Have a wonderful summer!


May 5 - 12, 2017

Greetings Laker Nation,

Mrs. Money, Guidance Department Head and AP Coordinator, is pleased to share that we are in the process of administering 311 AP Exams to 172 students in 16 subject areas.  This means that an amazing 49% of students in grades 11 and 12 are taking one or more AP Exams!

Class of 2017 members received an important “End of the Year Packet” at a recent Class meeting.  Information about graduation and all culminating activities was included in the packet.  Please access a copy on our site or via the email sent to all parents/guardians earlier in April.

Let’s hear it for ARHS’s Academic All Stars … Devin Ahearn, Kylie Arnold, Margaret Flanders, Madeline Hallam and Shayelia Stanley.  These excellent Class of 2017 students were acknowledged at an SCC luncheon in their honor!  

DECA student competitors, Mr. Rosa, Mrs. O’Brien, and Mr. Gunther returned from the National ICDC competition in California.  Congratulations to Carley Byers who won a silver medal.  Photos of the groups adventure are available on our site.

Spring Sports are well underway.  Standings as of 5/4/2017 are as follows:  Baseball 4-3-0, Softball 1-4-0, Boys Lacrosse 2-5-0, Girls Lacrosse 4-1-0, Boys Track 2-1-0, Girls Track 0-10, Girls Tennis 5-0-0, and Boys Tennis 5-1-0.

Grade 12 Wellness students attended a field trip to Skyzone Trampoline Park in Kingston, MA.  The purpose of the trip was to promote an alternative form of exercise. The trip was divided into 2 parts; the first had students participating in a 30 minute "SkyFit" class that consisted of completing a body weight circuit while on a trampoline.  The second was dedicated to free jumping on trampolines.  During the free jump, students played either dodgeball or basketball or engaged in relay races through a foam pit.  The students were extremely tired by the end of the hour and had a great time.  Pictures of the trip can be found on the ARHS website.

It’s that time again!  The Green Sneaker Run 5K to benefit the Eric C Johnson Memorial Scholarship will take place here at Apponequet on Saturday, May 20th.  Check in and registration starts at 9:00 am.  Participants registered before May 1st will receive a T-Shirt.  For additional information, please see the flyer posted on our ARHS website.

Attorney General Maura Healey launched an education campaign to help students and families in Massachusetts better understand financial aid packages offered by colleges. In particular, MA has a new hotline for students to call and online resources to help them better understand their financial award letters.  Students and families with questions or concerns about financial aid award letters should call the Student Loan Assistance Unit’s hotline at 1-888-830-6277 or visit their website:  Here are links to helpful resources at  FacebookandTwitter.

ARHS 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.  You can drop off any donations, in bags or boxes marked ARHS Engineering, to the 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 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 4 Grade Update and Term Grade Release schedule:

4.2 on 5/12

4.3 on 5/26

Grade 12 Qtr. 4 Grades (including Final Exams) Close on 5/26

4.4 and Grade 12 Qtr. 4 and Finals Posted on 6/2



Qtr. 4 Grades Close on 6/19

Final Exams 9-11 are 6/19-6/21 with make-up on 6/22

Qtr. 4 and Final Grades 9-11 Posted on 6/22


Some dates to note:

05/05/17 Diversity Coffeehouse

05/16/17 NHS Cord Ceremony

05/16/17  Math MCAS

05/17/17  Math MCAS

05/20/17 Jr. Sr. Prom

05/29/17 Memorial Day - School Closed

05/30/17 Senior Send Off

05/31/17 Marching Rehearsal

06/01/17 Marching Rehearsal

06/02/17 Graduation