Monomoy Regional High School's Weekly Newsletter
Published: February 10th, 2023
SHORE Food Pantry Information
DESE opens nominations for MA Teacher of the Year
CANCELLED EVENT tonight: Parents Night Out
Due to low enrollment, the Class of 2025 Parent’s Night Out has been cancelled for 2/10/23.
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A shoutout to some of the substitute teachers who so ably filled in for me when I was sick: Neal Howard, Patricia Murphy, and Nancy Babyak. Thanks, too, to Ms. Mary Drake for her help, and to Ms. Claire Hooper for all the logistics. I think we can all be grateful for this kind of support! -Mr. Matt Brown
- Thank you to our wonderful art teacher, Ciara Gregoli, who generously shares her supplies with us when the Interact Club is making cards for different events. THANK YOU for being you! -Mrs. Betsy Casey
CONGRATULATIONS to our Students of the Term for 2nd Quarter
- Math: Ashley Smith, Morgan Alexander, Emma Burnie
- Science/Tech/Engineering: Alyson Morris, Liam Jordan, Ella Baum
- World Languages: Megan Gabri, Abrielle Long, Hailey Tamasco
- English: Wellington Holmes, Devlin Towers, Mya Jalbert
- Oak St. Academy: Andrew Souza, Aurora Reed
- Eng Lang Learners: Keitty Pena-Moncion, Ashley Guzman, Rafael Oliveira
- Wellness: Gavin Varley, Kevin Young, Lilly Gould
- History: Max Cronen, Thomas Chase, Ashlyn Quitmeyer
- Art: Emma Eldredge, Morgan Willis, Reese Labinski
- Guidance: Evan Hurley, Aurora Reed, Naranjargal Bold
Spanish II Project
As a Spanish II Project, Profe Berbeo's class learned about going shopping in a supermarket in Colombia. Students practiced vocabulary about different kinds of products. They made a display about the categories that they found in the online page of "Exito", a Colombian supermarket, and included 5 products per category.
They also tagged the price of each product in Colombian money (pesos colombianos), learning that $1 American dollar is around $4,800 pesos colombianos. They made conversions and figured out what products are more expensive there than here, and vice versa, which gave them an idea about the cost of living in this beautiful Latin American country.
Profe Berbeo congratulates student Lucas Mirisola and all the class for the great job, and invites all the students to stop by and check the "El supermercado" display next to Mr. Smeltzer's classroom.
Wild Care visits the Animal Welfare Club
Recently, Amy Sanders from WILD CARE, a wild animal rehab facility in Eastham, visited the Animal Welfare Club meeting to discuss the important work that Wild Care provides, what to do if we find possibly hurt or abandoned wild life, and last but not least, how to care for Nickerson the little screech owl who fell when the tall tree she lived in fell in a storm. Nickerson may have lost her vision in one eye but she was very observant of us and our movements! She was sleepy at first (of course...she's nocturnal) and let us know she was annoyed, but she quickly warmed up to us and was a treasure to view. Thanks again to Amy and Wild Care for the visit!
Congratulations to Simon MacBride!
It has been some time since we’ve sent students to audition for the All-Cape & Islands Jazz Band because contenders were involved in the pit band for the musical. Junior Simon MacBride-a force in the pit & our Jazz band beat the competition and is sitting first! The festival will be in April at D-Y.
All-Cape and Islands Festival
On February 2-4, 2023, Monomoy Regional High School had 22 students participate in the All-Cape and Islands Festival! Our students performed in the Treble and Mixed Choirs, the Concert Band, and the Orchestra. It was a blast! Congratulations to them all, and we can't wait for next year!
Attention Senior Parents: MRHS Safe After Prom Party
Friends of the Arts (FOTA) Meeting
Animal Welfare Club
Congrats to Elizabeth Rodgers who recently won "Barnsie" the Bear at a recent Animal Welfare Club raffle!!! We try to raffle off little animal-related prizes at every meeting. Like animals? Want to learn about helping them? It's not too late to join us every Day 6 during Jawsome A with only a few after-school or outside-of-school events. We'll be visiting Harwich Elementary School next month to teach 2nd graders about animal care!
Class of 2026 Fundraiser: See's Candies
The class of 2026 is holding an online fundraising event from 2/1 to 2/28. Please use the following link (open 2/1): https://www.yumraising.com/secure/mrhsco_mrhs_68/LorGar7582/
Your order will ship directly to you. If you have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harlem Wizards tickets on sale NOW!
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
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 email@example.com with any questions.
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Future Educators Conference
If you are considering a career in teaching, please register with Ms. Ginnetty in Guidance for this virtual conference sponsored by Bridgewater State University on Thursday, March 16. Permission slips are in the Guidance office.
WaterWORKS Career Expo 2023
WaterWORKS is a hands-on career showcase connecting high school students to Blue Economy and STEM career opportunities in our region.
At WaterWORKS, college-bound, certificate-bound, and workforce-bound high school students experienced first-hand the many Blue Economy jobs and career paths available to them through demonstrations, exhibits, interactive displays, and hands-on activities.
