Topics: Education

Nauset High Clinic Draws Anti-Vax Protesters

By: Ryan Bray

EASTHAM – A vaccine clinic at Nauset Regional High School Jan. 13 drew protestors to school property in the morning and afternoon. Nauset High Principal Chris Ellsasser said that eight people protested the clinic with signs outside the main entrance before the start of school. A group of about 15 people returned in the afternoon to continue the protest, he said. About 190 people participated in the clinic. ...

A lot went through Connor Brickley’s mind when he took over as head coach of the Cape Cod Furies co-op girls hockey team featuring girls from Cape Cod Tech, Monomoy and Nauset Regional High Schools. Brickley thought about the style of play he wanted to implement, the coaches who would join him as assistants and short-term and long-term goals he had for the program. The first-year coach was plenty aware of t...

EASTHAM – The Nauset Regional School Committee tapped Brooke Clenchy in April 2021 to stand in as interim superintendent of schools. Now she is in the running to assume the post full-time. Clenchy is one of four finalists for the top Nauset job. The committee is also looking at Franklin Public Schools Superintendent Sarah Ahern, Wareham Public Schools Superintendent Andrea Schwamb and Frank Tiano, the current ...

Monomoy Regional Middle and High School students won’t be bouncing basketballs, shooting hockey pucks or participating in cheerleading — at least not this week — MRHS athletic director Karen Guillemette confirmed Monday morning. Guillemette said the pause will include every athletic program regardless of level, sport or gender, in addition to the schools’ other extracurricular activities. She noted the decisio...

A new year comes with New Year's resolutions, and officials in Chatham, Orleans and Harwich aren't short of them for 2022. We asked select board members from each of the three towns what's topping their list of legislative priorities this year. Perhaps not surprisingly, the creation of housing was almost universally cited as an ongoing need among officials in each community. "I'd hate to talk about anything...

HARWICH – All throughout the preseason, Monomoy’s first-year girls basketball coach Brian Tomasini has been preaching the importance of defense to the Sharks. His players took his message to heart during Friday’s season opener against Cape Cod Tech. At times, the visiting Crusaders struggled to advance the ball past mid court against the Sharks’ stifling press defense. The combination of Monomoy’s length, d...

HARWICH – The Monomoy Regional High School boys basketball team isn’t interested in backing down from any challenges. That’s why the team’s coach, Dan Taylor, was ecstatic to learn the Cape and Islands League’s schedule was going to include more matchups between its Atlantic and Lighthouse Divisions. Monomoy competes in the Lighthouse alongside schools with smaller enrollments, while many of the Cape schools w...

Select Board Backs Elementary School Funding Plan

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — The select board agrees that Chatham should pay its own way when it comes to running the elementary school, rather than leaning on subsidies from Harwich. But some members say that such a change should also include steps to give the town more local control of the school. Having made a similar presentation to the Harwich selectmen several weeks earlier, Monomoy Regional Schools Superintendent Scott Ca...

HARWICH – Monomoy Regional High School students were exposed to the challenges — and dangers — that are associated with distracted and impaired driving on Friday when the school welcomed the Save A Life Tour back to MRHS for the first time since 2017. The program granted MRHS students the opportunity to simulate driving a car while simultaneously wearing a virtual reality headset that demonstrates the feeling ...

High school students experiencing mental health issues and substance use disorders often end up suspended from school as part of the school’s disciplinary process. But a different approach calls for targeted intervention for those students, rather than just sending them home. South Chatham-based Behavioral Health Innovators, Inc. (BHI) is the recipient of a $101,000 grant from the New York-based Peter and Eliza...

Rev. Wesley Williams: Faith In A Better Future Together

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

Rev. Wesley Williams of Orleans, retired minister of the Orleans Methodist Church, doesn't look upon retirement as a time to just relax and watch the world go by. On the contrary, Rev. Williams serves as convener of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Action Team of the Nauset Interfaith Association, and he has recently been named as a new director on the 15-member board of directors of Outer Cape Health Services (OCHS)....

Opportunities Abound At Cape Tech’s Community School

By: William F. Galvin

PLEASANT LAKE — Over the past two years, working through a state grant, approximately 30 Cape residents have had the opportunity to graduate from a Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) training program at Cape Cod Regional Technical High School. Only they’re not high schoolers. The HVAC program is run through The Community School program, which oversees adult education at Cape Tech. The intensive e...

The Cape and Islands League recently released its All-Star selections for non-football fall sports, and Monomoy and Nauset student-athletes were well represented among those honored. Nauset had 20 fall athletes receive All-Star honors while Monomoy had 16. Nauset’s picks included a Most Valuable Player, and both teams had players receive co-MVP honors in addition to taking home honorable mention and sportsmans...

ORLEANS -- Miles Tibbetts not only played chess, he tried to share his love of the game with others. Miles, who was fatally struck by a car in August 2013 while riding his bike to work along Route 6, would tutor elementary school students in chess at the Wellfleet Library. Now more than eight years after his death, his love of chess continues to spread through Nauset Regional High School. On Tuesday, close ...

New Pre-K Program Expected To Launch Dec. 1

By: Ryan Bray

ORLEANS - Heading into last month's special town meeting, select board members anticipated that one article in particular might stir up some discussion in the Nauset Regional Middle School Auditorium. The Orleans School Committee's request for $495,000 to fund a universal pre-kindergarten program in town was expected to draw some back and forth, especially given the cost, which was to be funded through a Propo...

ORLEANS – For members of the Nauset Regional School Committee, any discussion about using district land for a new fire station in Orleans is premature. That was the message Nov. 18 from committee members, who for the first time publicly addressed discussion that has been ongoing among town officials about possibly building the new station on three acres of land currently occupied by Nauset Regional Middle Scho...