high-achieving seniors (Class of 2018) from more than 29,000 public and private high schools within the U.S. We consider young men and women who participate in a wide range of sports as well as school and community activities.  

TO ACHIEVE AWARD ELIGIBILITY FOR THE 2017 WENDY’S HIGH SCHOOL HEISMAN, STUDENTS MUST BE SENIORS DURING THE 2017-2018 ACADEMIC YEAR, GRADUATING WITH THE CLASS OF 2018.

hhps://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/application/

Students who are interested in participating in Chorale or Hurricane Singers next year: Auditions will take place after school on Monday, March 27thand Tuesday, March 28th. If you haven't already, sign up for an audition time on the sheet by the choir room.

Smith College has changed the date for their focus group about social media to Monday, April 3 after school.  That is their final offer, we hope!  They want six girls who might apply to highly selective liberal arts colleges like Smith. If you signed up, please confirm your participation with Mrs. Cappelli.  There is still room available.  Remember, Smith will pay!

International Students Club is meeting Monday after school in 172. Come learn about Cape Verde!

Chinese club will meet Monday March 27 after school in room 151. Come help us plan for the Chinatown trip and  bake sale. Don't forget your baked goods for the bake sale on Tuesday.


Attention Senior Varsity Basketball Players - The Larry Briggs Scholarship is available for both boys and girls who played varsity basketball. Pick up an application in the Guidance Office. 


Discounts on burritos from Bueno y Sano, pastries from the Henion Bakery, and free toppings on your Go-Berry frozen yogurt. Get these prizes and more while staying in shape and reducing emissions when you bike to school. Download ECOmmute from the app store to earn prizes for the miles you commute by bike. Contact Eric Thompson-Martin for more information. Available here: https://itunes.apple.com/US/app/id1177802623?mt=8








Thursday, March 23, 2017

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Friday
March 24th, 2017
Day 4 - Drop C
Lunch - E Period

Applications to take a college course while in HS were distributed to all students who indicated interest during course registration. The applications and instructions were sent to students through their A period teachers. Please ask your teacher if you did not receive yours yet.  

Any 10th grade student who missed any of the three MCAS test sessions this week should see Mrs. Tracy in room 309 immediately regarding make-up testing.

Students who are interested in participating in Chorale or Hurricane Singers next year: Auditions will take place after school on Monday, March 26 and Tuesday, March 27th. If you haven't already, sign up for an audition time on the sheet by the choir room.

 International Students Club is meeting Monday after school in 172. Come learn about Cape Verde!

Discounts on burritos from Bueno y Sano, pastries from the Henion Bakery, and free toppings on your Go-Berry frozen yogurt. Get these prizes and more while staying in shape and reducing emissions when you bike to school. Download ECOmmute from the app store to earn prizes for the miles you commute by bike. Contact Eric Thompson-Martin for more information. Available here: https://itunes.apple.com/US/app/id1177802623?mt=8


Youth Undoing Racism - Undoing RacismTM is an intensive 21⁄2-day workshop designed to train, educate, challenge and empower people to undo the racist structures that hinder effective social change. The training is based on the premise that racism has been systematically constructed and that it can be undone when people understand where it comes from, how it functions, why it is perpetuated, and what we can do to dismantle it.
Both youth and adults who work with youth are invited to attend.  
Training will take place April 19 - 21 in Springfield.
The training includes biases regarding class, wealth and poverty; accountability; historical establishment of a dominant culture and whiteness and more. 

A flier, application, training description and concepts can be picked  up in the Guidance Office.


Deadline for Spring submissions to The Minks Arts and Literary Journal: Wed, April, 12.

Please send your prose and poetry to reiche@arps.org!!!!!

GCC is having a STEM Starter Academy this summer to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math geared towards those students who are new to college (including high school students who will graduate in 2017 or 2018) and interested in attending GCC.  Participants will receive intensive advising, tutoring and career support and participate in special STEM-focused activities. July 12 - August 29.  For more information go to www.gcc.edu/STEMacademy or see the flyer in Guidance.

Come to the Schools for Africa Man Pageant this Friday at 7 pm. Help us work towards our goal of $20,000 and fund our next school in Cameroon, while watching Soulja show his dreamy melodic abilities. If you come, you might just see a wild Noah Spiegel in his natural habitat too. You won't want to miss it. Tickets will be sold at the door ($5 for adults, $7 for students). 


"Want to join the stand against domestic violence? Come check out the White Ribbon Table at all three lunches today and take the pledge!" 







Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Thursday
March 23, 2017
Day begins with A Period MCAS 7;45 - 9:40
Day 3 schedule begins after A Period testing
Lunch D Period - Follow D Period Lunch ( as though it were Day 1, 6, or 7)

Today is the final ELA MCAS Session.  All 10th grade students should be in their assigned testing rooms by 7:45 a.m.  Any 10th grade student not in their assigned testing room should go to the third floor immediately.  Also, there is no access to the 3rd floor from 7:30 a.m. until after testing today.  Any student who missed MCAS testing on Tuesday or Wednesday should check with Mrs. Tracy in room 309 today regarding when make-up testing will be administered.

