Topics: Nauset Regional School District

NORTH EASTHAM – If you find yourself at Nauset Regional High School during after-school activities some afternoon, you might hear a cheer from one part of campus one minute and a roar from another part of campus a few moments later. Nauset’s top student-athletes are used to being celebrated, though they rarely have the opportunity to be honored in one place at one time. On Monday, Nauset celebrated its 15 s...

ORLEANS – It was a clean sweep in Tuesday's annual town election, as Orleans voters passed all four override questions put before them on the ballot. Question 1 to approve $627,032 to cover the town's portion of the Nauset regional school budget for next year passed 705-182, according to preliminary results released Tuesday night. Voters also approved two questions on Meetinghouse Pond, one to fund the constru...

EASTHAM – Nauset school officials are sticking with School Choice for the coming 2022-2023 school year, even though the number of additional students attending school in the district through the program remains to be seen. The Nauset Regional School Committee voted unanimously April 14 to support the district's School Choice projections, which call for between 105 and 125 more students. School Choice is a s...

ORLEANS – The deadline to return nomination papers to run in the May 17 annual town election came and went Tuesday, but there will be no contested races. Candidates could take out papers for election or re-election to the select board, board of health, Orleans School Committee, Nauset Regional School Committee, Snow Library Board of Trustees and the positions of town constable and town moderator. Incumbent ...

EASTHAM - A lot has changed in the nearly two decades that have passed since Michele Pavlu joined the Nauset athletic department as its athletic trainer in 2003. Back then, Nauset’s athletic trainer was a part-time position, though Pavlu, a New Hampshire native who had recently graduated from Northeastern University, persuaded then-Nauset principal Tom Conrad to hire a trainer in a full-time capacity for the enti...

ORLEANS — Patrick Clark's career as an educator started at Nauset Regional High School. Now almost 28 years later, he's been tapped as its next principal. School officials in Nauset didn't have to look far in selecting Clark, who was hired as an assistant principal at the high school in August. He will take the reins as principal effective July 1, the district announced in a press release last week. Clark w...

ORLEANS – An override request is heading to this spring's town election to offset the town's higher-than-anticipated contribution to the Nauset Regional School District budget for the coming fiscal year. Orleans has 27 additional students attending Nauset schools for the coming 2022-2023 school year. As a result, the town's share of the regional school budget is $627,032, or 2.3 percent, higher than what the t...

Clark Named Next Nauset High School Principal

By: Ryan Bray

ORLEANS - School officials in Nauset didn't have to look far to find their next high school principal. Patrick Clark, hired as an assistant principal at Nauset Regional High School in August, will take the reins as principal effective July 1, the district announced in a press release. Clark will assume principal duties from Chris Ellsasser, who informed the Nauset Regional School Committee in December of hi...

ORLEANS — The Nauset Regional School Committee says it’s done what it could to hold down projected costs for the budget that begins July 1, but recognizes that some sharp increases are beyond its control. Members are ready to make their case and take questions at tonight’s (March 10) public hearing at 6 p.m. before voting on the budget. The operating budget for the regional high school is proposed to go up ...

Monomoy Schools To Lift Mask Mandate Monday

By: Alan Pollock

Nauset Schools To Make Town-by-town Decisions When they return to classes Monday after winter break, students in the Monomoy Regional School District could opt to leave their face masks at home. While they’re still required on school buses, in nurse’s offices and for students returning from COVID-19 quarantine, masks will be optional in Monomoy classrooms starting Feb. 28. In the Nauset district, which span...

NORTH EASTHAM — Drew Locke wants to be back behind the bench coaching the Nauset Regional High School boys hockey team. He also wants to repair his reputation, which he and his attorney, Bruce Bierhans, believe was damaged after he was fired as head coach of the varsity hockey team on Feb. 10. Details surrounding Locke’s firing have been unclear. Nauset Superintendent Brooke Clenchy told The Cape Cod Chronicle...

ORLEANS – What is life like day-to-day for students and staff at Orleans Elementary School? It’s a question that Molly Jenks gets asked a lot by people around town. “If you don’t have kids in school for whatever reason, if you’re too old or too young or not a parent, you don’t know what’s really going on,” said Jenks, a member of the Orleans Elementary School Council. “How do we get people to understand all th...

Clenchy Named New Nauset Superintendent

By: Ryan Bray

EASTHAM – The Nauset Regional School District has its new superintendent. The Nauset Regional School Committee and Nauset School Union 54 on Friday each unanimously voted to remove the interim tag from Brooke Clenchy's title, making her the district's new full-time superintendent, pending contract negotiations. Clenchy, who was tapped as interim superintendent last spring in anticipation of Thomas Conrad's ...

NORTH EASTHAM – The energy and excitement was reminiscent of what you would expect during the final moments of a tense sporting event in a school gymnasium rather than the usually quiet confines of the library. For four days spread across two weeks, Nauset Regional High School’s library served as a battlefield, as the school welcomed Dennis-Yarmouth and Falmouth High School students to compete in the Cape Cod ...

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. ...

ORLEANS – A proposal to site a new fire station behind the existing facility on Eldredge Park Way would also allow expanded Orleans Elementary School parking, as well as a quicker tie-in to town sewer. The Orleans School Committee heard a preliminary pitch Jan. 12 from Ron Collins, the town's facilities manager, to site a new fire station on an unused acre of school land. The town is seeking a vote from the co...