Topics: Education

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...

EAST BRIDGEWATER — What many expected to be a monumental day for the Monomoy Regional High School’s girls golf program ultimately turned out to be a bittersweet ending to a historic season. After posting a 12-0 record and capturing the Cape and Islands League title, the Sharks headed into the postseason as one of the state’s top teams to watch. A big part of Monomoy’s success has been because of Jennie Grogan,...

HARWICH – Every graduating class is unique. Each group of seniors has its own collection of students who excel in the classroom, on the field, stage or in their own respective area of interest. Each class has its own inside jokes; the students share happy memories and even some sad ones, too. Cape Cod Tech Regional High School’s class of 2021 will always hold the exclusive distinction of being the first class ...

Prepstr Goods' Pride Shirts Benefit Monomoy GSA

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

June is Pride month, and to celebrate, a pair of Harwich Port business owners have decided to support the Monomoy Regional High School Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA) by sharing the profits from sales of their colorful Pride T-shirts and tank tops with the club. Six dollars from the sale of each shirt, featuring Prepstr Goods' signature sailboat image with a bright rainbow-colored sail, will be donated to the ...

SOUTH DENNIS – It isn’t always easy for new teammates to come together, especially when even the players who are familiar with each other haven’t played together for a couple years. Despite missing their 2020 season due to COVID-19, the Monomoy Regional High School boys tennis team benefited from the strong team chemistry the squad developed this spring. Although the Sharks dropped their final match of the sea...

CHATHAM – Jennifer Kelly, currently principal of J.W. Martin Jr. Elementary School in North Attleboro, has been appointed as Chatham Elementary School's new principal. She will take over for Robin Millen, who has taken the position of director of curriculum assessment and student learning for the Nauset Regional School District. Kelly holds a masters degree in education and a doctorate in curriculum, teaching,...

HARWICH — If a high school education aims to prepare young adults for life’s uncertainties, the 2021 class of Monomoy Regional High School was well schooled indeed. Armed with strength forged in a pandemic, 115 new graduates turned their tassels Sunday and marched toward adulthood. Under bright sunshine on the school’s turf field, graduates and guests sat in chairs arranged to provide social distancing and wat...

YARMOUTH PORT – Jennie Grogan had an inkling that she might have a good day on the golf course when she visited the driving range to hit balls ahead of Monday’s Cape and Islands League individual golf championship at Kings Way Golf Club in Yarmouth Port. While the Monomoy Regional High School sophomore sensation could tell she had her A game at the driving range, Grogan became certain that she was playing well...