MRHS PARENT NEWSLETTER

Volume 31, Issue 7

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HIGH HONORS - SECOND MARKING PERIOD

GRADE NAME ~~~~~GRADE NAME ~~~~~~~~~GRADE NAME

9 Ayden Alves ~~~~~ 10 Joseph Hackett ~~~~~ 11 Gabrielle Williams

9 Gianna Angelica ~~~~~ 10 Shea Harrison ~~~~~ 12 Hunter Acconcio

9 Emma Arendt ~~~~~ 10 Sydney Harrison ~~~~~ 12 Kelsey Allard

9 Camryn Baroni ~~~~~ 10 Morgan Hastain ~~~~~ 12 Jacob Balbino

9 Ashleigh Barrett ~~~~~ 10 Emily Howard ~~~~~ 12 Blaise Barbeau

9 Ava Barton ~~~~~ 10 Jacob Keller ~~~~~ 12 Kendal Bates

9 Lauren Beaudin ~~~~~ 10 Kendall Kessler ~~~~~ 12 Elizabeth Blask

9 Erik Beckel ~~~~~ 10 Joelle Kovarik ~~~~~ 12 Jocelyn Boudreau

9 Adrianna Britton ~~~~~ 10 Nicholas Lang ~~~~~ 12 Adam Brown

9 Madison Coite ~~~~~ 10 Ryan Lee ~~~~~ 12 Luke Caltabiano

9 Malyna Dansereau ~~~~~ 10 Jillian Long ~~~~~ 12 Caroline Campbell

9 Grace Debney ~~~~~ 10 Jillian Mawaka ~~~~~ 12 William Coscore

9 Kyla Desmarais ~~~~~ 10 Maire Murphy ~~~~~ 12 Rachel Cunningham

9 Cailyn Doyle ~~~~~ 10 Zachary Payne ~~~~~ 12 Mia Drumheller

9 Isabelle Fergus ~~~~~ 10 Timothy Person ~~~~~ 12 Scott Dunbar

9 Nathan Figuerado ~~~~~ 10 Faith Pettengill ~~~~~ 12 Ashley Evans

9 Francesca Fusco ~~~~~ 10 Jack Pszeniczny ~~~~~ 12 Brian Fett

9 Joseph Gentile ~~~~~ 10 Jaclin Robinson ~~~~~ 12 Cristina Fiore

9 Kiana Gonzalez ~~~~~ 10 Ava Sirois ~~~~~ 12 Sara Garete

9 Tyler Gragowski ~~~~~ 10 Ruby Sweetman ~~~~~ 12 Maximus George

9 Isabella Gravanda ~~~~~ 10 Margaret Szpakowski ~~~~~ 12 Jessica Hanna

9 Ella Henry ~~~~~ 10 Kayla White ~~~~~ 12 Kristianna Henriques

9 Cameron Kolisko ~~~~~ 11 Andrew Aguilar ~~~~~ 12 Mackenzie Howard

9 Kate Kosiorek ~~~~~ 11 Ameer Al-Maliki ~~~~~ 12 Willow Hresko

9 Peter Kuselias ~~~~~ 11 Carolynne Avery ~~~~~ 12 Elisabeth Huijing

9 Olivia LaDouceur ~~~~~ 11 Paige Baker ~~~~~ 12 Karalyn Jones

9 Willy Li ~~~~~ 11 Nicholas Bernier ~~~~~ 12 Jennifer Kovarik

9 Alexandra Long ~~~~~ 11 Francesca Bongiorni ~~~~~ 12 Michelle Leckey

9 Olivia Long ~~~~~ 11 Adam Bredvik ~~~~~ 12 Brooke MacDonald

9 Rachael Lowe ~~~~~ 11 Julia Britton ~~~~~ 12 Grace McConnell

9 Thomas Manning ~~~~~ 11 Isabella Cardaropoli ~~~~~ 12 Logan Mitchell

9 Genevieve Matthews ~~~~~ 11 Nicola Carnevale ~~~~~ 12 Michelle Moskvitch

9 Sean McMinn ~~~~~ 11 Richie Chau ~~~~~ 12 Carson Murphy

9 Isabela Meeker ~~~~~ 11 Molly Cronin ~~~~~ 12 Jenna Nebel

9 Madison Meunier ~~~~~ 11 Sophia Dobosz ~~~~~ 12 Julia Nemphos

9 Linh Nguyen ~~~~~ 11 Theodore Dobosz ~~~~~ 12 Brianna Odom

9 Nha Nguyen ~~~~~ 11 Natalie Falconer ~~~~~ 12 Michael O'Toole

9 Colin Ostrander ~~~~~ 11 Nicholas Frangie ~~~~~ 12 Jeet Patel

9 Isha Patel ~~~~~ 11 Christian Fuehr ~~~~~ 12 Madison Poisson

9 Emily Patrick ~~~~~ 11 Alexis Herrera ~~~~~ 12 Molly Roy

9 Ella Perry ~~~~~ 11 Sofia Hickson ~~~~~ 12 Lydia Ryan

9 Elyse Roberts ~~~~~ 11 Benjamin Jalbert ~~~~~ 12 Lauren Skala

9 Claire Robinson ~~~~~ 11 Zeena Joseph ~~~~~ 12 Jessica Smith

9 Devyn Rodrigues ~~~~~ 11 Samantha Kularski ~~~~~ 12 Bridget Smith-Epaul

9 Joseph Sarno ~~~~~ 11 Mikayla Langlois ~~~~~ 12 Olivia Springer

9 Mia Scatolini ~~~~~ 11 Tatum Legere ~~~~~ 12 Emma Szumowski

9 Cally Seyler ~~~~~ 11 Marina Long ~~~~~ 12 Laura Tomlinson

9 Samuel Sibilia ~~~~~ 11 Mariah Mahabir ~~~~~ 12 Daniel Tracy

9 Quinn Suomala ~~~~~ 11 Joseph Maurer ~~~~~ 12 Sophia Wegrzynek

9 Kalie Thomas ~~~~~ 11 Isabella Minchella ~~~~~ 12 Elanore Worthington

9 Bethany Whalen-Sylver ~~~~~ 11 Preston Niccum ~~~~~ 12 Nicholas Zeimbekakis

9 Megan Youmell ~~~~~ 11 Julia O'Keefe

10 Brooke Baker ~~~~~ 11 Janan Patel

10 Gabrielle Bartolomei ~~~~~ 11 Allison Pollard

10 Madeline Belemjian ~~~~~ 11 Olivia Ranck

10 Katherine Bradford ~~~~~ 11 Mason Raschi

10 Sarah Champagne ~~~~~ 11 Kasi Ray

10 Jing Chen ~~~~~ 11 Katherine Rettura

10 Justine Cheng ~~~~~ 11 Victoria Reyes

10 Morgan Cloutier ~~~~~ 11 Madison Roy

10 Emily Corey ~~~~~ 11 Morgan Sanborn

10 Maya Damiano ~~~~~ 11 Thomas Taylor

10 Emma Delamarter ~~~~~ 11 Loel Tronsky

10 Kendall Garvey

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HONORS - SECOND MARKING PERIOD

