Friday, February 15, 2019

Day 1
D Period Lunch
Drop G                               


  • Attention Juniors and Seniors: Are you interested in visiting and learning more about Holyoke Community College or Springfield Technical Community College? There will be a field trip on Monday, March 4, 2019 to visit both colleges. We will leave the high school at 8:45 am and return by 2:00 pm. Please pick up a permission slip from Miss Garrity in the Guidance office. Permission slips need to be returned by Wednesday, February 27, 2019 if you would like to attend.
  • Seniors should finish their superlatives survey ASAP! Must be completed by February 25th. Check your email for the survey.
  • Pre-order your yearbook and submit photos to the yearbook at arps.picaboo.com!
  • The Yearbook Art Contests now have PRIZES! First place for cover art is a $25 Amazon Gift Card and having your art featured as the 2019 cover, second place is $10 Dunkin Donuts gift card, third will be a $5 Dunkin Gift Card! We also are seeking word art for Titles and short comic strips about life at ARHS! First place in each of those categories will be $10 to Dunkin Donuts and second place will be $5 to Dunkin Donuts. Use the original 1918 yearbook for inspiration! You can look at a hard copy in the library or see it digitally using the link on the library homepage!
  • The Theater Company is continuing a string of after-school conversations on race, class, equity and access for ARHS theater students.  We'd love to have your voice in the mix!  Stop by this Friday after school on the stage for friendly and invested conversation on how the theater world can be as inclusive and welcoming as possible at this school.  Open to all!
  • JETS Club: The Big Day is Saturday, March 16, but we have not yet collected much of the money needed to register all our teams! Please get your registration fees into Ms. Blauner, Room 223. That would be a check made out to ARHS-JETS with YOUR NAME in the memo line. If you would like to request a fee waiver, please see Ms Blauner (or email her)




**ATHLETICS**

  • ATTENTION BOYS INDOOR TRACK -  Fundraiser packets and money MUSTBE TURNED IN TODAY to Coach Thompson. 
  • Spring sports registration is open on FamilyID!  Register now!  Check with the health room to be sure you are cleared to participate!


February 15
 5:30p Holyoke HS - B/JV/Basketball 
 5:30p @ Holyoke HS - B/F/Basketball 
 7:00p Holyoke HS - B/V/Basketball 

February 16
11:00a Baystate Academy Charter Public School - G/JV/Basketball
12:30p Baystate Academy Charter Public School - G/V/Basketball 
 1:00p @ Berkshire School - B/V/Skiing - Nordic 
 1:00p @ Berkshire School - G/V/Skiing - Nordic 
 6:00p BOYS & GIRLS SWIMMING - STATES
 6:30p Chicopee Comprehensive HS - B/JV/Ice Hockey
 7:30p EVENT UPDATE -- Chicopee Comprehensive HS - B/V/Ice Hockey 

February 17
 9:00a @ TBD - B/V/Indoor Track
 9:00a @ TBD - G/V/Indoor Track
 February 18
VACATION
12:30p EVENT UPDATE -- @ Mount Everett Reg. HS - B/V/Ice Hockey 


February 20
 3:00p @ South Hadley HS - B/V/Ice Hockey 
 4:00p Northampton HS - B/F/Basketball 
 5:30p @ Frontier Regional School - G/JV/Basketball 
 5:30p @ Northampton HS - B/JV/Basketball 
 7:00p @ Northampton HS - B/V/Basketball 
 7:30p @ Frontier Regional School - G/V/Basketball

February 21
 8:00p EVENT UPDATE -- @ Agawam HS - B/V/Ice Hockey 

February 23
 9:00a @ TBD - B/V/Indoor Track 
 9:00a @ TBD - G/V/Indoor Track 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Day 7
D Period Lunch
Drop F                                


