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Monomoy Regional High School's Weekly Newsletter

Published: March 5th, 2021

Table of contents:

  • Important Information
  • MRHS News & Weekly Review
  • Counselors' Corner
  • Athletics
  • School Calendar

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MRSD Updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updates, resources, and briefings from Superintendent Dr. Carpenter.

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Meal Services Updates

Information on meal services for remote learners & in-person learners.

Lunch Menus for March 8th-March 12th

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SHARK SHOUTOUTS

  • Shark Shout Out to Tyler Potter and Brianna Spence B Block Culinary Arts & Nutrition students for shucking fresh Barnstable Harbor oysters for our pop-up raw bar on Monday! Culinary Arts Leader Mike Rocco's cranberry mignonette was a bit hit! Thanks! -Ms. Caroline Freitas
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March is Best Buddies Month: t-shirt fundraiser

#BestBuddiesMonth


MRHS Best Buddies club would love your support! Although COVID has prevented many of our fun-filled unified activities, we will not let it keep us down. We have many COVID friendly events, for students in ALL grades, on the horizon now that the weather is getting nicer, but we need your support to help get them off the ground.


Orders must be submitted by Friday, March 12th


Order form: Doc and Google Form

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'Double Good' Popcorn Fundraiser for Class of 2025

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Cape Cod Healthcare Blood Drive on 3/9

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The MRHS Sailing Team is recruiting members

The MRHS Sailing Team is recruiting members for the

Spring 2021 season! (Mid-Late April Start)


Want to know more? Check out our Promo Video Here:

Sailing Team Promo

General Information:

  • We sail out of Pleasant Bay Community Boating, off 28 in Harwich.
  • We are a co-ed team.
  • We race 420 sailboats as pictured above.
  • We compete against other teams from the Cape & Islands.
  • We provide helmets, lifejackets, and drysuits to all sailors.
  • No sailing experience necessary! (You just need to know how to swim.)
  • Want to get involved and NOT necessarily sail? We could use a team manager/photographer/assistant as well!

INTERESTED? SIGN UP HERE

SAILING TEAM SIGN UP

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Parent Forums for Special Education Services and Resources


Dear Parents, Guardians, Caregivers,


I will be hosting four parent forums to meet with parents to discuss special education services and to provide a variety of resources to parents. If you have a question you would like to discuss, please complete this questionnaire. If you are unable to attend any of the four meetings scheduled, please complete this survey as I am interested in your questions, concerns, and feedback.


Dates:

March 5, 2021 - 8:30 am

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March 8, 2021 - 5:30 pm

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March 16, 2021 - 5:30 pm

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March 18, 2021 -9:00 am

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I look forward to the conversations.


Regards,

Melissa Maguire (she/her)

Director of Student Services

Monomoy Regional School District

Twitter: @Maguiremonomoy

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Girls STEM Summit 2021 - Virtual

Since 2011, Jr.Tech has hosted twelve in-person Summits, creating the premier Massachusetts STEM event for high school girls in grades 8–12. The Summit serves girls interested in pursuing STEM degrees and exploring STEM career choices.


Jr.Tech is passionate and committed to inspiring the next generation of female STEM professionals and helping to close the Gender Gap in STEM careers. That is why Jr.Tech steadfastly researched, transitioned, and is committed to bringing you a LIVE online summit via Zoom due to today’s challenging in-person restrictions.


Get ready to join us. Girls STEM Summit LIVE 2021 is going to be a great experience full of information and inspiration!


Who: Girls in grades 8–12 interested in exploring STEM fields and career choices

What: Girls STEM Summit LIVE 2021

When: Hosted online two Saturday mornings via Zoom

Dates: Since the summit will be online, it has been split into two half-day sessions.

  • Saturday, April 3, 2021, 8:30 am–noon and
  • Saturday, April 10, 2021, 8:30 am–noon

Fee: $65 (both individual and group registrations available)


MORE INFORMATION & REGISTRATION HERE: https://juniortech.org/girls-stem-summit-live-2021/

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Cape and Islands Suicide Awareness Walk 2021: May 22, 2021

https://secure.qgiv.com/event/capeandislands2021saw/


The Barnstable County Human Services Department reports the suicide rate on the Cape and Islands is more than twice the state average and suicide is now the second leading cause of death for youth ages 14-25.


Together we can end the silence around suicide.


Join us to help spread awareness and raise money for suicide prevention on Cape Cod and the Islands!

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Ad Lucem Root Word of the Week

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SAT Prep


Students are encouraged to use https://www.khanacademy.org/ to help prepare for the SAT’s! It is a free program and can be linked to the College Board account.

