You are my 33nd graduating class.
And, it’s true that, after all these years, I know what emotions to expect when graduation nears.
The joy is a given. The promise and possibility you radiate keep people like me renewed. And I assume this is true for all career educators. We maintain our faith in the future as we annually watch young people like you replenish the planet.
But there is a flip side...an undercurrent of sadness that comes from the fact that, almost overnight, our paths will go from crossing daily to rarely, if ever again. You will head out and those of us back at school will, in your rear view mirrors, become smaller and ever smaller. Read more...
The As Schools Match Wits team is in the finals! Watch them compete for the coveted Collamore Cup on Saturday at 7pm on WGBY. Congrats to Daniel Kamlarz, Franklin Kostas, Daquaan Hamilton, Julian Clark, and Jared Kannel for a great season so far. .See earlier matches on the WGBY web site.
Congratulations to Taj-Amir Torres, winner of both the State Championship and the New England title in the 100-meter dash. Read about his outstanding performance as a sprinter.
Congratulations to ARHS College Counselor Myra Ross, recpient of the Thomas J. Caroll Award for 2013. Read about this honor for Ms. Ross.
ARHS Social Studies teacher Samantha Camera traveled to Pakistan as part of a state department grant intended to improve relations between the US and Pakistan. Read about the international conference and see pictures from Islamabad.
Congratulations to Missy Shea who has been named Business Educator of the Year by the Massachusetts Business Educators Association. Read about Ms. Shea’s outstanding accomplishments in her long career at ARHS.
ARHS art students recently participated in the Memory Project, where young artists create portraits of children from around the world and then send the portrait to the child. See pictures of the children holding the portrait created by an ARHS student. These photographs will also be on display in the ARHS lobby through the end of the year.
Congratulations to ARHS Girls Cross Country Coach Eric Nazar who has been named Coach of the Year in Western Massachusetts by the Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association. Selection criteria for the award include being an exemplary role model, being respected by peers and contributing to the sport beyond one’s own team.
Congratulations to the Boys Track Team for capturing the title at the Western/Central Massachusetts Division 1 Track and Field Championship. Read about the meet in the Daily Hampshire Gazette.
Check out the new ARHS Summer Reading Site!
Attention ARHS Alums-- our students have been scanning in yearbooks from years past. Check the yearbook archive-- yours might be there!
Don’t miss this year’s Goldbug! You may purchase a yearbook, if you haven’t done so already, for $65. Checks should be made payable to ARHS Yearbook. If you prefer a digital copy instead of a printed book, you can purchase one for $10.Questions? See Ms. Shea in room 143.
See ARHS seniors Irma Marroquin and Miguel Reda on the 22News coverage of our 7th Annual Latino Achievement Night.
Congratulations to the student artists who participated in the Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards this year. Over thirty ARHS students won awards for ceramics, drawings, paintings, photography, sculpture and printmaking. See a list of the award-wining artists.
The Open House for Ninth Graders will be held on August 22nd from 9am to 1 pm. Students may drop-in any time and should plan to stay for about an hour.
Please see the letter from Mr. Jackson about the new advisory program and bell schedule for 2013-2014.
See the latest episode of Voices from Our Schools on AmherstMedia featuring summer programs at ARHS.
Project Backpack 2013 is now actively underway and seeking donations from the community to reach our goal of 900 backpacks. Find out how you can be a part of this initiative to help students start the school year with a new backpack filled with supplies.
The Amherst, Pelham and Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committees invite input from the community for their annual evaluation of Superintendent Maria Geryk. The superintendent is evaluated on four standards, and all feedback should be performance-based on those standards (available here). Feedback should be emailed to Superintendent Evaluation Feedback and will be received by all members of the three School Committees. The deadline for submission is 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 13th.