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All parents/guardians (especially of Grade 9 students) are asked to come out to a Course Selection Information Session at 6:30 pm in the Susan Taylor Theatre on Thursday, April 23, 2015.  This is an excellent way to understand the process and how to best help your child(ren) make informed decisions throughout their high school career. 

We look forward to seeing you Thursday.  Please be sure to share the news with other ARHS parents.

Thu, 04/23/2015


Please see the attached report card notice that was sent home with report cards on Monday, April 13.


Students from Amherst Regional High School took part in the Debats l'Acadie on Saturday, April 11 in Dartmouth. This was a bilingual debate tournament which not only has students participating in four rounds of debate, but doing so while continually switching languages.  


Students and parents are reminded of the Nova Scotia Student Assistance (Canada Student Loans) presentation Wed. April 15th at 7:00pm in the Amherst Regional High School Susan Taylor Theatre.  All are welcome to attend. 


The senior badminton team were in Antigonish on April 10th for the NSSAF team competition. Noah Jacob-Peters, boys singles won 4 of his 6 games. Kam Thitithavoranan, girls singles won 4 of her 6 games and had a challenging game against CEC with 19 to 21 score. Thaddeus Bligh and Dylan Wheaton, boys doubles won 4 games. Sky Shi and Ayaka Suakawa had 3 wins in girls doubles and the mixed doubles team of Anna Celli and Adam Gaudet also had 3 wins. The senior team placed 4th.  The intermediate team saw a 5th place finish overall. Noah Sangster, boys singles had an impressive 4 wins. Savannah Smith, girls singles also had an impressive 4 wins. Matt Allen and Liam Starratt had a close 19 to 21 game against Bible Hill and had 1 win. Hannah Doucette and Kathleen Hicks, girls doubles had 2 wins. Olivia Fletcher and Travis Strickland had 3 wins in mixed doubles.

On April 11th, Anna Celli had 6 challenging games with one win in girls singles. Michael Cormier and Adam Gaudet played boys doubles with their most challenging game a 19 to 21 against North Nova. Unfortunately no wins for them. Dylan Wheaton and Kam Thitithovoranan swept the board with 6 wins and had an intense game end in 21 to 19 against CEC. They will be first place going into Provincials in Yarmouth next week-end. Noah Sangster, boys intermediate singles won one of his 7 games. Savannah Smith, girls singles, won 5 of her 6 games and will move on as second place finish for Provincials in Yarmouth. She had a great game against Parrsboro with a 22 to 20 finish. Olivia Fletcher and Travis Strickland, mixed doubles won 3 games out of 5 and placed 3rd in the Region.


March 30-31, 2015 -- Congratulations to Mr. White and his team who coordinated the district Badminton play on Monday and Tuesday.  Competitors from Amherst and the County schools came to compete for a chance to represent their schools at Regionals on the weekend of the 10-11th.  It was a great two days of competition.  Congratulations to the winners in each of the categories and good luck to all players who move on to Regional play.


March 24, 2015 -- Congratulations to our Cheerleaders who competed and won first place in their first competition of the season at North Kings Educational Center.  We are very proud of our team.


Saturday, March 7, 2015:  Congratulations are extended to Provincial Tournament Director, Mark White and his dedicated and hard working team of parents and students who ensured all visiting teams were welcomed into the Amherst community and enjoyed their weekend.  When people of such calibre pull together to create such a fantastic experience for others, it sends a strong message to the sporting community across this province.  Thank you for everything you put into the weekend.

Our skilled, dedicated Vikettes finished the tournament in 4th place, having had strong competition along their journey.  Congratulations on your impressive season.  Hold your heads high -- you provided tough competition for all of the teams you played.  Thanks to your coaches, Gillian Ellis and Kelly Sigut, and your parents.

Congratulations Vikings on Your Silver Finish

Saturday, March 7, 2015:  Our Senior Vikings played in a very competitive final championship game and walked away with silver medals.  They played strong and represented themselves, Coach Thomas Skabar, their parents and the school with dignity.  Your hard work throughout the tournament and the entire season makes us proud.  Hats off to you.


Saturday, March 7, 2015:  Today at 1 pm the ARHS Vikettes take on Glace Bay for the BRONZE medal. 

Competition has been solid during this weekend's Provincial Championships, hosted by ARHS.  As their coaches stated about last evening's game:  "Proud of an amazing bunch of young ladies who fought as hard as they could and never gave up.  The amazing bond that is shared between team mates was clear tonight.  After the games are done, it's really just about a group of people coming together to create something special, which was demonstrated tonight."

The season has been one of strong development under solid leadership.  ARHS is proud of this incredible, skilled and dedicated team.  Enjoy your final game and wear your winning attitudes with pride.  And don't forget to thank your coaches and parents for their incredible support!


Saturday, March 7, 2015:  ARHS Vikings have worked hard to secure a spot in the championship game today in Sydney.  ARHS is wishing the boys a fantastic game. 

