Submitted by kochn on Wed, 12/19/2012 - 9:54am.
December 14, 2012
Amherst Police Chief Scott P. Livingstone and Superintendent of
Schools Maria Geryk would like to remind drivers of the importance of
stopping for school buses with red flashing lights. The Amherst Police
Department participates annually in programs designed to promote
pedestrian safety such as Operation Yellow Blitz, National Walk and Bike
to School Day and Safe Routes to School. The police department also
works together with the Amherst School Department and local bus
companies following up on reports of drivers not stopping for school
Last updated December 19, 2012
Submitted by kochn on Tue, 11/27/2012 - 3:34pm.
Maria Geryk, Superintendent of the Amherst, Pelham, and
Amherst-Pelham Regional School Districts, was informed by the Department
of Elementary and Secondary Education of an upcoming Coordinated
Program Review that will be taking place this school year. As part of
this Coordinated Program Review, Department staff will visit the
district on February 4-8 2013 for the Amherst Public Schools, January
22, 2013 for the Pelham Public Schools and January 8-11, 2013 for the
Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools.
Last updated November 27, 2012
Submitted by kochn on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 3:07pm.
An Appeal from Superintendent Maria Geryk:
I am excited to announce the restructured Amherst Afterschool Program
in collaborative partnership with the Amherst Public Schools, Town of
Amherst and two non-profit organizations: Capacidad and Marks Meadow
Afterschool. This program is designed to meet the needs of all
elementary students to ensure equity and accessibility. As you may know,
research provides evidence that youth who spend more time in
afterschool programs may derive greater academic benefits than youth who
spend less time. Perhaps most importantly, evidence shows that
academically at risk youth may benefit more from participation in
afterschool programs than their higher achieving peers.
Last updated September 20, 2012
Submitted by kochn on Mon, 08/20/2012 - 9:09pm.
The Office of the Superintendent would like to thank our community
partners and many individuals who contributed so generously to Project
Backpack and Safe Seats for Kids.
Nearly 400 backpacks filled with grade-appropriate school supplies
were collected through this community outreach initiative. On August
16 and 17, over 268 backpacks were distributed to income-eligible
students. In addition, 40 car seats were installed by officers from
Amherst Police Department, UMASS Police Department, Holyoke Fire
Department and Springfield Safe Seats.
Last updated August 20, 2012
Submitted by kochn on Sat, 07/14/2012 - 1:56pm.
Superintendent Maria Geryk and Town Manager John P. Musante are
pleased to announce that, through the new Out-of-School Time partnership
between the Amherst Public Schools and the Town of Amherst, the Amherst
After School Programs are poised to serve more children with activities
and enrichment opportunities that are well-aligned across all program
sites beginning with the 2012-2013 school year. These opportunities will
include visual and performing arts, instrumental lessons, cultural and
language activities, outdoor education, health and wellness programs,
and academic intervention and enrichment through the Five-Colleges
Last updated July 14, 2012
Submitted by kochn on Mon, 06/25/2012 - 2:26pm.
The Amherst, Pelham and Amherst-Pelham Regional Public Schools in collaboration with community partners Amherst Club, Amherst College, Amherst Education Foundation, Amherst Lions Club, Amherst Police Department, Amherst Rotary Club, DeMaio Orthodontics, Hampshire College, Interfaith Opportunities Network (ION), Jones Library, Starbucks of Amherst, United Way of Hamp
Last updated August 20, 2012
Submitted by kochn on Mon, 03/12/2012 - 8:42pm.
Maria Geryk, Superintendent of the Amherst, Pelham and
Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools, is pleased to announce that Dr. Ronald
Ferguson will visit Amherst for a full day of events on Wednesday, March
28, 2012. Based at Harvard University since 1983, Dr. Ferguson is a
nationally renowned expert on the racial achievement gap.
In addition to working with district teachers, administrators and
students throughout the day, Dr. Ferguson will be the featured speaker
at a public forum from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on March 28 in the Amherst
Regional High School Auditorium at 21 Mattoon Street, Amherst. Doors
open at 6:30 p.m. Parents, guardians, students, faculty and community
members are encouraged to attend this free event.
Last updated March 12, 2012
Submitted by kochn on Wed, 11/09/2011 - 2:25pm.
Seven years ago, Wildwood Elementary School Librarian, Elaine
Donoghue, realized that she was not able to purchase and sufficiently
supply the school with the necessary books on the budget allotted to
her. That year, the book budget was staggeringly cut from $6,000 to a
“I realized that I could never adequately supply the books for the students and staff with this little money,” Donoghue said.
