FRIDAY FOCUS

Monomoy Regional High School's Weekly Newsletter

Published: Friday, May 17th

Table of contents:

  • Important Information
  • MRHS News & Weekly Review
  • School Calendar
  • Community Events
  • Counselors' Corner
  • Athletics
  • Shark Shoutouts!

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INFORMATION CAMPAIGN ABOUT YOUTH VAPING

As a part of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s efforts to educate the public about the dangers of vaping for youth, DPH recently launched a public information campaign for middle and high school aged youth titled Vapes & Cigarettes: Different Products. Same Dangers. The campaign links the dangers of vaping to cigarette smoking, and was developed with the input of middle and high school students across the state.


Different Products. Same Dangers. will feature online and social media ads (Instagram, Snapchat, Spotify, and YouTube). The campaign sends youth to mass.gov/vaping for basic information and resources on the dangers of vaping and encourages them to follow the campaign on Instagram (@GetTheVapeFacts).


For information on how to talk to your kids about vaping and information on what vaping products look like, visit www.GetOutraged.org

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FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE

Parents/Guardians - Please pick up any unused medication in the Health Office prior to the last day of school. Physical exams performed over the summer can be faxed to (508)430-7241 or mailed directly to the School Nurse. The Nursing and the Athletic Department work together to clear all student athletes for Fall sports. All physical exam dates are entered in Aspen under Athletics tab (date of physical exam and athletic expiration). Please email cdufault@monomoy.edu if you have questions or concerns about your child’s physical exam.

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MRHS Multicultural Fair 2019

Monomoy's annual Culture Fair took place on Wednesday!! The event began with a terrific performance from MRHS' dance team called, THE MIX, and then students visited almost 20 cultures at different tables throughout Main Street and the cafeteria. It's always a great way to celebrate the heritages of our students and our teachers!!
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Oak Street Academy Students Learn from Cape Cod Woodturners at Cultural Center of Cape Cod

Oak Street Academy students had the chance to work with and learn from the Cape Cod Woodturners at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. We made pens - some of them from the floorboards of the Kennedy compound in Hyannisport! Our student's work is on display and for sale at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in Yarmouth! We are so grateful to them all for their support during the year through their Rise and Shine program.

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MRHS Seniors featured in Cape Cod Times 'Rising Stars 2019'

Congrats to Caroline Davock for being featured as a Rising Star 2019 by Cape Cod Times.


Check out the MRHS nominees on Page 23!


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Mq7KpImc-zkVBhdlQ3BetMaUJZJnW50M/view
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London 2020 Informational Meeting

Interested in world travel? Want to learn more about history, literature, and theatre? There will be an informational meeting about the Grade 8 and 9 London trip on May 21st at 6:00 P. M. at the MRHS Library Media center. Trip itinerary, curricular connections, costs and what is included will all be reviewed, and there will be a discount offered for those who sign up directly after the presentation. The trip is planned for April Vacation week in 2020. Students are only eligible to attend this trip during grades 8 and 9, so if you are interested don’t miss out on this opportunity. If you are interested but cannot attend, please contact Rachel Barnes at rbarnes@monomoy.edu to find out more information.

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MRHS' Online School Newspaper: Real STUDENTS, Real NEWS!

Check out MRHS' online newspaper, www.SharkTales.org! There are several new articles to read, and please feel free to comment!!
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1st All-Cape Cod Special Olympics Game Day hosted at MRHS

MRHS hosted our 1st All-Cape Cod Special Olympics Game Day. More than 25 schools and over 400 athletes and partners participated in the festivities. It was a truly beautiful day, that was full of love and joy. I can’t even put into words how grateful and impressed I am with the students of Monomoy. From the moment the athletes stepped on to the turf, tears of joy were shed on multiple occasions by everyone and hugs were all around!! They surpassed all of my expectations and created a day that was full of heartwarming memories. We received many compliments from other schools and families about the enthusiasm, warm smiles, and helpful hands from our Monomoy students. We should all be proud of the SHORE and SAIL students, Monomoy Best Buddies, student volunteers, and community volunteers.


