Monomoy Regional High School's Weekly Newsletter

Published: Friday, April 26th

Table of contents:

  • Important Information
  • MRHS News & Weekly Review
  • School Calendar
  • Community Events
  • Counselors' Corner
  • Athletics
  • Shark Shoutouts!

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MRHS Students Published by Young Writers Association

Congratulations to the following MRHS poets for having their poems chosen to be published by the Young Writers Association in their poetry anthology entitled, "Poetry Escape":

Jenna Beebe

Marina Blaksteen

Olivia Appleton

Emma Blankenship

Delphine Surel-Chang

Sarah Messinger

A copy of this anthology will be available in our library for viewing. We look forward to see their poems in print!!!

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Key Club Students Volunteer with Harwich Garden Club

The Harwich Garden Club held their annual event, Harwich Gold over April 11, 12, and 13. They contacted our school in hopes of finding student volunteers to help lift NINE HUNDRED 40 lb. bags of organic cow manure into their customers' vehicles!

Through Key Club, Molly Daley, Hannah Marty, and Caitlin Daley heard about the volunteer opportunity, and were up to the challenge! A huge thanks was given to these three for their work ethic, cheerful disposition despite the inclement weather, and their dedication to see the job through. Thank you girls - you are a tribute to our school!

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Monomoy 8th grade Project 351 Service Ambassadors conclude clothing drive for Cradles to Crayons

Recently Orla Delaney and Drew Ryan, our 8th grade Ambassadors for Project 351 concluded their spring service project collecting clothes for the Cradles to Crayons organization. Over two weeks they collected donations, conducted a quality sort of the clothes and delivered 17 bags of clothing to the drop-off site at BJ’s in Hyannis. Thank you to the amazing Monomoy community for supporting this effort!


  • Orla Delaney: During the course of Spring Service it really has showed how much of an impact a community can have. It's truly amazing how many we can help even just by assembling a bag of clothes. This project has helped me build leadership skills and taught me how to manage a project. I would also like to thank The Chatham Candy Manor and The Skipper Chowder House for their generous donations to benefit the project! Thank you to everyone that donated!

  • Drew Ryan: My time participating in Spring Service showed me how a few people can make a difference in our community. With just a small group we were able to encourage our Chatham and Harwich communities to make a difference in our Commonwealth community. Our team, consisting of myself, Orla Delaney, Christie Beckley, Jennie Grogan, and guidance counselor Mrs. Burton were able to enact a difference and create a positive, statewide environment. I would also like to thank my regional team for supporting, helping, and giving us tricks on how to have a successful drive, and Harwich Elementary School principal Mrs. Oldach for letting us collect clothes at the elementary school; we would not have gotten nearly as many clothes without your help. I would like to congratulate our service team. Without their help we would have never been able to collect 17 bags of clothes. Many thanks to all the families who donated clothes and helped support our Spring Service, and Cradles to Crayons.


Over 48 hours in 300 communities across the state, Spring Service came to a powerful close. This year's Ambassador-led service campaign was our largest in history, as thousands of quality donations were collected through 507 service projects. Each project, imagined, developed, and led by an eighth grade unsung hero. Their collective efforts will net the largest in-kind donation in support of the critical mission of our beneficiary, Cradles to Crayons.

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3 Monomoy Seniors Honored at Good Kid Award Breakfast

On April 25, Delaney Agnes, Hannah Mitchell and Sam Yuskaitis were honored by the Dennis-Harwich Rotary Club at their annual Good Kid Award Breakfast that was held at Grumpy's. These 3 seniors were nominated by the Guidance and Counseling Department. Students who receive this award go quietly about their business, have a positive impact on those around them, and are truly just considered "a good kid" within the school. These three college bound students all demonstrate diligence, perseverance and kindness, every single day. Congratulations to these student's and their families and support networks. You will all be missed here at MRHS and know that you have truly left a mark.
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2 MRHS Students Enter the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program

