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AHS Spring Art Reception - March 21 from 5-7 pm

We hope you will get a chance to see the creative works of every student in the Visual Art Department starting on March 21, 2019 in the Teachers' Cafe Gallery and on view through April 11, 2019. Please join us for the reception for student artists and their art teachers in the Teachers Cafe on March 21 from 5-7 pm. There will be live music and refreshments.
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Hundreds of student artworks created in every visual art course at the high school will be on display.

Courtyard and Back of Downs Closed for Roof Repair

Hi all,
After the recent windstorm, the flashing on Down's House pulled loose creating safety and roofing issues. This has happened in previous windstorms and needs to be secured. There will be cranes working in the Courtyard and in the lane behind the high school on Thursday, March 21. There may be falling debris.

The area will be closed to foot traffic and parking for safety reasons. This will interfere with parking areas behind the high school, so please plan accordingly.
Thank you,

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AHS Building Project Information Session
Wednesday, April 3
8-9am, Old Hall

Join Arlington High School Building Committee members and AHS Principal Matthew Janger for an informal project information session to answer the questions of current high school families. The new building design is taking shape and a town-wide vote (scheduled for June 11) is needed before the project can move forward. And for those that are curious "Will my Freshman benefit from the new school?" the answer is yes!

For more information on the project, visit

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Congratulations Peter Roche!

Varsity football captain at Arlington High School Peter Roche has
overcome a variety of adversities throughout high school, and he is to
get a statewide award:

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Belated Congratulations!

The Arlington Boys’ Track and Field team put on a terrific showing at the New Balance National Championships in New York City last weekend, participating in events on three consecutive days.

Seeded 10th overall in the Distance Medley Relay, Friday evening saw Jeff Candell ‘19 (1200m: 3:12), Roger Buckley ‘19 (400m: 51.3), Miles Harrison ‘20 (800m: 2:03), and Ryan Oosting ‘19 (1600m: 4:06) set a new school record and earned All-American status, placing 6th overall in 10:14.15. This race featured a new National Record by the race winner, London Valley, VA. This performance also qualified them for the New Balance National Outdoor Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina.

On Saturday evening the same four took to the track again for the 4x800 meter relay, where they were seeded 25th of 25. Oosting led off with 1:56, Harrison followed with a 2:04, Candell put in a PR of 1:59, and Roger Buckley anchored with a 2:00 flat leg, just breaking their own school record set in January (8:00.52) with a 7:59.93, good for 19th overall.

Capping off the weekend, after helping his teammates in their record-setting efforts, Oosting raced in the 2-mile individual championship, pushing the pace and setting his own indoor PR and school record with an 8:57.36, less than a half second behind winner Devin Hart ‘19 of Point Pleasant Boro, NJ and 2 seconds ahead of Florida’s The Bolles School’s Charles Hicks ‘19 in third. This 2nd place finish, Oosting’s fourth at Nationals in three years, also earned All-American status. Hart and Hicks will join Oosting as he runs for Stanford University in the fall.

The boys represented Arlington and the Middlesex League very well, and return home as All-Americans ready to rest up and begin preparations for the outdoor season!
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Congratulations AHS Winter Athletes!

It was a great season for AHS Winter Athletics. We are proud of our athletes and coaches for their hard work and for representing AHS well. I hope everyone had an enjoyable season!

The Girls Indoor Track and Field placed 9th in the Middlesex League Meet, quadrupling last year's score. The boys took third place overall at the league Championship.

Both teams sent scoring representatives to the Division II State Championships, with the boys taking 4th place overall.

At the New Balance National Championships in New York City, Ryan Oosting was named All American in the 2-mile by placing second with an indoor PR of 8:57.37.

The Boys and Girls Ice Hockey teams were both Middlesex League Champions, while the Boys Ice Hockey team advanced to the Super Eight of the MIAA Tournament.

The Boys and Girls Basketball teams both advanced to the MIAA Tournament and represented AHS with pride and determination.

The Wrestling team was also named Middlesex League Champions and had multiple student-athletes qualify for the sectional and state tournament.

The Cheerleading team had a great season and qualified for Regionals.

The Boys Swim team finished 4th overall at the Middlesex League Championship and had multiple student-athletes qualify for the Sectional and State meet.

The Gymnastics team has a good year with returning Head Coach Erica Nahass and a young roster of hard working student-athletes.

Seeking Host Families 10-Day Nagaokakyo Sister City Student Exchange

We are happy to announce students from our sister city in Nagaokakyo, Japan will be Arlington 4/23-5/2/2019. The students are considered to be good will ambassadors that strengthen the friendship between our two communities. Arlington and Nagaokakyo signed a formal Sister City Agreement in 1984, after a more casual friendship between the two communities began in the 1970's. In 2005 we initiated the Student Exchange Program and in 2019 we celebrate our 15th year of successful hosting. In Nagaokakyo, 21 students are selected from a pool of more than 100 applicants each year and receive academic credit for their visit. In 2019, 21 students and 4 chaperones will be visiting Arlington along with the Mayor of Nagaokakyo and 5 associates. The students stay with volunteer host families in the community, visit schools and experience American culture. While in Arlington, the students will be visiting AHS, Ottoson Middle School and Brackett Elementary School. If you are interested in hosting a student, please contact Joanne Routenberg 617-749-6654.

Boys DMR goes All-American and qualifies for outdoor nationals!!!

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Senior Events Information

This link is the BEST place to look for Senior Events Info. We will post ALL updates here.

MCAS Trial Testing Schedule 3/12

Dear AHS Community,

I am writing to inform you that we are preparing for our 10th grade students to take the next generation computer-based version of the MCAS test this spring. Our district technology department has been working closely with teachers and administrators to plan for a smooth test administration. To that end, we have scheduled an infrastructure trial test date for Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Included in this letter is information for 10th grade students taking the MCAS as well as schedule changes for all other students.

On Tuesday, March 12, 2019 all 10th grade students will need to report to school at 8am to participate in the infrastructure trial. This trial will test our technology capabilities as well as give students an opportunity to practice the computer based MCAS. It is important that all students participate and learn how to use the software prior to the actual test date.

The schedule for March 12th has been altered to accommodate this trial. Please note that all 9th, 11th, and 12th grade students should report to school at 8:30am for their first period class. The MCAS trial will be over by 9:20am and Homeroom will be held for all students at 9:23am. The testing rooms for 10th grade students will be posted the day before and students should report directly to their test room by 8am.

If you have questions about the MCAS test or the trial date, please contact your child’s guidance counselor or dean.

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