Monday, November 27th, 2017

Monday
November 27th, 2017
Day 1
Drop G
Lunch - D Period
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Today, Monday is the first day of winter sports try outs!
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"ARHS Writers Society will meet Monday, today,  November 27th (today!) at 3:00pm in Rm 141. Come to share and write your work! We will also discuss our first open mic (hopefully in December)."
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Applications for the 2018 Bronfman Fellowship are now open! If you are intellectually adventurous, Jewish, and currently in 11th grade, apply now for the chance to spend five free weeks in Israel and join an amazing alumni network. Applications are due by January 4.
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Unidos por Puerto Rico is collecting goods to send to families that are STILL in need after Hurricane Maria's devastation. We’re placing a box on the front hallway so that everyone in the ARHS community can help us help them by donating high-need items, such as: 

-Mosquito nets
-Insect repellent
-Hand sanitizer
-First aid kits
-Regular flashlights and batteries
-Water purification filters (especially backpacking, "Sawyer" brand)
-Solar-powered anything - batteries, phone chargers, radios, etc

You might be thinking, "Why should we care?" Simple answer: Because they’re just as human as we are. So, what can be better than for us to put our energies together to help? Please donate!

-Omar José Jiménez Soto

& Unidos por Puerto Rico
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tuesday
November 21st, 2017
Day 7
Drop F
Lunch - D Period
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Attention students :There will be no late busses today, Tuesday, November 21st.
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The yummy menu for the French dinner prepared by the Culinary Arts and French students will include Vegetable Terrine and Salmon Terrine with Green Mousse, Vegetarian Cassoulet, Chicken and lamb Cassoulet, Cheese Fondue, a Chocolate fountain , some Francophone African food samplings, a crêpe station and much more! Email Jamie Simonson at simonsonjj@arps.org to buy a ticket today! $10 adults/$5 students/free for kids under 5. Dinner is on Thursday December 7 from 5:30-7:30 pm in the ARHS cafeteria. All proceeds will be donated to the French club activity fund.
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Attention French Exchange participants:
There will be a brief but important meeting after school today in room 150.  It is very important.  Merci.  Mme Stankiewicz
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Unidos por Puerto Rico is collecting goods to send to families that are STILL in need after Hurricane Maria's devastation. We’re placing a box on the front hallway so that everyone in the ARHS community can help us help them by donating high-need items, such as: 

-Mosquito nets
-Insect repellent
-Hand sanitizer
-First aid kits
-Regular flashlights and batteries
-Water purification filters (especially backpacking, "Sawyer" brand)
-Solar-powered anything - batteries, phone chargers, radios, etc

You might be thinking, "Why should we care?" Simple answer: Because they’re just as human as we are. So, what can be better than for us to put our energies together to help? Please donate!

-Omar José Jiménez Soto
& Unidos por Puerto Rico

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Monday
November 20th, 2017
Day 6
Drop E
Lunch - D Period

Unidos por Puerto Rico is collecting goods to send to families that are STILL in need after Hurricane Maria's devastation. We’re placing a box on the front hallway so that everyone in the ARHS community can help us help them by donating high-need items, such as: 

-Mosquito nets
-Insect repellent
-Hand sanitizer
-First aid kits
-Regular flashlights and batteries
-Water purification filters (especially backpacking, "Sawyer" brand)
-Solar-powered anything - batteries, phone chargers, radios, etc

You might be thinking, "Why should we care?" Simple answer: Because they’re just as human as we are. So, what can be better than for us to put our energies together to help? Please donate!

-Omar José Jiménez Soto
& Unidos por Puerto Rico
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Have you seen the #MeToo display? On 11/20 (Monday) after school in room 115, join in a dialogue with other students about the campaign and harassment/assault in our community. The only way that these problems can begin to be solved is by addressing them, so come talk about the campaign and be part of the solution! All are welcome, male-identifying students are especially encouraged to join in the discussion. Also, local and national resources to help survivors with harassment and assault are available next to the display and in the guidance office. 
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Cabaret, Coming Up!

It's almost time for the ARHS annual musical variety show, Cabaret! For anyone interested in being a part of the show, we will be having an informational meeting on Monday, today, -11/20 in the choir room. Come by at 2:40 on Monday to find out more! 
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There will be an informational meeting for those interested in playing Boys Volleyball this coming spring.  Come to a meeting today @ 3 p.m. in room 117.