  • The Theater Company is continuing a string of after-school conversations on race, class, equity and access for ARHS theater students.  We'd love to have your voice in the mix!  Stop by this Friday after school on the stage for friendly and invested conversation on how the theater world can be as inclusive and welcoming as possible at this school.  Open to all!
  • Happy Valentine’s Day from the School Store. All snacks and drinks are discounted for about 50% OFF. Show some love to someone else, or just treat yourself!
  • IMPORTANT MCAS ANNOUNCEMENT FOR 10TH GRADE STUDENTS:  Please be sure to bring your charged Chrome Book to Advisory on TODAY.  You will need it for an MCAS tutorial.
  • JETS Club: The Big Day is Saturday, March 16, but we have not yet collected much of the money needed to register all our teams! Please get your registration fees into Ms. Blauner, Room 223. That would be a check made out to ARHS-JETS with YOUR NAME in the memo line. If you would like to request a fee waiver, please see Ms Blauner (or email her)




**ATHLETICS**

  • ATTENTION BOYS INDOOR TRACK -  Fundraiser packets and money MUSTBE TURNED IN THIS FRIDAY to Coach Thompson. 
  • Spring sports registration is open on FamilyID!  Register now!  Check with the health room to be sure you are cleared to participate!



February 14
 5:30p Palmer HS - G/JV/Basketball
 7:00p Palmer HS - G/V/Basketball 

February 15
 5:30p Holyoke HS - B/JV/Basketball 
 5:30p @ Holyoke HS - B/F/Basketball 
 7:00p Holyoke HS - B/V/Basketball 

February 16
11:00a Baystate Academy Charter Public School - G/JV/Basketball
12:30p Baystate Academy Charter Public School - G/V/Basketball 
 1:00p @ Berkshire School - B/V/Skiing - Nordic 
 1:00p @ Berkshire School - G/V/Skiing - Nordic 
 6:00p BOYS & GIRLS SWIMMING - STATES
 6:30p Chicopee Comprehensive HS - B/JV/Ice Hockey
 7:30p EVENT UPDATE -- Chicopee Comprehensive HS - B/V/Ice Hockey 

February 17
 9:00a @ TBD - B/V/Indoor Track
 9:00a @ TBD - G/V/Indoor Track
 February 18
VACATION
12:30p EVENT UPDATE -- @ Mount Everett Reg. HS - B/V/Ice Hockey 


February 20
 3:00p @ South Hadley HS - B/V/Ice Hockey 
 4:00p Northampton HS - B/F/Basketball 
 5:30p @ Frontier Regional School - G/JV/Basketball 
 5:30p @ Northampton HS - B/JV/Basketball 
 7:00p @ Northampton HS - B/V/Basketball 
 7:30p @ Frontier Regional School - G/V/Basketball

February 21
 8:00p EVENT UPDATE -- @ Agawam HS - B/V/Ice Hockey 

February 23
 9:00a @ TBD - B/V/Indoor Track 
 9:00a @ TBD - G/V/Indoor Track 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Day 6
D Period Lunch                                   Wednesday, February 13, 2019


Follow 2 Hour Delay Schedule

9:45 – 10:45

60 Minutes

E Period

10:50 – 11:45

55 Minutes

F Period

1st Lunch 11:50 – 12:20
2nd Lunch 12:20 – 12:50
3rd Lunch 12:50 – 1:20

60 Min Class, 30 Min Lunch

D Period

1:25 – 2:20

55 Minutes

G Period




  • The mini-writing workshop with Ms. Lewis and Ms. Stocker originally planned for yesterday after school has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 28th at 2:30pm. Put it on your calendar and stop by the Writing Lab or Library to find out more!
  • IMPORTANT MCAS ANNOUNCEMENT FOR 10TH GRADE STUDENTS:  Please be sure to bring your charged Chrome Book to Advisory on TOMORROW.  You will need it for an MCAS tutorial.
  • The last day to sign up for the Theater Company field trip to see Sleep No More - the immersive theater adaptation of Macbeth - is this TODAY.  See Mr. Bechtold with any questions. 
  • JETS Club: The Big Day is Saturday, March 16, but we have not yet collected much of the money needed to register all our teams! Please get your registration fees into Ms. Blauner, Room 223. That would be a check made out to ARHS-JETS with YOUR NAME in the memo line. If you would like to request a fee waiver, please see Ms Blauner (or email her)