Congratulations to Sage Barnes and Shannon Holbrook! These two students took the 2018 PSAT/NMSQT and met requirements to enter the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. These high performers have shown outstanding academic potential and these two students are among the 50,000 highest-scoring participants out of the 1.6 million program entrants. We are very proud of these students and look forward to hearing what will happen in the fall!
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Mr. De La Vega participates in Marine Corp Educators Workshop in Parris Island SC

Over Spring Break Mr. De La Vega, along with 80 other educators from around New England participate in the Marine Corp Educators Workshop in Parris Island SC. The workshop allows you to

see firsthand how Marines are made, what they stand for, and the many benefits and opportunities that come with earning the title of United States Marine! It is hard to put into words how this experience has changed my perception of the Marines and the military." Throughout the week we were able to speak candidly with recruit candidates, enlisted Marines, and career Marines, and two things were apparent: Their commitment to serving and how well the Marine have prepared them for life after service! I must say I know the Drill instructors enjoyed "motivating" my group of teachers for a whole week!

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CONGRATULATIONS! to all the students who made it to school Every Day and All Day for the month of March. Stop by the Guidance Office to pick up your wristbands and make sure you wear them throughout the school day for the next month. If we see your wristband, you might be surprised! The next Challenge will be starting May 6th through the 31st. Let's break the record you set during the last challenge. Please contact the office if you did not receive a text or do not see your name on the list and think you qualified.
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Class of 2022: Harlem Wizard Kick-Off Month

This month is The Harlem Wizard Kick Off Month! The Class of 2022 will be hosting the Harlem Wizards again on October 17th and it's time to start planning their spectacular arrival! We are looking for sponsorships from local businesses. They will be displayed in our program, throughout the gym, and much more. They are $100 to purchase and the money goes directly to helping the class offset the price for the players to come. If you are interested in purchasing one, please make checks out to MRSD and return to Jackie Corrigan at the High School WITH a business card or logo.

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'Ad Lucem' Quote of the Week

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The events listed below are Upcoming MRHS Events!

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Tuesday, April 30th

AP Pre-Administration Bubbling Session for ALL AP TESTERS

TIME: Juniors during Jawsome A

All others during Jawsome B


Reminder, there is a Pre-Administration Bubbling Session scheduled for Jawsome on Tuesday April 30th in the Library for ALL AP TESTERS! (Juniors Jawsome A & All Others Jawsome B.)

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Wednesday, May 1st

National School Principals Day

SCHOOL PRINCIPALS' DAY. On May 1, remember to take the time to thank the educational leaders of the school on School Principals' Day.
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Thursday, May 2nd

1st Annual Monomoy High School Student Film Festival

TIME: 5-8pm



  • Best Long Film (5-10 minutes)
  • Best Short Film (up to 5 minutes)
  • Best Rookie (up to 3 minutes) *Rookie category will be first time film makers and/or smart phone film)

Prizes and scholarships for the winners of each category. Prizes include gift card from the Knack, phone stabilizer, and gift cards from other local businesses.

Important Information:

Deadline is Friday April 26, 2019

  • Films must be submitted on Google Drive to Mr. Cass (
  • No copyrighted music. Must use MRHS audio subscription (See Mr. Cass)
  • Judges: Darby Lyons/Local Filmmaker, Sarah Colvin/Cape Media News, Tim Wood/Cape Cod Chronicle
  • Films must be "classroom appropriate" as well as original (no recycled projects)

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Monday, May 6th - Friday, May 10th

Teacher Appreciation Week

Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week and #ThankATeacher with us May 6-10, 2019!

Teachers change the lives of millions of children every day, and their work and impact extend far beyond the boundaries of the classroom—“Out of This World.”

They play a pivotal role in our children’s lives, inspiring a lifelong love of learning and discovery and making a difference in their well-being and long-term success.

Let’s show our thanks and gratitude to these stellar educators. Blast off with us during PTA Teacher Appreciation Week to #ThankATeacher for all that they do to help our children reach for the stars.

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Monday, May 6th

AP Kick-Off Breakfast

TIME: 8:15-8:45am

LOCATION: Cafeteria


We will have a kick-off breakfast for you to enjoy on Monday, May 6th, 2019 @ 8:15-8:45 in the Café.

