August 8th, 2017



Open House for 9th Graders and New Students is
 August 24th from 9 AM to 1 PM

      Please join us on Thursday, August 24th. Come meet some other students, receive your schedule, and have a personalized tour of the building.  Plan to stay for about an hour.

Parents/Guardians: While your 9th Grader tours the building, Chromebook orientation sessions will be held in the HS Library beginning at 9:15, 10:15, 11:15, and 12:15.  Please plan to arrive on the hour with your student, so you will be able to attend the session that begins at 15 minutes past the hour.

Chromebooks will be issued to the entire 9th grade this year, and a parent/guardian orientation session is mandatory prior to their distribution. We hope to complete all orientations before the start of school.

Alternate sessions are also scheduled for Monday, August 28th at 6PM and 7PM.   (You need attend only one session.)





Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wednesday
June 21st, 2017
C Period Exam: 7:45 - 9:45
F Period Exam:  9:55- 11:55

If you plan to take the August 26th SAT or the September 9  ACT and qualify for a fee waiver, get one from Mrs. Cappelli before you leave for the summer.  Register by the deadlines July 28th for the SAT and August 4th for the ACT.  Remember to prepare for the test, free, from Method Test Prep.  Find a link on your Naviance home page.

Gym lockers must be cleaned out by today Wednesday, June 21st. Otherwise locks will be cut and lockers emptied.


Online fall sports registration is in full swing. Ensure a smooth start to the fall season by registering NOW, submitting your sports fee NOW and dropping off  your most recent physical to the school nurse NOW.   August 1st is the deadline for registration and payment. 

Football begins August 18th and all other sports begin August 24th. Fall sports information night will be August 23rd.


Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Tuesday
June 20th, 2017
D - Period Exam:  7:45 - 9:45
E - Period Exam:  9:55 - 11:55


If you plan to take the August 26 SAT or the September 9 ACT and qualify for a fee waiver, get one from Mrs. Capelli before you leave for the summer.  Register by the deadlines July 28 for the SAT and August 4 for the ACT.  Remember to prepare for the test, free, from Method Test Prep.  Find a link on your Naviance home page.

Peter Treyz recently sat down with Principal Mark Jackson to ask him about his beliefs, regrets, fears, and motivations, as part of Peter’s contribution to a group project–a final magazine called Desire, for Journalistic Writing. The magazine explores what drives human beings. Read the interview online at thegraphic.arps.org.

Request for Student Tour Guide Volunteers:   Please sign up in the Guidance office if you are willing to help with Open House for our new entering class  just before the start of school.  Include an email address you will check over the summer, please.

Signing up is not a firm commitment; we realize you may be out of town or unsure of summer plans.  Signing up is an indication of interest and willingness to be contacted later in the summer to see if you can help out.

Open House is scheduled for August 24th.  Thanks!

Gym lockers must be cleaned out by Wednesday, June 21st. Otherwise locks will be cut and lockers emptied.



June 19th, 2017

Monday
June 19th, 2017
A Period:  Exam: 7:45 - 9:45
C Period:  Exam   9:50 - 10:40

F Period Lunch Today
1st  Lunch:   AAC, Art, Directed Study, Science, Technology, World Language
2nd Lunch:  ELL, English, Social Studies, Special Education
3rd  Lunch:  Math, P.E.,Health, Family & Consumer, Performing Arts, SEC

G Period: Exam 12:20 - 2:20


If you were unable to attend the Underclass Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, 
June 14th please stop by the main office and pick up your award. 

Mount Holyoke is hosting a campus program for Girls who Code! August 7-18, , girls get the opportunity to learn core concepts in computer science while building some really cool web projects!  Some scholarships are available. More information is available from Nicole at andre22n@mtholyoke.edu or call 305-299-4502.


Request for Student Tour Guide Volunteers:   Please sign up in the Guidance office if you are willing to help with Open House for our new entering class  just before the start of school.  Include an email address you will check over the summer, please.

Signing up is not a firm commitment; we realize you may be out of town or unsure of summer plans.  Signing up is an indication of interest and willingness to be contacted later in the summer to see if you can help out.

Open House is scheduled for August 24th.  Thanks!

Gym lockers must be cleaned out by Wednesday, June 21st. Otherwise locks will be cut and lockers emptied.

All students registered for AP Environmental Science next year must stop by room 237 to pick up their summer assignment from Mr. Shaw between now and the end of the year. 

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Friday
June 16, 2017
Lunch - D Period
D Period Review:
Lunch 1: 10:50 - 11:20
Lunch 2: 11:20 - 11:50
Lunch 3: 11:50 - 12:20

E Period Review: 12;25 - 1:20
G Period Review: 1:25 - 2:20

Last day for the late bus this year is Monday, June 19.

