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Friday, March 1, 2019

Aggie Weekly-March 1st

Good Afternoon Students, Parents, and Community Members:
    This week our students returned from February break and hit the ground running.  During assembly on Tuesday, Dr. DiGioia explained the Raising the BARR iniative where we are rewarding students for good attendance and discipline.  The Vo-Ag with the best results will win!

Congratulations to this week’s High Five Club Winner: Tiffany Cabral!

Dr. DiGioia giving a high five to Tiffany!

Starting on Monday, March 4th:
Attention Students Grade 9-11: STUDENT SCHEDULING
This year, we are implementing a new method to complete student scheduling.  With the addition of PowerSchool, there are some PowerSchool tools that we will use to develop student schedules.  The first step is a non PowerSchool resource, but an old fashioned handout for students to complete. The document is called  Course Selection (see below depending on current grade) with a parent/guardian. Then the student will meet with their academic teacher (see timeline below) to discuss their request and the teacher recommendation.  If there is a conflict, the student will schedule an appointment with their guidance counselor. Please click the following links below to help you select your course next year.

Student Scheduling Time Frame:

  • Step 1: March 8-March 15: Student receives course selection form and discusses class options with parent/guardian.
  • Step 2: March 19-29: Teacher and student meet to discuss student request and teacher recommendation.  
  • Step 3: April 1-5: If there are no conflicts with student requests and teacher recommendations, then the students will log into PowerSchool and “Accept” their recommendation. More information to follow.  If there is a conflict, student will schedule a time to meet with their guidance counselor.  
  • Step 4: April 5-June 1: Once all requests and recommendations have been submitted and accepted, we will begin to build the schedule for the 2019-2020 school year.  Students will have tentative schedules prior to leaving this school year.


In the Classroom:
The library media center here at school offers many opportunities for students and staff. Here are just a few ways our library can help you day to day.  Stay tuned for more news coming soon about library and technology!
Animal Science and Agricultural Mechanics & Diesel Technology
Senior Chelsea Botelho from Ag Mech made our Small Animal Science department a beautiful aquarium stand which they delivered it to us before February break. Our 55-gallon saltwater tank has cycled and is stabilized! Our marine animals our loving the new additional and so are our students! Come check out both our marine tanks in the Small Animal Science building, and admire Chelsea’s craftsmanship as well!

Student Services
Bristol Community College On-Site Admissions took place this week and nearly 30 of BA’s seniors walked away with a letter of acceptance instantly. Congrats to all those students who have been accepted!

Senior Olivia Garcia with her acceptance letter to Bristol Community College.

Bristol Community College Admissions Counselor Jennie Moniz (on left) with
senior student Madison Kruger (on right).

FFA Turf Mgt Team
On Tuesday three of our Landscape seniors competed in the FFA Turf Mgt. CDE at Essex Aggie.  Even though they were one person short, they still placed third among a field of 11 teams. Team members include Alexia Whittle, Sadie Santsaver and Parker Kellard who placed second overall out of 44 participants.  Congratulations on a job well done.

Activities and Athletics:
Ocean Bowl: Students to compete in National Ocean Sciences Bowl-Click here for the full article
Most teenagers hope to spend the weekend catching up on sleep and spending time with friends. But this Saturday, students from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School will instead be putting their quiz bowl skills to the test by competing in the Blue Lobster Bowl at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Eighteen teams from 10 Massachusetts schools will face off in the regional component of the 22nd annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl, an interdisciplinary ocean science education program of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. The NOSB is a quiz-bowl style academic competition that tests students’ knowledge of ocean-related topics, including cross-disciplines of biology, chemistry, policy, physics and geology.
On Saturday, March 2, the Blue Lobster Bowl will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Kirsch Auditorium at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at 32 Vassar St., Cambridge. Snow date is March 3.
The competition theme is “Observe the Ocean; Secure the Future.” The majority of the global ocean remains unexplored, yet it’s changing at a time when its role in supporting life on the planet is becoming more transparent every day. As these changes impact every aspect of society, the need for information on ocean patterns, conditions and processes is growing exponentially. High-quality data is critical for understanding ecosystem health, biodiversity, climate change, pollution, human health, maritime safety, and food, water, and energy security. Some of the competition questions will focus on this theme.
Students at the Blue Lobster Bowl aren’t the only ones testing their ocean science knowledge. Around the nation, young scholars will be competing in 23 other bowls in February and early March. The winner of each regional bowl will compete in the national finals competition April 11-14 in Washington, D.C.
The 2018 Blue Lobster Bowl winning team was Lexington High School, which came back after being defeated by Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in 2017. For the second time, a team from the Bristol County Agricultural High School from Dighton won the 2018 McDowell Science Challenge, a longer, team-problem solving part of the Blue Lobster Bowl.
Supporters at home can follow the Blue Lobster Bowl Facebook page with an electronic scoreboard when the matches and their divisions are announced at the start of the competition. In April, supporters can also follow along with the national Finals competition on Twitter with the National Ocean Sciences Bowl @NOSBRocks and #NOSB19.
The Week Ahead-A Week
  • Monday, March 4
    • Assembly- Report to the gym
    • EXTENDS 2:30 pm (Library)
  • Tuesday, March 5
  • Wednesday, March 6
  • Thursday, March 7
    • 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
  • Friday, March 8

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