Monomoy Regional High School's Weekly Newsletter
Published: January 13th, 2023
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REMINDER: NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 16th - MLK Jr. Day
When we return on Tuesday, January 17th it will be a Day 5.
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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Congratulations to the grade 8 Silver Team students who took on the writing challenge offered by Young Writers, Twisted Tales. Fifty-eight students had their short stories selected for publication in the latest contest book, scheduled to be released this April. We are proud of their efforts and achievement in this international writing competition! -Ms. Rachel Barnes
A grateful and thankful Shoutout to Karen Manning for finding my puppy Belle when she was lost over the December break. Karen you are Belle's Fairy Dog Mother. -Ms. Kathy Vagenas and Belle
A Shark Shoutout to Matt Brown and Aldona Pauliukonis for checking in on me and keeping me fed while I was home alone with Covid last week. Your friendship is most appreciated. -Ms. Kathy Vagenas
- Shark Shoutout to Mr. Turner for helping the Teen Task Force out this week! It is so appreciated! - Mrs. Ginnetty
- Shark Shoutout to the generous teachers who have donated to our "Gift of Thrift". -Diversity Club
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
Senior Southeast District Festival
We had 9 Monomoy Regional High School students perform in the very competitive Southeast District Music Festival this weekend- January 6-7
- In the Mixed Choir: Britanya Bucknor- ‘23, Isadora Alexis- ‘24, Leyla Holmes-‘25, and Emory Hines-‘26.
- In the Treble Choir: Orla Delaney- ‘23, Kaeleigh Bourgea- ‘23, and Alexis Arruda- ‘24
- In the Orchestra: Edrian Wright- ‘23
- And in the Concert Band: Isaiah Woodland- ‘24
We wish Britanya, Orla, and Edrian good luck as they head to All-State auditions on January 21st!
Alumni Show Concert
The Alumni show was conceived approximately 14 years ago and gave music students the chance to give back to something that was an important part of their high school experience. We choose our favorite pieces over the years which have fallen into two cycles. Current students have spent roughly an hour per piece learning it for tonight's performance. This is meant to be a big party on stage celebrating why music matters. Our 5th annual Alumni Show was a huge success and we thank everyone for their continued support!
Juniors & Seniors: interested in a career in the arts and/or arts management?
Are you interested in a career in the arts and/or arts management?
Ms. Schuermann is seeking individuals to join the arts management team in Semester 2.
This is an independent study class that is running E block. This is a great opportunity and resume builder! You will have the opportunity to work with your peers and staff to conceptualize and create art experiences for the whole community to enjoy.
Arts Management Independent Study
For students choosing independent study with a focus on arts management, they work under a VPA teacher on tasks related to the operation of arts organizations. Students work with the Visual and Performing Arts Department assisting with shows, exhibits, performances, and the day-to-day tasks needed to produce these events. Website design and maintenance are required. Publicity, community outreach, public relations, fundraising, program development, graphic design, event planning, and technical aspects of the arts are some of the areas that are incorporated.
See Ms. Schuermann and/or your guidance counselor ASAP!
Senior, Arianna Carchedi, works toward completing her Gold Award
Senior and Girl Scout, Arianna Carchedi proudly stands next to her display that calls attention to mental health. Arianna is completing her Gold Award requirements; the Gold Award is Girl Scouting's highest achievement. In addition to the display, Arianna had a table at the Cranberry Harvest festival where she handed out pamphlets that she created and encouraged folks to take part in interactive displays that she also created. Her pamphlets are also available in some of our classrooms and in the Guidance Office. Arianna's goal is to spread awareness of mental illness and to stop the stigma around depression, anxiety, and suicide. Arianna hopes all Monomoy students and staff will visit her display upstairs. If you would like your own copy of her pamphlet, please see Arianna or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandscript, our Creative Writing Club, honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sandscript, our Creative Writing Club, honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this week and next with a display that celebrates his words. King used words to teach, inspire, lift people's spirits, and change the world!!! As a writing club, we honor the positive power and beauty of his words while our country honors his birth.
