Monomoy News

October 31, 2019

Updates from around Monomoy Regional School District

As we complete the second full month of school, there are lots of great things happening in our schools! For upcoming events and activities, be sure to check our online calendar here.

Monomoy educators complete graduate training in trauma and learning

A cohort of 20 Monomoy Regional School District educators have spent the last few years taking graduate-level classes to better prepare them to support students by offering trauma-sensitive practices. Read more about the program here.

Chatham Elementary students enjoy visit from MRHS Sandscript Club

Members of the MRHS Sandscript Club traveled to CES to read kindergarten and first-grade students Halloween stories they had written and illustrated themselves!

Saying goodbye to an old friend and looking ahead at Harwich Elementary

It was the end of an era as the town began removing the Castle in the Clouds playground at Harwich Elementary School due to safety and accessibility concerns. Read more here. The HES teachers and staff are being very creative in planning fun, active outdoor play during this temporary phase.

Monomoy Middle School students learn from local K-9 team

Students in the Grade 5 Junior Justice Academy seminar at MRMS visited with Ofc. Nick Ambrosini of the Yarmouth PD and his dog Gage. Ofc. Ambrosini discussed police K-9s and the duo demonstrated their abilities.

MRHS completes NEASC visit

As part of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges' accreditation process, 16 educators conducted an on-site visit of Monomoy Regional High School Oct. 27-30. This exciting process will result in helpful feedback on the extent to which MRHS is aligning with the Standards for Accreditation. Read more here.

Parent University: Youth vaping

At our recent Parent University on youth vaping, attendees learned about the risks of vaping, how to identify vaping, and how to help young people who are vaping. If you missed the event, our website features a video of the presentation, the presentation slides, and a PSA video created by MRHS MIAA student ambassadors. Click here to access the information and videos.

Youth Risk Behavior Survey results

The results of our 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey were shared with the Monomoy community earlier this month. If you did not attend the YRBS presentation, please take a moment to view the presentation slides and watch the video of the presentation and ensuing panel discussion, which are posted on our website here. We applaud the MRHS Peer Leaders for their maturity and empathy in presenting this data and for their open and honest responses during the panel discussion.