Message from the Principal: On October 26th Algonquin had a visit from The United States Dept. of State. Three members came accompanied by participants of the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP). The IVLP visited with 18 prominent international journalists here to learn more about news literacy. They came to ARHS to observe our students using an online simulation on news literacy called Checkology taught to our freshmen in Computer Essentials. In addition, three sections of U.S. History 1 were also observed in their unit studying the First Amendment. IVLP and students engaged in a Q&A to promote journalism. Thank you to Ms. Griffin for planning this wonderful event and bringing together the business department, social studies department, and the library team. One of our parents, Ms. LeBourdonnec, a native of Brittany France, volunteered her time for our French class working without students on a variety of topics! This is a great way for students to get cultural experience while continuing to learn the language in and out of the classroom. Our Marketing & DECA team hosted Ryan Davoren, District Manager of Vector Marketing. Mr. Davoren engaged with our marketing classes on making a successful sales pitch. He then came after school to talk with DECA members on interviewing. Click on title link for complete report.
Message from the Principal: On Monday, October 1, members of the Algonquin Jazz I Band, under the direction of Mr. Eric Vincent, played at the St. Rose golf tournament at the Wachusett Country Club in West Boylston. The Algonquin band has been providing entertainment at the annual event for over a decade. The golf tournament raises money for youth services in the community. Super kudos to our band members: Scott Alberti – Trombone, Ethan Cardillo – Guitar, Jason Goguen – Drums, Jared Lin - Alto Sax, Jason Michalik - Tenor Sax, Justin Moyer – Trumpet and Mateo Oyola - Bari Sax. Robotics Class - Students in Mr. Strickland’s Robotics class are working in small groups designing and building robots. They started the year off using the LEGO education robotics kit. Some of the projects included designing high-speed transmissions to maximize speed, developing software algorithms to follow the walls of the hallway, and building a robot arm. One group applied their previously learned knowledge in their Engineering Graphics class to design and 3D-print a fixture to hold a marker. They then pushed their thinking ARHS. and developed a program to autonomously navigate the robot to write the letters. Click on title link for complete report.
Algonquin Regional High School is a community committed to providing a safe, supportive, and challenging learning environment which fosters critical and creative thinking. We believe respect, responsibility, and collaboration are essential to individual growth and academic achievement.
8:00 AM Grade Window Closes