GRADE-NAME ~~~~GRADE-NAME ~~~~~~~~GRADE -NAME

9 Ali Al-Maliki ~~~~ 10 Gianna Hickson ~~~~ 11 Yamalis Perez-Moreno

9 Nico Alves ~~~~ 10 Sophia Hrycay ~~~~ 11 Mason Perham

9 Gabrielle Amato ~~~~ 10 Jacob Ice ~~~~ 11 Marisa Polhemus

9 Katherine Annear ~~~~ 10 Timothy Jodoin ~~~~ 11 William Prendergast

9 Izabella Arroyo ~~~~ 10 Sandra Joseph ~~~~ 11 Jacob Pronovost

9 Jessica Baker ~~~~ 10 Leah Kagan ~~~~ 11 Gavin Rhindress

9 Cody Biermann ~~~~ 10 Lauren King ~~~~ 11 Connor Richard

9 Madison Bigda ~~~~ 10 Olivia Knode ~~~~ 11 Emma Robinson

9 Sydney Bonsant ~~~~ 10 Morgan Kowal ~~~~ 11 Joseph Rosati

9 Casey Bottass ~~~~ 10 Jonah Kozub ~~~~ 11 Hannah Ross

9 Catharine Brennan ~~~~ 10 Dominique LaBranche ~~~~ 11 Brian Rostowski

9 Janyia Cameron ~~~~ 10 Thomas Leary ~~~~ 11 Savannah Russell

9 Zachary Capen ~~~~ 10 Janiah Lee ~~~~ 11 Rhiann Ryan

9 Bianca Cardano ~~~~ 10 Kaileigh Letourneau ~~~~ 11 Sarah Sampson

9 Sofia Carlson ~~~~ 10 Michael Magalhaes ~~~~ 11 Madison Sanborn

9 Paige Coite ~~~~ 10 Margo Magill ~~~~ 11 John Santaniello

9 Adriana Cosentini ~~~~ 10 Shawn Major ~~~~ 11 Taylor Schirmer

9 Christopher Cronin ~~~~ 10 Nya Maldonado ~~~~ 11 Katie Shea

9 Audriana Croteau ~~~~ 10 Jaclyn Maller ~~~~ 11 Kelsey Sheehan

9 Anthia Daubon ~~~~ 10 Mia Manteria ~~~~ 11 Gabriella Stellato

9 Alyssa Desso ~~~~ 10 Corby Marini ~~~~ 11 Michael Talaia

9 Matthew DeVine ~~~~ 10 Amelia Mazzuca ~~~~ 11 Sydney Tenczar

9 Jeremy Diehl ~~~~ 10 Carly Morrow ~~~~ 11 Alexandra Trombley

9 Jacqueline Dolaher ~~~~ 10 McKenzie Murphy ~~~~ 11 Samantha VanZandt

9 Riordan Donahue ~~~~ 10 Evan Murray ~~~~ 11 Tyler Walsh

9 Regan Donohue ~~~~ 10 Cassidy Mylonakis ~~~~ 11 Madeleine Wilson

9 Sierra Doughty ~~~~ 10 Ai Nguyen ~~~~ 11 Anna Youmell

9 Julia Downey ~~~~ 10 Jack O'Toole ~~~~ 11 Gianna Zeo

9 Luke Dunklee ~~~~ 10 Marielle Pastore ~~~~ 12 Kaitlyn Acciardo

9 Kailey Elmasian ~~~~ 10 George Patrakis ~~~~ 12 Laura Alexander

9 Jacob Evans ~~~~ 10 McKenna Patterson ~~~~ 12 Skyler Allard

9 Taylor Fahey ~~~~ 10 Ryan Pedersen ~~~~ 12 Ethan Alves

9 Jace Falcone ~~~~ 10 Michael Penna ~~~~ 12 Leah Anderkin

9 Halley Fidalgo ~~~~ 10 Daniel Perez ~~~~ 12 Kayla Anderson

9 Joseph Finnegan ~~~~ 10 Jenna Petrie ~~~~ 12 Ziad Awkal

9 Mary Flynn ~~~~ 10 Margaret Petruzzelli ~~~~ 12 Jacob Bailey

9 Shenel Fosuah-Asamoah ~~~~ 10 Hope Pettengill ~~~~ 12 Fiona Bass

9 Matthew Fournier ~~~~ 10 Daniel Picard ~~~~ 12 Grace Beaupre

9 Trevor Galenski ~~~~ 10 Emily Podworski ~~~~ 12 Ariana Beck-Pabon

9 Madison Gallant ~~~~ 10 Chelsea Ramos ~~~~ 12 Brandon Bernier

9 Taylor Garvey ~~~~ 10 Sophia Ramos ~~~~ 12 Kyle Biermann

9 Ella Greenwood ~~~~ 10 Camden Rigney ~~~~ 12 Madelyn Birtwell

