January 4, 2019


Greetings Laker Nation,


Karina Jacobsen, grade 9, performed as piano accompanist for Assawompset Elementary School's Winter Concert on December 12.  Karina is a member of the Apponequet Band, Choir, Select Choir and Jazz Ensemble. Thank you, Karina.


The ARHS Music Department, under the direction of Mr. E. Ledwith, presented their Winter Concert on Tuesday, December 18.  Performing groups included the Jazz Ensemble, Select Choir, Choir and Band. The concert was excellent!


On Thursday, December 20, the ARHS Choir presented their annual "Choir Tour," performing at the other 4 schools in the District.  We thank our musicians for sharing their beautiful voices.


A Holiday Hat Day was sponsored by the ARHS Administration.  Each hat worn by a student or a staff member resulted in a donation to Hasbro Children’s Hospital.


Student Council thanks everyone who donated to their holiday clothing drive.  All donations will be given to the American Red Cross.


Class of 2019 Parents/Guardians are invited to attend a “Scholarship Information Night.”  This event is Thursday, January 31, 2019, from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm in ARHS’s Lecture Hall. RSVPs to Ms. Nicole Graf at 508.947.2660 ext. 1153 or ngraf@freeake.org are encouraged but not necessary.  The snow/cancellation date is February 5, 2019.


Attention Grade 8 Parents/Guardians:  Please join Mrs. Paula Money on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 6:30 pm in the ARHS Lecture Hall for “High School Planning for College and Career Success”.  This is a valuable presentation for parents/guardians of grade 8 students who may have a child entering ARHS for the first time or for parents/guardians who would like updated information on course selections and pre-college and postsecondary planning.  Students, who will have the opportunity to learn more about ARHS and the course selection process during our small group sessions in March, are welcome to attend; however, the night will be geared toward parents/guardians. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Money at pmoney@freelake.org.


Please visit our site for a complete Fall Athletic Review.

Winter Varsity Athletic Standings will be presented here each week:  Basketball Boys: 4-1-0, Basketball Girls 5-1-0, Hockey 2-4-0, Wrestling 0-1-0, Track Boys 0-2-0, Track Girls 2-0-0, Swim Boys 3-2-0 and Swim Girls 3-2-0.  Please visit our site to keep posted on our up-and-coming athletic events. You can also visit www.southcoastconference.org for up-to-date information.

Free Math and ELA MCAS tutoring is available for grade 9 & 10 students.
• Math MCAS, grades 9 & 10, Thursdays, 2:00 - 2:30 pm in Room 101  
• ELA MCAS, grade 10, Mondays, 2:00 - 2:30 pm in Room 110
• Bio MCAS, grade 9, Tuesdays, 2:00 - 3:00 pm in Room 132
If you have any questions, please contact your child’s Guidance Counselor at
508 947-2660.  

Grade Releases:
Qtr. 2.3 Grade Update on 1/04
Qtr. 2.4 Grade Update on 1/18
Qrt. 2 Grades Close on 01/25
Qtr. 2 Grades Posted on 02/01

Important Dates:
01/21/19 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School

02/04/19 - Early Dismissal @ 10:27 am
02/18/19 - 02/22/19 February Break
03/07/19 - Early Dismissal @ 10:27 am
03/14/19 Parent/Guardian Night 6:00-8:00 pm