Our Calendar

Wednesday, June 19, 2019


  • 6/20: Last Day of School
  • 6/20: Dismissal at 11:47
  • 6/20:Lunch: Stuffed Crust Cheese Pizza Or Grab n Go Options, Mixed Vegetable, Fresh Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh & Canned Fruits

Tuesday, June 18, 2019


  • 6/19: No 5:00 late buses
  • 6/19: Lunch: Grilled Chicken Wraps w/ assorted sauces Or Grab and Go Options,  Quinoa Salad, Broccoli, Fresh Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh & Canned Fruits

Monday, June 17, 2019


  • 6/18: No 5:00 late buses
  • 6/18: lunch: Chicken Fajitas, Onions, Peppers, Cheese Or Grab n Go Options, Fresh Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh & Canned Fruits

Friday, June 14, 2019

Aggie Weekly-June 14th




Good Afternoon Students, Parents, and Community Members:

This week our students prepared for their final exams. Please reference final exam schedule below for details. Next Thursday, June 20th is the last day of school and an early release. This is the last Aggie Weekly for the school year. We want to wish everyone a safe and happy summer break. See you on August 27th for the first day of school (see approved school calendar below). Click here to view the approved 2019-2020 school calendar.




2019 FINALS SCHEDULE



Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Make up exams-Normal schedule

Thursday, June 20, 2019-Half Day
Last Day of School
Period 1: 8:10-9:00 (same)
Period 2: 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


“The Lone Bagpiper” by Mrs. Coderre 

When the students have all gone their way

And the halls empty of boisterous sound

When silence falls on the passing day

And little motion can be found



If you listen very gently

You might be blessed to hear

The lilting lovely notes of the lone bagpiper



Over the fields and up to the knoll way

The music echoes loud and clear

When evening dusk meets the summer day 

And evening shadows fall near



If you listen very gently

You might be blessed to hear

The lilting lovely notes of the lone bagpiper




Click here to see and hear Mr. Johnson playing the bagpipes




In the Classroom: On Sunday, NRM students participated in the Taunton River Watershed Alliance Festival. Click the link for the full article in the Taunton Daily Gazette.





Ocean Bowl Camping Trip

Senior send-off and visit to the ocean!









The Department of Education wants your feedback: Click here to share your ideas on how to improve education.







The Week Ahead- A Week
  • Monday, June 17- NO ASSEMBLY




  • Tuesday, June 18



  • Wednesday, June 19-NO LATE BUSES
    • Make up exams-Normal schedule
  • Thursday, June 20-LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
    • Period 1: 8:10-9:00 (same)
    • Period 2: 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

  • 6/17: No 5:00 buses
  • 6/17: Lunch: Crunchy Chicken Filet Sandwich Or Caesar Salad wrap w/cheese stick, Roasted Butternut Squash, Fresh Garden Salad,Assorted Fresh & Canned Fruits

Thursday, June 13, 2019


  • 6/14: No 5:00 buses
  • 6/14: lunch: Stuffed Crust Cheese Pizza, or Crunchy Fish Sandwich, Carrots or Grab and Go Options, Fresh Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh & Canned Fruits 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019


  • 6/13: No Late buses
  • 6/13: Lunch: Build A Better Burger, Lettuce, Tomato, Cheese, Veggie sticks, Or Grab and Go Options, Fresh Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh & Canned Fruits.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019


  • 6/12: There will be 5:00 Late buses today
  • 6/12: Lunch: American Chop Suey Or Grab n Go Options, Steamed Broccoli, Fresh Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh & Canned Fruits

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Aggie Weekly-June 8th




Good Afternoon Students, Parents, and Community Members:

     On Thursday, our nation celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Invasion during World War II. This invasion was a critical turning point in the war to mount an assault against Hitler and the Axis forces. Over 6,000 landing crafts, ships, and naval vessels transported troops to Normandy beach, while 13,000 aircrafts would provide air support. Even though we were able to secure Normandy beach which led to us winning the war, the Allied troops lost over 4,400 troops in one day. By comparison, since our students have been alive, the War against Terrorism, has been ongoing since 2001 and we have lost approximately 8,000 troops since then. On Thursday, we observed this sacrifice with a moment of silence.