We would like for all of these folks to join us to eat a bite, prepare mentally for the exams coming ahead and reflect back upon their AP experience(s)!

Each student and teacher will receive a T-shirt to honor the hard work put in and to create good karma on test day.

The event will culminate with the annual Rich Houston “Selfie” of all testers on Kick-Off day.


- Mr. Bennett, AP Coordinator

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Monday, May 6th - Friday, May 17th

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Wednesday, May 8th

Early Release Day

Dismissal at 2:35pm
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Thursday, May 9th

Senior Arts Night

TIME: 6pm Art Show // 7pm Concert

LOCATION: Art Show @ Lutz Gallery, Main STreet, Harwich Port // Concert @ Pilgrim Church, Harwich Port

Celebrate Monomoy's talented Seniors!

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Tuesday, May 14th

Grade 8 MCAS: Mathematics

Monomoy Regional High School will be administering the Grade 8 Mathematics MCAS on May 14th and 16th where each student in grade 8 will be tested. These test dates are set by the state of Massachusetts and therefore consistent attendance during these days is extremely important.
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Thursday, May 16th

Grade 8 MCAS: Mathematics

Monomoy Regional High School will be administering the Grade 8 Mathematics MCAS on May 14th and 16th where each student in grade 8 will be tested. These test dates are set by the state of Massachusetts and therefore consistent attendance during these days is extremely important.

Special Olympics

Hosted at MRHS. Rain date is 5/17.
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Thursday, May 16th

MRHS Spring Concert

TIME: 7pm


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Friday, May 17th

Spring Breakfast of Excellence

TIME: 8am-8:45am


Senior Awards Night

TIME: 7pm

This even is organized by the Class of 2019. Departments and teachers will be giving awards to seniors and a slideshow will be featured. All are welcome to attend!

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Monday, May 20th

Senior Beach Day/BBQ

TIME: 11am-2pm

LOCATION: Bank Street Beach, Harwich

BBQ Provided by the Chatham and Harwich Police & Fire Departments. Seniors will meet at the beach at 11am. This is considered a school day, if you do not want to attend the beach day then you are expected to be in school that day. There is NO rain date.

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Tuesday, May 21st through Thursday, May 23rd

Grade 8 MCAS: Science

Monomoy Regional High School will be administering the Grade 8 Science MCAS from May 21st through May 23rd where each student in grade 8 will be tested. These test dates are set by the state of Massachusetts and therefore consistent attendance during these days is extremely important.
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Tuesday, May 21st through Friday, May 24th

Grade 10 MCAS: Math

Grade 10 Math Session 1: Tuesday, May 21st

Grade 10 Math Session 2: Wednesday, May 22nd

MAKE-UPS: Thursday, May 23rd & Friday, May 24th

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Tuesday, May 21st through Friday, May 24th


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Tuesday, May 21st

Jawsome Scheduling with Advisory Teacher

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Wednesday, May 22nd

Early Release Day

Dismissal at 2:35pm
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Thursday, May 23rd

National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

TIME: 7pm Ceremony // followed by a reception in the cafeteria


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Saturday, May 25th - Monday, May 27th

Senior Trip to Montreal, Canada

4:30am—DEPARTURE from MRHS on Saturday, May 25th

4:30pm—DEPARTURE from Montreal on Monday, May 27th

Seniors will be traveling to Montreal to enjoy a dinner cruise, tours, shopping, a trip to Six Flags LaRonda and much more! Please see Mrs. Casey in the Guidance Office if you have any questions.

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Monday, May 27th

NO SCHOOL: Memorial Day

There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.
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Tuesday, May 28th & Wednesday, May 29th

MAKE-UPS ONLY: Senior Final Exams

Make-ups to be scheduled individually with teacher.
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Wednesday, June 12th

Early Release Day (Final Early Release of the School Year)

Dismissal at 2:35pm

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Mondays & Thursdays

Learn English for FREE!