Friday, November 17, 2017

Friday
November 17, 2017
Day 5
Drop D
Lunch - E Period

Please see sports scheduled listed below for November 13th - November 18th, 2017
(The sports schedule is listed at the end of today's announcements)
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Have you seen the #MeToo display? On 11/20 (Monday) after school in room 115, join in a dialogue with other students about the campaign and harassment/assault in our community. The only way that these problems can begin to be solved is by addressing them, so come talk about the campaign and be part of the solution! All are welcome, male-identifying students are especially encouraged to join in the discussion. Also, local and national resources to help survivors with harassment and assault are available next to the display and in the guidance office. 
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A shout out to the Field Hockey team!!!  They are the winners of the MIAA Sportsmanship Award this year!!!  The award will be presented to a group of players, and their coach, this Saturday at Worcester Poly Tech.  GO CANES!
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Cabaret, Coming Up!
It's almost time for the ARHS annual musical variety show, Cabaret! For anyone interested in being a part of the show, we will be having an informational meeting on Monday, 11/20 in the choir room. Come by at 2:40 on Monday to find out more! 
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Attention anyone interested in being apart of Ability Plus (now Mount Snow Adaptive Sports) and returning volunteers, come to the first meeting of the year in Ms. Camera's room (312) on 11/17 at 3:00 pm! This meeting is mandatory and will count as one of your training days. Come and get your questions answered and we hope to see you there. If you have any further questions you can talk to Alex Sciaruto and Liam Felton.
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Not School Sponsored

Are you an aspiring artist? Do you have an interest in working with a professional artist in creating a public sculpture in Amherst? Professional Artist Pamela Matsuda-Dunn is looking to collaborate with ARHS students on a public art project sponsored by the University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMass). The artist will hold an informational meeting about the project to interested students on Monday, November 20th in room #208 at 2:30pm. Come and hear about this exciting opportunity.
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Please see sports schedule below:
 November 13th
 5:00p EVENT UPDATE-- @ Athol HS - B/JV/Football 
November 14th
 3:00p GIRLS XC - TOP 10 RUN 

  November 18th
§  BOYS CROSS COUNTRY - STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
§   1:00p GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY - STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 
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Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Thursday
November 16th, 2017
Day 4
Drop C
Lunch - E Period

Please see sports scheduled listed below for November 13th - November 18th, 2017
(The sports schedule is listed at the end of today's announcements)
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Have you acknowledged anyone lately?  If not, be sure to do so today!   We will be giving away Hurricanes cups and tickets to the next theater production this Free Ticket Friday. Norm forms are located outside the cafeteria. 
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Tonight, Thursday, November 16th, we have a super fun event planned for after the Winter Sports Information Night.  The Senior Football players will take on the Senior Volleyball players here at ARHS.  Game time is 7:45  p.m.  Suggested donation is $3-$5.  Come cheer us on at this fun competition.
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Remember tonight is Winter Sports Information Night.  We will start in the high school gym at  6:30 P.M..  Please plan to join us for this informative evening.
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The yummy menu for the French dinner prepared by the Culinary Arts and French students will include Vegetable Terrine and Salmon Terrine with Green Mousse, Vegetarian Cassoulet, Chicken and lamb Cassoulet, Cheese Fondue, a Chocolate fountain , some Francophone African food samplings, a crêpe station and much more! Email Jamie Simonson at simonsonjj@arps.org to buy a ticket today! $10 adults/$5 students/free for kids under 5. Dinner is on Thursday December 7 from 5:30-7:30 pm in the ARHS cafeteria. All proceeds will be donated to the French club activity fund.
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Cabaret, Coming Up!
It's almost time for the ARHS annual musical variety show, Cabaret! For anyone interested in being a part of the show, we will be having an informational meeting on Monday, 11/20 in the choir room. Come by at 2:40 on Monday to find out more! 
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Did you know that the average person spends a total of 6.2 years of their life on their period??? 

