AMS Weekly News

January 7, 2022


January 11: Late Start Day, School Begins at 10:30am

January 17: MLK Day, NO SCHOOL

January 21: End of S1/Q2

Weeks of January 24 and 31: NWEA Testing for all grades

January 31: NJHS Induction Ceremony, 7:30pm

February 1: S1/Q2 Progress Reports available in Empower

February 8: Late Start Day, School Begins at 10:30am

February 16: Basketball Athletic Awards Night

February 28-March 4: No School, February Break

Wellness Wednesday

Happy New Year! We wanted to share a resource with you that NH is adopting to help support the increasing mental health needs we are seeing all around us. Save this for future use, and reach out if we can help you in any way!

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Theater Club

The Theater Club will begin meeting every Monday and Thursday starting Monday, January 10. Students are not required to be at every meeting at this time. Welcome to our new Director, Mr. Jeff Rath.

The following is a calendar for January meetings.

Monday, January 10 (3:30-5:00) - determining the show for 2022.

Thursday, January 13 (3:30-5:00) - repeat of Monday meeting.

Monday, January 17 - NO SCHOOL

Thursday, January 20 - AUDITIONS

Monday, January 24 - AUDITIONS

Any students interested in working behind the scenes should attend one of the sessions during the week of January 10 to share with Mr. Rath their interest. Please reach out to Mr. Schuttinger with any questions at

Clay Club

CLAY CLUB- Thursdays, open to all grade levels

Students in all grades will get to explore a range of clay projects with different building and decorating techniques. Meeting dates: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17 and 2/24.

Contact Mrs. Diana Plank ( with questions.

Amherst PTA Newsletter

Here is the January Amherst PTA Newsletter.

AM DROP OFF procedure reminder

Thank you all for arriving on time for the start of the school day. It is great to see our students arrive before the first bell.

  • We want to remind you that drop off begins at 8AM in front of the school.
  • Please pull into our second entrance and proceed through the staff parking lot as you do for dismissal. This allows for as many cars as possible to leave Cross Road and not hold up traffic. (Careful as our staff are also parking and exiting their cars.)
  • All cars should then snake through the lot and turn right following cars to the front of AMS.
  • Please pull all the way up to the next parked car so we can maximize our space.
  • All students should be dropped off along the curb allowing other cars to exit the line and proceed out the exit.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience.

Lunch Account Update

We are very fortunate to be able to take advantage of the state funded free meal waiver due to Covid-19. This allows students to receive a nutritious and balanced breakfast and lunch at no cost for the 2021-2022 school year. Going forward, students will no longer be able to be able to charge their account into a negative balance. A la carte purchases i.e.: items offered outside of the daily offered menu meal such as beverages, baked chips, whole grain snacks, fat free ice cream, will not be allowed for purchase if the student does not have sufficient funds in their account. Low balance letters and negative balance letters will be sent out weekly as a communication and reminder to keep an eye on lunch account balances and to pay any outstanding balances students may have.