Thursday, April 13, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017

Monday
April 24th, 2017
Day 5 - Drop D\
Lunch  - E Period

For all those interested in Field Hockey, the Nomads Field Hockey Club is open for registration for this Spring 2017 Season.  Information is posted on the Athletic Bulletin Board at the end of the senior hall.  Program starts May 6th.  We have an ARHS alum as a coach this spring too!!!

Seniors! transcript fees must be paid before you can purchase a prom ticket or your last day of school, which is Friday, June 2nd.  To find out how much you owe, click on "Transcripts" on the Colleges tab in your Naviance account, and then select "View the status of all my transcripts."  The amount you owe can be found at the bottom of the page under "Transcript Fees." If you are on free/reduced lunch the fees are waived.  Payment can be made in the Guidance Office via cash or check (payable to ARHS), or electronically by clicking on the UniBank link on your Naviance Home Page.  

Seniors - the Francis Hart scholarship application is due Monday May 1.  If you haven't picked up the essay prompt and you think you will apply, please get it in the Guidance Office.  This is for students who have had to work really hard in high school through difficult circumstances. This is the big one given at the end of awards night.  Check in guidance if you have any questions.

A job for being a companion for an elderly woman is posted in the Job Book. See details in Guidance Office.


The Bay State Summer Games is Massachusetts’ own Olympic-style athletic competition that has annually been held since 1982. Each year the Summer Games features 7,000 athletes competing in 26 sports. Athletes of all ages and abilities represent over 300 Massachusetts communities each year. The Summer Games annually take place during the month of July. The Summer Games consist of Showcase Sports, Individual Sports, and Team Sports. Tryouts for Showcase Sports are held during the month of June statewide. Finals for all Summer Games competitions are held in the Metro Boston and Central Massachusetts area.

Got to www.BayStateGames.org for a list of the 15 individual sports and 5 team sports and to register.



Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thursday,
April 13, 2017
Day 4 - Drop C
Step Up Day    7:45 - 10:15
Advisory Day
Lunch - E Period
first lunch:        11:10 - 11:40
second lunch:   11:40 -12:10
third lunch:       12:10 - 12:40

Are you interested in engineering, electronics, robotics or programming? Do you have free time after school during May? We are trying to plan a series of technology workshops for high school students taught by local college students, field trips to UMass and/or Hampshire College to visit their departments in STEM-related fields and area STEM related employers. No experience necessary, contact Mr. Harrison (harrisonn@arps.org) for details and to sign up by April 13th.

Come join the March for Science on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 10 AM at Kendrick Park. Join local scientists and citizens passionate about moving science to its rightful place at the center of our culture and society. The march will end on the Town Common to join the Amherst Sustainability Festival.

Come to Project A today for tutoring and homework help at 2:30 in the rear of the Library.
Today's tutors are Ms. Reich and Mr. Jackson. Come in and finish your assignments before April vacation.

Tune into WGBY on Saturday, April 22nd at 7:00 p.m to watch ARHS's " As Schools Match Wits" team go up against East Longmeadow, and attempt to make playoffs and try to win it all.

The Cambodian After School program invites the ARHS community to attend a celebration of Cambodian New Year on Saturday, April 22 at the Cambodian Buddhist Temple in Pelham. It is on 144 Buffam Road. There will be many events all day starting at 10:00 a.m . Activities include traditional Cambodian dance, amazing food, New Year games and Khmer music. All are welcome!

For all those interested in Field Hockey, the Nomads Field Hockey Club is open for registration for this Spring 2017 Season.  Information is posted on the Athletic Bulletin Board at the end of the senior hall.  Program starts May 6th.  We have an ARHS alum as a coach this spring too!!!


All vehicles parked on school grounds must have parking permits.
Vehicles without permits will be towed beginning this week.  It will cost approximately $125.00 to retrieve your vehicle. Please contact Ernie's Towing at 413-586-1021 if your car is towed.
Spring student parking permits cost $38.00 and are available at the Deans Office. Faculty permits are available at the Main Office..


