April Break – free pre-packed groceries – sign up by Apr.7

Arlington EATS will offer free pre-packed bags of groceries to any family with kids in Arlington schools who could use extra food support over April break. Vacation lunch bags packed with nutritious, easy-to-prepare, kid-friendly foods are available to pick up on Friday, April 14 at our new building at 117 Broadway.

Sign up here by April 7 or call 339-707-6757 ext. 6 to learn more.

Visit Arlington EATS at arlingtoneats.org to learn more about getting help with food, how to volunteer, and other ways to address food insecurity in Arlington.

Arlington EATS


An AHS Music Technology presentation of original student compositions featuring special guest performances by a few members of the AHS Honors Orchestra! 

We are thrilled to present this short concert for your enjoyment!

Catch the live stream HERE, hosted by our friends and student producers at ACMI.



Wednesday at 7pm (weather permitting)

Hope to see you there!
John DiTomaso
AHS Music Technology


AHS Inclusion Workshops 2023

2023 Inclusion Workshop Announcement

We are excited to share programming for the 2023 Inclusion Workshops. Throughout the month of April, we will have AHS Inclusion Workshops, a month of Advisories dedicated to conversations, presentations, and activities to support diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice in the Arlington High School community. 

We are excited to offer over 50 workshops and an exciting keynote speaker. The workshop catalog can be found here.


Early this month, students registered for the workshops. If you have not signed up yet, please remember to make your selections. 

AHS is thrilled to welcome jamele adams as our Inclusion Workshops keynote speaker this year. jamele adams (lowercase to signal that he is a piece in life’s grand landscape for us all) is well known for his work in diversity, equity, and inclusion is a nationally celebrated poet and has received many awards and recognition for his work in education. At Arlington High School, jamele will be sharing his L.I.T platform and model of how Love, Inclusion, and Trust serve as the basis for human connection while simultaneously addressing h8 and bias. 


The Inclusion Workshop Committee

Arlington METCO – Bridging Two Communities @ the Arboretum

Arlington METCO will be hosting its annual “Bridging Two Communities” family walk event March 26, 1-2pm @ The Arboretum in Boston.
All are welcome, including our four-legged friends (must remain on leash at all times) hope to see you there!
Please RSVP by March 24.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions
Nikecia Gadson
METCO Family Engagement Liaison


Jazz Composers Alliance presents the JCA Orchestra, Feb.1, 7pm, AHS Auditorium

Jazz Composers Alliance presents the JCA Orchestra 

Wednesday, February 1 at Arlington High School 

Featuring new music by resident composers David Harris, Darrell Katz, Bob Pilkington and Mimi Rabson

Read the Media Story on You’re Arlington

“One of the finest large ensembles in the country.” – Jerome Wilson, All About Jazz

What is the JCA Orchestra?

The JCA Orchestra has been a fixture on Boston’s creative music scene since its first performance in December 1985. Dedicated musicianship, innovative programming and fresh compositional concepts make JCA concerts colorful, adventurous, high-energy events. The JCA Orchestra has released 12 critically acclaimed CDs. Wheelworks was on the list of DownBeat’s best albums of 2015.  “Every community should have one,” says Willard Jenkins of Jazz Times.   

Drawing on influences that span the history of jazz and the world’s musical traditions, the JCA composers bring together a huge palette of sounds, structures and concepts. Many of the band’s featured soloists are bandleaders and composers in their own right and are among New England’s most creative musicians. The JCA Orchestra was a runner up in 2009’s Boston Phoenix Best of Boston poll. The group has also presented an illustrious group of guest performers including Oliver Lake, Steve Lacy, Dave Holland, Julius Hemphill, Sam Rivers and many others. The Jazz Composers Alliance also sustains an outreach program in Boston area schools, offering youngsters the chance to create and perform their own compositions with the visiting JCA performers.

Praise for the JCA Orchestra:

The compositions themselves are the stars of this program, brought to life in a live-performance context featuring several remarkably inventive instrumental solos.” – Ed Enright, DownBeat

“A collective with forward thinking tastes and chops, they have devised their own play land that finds them being an orchestra in the midst of a wonderland where the only rules they have to follow are their own. However, they know how to exercise a professional disciple in that freedom. The JCA Orchestra sounds great, the music is exciting, involving, emotionally rich, and my recommendation is to bask in the glory of this large ensemble.”  – Richard B. Kamins, Steptempest

This CD demonstrates the full range and power of the JCA Orchestra. It also shows how many excellent composers are within its ranks and how the ensemble can stylishly navigate music that bursts with complex ideas. The JCA Orchestra has quietly become one of the finest large ensembles in the country.”  – Jerome Wilson, All About Jazz

“This is music for mind and soul.” – Irwin Block, Montreal Gazette

CD and the Arts and More – writes about AHS’s Midsummer Night’s Dream with a Difference

Designed by Elsa Conway class of 2024

On November 4th and 5th the Arlington High School (AHS) Drama Guild production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will cast its spell at 869 Massachusetts Avenue (see ticket information below). The play centers on a magic love potion that first affects the Athenian lovers Lysander, Hermia, Demetrius, and Helena, who proceed to change their allegiances with shocking rapidity. Next Titania, Queen of the Fairies, falls under the enchantment and lavishes her affection on Nick Bottom, a country-bumpkin temporarily transformed into a donkey. This descent into chaos begins when Oberon, King of the Fairies, orders his impish servant, Puck, to deliver the potion, but by the final act, to invoke another of Shakespeare’s works, all’s well that ends well.

Click here to read the full blog article.

Purchase tickets online or at the door.