November 8 Updates

 

Thank Yous and Kudos

  • Congratulations to the FLMS Cross Country teams.  On Monday, both teams came in first place out of 8 schools at the Massasoit League Meet.  For the girls, Morgan Hayward finished first with Taryn Madsen in second. Molly Harrold finished 5th, followed by Hayleigh Chenard and Ava Dixon.  For the boys, Jake Cusson finished in third and Ryan Levesque finished fifth. Other notable finishers were Nate Levesque in 8th and Will L. in 9th.  Congratulations to all runners on a great season! 

  • The FLMS Boys and Girls Basketball teams held tryouts for this week.  Coach Gallagher and Coach Mangini were very impressed by the effort that the students put forth and want to thank all who tried out.

  • The 8200 Team would like to congratulate the following students for being their Featured Falcons of the Month.  Great Job!

    • Taylee Vasques

    • Ethan Clark

    • Morgan Hayward 

    • Noah Meunier

Important Updates

  • The Apponequet Regional High School Administration and Staff cordially invites all parents of 8th grade students to attend the ARHS “Showcase Night” on Thursday, November 14, 2019.   It is their pleasure to host parents and guardians of prospective students beginning at 6:30 PM in the ARHS auditorium. The night will be geared toward parents and guardians. Students will have the opportunity to learn about ARHS during their scheduled visit on November 15, 2019. 

  • 8th-grade students had the opportunity to go on a field trip to Old Colony on Wednesday, October 30th. Over 130 students attended this field trip and were able to visit the campus and explore, first hand, the thirteen different technical programs they have to offer. Students were able to practice changing a tire at Automotive Technology and tried on safety gear used in Metal Fabrication and Machine and Tool Technology. The Electrical and House & Mill Carpentry shops showed off some of their skills in building. Students sampled some tasty food at Culinary Arts, saw how a patient lift works in Health Careers and tried out some new hairstyles at Cosmetology.  The latest technology was on display at Computer Science, CAD drafting, Business Technology, and Graphic Communication & Design. Applications are now available to be completed online at Old Colony’s website for any 8th-grade students who are interested in applying. 

  • The Apponequet Regional High School Athletic Department has been approved a waiver to include 7th and 8th grade boys who have an interest in competitive swimming at the high school level.  Any interested swimmers can pick up an informational sheet at the Main Office.

Art News:

Color Theory Rocks!

Grades 6 and 7 recently completed a color theory unit. This unique color wheel students created in Mr. Alves class serves not only as a fun piece of artwork but it’s also a teaching and learning tool. Students can easily refer to it when acknowledging the various color families we study. 


 

6th Grade News:

To create an awareness of world hunger, the 6th grade Social Studies classes are busy preparing for the annual Hunger Feast which will be held later in November. In addition to this special event, 6th graders are collecting non perishable donations for a canned food drive.  Donation boxes are located outside of the Social Studies classrooms. All food donations will be delivered to a local food pantry.Your support helping with this project is greatly appreciated.

 

Robotics Club

The Robotics Club is preparing for their "City Shaper" competition at UMASS Dartmouth on December 8. The students are designing, programming and testing their robots to complete multiple tasks on a playing field. In addition, they are working on an innovation project from FIRST Robotics in which they are identifying a problem with a building or public space in the community, designing a solution and sharing that solution with others. Everyone is welcome to come and cheer on the club at UMASS Dartmouth and watch them compete in the robot challenge portion of the competition.

 

Student Government

Candidates for student government are currently campaigning.  Students will be electing two representatives per team in addition to two co-presidents on the eighth grade level.

Our project 351 leaders will also be acting as student government officers this year.  Speeches for classmates will be held on November 15th, followed by an election on November 18th.

 

National Junior Honor Society

 The National Junior Honor Society's school service project for November is to clean up the school grounds.  Students will be cleaning up the grounds around the school and campaigning for a no littering policy inside and outside of our school.  December's service project is peer tutoring. Middle school students in need of peer tutoring should contact Mrs. LeTourneau at kletourneau@freelake.org to get information.

 

Engineering News

 The FLMS Grade 7 Engineers have been exploring structure and design through a number of different hands-on projects. 

First, students were challenged to design a free-standing newspaper tower as tall as possible that could support a golf ball at its top.  This allowed them to consider various base designs, begin exploring the power of trusses, and balance the maximum height goal for the tower with the need for stability, all with limited materials.  Currently, Mrs. Jones' students are exploring cardboard rovers with rubber band drive trains and working to maximize their kinetic energy and run lengths. Ms. Holmes' students are designing styrofoam sailboats and exploring how different hull shapes and sail configurations affect speed and distance, using a fan as propulsion.