School News, May 18, 2017

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Topics: Monomoy Regional School District , Education

Cape Cod Tech

On April 29th, the Cape Cod Maker Faire was held at Mashpee High School and a team from Cape Cod Regional Technical High School walked away with a first place trophy and the only perfect score in the robotics competition. Frankie Gaw of East Harwich, Henry Gomar of West Barnstable and Cassie Madru of Hyannis may only be freshmen in the engineering technology group at the school but they obviously know their stuff. Competing against 26 other teams from around the Cape, they had to design, build, test and produce a functioning robot that could perform a variety of tasks laid out in the criteria of the competition. This involved having the robot navigate around obstacles over uneven terrain, collecting wooden cubes and returning to a home area and this all had to be done in a five minute period. All students in this group have aspirations to pursue their engineering interest at the college level and seven out of eight of the first senior class were accepted into college.

Harwich Elementary School

The Kids PMC Rides for Sawyer this Saturday at Monomoy Middle School. PMC Kids Rides gives children the opportunity to experience the joy of volunteerism and charitable giving through physical fitness and community spirit. The Lower Cape Ride will take place on May 20 at Monomoy Regional Middle School in Chatham. This ride is open to children and families of all ages from the Lower Cape and beyond! The pedal partner this year is Sawyer Craig, a 5-year-old boy from Harwich in his last phase of treatment at the Jimmy Fund Clinic for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Sawyer is a sweet, funny, super-brave boy. Check-in and registration is 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., with the ride beginning at 12:30 p.m. For more information or to register a team, go to

Monomoy Regional High School

Mr. Walsh’s eighth grade English and English 9 honors students recently completed their second Independent Reading Projects of the year. The eighth graders created character sketch posters, dioramas, and comic strips based on the books they chose. English 9 honors students created Connections Posters, upon which they related their chosen books to other ones they read and their own life experiences.

April's science, technology and engineering "STE Bright Lights" students, selected by their teachers, are Nikki Awalt, eighth grade; Chantal McInnis, ninth grade; Perry Comeau, 10th grade; Sophie Clingan, 11th grade; and Aleczander Pavlakis, 12th grade.

You Are Important Students of the Week. MRHS students (and sisters) Caitlin and Molly Daley are this week's You Are Important Students of the week. Caitlin and Molly took the time to write something special about every teacher and teaching assistant in school on a sticky note. They placed the sticky notes on each teacher's door to surprise them in the morning in honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week. Caitlin and Molly are constantly doing things for others; they are selfless, kind, and caring. They could easily receive this honor every week, and clearly represent the best in MRHS!

Ashley Simmons was selected by her visual arts teachers to receive the $1,000 award from the Creative Arts Center in Chatham. This award is presented to a graduating senior who will be entering college this fall and majoring in the field of visual arts. Ashley was chosen because she demonstrates a high level of skill an excellence in the MRHS visual arts program. The check will be presented on June 20 at 4 p.m. at the annual meeting of Creative Arts Center members with several pieces of Ashley's work on display. Shown here are Ashley with Linda Simonitsch, Melissa Kraycir and Jen Stello.

Senior Emily Greco was awarded a certificate by the Barnstable Human Rights Commission for her outstanding role as president of Monomoy's human rights association.

Tori McCormack has been accepted into the Massachusetts Art All-State. During the second weekend of June, she and other notable high school art students will create a huge art installation at UMASS Dartmouth.

Monomoy High School student Miah Archambault placed second in the novice division at the Cape Cod Mini Maker Faire robotic competition held at Mashpee High School. There were 25 contestants in the competition. She received a $50 gift certificate to Sparkfun Electronics.

Chatham Elementary School

Storyteller Len Cabral entertained Chatham Elementary School students last week. His appearance was sponsored by the Chatham Elementary School PTO.