Monomoy Regional High School's Weekly Newsletter
Published: November 15th, 2019
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Conversation with the Superintendent THIS MONDAY!
Dear Monomoy parents, caregivers, and community members,
As I have done in past years, I am inviting members of our school community to join me for a conversation about “all things Monomoy,” Monday, November 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the Harwich Elementary School Activity Room. Members of the School Committee will also be in attendance to listen to your wants, hopes, and appreciations of our schools. We encourage parents and caregivers of students from across the district, as well as interested community members, to attend. This is the first in a series of open forums that will take place during this school year.
Often, these open-ended conversations bring out the most people and best discussions. I want to make sure all questions are answered and all topics are discussed, so I’ve created an online forum for you to share what you’d like to talk about. I’ll create an agenda from your input and post it on Monday morning before the event. Hopefully, the topics you provide will pique the interest and attendance of others and make for a robust conversation.
The online form for you to share the topics you’re interested in discussing is available at this link. You don’t have to submit a topic to attend and all discussion topic requests are anonymous.
The School Committee and I look forward to your participation. See you Monday night at HES.
Monomoy Regional Schools
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SHARK SHOUT OUTS
- A HUGE Shark Shout Out to Samantha Morse for her ongoing graphic arts assistance. The internship program is indebted to Samantha for her efforts in creating TWO visually awesome brochures! -Mr. David Alexander
- To Patrick Sullivan who held the door for several students arriving to school on one of our coldest mornings to date! Thank you Patrick! So thoughtful of you! -Mrs. Janet Ferro
SHOUT OUT!! to Caroline Freitas and volunteers who hosted a beautiful Thanksgiving meal for over 100 Senior Citizens.-Mrs. Alison Burton
MRHS students attend Enterprising Women Conference
Thanks to the generosity of Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine, some MRHS students and faculty were able to attend the magazine's Enterprising Women conference, an annual women's leadership event. The attendees, Sarah Babb, Jenna Greco, Kaitlyn Lyons, Julie Slade, Ms. Ginnetty, and Ms. Police, learned from and were inspired by the impressive speakers, which included Audrey Hall of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, as well as a panel of women entrepreneurs. The students represented Monomoy well, even participating in the Q&A session!
Grade 8 Essay Contest Winners
Students on the grade 8 silver team participated in this year's Young Writer's essay contest. This year's competition asked students to complete mini sagas of 100 words or less in response to the theme Mission Contamination. Forty-one of our student's stories were selected for publication in this year's book, and each is eligible to win the first place prize, a trophy and an iPad. The book will be published on February 29, and the MRHS copy will be available through our school library.
Congratulations to our winning authors: Naysa Jacobs, Angel Berrios, Kenyatta Pigo-Cronin, Caleb Neal, Jayden Daluze-Starks, Ian Field, Jemma Hayes, Vaughn Jamieson, Owen Lavin, Caleb Parson-Gomes, Jack Raye, Rovens Jean-Baptiste, Emily Gray, Ciarra Terry, Kali Burnham, Chloe Jones, Owen Lucey, Mia Salzano, Dahlia Viprino, Julia Brown, Kristina Tamasco, Terence Connors, Isadora Alexis, Alexis Arruda, Shamore Cooper, Alexis Eldredge, Avery Hager, Matthew Hunt, Hannah Kurz, Tatiana Malone, Jayda Rose, Evan Stevens, Sally Watson, Thomas Bacon-Lewis, Thomas Correia, Sean Davock, Alexer Rodriguez, Jacob Routhier, Sophia Sarabia, Emily Spooner, and Yu Ying Zou. We look forward to reading your published works!
8th Grade Dance - SUPER Shout Out!
To our amazing Amazing Amanda Shuermann who once again transformed the gym into a work of art for the 8th grade dance. Making huge balloons into glowing planets...WHAT! It was a wonderful event! Also thanks to Rachel Barnes, Caroline Frietas, Tommy Clark, Jazmyne Jones, Janie GIralimo for chaperoning.
Sandscript Club visits NYC
Last month, several members of Sandscript traveled to NYC for a two-day trip of writing, photographing, visiting literary sites, and reflecting. Their exhibit of poetry and photography is on display in front of the MRHS library. Stop by! Here are some photos from the homes of Edgar Allen Poe and Langston Hughes, as well as our visit to a Bowery Poetry Club performance and Central Park. If you would like to read the students' writing, please email Lisa Forte-Doyle, and she'll send you some!
Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Dinner
Get a SEASON PASS for MRHS Performing Arts Events
GET YOUR SEASONS PASS FOR ALL* THE MRHS PERFORMING ARTS EVENTS
Individual ticket will still be sold at the door. Prices for per show are:
Theater productions: Adults $15 Students $5
- ADULT ALL ACCESS $100.00 (save $35): This allows entry into all concerts and EVERY performance of the fall show and spring musical.
- ADULT ACCESS PASS $35.00 (save $10): This is a punch card that provides entry into the concerts and ONE performance of the fall show and ONE performance of the spring musical
- STUDENT ACCESS PASS $15.00 (save $10): This is a punch card that provides entry into the concerts and ONE performance of the fall show and ONE performance of the spring musical
- LIFETIME PASS (FREE) for Harwich, Chatham, and Monomoy teacher and staff retirees as a thank you for all their time and support of our schools. Please contact Deb Donovan at email@example.com
*The pass is for all VPA productions. IT DOES NOT INCLUDE THE ALUMNI SHOW which is sponsored by FOTA
Passes are non-transferable and we are unable to replace lost passes
You must present your pass to enter or will be required to pay the ticket price for that performance
Annual Lions Club Speech Contest Winners
Student volunteers needed for HES Holiday Bazaar!
