May 20, 2022



Greetings Laker Nation,


Laker Nation is firmly in Senior Season! We congratulate our 63 Senior National Honor Society members who received their honor cords and distinctions on May 17th. Special honors to the following for exemplifying the pillars of NHS:

Character - Elena Vargas

Service - Caleb Procaccini

Scholarship - Karina Jacobsen

Leadership - Grace Young


Here are some upcoming Senior-specific dates to highlight:

  • Junior-Senior Prom - May 21

  • Senior finals begin - May 24

  • Top Ten students presented to School Committee - May 25

  • Marching Rehearsals - May 31 and June 2

  • Senior Awards - May 31

  • Senior Banquet - June 2

  • Senior Walk and Graduation - June 3


Senior Calendar of Events: Senior Calendar of Events.pdf


We will be holding a pep rally this Friday to pep all of our school's accomplishments throughout the year and the ones still to come. Please note that Friday’s schedule will follow a Wednesday time schedule, including senior lunches. All students (except seniors with Ac lab C or A) must be in attendance for 6 periods and no later than 8:30 am to attend Prom on Saturday. Dismissal cannot be earlier than 1:13 pm after lunch. 


Prom will be held this Saturday, May 21st, at White’s of Westport from 6-11. Please see the attached for further guidelines for prom and for attendance requirements on Friday, May 20th. Pep rally and prom 5/22


The Class of 2024 is hosting a Sophomore Semi- Formal at Rachel's Lakeside on June 10th at 6 pm. Check your Laker Locker for more details. Tickets will be on sale for $50.00 from the class advisors Mrs. Nardi and Mrs. Barnicoat.


Math MCAS was held this week - May 17 and 18 - for all grade 10 students. Thank you to our sophomores and math teachers for preparing for this exam. And thank you to administration, guidance, and other proctors who supported our students.


The Science Department hosted a Science Awards Ceremony for grades 9-12 on May 17th. Parents and family members joined their students to celebrate this event. Thank you to our Science Department for honoring our students.


Students in grades 9-11 received a brief presentation on May 16, 2022 regarding the 9-11 schedule for final exams June 21-June 24. Please see the calendar for details regarding this process.

Grades 9-11 Final Exam Schedule:  Finals Grades 9-11.pdf


The next Art Club has begun meeting to design our next big mural project. Please meet Ms. Lima in room 109 after school and bring your best ideas!



FLMS presents Moana Jr. on May 20 and May 21. Please see the flier below. 

Moana Jr..jpg


The Apponequet Athletic Booster’s Club is sponsoring a Meat Raffle. Please see the flier below. 


Meat Raffle May 25, 2022- Google Docs.pdf


The Spring athletic season is underway!  Please check our school site calendar or for all of our contest schedules and join us for exciting competition and please see the daily announcements on the ARHS website for shoutouts to our students. 


Spring Athletic Standings:  Baseball: 11-6-0, Softball: 8-8-0, Boys Lacrosse: 11-3-0 , Girls Lacrosse:10-5-0, Boys Tennis: 14-2-0, Girls Tennis: 5-10-0, Boys Track: 2-3-0, Girls Track: 3-2-0.



Student dismissal: Please visit and choose the Apponequet website. Click on "Quick Links" to find our dismissal form. 


Reminder of Driving Instructions for Parents/Guardians 

Drop Off - The school opens at 7:00 am and students are supervised in the Lecture Hall until the bell rings at 7:30 am. 

Please note that both entrances are open for drop off this year. Vehicles must exit by the same side as they entered and are cautioned to drive carefully as our student drivers enter the building from the parking lot.  Please contact the Main Office or SRO Bartholomew with any questions. 

Pick Up - We continue to ask parents and guardians to park when arriving for pick up to ensure that cars do not block the bus lanes and Howland Road. If you have any questions about this process, please contact the Main Office or SRO Bartholomew.


Follow ARHS on Instagram - Arhs.lakernation - where we celebrate every day Laker life, events and our Core Value Award recipients. We have honored multiple students for their achievement, honor, resilience, self-advocacy and random acts of kindness.


Important Dates: 

05/20/22 -  Pep Rally - adjusted schedule

05/21/22 - Prom

05/24/22 - Senior Finals begin

05/30/22 - Memorial Day - School Closed

05/31/22 - Senior Marching rehearsal

05/31/22 -  Senior Awards Night

06/01/22 - Senior Send Off

06/02/22 - Senior Marching rehearsal

06/02/22 - Senior Banquet - LeBaron Country Club

06/03/22 - Senior Walk and GRADUATION

06/07/22 and 06/08/22 - MCAS Biology Grade 9

06/10/22 - Sophomore Semi-formal

06/21/22 - Grade 9 -11 Finals begin

06/27/22 - Make-up Finals only/No full school attendance



Kahlan Dessert, M.Ed.