FRIDAY FOCUS

Monomoy Regional High School's Weekly Newsletter

Published: November 22nd, 2019

Table of contents:

  • Important Information
  • MRHS News & Weekly Review
  • Counselors' Corner
  • Athletics
  • School Calendar

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REMINDER: Thanksgiving Break is Wednesday 11/27 through Friday 11/29

There is NO SCHOOL:


  • Wednesday, November 27th
  • Thursday, November 28th (Thanksgiving)
  • Friday, November 29th


Enjoy your holiday! Students and staff will return to school on Monday, December 2nd.


Friday Focus will be back on Friday, December 6th!

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FIRST QUARTER HONOR ROLL

Congratulations to all students for their hard work during the first quarter! Your hard work paid off! Keep it up!


https://www.monomoy.edu/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=1238&ModuleInstanceID=7184&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=9487&PageID=3496

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Parent University: Underage Drinking

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SHARK SHOUT OUTS

  • "Dear Mr. Burkhead, I am writing regarding the terrific performance by The Monomoy
    A Cappella Chorus at our Veterans Day Ceremony in Chatham. I contacted Rose Richard earlier this year to request renditions of The National Anthem, America the Beautiful, and God Bless America. Under the direction of Amanda Kosloski, the chorus performed beautifully and brought a dimension that fit perfectly into our program. The feedback from our audience was overwhelmingly positive. Many comments centered around how delightful is was to see teenagers taking an active role in such a meaningful ceremony. Both Ms. Richard and Ms. Kosloski have done a wonderful job with these girls. Please pass along my sincere thanks for their contributions. I would be proud to ask them to join us in the spring for our Memorial Day Ceremony." --Ted Miller, Chatham Veterans Day Master of Ceremonies
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Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Dinner

The Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Dinner was held on Thursday, November 14th and has become an annual tradition at Monomoy Regional High School. We reach out to the Harwich and Chatham Councils on Aging and our 100 seats are quickly filled!



  • The students in the Culinary Arts & Nutrition classes prepare the food for the event including roasting and carving 9 turkeys!
  • Volunteers for the event include MRHS retirees Peter Moynagh, Jill Eastman, and Charlie McIntyre.
  • Student volunteers this year included Culinary Arts Leaders Lara McNeely, Abigail Jason, and Isaiah Flanagan.
  • Peer Leadership teacher Alison Burton was our host and her student volunteers were Nicole Awalt, Caraline LaBelle, Sam Chase, Maggie Dever, Maria Eduarda Fidencio, Kelsey Olson, Phoebe Gill, Sarah Babb, Jenna Greco, and Julie Slade.



Thank you to all!

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Interact Club enjoys a Thanksgiving feast with Chatham Rotary Club

The Monomoy Interact Club enjoyed a delicious Thanksgiving feast at Wayside Inn with approximately 100 senior citizens from Chatham. Thank you to the Chatham Rotary for the kind invitation. We are grateful that our students could celebrate with this wonderful group. Interact is the student version of Rotary Club and our mission is to build friendships while doing community service. Our motto is “Service above Self” and all of these students exemplified this perfectly today! I am so proud of them!
Advisor, Betsy Casey

Pictured in front row left to right: Lilly Gould, Talia Perez, Sarah Babb, Emma Sullivan, Maria Fidencio and Maria Hlavaty. Back row: Amy Hinesley, Liam Mawn, Abby Tyldesley and Jason Ready.
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”Whatever you bring to the table is ENOUGH”

What a great message for everyone in the building! We are thankful for Abby Kelley’s beautiful Thanksgiving display in guidance. Come write on a card and tell us what YOU bring to the table! Happy Turkey Day to all.
~Monomoy Guidance Team
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Students represent Monomoy at MIAA Sportsmanship Summit

Today, 8 student athletes represented Monomoy at the MIAA Sportsmanship Summit at Gillette Stadium. The students learned about leadership and sportsmanship by participating in three breakout sessions and listening to keynote speaker Eddie Slowikowski. While the adults had a session with retired Northeastern Athletic Director Peter Roby. It was another wonderful day of learning for all who attended. Students pictured are Emma Santoni, Maggie Dever, Sarah Babb, Jamie Routhier, Andrew Davock, Kyle Gabri, David Malone and Kira Ridley.
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Field Trip to JFK Presidential Library

On Thursday 11/21/19 Mr. Alexander's AP Government & Politics, as well as the Kennedy Years class, visited the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum. The purpose of the trip was to participate in the "Cold War Heats Up" educational program as well as to visit the library.


