What an amazing first full school assembly! AHS students from Lisa Crisafulli’s marketing class were our leading voices as we introduced our rebranding of our logo and mascot. Almost 2000 people gathered in our new gymnasium with a powerful positivity. The marching band started it off as staff and students celebrated being together. Cheering and listening occurred while students shared the history of why we are the Blue Bombardiers, but why we still chose to be the Bombardiers. Our core values, engage*inspire*challenge*respect*honor* and teamwork continued to show connections to our new logo and mascot rebranding. See this article to learn more: The Sun Chronicle AHS Mascot Article.
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Over 4,000 families have already downloaded our APS new communication app. Apptegy. It has many quick updates throughout the week as well as a weekly family update every Friday.
We continue to use our new communication features to share messaging with students and families. If you haven’t already done so, please download the app designed for mobile devices. It’s everything AHS in your pocket:
We have two days of school next week, Monday and Tuesday, November 21 and 22. Some important notes:
Monday is an odd day: 1 - 3 - X - 5 - 7
Tuesday is an even day: 2 - 4 - X - 6 - 8
Tuesday we are having class spirit rallies
Grades 9 and 10 - Period 4
Grades 11 and 12 - Period 8
Trimester Grades Closing Soon
Friday, December 2, is the last day of trimester one. As such, students should submit any outstanding assignments by Tuesday, November 29. Students are encouraged to use time over the Thanksgiving break to work on assignments and improve their grades. Teachers will be communicating what needs to be done next week. Please check Aspen regularly and talk to your student(s) about the end of the trimester and the importance of doing their best.
We will be collecting testing fees associated with Advanced Placement courses starting the week on November 28. Please note that all students in AP courses are required to take the exam. Thank you.
Covid Tests Available
In anticipation of increased travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has provided additional at-home COVID tests for families who want them. There is no testing requirement in our schools; this is an entirely voluntary program. HS students can pick up a COVID test in their house offices on Monday and Tuesday.
Check out some of the photos below from our mascot unveiling event.