Topics: Education

HARWICH – When it came time for Maddie Silvester to think about what college she would attend after graduating from Monomoy Regional High School, the Chatham resident knew her future school had to check off a few items on her wish list. For starters, Silvester knew she wanted to get away from Cape Cod, but she didn’t want to be too far from home. The Monomoy field hockey and lacrosse standout also knew that sh...

ORLEANS – It was a clean sweep in Tuesday's annual town election, as Orleans voters passed all four override questions put before them on the ballot. Question 1 to approve $627,032 to cover the town's portion of the Nauset regional school budget for next year passed 705-182, according to preliminary results released Tuesday night. Voters also approved two questions on Meetinghouse Pond, one to fund the constru...

COVID Complicates School Field Trip To London

By: Brad Joyal

Monomoy Regional High School English teacher Rachel Barnes confirmed Monday that she was still in London after members of the school’s traveling party tested positive for COVID-19 at the end of a school trip that was scheduled for the week of April vacation. Barnes was unable to share details about the three positive cases or confirm if they were students, only that she was there supervising “three members of ...

EASTHAM – Nauset school officials are sticking with School Choice for the coming 2022-2023 school year, even though the number of additional students attending school in the district through the program remains to be seen. The Nauset Regional School Committee voted unanimously April 14 to support the district's School Choice projections, which call for between 105 and 125 more students. School Choice is a s...

HARWICH – For the first time since Monomoy Regional School District’s inception, a Monomoy High School student has been named the regional winner and a national finalist for the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Award and Scholarship contest. Monomoy senior Yu Shang Zou was recently named the East Coast regional winner after her essay submission was deemed to be the best in Massachusetts and t...

Student Talent On Display At Cape Tech Art Show

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – The creative talent of Cape Cod Regional Technical High School students was on display last Wednesday as participants in the design and visual arts and fine arts programs exhibited their work. The work was also for sale, with funds raised from the event benefiting both the students and the Tom Noonan Scholarship and Toolship Fund. The display of artwork demonstrated how the school's programs tap i...

HARWICH – A local resident wants to expand the use of school choice funds to include homeschooling and private schools. Daniel Baker filed a petition article for the May annual town meeting which instructs the selectmen to petition the state Legislature to amend state law to allow school choice funds to be paid to accredited homeschools and accredited private schools. Currently under state law school choice fu...

HARWICH – For years, Annalise Langelier has been drawn to behavioral science. Her curiosity about the way the mind works blossomed as a youngster, when her father Brian, a detective for the Marlborough Police Department, would present her with police cases or unusual scenarios designed to make her ponder how her father and his colleagues might respond in order to crack a case. “We kind of got in this ro...

There wasn’t much for Holly Mastronardi to build upon when she accepted the position to be Cape Cod Tech’s first full-time athletic trainer. After years of hiring emergency medical technicians or paramedics to work its games, Cape Tech made history in January when it hired Mastronardi, a Barnstable native and 2014 Barnstable High School graduate, as its first full-time athletic trainer in school history. “I...

ORLEANS — Patrick Clark's career as an educator started at Nauset Regional High School. Now almost 28 years later, he's been tapped as its next principal. School officials in Nauset didn't have to look far in selecting Clark, who was hired as an assistant principal at the high school in August. He will take the reins as principal effective July 1, the district announced in a press release last week. Clark w...

ORLEANS – An override request is heading to this spring's town election to offset the town's higher-than-anticipated contribution to the Nauset Regional School District budget for the coming fiscal year. Orleans has 27 additional students attending Nauset schools for the coming 2022-2023 school year. As a result, the town's share of the regional school budget is $627,032, or 2.3 percent, higher than what the t...

Clark Named Next Nauset High School Principal

By: Ryan Bray

ORLEANS - School officials in Nauset didn't have to look far to find their next high school principal. Patrick Clark, hired as an assistant principal at Nauset Regional High School in August, will take the reins as principal effective July 1, the district announced in a press release. Clark will assume principal duties from Chris Ellsasser, who informed the Nauset Regional School Committee in December of hi...

Little by little, the Monomoy Regional High School winter cheerleading team performed portions of its routine during the school’s boys and girls home basketball games in Harwich. Despite fielding a young team comprised of many underclassmen, including freshmen and even eighth-graders, the team was able to master an entirely new — and more challenging, they say — routine between their own demanding practice sch...

Select Board Backs Preschool Grant Program

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — Calling it a potential game-changer for young working families, the select board Tuesday threw its support behind a plan to provide grants to help defray the cost of preschool for families of three- and four-year-olds. Modeled on a similar program in Orleans, the proposed Chatham Preschool Family Support Program would provide up to $10,000 annually for four-year-olds and $5,000 for three-year-olds, t...

     At long last, Monomoy Regional High School is back with an in-person production, and this one is worth the wait. “The 25 th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is a musical comedy that will deliver laughs while setting your toes tapping. Can you spell H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S?      Two years ago, as if we need to be reminded, the arrival of COVID-19 forced the MRHS performing arts department to halt production of “...

ORLEANS — The Nauset Regional School Committee says it’s done what it could to hold down projected costs for the budget that begins July 1, but recognizes that some sharp increases are beyond its control. Members are ready to make their case and take questions at tonight’s (March 10) public hearing at 6 p.m. before voting on the budget. The operating budget for the regional high school is proposed to go up ...