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Friday, February 14, 2020

  • 2/17-2/21 Winter Break
  • 2/24: A Week
  • 2/24: Lunch: Crispy Chicken Sandwich on ww roll Or Grab n Go Option, Winter Peas, Fresh Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh & Canned Fruits

Aggie Weekly-February 14th

Good Afternoon Students, Parents, and Community Members:

This week our students and staff were awarded over $24,000 in grant money from the Bristol Aggie Educational Foundation. We are fortunate to have dedicated alumni and members of our community who serve on the foundation to support our students. Please see below for the pictures. #BAPride

Black History Month: Below was copied from the Pioneer Institute Public Policy Research

In the month of February, the nation honors the achievements of African Americans; their stories and historical accomplishments are worthy of recognition year round. That's why Pioneer Institute has sponsored events, produced videos, and published opinion pieces informing the public about important leaders and key milestones in the African-American experience, as well as the need for more educational choice options for all children. Pioneer supports school choice and improvements to academic instruction, especially in U.S. history, so all schoolchildren learn about African-Americans' long struggle for freedom and equal opportunity. Below, we share some highlights from our coverage of seminal figures, topics, and periods such as slavery during the Founding era, the Civil War, and Civil Rights icons such as Fannie Lou Hamer, the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, Robert Moses, and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."

- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from a Birmingham Jail

As a nation, we have a long way to go to address continued injustices. Persistent academic achievement gaps between African-American students and their white peers threaten to undermine prospects for upward social mobility. To address this disparity, Pioneer has actively promoted education reforms that have proven successful at helping minority students reach their full potential: private and parochial schools, charter public schools, the METCO inter-district school choice program, vocational-technical education, and a menu of school options.

Through events and op-eds placed in regional and national publications, Pioneer has advocated for expanded school choice to give inner-city students a lifeline out of failing public schools. Last month, we produced a feature-length documentary film, "Big Sacrifices, Big Dreams: Ending America's Bigoted Education Laws," that seeks to raise public awareness about constitutional barriers in 38 states that block underprivileged children from attending private or parochial schools. Here in Massachusetts, the so-called Know-Nothing amendments prevent more than 100,000 urban families with children in chronically underperforming districts from receiving scholarship vouchers that would provide additional educational alternatives. Repealing these laws would immediately help low-income and minority students. As film narrator and Pioneer school reform advisor Gerard Robinson concludes, "Past bigotries are an unforgivable limitation on our children's future."

In celebration of Black History Month, swing by our library to explore our resources on African American history, literature, and culture.

Visit this “.gov” website for more information.

( a collaborative project of the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and U.S. National Archives and Records Administration)

Bristol Aggie Educational Foundation Awards $24,000:

Next Phase for Seniors: We are proud to share with you our senior’s plans for their next step in their college and career exploration. Based on the knowledge and skills learned during their 4 years at BA, we are excited to publish acceptances into colleges, universities, military plans, and any career pathways each week. Please let Ms. Dias or Ms. Costa know in Student Services, so we can update our list weekly. Thank you for your dedication to excellence and drive to maintain Bristol Aggie Excellence.

Summer Academy

Bristol County Agricultural High School is excited to offer two 4-day sessions of our Summer Academy in 2020. (Session I: July 20-23 and Session II: July 27-July 30). There are morning sessions and afternoon sessions offered to students entering grade 5-8. Some sessions have an age restriction. Please read the descriptions on our web site closely. To register on Eventbrite, please click here. Academy offerings include:

We encourage your student to mix and match your morning (AM) and afternoon (PM) sessions. All costs are listed above for each session (plus processing fees which have allowed us to move to online registration). If you are registering for a morning and afternoon session in the same week (full-day students) please use the promotional code ALLDAY2020 for a $50 discount at checkout.

All instructors are MA DESE Certified Teachers in their respective areas of expertise. Refunds are only offered if courses are cancelled. View program descriptions and register online through our link at:

www.bristolaggie.org Questions? Email Kbraga@bcahs.com

We wanted to create an online Student Job posting to help you get started. Please click the link(s) below to view the job posting(s).