A sincere thanks to all of Monomoy,

Shana Grogan, SHORE teacher

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National Chinese Honor Society Seniors Receive Cords and Certificates

National Chinese Honor Society met during Jawsome Hour on Friday to give graduation cords to our Seniors, and certificates for the third year new honorary students. Ms. Jones thanks everyone for their great effort to learn Mandarin and study Chinese culture during the past 2-5 years.


From right to left in the picture:

Supriya Rai

Ben Rounseville

Erin Starkey

Isaiah Stafford

Robbie Sieger

Taylor Morris

Martin Ross

Ms.Jones

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The events listed below are Upcoming MRHS Events!

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Monday, May 20th

Senior Beach Day/BBQ

TIME: 11am-2pm

LOCATION: Bank Street Beach, Harwich


BBQ Provided by the Chatham and Harwich Police & Fire Departments. Seniors will meet at the beach at 11am. This is considered a school day, if you do not want to attend the beach day then you are expected to be in school that day. There is NO rain date.

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Tuesday, May 21st through Thursday, May 23rd

Grade 8 MCAS: Science

Monomoy Regional High School will be administering the Grade 8 Science MCAS from May 21st through May 23rd where each student in grade 8 will be tested. These test dates are set by the state of Massachusetts and therefore consistent attendance during these days is extremely important.
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Tuesday, May 21st through Friday, May 24th

Grade 10 MCAS: Math

Grade 10 Math Session 1: Tuesday, May 21st

Grade 10 Math Session 2: Wednesday, May 22nd


MAKE-UPS: Thursday, May 23rd & Friday, May 24th

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Tuesday, May 21st through Friday, May 24th

SENIOR FINAL EXAMS

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Tuesday, May 21st

Jawsome Scheduling with Advisory Teacher

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Wednesday, May 22nd

Early Release Day

Dismissal at 2:35pm
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Thursday, May 23rd

National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

TIME: 7pm Ceremony // followed by a reception in the cafeteria

LOCATION: MRHS Auditorium

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Saturday, May 25th - Monday, May 27th

Senior Trip to Montreal, Canada

4:30am—DEPARTURE from MRHS on Saturday, May 25th

4:30pm—DEPARTURE from Montreal on Monday, May 27th


Seniors will be traveling to Montreal to enjoy a dinner cruise, tours, shopping, a trip to Six Flags LaRonda and much more! Please see Mrs. Casey in the Guidance Office if you have any questions.

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Monday, May 27th

NO SCHOOL: Memorial Day

There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.
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Tuesday, May 28th & Wednesday, May 29th

MAKE-UPS ONLY: Senior Final Exams

Make-ups to be scheduled individually with teacher.
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Wednesday, May 29th

Monomoy All Sports Booster Club: Special Meeting

TIME: 6pm

LOCATION: MRHS Library


The Monomoy All Sports Booster Club will be holding a special meeting this month in addition to their regular scheduled meeting the first Wednesday of every month. The additional meeting will take place on Wednesday May 29th at 6:00 pm in the MRHS Library and be an opportunity to learn more about becoming an officer or board member of the MASBC. We look forward to seeing you there.
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Thursday, May 30th

SENIOR Graduation Rehearsal #1

TIME: 10am-12pm

LOCATION: meet in the Auditorium at 10am


Graduation rehearsals are MANDATORY and seniors are expected to be on time. Seniors should report to the auditorium at 10am.

SENIOR Convocation Night

TIME: 6pm reception // 6:30pm ceremony

LOCATION: MRHS cafeteria // MRHS Auditorium


Senior Convocation is a night of recognition for those seniors who have received scholarships or otherformal awards. Invitations to the event will be delivered the week before and up to the day before the event due to time sensitivity of scholarships. The organizations and individuals who sponsor these scholarships are invited to personally present them


Seniors attending should arrive by 6pm and report to the cafeteria. Once you have received an invitation, please RSVP to Ms. Casey in Guidance: bcasey@monomoy.edu -or- (508) 430 7200.

