Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

October 25, 2017
Day 3
Drop B
Lunch - E Period

Please see sports scheduled listed below for Monday October 23rd  -  Sunday, October 29th, 2017
(The sports schedule is listed at the end of today's announcements)

If you are a senior interested in learning more about Westfield State University, think about going to the ARHS field trip there on Thursday, November 16, to learn about their excellent academic & extra curricular programs. It includes a free credit-bearing summer program and a support system for students during all four years of college.  If this sounds good to you, please see Mrs. Cappelli in guidance by this Friday to put your name on a list of interested students. 

Juniors and Seniors - if you have an interest in Social Work you are invited to attend a special Informational Luncheon describing the Social Work Program at Western New England University on Sunday, November 12th, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. See the bulletin board in Guidance for information.

The ARHS Writer’s Society is holding a meeting this Thursday October 26th at 3:00pm in room 141. Whether you write short stories, poetry, novels, essays, and/or memoirs you’ll love the activities we have in store. In this upcoming meeting, we will journey through our school and create pieces from the murals in our hallways. If you have plans, cancel them! And if you really can’t make it, contact Sophia at and Kayara at for more information.


November 1 is quickly approaching.  If you are applying early and want to ensure that your school application materials are sent on time, you should have already done ALL of the following.  If you have not completed any of these steps, do it TODAY!  Failure to do so could result in late submissions!

1. In Naviance, request the teachers who will be writing your recommendations.
2. List each school in Naviance to which you are applying early, and make sure that a      deadline date is indicated. 
3. Request a transcript for each school in Naviance.
4.  Complete the FERPA Waiver in your Common App and match it to your Naviance         Account.
5. List Common Application schools in your Common Application.
If you have any questions or need help with anything, see Mrs. Tracy in room 309 or Mrs. Cappelli in Guidance as soon as possible

Boys Basketball Pre-Season Informational Meeting - There will be a boys' basketball pre-season informational meeting on Thursday, October 26th @ 3 p.m. in Room 114.

Yearbook order forms are due next Friday, October 27. Please put order forms and check in the yearbook drop box outside the cafeteria. Yearbooks are $50 unless you get free or reduced lunch in which case yearbooks are $45 or $40.

Seniors! Yearbook portraits are due Friday the 27th of October. Please email them to If you don't submit a photo, we'll be happy to use your school ID photo in the yearbook. If you haven't sent us a baby picture, please do so. If you don't send us a baby photos, we'll use your freshman ID portrait. Thanks!

Over the next two weeks the International Students Club will be raising money for UNICEF.  Please support this campaign by placing any amount into the orange Trick-or-Treat collection boxes that club members are carrying around. If every student donated one dollar we could provide 100 families with clean water.  Donate today!

There will be a preseason Swimming and Diving Meeting for RETURNING athletes on Thursday Oct 26 @ 3:30 p.m. in Room 117This is a mandatory meeting!  If you can't make it you must email Coach Albertine or speak with her directly.  New athletes are welcome to attend but Coach Albertine will be having a separate informational meeting for new, "interested",  returning swimmers, and parents in a couple weeks.

Please see the sports schedule below:
§   4:00p West Springfield HS - B/F/Soccer
§   4:30p Holyoke HS - G/V/Field Hockey
§   5:00p Frontier Regional School - G/MS/Volleyball
§   5:00p EVENT UPDATE-- Frontier Regional School - G/JV/Volleyball 
§   5:00p @ West Springfield HS - B/JV/Soccer 
§   6:00p EVENT UPDATE-- Frontier Regional School - G/V/Volleyball
 7:00p @ West Springfield HS - B/V/Soccer 

§   4:00p West Springfield HS - B/F/Soccer
§   4:30p Holyoke HS - G/V/Field Hockey
§   5:00p Frontier Regional School - G/MS/Volleyball
§   5:00p EVENT UPDATE-- Frontier Regional School - G/JV/Volleyball 
§   5:00p @ West Springfield HS - B/JV/Soccer 
§   6:00p EVENT UPDATE-- Frontier Regional School - G/V/Volleyball
§   7:00p @ West Springfield HS - B/V/Soccer 


§   3:45p @ Westfield HS - B/V/Cross Country 
§   3:45p @ Westfield HS - G/V/Cross Country 
§   5:00p EVENT UPDATE-- Hampshire Regional HS- G/JV/Soccer 
§   5:00p EVENT UPDATE-- @ East Longmeadow HS - G/F/Volleyball 
§   6:30p EVENT UPDATE-- Hampshire Regional HS - G/V/Soccer 

§   4:00p Deerfield Academy - G/JV/Volleyball 
§   5:00p Deerfield Academy - G/V/Volleyball
§   7:00p Belchertown HS - G/V/Field Hockey 

§   4:00p EVENT UPDATE-- Minnechaug Reg. HS - B/F/Soccer 
§   4:00p EVENT UPDATE-- Minnechaug Reg. HS - B/JV/Soccer 

§   4:00p EVENT UPDATE-- Holyoke HS - G/JV/Soccer 
§   4:00p EVENT UPDATE-- Holyoke HS - G/V/Soccer 
§   5:00p EVENT UPDATE-- Longmeadow HS - G/F/Volleyball 
§   5:00p EVENT UPDATE-- Longmeadow HS - G/JV/Volleyball 
§   6:00p EVENT UPDATE-- Longmeadow HS - G/V/Volleyball 
§   6:00p EVENT UPDATE-- @ Minnechaug Reg. HS - B/V/Soccer 
§   7:00p Mount Greylock Regional HS - B/V/Football