Monomoy Regional High School's Weekly Newsletter
Published: January 6th, 2023
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Adult English classes
Parent University: In the Interest of Every Child
Save the date for our next Parent University on Monday, January 23, 2023 – In the Interest of Every Child. Parents, caregivers, and educators are encouraged to attend this session featuring Cindy Horgan of Cape Cod Children's Place and Jacob Stapledon of Children's Cove.
SHORE Food Pantry at MRHS
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A broad shoutout to the MRHS staff and Admin for caring so much about the students. I have been coming in for Jawsome as well as tutoring - and it is amazing to see so many examples of people going out of their way for the kids. From the sincere and expansive flexibility and support shown by Ms. Police and Mr. Bennett in a meeting I attended with a student - to the everyday interactions in the hallways - it is obvious that Monomoy teachers, staff, and others in the building continue to create and foster an environment that is nurturing and welcoming. Only a visitor now, I’m also made to feel so welcome - Ms. Armstrong for example gave me a big hug today, then asked a student I was talking with if he needed anything for Christmas, and then congratulated someone on a recent achievement. It may not sound like much but compared to a lot of places where people walk with their heads down hurrying to get things done, it is refreshing to have the opportunity to see all the good that is being done at the high school. -George Sowpel
I would like to send a Shark Shout Out to Jonathan, Mathew and Dez for helping to clean up the stands after the basketball game on Tuesday and taking pride in their school! -Ms. Beth Herbst
Holiday Cookie Swap
The History of Food and World Cuisine class and the Diversity Club participated in a Holiday cookie swap during Jawsome. There were traditional cookies and sweets from around the globe for everyone to enjoy.
Tree and Spirit Week Winners!
1st Place: Best Buddies
2nd Place: Sophomores
1st Place: Sophomores
2nd Place: 8th grade
Christmas cards for familias latinas
In coordination with the Cape Cod Children's Place (CCCP), the Spanish III Honors classes at Monomoy Regional High School made Christmas cards for Latin-American families living on Cape Cod.
The students designed the cards and wrote messages in Spanish, wishing them Happy Holidays and a prosperous 2023. The cards are delivered by the CCCP to families participating in its programs.
La profesora Berbeo thanks the students for participating in this activity that unites us with the Latino community present on Cape Cod.
Volunteers Needed: Class of 2023 Prom
Class of 2023 Families: Please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, 1/10/23. Full details were emailed to all parents/caregivers on 1/4.
Prom Decorating Committee:
This group works with the Class of 2023 officers and advisors but needs to schedule initial and additional meetings for themselves to coordinate details.
This group is run by parents/caregivers. This group raises funds, organizes, and implements the after-prom event for the Class of 2023.
If you have ANY questions or concerns please reach out directly to Karen Manning at email@example.com.
Join Interact Club at MLK Day 2023 "Growing Together Towards Justice"
Interact Club will be participating in this community event and we're encouraging ALL students/adults from the Monomoy family to join us! Thanks and hope to see you on Monday, January 16. You can use the link to sign up as a volunteer.
MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY 2023: "GROWING TOGETHER TOWARDS JUSTICE!"
Come celebrate with AmeriCorps on MLK Day 2023! The day will include:
- Indoor Gardening
- Healthy Cooking Demonstration at 1:00 PM.
- Drop-off for Food and Clothing Drive
- Kids Activities
The first 100 groups in 1st session will be able to take home a container garden kit; lunch and refreshments will be provided!
January 16, 2023
First Session: 10am-12pm; Second Session: 1-3pm
Hyannis Youth and Community Center
141 Bassett Ln, Hyannis, MA 02601
Register today by clicking the following link! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfAIYWL53WrGONbrCEX8JaH-UkPdP1yvGgb-UM8RcWCCnYw-w/viewform
Interact Club Food Drive
Calling All Photographers: 26th Annual Photography Exhibition
February 5- 23, 2023
This is your chance to have a framed photo Exhibited in our Gallery!
Open, All Subjects, Juried, Both Color & Black and White!
- Prizes will be awarded!
- Entry day: Monday, January 30th, 10am-2pm (upload your images at capecodcreativearts.org for quick drop off & inclusion in our Online Gallery)
- Opening Reception & Awards: Sunday, February 5, 4-5:30pm
- Pick-up: Friday, February 24, 10am-2pm
• All photos must be original work.
• Everyone is eligible to participate.
• Up to 2 framed photographs may be entered; $20 fee for 1 or 2.
• High School students feel free to submit 1 photo free of charge.
• Image size 11x14 or larger.
• All entries must be wired and suitable for hanging.
• Work must be for sale. A 40% commission will be applied to all sales.
See flier for more details!
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 1/10/23. ALL payments will be sent by you directly to Adventure Travel. Cash and checks will not be accepted by advisors.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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Junior Planning Parent Night: Wednesday, January 18th
Junior Planning Parent Night on January 18, 2023 at 6:00 PM in the auditorium. This event is geared towards juniors but anyone is welcome to attend to learn more about college and post graduation planning.
