Monomoy Regional High School's Weekly Newsletter
Published: February 12th, 2021
Table of contents:
- Important Information
- MRHS News & Weekly Review
- Counselors' Corner
- School Calendar
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REMINDER: No School Next Week!
We will return on Monday, February 22nd. It will be a Day 6 Mako Remote.
Updates, resources, and briefings from Superintendent Dr. Carpenter.
Free and reduced lunch application information
Free and reduced benefits can offer additional support to families and can also include certain other fees being waived or reduced. The data also impacts overall school and district funding, in some cases.
To access the application, please click here.
If you have any questions, please contact Food Services Director Garth Petracca at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- A BIG THANK YOU to our Vice Principal, David Alexander, for braving the cold rain and taking the time to help the Animal Welfare Club capture a photo of their donations to CCDART last week! (See ccdart.org for more information!) -Ms. Paula McMahon
We the People competition
Black History Month Display
MRHS is paying tribute to the voices of African American musicians and artists throughout history. JoAnne Weeks and Jazmyn Jones collaborated to create a visual display located at the top of the Main Street staircase. Featuring an array of artists from Billie Holiday to Childish Gambino, Proud Mary's hair is filled with the music that offers a soundtrack to our lives.
In hard times, music is a way to bring people together and express difficult emotions. Let this serve as a reminder that even in the face of adversity, art can inspire us all!
EVERFI Black History Month Challenge
Cape Cod 5 is encouraging local high-school students in the community, ages 13-18, to join the cost-free EVERFI Black History Month Challenge. Students who participate in this national, month-long challenge will complete four digital lessons focused on understanding the Black experience and write a capstone essay, in which they will share how they plan to continue the conversation about Black history in their communities throughout the year. Submission of these essays will enable the student to compete for college scholarships awarded by EVERFI and educational stipends offered locally by Cape Cod 5.
Upon completion of the Black History Month Challenge, three students will be selected by EVERFI to win one of three college scholarships of $10,000, $6,000 and $4,000, respectively. As a unique addition to this challenge, Cape Cod 5 will award five Honorable Mention educational stipends in the amount of $500 to local students, identified by EVERFI as semi-finalists. A panel of Cape Cod 5 judges will select the five Honorable Mention educational stipend winners drawn from a pool of local students. Students must enter via the Bank’s website using the link below to qualify for one of the five $500 scholarships from Cape Cod 5.
To enter the EVERFI Black History Month Challenge and qualify for a $500 Honorable Mention educational stipend from Cape Cod 5, students ages 13-18 can visit www.capecodfive.com/everfi-black-history-month-challenge.
MRHS students participate in "Through Young Eyes": an exhibition of work by Cape Cod students
Running February 11th-April 18th at the Cape Cod Museum of Art.
Virtual Reception: February 24th
MRHS Students participating:
An exhibition of work by Cape Cod students grades K-12, presented by the Cape Cod Museum of Art and the Cape Cod & Islands Art Educators Association (CCIAEA).
The selected works have been curated by art teachers in the region and represent over 20 schools. Mediums include sculpture, painting, drawing, ceramics, & 3-D art.
The exhibition raises awareness of "Youth Art Month", which celebrates the value of art education and art participation for all children during the month of March each year.
Join the Young Men's Club!
Alumna Grace Fernandes ('16) helps with spring musical production
Collection for items for Wild Care in Eastham continues after February vacation!
The MRHS Animal Welfare Club is still collecting items and donations for BOTH domestic shelters and Wild Care in Eastham.
We are also donating these pet foods to CCDART (See ccdart.org for details!)
- If you have CLEAN towels, blankets, throws, pillow cases, sheets, dog/cat beds or carriers, they will be used! (PLEASE- place these cleaned linens in a plastic trash bag. (No items with holes, buttons or zippers, please!)
- ** We are very much in need of WET dog and/or cat food, as well as monetary donations that will help to care for animals through the cold winter months!!
- **This year of the pandemic has been particularly difficult to secure donations, so even a small donation will help these animals!!
WildCare alone had over 10,000 calls to help wild animals in 2020! Any monetary (checks only) or physical donations can be brought to Beth Howe’s room # A163, but please email to her for a good time to do so: email@example.com OR please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a pick-up.
Thank you so much! ️
Photo of Animal Welfare Club donation to CCDART to help families feed their pets:
Paula McMahon (Co-advisor) and Pat Tammar (CCDART)
Ad Lucem Root Word of the Week
Class of 2022 Popcorn Fundraiser
50% of the sales will come right back to the class of 2022. To order your popcorn, please see a 2022 Junior!!
Class of 2025
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For those that were not able to join the counselors for the college planning presentation, the video will be uploaded to the Monomoy website soon and can be viewed there.
Junior students and families will be invited to do individual future planning sessions with their counselors in the month of March. Mrs. Casey will be scheduling them.
Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Hemeon are connecting peer tutors with students who need help in a variety of subjects. If your student would like some tutoring assistance, please contact email@example.com to start the process.
Mr. Bennett and Mr. Burke are supporting a new club started by student Luke Sanders. While tutoring could be a part of this, it’s meant to serve as a support for students in grades 8-11 who could benefit from an upperclassman mentor.
Luke is looking for Grade 11 and 12 students in good standing to help become peer mentors. Please contact Luke at firstname.lastname@example.org to join the fun!
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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JANUARY SCHOLAR ATHLETES OF THE MONTH
Maggie Dever embodies everything that a Scholar-Athlete should. She is an Honor Roll student with a 3.89 GPA, as well as the 2020 Digital Media Arts Award winner. Maggie is a member of the National Honor Society, Best Buddies, Captains Council, and the MIAA Student Advisory Committee. Additionally, she is a member of the school's varsity soccer, basketball, and lacrosse teams and also plays club soccer. Prior to tearing her ACL early during her junior year, Maggie was a league all-star in soccer and a two-time league all-star in basketball. Now a senior, Maggie has already been named a league all-star in soccer this past fall and has been appointed captain of the soccer, basketball, and lacrosse teams. Her tenacity and perseverance have helped her overcome a serious injury to not only return to a high-level playing status, but she earned the respect of her coaches, teammates, and peers. Maggie Dever truly is the definition of a Scholar-Athlete. - Coach Bill O’Connell