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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.  [Picture to follow.]

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 attendance 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. 

Ski Club -- Thursday, February 12

Members of the Ski Team are reminded that skiing will take place this Thursday evening.  Please remember to bring your gear.

We will monitor weather conditions and if there is a need to cancel, we will make a PA announcement and post on the main page of this website.

Thu, 02/12/2015

SEMESTER II Begins Thursday, February 5, 2015

Second Semester for ARHS students will begin on Thursday, February 5th.  The marking day scheduled for today, February 3rd has now moved to Wednesday, February 4th so there will be no classes on the 4th for students. 

When you report to school on Thursday, homeroom lists will be placed in the atrium.  Find your homeroom and report there for your timetables.

Enjoy your time off.  We will see you all on Thursday.


Anyone wishing to help out with the Minocha-McKinney AMHERST VALENTINE RUN happening in Amherst on Saturday, February 14th (morning) is asked to see Mrs. Hoar immediately.  ARHS sent a team to support the effort last year and hopes to provide support again this year.  Some of last year's proceeds were given to support youth in our building who needed help with sports fees.  For this we were very appreciative and we'd like to help again this year.

We need to confirm ARHS volunteer numbers by next Monday, February 9th so please drop your name into the office when you arrive back for Semester II.  So far, Mrs. Hoar and Ms. Dewar are representing ARHS.  We need others.  Come out and have a good time.

Report Card Day -- Monday, February 9th

This is Report Card week.  We are hoping to send report cards home today; however, with the number of storm days we have had, it may delay the outcome.  If there is a change we will be sure to post here on the calendar and on the front page of the website.

Mon, 02/09/2015

Carly's Journey

Having just returned from Buffalo, NY with a Team Canada silver win at the 2015 Women's U18 Ice Hockey World Championships, Carly Jackson (#70) is finalizing Semester I courses and preparing for her next big challenge.  On the docket next is the Canada Winter Games in Prince George, British Columbia where she and Team Nova Scotia will take to the ice but not before Carly helps open the Games as a flag bearer.  ARHS is so proud of her.

Jackson leaves for training camp in Halifax on the 11th of February and flies out on the12th.  The entire school community is following her progress and wishes her and her team the best of luck. 

Pictured above is a close up look at the silver medal.  Below is Carly (#70) with her silver medal. 

The Student-Parent Portal and In-Progress Marks

Around the province, the PowerSchool Student-Parent Portal has proven to be a valuable tool for tracking and communicating information related to student achievement. This provincial portal promotes transparency and ensures student and parent users have ongoing access to assessment details, grades, attendance and other important information made available by the school. For students in grades 9-12, academic achievement for most subjects is reflected by an In-Progress mark on the Student-Parent Portal. The in-progress mark is based on assessment evidence collected for the student to date. As such, it typically fluctuates throughout the duration of the course. At the completion of a course, however, the teacher reflects critically on the evidence collected and uses professional judgment in determining each student's final grade. In some instances, the in-progress mark and final grade may differ as a result of teacher judgment. This appropriate professional practice ensures student final grades are most reflective of their learning. Marks visible on the Student-Parent Portal are therefore not final grades until published on the Semester 1 report card distributed in February. 


STORM CLOSURE NOTICE -- If there is a storm and school is cancelled, exams will move forward to the next school day. For example, if there is a storm closure on Tuesday, Tuesday's exams will be written on Wednesday at the same scheduled times.  The rest of the exam schedule will follow suit. 

This will delay the start of Semester 2 so please watch the website for updated information. 

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