Special Education Survey Deadline Extended to 3/29

Dear Parents/Guardians of Students with Special Education Services, This year the Amherst-Pelham Regional School District hired an independent consulting firm, Public Consulting Group (PCG) to conduct a survey of our special education services. The purpose of this survey is to follow up on the survey previously conducted by this firm and is part of our […]

ARMS volunteer info for 6th grade parents

Message from the ARMS PGO for 6th grade parents & guardians:   We are looking forward to your families joining ARMS in the fall, and wanted to share information about volunteer activities organized by the Amherst Regional Middle School (ARMS) Parent Guardian Organization. We hope you will consider getting involved. Our current year activities have included:       […]

Save The Date – Listening Sessions Regarding a Proposal and Application to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA)

Get details of the current proposal for state aid to build a new school for Amherst, and participate in a facilitated discussion to share your thoughts. Mark your calendars–more information to come soon! Amherst Town Councilors and Amherst School Committee members will be present at each of these meetings. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27: 3:30-5:30 P.M. AT […]

Amherst School Committee Update

January 18, 2019 The Amherst School Committee met last night to hear Dr. Morris’s proposal for getting to consensus on a Statement Of Interest (SOI) application to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) for aid in either replacing or renovating our aging elementary schools. The presentation reviewed our history of applying to the MSBA over […]

Please vote in the Florence Bank grant program for the ARPS PGO

Each year, Florence Bank gives away $100,000 to community non-profits through its Community Choice grants program. Florence Bank customers vote for the non-profit of their choice & all non-profits getting at least 50 votes receive a grant.  The non-profits receiving the most votes get up to $5,000(!) through this program. In 2017, the ARPS PGO […]

ARPS Warm Winter Coat and Clothing Share

Help everyone stay warm this winter! The Amherst schoolparent & guardian organizations (PGOs) are collecting winter coats & other warm outerwear for students (preK through 12th grade) & families. We are seeking donations of clean, gently-used winter outerwear: in ALL sizes (especially student sizes) * coats * snow pants * snow boots * hats * jackets * gloves/mittens *scarves * snowsuits   CROCKER FARM ELEMENTARY 280 West Street, 413-362-1600 Collection: Now until November 26th in the lobby & at the preschool entrance Distribution: November 27th & 28th (school […]

Press Release from Fort River School Building Committee Sept. 5 2018

Over the summer, the Fort River School Building Committee has continued to make progress with its feasibility study. The  results of the indoor air quality study performed by ATC Group Services of West Springfield showed that the levels of asbestos, bacteria, mold, and radon are within acceptable levels and similar to or below background/outside concentrations. […]

Audition for ALSCT Production of Peter Pan

Once again, Amherst Leisure Services Community Theater (ALSCT) is creating a fabulous, large-scale musical, with lavish sets and costumes, a full live orchestra, and enthusiastic audiences fill the 600-seat UMass Bowker Auditorium for nine performances in January. This year, we’ll be presenting PETER PAN, the beloved Broadway musical that has transfixed audiences for over one hundred years. We’re excited […]

Celebrate Amherst Block Party!

Join the fun and Celebrate Amherst! September 20th from 5 – 9 pm North Pleasant Street in Amherst Live Music • Street Food • Show Circus Acrobats • Entertainers • Dancers • UMass & Amherst College Basketball Teams • Children’s Activities • Community Learn more here: amherstdowntown.com • New BP Poster 2018 B

4th Annual SEPAC Stars in Our Schools Call for Nominations

Do you know of someone (student, parent, staff, community member, etc.) who you would like to recognize for their dedication, creativity, patience, and determination in helping students who receive special education to experience success? The Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools SEPAC encourages you to nominate such excellence in our learning community so that we may all publicly […]

Fort River School Building Committee Seeking Architectural Design Team

For More Information, Contact: Jonathan Salvon, Fort River School Building Committee, Chair fortriversbc@amherstma.gov​ On May 2, the Fort River School Building Committee released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the Fort River Elementary School Feasibility Study. The Building Committee will receive applications from architectural design teams interested in working with the Committee to provide the […]

Please support the Wildwood PGO

Please support us on Tuesday May 1 for #VALLEY GIVES & BROWN ENVELOPE FUNDRAISER  Your generous, tax-deductible gift to the Wildwood Parent Guardian Organization will help support equity and enrichment at Wildwood. The funds we raise provide curriculum-enhancing opportunities for our children and support dedicated staff. DONATE ONLINE AT: http://valley-gives.org/organizations/wiildwood-parent-guardian-organization OR MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: WILDWOOD PGO […]

School Safety and Advocacy

Dear ARPS Parents and Guardians: In the wake of the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, school safety and advocacy have been on all of our minds.  Many of you are aware of a national advocacy effort planned for March 14.  Please visit these links for a letter outlining our school safety efforts and our plans for […]

Basic Rights in Special Education Workshop

Basic Rights in Special Education.  Monday March 12, 2018 @ 5:00 PM, ARHS Library.  Please mark your calendars and join us for this informative workshop for parents and professionals. RSVP to SEPAC@ARPS.org or call (413) 687-4255. Derechos básicos en educación especial. Lunes 12 de marzo de 2018 @ 5:00 PM, Biblioteca de ARHS. Por favor marque sus calendarios […]

AEF Celebrates Champions for our Schools on March 17

Join Amherst Education Foundation for an evening of celebration, fun, and food as we honor the 9 principals from the Amherst Regional and Union 28 schools along with our community champion Florence Bank. Our principal honorees are: Mark Jackson, Patty Bode, Diane Chamberlain, Derek Shea, Lisa Desjarlais, David Slovin, Margot Lacey, Jackie Mendonsa, and Nick […]

Meet the Candidates for School Committee, Mar 6, 2018

Meet the Candidates for School Committee! at the next Wildwood PGO Meeting, Tuesday Mar 6, 2018  6:00pm-7:15pm 6pm Candidates for Amherst School Committee, Kerry Spitzer, Ben Herrington, and Allison McDonald will each give a brief speech and then answer your questions in preparation for the town-wide election on March 27th. 7-7:15pm  PGO Updates and Meet & Greet

Audition opportunity for kids–ALSCT brings KING ARTHUR to Amherst!

ALSCT and Missoula Children’s Theater brings two professional actor/directors to Amherst to stage an original, fill-scale musical production with local cast members in grades K-12 in ONLY ONE WEEK Auditions Monday March 5th, 4:15PM at the ARMS cafeteria Performances March 10th, 1:30PM and 4:00PM a the ARMS auditorium. Tickets $5/$8 View Flyer