News From Across ARPS

The current last day of school for the year is Friday, June 14, 2019.  If there are any more snow days, this date will be updated.

¿Ha escuchado del nuevo Programa de Lenguaje Dual en Fort River comenzando este otoño?

Have you heard about the new Fort River Dual Language Program starting in Kindergarten next fall?

Check out these fliers about the program!

ARHS seniors will have the opportunity to participate in the Reality Fair, sponsored by UMassFive and Greenfield Community College, on Thursday, March 21. This is great opportunity to learn more about financial literacy, jobs, and local resources. Learn more about Reality Fair here. 

Many thanks to the ARHS MSAN Scholars for all of their hard work formulating and implementing an action plan focused on mental health education this year - their advocacy resulted in a Mental Health Day for ARHS on Tuesday, March 12, featuring an all-school assembly with six mental health professionals of color. We are grateful to them for amplifying conversations about mental health, and bringing in such incredible speakers. Thank you!

The Amherst School Committee thanks everyone in the community who attended feedback sessions and/or completed feedback forms regarding submission of the MSBA Statement of Interest. A full report of the feedback is available here.  The Committee voted unanimously on March 11, 2019 to approve submission of the SOIs for both Fort River and Wildwood.  The next step in the process is for the Amherst Town Council to discuss and vote on submission.

The sustainability class at Summit Academy is now growing organic salad greens, microgreens, basil, and parsley in our new 4-tier EvanLee grow rack. We had our first harvest of microgreens on Monday March 11th, which was enjoyed as part of the Summit Academy salad bar during lunch. Students in the class are not only growing produce from seed to table, but are also getting the experience of running a small business.  The class created a business plan which is in the early stages of implementation. The class plans to sell part of our produce to the district food services department to be... Read More

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