Have a wonderful summer!


May 26, 2017

Greetings Laker Nation,

MA Fallen Heroes Organization provided two presentations for our students.  We thank our presenters, Greg Kelly, MaryEllen Callahan, and Maureen Trahan for reminding us all about the origins and importance of Memorial Day.  We also thank all who have or are serving in military for their sacrifices.

We begin our week-long good-bye to the Class of 2017!  

Tuesday, May 30th

“Senior Send Off”, 7:00 am, ARHS Cafeteria

Sr. Awards, 6:00 pm, Falcon Auditorium

Wednesday, May 31

Marching Rehearsal, 7:00 am, ARHS Gym

Thursday, June 1st

Marching Rehearsal, 7:00 am, ARHS Gym

Senior Banquet,  6:00 pm, LeBaron Hills Country Club

Friday, June 2nd

Senior Walk, 9:15 am, ARHS, AES, FES, GRAIS

Graduation, 6:00 pm, Griffith Field or ARHS Gym

Congratulations to the Class of 2017 Top Ten!  These exemplary students have, as our core values proclaimed, achieved, been resilient, engaged in honorable deeds and advocated for themselves and others.  The FLRSD School Committee recognized these youngsters at this past week’s meeting.

Devin Mackenzie Ahearn - Valedictorian

Margaret Caroline Flanders - Salutatorian

Shayelia Stanley

Madeline Ying Chun Hallam

Sarah Maryanne Lucius

Kylie Danielle Arnold

Adrianne Marie Downey

Dayna Claire Doyle

Aaron Edward Connolly

Abigayle Grace Litos


Spring Sports Standings as of 5/26/2017 are as follows:  Baseball 10-7-0, Softball 4-12-0, Boys Lacrosse 4-10-0, Girls Lacrosse 13-4-0, Boys Track 4-1-0, Girls Track 2-1-0, Girls Tennis 14-2-0, and Boys Tennis 11-6-0.

Congratulations to Leanne Kendall!  Leanne won the individual Division 2 South Sectional Tennis Championship for the first time in school history!

The Music Department held their annual Awards Night on Tuesday, May 26.  Seniors receiving awards were: Select Choir MVP and Outstanding Choir Member: Sean Stonehouse; Choir MVP: Thomas Vachon; National School Choral Award: Devin Christiansen; John Philip Sousa Band Award: Zakary Ganhadeiro.  The Apponequet Music Boosters presented scholarships to the following Seniors: Carly Byers, Devin Christensen, Aaron Connolly, Zakary Ganhadeiro, Nicholas Lambert, and Sean Stonehouse.  The Apponequet Music Boosters also presented the Music Department with a check for $5000 to be used to benefit the Music Program at ARHS.  In past years, donations from the Apponequet Music Boosters have been used to purchase Marching Band uniforms, instruments, choral risers and a grand piano.

Students in Mrs. Erwin’s Art 2, Digital Art and Advanced Placement Studio Art classes entered their original designs into a logo contest held by the Lakeville Arts Council for their annual Lakeville Arts and Music Festival. Congratulations to Carley Byers, who placed 1st in the contest, as well as 2nd place recipient, Samantha Fouquette and third place recipient, Kayla Darling. Each of the students were awarded art supply store gift cards. Carley’s award winning design will be featured on all of the material advertising the event, as well as on t-shirts that will be available at the festival. Carley will also be recognized at a ceremony at the festival on Saturday, September 30th.  

AP Physics class members made Rube Goldberg Machines.  This year's machines included: an Alabama-themed machine that played Sweet Home Alabama, a turtle-themed machine that fed a turtle, a sports-themed machine that hit a hole-in-one, a sea-themed machine that knocked bottles into a recycling bin, and a culinary-themed machine that poured sparkling cider into a glass. Watching the machines in action was a thrill!  Each machine had a minimum of 8 steps, used at least 4 different forms of energy and at least 4 different simple machines.  They were showcased by Mrs. Mills during class.

See our music students this weekend!  The Jazz Ensemble and Select Choir will be performing "in the tent" at the Lakeside Festival on May 26th at 7:00 pm.

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.

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 their website:  Here are links to helpful resources at  FacebookandTwitter.


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:

05/29/17 Memorial Day - School Closed

05/30/17 Senior Send Off

05/31/17 Marching Rehearsal

06/01/17 Marching Rehearsal

06/02/17 Graduation