Monomoy Regional High School's Weekly Newsletter
Published: January 20th, 2023
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Parent University: In the Interest of Every Child
Save the date for our next Parent University on Monday, January 23, 2023 – In the Interest of Every Child. Parents, caregivers, and educators are encouraged to attend this session featuring Cindy Horgan of Cape Cod Children's Place and Jacob Stapledon of Children's Cove.
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A few Shark Shoutouts: Shout-out to the GSA for raising money for homeless youth and True Colors United. Thanks to the folks who have been helping me with students who are having special difficulties right now. Guidance staff and administration who intervene regularly to help -- know you are appreciated! Shout-out to the custodial staff who have kept the building immaculate and in perfect order every day. We have a beautiful school, and our custodians make it a joy to come here each day. -Mr. Matt Brown
Shark shout-out to Friends of the Arts (FOTA) for their generosity! FOTA has arranged transportation for our visiting artist, actor/composer/musician Robi Hager who is here to work with the students on the musical 9 to 5. Thank you for helping us once again bring real broadway talent to our school to teach and inspire our students! -Ms. Rachel Barnes
Shark Shoutout to Maddie Crossen, Erica Slade and Melissa Velasquez for being our student reps at our Junior Parent Night! We are so thankful for you! -The Counseling Team
Juniors & Seniors: interested in a career in the arts and/or arts management?
Are you interested in a career in the arts and/or arts management?
Ms. Schuermann is seeking individuals to join the arts management team in Semester 2.
This is an independent study class that is running E block. This is a great opportunity and resume builder! You will have the opportunity to work with your peers and staff to conceptualize and create art experiences for the whole community to enjoy.
Arts Management Independent Study
For students choosing independent study with a focus on arts management, they work under a VPA teacher on tasks related to the operation of arts organizations. Students work with the Visual and Performing Arts Department assisting with shows, exhibits, performances, and the day-to-day tasks needed to produce these events. Website design and maintenance are required. Publicity, community outreach, public relations, fundraising, program development, graphic design, event planning, and technical aspects of the arts are some of the areas that are incorporated.
See Ms. Schuermann and/or your guidance counselor ASAP!
SAVE THE DATE: Harlem Wizards coming to MRHS
Class of 2025 is hosting the Harlem Wizard’s on March 31, 2023 at 6:30 PM. More information coming soon!
Class of 2025 Fundraiser: Parents Night Out - Friday, February 10th
Class of 2025 Fundraiser: Athletic Shoe Drive
Gift of Thrift
Monomoy’s Diversity club has been busy collecting and organizing donations for our Gift of Thrift store. The clean, gently used clothing items are free to all students. The “store” is open Monday afternoon’s from 3:15 to 3:40, Jawsome A and B on Day 4, and Friday mornings from 8-8.30.
Purchase your yearbook today!
Yearbooks will arrive at the end of May/early June. Please purchase your yearbook today as they have sold out over the past couple of years!
- Go to: ybpay.lifetouch.com
- Enter yearbook ID code: 9900723
- Enter student name & grade
Monomoy Robotics competes in the Vex Robotics Qualifier
As a team, Monomoy Robotics has spent the past two Wednesdays and Thursdays traveling to the Nauset High School to compete in the Vex Robotics Qualifier. Even though we did not qualify we gained a lot of experience and were able to improve our robot for every match. Teamed with a Nauset Robotics team, we fell just ten points shy of qualifying for the semi-final match. We hope to put all of the valuable lessons we learned to use in preparing for another qualifier in February. We also would like to thank Mr. Souza and Mr. Oldach for their time and support of robotics, this opportunity wouldn’t have been possible without them.
Interact Club updates
- Interact Club students spent their "day off" on Monday helping out at a Cape-wide Americorps event at the Martin Luther King Day of Service in Hyannis. Volunteers helped families with a food and clothing drive, kids' activities, cooking demonstrations, and working with a master gardener to learn about composting! Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers from Monomoy Interact: Naranjn Bold, Sally Watson, Molly Gramm, Yu Ying Zou, Agnese Cattadori, Talia Perez, Lilly Gould, Isadora Alexis, Nicholai Robbins, Emily Gray, Nicolai Robbins, and Emily Gray!
- In addition, Interact is selling phone wallets with the Shark logo (pictured here) to raise funds to donate to the Family Pantry of Cape Cod. Phone wallets allow you to "skip the wallet" and put your essentials (credit card, ID and cash) with your phone! We'll be selling during lunch and at upcoming basketball games so get yours while supplies last. Only $5.00 each! Our goal is to donate $1000 this year to this amazing organization! Email Betsy Casey if you want to pick one up from the guidance office: email@example.com.
- Finally, the Interact Club will miss one of its most LOYAL volunteers, Agnese Cattadori! She is an exchange student who is returning to Italy at the end of January. Agnese helped out at almost EVERY event and we appreciate her commitment to Interact and for being such an active participant! Thank you and we will miss you, Agnese!
The Spring Musical Rehearsals for '9 to 5' have begun
Students, staff, families, and friends! Monomoy Regional High School’s Spring Musical, 9 To 5, is well on its way to the big stage.
SAVE THE DATE! Come on out and fill up the seats of the auditorium on March 14 (Tues.), 16 (Thurs.), 17 (Fri.), and 18 (Sat.). All shows start at 7 pm with two shows on Saturday the 18th. Matinee is at 2 pm and the closing show is at 7 pm. $15 for adults and $5 for students. This is a show you don't want to miss!
