Monomoy Regional High School's Weekly Newsletter
Published: May 12, 2023
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Parent University: Part 3
Based on the positive feedback from the Parent University sessions on self-esteem held in March, we are offering one additional session on this topic on May 17.
May is National Mental Health Awareness Month
May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, and we want to ensure that our entire school community has access to the resources that can help them and their families feel safe and supported.
- Our collaboration with Woodburn Press allows for access to a wide variety of documents and videos on mental health. I have attached a few sample resources that you may find helpful. Use the dropdown menu on the Woodburn site to select Mental Health & Wellness and view the specific guides. To access the full collection of Woodburn Press resources, click here.
- To find a mental health care provider, use Care Solace, a free and confidential care coordination service provided by Monomoy Regional School District. Contact Care Solace at 888-515-0595. Visit www.caresolace.com/mrsd and either search on your own or click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone. Support is available 24/7/365 in over 200 languages
- Text “Hello” or “Home” to 741741 to talk to a crisis counselor
- Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or access the online chat at https://988lifeline.org
- To learn how to get support for mental health, drug, and alcohol issues, visit FindSupport.gov
- To locate treatment facilities or providers, visit FindTreatment.gov or call SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 800-662-HELP (4357)
- The Trevor Lifeline offers LGBTQQ+ Crisis Support at https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help
- For emergency mental health support, call 911 and request a Crisis Intervention Trained (CIT) response or go to the closest emergency room for support
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- Unified Track stars brought their A-game to sectionals in Middleboro on Wednesday. The pure joy and genuine love for life that ALL of the athletes, Best Buddies, and coaches from all the schools demonstrate is powerful and heartwarming. Go Sharks! -Ms. Shana Grogan
Senior Spirit Week is next week!
A message from Mrs. Ferro on her upcoming retirement:
It’s said that the days are long but the years are short –
and it’s been 8 short years for me here at MRHS!
Having worked in public school systems for almost 30 years,
it’s time for me to retire come the end of June.
To those I’ve worked with through the years;
if we shared a conversation, a meal, an event, a phone call, a ride to work, an email,
or a time that you remember fondly,
I THANK YOU
for that shared moment.
If you are a student;
who has invited me into your world, smiled at me, or spoken kindly to me,
made me laugh, shared a thought, a photo, or otherwise made my day,
those times are precious to me, and
I THANK YOU!
If you are a parent, visitor, or community member
whose path has crossed mine;
I enjoy how you shared your students with me, laughed with me, cried with me,
treated me (with treats!), confided in me,
or if you simply had a polite exchange with me,
I appreciate you and
I THANK YOU!
Seeing and serving you from the front office at MRHS has been my pleasure.
The saying goes that you never know what someone else is going through,
but know that a sincere compliment or friendly smile truly can brighten someone's day;
as you have mine.
Though no one knows what the future holds, I look forward to seeing you around the sandbar –
should we encounter one another outside of MRHS,
please remember, to always "lead with your name!"
And for those who choose to keep in touch;
I THANK YOU
for that too!
Students of the Term: Quarter 3
Wellness: Anna Bianco, Susannah Brown, Abigail Archer
ELA: Thomas Hereford, Daisha Reid, Hillevi Segerson
World Language: Niko Vujosevic, Kassandra Cruz, Vincent Ferrer
Oak Street Academy: Krys Prudeaux, Jacob Hemeon
History: Lily Majka, Braden Burke, Dillon Chapman
ELL: Isabella Vasquez, Wdalison DeSouza
STE: Rafael Olivera, Isabella Vasquez, Yu Ying Zou
Math: Tian Jamieson, Jillian Dittrich, Abby Considine
Guidance: Aaron Bailey, Joseph Ventura, Naranjargal Bold
Arts: Bobbi Braz, Andrew Smith, Camden Jolibois
Scholarship awarded to MRHS student, Jennie Grogan
Cape Cod Chapter, Military Officers Association of America, awarded $14,000 in scholarships apportioned among three graduating high school seniors on May 6, 2023. Involved in the ceremony were (l - r) Jennie Grogan of Harwich Port, Massachusetts, and Monomoy Regional High School, Harwich, Massachusetts; Ryan Christensen of Centerville, Massachusetts, graduating from Barnstable High School, Hyannis, Massachusetts; Rebecca Dykas from Forestdale, Massachusetts, and Sandwich High School, Sandwich, Massachusetts; and Chapter Scholarship Committee Chairman Commander Tom Keating, U.S. Navy (retired), who presented the grants. The luncheon event took place at Pocasset Golf Club, Pocasset, Massachusetts.
