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Monomoy Regional High School's Weekly Newsletter

Published: January 29th, 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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MRHS Cohort Master Schedule (What day is it?)

The MRHS Cohort Master Schedule will let you know which "Day" it is at MRHS. Bookmark, print, or save this document! Also available on the MRHS website.

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Meal Services Updates

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

Menus for Monday 2/1 - Friday 2/5

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Principal's Corner Episode 4

Produced and filmed by Maggie Dever and Colby Jones.


Featuring Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Lindsay Ginnetty, giving helpful information on how to keep in touch with your counselor and seniors who are going through the college application process!

Principal's Corner Episode 4
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Distance Learning Seminar for second semester begins soon!

The second semester of Distance Learning Seminar (DLS) will begin soon. Half of our students are finishing the course, half will begin it in February. DLS is a required course, but students are not required to attend classes in person or virtually. The assignments are given using Google Classroom and graded on Aspen, as usually, but meetings with the instructors are optional. Students can meet with the teacher as needed by setting a time as needed.


For more information, please take a couple of minutes to view this short video introduction:

https://youtu.be/VKbfCkJyTYg

Introduction to Distance Learning Seminar 2nd Semester
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Keep up with the flow with the latest from The Current:


If you'd like to contribute to Monomoy's news site, email Ms. Goyette at agoyette@monomoy.edu

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Alice in Wonderland Zoom production coming together!

We are 2 weeks in to our Zoom production of Alice In Wonderland here at the high school. The cast is attending auditions and rehearsals remotely and in person-synchronous theatre in the time of Covid and we are having a blast! The show contains music and additional vocal pieces are being composed by Junior Phoebe Gill. A music rehearsal looked very different and socially distant this past Monday as Alice (junior Ciara Faris started learning one of her pieces that was composed by her friend. The production will be March 18th, 19th, and 20th-STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION!!!!
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MRHS is launching a new E-Sports team

MRHS is launching a new E-Sports team. Anyone interested in E-Sports, particularly students that currently play Rocket League or League Of Legends are encouraged to fill out the attached survey. Also, feel free to contact Mr. Oldach at roldach@monomoy.edu to express your interest and find out more about the team, the MSAA league format, and the required commitment.


The league starts in several weeks, and spots may be limited based on the level of interest, so you are encouraged to respond as soon as possible!


Thank you,


Mr. Oldach.

Survey
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Celebrating Brendan!

This young man is one of the most genuine, loving, kind hearted, and hilarious individuals that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and teaching. Did you know that Costello Syndrome Awareness Day was on January 27th? Brendan carries this very rare syndrome ... he is literally 1 in a 1,000,000 <3


On top of celebrating this #raredisease day this week, he also landed his dream job. You are looking at the 1st ever Momomoy Regional High School Official Greeter. If you forget a pencil, pen, mask, or simply don't know what day it is, Brendan is here to answer your questions. You will see him at the back entrance every morning greeting all the students as they enter the building for a fun-filled day of learning.


Keep reaching for the stars, Brendan


The SHORE family is extremely proud of you

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MRHS senior Amy Hinesley awarded 2021 Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents Award for Academic Excellence

Each year, Superintendent Dr. Scott Carpenter awards one Monomoy Regional High School senior the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents Award for Academic Excellence. This award is given to the high school senior who has distinguished themselves in the pursuit of excellence during their high school career. In selecting the award winner each year, Dr. Carpenter looks for not only academic success within our classrooms, but for demonstrations of leadership and initiative within the school and the greater community. MRHS high school counselors and administrators help with this selection, and for 2021, the team has selected Amy Hinesley to receive the Award for Academic Excellence.


Amy was presented with the award at the School Committee meeting on January 28, 2021. Dr. Carpenter read the following remarks when bestowing this honor:

Amy Hinesley’s record of academic success is impeccable and her leadership, civic involvement, and global awareness cements her legacy. Amy is a curious and inquisitive learner, one who is constantly seeking to make connections in her learning with the world around her. She exhibits a work ethic that is second to none which has firmly planted her as the number one student in her graduating class. Amy is without question driven by her intellectual curiosity and thirst for knowledge. Her teachers describe her as, “a tenacious talent that understands the most complex problems”.


In addition to Amy’s outstanding AP scores, SAT Scores, MCAS scores, and transcript is a student who is truly gifted across the curriculum. But to her credit, she spends an equal amount of time immersed in musical theater, band, and athletics. Amy has a keen interest in politics and a deeply rooted passion for improving social justice across the globe. Her studies are deeply connected to science and she envisions herself working as a global field research scientist. It is quite fitting that amid a pandemic, Amy diligently landed an internship last summer at the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy running a virtual reality lab, as well as assisting in educating the public on shark activity on Cape Cod.