Women's Rights Club is running a TAMPON AND PAD drive all month! All donations will benefit the Amherst Survival Center so that hygiene products can be available to all that need it!
Look for the signs and boxes located at the school to donate what you can.
Donations should be in sealed boxes or packages. Drive will be up until the end of the month.
We hope that this drive will bring more awareness to a natural part of human experience as well as an important public health need. Without periods, none of us would be here! 
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All students who are attending the field trip to Westfield State on today should report to the front lobby -7:45 AM.
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Grab a copy of the newest issue of The Graphic--ARHS's quarterly school newspaper--by the newspaper stand outside the cafeteria. The November issue has stories about: why you pay to park, a class for ELL students navigating the college process, girls' coding, response to the hurricane in Puerto Rico, our new food service director, features on all the new teachers, sports and club coverage, and much, much more! All stories are written by students in our school's Journalistic Writing classes. Also, you can check it out online at: thegraphic.arps.org
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All students who plan to attend this Saturday's GLSEN Conference, you must bring in your permissions slips by today,Thurs. 11/16! Drop them off in room 113 or give to Abigail Morris or Audrey Bird. Thank you!
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There will be an informational meeting for those interested in playing Boys Volleyball this coming spring.  Come to a meeting on Monday, November 20th @ 3 p.m. in Room 117.
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Please see sports schedule below:
 November 13th
 5:00p EVENT UPDATE-- @ Athol HS - B/JV/Football 
November 14th
 3:00p GIRLS XC - TOP 10 RUN 

  November 18th
§  BOYS CROSS COUNTRY - STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
§   1:00p GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY - STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 
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Wednesday, November 16th, 2017

Wednesday
November 16th, 2017
Day 3
Drop B
Lunch - E Period


Please see sports scheduled listed below for November 13th - November 18th, 2017
(The sports schedule is listed at the end of today's announcements)
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The #MeToo campaign anonymous stories will be displayed outside the auditorium for the next few weeks. Come visit the display and learn about the different forms that harassment and assault take in our community. Please be aware that many of the stories are intense and may be triggering for some people. A number of resources to help those that may be dealing with the effects of harassment and assault are available in the guidance office. 
Contact Aviva Weinbaum with any questions about the campaign.
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Did you know that the average person spends a total of 6.2 years of their life on their period??? 
Women's Rights Club is running a TAMPON AND PAD drive all month! All donations will benefit the Amherst Survival Center so that hygiene products can be available to all that need it!
Look for the signs and boxes located at the school to donate what you can.
Donations should be in sealed boxes or packages. Drive will be up until the end of the month.
We hope that this drive will bring more awareness to a natural part of human experience as well as an important public health need. Without periods, none of us would be here! 
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All students who are attending the field trip to Westfield State onThursday should report to the front lobby -7:45 AM.
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Grab a copy of the newest issue of The Graphic--ARHS's quarterly school newspaper--by the newspaper stand outside the cafeteria. The November issue has stories about: why you pay to park, a class for ELL students navigating the college process, girls' coding, response to the hurricane in Puerto Rico, our new food service director, features on all the new teachers, sports and club coverage, and much, much more! All stories are written by students in our school's Journalistic Writing classes. Also, you can check it out online at: thegraphic.arps.org
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All students who plan to attend this Saturday's GLSEN Conference, you must bring in your permissions slips by Thursday, 11/16! Drop them off in room 113 or give to Abigail Morris or Audrey Bird. Thank you!
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Annual Bomba/Jazz concert this Thursday Nov. 16 at 7:00 in the high school auditorium.  Always a wonderful  performance.  We'd love to see you there!
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Attention anyone interested in being apart of Ability Plus (now Mount Snow Adaptive Sports) and returning volunteers, come to the first meeting of the year in Ms. Camera's room (312) on 11/17 at 3:00 pm! This meeting is mandatory and will count as one of your training days. Come and get your questions answered and we hope to see you there. If you have any further questions you can talk to Alex Sciaruto and Liam Felton.
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Support the ARHS music program by shopping at The Toy Box in Downtown Amherst on Wednesday, Nov. 15th from 6 to 8 p.m. 15% of all proceeds support the ARHS
music department! 
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Please see sports schedule below:
 November 13th
 5:00p EVENT UPDATE-- @ Athol HS - B/JV/Football 
November 14th
 3:00p GIRLS XC - TOP 10 RUN 

  November 18th
§  BOYS CROSS COUNTRY - STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
§   1:00p GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY - STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 
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Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Tuesday
November 14th, 2017
Day 2
Drop A
Lunch - E Period

