Monday, September 25th, 2017

Monday
September 25th, 2017
Day 3
Drop  B
Lunch - E Period



Please see sports schedule listed below for Monday, Sept 25th Saturday - Sept. 30th 2017
*(The Sports Schedule is listed at the end of today's announcements)

The International Students Club will meet in room 145 at 3 PM on Thursday.

The French Club will have a meeting Tuesday, (tomorrow) September 26th at 3:00 pm in room 147.  See you all there. New members are always welcome.


Student Initiated Grants

 Again this year, the ARHS Parent Guardian Organization is awarding grants of up to $1,000 to students to implement creative and innovative ideas that will benefit the ARHScommunity. We welcome your application and encourage you to generate ideas to make ARHS the best it can be. Complete the  Student-Initiated Grant Application  and email it to Terry Ominsky .

Again this year, the ARHS Parent Guardian Organization is awarding grants of up to $1,000 to students to implement creative and innovative ideas that will benefit the ARHScommunity. We welcome your application and encourage you to generate ideas to make ARHS the best it can be. Complete the  Student-Initiated Grant Application  and email it to Terry Ominsky .

Girls: Do you like to help people and make the world a better place by solving problems and creating new things? Are you interested in learning more about fun and well paying careers in Engineering and Computer Science? See Ms. Blauner in Room 223 after school for more information about an all-day field trip on October 24th to attend UMass Amherst's  "Women in Engineering and Computing Career Day for High School Girls."

Spirit Week  Begins Monday Sept. 25th and ends Friday, September 29th.

The Themes for each day are:
Monday - Pajama Day - dress like the weekend ! - wear pj's or sweats.
Tuesday - (Inter) National Day - wear clothing reflecting your culture or 2 colors of your nations flag!
Wednesday- Inside/Out Day - wear your clothing inside out !
Thursday - Clash Day - colors that don't match, outrageous socks, Red Sox and Yankees gear !
Friday - School Pride Day - wear maroon and/or something with ARHS /ARMS

Don't forget to stop by the FBLA table during your lunch to be counted.  You may also bring in a non perishable item for the Amherst Survival Center or $1.00 for Hurricane Relief for an extra point.
As always - you must adhere to our policy regarding appropriate dress.


It’s no longer on the front pages of our newspapers, but the horrific civil war in Syria continues.  Now in its 7th year, nearly half a million people have been killed and over 12 million Syrians (50% of the pop) have been displaced from their homes.   1,000s of men, women, and children have “disappeared” into the secret network of detention centers run by the Syrian gov’t. ARHS students have organized a two-day event for the HS community to learn more:  on Thursday, September 28, the acclaimed documentary “Syria’s Disappeared,” will be shown after school in room 325.  The film focuses on the stories of several of those who have “disappeared” and the fight for justice.   After school on Monday, October 2, in room 325, Mazen al-Hamada, one of the imprisoned men in the film, will be here to talk to students about his experience and answer questions.  He will be joined by Mouaz Moustafa, the director of the Syrian Emergency Task Force in DC.   A trailer for the film can be seen: http://syriasdisappeared.com/

Tomorrow ARHS Spirit Week continues! Tuesday is "Nation Day"! Wear two or more of a nations national colors! National sports jerseys, flags and national colors all count!  Check in during your lunch at the table in the cafeteria to earn a point for your class.  You can also either bring in a dollar for hurricane relief or bring in a can to be donated to the Amherst Survival Ctr. to earn an additional point.

For the first time in more than three years, the theatre company is putting on a play by Shakespeare! On Monday and Tuesday, come to the auditorium and audition for Henry IV, Part I, a play about leadership, war, honour, and growing up. If possible, memorize a bit of the play to recite in your audition; if you can't, come anyway - we've got you covered. Don't miss the chance to take part in one of the most ambitious plays of the year! Contact Louis Triggs for details.



