Monomoy Regional High School's Weekly Newsletter
Published: March 24th, 2023
MRSD Website Survey
Parent University: Two Part Series
Postural Screening for 9th grade students will take place April 10-14, 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 ninth grade students will take place in addition to SBIRT screening during the week of April 10th. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com prior to April 3, 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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- When a community member reached out to bring over several boxes and bags of clothing for the 351 Clothing Drive, their donation stuffed several boxes and bags full! When their pick-up truck pulled up to MRHS, they clearly could use some help unloading. A huge Shark Shout Out to the ready and able helpers who were eager to assist! The boxes and bags were no challenge for Charlotte Mahoney and Xevi Pina Parker who had the truck unloaded in a matter of minutes. Thank you for your kindness, willingness and ableness! MRHS appreciates you! -Mrs. Janet Ferro
- The HES PTO thanks the many high school volunteers who helped out at the Shamrock Shimmy on Saturday - we couldn't have done it without them! The volunteers were: Maya Jones, Emily Brophy, Abby Martin, Finn Dyer, Annalise Langelier, Sally Watson, Yu Ying Zou, Julia Brown, Marco-Dean Hart, Olivia Ferer, Riley Vath, Abbey Crownshaw, Kaelyn Ellis, Lilly Lagreze, and Nicolai Robbins. ~The Harwich Elementary PTO
Field trip to 1st Annual Massachusetts Educators Rising Conference
Ms. Armstrong, Mrs. Ginnetty, and Mr. Sliney chaperoned students to the 1st Annual Massachusetts Educators Rising Conference hosted at UMASS Lowell. Seven students departed Monomoy on March 23 at 5:30 AM! Attendees were able to tour UMASS Lowell as well as participate in a few workshops - Becoming Your Own Teacher and Mindset of an Educator. They listened to an amazing keynote speaker who shared his story of how teachers shaped and changed his life. It was a really inspiring day and for many of our students, their first official college visit.
Thank you for Mrs. Armstrong for planning this day - it was no easy feat to get this organized as well as to get students to commit to a 5:30 AM departure time.
Walden Pond 2023
Mr. Smeltzer’s Latin III class made a memorable trek out to Walden Pond and North Bridge in Concord, Ma, on Thursday, March 23, 2022. The students were analyzing and drawing attention to Thoreau’s ideas as they relate to the philosophy of Roman Stoicism. The purpose of the trip was to further explore the ways in which Henry David Thoreau related the idea of carpe diem into his own life at the pond. Many students commented on the natural beauty of the pond and Thoreau’s advice to live life deliberately.
Bowling in Unified PE Class
NO FEE Foreign money exchange information for international travel
MRMS presents "The Little Mermaid Jr."
Japan Travelers: MANDATORY meeting TODAY!
Teen Wellness Fair: Thursday, March 30
Pops Concert: Thursday, March 30 at 7pm
France trip: MANDATORY meeting on March 31
Our departure for France is getting close!
We need to go over a few last details together as a group.
Students, please make yourself available for a MANDATORY meeting on
Friday, March 31st (Day 4), Jawsome B, 12:35pm
Parents/Guardians, you are welcome to join us via Google Meet:
- Mandatory Meeting - French Trip
- Friday, March 31 · 12:35 – 1:00pm
- Google Meet joining info
- Video call link: https://meet.google.com/zmm-yzkg-wkf
- Or dial: (US) +1 267-755-7916 PIN: 125 758 568#
If you have any questions/remarks that could benefit the entire group, please let us know!
Merci d'avance / Many thanks in advance,
Madame Linnell & Mrs. Grogan
Harlem Wizards tickets on sale NOW!
Last call for Harlem Wizards Sponsorships. Please submit any sponsorships by Monday, March 27!
Attention Senior Parents: Safe After Prom Party Chaperones Needed!
Clothing Drive runs until March 31
Class of 2026 T-Shirt Extravaganza
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!
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
Order your yearbook today: online ordering will close on 3/31
Online ordering for yearbooks closes on Friday, March 31. You can still purchase a yearbook by paying cash or by check (made out to MRSD). There are only 71 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!
- Go to: ybpay.lifetouch.com
- Enter yearbook ID code: 9900723
- Enter student name & grade
Or to pay after 3/31, bring cash or check (made out to MRSD) to Mrs. Francesconi in the Main Office.
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 email@example.com with any questions.
Senior Newsletter 2023: Graduation, End-of-Year Events, and More!
Adult ESL Classes
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- March 28-29: ELA Grade 10
- April 4-5: ELA Grade 8
- May 1-2: STE Grade 8
- May 16-17: Math Grade 10
- May 18-19: Math Grade 8
- June 6-7: STE Grade 9
May deadlines are fast approaching! Please be paying attention to deadlines and looking at Naviance!
Please sign up for SAT’s through the College Board. Future test dates are May 6 and June 3.
Upcoming MEFA Webinar: Wednesday, March 29
hosting a webinar on Wednesday, March 29th at 6:30 p.m. with an all-star panel of financial aid leaders to get first-hand guidance on appealing a financial aid offer. Attendees will hear how to properly submit an appeal, what colleges consider when awarding extra assistance, and factors to think about when making the college decision. Register now: https://mefa-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uw9vFZzISjiy2ujZ-dYkrg
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 3/27
Athletics Dismissals: Week of 3/27
V Girls Lacrosse @ 2:45
V Sailing @ 1:45
V Girls Golf @ 2:30
V/JV Softball @ 12:15
V Girls 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
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Book & Media Swap: Saturday, April 1
2023 SAT Prep Course
- Reserve your spot by emailing Ms. Kelly Terrenzi at firstname.lastname@example.org