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Friday, May 31st

SENIOR Final Grades

Senior final grades will be electronically posted on Aspen on Friday, May 31st.

SENIOR Breakfast

TIME: 9:30am

LOCATION: MRHS Cafeteria


Provided by the Freshmen: Class of 2022. Report to graduation rehearsal at 10am.

SENIOR Graduation Rehearsal #2

TIME: 10am-12pm

LOCATION: Report to the Main Entrance

Graduation rehearsals are MANDATORY and seniors are expected to be on time.


Seniors report to the Main Entrance after Senior Breakfast. All school obligations MUST BE MET by this day in order to pick up your cap and gown, student record, and health record which will be given out after rehearsal.

Jawsome Scheduling with Advisory Teacher

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Sunday, June 2nd

Graduation 2019 Ceremony

TIME: 2pm (12:30pm—SENIORS REPORT MRHS MAIN ENTRANCE)

LOCATION: Under the tent at MRHS


Graduates are required to be at the high school by 12:30pm and should report directly to the Main Entrance. Lifetouch will be taking a group picture of the Class of 2019 prior to the graduation ceremony. You did it! Enjoy the day!


If you have any questions about Graduation please contact MRHS at 508-430-7200.

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Monday, June 3rd - Friday, June 7th

Spring Spirit Week

More details to come!


The week will end with Monomoy's First Annual FinFest on Friday, June 7th!

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Tuesday, June 4th

Grade 10 MCAS: STE Session 1

Monomoy Regional High School will be administering the Grade 10 STE MCAS on June 4th and 5th where each student in grade 10 will be tested. These test dates are set by the state of Massachusetts and therefore consistent attendance during these days is extremely important.
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Wednesday, June 5th

Grade 10 MCAS: STE Session 2

Monomoy Regional High School will be administering the Grade 10 STE MCAS on June 4th and 5th where each student in grade 10 will be tested. These test dates are set by the state of Massachusetts and therefore consistent attendance during these days is extremely important.

Junior Book Awards

TIME: 8am-8:45am

LOCATION: MRHS Auditorium


Invited Juniors will attend this ceremony in the Auditorium.

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Thursday, June 6th

8th-11th Grades: Youth Risk Behavior Survey

TIME: during 1st block

LOCATION: in 1st block classrooms

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Friday, June 7th

2019 FinFest

TIME: Last 2 hours of school day

LOCATION: Turf field



Fin Fest is an outdoor carnival-style event that will occur the last two hours of school on Friday, June 7th. It will include a dunk tank, raffle prizes, inflatable "games", food trucks, yard games, music, and club/team/department-run booths where students can earn raffle tickets.


The main event will be a class color battle, where student teams will compete in a series of entertaining relay races/events

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Monday, June 10th

Spring Sports Awards Night

TIME: 6pm reception // 6:30pm ceremony

LOCATION: cafeteria // auditorium


The evening will start with light refreshments at 6:00 in the cafe, followed by the awards ceremony at 6:30 in the auditorium. We look forward to celebrating our spring athletes!

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Wednesday, June 12th

Early Release Day (Final Early Release of the School Year)

Dismissal at 2:35pm

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Mondays & Thursdays

Learn English for FREE!

Mondays and Thursdays at MRHS, 6pm-8pm


Hello, Hola,مرحبا, Bonjour, Xin chào, Bonjou,你好, Olá, नमस्ते, Здравейте,


Monomoy Regional School District


will teach English to adults for free.

enseñará inglés gratis a adultos.

اللغة الإنجليزية للكبار مجانًا سيعلم

enseignera l'anglais aux adultes gratuitement.

sẽ dạy tiếng Anh cho người lớn miễn phí

将免费为成人教授英语

vai ensinar Inglês para adultos gratuitamente.

