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Friday, June 1, 2018

Aggie Weekly- June 1st

Aggie Weekly
Good Afternoon Students, Parents, and Community Members:
This week the Class of 2018 celebrated their graduation at Town Hall.  This was the first time that Bristol Aggie has held an outdoor graduation ceremony.  Oddly enough, Dighton High School conducted their high school at the same site until 1960! See some pictures from graduation below!

Grading Portal:
We wanted to remind students and parents that the Parent/Student online grading portal is inactive.  In April we started a rollover to a new Student Information System (SIS) called PowerSchool. Due to this rollover, our TeacherPortal pages were discontinued in May. Once we convert all of our data over to PowerSchool we will open up the portal to parents and students.  This will most likely happen for the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. In September, we will provide trainings on how to access grades etc. If you have any questions regarding your child’s grade, please do not hesitate to contact your teacher. If you have any questions about PowerSchool, please contact Mr. Braga.    
Class of 2018 Graduation: Drone pictures courtesy of Mr. Bastarache

Attention Parents:
Dear Bristol Aggie Parents/Guardians:
Netflix has released a second season of the television series “13 Reasons Why.” The topics covered in this season of the show are depression, self-harm, suicide, bullying, sexual assault, gun violence, school shootings, and legal issues. During this season, the show’s characters experience a variety of mental health related challenges. Netflix has released a discussion guide for adults to assist them with leading conversations about the issues addressed in the series. Here is a link to the guide for you to review:  13 Reasons Why Discussion Guide Series that include emotionally charged material can be very difficult to watch and could easily trigger feelings of distress in vulnerable viewers.
We also wanted to share that Netflix offers a parental control for individual movies and series in the form of a PIN number. Adults can assign a unique code for specific films and shows, which includes both seasons of “13 Reasons Why.” When the code is set in the account section of your Netflix account, your child will not be able to access any episodes in the series without entering the code.

Please note that this letter is not recommending viewing this series, but instead we are alerting you to the possible implications of viewing and topics relevant for discussions with your child.

In the Classroom:
  • Animal Science: On Wednesday Ms. Gagne's Equine Science class had the privilege of touring the Hallamore Clydesdale Farm in Lakeville, MA, as well as Beland Stables in Lakeville MA. At Hallamore Clydesdales the students were taken on a guided tour by farm manager, Ned, and learned about the origin of the Clydesdale breed, what it takes to care for the 2,200-2,300 pound horses, and they had the chance to meet the 18 Clydesdale residents! At Beland Stables the students were taken on a guided tour of the almost 80 acre farm by one of the farm owners, Dave. They were able to catch a glimpse first hand of some of the runnings of a farm that offers boarding, lessons, training and shows.


Between graduation and a wedding flori has had a busy week!

Student Services
Congratulations to our Kindness Bingo Winner, Briana Viau! Thank you for consistently demonstrating kindness!

MCAS Reminder:
9th Grade Students will be participating in the Biology MCAS June 6th and 7th.  They are asked to get a good night’s rest and eat a healthy breakfast in the morning.  All 9th-grade students are asked to go to the Cafeteria in the morning for free breakfast.  They will then be dismissed from breakfast to their MCAS location(s).

Activities and Athletics:
  • Softball: On Wednesday, the girls defeated Old Colony by a score of 8-3.  Congrats!

Week Ahead: A Week
  • Monday, June 4
    • Assembly- Report to the Gym
    • Extends: 2:30-4:00 pm (Library)
  • Tuesday, June 5
    • Faculty Meeting 2:40 (library)
    • Board of Trustees Meeting 7:00 pm (Keith Hall)
  • Wednesday, June 6
    • Freshman Science MCAS (report to cafe)
  • Thursday, June 7
    • Freshman Science MCAS (report to cafe)
  • Friday, June 8

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