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Friday, January 22, 2021

Aggie Weekly- January 22nd

Good Afternoon Students, Parents, and Community Members:

This week we prepared for our move into the Center for Science and the Environment.  We have been waiting a long time for us to make that transition and we are almost there! See below for updated information regarding our schedule. 

On Monday, we had no school to celebrate the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., an influential social activist and civil rights leader.. He is most well-known for his campaigns to end racial segregation on public transport and for racial equality in the United States.  He was most known for the following achievements during the Civil Rights period in the 1950s and 1960s: Information was obtained from Britannica.com

  • Montgomery Bus Boycott: On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger and, as a result, was arrested for violating the city’s segregation laws. Following this incident, a group of civil rights activists decided to contest racial segregation on the city’s public bus system. The activists formed the Montgomery Improvement Association to boycott the public transportation system. King, who had been pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church for just over a year, was chosen to lead the group. He led the boycott using a nonviolent approach, even though his home was bombed during this period. For more than a year people protested segregation by refusing to ride the city buses. Finally, late in 1956, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that segregation on public buses was unconstitutional.

  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference: In 1957 King and other civil rights leaders established the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), a group to help local organizations carry out civil rights activities in the South. As leader of the SCLC, King inspired Blacks throughout the South to hold peaceful sit-ins and voter education clinics and registration drives. The SCLC gave King a platform to speak about race-related issues and to discuss race relations with leaders all over the world. In 1959 he went to India to meet with Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and others and to discuss Gandhi’s concepts of peaceful noncompliance. From this trip King became even more convinced that nonviolent resistance was the most effective way to fight against oppression and injustice. In 1963 King’s campaign to end segregation at lunch counters gained national attention in Birmingham, Alabama, when police officers turned dogs and water hoses on demonstrators who had gathered there. King was jailed along with a large number of supporters. From the Birmingham jail he wrote his famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” in which he spelled out his philosophy of nonviolence.

  • March on Washington: Near the end of the Birmingham campaign, King and other civil rights leaders joined together to organize the historic March on Washington. On August 28, 1963, an interracial group of more than 200,000 people gathered peacefully near the Lincoln Memorial to demand equal justice for all citizens under the law. Prominent civil rights leaders delivered speeches, most memorable being King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. The speech called for equality and freedom and became one of the defining moments of the civil rights movement. It is one of the most famous speeches in U.S. history. As King had hoped, the march had a strong effect on national opinion and resulted in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Later that year King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

  • Selma March: In 1965 King led a drive to register Black voters in Selma, Alabama. King organized an initial march from Selma to the state capitol building in Montgomery but did not lead it himself. The marchers were violently turned back by state troopers who used nightsticks and tear gas. More than 50 marchers, including civil rights leader John Lewis, were hospitalized. This incident, which took place on Sunday, March 7, became known as “Bloody Sunday.” King led a second march two days later, despite a restraining order by a federal court. Heading a procession of more than 2,000 marchers, Black and white, King set out across Edmund Pettus Bridge outside Selma until the group came to a barricade of state troopers. But instead of going on and forcing a confrontation, he led his followers to kneel in prayer and then, unexpectedly, turned back. This decision cost King the support of many young radicals who faulted him for being too cautious. The country was nevertheless aroused, resulting in the later passage (in August) of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. On March 21, after a federal judge had ruled the march to Montgomery could continue, King led marchers out of Selma, over the Edmund Pettus Bridge, and on to the state capital. Estimates put the number of demonstrators at the beginning between 3,000 and 8,000. That number grew to about 25,000 during the course of the five-day march. There King addressed the crowd in what became known as his “How Long, Not Long” speech.

bristol babble: Check out this week’s bristol babble by clicking here.  