Once again our students were GREAT! Not only did they report to school at 7am "Dressed for Success" but they once again took full advantage of a wonderful educational opportunity. The attached photos show exactly what I mean. Thank You awesome students!

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Parent's Night Out // Youth Winter Festival

WHEN: Friday, December 13th

TIME: 5-9pm

LOCATION: MRHS



Spirit is hosting a Parents' Night Out, Youth Winter Festival to raise money for Fin Fest!

Spread the word! See link & poster for details!





*Pre-Registration Only* (Ends December 11th @ 4PM)


See Details and Purchase Your Tickets Here:

https://bit.ly/33uHeWY

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$20/Child 5-7PM (This is the early pick-up option, and includes the pizza party dinner)

$25/Child 5-9PM (All Inclusive)

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Student volunteers needed for HES Holiday Bazaar!

The Harwich Elementary School Holiday Bazaar is a long-time tradition where young children can select gifts for loved ones - and we need middle school and high school student volunteers to help the little ones shop and to wrap gifts! The Holiday Bazaar is Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 to 11 a.m. Please email Joy Jordan at jjordan@monomoy.edu if you can come help out!

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Monomoy All Sports Booster Club

The Monomoy All Sports Booster Club is hosting our annual winter social Tuesday December 3rd from 6:30-8:30pm at 400 East in Harwich. This is an adults only event and is open to any and all who are interested in learning more about the Booster Club. Attached is a flyer with more specifics. We look forward to seeing you there!
Thank you for your time.
M.A.S.B.C.


Tuesday, December 3rd

6:30-8:30pm

400 East Restaurant, East Harwich


Free admission, free appetizers, cash bar, and great conversation.


All over 21 are welcome.


Questions? Email boosterclub@monomoy.edu

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Enter the Mark Hayden Fineman Memorial Chess Tournament

This year the annual tournament will be held on Saturday, December, 7 2019 at the Eldredge Public Library located in downtown Chatham.

Students in Harwich are eligible to participate. Cash and other prizes are awarded.


See flier for more details!

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Enter the Cape Cod Chronicle's Christmas Story Contest

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Christmas Wreaths

The class of 2022 will be selling Christmas wreaths for the holiday season. Wreaths are $12 and bows are an additional $5. All wreath order forms are due to Mrs. Corrigan with money by November 25th. Parents and students, please check your emails for the order form! Wreaths can be purchased with both cash and check. Checks may be made out to MRSD. All wreaths will be delivered shortly after Thanksgiving!

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College Applications

Students have been working hard at their college applications. To date, 41% of the Class of 2020 have applied to a four year college.


Cape Cod Community College held an info session here at Monomoy on November 19, 2019. The Pathway Program is set up to help students apply and get prepared to attend CCCC next year if that is something that might be of interest to you. Check out the included link to find out more about the Program: https://www.capecod.edu/web/pathways

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SAT Scores

It is the student’s responsibility to send SAT scores reports to colleges. Please ensure you are following the timelines and the scores are arriving to prospective colleges within the right time frames.



Students and Parents - Khan Academy is a great resource for those who are looking for some free SAT Test Prep! Sign up and register through the College Board, in addition to signing up for the SAT’s.

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FAFSA

The FAFSA opened on October 1 for the 2020-2021 year. Please be mindful of the various deadlines that each school has. CSS Profiles are required by certain schools.

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6th Annual Breakfast of Excellence

Congratulations to all of the students that were recognized on November 20. The students recognized were AP Scholars, Perfect MCAS, National Merit Scholar Commendations, and Adams Scholarship recipients.


AP Scholars and Perfect MCAS student’s names have been placed on the plaques that will hang in Main Street.


READ MORE ABOUT THE EVENT HERE: https://www.monomoy.edu/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&ModuleInstanceID=13&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=9480&PageID=1

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Attendance

It is important that students are here every day, all day to maximize their classroom instruction time.

Time Management Strategy Tip!

  • Make a to-do list every day.

  • Use an academic planner to help track due dates and deadlines.

