Have a wonderful summer!


January 13 - 20, 2017

January 13 to January 20, 2017


Greetings Laker Nation,


Congratulations to ARHS’s DECA Chapter for success at its district conference last week.  Students earned over 90 awards and over 40 students qualified for states. The following students earned first place trophies:  Marcos Felipe, Hannah Levin, Cameron Patrick, Patrick Stanton, Samantha Turcotte, Kyle Woodward, Adrianne Downey and Hunter Gomes.  The following students earned second place trophies: Carley Byers, Lindsey Mason, Robert Pacheco, Carolyn Cody and Erika Schlageter, Haley Dupre and Hailey Medeiros.  The following students earned  third place trophies: Michaela Rose, Emily Buttermore and Nicholas Lambert

A complete list of award winners is posted on our site!  Special thanks to Mr. Rosa, Mr. Pollino, and Mrs. Cronin, as well as the 9 other chaperones, who made this trip a success.


Fifteen energetic leaders from Student Council participated the Winter SEMASC Conference at Quincy High School. The theme of the conference, Extreme Makeover: Leadership Edition, featured musician and Boston native Davey Muise who inspired students to overcome all kinds of adversity and help to "dig" others out of their own negativity. At the conference a dynamic and engaging Ayla Canaran and Cam Silva officially announced Apponequet's role in hosting the SEMASC Spring Conference: SEMASC: Be Nice. Stay tuned for more excitement coming from Student Council!


Freetown Historical Society Museum and the ARHS Digital Art & Photography Students  present an Art  Exhibit on Saturday, January 21, 2017, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Freetown Historical Society Museum Grimshaw Meeting Room.  Please support our young artists and tour the exhibit.


Attention Grade 8 Parents/Guardians:  Please join Mrs. Paula Money on Thursday, January 26th at 6:30 pm in the ARHS Lecture Hall for “High School Planning for College and Career Success”.  This is a valuable presentation for parents/guardians of grade 8 students who may have a child entering ARHS for the first time or for parents/guardians who would like updated information on course selections and pre-college and post secondary planning.  Students, who will have the opportunity to learn more about ARHS and the course selection process during our small group sessions in March, are welcome to attend; however, the night will be geared toward parents/guardians. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Money at


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 site.  Sales extended through January!


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 2 Grade Update and Term Grade Release schedule:

Quarter 2 Grades Close on 01/20

Quarter 2 Grades Posted on 01/27


Some dates to note:

01/16/17 Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School

01/26/17 Grade 8 “College and Career Planning Night”

02/06/17 Early Dismissal @ 10:27 am

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