A solution came in the form of student participation. A parent
suggested to Donoghue that they attempt a read-a-thon to raise the money
needed and without hesitation the Wildwood Read-a-Thon was born.
Last updated November 09, 2011
Submitted by kochn on Thu, 08/18/2011 - 7:49am.
Last updated October 11, 2011
Submitted by kochn on Wed, 08/17/2011 - 9:23am.
See also the PSA on AmherstMedia about Safe Seats for Kids.
The Amherst-Pelham Regional Public Schools are proud to partner with
the Amherst Police Department to announce a new safety initiative “Safe
Seats for Kids”.
New infant car seats and booster seats are available free of charge
to income-eligible families in the Amherst-Pelham Regional Public
Schools. Amherst Police Department will distribute car seats and conduct
car safety inspections during the last week of August.
Last updated October 11, 2011
Submitted by kochn on Thu, 05/12/2011 - 9:02pm.
Last updated August 02, 2011
Grade 6 students in the Amherst Public Schools recently participated
in the 2010-2011 Mathematics League interschool mathematics competition
with great success: all three Amherst elementary schools were
represented in the top 25 out of the 142 participating New England
Last updated May 02, 2011
Submitted by kochn on Tue, 04/26/2011 - 11:46am.
The 5th Annual Amherst-Pelham Regional Public Schools Latino Achievement Night
will be celebrated on May 20, 2011 at Amherst Regional Middle School,
170 Chestnut Street. The event will begin at 6:30pm and all families,
friends, staff and community members are invited to attend.
Under the direction of Superintendent of Schools, Maria Geryk and
Director of Interventions & ELE, Dr. Marta Guevara, and in keeping
with the Social Justice Commitment of the Amherst-Pelham Regional Public
Schools, the 5th Annual ARPS Latino Achievement Night aspires toward equity of opportunity, inclusion, respect and community-building in and out of the classroom.
Last updated May 12, 2011
Submitted by kochn on Thu, 04/07/2011 - 5:41pm.
Please read the following letter from one of our community partners, Amherst Media:
March 31, 2011
Last updated April 07, 2011
Congratulations to our geography experts! Emma Schneider, 6th grader
at Crocker Farm School, Ian Kaye, 6th grader at Wildwood School and
ARMS student Gareth Barr qualified for the state
championship of the National Geographic geography bee, to be held at
Clark University in Worcester on April 1.
Last updated March 14, 2011
Submitted by kochn on Wed, 03/09/2011 - 12:09pm.
The Amherst College Swim and Dive Team in conjunction with the
Amherst College Athletic Department and the Crocker Farm, Fort River and
Wildwood Parent Guardian Organizations are pleased to announce the
inaugural "Let’s Move Amherst Elementary!"
Last updated March 09, 2011
Submitted by kochn on Tue, 03/08/2011 - 9:21am.
Amherst-Pelham Regional Public Schools is proud to present the provocative and award-winning documentary RACE TO NOWHERE: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture. The
film will be shown on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 6pm in the Amherst
Regional High School Auditorium. Tickets are $12 and available at http://rtnamhersthighschool.eventbrite.com/
The film’s director, Vicki Abeles, will be on hand to introduce the film and answer questions from the audience after the screening.
Last updated March 25, 2011
Submitted by kochn on Mon, 01/10/2011 - 4:07pm.
Update: The interview for Candidate #3, Maria Geryk, will go from 6 - 8 pm on Thursday, February 3. Please note the change in date.
The Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee cordially invites you to
attend interviews of the three finalists for the position of
Superintendent of Schools.
Last updated January 31, 2011
Students, staff, and community members had a wonderful first day parade!
Last updated September 23, 2010
Congratulations to our local geography experts: Solomon
Rueschemeyer-Bailey, Jonathan Hosea, and Gareth Barr, who participated
in the Massachusetts Geography Bee, open to only 100 students statewide.
The three students had emerged as their school champions in this
year's school level GeoBees, held in January. Solomon is in 6th grade
at Wildwood, Jonathan is in 6th grade at Fort River, and Gareth is a 7th
grader at ARMS. Statewide, each school champ took a written test, in
an attempt to qualify for the state bee, and these Amherst students were
among the top 100 scorers in the state. The state bee was held on
Friday, April 9 at Worcester State College.
Last updated July 11, 2010