Amy’s activities include: President of National Honor Society, President of Student Council, Captain of the Monomoy Regional High School Mock Trial Team, Student Representative to the School Committee, Captain of the Monomoy Regional High School Field Hockey Team, President of Interact Club, and President of Best Buddies. She is also a passionate member of the STAND (Students Taking Action Now) Club, Political Action Club, and integral contributor to the student-led Social Justice Task Force. Amy was the recipient of the Harvard University Junior Book Award, History Departmental Award, and the Richard Gilder History Book Award. Amy will graduate with a Global Studies Diploma with Distinction. Our school’s Global Studies Program offers students the opportunity to go beyond the high school curriculum to make connections to the larger world. Students who complete the program will learn to understand, care, and act on issues of global concern.


Amy’s passion and drive, combined with intelligence and maturity, will leave her well prepared to solve any problem and persevere through challenges with a conscientious mind and level head.

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Band is up and running - come join us!

Band is running every morning at the high school from 9:30-10:15 and is grouped by cohort! COME JOIN US!

DAY 1-Makos

DAY 2-Tigers

DAY 3-Threshers

DAY 4-Makos

DAY 5-Tigers

DAY 6-Threshers

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Q & A with Senator Julian Cyr

The Monomoy High School Gender Sexuality Alliance hosted an online question-and-answer session with State Senator Julian Cyr, who represents the region on Beacon Hill. Senator Cyr discussed how the legislature is structured and its function, what actions the state government is taking in the region to address the Covid-19 pandemic, and issues related to education and government funding for public schools, among other topics. A video of the Google Meet is available at THIS LINK. Kudos to the club, and especially to Kristina Tamasco, as well as to the many students attending from Monomoy's new Distance Learning Seminar classes! It was an informative civics lesson about state government for our students.
Q&A with Senator Julian Cyr
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History of Rock Murals

In spite of being fully remote during the bulk of the History of Rock mural creating they still happened and they are AWESOME!!!!
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Peer Leadership Class is collecting donations for Hands of Hope

MRHS Peer Leadership Class is participating in a community service project. Our group will be hosting a food drive for Hands of Hope in Harwich and a clothing drive for an organization TBD. Any donations are appreciated! Clothes must be cleaned and food items should be boxed and/or canned and have an expiration date after May 2021. This will take place from Monday, January 25th to Monday, February 1st. Drop-off locations will be located at the back and front entrance of the school and in front of the library. Please contact Courtney Kelley, Maggie Dever, Caroline DiGiovanni, Ashley Tromp, Riley Jones, Dylan Hall, Sam Morse, or Patrick McCarty with any questions. Thank you!
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SPIRIT CLUB is hosting a mass MESSAGE EXCHANGE

SPIRIT CLUB is hosting a mass MESSAGE EXCHANGE between grades, with the goal to

spread hope, positivity, cheer, and wellbeing this season. We will be collecting and sending

them out to everyone in the school, including staff. You can submit as many forms as you

want! (We need A LOT!)


INSTRUCTIONS

You will be writing an anonymous, positive message to a random person in the indicated grade:

8th Graders –– write messages to –– > Seniors

Juniors –– write messages to –– > Freshman

Sophomores –– write messages to –– > Juniors

Freshman. –– write messages to –– > Sophomores

Seniors –– write messages to –– > 8th Graders

Staff –– write messages to –– > All Students


MESSAGE FORM

https://forms.gle/RzysKijM2KtQWENB9

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Key Club is collecting Valentine Cards for senior citizens

The Key Club is collecting Valentine Cards (signed or blank) to be filled out and delivered to Liberty Commons! We delivered some Holiday cards on December 24th, and brightened the day of some of our local senior citizens that are not able to see loved ones. Please consider writing out a card or two and handing them in to one or our Key Club officers: Christie Beckley, Samantha Goode, Sarah Poskanzer or Caitlin Bouvier (or Ms. Howe). Many of our seniors have lost their loved ones and this act of kindness can go a long way! We will deliver them right before our February vacation.
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Class of 2022 Popcorn Fundraiser

The class of 2022 will be selling Poppin Popcorn from Feb1st thru Feb 21nd. This popcorn and candy is absolutely delicious. There are so many different flavors to choose from!!


Each member of the class received an email from Mrs. Corrigan with instructions on how to sign up. She will send another email on Feb 1st. Students must sign up in order to sell and may not sign up until Feb. 1st when the portal opens. This event is 100% virtual. All orders are delivered to your house within 5-7 business day! NO WAITING! 50% of the sales will come right back to the class of 2022. To order your popcorn, please see a 2022 Junior!!

