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Friday, December 21, 2018

Aggie Weekly-December 21

Aggie Weekly
Good Afternoon Students, Parents, and Community Members:
    This week we practiced our evacuation protocols and it went pretty smoothly and we are currently gathering the feedback from students and staff so we can make improvements in the future.  We appreciate everyone taking the drill seriously and being committed to safety. We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season. We will see you back on Wednesday, January 2, 2019!

Congratulations to this Week’s High Five Club Winner, Bridget Peacock!

Dr. DiGioia congratulating Bridget! Keep up the amazing work!

Toy Drive Assembly: On Tuesday, Student Council revealed this year’s toy drive totals! Congrats to our school community on another successful toy drive, beating last year’s total! We raised $6,800 and donated to Dighton Lions and PACE of New Bedford. #BAPride #ItTakesaVillage

BCAHS Holiday Pet Photo Contest:

Holiday Cheer: On Wednesday, December 19th, a group of students accompanied Mrs. Coderre  to sing Christmas carols and to deliver cards and goodies to the residents at the Dighton Nursing Center. The songs of cheer brought much happiness and some tears to residents and staff. From the look on the students' faces, it was clear that they enjoyed the event as much as the residents.

Back row: Sam Butler, Zoe DeMello, Natasha Chantre and Alexandria deMedeiros.
Front row: Alana Cabreja, Ashley Cunningham, Kaylea Astuccio and Tabatha Ellis.
At the end are seniors Cameron Oliveira and Mellany Munroe who helped coordinate the event.
In the Classroom:
Holiday Science Demos: Mr. Johnson performing science experiments for students. Keeping the tradition alive! #BAPRIDE - Check out our Twitter for videos of the demos

Animal Science: On Monday, tenth grade students learned to clip chicken feathers.

Physical Education: Students from Flori and NRM playing hockey in PE.

NRM: NRM set up a social mixer where NRM alumni and current students networked about the field.  What a great way to hear first hand what to expect in the field and in college. #BAPride

Holiday Lunch: On Thursday, students enjoyed eating outside in the spring like weather! Students inside enjoyed watching holiday films.

Freshman Class Clothing Drive:

Become a Career Mentor!
Who helped you become the person you are today? Who was there to model, guide, inform and support you along the way? Chances are there were several people: maybe a parent or guardian, spouse, sibling, teacher, boss, or friend. Maybe several were your mentors. Why not pay it forward and Become a Career Mentor?
Some youth aren’t quite as fortunate, and their ‘mentor circle’ is not strong or complete. That’s where you come in. Maybe you’ve already mentored a few young people yourself. It feels good; doesn’t it?
TASC (Taunton Area School to Career) offers Career Mentoring to youth at three local high schools.
(Bristol County Agricultural, Taunton High, and Taunton Alternative High.)
We need more Career Mentors to serve an increasing number of deserving teens in our 2019 program.
Most of the students just need a little support and direction. Pretty much, they don’t know what they want to be when they grow up. Most of us can identify with that! Career mentors help them discover opportunities available to them, explore options and understand the connection between their education and their goals. Often, it’s just a matter of having someone listen. If that could be you, why not Become a Career Mentor?
Last year, the TASC Career Mentoring Program served over 60 students. We added new, flexible program models that resulted in tremendous demand for 2018. We expect another big increase in interested students this school year, and so need more mentors to meet the need. Become a Career Mentor!
Students aren’t the only ones who reap rewards. Adults get special satisfaction upon seeing the impact he or she has had on a mentee. It’s a feeling that can’t be measured.  Become a Career Mentor and see how it can be a fantastic way to make a positive, possibly life-changing difference in the life of a high school student.
The AHS/TASC Career Mentoring Program
What Does a Commitment to Mentoring Entail?
Mentor/Mentee Meetings:
Most mentor/mentee matches meet an average of twice a month for 2 to 4 hours each meeting. If a face to face meeting in a 2-week timespan is not possible, it is important to maintain contact by phone, text or email.

Mentor/mentee meetings occur in a mix of times and days. We hope to avoid dismissing mentees from school during the same class too often and to provide a variety of scheduling opportunities for mentors and mentees. Participants plan most activities based on schedules and events that work best for them.

