Changes for the Ballot, Voting Day

      A major change to the Amherst School District ballot is based on the public hearing presentation.  During the hearing, on January 13, the Board presented a proposal for a bond article asking for approximately $97 million to construct two major school projects – a new Clark-Wilkins Elementary that would span pre-K through fifth grade ($66 million) and a complete overhaul of Amherst Middle School for grades six through eight ($31 million).


Amherst Garden Club

“Designing, Constructing and Planting the Entry Garden” with Warren Leach

      The garden space between the street, driveway, or walkway and your home offers a powerful first impression to someone arriving at your door. Landscape horticulturist Warren Leach, owner of Tranquil Lake Nursery in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, will take us on a visual tour of enticing entry gardens using before and after scenarios.

      During the pandemic, the garden club has been meeting online. Our business meeting will begin at 9:15 am, followed by Warren’s presentation at 10:30 am. Contact the garden club at if you would like to attend the business meeting, presentation, or both.

TOWN of AMHERST: Deliberative Session moved from Wednesday February 3, 2021 to Wednesday May 5, 2021. The Town Election changed from Tuesday March 9, 2021 to Tuesday June 8, 2021.

SAU#39: Election Day all schools: Tuesday March 9, 2021 to Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Souhegan Cooperative School District: Deliberative is now Monday, May 3, 2021

Amherst School District: Deliberative is now Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Mont Vernon School District: Deliberative is now Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Deliberative and Election Dates postponed from February & March to May & June

Pursuant to NH Governor’s Emergency Order #83.


Children’s Programming at the Amherst Town Library


     Join us via ZOOM for a field trip to the Seacoast Science Center! Sharks are one of Earth’s most amazing and dynamic fish. In this program, students will learn about shark anatomy, behavior, and their acute senses that make them one of the ocean’s greatest predators. Students will observe live sharks and rays in the Seacoast Science Center’s Close Encounters tank.  This is a FUN, interactive program designed to be enjoyed from the comfort of your home where kids will be able to ask questions throughout the presentation. For Kids ages 5 and up.

Students Selected to All-State Festival

      Three students from Souhegan High School were selected to represent Souhegan High School at the NH All-State festival and Conference which will be held virtually in April 2021. These students submitted audition videos and were chosen based on their performance.

      Zachary Cotter, SHS Senior was selected on Euphonium to the NH All-State Concert Band. This is Zach’s second year representing SHS as an all-state musician. Andrew Coleman, SHS Sophomore was selected on Trombone to the NH All-State Concert Band. Isabella VanBibber, SHS Freshman was selected on Voice to the NH All-State Choir.

      NH will be offering a virtual all-state festival complete with a virtual performance element, instrument sectionals, rehearsals and masterclasses. Approximately twelve hundred student musicians from throughout New Hampshire audition for all-state annually. Again, congratulations to Zach, Andrew and Isabella.

SAU #39: Steven Chamberlin Appointed Assistant Superintendent

      Amherst & Mont Vernon, NH – January 25, 2021 – Steven Chamberlin, Superintendent of the Hopkinton School District, is appointed to the role of assistant superintdent effective July 1, 2021.

      Mr. Chamberlin has been with the Hopkinton School District for 22 years in various administrative roles including assistant principal, principal, and as the superintendent of schools for the past 12 years. Mr. Chamberlin joins existing Assistant Superintendent Christine Landwehrle as the 2nd assistant superintendent and will primarily focus on the secondary schools.

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