Key Club Bake Sale for Suicide Awareness Walk
On Monday, May 1st, the MRHS Key Club hosted a bake sale at the Harwich Town Meeting to raise money for SharingKindness and the Suicide Awareness Walk they are hosting on May 20th. Thank you so much to everyone who baked goods, and to Claire Hemeon and Hannah Sullivan for running the table. The club raised $453 for the cause, and we could not have done it without the support of all of you. To learn more about the event or to donate, follow this link.
Monomoy poets attend MassPoetry Festival in Salem
On Friday, May 5, Monomoy poets joined Ms. Lisa Forte-Doyle in presenting at the MassPoetry Festival in Salem, Massachusetts. Our presentation was titled: "SEL, Free Expression, and Creative Writing Making a Difference in a Public School and its Community." We shared what the two Creative Writing classes (CW I and CW II: Global Outlook) do for students, as well as what our extracurricular club, SANDSCRIPT, does for our students, our school district, and the community at large. Many thanks to Principal Jen Police and AD Karen Guillemette for their support and cooperation. Many thanks to Tim Doyle for driving us there and back safely and efficiently. Special thanks to the wonderful writers who were able to join me that day: Seniors Edrian Wright, Hope Jorgensen, Jordan Charlot, Arianna Carchedi, and Tyler Pierre; Junior Emily Gray, Sophomore Quill Adamsons, Freshman Via Ferer, and 8th grader Bobbi Braz.
Senior Arts Night: Thursday, May 11
Monomoy Regional High School holds Future Teacher Signing Day Ceremony
Monomoy Regional High School held a Future Teacher Signing Day ceremony on May 10, 2023, for students in the graduating Class of 2023 who plan to pursue careers in education. It’s common for college-bound student-athletes to hold signing day ceremonies when they sign their letter of intent to play sports; this event celebrated those students who plan to become educators.
Students heard remarks from MRHS Principal Jennifer Police and Career Education Coordinator Cheri Armstrong before reciting a pledge and signing their certificates of intent to become teachers.
In her remarks, Principal Police said, “Hopefully, in a few years, some of you will be back here signing employment contracts to work in our schools as certified educators.”
The students participating in the Future Teacher Signing Day were Anna Bianco, Kaeleigh Bourgea, Britanya Bucknor, Arianna Carchedi, Josh Cusack, Chloe Eldredge, Krys Prudeaux, Drew Ryan, Charlie Seif, and Lauren Upson.
These students, along with a number of others, were also celebrated for participating in education internships within Monomoy schools, including at the elementary, middle, and high school level. The mentor teachers who hosted the MRHS students in their classrooms this year were also invited to this special event.
National Teacher Appreciation Week is an ideal time to recognize future teachers, thank mentor teachers, celebrate the important work that educators do, and inspire students to enter the field of education.
Read the Monomoy Education Internships Reflections here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1AXMkTTrt3xjpmtOCVohZp6_-l3RGqqFoBbl5SsOu9N4/edit?usp=sharing
Monomoy Interns & Mentors breakfast and reflections
In addition to the Education Mentor Luncheon, a breakfast was held for our local community interns and their mentors. Read the Monomoy Community Internships Reflections here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1n7lj72x5u5YL5dNA_YXzBfUo9buHglzHaCY744RNiQ4/edit?usp=sharing
Register for the Monomoy Interns: Dream Day 5k & Family Fun Fair!