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AP Exam Schedule & Payment Information

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Best Regards,

The School Counseling Team

Alison Burton - Grade 8 and Peer Leadership Instructor

Lindsay Ginnetty, A-F

Sean Burke, G-N

Jon Bennett, Instructional Leader, O-Z

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Athletics Weekly Summary

Written by: Emma Santoni


Football lost to Carver 35:12. Noah Concordia ran 30 yards to the endzone to make the first touchdown for the Sharks. Noah went on to run 100 additional yards carrying the ball 12 times in the game. The second touchdown was scored in the third quarter after a 30 yard pass to Elijah Beasley he ran it in from 2 yards out. Tyler Potter had an interception and a 45 yard kickoff return. There was some strong defense by Justin Sneed, Marc Chery, Joe Malone and, Jordan Charlot. This was an improvement from the beginning of the season.


Boys Soccer got the Sportsmanship Award from the Cape and Islands Officials. The officials vote on what team they think has the best sportsmanship. Field hockey got the Sportsmanship Award from the MIAA. The sportsmanship award is given to the team that the MIAA think shows the best sportsmanship. Both the boys soccer and field hockey team showed honesty, respect, and class throughout the season. These teams worked hard all season and represented Monomoy in the best way. They also had two League MVP’s in Caroline DiGiavanni and A.J. Williams.

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The events listed below are Upcoming MRHS Events!

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Monday, November 25th

MRHS Fall Sports Awards Night

TIME/LOCATION: 6pm ceremony // 6:30pm auditorium


High School Fall Sports Awards Night is Monday November 25th. Refreshments at 6:00pm in the cafe followed by the ceremony at 6:30pm in the auditorium. All high school fall athletes and their families are invited.
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Wednesday, November 27th - Friday, November 29th

NO SCHOOL: Thanksgiving Recess

There is NO SCHOOL:


  • Wednesday, November 27th
  • Thursday, November 28th (Thanksgiving)
  • Friday, November 29th



Enjoy your holiday! Students and staff will return to school on Monday, December 2nd.

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Monday, December 2nd

Winter Sports Begin

High school winter sports start Monday December 2nd. Coaches will have specific practice times at Meet The Coaches Night.

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Tuesday, December 3rd

8th Grade Visit to Cape Cod Technical High School

TIME: 8:45am-1pm

LOCATION: Travel to Cape Tech

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Wednesday, December 4th

Early Release Wednesday

Dismissal is at 2:35pm.

Parent University: Underage Drinking

TIME: 6pm

LOCATION: MRHS Library


Please see flier for additional details.


Risks, Prevention & Parent Messaging


Parents have the greatest influence over whether their children uses drugs and alcohol!


Questions? Contact Joy Jordan at jjordan@monomoy.edu

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Friday, December 6th

Holiday Market & Coffee House/Open Mic

COME TO A HOLIDAY MARKET and COFFEE HOUSE/OPEN MIC


Friday, December 6 4:00-6:00

Monomoy High School Cafeteria


SEVERAL PROFESSIONAL VENDORS, Henna Tattooing, great eats and beautiful treats!!


Come sing a song or read a poem and Shop, shop, shop!!!!

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Thursday, December 12th

MRSD School Committee Meeting

TIME: 6:30pm

LOCATION: MRHS Library


For agenda and minutes please visit: https://www.monomoy.edu/Page/3390

Winter Concert

TIME: 7pm

LOCATION: Auditorium

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Friday, December 13th

QUARTER 2 PROGRESS REPORTS

Quarter 2 Progress Reports will be electronically printed.

Parents' Night Out // Youth Winter Festival

TIME: 5pm-9pm

LOCATION: MRHS



*Pre-Registration Only*

See Details and Purchase Your Tickets Here:

https://bit.ly/33uHeWY

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$20/Child 5-7PM (This is the early pick-up option, and includes dinner)

$25/Child 5-9PM (All Inclusive)

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Tuesday, December 17th

ATTENTION SENIORS: Cap & Gown Measurements

TIME: During Jawsome A & B

LOCATION: Outside of cafeteria


Visit the Herff Jones table outside of the cafeteria to get measured for your cap & gown for Graduation!

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Wednesday, December 18th

Early Release Wednesday

Dismissal will be at 2:35pm.
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Monday, December 23rd - Wednesday, January 1st

NO SCHOOL: Winter Break

There will be NO SCHOOL from Monday, December 23rd to Wednesday, January 1st. Enjoy your holidays and we will see you in the year 2020!


We return to school on Thursday, January 2nd.

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Updates, school news, pictures & MORE!
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Download the official Monomoy Regional SD app today for access to your school's student info, grade alerts, calendars, push notifications, and much more!
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Thanks for reading! See you next week!

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