Have a wonderful summer!


January 27 - February 3, 2017

January 27 to February 3, 2017

Greetings Laker Nation and Welcome to the Start of Semester II,

The ARHS Digital Art & Photography Student exhibit at the Freetown Historical Society Museum was a well attended success.  A few photos are on our site.  Thanks to Mrs. Erwin and the folks at the Historical Society for hosting this excellent community event.

Congratulations to all our winter athletes.  Standings as of 1/25/17 are as follows:

Basketball Boys:  9-2-0, Basketball Girls 8-3-0, Hockey 2-9-0, Track Boys 3-3-0, Track Girls 5-3-0, Swim Boys 4-3-0 and Swim Girls 3-4-0.

Grade 8 Parents/Guardians joined Mrs. Paula Money for “High School Planning for College and Career Success”.  This was a valuable presentation for parents/guardians who may have a child entering ARHS.  If you have any questions, or you were not able to attend the presentation, please contact Mrs. Money at  A slide presentation is also available on our site.

Attention Class of 2018 Parents/Guardians:  A College Admissions seminar for grade 11 parents and students will be held on Thursday,  February 2nd at 6:00 pm in the ARHS Lecture Hall.  Offered through MEFA, the  Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority, the presentation will provide an overview of college admissions, including building the college list, college admission trends, the college application process and basics about financial aid. Families will receive a seminar handout and are encouraged to visit MEFA's website at  for additional resources and tools to assist in the college admissions process.  Questions regarding the seminar may be directed to Paula Money at  We look forward to seeing you there!

The Special Education Parent Group invites all parents to “Seeing Disabilities Through the Eyes of a Child.”  This presentation will occur on February 8th, at 6:30 pm, in the ARHS Library.  Carol Gromet, School Psychologist, and Ashley Bouley, Special Education Coordinator, will be our presenters for the evening. The purpose is to provide a better understanding of the learning processes and insights into the challenges students face.  Babysitting services will be available.  Please bring whatever will make your child feel comfortable. Coloring pages and a movie will be available. Contact if you have any questions.

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 grade 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 Posted on 01/27


Some dates to note:

02/02/17 College Admissions Seminar

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

02/08/17 Seeing Disabilities Through the Eyes of a Child @ 6:30 pm

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