Monomoy Regional High School's Weekly Newsletter
Published: May 5, 2023
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Grade 10 State Mandated Health Screenings
According to Massachusetts General Laws, all grade 10 students are required to have vision, hearing, and body mass index (BMI) screenings. Parents and guardians may opt their child out of any screening. Please notify your child's school nurse in writing if this is the case.
We will be conducting these screenings for 10th graders the week of May 8, 2023.
If a student does not pass the vision screening, a referral letter recommending further evaluation by his/her care provider or eye specialist will be sent home. Please contact your child's physician or health care provider promptly for an evaluation if you are notified that your child has not passed the vision screening. Early detection and correction may prevent problems with school performance and permanent vision loss. Optimal vision is essential in order for your child to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to maximize his/her educational experience and success. Students who wear glasses or contacts should wear them during the screening.
Students who do not pass the hearing screening are rechecked at a later date, as a decrease in hearing may be related to cold symptoms or congestion.
Please contact your child’s physician or health care provider promptly for an evaluation if you are notified that your child has not passed the hearing screening. Early detection and correction may prevent problems with school performance and permanent hearing loss. Optimal hearing is essential in order for your child to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to maximize his/her educational experience and success.
Height, Weight, and BMI:
Body Mass Index is a measure that is used to show “weight for height for age,” and is therefore calculated using an individual’s height and weight. Just like a blood pressure reading or a vision screening test, a person's BMI can be a useful tool in identifying possible health risks. This screening will be conducted in the privacy of the nurses office.
Students’ BMI screening results are part of the health record and, as such, are strictly confidential and should not be discussed with anyone other than the student and his/her parents or legal guardians and healthcare provider. The data is also sent to the state, but in aggregate form, representing a picture of the district but not individual results.
Please contact your school nurse if you have questions or would like to opt your child out of any of the above screenings.
Cheryl Dufault BSN, RN, NCSN ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Sara Sears BSN, RN ~ email@example.com
(508) 430-7200 x3
Parent University: Part 3
Based on the positive feedback from the Parent University sessions on self-esteem held in March, we are offering one additional session on this topic on May 17.
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Senior Arts Night: Thursday, May 11
Come join us in celebrating the Visual and Performing Arts Department seniors of the Class of 2023 at our Annual Senior Arts Night
Thursday, May 11th 2023
Art Show 6:00 PM
Film & Concert 7:00 PM
Register for the Monomoy Interns: Dream Day 5k!
Register for the Dream Day 5k HERE: https://www.msbtickets.com/monomoyregionalhighschool/event/2023dreamday5k
Monomoy Interns RED RIGHT RETURN is hosting the Dream Day 5K on Saturday, May 13 at 10:00 AM. Registration for the 5K includes participating in the race and an event t-shirt. Following the race, there is an after-party for adults at the Red Nun in Chatham. For children (ages 3-11), there is a Fintastic Fun Fair Color Run at the Chatham Community Center from 10am-1pm. Free will donations will be accepted for the Fintastic Fun Fair.
Dream Day on Cape Cod is a non-profit organization based in Brewster dedicated to bringing respite into the lives of children with serious and/or life-threatening illnesses and their families. ALL PROFITS WILL BE DONATED TO DREAM DAY! https://dreamdayoncapecod.org
Annual Spring Concert: Thursday, May 18
VPA Japan Trip 2023
Congrats and thank you to everyone involved for a life-changing experience in a beautiful country! All 52 travelers had a safe and memorable tour over April break–– exploring Kyoto, Takayama, Shirakawa, Kanazawa, and Tokyo! We ate lots of Udon, explored stunning temples and shrines, climbed a mountain overlooking a traditional village, traveled 180 MPH on the bullet train to Tokyo, experienced Zen Buddhist meditation and traditional Japanese tea ceremonies, and learned so much about Japanese history, arts, and culture. This will be the first of MANY international trips for the Visual and Performing Arts Department!
If you traveled with us, please add your favorite images to the shared google drive album so we can design a keepsake photobook AND slideshow of our tour! We will also be planning a reunion potluck sometime in the near future. Stay tuned!
Ms. Amanda Schuermann
National Art Honor Society: Bridging the Generation Gap through Art
The National Art Honor Society, in collaboration with Maplewood Assisted Living in Brewster, will be holding an Art Show, opening on May 7th between 1:00pm-4:00pm. Bridging the Generation Gap through Art is a collection of artworks from the residents at Maplewood and our very own National Art Honor Society members.
The NAHS began its relationship with Maplewood after their community outreach event, where students created their own coloring sheets for the residents to fill in. The show will feature paintings, paperworks, illustrations, sculptures, ceramics, and many more interesting works created by artists spanning the generations.
To RSVP for the event, please contact Maplewood Assisted Living in Brewster, MA at 774-323-3983.
National Art Honor Society contribution to Project Hope
Project Hope is a program that consists of high school Art students throughout Cape Cod. Child and Family Services will display their work and in doing so create “the hallway of hope” to set the tone for mental health support. Child & Family Services offers comprehensive mental health and child welfare services to children, adults, families and those with special needs.