The 8th graders are coming!!!  Step Up Day is on Thursday April 13th this year and we are looking for outgoing, enthusiastic volunteers to help introduce the rising 9th grade students to the high school.  Responsibilities will include talking with students in small groups about your experiences in high school, answering their questions, and giving tours.  The time commitment is 7:45-10:15 am on Thursday April 13th (please note that you will miss the first 3 classes that day).   Interested 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students should sign up in the guidance office by Friday, March 31st.  Please contact Ericka Alschuler in room 207 for more information.


We still need some more girls with at least a B+ average for the Smith 
College focus group after school today- sign up in guidance by noon today.  You will be paid!



IF YOU’RE ONE OF THE 1.4 MILLION HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES  ACROSS THE COUNTRY THAT EXCELS IN THE CLASSROOM, ON THE FIELD AND WITHIN YOUR COMMUNITY, APPLY NOW.

Wendy’s High School Heisman is looking for all types of high-achieving seniors (Class of 2018) from more than 29,000 public and private high schools within the U.S. We consider young men and women who participate in a wide range of sports as well as school and community activities.  

TO ACHIEVE AWARD ELIGIBILITY FOR THE 2017 WENDY’S HIGH SCHOOL HEISMAN, STUDENTS MUST BE SENIORS DURING THE 2017-2018 ACADEMIC YEAR, GRADUATING WITH THE CLASS OF 2018.

GCC is having a STEM Starter Academy this summer to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math geared towards those students who are new to college (including high school students who will graduate in 2017 or 2018) and interested in attending GCC.  Participants will receive intensive advising, tutoring and career support and participate in special STEM-focused activities. July 12 - August 29.  For more information go to www.gcc.edu/STEMacademy or see the flyer in Guidance.

Come to the Schools for Africa Man Pageant this Friday at 7 pm. Help us work towards our goal of $20,000 and fund our next school in Cameroon, while watching Soulja show his dreamy melodic abilities. If you come, you might just see a wild Noah Spiegel in his natural habitat too. You won't want to miss it. Tickets will be sold at the door ($5 for adults, $7 for students). 


Deadline for Spring submissions to The Minks Arts and Literary Journal: Wed, April, 12.
Please send your prose and poetry to reiche@arps.org!!!!!

If you plan to go on the GCC Admissions trip on Friday, April 7, you MUST return a signed permission slip to Guidance by Friday, March 24.

pROJECT A provides tutoring and homework help every Thursday after school from 2:30 - 3:30 pm in the Academic Achievement Center, room 133. This week's tutors include Mr. Stauder, Ms. Mudie, Ms. Vernon, Ms. Lomasson, and Ms. Morehouse. Come in and finish your assignments.

Final Theater Company auditions for the year!  Come try out for the Student-Written Play Festival this Thursday and Friday after school.  Auditions are quick, no-preparation needed - and we give you a cookie.  Rehearsals for plays will typically be twice a week or less.  A special invitation is extended to those that have not been in a play this year (or ever)!  Auditions at the Black Box, first-come, first-served.

Amherst College Dining Services is look for high school students to work Commencement and Reunion Weekends.  Pick up information in the Job book in Guidance.





Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wednesday
March 22, 2017
Day begins with G Period MCAS 7:45 - 10:30
Day 2 schedule begins after G Period testing
Lunch B Period -
First Lunch:     10:35 - 11:05 - Directed Study, AAC, Science, Tech., Art, Math
Second Lunch: 11:05 - 11:35 - Spec. Ed., Social Studies, World Languages
Third Lunch:    11:35 - 12:05 - English, ELL, Perf. Arts, PE, Health, Family & Consumer

Today is the 2nd day of ELA MCAS Testing. All 10th grade students should be in their assigned testing rooms by 7:45 a.m.  Any 10th grade student not in their assigned testing room should go to the third floor immediately.  Also, there is no access to the 3rd floor from 7:30 a.m. until after testing today.  Any student who missed MCAS testing on Tuesday should check with Mrs. Tracy in Room 309 today regarding when make-up testing will be administered.  

Deadline for Spring submissions to The Minks Arts and Literary Journal: Wed, April, 12.
Please send your prose and poetry to reiche@arps.org!!!!!

If you plan to go on the GCC Admissions trip on Friday, April 7, you MUST return a signed permission slip to Guidance by Friday, March 24.

Students for a Free Tibet bakesale on Wednesday,(today) March 22 after school.  Please come to enjoy our offerings.  We support the national SFT in keeping Tibetan independence in the world's view.  Stand up for justice with us.

PROJECT A provides tutoring and homework help every Thursday after school from 2:30 - 3:30 pm in the Academic Achievement Center, room 133. This week's tutors include Mr. Stauder, Ms. Mudie, Ms. Vernon, Ms. Lomasson, and Ms. Morehouse. Come in and finish your assignments.

