Frugal living: what’s the cost?

Every day, students from ARHS stop at Dunkin Donuts or other coffee shops for their fix of delicious caffeine. This is not something I do, mostly because I’m too frugal to drop that much...

Students crushed to lose Foods

ARHS students were crushed by the announcement of all Foods and Culinary Arts classes being cut from the high school for good, due to budget cuts. The Culinary programs offered to students were one...

ARHS Preschool cut mourned

Due to a 1.1 million dollar budget to the district, a much-loved Preschool Program will be cut. “It was not an easy call,” Principal Mark Jackson said of the decision. “People love the Preschool,...

Summit Academy relocates to high school

Summit Academy is an Amherst-Pelham Regional “public day school” located on South East Street in Amherst, Mass., that provides a different path for students than that offered at the larger, more conventional main campus...

Scholastic Art and Writing Award winners

Twelve ARHS students were recently awarded honorable mentions and Gold and Silver Key awards in the 2018 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Kasey Bumgardner, Sophie Foulkes, Leija Helling, Amaya Lopez, Patricia Sittauer, Grace Spalding-Fecher,...

Spring musical a success

This spring’s musical, The Putnam County Spelling Bee was performed by the  ARHS theater department to rave reviews. A huge number of students from all over the school were involved. It was performed four...

IEPs, special ed explained

Most high school students feel stressed at some point each day, and often find their school work challenging.  Now, just imagine having an identified learning disability, too. Most learning disabilities are “invisible” and you...

Theater dept wins Sammy

In the midst of another successful theater season, the ARHS Theater Company will be acclaimed for its successes beyond the school community. On April 26, 2018, at 6 p.m., the Amherst Regional High School...

Social studies elective shift

The 2016-2017 school year began the phasing in of a new social studies curriculum, in which ninth graders take Global History One rather than World Civilizations. The 2018-2019 school year will be the first...

Anti-Islamophobia club open to all

According to a 2010 ABC News and Washington Post poll, only 37 percent of Americans had a favorable opinion of Islam, partly due to biased perceptions and misrepresentations of Muslims in politics, the media,...

Celtics win off ‘killer play’

The 2018 boys’ recreational basketball championship took place on March 11, 2018 at 4:05 p.m. in the high school gym. This year was the battle between the Bulls and the Celtics. The bleachers were...