9 Madelynn Grono ~~~~ 10 Isabella Rita ~~~~ 12 Alexander Black

9 Nicholas Guidi ~~~~ 10 Isaiah Roberson-Barron ~~~~ 12 Caitlin Bonavita

9 Justin Hanna ~~~~ 10 Joseph Robinson ~~~~ 12 Neve Branconnier

9 McKenna Hatch ~~~~ 10 J Ross ~~~~ 12 Rianna Brathwaite

9 Arianna Hawley ~~~~ 10 Erik Saarela ~~~~ 12 Alejandra Brenes

9 Sienna Hebert ~~~~ 10 Samantha Santos ~~~~ 12 Seamus Butcher

9 Clare Heinold ~~~~ 10 Simon Serra ~~~~ 12 Russell Cable

9 Mary-Elizabeth Hrycay ~~~~ 10 Carlie Simpkiss ~~~~ 12 Brendan Carmichael

9 Melanie Jalonen ~~~~ 10 Margaret Skorka ~~~~ 12 Vivian Cheng

9 James Jolicoeur ~~~~ 10 Tatiana Steed ~~~~ 12 Grace Cherry

9 Christopher Kange ~~~~ 10 Krystianna Strange ~~~~ 12 Elizabeth Christman

9 Ava Kavanagh ~~~~ 10 Dominic Terzi ~~~~ 12 Meghan Clark

9 Evan Kennedy ~~~~ 10 Trijal Thakkar ~~~~ 12 Timothy Connors

9 Jaidan Kertenis ~~~~ 10 Tyler Tranghese ~~~~ 12 Audrey Cordis

9 Tyler King ~~~~ 10 Therran Trumbull ~~~~ 12 Harrison Coutu

9 Joshua Kozub ~~~~ 10 Ruth Villeneuve ~~~~ 12 Anthony Craig

9 Marlayna Labbe ~~~~ 10 Brian Walker ~~~~ 12 Kyle Cunningham

9 Madison Laliberte ~~~~ 10 Georgia Webster ~~~~ 12 Chiara DeGuglielmo

9 Mikhaila Latourelle ~~~~ 10 Timothy Whalen-Sylver ~~~~ 12 Annabella DeMattia

9 Isabel Lopes ~~~~ 10 Katlyn Wolcott ~~~~ 12 Bailey Donovan

9 Gabriella Maynard ~~~~ 10 Luke Wyman ~~~~ 12 Savannah Doughty

9 Trent Maziarz ~~~~ 10 Olivia Yarrows ~~~~ 12 Katherine Duncan

9 Ryan McConnell ~~~~ 10 Joseph Zebian ~~~~ 12 Benjamin Dunklee

9 Madison McGrath ~~~~ 11 Joseph Albano ~~~~ 12 Elizabeth Dunsmoor

9 Amayah Monell ~~~~ 11 Tanner Alves ~~~~ 12 Lily Elkhay

9 Austin Monteiro ~~~~ 11 Luke Angelica ~~~~ 12 Serena Fiore

9 Jacob Motyl ~~~~ 11 Lauren Barry ~~~~ 12 Angelina Flebotte

9 Veronica Nault ~~~~ 11 Lauren Baskin ~~~~ 12 Amy Footit

9 Jaclyn Nguyen ~~~~ 11 Ann Bianchi ~~~~ 12 Ryan Frangie

9 Abigail Nickerson ~~~~ 11 Abbie Boilard ~~~~ 12 Abbey Gentile

9 Adam Niemi ~~~~ 11 Samantha Borsari ~~~~ 12 Sara Goodrich

9 Michael Nordstrom ~~~~ 11 Kasper Borucki ~~~~ 12 Andrew Gordon

9 Meghan O'Dell ~~~~ 11 Joshua Brennan ~~~~ 12 Kathryn Gormally

9 Jason Ofcarcik ~~~~ 11 Taline Brubach ~~~~ 12 Olivia Goulet

9 Anna O'Keefe ~~~~ 11 Connor Burnett ~~~~ 12 Sophia Grasso

9 Erin O'Keefe ~~~~ 11 Clark Butcher ~~~~ 12 Benjamin Gregson

9 Molly Oldread ~~~~ 11 Erin Camire ~~~~ 12 Mitchell Guzzo

9 Lela Osmani ~~~~ 11 Jonathan Champagne ~~~~ 12 Noah Hanson

9 Hallie O'Toole ~~~~ 11 Ada Cheng ~~~~ 12 Rhea Harrigan

9 Ryan Peabody ~~~~ 11 Thomas Cheng ~~~~ 12 Alex Hill

9 Collin Prendergast ~~~~ 11 Gavin Connors ~~~~ 12 Nicholas Hunt

9 Emma Pszeniczny ~~~~ 11 Grace Crochiere ~~~~ 12 Ethan Jacobson

