Monomoy Regional High School's Weekly Newsletter
Published: May 19, 2023
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ATTENTION SENIORS: you must archive your Google account by June 30, 2023
SENIORS - CLASS OF 2023 ONLY:
We are writing to inform you that your student Google account will be archived effective June 30, 2023. This means that after July 1, 2023, you will no longer be able to access your Monomoy Google account or any of the data stored in it.
We understand that this may be a disruption, and we want to help you make the transition as smooth as possible. To download a copy of your data, please visit the following link:
Google Takeout is a free service that allows you to download a copy of all of your data from Google, including your emails, documents, photos, and more. Once you have downloaded your data, you can store it on your own computer or device, or you can transfer it to another cloud storage service.
Spring Spirit Week & FinFest are NEXT WEEK!
Next week is Spring Spirit Week! The Spirit Days are as follows:
Monday- Jersey Day
Tuesday-Country Vs Country Club
Wednesday- Tropical Day
Thursday- Favorite Character/Celebrity
Friday- Color Wars
Next Friday will also be FINFEST!
Please make sure that if you want to go on any of the inflatables that your parent/guardian fills out the Google Form Waiver sent to their email address this past Monday. Also, there will be food trucks, but you must bring your own money to buy food.
May is National Mental Health Awareness Month
May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, and we want to ensure that our entire school community has access to the resources that can help them and their families feel safe and supported.
- Our collaboration with Woodburn Press allows for access to a wide variety of documents and videos on mental health. I have attached a few sample resources that you may find helpful. Use the dropdown menu on the Woodburn site to select Mental Health & Wellness and view the specific guides. To access the full collection of Woodburn Press resources, click here.
- To find a mental health care provider, use Care Solace, a free and confidential care coordination service provided by Monomoy Regional School District. Contact Care Solace at 888-515-0595. Visit www.caresolace.com/mrsd and either search on your own or click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone. Support is available 24/7/365 in over 200 languages
- Text “Hello” or “Home” to 741741 to talk to a crisis counselor
- Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or access the online chat at https://988lifeline.org
- To learn how to get support for mental health, drug, and alcohol issues, visit FindSupport.gov
- To locate treatment facilities or providers, visit FindTreatment.gov or call SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 800-662-HELP (4357)
- The Trevor Lifeline offers LGBTQQ+ Crisis Support at https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help
- For emergency mental health support, call 911 and request a Crisis Intervention Trained (CIT) response or go to the closest emergency room for support
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- A big Shark Shout Out to Ninth grader, Tessa Gingras!!! Tessa joined me in representing our Animal Welfare Club at the Harwich Conservation Trust's annual "Walk and Wag." This event raises money for The Sampson Fund which is a wonderful organization that helps pet owners pay their vet bills. We met lots of wonderful dogs last Saturday, and Tessa deserves recognition for helping with the "Confidence Course." - Ms. Lisa Forte-Doyle
A message from Mrs. Ferro on her upcoming retirement:
It’s said that the days are long but the years are short –
and it’s been 8 short years for me here at MRHS!
Having worked in public school systems for almost 30 years,
it’s time for me to retire come the end of June.
To those I’ve worked with through the years;
if we shared a conversation, a meal, an event, a phone call, a ride to work, an email,
or a time that you remember fondly,
I THANK YOU
for that shared moment.
If you are a student;
who has invited me into your world, smiled at me, or spoken kindly to me,
made me laugh, shared a thought, a photo, or otherwise made my day,
those times are precious to me, and
I THANK YOU!
If you are a parent, visitor, or community member
whose path has crossed mine;
I enjoy how you shared your students with me, laughed with me, cried with me,
treated me (with treats!), confided in me,
or if you simply had a polite exchange with me,
I appreciate you and
I THANK YOU!
Seeing and serving you from the front office at MRHS has been my pleasure.
The saying goes that you never know what someone else is going through,
but know that a sincere compliment or friendly smile truly can brighten someone's day;
as you have mine.
Though no one knows what the future holds, I look forward to seeing you around the sandbar –
should we encounter one another outside of MRHS,
please remember, to always "lead with your name!"
And for those who choose to keep in touch;
I THANK YOU
for that too!
