Topics: Monomoy Regional School District

HARWICH – Say what you will about walking the walk. For Monomoy Regional High School History teacher Richard Houston, running is where it's at, especially when he gets the thrill of combining his penchant for key events of the past with raising funds for a worthy cause. That's what he'll be doing on April 15 when he'll run the 2019 Boston Marathon, this time in support of IMPACT Melanoma. The decision for Hous...

HARWICH – For the past few seasons, Monomoy's Sam Barr has made a name for herself on the Shark girls varsity softball team. Come fall, Barr will be swimming with a new shiver of sharks after signing her official letter of intent on March 7 to play softball for Simmons University in Boston. Barr's softball career actually began when she was just out of toddlerhood, swinging a bat in tee ball. By the time Barr ...

HARWICH – In the midst of budget season comes a new debate for the Monomoy Regional School District: whether to replace Spanish with a science/STEM curriculum at the elementary level. While no decision has yet been made, the matter sparked a lengthy discussion at the Feb. 12 school committee meeting. Superintendent Scott Carpenter said the proposal for the curriculum change came from a strategic planning fo...

New Contract Approved For Monomoy Educators

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH - After eight months, the teachers in the Monomoy Regional School District have a ratified contract agreement. The announcement came during Tuesday night’s school committee meeting, the only local meeting not canceled due to inclement weather, with a unanimous vote of approval from the school committee affirming the agreement. The new agreement, which is retroactively effective July 1 and expires Ju...

Monomoy School News, Feb. 14

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Harwich Elementary School Fun Run The Harwich Elementary School Fun Run Fundraiser officially kicked off on Feb. 13 with a pep rally; online pledging began Feb. 6. This year the school is trying to raise $20,000. Check out www.boosterthon.com to learn more information about the upcoming Fun Run and be on the lookout for more information coming soon. Kindergarten Registration Kindergarten Registr...

HARWICH — The selectmen and finance committee got an up-close look at the proposed Monomoy Regional School District budget Monday night. The school district is seeking a total of $40,901,482, with Harwich being asked to contribute $26,754,276, close to a 4.5 percent increase over the current year. With student enrollment down by 58 since FY16, a reflection of the overall decline in school-age children in the d...

HARWICH – The three sailboats resting upside down on the dock at Stage Harbor Yacht Club might appear to be no more than vessels awaiting the coming summer, but to the Monomoy Regional High School sailing program they are a symbol of generosity and of hope for a successful 2019 season. The three boats, Vanguard 420s, were donated recently to the sailing program by the Stage Harbor Yacht Club Sailing School. Ac...

Ups and downs are often part of the ride when school officials formulate a budget, but the roller coaster took a turn last week that’s likely to upset some stomachs in Harwich. The FY20 Monomoy Regional School District spending plan got a boost of more than $400,000 thanks to an increase in state aid and the likelihood that health insurance costs will hold steady rather than increasing 10 percent as expected. ...

Monomoy School News, Jan. 31

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Kindergarten Registration Registration for all children eligible to enter kindergarten in the fall of 2019 will be held at Harwich Elementary School and Chatham Elementary School on Tuesday, March 5, and Wednesday, March 6. Bring completed registration packet; visit Monomoy.edu for registration documents and requirements. All children who reach the age of 5 before Sept. 1 are eligible for enrollment in ki...

Cape Tech Girls Outlast Monomoy In 47-41 Win

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – Chenoa Peters lit up the scoreboard to the tune of a game-high 19 points on Jan. 17 when the Cape Tech Crusaders defeated the Monomoy Sharks in girls basketball action. The majority of Peters' points came from well-aimed three-pointers, five in total, that helped the Crusaders earn a key Cape and Islands League victory. Following close behind Peters was teammate Taylah Gurley with 15 points. The e...

HARWICH – The Cape Tech Crusaders struck first, but it was the Monomoy boys who cruised to a commanding 63-42 victory on Jan. 17, keeping them undefeated in the Cape and Islands League. A pair of three-pointers from Jack Derosier and Tyjon Barrett led the Crusaders to an early lead in the first of two matches between the teams this season, but the lead was short-lived as the Sharks awoke ready to do battle. ...

HARWICH – When Monomoy Regional High School Principal Bill Burkhead won 2018 Massachusetts Principal of the Year, there was buzz about where such an accolade would take him. It very well could take him to Stoughton to serve as their new superintendent, as Burkhead is one of four finalists for the position. Burkhead joins fellow finalists Portia Selene Bonner, Superintendent of East Haven, Conn., Schools; John ...

HARWICH — Even by reducing staff by the equivalent of eight-and-a-half full-time employees, Monomoy school officials expect a shortfall of more than a half-million dollars to meet Harwich and Chatham spending expectations for fiscal 2020. Though they are still awaiting final figures, the Monomoy Regional School Committee heard Thursday that the district may need to eliminate the equivalent of eight-and-a-hal...

Games Named To Interim School Committee Post

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — After more than an hour of discussion among the four candidates vying for a vacant seat on the Monomoy Regional School Committee on Monday night, selectmen and the Harwich members of the regional panel chose Tina Games to fill the position. The school committee seat became available after member Steve Craffey resigned Nov. 27, saying he had taken a new job in which he will be doing a lot of traveling...

HARWICH – The Monomoy girls basketball team was looking for a way to bounce back after a tough loss to Nauset and did so with a commanding Cape and Islands League victory against Sturgis West on Monday night in a game that saw the Sharks' bench shine. Two Monomoy players earned their first-ever varsity scores in the outing, with freshman Lexi Hyora netting six points overall while eighth grader Lucy Mawn had t...

Furies Strong In Spite Of 4-0 Loss To Barnstable

By: Kat Szmit

HYANNIS – As is the case in many athletic events, the scoreboard at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center didn't tell the whole story in the Cape Cod Furies 4-0 loss to Barnstable on Jan. 5, but fans of the Furies will tell you that while their team might have lost, they played hard from start to finish, with goalkeeper Molly McKenna leading the charge. Thanks to McKenna's quick reflexes and solid defensive h...