Have a wonderful summer!


February 10 - 17, 2017

Greetings Laker Nation,

Save the Date for our Visual Arts display at The Great Ponds Gallery at the Lakeville Public Library.  Gallery attendees on March 4th, from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, will view the beautiful art work of students from ARHS and Old Colony.  For more information about this event, please visit our site.

Congratulations to the ARHS students who competed in the latest National Honor Society Honor Bowl hosted at ARHS.  Our team was victorious, with ORR placing second and GBRVTHS placing third.  Special thanks to Mrs. Money who oversaw this event!

Congratulations to the following ARHS Music Students on being selected to the 2017 Southeastern Massachusetts School Bandmasters Association Music Festival:

Junior Festival:  Grace Couto, treble chorus

Senior Festival:  Devin Christiansen, chorus   

Zakary Ganhadeiro, band (with the top score on his instrument)

Current standings for our winter athletic season are as follows:  Basketball Boys:  11-4-0, Basketball Girls 11-4-0, Hockey 2-12-2, Track Boys 3-3-0, Track Girls 5-3-0, Swim Boys 7-4-0 and Swim Girls 6-5-0.  Best wishes to our Laker athletes!

Members of the Lakeville Community Development Committee thanked our ARHS NHS students who helped at Lakeville’s Winterfest.  Sarah Kulakovich shared, “We were very impressed with the students' professionalism and support. The event benefited enormously from their help.”  Photos of the event are on our site.  

Congratulations to the 82 ARHS students who participated in this year’s National History Day program. 24 projects in categories such as website, exhibit, and research paper were featured at yesterday’s school competition. The following projects earned awards:

Group Websites

1st Place - Ending the Great American Witch Hunt: The Stand Against McCarthyism

Mason Marag, Cameron Patrick, Cameron Silva, Matthew Lewis & Chase Rogers

2nd Place - A Fight to Education: Malala Yousafazi

Jenna Maxim, Meghan Redpath, Kylee Lucas & Melissa Fernandes

3rd Place - Claudette Colvin: The Uncelebrated Hero of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Lillian Chapman, Aidan Wilson, Samantha Murray & Elizabeth Senra

Honorable Mention - Malala: Fighting for Women’s Rights

Emma Anthony, Rachel Balboni, Rachel Marie & Julia Murray

Group Exhibits

1st Place - “Overcoming the Odds: How Jackie Robinson Changed Baseball”

Avia Fraine, Emily Marino and Allyson Maher

2nd Place - “Cleopatra: Her Fight for Feminism”

Jailyn Medeiros, Elizabeth Bodwell, Maeve Grosschedl & Ivy Galhardo

3rd Place - “Saving the Chimps”

Ayla Canaran, Emma Boudreau, Katelyn Cummings & Madison Viera

Honorable Mention - “Joseph Stalin: A Brutal, Heartless, Inhumane Leader”

Katlin Chretien, Jillian DaCosta, Gianna Marag & Felicia McCarey

Honorable Mention - “Lucy Burns: Taking a Stand”

Paris Inacio, Elizabeth Anderson, Sydney Horton & Jenna Borge

Honorable Mention - “Nelson Mandela”

Julia Norton, Jessica Paquin, Jack Bennett & Ian Johnson

Individual Exhibits

1st Place - “Captain Witold Pilecki: The Infectious Bug of Auschwitz”

Leilah Johnson

2nd Place - “A Man Burned Alive To Save A Country In Flames”

Elizabeth Lownds

Thank you to all who have supported these projects along the way, including our social studies teachers and guest judges Assistant Principal Dessert and retired ARHS Social Studies teacher and Department Head Peter Homen. Good luck to our winners as they compete in the South Shore History Day competition on March 4th at Foxboro High School.

Show your Laker Pride by supporting the Class of 2017 and buying a legacy brick!  Order Forms are located on our site in the bottom left corner of our homepage.  Sales extended through February!

The Apponequet Engineering teachers are seeking donations of new or used LEGO bricks for use in our Engineering and Robotics courses. Any and all bricks will be helpful for students to create structures to incorporate into their designs. Engineering incorporates the engineering design process into a variety of challenging projects and Robotics uses the LEGO EV3 Mindstorms robotics kits to complete a variety of engineering design projects. You can drop off any donations, in a bag or box marked Apponequet Engineering, to Apponequet’s Main Office on school days until 2:30 pm.

Students in grade 10 seeking assistance with Math MCAS preparation are welcome to attend free tutoring sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 2:00 - 2:30 pm, in Room 101.  Students in grades 10 seeking assistance with ELA MCAS preparation are welcome to attend on Mondays, from 2:00 - 3:00 pm, in Room 113. Students in grade 9 seeking assistance with Biology MCAS preparation are welcome to attend on Mondays, from 2:00 - 3:00 pm, in Room 132.  If you have any questions, please contact your child’s Guidance Counselor at (508) 947-2660.  


B. Starkie, Ed.D.


Quarter 3 Grade Update and Term Grade Release schedule:

3.1 on 02/10

3.2 on 03/3

3.3 on 03/17

3.4 on 3/31

Quarter 3 Grades Close on 04/7

Quarter 3 Grades Posted on 04/13 (no school on 4/14 followed by vacation)


Some dates to note:

02/20/17 Presidents’ Day - School Closed

02/20/17 - 02/24/17 February Vacation

03/16/17 Parent/Guardian Night 6:00-8:00 pm