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T.E.A.M.  C.A.N.A.D.A.



to our own, CARLY JACKSON

on making the cut!


T.E.A.M.  C.A.N.A.D.A.

Merry Christmas to All

The staff and students


wish you all a very healthy and peaceful holiday season. 

Merry Christmas and Happy 2015.

Consent Form for Permission to Publish Student Photos

ARHS is getting a new web page soon.  In the meantime, we are encouraging families to get used to visiting our site more regularly.  By showcasing the many great things happening at ARHS, we think you'll have a reason to drop by a little more regularly.  Our students are incredibly talented and open to learning.  Our staff are instilling strong values in our youth and teaching your children in varied and creative ways.  Why not drop by and see if your child has made it to our page?

In order to showcase your child, we need a signed permission form (attached) that will allow us to use his/her photo and/or name on our page (the form is good for other forms of media as well).  If you could print the form, fill it out and have your son/daughter return it to the office, we'll start sharing our celebratory news.

Thanks for your assistance and we hope you enjoy the website. 

Art Sculptures Appearing Around the Building

The first of many sculptures have begun to appear around the facility.  We have some very creative students in the building and Art teacher, Mrs. Stull-White, really knows how to tap into that talent. 

Dance11 Rehearsing for their Final Performance

Mrs. Stubbert's DANCE11 students are working hard for their final recital in January.

Our Friendly Cafe Society Employees, Allison and Angela

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas.

Showcase Productions -- Audition Call for Happy Days, the New Musical

Audition Call for Happy Days, the New Musical
Written by Gary Marshall

Auditions will be held on Sunday December 14th from 1 to 4 at the Anglican Church Hall on LaPlanche Street.  Please call Janice at 661-0108 to book an audition time.  Auditions will be 15 minutes in length.  You will be required to sing one verse from a song of your choice and there will be a short monologue for you to read.     

Show Dates:  April 9-11, 2015 at EB Chandler
If you are considering a speaking role, please ensure that you can be free in the evenings and on the weekends from March 27th to opening night.

Pinky Tuscadaro
The Fonz
Ritchie Cunningham
Howard Cunningham
Marion Cunningham
Joanie Cunningham
Chaci Arcola
Potsie Weber
Ralph Malph
Malachi 1
Malachi 2
Pinkette 1
Pinkette 2
Ensemble (2 

Tonight's Dance Postponed

This evening's dance has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. We hope to reschedule for one evening next week. Sorry for the inconvenience. (Thursday, December 11, 2014)

The Christmas Season Has Begun at ARHS

Sunday, December 7th marked the official start of the Christmas season with the annual Band/Choir Concert.  The students, under the direction of their conductor, Mrs. Stephanie Mizuik, gave a quality performance.  Thanks to all who attended.  Merry Christmas. [Photo Credit:  Darrell Cole]  

Photo compliments of Darrell Cole.

[Photo Credit:  Darrell Cole] 

Look out Team Canada, Carly's on Her Way!

Carly Jackson's on her way to Ontario for her final tryouts for Team Canada. Go Carly! We are all cheering for you. :)

West Highlands Christmas Concert -- 7:00 pm Change of Venue

The West Highlands Christmas Concert is Monday, December 8, 2014.

AFTERNOON SHOW -- will be held at West Highlands Elementary School.

EVENING SHOW -- will be held at the ARHS Susan Taylor Theatre at 7:00 pm. No tickets required.

Mon, 12/08/2014

JV Girls Bring Home Bronze

The JV Girls Basketball team brought home a bronze from this weekend's play. Congratulations. (December 6, 2014)

Vikettes Win over Moncton High (1 pm update)

The ARHS Vikettes are in Moncton for a tournament this weekend. We've had an update that they beat Moncton High. More details to follow.  (Saturday, December 6, 2014)

Alisha and Gina Present the Dragon Boat Donation to Chirstmas Daddies

Alisha Christie and Gina Gratton appeared on CTV's Christmas Daddies today (Saturday, Dec. 6) to donate the $400 cheque from the Dragon Boat Team's fundraising project. Nice job, ladies.

In The PINK -- Friday, December 5, 2014

Travis Price’s anti-bullying movement started in his Nova Scotia high school when he heard a grade 9 student was being bullied because he wore a pink shirt to school. The next day he brought 75 pink t-shirts for all his friends to wear and the movement has grown ever since.

Tomorrow, Friday, December 5th, Travis Price will be at ARHS speaking with the Grade 9 students about his ingenious idea that has spread like wildfire.  We are encouraging all students, not just the Grade 9s, to show our respect for Travis’ idea, and to declare our willingness to Stand Up/Speak Out against bullying, to wear your pink t-shirt.

See you in the pink tomorrow, ARHS. 

Fri, 12/05/2014

Dragon Boat Team Make Donation to CTV's Christmas Daddies

EXCITING NEWS -- This Saturday, December 6th, our Dragon Boat team will be making an appearance on CTV's Christmas Daddies to present a $400 donation. Tune into CTV around 12:25 pm to watch their presentation.

Great job Dragon Boat Team.  You helped spread Christmas cheer to families in need.  We are proud of you!

Senior Vikettes Wreaths Arrive

Today saw the arrival of the Vikettes Senior Basketball Team's wreaths.  They will be delivered within the next few days. 

This annual fundraiser has always been popular with Amherst and area residents.       Thank you for your continued support.  We hope you enjoy your wreaths throughout the festive season.

Merry Christmas.

Wed, 12/03/2014

Band/Choir Flowers Have Arrived

The Band/Choir Parent Association's Fundraiser -- pointsettias and other flower orders -- have arrived.  Students will be delivering your orders to you in the next few days.  Thanks for purchasing and supporting the Band/Choir programme at ARHS. 

We hope to see you at our Band Concert on Sunday evening at 7:00 pm in the Susan Taylor Theatre.  Donations accepted at the door.

Merry Christmas to all.

Tue, 12/02/2014

Students, Government Celebrate We Day Atlantic Canada

Education and Early Childhood Development

November 28, 2014 10:38 AM

Thousands of students committed to positive change from Atlantic Canada came to Halifax today, Nov. 28, for Free the Children's We Day Atlantic Canada.

We Day is an educational event that celebrates the power of young people to create positive change in their communities and around the world. The event brings together student leaders who are volunteering and working to make a difference.

"We Day Atlantic Canada brings our young student leaders together to celebrate their accomplishments and empowers them to continue making Canada and the world a better place," said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey. "These students are driving positive change in their local communities and around the globe, and today is their day."

We Day is part of a year-long program called We Act that gives educators resources to help bring social justice issues into the classroom and to encourage students to get involved in issues they feel passionate about.

To support the message of civic engagement and global citizenship provided by We Day and We Act, the Government of Nova Scotia provided a contribution to the international charitable organization Free the Children.

For more information on We Day, visit .       


Please see the attached 2013-2014 Continuous School Improvement Report.

Ski Wentworth Safety Session, 6:30 pm

Parents of students interested in being a part of the Ski Club this winter must participate in the Ski Wentworth Safety Session being held Monday, December 15th at 6:30 pm.  Ski Club will run on Thursday evenings after we arrive back from the Christmas vacation. 

Both the students and parent/guardian(s) must attend.

Mon, 12/15/2014

Breakfast Program

Mrs. Jewers and Ms. Dewar help with Breakfast Program.

Schools Plus December Newsletter

Attached is the December Amherst Schools' Plus Newsletter.

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