School News

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Alison Burton and Betsy Casey hosted a welcome lunch for the 40-plus new students at Monomoy High School, students in grades 8 to 12 who transferred here from other schools. Peer leadership students, above, helped out.

Monomoy School News

Monomoy Booster Club Golf Tournament

There is still time to sign up for the annual Monomoy Booster Club Golf Tournament, as a sponsor, player or both. The event will be held at the Cranberry Valley Golf Course on Oct. 14, with registration at 7:30 a.m. and an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. All funds raised will directly support Monomoy students via equipment, training, scholarships, and more. Contact the Booster Club at boosterclub@monomoy.eduwith any questions.

 Kids Pan Mass Challenge

The 12th annual Kids Pan Mass Challenge on the Lower Cape will be held on Sunday, Sept. 29. This event allows children of all ages, and their families, to come together for a good cause. Each year the Lower Cape, Kids Ride raises about $10,000 for the Jimmy Fund. For information on how to sign up or volunteer visit and find the Lower Cape ride, or visit the Facebook page PMC Kids Lower Cape Ride. This year's race is being coordinated by Joe Webster, middle school PE teacher.

 Chatham Elementary School

 Club Advisors Wanted

Chatham Elementary School is seeking after-school club advisors. Examples of previous clubs include running club, arts and crafts club, Lego club, debate club, inventors club, creative writing club, recycling club and garden club. If interested in running a club, contact the school at 508-945-5135. The school is interested in adding new clubs, finding advisors for clubs listed or other ideas. Clubs run Tuesday, Wednesday (full days), Thursdays from 2:25 to 3:30 p.m. On Wednesday early release days, we are hoping to run two sessions, the first session from 1:35 to 2:30 p.m. and a second from 2:35 to 3:30 p.m., or one session that would run from 1:35 to 3:30 p.m. All after-school club employees must have up-to-date CORI check and have fingerprints (to be paid by the applicant him/herself) submitted to the district. Appointments and club approval is at the discretion of the principal and upon approval of the superintendent. The advisor pay schedule is posted online in the unit A contract.

 Monomoy Regional High School

 Harlem Wizards Return

The class of 2022 will host the Harlem Wizards at Monomoy High Thursday on Oct. 17.

 Credit for Life Fair

On Thursday, Oct. 10 from 8:45 to 11 a.m. the school will once again host the Credit for Life Fair. The fair is an interactive simulation that requires that senior students select a career option and practice managing their personal budgets based upon the projected monthly income of their job choice. Students will visit booths staffed by Cape Cod Five employees and other members of the community as they make financial decisions about what they want, what they need and what they can afford. The Credit for Life Fair was designed to help students gain an understanding of the financial decisions they will have to make when they are on their own, without parents or guardians paying the bills and covering costs of food, clothing, shelter and entertainment.

 Youth Risk Survey

Every two years, Monomoy Regional School District participates in the youth risk behavior survey, which offers insight into mental health as well as the risky behaviors students are engaging in, from sexual activity to drugs and alcohol. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Scott Carpenter and Monomoy Regional High School peer leaders will hold an interactive presentation of the most recent youth risk behavior survey results on Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. Parents and caregivers will gain an understanding of the challenges facing young people and how to help support them.

Youth Vaping Presentation

Monomoy is taking a proactive approach to youth vaping. In addition to the new Project Connect at MRHS, which will educate and support students, the district is partnering with the Barnstable County Department of Human Services on its Escape the Vape campaign to educate families about the dangers of vaping. Experts from the county will be available at MRHS and MRMS curriculum nights to hand out information and answer questions. In addition, a Parent University on vaping will be held on Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. at MRHS.