25
  •  3:00p Chicopee Comprehensive HS - B/V/Golf - Team 
  •  4:00p Athol HS - G/V/Field Hockey 
  •  4:00p Springfield Central HS - G/JV/Soccer
  •  4:00p @ Ludlow HS - B/JV/Football 
  •  5:00p @ Holyoke HS - G/F/Volleyball 
  •  5:30p EVENT UPDATE-- Athol HS - G/JV/Field Hockey 
  •  5:30p EVENT UPDATE-- Springfield Central HS - G/V/Soccer 
26
  •  3:45p EVENT UPDATE-- Northampton HS - B/V/Cross Country 
  •  3:45p EVENT UPDATE-- Northampton HS - G/V/Cross Country 
  •  4:00p EVENT UPDATE-- Agawam HS - B/F/Soccer 
  •  4:00p @ Quabbin Regional MS - B/MS/Cross Country
  •  4:00p @ Quabbin Regional MS - G/MS/Cross Country
  •  5:00p @ Agawam HS - B/JV/Soccer 
  •  7:00p @ Agawam HS - B/V/Soccer 
27
  • PHOTO DAY - ALL TEAMS
28
  •  4:00p EVENT UPDATE-- @ Frontier Regional School - G/MS/Volleyball 
  •  4:00p @ Palmer HS - G/JV/Soccer 
  •  4:00p @ Palmer HS - G/V/Soccer 
  •  5:00p EVENT UPDATE-- @ Belchertown HS - G/V/Field Hockey 
  •  5:00p EVENT UPDATE-- @ Frontier Regional School - G/JV/Volleyball 
  •  6:00p EVENT UPDATE-- @ Frontier Regional School - G/V/Volleyball
29
  •  3:00p EVENT UPDATE-- @ Frontier Regional School - B/V/Golf - Team
  •  4:45p EVENT UPDATE-- Westfield HS - B/JV/Soccer 
  •  4:45p EVENT UPDATE-- Westfield HS - B/V/Soccer 
  •  4:45p EVENT UPDATE-- @ Westfield HS - B/F/Soccer 
  •  5:30p Pioneer Valley Regional School - G/JV/Field Hockey
  •  6:00p @ Belchertown HS - G/JV/Volleyball 
  •  7:00p @ Belchertown HS - G/V/Volleyball 
  •  7:00p Drury HS - B/V/Football
30
  • BOYS CROSS COUNTRY - GERAGHTY INVITATIONAL
  • 11:00a @ Woodstock Academy - B/V/Soccer


Updated - Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017

Thursday
September 21,  2017
Day 1
Drop G
Lunch - D Period

Please see sports schedule listed below for Wednesday Sept 20th- Saturday - Sept. 23rd 2017
*(The Sports Schedule is listed at the end of today's announcements)

Outing Club meeting at 3:00 in room 225 on Thursday 9/21 . Information about a day hike to Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire, and the first meeting of "Outdoor Leadership" class. Speak to Mr. Kropf if you are interested but cannot attend the meeting.

Spirit Week  Begins Monday Sept. 25th and ends Friday, September 29th.

The Themes for each day are:
Monday - Pajama Day - dress like the weekend ! - wear pj's or sweats.
Tuesday - (Inter) National Day - wear clothing reflecting your culture or 2 colors of your nations flag!
Wednesday- Inside/Out Day - wear your clothing inside out !
Thursday - Clash Day - colors that don't match, outrageous socks, Red Sox and Yankees gear !
Friday - School Pride Day - wear maroon and/or something with ARHS /ARMS

Don't forget to stop by the FBLA table during your lunch to be counted.  You may also bring in a non perishable item for the Amherst Survival Center or $1.00 for Hurricane Relief for an extra point.
As always - you must adhere to our policy regarding appropriate dress.

Game Club is starting today in room 173.   It will run every Thursday from 3:00 - 3:45.   We welcome anyone and love to see old and new faces.  There are always a variety of games going on, electronic/board/card games, individual and group.  This year we'll like to be including Magic The Gathering and D&D so if you know these games, or would like to learn, please stop by.    Of course, we'll have snacks.  