All students registered for AP Environmental Science next year must stop by room 237 to pick up their summer assignment from Mr. Shaw between now and the end of the year. 

Online fall sports registration is in full swing. Ensure a smooth start to the fall season by registering NOW, submitting your sports fee NOW and dropping off  your most recent physical to the school nurse NOW.   August 1st is the deadline for registration and payment. 

Football begins August 18th and all other sports begin August 24th. Fall sports information night will be August 23rd.
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"To all former Fort River students: Mrs. White and Ms. Ludington are retiring this year! We would love to present them with some fun memories and/or kind words before they go. It will mean a lot to them. Please email yours to Molly Cooksy at cooksym@arps.org. Thank you."


Gym lockers must be cleaned out by Wednesday, June 21st. Otherwise locks will be cut and lockers emptied.
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Scott Greenspan, a doctoral student in the School Psychology program at University of Massachusetts Amherst is working with a research team on a study about the experiences of LGBTQ youth and allies (ages 13 through 18) on sports teams and in physical education. High school students who would like to take the survey, can go to this link


The Taste of Amherst is this weekend, Thursday, Friday and Saturday on the town common.  Volunteer to help with a variety of areas - recycling, soda booth or kids area.  It's really FUN!  See Mrs Cappelli in the Guidance Office for how to sign up.

If you were unable to attend the Underclass Awards Ceremony on Wed. evening please come to the main office to pick up your certificate.



Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thursday
June 15, 2017
Day 7 - Drop F
Lunch - D  Period

Last day for the late bus this year is Monday, June 19.


All students registered for AP Environmental Science next year must stop by room 237 to pick up their summer assignment from Mr. Shaw between now and the end of the year. 

Online fall sports registration is in full swing. Ensure a smooth start to the fall season by registering NOW, submitting your sports fee NOW and dropping off  your most recent physical to the school nurse NOW.   August 1st is the deadline for registration and payment. 

Football begins August 18th and all other sports begin August 24th. Fall sports information night will be August 23rd.
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"To all former Fort River students: Mrs. White and Ms. Ludington are retiring this year! We would love to present them with some fun memories and/or kind words before they go. It will mean a lot to them. Please email yours to Molly Cooksy at cooksym@arps.org. Thank you."


Gym lockers must be cleaned out by Wednesday, June 21st. Otherwise locks will be cut and lockers emptied.
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Scott Greenspan, a doctoral student in the School Psychology program at University of Massachusetts Amherst is working with a research team on a study about the experiences of LGBTQ youth and allies (ages 13 through 18) on sports teams and in physical education. High school students who would like to take the survey, can go to this link


Girls Soccer Pre-Season Meeting - Come to a pre-season meeting Today in room 149 at 3 p.m.

The Taste of Amherst is this weekend, Thursday, Friday and Saturday on the town common.  Volunteer to help with a variety of areas - recycling, soda booth or kids area.  It's really FUN!  See Mrs Cappelli in the Guidance Office for how to sign up.

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Wednesday
June 14th, 2017
Day 6 - Drop E
Lunch - D Period

The Taste of Amherst is this weekend, Thursday, Friday and Saturday on the town common.  Volunteer to help with a variety of areas - recycling, soda booth or kids area.  It's really FUN!  See Mrs Cappelli in the Guidance Office for how to sign up.

Final meeting this school year for Students For A Free Tibet.  (today)WednesdayJune 14 after school in Rm. 127.  Important matters to discuss, please attend.



"To all former Fort River students: Mrs. White and Ms. Ludington are retiring this year! We would love to present them with some fun memories and/or kind words before they go. It will mean a lot to them. Please email yours to Molly Cooksy at cooksym@arps.org. Thank you."

Last day for the late bus this year is Monday, June 19.

Girls Soccer Pre-Season Meeting - Come to a pre-season meetingtomorrowJune 15th in room 149 at 3 p.m.


All students registered for AP Environmental Science next year must stop by room 237 to pick up their summer assignment from Mr. Shaw between now and the end of the year. 

Pre-Season Girls Volleyball Meeting - Reminder there will be a pre-season informational girls volleyball meeting today at 3 p.m. in Room 149. 







Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Tuesday
June 13th, 2017
Day 5 - Drop D
Lunch - E Period

Last day for the late bus this year is Monday, June 19.

