Topics: Education

HARWICH – Longtime Cape Cod educator Terry Russell was awarded the Massachusetts Association of School Committee’s Division VII All-State Committee honor, the Monomoy school district announced Oct. 8. Russell, a Harwich resident, worked in the Barnstable school system for 40 years, the last 22 of which came as principal at Barnstable Middle School. He joined the Monomoy Regional School Committee in 2011 and ha...

HARWICH – Thanksgiving came early for the Monomoy and St. John Paul II football teams. The rivals met in an early preview of their Thanksgiving morning clash Friday night at Monomoy Regional High School, and they provided their respective fan bases with an exciting back-and-forth affair complete with plenty of highlights that will long be remembered. Although it was the host Sharks that got on the scoreboar...

The good news is that Lower Cape schools generally scored above the state average in the spring round of MCAS tests. The bad news is that, in several key subject areas and grades, the state average is markedly down since pre-pandemic times. Statewide results show that many more students had gaps in their knowledge of math and English compared to students in the same grades before the COVID-19 pandemic, and few...

Monomoy Students’ Bridge Project Honors Veterans

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – The efforts of students in John Dickson’s eighth grade civics class at Monomoy Regional High School have been rewarded with the approval of legislation that honors and recognizes veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The students in the Project Citizen program pushed for legislation to have the Route 137 bridge over Route 6 designated the “Hidden Wounds Memorial Bridge.” Next...

HARWICH – The Monomoy boys soccer team’s unbeaten streak was in jeopardy of being snapped Thursday afternoon when the Sharks hosted the Rising Tide Herons. After giving up a goal in the first half, the Sharks ramped up their pressure in the offensive zone during the final 40 minutes of play. The increased pressure paid dividends with 5:30 remaining, as senior captain Troy Olson netted Monomoy’s lone goal to ev...

HARWICH – For the first time in a few years, the Cape Cod Tech girls volleyball team is feeling a sense of stability. Between the addition of first-year coach Rachel Crooker and a rejuvenated outlook among the players, the Crusaders began the season with a 4-2 record and continue to improve each time they take the floor. “We had a lot of team issues last year but we have all kind of gotten past that and we’...

There is still time to register for the Monomoy Booster Club’s 2021 golf tournament, set to take place Oct. 11 at The Ridge Club in Sandwich. The tournament serves as the primary fundraising event for the Monomoy Booster Club, which assists Monomoy student-athletes with scholarships, sports equipment and more. This year’s tournament cost $175 for individuals and $700 per team. There are also sponsorship opp...

ORLEANS — What if Cape Cod as a whole was a mindful community? With that thought in mind, Fiona Jensen started Calmer Choice in 2010. Now, 11 years later, the nonprofit’s founder is ready to hand over the reins to a new CEO at the beginning of the year. Calmer Choice, based in South Yarmouth, has brought emotional and wellness support programming to more than 35 schools in the state over the past decade, in...

Registration is open for the Monomoy Booster Club’s 2021 golf tournament, which will be held Columbus Day, Oct. 11, at The Ridge Club in Sandwich. The golf tournament is the primary fundraising event for the Monomoy Booster Club, which supports Monomoy student-athletes with scholarships, special equipment and more. Registration is $175 per individual or $700 per team. Sponsorship opportunities are also avai...

ORLEANS -- An article to expand universal pre-kindergarten options in town is expected to go before voters at a special town meeting next month. The select board on Sept. 1 voted 3-0 to create an article requesting the expanded programming for inclusion on the warrant for the fall session on Oct. 25. The Orleans School Committee is specifically seeking $495,000 through an override of Proposition 2½ to fund the...

ORLEANS -- Several well-used couches populate a small room in the back of the community center on Main Street. Pictures and artwork adorn the walls, while the counters are populated with packaged snacks, board games and personalized mugs. For a few hours each weekday afternoon during the school year, it’s a space middle school students make their own. But it’s been almost 18 months since the youth after school...

It feels like Kathryn Andreoli has come full circle. After spending much of her childhood visiting Harwich during the summer months, Andreoli, a Shrewsbury native, decided to stick around the Lower Cape as an instructional assistant and girls varsity field hockey coach at Monomoy Regional High School. “I’m really excited,” Andreoli said. “I love sports and love working with kids. This is just a brand-new op...

Kevin Curtin grew up in a baseball family. His grandfather, Barney, pitched at Boston College and then coached Somerville High School for 17 years. His Somerville teams won four Eastern Mass. championships and three state titles during his tenure. Then there was Curtin’s dad, Jim, one of the most successful high school coaches the state has ever seen. He coached Burlington High School for 52 years, and his tea...

ABINGTON – Even in defeat, the fifth-seeded Monomoy Regional High School softball team left Abington with heads held high after suffering a 7-2 loss to fourth-seeded Abington on June 23 in the Division 3 South sectional quarterfinals. There were plenty of reasons for the Sharks to be proud of their season, most notably the way they dominated the Cape and Islands League with such a young roster. Although the te...

Steve Cass’ trust in Sony dates back to his high school days, when he was involved with his school’s television program. When it came time for Monomoy Regional High School’s TV and digital media department to upgrade its equipment, Cass, who serves as a digital media/TV production teacher and oversees MRHS-TV, knew what brand to rely on. “I was lucky enough to have a TV program similar to what the students hav...

HANOVER – The Monomoy girls lacrosse team knew there was a chance it might run into a juggernaut. That is often the reality for Cape Cod high school teams when they cross the canal to play an off-Cape team come playoff time. No. 9 Monomoy suffered a 21-6 loss to eighth-seeded Hanover on Friday when the Sharks visited the Hawks in the first round of the Division 2 South sectional tournament. Monomoy finished it...