Topics: Monomoy Regional School District

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...

School News, Dec. 27

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Harwich Elementary School Castle in the Clouds will celebrate its 25th birthday this spring as a landmark playground on Cape Cod. Designed by Robert Leathers and Associates and built by the Harwich community in 1994, this vintage play structure has served our children well. Current HES parents and grandparents remember vividly the excitement of this community build project which has stood as a faithful frie...

Even before it's finalized, the fiscal 2020 Monomoy Regional School District budget is projected to run a deficit of nearly $1 million. Superintendent of Schools Scott Carpenter told the school committee last week that the preliminary budget is up 5.25 percent over this year's $39 million spending plan, but because of several factors, the assessments to Chatham and Harwich will increase by 6.09 percent. The in...

HARWICH – Oh, how the time did fly. Just two weeks ago, after sharing Thanksgiving dinners and collecting nearly two weeks worth of memories, it was time for students from Vigo, Spain to enjoy one last event with their Monomoy Regional High School counterparts before hopping back across the pond for home. For the second year, MRHS students hosted a group of students from Spain, during which there were visits t...

ORLEANS – If the Nauset Warriors were expecting a high-scoring rout of the Monomoy-Mashpee Monarchs in their home opener Dec. 8, they weren't prepared for Monarchs goalie Jack Daigneault, who kept the Warriors to three goals in their 3-1 season-opening victory. “He's the reason we keep a lot of games close,” said Monarchs head coach Chris Peterson. “He's a standout. I mean, 40 shots on net? He keeps a lot of t...

ORLEANS – The Cape Cod Furies girls varsity ice hockey team might have fallen 5-1 in its opening night tilt against the Barnstable Red Raiders, but in spite of what the scoreboard read, the home team didn't go down without a fight. Thanks to the defensive strengths of the Furies' Nikki Awalt, Connor Boucher, Margaret Dickson, and Charlotte Manganaro the visiting Barnstable squad was only able to net one goal i...

HARWICH – When the Monomoy Regional School District put out a request for bids for a busing contract in January and again in November, they anticipated sifting through a host of proposals. Instead, they received none. With a need to get plans firmly in place for the next school year, the Monomoy school committee approved Superintendent Scott Carpenter's recommendation that the district begin working with the C...

HARWICH – Educators in the Monomoy Regional School District took their message regarding fair contracts public last Wednesday when many stood outside their respective schools holding signs that read, “Monomoy Educators Go The Extra Mile.” But with rumors flying as contract negotiations continue, Superintendent Scott Carpenter emphasized that he and the school committee have the district's best interests at heart....

HARWICH – The Monomoy Sharks gave it everything they had in a freezing cold Thanksgiving Day game against the St. John Paul II Lions, but in the end, in spite of a stellar performance, it was the visitors who came away with a 12-6 win. The game marked the first time the two teams played each other on Thanksgiving Day. In years prior, the Sharks battled the Sacred Heart Saints. But when the Saints weren't able ...

When nine runners from the Monomoy cross country team ventured to the Div. 7 south sectionals last weekend, they were a few in a sea of many, but according to head coach Don Bates, they weren't the least bit fazed. “They responded well to the amount of kids in the race and didn't get intimidated,” Bates said. Not only did the Sharks tackle the 5K course in Wrentham with determination, they also turned in so...

HARWICH – The Monomoy girls varsity soccer team played hard in the MIAA Div. 4 South quarterfinals against Hull Tuesday, but a well-placed corner kick gave the Pirates a 1-0 victory, bringing to an end the Sharks' 2018 season. Back and forth play marked the start of the game, played on Monomoy's home field, before Hull maintained a fair amount of possession near the Monomoy net, but the visiting Pirates were u...

Monomoy Holds On For 30-28 Win Against Randolph

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – The Monomoy Sharks dominated the first half of their Nov. 2 game against Randolph, and then held on in the second to win by a precious two points in non-playoff action that saw strong performances from the majority of the Monomoy roster. Quarterback Mark Pawlina ran in Monomoy's first touchdown of the game in the opening quarter, with Chris Hall snagging an impressive two-point conversion to ignite t...