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Amherst-Pelham Regional Middle School

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ARMS Drama presents Café Murder (Dec 7 and 9)

ARMS Drama presents Café Murder, a one act murder mystery by Nathan Hartswick. Join us in the ARMS auditorium for this exclusive dramatic event, with audience participation! Doors open at 6:30. Show starts at 7:00. Please consider bringing cash, to make a suggested...

7th Grade Band & Orchestra Concert (Dec 5th)

Please join us for the 7th Grade Band & Orchestra concert on Tuesday December 5, at 7pm in the ARMS auditorium. It's free and open to the public. Bring small money because there will also be a bake sale (yum).

Who We Are

Amherst Regional Middle School is a 7th and 8th-grade school serving students from the towns of Amherst, Pelham, Leverett, and Shutesbury. We are a culturally rich, linguistically diverse, socially responsible community. Our school has approximately 440 students, organized into four different teams. Our school is grounded in middle school philosophy which emphasizes the unique needs and learning opportunities of early adolescents to approach our education with open hearts, open minds, and open ARMS.

Vision Statement

The ARMS community challenges and inspires students to:

  • Be engaged and curious learners
  • Be collaborative and creative problem solvers
  • Value diverse perspectives
  • Care for themselves and each other

Our Team

Principal: Talib Sadiq (sadiqt@arps.org)

Principal Talib Sadiq

Assistant Principals: Rich Ferro (ferror@arps.org) and Doreen Reid (reidd@arps.org)

Guidance Counselors: Lucas Correia-Covert (correia-covertl@arps.org) and Sonia Molina (molinas@arps.org)

Main Office: 413-362-1800

Absence Line: 413-362-1984

Weather Cancellation Line: 413-362-1898


Commitment to Nondiscrimination and Educational Equity

The Amherst-Pelham Regional District, the Amherst Public Schools, and the Pelham Elementary School do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, economic status, homelessness, political party, or disability in admission to, access to, employment in, or treatment by its programs and activities.


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Name or Pronoun Change Form

If a student’s chosen name or pronouns have changed since they were initially registered in the district, please complete this form so we can update the information in our student database.

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Family Center Contact

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Event Calendar

February 2024

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • Crocker Farm instrumental concert
  • Crocker Farm instrumental concert
  • Fort River instrumental concert
  • Fort River instrumental concert
  • Wildwood instrumental concert
  • Wildwood instrumental concert
  • Pelham instrumental
  • Pelham instrumental
  • Pelham instrumental
  • Pelham instrumental
  • MS Drama Club Performance
  • MS Drama Club Performance
  • K-pop Dance Rehearsal
  • K-pop Dance Rehearsal
  • ARHS Performing Arts Gala
  • ARHS Performing Arts Gala

Our Interim Superintendent Dr. Douglas Slaughter

Doug Slaughter has worked in the Amherst, Pelham and the Amherst-Pelham Regional School districts since 2007, first as Assistant Director and Data Analyst for the Information Systems department. In 2020, Dr. Slaughter was appointed as Director of Finance for the three districts. He began serving the Districts as Interim Superintendent in September 2023.

Dr. Slaughter holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Missouri and a doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts. He holds multiple licenses from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, including Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent and School Business Administrator.

Dr. Slaughter lives in Amherst with his family.

Dr. Doug Slaughter