**ATHLETICS**

  • ATTENTION BOYS INDOOR TRACK -  Fundraiser packets and money MUSTBE TURNED IN THIS FRIDAY to Coach Thompson. 
  • Spring sports registration is open on FamilyID!  Register now!  Check with the health room to be sure you are cleared to participate!






February 14
 5:30p Palmer HS - G/JV/Basketball
 7:00p Palmer HS - G/V/Basketball 

February 15
 5:30p Holyoke HS - B/JV/Basketball 
 5:30p @ Holyoke HS - B/F/Basketball 
 7:00p Holyoke HS - B/V/Basketball 

February 16
11:00a Baystate Academy Charter Public School - G/JV/Basketball
12:30p Baystate Academy Charter Public School - G/V/Basketball 
 1:00p @ Berkshire School - B/V/Skiing - Nordic 
 1:00p @ Berkshire School - G/V/Skiing - Nordic 
 6:00p BOYS & GIRLS SWIMMING - STATES
 6:30p Chicopee Comprehensive HS - B/JV/Ice Hockey
 7:30p EVENT UPDATE -- Chicopee Comprehensive HS - B/V/Ice Hockey 

February 17
 9:00a @ TBD - B/V/Indoor Track
 9:00a @ TBD - G/V/Indoor Track
 February 18
VACATION
12:30p EVENT UPDATE -- @ Mount Everett Reg. HS - B/V/Ice Hockey 


February 20
 3:00p @ South Hadley HS - B/V/Ice Hockey 
 4:00p Northampton HS - B/F/Basketball 
 5:30p @ Frontier Regional School - G/JV/Basketball 
 5:30p @ Northampton HS - B/JV/Basketball 
 7:00p @ Northampton HS - B/V/Basketball 
 7:30p @ Frontier Regional School - G/V/Basketball

February 21
 8:00p EVENT UPDATE -- @ Agawam HS - B/V/Ice Hockey 

February 23
 9:00a @ TBD - B/V/Indoor Track 
 9:00a @ TBD - G/V/Indoor Track 


Tuesday, February 12, 2019


 Day 5
 E Period Lunch             
 Drop D

  • Valentine’s Day is on Thursday, and the Class of 2019 wants to help you show a little extra love on that day in the form of carnations and Hershey kisses delivered to your (special and ordinary) friends and your favorite teachers. Order flowers or candy for anyone at lunch today and we'll deliver them during A Period on the Thursday the 14th. See you at lunch!
  • Schools for Africa will meet TODAY after school in room 147 (Ms Cissé's room). New members are always welcome.

  • IMPORTANT MCAS ANNOUNCEMENT FOR 10TH GRADE STUDENTS:  Please be sure to bring your charged Chrome Book to Advisory on Thursday.  You will need it for an MCAS tutorial that day.

  • The girls swimming killed it at the Central/West Sectional Meet on Sunday and ended up securing the 6th place spot in the team scoring in all of central and western mass despite being one of the smallest teams there. They had many top 8 places in individual events. Fabulous meet!!  Go Canes!!!

  • The last day to sign up for the Theater Company field trip to see Sleep No More - the immersive theater adaptation of Macbeth - is this Thursday.  See Mr. Bechtold with any questions. 

  • JETS Club: The Big Day is Saturday, March 16, but we have not yet collected much of the money needed to register all our teams! Please get your registration fees into Ms. Blauner, Room 223. That would be a check made out to ARHS-JETS with YOUR NAME in the memo line. If you would like to request a fee waiver, please see Ms Blauner (or email her)
  • Important Announcement for Seniors: We will begin sending out mid-year reports to colleges Tuesday morning.  If there is a problem with your mid-year report, you must notify Mrs. Garrity in the Guidance Office by 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, and we will hold submission of your report until the required changes are made.

