Congratulations to Calvin Benelli a junior at AB who was recognized by Dr. Campbell with the Principal's Recognition Award for February. This program is designed to recognize students for contributions to the school or to the community.
AB Mock Trial Team
Congratulations to the AB Mock Trial team! They will advance to regional competition in Worcester after winning all three preliminary trials against Lexington High School, Marian High School, and Concord Academy at the Concord Courthouse on February 6th. To prepare for their trials, the team splits into two sides to argue both halves of a fictional legal case, adopting roles as witnesses and attorneys. Then, the team competes in what is effectively a single loss elimination tournament with over 120 schools from around the state. Students on the AB Mock Trial team not only compete, but also have fun learning about the law while gaining valuable public speaking and analytical skills.
World Read Aloud Day
ABRHS Celebrated World Read Aloud Day on Thursday February 16th. World Read Aloud Day is a day where people across the world commit to reading aloud to help spread a love of reading. Many teachers, students and administrators took part in this fun event. They read in the library, classrooms, during advisory and also over the loud speaker! Just a few of the reasons that reading aloud is powerful are because it is engaging, enjoyable, increases attention span, and strengthens cognitive ability. The theme for this year was “Something That Brings You Joy.”
The ABRHS Ballroom Dance group held their first event on Friday, February 3rd. The evening began with instruction by leaders Zarek Nieduzak, Tymon Nieduzak, Calvin Benelli and Logan Coates and continued with an evening of fun and dancing. Stay tuned for the spring event!
National Job Shadow Day
On National Job Shadowing Day, February 2nd, almost 40 ABRHS juniors and seniors attended job shadowing sites. These hands on experiences gave students a taste of varying careers and allowed them to see a "day in the life" of a profession they had interest in exploring. Sites included WCVB TV Channel 5, Microbiology Research Associates, OMR Architects, Dow Chemical, Spaulding Neurorehab Center, Bisousweet Bakery, Acheive Physical Therapy, Family Friends Veterinary Hospital, Smithsonian Astrophysics lab, and more! Thank you to all of our hosts for providing a rich learning experience for AB students.
Chinese New Year Celebration
On Friday, February 3rd, our World Language Department Leader Sinikka Savukoski and teacher Amy Li, along with their students planned a wonderful schoolwide Chinese New Year Celebration. Filled with activities, food and performances. There was also an exchange with Datong No. 1 School and culminated with a performance of traditional and modern music, opera, and dance. Thank you to the World Language Department for this amazing event!
Student Leadership Workshops
The second leadership workshop of the year was held after school on Thursday, February 2, the early release day. This is our third year to hold student led Student Leadership Workshops. Over 25 students took part in several hands-on activities designed to help them work in groups and recognize each other's leadership skills. The workshop was student organized and student led by a group of juniors and seniors with leadership training experience. We are looking forward to the next workshop on April 6, 2017 when ABRHS alumnus Andrew Bunyard, Class of 2002 will be our guest speaker!
Science Team Competes!
Congratulations Science Team on an incredible victory! AB came in 2nd place overall in the league at our last meet in Bedford on Thursday, February 16th, narrowly defeating Belmont. A great effort to all of you who have worked so hard since September and a huge thanks to the Regional Officers - Mayank, Alicia, Wendy, and Angela for doing a superb job of leading the team.
Thank you to the ABRHS singers who delivered their annual Singing Valentines during English classes on Valentine's Day!
Winter Volunteer Fair
The Umbrella Theater, Emerson Hospital, Relay for Life, Acton TV, Boxborough TV, The Discovery Museums and Household Goods. Hundreds of students signed up to volunteer in the community this spring.