Monday, June 12, 2017


Field Day is a school wide event that allows the entire school to get outside for sun and fun. It is a highlight of the entire year for students, staff, and families! In the morning, students will participate in field day activities together in multi-aged groups to build school unity across grades. 

We need MANY, MANY MORE parent volunteers to make field day a huge success. Parents can volunteer as an activity station worker or a group leader; parents can also help set up or clean up. 

Volunteers can sign up at or by by emailing Rebecca Kennedy at or Tim Hope at

South Amherst Community 4th of July Picnic

on Tuesday, July 4th

Don't miss Amherst's longest running Independence Day tradition! The morning kicks off with a parade - awards given for best decorated tricycle, bicycle, and best costumes. There will be many fun and friendly games and competitions throughout the morning. Bring your picnic lunch and enjoy a wonderful community celebration. Free lemonade! Free watermelon! Free ice cream!

Click here for printable flyer and please spread the word!

AR[T]HS Show through June 12

Amherst Regional High School’s AR[T]HS exhibit showcases juried work from all of the Art Department’s areas of study: Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Digital Photo, 2D & 3D Foundations, Printmaking, Art Portfolio and Sculpture.

AR[T]HS will be on display at The Eli Marsh Gallery, 105 Fayerweather Hall, Amherst College, from June 8th-June 12h. Gallery hours are from 9 am to 5 pm, every day, Sat & Sun 10-4pm.

This is the ninth annual “AR[T]HS” exhibit hosted by the ARHS Art Department and showcases the artwork by more than 200 students. It is a great way for future students to learn about the art electives. Seeing examples of nearly every assignment in every class gives students a great sense of what is offered at ARHS. The student work is guaranteed to take your breath away!

Attention 6th Grade Families: Fall Sports Registration Open Now

Online fall sports registration is now open. Ensure a smooth start to the fall season by registering NOW. Current sport physical forms should be on file with the school nurse before the first day of tryouts. Please call the nurse's office at the high school at 362-1743. Questions for middle school registrants please contact the middle school nurse at 362-1975.


You’ll need to set up an account with FamilyID,  if you don’t already have an account.  Any technical questions with this program please call the 888# at the top of the FamilyID screen. They are very helpful.

By submitting registration forms electronically you and your child are acknowledging that you have both read the documents and you will adhere to the MIAA/Amherst High School policies on these forms. By registering electronically you are fulfilling the signature requirements of registration.

Payment is due right away.  Payment is required to try out/practice/participate.  If there is a financial hardship, please contact Rich Ferro, the Athletic Director at

Payment can be done online or you can drop off your payment or mail to:

ARHS Athletics
Amherst Regional High School
21 Mattoon Street
Amherst, MA 01002
ATTN: Sports Registration
VERY IMPORTANT: Clearly write your child's name and sport in the MEMO of the check when you pay. 

HIGH SCHOOL - Football begins Friday, August 18th.  All sports other sports begin tryouts on Thursday, August 24th.  

MIDDLE SCHOOL - Middle School sports will begin the Tuesday after Labor Day.
Wednesday, August 23rd is Fall Sports Information Night for athletes and their parents/guardian.  Time:  6:30 p.m. in the High School Cafeteria.  Meet the coaches, get schedules, find out about practice schedules, etc.  Hope to see you there!

See for game times and to set up alerts for changes.  

Need specific sport information?  Please reach out to the coach.  Contact information for the coaches can be found under the high school “Sports” tab under the "Coaches contact Information" tab. 

Deadline for registration & payment is August 1st.

"Ready, Set, React" UMass Chemistry Demo Show on June 16

"Ready, Set, React" Chemistry Demo Show 

The Department of Chemistry invites students and their parents or guardians to our 4th Annual Chemistry Demonstration Show. There will be exciting explosions, colorful chemistry, and cool experiments! 

Click here to see the opening of last year's show!

Friday June 16, 2017 
7:00-9:00 pm 

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Integrated Sciences Building Room 135 
661 North Pleasant St 
Amherst MA 01373 

FREE and open to the public (not a university or school sponsored event).

To RSVP or to inquire for more information, please email website:

Monday, June 5, 2017

More Donations Needed for Bus/Van Driver & Crossing Guard Appreciation Breakfast on June 7

Bus/Van Driver & Crossing Guard Appreciation Breakfast

It's time to join the families of Fort River for an appreciation breakfast to say thank you to all of our drivers and crossing guards for everything they do to get our kids to and from school safely.

Sign up on Please Bring it to donate and help:

Thank you for making this a special morning for our safety professionals!

Mr. Lott is 2017 Winner of Roger L. Wallace Excellence in Teaching Award!

The Roger L. Wallace Excellence in Teaching Award Committee has announced that the recipient of this year's award is Stephen Lott, third grade teacher at Fort River. Mr. Lott was selected for this prestigious honor by a vote of his colleagues from across the elementary schools. Congratulations Mr. Lott!