Monomoy Regional High School's Weekly Newsletter
Published: March 31st, 2023
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Grand March Update for Saturday, April 1st
The following message was sent on Friday, March 31 to all Class of 2023 students and parents/guardians:
We would like to clear up some confusion from yesterday’s email. Spectators are welcome to come to Wequassett for the Grand March. Due to the rain and wind, modifications to the typical Grand March are necessary, to protect the students from the weather conditions. The following are the details for the event:
- Students should arrive at the resort at 4:30pm to line up in twenty-eight Atlantic
- Grand March will begin at 5:00pm. Spectators can watch the Grand March from the Garden Terrace and its adjoining patio area. Please dress for the weather, as some spectators will be outdoors.
- Students will walk from the Garden Terrace (they will have a brief stop on a staging area), and then head into the Pavilion to enjoy the prom.
- We are encouraging families to take most of their photos before coming to the resort, as due to the weather, the typical areas will not be ideal for photos.
MRSD Website Survey
Postural Screening for 9th grade students will take place April 10-14, 2023
Massachusetts General Laws (M.G.L. c.71, s57) require that all public school students in grades five through nine be screened annually for the early detection of spinal problems.
The purpose of this screening program is to identify possible curvature of the spine in children. The screening test is very simple and can be performed in less than one minute. The screening consists of observations of the students back when standing and bending forward and will be conducted by a registered nurse. You will be contacted if there is any reason that warrants follow up by your child’s health care provider.
Postural screening for ninth grade students will take place in addition to SBIRT screening during the week of April 10th. All students will be screened individually in a private setting in the health office. The entire back must be visible during the screening process. All students are asked to remove their shirts. Females should wear a bra or halter top to permit more accurate observation of the back. If students do not have the type of clothing that permits observation of the back, a notice will be sent to parents/guardians that screening was not completed. Follow up should be done with the student’s health care provider with documentation submitted to the school nurse.
If you choose not to have your child participate in the Postural Screening Program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com prior to April 5, 2023. Please then follow up by ensuring that a current physical with postural screening is on file in the nurse's office.
Please feel free to contact your school nurses with any questions about postural screening.
Cheryl Dufault BSN, RN, NCSN
Sara Sears BSN, RN
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Harlem Wizards Game is TONIGHT!
SHORE community service
The SHORE crew was at it again with community service. Rory, Adam, and Jessie volunteered their time and muscles to a local couple in Chatham where they assisted with transporting boxes of books for the Chatham book swap.
MRHS & MRMS Robotics Teams participate in Cape Cod Maker Faire
The High School and Middle School robotics teams joined together to compete at the Cape Cod Maker Faire on Saturday, March 26th. The High School Team members in attendance included:
- Thomas Chase (9th Grade)
- Sawyer Nicholson (9th Grade)
- Ben McMullen (8th Grade)
- Madison Whitcomb (8th Grade)
- Tyler Stephens (8th Grade)
- Andrew Smith (8th Grade)
From the Middle school, students in attendance included:
- Jake Terrio (7th Grade)
- Davion Watson (7th Grade)
- Stella Seufert (7th Grade)
Our team brought two robots and ended up advancing to the semi-finals, losing to the star team from Mashpee. The Mashpee team is advancing to the VEX Robotics World Championship, but we gained a multitude of experiences from this event. We are quickly improving and are hoping to field an improved design for next season with aspirations to compete at the state level. We are super fortunate for this opportunity and thank Mr.Oldach and Mr.Souza for their time and effort this season.
Additionally, we have been invited to tour the Robotics Development facility at Boston Dynamics in May. We are super fortunate to have this opportunity, and can’t wait to see all the new ideas for next season.
Save-A-Life Tour visits MRHS
MRHS students were able to experience first-hand the dangers of distracted and impaired driving through the Save A Life Tour, which uses simulators to show students the risks of driving while texting or while under the influence. This program was brought to Monomoy by Harwich Youth Counselor Sheila House, and was supported by Opioid Recovery and Remediation funds from Chatham and Harwich.