9 Haldimand Putnam ~~~~ 11 Juliana D'Agostino ~~~~ 12 Hunter Jalbert

9 Ethan Quill ~~~~ 11 Samantha Daniele ~~~~ 12 Nicole Kagan

9 Anthony Rachele ~~~~ 11 Victoria Davenport ~~~~ 12 Jared Kelleher

9 D'Nyzha Reddick ~~~~ 11 Sage DeCarolis ~~~~ 12 Timothy Keyes

9 Bridget Reilly ~~~~ 11 Samantha Devine ~~~~ 12 Adam Kierkla

9 Benjamin Richards ~~~~ 11 Victoria Dias ~~~~ 12 Katelyn King

9 Kayla Rivera ~~~~ 11 Julia Dinoia ~~~~ 12 Timothy Kirk

9 Ethan Robins ~~~~ 11 Briana Doran ~~~~ 12 Ryann Kuhn

9 Michael Rosso ~~~~ 11 Brian Douglass ~~~~ 12 Timothy Ladd

9 Amanda Rubner ~~~~ 11 Samantha Druckenmiller ~~~~ 12 Kaela LaDouceur

9 Jessica Semanie ~~~~ 11 Madison Drumm ~~~~ 12 Sarah Langone

9 Matthew Sherman ~~~~ 11 Iain Ferreira ~~~~ 12 Jacob Long

9 Natasha Sherwood ~~~~ 11 Olivia Ferreira ~~~~ 12 Zachary Lussier

9 Samantha Siciliano ~~~~ 11 Ryan Fitzgerald ~~~~ 12 Katherine Malandrinos

9 Olivia Skoczylas ~~~~ 11 Nicholas Ford ~~~~ 12 Eli Maller

9 Catherine Skorka ~~~~ 11 Lindsay Gagnon ~~~~ 12 Jeffrey Marceau

9 Katie Slattery ~~~~ 11 Azik Gamidov ~~~~ 12 Mary Martin

9 Emily-Jane Sullivan ~~~~ 11 Phoenix-Star Gates ~~~~ 12 Cameron McGaffigan

9 Kevin Tessicini ~~~~ 11 Haley Granger ~~~~ 12 Bridget McMahon

9 Sophia Varelakis ~~~~ 11 Ethan Grycel ~~~~ 12 Claire McMahon

9 Luke Wadzinski ~~~~ 11 Frank Gulluni ~~~~ 12 Aleksei Mendrala

9 Caleb White ~~~~ 11 Zach Haislip-Hansberry ~~~~ 12 Olivia Mitchell

9 Kiel Williams ~~~~ 11 Tristan Hebert ~~~~ 12 Sean Monteiro

9 Thomas Wilson ~~~~ 11 Mack Hicklen ~~~~ 12 Kellen Moore

9 Isabella Woodbury ~~~~ 11 Colby Jacek ~~~~ 12 Julia Moraitis

9 Michael Ziemba ~~~~ 11 Jacqulyn Jolicoeur ~~~~ 12 Ethan Moretti

10 Isabella Arcidiacono ~~~~ 11 Alassandra Kakley ~~~~ 12 Lily Mulcahy

10 Ianos Balaur ~~~~ 11 Alexandra Karpinski ~~~~ 12 Grace Murdoch

10 Alexa Barber ~~~~ 11 Sumer King ~~~~ 12 Lainey Mwangi

10 Cori Bessette ~~~~ 11 Chase Konstantakos ~~~~ 12 Bryce Ostrander

10 Emily Birtwell ~~~~ 11 Filip Kumiega ~~~~ 12 Caitlyn Pelletier

10 Ceirra Bradway ~~~~ 11 Lea Kuselias ~~~~ 12 Grace Pessolano

10 Grace Caltabiano ~~~~ 11 Isabelle Labbe ~~~~ 12 Gracie Pighetti

10 Grace Cantalini ~~~~ 11 Maya Latour ~~~~ 12 Teagan Quill

10 Ji Cao ~~~~ 11 Rachel Leahey ~~~~ 12 William Raffaele

10 Kayleigh Carlin ~~~~ 11 Jaehee Lee ~~~~ 12 Savannah Rescia

10 Niya Carrasquillo ~~~~ 11 Jaeyoung Lee ~~~~ 12 Angel Reyes

10 Kayla Catellier ~~~~ 11 Nolah Lee ~~~~ 12 Abigail Roebuck

10 John Chen ~~~~ 11 Isabelle Lemire ~~~~ 12 Brianna Rossini-Beamon

10 Daniel Cherkashin ~~~~ 11 Alexandra Linarez ~~~~ 12 Angelo Ruggeri

10 Juliana Chiarella ~~~~ 11 Charmaine Liu ~~~~ 12 Jarrett Ruggiero

