Monday, February 24, 2020

Monday Day 1
Drop G
E-Period Lunch

  • Hello SENIORS! Thursday March 19th is the Reality Fair at Greenfield Community College (GCC). For those seniors who want to go, please pick up a permission slip from Room 207 or the Guidance Suit. A link to upload your career information was sent to your school email account on 2/14. If you did not receive the link, please ask Mr. Sadiq to send it to you again. The deadline to return the permission slip and complete the online form in Thursday March 12th
  • The Spanish learning group will meet today (Monday) at 2:30 in room 152. Gracias!  
  • The Student-Written Play Festival Info Meeting has been rescheduled from our recent snow day to Tuesday, February 25 at 2:45 in the auditorium.  Come learn how to write and submit plays for our 35th annual production.  The meeting will be brief but important for those interested.  See Mr. Bechtold with any questions.
  • Important Message for Seniors regarding Pending College Applications - it is very important that you check your Naviance account for pending applications.  Many of you have schools that are either not listed in your Common Application, or you have not requested a transcript be sent to them.  We are unable to submit your materials unless you have completed these steps.  If you have pending schools to which you no longer plan to apply, please delete them from your Naviance list.  If you have any questions, see Mrs. Tracy in room 309 or Ms. Garrity in the Guidance Office.
  • Get hyped! Family feud is Thursday February 27th at 6:30 pm in the auditorium! Grab your friends and make a team of five and enter the competition for only $10! Get a seat in the audience for $3! Winners each get a giftcard of their choice! Get a ticket or sign up during all lunches! Please contact Tulsi Patel or Griffin Jones for more information! 

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Thursday Day 6
Drop E
D-Period Lunch
  • Tonight at 7 pm at Immanuel Lutheran Church, grab some soup and bread and listen to Symphonic Orchestra and the Hurricane Singers perform a variety of music in small groups. Donate freely to support scholarships for our upcoming trip to Philadelphia!  
  • Get hyped! Family feud is Thursday February 27th at 6:30 pm in the auditorium! Grab your friends and make a team of five and enter the competition for only $10! Get a seat in the audience for $3! Winners each get a giftcard of their choice! Get a ticket or sign up during all lunches! Please contact Tulsi Patel or Griffin Jones for more information! 
  • This semester we will begin a new shadowing program for potential future students. This would include potential students from ARMS, as well as students from outside the Amherst school district. The purpose for this is we would like to have potential students have a firsthand experience on what a day in ARHS would be like. 9th grade students that are interested in having potential students shadow them during Semester 2 please email Ms. Rodriguez (rodriguezl@arps.org).
  • It's time to gear up for the 35th Annual ARHS Student-Written Play Festival!  Come to a short informative meeting TODAY at 2:45 in the auditorium to learn the ins and outs of submitting 1-minute and 10-minute plays for this year's May event.  No experience needed!  See Mr. Bechtold for details.
  • Are you a Junior or Senior who may be interested in attending Springfield Technical Community College or Holyoke Community College and want to learn more? If so, we are taking a field trip to tour both campuses and learn about admissions, services, programs, etc. The trip will take place on Friday, 3/13/20. Pizza and water will be served for lunch or you can bring a cold lunch. Permission slips can be picked up in the guidance office and need to be returned to Ms. Garrity in Guidance right before break on  FRIDAY, February 14, THE LATEST. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Wednesday Day 5
Drop D
E-Period Lunch