Animal Welfare visits Harwich Elementary
Last Friday, members and advisors of the MRHS Animal Welfare Club visited all the second grade students at Harwich Elementary to teach them about pet care. We covered dog and cat care, as well as how to approach horses, when to feed fish, and how to keep your pet safe when outside. Many thanks go to HES teacher Kristin Gvazdauskas for arranging our visit and to MRHS students: Tessa Gingras, Hoku Hill, and Sierra Becotte for handling the mic and the children so well. Thanks also to AWC member Elizabeth Cronen for creating our slide show, AD Karen Guillemette for the athletic van, and Principal Police for her support.
Boston Ballet: Don Quixote
Last Friday, Mrs. Forte-Doyle took 18 of her students to see and experience the Boston Ballet company's production of DON QUIXOTE at the beautiful, old opera house! Many thanks to Principal Police, Katie Francesconi, and Tim Doyle for all their help and support!
MRHS Teen Wellness Fair
On Thursday, March 30, the wellness department held the annual Teen Wellness Fair. Clubs, classes, and local organizations were invited to set up a table at the fair with games, activities, demonstrations, and wellness information.
MRHS welcomes Grade 7
Grade 7 was welcomed by our guidance department and some of our academic departments to discuss course offerings at MRHS. We are excited to welcome Grade 7 back for Step-Up Day in the spring as well as their first day at MRHS in September!
We are happy to be starting a new tradition in the high school! We welcomed Harwich and Chatham Elementary School students for an exclusive sneak peek at our Pops Concert! Following this great performance, in the evening we had a nearly full house. Everyone did an incredible job!
MRMS presents "The Little Mermaid Jr."
NO FEE Foreign money exchange information for international travel
Attention Senior Parents: Safe After Prom Party Chaperones Needed!
Clothing Drive runs until March 31
Friends of the Arts (FOTA) fundraiser information
Class of 2026 T-Shirt Extravaganza
Class of 2024 Fundraiser: Spring Bulbs
The class of 2024 has begun the Spring Bulb Fundraiser!
Click this link: https://threeriversfundraising.com/fundraiser/monrsd-s23 to access their landing page and order your bulbs!
Alternatively, you can visit the Three Rivers website at https://threeriversfundraising.com and enter the group code: E642E3 to access the page. This fundraiser will be running until April 24 so make sure to spread the word to your friends, family, and neighbors!
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.
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.
Order your yearbook today: online ordering will close on 3/31
Online ordering for yearbooks closes on Friday, March 31. You can still purchase a yearbook by paying cash or by check (made out to MRSD). There are only 71 yearbooks left! 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
Or to pay after 3/31, bring cash or check (made out to MRSD) to Mrs. Francesconi in the Main Office.
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 FINAL payment is due on 4/10/23. 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.
Senior Newsletter 2023: Graduation, End-of-Year Events, and More!
Adult ESL Classes
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- April 4-5: ELA Grade 8
- May 1-2: STE Grade 8
- May 16-17: Math Grade 10
- May 18-19: Math Grade 8
- June 6-7: STE Grade 9
How to Ask for More Financial Aid
Advanced Placement Program Update
Thanks to all who have registered and paid for the exams. There are still a few of you who we have reached out to for payment of the exams. Please remit your payment ASAP! If you have not paid for your exams we will be sending an email and following that up with a phone call. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.
- Fee: $97 per exam
- Free/Reduced Fee: $35 per exam
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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Athletics Schedule: Week of 4/3
Athletics Dismissals: Week of 4/3
V/JV Softball @ 12:15
V/JV Baseball @ 1:30
V Girls Golf @ 1:45
V Boys Tennis @ 2:30
V Boys Lacrosse @ 2:30
V Girls Tennis @ 1:30
V Softball @ 2:15
V/JV Baseball @ 2:15
V Girls Golf @ 2:15
V Sailing @ 2:00
V/JV Girls Lacrosse @ 2:15
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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Book & Media Swap: Saturday, April 1
2023 SAT Prep Course
- Reserve your spot by emailing Ms. Kelly Terrenzi at firstname.lastname@example.org