     As we enter our last few weeks of school, we would like to remind our school community that our last day of school is Thursday, June 20th. Please see our final exam schedule below.

2019 FINALS SCHEDULE



Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Make up exams-Normal schedule




Thursday, June 20, 2019-Half Day

Last Day of School-GRADES DUE

Period 1: 8:10-9:00 (same)

Period 2: 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



JOB POSTING- STUDENT WORKERS WANTED- 2 POSITIONS




In the Classroom:

Small Animal Science:

Students in Veterinary Assisting learned the importance of performing a physical exams as well as using the “regional” or systems approach to exams. Students were able to practice on larger subjects before performing their final on their canine patients.















BCAHS Equine Drill Team

A few weeks ago the Equine Drill Team performed for the school before Field Day. Two groups of five riders put on two great shows. This team practices three days a week, getting to school at 6:30 in the morning. The students and horses put a lot of work getting into shape for this spring performance. The first group consisted of Freshmen: Makayla Dupe, Sophomore: Hannah Surdis, and Juniors: Arianna Lachance, Kiley Rose, and Emily Lynch -- check out their performance. The second group consisted of Junior: Emma Darling and Seniors: Rabekah Quartochi, Meg Sherman, Michaela Totman, and Emma Palermo -- check out their performance.

An Equestrian Drill Team is a group of horses and riders performing choreographed moves to music. The rides should be controlled and display great uniformity. Drill teams put together performances to please crowds, show the riders sportsmanship, horsemanship, teamwork, and most of all demonstrate their dedication. The hard work and dedication of these students truly shows in their performances.




NRM Underway Day: On Thursday, was NRM’s annual Underway Day on the Taunton River with the MA Environmental Police. The EPOs do this every year after the NRM juniors complete the MA Boating Safety course and exam. All of the students passed again this year.




Selective Service Registration




Activities and Athletics:

THE TEEN SUMMER CHALLENGE IS ON!

PLANET FITNESS KICKS-OFF SUMMER-LONG INITIATIVE WITH ACTOR CALEB MCLAUGHLIN

Starting Today, Teenagers Ages 15 – 18 Can Sign up to Work Out for Free at all 1,800+ Planet Fitness Locations through September 1

Caleb McLaughlin Strives to be Every Teen's "Super Positive Workout Buddy" Leading the Digital Campaign

Planet Fitness, Inc., one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the U.S. and home of the Judgement Free Zone®, officially opens the doors of its more than 1,800 locations throughout the United States and Canada today as it kicks off the Teen Summer Challenge. Now through September 1, teenagers ages 15 – 18* are invited to stop by their nearest Planet Fitness and sign-up to work out – and get their sweat on – for free all summer long. Teens under 18 must be accompanied in club by a parent or guardian at sign-up.

The initiative, which answers the call for youth to pursue a minimum of 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity each day** as recommended by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, is led by one of Hollywood's most exciting stars, 17-year-old actor Caleb McLaughlin. McLaughlin stars as a "super positive workout buddy" in digital creative for the initiative, offering encouragement for every teen looking to stay active when school is out for the summer.

"Being part of the Planet Fitness Teen Summer Challenge is really important to me because it's offering teens so much more than just a place to work out over the summer, it's giving us all the opportunity to be active, build self-confidence and self-esteem in the process," said McLaughlin.