New Extensions: As part of our move into our new Center for Science and the Environment, we wanted to notify our community members that at some point on Tuesday, January 19th, our phone system extensions will switch over to the extensions below.  If our phones are not working during transition, please send email any of the following depending on your needs: 

Bristol County Agricultural High School

1st Term Honor Roll



High Honors 90%-100%

Avery Botelho, Jessica Byrne, Lily Ferry, Ava Freitas, Caitlyn Gifford, Hope Healy, Sarah Rodrigues, Jodi Schofield, Sophia Vescio

Honors 80%-89.9%: 

Brennon Alberto, Ethan Almeida, Helena Almeida, Sydney Argo, Mackenzie Asci, Sophie Berges, Abigail Chace, Jocelyn Crawford, Jaelyn Dinkins, Julianna Dufresne, Riley Farland, Kassidy Hallam, Abbygale Holander, Bella Joseph, Cameron Larkin, Madison Lee, Aubrie Lindo, Emma Magnuson, Katelyn McCrae, Emily Mello, Trinity Olson, Mandy Pettey, Emily Price, Shelby Rapoza, Kaydence Rhodes-Wallace, Greydon Souza, Jake Sylvia, Logan Tavares, Brian Thornhill, Leah Trayers, Danna Urquhart, Kayda Vanderhoof, Elsie Woodland


High Honors 90%-100%

Keegan Carr, Sophia Cederholm, Olivia Desimone, Lexi Dicorpo, Vera Figlock, Samantha Goulart, Margaret Graham, Naomi Grant, Rachel Harrington, Sydney Higson, Jade Holmes, Emma Jamrin, Angelika Kern, Emma Lasson, Madeline Latvis, Alex Mackay, Vanessa Mateus, Colleen Mccarthy, Abigail Nelson, Ella Nicolau, Shaun Pillsbury, Allison Quinlan, Benjamin Quintin, Ryan Raposo, Emily Santos, Taylor Sirois

Honors 80%-89.9%: 

Sophia Anger, Angelina Araujo, Anthony Ashe, Nathan Baker, Nicholas Baker, Sarah Bergeron, Brennan Bingham, Madison Bosse,  Samantha Cabral, Hunter Canedy, Abigail Collins, Lauren Corbett, Aida Delano, Jonathan Depontbriand, Amber Devlin, Samantha Douglas, Sarah Douglas, Ava Gomez, Caryn Heise, Kayla Hoogerzeil, Emily Jolin, Aidan Lauzier, Olivia Leighton, Kailey Macleod, Noah Marchesseault, Amber Melo, Jake Meyer, Jaelyn Moniz, Justin Mosman, Margaret Nixon, Jennifer Olson, Bridgette Perry, Addisyn Petrulli, Stephanie Riley, Georgia Roderiques, Sophia Mae Severino, John Silva, Sierra Silva, Trista Staton, Juliet Storer, Samantha Sylvia, Jacob Valcourt


High Honors 90%-100%

Maisie Cunningham, Kaeden Dacruz, Elana Dealmeida, Makayla Dupe, Destiney Latimore, Angela Macdonald, Kendra Morrissey, Helen O’Toole, Mia Oliveira, Ella Olmez, Eliana Piscitelli, Juliana Price, Mackenzie Rumson, Amanda Sullivan, Keely Zuber

Honors 80%-89.9%: 

Beathriz Afonso, Paige Andrews, Casity Brun, Djamel Cicerano, Nevaeh Coons, Dillon Corvelo, Emma Doyle, Eavan Doyon, Tabatha Ellis, Emma Gauthier, Madison Genereux, Alianah Grajales, Noah Hanson, Ocean Isherwood, Grace Jackson, Alyssa Jaglowski, Rashaun Johnson, Colin Linnehan, Hope Lownds, Eli Macgregor, Jacob Nickerson, Jude Ortega, Kate Riggs, Gabrielle, Schwenk, Felicia Soares, Tyler Tavares, Jalynn Torres, Althea Vedro, Kyler West, Makayla White


