On Monday evening, November 30, at 7 pm in the Performing Arts Center, the public is invited to a presentation on Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School’s FY17 Budget and state of its facility. Comments and questions will be welcome. All five of the facilities studies requisitioned by the School Committee since November 2014 will be discussed.
Each month, our students have the opportunity to compete in our after-school Engineering Challenge competition.
The goals of the Challenge include:
- providing students an opportunity to experience authentically and firsthand the process of engineering as they work as engineers to complete a design challenge
- providing students an opportunity to work as a group to collaborate and communicate to achieve a common goal
- providing students an opportunity to compete as an academic team in a different type of competition than our yearly science fair, thus expanding the opportunitites for students to gain recognition for their accomplishments in science and related STEAM disciplines.
The November Challenge was to create a grocery grabber. Students were given 45 minutes to construct a two-foot grabber that could reach small food items that were either high on a shelf or far across a table. The groups were provided cardboard, wood materials such as dowels and popsicle sticks, bolts and screws, netting, and plasic bubble wrap. To test the grabbers, each group had a representative team member grab six separate items and put them in a mini “shopping cart” without dropping or touching the items. The items included a box of tea, a box of cake, a spice jar, an apple, a clementine, and a sweet potato. The group that completed the task fastest was named the winner.
In their continuing effort to help build community, they hope this membership will assist in providing support to Family, foster insight into the financial responsibility of spending and saving, and benefit the more than 225 Club member local businesses for the upcoming holiday season and year-round. The complete list can be viewed at www.oicbizguide.com.
To join online, visit www.ourislandclub.com. When joining, select Individual Card, Other as the payment choice and indicate High School Student in the Comment section. Separately, please email a head and shoulders photo for your membership card, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you, Our Island Club!
by Kelsea Head
The Farm Project won Martha’s Vineyard Local Wild Food Challenge ! The crew harvested all week to create a Summer Bounty Salad with fried white baitfish & crickets (and a whole lot more!) served with an autumn olive and nasturtium stem vinaigrette, all of our ingredients were sourced from the island ( including the serving tray & dressing bowl).
We were lucky enough to have the help of some wonderful community members in creating this dish and would like to thank Christina Napolitan (we could not have done it without you!!), Jack O’Malley and Coop Gilkes for all their help!
We would also like to thank Bill and Sarah Manson for bringing the Local Wild Food Challenge to Martha’s Vineyard, we had a blast exploring our home in a new way and learning about exciting new foods we can gather and eat.
This video is a compilation of footage from our week of harvesting, and was submitted to the challenge to tell the story of our dish!
For more information about our program, our dish, or what wild foods we harvested, please visit www.islandgrownschools.org
I just wanted to commend our art students who attended Portfolio Day Boston at the Hynes Center last Sunday. This is a yearly event in which over 50 art and design schools convene in Boston to review the portfolios of art students from all over New England. This year, in addition to students already in the Portfolio class, there were a total of 11 MVRHS students that attended. All students spent extra time during the weeks leading up to the event, both after school and the Saturday before, preparing and refining their artwork for presentation. In a crowd of 2800, spread over 3 large ballrooms, they stood in line with their peers to show their portfolios receiving feedback and criticism from school representatives. For most, this was the first time showing a full body of work to strangers. The hard work produced a valuable experience and all said they would recommend it to a friend.
Students participating were:
- Aquinnah HIll
- Isabelle Crawford
- Jessica Sonia
- Sophie Bonneau
- Kaila Newton
- Dayanna Middleton
- Courtney Howell
- Olivia Pate
- Oshantay Waite
- Nelly Katzman
- Margaret Joba-Woodruff
Well, it’s really rectangles…
The time has come for every senior to create their own piece of the yearbook! The deadline for Senior Squares is Tuesday, December 1st. Please submit your Senior Squares on time or we cannot guarantee you a space in the yearbook. All Senior Squares are horizontal rectangles – no verticals will be accepted.
WAYS TO MAKE YOUR SENIOR SQUARE (PICK ONE)
- Design Your Senior Square Digitally, OR
- Create Your Senior Square By Hand, OR
- Come To a Senior Square Session After School
What to Include in Your Senior Square:
- Your Full Name (Required)
- A recent picture of You
- Pictures of You and Your friends/high school memories
- A Quote
- Any sort of art piece of yours that might represent you!
What NOT to Include in Your Senior Square:
- Too many photographs (we don’t want the layout becoming too crowded)
- Any content that your don’t want your parents or teachers to see
- Coded messages, gang symbols, illegal content/substances, or anything else otherwise considered inappropriate
1. Design Your Senior Square Digitally
- Design your senior square on your own in photoshop!
- Format the file to 2100 pixels x 900 pixels at 300 pixels/inch. This will be printed as 7 x 3 inches
- Share with us your file as a .psd , .jpg , or .pdf
- Email us your finished design to email@example.com or drop off to Ms.Todd (Room 404) on a disk or flash drive. All digitally designed squares must be submitted digitally, not as a hard copy
2. Create Your Senior Square By Hand
- For artists who want to create a collage/art piece style senior square
- You can draw, make artwork, or manually cut and paste pictures for your Senior Square
- Make your square on an 11 inch x 4 3/4 inch piece of paper that we will scan and scale down to the 7×3 size for printing
- Drop off your final square to Ms.Todd in Room 404
3. Come To a Senior Square Session After School
- We will have 7 sessions after school to help you design your senior square digitally or as an art piece
- The senior square sessions will be held at 2:15 – 3:30 after school in Ms.Todd’s room (404) on the dates below:
- Week I – Monday, Nov. 9th; Tuesday, Nov. 10th; Thursday, Nov. 12th
- Week II – Monday, Nov. 16th; Wednesday, Nov. 18th; Thursday, Nov. 19th
- Week III – Monday, Nov. 23rd
EXPECT TO SPEND AT LEAST 2 SESSIONS MAKING YOUR SQUARE!
ALL SENIOR SQUARES DUE TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1ST, 2015
by Kelsey Head
A garden grown by students, faculty, and alumni of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, Island Grown Schools, and the community of Martha’s Vineyard.
A shared vision: April 2012
Jack O’Malley, Culinary Arts teacher, and chef/farmer Chris Fischer partnered with Island Grown Schools to host an entirely “island grown” dinner. It’s sole purpose – to start the MVRHS garden. Students prepared and cooked the 4-course meal, then served and presented their vision of the garden. In one night they raised enough money to start digging!
First came the beds
Building Trades students, led by teacher Bill Seabourne, began working on the garden beds. The posts turned out to be perfect for supporting trellises for peas and beans. The students also surprised us by building a gorgeous garden shed…with a huge window! [Read more…]
To the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Community,
We’re beginning our search for our next principal and the interview committee would like your feedback regarding what you feel are the most important characteristics for our next principal, as well as what you feel the priorities for our school should be.
Please follow the appropriate link below to take the survey, no later than Thursday, Nov. 5, so that your thoughts and feelings are heard.
Thank you in advance for providing us this important information!