MCAS STE Retests Exams
Wednesday, February 1st and Thursday, February 2nd. For select students only.
Important Scholarship Overview for Seniors
It's SCHOLARSHIP SEASON! I know it's some work, but it's TOTALLY worth it if you can be awarded several thousand dollars in scholarships. Several are renewable as well so they're good for all 4 years of school.
You can start your profile in Dollars for Scholars now. Monomoy seniors have received over $500,000 in scholarships over the past few years so our advice is to apply early and to all scholarships for which you are eligible!
Please email or call Ms. Casey with any questions!
Attention: Advanced Placement (AP) Exams & Payment
If your student is enrolled in an AP course, you should have received a letter in the mail requesting payment. This post serves as a reminder.
All students enrolled in AP classes are expected to take the culminating exams in May 2023. Earning scores high enough on these tests could potentially lead to college credit. In addition, this exam takes the place of the course final. Exam fees are determined by College Board; each exam is $97.00. For those on free and reduced lunch, the cost is $35.00 per test.
One exam: $97
Two exams: $194
Three (or more exams): $291
We request a non-refundable* payment by (12/21), just prior to the holiday break. Checks should be made payable to MRSD, which should be given to Mrs. Casey, Guidance Assistant.
Thanks in advance for your attention to this matter. If you have questions contact Jonathan Bennett, AP Coordinator at email@example.com
Opportunities for Students
The MA Behavioral Health Help Line goes live
The MA Behavioral Health Help line is live by phone call and text at 833-773-2445 (BHHL), and online chat at masshelpline.com.
DMH Commissioner Brook Doylee says the following "DMH’s new Behavioral Health Help Line will launch January 3, 2023 at 8 a.m., making 24/7 help available across the state and in more than 200 languages. To address questions providers and the public may have, we are attaching information you may find helpful. Please feel free to distribute them to anyone you feel may find them helpful. If you have additional questions or concerns about the Help Line, please let us know by contacting Help Line Director, Mio Tamanaha at Mio.Tamanaha@mass.gov"
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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Weekly Athletics Roundup: Week of December 23rd, 2022
Boys Hockey: Mitchell Silva
On Saturday the 17th, boys hockey tied against SJP 2-2. It was a hard fought game all the way through, and even though while being down 2-1 with only a few minutes left in the game, we did not give up and 8th grader Mikah Krystafolski scored not only our first goal, but the second goal as well to tie it. Then on Wednesday the 21st, we put our first win on the board with a 1-0 win against Upper Cape Tech. Great game by 8th grader Max Cronen with his first Varsity career goal, and a special shoutout to our goalie Dominic Tsoukalas who made some amazing plays and saves in order to come out of the game with a shutout on 26 shots. Everyone is really starting to step up and fill in roles on the team, and that alongside the determination of our players, regardless of age, will carry us throughout the season ahead.
Girls Hockey: Morgan Willis
This past weekend, the Furies traveled to the Vineyard for a game. We ended up tying them 1-1, scoring in the last 3 minutes of the game. On Wednesday, we played Bishop Feehan at home. We came out with a win 6-2, with Gaby Bassett from Monomoy scoring twice.
Weekly Athletics Roundup: Week of January 2nd, 2023
Boys Basketball: Michael Desir
Tuesday, We played Sandwich, and from the jump as soon as the tip-off hit we were all locked in and focused, cheering each other on and being able to stay in the lead pretty much the whole game. Sandwich was tough but not tough enough for us. Finn and I are both proud of how our team did together and we are ready for Barnstable next week.
Boys Hockey: Mitchell Silva
Boys hockey had a tough week before and into Christmas break. We first lost 2-0 to Bourne, and then another loss 8-1 against Plymouth South, a very good team with lots of seniors on it. Towards the end of the game, we changed around a few things that seemed to work very well for us and we started to generate many more opportunities and fought really hard despite the score. Into this coming weekend, we take on Middleborough Saturday night at home. We are battling adversity and need to dig deep within ourselves in every single shift of every game. We are looking to put a few more points on the board next week and become a winning team.
Girls Hockey: Morgan Willis
Over winter break, the Furies had two games. We played at King Philip on 12/27 and beat them 2-0. We also played at St. Mary’s on 12/30, but unfortunately lost 3-0. We worked hard during practice leading up to our game on 1/4 against Sandwich, but we also lost that game 3-1. Upcoming games are on 1/7 against Longmeadow, and we play at DY on 1/11.
Athletics Weekly Schedule: Week of January 9th
Athletic Dismissals: Week of January 9th
JV and Freshman Boys Basketball @ 2:00
V Boys Ice Hockey @ 11:15
Monomoy Booster Club: Brick Fundraiser
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Fuel Assistance Information Sessions
Advanced registration is required. Walk-ins cannot be accepted. Please call the HPC office to register!
Blood Drive: Wednesday, January 18th
Harwich Community Blood Drive, Sponsored by MRHS:
- Wednesday, January 18th, 2023
- MRHS Cafeteria @ 75 Oak Street, Harwich MA 02645
CMSC Cape Cod Driving School
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.