Class of 2023 Senior Portraits

Senior portraits are a rite of passage that mark the transition from junior to senior status, and sessions for the Class of 2022 will begin in just a few short weeks!

Sessions will be held by appointment at Robert Taylor’s studio in Stratford beginning the last two weeks of June and throughout the summer. Students will make their own appointments and prepay for their sessions to secure their time slots. Full details and instructions are available here.

2022 Senior Superlatives Survey Launches Tomorrow, 2/25/22

Attention, Class of 2022!

We’ve got some questions for you! Who in your class is most likely to brighten your day? Who’s changed the most since freshman year? The time has nearly come for you to tell us this and more—we’re depending on your responses to determine the yearbook’s 2022 Senior Superlatives!

The Senior Superlatives are annual recognitions that reflect the unique personalities and characteristics of the graduating class. Recipients are chosen based on votes submitted by seniors.

Help the Embers staff to ensure that the 2022 yearbook reflects its seniors accurately by casting your votes beginning TOMORROW! The survey will be live and accessible from the “For Seniors” menu here on the yearbook website from Friday, February 25, to Friday, March 11.

Embers 2022 Senior Questionnaire Live; due 12-17

Seniors, please note that the senior questionnaire is now live here on the yearbook website. Please take this opportunity to share your activities, leadership roles, awards, and other accomplishments, which will then be featured in the yearbook alongside your senior portraits. Additionally, now that dedication nominations have closed and been reviewed, this questionnaire also offers you the chance to vote for the recipient of this year’s honoree from among the four finalists. The questionnaire is due on December 17th, which is the same day that baby photo submissions are due as well.

Underclass Portrait Distribution

Portrait packages for students in grades 9, 10, and 11 will be distributed during SSP sessions on Monday, November 1st. Parents who ordered digital downloads should have already received their download codes via e-mail at this time. Download codes were sent from “The Image Connection.” If you ordered a digital download and haven’t received it, please check your spam folder.

Underclass Photo Makeups and Retakes

Underclass photo makeup and retake sessions will be held in the senior lounge on Monday, November 8th. No appointments are necessary; students should drop in during their SSP session. Makeup sittings are free for any students who were absent on their original picture day in September, but there is a $5 fee for retakes; checks should be made out to Robert Taylor Photography. Students desiring retakes will also need to return their original photo packages, including all photos.

Embers 2022 Staff Announced

Having interviewed a record-breaking number of impressive, qualified applicants, and after much discussion and careful consideration, the Embers advisors are pleased to announce that the following students have been selected to work on the 2022 yearbook:



Molly Blair

Ryan Cohutt

Ava DeMaio


Simran Jain

Anoushka Paul

Aanchal Poddar

Caitlyn Smith


Grace Cavallaro

Will Mennillo

Sofia Silva Rodriguez



Emma Beloin

Bridget Lillis

Charlotte Lindskog

Lexi Louros


Iza Kurpios

Jennifer Li

Marco Lopez

Nora Losty

Nick Massey

Sydney Melchiore

Jillian Osowiecki

Elise Shehee

Katie Sim


Mia Green

Taylor Thomas

Leonardo Tregger


Gabriela Restrepo

Sabah Salahuddin

Order and Prepay for School Pictures

Ahead of next week’s underclass picture days on September 28th and 29th, parents can now order and prepay for prints of their children’s school pictures online. Click here for instructions.

The payment portal will be active until Wednesday, October 6th. After this date, Amity’s bulk order will be processed, and digital proof cards will be e-mailed to parents who did not place orders. These proof cards will feature a watermarked proof image along with the codes to order prints online. At that point, prices will be slightly higher, and orders will be shipped directly to families’ homes rather than to the school.

Reminder: Last Chance Senior Portrait Sessions on 9/20

Calling all seniors who haven’t had their senior portraits taken yet! “Last Chance” senior portrait sessions will be held in the senior lounge on Monday, September 20th. If you didn’t make an appointment with Robert Taylor Photography over the summer, this is your one and only opportunity to have a portrait taken here on campus. The Embers staff wants all seniors included in the yearbook, so please note that THERE IS NO CHARGE for this single sitting. The full schedule of appointments has been e-mailed to you as well as posted in the Class of 2022 Google Classroom, so please check it out! No physical appointment cards, reminders, or passes will be sent, so it is YOUR responsibility to show up for your appointment!

We’re Hiring!

Are you creative? Do you like design, writing, and/or photography? Do you want to help capture and preserve the school year in a keepsake that you and your classmates will look back on for years to come?

Embers, the ARHS yearbook, is designed annually by a team of student staff members who work to complete a new edition from cover to cover. If you’re interested in joining our team, please complete and submit this application no later than Friday, September 17th. If you’d like to learn more about the yearbook, please check out our About Us page, see faculty advisors Mr. Clark or Mrs. Hulse with any questions, or write to us at

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