Have a wonderful summer!


March 10 - 17, 2017

March 10-17, 2017

Greetings Laker Nation,

Congratulations to all students who participated in the South Shore History Day competition, which took place on Saturday, March 4th, at Foxboro High School. In particular, congratulations to the following students who are advancing on to the Massachusetts History Day competition:

1st Place, Senior Group Website

"Ending the Great American Witch Hunt: Taking A Stand Against McCarthyism"

Mason Marag, Matt Lewis, Cam Silva, Cameron Patrick, and Chase Rogers

3rd Place, Senior Group Website

"Claudette Colvin: The Uncelebrated Hero of the Montgomery Bus Boycott"

Lillian Chapman, Elizabeth Senra, Aidan Wilson, and Samantha Murray

1st Place, Senior Individual Exhibit

"A Man Burned Alive To Save A Country In Flames"

Elizabeth Lownds

The state finals will take place on Saturday, April 1st at Stoneham High School.

Congratulations to Coach Gagnier and the Laker Girls Basketball team for an excellent season!  The Lady Lakers rounded out with an in-season record of 15-5-0.

Although the Lakers lost to Abington in the second round of the tournament, the ladies, as well as their coaches, should be proud!

The Music Boosters will be hosting the 11th Annual "March Music" Dinner and Auction.  This event, whose proceeds will be used to benefit the ARHS Music Program, will be on Saturday, March 18, at Boston Tavern, 58 East Grove St, Middleboro.  The evening gets underway at 6:00 pm.  For more information about March Music, contact Melissa Kitchen: or 506.542.0118.

Our Visual Arts display at The Great Ponds Gallery at the Lakeville Public Library  opened with a reception last week.  Stop by during the month of March and view the beautiful art work of students from ARHS and Old Colony.  

All students in grades 9-11 engaged in Course Selection for the 2017-2018 school year.  Course Selection cards are due back by March 10th.

Class of 2017 members attended a presentation for the official release of the Class of 2017 ARHS Scholarship Book. With over sixty entries, the Scholarship Book provides detailed information regarding scholarship opportunities and their application processes for students planning to attend a two- or four-year college, university, trade school or similar higher education program. For student viewing, print copies of the Scholarship Book can be found in the high school Library and Guidance Department. Electronic copies and applications can be found in student's' Naviance accounts andClass of 2017 Official Website. Please contact Ms. Nicole Kashner by email ( or phone (508.947.2660 x1153) with questions.

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:

3.3 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:

03/09/17 Early Release; students dismissed @ 10:27 am

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

04/03/17 Early Release; students dismissed @ 10:27 am

04/14/17 Good closed

04/17/17 Patriot’s closed

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