Amherst-Pelham Regional Public Schools




170 Chestnut Street,
Amherst MA 01002


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ADA Audit

Based on the outcome and recommendations of our recent ADA Audit, we have scheduled 3 upcoming meetings with the auditors to gather input to develop a plan to prioritize the work.   The meeting options are: Monday, March 4th, 11 am -12:30 p.m., PD Center (canceled due to weather) Wednesday, March 6th, 1 - 2:30 p.m., PD Center Monday, March 11th, 10 - 11:30 a.m., ARMS ETL Conference Room Wednesday, March 13th, 1:00-2:30 p.m., PD Center Members of the Community are welcomed to attend.  The ADA audit reports are all posted on the district website for all to...

MSBA Statement of Interest Feedback Report

The Amherst School Committee thanks everyone in the community who attended feedback sessions and/or completed feedback forms regarding submission of the MSBA Statement of Interest. A full report of the feedback is available here.  The Committee voted unanimously on March 11, 2019 to approve submission of the SOIs for both Fort River and Wildwood.  The next step in the process is for the Amherst Town Council to discuss and vote on...

State Monitoring Review

We welcome your input for a state monitoring review of Amherst, Pelham and Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools. Attached is a letter explaining the process of how you can participate. Agradecemos sus comentarios para una revisión de monitoreo estatal de las Escuelas Públicas de Amherst, Pelham y Regionales Amherst-Pelham. Se adjunta una carta que explica el proceso de cómo puede participar....

Bilingual Education Grant

Great news! The Amherst and Holyoke School Districts were awarded a bilingial edcuation grant! Read more details in the press release here. 

MSBA SOI ASC Presentation

On January 17, 2019, Superintendent Michael Morris presented "Meeting the MSBA Challenge:  A Proposal for Consensus" at the Amherst School Committee Meeting.  The Spanish translation can be found here. The MSBA Statement of Interest Process Information presented to the Amherst School Committee on January 7, 2019 can be found...

Safe Break to All

The Superintendent would like to wish everyone a safe and wonderful break!

Regional Strategic Planning

The Amherst- Pelham Regional School District is currently conducting a long range strategic planning process and is seeking input from the broader community. We welcome your input, which can be shared at this link The survey will be open until Wednesday, January 2, 2019. El Distrito Escolar Regional Amherst-Pelham actualmente está llevando a cabo un proceso de planificación estratégica a largo plazo y está buscando la opinión de la comunidad en general. Agradecemos sus comentarios, que se pueden compartir en este enlace   La encuesta estará...

Puerto Rican Heritage Day

On Monday, November 19th, the Town of Amherst came together with ARPS to celebrate Puerto Rican Heritage Day and to raise the Puerto Rican flag in front of Town Hall.  The The Daily Hampshire Gazette covered the celebration and can be accessed here: We would like to send a great thank you to all the Fort River students and teachers that participated, the chair of the select board, the chair of the Amherst school committee and to the middle school students and everyone who all took part and shared despite the weather. Thank you...

Reducing Anxiety in Kids

We welcome you to join us for a presentation for parents and guardians by Jessica Minahan, M.Ed., BCBA on Reducing Anxiety in Kids.  Ms. Minahan is working with our district personnel to co-sponsor this event by ARPS and SEPAC, and we would like to extend this learning opportunity to the public.  This FREE presentation will be on Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 6 - 8 pm in the ARMS Auditorium.  An announcement will be sent out as the school year begins but we wanted to give advance notice so all could mark their calendars. You can also find more details within the Reducing Anxiety in...