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SAT Dates for the Spring are:

March 13

May 8

June 21



Please register through College Board and be mindful of test registration dates.


**Please check your emails and College Board account. You should confirm your test is still happening due to test center closures.**

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Individual Junior Planning Meetings

Individual Junior Planning Meetings will be starting soon. Mrs. Casey will be contacting families with the date and time. Meetings will be held remotely and in the mornings so students do not miss their class times. We recommend that families and students watch the video of the college planning info session prior to the meeting if you were not able to attend the live version - it can be found here… https://www.monomoy.edu/Page/3506

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NACAC Virtual College Fairs: March 7th - STEM Fair

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Scholarships

The time is scholarship season! Seniors should be working on scholarships - details and instructions can be found in the Senior Google Classroom. Do not delay - deadlines are very important! Many local scholarships can be found in Naviance.

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Follow us on Social Media!

TWITTER: @MonomoyGuidance

INSTAGRAM: @MonomoyGuidance

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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MRHS Spring Sports

High school spring sports registration is open on Family ID effective Thursday March 4th. The high school spring sports season is scheduled to officially start on Monday April 26th. This is about a month later than usual with the new season structure for this year so please be aware that official tryouts for all spring sports won't begin until April 26th. Prior to April 26th all student-athletes playing a spring sport must have the following completed and turned in to the school:


1. Register on Family ID
2. An updated physical into the school nurse
3. An up to date ImPACT Test with our Athletic Trainer, Taylor Murray
4. Student-athletes must complete the NFHS free online concussion course within the year and submit the certificate of completion to Taylor Murray. The course can be found at nfhslearn.com.
5. Daily Covid Symptom Check Lists will be required every day beginning April 26th.
If you have any questions regarding medical information or ImPACT testing please contact Taylor Murray at tmurray@monomoy.edu.

Meet The Spring Coaches Night is scheduled for Wednesday April 14th at 6:00pm. It will be a google meet format and it is required of all players and parents.

Feel free to email me with any questions.
Thank you for your time.

Karen Guillemette, CAA
Director of Athletics

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FEBRUARY SCHOLAR ATHLETES of the MONTH

Leah Nash

"Leah Nash embodies everything that a Scholar Athlete should. She is a High Honors student with a 4.46 GPA and the Senior Class President. Leah is also ranked seventh in her class, takes multiple AP classes, and is a member of the National Honor Society and Captains Council. Additionally, she is a member of the school's varsity soccer, basketball, and lacrosse teams and also plays club soccer. Leah is also a three-sport captain at Monomoy Regional High School which attests to the fact that she is respected amongst her coaches and teammates. She leads by example and is a positive influence on everyone around her. Leah Nash truly is the definition of a Scholar Athlete." -Coach Bill O’Connell

Sergi (Bradley) Alexis

"3 years ago, Coach Arnold and I met after the season to discuss what the boys basketball program was missing. Unanimously we acknowledged that what was missing was student leadership. Little did we know that one of the greatest leaders we would be fortunate to have, at the time was a quiet sophomore by the name of Sergi Bradley Alexis. This year has undoubtedly been an extremely difficult one for Brad and still, he has flourished. Not only has Brad balanced being a Captain on the basketball team and a phenomenal student-athlete - he has also continued to work hard cooking at Kream and Kone and also being a great and loyal son and grandson. Brad has taken each challenge put in front of him straight ahead, and continues to put his family and teammates above himself. Brad has been a huge part of the boys basketball team's success this season. He also has been tremendous at taking the young players under his wing and taught them valuable lessons in what it takes to be great. On behalf of the boys basketball program, congratulations to Bradley.... AND THANK YOU!" -Coach Dan Taylor

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Wednesday, March 10th

Early Release Wednesday

Dismissal will be at 2:35pm.
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Wednesday, March 17th

Quarter 3 Progress Reports Printed

Quarter 3 Progress Reports will be electronically printed to Aspen.
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Thursday, March 18th - Saturday, March 20th

Alice in Wonderland Musical - Zoom Production

More information to come!
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Wednesday, March 24th

Early Release Wednesday

Dismissal will be at 2:35pm.
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Friday, April 2nd

NO SCHOOL: Spring Holiday

There is NO SCHOOL on Friday, April 2nd. We will return on Monday, April 5th and it will be a Day 5 - Thresher Remote.

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Updates, school news, pictures & MORE!
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Download the official Monomoy Regional SD app today for access to your school's student info, grade alerts, calendars, push notifications, and much more!
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