Monomoy District School News

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Topics: Monomoy Regional School District

Chatham Elementary School students were recently treated to a “Fancy Lunch” in the cafeteria for positive behavior.

Chatham Elementary School

CES Winter Clothing Drive

CES is having its annual coat and boot exchange during parent conference days, Oct. 25 and 27, from 12:45 to 3 p.m. Donations will be accepted through Oct. 21. Boxes for donations are located near the main office or may be brought to the nurse's office. Donations sought include gently used clean children’s coats, outerwear, boots, sneakers, skates, gloves, mittens, and hats your children have outgrown. The exchange will take place on the state in the gymnasium. Donations are not necessary to participate in the exchange. For more information, contact school nurse Mary Beth Maloney at 508-945-5135, ext. 209.

Positive Behavior Expectations

On a recent Friday, all students received their first "Fancy Lunch" for being SHARKS in the cafeteria during the first month of school. The cafeteria was decorated with SHARK tablecloths and centerpieces, and lunch was served on fancy plates. We even had a special guest from the Chatham Police Department when Officer Vardakis visited one of the lunch waves. Each month, the grade level that earns the most SHARK stickers in the cafeteria will be celebrated with a fancy lunch and special guest servers.

Harwich Elementary School

Fish Bowl Fillers

Fourteen classrooms have filled their fishbowls four times, acknowledging over 440 acts of “fintastic” behavior in school. That's over 440 acts of “fintastic” behavior in and out of their classrooms. Thirteen classrooms have filled their fishbowls three times to date. A special "Harwich High Five" to the preschool classrooms that have filled their fishbowls twice since school started for them. That's 220-plus acts of “fintastic” behavior recognized in Pre-K and over 330 similar acts in the upper grades to date.

Monomoy High School

Sharks Participate In Team EmmaBelle

Recently, several Shark students joined together as Team EmmaBelle trekked through the streets of Boston in the annual Jimmy Fund Walk for Dana Farber Cancer Institute. The team was lead by co-captains and namesakes, eighth grader Isabelle Coughlin and her sister, sixth grader Emily. For the past seven years, Team EmmaBelle has participated in the walk to support neuroblastoma research at Dana Farber. Neuroblastoma is a rare childhood cancer that Emily courageously battled for 18 months from the ages of four to five. Under Isabelle’s co-leadership, Team EmmaBelle has flourished to 94 members (about a dozen are MRHS peers that Isabelle has recruited), and has raised over $68,000 for this year alone. Isabelle’s compassion and understanding, and experience with the disease has come in handy as she has lent support to long-time friend and eighth grader Leah Nash. The two girls share many things in common, but more uniquely than most: Leah also has a younger sibling who has battled neuroblastoma. Leah’s six-year-old brother, Jesse, a kindergartner at Chatham Elementary, has been treated at Dana Farber for the past two and a half years. Leah joined Team EmmaBelle three years ago and has benefited from the support of a strong team with excellent fundraising strategies that can directly impact Jesse’s future treatment options at Dana Farber. The Shark students who are a part of Team EmmaBelle should be highly honored, not only for demonstrating their excellent leadership skills, but also for rallying spirit and showing support for their peers who’s families deal firsthand with the challenges of a cancer battle.

Monomoy High School's TV Station In Full Gear

We already started producing morning announcements, and with some added equipment the morning announcements are being brought to the next level. Many do not know that we are on cable Channel 22 in Chatham and Harwich. Any content that is uploaded on YouTube will also be played on our channel. When content is not playing you will be able check out the bulletin board that is running to keep track of all the great happenings at Monomoy. We will also be starting up our filming and streaming of extracurricular events, so stay tuned. You can follow us on Twitter @MonomoyWMRS.

Join Our Parent Facebook Page

In an effort to open more avenues for parent and community communications, Tina Games has kindly started a "Friends of MRHS" Facebook page for people to be involved, ask questions, and share important information about our school. This page is run by parents and is not affiliated with the school. The purpose of this group is to enhance and support the educational experience at Monomoy Regional High School, and to develop a closer connection between school and home by encouraging family involvement and by strengthening communication. We are also committed to the advocacy of Monomoy Regional High School as stewards in our community. Join the group at www.facebook.com/groups/MonomoyRegionalHighSchool/.

China Trip

Monomoy Regional High School is hosting a field trip to China during the April 2017 spring break. This field trip would be a great educational experience and is open to all students that want to go. There will be an information session for parents and students to attend on Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in room A202. Here parents will see the itinerary and have any questions answered. We hope you can join us.

Harlem Wizards Oct. 19

The entire community is invited to join us on Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the MRHS gym for the Harlem Wizards. This event has been a sellout the last three years. Join us for fun and excitement as our own MRHS faculty and staff take on the Wizards. Visit www.harlemwizards.com to purchase tickets.

Ninth Annual Special Olympics Hosted by MRHS

This year's Special Olympics was a true community event. Several local Cape Cod schools visited MRHS to take part in the Ninth Annual Special Olympic Games. MRHS's own Angie Chilaka organized this event. A Shark Shout out to our guest schools, our very own MRHS athletes, our best buddies, custodial team, and faculty and staff who all chipped in to model a true sense of community, sportsmanship, friendships and teamwork.

A special thank you to our local Harwich and Chatham police and fire departments. All participants were treated to donated giant hamburgers by the HFD and both police departments were represented with our very own Sgt. Bill Masse and MRHS SRO Tom Clarke. Thank you all for making this such a special tradition here at MRHS.