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May 19 - 26, 2017

Greetings Laker Nation,

A letter from Officer Bartholomew and the Lakeville PD -

Dear Apponequet Parents and Guardians,

Good morning, this is an exciting time for both students and parents, prom and graduation season are upon us.  This letter is to assist parents and students in making this the safest prom and graduation time possible.  I do not want to see tragedy hit our Lakers and hope this letter will assist in opening up communication with your teenager.  

Below is a link for a parent’s resource guide entitled “Safe & Substance - Free” to assist in keeping your teen safe this prom and graduation season.  I believe you will find it helpful, as it includes many topics to speak with your child about, including Underage Drinking, Social Host Laws, and parenting resources.  We want your teen to be safe and show responsibility during this season.

I wish all our seniors the best of luck in their future endeavors.  

Best Regards,

Officer Valerie Bartholomew 


Congratulations to the Class of 2017!  These are the post-graduate statistics for our soon-to-be-graduates:  91% to four or two year colleges, 3% to the military, and 6% to employment.

SRO Bartholomew and Sgt. Maltais held a successful and powerful Distracted Driving Simulation for members of the classes of 2017 and 2018. We thank our SRO, the Lakeville Police, Fire and Emergency Personnel and Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home for this presentation.

Six students accompanied by Mr. Glen and Mrs. Mills traveled to Spencer State Forest to launch a weather balloon for a Meteorology class. The balloon’s payload carried a GPS tracking device, a video recorder, along with sensors to measure temperature, pressure, and altitude. The balloon was expected to climb to an altitude of 100,000 ft and burst due to the expansion of the helium. The payload was located approximately 70 miles away in a tree, 40 feet up, on a cranberry farm in Middleborough, MA and a plan is being formulated to recover its contents to analyze the data.

Congratulations to the ARHS Music Department for a lovely Spring Concert!

The Science Department honored over 70 students at its annual Science Awards Ceremony.  It was a wonderful opportunity for our faculty to recognize the hard work and dedication of our future scientists.

Congratulations to Senior members of National Honor Society who received their Honor Cords at the Cord Ceremony held this past week.  In addition, a great big welcome to newly installed officers Devin Ahearn, Aaron Connolly, Sydney Abbott and Carolyn Cody. Special thanks to Mrs. Money for assisting with Honor Bowls in the absence of Mrs. Nardi and to Mrs. Craig whose planning and coordination made for a wonderful night.

Math MCAS was administered this past week to all grade 10 students.  Please be mindful that the grade 9 Biology MCAS will take place on June 5th and 6th.  Free Biology MCAS tutoring is available.  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.  

Spring Sports are well underway.  Standings as of 5/19/2017 are as follows:  Baseball 8-5-0, Softball 2-10-0, Boys Lacrosse 4-7-0, Girls Lacrosse 7-3-0, Boys Track 4-1-0, Girls Track 2-1-0, Girls Tennis 10-1-0 and Boys Tennis 10-3-0.

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.

MA Fallen Heros will be at ARHS to provide a presentation for students in anticipation of Memorial Day.  Information regarding MA Fallen Heroes and this presentation can be found at:

Attention Juniors and Seniors: New England Institute of Technology is pleased to invite you to Tech Camp 2017 running from Monday, July 10 - Thursday, July 13, 2017!  Camp offerings will include Architectural Building Engineering Technology, Criminal Justice, Digital Media Technology - Audio Recording or Production, Electronic Systems Technology, Information Technology - Cyber Security or Video Game Design Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Automotive Technology or Electrical Technology. Application and $75 registration fee is due by May 24, 2017. Please see Mrs. O'Brien in the Library or Mrs. Cronin in Guidance for application materials and other information.  Information can also be found on the Guidance page of 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.


B. Starkie, Ed.D.


Quarter 4 Grade Update and Term Grade Release schedule:

4.3 on 5/26

Grade 12 Quarter 4 Grades (including Final Exams) close on 5/26

4.4 and Grade 12 Quarter 4 and Finals Posted on 6/2

Quarter 4 Grades Close on 6/19

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

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


Some dates to note:

05/20/17 Jr. Sr. Prom

05/25/17 MA Fallen Heroes Presentation for Grade 11

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