  • Feeling stuck on where to start when it comes to writing a great paper? Come to the first monthly mini-writing workshop in the library TODAY, Tuesday, February 12th from 2:30-3pm. We'll be tackling how to break down research questions--and how to create your own--in a fun and informal workshop open to all students. Questions? See Ms. Lewis in Rm 141 or Ms. Stocker in the library for more info!  
  • Best Buddies, a national organization dedicated to promoting friendship between individuals of all abilities, will be meeting on Tuesdays from 2:30-3:30pm in the cafeteria and occasionally move to the community.  The first meeting, for example, was a trip to Glazed Donuts.  If you like friendship, fun, and the occasional maple cream donut, this could be the club for you!  Please contact Mr. Kusek at kusekc@arps.org for more information.



**ATHLETICS**




February 12
 9:00a PVIAC Ski Individual Championships (make-up 2/13) - B/V/Skiing - Alpine
 9:00a PVIAC Ski Individual Championships (make-up 2/13) - G/V/Skiing - Alpine
 9:00a ALPINE SKI INDIVIDUALS 
 5:30p Putnam Voc/Tech Academy - B/JV/Basketball
 5:30p @ Putnam Voc/Tech Academy - B/F/Basketball 
 7:00p Putnam Voc/Tech Academy - B/V/Basketball 

February 14
 5:30p Palmer HS - G/JV/Basketball
 7:00p Palmer HS - G/V/Basketball 

February 15
 5:30p Holyoke HS - B/JV/Basketball 
 5:30p @ Holyoke HS - B/F/Basketball 
 7:00p Holyoke HS - B/V/Basketball 

February 16
11:00a Baystate Academy Charter Public School - G/JV/Basketball
12:30p Baystate Academy Charter Public School - G/V/Basketball 
 1:00p @ Berkshire School - B/V/Skiing - Nordic 
 1:00p @ Berkshire School - G/V/Skiing - Nordic 
 6:00p BOYS & GIRLS SWIMMING - STATES
 6:30p Chicopee Comprehensive HS - B/JV/Ice Hockey
 7:30p EVENT UPDATE -- Chicopee Comprehensive HS - B/V/Ice Hockey 

February 17
 9:00a @ TBD - B/V/Indoor Track
 9:00a @ TBD - G/V/Indoor Track
 February 18
VACATION
12:30p EVENT UPDATE -- @ Mount Everett Reg. HS - B/V/Ice Hockey 


February 20
 3:00p @ South Hadley HS - B/V/Ice Hockey 
 4:00p Northampton HS - B/F/Basketball 
 5:30p @ Frontier Regional School - G/JV/Basketball 
 5:30p @ Northampton HS - B/JV/Basketball 
 7:00p @ Northampton HS - B/V/Basketball 
 7:30p @ Frontier Regional School - G/V/Basketball

