Topics: Monomoy Regional School District

HARWICH ─ Monomoy jiu jitsu teacher John Herring won't do anything he wouldn't expect his students to do, which is why on Saturday Herring, a brown belt, took to the mats of the Sapateiro Invitational against black belt opponent Matt Arroyo in Herring's first-ever pay-per-view event. Though Herring fell to Arroyo during a transition in which Arroyo seized an opportunity to put him in a choke hold, he learned...

Demanche Back At Helm Of Monomoy Football

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ The Monomoy football program has seen its fair share of changes in recent years, which is why players, parents, and fans will likely be glad to see a familiar face on the sidelines this coming season. Paul “Spanky” Demanche, a man who comes with a long history of local football, will once again don the coach's cap after being named the new head of Monomoy football. If the name seems familiar, it is b...

HARWICH ─ There are many paths to success in life. Now, thanks to the students of Monomoy Regional High School's Alternative Learning Program (ALP), there is a new path at the school, one that leads to a quiet place of reflection, created for students by students. According to ALP student Greg Hastings, the motivation for creating the space was simple. “It looked like a prison,” Hastings said. “Kids said ...

Monomoy School News

By: Tim Wood

Monomoy Regional Middle School Armstrong Awarded Fellowship Cherian Armstrong, teacher of p roject-based learning and MRMS librarian, was awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities out of a field of 115 applicants. Armstrong will be participating in a seminar entitled “Philosophers of Education: Major Thinkers from the Enlightenment.” Students To Attend Academy Monomo...

HARWICH ─ As Monomoy Valedictorian Catie Barr struggled to write her graduation speech, she grappled with the concept of telling a story. Then she realized her challenge was in trying to tell one story for the 105 members of the Class of 2016. “I realized there isn't just one or two stories to tell,” said Barr to her fellow graduates, as well as their families and friends. “In just a few years of being toget...

Monomoy Stories

By: Tim Wood

Stories. That's what Monomoy Regional High School Valedictorian Catie Barr talked about at the school's commencement Sunday. There weren't just a few stories to tell about the Class of 2016, she said. “In just a few years of being together, we've lived a whole library's worth of stories,” she said. Monomoy's second graduating class added their collection of tales to the bookshelf that holds, right now, only...

CHATHAM – At this year's “Books In Bloom” event at the Eldredge Public Library, attendees will not only be able to view floral arrangements inspired by their designers' favorite books, but will also be treated to interpretation of classic books by students from Chatham Elementary School. The kids' artwork will be displayed on the front lawn of the library – not unlike the Sharks in the Park exhibit just down t...

Monomoy Start Times Set To Change In 2017

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ When students should arrive at school each day has been a hot topic at a number of recent school committee meetings. Now, after a 4-2 vote, school start times will see a change in the Monomoy district in September 2017. The vote, taken during the May 25 school committee meeting, approved a motion to change the start times at Chatham and Harwich elementary schools to 7:45 a.m., and the start times a...

Monomoy Girls Golf Wins South Sectionals

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ In just its fourth year of competition, the Monomoy girls golf program has tucked a pretty significant feather in its cap with their win of the South Sectional Crown on Tuesday. According to longtime Monomoy golf supporter Jack Farrell of the Eastward Ho! Golf Club, the Sharks took first place in the match, held at the Brookside Country Club in Bourne, with top golfer Jen Keim the day's medalist wi...

HARWICH ─ In the world of high school athletics, anything can happen, which Monomoy head football coach Ross Jatkola learned when a Connecticut prep school recently made him an offer he really couldn't refuse. At summer's end, Jatkola will become the assistant coach at Cheshire Academy, a Division 1 private school in Cheshire, Conn. Jatkola, who came to Monomoy last fall, wasn't in the market for a new job. ...

Monomoy Fields A Freshman Baseball Team

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ The best coaches and athletes know that the surest way to improve in a sport is more playing time. But what happens when there isn't a team on which to gain that playing time? That was the case with Monomoy High School baseball, which has varsity and junior varsity programs, but no freshman team. Until this year. The move to field a freshman baseball team at Monomoy was fueled by the reality that w...

CHATHAM – One hundred spadefoot toad tadpoles not much longer than a fingernail swim in two tanks at the Monomoy Regional Middle School. They’ve been there for about two weeks and are just now developing rear legs, continuing their 45 day metamorphosis, one of the fastest in the amphibian world. They are being head-started as part of a unique program developed by Long Pasture Mass Audubon’s sanctuary director ...

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National Honor Society Induction Ceremony Congratulations to all current and new members to MRHS's National Honor Society. A beautiful NHS induction ceremony was held at MRHS on May 18. This is a hard earned, well-deserved honor and we appreciate your efforts. Thank you to all the parents, family members, teachers, community members and administration that turned out for the event. A special thank you to NH...

HARWICH ─ It was a night of stellar lacrosse play, burgers on the barbie, and for some a trip down memory lane as Monomoy Regional High School hosted a special fundraiser last Friday night to support the building of the school's eagerly anticipated concession stand. Monomoy Girls Strong Against Nantucket The Monomoy-Cape Tech girls coop lacrosse team kicked off the evening with a spirited match against Nant...

HARWICH ─ The changing of the guard within the Monomoy School Committee hit a snag last week when not one but two votes for the vice chair resulted in a tie that will continue indefinitely until someone changes their vote. The tie ensued during the annual elections of officers, which take place each year after elections of new members. Sharon Stout nominated Karen Ryder for vice chair, praising her work ethi...

Monomoy Baseball Hits A Bump

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ It's been a tough go for the Monomoy boys baseball team as of late, with the Sharks falling in two of their last four games, but even as the post-season nears, head coach Steve Wilson is realistically optimistic. Even fresh off his team's 17-7 loss to D-Y on May 23, Wilson remained objective, issuing a reminder that while wins are great, so too is building the skills of a team's respective players....