Greenfield Community College is having an Open House next week, WednesdayApril 19, during spring Break from 9:30 am - 1 pm.  Sit in on a class, meet current students, register for summer & fall classes. 

Attention students:  On Monday, April 24th (the first day back after April break), the library will be CLOSED before school so that custodians may set up for a reception.  The computer lab, Room 141, will be open, starting at 7:15 a.m., for anyone who needs to use a computer for academic purposes.


Beginning Friday, police here will be on the lookout for people texting or sending emails while driving. They'll be participating in a statewide campaign to reduce the number of crashes, fatalities and injuries caused by distracted driv...

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Wednesday
April 12, 2017
Day 3 - Drop B
Lunch - E Period

Are you interested in engineering, electronics, robotics or programming? Do you have free time after school during May? We are trying to plan a series of technology workshops for high school students taught by local college students, field trips to UMass and/or Hampshire College to visit their departments in STEM-related fields and area STEM related employers. No experience necessary, contact Mr. Harrison (harrisonn@arps.org) for details and to sign up by April 13th.

Attention students:  On Monday, April 24th (the first day back after April break), the library will be CLOSED before school so that custodians may set up for a reception.  The computer lab, Room 141, will be open, starting at 7:15 a.m., for anyone who needs to use a computer for academic purposes.

"Want to discuss issues, ideas, and ideologies and how they can be addressed and implemented on a local level? Come to Forward Action Committee at 2:30 in Room 171 on Wednesday or get in touch with Louis or Doug."

Cooley Dickinson Hospital is looking for summer volunteers, 12 hours per week.  You must be 15 or older.  Go to their website: www.cooleydickinson.org/volunteer/summer-junior-volunteer-program/ for an application and information.

Please check out the newest issue of The Graphic online at thegraphic.arps.org or by following the link on the HS home page!

Come join the March for Science on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 10 AM at Kendrick Park. Join local scientists and citizens passionate about moving science to its rightful place at the center of our culture and society. The march will end on the Town Common to join the Amherst Sustainability Festival.


If you didn't get  your progress report last Friday you may pick it up in the Guidance Office.

Greenfield Community College is having an Open House next week, WednesdayApril 19, during spring Break from 9:30 am - 1 pm.  Sit in on a class, meet current students, register for summer & fall classes. 

Calling all students from Mr. Bechtold's Contemporary Lit. class first semester--PLEASE return your copies of The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, by Sherman Alexie, to either Ms. Barber-Just in room 175 or Ms. Browne in room 174. They are needed for a class that is currently in session BEFORE April break! Thank you

All vehicles parked on school grounds must have parking permits.
Vehicles without permits will be towed beginning this week.  It will cost approximately $125.00 to retrieve your vehicle. Please contact Ernie's Towing at 413-586-1021 if your car is towed.
Spring student parking permits cost $38.00 and are available at the Deans Office. Faculty permits are available at the Main Office..

Monday, April 10, 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tuesday
April 11, 2017
Day 2 - Drop A
Lunch - E Period

If you signed up to be a Step Up Day volunteer, you must attend an informational meeting/training session today during your lunch in room 146.  There will be a session every lunch period.  If you do not attend one of these meetings, you will not be allowed to be a Step Up Day volunteer.  Remember, Step Up Day runs from 7:45 am - 10:15 am this Thursday, April 13th

Are you interested in engineering, electronics, robotics or programming? Do you have free time after school during May? We are trying to plan a series of technology workshops for high school students taught by local college students, field trips to UMass and/or Hampshire College to visit their departments in STEM-related fields and area STEM related employers. No experience necessary, contact Mr. Harrison (harrisonn@arps.org) for details and to sign up by April 13th.

Philosophy Club will meet this afternoon in room 113 to wrap up our conversation of Buddhism and talk about communal living in the Israeli Kibbutz. All are welcome and there will be snacks!! Questions? Ask Tristan Whalen.

"Want to discuss issues, ideas, and ideologies and how they can be addressed and implemented on a local level? Come to Forward Action Committee at 2:30 in Room 171 on Wednesday or get in touch with Louis or Doug."