Amherst College Dining Services is look for high school students to work Commencement and Reunion Weekends.  Pick up information in the Job book in Guidance.

Farm and Garden Camp hiring Animal and Garden Specialists (Hampshire College) read about it in the Job Book in Guidance.

Come to the Schools for Africa Man Pageant this Friday at 7 pm. Help us work towards our goal of $20,000 and fund our next school in Cameroon, while watching Akeme spit bars or Soulja show his dreamy melodic abilities. If you come, you might just see a wild Noah Spiegel in his natural habitat too. You won't want to miss it. Tickets will be sold at the door ($5 for adults, $7 for students). 

Seniors - Are you interested in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math? Register now for STCC's free STEM Starter Academy, get a head start on your college success and receive a $600 stipend! Free college credits, fun activities and guest speakers, free tutoring, explore STEM careers.  Date: July 3 through August 118-12 noon.  Free lunch at noonfollowed by tutoring as needed. Information is in the Guidance Office. 

Final Theater Company auditions for the year!  Come try out for the Student-Written Play Festival this Thursday and Friday after school.  Auditions are quick, no-preparation needed - and we give you a cookie.  Rehearsals for plays will typically be twice a week or less.  A special invitation is extended to those that have not been in a play this year (or ever)!  Auditions at the Black Box, first-come, first-served.

Not School Sponsored
The Jones Library has proposed a major renovation that will make the library easier to navigate for the mobile impaired and give much more room for teenagers, computers, and programs like ESL. You can find more information and show your support by sighing the petition at www.joneslibraryforeveryone.org/join-us.


Monday, March 20, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday
March 21, 2017
Day begins with F Period MCAS  Testing 7:45 - 10:30
Day 1 schedule begins after F Testing
Lunch A Period -
First Lunch:      10:35 - 11:05 - Dir. Study, AAC, Science, Tech Art, Spec. Ed.
Second Lunch:  11:05 - 11:35 - English, English Language learning, Math
Third Lunch;     11:35 - 12:05 - World Language, Social Studies, Perf. Arts, PE, Health, & Family



10th Grade MCAS ELA testing begins today.  All 10th grade students should be in their assigned testing rooms by 7:45 a.m.  Any 10th grade student not in their assigned testing room should go to the third floor immediately.  Also, there is no access to the 3rd floor from 7:30 a.m. until after testing today.  

Senior Class Council meets this Wednesday March 22 at 3:00 in the dance studio to talk about details having to do with prom.


Lunch room 160 will be closed during the MCAS dates, Tuesday March 21 through Thursday March 23.

Come to the Schools for Africa Man Pageant this Friday at 7 pm. Help us work towards our goal of $20,000 and fund our next school in Cameroon, while watching Akeme spit bars or Soulja show his dreamy melodic abilities. If you come, you might just see a wild Noah Spiegel in his natural habitat too. You won't want to miss it. Tickets will be sold at the door ($5 for adults, $7 for students). 

Students for a Free Tibet bakesale on Wednesday, March 22 after school.  Please come to enjoy our offerings.  We support the national SFT in keeping Tibetan independence in the world's view.  Stand up for justice with us.

Mrs Cappelli needs 12 very reliable, discreet seniors to be on the selection committee for the Francis Hart scholarship. This committee will read the applicants’ essays at a location outside the school (lunch included) and confidentially vote on the 2 winners, one boy and one girl.  This is a very important service to your class.  Mr. Jackson reads the names of the winners at the conclusion of the Senior Awards night and presents the awards. Please sign up in Guidance 101 if you would like to serve on this committee.

We are sorry for any inconvenience. We want to invite anyone who would like to try a quiet space, meet new friends, or who are not scheduled to eat with any of their friends, to join us in room 160 during E period lunches. We will be back to our regular schedule after the MCAS testing dates.

The Graphic staff will begin layout of our newest issue of the school newspaper this week and next, after school, in room 187. All staff members, please attend!

The Environmental Action Club is selling metal water bottles with the ARHS Hurricane logo circulating in the correct northern hemisphere counter-clockwise direction for only $8.00! See Emily Hu, Fiona Rogers, Sarah Lee, Cat Larson or Avery Clotfelter or stop by our table at lunch.

Final Theater Company auditions for the year!  Come try out for the Student-Written Play Festival this Thursday and Friday after school.  Auditions are quick, no-preparation needed - and we give you a cookie.  Rehearsals for plays will typically be twice a week or less.  A special invitation is extended to those that have not been in a play this year (or ever)!  Auditions at the Black Box, first-come, first-served.



Not School Sponsored
The Jones Library has proposed a major renovation that will make the library easier to navigate for the mobile impaired and give much more room for teenagers, computers, and programs like ESL. You can find more information and show your support by sighing the petition at www.joneslibraryforeveryone.org/join-us.