February 21
 8:00p EVENT UPDATE -- @ Agawam HS - B/V/Ice Hockey 

February 23
 9:00a @ TBD - B/V/Indoor Track 
 9:00a @ TBD - G/V/Indoor Track 

Monday, February 11, 2019

 Day 4
 E Period Lunch                           
 Drop C

  • Important Announcement for Seniors: We will begin sending out mid-year reports to colleges Tuesday morning.  If there is a problem with your mid-year report, you must notify Mrs. Garrity in the Guidance Office by 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, and we will hold submission of your report until the required changes are made.
  • Feeling stuck on where to start when it comes to writing a great paper? Come to the first monthly mini-writing workshop in the library tomorrow, Tuesday, February 12th from 2:30-3pm. We'll be tackling how to break down research questions--and how to create your own--in a fun and informal workshop open to all students. Questions? See Ms. Lewis in Rm 141 or Ms. Stocker in the library for more info!  
  • Since the official abolition of slavery in 1865, not one resolution formally apologizing for centuries of systematic and entrenched oppression has passed both chambers of Congress, including efforts to do so in 2009. Why has America not apologized for slavery, and what role would a state apology play in addressing historical injustice and healing divides? 
    Join Critical Connections this Wednesday, February 13th from 7-9 PM at the Jones Library 
    for a conversation with former White House fellow Dr. Ted Johnson. Refreshments will be served. Questions? Email Leif Maynard or Ms. Camera (NOT A SCHOOL SPONSORED EVENT)
  • Reports card will be handed out to all students during the 10 minutes Advisory at the end of the day today.  After getting your report cards, 12th graders please fill out the superlatives survey, 11th & 10th graders who have not picked a presenter to watch on Career Day, please make your choices during the short Advisory. And 9th graders, congratulations for making it through your first semester of high school!  
  • Best Buddies, a national organization dedicated to promoting friendship between individuals of all abilities, will be meeting on Tuesdays from 2:30-3:30pm in the cafeteria and occasionally move to the community.  The first meeting, for example, was a trip to Glazed Donuts.  If you like friendship, fun, and the occasional maple cream donut, this could be the club for you!  Please contact Mr. Kusek at kusekc@arps.org for more information.
  • Readers! The next meeting of The Lit Club will be TODAY, February 11th at 3:00 in Rm. 174 (Mr. Despres). We'll have snacks, reading discussion,and group writing exercises!  
**ATHLETICS**
February 11
 5:30p @ Monson HS - G/JV/Basketball 
 7:00p @ Monson HS - G/V/Basketball 

February 12
 9:00a PVIAC Ski Individual Championships (make-up 2/13) - B/V/Skiing - Alpine
 9:00a PVIAC Ski Individual Championships (make-up 2/13) - G/V/Skiing - Alpine
 9:00a ALPINE SKI INDIVIDUALS 
 5:30p Putnam Voc/Tech Academy - B/JV/Basketball
 5:30p @ Putnam Voc/Tech Academy - B/F/Basketball 
 7:00p Putnam Voc/Tech Academy - B/V/Basketball 

February 14
 5:30p Palmer HS - G/JV/Basketball
 7:00p Palmer HS - G/V/Basketball 

February 15
 5:30p Holyoke HS - B/JV/Basketball 
 5:30p @ Holyoke HS - B/F/Basketball 
 7:00p Holyoke HS - B/V/Basketball 

February 16
11:00a Baystate Academy Charter Public School - G/JV/Basketball
12:30p Baystate Academy Charter Public School - G/V/Basketball 
 1:00p @ Berkshire School - B/V/Skiing - Nordic 
 1:00p @ Berkshire School - G/V/Skiing - Nordic 
 6:00p BOYS & GIRLS SWIMMING - STATES
 6:30p Chicopee Comprehensive HS - B/JV/Ice Hockey
 7:30p EVENT UPDATE -- Chicopee Comprehensive HS - B/V/Ice Hockey 
February 17
 9:00a @ TBD - B/V/Indoor Track
 9:00a @ TBD - G/V/Indoor Track
 February 18
VACATION
12:30p EVENT UPDATE -- @ Mount Everett Reg. HS - B/V/Ice Hockey 


February 20
 3:00p @ South Hadley HS - B/V/Ice Hockey 
 4:00p Northampton HS - B/F/Basketball 
 5:30p @ Frontier Regional School - G/JV/Basketball 
 5:30p @ Northampton HS - B/JV/Basketball 
 7:00p @ Northampton HS - B/V/Basketball 
 7:30p @ Frontier Regional School - G/V/Basketball

February 21
 8:00p EVENT UPDATE -- @ Agawam HS - B/V/Ice Hockey 

February 23
 9:00a @ TBD - B/V/Indoor Track 
 9:00a @ TBD - G/V/Indoor Track