Meetings consist of a combination of TASC-planned tours & seminars, as well as one-on-one meetings designed and planned by mentors with their mentees.

Mentors and mentees in all program models are given a menu of TASC-planned tours, seminars and activities from which they select activities that are of interest to the mentee or that might help the mentee plan his or her postsecondary life.

In addition to TASC-planned events, mentor/mentee matches arrange their own one-on-one meetings. Participants plan activities based on the mentee’s needs and interests, as well as on what works best for them.

The program begins and ends with a 90-minute breakfast in the mentee’s school.
Flexible Program Models: You choose the best model for you.
Traditional Mentoring

One-on-one mentor/mentee match.

Matches meet between January and June.

Expanded Mentoring

One-on-one mentor/mentee match.

Matches meet between January and December.

Beyond School Time Mentoring

One-on-one mentor/mentee match.

Matches meet between January and June or January and December.

Mentor/mentee meetings are almost exclusively outside school hours.

Taunton Alternative HS (TAHS) Mentoring

One-on-one mentor/mentee match.

Matches meet between October and June.

In addition to Traditional Mentoring, matches take part in 8-2 hour sessions between October & February.

Bridge to STEM Employment (BTSE) Mentoring

One-on-one to up to three-on-one mentor/mentee matches.

Matches meet between January and December.

The focus is on careers, learning and experiences related to STEM.
Mentor Requirements
Participation in a 90-minute Training & Orientation

Documents – The following documents need to be completed, signed and submitted:

CORI - (SORI is also required for Bristol County Agricultural HS) –

Career Mentor Program Registration Forms.

Proof of automobile insurance.
Contact TASC’s Career Mentoring Coordinator, Trish O’Brien, at Tobrien@ahsinc.org or 508/880/0202 x 409, to learn more about Becoming a Career Mentor.
TASC is a program of Associates for Human Services, Inc., a Taunton-based non-profit founded 44 years ago. Questions about TASC? Contact Program Director Dan LeBrun at 508-880-0202, ext 408, or dlebrun@ahsinc.org

Activities and Athletics:
  • Boys Basketball: Bristol-Aggie 53 vs Rising Tide 29- The Chieftains defeated Rising Tide.  Kobe Brierly led the way for B-A with 16 points. Jake Bentley chipped in with 15 points.
  • Girls Basketball: Southeastern 51 vs Bristol-Aggie 33- The Chieftains lost a non-league contest against Southeastern.  Tiffany Cabral led the way for BA with a team-high 25 points. Cabral also became the all-time leader in points scored with 766, surpassing the mark set by Hannah Rodgers (760).  Victoria Gonsalves added added four points while Katie Roy and Kennedy Alves each added a bucket.
  • GSA: 2.30pm B23, presentation this week on the topic of Harvey Milk, first openly gay American politician who was elected to the San Francisco board of Supervisors, presented by Alexis Wells, all are welcome!

Week Ahead- A Week
  • Monday, December 24-Friday, December 28- NO SCHOOL
  • Monday, December 31- No School
  • Tuesday, January 1- No School
  • Wednesday, January 2- SCHOOL is BACK in session
  • Thursday, January 3
    • Extends: 2:30-4:00 pm (Library)
  • Friday, January 4

Thursday, December 20, 2018

  • Early Dismissal at 11:47
  • No Late Buses
  • Tomorrow Lunch: Stuffed Crust Cheese Pizza or Grab and Go Options, Fresh garden salad, Assorted fresh & canned fruits

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

  • There will be 5:00 buses 
  • Boys basketball vs. Falmouth Academy
  • tomorrows lunch: Holiday Dinner Roasted Turkey or Grab and Go Options, Mashed potatoes, corn, cranberry sauce, strawberry crisp, fresh garden salad, assorted fresh and canned fruits.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

  • There will be 5:00 late buses
  • Girl's Basketball  @ Southeastern
  • Boy's Basketball BA, Vs. Rising Tide, game time 3:30/5:00
  • Tomorrows Lunch: Pasta Bar w/ “Aggie Meat sauce Or Grab n Go Options Roasted Broccoli, Fresh Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh & Canned Fruits

Monday, December 17, 2018

Scholarship Opportunity

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We would greatly appreciate if you would please share this scholarship opportunity with your high school seniors through your traditional and social media outlets.