10 Adrianna Clark ~~~~ 11 Wan Ho Lung ~~~~ 12 Kate Salerno

10 Owen Comeau ~~~~ 11 Joseph Manning ~~~~ 12 Asher Simon-Plumb

10 Leah Cooney ~~~~ 11 Ryan Marquez ~~~~ 12 Angelo Siniscalchi

10 Sara Coughlin ~~~~ 11 Julia Mastrio ~~~~ 12 Aniello Siniscalchi

10 Emma Cowles ~~~~ 11 Grant Maziarz ~~~~ 12 Hannah St. Jean

10 Nasayah Crenshaw ~~~~ 11 Kyla Miller ~~~~ 12 Michael Streeter

10 Adrianna Daigle ~~~~ 11 Syniya Morris ~~~~ 12 Ashley Strout

10 Ani Diefenderfer ~~~~ 11 Siobhain Murphy ~~~~ 12 Yaritza Toledo

10 Abigail Donahue ~~~~ 11 Stephen Mushenko ~~~~ 12 Franche Torres Garrafa

10 Ethan Ducey ~~~~ 11 Reagan Nadeau ~~~~ 12 Adam Tran

10 Ryan Eplite ~~~~ 11 Kevin Niemiec ~~~~ 12 Brandon Vreeland

10 Miles Fortune ~~~~ 11 Jasmine Nieves ~~~~ 12 Martin Wadzinski

10 Chelsea Foulis ~~~~ 11 Julia Noel ~~~~ 12 Sarah Walker

10 Kassidy Gendreau ~~~~ 11 Sophia Noel ~~~~ 12 Grace Ward

10 Zoe George ~~~~ 11 Andrew Norris ~~~~ 12 Terrell Weir

10 Liam Gleason ~~~~ 11 Parker O'Brien ~~~~

10 Maya Glenn ~~~~ 11 Emma O'Connor ~~~~

10 Kayla Gotta ~~~~ 11 Gabriella Ofcarcik ~~~~

10 Austin Graveline ~~~~ 11 Shelby Pace ~~~~

10 Landen Gurski ~~~~ 11 Andrew Paquette ~~~~

10 Madison Hastain ~~~~ 11 Austin Pedersen ~~~~

ELA MCAS- March 26th and 27th

All tenth graders will be taking the English/Language Arts MCAS on March 26th and 27th, 2019. Beginning this year, the MCAS will be a computer based test. Each test session will begin promptly at 7:35 in their designated testing rooms. It is extremely important that students be present for school on these testing days. Additionally, information regarding online test preparation for students was mailed home, and students were given the information in school as well. Paper review packets will also be available for all semester 1 English students.


The online site for student practice is: http://mcas.pearsonsupport.com. Students should practice both the TestNav8 Student Tutorial as well as the English Language Arts Practice Tests.


If you have any questions regarding the MCAS, please contact Mrs. Smith at 596-9011 ext. 3831.

FROM THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

Important notes for winter & spring athletes and their parents –


Winter Athletes


Sports locks - On the last day of the winter season, you are to turn your sports lock into your coach, along with your home and away uniforms, and any other equipment issued by the Minnechaug athletic department. Your cooperation with this important task will be greatly appreciated. Any student-athlete who does not comply with this procedure within three days of the end of his/her respective season will be billed for all outstanding equipment.