Play hard.  Play proud.  Bring the banner back home, Vikings!


Thursday, February 26, 2015:  The ARHS Boys' Curling Team qualified for Provincials at Regional competitions today.  Staff and students are proud of you, boys.  Best of luck.

From left to right -- Dylan Wheaton (5th player), Chris Ford (Lead), Blake Patriquin (Second); Michael Hicks (Third); and Chris Jurcina (Skip).


February 28, 2015:  The ARHS Viking Basketball Team had a successful weekend in Windsor.  At Qualifiers this weekend they won 104-53 vs Avon View, 77-38 against Millwood and 94-79 against Hants East. They have captured the final spot in next weekend's provincial championship tournament.  Bravo Vikings!  We wish you the best of luck at Provincials.  [Photo to follow].   BRAVO Vikings!  [

JV Teams Off to Provincials

Thursday, February 27, 2015: This weekend our JV Boys and Girls Basketball Teams are at Provincials. ARHS is sending best wishes for some great competition this weekend. Good luck teams and coaches.

Congratulations Jacob Fisher

February 23, 2015:  Jacob Fisher travelled to Camp Aldershot in Kentville this past weekend with the Special Olympics Floor Hockey team. This is a qualifying year and one of the three gold medal teams will be chosen to attend the next level of competition in Newfoundland in 2016.  ARHS wishes Jacob and his team the best of luck in their competitions and ask that you keep us posted on your team's success.

   Keep us posted on your team's succes, Jacob.    Please keep us posted

And the Regional Banner the ARHS Vikettes

Tuesday, February 24, 2015: ARHS is proud of the exciting play last evening at ARHS. The Senior Girls took the Regional Banner in front of a great home crowd. Congratulations to the team and their coaches on a great win and in moving on to Provincials. The Vikettes are hosting Provincials. Come out and watch some incredible basketball from Thursday, February 5 -- Saturday, February 7. 

Conference Day for Grades 10 and 11: Monday, February 23, 2015

On Monday, February 23, 2015, students in Grades 10 and 11 particiated in a Sexuality and Internet Safety conference here at ARHS.  The conference was well received and was the same as that which was offered to the community on Monday, February 9th. 

If you notice your child's attendance was not accurate, please be aware that we are awaiting the attendance sheets from the conference organizer and will update the information as soon as we can.

JV Girls' Basketball Team Qualify for Provincials

Saturday, February, 21, 2015: Saturday's basketball play saw our JV Girls qualify for provincials. They lost 45-43 to Memorial High School in their first game, then went on to defeat Central Kings by 14 and Dartmouth High by 16. Congratulations Coach Chambers and JV Vikettes. Good luck at Provincials.

Canada Games -- Carly's Representing Nova Scotia Well

February 2015:  Carly was selected to be the Flag Bearer at the 2015 Canada Winter Games.  Congratulations Carly.  Enjoy your experience and play hard.

JV Boys' Win Regional Banner

Saturday, February 14, 2015:  The JV Boys' Basketball Team brought home the banner after some tough competition.  Congratulations boys.  We wish you the best of luck at Provincials.

JV Vikings

JV Captains


Saturday, February 21, 2015:  Brain War is an intense day-long competition held by the Discovery Centre in Halifax.  Teams of 4 compete by working their way through 30 stations, each testing a different skill or combination of skills including:  spatial reasoning, communication, information processing, memory, lateral thinking and creativity. There are different divisions for teams:  high school, university and corporate.  This is our second year taking part and this year our team consists of Brady Davis, Mia Furlong, Chelsea Brownell  and Emmitt Smith.  Faculty Advisor:  Ms. E. Carruthers.  


Valentine Volunteers

The ARHS Valentine Run Volunteer Team wave their flags in support of the runners who braved the cold temperatures to complete a 3K, 5K, 10K or half marathon on Saturday, February 14, 2015.   Included in the photo are:  Mrs. P. Hoar, Maxine Young, Chris Ford, Ms. E. Carruthers and Dylan Wheaton.

Time to Embrace the Snow

Thursday, February 12, 2015:  Students in Ms. MacGillivray's CEP PAL class decided it was time to embrace the snow by heading outside for some snowshoeing. 

BLACK MOSAIC: A Culture of Black History Through Music and Storytelling -- A Magical Hour

Friday, February 13, 2015:  A magical hour of entertainment was the gift received by ARHS students today in two separate assemblies.  Included in the all star lineup were Woody Woods, Walter Borden, Dr. Linda Carvery, Jen Brown and our own, very talented Jazz Band, under the direction of Mrs. S. Mizuik.  It was an impressive opportunity to educate and delight.  Everyone enjoyed the show and send their thanks to all organizers and presenters, including CANSA, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, The Town of Amherst, The Black Educators Association, African Nova Scotian Affairs Department and Chignect Central Regional School Board. 

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