Monomoy Regional High School's Weekly Newsletter

Published: November 4th, 2022

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REMINDER: Photo Retake Day is Tuesday, November 8th

Who should go to the camera?

  • NEW STUDENTS or ABSENTEES: New students or students who were absent during the original picture day should come to the camera on Retake Day.
  • RETAKES: Students who would like a retake should bring their original portrait packet to the camera and return it to the photographer.
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Apply for the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Advisory Council

Monomoy is launching a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Advisory Council, which will advise the Superintendent and the School Committee, resulting in thoughtful actions that respond to the needs of all students, families, and staff. The goal is to create a school district in which all students feel like they belong, all students are successful, and demographics are no longer an indicator of success. Learn more and apply at

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  • "I would like to give some "thanks" to both Cheri Armstrong and John Dickson, for providing our students with two amazing authentic learning opportunities. Cheri tackled her first Credit for Life fair, which provided our seniors with a "sneak peek" into the reality of adulthood. Students learned how to be fiscally responsible as they prepare for life after Monomoy. Secondly, John Dickson and the Political Action Club hosted a congressional debate, a pre-COVID tradition. Our students held integral roles in the process by writing the questions for the candidates and moderating the debate. It was easy to see why our social studies department is a state exemplar of civics in action!" - Principal Jennifer Police

  • "A huge thank you to Cape Cod Five, Mrs. Armstrong and all the volunteers who made Credit For Life possible. This is a great opportunity for the senior class to learn how to be fiscally responsible as they make plans for their next chapter!" -The Guidance Team

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Credit for Life Fair

On Thursday, November 3, senior students participated in Credit for Life, a financial literacy fair, sponsored by Cape Cod 5. The fair provides students with a fun and engaging opportunity to discover the importance of their financial decisions and their planning for the future. This program would not have been possible without the generosity of those who volunteered their time and the support of local businesses providing generous donations to make this a memorable and exciting event for our students.

Here is the link to a video produced by Sophia Sarabia and Connor Francis:

We would like to thank the following:


Cape Cod 5

Jim Curran

Michelle Mahoney

Courtney Healy

Corinne Burnham

Jo Marie Pollock

Lilly Watson

Shannon Turner

Eun Hee Rothwell

Kathy Zieman

Kellie Jansen

Chief Michael Anderson, Chatham Police Department

Chief Dave Depasquale, Chatham Fire Department

Senior Chief Petty Officer Ross Comstock, Chatham, U. S. Coast Guard

Petty Chief Officer Devan Smith, Chatham, U. S. Coast Guard

Sargeant Aram Goshgarian, Harwich Police Department

School Resource Officer, Tommy Clarke, Harwich Police Department

Carolyn Carey, Community Center Director, Harwich

Christopher Cataldo, Vice President, Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, Harwich

Megan Downey, Human Resources / Benefits Administrator, Chatham

Samantha Fonseca, Program/Data Manager, MassHire Cape and Islands Workforce Board

Sheila House, Harwich Youth and Family Services

Leah LaCross, Director of Community Services, Chatham

Melissa Maguire, Director of Special Education, Monomoy Regional Schools

Rich Quinn, Retired Teacher, Chatham Elementary School

Terry Russell, Monomoy School Committee

Donna Smoller, Retired Teacher, Chatham Elementary School

Monomoy Regional High School

Dave Alexander

Danya Bader-Natal

Jonathan Bennett

Sean Burke

Betsy Casey

Steve Cass

Dan Cogswell

Janet Ferro

Katie Francesconi

Lindsay Ginnetty

Claire Hooper

John Larson

Jen Police

Chuck Potter

Kum Simmons

Liana Visco


























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MRHS hosts congressional debate November 2022

With the help of John Dickson and the Political Action Club, MRHS hosted a debate for the candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives Massachusetts Ninth District; Rep. William Keating and Jesse Brown. The entire 8th grade class attended and students from various other grades signed up to view the debate during Jawsome. The Political Action Club members acted as the moderator and panelists, and also developed the questions for the debate.

View the Congressional Debate video here:
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Sandscript visits HES & CES on Halloween day

Once again, Sandscript (our creative writing club) continued the 20+ year tradition of visiting Kindergarten and 1st graders to read Halloween stories that they wrote and illustrated. Many thanks to Principal Jen Police for supporting our annual trip and the following teachers who invited us into their classrooms: Dawn King and Elise Johnson-Dreyer from CES; Julia Blois, Brandi Frommeyer, Amy Silvester, Susan Rusch, and Kathryn Giangregorio from HES. Without the support of these teachers, this wonderful tradition cannot continue. We hope you enjoy these photos taken by wonderful Joy Jordan.
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Spanish I & II students honor Dia de los Muertos

Spanish I & II students created an "ofrenda" this week in honor of Dia de Los Muertos. Both students and faculty alike honored the deceased in a traditional way with candles, flowers, and photos. ¡Que todos descansen en paz eterna!
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Animal Welfare Club needs you!


Beth Howe, Lisa Forte-Doyle, and the Animal Welfare Club hope that you will help us in our two-part support for the New England Society of Abandoned Animals, a no-kill shelter right here on Cape Cod.