Students signed up for AP Physics next Fall: There is an important meeting TODAY at 2:30 in Room 223. Come hear more about the course and pick up the summer assignment. If you miss this meeting, please see Ms. Blauner (Room 223).
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Online fall sports registration is in full swing. Ensure a smooth start to the fall season by registering NOW, submitting your sports fee NOW and dropping off  your most recent physical to the school nurse NOW.   August 1st is the deadline for registration and payment. 

Football begins August 18th and all other sports begin August 24th. Fall sports information night will be August 23rd.
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Pre-Season Girls Volleyball Meeting - There will be a pre-season informational girls volleyball meeting tomorrow at 3 p.m. in Room 149. 

All students registered for AP Environmental Science next year must stop by room 237 to pick up their summer assignment from Mr. Shaw between now and the end of the year. 

Today will be the last meeting of philosophy club for the year. It’s not too late to come and check it out! All are welcome. Room 113 @ 3 o’clock.

Minks People: Please stop by for quick check in meeting today, Tuesday, June 13.

Girls Soccer Pre-Season Meeting - Come to a pre-season meeting thisThursday, June 15th in Room 149 at 3 p.m.







Monday, June 12th, 2017

Monday
June 12th 2017
Day 4 - Drop C
Lunch - E Period

Pick up the newest issue of The Graphic by the drop box outside the cafeteria. It's got stories about POCU's trip to the African American History museum in Washington, D.C., Autism Awareness Night, Dialogue Day, growing up with a deaf sibling, drag culture, texting while driving, Snapchat, teacher retirements, all the exchange programs, the college process, an analysis of Town Meeting, music scenes, movie reviews, and fishing champs! Woah. Also online at thegraphic.arps.org

Sene-gambian Scholars are selling take-out West African dinners that can be picked up on Thursday, June 15th after school. Dinner choices are Vegetarian Thiou and Chicken Yassa and cost $10 a piece. All dinners are in microwavable containers. Please pre-order and pre-pay your dinners by Tuesday, June 13th.  Contact Ms. Abdow or Ms. Iverson if you need more information or if you have any questions.


Last Meeting of the International Students Club today Monday, June 12, at 3:00 in room 172. We will choose officers and meet your new advisor Ms. Piccozzi. Everybody come or email Ms. Snowdon if you can't come.

Students signed up for AP Physics next Fall: There is an important meeting Tuesday at 2:30 in Room 223. Come hear more about the course and pick up the summer assignment. If you miss this meeting, please see Ms. Blauner after Tuesday.








Friday, June 9th, 2017

Friday
June 9th, 2017
Day 3 - Drop B
Lunch - E Period

Monday, June 12th is the 1 year memorial of the Orlando. To show your support for LGBTQ+ folks at ARHS or to show solidarity for the people who lost their lives or loved ones at the Pulse shooting please wear black next Monday, June 12th  and join us for a discussion after school in room 113. Please email morrisag@arps.org with any questions. 

Sene-gambian Scholars are selling take-out West African dinners that can be picked up on Thursday, June 15th after school. Dinner choices are Vegetarian Thiou and Chicken Yassa and cost $10 a piece. All dinners are in microwavable containers. Please pre-order and pre-pay your dinners by Tuesday, June 13th.  Contact Ms. Abdow or Ms. Iverson if you need more information or if you have any questions.


Last Meeting of the International Students Club this Monday, June 12, at 3:00 in room 172. We will choose officers and meet your new advisor Ms. Piccozzi. Everybody come or email Ms. Snowdon if you can't come.


The Job Book has a few new jobs listed in it.  If you're looking for a summer jib - take a look.


Anyone who is interested in attending the Graduation this Friday, June 9th - We have tickets in the main office!


Students signed up for AP Physics next Fall: There is an important meeting Tuesday at 2:30  in Room 223. Come hear more about the course and pick up the summer assignment. If you miss this meeting, please see Ms. Blauner after Tuesday.


The Taste of Amherst is looking for volunteers to help with recycling and compost from June 15-18. Last year, with just 30 volunteers to help people sort, we recycled and composted about 14 times more volume than we sent to the landfill. Volunteers will: 
·      Interact with happy people
·      Enjoy live music
·      Spread the word about recycling and compost
·      Receive a FREE cookie, drink, & gift TBA
Sign up for a 2 hour shift here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0549aca72aaafb6-team



Anyone interested in playing boys soccer in the fall, come to a pre-season informational meeting on Friday, June 9th,  Room 115 @ 3:00 p.m.


Not School Sponsored

"The Amherst LSSE has volunteering opportunities for students interested in helping out at their Fourth of July Event on the UMass Fields. They are looking for volunteers for both the day of the 4th and for the day after. If you're interested, you can email lsseintern@amherstma.gov...thi