  • Valentine's Day Bake Sale today! Support children in need in the developing world while enjoying delicious love-themed baked goodies. Brought to you by the Memory Project.
  • Women's Rights Club will be having a bake sale after school TODAY. Come support by buying some delicious baked goods!
  • TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE BEFORE THE MARCH PRIMARIES! If you are a U.S. Citizen and will be 18 before Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 take a few minutes to make sure you are registered to vote by visiting https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleidx.htm. Questions? See Ms. Stocker in the library.
  • Today: Students who are 18 years old and up, please check out the Census table during lunch today if you are interested in a Census job.
  • Get hyped! Family feud is Thursday February 27th at 6:30 pm in the auditorium! Grab your friends and make a team of five and enter the competition for only $10! Get a seat in the audience for $3! Winners each get a giftcard of their choice! Get a ticket or sign up during all lunches! Please contact Tulsi Patel or Griffin Jones for more information! 
  • This semester we will begin a new shadowing program for potential future students. This would include potential students from ARMS, as well as students from outside the Amherst school district. The purpose for this is we would like to have potential students have a firsthand experience on what a day in ARHS would be like. 9th grade students that are interested in having potential students shadow them during Semester 2 please email Ms. Rodriguez (rodriguezl@arps.org).
  • It's time to gear up for the 35th Annual ARHS Student-Written Play Festival!  Come to a short informative meeting this Tomorrow at 2:45 in the auditorium to learn the ins and outs of submitting 1-minute and 10-minute plays for this year's May event.  No experience needed!  See Mr. Bechtold for details.
  • Are you a Junior or Senior who may be interested in attending Springfield Technical Community College or Holyoke Community College and want to learn more? If so, we are taking a field trip to tour both campuses and learn about admissions, services, programs, etc. The trip will take place on Friday, 3/13/20. Pizza and water will be served for lunch or you can bring a cold lunch. Permission slips can be picked up in the guidance office and need to be returned to Ms. Garrity in Guidance right before break on  FRIDAY, February 14, THE LATEST. 



Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Tuesday Day 4
Drop C
E-Period Lunch
  • Congratulations to the ARHS Science Olympiad team! They achieved 10th place total and multiple medals in the Brown University Invitational, which hosted over 40 teams from around the nation. SciOly members, regardless of whether you went to Brown or not, please attend the meeting today at 2:30 in Room 225. 
  • Wednesday:Students who are 18 years old and up, please check out the Census table during lunch today if you are interested in a Census job.
  • Get hyped! Family feud is Thursday February 27th at 6:30 pm in the auditorium! Grab your friends and make a team of five and enter the competition for only $10! Get a seat in the audience for $3! Winners each get a giftcard of their choice! Get a ticket or sign up during all lunches!
  • DTE meeting right after school today in the dance studio 2:25-2:30 to talk about upcoming performances and field trips. See you all tomorrow!
  • Women's Rights Club is having a meeting TODAY at 2:30pm in room 166 to start planning Consent Week activities. Newcomers welcome, snacks included!
  • Women's Rights Club will be having a bake sale after school today. Come support by buying some delicious baked goods!
  • This semester we will begin a new shadowing program for potential future students. This would include potential students from ARMS, as well as students from outside the Amherst school district. The purpose for this is we would like to have potential students have a firsthand experience on what a day in ARHS would be like. 9th grade students that are interested in having potential students shadow them during Semester 2 please email Ms. Rodriguez (rodriguezl@arps.org.).
  • It's time to gear up for the 35th Annual ARHS Student-Written Play Festival!  Come to a short informative meeting this Thursday at 2:45 in the auditorium to learn the ins and outs of submitting 1-minute and 10-minute plays for this year's May event.  No experience needed!  See Mr. Bechtold for details.
  • This Valentines day, celebrate someone sweet with a special treat. Starting Today, February 10th, Candygrams will be sold by the Class of 2020 at all lunches for a dollar each. Write a small note and send some sweets to someone you want to appreciate this Valentines day. 
  • Are you a Junior or Senior who may be interested in attending Springfield Technical Community College or Holyoke Community College and want to learn more? If so, we are taking a field trip to tour both campuses and learn about admissions, services, programs, etc. The trip will take place on Friday, 3/13/20. Pizza and water will be served for lunch or you can bring a cold lunch. Permission slips can be picked up in the guidance office and need to be returned to Ms. Garrity in Guidance right before break on  FRIDAY, February 14, THE LATEST. 
  • We are currently seeking students who would like to be involved in a filmmaking project over February Break.  ARHS students will write and produce a short film about the impact of Social Media on teens. Professional filmmakers and Health professionals will support this project.  The project is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and students will receive a $200 stipend at the completion of the project.  Meetings will be at ARHS. f you are interested, the first meeting is February 11 at 2:30pm in Room 114. You must be available to work all of February break. Please see Assistant Principal Gromacki and fill out an application form at www.bit.ly/ARHSsocial  Space is limited so fill out an application today! 
  • Voter Registration cards will be handed out during lunch this week. Anyone who is a U.S. citizen and will be 18 before March 3rd must register by February 12th to participate in the upcoming presidential primary. Any U.S. citizen who is at least 16 years old is also eligible to pre-register. Stop by the voter registration table in the cafeteria this week or contact Mr. Sadiq (sadiqt@arps.org) or Ms. Stocker (stockere@arps.org) with any questions.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Monday Day 3
Drop B
E-Period Lunch