FEELINGS ON FITNESS: BY THE NUMBERS

A national study*** commissioned by Planet Fitness found that teens today are more fitness-conscious than ever before, with 92 percent agreeing that one is never too young to start taking care of his or her health. Many teens confirm fitness helps them feel motivated (55 percent), is fun (48 percent), and is a way to feel challenged (32 percent). While school-based sports such as gym class or intramural teams are the top ways teens currently get their daily exercise (49 percent), nearly half of all teens (41 percent) report that their fitness levels dramatically decrease over the summer when school is out.

Moreover, one-third (33 percent) of all teens simply don't know where to begin or what exercises are recommended for their age group, and almost two-in-five (39 percent) say they don't have enough guidance on how to properly exercise.





GUIDING TEENS TO A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE

That's why, to help teens kick start their summer fitness regimen, Brian Zehetner, director of health and fitness for Planet Fitness, developed a fun and effective workout specifically for teens this summer. The full body workout program is purposefully centered on appropriate cardio, strength and flexibility exercises for teenagers, providing a balanced blend for impactful activity. Active warm up and cool down periods comprised of dynamic and static stretches help ensure teens ease in and out of the core routine responsibly for greater mobility and less potential for injury.



"Our total body workout designed for teens is a fun and effective introduction to fitness, setting the stage for lifelong healthy habits, as it's designed to really target all major muscle groups efficiently, effectively and with the flexibility, mobility and busy schedules of high school students in mind," said Zehetner. "The best routine is a consistent routine, and we want this plan coupled with Planet Fitness' pressure-free environment to help youth feel excited about approachable exercise."

Free fitness classes specifically for teenagers will also be available Monday through Friday via certified fitness trainers at all Planet Fitness locations. Check your local Planet Fitness for exact times.

INCENTIVES FOR TEENS TO STAY ACTIVE THIS SUMMER

Finally, all teens who sign up beginning May 15 are automatically entered into Planet Fitness' Scholarship Sweepstakes. At the end of summer, 51 lucky teens across all 50 states and Washington, D.C., will be randomly selected to receive a $500 scholarship, and one teen will receive a $5,000 grand prize****. Teens will also have the chance to win exciting prizes on Planet Fitness' Twitter and Instagram channels throughout the summer, such as club swag, movie tickets and wireless headphones.*****

In addition to opening its doors to all teens ages 15 – 18 all summer long, Planet Fitness also offers extremely low prices for parents and other members alike, including a variety of benefits such as a hassle-free environment, brand name cardio and strength equipment, fully equipped locker rooms, flat screen televisions and much more.

For more information on the Teen Summer Challenge, including how to sign-up for the free membership at any of the more than 1,800 Planet Fitness locations across the United States and Canada, visit PlanetFitness.com/TeenSummerChallenge.


The Week Ahead- B Week
  • Monday, June 10
    • EXTENDS 2:30 pm (Library)
  • Tuesday, June 11
    • Assembly- Report to the gym- LAST ASSEMBLY OF YEAR
    • Dept Chair Meeting- Library @ 2:40
    • Board of Trustees Meeting- @ 7:00 (Keith Hall)
  • Wednesday, June 12
    • Biology MCAS Field Test
    • Late Bus: 5:00 pm
    • PTO Meeting @ 7:00 (Library)
  • Thursday, June 13
    • EXTENDS 2:30 pm (Library)
    • Spain, Portugal, and France Trip Meeting @ 7:00 pm (RM109)
  • Friday, June 14
    • Freshman Class Fundraiser- Hat Day $1:00


Thursday, June 6, 2019


  • 6/7: No 5:00 buses
  • 6/7: Lunch: Stuffed Crust Cheese Pizza Or Crunchy Fish Sandwich,Green Bean Toss, Fresh Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh & Canned Fruits

Wednesday, June 5, 2019


  • 6/6: There will be no 5:00 buses
  • 6/6: Lunch: Build A Better Burger Or Grab n Go Options, Lettuce, Tomato & Cheese, Fries Fresh Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh & Canned Fruits

