Join the FPA!

Have you heard about the new booster organization for ARPS Performing Arts? Friends of Performing Arts (FPA), was formed this year and has already made some great strides in helping the performing arts programs. In its first 3 months, FPA held 4 major fundraisers, raised more than $3,500, received funds from 378 donors, held 5 bake sales, secured support from a […]

Amherst Education Foundation is seeking new board members

AEF gives approximately $30,000 in grants to our public schools every year. We are seeking Board members who are dedicated to our mission of supporting our regional public schools in providing a challenging and enriching educational experience that maximizes the learning potential of everystudent and prepares them to succeed in the 21stcentury. AEF’s all volunteer […]

Three Minute Thesis Competition

UMass-Amherst brings their Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition to the Jones Library on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 3:00 pm in the Woodbury Room. Graduate students at UMass-Amherst conduct exciting research on a variety of timely topics, from food safety to improved water delivery systems to election reform. UMass’s Three Minute Thesis competition challenges graduate […]

RSVP for Family Math Night on Thursday, March 21

Wildwood Elementary School Presents a Title 1 and PGO Sponsored Family Math Night. We are all Mathematicians! Thursday March 21, 2019 5:45 – 7:30 pm* “Play and Take” Math Games Pizza dinner in the cafeteria:  5:45-6:15 Math games in rooms around school:  6:15-7:15 Grand prize raffle in the Gymnasium:  7:15-7:30 RSVP by Monday March 18th *​Buses will pick up ​at […]

Save the date for Math Night on Thursday March 21, 2019

On Thursday March 21st, Wildwood is having it’s 7th Annual Family Math Night! Pizza, Math games, and Bus transportation will be available again as in previous years. NEW this year: Our 5th & 6th grade students have created MATH games in the MAKERSPACE and these will have their debut at our Family-fun event! Our Games’ Volunteer Team includes members […]


It’s almost showtime! THE PIED PIPER Performance What do you do when your town is overrun by rats?  You call THE PIED PIPER!  On Saturday, March 9th, take a trip to Hamelin Town with the Missoula Children’s Theatre, as over 50 local students present THE PIED PIPER, an original musical adaptation of this classic tale. This original musical […]

Science Night update

We are happy to announce the scheduling of the first Amherst-wide Science Night to be held the evening of April 10th at Amherst Regional Middle School.  This will be an evening of demonstrations and activities with scientific professionals from our community with topics ranging from astronomy and biochemistry to material science and zoology.  We are […]

Children’s Music Series at Jones Library and School Vacation Week Fun

Information about upcoming programs at the Jones Library during vacation week: Family Movie Matinee & Crafternoon February 20th 2:00-5:00pm in the Woodbury Room From 2:00-3:00 we be crafting a paper collage feast. At 3:00 our movie will start, starring a rat who dreams of becoming a chef. Feed the Birds Drop-in Activity February 21st 3:00-4:00pm […]

Audition For The Pied Piper On 3/4

Auditions will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) musical production of THE PIED PIPER Monday, MARCH 4th at the Amherst Middle School Cafeteria from 4:15 pm to 6:15 pm. All those auditioning should arrive at 4:00 pm and plan to stay for the full two hours. Some of those cast in the show will be asked to stay […]

Natasha Lowe and our 1st 4th Grade MakerSpace Play Day!

A message from our librarian Ms Susan Wells: “Natasha Lowe returned to play 31 games made by our talented 4th graders bringing her book The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel to life!  We read the book during 4th grade lunch, Natasha Lowe visited with each 4th grade class and brainstormed with our students, students brought their ideas […]

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 […]

Feather Press Studio Update

Thanks to everyone who has signed up for summer art at Feather Press Studio! I am looking forward to working with your children! Drawing and Painting and Sculpture classes are now full with a waitlist, and there are just a couple of spaces left in Printmaking and Early Childhood Art. Scholarships available: Feather Press Studio, with […]

Are you interested in art? Wildwood Elementary School Art Studio needs help in the next few weeks!

1. Wednesday, June 6: We need a few “maker-oriented” folks to help put a mosaic together with a visiting mosaic artist between 12 and 6:00 PM (you do not need to come for the whole time; any time you can donate would be very helpful). 2. Monday, June 11 or Tuesday, June 12: We need help grouting the murals. Time as […]

2018-2019 AEF Excellence Grants Announcement

Heading into its 25th year, the Amherst Education Foundation announces its Excellence Grants for the 2018-19 academic year.  Totaling $29,000.00, the grants are spread across the Amherst Elementary Schools, the Amherst Regional Middle School, and the Amherst Regional High School. Of particular interest to elementary families is the winning proposal from Jennifer Reese, Elementary Science and Garden Coordinator: ELEMENTARY GARDEN-BASED LEARNING  […]

2018 Sugarloaf Youth Track League

Ages: 6-14 Dates: Thursday 5/24, 5/31, 6/7 and Friday 6/15, 6/22, 6/29 Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM Location: Amherst Regional High School Track Price: $49 Description: Boys and girls of all abilities will be placed on a team and can compete in both relay and individual events. Family and friends of all ages are invited to cheer on […]