  • Today there will be a 5 minute Advisory Period at the end of day where students will receive their report cards.
  • It's time to gear up for the 35th Annual ARHS Student-Written Play Festival!  Come to a short informative meeting this Thursday at 2:45 in the auditorium to learn the ins and outs of submitting 1-minute and 10-minute plays for this year's May event.  No experience needed!  See Mr. Bechtold for details.
  • This Valentines day, celebrate someone sweet with a special treat. Starting Today, February 10th, Candygrams will be sold by the Class of 2020 at all lunches for a dollar each. Write a small note and send some sweets to someone you want to appreciate this Valentines day. 
  • Are you a Junior or Senior who may be interested in attending Springfield Technical Community College or Holyoke Community College and want to learn more? If so, we are taking a field trip to tour both campuses and learn about admissions, services, programs, etc. The trip will take place on Friday, 3/13/20. Pizza and water will be served for lunch or you can bring a cold lunch. Permission slips can be picked up in the guidance office and need to be returned to Ms. Garrity in Guidance right before break on  FRIDAY, February 14, THE LATEST. 
  • We are currently seeking students who would like to be involved in a filmmaking project over February Break.  ARHS students will write and produce a short film about the impact of Social Media on teens. Professional filmmakers and Health professionals will support this project.  The project is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and students will receive a $200 stipend at the completion of the project.  Meetings will be at ARHS. f you are interested, the first meeting is February 11 at 2:30pm in Room 114. You must be available to work all of February break. Please see Assistant Principal Gromacki and fill out an application form at www.bit.ly/ARHSsocial  Space is limited so fill out an application today! 
  • Voter Registration cards will be handed out during lunch this week. Anyone who is a U.S. citizen and will be 18 before March 3rd must register by February 12th to participate in the upcoming presidential primary. Any U.S. citizen who is at least 16 years old is also eligible to pre-register. Stop by the voter registration table in the cafeteria this week or contact Mr. Sadiq (sadiqt@arps.org) or Ms. Stocker (stockere@arps.org) with any questions.
  • Are you a Junior or Senior who may be interested in attending Springfield Technical Community College or Holyoke Community College and want to learn more? If so, we are taking a field trip to tour both campuses and learn about admissions, services, programs, etc. The trip will take place on Friday, 3/13/20. Pizza and water will be served for lunch or you can bring a cold lunch. Permission slips can be picked up in the guidance office and need to be returned to Ms. Garrity in Guidance right before break on  FRIDAY, February 14, THE LATEST. 
  • Are you interested in spending more time outside, meeting new friends, and learning new outdoor skills?  It's not too late to join the ARHS Outing Club!  Our next meeting will be TOMORROW February 11 at 3pm in room 227.  All are welcome.  See Ms. Dorsey if you have any questions.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Thursday Day 1
Drop G
D-Period Lunch
  • Juniors and Seniors Recommendations. Just a gentle reminder that when you request recommendations for summer opportunities and or scholarships, it is important that you give teachers and guidance counselors a minimum of 14 days notice to write for you. Please allow your recommenders the opportunities to do their very best writing about how great you by giving them the time to write. Requests that give 1 or 2 days to write do not have to be honored. Help us support you - please plan ahead.  Your Friendly Neighborhood College and Career Counselor - Deidre Cuffee-Gray
  • Attention All NHS Members and Potential Members: 
    There will be a 10-15 minute meeting this Friday 2/7/20 at 2:30 in room 117. Please come with creative fundraising ideas. Also, please remember to come with your completed in school/out of school volunteer worksheets. If you cannot make it, please send me an email at clarkb@arps.org to get valuable information. 
  •  Poets CAConrad & Dawn Lundy Martin will be reading at Old Chapel, 144 Hicks Way, at UMass, on Thursday Feb 6, from 8-10 p.m. Readings are free, wheelchair accessible, and open to the public. Refreshments & book signing to follow. Learn more at umass.edu/englishmfa
  • This Valentines day, celebrate someone sweet with a special treat. Starting Monday, February 10th, Candygrams will be sold by the Class of 2020 at all lunches for a dollar each. Write a small note and send some sweets to someone you want to appreciate this Valentines day. 
