FRIDAY FOCUS

Monomoy Regional High School's Weekly Newsletter

Published: February 5th, 2021

Table of contents:

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

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MRSD Updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updates, resources, and briefings from Superintendent Dr. Carpenter.

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Meal Services Updates

Information on meal services for remote learners & in-person learners.

Free and reduced lunch application information

School meals are free for all students this year, however, families who are eligible for free and reduced lunch should still apply to the program.

Free and reduced benefits can offer additional support to families and can also include certain other fees being waived or reduced. The data also impacts overall school and district funding, in some cases.

To access the application, please click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Food Services Director Garth Petracca at gpetracca@monomoy.edu.

Menus for Monday 2/8 - Friday 2/12

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SHARK SHOUTOUTS

  • Many thanks to all of the students who just completed the first-ever asynchronous seminar! You were kind and gracious to work through the challenges as we got this course up and running. Your feedback will help guide us to improve the course going forward - and the positive comments are much appreciated - we are glad that so many enjoyed the chance to become aware of the many issues facing us today - and to put a voice to the many opinions and thoughts you have. I am personally inspired by the hope and optimism you shared. Thank you all - and please continue to work for a better and kinder world. - Mr. Sowpel
  • This week was National School Counseling Week! Shark shoutout to MRHS' superb guidance team. They are deserving of recognition for their hard work and dedication to our school. Thank you - Jonathan Bennett, Sean Burke, Nicole Camp, Lindsay Ginnetty, Caitlyn Hall, and Robin Titus!
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Keep up with the flow with the latest from The Current:

Keep up with the flow with the latest from The Current:


If you'd like to contribute to Monomoy's news site, email Ms. Goyette at agoyette@monomoy.edu
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A message from the Monomoy Regional High School Animal Welfare Club:

Please cut the strings on your mask before throwing out!


Here is an example of how masks can injure and kill our precious wildlife! PLEASE SHARE this information!

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A message from the MRHS Animal Welfare Club:

If you know of anyone who is in need of pet food for their dogs or cats, there is FREE PET FOOD available every LAST SATURDAY of the month through May


Next distribution is:

  • Saturday, February 27, from 10-12 Noon at the Salvation Army Food Pantry, 100 North St., Hyannis.


These are tough times!! Please take advantage of this FREE service if your pet(s) needs food!!


Go to www.ccdart.org for particulars


Our Club has been bringing donations to CCDART!
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Class of 2025 fundraising ideas to support local businesses

The Class of 2025 is looking for local fundraising ideas to support local businesses. If you have a business or idea, please email Lindsay Ginnetty, 8th Grade Class Advisor, at lginnetty@monomoy.edu

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MRHS School Store Valentine's Day SALE

Valentine's Day is coming soon and The School Store has a sweetheart deal for you. Buy one item at full price and get the second item FREE. Mix and match, if you wish, you pay for the higher-priced item. Don't miss out. Items will go fast and this is a one week only sale!
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Interact Club helping to spread some cheer!

Interact Club is selling Valentine's Day carnations for your special someone, BFF, or favorite teacher! Fill out the form, bring payment to guidance by Feb. 10 and your flowers and personal note will be delivered by Interact students on the Friday before Valentine's Day.


Send one or send several! Only $2.00! MAKE SOMEONE'S DAY!! Spread the LOVE!


Order yours today.

https://forms.gle/EkpEcqPWAkKrto6A8

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Student Council Valentine's Day Candy Cane Sale

Student council is selling heart-shaped candy canes for $1.00


You may order as many as you would like, but please fill out one form for each order.


Money must be dropped of in Mrs. Hemeon's room (A165) by February 10th.

Seals can drop the money off to the main office.


The valentines will be delivered on Thursday 2/11 and Friday 2/12


THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING YOUR STUDENT COUNCIL!

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Class of 2022 Popcorn Fundraiser

The class of 2022 will be selling Poppin Popcorn from Feb1st thru Feb 21nd. This popcorn and candy is absolutely delicious. There are so many different flavors to choose from!!


Each member of the class received an email from Mrs. Corrigan with instructions on how to sign up. She will send another email on Feb 1st. Students must sign up in order to sell and may not sign up until Feb. 1st when the portal opens. This event is 100% virtual. All orders are delivered to your house within 5-7 business day! NO WAITING! 50% of the sales will come right back to the class of 2022. To order your popcorn, please see a 2022 Junior!!

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SPIRIT CLUB is hosting a mass MESSAGE EXCHANGE

SPIRIT CLUB is hosting a mass MESSAGE EXCHANGE between grades, with the goal to

spread hope, positivity, cheer, and wellbeing this season. We will be collecting and sending

them out to everyone in the school, including staff. You can submit as many forms as you

want! (We need A LOT!)


