Monomoy News

Updates from around Monomoy Regional School District

November 5, 2018

Superintendent's Welcome

The school year is now in full swing, and we wanted to share with our families and community the exciting things happening in Monomoy Schools. Read on to learn more about what our students and teachers have been doing! As always, read my Superintendent's Blog here.

Best, Dr. Scott Carpenter, MRSD Superintendent

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Monomoy Middle School teacher Nancy Gifford is the Massachusetts Science Teacher of the Year!

The Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers has selected Monomoy Regional Middle School teacher Nancy Gifford as the 2018 recipient of the State Science Educator of the Year Award. This award was created to recognize persons making outstanding contributions to science education in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Gifford teaches Grade 7 science at Monomoy Middle School and leads the school’s Robotics Team. To read more, click here.
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CES Land Shark

As part of a PBIS recognition, Chatham Elementary School students and teachers recently worked with community partner Thadd Eldredge, who owns a surveying, geomatics engineering and mapping company in Chatham, to map out our mascot. To learn how Mr. Eldredge and the students made this project happen, click here.
https://youtu.be/fdG0wwta6l8

HES Kindergartners hold Alphabet Fashion Show

HES Kindergartners took part in an Alphabet Fashion Show to help cement letter concepts! (See video above) Learning while having fun! Uppercase ... turn ... lowercase ...

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Monomoy Regional Middle School is the only Level 1 middle school on Cape Cod

According to data recently released by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Monomoy Regional Middle School is the only Level 1 middle school on Cape Cod, based on the state’s accountability system. Level 1 is the highest rating for schools in Massachusetts. Read more about this impressive accomplishment here.
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Everyone is important at MRHS!

MRHS students took the time to write something positive about EVERY staff member and posted it in the library for all to enjoy. To see more of this project, led by the Monomoy High Peer Leads, click here.
https://youtu.be/4F-ifX1_FQE

Happy Principals Month to our fantastic principals!

October was National Principals Month and students and staff across the district took time to honor our principals in various ways. In this video, students share their greetings for our awesome Shark Principals!

Monomoy students honor their favorite teachers!

These students had lots of fun talking about the teachers who made an impact on them!
https://youtu.be/HrLMNIa-TTE
https://youtu.be/87HmMOX6DOY

Parent University updates

On Oct. 25, MRSD held a Parent University on Technology and Social Media - if you missed it, you can watch a video of the event here, plus see the presentation slides and handouts.

Upcoming Parent Universities include:

Nov. 1 - Understanding your student's MAP and MCAS scores

Nov. 14 - Student online learning resources: RAZ Kids and iXL Math

Stay updated on Parent Universities across the district here.

Strategic Plan Update

On Sept. 29, MRSD gathered parents, students, teachers, staff, and community members to participate in the Strategic Plan Focus Group, in order to gather input to created the next iteration of the Strategic Plan. It was an exciting exchange of ideas and input. To view a video of the day's proceedings, click here. The Strategic Planning Steering Committee is now hard at work drafting the Strategic Plan.