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Have A Great March Break

Dear Students and Families,


We hope you have a safe and restful March Break.  

See you on Monday, March 23, 2015. 


Best Wishes,

Staff of ARHS


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. 

Good Luck Carly and Team NS

Friday, February 13th:  Wishing Carly Jackson and Team NS the best of luck at the Canada Games.  Tonight is the Opening Ceremonies and Carly has been selected as Flag Bearer.  Proud of you, Carly.  :)

Parent-Teacher Interviews

Parent-Teacher Interviews for Grade 9 FULL YEAR courses: 

Thursday, February 12 (3:30 pm - 5:00 pm) by appointment

Please call the school (661-2540). 

Thu, 02/12/2015

Congratulations Holly Faulkner

Congratulations are extended to Mrs. Faulkner on her retirement on Friday, January 30th.  We wish you a wonderful retirement.

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week: February 9-13, 2015

It's Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week.  Why not tell a staff member how appreciative you are of him/her and the role they play in your life.

Mon, 02/09/2015 - Fri, 02/13/2015

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

A Culture of Black History Through Music and Storytelling:  please see the attached poster regarding the free concert Friday, February 13th at 6:30 pm in the Susan Taylor Theatre.   Tickets must be picked up at CANSA in advance to reserve your seats.

Come out and enjoy some incredible entertainment. 

Fri, 02/13/2015

All After-School Activities in CCRSB Schools Cancelled this Evening

All after-school activities at CCRSB schools canceled in anticipation of weather and road conditions

CCRSB News - February 5, 2015 - Due to the predicted weather forecast for this evening and anticipated road conditions, extracurricular and school-based activities in all CCRSB schools have been canceled. This includes any activities set to begin after-school or this evening. School-based after-school care will continue as normal. Custodians will be released from their duties at 8:00 pm. 
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