March 15, 2019


Greetings Laker Nation,


Come to the Faculty Student Basketball Games tomorrow night! All proceeds go to the Wellness Department Student Scholarships. The games begin at 5:30 pm. Tickets are $5.00 for students and $7.00 for adults.


Our DECA students had a successful trip at their State Conference. The following students earned medallions for placing in the top 3 in their test or role play: Jared Baril, Tori Lariviere, Matt Santos, Nathan Studley, Allyson Maher, Robert Pacheco, Emily Porter, and Aidan MacSweeney.

The following students placed in the top 10 in their category: Nathan Snow, Aidan MacSweeney, Paris Inacio, Gianna Marag, Nathan Studley, Matt Santos, Rebekah Goodfellow, Tori Lariviere, Caroline Lambert and Liam Macphail.

The following students placed in the top 3 and will be moving on to the International Conference (ICDC) in Orlando: Emily Porter, Robert Pacheco and Allyson Maher.

Our SBE Team of Caroline Lambert and Liam Macphail will also compete at the ICDC.

Tori Lariviere was one of 7 students who was elected to be a DECA state officer. The installation ceremony will be at ICDC!


At the J.A. Titan Challenge, ARHS’s team of Robert Pacheco, Aidan Wilson, and Brendan O’Connor took third place!  As a result, each has earned a $500.00 scholarship.  Great job!


Chemistry students in Dr. Tate’s class engaged in the City Watershed sponsored by BSU part of their STEM/science outreach program.  Check out the pictures on our Instagram. ARHS_Laker_Nation_Grams.


ELA MCAS is upon us!  All grade 10 students will engage in the ELA MCAS on March 26-27th.  Students taking the exam will attend a pre-exam presentation on March 21st and are reminded that breakfast will be served on exam days.


Final Standings for Winter Varsity Athletics:  Basketball Boys: 14-8-0, Basketball Girls 19-5-0, Hockey 7-12-0, Wrestling 3-1-0, Track Boys 1-5-0, Track Girls 5-1-0, Swim Boys 5-5-0 and Swim Girls 6-4-0.


Rehearsals for "The Wizard of Oz" are underway by The Apponequet Players.  Save the date for their upcoming performances on April 4th, 5th and 6th at 7:00 pm.


Cushman Insurance, Arbella Insurance and Officer Bartholomew are pleased to offer Distractology - a program to educate students on the growing issue of Distracted Driving.  Your teen is invited to sign up and take the Distractology challenge for free. During the Challenge, your teen will get a firsthand experience of how distractions interfere with their ability to react on the road, to see hidden hazards and to avoid accidents. Distractology will be at ARHS from 03/18/19 to 03/22/18.  To schedule an appointment for your student driver, please have him/her return the permission slip (posted on our site) and sign up in the Main Office. Please note: only students who have had their license for less than 3 years or have their learner’s permit are eligible. If you have any questions, please contact SRO Bartholomew at (508) 947-2660 x1304 or


On Thursday, March 21st, ARHS will host its first ever Bristol Palooza with Bristol Community College (BCC). Interested students will complete the application process, schedule placement testing and work on the FAFSA with the support of BCC staff. All interested students received a detailed presentation, as well as an application this past week. Should you have any questions about Bristol Palooza, please contact Mrs. Fontaine at

Save the Date!  A College Admissions seminar for grade 11 parents and students will be held on Thursday, March 21st at 6:00 pm in the ARHS Lecture Hall. Offered through the  Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA), this presentation will provide an overview of college admissions, including building the college list, college admission trends, the college application process and basics about financial aid. Families will receive a seminar handout and are encouraged to visit MEFA's website at for additional resources and tools. Questions regarding the seminar may be directed to Paula Money at   

Free Math and Bio MCAS tutoring is available.
• Math MCAS, grades 9 & 10, Thursdays, 2:00 - 2:30 pm in Room 101  
• 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:

3.3 on 3/15

3.4 on 3/29

Qtr. 3 Grades Close on 04/5

Qtr. 3 Grades Posted on 04/11

Important Dates:
04/01/19 - Early Dismissal @ 10:27 am

04/04/19 - 04/06/19 - Spring Musical

04/12/19 - No School

04/15/19 - 04/19/19 - April Vacation