Monomoy Regional High School's Weekly Newsletter
Published: April 6, 2023
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NO SCHOOL: Friday, April 7
There is no school TOMORROW: Friday, April 7.
When we return on Monday, April 10 it will be a Day 2.
Enjoy your long weekend!
Postural Screening for 8th grade students will take place April 24-28, 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 eighth grade students will take place during the week of April 24th. 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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org prior to April 14, 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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- My thanks to assistant principals David Alexander and Jeff Sylvia for their assistance when a student needed some immediate help, and for following up on the matter so quickly. -Mr. Matthew Brown
- A note of appreciation to the psychology students in ALL of my psychology classes for all their hard work and engagement, especially in a week so full of social obligations! -Mr. Matthew Brown
- Special thanks to educational assistant Mary Drake for staying up to date on the latest developments in my US History II class. -Mr. Matthew Brown
- Congratulations to our some of our band students who received compliments on their behavior at the All-Cape Junior High Band Workshop on March 22. Another congratulations to music teacher Ms. Richard who puts countless hours and is incredibly passionate about the arts. Thank you for all you do to help our kids grow. -Principal Jennifer Police
Cape and Islands District Attorney Rob Galibois Visits Monomoy
On Monday, April 4th, AP Government students at Monomoy Regional High School had a visit from newly elected Cape and Islands District Attorney Rob Galibois. Mr. Galibois spoke to the students about the role of a District Attorney, his experiences running for the position, and his future plans in office. Students were able to ask questions related to criminal justice and equity, community outreach, and the history of the Cape and Islands District Attorney position.
Coach Bates visits Creative Writing class
STEM Day at Fenway Park
MRHS students with Dr. Otto went to Fenway Park on April 5th for STEM Day. There they got to see the different missions and projects that NASA is working on currently and have some hands-on fun. After a morning of checking out the different projects, students got to enjoy a Red Sox game against the Pirates. The kids had a great time. Many Thanks to Rob Sliney, Tara Lee, and Mickey Oliver for their help chaperoning.
Best Buddies definitely know how to look beautiful…inside and out!
Celebrating National Poetry Month & upcoming Jawsome Open Mic
April is National Poetry Month and Sandscript is celebrating!!! Members of our Creative Writing Club created "Art & Poetry" posters to display around the school and around Harwichport. These posters celebrate the joy of words! Look for them in town and let the poet know! We will also hold another JAWSOME OPEN MIC for students and faculty to read their writing, play music, tell jokes, sing, or dance! This is another way to celebrate National Poetry Month. The Open Mic will be Thursday, April 27 during both Jawsome A and B in Room A237.
Unified Track is off to another fantastic start of the season. This team grows every year!!! Thanks to the Booster Club for these spiffy jackets
Volunteers needed for Sharing Kindness Suicide Awareness Walk 2023
The "Monomoy Sharks" team at the Sharing Kindness Suicide Awareness Walk 2023 on May 20th needs volunteers as well as walkers! Students can earn service hours if they sign up to greet walkers, cheer on walkers, or clean up at the end. Please see Lisa Forte-Doyle or email her at: email@example.com before April 14th! No one will be added to the volunteer list after the 14th. Thank you!
Order your yearbook today!
Online ordering for yearbooks has closed but you can still order a yearbook in-person!
To order a yearbook, please send in $90.00 in cash or check (made out to: MRSD). There are only 29 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!
If you require financial assistance to purchase a yearbook, please email Katie Francesconi at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
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!
Class of 2026 T-Shirt Extravaganza
Class of 2026 Fundraiser: Poppin Popcorn
Friends of the Arts (FOTA) fundraiser information
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 @ email@example.com 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Senior Newsletter 2023: Graduation, End-of-Year Events, and More!
Adult ESL Classes
NO FEE Foreign money exchange information for international travel
Ad Lucem Root Word of the Week
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.
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- Math Grade 8
- May 1-2: STE Grade 8
- May 16-17: Math Grade 10
- 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 4/10
Athletics Dismissals: Week of 4/10
V/JV Baseball @ 11:15am
V Boys Lacrosse @ 2:15
V Girls Tennis @ 2:30
Freshman Baseball @ 2:30
V Boys Lacrosse @ 1:45
V/JV Softball @ 2:15
V Girls Tennis @ 2:45
V Girls Lacrosse @ 2:15
V Sailing @ 12:45
V Baseball @ 2:15
Freshman Baseball @ 2:30
V Boys Tennis @ 2:30
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