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  • 04/16/20ACHS Daily Update 4/16

    Daily Update, 4/16/2020


    Good morning AC-


    Our daily opening prayer at AC: Loving God, as I begin this day, help me to live my life to the best of my ability. To be open to those who love me. To respond to those who need me. To forgive those who hurt me. To be especially kind to others with my words and actions. And to appreciate the world in which we live. Saint Agnes, Pray for us. In Jesus’ name. Amen. 


    Today is G Day. Students should only be assigned new work for Mods 1-2-3-4-5.  Parents and students should be consistent in checking email and the online gradebook for notifications about missing assignments. Teachers may be willing to extend deadlines, but communication from students is essential about work that may be missing or late. Students who are non-responsive will likely find these opportunities reduced. 


    This Friday, and every Friday until we return to school will be WIN days. Next week will be school vacation week as well. 


    Everyone should continue to practice social distancing and stay home as much as possible. In addition to the school building, all fields in the town of Arlington (including the AC Turf Field) are closed until further notice; there should be no gatherings of any kind on the fields. 


    This is ‘Arts Week’ at AC! Since we can not be present together, a number of activities are online. Today:

    • The AC Virtual Art Show features work created by students in Mr. Fullerton’s Art 1, Design, Painting and Drawing, Graphic Design, Sculpture, and AP Studio Art classes. 
    • Keep the arts alive at home! Visit this link for  information about how to keep experiencing local music, theatre, visual art, dance, comedy, and kids’ art projects.
    • It’s National Poetry Month!   In celebration, our students have been writing poems of their own in English classes.  Thank you to Mrs. Dever and the student editors of Imaginary Gardens for compiling a sample for us.  Check it out on Instagram @achscougars or Facebook  
    • The English Department teamed up with our art teacher, Mr. Fullerton, to sponsor a Poetry Poster Design Contest.  Students were asked to choose their favorite line of verse and bring it to life! They used the tools at their disposal, some designing freehand, and others integrating graphics and animation.  You can view the winning entry by junior, Cheryl Mei, as well as the other submissions here. Poetry Design Entry 


    • MOSAIC:  Theatre Arts students will, read "'I Don't Want to Talk  About It' (But I Do)," a series of scenes and original monologues about confronting the daily challenges of growing up, followed by a talk-back, and an invitation to write for a special edition of Imaginary Gardens

    Thanks to those who joined Ivy Watts yesterday. A recording of the presentation will be shared soon.


    Parish Announcements:

    • We know that many may wish to reach-out for pastoral care. The priests of St. Agnes Parish are available via phone (781-648-0220), email, or a number of video conference platforms, such as Google Chat and Zoom. Their contact info is available at
    • There are many resources and programs offered by the parish listed here
    • Each day you are prayed for at the Facebook Live Mass broadcast from Saint Agnes Church each day at 12pm. 


    Senior Announcements:

    • Please continue to email Mrs. Lally with any merit scholarships (including the name of the scholarship, the college and the amount) you have been awarded by colleges, even those you are not using. We print these in the Commencement program. The deadline for this is May 1st.
    • Students who played a Varsity sport are asked to complete this form by the end of today.  
    • The Medford Catholic Women’s Club has a scholarship for young women from Medford who are planning to attend college or nursing school. Please call Jerri Clemente at 781-391-5048 for information and an application. The deadline is May 15th. 
    • Enrollment Deadline is fast approaching:
    • The enrollment deadline is tomorrow, Friday 4/17. While we work on the schedule please know that students who have not enrolled will not be scheduled until the enrollment packet is completed. If you will not be returning to AC we ask that you choose ‘Will Not Enroll’ in the packet. Remember that the enrollment fee has been waived for this year.


    The Divine Mercy Chaplet is a great prayer to pray each day. Next Sunday is Divine Mercy Sunday in the Church. Some other resources are here and here



    The Arlington Catholic Administrative Team