Topics: Nauset Regional School District

ORLEANS – In the parking lot between the Nauset school administration building and Nauset Regional Middle School, a large solar canopy stands covering a fleet of school buses. By year's end, the structure will start saving the school district considerably on its energy costs. After fits and starts, the canopy is expected to go live by Thanksgiving, if not sooner, according to Jim Nowack, assistant director of ...

HYANNIS – There’s a new feeling surrounding the Nauset girls volleyball program. Although the Warriors have only been together for a few weeks and have only competed in three matches, there’s a renewed sense of excitement and optimism flowing through the players and coaching staff, which features first-year head coach Sunny Hunter and assistant Maggie Allen. That feeling — that energy — was on display Monda...

ORLEANS – How much is too much to spend to improve an aging building? That was the question the select board wrestled with last week as it faced a $1.4 million request to make heating, ventilation and air conditioning improvements to portions of the Orleans Elementary School. Board members expressed reluctance Aug. 31 about putting that much money into fixing the building, the original portion of which date...

NORTH EASTHAM – The Nauset girls soccer program doesn’t want to take its foot off the accelerator. Not during practice, and certainly not during games. As long as the Warriors are on the soccer pitch, they want to give it their all. The was one of the big takeaways for Nauset after the team suffered a 4-3 double-overtime loss to North Middlesex in the preliminary round of last year’s Division 2 state tourna...

ORLEANS – In searching for a new middle school principal this summer, Brooke Clenchy didn't quite find the person she was looking for to fill the position. But the Nauset superintendent knew what the Nauset Regional Middle School needed. "I think there's joy that's missing there now, and that's one of the things I wanted to bring back," said Clenchy, who enters her second year at the helm of the Nauset distric...

New School Year Marked By Change In Nauset

By: Ryan Bray

ORLEANS – The old normal? The new "new normal?" "We're still trying to figure out what to call it," Nauset School Superintendent Brooke Clenchy said. However you term it, the 2022-2023 school year promises to restore some of the pluck and excitement that has been dulled not just in Nauset, but in districts and schools nationwide since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Two and a half years after...

BREWSTER — Finn Riley wasn’t old enough to drive, let alone play in the Cape Cod Baseball League, when he first found himself immersed in all of the collegiate summer baseball action. “I actually used to be a bat boy for the Whitecaps when I was younger,” said Riley, a Brewster native who graduated from Nauset in 2021 and returned to the area this summer to work and intern for the defending CCBL champion Brews...

Committee Hits Reset On Nauset Principal Search

By: Ryan Bray

Interim Principal Sought To Lead Middle School in 2022-2023 ORLEANS — Nauset Regional Middle School will not have a new principal named to the post in time for the coming school year. A search committee charged with identifying and interviewing candidates for the position has not yet “found the right candidate,” and will restart its search this fall, Nauset School Superintendent Brooke Cenchy said in a...

ORLEANS – "Who's turn is it to fly?" William Brent asked a small group of students outside of Nauset Regional Middle School last week. Monroe Sargent stepped forward, taking the control from his camp instructor's hand. The 10-year-old flew a drone high in the air before bringing it back down to eye level. Drones, 3D printing, ice cream making, video production and murals were among the projects and activities ...

ORLEANS – Talks on siting a new fire station on Orleans Elementary School land came to an impasse last week, leaving plans for the project up in the air. The town's fire rescue station feasibility study committee voted July 11 to endorse a plan to demolish the existing fire station on Eldredge Park Way and build a new station nearby on an acre of elementary school land. But the committee quickly rescinded its ...

BREWSTER – Nauset Public Schools has named Steven Guditus as the new principal of Eddy Elementary School, which serves 209 students in grades 3 to 5. Guditus (pronounced Ga-DI’-tus) has 20 years of professional educational and administrative leadership experience. He was a social studies teacher at Medfield Public Schools; an assistant principal at Westford Public Schools; a principal at Manchester-Essex Regio...

NORTH EASTHAM — Chris Ellsasser likes to take his meetings on the go. He prefers walking and talking with students and staff, an approach he says helps him and his assistant principals, Sean Fleming and Patrick Clark, stay on top of the busy world of education that bustles around them. "One of the philosophies I have is if you are present, things don't escalate," he said. "We probably each talk to a hundred pe...

MANSFIELD – Even in defeat, the Nauset boys tennis team was able to recognize that the program took strides in the right direction this spring. Moments after his team suffered a 4-1 loss to Mansfield on Monday in a Division 2 state tournament Round of 32 matchup, Nauset coach Andy Lisle praised the 23 rd -seeded Warriors for the way they performed this season. “They’ve come a long way,” Lisle said. “They ju...

The Monomoy boys and girls tennis teams both advanced to the Round of 16 after earning victories in their respective Division 4 state tournaments. The fourth-seeded girls await the winner of Archbishop Williams-Ipswich after opening the tournament with a 4-1 victory over Winthrop. They’ll be at home in the Round of 32 at 4 p.m. Thursday. The fifth-seeded boys opened their tournament with a 4-1 win over Cape...

Paul Saliba is certain that kindness can solve a lot of problems. The Nauset Regional High School junior from Harwich knows from firsthand experience that kindness can uplift people and improve their day, but in Saliba’s mind, being kind can have an even greater impact. “Bringing more kindness, in my opinion, helps other people have better days,” Saliba said. “I believe kindness can change the world.” Salib...

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association is set to release the seedings for spring sports state tournaments this week. Baseball, softball and tennis seedings are scheduled to be released Wednesday, and boys and girls lacrosse seedings are set to be announced Saturday. Approximately 10 teams from the Lower Cape are expected to qualify for postseason play, according to the latest MIAA statewide pow...