This has been an outstanding year for Amherst Regional High School’s JETS Engineering Club. The club entered five teams (40 students, grades 9-12) into the national Test of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science (TEAM+S) and won Best in State at both the 9th/10th grade and 11th/12th grade level. All six teams finished in the top 10% nationally. Our top finishing 11th/12th grade team consisted of seniors Brody Lynch, Liam Brandt, Michael Kamlarz, Jonathan Hosea, Solomon Rueschemeyer-Bailey, Dennis Shen, Nathaniel Corp, and Jacob Kaplan. Our top finishing 9th/10th grade team consisted of 10th graders John Dinsmore, Alvaro Borrell, Doug Eveleigh, Aleksa Kosanovic, Alexandra Patton, Eric Thompson-Martin, Nathan Ji, and 9th grader Tim Demling.
ARHS has competed in the TEAM+S competition since 1989. TEAM+S is a national high school academic competition formally sponsored by the Junior Engineering Technical Society and recently taken over by the Technology Student Association. More than 1,000 teams of students compete every year in a fun and fast-paced competition that inspires creativity, teamwork, critical thinking and valuable insight into the world of engineering. The theme of this year’s competition was “Engineering the Tools of Innovation.” It challenged students to use their engineering and design skills to address pressing issues currently faced by computing and information technology industries.
See flyer for more information about this presentation and shadow opportunity.
The science department at Amherst Regional High School is currently selecting a new textbook to use in our AP Biology course. As part of this process we would like to invite the public to evaluate and comment on the textbooks that are being considered. The textbooks will be on display at the Jones Library and the front office of the High School until March 31. The public is welcome to review and comment on the books at either of these two locations.
The PGO February 2015 presentation to the PGO on the master schedule transition was made by Interim Assistant Principal Mike Thompson. Supporting documents were distributed. These are being posted here again, for reference, as the schools consider consolidation.
Congratulations to the four seniors who were named as Semi-Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Competition, Alexander Hajir, Maia Hamin, Ngan (Theresa) Nguyen, and Katya Schwenk. Read the press release here.
Mark Jackson's Second Podcast on Consideration of Homework in the Transition to the Semester. 2/11/16
Mark Jackson's First Podcast on Transitioning to the Semester Schedule. 1/7/16