Mondays and Thursdays at MRHS, 6pm-8pm

Hello, Hola,مرحبا, Bonjour, Xin chào, Bonjou,你好, Olá, नमस्ते, Здравейте,

Monomoy Regional School District

will teach English to adults for free.

enseñará inglés gratis a adultos.

اللغة الإنجليزية للكبار مجانًا سيعلم

enseignera l'anglais aux adultes gratuitement.

sẽ dạy tiếng Anh cho người lớn miễn phí


vai ensinar Inglês para adultos gratuitamente.

ще преподава английски на възрастни безплатно.

अंग्रेजीलाई वयस्कृत गर्न वयस्कहरूलाई सिकाउनेछ।

Meet, reunirse,rencontrer, gặp, rankontre,遇到, Conheçer, मिलन, Среща

Ms. Mimi 774 209 9936

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Thursday, May 2nd

UNBOUND III: ArtWeek at Cotuit Center for the Arts

TIME: 4pm

LOCATION: Cotuit Center for the Arts

Monomoy Dance Club 'The Mix' will be performing and leading workshops at the event!

UNBOUND III is an interactive and collaborative pop-up arts experience exploring personal and global themes, designed to be participatory and uncensored. The Center is an ArtWeek Partner in the MA ArtWeek creative festival, with events scheduled statewide from April 26 to May 5. UNBOUND III, here at the Center on the Mainstage and in the Gallery, will feature an evening of artists, dancers, poets, and musicians interacting with attendees.

Come and meet the artists as they create on the spot in response to the event, then make art of your own, write poetry, immerse yourself in a sound bath, dance with abandon, bang on a drum — come and explore UNBOUND.

Not to be missed, this one-of-a-kind, innovative, and FREE event is open to all.

Event includes a cash bar.

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Service Academy Information Night

If you are interested in attending one of our nation’s service academies, this informational fair will be a great introduction for young people looking to get a quality education and to serve our country.

Attendees will learn about the Congressional nomination process, gain insights into the type of candidates sought by the academies, and have a chance to ask questions of service academy graduates.

Representatives from all of the major service academies, Mass Maritime Academy, and Norwich University will be in attendance.

FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Buzzards Bay, MA

Located in the Dining Hall

If you plan on attending the information session, please register by calling Congressman Keating’s Plymouth District Office at 508-746-9000 or email

We look forward to seeing you there.

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Athletics Weekly Summary

Written by: Caroline Howard

Well folks, the birds are chirping and the freckles are out! It looks like we’ve hit full bloom, both nature wise, as well as for our Spring Sports! The season is well under way, and we couldn’t be more excited about it! So let’s get right down to it!

The Friday before vacation, our Boys and Girls Tennis teams weren’t ready to kick up their heels just yet! Both teams faced off against the Falmouth Clippers for a great match! And boy was it a great way to start off our Sharks vacation! The Shark teams walked out with a big win over the Clippers 4-1! For the girls, big plays were made by Hannah Marty and Lindsay McDonald, and for the boys--Senior Caleb Pettit stepped right up to the plate, or shall I say net! Great job Sharks!

There was also some very exciting news that happened over vacation for a certain Shark in the building! Senior Isaiah Stafford made the Massachusetts Basketball Coaches Association All Academic Team! A huge congratulations to Isaiah for all of his dedication to the sport, as well as to his academics! An amazing accomplishment! Way to go Isaiah!

After a very sunny vacation, our Sharks came back ready to play! And for our Freshman Boys Baseball Team, they did it well! Despite a loss, the freshman team received a call from a grandparent from the opposing team who spoke volumes to our Sharks character, class, and sportsmanship. A truly amazing compliment for our young team. Great job to Coach Olson and the freshman baseball team!

On Tuesday, our Sharks hopped right back into the groove, and picked up right where they left off! Our Girls Lacrosse team hopped right on the ferry over to Nantucket to kick off a game against the Whalers! Boy was this a game! The Sharks showed their stick to stick passing, as well as aggressive offensive play that took the game by storm, leaving the final score of the game 13-12 for the Sharks! Key plays were made by Alyssa Lyons, Abby Wallace, and Kelsey Olson! Way to fight until the very end girls!

