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Meet Our Teachers

Welcome to Fort River! For the 2020-2021 school year, we are using a separate Google Site to host our teacher's pages: https://sites.google.com/arps.org/frwave/home   Here is last year's information: For the 2019-2020 school year, we have 17 classrooms and a few new teachers!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Ms. Ann Shea (Kindergarten)         Ms. Thyda Ty (Kindergarten)                         ...

eBooks & Audiobooks

Enjoy free eBooks and audiobooks!AXIS 360   Your taxpayer dollars at work! See what we have available ONLINE & set up your account:http://frlib.axis360.baker-taylor.com How to SET UP YOUR ACCOUNT:{login} frlib______ (add your library card #) {email} Use your @arps.org address or student@arps.org (K-2)You might need to Find “Fort River Elementary”. iPads, iPhones, Android, Kindles & Chromebooks Search for “Axis 360” Desktop/Laptop:Download Adobe Digital Editions and use the web...

About the Principals

Principal: Michelle Hernandez Assistant Principal: Tamera Sullivan-Daley Pictured: Michelle Hernandez (left) and Tamera Sullivan-Daley (right) About the Principal, Michelle Hernandez It is my sincere pleasure to be the principal at Fort River this year!   This is my fourteenth year in education. Prior to becoming principal, I had many leadership experiences including co-leading a turnaround school as assistant principal and dean of students with the Holyoke Public Schools. Prior to my leadership experience, I was a teacher with the Chicopee Public Schools.   I completed my Bachelor of...

Technology

  Mr. T Technology Teacher Email: takayamat@arps.org   Key Websites: Wave Tech: bit.ly/frwavetech Google for...

About

Fort River School is located at 70 Southeast Street Amherst, Ma. We are a school dedicated to the education of students in grades K-6. Our Mission The mission of Fort River Elementary School is the development of the whole (intellectual, physical, social, emotional and creative) child in an environment in which all students are appreciated, nurtured, and challenged according to their individual strengths and needs. A Fort River education will foster students’ desire and provide the skills and strategies necessary for lifelong learning.  Students will also develop a strong sense of caring...

Newsletters

September 2017Classes have started off with great enthusiasm and ready to be active during PE! Students in grades 3-6 are starting the year with a community building and cooperative games unit.  Each week students complete a series of challenges that allow them to work in a group to create and implement different ideas.  Some of the tasks have been to build a machine, get from one point to another using only certain equipment and we’ll end with a Fort River favorite: Shipwreck!  No matter the activity the goal is to foster an understanding of working in a group and how to listen and share...

Volunteers

The Fort River Library loves volunteers! You help our library serve our entire community!If you are interested in volunteering, please email Lani Blechman or call (413) 362-1215. We always need help shelving books. Fort River students read so much! We need to get those books back on the shelves so they can find them again.I am also excited to work with you on your strengths, passions, and bringing your family's culture to share in our library. Tell me your interests, and we can figure out a role.Ready to volunteer? Please fill out the ARPS Volunteer School Placement Form. (This form asks...