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UPCOMING EVENTS

Welcome to AMHERST REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL



  • Consent Week:  Students will learn about healthy and positive communication in relationships during Consent Week, from February 9 - 13. The core message is that everybody deserves to be asked first, so that nobody is touched in any way that they don’t want to be touched.  Read more about Consent Week.

  • Progress Reports: Term 2 progress reports will be distributed in a 5-minute advisory at the end of the day on Thursday, January 26.

  • ARHS on Honor Roll Live!  ARHS was recently featured on ABC40's Honor Roll Live with enthusiastic participation by our performing arts groups, clubs, and sports teams.  If you missed the live broadcast, you can see clips at http://www.wggb.com/2015/01/23/today-on-abc40-honor-roll-live-amherst-reg-high/.

  • ARHS Math Review Update: The Superintendent has approved the Interactive Math Program(IMP)  to become the high school math curriculum.  The recommendation will take effect this fall with the incoming 9th grade class.

    Parent/guardian meetings: On Monday, December 8, a meeting was held to guide parents/guardians through the math curricula currently under review for adoption at ARHS. The meeting started with a brief presentation of the review process to this point. The majority of meeting was dedicated to a guided exploration of the curricula.

    On Wednesday, December 17, parents/guardians had an opportunity to see potential math course sequences (Integrated or Traditional) and course names for grades 9 to 12. Parents/guardians were asked to provide comments for the ARHS math department.

    On Wednesday, January 21, a final meeting was held to present the math department's curriculum recommendation for the 2015-16 school year and potential course titles.

    To see past presentations, information about the ARHS Math review, and answers to frequently asked questions please visit: http://www.arps.org/academics/teaching_and_learning/current_curriculum_work

    If you have questions please contact Jane Mudie, ARHS Math Department Head, at mudiej@arps.org.

  • ARHS has been selected to participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as The Nation's Report Card. This assessment, administered by the U.S. Department of Education, allows educators, parents, and legislators to compare the student achievement of Massachusetts with other states and the nation. Fifty of our seniors will be assessed in mathematics, reading and science on February 2, 2015.

    See more information about The Nation’s Report Card.

  • SEPAC Newsletter:  See the December newsletter from the Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC).

  • Possible Cyberbullying Venue:  See this letter from Principal Mark Jackson about the "After School" phone app.(Spanish version)

  • School Climate Survey: Students took a school climate survey on Friday, December 12 in Advisory. See a letter about the survey from School Climate Coordinator Maureen Fleming.

  • Incident Reporting: We have established an electronic form for anonymous reporting of any incident that potentially harms the community or members of the community.  The Dean of Students is the immediate recipient of information submitted by the form and has the responsibility to pursue leads and involve the Amherst Police Department, as necessary. To clarify, the dean will not know the identity of those who provide information via the electronic form.

    Reports can also be sent to reportit@arps.org.  Reports sent to this address are not anonymous.

I support this recommendation wholeheartedly. Debates about math play out in a predictable way - the jousting revolves around whether kids should be computationally proficient or whether they should be able to use their knowledge in applied, real world situations....I hope you can see where this is going....The real challenge is to enable kids to do both well. In the current math vernacular, this is a 'balanced' approach to math instruction. In my judgment, IMP gives us the best chance to be balanced.

 Read more from Mark Jackson' s journal...

FeAtURES

ARHS Junior Wins Violin Concerto Competition
Posted on 11/05/2014
Junior Sasha Yakub has been named winner of the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra's Concerto competition.   READ MORE...
ARHS Senior Selected as National Hispanic Recognition Scholar
Posted on 10/30/2014
ARHS Senior Sebastian Stiles-Sieracki has been selected as a 2015 National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar.  READ MORE...
ARHS Volleyball Coach Inducted into Hall of Fame
Posted on 10/24/2014
Amherst Regional's Kacey Schmitt was inducted into the Massachusetts Girls Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014.  READ MORE...
3 ARHS Students Named as Outstanding Participants in the 2015 National Achievement Scholarship Program
Posted on 10/23/2014
Seniors Ethan Bakuli, Sajo Jefferson and Rory Lambert-Wright have been named Outstanding Participants in the National Achievement Scholarship program.  READ MORE...
ARHS Coach Wins 40 in a Row
Posted on 10/22/2014
With a recent defaut of Westfield High School, JVA Boys Soccer Coach Paul Ribeiro has reached a milestone: 40 consecutive wins.  READ MORE...
27 ARHS Seniors Named Commended Students by National Merit Scholarship Corporation
Posted on 10/16/2014
27 ARHS seniors have received a letter of commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.  READ MORE...
ARHS Dance Program Featured on AmherstMedia
Posted on 10/16/2014
Teacher Tracy Vernon and senior Xavia Perkins repesented the ARHS Dance Program on a recent episode of Voices from Our Schools.  READ MORE...
ARHS Chorale Featured on Television Special
Posted on 10/13/2014
As top vote getter in season four of WGBY's Together in Song series, the ARHS Chorale earned the honor of their own half-hour musical program on the local public television station.  READ MORE...
ARHS Alum Sings at Fenway Park
Posted on 10/01/2014
Michelle Brooks-Thompson, ARHS Class of 2001, sang the National Anthem at the most recent Yankees-Red Sox game at Fenway Park. She also sang the soul classic "Respect" to retiring Yankee Derek Jeter.  READ MORE...
ARHS Track Stars Compete at Nationals!
Posted on 06/13/2014
Eight members of the Amherst Regional Boys' Track and Field team coached by David Thompson headed to Greensboro, North Carolina, for the New Balance National Outdoor Track and Field Championships from June 13-15.   READ MORE...
ARHS English Teacher Receives Award from Williams College
Posted on 06/09/2014
Sara Barber-Just has been awarded the 2014 Olmstead Prize for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching from Williams College.  READ MORE...
ARHS Art Students Participate in Memory Project 2014
Posted on 06/02/2014
In the Memory Project, art students create portraits for children and teens around the world who have been neglected, orphaned, or disadvantaged  READ MORE...
ARHS Alum Wins Coveted Pulitzer Prize in Drama
Posted on 04/15/2014
Annie Baker, class of 1999, has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her play The Flick.  READ MORE...
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