  • We are currently seeking students who would like to be involved in a filmmaking project over February Break.  ARHS students will write and produce a short film about the impact of Social Media on teens. Professional filmmakers and Health professionals will support this project.  The project is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and students will receive a $200 stipend at the completion of the project.  Meetings will be at ARHS. f you are interested, the first meeting is February 11 at 2:30pm in Room 114. You must be available to work all of February break. Please see Assistant Principal Gromacki and fill out an application form at www.bit.ly/ARHSsocial  Space is limited so fill out an application today! 
  • Calling all students!  The SPRING deadline for completed applications is around the corner, on Friday, FEBRUARY 14th! Do you have a great idea for an activity or innovation that will benefit the ARHS community?  Need money to make it happen?  The ARHS PGO offers $200 grants to students twice a year & the next deadline is coming up soon.  The PGO has helped to the Cambodian Heritage mural, instruments for Summit Academy, water bottle fillers, and more! You will find the current application form on the club’s page of the ARHS website. 
  • Seniors! Two Important Local Scholarships. DO NOT MISS!
    1. HCC gives away $200,000 in scholarships every year. Sometimes not enough HCC students apply and that money gets left on the table. If you are considering HCC, YOU NEED TO APPLY FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP. https://www.hcc.edu/alumni-and-friends/the-hcc-foundation/scholarships
    2. Community Foundation of Western MA is a great area scholarship for college bound students. Do not miss this one. https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/62004-Community-Foundation-Of-Western-Massachusetts
    There is an essay required for both scholarships. Come to the Writing Center after school on Mondays to get support. You must request transcript on Naviance A MINIMUM OF TEN DAYS BEFORE THE DEADLINE (your last minute stress will not be our be our last minute stress - take care of your business in a timely manner).
  • This semester we will begin a new shadowing program for potential future students. This would include potential students from ARMS, as well as students from outside the Amherst school district. The purpose for this is we would like to have potential students have a firsthand experience on what a day in ARHS would be like. 9th grade students that are interested in having potential students shadow them during Semester 2 please email Ms. Rodriguez (rodriguezl@arps.org.).
  • Are you interested in spending more time outside, meeting new friends, and learning new outdoor skills?  It's not too late to join the ARHS Outing Club!  Our next meeting will be on Tuesday February 11 at 3pm in room 227.  All are welcome.  See Ms. Dorsey if you have any questions.
  • Are you a Junior or Senior who may be interested in attending Springfield Technical Community College or Holyoke Community College and want to learn more? If so, we are taking a field trip to tour both campuses and learn about admissions, services, programs, etc. The trip will take place on Friday, 3/13/20. Pizza and water will be served for lunch or you can bring a cold lunch. Permission slips can be picked up in the guidance office and need to be returned to Ms. Garrity in Guidance right before break on  FRIDAY, February 14, THE LATEST. 
  • Voter Registration cards will be handed out during lunch this week. Anyone who is a U.S. citizen and will be 18 before March 3rd must register by February 12th to participate in the upcoming presidential primary. Any U.S. citizen who is at least 16 years old is also eligible to pre-register. Stop by the voter registration table in the cafeteria this week or contact Mr. Sadiq (sadiqt@arps.org) or Ms. Stocker (stockere@arps.org) with any questions.
  • Come to the first Supporting the Armed Forces & Families (S.T.A.F.F.) meeting this Thursday, February 6th in the library at 3pm. This new student group will work to support veterans, active duty personnel, and their families in our community. Contact Connor Plankey plankeyc@arps.org for more details. 
  • JET's TEAM+S Participants: Please get your registration fees to Ms. Blauner (room 223) ASAP or we will not be able to register your team. If you are requesting a fee waiver let her know, otherwise it is $30 (checks made out to ARHS with your name in the memo line). 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Wednesday Day 7
Drop F
D-Period Lunch