All vehicles parked on school grounds must have parking permits.
Vehicles without permits will be towed beginning this week.  It will cost approximately $125.00 to retrieve your vehicle. Please contact Ernie's Towing at 413-586-1021 if your car is towed.
Spring student parking permits cost $38.00 and are available at the Deans Office. Faculty permits are available at the Main Office.


If you missed the AP preregistration meeting last Tuesday, be sure to stop in to Guidance and fill out the materials - it takes about 15 minutes. 

An officer from the US Army National Guard will be here on today, April 11th at 1:00.  If you are interested in speaking with him, get a pass from the Guidance Office.


Beginning Friday, police here will be on the lookout for people texting or sending emails while driving. They'll be participating in a statewide campaign to reduce the number of crashes, fatalities and injuries caused by distracted driv...

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/04/amherst_police_to_patrol_looks.html

The Theater Company invites you to an open workshop on devised theater making this Wednesday in the auditorium from 3 - 5 pm. Taught by UMass Theater staff and ARHS alum Miguel Paredes, this is perfect workshop for all aspiring actors and dancers looking for new ideas and practices in physical theater.  Free!  No experience necessary!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Monday
April 10th, 2017
Day 1 - Drop G
Lunch - D Period

Step Up Day is this Thursday from April 13th from 7:45 - 10:15 a.m.  If you signed up to be a Step Up Day volunteer, you must attend an informational meeting/training session in room 146 tomorrow (Tuesday, April 11th) during your lunch.  There will be a session every lunch period.  If you do not attend one of these meetings, you will not be allowed to be a Step Up Day volunteer.  Please see Ericka Alschuler or Lisa Zephyr with questions or concerns.

The Theater Company invites you to an open workshop on devised theater making this Wednesday in the auditorium from 3 - 5 pm. Taught by UMass Theater staff and ARHS alum Miguel Paredes, this is perfect workshop for all aspiring actors and dancers looking for new ideas and practices in physical theater.  Free!  No experience necessary!

International Students Club will meet on Monday. Come and talk about participating in Dialogue Day in May and planning events for the rest of this year. 

Friday, Apr. 7:JET's Club: Come by Room 223  3:00 . TODAY to celebrate the results of this year's TEAM'S competition. Rumor has it cake will be involved...​

All vehicles parked on school grounds must have parking permits.  
Vehicles without permits will be towed beginning this week.  It will cost approximately $125.00 to retrieve your vehicle. Please contact Ernie's Towing at 413-586-1021 if your car is towed.
Spring student parking permits cost $38.00 and are available at the Deans Office. Faculty permits are available at the Main Office.

The newest issue of The Graphic is out! Pick up a copy outside the library/cafeteria or on the yearbook drop-box station. Or ask your English teacher for a copy! Great opinion and movie reviews, stories about the Women's March, athlete suspensions, sports, clubs, and much more! 

If you missed the AP preregistration meeting last Tuesday, be sure to stop in to Guidance and fill out the materials - it takes about 15 minutes. 

An officer from the US Army National Guard will be here on Tuesday, April 11th at 1:00.  If you are interested in speaking with him, get a pass from the Guidance Office.


Beginning Friday, police here will be on the lookout for people texting or sending emails while driving. They'll be participating in a statewide campaign to reduce the number of crashes, fatalities and injuries caused by distracted driv...
http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/04/amherst_police_to_patrol_looks.html

Are you interested in engineering, electronics, robotics or programming? Do you have free time after school during May? We are trying to plan a series of technology workshops for high school students taught by local college students, field trips to UMass and/or Hampshire College to visit their departments in STEM-related fields and area STEM related employers. No experience necessary, contact Mr. Harrison (harrisonn@arps.org) for details and to sign up by April 13th.





