Monomoy School News

By: Tim Wood

Andrew Davock with the Civic Virtue award. COURTESY PHOTO

Preschool 'Community Friend' Screenings and Registration 

On Wednesday and Thursday, March 17 and 18, the Monomoy Regional School District will hold preschool screenings for families who would like to enroll their 3- or 4-year-old child as a “community friend” in the Monomoy Integrated Preschool program for the 2021-2022 school year. The Monomoy Integrated Preschool supports children with disabilities and who have an individual educational program alongside more typically developing students called community friends. Children who will be age 3 or 4 before Sept. 1 are eligible to enroll. The screenings for community friends are by appointment only. Call 508-430-7216 to schedule a screening appointment. For more information, visitwww.monomoy.edu/earlychildhood.

Monomoy Regional School District is committed to locating children before their third birthday in order to provide services for 3- and 4-year-olds who may be eligible for special education. If you have questions or concerns regarding your child’s development, call Melissa Maguire, director of student services, at 508-945-5132. 

Kindergarten Registration

Registration for all children eligible to enter kindergarten in the fall of 2021 will be held at Chatham Elementary School and Harwich Elementary School on Tuesday, March 2, and Wednesday, March 3. To obtain a registration packet, stop by the school to pick one up or call the schools. Bring your completed registration packet, as well as the other necessary documents listed below, and place it in the dropbox in the front of the school.

All children who reach the age of 5 before Sept. 1 are eligible for enrollment in kindergarten.

Monomoy Youth Voices Airs Feb. 26

Monomoy Youth Voices is a platform for Monomoy Regional High School students to say what they want to say about topics they care about. The project was inspired by the quote "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter."
In a year where everyone's lives have been turned upside down, MRHS leaders thought it was an appropriate time to hand students the mic. The Monomoy Youth Voices project encourages students to express themselves through any medium, with submissions ranging from spoken word and poetry to artwork, public service announcements, and more. This year's virtual showcase will launch on Friday, Feb. 26 at 8:30 a.m. at mrhsarts.weebly.com/myv21.html. 

We The People

On Saturday, Jan. 30, Monomoy government students participated in the state "We the People" speech competition on the Constitution, government, and current events. Via Zoom, students presented speeches to judges who are experts on government and history. Judges included professors of constitutional law, history, practicing lawyers, political aides, and educators. (One judge, Sue Leeson, is an Oregon Supreme Court justice and the main author of our "We the People" government textbook.) Kim Parker, Cara Jolibois, and Andrew Davock gave a strong presentation of their arguments about how the Constitution balances individual rights and the common good. Sydney Parker, Julia Smith, and Nate Whitfield presented about the conflict over the ratification of the Constitution, and the role of hyperbole in political discourse. Marissa Greiner, Matt Smeltzer, and Kristian Burt impressed judges with their arguments about voting, and restrictions on voting rights, winning a Unit Award. Congratulations also to Andrew Davock for winning an award for Civic Virtue, voted on by his peers.