Register for the Dream Day 5k HERE: https://www.msbtickets.com/monomoyregionalhighschool/event/2023dreamday5k
Monomoy Interns RED RIGHT RETURN is hosting the Dream Day 5K on Saturday, May 13 at 10:00 AM. Registration for the 5K includes participating in the race and an event t-shirt. Following the race, there is an after-party for adults at the Red Nun in Chatham. For children (ages 3-11), there is a Fintastic Fun Fair Color Run at the Chatham Community Center from 10am-1pm. Free will donations will be accepted for the Fintastic Fun Fair.
Dream Day on Cape Cod is a non-profit organization based in Brewster dedicated to bringing respite into the lives of children with serious and/or life-threatening illnesses and their families. ALL PROFITS WILL BE DONATED TO DREAM DAY! https://dreamdayoncapecod.org
Annual Spring Concert: Thursday, May 18
MRHS Robotics Team travels to Boston Dynamics
This Wednesday, our Robotics team went to Boston Dynamics in Waltham and got a hands-on tour of the facility. We were able to drive a semi-autonomous Spot, as well as get an in-person meeting and performance with Atlas, their humanoid robot. We were able to check out the museum that they had there and see how each robot functioned. We were led by Cassie Moreira, an Electrical Engineer at this facility and gave insightful information about how their different robots work, and what their specifications are. We were given a tour throughout the building, from the programming side of the building to testing. We were also brought downstairs where they manufacture parts and store all of their materials. We were shown a titanium 3D printed hydraulic port, with hollow pipes made of titanium. It was an incredible experience, and we had an amazing time.
National Art Honor Society: Bridging the Generation Gap through Art
At the reception, students met the residents they were paired with and got to know them, as well as their artistic style and accomplishments.
Monomoy’s NAHS has enjoyed its relationship with Maplewood residents since hosting a coloring and expression activity in February. Everyone who participated is excited to work together in the future and share their passion for being creative!
GSA club: Anti-Trans Legislation Updates May 2023
National Art Honor Society contribution to Project Hope
Project Hope is a program that consists of high school Art students throughout Cape Cod. Child and Family Services will display their work and in doing so create “the hallway of hope” to set the tone for mental health support. Child & Family Services offers comprehensive mental health and child welfare services to children, adults, families and those with special needs.
Monomoy's chapter of the National Art Honor Society designed a beautiful 5ftx3ft painting that represented resilience, growth, and, of course, hope. Artists Ashley Smith, Jordan MacRoberts, Lillian Gould, Emily Gray, Vaughn Jameson, Sarah Groves, James Machnik, and Alexa Schneeberger all collaborated to paint this symbol for the children and families of Cape Cod.
The showing is on May 19th from 3:00pm-5:00pm at the Child and Family Services office, 100 Independence Dr. Suite 8, Hyannis, MA 02601. To RSVP, please contact the offices at 774 487-3085, or contact Jeanne Bissonnette at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Audiobook SYNC 2023 Week 3: Life Lessons
Host a Student from France!
Students from Lyon, France will be traveling to Cape Cod in October and we are seeking host families for 8 nights from the Monomoy Regional High School Community.
Dates: October 13th - October 22nd, 2023
The group will follow an itinerary including excursions and one day in school shadowing their host to classes & activities. They speak English and have their own spending money and insurance.
What is required for hosting?
High school-aged children in your household
3 Meals a day
A bed (sharing a room is ok)
Family time during evenings and weekends
Transportation to & from high school
For more information, please contact Hummingbird Student Tours : 617-333-8569 email@example.com
This program is being organized by Madame Linnell: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharing Kindness Suicide Awareness Walk: Saturday, May 20
Dear Families, Friends, and Community Members,
On Saturday, May 20th, the members of the National Honor Society at Monomoy Regional High School, along with others from across the Cape, will be participating in the Cape and Islands Suicide Awareness Walk. This walk is designed to raise awareness and much-needed funds for our communities. All proceeds stay on Cape Cod & The Islands to provide education and advocacy for suicide prevention and grief support.