8th graders Alique Brown and Emma Eldredge were selected as Monomoy’s 2023 Project 351 Ambassadors! They were chosen for their ethic of service and values of kindness, compassion, humility, and gratitude. Project 351 empowers a youth-led movement for change powered by 8th grade students representing every city and town in Massachusetts.
On January 14th, ambassadors will unite with more than 425 Ambassadors and Alumni mentors for Project 351’s 13th annual Launch and Service Day. Launch Day kicks-off a year of leadership development and service projects, including four statewide service campaigns:
Spring Service benefitting Cradles and Crayons
Hope & Gratitude Walk benefiting nonprofits selected by Ambassadors
9/11 Tribute Service with the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund
Fall Service, which seeks to eradicate hunger through support of hundreds of hometown Food Pantries.
Stay tuned for more information about our ambassadors Alique and Emma, and how you can support their causes!
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, Jawesome A and B day 4, and Friday mornings from 8-8.30.
Food Pantry at MRHS
Starting Friday, January 13 the Diversity Club will be handing out bags of nonperishable foods to any student. The food distributed is donated by the Harwich food pantry.
Volunteers needed for Harwich Youth Services Social
Harwich Youth Services, Chatham Rec, and Harwich Rec are hosting a Middle School Social on Friday, January 20, from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Harwich 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.
Class of 2025 Fundraiser: Athletic Shoe Drive
Class of 2025 Fundraiser: Parents Night Out - Friday, February 10th
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.
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 2/10/23. 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.
Ad Lucem Root Word of the Week
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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.
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
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 January 9th, 2023
Boys Basketball: Michael Desir
On Tuesday we played Barnstable and to be honest it was a very nice battle and a hard-fought game that we played as a team together. We had a very strong second quarter which tied up the game going into halftime. We may have lost that game but our coach was very proud of us all. Thursday we played Mashpee and right from the jump we were all fired up knowing we could take this win but it wasn’t easy. Mashpee brought a great fight but we were able to keep our composure and take the win. Our Coach was very proud of our performance this week and so were Finn and I.
Boys Hockey: Mitchell Silva
Boys hockey lost a tough game on Martha's Vineyard Wednesday night. We have a full weekend and week ahead of us with many tough games, as we take on DY Friday night at 6:00, Middleborough Saturday, and Nantucket as well in the coming week. Although we have many young players out there on the ice, many are eager to improve on their speed, skills, and build a foundation for this year, and future years within the program. After a few changes in our plays were made, as well as moving players between our lines, I am excited to see how this works in the future. Despite losing a few games, the team is hoping to bounce back and win a few more.
Girls Hockey: Morgan Willis
This past week, the Furies had games vs. Longmeadow and DY. We unfortunately lost 7-4 against Longmeadow, but it was a great game. On Wednesday though, we beat DY 8-2. Upcoming games include 1/14 against Barnstable @ home at 7, and on 1/16 vs DY also @ home at 5:10.
Athletics Weekly Schedule: Week of January 16th
Athletic Dismissals: Week of January 16th
V/JV Boys Basketball @ 2:45
V/JV Boys Basketball @ 12:30
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
Foundations of Family Leadership, Winter Cohort: Mondays 1/16-3/6
In this class, you will learn powerful alternatives to authoritarian and permissive parenting. In the process, you will grow more connected and have more fun with the children in your life. Learn skills that will enable you all to thrive with resilience and responsibility. Children raised with these skills are poised to make a positive difference in their communities and lead with respect for all.
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.
Middle School Social: Friday, January 20th
Hosted by Harwich Youth Services, Chatham Rec, and Harwich Rec:
- Friday, January 20th, 2023
- Harwich Community Center
- Lazer Tag, Game Room, Arts & Crafts, and Pizza!