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Monomoy Regional High School's Weekly Newsletter

Published: November 8th, 2019

Table of contents:

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

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REMINDER: No School on Monday 11/11 in Honor of Veterans Day

NO SCHOOL: Monday, November 11th in honor of Veterans Day.


A Shark Shout Out to all our Veterans who work within our school and district and Veterans in our community- thank you for your service to our country, we truly appreciate you all!

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Upcoming Parent University at MRHS

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Vaping Information

Please view this powerful anti-vaping video.

Vaping Costs Massachusetts Teen His Health I NOVA I PBS

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SHARK SHOUT OUTS

  • A huge shark shoutout to the teachers and professional staff who worked overtime to make the grade 8 trip to Boston's Freedom Trail a success. The kids had a great time and learned a lot in "the cradle of liberty" because you took the time to make it all happen. A special shoutout to the grade 8 students as well, as they represented Monomoy with class and grace. -Mrs. Rachel Barnes
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Maggie Dever Flms Artist Series in Collaboration with Chatham Orpheum Theater

The video below was filmed and edited by Junior Maggie Dever. The Chatham Orpheum theater does an artist of the month series that highlight a local artist. At the end of last school year, they came to us to see if any students would be interested in producing one of these series. Right off the bat, Maggie came to mind as she has shown tremendous talent from other classes she has had with me. This video is for the month of November and was on a local artist Chelsie Starrace. Maggie did an outstanding job and put in countless hours of filming and editing. Thanks to Dave Alexander for helping to facilitate this. -Mr. Stephen Cass


https://youtu.be/2efHCWT0l4k

Artist of the Month for November
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Sandscript Visits Kindergarten and 1st Grade Classrooms

Last week, members of SANDSCRIPT, our creative writing club, visited the kindergarteners and first graders at Chatham Elementary to read Halloween stories that they wrote and illustrated. This 20+ year tradition is being honored and continued by Principal Burkhead. Thank you Mr. Burkhead and a special thank you to CES teachers: Dawn King, Sandy Hanson, Brandi Frommeyer, and Margaret Turco for welcoming us!

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AP Gov Students Study Nature of Federalism with Cake!

AP Gov students had an extra credit opportunity to bake a cake that reflects the nature of federalism (layer cake or marble cake). Very tasty!
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Students Attend CCYP's Annual Community Breakfast

This year’s Annual Community Breakfast provided the Cape’s young professional community, business leaders, and local government stakeholders with insights and updates related to regional workforce retention and development, the state of the job market, and civic engagement.


CCYP was pleased to welcome the Massachusetts Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, Rosalin Acosta, as Keynote Speaker for the 2019 Community Breakfast event. Senator Julian Cyr was also in attendance.


More info here: https://capecodyoungprofessionals.org/events/community-breakfast

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MRHS Friends of the Arts (FOTA)

Monomoy High School Friends of the Arts FOTA will be raffling a delightful gift basket each night of the Fall play, November 14-16. They’ll also be selling scrumptious treats at intermission. Come enjoy our Theatre Program and help FOTA continue to support the arts.
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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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Lower Cape Community Housing Inc is looking for students to get involved

Lower Cape Community Housing Inc is looking for students to get involved in their project. The flyer is attached or you can go to the website www.lowercapecommunityhousing.com for the brochure. Students who participate will receive community service hours if they help in any way. They especially would love to see parents of students aged 22 or getting close to turning age 22 to get involved. Please contact Jeff Locantore if you have any questions: 774-237-0696

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The events listed below are Upcoming MRHS Events!

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Friday, November 8th

MCAS Retest: ELA Reading Comprehension Sessions 1 & 2

For those students who need to retest for MCAS.

8th Grade Dance: Out of this World, Galaxy Theme Dance Party

TIME: 7pm-9pm

LOCATION: MRHS Cafeteria


8th Grade Dance

Out of This World, Galaxy Theme Dance Party

Friday, November 8th

7-9:00 PM

@ MRHS Cafeteria

$5 Entry

Dressy Casual or Semi-Formal Attire Suggested


Parent/Guardian Food & Beverage Donation Sign Up: https://mealtrain.com/w35qre

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Monday, November 11th

NO SCHOOL: Veterans Day

NO SCHOOL: Monday, November 11th in honor of Veterans Day.
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Tuesday, November 12th

Principal Advisory Council

TIME: Jawsome B

LOCATION: Sharkness Room (A186)

Join Mr. Burkhead at the Sharkness Table to have meaningful conversations, share ideas, collaborate, and enjoy each others company!


Sign up in Enriching Students under:

‘Burkhead-PrincipalAdvisoryCouncil-Admin’


The PAC is open to ALL MRHS students!

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Wednesday, November 13th

MCAS Retest: Mathematics Session 1

For those students who need to retest for MCAS.

Parent University: Homework and Tech Tools

TIME: 6pm

LOCATION: MRHS Library


Instructional Strategies, using Google Classroom, Aspen, and more

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Thursday, November 14th

MCAS Retest: Mathematics Session 2

For those students who need to retest for MCAS.

Annual Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Dinner

TIME: 4pm

LOCATION: Cafeteria

Monomoy HS Theater Company presents Fall Production of "Done to Death": OPENING NIGHT!!