The Harwich Elementary School Holiday Bazaar is a long-time tradition where young children can select gifts for loved ones - and we need middle school and high school student volunteers to help the little ones shop and to wrap gifts! The Holiday Bazaar is Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 to 11 a.m. Please email Joy Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can come help out!
THE 30 DAY ATTENDANCE CHALLENGE
OCTOBER 15 - NOVEMBER 26
Come to school all day, every day for thirty days and enjoy being celebrated throughout the month of December. Encourage your friends to join in to meet the challenge.
Previous winners reported how they were able to make it to school every day. These suggestions included:
- Parents setting bedtimes and encouraging the use of strategies to maintain wellness
- Stay healthy by getting at least 8-9 hours of sleep, frequently wash hands and eat breakfast
- Hydrate throughout the day
- Turn off all computers and devices one hour prior to bedtime to allow yourself to unwind
- Do not watch over stimulating tv shows one hour prior to bedtime
- Set morning alarm to when you absolutely have to get out of bed rather than hitting the snooze button
- Limit caffeine intake in the afternoon
- To relax listen to soothing music, white noise (fan, etc.), relaxation program or nature sounds
MRHS participates in the 'Give Back Where it Counts Reusable Bag Program'
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The events listed below are Upcoming MRHS Events!
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Friday, November 15th
Saturday, November 16th
Monday, November 18th
Tuesday, November 19th
Club Photos/Senior Class Photo Day
Club photos will be taken in the Auditorium for the yearbook! Listen for your club to be announced and head down to the Auditorium to get your photo taken.
Seniors will have their photo taken outside on the bleachers during Jawsome A.
Wednesday, November 20th
Thursday, November 21st
Monday, November 25th
Wednesday, November 27th - Friday, November 29th
Monday, December 2nd
Tuesday, December 3rd
Wednesday, December 4th
Friday, December 6th
Thursday, December 12th
Friday, December 13th
Tuesday, December 17th
Wednesday, December 18th
Monday, December 23rd - Wednesday, January 1st
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Seniors - Please get your counselors the paperwork necessary for your college applications at least two weeks in advance. If your school is not using the Common App or information is needed to mail to the schools, please make sure that you note that on the yellow information sheet.
Students - Please stay in touch with her your counselor’s and your teachers who are writing letters of your deadlines.
Students and Parents - Khan Academy is a great resource for those who are looking for some free SAT Test Prep! Sign up and register through the College Board, in addition to signing up for the SAT’s.
The FAFSA opened on October 1 for the 2020-2021 year. Please be mindful of the various deadlines that each school has. CSS Profiles are required by certain schools.
Cape Cod Community College will be here on November 19, 2019 to talk to prospective students. If your student is planning on attending CCCC next year, please encourage them to complete their application prior to November 19.
The Pathway Program is set up to help students apply and get prepared to attend CCCC next year if that is something that might be of interest to you. Check out the included link to find out more about the Program: https://www.capecod.edu/web/pathways
Breakfast of Excellence - Fall Semester
6th Annual Breakfast of Excellence- Fall Semester-occurring on Wednesday 11/20/2019 at 8:00 a.m. in the auditorium. This celebratory breakfast will include awards presented to students for outstanding performance on MCAS and to our AP Scholar award winners.
The event will start promptly at 8:00 a.m. with breakfast served after the awards for all attendees and their families.
Jon Bennett and student representatives of MRHS visited the Charter Lighthouse School on Thursday evening to highlight the wonderful offerings here at MRHS.
The School Counseling Team
Alison Burton - Grade 8 and Peer Leadership Instructor
Lindsay Ginnetty, A-F
Sean Burke, G-N
Jon Bennett, Instructional Leader, O-Z
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Athletics Weekly Summary
Written by: Emma Santoni
Monomoy’s Football team beat Atantis Charter Friday Night 33-13. Elijah Beasley scored the first touchdown followed by Rory Carpenter. Tyler Potter was the next Shark who returned a punt to score. Noah Concordia ended the first half with a touchdown run. Tyler Potter also added one more score in the second half. Graham Papenfuhs did an amazing job of getting three extra point kick‘s. David Malone and Zack Parker did great on the offensive side and Jordan Charlot was a key player for the defense.
Reminder to all winter athletes and parents, Meet The Coaches Night is Monday, November 18th at 6:00pm in the auditorium. We look forward to seeing you there!!
Fall athletes and parents mark your calendars, Fall Sports Awards Night is Monday November 25th. Light refreshments at 6:00pm in the cafe, followed by the ceremony at 6:30pm in the auditorium. Can’t wait to celebrate an amazing fall season!
High School Reminders:
1. High School Fall Sports Awards Night is Monday November 25th. Refreshments at 6:00pm in the cafe followed by the ceremony at 6:30pm in the auditorium. All high school fall athletes and their families are invited.
2. High School Meet The Winter Coaches Night is Monday November 18th at 6:00pm in the gym.
3. Family ID for winter sports will open on November 1st. All high school student athletes must register on Family ID, have an updated physical on file with the school nurse and see our Athletic Trainer, Taylor Murray for an Impact Test prior to the first practice/tryout.
4. High school winter sports start Monday December 2nd. Coaches will have specific practice times at Meet The Coaches Night.