Please see sports scheduled listed below for November 13th - November 18th, 2017
(The sports schedule is listed at the end of today's announcements)
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Unidos por Puerto Rico will be meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, November 15th in room 146. The people of PR need our help, so come in to make a difference for somebody.
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Annual Bomba/Jazz concert this Thursday Nov. 16 at 7:00 in the high school auditorium.  Always a wonderful  performance.  We'd love to see you there!
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"We're excited to have Chef Sam back with us today. This time he'll be cooking and serving Chicken Banh Mi sandwiches on the main line in the cafeteria. This sandwich merges traditional French and Vietnamese flavors and is cooked with fresh ginger, garlic, soy sauce and lime juice. It is served on a toasted grinder roll and top it all off with spicy mayo and lightly pickled cole slaw on the side. Try it today for lunch!"
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Come hang out and make new friends at Best Buddies today after school! Come to room 167 after school to play board games, eat snacks, and watch movies. See you there!
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Attention anyone interested in being apart of Ability Plus (now Mount Snow Adaptive Sports) and returning volunteers, come to the first meeting of the year in Ms. Camera's room (312) on 11/17 at 3:00 pm! This meeting is mandatory and will count as one of your training days. Come and get your questions answered and we hope to see you there. If you have any further questions you can talk to Alex Sciaruto and Liam Felton.
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A HUGE SHOUT OUT TO THE GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM FOR BRINGING HOME THE WMASS TITLE IN SATURDAY'SMEET!
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The Chorale and Hurricane Singers are thrilled to present their annual Fall Concert on Tuesday, November 14th at 7:00 p.m.at Wesley United Methodist Church in Hadley. Admission is free and open to the public--all are welcome.
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Support the ARHS music program by shopping at The Toy Box in Downtown Amherst on Wednesday, Nov. 15th from 6 to 8 p.m. 15% of all proceeds support the ARHS
music department! 
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Nordic Skiers!!!  There will be a brief but important meeting Tue (today)(11/14) after school in room 219.  Come find out what this exciting sport and season have to offer.
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There will be an informational meeting for those interested in playing Boys Volleyball this coming spring.  Come to a meeting on Monday, November 20th @ 3 p.m. in Room 117.
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Class of 2018 Cake auction coming up on November 15th. Maker of the cake that gets the highest bid wins 25$. Work with your friends, family, and teammates to make a creative and awesome cake! Clubs and sports are encouraged to make themed cakes to promote their activity. Bidding will take place during all three lunches, whoever bids the highest gets the cake, if you're interested in submitting a cake talk to Peter Treyz or Clayton Fosterweber
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Please see sports schedule below:
 November 13th
 5:00p EVENT UPDATE-- @ Athol HS - B/JV/Football 
November 14th
 3:00p GIRLS XC - TOP 10 RUN 

  November 18th
§  BOYS CROSS COUNTRY - STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
§   1:00p GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY - STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 
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Monday, November 13th, 2017

Monday
November 13th, 2017
Day 1
Drop G
Lunch - D Period

Please see sports scheduled listed below for November 13th - November 18th, 2017
(The sports schedule is listed at the end of today's announcements)
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The Chorale and Hurricane Singers are thrilled to present their annual Fall Concert on Tuesday, November 14th at 7:00 p.m.at Wesley United Methodist Church in Hadley. Admission is free and open to the public--all are welcome.
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Support the ARHS music program by shopping at The Toy Box in Downtown Amherst on Wednesday, Nov. 15th from 6 to 8 p.m. 15% of all proceeds support the ARHS
music department! 
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Attention students - anyone who wishes to join SAGA on it's Saturday trip to the GLSEN Conference this year, see Abigal Morris or Audrey Bird. You can also stop by room 113 for information and a permission slip. The conference is at Westfield High School and takes place on November 18th from 8am-5pm. Transportation to and from the school will be provided. Join us! All are welcome. The theme this year is undoing and unlearning oppression. 
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Nordic Skiers!!!  There will be a brief but important meeting Tue (11/14) after school in room 219.  Come find out what this exciting sport and season have to offer.
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Class of 2018 Cake auction coming up on November 15th. Maker of the cake that gets the highest bid wins 25$. Work with your friends, family, and teammates to make a creative and awesome cake! Clubs and sports are encouraged to make themed cakes to promote their activity. Bidding will take place during all three lunches, whoever bids the highest gets the cake, if you're interested in submitting a cake talk to Peter Treyz or Clayton Fosterweber
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Attention Boys Soccer - If you were on any of the soccer teams this fall, can you please swing by the AD's Office after school today.  Thanks!
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Please see sports schedule below:
 November 13th
 5:00p EVENT UPDATE-- @ Athol HS - B/JV/Football 
November 14th
 3:00p GIRLS XC - TOP 10 RUN 

  November 18th
§  BOYS CROSS COUNTRY - STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
§   1:00p GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY - STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 
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