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 […]

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 […]

Thank You Note from Mr B.

“Thanks to the amazing support of our PGO, families, and students, there are two new soccer goals and balls for students to use throughout the day. The goals are perfect for smaller sized games, and allow multiple grades to have their own field during recess. Thank you!!!” – Mr. B. This equipment was purchased with […]

Help the Jones Library plan for the future of the Branch Libraries in North and South Amherst

Please assist the Jones Library in planning for the North Amherst Library’s future by taking 10 minutes to fill out their survey at https://www.joneslibrary.org/northsurvey Printed copies of the survey are available at the Jones, Munson Memorial, and North Amherst Libraries, Town Hall, Bangs Center, Survival Center, Family Center, and Atkins North. Once they’ve collected and analyzed the […]

Share your thoughts and help Amherst create an economic development strategy

Amherst has begun the process of creating an economic development strategy. The town has engaged the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission as consultants to report on key economic indicators, an analysis of the retail market, and strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis. Amherst residents are invited to share feedback and have their ideas incorporated in […]

Thank you for giving!

Thank you to all Wildwood families for helping make this year’s Valley Gives fundraising campaign a great success. Together, you donated a total of $3,610 – between online and brown envelope donations – exceeding the goal of $3,000!  Through your continued support, the PGO is able to fund curriculum enrichment events and activities, and support […]

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 […]

MCBA MakerSpace Play Day 2017 was a hit!

Thank you to all our VOLUNTEERS and our incredibly creative STUDENTS for a great MCBA MAKERSPACE PLAY DAY! There were over 60 STUDENT MADE games to PLAY in 6 spaces! 130 students participated in this HUGE event! Please watch the recap and our student reflections on the process: 1. Read an MCBA Mashup Book 2. Design […]

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 […]

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, […]

Amherst School Building Project Update

March 30, 2017 To:       The Amherst Public School District staff and administration and the Amherst community, From:  Phoebe Hazzard, Amherst School Committee Vice-Chair and Dr. Michael Morris, Interim Superintendent While the proposed new schools building project failed to achieve a two-thirds majority in Tuesday’s referendum vote, our district will continue to move forward and plan […]

Community Conversation – Learn about the threat to the safety net

A Community Conversation in collaboration with the Amherst League of Women Voters. Wednesday, April 5, 6:30pm-8pm at the Amherst Survival Center, 138 Sunderland Road, North Amherst on the #33 bus Presenters: Michael Knapik, Director of Governor Baker’s Western MA Regional Office Keith Barnicle, Regional Manager for Congressman Jim McGovern Michelle Geoffroy, Advocacy, the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts

SEPAC Meeting 3/20

Please consider attending an informal meeting to connect with others. A light dinner will be provided, so an RSVP would be helpful!  When:  Monday, March 20th 6:00pm-7:00pm Where:  Amherst Regional Middle School, Professional Development Room From 6:00 pm-6:30 pm:  We will have an opportunity to connect with some candidates running for school committee. From 6:30 pm-7:00 […]