Winter Sports Recap:


Our winter season has been a long one, but productive. We enjoyed bigger crowds at all of our ticketed events. It’s always a good thing when our student body supports their peers and works to create a game day environment that our student-athletes will never forget. Our winter teams did some special things this past season.


Girls Swimming and Diving won their 3rd consecutive Central/West Title and league championship by having an impressive undefeated season. Central/West titles for the medley relay team of Krystianna Strange, Sam VanZandt, Maggie Petruzzelli and Olivia Ranck. Maggie Petruzzelli set the school record in the 100 Breastsroke. Sam VanZandt won the 100 Free. The 200 Free relay team of Krystianna Strange, Sam VanZandt, Maggie Petruzzelli and Olivia Rank won a central/west title. At the state meet, that same relay team tied the school record in the 400 free relay.


Boys Swimming and Diving came in a tight second at the Central/West Sectionals. Many school records and western mass records and individual titles were achieved. Cameron Gilrein broke the school record for 6 dives. Chase Konstantakos won a central/west title in the 200 and 100 free and set the school record for the 200 Free. He also won a state title in the 500 free. Connor Richard set the school record for the 100 breaststroke in the central/west sectionals.


Wrestling enjoyed an increase in numbers this past season with the addition of a jv program. Sean Monteiro finished his storied career with 166 total wins. Jake Ice won a Western Mass Championship and State Championship at his weight class. Minnechaug even hosted our first ever Falcon Duals with 12 teams coming to compete. A huge success! Thank you to all our parents and indoor track program for working all day!


Ice Hockey was seeded 2nd in the West Championship and lost a hard fought game vs. Westfield in the Semi Finals in double overtime. Matt Kowal achieved his 100th career point this season as well.


Indoor Track competed very well this winter. Christian Fuehr set a school record in the 1000M and Julia Mastrio won the State D3 55M.


Our cheer program competed in 5 competitions this winter. Their performances were outstanding placing them 2nd in two competitions and 4th at the league championships despite their great performance.


Alpine Skiing had to battle some weather in order to complete their season. Grace Crochiere, Mike Streeter and Michelle Leckey qualified for the State Ski championships and the PVIAC individuals finally happened on March 7th!


Boys Basketball missed qualifying for the tournament by 2 games. Despite coming up short, they never gave up all year long and tried their best until the very last game even though it would not have qualified them for the tournament.


Girls Basketball is still playing as I write this, so stay tuned for their results. Serena Fiore became only the 3rd female in school history to achieve the 1,000 point mark.

Overall, this season was filled with tons of excitement and success. We personally thank all of the fans that came out in cold weather to support our student-athletes. Without your support, our program would not be what it is! We are Chaug!


TRYOUTS/PRACTICES FOR SPRING SPORTS BEGIN MONDAY, MARCH 18th!!


Please visit our website by clicking this link for all important information on the spring season!


https://mrhs.hwrsd.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1189213&type=d&pREC_ID=1432633


We have been working hard on our website to be able to provide you with what you will need. Please let us know if there is something you would like to see added to it.

FROM THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT

FOREIGN LANGUAGE WEEK – MARCH 4 TO 8


The Foreign Language Department will be celebrating Foreign Language Week from March 4-8. The Minnechaug community will celebrate the week by participating in activities and viewing displays that honor and celebrate the differences in people around the world and promote understanding of other cultures. Students currently taking a foreign language will do special activities in their classes to celebrate the week. The week will culminate with our International Food Celebration on Friday, March 10. All foreign language classes are invited to participate in this event which is held in the school cafeteria. Foreign language students will be asked to bring in an ethnic food to share with the group. We are seeking guest speakers who are willing to share a cultural experience with our students. If you are interested, please contact jkennedy@hwrsd.org.

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FROM THE FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT

POPS CONCERT COMING ON MARCH 12TH !

The annual Pops concert is right around the corner, featuring our choirs, strings and combined bands with special performances by our percussion ensemble & flute choir! There will be an epic performance from, “Phantom of the Opera” and so much more! The show starts at 7:30 with an admission of $5. (Senior citizens & students with a Renaissance card only $4). Children under the age of 12 get in free! We will be having our annual BASKET RAFFLE at the concert, so please come prepared with a few extra bills, we appreciate your support! J Reception Volunteers: Carlson, Forward, Drumheller, Coite, Ducey & Guzzo


UNO’S FUNDRAISER IS THE WEEK OF POPS

Wednesday, March 13TH is the date for the Minnechaug Music Association fundraiser at

Pizzeria Uno’s on Boston Road across from the mall. Dine in or take out, Uno’s will donate up to 20% of the day’s tab to our band program. You must bring a coupon with you as you pick up or pay for your dinner to insure the band will receive credit. Thanks to everyone for their support, coupons are good all day long! (Coupons are available on Google Classroom page and/or Plus Portal)


PEP BAND TO PERFORM AT FACULTY BASKETBALL GAME

Many thanks to the volunteer pep band that will be on hand to provide extra entertainment during time outs and water breaks as the faculty once again take on the seniors in what has become known as the “Minnechaug Basketball Classic”. Students from all three sections of band classes are eligible to participate in the pep band, so sign up now in the band room for one of the limited slots still available! The game is Thursday, March 14th!