Congratulations on a successful fundraiser by Red Right Return
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate seniors Max Weinberg and Colin Moore on their entrepreneurial endeavors. Colin and Max partnered with classmate, Anna Bianco to brand their own business and title their company, Red Right Return. Under the guidance of Career Education Coordinator, Cheri Armstrong, Colin, Max, and Anna planned, implemented, and executed their first Dream Day 5K and FINtastic Fun Fair. All profits from their events will be donated to Dream Day on Cape Cod, a free summer camp for children with chronic illnesses and their families. -Principal Jennifer Police
AP classes visited by Michael Ryan
Students from both the AP US Government and Politics and US Government classes were visited on Friday, May 12th by Michael Ryan, who specializes in outreach for the Massachusetts Office of the Jury Commissioner. Mr. Ryan was an engaging speaker who spoke about the importance of jury duty. Students also held a brief mock jury selection and trial. All but one of the students were seniors, and will be graduating soon!
National Chinese Honor Society honors graduating seniors
Tuesday afternoon, the Chinese National Honors Society honored our graduating seniors with a ceremony featuring homemade Chengdu-style traditional food and fun! Seniors Olivia Sims, Elizabeth Bruce, Orla Delaney, Kylie Bennett, Elizabeth Ryan, and Samantha Goode were all awarded a CNHS cord for graduation. Congratulations to them and all of their hard work over the past five years; they will be missed!
Senior Edrian Wright honored with award
Monomoy Regional High School Senior Edrian Wright was selected by the high school’s administration to receive the 2023 NSDC Award for Academic Growth and Student Leadership in Learning.
The National School Development Council is a network of regional school study councils that supports excellence, equity and continuous educational improvement. The NSDC network assists hundreds of schools and school districts nationwide in becoming high-performance organizations. The regional affiliation is the New England School Development Council (NESDEC).
This award is presented to high school seniors who have consistently pursued a high level of academic effort, and who have also served as positive role models for the student body. Recipients of the award exemplify admirable character and accomplishment.
In presenting this award, Superintendent Scott Carpenter shared the following excerpts from the recommendation from Edrian’s counselor:
Edrian is a model of perseverance and resilience and possesses a maturity far beyond his years. He is an intelligent student and an ultra-talented musician, who possesses a caring and helping spirit. When you meet Edrian, you see a young man who is self-driven to improve his own life and that of others through tremendous dedication and perseverance. He has fantastic skills in communication, both spoken and written. He has perfected these skills through our drama club and as a published author in magazines. He thrives in group activities and has often gravitated to a leadership role. He is strong in all academic areas and this ability was recognized recently as he earned Adams Scholar status for stellar performance on the MCAS. He is a standout musician and truly shines on stage with his trombone. Edrian has been a local and regional music festival participant and he is proud of his experience at the All-State music festival this year. Edrian is the type of talented young man competitive colleges are seeking. I believe in, admire, and respect Edrian. Be on the lookout, here comes Edrian Wright!
Edrian was presented with the award at the School Committee meeting on May 11, 2023.
The Animal Welfare Club has picked the winners for the Pet Photo Contest!
In the cat category, first place goes to the photo submitted by senior, Jordan Charlot for his cat, “Zilla,” with an honorable mention going to 8th grader, Zornitsa Stoyanoza for her cat, “Mirabelle.”
In the dog category, first place goes to the photo submitted by 8th grader, Emma Eldredge for her dog, “Shadow”, with an honorable mention going to senior, Grace Latta for her dog, “Veatch”.
In the “other” category, first place goes to freshman, Izzy Long for her horse, “Apollo”.
Prizes include gift cards to Corner Store, Dairy Queen, Dunk’s and George’s Pizza.
PHOTOS of the winners will be posted near the library…
Thank you to all who submitted their photos and donations!
Interact Club donates to Family Pantry of Cape Cod
The Monomoy Interact Club worked hard all year doing community service and fundraisers. The club members voted to decide where to make an impactful donation and the unanimous choice was the Family Pantry of Cape Cod. We presented a check for $750 to the executive director, Christine Menard, at school today (along with several bags of donated non-perishable items). We appreciate the hard work the Family Pantry does every day to help families with food and clothing insecurity and know that this donation will be put to good use. Thanks.