The field hockey team would like to share with you how excited they are to have broken their three year losing streak of 39 games.  And are so excited about their win vs. Franklin Tech on Tuesday.  Please join in their excitement and come cheer them on today, after school, at 4 pm. vs.Turners Falls. Shout out to Rachel, Sora and Lindsey for their goals!  GO CANES!

Attention all students - Important Locker Announcement - Please bring a lock from home and place on your locker by this Friday, September 22nd.  - A school lock will be placed on all lockers after Friday, September 22nd.

"Next Week is ARHS Spirit Week and every class needs to show their spirit!  Monday is the first day and it's "Sunday Monday"!  Dress like it's the weekend: PJ's , bathrobes and slippers!  Check in during your lunch at the table in the cafeteria to earn a point for your class.  To earn an additional point, you can also either bring in a dollar for hurricane relief OR bring in a can to be donated to the Amherst Survival Center."

Girls: Do you like to help people and make the world a better place by solving problems and creating new things? Are you interested in learning more about fun and well paying careers in Engineering and Computer Science? See Ms. Blauner in Room 223 after school for more information about an all-day field trip on October 24th to attend UMass Amherst's  "Women in Engineering and Computing Career Day for High School Girls."

Join us in SAGA (Sexuality and Gender Alliance) this Thursday, after school in room 113. We will be kicking off the year together and beginning to plan for fun events! All are welcome. 

There will be an informational meeting for the Memory Project on Thursday(today) after school in room #208. Interested students should attend or should see Mr. Stauder if they can't make the meeting.

Seniors! Senior superlative ballots are due Friday at 3pm. Please return them to the yearbook drop box. If you need a new one, you can get one from the top of the drop box. Baby photos are due on Friday as well. Please email them to yearbook@arps.org. Questions? See Mr. Larcheveque in room 195. 

For the first time in more than three years, the theatre company is putting on a play by Shakespeare! On Monday and Tuesday, come to the auditorium and audition for Henry IV, Part I, a play about leadership, war, honour, and growing up. If possible, memorize a bit of the play to recite in your audition; if you can't, come anyway - we've got you covered. Don't miss the chance to take part in one of the most ambitious plays of the year! Contact Louis Triggs for details.

All student vehicles parked on campus must have a current parking permit. Parking permit applications are available in the Deans Office, Room 168. Parking permits are $75 for the year. Please return completed Parking Permit Application with your license and vehicle registration (to be photocopied), and a check for $75 made payable to ARHS by Sept. 22.

Non - School Sponsored

Community Action Youth Programs offer a variety of opportunities for youths in Hampshire County.  Some of the opportunities include workforce development skills where youths are supported to develop vocational skills and leadership skills.  There is also a Youth Empowerment Group in Northampton and a LGBTQ group that may be of interest to you.
For more information please go to http://www.communityaction.us/youth-programs.html.


We also have a Youth Conference coming up on November 3rd, at Greenfield community College.  Students can register for it until October 13th.   We have an on-line registration link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1513_6cykfoPP3cGW6HZwJLJL-_5mIUIVutD8JNwbHBwl.



