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MRHS VOICE: Vision of Innovation, Creativity & Excellence

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3rd Edition: 9.26.2014

Building our School of the Future

One of the most effective ways to promote student growth academically, behaviorally, and socially is through a partnership that bridges the school and home together. We'd like to share this weekly newsletter to keep families abreast of the amazing happenings at our school and pass on important information that will allow parents & students to maintain a positive connection with our school. Please visit our blog at & our website at

Our Clubs, Activities & Class Fair A Huge Success: Check out All the Pics (link below)

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Bleachers Are Done! Enjoy the View Beginning with Tonight's Football Game

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5 Quick Things: Meet the Amazing Staff at MRHS!

In an effort to introduce everyone to our amazing staff here at MRHS, we will begin sharing "5 Quick Things" about them each Friday. (see below) Enjoy!

Classroom Highlights

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James Otis Scholars Travel to Boston

Monomoy Regional's James Otis Scholars traveled to Boston on Constitution Day with Mr. Houston. Top history and government students from across the state gathered in Faneuil Hall for the James Otis Lectures on the Magna Carta. Sir Robert Worcester of Kings College London, who chairs the committee organizing the 800th anniversary celebration of this great charter, spoke about its significance. Prof. Dick Howard of the University of Virginia lectured on its ongoing legacy around the world. While in Boston the students also visited the Public Garden, the Common, and the State House. The group also recorded podcasts of historic sites along the Freedom Trail to share with students across the nation whose teachers collaborate with Mr. Houston. Students pictured in photo with Sam Adam's statue in front of Faneuil Hall: Jordan Frisbie, Kalin Schultz, Jess Wilson, Abby Burke, and Emily Fisette.

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Thank you student Volunteers!

A group of MRHS students assisted our friends at HES by volunteering to help watch children while parents enjoyed the HES Curriculum Night. Thank you Ms. Chilaka for organizing and thank you very much to our outstanding students:

  • Sarah MacAskill, Garrett Sherman, Drew Senatore, Paige Harrington, Ariana Mahar, Haley Rae, Emily Lyford, Delirio Baez and Melanie Watson

Guidance Corner: College Visits & PSAT/NMSQT Test Information

College Visits:

Tue Sep 30, 2014

9:30 am

Curry College

Wed Oct 1, 2014

8:30 am

Salve Regina

Fri Oct 3, 2014

10:00 am

Army National Guard

PSAT/NMSQT Information:

Attention all 10th and 11th grade students, parents and teachers, there will be an informational meeting for students in the auditorium:

Oct 7 @ 2:00- 10th grade

Oct 9 @ 2:00- 11th grade

Test Date: October 15, 2014 @ 8:00

Café: 10th grade Library: 11th grade

The Cost of the PSAT is $15.00. Checks are to be made out to Monomoy Regional Schools. *Fee waivers are available for students who receive free or reduced lunch*

Athletic Department Update:

We are in the process of establishing a Unified Soccer Team for the Fall. Mrs. Dooley & Mrs. Fratus classes along with some of our student-athletes are preparing to play in the South Shore League 1st annual Soccer jamboree to be held at Norwell High School on Saturday, November 1st. As we closer to the event I will have more details.

Our Captain’s Council held its second meeting this past Thursday morning to continue the process of defining the role of Captain on our Athletic Teams. The discussion was lively and there is great interaction between the captains from our 8 varsity fall sports. The eventual goal of the Council is help train our underclassmen as to the expectations of leadership within our athletic programs.

Check out the new Library Website!

The library website is up! Make sure to take a look to see our awesome digital collection, which includes databases provided through state and federal funding as well as an eBook reference collection of 350 titles purchased for Monomoy Regional High School with funds from the Elizabeth Reynard Book Fund. The site is accessed through the MRHS website under the Media Center link, or directly via

Please Welcome New Staff

We have new faces teaching a course this fall and we'd like to welcome Jay O'Leary, Paula McMahon and Joe Auciello to the MRHS family!

HCC Charitble Foundation: Sixth Annual Scholarship Fundraiser

Friday, Oct. 10th, 6-11pm

2173 Massachusetts 28

Harwich, MA

Music, Dancing, Fun-Music by the ALLNIGHTERS. $75 per ticket-call 508.430.1165 or for tickets. Proceeds support HCC Charitable Foundation Harwich Scholarship Fund.