Please consider using the link below to make a donation to our team: MONOMOY SHARKS
No donation is too small, and all donations are greatly appreciated!
MRHS National Honor Society Advisor
Volunteers needed for Harwich Youth Services Social
Harwich Youth Services, Chatham Rec, and Harwich Rec are hosting a Middle School Social on Friday, May 19, from 6-8 p.m. at the Chatham Community Center. High school volunteers are needed to help with this event. If you are able to help out, please email Ms. Jordan at email@example.com.
Volunteers needed for HES Bike Rodeo
Harwich Elementary School is looking for high school volunteers for their Bike Rodeo on Saturday, May 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed for a face painting station, a tattoo station, and general event support. If you are able to help out, please email Ms. Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interact Club collecting donations to Family Pantry of Cape Cod
The Monomoy Interact Club has voted to donate some of the funds raised over the past year to the Family Pantry of Cape Cod on May 18. Please bring in a non-perishable item (or a whole bag) so that we can present the food with our donation. Collection boxes will be outside the cafeteria and the library. Thank you!
We are going to…Montreal and Quebec! Spring 2024
Dear Monomoy Families,
The World Language Department is excited to invite your student on this educational travel opportunity. Learn more about this exciting tour at an information session where we will discuss:
What we will See and Do
Affordable Payment Options
How to enroll on this trip (before it fills up!)
We look forward to seeing you there! Pauline Linnell
Meeting date & time: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023 @ 6:30pm. Room A202
Friends of the Arts (FOTA) fundraiser information
Senior Newsletter 2023: Graduation, End-of-Year Events, and More!
Adult ESL Classes
Ad Lucem Root Word of the Week
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- Grade 10 Math MCAS - May 16 and 17
- Grade 9 STE - June 6 and 7
Last testing date for this school year - June 3. Please register through the College Board.
Course selection meetings
Spring Celebration of Excellence
The Spring Celebration of Excellence will be held May 25, at 8:00 AM in the MRHS auditorium. Invitations will be mailed to students who will be recognized for their achievements in earning high honor roll throughout the year and for excellence in the performing arts.
CCCC STEM Summer Bridge
Wishing you health and safety,
The School Counseling Team
Caitlyn Hall, 8th Grade Counselor
Lindsay Ginnetty, A-F
Sean Burke, G-N
Jon Bennett, Instructional Leader, O-Z
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Athletics Schedule: Week of 5/15
Athletics Dismissals: Week of 5/15
V Boys Tennis at 1:45
V/JV Girls Lacrosse at 2:15
V Boys and Girls Track at 1:45
V/JV Boys lacrosse at 2:00
Freshman Baseball at 2:15
V Girls Tennis at 2:30
V Sailing at 1:15
V Girls Tennis at 2:30
V Sailing Girls only at 10:30am
V Baseball at 1:30
V Softball at 2:30
Monomoy All Sports Booster Club
Booster Club Mattress Fundraiser
It's that time of year again! Time for our Monomoy All Sports Booster Club 6th Annual Mattress Fundraiser on Saturday May 13th from 10-4 in the MRHS Gym! If you are in need of a new mattress don't miss this opportunity to receive huge discounts while supporting our student-athletes. We hope to see you there!
Attached are some discount flyers!
Press Box Fundraiser
Help us fill the Shark Tank!
The Monomoy Booster Club is beginning fundraising efforts to build a press box at the turf field at the high school. A press box will make sporting events come to life and add enjoyment for all the student athletes that play this field. We need your support!
Donate by scanning the QR code on the flier or click here: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=SQ62XGBYEMGRQ&source=qr
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The Art Project Hope Open House: Friday, May 19
WHERE: Child & Family Services, 100 Independence Dr, Suite 8, Hyannis MA 02601