Monomoy's chapter of the National Art Honor Society designed a beautiful 5ftx3ft painting that represented resilience, growth, and, of course, hope. Artists Ashley Smith, Jordan MacRoberts, Lillian Gould, Emily Gray, Vaughn Jameson, Sarah Groves, James Machnik, and Alexa Schneeburger all collaborated to paint this symbol for the children and families of Cape Cod. \
The showing is on May 19th from 3:00pm-5:00pm at the Child and Family Services office, 100 Independence Dr. Suite 8, Hyannis, MA 02601. To RSVP, please contact the offices at 774 487-3085, or contact Jeanne Bissonnette at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Audiobook SYNC 2023 Week 2: Classics Reimagined for Our Time
It's week 2 of Audiobook SYNC! This week’s theme is “Classics Reimagined for Our Time.” This week’s pair of FREE audiobooks are not to be missed! The Family Chao by Lan Samantha Chang is a contemporary retelling of “The Brothers Karamazov,” AND Faraway: Fairy Tales for the Here and Now is a collection of five fairy tale-themed stories by Rainbow Rowell, Nic Stone, Soman Chainani, Ken Liu, and Gayle Forman. Interested? Make sure to check out the library website for details.
Volunteers needed for Harwich Youth Services Social
Harwich Youth Services, Chatham Rec, and Harwich Rec are hosting a Middle School Social on Friday, May 19, from 6-8 p.m. at the Chatham Community Center. High school volunteers are needed to help with this event. If you are able to help out, please email Ms. Jordan at email@example.com.
Volunteers needed for HES Bike Rodeo
Harwich Elementary School is looking for high school volunteers for their Bike Rodeo on Saturday, May 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed for a face painting station, a tattoo station, and general event support. If you are able to help out, please email Ms. Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interact Club collecting donations to Family Pantry of Cape Cod
The Monomoy Interact Club has voted to donate some of the funds raised over the past year to the Family Pantry of Cape Cod on May 18. Please bring in a non-perishable item (or a whole bag) so that we can present the food with our donation. Collection boxes will be outside the cafeteria and the library. Thank you!
We are going to…Montreal and Quebec! Spring 2024
Dear Monomoy Families,
The World Language Department is excited to invite your student on this educational travel opportunity. Learn more about this exciting tour at an information session where we will discuss:
What we will See and Do
Affordable Payment Options
How to enroll on this trip (before it fills up!)
We look forward to seeing you there! Pauline Linnell
Meeting date & time: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023 @ 6:30pm. Room A202
Monomoy's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Advisory Council
Hello! Monomoy’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Advisory Council (DEIBAC) is gathering anonymous student submissions about the unique experiences our students have related to race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, socioeconomic status, native language, hidden disability, unique families, and the many, many more characteristics that make you, YOU!
Our goal with these stories is to find barriers that appear within the Monomoy educational system and work to erase resulting gaps in learning, development, happiness, and safety for all of our students. Your submissions will be fully anonymous unless you choose otherwise! These first-hand stories will help our school community better understand the real experiences of our students.
The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Advisory Council is made up of a diverse group of parents, teachers, community members, and students who are working to improve the district. If you are interested in other council efforts, looking for advice in the realm of equity, or wish to start a conversation we are missing, please email email@example.com
We look forward to hearing from you!
Class of 2026 Fundraiser: Poppin Popcorn
Friends of the Arts (FOTA) fundraiser information
Interact Club Fundraiser: Phone Wallets
The Interact Club is selling Monomoy shark phone wallets (see photo) as a fundraiser for the Family Pantry of Cape Cod. If you'd like to purchase one for yourself or your child, please email Betsy Casey @ firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate payment and pick up. They are only $5.00 each and are a handy way to keep your ID, cash, and/or credit card with your phone.
Senior Newsletter 2023: Graduation, End-of-Year Events, and More!
Adult ESL Classes
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.
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- Grade 8 Math MCAS - Monday May 8 and 9
- Grade 10 Math MCAS - May 16 and 17
- Grade 9 STE - June 6 and 7
Last testing date for this school year - June 3. Please register through the College Board.
Course selection meetings
Ninth Congressional District Service Academy Information Night at MMA
Notes about benefits:
Starting April 1, MassHealth members will need to renew health coverage. Please see the attached flyer for more detailed information.
- Please see the “Extra State-Funded SNAP Flyer”, for information on State Extra SNAP Benefits. Information on page 2: food, cash, housing & utilities help.
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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Scholar Athletes of the Month: April
Alyson Morris, is a senior with a 5.0 GPA. She is taking five AP classes this year, including calculus, physics and computer science. She plays first doubles and has a 7–1 record so far this year and is a captain on the team and has been with the team since eighth grade Alyson has really stepped up this year in a leadership role, helping to train and inspire new players, esp the 8th graders and helping me with a lot of logistics. She is headed to Catholic university in the fall. - Coach Bill Burke
Athletics Schedule: Week of 5/8
Athletics Dismissals: Week of 5/8
V Girls Tennis @ 1:45
JV Boys Lacrosse @ 2:30
V Boys Lacrosse @ 2:15
V Girls Tennis @ 12:15
V/JV Softball @ 2:30
V Sailing @ 1:00
V Girls Lacrosse @ 1:45
V Softball @ 1:45
V/JV Girls lacrosse @ 1:45
V Boys Tennis @ 2:30
Monomoy All Sports Booster Club
Booster Club Mattress Fundraiser
It's that time of year again! Time for our Monomoy All Sports Booster Club 6th Annual Mattress Fundraiser on Saturday May 13th from 10-4 in the MRHS Gym! If you are in need of a new mattress don't miss this opportunity to receive huge discounts while supporting our student-athletes. We hope to see you there!
Attached are some discount flyers!
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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The Art Project Hope Open House: Friday, May 19
WHERE: Child & Family Services, 100 Independence Dr, Suite 8, Hyannis MA 02601