Tuesday, June 4, 2019


  • 6/5: 5:00 Late buses
  • 6/5: lunch: Pasta Bar w/assorted sauces Or Grab n Go Options, Roasted Broccoli, Fresh Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh & Canned Fruits

Monday, June 3, 2019


  • 6/4: No 5:00 buses
  • 6/4: Lunch: Breakfast for Lunch, Egg & Cheese on a Bagel Or Grab n Go Options, Home fries, Fresh Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh & Canned Fruits

Friday, May 31, 2019

Aggie Weekly-May 31st Graduation Edition




Good Afternoon Students, Parents, and Community Members:

This week we held our 2019 Graduation Commencement ceremony at Dighton Town Hall. This is the second straight year we have been outside for our ceremony. We were very fortunate to sneak it in before it started to rain. See all the great photos below!

2019 Graduation Commencement- Click here for the LiveStream

Click here for the full article in the SouthCoast Today



DIGHTON — Basking in praise from administrators and their peers, members of Bristol County Agricultural High School’s Class of 2019 proudly graduated Thursday night.

The school held its second-ever outdoor ceremony in the field behind Dighton Town Hall. The 109 graduates made their grand entrance following a procession of students carrying American flags to a roar of cheers, applause — and some air horns.

In their addresses to classmates, the class president and valedictorian discussed the value of the education provided to them at Bristol Aggie and how their experiences at the school helped them progress as individuals, both personally and professionally.

“I myself had come to Bristol Aggie as a very different person: scared and extremely nervous. ... I would sit in the back of my middle school classroom and never speak,” said Class President Madison Kruger of Dartmouth.

“When I first walked through the welcoming doors of Gilbert Hall, I immediately took comfort in knowing that I had found a safe space to learn and experience new adventures with amazing staff and students. I went from the girl in the back of the class to the woman speaking at graduation, in only four short years.”

Valedictorian and equine science student Kaitlyn Walorz of Lakeville began her speech on an ominous note regarding the inevitability of death, a statement that drew nervous, yet appreciative laughter from her classmates and parents in the audience.

In light of her speech’s theme — derived from the Second Law of Thermodynamics — Walorz urged her fellow classmates to accept the fact that their lives will end, but not to be consumed by negativity thinking about it.

Rather, she insisted that they “take that information” and let it empower them to do what they can to impact their own “worlds” around them, no matter how big or small.

“We can either let this information make us feel pointless and unsettle us, or live our lives the way we want to live them and alleviate the suffering of others,” said Walorz.

“Many of us want to make an impact, but we become bogged down by the thought of our own insignificance. How can one person change the whole world? Here’s the thing: you don’t have to. Instead of making a small impact on an enormous world, try making an enormous impact in a smaller world.”

Of the 109 graduates, two students — Michael Koussa and Melanie Rea — enlisted in the U.S. Army National Guard and were recognized by Assistant Superintendent and Principal Kevin Braga.

Braga also recognized two school staff members who would be retiring at the end of the year — 29-year school nurse Karyn Wilson and 19-year guidance counselor Cindy McKay.

Students Lacey Parker and Bridget Peacock both received annual $250 Board of Trustees scholarships and Kruger received the board’s scholarship in the amount of $500.

Emma Duarte was awarded the Spirit of Bristol pennant, which is presented to students in memory of Florence Gilbert, wife of George Gilbert, Bristol Aggie’s first director.

“In a few moments, you will soon be joining an elite organization: the Bristol County Agricultural High School Alumni Association,” said Aggie Superintendent and Director Adele Sands, asking those in the audience who graduated from the school to stand.

“We’re thrilled to have you represent this school no matter what you choose to do for your future — as long as it’s legal,” she joked.

In his send-off to students, Braga told them how much he had been inspired by their initiative, whether it be in academics or in fostering a strong sense of school spirit.

For example, Braga said, he admired the work ethic of several students who for years reported to the school at 5 a.m. to milk animals and was continuously “humbled and impressed” by the students who pushed him and staff “to be better each day.”

