This is a reminder that the Thanksgiving break begins on Wednesday, November 25, 2015. All schools will be closed on November 25, 26, 27 and 30. All students return to school on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Enjoy a restful holiday with friends and family.
ARMS Students Propose Re-Naming Columbus Day
Recently, several ARMS students presented their ideas about re-naming Columbus Day. Please see the link to this news story.
Warm Winter Clothing Drive
Please join the ARPS PGOs in collecting warm winter clothing for children and adults in our communities. Visit this link for more information.
Elementary Building Project Community Forum Presentation
On October 26, two community forums were held to share information and to hear feedback regarding the Elementary Building Project. Please visit this link to see the complete Powerpoint presentation from the forums. Revisioning Our Schools
For answers to frequently asked questions about the Amherst Elementary Building Project or the Merging ARMS & ARHS Project, please use the following links:
Amherst Elementary Building Project FAQ Document
7-12 Consolidation FAQ Document
2015-2016 Bus Routes
We are happy to welcome our students back to the 2015-2016 school year! Bus routes are complete and available for each of the schools here.
Amherst Together Releases Report
Amherst Together has released Perceptions, the report resulting from the "Amherst Together--UMass Engaged" project conducted from August 2014 to June 2015. The data included in the report was gathered through target population activities including a community-wide survey, interviews, and more. The report is available in its entirety here or by visiting the Amherst Together website at http://www.amhersttogether.org.
Google Mail is here!
We have now officially switched to Google Mail for all district email. The email addresses are still the same, firstname.lastname@example.org, but all email is sent and received by Google Mail. I have update all the web site links. If you are using mail on your device, please add a new mail account for Google mail, using yours ARPS email address and password.Thanks,Jerry ChampagneDirector of Information Systems
Nominations Sought for 2016-2017 ARPS Community-Building Award
The annual ARPS Community-Building Award honors two Amherst, Pelham or Amherst-Pelham Regional School District employees who "have helped to foster a sense of belonging among students and have helped to build bridges of understanding and acceptance among them." Awardees for the 2015-2016 school year were George Graiff, Pelham Custodian, and Kimberly Stender, Community Liaison. Nominations for 2016-2017 will be accepted at any time until June 30, 2016. More information about the award criteria is available here and nomination forms are available here.