School News, Oct. 12

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Thanks to a grant from the Friends of Pleasant Bay, students in the Monomoy High School creative writing and art class and the Sandscript club traveled to Pleasant Bay recently to write, sketch, and photograph the beauty, joy, and nature of the bay. The students' work will be compiled to create a professionally published booklet, which will be put on display in area town halls, public libraries, chambers of commerce, and both the middle and high schools.

Chatham Elementary School

A Parent University session on school safety will be held Thursday, Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the CES media center. School Resource Officer Sgt. William Massey, Deputy Chief David DePasquale and Firefighter Justin Tavano will give a presentation on school safety procedures at CES. The presentation will include information on fire safety procedures and drills, the MSRD safety manual, and run/hide/fight procedures and drills. All parents and community members are welcome.

Harwich Elementary School
A pilot program to provide healthy snacks to all students in classrooms began last week. Research shows that if a child is hungry they have a harder time being successful in and out of school. The school is piloting a healthy snack or apple a day program through grants, donations and a partnership with the Family Food Pantry. The goal is the provide each child who comes to school without a snack a fresh fruit or snack in class during snack time. A bowl of fresh apples and a snack container was placed in each teacher's classroom so that no child will go without a snack on any given day.

Monomoy Regional High School

The first Shark "Think" Tank Forum will be “Rethinking School.” Students, families, staff, administration and the community have worked together over the last three years to set a clear vision, mission, core values/beliefs and 21st century learning expectations to guide the goal of moving the school from good to great. To continue the collaborative conversation, an open forum will be held Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. in the high school library for students, families, staff and community members. This will be the first in a series of forums to share what the community values in education, hear first hand from students and answer the following question: What do you believe about how children learn most powerfully and deeply in their lives? Not just you personally, but what do you believe as a school community