Thursday, April 6, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

Friday
April 7, 2017
Day 7 - Drop F
Lunch - D Period

Come to the Local Vocal Chord Bowl this Sundayin the ARHS Auditorium! Eight a cappella groups, including S#arp Attitude, the Zumbyes, and our own Chorale and Hurricane Singers, will be featured. Advance tickets are $8 for students and $12 for adults, and they can be purchased from the choir room, or at Hastings or Atkins Market. Proceeds benefit the ARHS music program. 

Are you interested in engineering, electronics, robotics or programming? Do you have free time after school during May? We are trying to plan a series of technology workshops for high school students taught by local college students, field trips to UMass and/or Hampshire College to visit their departments in STEM-related fields and area STEM related employers. No experience necessary, contact Mr. Harrison (harrisonn@arps.org) for details and to sign up by April 13th.

JET's Club: Come by Room 223 3:00 Monday Apr 10 to celebrate the results of this year's TEAM'S competition. Rumor has it cake will be involved...

International Students Club will meet on Monday. Come and talk about participating in Dialogue Day in May and planning events for the rest of this year. 

All vehicles parked on school grounds must have parking permits.  Vehicles without permits will be towed beginning Today.  It will cost approximately $125.00 to retrieve your vehicle. Please contact Ernie's Towing at 413-586-1021 if your car is towed.
Spring student parking permits cost $38.00 and are available at the Deans Office. Faculty permits are available at the Main Office.



Juniors:

This is a reminder that Friday, April 7 is the registration deadline for the May 6 SAT with no late fee.  Register online at collegeboard.org.  See Mrs. Cappelli for a fee waiver if you qualify for one. 







Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Wednesday, April 5th 2017

Wednesday
April 5, 2017
Day 5 - Drop D
Lunch - E Period

Spring Deadline for Minks Submissions, Wednesday, April 12:  Come out of the woodwork. Take the risk, believe in yourself,  and send your prose and / or poetry to The Minks Literary Magazine reiche@arps.org. Why not? Go for it!!! What's to lose?


Today is Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day! Please support the POCU Bake Sale after school.

PROJECT A provides after school tutoring and help with homework every Thursday from 2:30 to 3:30. This week's tutors include Ms. Oakes, Mr. Friedman, and Mr. Jackson.  Also, PROJECT A is now located in the rear of our library. Come get some help with homework.

Juniors:
This is a reminder that Friday, April 7 is the registration deadline for the May 6 SAT with no late fee.  Register online at collegeboard.org.  See Mrs. Cappelli for a fee waiver if you qualify for one. 


Seniors - a new scholarship is being offered in memory of an ARHS alum, class of 2011.
Called The Cody Waterman Memorial Scholarship, you should represent the spirit of your class, demonstrate financial need and make them laugh with your application. See the website or the poster in guidance.  And check your email from Mrs Ross for another one that just came in.

Come to the Local Vocal Chord Bowl this Sunday, April 9th at 4 p.m. in the ARHS Auditorium! Eight a cappella groups, including S#arp Attitude, the Zumbyes, and our own Chorale and Hurricane Singers, will be featured. Advance tickets are $8 for students and $12 for adults, and they can be purchased from the choir room, or at Hastings or Atkins Market. Proceeds benefit the ARHS music program. 

Calling all piano, drum, and bass players! If you are interested in trying out for next year's jazz band, contact Ms. Nye at nyek@arps.org by this Friday for more info. 

Free concert! Come out and support your friends at the Wind Ensemble's small group showcase! 7pmTONIGHT at the Wesley United Church in Hadley. 


All vehicles parked on school grounds must have parking permits.  Vehicles without permits will be towed beginning Friday.  It will cost approximately $125.00 to retrieve your vehicle.
Spring parking permits cost $38.00


Reminder to Senior NHS members - Meeting this Thursday @ 3 p.m. in Room 117.  Will be collecting dues and time sheets.  After this meeting one more month to turn these two items in.


Juniors selected for NHS - We will begin meeting on Thursday, June 1st  @ 3 p.m. in Room 117.

We're sorry to announce that the 2017 Faculty Talent Show has been cancelled this year. You can still support the class of 2017 by coming to our bake sale this Thursday after school.