School News, March 16, 2017

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Mrs. Doyle's Honors American literature class held a Gatsby Party, which is a major project in “The Great Gatsby” unit. Students had to research and become a famous icon of the 1920s or a character from the novel. They needed to look like the person, present bio information, perform a representative action, and contribute to the life of the party. Pictured are students dressed as Josephine Baker, Clara Bow, Myrtle Wilson, Bugs Moran, Theda Bara, Jordan Baker, Lucky Luciano, Gilda Gray, and Isadora Duncan.

Monomoy Regional District News

The Monomoy Regional School District provides an integrated preschool program at Chatham and Harwich elementary schools that is designed to meet the requirements of the special needs preschool population as well as other preschool children from the community. Application for the admission for children with and without special needs considerations will be take place on Wednesday, March 22 for the following school year. There will be a limited number of peer slots available. Preference will be given to those children returning to the program for a second year. Children will be screened by appointment only.

Students will be selected with the goal of providing appropriate language and social role models for the children with special needs. Consideration will also be given to providing a preschool experience to children who may not be eligible for alternative programs.

Call Cathy Karras, administrative assistant, at Harwich Elementary School, 508-430-7216, or email for an appointment.


Harwich Elementary School

Harwich Elementary High Fives for the week:

  • To the third grade students and Mr. Roberts for the wonderful recorder/vocal concert!

  • To Marge Firth and the Friends of the Harwich Town Band (FTHB) for their generosity in funding the recorders for third grade students over the past three years through cultural grant funding. We have built in the funding to continue this program in the FY18 and with the communities support will continue to provide this experience to all third graders in Monomoy.

  • To the 40 students K-4 who participated in the St. Jude's Math-a-Thon over the February break and to their sponsors that donated over $900 to support their efforts.


Chatham Elementary School

The library is looking for a volunteer or two to help shelve books on Thursday afternoons. You must be CORI checked to volunteer. If you are available email Kendra at

Down Syndrome International invites everyone across the world to wear lots of socks on March 21 to raise awareness on World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD). Wear Official Lots Of Socks socks, other brightly colored socks, long socks, printed socks, one sock, even three socks for three chromosomes. If you don’t normally wear socks, then wear them. The choice is yours, but we ask you to join wearing something which people will ask you about so that you can tell them all about WDSD.

Last week students of Chatham Elementary celebrated Dr. Seuss' Birthday and National Read Across America Day. Each class learned facts about Theodore Seuss Geisel, who was once voted by his class as "least likely to succeed" and later would become one of our most beloved children's authors. Students listened to stories such as “The Cat In The Hat,” “Green Eggs and Ham,” “Happy Birthday to You,” “Fox In Socks” and “Oh The Places You'll Go.” It was a fun and tongue-twisting week of silly words and works by this zany author.

All of our SHARKS have been sighted! To celebrate all the efforts that the students have put forth to be Safe, Honest, Accepting, Responsible, Kind, and Successful community members, CES' PBIS team will be hosting (with a little help from the Muppets and a Patriot) a "Grateful for the Magic of Spring Spirit Week" from March 20 to 24.

Monday, March 20: Even though Mother Nature is finding that "it's not easy being green," we are grateful for the change in seasons. Let's support her (and Kermit) by showing everyone that "green is beautiful." Wear something green today to celebrate the first day of spring.

Tuesday, March 21: "Now it's time for baseball season and spring training. In fact, spring is a time for all of us to train – to train to be truthful and kind to one another." It's Lots of Socks Day today!

Wednesday, March 22: As the world of nature wakes up from a long winter nap, we realize how grateful we are for the beautiful connections found in nature. Let's make today a Rainbow Connection Day!

preK: wear green, kindergarten wear red, first grade orange, second grade yellow, third grade blue, and fourth grade purple.

Thursday, March 23: Longer days mean more time to spend outside with friends. We are grateful for these perfect friendships! It's Twin Day – dress the same as a good friend today!

Friday, March 24: "March is the month of expectation" (Emily Dickinson). We are grateful for a month that encourages us to achieve all of our expectations. Today we will end our Magic of Spring Spirit Week with a presentation by author and New England Patriot Malcolm Mitchell. He will share his inspirational expectations and the magic you can find in books at our Read With Malcolm event!


Monomoy High School

MRHS started its new Jawsome Power Hour Thursday and it couldn't have run smoother. Students are taking advantage of the many opportunities for support and enrichment offered by teachers and teaching assistants. The custodial and cafeteria teams were on top of their game in support of Jawsome and did a phenomenal job adjusting and supporting our students. Our counseling team was out and about with administrators working with students and staff enjoying the many personal connections available. Students got to eat with their friends and teachers while enjoying the many enrichment opportunities, making up work, working to improve grades, and studying. Students moved about without bells – It felt like a college campus. The students were able to eat in a variety of settings outside the cafeteria and we are proud to report all trays were returned and all eating spaces and classrooms were left spotless. A special shout out to our senior class, who as our leaders, have taken this very seriously and their enthusiasm and follow through have been contagious.

“Catch Me If You Can” will be presented by the Monomoy Regional High School Theater Company March 16 to 18. Shows are at 7 p.m., with a 3 p.m. matinee on Saturday with a special $5 cost for senior citizens. Tickets are $10, and Monomoy students are free with ID.

March Madness and the Wellness Department are off and running. Last week was packed with many activities starting off with the Blood Drive Monday. On Wednesday a Wellness Fair was held with more than 30 different professionals from the health and fitness areas. All Monomoy students were able to experience the fair during the school day. Community representatives included chiropractors, nutritionists, Harwich/Chatham police and fire departments, American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Willy's Gym, Independence House, Animal Rights and Welfare, The Family Pantry, Hyannis Family Planning, and many more. Micah Perry, one of our alumni, came into school for a book signing.