At HarborOne Bank, we believe education fuels future success and we are truly excited to renew our efforts to support exceptional students throughout the region. HarborOne’s ONECommunity Scholarship celebrates and honors a commitment to academic excellence and community.


·        Twenty $5,000 one-time scholarships sent directly to college

·        Must be a high school senior
·        Plan to attend a 2 or 4 year accredited college or university
·        Someone in the immediate family* must have an active HarborOne Bank deposit account in good standing opened by March 15, 2019 * Immediate family includes: parents, stepparents, guardians, siblings or applicant
·        Immediate relatives** of HarborOne employees, Board of Directors and Corporators are ineligible ( **Immediate relatives includes: children, grandchildren, stepchildren, step grandchildren, siblings)
Online application available February 1, 2019
Application due March 15, 2019
Visit: www.harborone.com/scholarship for more information
Check us out on social media

Problem of the Week

Problem of the Week

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  • There will be 5:00 Late buses
  • Tomorrow lunch: Breakfast for lunch , Egg Ham and Cheese on Bagels, or Grab and Go Options, Fresh Garden Salad, Assorted fresh & Canned Fruits

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Aggie Weekly-December 14th

Aggie Weekly
Good Afternoon Students, Parents, and Community Members:
          This week our school community participated in the second week of our annual coin drive.  We are very appreciative of everyone's generosity so we can help our local community during the holiday.  #BAPride

Congratulations to this Week’s High Five Club Winner, Mia Slater!

Dr. DiGioia congratulating Mia Slater! Keep up the amazing work!
PTO NEW Apparel!
The PTO has worked diligently this year to purchase some new Bristol Aggie apparel this year.  It’s not too late for the holidays to get some new gear! All items are available in the PTO 'Store' in the Main Office. If folks have any questions they can email: PTOApparel@bcahs.com

New Logo Hoodie $40 (add $5 for 2XL or 3XL)

Pop Socket $5

Thermal Tumbler $15
Annual Coin/Toy Drive: On Wednesday, Mrs. Noel emptied out her coins and donated them to the Toy Drive.  Thank you for your generosity!
In the Classroom:
Health: In Ms. Lindrooth's health class students tried to identify food based on the food labels! #Nutrition #BAPRIDE

Floriculture: Seniors had the opportunity to decorate the Standish House for the holidays!