    • This Valentines day, celebrate someone sweet with a special treat. Starting Monday, February 10th, Candygrams will be sold by the Class of 2020 at all lunches for a dollar each. Write a small note and send some sweets to someone you want to appreciate this Valentines day. 
    • We are currently seeking students who would like to be involved in a filmmaking project over February Break.  ARHS students will write and produce a short film about the impact of Social Media on teens. Professional filmmakers and Health professionals will support this project.  The project is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and students will receive a $200 stipend at the completion of the project.  Meetings will be at ARHS. f you are interested, the first meeting is February 11 at 2:30pm in Room 114. You must be available to work all of February break. Please see Assistant Principal Gromacki and fill out an application form at www.bit.ly/ARHSsocial  Space is limited so fill out an application today! 
    • Calling all students!  The SPRING deadline for completed applications is around the corner, on Friday, FEBRUARY 14th! Do you have a great idea for an activity or innovation that will benefit the ARHS community?  Need money to make it happen?  The ARHS PGO offers $200 grants to students twice a year & the next deadline is coming up soon.  The PGO has helped to the Cambodian Heritage mural, instruments for Summit Academy, water bottle fillers, and more! You will find the current application form on the club’s page of the ARHS website. 
    • Seniors! Two Important Local Scholarships. DO NOT MISS!
      1. HCC gives away $200,000 in scholarships every year. Sometimes not enough HCC students apply and that money gets left on the table. If you are considering HCC, YOU NEED TO APPLY FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP. https://www.hcc.edu/alumni-and-friends/the-hcc-foundation/scholarships
      2. Community Foundation of Western MA is a great area scholarship for college bound students. Do not miss this one. https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/62004-Community-Foundation-Of-Western-Massachusetts
      There is an essay required for both scholarships. Come to the Writing Center after school on Mondays to get support. You must request transcript on Naviance A MINIMUM OF TEN DAYS BEFORE THE DEADLINE (your last minute stress will not be our be our last minute stress - take care of your business in a timely manner).
    • This semester we will begin a new shadowing program for potential future students. This would include potential students from ARMS, as well as students from outside the Amherst school district. The purpose for this is we would like to have potential students have a firsthand experience on what a day in ARHS would be like. 9th grade students that are interested in having potential students shadow them during Semester 2 please email Ms. Rodriguez (rodriguezl@arps.org.).
    • Are you interested in spending more time outside, meeting new friends, and learning new outdoor skills?  It's not too late to join the ARHS Outing Club!  Our next meeting will be on Tuesday February 11 at 3pm in room 227.  All are welcome.  See Ms. Dorsey if you have any questions.
    • Are you a Junior or Senior who may be interested in attending Springfield Technical Community College or Holyoke Community College and want to learn more? If so, we are taking a field trip to tour both campuses and learn about admissions, services, programs, etc. The trip will take place on Friday, 3/13/20. Pizza and water will be served for lunch or you can bring a cold lunch. Permission slips can be picked up in the guidance office and need to be returned to Ms. Garrity in Guidance right before break on  FRIDAY, February 14, THE LATEST. 
    • Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day is on TODAY! Please support the POCU Bake Sale!
    • Voter Registration cards will be handed out during lunch this week. Anyone who is a U.S. citizen and will be 18 before March 3rd must register by February 12th to participate in the upcoming presidential primary. Any U.S. citizen who is at least 16 years old is also eligible to pre-register. Stop by the voter registration table in the cafeteria this week or contact Mr. Sadiq (sadiqt@arps.org) or Ms. Stocker (stockere@arps.org) with any questions.
    • Come to the first Supporting the Armed Forces & Families (S.T.A.F.F.) meeting this Thursday, February 6th in the library at 3pm. This new student group will work to support veterans, active duty personnel, and their families in our community. Contact Connor Plankey plankeyc@arps.org for more details. 
    • JET's TEAM+S Participants: Please get your registration fees to Ms. Blauner (room 223) ASAP or we will not be able to register your team. If you are requesting a fee waiver let her know, otherwise it is $30 (checks made out to ARHS with your name in the memo line). 