“With the title of principal comes the expectation of leadership. The reality is, I have learned so much from these students who sit before us...(This class’s) culture and atmosphere is cultivated by parents supporting students and staff, and in turn our staff challenging our students to reach their maximum potential,” said Braga.

“Graduates, as you walk across this stage, remember the core values learned at Bristol Aggie and even though you leave our current ranks, you will remain members of the B.A. family for life.”

Bristol County Agricultural High School held its graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 30, 2019. SouthCoast students graduating included:

  • Acushnet: Hailey Brightman, Kiara Nunes and Gillian Souto.
  • Dartmouth: Lily Berube, Brianna Gosselin, Madison Kruger, Cameron Oliveira and Courtney Whittle.
  • Fairhaven: Foster Cripps, Jack Wethington and Elizabeth Whitaker.
  • Freetown: Matteo Cabral.
  • Lakeville: Serena Cornell, Zoe Goulart, Karlene McMahon and Kaitlyn Walorz.
  • Middleboro: Robert Cowing and Brooke Murphy.
  • New Bedford: Lillian Adamiec, Jake Bentley, Carissa Laporte, Madison Marcondes, Alayna Polk, Emma Ripley and Jalena Sylvia.
  • Westport: Kennedy Alves, Chelsea Botelho, Elizabeth Brouillette, Alexander Cameron, Sierra Fleury, Andrew Flory, Austin Russell, Meghan Sherman and Marguerite Zielinski.











Bristol Aggie Welcomes the Commissioner Riley from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Bristol Aggie was honored to host Commissioner Riley of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Representative Patricia Haddad today. This was Commissioner Riley's first visit to Bristol Aggie and will certainly not be its last. "This place is incredible" was the phrase of the day. The day started with a visit to the 80 plus year old Gilbert Hall/Academic Building, which will be renovated when the campus undergoes its $103 million renovation and construction project. Commissioner Riley saw the needed upgrades in the science classrooms with a visit to Mr. Johnson’s junior science class, upgrades that will be completed with the MSBA project. Around campus, students and staff immersed the Commissioner into their learning which included a look into the wildlife research that the NRM students are conducting (turtle, snake and axolotl, oh my), some drone flying, the school's new CNC machine and educational tractor in Agricultural Mechanics, and the hydroponic research and floral designing being done in Floriculture. The Commissioner visited the Landscape Design and Contracting Students while doing some hardscape and even took a walk through our field nursery, home to the daylilies that are part of the Sylvan Nursery partnership (keep your eye out for our Bristol Aggie grown varieties). Animal Science students introduced him to the newest residents on campus while the visitor from the Doggie Daycare were papered. The Arboriculture students even got him into the bucket truck for a ride! It was an amazing day and we are excited to be able to show him what authentic learning is; real world projects being tackled in the agricultural education classroom. We look forward to your return Commissioner Riley!








Raising the BARR:




In The Classroom
Landscape: Last Friday, just in time for Memorial Day, six members of the Sophomore class planted annuals at the Korean and World War II Memorials on the grounds of the Taunton Superior Courthouse.







The Week Ahead- A Week
  • Monday, June 3
    • Assembly- Report to the gym
    • EXTENDS 2:30 pm (Library)
    • Softball vs Norfolk : 3:30 pm (Home-Dighton Town Hall)
  • Tuesday, June 4
    • Bio MCAS- Freshman report to the cafe
    • Faculty Meeting @ 2:40 (Library)
  • Wednesday, June 5
    • Bio MCAS- Freshman report to the cafe
    • Late Bus: 5:00 pm
  • Thursday, June 6
    • EXTENDS 2:30 pm (Library)
  • Friday, June 7

6/20: Last Day of School 6/20: Dismissal at 11:47 6/20:Lunch: Stuffed Crust Cheese Pizza Or Grab n Go Options, Mixed Vegetable, Fresh Ga...