Stay tuned for a Monomoy Friends of The Arts (FOTA) reception before the opening night performance begins. Details to come.
We can’t wait to see you all!
Calling All Photographers: 26th Annual Photography Exhibition
February 5- 23, 2023
This is your chance to have a framed photo Exhibited in our Gallery!
Open, All Subjects, Juried, Both Color & Black and White!
- Prizes will be awarded!
- Entry day: Monday, January 30th, 10am-2pm (upload your images at capecodcreativearts.org for quick drop off & inclusion in our Online Gallery)
- Opening Reception & Awards: Sunday, February 5, 4-5:30pm
- Pick-up: Friday, February 24, 10am-2pm
• All photos must be original work.
• Everyone is eligible to participate.
• Up to 2 framed photographs may be entered; $20 fee for 1 or 2.
• High School students feel free to submit 1 photo free of charge.
• Image size 11x14 or larger.
• All entries must be wired and suitable for hanging.
• Work must be for sale. A 40% commission will be applied to all sales.
See flier for more details!
2023 Voices of Peace Poetry Contest
Hosted by Cape Cod Veterans For Peace
Closing Date: Friday, March 31st
The 2023 Voices of Poetry Contest is open to all Cape & Islands poets. Winners will be selected in 14 categories; grades K-12 and adults.
Please click here to view the PDF of the flier & more contest details: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CkhJUT8LcEA13JGbkTYwZOZlEk_Jrxfn/view?usp=sharing
ATTENTION ALL SENIORS and FAMILIES OF SENIORS
Attending the DC Senior Trip? The following link will take you to the Itinerary, Payment Schedule, and Services. Senior Trip Information Link. This has also been emailed to students and families multiple times. You can also find this information on our google classroom page and Instagram.
The next payment is due on 2/10/23. ALL payments will be sent by you directly to Adventure Travel. Cash and checks will not be accepted by advisors.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Ad Lucem Root Word of the Week
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Are you interested in learning more about becoming a landscaper?
Landscapers are in high demand on Cape Cod and a variety of jobs are immediately available. Cape Cod Landscape Association provides free entry for students to most of its sponsored events. The next event is LANDSCAPE COD. This three-day event, January 24, 25, and 26, features Zoom classes, an in-person trade show and educational classes with content geared toward the landscape industry. For more information and registration: https://www.capecodlandscapes.org/event-5077279.
Junior Parent Night
Thank you to all the parents and guardians that attended the Junior Parent Night. A copy of the slideshow will be emailed home. Junior Meetings will take place over the next two months - please be on the lookout for an email invitation.
It is time to register for the Spring SAT’s. Please sign up through the College Board.
Important Scholarship meeting during Jawsome B on January 25. Please be checking Naviance for local scholarships.
Cape Cod Foster Closet Program
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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Weekly Athletics Roundup: Week of January 16th, 2023
Boys Hockey: Mitchell Silva
Boys hockey lost a battle against SJP on Wednesday night. Starting off tied 2-2, SJP got some quick goals and took the lead. In late 3rd period, we scored 4 goals in a matter of 3 minutes, bringing the score to 7-6 SJP. We almost brought it back, as the puck just couldn’t find the back of the net in the final minute. SJP came right back and scored one more, with the final score being 8-6. On Sunday we play Martha’s Vineyard at home and we are looking for a win.
Girls Hockey: Morgan Willis
This past week, the Furies have had a full schedule. On Wednesday, 1/11, the Furies took down DY with an 8-2 win. But on Saturday, 1/14, we took a tough loss to Barnstable 3-2. We were able to bounce back on 1/16 during the Codfish Cup against DY with an 8-1 win. Upcoming games include on Saturday, 1/21 @ Nantucket, and 1/25 vs Martha’s Vineyard at home.
Athletics Weekly Schedule: Week of January 23rd
Athletic Dismissals: Week of January 23rd
V/JV Girls Basketball @ 11:15
V Boys Ice Hockey @ 12:15
V Girls Basketball @ 2:30
Monomoy Booster Club: Brick Fundraiser
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Fuel Assistance Information Sessions
Advanced registration is required. Walk-ins cannot be accepted. Please call the HPC office to register!
Blood Drive: Wednesday, February 1st
- Appointments required. To make an appointment please visit the donor portal at https://srt.capecodhealth.org/donorportal
Foundations of Family Leadership, Winter Cohort: Mondays 1/16-3/6
In this class, you will learn powerful alternatives to authoritarian and permissive parenting. In the process, you will grow more connected and have more fun with the children in your life. Learn skills that will enable you all to thrive with resilience and responsibility. Children raised with these skills are poised to make a positive difference in their communities and lead with respect for all.
2023 Winter Science Academy
Location: Dana Mohler-Faria Science and Mathematics Center, Bridgewater State University
Program Fee: $300
For session descriptions and additional information including discounts and scholarships, please scan the QR code or visit the Science Academy Website and Science Academy Registration.
Middle School Social: Friday, January 20th
Hosted by Harwich Youth Services, Chatham Rec, and Harwich Rec:
- Friday, January 20th, 2023
- Harwich Community Center
- Lazer Tag, Game Room, Arts & Crafts, and Pizza!
Lunar New Year Celebrations
Hosted by The Arts & Justice Collective:
- Saturday, January 21st, 2023
- 529 Main Street, Hyannis
- Lion Dance Performance, Children's Crafts, Story-Telling, Traditional Treats, and more...