JAZZ SHOWCASE IS HERE!

Mark your calendar! Thursday, March 28th is the 25th Annual Jazz Showcase!

This will be an entertaining night featuring several jazz bands, the a group,

‘Vocal Vibe’, solo singers & more. Talent runs deep on this night! Come out for

an evening of excitement for the entire family! The show starts at 7:30 with an

admission of $5. (Senior citizens & students with a Renaissance card only $4).

As always children under the age of 12 get in free!

STUDENT COUNCIL

Student Council will be holding a dress-up/dress down day to support the American Red Cross on Friday, March 1st. All students and faculty are encouraged to wear red to show their support.


The Student Council is sponsoring the Spring Blood Drive on Friday, March 20th from 7:40 AM-1:00 PM. Students 16 years and older may sign up at all three lunches by March 19th. All donors are expected to get a good night’s sleep the night, eat a good breakfast, and drink plenty of fluids before donating. All students who volunteer to give blood must be healthy on the day they are donating and must eat breakfast. We are looking for as many eligible students to give blood in order to help the Red Cross replenish their supply during this critical time. Students may donate if they are at least 16 years old and weigh an appropriate amount (details in Student Activities). All 16-year-olds must have an official Red Cross permission slip signed and dated by parents; these permission slips may be picked up the Student Activities Office from 7:15 AM -3 PM daily.

NOTES FROM THE NURSE:

March is Vision Awareness Month!

Some tips to help protect your eyes from the strain and damage of electronic screens such as phones, tablets, and computers.


Blue Light Symptoms:

  • Digital eye strain

  • Dry eyes

  • Eye irritation

  • Blurred vision

  • Sleep problems

  • Headaches

  • Neck and shoulder pain


Quick Tips for protecting your eyes and monitoring electronic screen time:


  • Power down before you turn in: Try and turn your phone or computer off or on silent at least one hour before bed

  • Try the AOA 20-20-20 rule: when using any device try and take a 20 second break for every 20 minutes of screen time and look at something 20 feet away.

  • Make annual appointments with your eye doctor: early screening can help detect conditions earlier!

  • Adjust your device to fit your needs: Adjust the glare by adjusting the device setting or using a glare filter to decrease the amount of blue light reflected from the screen.

  • Know your family eye health history: Talk with your family about their eye health history. Since many eye diseases or conditions are hereditary, this will help to determine if you are at higher risk for developing an eye disease or condition.

  • Eat right to protect your sight! Try and eat a diet that is rich in fruit and vegetables: especially dark leafy greens, also research shows eating fish high in omega-3 fatty acids have eye health benefits.

  • Maintaining a healthy weight: Being overweight or obese increases your risk of developing diabetes and other systemic conditions, which can lead to vision loss, such as diabetic eye disease or glaucoma. If you’re having trouble maintaining a healthy weight, talk to your doctor.

  • Be cool and wear your shades. Sunglasses are a great fashion accessory, but their most important job is to protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. When purchasing sunglasses, look for ones that block out 99 to 100 percent of both UV-A and UV-B radiation.


More information about this topic can be found at:

American Optometric Association: https://www.aoa.org/

CDC Vision Health: Simple Tips for Healthy Eyes: https: https://www.cdc.gov/visionhealth/risk/tips.htm

Save Your Vision: Blue Light information: https://www.aoa.org/Documents/2017_SYVM_Blue-Light_infographic_8-5x11.pdf



Continued Health Office Reminders:


Student Health Screening – Postural screening (for scoliosis) is ongoing for ninth graders during their swimming block in gym class. Height & weight, vision, and hearing screening for all tenth graders was completed on January 8th and 9th and February 11th and 12th. All screening results are strictly confidential. If there is an area of concern we would have mailed a letter to you with referrals to appropriate health care providers. If you have concerns or questions regarding the results of your child's screening, please contact the nurses in the Health Office at 279-3815.


Cold and Allergy Medication – A reminder that Cold and Allergy medication (other than emergency type) is not available in the Health Office and must be taken at home if needed. We have a limited supply of cough drops, so we also ask students to bring their own to school after the first day of use. The best way to prevent the spread of colds is to practice good hand washing. Thank you for your help with this.


Flu and Flu-like Illness – we like to track how many people in the Minnechaug community have been diagnosed with the flu and flu-like illnesses. If your child is suffering from one of these illnesses, please leave that information when you call in to report their absence, or call the Health Room and let one of the nurses know at 279-3815. Also, if you suspect that your student may have the flu, is running a fever or is vomiting and/ or has diarrhea please keep them at home to avoid spreading illness to other students and staff. Thank you so much. And remember, now is a great time to get your flu vaccination from your doctor’s office or pharmacy!