TIME: 7pm

LOCATION: MRHS Auditorium


Tickets available at the door.


Monomoy HS Theater Company presents Our Fall Production of "Done to Death"

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Friday, November 15th

QUARTER 1 REPORT CARDS

Quarter 1 Report Cards will be electronically printed.

Monomoy HS Theater Company presents Fall Production of "Done to Death"

TIME: 7pm

LOCATION: MRHS Auditorium


Tickets available at the door.


Monomoy HS Theater Company presents Our Fall Production of "Done to Death"

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Saturday, November 16th

Monomoy HS Theater Company presents Fall Production of "Done to Death"

TIME: 7pm

LOCATION: MRHS Auditorium


Tickets available at the door.


Monomoy HS Theater Company presents Our Fall Production of "Done to Death"

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Monday, November 18th

MRHS Meet the Winter Coaches Night

TIME: 6pm

LOCATION: MRHS Gym

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Tuesday, November 19th

Club Photos/Senior Class Photo Day

TIME: 10:30am-12:30pm

LOCATION: Auditorium


Club photos will be taken in the Auditorium for the yearbook! Listen for your club to be announced and head down to the Auditorium to get your photo taken.


Seniors will have their photo taken outside on the bleachers during Jawsome A.

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Wednesday, November 20th

Early Release Wednesday

Dismissal is at 2:35pm.

Breakfast of Excellence

TIME: 8am Ceremony / followed by breakfast

LOCATION: Auditorium / breakfast will be in cafeteria


Invitations have been sent to those students who will be receiving an award.

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Thursday, November 21st

MRSD School Committee Meeting

TIME: 6:30pm

LOCATION: MRHS Library


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

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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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Early Release Wednesday

Dismissal is at 2:35pm.
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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.
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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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10th Grade Classroom Visits

Guidance Counselors have gone into the Biology classrooms to review Naviance and had the students complete the Career Interest Profiler assessment. Discussions were held regarding career interests, activities students can do now to prepare for college and the workplace, as well as an overview of the uses of Naviance (college, career, and scholarship information). The results are saved in their Naviance accounts so please ask your student to share what they learned!

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College Paperwork

Seniors - Please get your counselors the paperwork necessary for your college applications at least two weeks in advance. If your school is not using the Common App or information is needed to mail to the schools, please make sure that you note that on the yellow information sheet.


Students - Please stay in touch with her your counselor’s and your teachers who are writing letters of your deadlines.

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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.


A great resource for Financial Aid information -


https://www.mefa.org/

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Visit from Cape Cod Community College

Cape Cod Community College will be here on November 19, 2019 to talk to prospective students. If your student is planning on attending CCCC next year, please encourage them to complete their application prior to November 19.

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Breakfast of Excellence

Breakfast of Excellence - November 20, 2019 - 8am - MRHS Auditorium

Invitations are in the mail for those students who will be recognized during this fall ceremony.


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8th Grade Updates

Ms. Burton will be going into the 8th grade classrooms next week to Introduce Naviance and complete the Strengths Explorer Assessment.

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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


Friday, October 25 was a busy day for the athletes of Monomoy. Football and both soccer teams had games. Girl’s Soccer lost to the DY Dolphins 1:0, while the Boys’ Soccer team tied 0:0. This tie gave them the point they needed to qualify for the South Sectionals. Football lost to the Knights of Sandwich 32:6. Junior Tyler Potter scored the touchdown late in the fourth quarter.


Field Hockey beat Nantucket 3:0 Sunday morning. Caroline DiGiovanni scored first with Amy Hinesly and Helen DiGiovanni scoring the next two. The Field Hockey team heads to Holliston for the first round of playoffs today, Friday, November 1st.


Cross Country had a meet and both teams did well. Girls finished 3rd overall and Boys finished 4th overall. Courtney Derry and Ryder Robbins were top scorers for their teams.


On Wednesday both Girls’ and Boys’ Soccer lost to Nauset. Girls lost 2-0 after keeping Nauset scoreless well into the second half.


Field Hockey lost in the first round of play-offs to Holliston 3:2. It was a hard-fought game where Caroline DiGiovanni scored both goals.


Boys’ Soccer beat Bourne and advanced into the next round of playoffs. AJ William lead the Shark’s offense and scored all three goals, with assists from Troy Olson and Matthew Velaquez. Goalie Sean Devaeu only let one goal in and had a couple of awesome saves. As the game got a little heated the Sharks kept it classy and played respectfully till the last whistle. They played Cohasset Tuesday afternoon where they were defeated 6:2. They played strong and as a unit. Sam Higgins scored the first goal, and AJ Williams scored the second goal with the help of a pass from Sam Chase. Another awesome game by Goalie Sean Deveau who had incredible saves.


Make sure to come out to support your Sharks Football at their last home game tonight!!

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High School Reminders:

As the fall season wraps up and we look forward to winter we have some reminders:

1. 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.


2. High School Meet The Winter Coaches Night is Monday November 18th at 6:00pm in the gym.


3. Family ID for winter sports will open on November 1st. All high school student athletes must register on Family ID, have an updated physical on file with the school nurse and see our Athletic Trainer, Taylor Murray for an Impact Test prior to the first practice/tryout.


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

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Thanks for reading! See you next week!

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