In our building, you will see boxes around the first floor in which we hope you'll put cans of cat or dog food, used but clean towels and/or blankets, treats, etc.


Secondly, the AWC is hosting a bake sale at Stop & Shop in Harwich on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9 - 1.

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Monomoy Tour de Best Buddies, FRANCE, April 14-21, 2023

Monomoy is going to France, and everyone's invited! We still have a few spots available. The deadline to sign up is December 21st, 2022.

We will be hosting a last informational meeting via Zoom, on Tuesday, November 15th, at 6:30pm.

Topic: Monomoy Trip to France / 14-21 April 2023

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 820 2722 5513

Passcode: 4nP1q

For more information, please contact

Mrs. Grogan :

Madame Linnell:

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Monomoy High School Theater Company presents:

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A Huge THANK YOU to our teachers for writing letters of recommendations for college bound seniors. This was an unprecedented Early Action application season, which made this an even more difficult task. We appreciate all of the support you provide to our graduating seniors!

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Upcoming College Visits!

  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy Tue November 8, 2022

  • Montserrat College of Art Thu November 10, 2022

  • Worcester State University Thu November 10, 2022

  • Johnson & Wales University-Providence Mon November 14, 2022

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MCAS Retest Dates

ELA Retest Dates:

  • November 9 and 10

Math Retest Dates:

  • November 15 and 16

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SATs - Last Chance for 2022

The last chance to take SATs for the 2022 year is December 3.

Please register through

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Get FREE Help Applying for College Financial Aid!

FAFSA Day is a non-profit, volunteer driven program providing free assistance to students and families seeking to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

The goal of the FAFSA Day is to help students complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA application as they apply for college.

Financial aid professionals from colleges and organizations across Massachusetts are ready and available to answer questions and walk you and your family through the application process.

  • Monday, November 14th (6-8pm)
  • Thursday, December 15th (6-8pm)
  • Sunday, January 22nd (2-4pm)
  • Monday, February 20th (6-8pm)

If you have questions about completing the FAFSA, please call us weekdays at (800) 449-6332 (9:00 am – 4:00pm) or email

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Follow us on Social Media!

TWITTER: @MonomoyGuidance

INSTAGRAM: @MonomoyGuidance

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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MRHS Meet The Winter Coaches Night

Tuesday, Nov. 15th, 6pm

75 Oak Street

Harwich, MA

Meet the Winter Coaches Night at the high school is scheduled for Tuesday, November 15th at 6pm in the high school gym. All players and parents who are planning on playing a high school winter sport should attend. First practices/tryouts are Monday, November 28th. All student-athletes must do the following prior to the first practice:

  1. Register on Family ID (open as of 11/1)
  2. Have an updated physical into the school nurse
  3. Have an updated ImPACT Test with our Athletic Trainer Taylor Murray
  4. Complete the free online Concussion in Sports course at and send the certificate to Taylor Murray at
  5. Complete the free online Implicit Bias course at and send the certificate to Taylor Murray at - (both courses need to be renewed once a year)

Schedule information will be on the website by mid-November. Practice information will be available at Meet The Coaches Night.

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to the athletic office.

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Coffee with the Athletic Director

Wednesday, Nov. 16th, 8am

75 Oak Street

Harwich, MA

I would like to invite any parents or community members to Coffee with the Athletic Director on Wednesday, November 16th at 8:00am in the High School Cafeteria. I look forward to meeting you and discussing our amazing athletic programs!

Karen Guillemette, CAA
Director of Athletics

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MRHS Fall Sports Awards Night

Monday, Nov. 21st, 6pm

75 Oak Street

Harwich, MA

The High School Fall Sports Awards Night is Monday November 21st at 6:00pm in the high school auditorium. It is a chance for us to celebrate all of our amazing fall student-athletes and teams. All fall athletes and their parents/guardians are invited to attend.
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October Scholar Athletes of the Month

Melissa Velasquez - Girls Soccer

"Melissa Velasquez is a 4-year member of the girls soccer team and a captain, in this, her senior year. As the starting center midfielder, she has a big role in both the offense and defense. She is key to setting up the attack as well as winning balls in the middle of the field defensively. She is also a two-time captain and Cape and Island league all-star in basketball. In the classroom, Melissa earns high honors with a 4.61 GPA. She was the winner of the Notre Dame book award her junior year, is a member of the National Honor Society, and is recognized as an AP scholar." -Coach Jenn Peterson

Jake Vagenas - Football

"Jake Vagenas, a true Student Athlete. Jake, a Junior, has had a great start to not only his football season, but his academic year with a 4.3 GPA. He has an incredible work ethic and leadership skills. Jake has expressed to his teammates how important grades should be for them. On the field, Jake is a natural QB reading the field and connecting passes with his receivers. Jake has a bright future ahead of him. Any path he decides to take, Jake will be top of his class or team by working hard and never taking shortcuts. We as a team are proud to have him as a captain, and to have him back for next season!" -Coach Rob Sliney

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Monomoy Booster Club: Brick Fundraiser

Monomoy's an easy holiday, birthday or graduation gift! Leave a lasting mark on MRHS with an engraved, personalized brick or granite square. Bricks and granite will be placed on the patio area around the outdoor concessions stand. Orders received by March 31 will be installed by graduation. Email your order form to

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