Chromebooks for almost all

The money which would have been used to replace laptop carts at ARHS has gone instead to a one-to-one initiative in which every student in grades nine, 10, and 11 has an opportunity to...

Girls’ Leadership Forum a success

The last decades of the twentieth century have produced inspiring examples of women’s leadership, from Malala Yousafzai, who advocates for women’s education in Pakistan, to Emma Gonzalez, a teenage girl from Parkland, Florida, who...

How effective is the new firewall?

Approximately two years ago, Amherst Regional High School implemented a new firewall that made it harder to access previously unblocked websites and apps. Amherst District IT Manager Jerry Champagne says that the new firewall...

Exempt or not exempt? You decide

As the school year winds to a close for seniors, many realize they may be exempt from exams for the first (and last) time in their high school careers. They have to meet certain...

As Schools Match Wits wins big

On June 9, on WGBY, the final episode of “As Schools Match Wits” aired, and ARHS took the crown, winning the championship against Northampton High. The team was undefeated all season. “The finals [leading...

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,...

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...