Boys Lacrosse also had a big game against the Nantucket Whalers on Tuesday. The boys did their best to show off their defense, but in the end, the Whalers took home the win 18-2. However, the Sharks showed great sportsmanship on and off the field, making the game a great one to watch. Nice job boys, there’s always another game!

Tuesday also brought around the Girls and Boys Tennis matches against Nantucket. For the girls, they showed off their powerful serves and ferocious backhands that landed them the win against the Whalers 5-0! What a spectacular win for the Sharks! Keep it up gals! As for the boys, the Sharks and the Whalers were neck-and-neck until the very last match which was an awfully close one! However, in the end, the boys lost to Nantucket 3-2. Great effort boys!

Girls Golf headed over to Blue Rock Golf Course on Tuesday to battle against the DY Dolphins. The match brought around a few pars for the Sharks on the Par 3 golf course, but also brought around some tight matches. In the end, the Dolphins swam to victory over the Sharks ½ to 4 ½. A great round was played by Sophomore Jane Howard, Freshman Charlotte Blute, and Junior Lara McNeely. You’ll get them next time Sharks!

The Sailing team had a meet against the Nauset Warriors on Tuesday and this meet fell on such a gorgeous day for our Sharks! I’ll tell you folks-what Cape Codder doesn’t like to see boats in the water?! Anywho, our Sailing team did their best to race to the finish line, but in the end, it just wasn’t enough. The Sharks lost 4-1 to the Warriors. Shake it off Sharks, until next time!

Wednesday marked the first game Monomoy Baseball had after vacation, and the Sharks said batter up against the Nantucket Whalers. We should’ve guessed! The Boys Baseball team ran the bases all the way to a win 7-2. Way to go boys! Well deserved!

As for our Softball team, the ladies also played against the Whalers over on the island on Wednesday. Anddddd… drumroll please! The Sharks also took a win over the Whalers 5-1! A spectacular job to the whole team! Great plays were made by Sam Barr, Mollie Charest, and Madisun Crossen. Great work ladies!

For our Track teams, the Boys and Girls had a tough meet against the other island, that being Martha’s Vineyard. The Boys and Girls gave it their all on the very sunny afternoon, but unfortunately, didn’t grab the win. However, a great job to all of the Track teams members for their hard work and dedication! Keep it up!

Thursday was a very special day for our three Student Ambassadors of the Athletic Department: Senior Jason Masiello, Junior Sarah Babb, and Sophomore Maggie Dever. The three all received the MIAA’s Educational Athletics awards for their leadership and community service over the course of the year. A huge congratulations to our three Sharks, and a well deserved round of applause!

For sports on Thursday, we had both lacrosse teams battling it out against Sturgis East. For the girls, the Sharks stepped off the field with a win of 19-1. The girls played hard and focused on the fundamentals that were practiced from the beginning of the season! Nice job girls! “Let’s hear it for the boysss” as the Boys Lacrosse team also grabbed a win over Sturgis East on Thursday, the final score reading 10-6. The boys showed powerful offense, as well as some great saves in the net! Nice job guys!

For tennis news, the Boys and Girls both had a meet against Rising Tide on Thursday. Fortunately for both teams, they both took home a win! The girls played a powerful couple of matches that drove them to take home the win 5-0. For the boys, the same went as far as their aggressive approach, and got the win with a score of 4-1. Great job to both teams!

Finally on Thursday, we had the Boys Baseball team face off against the Cape Cod Tech Crusaders in a close game. The Sharks stood their ground in the field, and had many opportunities at the plate, but in the end, fell to the Crusaders 6-5. Great effort boys!

Well, it seems I am out of news for you folks! But don’t worry, there’s always more games to play! For now, I’m Caroline Howard and Go Sharks!