Sporting events for Wednesday, September 20th - Saturday, September 23rd

20
  • 12:00p EARLY RELEASE DAY
  •  3:30p @ Deerfield Academy - G/MS/Field Hockey 
  •  5:00p West Springfield HS - B/JV/Soccer 
  •  5:00p @ West Springfield HS - B/F/Soccer 
  •  5:30p West Springfield HS - B/V/Soccer 
21
  •  4:00p Turners Falls HS - G/MS/Field Hockey
  •  4:00p Monson HS - G/JV/Soccer
  •  4:00p Monson HS - G/V/Soccer 
  •  4:00p Turners Falls HS - G/V/Field Hockey
  •  4:00p @ Minnechaug Reg. HS - B/F/Soccer 
  •  4:00p EVENT UPDATE-- @ Minnechaug Reg. HSB/JV/Soccer 
  •  5:30p EVENT UPDATE-- @ Agawam HS - G/JV/Volleyball 
  •  6:30p EVENT UPDATE-- @ Agawam HS - G/V/Volleyball 
22
  • HOMECOMING!
  •  4:00p EVENT UPDATE-- South Hadley HS - G/JV/Soccer 
  •  4:00p BOYS & GIRLS ARMS CROSS COUNTRY
  •  5:30p EVENT UPDATE-- South Hadley HS - G/V/Soccer 
  •  7:00p EVENT UPDATE-- Minnechaug Reg. HS - B/V/Soccer 
23
  • HOMECOMING!
  • 10:00a TBD - B/V/Cross Country
  • 10:00a TBD - B/V/Cross Country
  • 10:00a ARHS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY
  •  2:00p RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY FOR NEW GYMNASIUM
  •  3:00p South Hadley HS - G/V/Field Hockey 
  •  4:30p Pittsfield HS - G/JV/Volleyball
  •  4:30p EVENT UPDATE-- South Hadley HS - G/JV/Field Hockey 
  •  5:30p Pittsfield HS - G/V/Volleyball
  •  7:00p Ludlow HS - B/V/Football 



Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Thursday
September 21,  2017
Day 1
Drop G
Lunch - D Period

Please see sports schedule listed below for Wednesday Sept 20th- Saturday - Sept. 23rd 2017
*(The Sports Schedule is listed at the end of today's announcements)

Outing Club meeting at 3:00 in room 225 on Thursday 9/21 . Information about a day hike to Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire, and the first meeting of "Outdoor Leadership" class. Speak to Mr. Kropf if you are interested but cannot attend the meeting.

Spirit Week  Begins Monday Sept. 25th and ends Friday, September 29th.

The Themes for each day are:
Monday - Pajama Day - dress like the weekend ! - wear pj's or sweats.
Tuesday - (Inter) National Day - wear clothing reflecting your culture or 2 colors of your nations flag!
Wednesday- Inside/Out Day - wear your clothing inside out !
Thursday - Clash Day - colors that don't match, outrageous socks, Red Sox and Yankees gear !
Friday - School Pride Day - wear maroon and/or something with ARHS /ARMS

Don't forget to stop by the FBLA table during your lunch to be counted.  You may also bring in a non perishable item for the Amherst Survival Center or $1.00 for Hurricane Relief for an extra point.
As always - you must adhere to our policy regarding appropriate dress.

Game Club is starting today in room 173.   It will run every Thursday from 3:00 - 3:45.   We welcome anyone and love to see old and new faces.  There are always a variety of games going on, electronic/board/card games, individual and group.  This year we'll like to be including Magic The Gathering and D&D so if you know these games, or would like to learn, please stop by.    Of course, we'll have snacks.  

The field hockey team would like to share with you how excited they are to have broken their three year losing streak of 39 games.  And are so excited about their win vs. Franklin Tech on Tuesday.  Please join in their excitement and come cheer them on today, after school, at 4 pm. vs.Turners Falls. Shout out to Rachel, Sora and Lindsey for their goals!  GO CANES!

Attention all students - Important Locker Announcement - Please bring a lock from home and place on your locker by this Friday, September 22nd.  - A school lock will be placed on all lockers after Friday, September 22nd.

"Next Week is ARHS Spirit Week and every class needs to show their spirit!  Monday is the first day and it's "Sunday Monday"!  Dress like it's the weekend: PJ's , bathrobes and slippers!  Check in during your lunch at the table in the cafeteria to earn a point for your class.  To earn an additional point, you can also either bring in a dollar for hurricane relief OR bring in a can to be donated to the Amherst Survival Center."

Girls: Do you like to help people and make the world a better place by solving problems and creating new things? Are you interested in learning more about fun and well paying careers in Engineering and Computer Science? See Ms. Blauner in Room 223 after school for more information about an all-day field trip on October 24th to attend UMass Amherst's  "Women in Engineering and Computing Career Day for High School Girls."

