Autism: Parent Training Series

Mark your calendars and reserve your spot today. Social Skills: How to Optimize your Child’s Play-dates, January 10, 2018.  6:00 – 7:30 PM @ Amherst Regional Middle School, PD Center A conversation on what expectations to consider regarding play-dates as well as practical information on how to set them up and what skills to work on.  Will include […]

You don’t need an account to Vote for Amherst Regional Public Schools in Florence Bank Customers’ Choice Community Grants

Florence Bank gives away $100,000 each year 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. There are 2 easy ways that people can vote: (1) Online – Visit https://www.florencebank.com/vote to view the online voting site […]

Shop at Amazon?

Doing any online shopping through Amazon during the holidays? Did you know you can earn money for the Wildwood with each Amazon purchase. Enroll in passive fundraising to earn money for the Amherst Schools PGOs while you shop! AMAZON SMILE Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at smile.amazon.com/ch/46-4510327 and Amazon donates to Amherst Regional […]

ARMS Online Merchandise Store Open

The ARMS PGO online Amherst merchandise store is now open.  But act fast, because the store will be closing at midnight on Monday, November 20.  We’ve got lots of great Amherst merchandise, including t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, athletic tops, shorts, sweatpants (new!), hats, scarves, caps, bags, socks, and headbands.  Something for everyone on your holiday shopping list. Items will […]

Volunteers to videotape the Fort River School Building Committee meetings

Looking for volunteers to videotape the Fort River School Building Committee meetings.  Amherst Media will provide training and the necessary equipment, and will broadcast the meetings for the community. The first meeting is Thursday, November 30 from 4-6pm at the ARMS Professional Development Center and there will likely be one or two meetings per month so it would […]

Survey Regarding Possible Dual Language/Magnet School

Message from the The Magnet/Dual-Immersion Subgroup of the Enrollment Working Group: We are part of the Enrollment Working Group,  a group of parents, teachers, administrators, and community members that is in the process of researching educational options for the Amherst Public School district. Our subgroup is exploring world language opportunities for our students, with a focus […]

That Volunteer Opportunity May Require a Background Check

We welcome all talents and abilities! To learn more about fun, unique and exciting volunteer opportunities at Wildwood, visit our Volunteering and Contributing page CORI Background Check: If school or PGO volunteer opportunities bring you into contact with students at Wildwood ES or on a field trip, you must have a CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) check […]

Members Sought for the Fort River School Building Committee

At their September 25th meeting, the Amherst School Committee approved the mission statement (available here) for the Fort River  School Building Committee.  The committee also voted to include the following voting members on the Fort River School Building Committee: Fort River Principal or Designee Fort River Teacher Fort River Staff Member Facilities Director or Designee School Committee […]

ARPS PGO Fall Public Meeting, Oct 19 at 3:15PM

The Amherst Regional Public Schools Parent Guardian Organization (ARPS PGO) is a Registered 501c3 Massachusetts Charity encompassing the individual PGOs of the Amherst Regional High and Middle Schools, Crocker Farm and Wildwood Elementary. Our mission is to support the education of children within our schools through fundraising, supplemental programming and volunteer efforts.  We help build […]

Wildwood PGO Meeting & Homework Discussion – Oct 3 at 5:45pm

5.45pm Meet in the library where Interim Superintendent Michael Morris will present the new proposed Homework Policy. A discussion and opportunity to provide feedback will follow. 6.15pm  Meet the new PGO leadership committee and other parents, learn about what the PGO does, hear about upcoming events and ways to take part. 6.45-7pm  Questions, Meet & […]

September 19 Deadline to submit topics for Dr. Morris’ presentation,

The Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee and Union 26 School Committee voted at their September 6th meeting to consider the appointment of Interim Superintendent Michael Morris to the post of permanent Superintendent of Schools. “At the end of the summer, the chairs learned that Interim Superintendent Morris had reconsidered his interest in being a candidate to […]

ARPS Committee Seeking Comments on Superintendent

The Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee and Union 26 School Committee voted at their September 6th meeting to consider the appointment of Interim Superintendent Michael Morris to the post of permanent Superintendent of Schools. “At the end of the summer, the chairs learned that Interim Superintendent Morris had reconsidered his interest in being a candidate to […]

DACA Information; Superintendent Statement

If DACA ends, here is what the program recipients need to know: http://remezcla.com/lists/culture/irli-daca-recipients-rights/ Following is a statement from Dr. Michael Morris, the Interim Superintendent of Schools: September 5, 2017 Dear ARPS Community: With news of the President’s decision today to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Policy (DACA), which provides assistance and support for […]

2017-2018 School Calendar

The 2017-2018 School Calendar has been approved by the School Committee, key information: School will start on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 for students in grades 1-12.  Preschool and Kindergarten start on Tuesday, September 5. There will be no school on the day before Thanksgiving. Winter break will begin with an early release day on Friday, […]

ARPS Special Education Services Family Survey

Dear Parents/Guardians of Students with Special Education Services, This year the Amherst, Pelham and Amherst-Pelham Regional School Districts have hired an independent consulting firm, Public Consulting Group, to conduct a survey of our special education services. All parents/guardians of students who are currently on an IEP are asked to provide feedback through an anonymous survey. […]

Sugarloaf Youth Track League

Ages: 6-14 Dates: Thursday 5/25, 6/1, 6/8 and Friday 6/16, 6/23, 6/30 Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM Location: Amherst Regional High School Track Price: $49 Boys and girls of all abilities will be placed on a team and can compete in both relap and individual events. First night for Team Assignments & Orientation: Thursday, May 25 […]

11th Annual Latino Achievement Night (LAN)

Friday, May 19, 2017 at 6:30 p.m Amherst-Pelham Regional Middle School Auditorium Under the direction of Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Michael Morris and Director of Family and Student Engagement, Dr. Marta Guevara and in keeping with the Social Justice Commitment of the Amherst-Pelham Regional Public Schools, the 11th Annual Latino Achievement Night aspires toward equity […]

Seeking summer garden volunteers!

Our elementary school gardens need your help to have a healthy summer growing season! Families are invited to join Leila Tunnell (Brookfield Farm educator) and Jennifer Reese (school garden coordinator) for an on-site garden volunteer training at your school this June. In the session (under an hour) you’ll  become familiar with the garden space, learn about the plants we’re growing, and learn […]

Post-Building Project Presentation, 5/5

Please join us on Friday, May 5th from 12:00-1:00pm in the Green Room at Wildwood School for a  Post-Building Project Presentation with Interim Superintendent Michael Morris Dr Morris will discuss the post-school vote challenges that our school districts face – Financial, Enrollment, and Infrastructure – followed by a question and answer period. If mornings work better, […]