INSTRUCTIONS

You will be writing an anonymous, positive message to a random person in the indicated grade:

8th Graders –– write messages to –– > Seniors

Juniors –– write messages to –– > Freshman

Sophomores –– write messages to –– > Juniors

Freshman. –– write messages to –– > Sophomores

Seniors –– write messages to –– > 8th Graders

Staff –– write messages to –– > All Students


MESSAGE FORM

https://forms.gle/RzysKijM2KtQWENB9

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MRHS is launching a new E-Sports team

MRHS is launching a new E-Sports team. Anyone interested in E-Sports, particularly students that currently play Rocket League or League Of Legends are encouraged to fill out the attached survey. Also, feel free to contact Mr. Oldach at roldach@monomoy.edu to express your interest and find out more about the team, the MSAA league format, and the required commitment.


The league starts in several weeks, and spots may be limited based on the level of interest, so you are encouraged to respond as soon as possible!


Thank you,

Mr. Oldach


Survey
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Juniors

College Planning Meeting on 2/9/21 at 9:00 through Google Meet - Link in your google classroom.

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Junior Parent College Planning Night - Feb 10, 2021 - 6:00 P.M.

College Planning Night on 2/10/21 at 6:00 pm. Zoom Link has been emailed to all families and posted in your child’s google classroom. The event will max out at 100 people but will be recorded.

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SAT

College Board has posted dates for the Spring 2021 - Please visit www.collegeboard.org for information and ways to sign up.

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MEFA

https://www.mefa.org/ College Bound Students - MEFA is offering many webinars this month with information on college financing and understanding financial aid.

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Dollars for Scholars & Naviance Scholarships

All Seniors have access to Naviance and information for Scholarships and the application process can be found in the Senior Google Classroom.

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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 Fall II Sports

As many of you know the MIAA has created a Fall II season this year for Football and Cheer. Practices for the Fall II season will begin February 22nd. In order to participate on day one of a Fall II sport, all student-athletes must complete the following steps:
  1. Register on Family ID. It is open as of today Monday February 1st.
  2. Have an updated physical, within 13 months, in to the school nurse.
  3. Have an updated ImPACT Test with our Athletic Trainer Taylor Murray.
  4. Complete the free online concussion course at nfhslearn.com and submit the certificate of completion to our Athletic Trainer Taylor Murray.


If you have any questions regarding physicals, ImPACT Testing or the concussion course please contact Taylor Murray at tmurray@monomoy.edu.


Although it may be cold in February and March, we look forward to seeing our football players and cheerleaders back on the field!


If you have any questions, feel free to email or call the athletic office. Thank you for your time.


Go Sharks!
Karen Guillemette, CAA
Director of Athletics

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ATHLETIC DISMISSALS - Week of 2/8

Tues. 2/9

Freshman Boys Basketball @ 12:45

V Girls Ice Hockey @ 1:30


Wed. 2/10

V Boys Ice Hockey @ 1:45

V Girls Basketball @ 2:45

V Girls Ice Hockey @ 3:00


Fri. 2/12

V Girls Ice Hockey @ 2:30

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Wednesday, February 10th

Early Release Wednesday

Dismissal will be at 2:35pm.

Q2 Report Cards

Quarter 2 report cards will be electronically printed to Aspen.


Previously set to print on 2/9.

Junior Parent College Planning Night

TIME: 6pm

Parent Forum will be REMOTE!


The Counselor’s will hold a virtual parent forum for families of juniors to discuss the college planning process. More information to come...

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Thursday, February 11th

MRSD School Committee Meeting

TIME: 6:30pm


DURING COVID-19:
Per Governor Baker’s order suspending certain provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A sec. 20, the public will not be allowed to physically access School Committee meetings.


For public access, including Public Comment, please click the Zoom meeting link as posted per meeting date: https://www.monomoy.edu/Page/3594

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Monday, February 15th - Friday, February 19th

NO SCHOOL: Winter Vacation

There will be NO SCHOOL from Monday, February 15th - Friday, February 19th.


We will return on Monday, February 22nd. It will be a Day 6 Mako Remote.

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Wednesday, February 24th

Early Release Wednesday

Dismissal will be at 2:35pm.
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Wednesday, March 10th

Quarter 3 Progress Reports Printed

Quarter 3 Progress Reports will be electronically printed to Aspen.

Early Release Wednesday

Dismissal will be at 2:35pm.
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Thursday, March 18th - Saturday, March 20th

Alice in Wonderland Musical - Zoom Production

More information to come!
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Wednesday, March 24th

Early Release Wednesday

Dismissal will be at 2:35pm.

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Follow MRHS on Twitter!

Updates, school news, pictures & MORE!
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Download the Official Monomoy Regional SD App!

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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