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Free Vacation Lunches July 10-August 17

I want to be sure that the community knows that Arlington EATS, the local nonprofit organization that fights food insecurity in our town, is hosting Summer Vacation lunches between July 10 and August 17. The hot lunches are provided Monday-Thursday in the Thompson cafeteria from noon until 1:00 pm. Many people do not realize that over 500 students receive free or reduced price lunches during the school year. The mission of Arlington EATS is to make sure that all students whose families face stretched resources receive a nutritious lunch during school vacations. All your student needs to do is come to Thompson as there is no sign-up required. Individuals interested in volunteering to assist in the Summer Vacation lunch program, or make a donation, can find more information on the Arlington EATS website.

Documentary on Teen Drug Use: Regent Theater
Documentary on Teen Drug Use: Regent Theater
From AHS Nurse, Sarah Lee:

H​ello All​,

​On July 19 @ 7:30PM, The Regent Theater will be showing an important documentary, If Only They Had Known​. ​ I plan on attending with my own teenage children and thought perhaps some of you would consider joining me.

Th​e S​opors lost their son, Clay, two years ago to a drug overdose. Clay was not a drug addict. He was a typical partying teen from Winchester who had just completed his freshman year at University of Denver. He went out with some friends. They all took a prescription drug and drank heavily. Clay died. Unnecessarily. Tragically. Unimaginably.

His family, created this documentary in Clay's memory to detail the current teen partying scene and to try to deter teens from this partying culture. Last month the Sopors played this documentary in Winchester to rave reviews. They played it right after school to the Winchester High School student body and then again at night held a community viewing. After each showing they had a panel of teens and doctors/nurses/first responders/psychologists who could answer questions. It was very well received by the audiences and the Sopors have received many requests for additional viewing.

They are playing​, If ​Only They Had Known again at the Regent Theater on July 19th at 7​:30​PM. They are charging $5 to cover then costs of renting the Regent.

This film is for teens AND adults, but primarily for teens.​

This is not a documentary about the current opioid epidemic. It is about the current teen partying culture abusing prescription drugs recreationally. The Sopors would like teens to know what is happening and what they can do to help each other.

Please pass along to anyone with teens!

Thank​ you all! ​

No Fireworks at the High School:

Some news outlets have stated that there will be fireworks at the high school on the 4th. This is false.

Have a fantastic holiday!

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Prom Safety and Why is there a wreck on the lawn?

You may have noticed a wrecked car parked on the lawn in front of the high school. The Arlington Police Department has asked us to participate in their "Click it or Ticket" driving safety campaign to remind students to drive safely at prom time. Please discuss prom safety with your student and please remind your students

Always wear a safety belt.
Arrange with your parents to have a way to get a safe ride home, if you or your driver are not able to safely drive.
to avoid:
Distracted driving - don't text or call at the wheel.
Impaired driving - don't drive after using drugs or alcohol
Tired driving - don't drive after a long night at the prom

Here's a link to the Arlington Police Department posting about the safety effort:

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AHS Senior Graduation Information 2017

AHS Term 3 Grades are Now Final

The historical grades for Term 3 have been stored and are now final. Students with incompletes or other questions should be in touch with teachers to make sure that expectations are clear.
Thank you,
Dr. Janger

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Parent-Teacher Conferences and Open Houses 2016-17 - Survey

As you know, we took a different approach to conferences this year based upon parent/guardian and teacher surveys conducted in the fall of 2015, Please complete the attached survey to help us refine our approach for next year.


Historically there have been two main reasons for conferences.
For parents/guardians to connect with the teachers.
For teachers and parents/guardians to address the needs of students who require extra communication.

In 2016-17, we experimented with separating those two goals, introducing a conference model that combined open houses, receptions, and conferences for parents/guardians and teachers to interact. That model included three open houses and three sets of individual conferences:

Open House in September (9/20 - 7:00-9:00 pm)
Parent-Teacher Conferences (11/15 and 11/29 - 12:30-2:30; 11/17 6:00-8:00 pm)
Teacher Reception in December (12/6 - 1:30-3:30 pm)
Second semester Open House in February (2/2 - 7:00-9:00pm).

Individual conferences were extended to 10 minutes. Additionally, parents/guardians were encouraged to limit conferences to two teachers and schedule individual conferences only if they felt there was a need for a one to one discussion.

To assist in our planning for the fall, we would like to hear feedback about these changes from both parents/guardians and teachers. We invite you to take a few minutes to complete the survey below so that we can continue to structure conferences that best meet your needs.

Thank you.

*2017 Spring Season Registration is open*

Arlington-Belmont Crew is open to all students currently enrolled at either Arlington High School or Belmont High School. No experience is necessary, we will teach you everything you need to know! Rowing is a great full-body workout and will help you get in great shape, as long as you're committed to working hard. Plus, you'll meet great people and make friends for years to come.

Practices run Monday through Friday afternoons after school beginning the week of March 20, 2017. We race most Saturdays/Sundays from mid-April through the end of May. We will usually meet at Spy Pond (on Pond Lane) and dismiss from Spy Pond. For the complete practice schedule, see the calendar on our website (

If you are interested in joining our team, the spring registration information is found on our website ( If you have questions, please see our website for contact information.

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ELA MCAS Schedule - March 20-24, 2017

Grade 10 arrives at the regular time.
LATE START for grades 9, 11, 12 at 9:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Every day the bells will ring on a M/W/F schedule

No Campus Block on Tuesday or Advisory on Thursday

Thursday has a slight modification, switching the placement of the long block

All lunches are at regular times, but see second page for changes to who goes when (see page 2)
All classes that usually meet on a given day will meet, except for D on Wednesday

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AHS Student Return from South Africa!

Last week, 41 students returned from an incredible experience in South Africa. Thanks to our APS teachers, Graham Daley, Melanie Konstandakis, Cory Bavuso, and Chris Mahoney who lead the trip. AHS offers a number of international trips each year and we have recently created an International Scholarship Fund to help make these trips accessible to more students.
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