Join us in SAGA (Sexuality and Gender Alliance) this Thursday, after school in room 113. We will be kicking off the year together and beginning to plan for fun events! All are welcome. 

There will be an informational meeting for the Memory Project on Thursday(today) after school in room #208. Interested students should attend or should see Mr. Stauder if they can't make the meeting.

Seniors! Senior superlative ballots are due Friday at 3pm. Please return them to the yearbook drop box. If you need a new one, you can get one from the top of the drop box. Baby photos are due on Friday as well. Please email them to yearbook@arps.org. Questions? See Mr. Larcheveque in room 195. 

For the first time in more than three years, the theatre company is putting on a play by Shakespeare! On Monday and Tuesday, come to the auditorium and audition for Henry IV, Part I, a play about leadership, war, honour, and growing up. If possible, memorize a bit of the play to recite in your audition; if you can't, come anyway - we've got you covered. Don't miss the chance to take part in one of the most ambitious plays of the year! Contact Louis Triggs for details.


All student vehicles parked on campus must have a current parking permit. Parking permit applications are available in the Deans Office, Room 168. Parking permits are $75 for the year. Please return completed Parking Permit Application with your license and vehicle registration (to be photocopied), and a check for $75 made payable to ARHS by Sept. 22.

Non - School Sponsored

Community Action Youth Programs offer a variety of opportunities for youths in Hampshire County.  Some of the opportunities include workforce development skills where youths are supported to develop vocational skills and leadership skills.  There is also a Youth Empowerment Group in Northampton and a LGBTQ group that may be of interest to you.
For more information please go to http://www.communityaction.us/youth-programs.html.


We also have a Youth Conference coming up on November 3rd, at Greenfield community College.  Students can register for it until October 13th.   We have an on-line registration link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1513_6cykfoPP3cGW6HZwJLJL-_5mIUIVutD8JNwbHBwl.



Sporting events for Wednesday, September 20th - Saturday, September 23rd

20
  • 12:00p EARLY RELEASE DAY
  •  3:30p @ Deerfield Academy - G/MS/Field Hockey 
  •  5:00p West Springfield HS - B/JV/Soccer 
  •  5:00p @ West Springfield HS - B/F/Soccer 
  •  5:30p West Springfield HS - B/V/Soccer 
21
  •  4:00p Turners Falls HS - G/MS/Field Hockey
  •  4:00p Monson HS - G/JV/Soccer
  •  4:00p Monson HS - G/V/Soccer 
  •  4:00p Turners Falls HS - G/V/Field Hockey
  •  4:00p @ Minnechaug Reg. HS - B/F/Soccer 
  •  4:00p EVENT UPDATE-- @ Minnechaug Reg. HSB/JV/Soccer 
  •  5:30p EVENT UPDATE-- @ Agawam HS - G/JV/Volleyball 
  •  6:30p EVENT UPDATE-- @ Agawam HS - G/V/Volleyball 
22
  • HOMECOMING!
  •  4:00p EVENT UPDATE-- South Hadley HS - G/JV/Soccer 
  •  4:00p BOYS & GIRLS ARMS CROSS COUNTRY
  •  5:30p EVENT UPDATE-- South Hadley HS - G/V/Soccer 
  •  7:00p EVENT UPDATE-- Minnechaug Reg. HS - B/V/Soccer 
23
  • HOMECOMING!
  • 10:00a TBD - B/V/Cross Country
  • 10:00a TBD - B/V/Cross Country
  • 10:00a ARHS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY
  •  2:00p RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY FOR NEW GYMNASIUM
  •  3:00p South Hadley HS - G/V/Field Hockey 
  •  4:30p Pittsfield HS - G/JV/Volleyball
  •  4:30p EVENT UPDATE-- South Hadley HS - G/JV/Field Hockey 
  •  5:30p Pittsfield HS - G/V/Volleyball
  •  7:00p Ludlow HS - B/V/Football