This year's officers were as follows:
- Molly Gramm, President
- Jack Yuskaitis, Vice President
- Alyson Morris, Public Relations
- Lilly Gould, Treasurer
- Abigail Considine, Secretary
Audiobook SYNC 2023 Week 4: Magical Creatures
It's week 4 of Audiobook SYNC! This week’s theme is “Magical Creatures.” This week’s pair of FREE audiobooks are not to be missed! The Keeper of Night by Kylie Lee Baker tells the story of Ren, a near-immortal being who collects the souls of the dead along her quest to find her monther. Out of the Blue by Jason June is the queer fantasy romance of Crest (a mer) and Sean (a human lifeguard). Interested? Make sure to check out the library website for details.
GSA club: Anti-Trans Legislation Updates May 2023
Audiobook SYNC Week 3: Life Lessons
Host a Student from France!
Students from Lyon, France will be traveling to Cape Cod in October and we are seeking host families for 8 nights from the Monomoy Regional High School Community.
Dates: October 13th - October 22nd, 2023
The group will follow an itinerary including excursions and one day in school shadowing their host to classes & activities. They speak English and have their own spending money and insurance.
What is required for hosting?
High school-aged children in your household
3 Meals a day
A bed (sharing a room is ok)
Family time during evenings and weekends
Transportation to & from high school
For more information, please contact Hummingbird Student Tours : 617-333-8569 firstname.lastname@example.org
This program is being organized by Madame Linnell: email@example.com
Sharing Kindness Suicide Awareness Walk: Saturday, May 20
Dear Families, Friends, and Community Members,
On Saturday, May 20th, the members of the National Honor Society at Monomoy Regional High School, along with others from across the Cape, will be participating in the Cape and Islands Suicide Awareness Walk. This walk is designed to raise awareness and much-needed funds for our communities. All proceeds stay on Cape Cod & The Islands to provide education and advocacy for suicide prevention and grief support.
Please consider using the link below to make a donation to our team: MONOMOY SHARKS
No donation is too small, and all donations are greatly appreciated!
MRHS National Honor Society Advisor
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.
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
Friends of the Arts (FOTA) fundraiser information
Senior Newsletter 2023: Graduation, End-of-Year Events, and More!
Adult ESL Classes
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THE ASVAB is coming to Monomoy on June 7th at noon!
This event is for ALL interested JUNIORS.
The ASVAB Career Exploration Program is designed to help you explore the "world of work" and find out about yourself. This program will help you identify and explore occupations and develop an effective strategy to realize those goals.
Career exploration scores can help you determine your readiness for further education and training in different career areas. Knowing your academic strengths and weaknesses gives you time to work to improve them before you start a job, begin college or vocational school, or enter the military.
See or email Mr. Bennett to register! email@example.com
- 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
Spring Celebration of Excellence
The Spring Celebration of Excellence will be held May 25, at 8:00 AM in the MRHS auditorium. Invitations will be mailed to students who will be recognized for their achievements in earning high honor roll throughout the year and for excellence in the performing arts.
CCCC STEM Summer Bridge
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 5/22
Athletics Dismissals: Week of 5/22
V Girls and Boys Track @ 1:00
Freshman Baseball @ 2:15
V Boys Tennis @ 2:30
V Boys Lacrosse @ 3:00
V Girls Golfers, Ava Packett, Yu Ying Zou, Sally Watson and Orla Delaney out all day
V Boys Lacrosse @ 11:15
V Girls Lacrosse @ 2:00
V/JV Baseball @ 2:15
V/JV Softball @ 1:15
V/JV Baseball @ 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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The Art Project Hope Open House: Friday, May 19
WHERE: Child & Family Services, 100 Independence Dr, Suite 8, Hyannis MA 02601
Lower Cape Figure Skating Spring Show: Saturday, May 20 & Sunday, May 21
TIME: Sat at 6:30pm & Sun at 1:30pm
WHERE: Charles Moore Arena in Orleans
GA tickets are available at the door.
Social Media & Resource Summit for Parents: Tuesday, June 6
WHERE: Barnstable Intermediate School, 895 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis
Homebuyer Seminar 2023: Thursday, June 1
To register: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Housing Cape Cod: 10-Minute Survey
Urban Youth Collective
LIFE Inc. (Living Independently Forever, Inc.) is offering a unique, hands-on paid learning experience for students (18 years or older) who are considering a career in education, psychology, human services, social work, or other related industries.
Learn to Row: Saturday, June 3 (rain date: June 4)
TIME: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
WHO: All ages – from 12 to 90
WHERE: Long Pond Beach, Long Pond Drive, Harwich
Get ConnectEd: July 31-August 4
Register now: www.tfaforms.com/5034372