- When: Tuesday, March 14, 2023 (Snow April 11, 2023)
- Time: 9:30am-1:00pm, Lunch provided
- Where: Cape Cod Community College Campus, West Barnstable
- Who: High School students in Barnstable, Dukes, Nantucket and Southeastern Plymouth Counties interface with over 50 regional businesses and organizations.
- Purpose: To invest in our future workforce by connecting high school students in the region with the water-reliant economy that surrounds them.
Please register in Guidance if you would like to attend.
Congrats to Gareth Vos, Climate Activist
Gareth has applied and been accepted to the Climate Initiative Program and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Program!
Through the Cape Cod Commission, the Climate Initiative is a program for selected students on the Cape who want to learn about the climate and the effects of climate change. Through the program, these students will learn, teach and work on a project related to climate change.
Through NOAA, an ocean ambassadorship is an international group of selected students who are interested in the ocean and preserving local and worldwide water bodies. Through the NOAA program, these students will learn about ocean preservation and become part of a like-minded community.
These will be exciting experiences for Gareth which will build his resume for this field and for college as well!
Families with MassHealth Need to Renew Coverage:
Families with MassHealth need to renew their coverage this year in order to maintain coverage. Coverage protections put in place during the pandemic will end soon, and MassHealth will return to standard annual eligibility renewal processes. MassHealth families need to take the following steps:
Update contact information – make sure MassHealth has their most up-to-date address, phone number, and email so that they do not miss important information and notices about what else is needed.
Report household changes to make sure MassHealth knows about any changes in their household, like a new job, address, changes to income, disability status, or pregnancy.
More information is available on the MassHealth’s Redetermination website.
Cape Cod Tech Applications
8th grade students and families: the deadline to apply to Cape Cod Tech is Wednesday, February 15. Applications can be completed on the Cape Cod Tech website. Please see Mrs. Hall in the guidance office if you need support with this process.
Please be looking at Naviance for scholarships. Every Day 4, Jawsome B - Guidance is hosting scholarship help. Please sign up through My Flex Learning.
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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JANUARY Scholar Athletes of the Month
Lucy is holding opposing teams' best players to an astounding 4.6 ppg this season while averaging 6 steals per game. Also, Lucy has been an outstanding leader and mentor as a winter captain this season to all of our players in the basketball program. Lucy’s hard work in the classroom, carrying a 4.05 GPA, and on the court is a great role model for what a student athlete should strive to be. -Coach Brian Tomasini
Casey Huse has been a standout both on and off the ice this season. His maturity and poise in addition to his hockey skill set make him a great leader even as a Sophomore. Additionally, he is a leader in goals and assists this season helping keep the Monarchs in the hunt for a playoff spot. Casey is a person that understands the team-first mentality that we encourage on the Monarchs. Great job this season Casey! -Coach Chris Peterson
Athletics Weekly Schedule: Week of February 13th
Athletic Dismissals: Week of February 13th
Freshman Boys Basketball @ 11:15
Freshman Boys Basketball @ 2:00
Freshman Girls Basketball @ 2:45
V/JV Boys Basketball @ 2:45
Monomoy All Sports Booster Club
Press Box Fundraiser
Help us fill the Shark Tank!
The Monomoy Booster Club is beginning fundraising efforts to build a press box at the turf field at the high school. A press box will make sporting events come to life and add enjoyment for all the student athletes that play this field. We need your support!
Donate by scanning the QR code on the flier or click here: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=SQ62XGBYEMGRQ&source=qr
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Family Grief Groups
- WHEN: The 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, from 5:30-7:30 PM, starting on February 14
- Info & registration: SharingKindness.org/familygrief-groups
Young Adult Grief Group
Cape Cod Healthcare Blood Drive: Saturday, February 11th & Sunday, February 12th
- Saturday, February 11th, 8am - 2pm
- AND Sunday, February 12th, 10am - 4pm
- @ Cape Cod & Islands Association of Realtors, 22 Mid-tech Drive, W. Yarmouth
- To make your appointment to donate blood, please visit our Donor Portal - https://srt.capecodhealth.org/donorportal/
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.
CCT Cosmetology Program: Enroll now!
- Adult Continuing Education
- Deadline to enroll is February 12th, 2023
2023 SAT Prep Course
- Reserve your spot by emailing Ms. Kelly Terrenzi at firstname.lastname@example.org
Day Ski Trip to Wachusett Mt: Thursday, February 23rd
- Hosted by Chatham Recreation & Beaches
- Thursday, February 23rd, 5:30am-7:30pm
- Register by: Friday, February 17th
36th Provincetown Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla: Saturday, September 9th
Looking for Monomoy students to swim, kayak or volunteer! More information at this link: https://swim4life.squarespace.com/
Cape Cod Marine Corps League Polar Plunge: Saturday, February 25th
Saturday, February 25th at West Dennis Beach-Cape Cod Marine Corps League detachment 125 is having its second annual polar plunge! Registration will start at 11:30AM, plungers go in at noon. All are welcome! Plungers must sign a liability waiver (under 18 must have parent or guardian sign) $25 donation is requested, but not required.