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MONOMOY YOUTH VOICES

Attention Sharks!


Monomoy Youth Voices is here!

Be Seen. Be Heard. Make a Difference.

Masks ≠ Silence



MYV is a platform for you to say what you want to say about topics you care about. We are inspired by the quote, "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter". In a year where our lives have been turned upside down, I couldn't think of a more appropriate time to hand you the mic!


Up until Friday, January 29th I will be collecting work that represents your personal voice, experiences, ideas, opinions, stories, messages, etc. It can be in the form of poetry, posters, art pieces, photos, videos, animations, audio recordings of someone reading their work out loud, recorded musical pieces, tik tok videos, essays, etc. The content is up to you! (Artist statements optional, but suggested for visual works to help give the viewer some context!)


We will be preparing a virtual showcase, and launching the website in February. Launch Date TBD.


Send all work to aschuermann@monomoy.edu.

If you wish your work to be anonymous, just let me know!



Check out some of the past photos of MYV Here:

http://mrhsarts.weebly.com/monomoy-youth-voices.html


Follow @monomoydigital on twitter to follow the hype!

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Ad Lucem Slide of the Week

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Introducing: Flick Up!

Introducing: Flick Up!


A Free Digital Imagery Workshop on Zoom to Help Teens Chart Their Journeys During Covid

February 16, 17 & 19th 2pm – 4pm


Click here to view the flier!


For more information about how to register for Flick Up!, please contact Mike Gradone at the Brewster Recreation Department. 508-896-9430 or www.brewsterrecreation.com. iPads and apps are provided to each student at no cost.

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Junior Parent College Planning Night - Feb 10, 2021 - 6:00 P.M.

The Counselor’s will hold a virtual parent forum for families of juniors to discuss the college planning process. Log On information will be sent out prior to the event!

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SENIORS: Scholarships


Please be sure to work on the scholarships posted in Naviance. If you were unable to attend the Dollars for Scholars meeting, please visit your Guidance Google Classroom to watch the video.

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NACAC College Fair

There are large virtual college fairs coming up soon where one virtual visit will allow access to many schools. Next one is January 31. Register to attend here.

Student Fairs

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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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ATHLETIC DISMISSALS - Week of 1/25

Tuesday 2/2

JV Girls Basketball @ 2:45


Friday 2/5

JV Boys Basketball @ 2:45

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Tuesday, February 9th

Q2 Report Cards

Quarter 2 report cards will be electronically printed to Aspen.
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Wednesday, February 10th

Early Release Wednesday

Dismissal will be at 2:35pm.

Junior Parent College Planning Night

TIME: 6pm

Parent Forum will be REMOTE!


The Counselor’s will hold a virtual parent forum for families of juniors to discuss the college planning process. More information to come...

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Thursday, February 11th

MRSD School Committee Meeting

TIME: 6:30pm


DURING COVID-19:
Per Governor Baker’s order suspending certain provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A sec. 20, the public will not be allowed to physically access School Committee meetings.


For public access, including Public Comment, please click the Zoom meeting link as posted per meeting date: https://www.monomoy.edu/Page/3594

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Monday, February 15th - Friday, February 19th

NO SCHOOL: Winter Vacation

There will be NO SCHOOL from Monday, February 15th - Friday, February 19th.


We will return on Monday, February 22nd. It will be a Day 6 Mako Remote.

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Wednesday, February 24th

Early Release Wednesday

Dismissal will be at 2:35pm.
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Thursday, February 25th

MRSD School Committee Meeting

TIME: 6:30pm


DURING COVID-19:
Per Governor Baker’s order suspending certain provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A sec. 20, the public will not be allowed to physically access School Committee meetings.


For public access, including Public Comment, please click the Zoom meeting link as posted per meeting date: https://www.monomoy.edu/Page/3594

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Wednesday, March 10th

Quarter 3 Progress Reports Printed

Quarter 3 Progress Reports will be electronically printed to Aspen.

Early Release Wednesday

Dismissal will be at 2:35pm.
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Thursday, March 11th

MRSD School Committee Meeting

TIME: 6:30pm


DURING COVID-19:
Per Governor Baker’s order suspending certain provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A sec. 20, the public will not be allowed to physically access School Committee meetings.


For public access, including Public Comment, please click the Zoom meeting link as posted per meeting date: https://www.monomoy.edu/Page/3594

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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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Follow MRHS on Twitter!

Updates, school news, pictures & MORE!
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Download the Official Monomoy Regional SD App!

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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