Ag. Mech. and Landscape    Students learning equipment operation on a simulator

Seniors working together on solving quadratic word problems for Mrs. Ciolfi:
The Cool to be Kind Club (with help from the National Honor Society) created and wrote cards for residents of Nursing homes and Veterans Homes.  Additionally, several cards were written especially for our United States Active Duty Service Members that are stationed at a base in California.  Our hope is to spread holiday cheer, to show our appreciation, to remind them of their importance and to simply put a smile on their faces.
From Student Services
Just sharing some great news: Alin Bennet (teen from Arkansas) becomes the first athlete with autism to sign letter of intent to play D1 basketball.  
An excerpt from the article "I want to make an impact not just on the court, but with kids that are struggling with the same things I am," he told Cleveland.com. “I want to use this platform to inspire other kids with autism and non-autism. I want to let them know, 'Hey, if I can do this, you can do it, too.' A lot of times they feel alone and by themselves, and I felt that same way growing up."
By Drew Heilpern   Posted November 28, 2018
We understand that taking the SAT or ACT can be stressful for students. Here are 8 test strategies to help you maximize your score.
Don’t try to do this test in your head. You can and should mark up your test booklet. Cross out wrong answer choices, underline key words and phrases, and make notes in the margins. Your focus and comprehension will improve.
Some questions on the SAT and ACT are much more challenging and time-consuming than others. However, each question is worth the same – one raw point. Don’t sink too much time into difficult questions at the expense of answering easier questions. If you feel yourself starting to stall on a particular problem, move along. You don’t want to miss out on simpler questions that may appear at the end of a test section.
While a calculator won’t carry you through the SAT or ACT Math Test, your calculator can help you compute more efficiently, handle fractions more easily, find points of intersection, and more. Learn how to use your calculator to help solve challenging problems and save time on complex calculations, but keep in mind that it is not always the best tool for the job. And remember, the SAT Math Test is divided into two sections: one that allows you to use your calculator, and one that doesn’t.
When solving complicated math problems, your pencil may be more useful than your calculator. For challenging, multi-step problems, take notes of each step of your solution. By recording your progress, you stay organized and focused. Also, you can quickly spot computational errors or careless errors.
While the SAT and ACT do not repeat exact questions from test to test, both repeat question types. After all, it is a standardized test. The ability to recognize question types allows you to be a proactive, rather than reactive, test-taker. For example, if you see an underlined verb, you should check for errors with tense, parallelism, or agreement. As you prepare for the test, pay close attention to the types of questions that appear frequently on your practice tests.
On your first pass through a section, answer all of the questions you can, but don’t get bogged down on an individual question. If you’re stuck, mark it and move on. Remember: Each question is worth the same amount — one raw point. Next, make a second pass through the test, starting from the first question you skipped and marked. Focus on the ones you think you have the best chance on. Also, as you answer the other questions, you might gather information that will help you answer the difficult questions you’ve skipped. Finally, guess on all the remaining questions. Since there is no penalty for wrong answers, do not leave any questions blank on your answer sheet.
Because the SAT and ACT are timed tests, you may feel pressure to rush and skim the passage or skip it entirely. However, these strategies do not prepare you for answering the questions, so your progress will be much slower. You’ll be able to work through the Reading questions with much more speed and confidence if you have a strong understanding of the passage. By spending some time reading well, you will work more quickly overall.
As you read, focus on understanding the main idea of each paragraph. Create an organized map of the passage to help you understand how it is structured and how the overall main idea is developed.
The test instructions suggest that you answer the questions after you read the entire passage. This approach is unnecessary and time-consuming. Instead, answer the questions as you read the passage.
For the ACT English test, shorter is often better on the answer choices as the ACT prefers writing that is precise and concise (the shortest answer is often the correct answer).
If you can’t solve a math problem in the forward direction, try to solve it in the reverse direction. In some cases, you can quickly solve problems by plugging in the answer choices to see which works.
These strategies are just some of the many tools at your disposal to build confidence and put you in control of the test. Good luck!
Freshman Class Clothing Drive:

Scholarship Opportunities: 2 different scholarship opportunities.  Check out the Red Pine Scholarship and the Yawkey Scholarship.  Both scholarships are available in guidance if you have more questions.  

Poster Contest:

Athletics and Activities:
Girls Basketball: On Wednesday, the girls basketball team hosted Bishop Connolly for the first home game of the season.

Wrestling: On Wednesday, the BADR Wrestling team hosted and beat South Shore Voc Tech! Nice work everyone!
Week Ahead- B Week
  • Monday, December 17
    • Boys Basketball vs. Atlantic Charter @ 3:30 pm
  • Tuesday, December 18
    • Assembly- Report to the gym (Toy Drive)
  • Wednesday, December 19
    • Evacuation Drill Schedule: 
      • (B Week):8:45-9:30 Evacuation Drill
      • Students will remain in their first period (Period 2, B Week).  We will conduct the drill and return back to first period (Period 2, B Week).  
      • 9:30-9:54- Return after the evacuation drill to complete feedback form
      • The bell will dismiss to Period 3 at 9:54
      • Boys Basketball vs. Rising Tide @ 3:30
  • Thursday, December 20
  • Friday, December 21 - Ugly Sweater DAY
    • Period 2: 8:10-9:00 (same)
    • Period 1: 9:02-9:52 (same)
    • Period 3: 9:54-10:42 (same)
    • Period 4: 10:44-11:47 (CHANGE)
      • 1st Lunch: 10:42-11:10 (same)
      • 2nd Lunch: 11:18-11:47

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