ще преподава английски на възрастни безплатно.

अंग्रेजीलाई वयस्कृत गर्न वयस्कहरूलाई सिकाउनेछ।


Meet, reunirse,rencontrer, gặp, rankontre,遇到, Conheçer, मिलन, Среща


Ms. Mimi 774 209 9936

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Saturday, May 18th & Sunday, May 19th

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Monday, May 20th

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IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES!

* May 21 & 22 - Grade 10 Math MCAS

* May 30 - Convocation - 6:30 P.M.

* June 2 - Graduation

* June 4 & 5 - STE MCAS

* June 5 - Junior Book Awards

* June 5 - ASVAB Test held at MRHS


SAT/ACT

SAT - Last test date for his school year is June 1.

ACT - Last test date for this school year is June 8.

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Future Teacher Signing Day

Monomoy Regional High School took a few moments on May 17, 2019 to recognize students that have decided to pursue education and have a Future Teacher Signing Day. These four seniors have recognized the importance of education and are all pursing higher education with goals of becoming an educator. Just as student athletes commit to joining the ranks of collegiate sports, these amazing students are committing to making a positive impact to all their future students and we, as the staff here at MRHS, could not be more proud.


Kyle Charlot - Lasell College - Secondary Education and Finance

Molly Daley - University of Rhode Island - Elementary Education and International Studies

Spencer Drake - King's College, London - History

Katie Ganshaw - Bridgewater State University - Special Education - SevereDisabilities

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AP Kick-Off Breakfast!

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Athletics Weekly Summary

Written by: Caroline Howard


Howdy folks! It looks like the sun has finally decided to come out and hopefully there’s nothing but warm days ahead of us! Our Sharks have been quite busy this week, so let’s get right down to it!


Last Friday, our Boys Baseball team had a big win over Sturgis East! The boys walked out with a strong score of 5-1, and Coach Porter said there were some incredible plays made by Jamie Routhier, Logan Routhier, Dunkin Ramler, Ian Johnson, Sean Gould and Asa Kline. Way to grab the win boys, nice job!


Friday was also a big day for Junior Lindsay McDonald who won two of her matches to advance to the final eight the following day in the MIAA Individual Tennis Tournament! Lindsay has worked very hard at the sport, and we couldn’t be more proud! Nice job Lindsay!


On Monday, Boys Baseball was back at it with a game against the DY Dolphins. The Sharks came out strong to the ballgame, and ended up crushing the Dolphins 5-2! Way to go boys, nice win! Girls Softball also had a game on Monday against DY, and also took home the win against the Dolphins! The girls showed great plays at the plate, and left the game with a score of 6-5 from a walkoff single in the bottom of the eighth! Nice job girls!


On Tuesday, the Sharks Athletic Department hosted the MIAA Leadership Workshop for the Cape and Islands! This day was filled with useful tools for the athletes from all over the Cape and Islands to apply on and off the field. A very special thank you to Deb and Dana Hult for an amazing experience for our young athletes! An awesome opportunity!


Our Girls Golf team was also on the move on Tuesday with an away match in Duxbury! Boy did someone do something to make Mother Nature mad because it was disgusting out! My jacket is still drying folks! But anyways, the Sharks had a very close match with the undefeated Duxbury Dragons, but in the end, fell 2-4. A big Shark-Shoutout to Jennie Grogan with a win at the #1 seed, and Charlotte Blute with a big win at #5! Way to go girls!


On Tuesday there were also games for Girls Lacrosse and Boys Lacrosse. Both teams faced off against CCA, and both teams walked out with a win! Even in the rainy conditions, the teams fought hard and in the end, hard work pays off! The girls team walked out with a win 19-6, and the boys 16-6. Great games to both teams!


On Wednesday, Softball had a game against SJP to wind down their week, and had a sweet victory 12-0! The girls showed great fielding which made for quick innings and a great game! A big shout out to the teams seniors Sam Barr, Mackenzie Cardillo and Rachel Cardillo! Great work girls, keep it up!