Shannon Frederick, RN and Janet Shea, RN

MRHS School Nurses

FROM THE PE/HEALTH DEPARTMENT

P.E./Health Department News


The P.E. Department would like to acknowledge the P.E. Student(s) of the month. They are chosen by their teacher not just by their athletic ability but because of who they are as an individual and how they demonstrate positive behaviors and leadership skills in class. This month’s recipients are: Freshmen – Linh Nguyen and Josh Kozub, Sophomores – Maya Glenn, John Manning, and Jake Ice, Junior – Jared LaPre, and Seniors – Franco Mercieri and Kate Salerno.


A big thank you goes out to the students from the Self Care Yoga and Mindful Living classes for their fundraising efforts to the New Hope School of Cambodia. This school was one that Ms. Melissa Doe (p.e. teacher) volunteered at this past summer. Many of the students at the New Hope School come from extreme poverty and are living with very limited resources. The students gathered up their thoughts and came up with the idea to do a collection. As well as collecting donations of money, our students wrote cards to them and brought in some pencils to share. This was a lovely way to show support for others in our world.

FROM THE COUNSELING CENTER

GUIDANCE, COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS

For the most current information from the Counseling Center we encourage parents and students to routinely check the Counseling Center tab at the MRHS home page.


TEST DATES

Juniors who are planning to continue their education at a four-year college or university should plan to take the SAT Reasoning Test on May 4 or June 1 (day after graduation). Sophomores and juniors, who need to take SAT Subject Tests in courses they are currently in, should take them in June upon completion of the course. The ACT will be given at Minnechaug on April 13. Be sure you meet the registration deadline! (Normally 30 days prior.) Direct links to the websites for registration can be found on Edline under the Counseling Center tab.


AP EXAMS will be administered May 6 – May 17. Registration forms will be available in the Counseling Center March 4. The cost is $94.00 per test. The AP seminar test cost is $142.00. The AP Capstone test cost is $142.00. The deadline to register is Thursday, March 14.


College Readiness Workshop for Juniors and Parents

All juniors will attend the College Workshop on March 19 during F block, 9:45 – 10:30 and will receive important information regarding the college search. Parents and juniors are also encouraged to attend the evening College Readiness Program on Wednesday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the MRHS auditorium. A panel of college admissions representatives will be able to answer your questions.


ACADEMY DAY

Juniors interested in applying to a US Military Academy are highly encouraged to attend Academy Day hosted by Congressman Richard Neal. It will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Noon at the Springfield Museums, 21 Edward Street, Springfield Massachusetts. Registration forms are available in the Counseling Center.

For more information go to https://neal.house.gov/services/academy-nominate.


FINANCIAL AID PRESENTATION FOR SENIORS AND PARENTS BY THE MASSACHUSETTS EDUCATIONAL FINANCING AUTHORITY

“Paying the College Bill Seminar” Once you have received your acceptance letters, the next step is to choose a college and figure out how to pay for it. All college bound students and parents are encouraged to attend this seminar on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

You can also visit www.mefacounselor.org to download MEFA College Financing eBook, access helpful tips, financial aid applications, calculators and worksheets. Utilize the “Ask the Expert” link on the website to email financial aid questions, and sign up to receive MEFA emails to help you stay on track throughout the senior year. It is also important to communicate with the financial aid office at the colleges you have been accepted to; they can answer specific question concerning your specific financial aid question. There is also a short video on the FAFSA on Edline, under the Counseling Center tab.


National College Fair at the Big E, Monday, April 8, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Juniors and Sophomores are encouraged to attend.

The 2019 Springfield National College Fair is free to high-school students, parents and anyone else interested in higher education. Students can meet one-on-one with admissions counselors at their booths to discuss entrance requirements, campus life, application deadlines and majors. Representatives will have brochures, catalogs and other literature to describe their institution. Students in all grades are encouraged to attend.

For additional information and to register go to:

https://www.collegefairguide.com/springfield-national-college-fair


SCHOLARSHIPS

Seniors applying for scholarships should frequently check the Naviance Scholarship List and in the Counseling Center for the most up to date information. Students in need of transcripts and letters of recommendation must request these materials from Mrs. Lavoie in the Counseling Center. Official transcripts are $2.00.


The New England Board of Higher Education’s (NEBHE) Tuition Break Program

NEBHE’s Tuition Break program enables New England residents to enroll at out-of-sate New England public colleges and universities at a discount. Students are eligible for the RSP Tuition Break when they enroll in an approved major that is not offered by the public colleges and universities in their home state. For more information check out the power-point presentation on Edline, under the Counseling Center, College Information tab, and/or go to: http://www.nebhe.org/programs-overview/rsp-tuition-break/overview/


SCHOOL-TO-CAREER ACTIVITIES

Career Internships – Currently 61 seniors are taking the opportunity to gain real life experiences in healthcare, education, business, engineering and more. There are 108 juniors who have completed the application process and look forward to an internship during their senior year. Placements will occur in June when class schedules are completed.

Credit for Life – Country Bank will once again sponsor the Credit for Life Event for all seniors on Tuesday, April 2. Seniors will learn about the importance of budgeting, protecting their identity and all the other important elements of managing their money.