Have a wonderful summer!


April 7 - 24, 2017

Greetings Laker Nation,

Congratulations to Elizabeth Lownds, Class of 2018.  Elizabeth received an Honorable Mention at the MA National History Day competition.

Congratulations to Matthew Lewis, Chase Rogers, Mason Marag, Cam Patrick, and Cam Silva!  This group of scholars was awarded the McSheffrey Award for love of history and humor at the MA National History Day competition.

Thanks to the dedicated work and fundraising efforts of our ARHS Student Council, we were treated to a day long visit from student selected motivational speaker Houston Kraft.  Students attended a school-wide assembly and had opportunities to interact with Houston as the day progressed.  Our “Laker Leaders” also spent a period engaging in a break out session with Houston.  “Dude Be Nice”, and now, “Dude. Be Kind,” will remain with us as we continue to act in mindful and respectful ways toward others.  Pictures of Houston’s appearance are on our site.  Please visit and take a peek at our surprise recognition event!  Our custodial and maintenance staff enjoyed the celebration!

The musical You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown opened last night.  The show was great!   It will be performed tonight and Saturday at 7:00 pm. Tickets are available for purchase at the door and cost $7 for students/seniors and $10 for general admission.

ARHS’s Class of 2017 is hosting it’s second annual Spring Family Fun Day on Saturday April 8th at 9:30 am in the Apponequet Cafeteria. The event will include: a continental breakfast, arts and crafts, face painting, photos with the Easter Bunny and raffle baskets. The event will conclude with an egg hunt on the football field at 11:00 am. Tickets are $5 per child or $10 per family.  Please contact Laura Barnicoat ( or Jessica Motta ( if you have any questions.

 Lisa Fournier, Transition Specialist from South Coast Collaborative, will be here on April 11 at 6:30 pm for the next SEPAC meeting in the ARHS library.  Lisa will discuss topics surrounding transition from high school to adult life.  Parents/guardians of students in grades 7-12 on IEP’s are highly encouraged to attend.  Contact if you have any questions or visit our Facebook page…Freetown Lakeville Parents Advisory Council.

As part of our “Dude Be Nice” Week program, the ARHS Student Council is conducting a donation drive for Gifts to Give in New Bedford. We are seeking donations from the ARHS community to help those in need. We will be collecting items from April 6th to April 12th. Donations can be sent in with students or dropped off in the main office.  A list of items requested by our partners at Gifts to Give can be found on our site.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Student Council Advisors Rob Powers ( and Ashley Emery ( Thanks for your help with our community service project!

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.

From the Athletic Boosters:  THEY ARE HERE!!!  The Spring Apparel choices including the 2017 Senior Designed T-shirts ARE HERE!!   The Seniors designed them but all players in that sport can purchase them.  These particular shirts will only be available THIS season.  Because we want the apparel to get back to the athletes during the season, we are accepting orders only until April 7th!!  Don't miss out and try to place the order on the 8th!!  Apponequet Lanyards and Car Clings including every sport at Apponequet make for great gifts for that new driver!!!  Click here and purchase some really cool Apponequet Apparel while helping raise money for the athletes via The Apponequet Athletic Boosters!!

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 our 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 3 Grade Update and Term Grade Release schedule:

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:

04/06/17 - 04/08/17 Spring Musical

04/08/17 Family Fun Day

04/14/17 Good closed

04/17/17 Patriot’s closed

04/17/17 - 04/21/17 April Vacation