News From Across ARPS

Maria Geryk, Superintendent of the Amherst, Pelham andAmherst-Pelham Regional Schools, is pleased to announce that Dr. RonaldFerguson will visit Amherst for a full day of events on Wednesday, March28, 2012.  Based at Harvard University since 1983, Dr. Ferguson is anationally renowned expert on the racial achievement gap.

In addition to working with district teachers, administrators andstudents throughout the day, Dr. Ferguson will be the featured speakerat a public forum from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on March 28 in the AmherstRegional High School Auditorium at 21 Mattoon Street, Amherst. ... Read More

Seven years ago, Wildwood Elementary School Librarian, ElaineDonoghue, realized that she was not able to purchase and sufficientlysupply the school with the necessary books on the budget allotted toher. That year, the book budget was staggeringly cut from $6,000 to amere $1,200!

“I realized that I could never adequately supply the books for the students and staff with this little money,” Donoghue said.

A solution came in the form of student participation. A parentsuggested to Donoghue that they attempt a read-a-thon to raise the moneyneeded and without hesitation the Wildwood... Read More

Reporter: Isa Braun

Seven years ago, Wildwood Elementary School Librarian, ElaineDonoghue, realized that she was not able to purchase and sufficientlysupply the school with the necessary books on the budget allotted toher. That year, the book budget was staggeringly cut from $6,000 to amere $1,200!

“I realized that I could never adequately supply the books for the students and staff with this little money,” Donoghue said.

A solution came in the form of student participation. A parentsuggested to Donoghue that they attempt a read-a-thon to raise the moneyneeded and... Read More

See also the PSA on AmherstMedia about First Day.

The First Day Celebration is scheduled for Thursday, September 1 onthe Amherst Town Common from 5:30-7pm. Families, teachers and communityleaders will gather in a unified show of support for the Amherst-PelhamRegional Public Schools.

Superintendent of Schools, Maria Geryk, invites all families toattend this event. “The First Day Celebration is a wonderful communitytradition. It celebrates the people and programs which make our schoolsso great. The sole purpose of this event is to foster community spiritand demonstrate... Read More

See also the PSA on AmherstMedia about First Day.

The First Day Celebration is scheduled for Thursday, September 1 onthe Amherst Town Common from 5:30-7pm. Families, teachers and communityleaders will gather in a unified show of support for the Amherst-PelhamRegional Public Schools.

Superintendent of Schools, Maria Geryk, invites all families toattend this event. “The First Day Celebration is a wonderful communitytradition. It celebrates the people and programs which make our schoolsso great. The sole purpose of this event is to foster community spiritand demonstrate... Read More

See also the PSA on AmherstMedia about Safe Seats for Kids.

The Amherst-Pelham Regional Public Schools are proud to partner withthe Amherst Police Department to announce a new safety initiative “SafeSeats for Kids”.

New infant car seats and booster seats are available free of chargeto income-eligible families in the Amherst-Pelham Regional PublicSchools. Amherst Police Department will distribute car seats and conductcar safety inspections during the last week of August.

Police Chief Scott Livingstone and the APD utilized the ExecutiveOffice Safety Grant to obtain $4000... Read More

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