Don’t miss out!

Click Here to view the available scholarships.

In the Classroom:
  • Ag Mech: On Tuesday, Ag VaVMech exploratory students learning how to wire a circuit. #BAPRIDE

  • Large Animal Science: On Wednesday, freshman exploratory students in Mrs. Bosworth’s class worked in equine to turn out the horses. #BAPRIDE

  • Ag Mechanics: On Tuesday, freshman Ag Mech students in Mr. Medeiros’ class learned how to wire a circuit. #BAPRIDE

FLORI: Sophomore students prepare cineraria plants and primrose plants, grown by Maddie Genereux and Rebekah Thielen, for Valentine’s Day deliveries to the staff.

  • Junior flori students prepare for a Valentine’s Day sale

Landscape Design and Contracting R.P. Marzilli Landscape Construction company did a presentation for junior and senior Landscape students. They are a high end design/build company with over 300 employees. We are developing a connection to provide CoOp/Internship opportunities as well as on and off site demonstration and training.

NRM: On Friday, NRM juniors completed a two-week project, known as the 2020 Wolf Island Game. NRM juniors in the population biology course play the game every year. They play the role of a wildlife biologist. Polyhedral dice determine natality, mortality and hunter success rates. They must keep track of their budget as they manage deer, wolves, and hunters on Wolf Island for 30 years (i.e., rounds). To do this they had to build fairly intricate spreadsheet calculators. Stochastic event cards, issued to the class for each dress code violation, bring heavy snow, mild winters, poachers, etc. that affect populations. Cards may also manifest equipment failure, protests or administration changes that affect budgets.

VOAG Volleyball Tourney: This year’s winner of the VOAG Volleyball Tournament was Arbor! Congrats!

The staff once again was victorious in the Staff vs CHAMPS volleyball game.

From the Cafeteria…………………………………………

We found ourselves with an issue with our four tier grow system. Due to overwatering and lack of air flow to the lower tier trays, the top layer of soil developed algae growth. With the help of Flori, students transplanted the tomatoes and spinach to clean soil. Everything looks perfect now!

Activities and Athletics:
  • Girls Basketball: Southeastern 41 Bristol-Aggie 36 The Lady Chieftains lost their non-league game against Southeastern. Katie Roy led BA in scoring with a team-high 12 points. Savannah Salvador chipped in with 11 points and Arie Lachance finished with eight points. Hailey Dumoulin and Christina Russell each ended with two points. Click here for the article
  • Boys Basketball: On Tuesday, the boys basketball team hosted Calvary Chapel. It was senior night and the boys lost a hard fought battle. Keep up the great effort!

FFA Blood Drive: On Thursday, FFA hosted their annual Blood Drive.

The Week Ahead-NO School- February Recess
  • Monday February 17-February 21

The Week After After- A Week
  • Monday,February 24
    • No Assembly- Assembly tomorrow
    • EXTENDS: 2:30 (Library)
  • Tuesday, February 25
    • Morning Assembly (Gym)- Topping Off Ceremony
      • 8:10-9:00: Student Assembly
      • 9:00-10:00: Support Staff signs the beam
      • 10:00-10:42: Sophomore teachers and students (related) sign the beam
      • 10:45-11:10: Support Staff signs the beam (anyone that didn't get too in the 9:00 slot)
      • 11:15-12:00: Junior teachers and students (related) sign the beam
      • 12:00-1:00: Seniors teachers and students (major) sign the beam
      • 1:00-2:00: Freshman teachers and students (academic) sign the beam
      • 2:00-3:30: Any additional staff that did not get an opportunity to sign beam
    • Board of Trustees Meeting @ 7:00 pm (Keith Hall)
  • Wednesday, February 26
    • Late Bus 5:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 27
  • Friday, February 28

2/17-2/21 Winter Break 2/24: A Week 2/24: Lunch: Crispy Chicken Sandwich on ww roll Or Grab n Go Option, Winter Peas, Fresh Garden Salad...