    Tuesday, February 4, 2020

    Tuesday Day 6
    Drop E
    D-Period Lunch
    • Are you interested in spending more time outside, meeting new friends, and learning new outdoor skills?  It's not too late to join the ARHS Outing Club!  Our next meeting will be on Tuesday February 11 at 3pm in room 227.  All are welcome.  See Ms. Dorsey if you have any questions.
    • Are you a Junior or Senior who may be interested in attending Springfield Technical Community College or Holyoke Community College and want to learn more? If so, we are taking a field trip to tour both campuses and learn about admissions, services, programs, etc. The trip will take place on Friday, 3/13/20. Pizza and water will be served for lunch or you can bring a cold lunch. Permission slips can be picked up in the guidance office and need to be returned to Ms. Garrity in Guidance right before break on  FRIDAY, February 14, THE LATEST. 
    • Women's Rights Club is hosting guest speaker Professor Margaret Stubbs at 2:30pm TODAY in room 166! She will be talking to us about her advocacy work in making menstrual products accessible in schools through government legislation. Come to listen, ask questions, and get informed (and eat snacks)!
    • Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day is on TOMORROW. Please support the POCU Bake Sale.
    • Voter Registration cards will be handed out during lunch this week. Anyone who is a U.S. citizen and will be 18 before March 3rd must register by February 12th to participate in the upcoming presidential primary. Any U.S. citizen who is at least 16 years old is also eligible to pre-register. Stop by the voter registration table in the cafeteria this week or contact Mr. Sadiq (sadiqt@arps.org) or Ms. Stocker (stockere@arps.org) with any questions.
    • Come to the first Supporting the Armed Forces & Families (S.T.A.F.F.) meeting this Thursday, February 6th in the library at 3pm. This new student group will work to support veterans, active duty personnel, and their families in our community. Contact Connor Plankey plankeyc@arps.org for more details. 
    • JET's TEAM+S Participants: Please get your registration fees to Ms. Blauner (room 223) ASAP or we will not be able to register your team. If you are requesting a fee waiver let her know, otherwise it is $30 (checks made out to ARHS with your name in the memo line). 
    • Seal of Biliteracy: We will have our first After School meeting on TODAY February, 4th in room 318 (Ms Lopez's classroom).  We will work in our language groups and start preparing for the STAMP test and portfolios. Thank you for applying to the program and see you all there! Merci, Madame Cissé.

    Monday, February 3. 2020

    Monday Day 5
    Drop D
    E-Period Lunch


    • Congratulations to a few more Scholastic Writing Winners!
      •  Gold Key for Dramatic Script: Acadia Case 
      • Honorable Mention for short story: Shreya Venkataraman

    • Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day is on Wednesday. Please support the POCU Bake Sale.
    • Voter Registration cards will be handed out during lunch this week. Anyone who is a U.S. citizen and will be 18 before March 3rd must register by February 12th to participate in the upcoming presidential primary. Any U.S. citizen who is at least 16 years old is also eligible to pre-register. Stop by the voter registration table in the cafeteria this week or contact Mr. Sadiq (sadiqt@arps.org) or Ms. Stocker (stockere@arps.org) with any questions.
    • Come to the first Supporting the Armed Forces & Families (S.T.A.F.F.) meeting this Thursday, February 6th in the library at 3pm. This new student group will work to support veterans, active duty personnel, and their families in our community. Contact Connor Plankey plankeyc@arps.org for more details. 
    • JET's TEAM+S Participants: Please get your registration fees to Ms. Blauner (room 223) ASAP or we will not be able to register your team. If you are requesting a fee waiver let her know, otherwise it is $30 (checks made out to ARHS with your name in the memo line). 
    • Reminder to Sene-Gambian Scholars: We will meet for an in-school field trip during F and G periods TODAY in Room 135. Please bring your folders and Chromebooks.
    • The Student Advisory Council will meet on TODAY at 2:45 in room 239.  Please check in with Mr. Thompson if you can't attend.
    • Do you wish you could understand more Spanish? Spanish language learners and newcomers alike are invited to come to the first Spanish Language Practice Group.  Please join us this TODAY at 2:30 in Room 152 for pizza and to learn more about this opportunity. ¡Gracias!
    • Seal of Biliteracy: We will have our first After School meeting on Tomorrow, February, 4th in room 318 (Ms Lopez's classroom).  We will work in our language groups and start preparing for the STAMP test and portfolios. Thank you for applying to the program and see you all there next Tuesday! Merci, Madame Cissé.