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MON, 4/29:
Varsity Softball @ DY @ 4:15

JV Softball @ DY @ 4:15

Varsity Baseball @ DY 4:15

JV Baseball @ Nauset @ 4:30

Varsity Girls Golf vs Falmouth/Sandwich @ 3:30

TUES, 4/30:
Varsity Softball vs Martha’s Vineyard @ 4:00

Varsity Baseball @ Martha’s Vineyard @ 3:00

JV Baseball @ Martha’s Vineyard @ 3:00

Varsity Boys Lacrosse @ Sturgis West @ 4:30

Varsity Girls Lacrosse vs Sturgis West @ 4:00

JV Girls Lacrosse vs Sturgis West @ 5:30

Varsity Girls Tennis @ Martha’s Vineyard @ 3:00

Varsity Boys Tennis vs Martha’s Vineyard @ 4:00

Varsity Girls Golf vs Silver Lake @ 3:30

Sailing vs Old Rochester @ 3:30

WED, 5/1:
Freshman Baseball @ Barnstable @ 4:30

JV Boys Lacrosse @ Sandwich @ 4:30

Varsity Boys and Girls Track vs Sandwich @ 3:45

Sailing vs Sandwich @ 3:30

THURS, 5/2:
Softball vs Sturgis West @ 4:00

JV Softball @ Mashpee @ 4:00

Varsity Baseball @ Sturgis West @ 4:00

JV Baseball @ Sturgis West @ 4:00

Varsity Girls Tennis @ CCA @ 4:30

Varsity Boys Tennis vs CCA @ 4:00

Unified Track @ Nauset @ 4:00

Varsity Girls Golf @ Cardinal Spellman @ 3:30

Sailing @ Martha’s Vineyard @ 3:00

FRI, 5/3:
Varsity Softball vs Barnstable @ 4:00

JV Softball vs Barnstable @ 4:00

Varsity Baseball @ Sacred Heart @ 4:00

Freshman Baseball vs Rising Tide @ 4:00

Varsity Boys Lacrosse vs Falmouth Academy @ 4:00

Varsity Girls Lacrosse @ Falmouth Academy @ 4:30

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MON, 4/29:

V/JV Softball @ 3:00

V Baseball @ 3:00

TUES, 4/30:

V/JV Baseball @ 11:30am

V Boys Lax @ 3:00

V Girls Tennis @ 11:30am

WED, 5/1: none

THURS, 5/2:

JV Softball @ 2:30

V/JV Baseball @ 2:45

V Girls Tennis @ 3:00

Unified Track @ 3:00

V Girls Golf @ 1:30

Sailing @ 11:30am

FRI, 5/3:

V Baseball @ 1:45

V Girls Lax @ 2:30

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  • I want to recognize Sarah Wheaton's efforts and thank her for all the help she gave to my juniors as they have been conducting research on WW1. I can't say enough about how she has made it possible for students to learn more using the resources we are blessed with. -Mr. Matt Brown

  • I would like to send a Shark Shout Out to Karen Guillemette, Coach Kent and Coach Pursel- who took time out of their busy schedules to support Connor. Mrs. Guillemette came to a Nichol’s lacrosse game in March and Coaches Kent And Pursel came this week, along with Cole Currie, Elijah Beasley and Tommy Pandiscio. “Home away from home” extends even when they leave Monomoy. Once a Shark always a Shark! -Ms. Julie Santoni

  • Huge Shark Shout-Out to Ms. Girolamo!

    As the school resource officer, I often find myself attending meetings in Janie's office with parents and students. These meetings typically involve reports of very serious student misconduct. Given the nature of these incidents, the meetings can be extremely emotional, tense, sensitive etc.

    One of the MANY things I really admire about Janie is her ability to remain calm and keep her composure throughout these difficult and at times uncomfortable situations. She does a tremendous job communicating with parents and their children under the most stressful of circumstances while exhibiting compassion and always managing to maintain a high level of professionalism.

    I'm guessing this does not come as news to anyone that has worked with Janie over the years, but I wanted to make it a point to thank her and to ensure that she gets the recognition she deserves for all of the extraordinary work that she does on a regular basis. -Officer Tom Clarke

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Thanks for reading! See you next week!

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Monday, May 6th