School News, March 23, 2017

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Rotary Student of the Month. Chatham Rotarian Michelle Berg, left, with Student of the Month Shivani Patel and her mother, Shaku Patel. Shivani is an honor student who is an accomplished flutist and also a member of the Interact Club.


Chatham Elementary School

Brad Morgan and Jacob Keeler from Ms. Chieffo's class interviewed Miss Maloney for the class newspaper, The Chieffo Chronicle.

Getting to Know Our School Nurse, Miss Maloney

by Brad Morgan and Jacob Keeler

Brad: Why did you decide to become a nurse?

Miss Maloney: I always thought I’d like to become a nurse, but I thought I couldn’t go to school. I decided I could go to school and become a nurse if I really wanted to.

Brad: What kind of training did you need to become a nurse?

Miss Maloney: I worked in different places where nurses work. My training was to do clinical rotations.

Jacob: Why do you have a marble collection?

Miss Maloney: When I was a little girl, I loved playing marbles with my brother. My friend gave me a bag of marbles when I got my first job. Since then I’ve always kept marbles on my desk.

Jacob: What do you like to do for fun?

Miss Maloney: I take pottery classes at Chatham Arts Center. Making pottery is my favorite thing!

Second graders are creating research reports all about penguins. Before they began drawing and writing about these fascinating creatures that reside in the southern hemisphere, they gathered information about the different kinds of species of penguins, their appearance, diet, and habitat. Students researched using computers, books, and videos and they uncovered many amazing facts.

Cape Cod Children’s Place will present “Raising Healthy Families” on Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 25 and May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Eastham Elementary School, 200 Schoolhouse Rd. This is an eight-week parenting series facilitated by Cindy Horgan, executive director and family support coordinator at Cape Cod Children’s Place, that will provide skills to support parents with some of the challenges that make this job so difficult. Topics to be discussed include discipline without yelling, how to handle tantrums, understanding temperament and why our children do what they do, the value of routines, setting limits and boundaries, and much more. The program is free, and dinner and childcare are included. Pre-registration is required. Call 508-240-3310 with your name, email address, telephone number, number of adults and names and ages of children who will attend. Please indicate if you are in need of transportation. This program is funded by a grant from the Cape and Islands United Way with additional funding provided by a Family Centers grant through the Children’s Trust and a Coordinated Community and Family Engagement (CFCE) grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, administered by the Cape Cod Children’s Place.


Harwich Elementary School

The fourth grade visited the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis last week. Students learned about the meaning of works by local artists. The students discussed some of the works during a pre-visit by museum educators. The students identified kinds of color, line, texture, shape and form. They developed an ability to recognize different kinds of imagery. Students returned with a coupon for a free admission for their family (up to six)!

“High five” to our district's third and fourth grade Monomoy Basketball Travel Team and their coaches! They beat King Philip (Metro-West League champs) to win the championship in the Barnstable Tournament. In their first year playing together as a team they went 20-4, beating much bigger school districts like Dartmouth, Barnstable, Plymouth North, Plymouth South and King Philip, and winning both the Sandwich Marsh Madness and Barnstable Tournaments.

Monomoy High School

Congratulations to Caroline Howard who won first place, Carlee Tolley who won second place, Seamus Sartin who won an honorable mention, and Emma Starkweather who was awarded a $250 scholarship for her portfolio entry in the Cape Cod Art Association "Beginnings" exhibit. Congratulations also to Aleela Rose, Samantha Morse, Brandon Nguyen, Emily Greco, Brandon Chase, and Ashley Simmons who were selected to participate. Their work was on display at the Cape Cod Art Association in Barnstable until March 19.

Junior Class After Prom information: The After Prom Party is less than four weeks away. For the past several months the committee has been working hard on planning this amazing event for the junior class. In order to finalize the details, permission slips need to be signed. Email the signed slip to Nicole Moniz at or have your child return to the main office.