Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

October 18th, 2017
Today is Early Release Day
Day 5
Drop D
F Period Lunch
1st  lunch   -  9:58 -   10:28
2nd lunch   - 10:28 -  10:58
3rd  lunch   - 10:58  - 11:28

Please see sports schedule listed below for Monday Oct.16th - Saturday Oct.21st, 2017
(The sports schedule is listed at the end of today's announcements)

Staff Announcement
Attention Teachers with A period classes.  Please find picture packages in your mailbox, and distribute to your students in your A period class today.  Thank you.

Today's Announcements:
If students need a place to study this afternoon before athletics/activities begin at 3 pm, they can report to room 154.  Please arrive by 12:30 pm.

October 23rd is photo retake day for any students and staff who did not have their picture taken for their I.D. 

International Student's Club will meet in room 145 at 3PM on Thursday!  New members always welcome.

Math Olympiad.   If you've signed up for the Math Olympiad  on Thursday Oct 19th, report to Room 308 at the beginning of B period. 

Can't believe it!  Winter sports registration is already open!  Register early!  Check with the health room to be sure you are all cleared to participate!  Register online at FamilyID.

Important Memory Project meeting after school Thursday in #208. All members should attend. We will be taking the yearbook photo as well as individual artist photos, but more importantly you will each receive your child assignment. If you cannot make the meeting please see Mr. Stauder.

A college rep from Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise will be here today at 8:00 AM.  If you are interested in Fashion, Visual Arts, Graphics, Interior Design, Social Media or Entertainment,  FIDM teaches the creative and business skills need for the industry. Get a pink pass in guidance.

Environmental Action Club will meet after school on Thursday, October 19 in Dr. Fownes' room (224).

Come support the ARHS Chorale by eating homemade lasagna and hearing some great music during their annual Lasagna Dinner on October 19th! Seatings are at 5, 6, and 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 for students, staff, and seniors, and $12 for other adults. The earlier seatings may come close to selling out; you can reserve your spot by purchasing them in advance during lunch through Thursday.

Are you interested in social justice? Would you like to do some anti-racism work? Would you like to help out in a current humanitarian crisis? Then come make a difference for the people of Puerto Rico, many of whom, right this moment, are hungry and have no clean water to drink! We'll do relevant work that will make a difference. Please join us every Tuesday at 3:00 PM in Ms. Vicente's room, 146: LATINOS UNIDOS POR PUERTO RICO. 

Come tonight to learn everything you don’t already know about financial aid.  The presentation, by representatives from the UMass and Amherst College financial aid offices will begin at 7:00 in the cafeteria.  Bring your questions.

Seniors: Very few of you have signed up for the November 2 FAFSA completion evening.  If you even think you might attend, please go to and sign up – TODAY!

Non School Sponsored
American unity and civil dialogue are all but dead in our age of hyper-polarized politics. Is there a truly effective path toward reconciliation? Join Columbia professor of conflict studies Peter Coleman this Thursday, Oct. 19th from 7-9 PM at the Amherst Bangs Center for a refreshing and nuanced perspective. Free admission. Sponsored by Critical Connections.

The sports schedule is listed below:

Monday Oct. 16th

§  3:00p @ Palmer HS - B/V/Golf - Team 
§   4:00p EVENT UPDATE-- @ Ludlow HS - B/F/Soccer 
§   4:00p @ Ludlow HS - B/JV/Soccer 
 6:30p EVENT UPDATE-- Ludlow HS - B/V/Soccer 

Tuesday, Oct. 17th

§  Chicopee HS - G/V/Cross Country
§  West Springfield HS - B/V/Cross Country
§   3:45p Chicopee HS - B/V/Cross Country
§   4:00p Granby Jr./Sr. HS- G/JV/Soccer 
§   4:00p @ East Longmeadow HS - G/F/Volleyball 
§   4:00p @ Franklin County Tech. School - G/V/Field Hockey 
§   4:00p West Springfield HS - G/V/Cross Country
§   4:30p EVENT UPDATE-- @ Mahar Regional School - G/MS/Field Hockey 
§   5:00p @ East Longmeadow HS - G/JV/Volleyball 
§   5:30p Granby Jr./Sr. HS - G/V/Soccer 
 6:00p @ East Longmeadow HS - G/V/Volleyball 

Wednesday, Oct. 18th

Pioneer Valley Regional School - B/V/Golf - Team§  12:00p EARLY RELEASE DAY
    Thursday, Oct. 19th

-- Chicopee Comprehensive HS - G/V/Volleyball §   3:00p EVENT UPDATE-- @ Chicopee HS - B/V/Golf - Team 
§   4:00p @ Hilltown Cooperative Charter School - B/MS/Cross Country 
§   4:00p @ Hilltown Cooperative Charter School - G/MS/Cross Country 
§   5:00p Chicopee Comprehensive HS - G/F/Volleyball 
§   5:00p EVENT UPDATE-- Chicopee Comprehensive HS - G/JV/Volleyball 
§   5:30p EVENT UPDATE-- @ Pioneer Valley Regional School - G/JV/Field Hockey 

Friday, October 20th, 2017
§   5:00p EVENT UPDATE-- @ Southwick Regional School - G/JV/Soccer 
§   6:00p EVENT UPDATE-- @ Southwick Regional School - G/V/Soccer 
 7:00p @ Lee Middle and HS - B/V/F