Wednesday also brought around a win for the Girls Golf team over Falmouth. The girls showed consistent putting and chipping throughout their matches, and took the win 5 ½ to ½. A great way to end the regular season girls! Nice job!


Boys and Girls Tennis were back at it on Wednesday with matches against Nantucket. Both teams managed to grab the win 5-0, and the top 7 players all left it out on the court! Shoutouts to both teams seniors Isaiah Stafford, Ben Roza, Hannah Marty, and Molly McKenna for giving their all to their team in their last days in the high school! Nice job!


Thursday was a very important day at MRHS as the Special Olympics filled our hearts with joy and filled our parking lots with people! A big Shark Shoutout to Mrs. Grogan for taking a huge role in leading the Special Olympics for the Cape and Islands! A truly wonderful day for everyone involved!


For sports on Thursday, we had Boys Lacrosse face off against the Cape Cod Tech Crusaders. This was a big game for both teams, but our Sharks swam to victory with a score of 16-9! Way to show them your all boys! Nice win!


Boys Baseball had a game against Nantucket on Thursday, and boy was it a close one! Both teams held each other off for a majority of the game, but in the end, the Sharks scored one run and took home the gold! Nice job boys, way to play hard!


To close out the games this week, Girls Tennis had a match on Thursday against Sturgis West. A beautiful day to be out on the court, the girls gave it their all! Unfortunately in the end, the Sharks fell 4-1. Way to give it you best efforts girls, keep your heads high!


Well, that seems to be all I have for you folks! For our Seniors, today is our last day of regular classes, but definitely not the last day of Spring Sports! Congratulations to the majority of our teams making it to tournament season, you’ve all worked very hard! I’ll see everybody next week! For now, I’m Caroline Howard and Go Sharks!

Special Olympics!

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NEXT WEEK'S MRHS ATHLETIC SCHEDULE

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ATHLETICS EARLY DISMISSALS FOR NEXT WEEK

Mon 5/20

JV Softball @ 2:30

JV Baseball @ 2:30

V/JV Boys Lax @ 2:00

V Girls Golf @ 2:30

V Boys and Girls Track @ 2:45


Tues 5/21

V Girls Tennis @ 2:30

V Sailing @ 1:30


Wed 5/22

Freshman Baseball @ 2:45

V Girls Golf @ 1:30

V/JV Boys Lax @ 1:00

V Sailing @ 12:15


Fri 5/24

V Softball @ 11:30

V/JV Baseball @ 11:30

Freshman Baseball @ 2:00

V Boys Tennis @ 2:30

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  • What an amazing day our star athletes had today at the Special Olympics! Shana Grogan (rock star) and all the staff coordinating this event are remarkable. -Ms. Melissa Maguire


  • A HUGE Shark Shout out to Shana, Kathy and everyone involved with the Special Olympics. The student volunteers were just awesome. Thank You to everyone involved for hosting such a wonderful event. -Mr. David Alexander


  • Truly remarkable event. So nice to see such an inspiring community event and so many smiles. Thank you Shana for your incredible efforts. Thank you to our staff & students for all your efforts and congrats to our fine athletes. -Mr. Bill Burkhead




  • Sending a heartfelt thank you for the tireless effort of Ann Sullivan, the SHORE teachers (Kathy Vagenas, Mary Drake, Dave Burke, and Jon Randall) and all of the SHORE students, Best Buddies, student volunteers and community volunteers that made this Special Olympics the best in history!! I am truly blessed to have these people in my life ... They took my vision and made it a beautiful, flawless reality. -Ms. Shana Grogan




  • I am at a loss for words and a heart full of gratitude for Emma Santoni and Amy Hinesley for being incredible MCs yesterday and Abbey Jason for sharing her beautiful voice with well over 600 individuals at the Special Olympics. These young ladies are the essence of what it means to be a Best Buddy! -Ms. Shana Grogan
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Thanks for reading! See you next week!

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