High Honors 90%-100%

Mackenzie Allen, Carson Blankenship, Victoria Carvalho, Hannah Dorrance, Mackenzie Dugas, Alexandra Maitland, Dana Medeiros, Laura Pettey, Marissa Rock, Kayli Rosa, Hannah Surdis, Alexis Wells

Honors 80%-89.9%: 

Kaylyn Blackburn, Thomas Brogan, Aydin Buckley, Olivia Camara, Nickolas Campbell, Kamila Carreiro, Natasha Chantre, Ryan Conboy, Amanda Connell, Jenna Custer, Aubree Davis, Lily Dias, Riley Dustin, Kaylee Finch, Cyra Fortin, Jenna Freitas, Abigail Gesualdi, Zachary Harlow, Paige Lopes, Elijah Neal, Lilyana Pickup, Ethne Puccio, Savannah Puccio, Michael Robertson, Cassondra Rosa, Elizabeth Soares, Analise Thompson, Paige Vargas, Brianna Vega, Michaela Ventura, Mackenze Walker, Derek Wedge

Virtual Town Hall: We conducted a Virtual Town Hall on Tuesday to discuss our transition into the Center for Science and the Environment.  Please ensure that you watch the recording linked below to help with a smooth transition next week.  

Virtual Town Hall Presentation

Virtual Town Hall Recording- Passcode: TQve2E$p

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 Mrs. Hamel 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. Those schools that are bolded and have an asterisk following them have been confirmed as schools that our seniors will be enrolling in Fall 2021. 

Student Services

Below are flyers for groups being offered by the Balanced Learning Center. Contact information is included for each group.


Students check you email:

National FFA is conducting a longitudinal survey of current 10th- and 11th-grade agricultural education students and FFA members. The first round of surveys was sent on Jan. 20, and the following two rounds will be sent in February and May. Students' responses will provide National FFA with a greater understanding of our members in addition to information on FFA engagement and barriers to being a member. All information gathered will be confidential and shared in aggregate form. After completing the survey, students may choose to be entered into a drawing for a $30 Amazon gift card.

Massachusetts FFA State Officers are holding a virtual leadership workshop that helps students discover how stories connect people and how you can connect with others.  This workshop, put on by Trevor Clapp and Logan Caruthers,  will take place virtually next Wednesday January 27th from 1-2pm.  If you are interested in participating all you need to do is fill out this google form.  Please indicate which teacher you will have on Wednesday from 1-2pm so that we can work on getting permission for you to attend.   

Massachusetts FFA is having a game night with all members/alumni/advisors on January 28! Click to register - http://ow.ly/s7BB50D4fVI

MSBA Update: This week we moved into the new space and we look forward to having our students once again in-person through our hybrid schedule starting on Thursday.  For more details on the schedule, please see “The Week Ahead.” 

After 108 years, Gilbert Hall will be completely renovated.  Onto the next 100+ years!

The Week Ahead:

  • Monday, January 25- (Teachers return to new space) All students Virtual-Early Release

    • Gym: Sophomores 2nd period

    • Period 1: 8:10-8:50 (same)

    • Period 2: 9:00-9:40 (same)

    • Period 3: 9:50-10:30 (same)

    • Period 4: 10:35-11:15 (CHANGE)-Dismissal at 11:15

  • Tuesday, January 26- (Teachers teach in new space) All students Virtual-Delayed Start

    • PSATs: Any student who is registered for PSATs will report to school for in-person testing.  These students will report at normal time (8:10).

    • Delayed Start for everyone not taking PSATs

      • Period 4: 11:25-12:10

      • Period 5: 12:15-12:55 (same)

      • Period 6: 1:05-1:45 (same)

      • Period 7: 1:55-2:30 (same)

  • Wednesday, January 27- All students Virtual

    • Juniors 6th period

    • Seniors 7th period

  • Thursday, January 28

    • Freshman/Seniors In-Person

    • Sophomores/Juniors Virtual

  • Friday, January 29

    • Sophomores/Juniors In-Person

    • Freshman/Seniors Virtual

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