Message from the Principal….April 2016

Just when you thought spring was in the air, another April snow day.  As the school is quickly coming to a close the third quarter grades closed on April 1st and report cards were issued on Friday, April 8th.  Grades 9-11 completed a grade reflection sheet during Advisory.  Seniors remember to check your financial responsibility (books, uniforms, and etc.), complete your community service hours, and pay your Cap and Gown fee.  If you any questions, please see Ms. Roberts in the main office.  Finally, check your emails for scholarship updates.

Spring sports are in full swing.  Please check the MIAA website for specific sports schedules, times and locations.

On April 13th, the High School and the Greater Newport Exchange Club will be dedicating several Freedom Shrine documents.  The following documents will be added to the Freedom Shrine Wall located next to the Guidance office hallway: the United States Constitution  plaques one and two, the Susan B. Anthony trial notes, FDR’s “Four Freedoms,” McAuliffe’s Christmas Message, JFK’s “Ask Not” speech, and MLK’s “I have a dream.”  Mr. Stuart Deane, Greater Newport Exchange Club and former Athol Exchange Cub Member, students from Mr. Caldwell’s US History Class, Assistant Superintendent Mr. Meyer, and  I will provide brief comments during the rededication ceremony.   A special “thank you” to Mr. Caldwell’s US History Class for providing the speakers for the ceremony and his intern for completing the program.

Prom season is beginning at AHS.  The Best Buddies Prom was held on April 1st at Chicopee Middle School.  The Sophomore Dinner Dance was held on Saturday, April 2nd at Ellinwood Country Club.  A good time was had by all.

Important April Dates to remember:

April 12:          ARRSD School Committee at ARMS 6:00 pm

April 13:          Freedom Shrine Rededication 10:00 am at AHS

April 14:          AHS School Council in LMC in the LMC at 6:30 -7:30 pm

April 14:          AHS Student Council in the Café 6pm -9pm

April 18-22:     April Vacation

April 18-22:     Drivers’ Education: Billy’s Auto School

April 30:          Junior Prom at Athol Town Hall

 

Respectfully,

Mitchel G. Aho

Principal