    Friday, January 30, 2020

    Friday Day 4
    Drop C
    E-Period Lunch
    • Congratulations to this year’s statewide Scholastic Writing Winners, who submitted in the categories of flash fiction, poetry, personal essay or memoir, and humor, and won the following prizes:
        • Gold Key: Kabir Narayanan and Rohini Narayanan
        • Silver Key: Lucy Anderson, Kabir Narayanan, and Rohini Narayanan
        • Honorable Mention: Kabir Narayanan


    • Reminder to Sene-Gambian Scholars: We will meet for an in-school field trip during F and G periods on Monday, February 3, in Room 135. Please bring your folders and Chromebooks.
    • The Student Advisory Council will meet on Monday, February 3rd at 2:45 in room 239.  Please check in with Mr. Thompson if you can't attend.
    • Do you wish you could understand more Spanish? Spanish language learners and newcomers alike are invited to come to the first Spanish Language Practice Group.  Please join us this Monday February 3rd  at 2:30 in Room 152 for pizza and to learn more about this opportunity.  ¡Gracias!
    • Are you a Junior or Senior who may be interested in attending Greenfield Community College and want to know more? If so, we are taking a field trip to tour the campus and learn about admissions, services, programs, etc. The trip will take place on Friday, 2/14/20 in the morning. You will be back in time for 3rd lunch. Permission slips can be picked up in the guidance office and need to be returned to Ms. Garrity in Guidance by  TODAY!
    • Seniors (and soon Juniors!) Can you hear your Friendly Neighborhood College and Career Counselor Weeping about Naviance? Two notes for you. 
      • 1Password Reset - As of January 27th, Naviance reset the passwords for passwords that didn't meet new criteria. Use the "reset password" button. Cut and paste the temporary password and make sure there are no extra spaces! then make a new password.
      • 2. Awesome Messages in Spam - Some of Ms. Cuffee-Gray's emails are being remanded to Spam folders.  You're missing out on important information. Grrrrrr! Go in your Spam folders and unblock Naviance messages.
    • Do you love to read and discuss amazing books? Are you interested in learning more about Jewish literature? If so, apply to the Great Jewish Books summer program at Hampshire College for rising high school juniors and seniors, held from July 26-31. You’ll read selections from important works of modern and contemporary Jewish literature and consider how they speak to the current day. Every single admitted participant receives a scholarship for the full cost of tuition, room, board, books, and special events!!! It’s an amazing experience, open to all, including “Jewish students, people with multiple heritages, people of color, LGBTQ+ participants, and non-Jewish participants. Anyone who has an interest in Jewish literature and culture is welcome to apply!” Applications due March 9,2020.  https://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/educational-programs/great-jewish-books-summer-program/about See Ms. Barber-Just in 172 with questions! 
    • Juniors - Your Friendly Neighborhood College and Career Advisor is Coming to You! Beginning on January 31st Deidre Cuffee-Gray will be visiting social studies classes to give an overview of the "Life After ARHS" process here at ARHS. You will be introduced to the college and career planning process, and invited to complete your "Life After ARHS Survey Class of 2021" so that you can schedule a College and Career Planning Meeting with your parents & guardians beginning in February. Note that regardless of your intended path, all juniors are encouraged to complete the "Life After ARHS Survey Class of 2021" and schedule a meeting with Ms. Cuffee-Gray.
    • Seniors. Are colleges that you applied to contacting you for transcripts and/or mid-year transcripts? When you look on Naviance are your transcripts listed as "Delivered"? Sometimes colleges send this notification because they are waiting for Semester grades even though your Initial Transcript has been sent. Because our semester has just ended, we will send semester grades when teachers have submitted final grades, and they have been verified in mid-February. This is true at most US high schools that operate on semester calendars. If you need a transcript for a different matter, or a college is insisting that the transcript be sent now (we cannot), please check in with Ms. Garrity. She is the person that can give transcripts.
    • Seal of Biliteracy: We will have our first After School meeting on Tuesday, February, 4th in room 318 (Ms Lopez's classroom).  We will work in our language groups and start preparing for the STAMP test and portfolios. Thank you for applying to the program and see you all there next Tuesday! Merci, Madame Cissé.
    • JET's TEAM+S Participants: Please get your registration fees to Ms. Blauner (room 223) ASAP or we will not be able to register your team. If you are requesting a fee waiver let her know, otherwise it is $30 (checks made out to ARHS with your name in the memo line). 
    • Just a reminder to seniors that Superlative Nominations end TODAY, Jan. 31st! Remember that you don't need to nominate for every category! The top 6 candidates in every category will be put to a vote, so get your names in! Check in your email for the link to nominate.