Student artwork displayed below has been provided by this year’s painting and drawing and photography classes.
Announcements: Week of 11/27, 2017
- SAT’s: The next SAT is Saturday, December 2, 2017
- The Minnesinger Winter Concert : Tickets are available from any Minnesinger. This year’s concerts will feature special Island musicians including Mark Lovewell, Willy Mason, Jemima James, Merrily Fenner, Steve Tully, Joanne Cassidy and Siren Mayhew!
- MVRHS Bowling Club: Meetings are every Monday from 2:30-4:30 @ The Barn. Take the OB Bus, Lane 7, right after school. Cost is $5.00!
- All Cape and Island Music Festival: Congratulations to ALL 39 (32 vocalists, 7 string players) students who auditioned and made it into the festival- February in Barnstable!
- Our Island Club: Our Island Club will be in the cafeteria during lunch on November 28th and 29th offering free memberships to juniors and seniors.
- MVRHS Budget Presentation: Presentation of the school budget will be held on Monday November 27th in the Performing Arts Center at 6:00 pm.
- Check out the Vineyard Gazette’s write up on MVRHS’s first Diversity Speaker!
- Alex’s Place: The teen center is looking for teens who want to engage in coming up with new ideas and join the Teen Board of Directors. Meetings will be during Flex period beginning December 7, 2017.
- For Parents: Island Parents Advisory Council on Special Education is hosting a parent to parent Networking Opportunity next weekend.
- Sunday, 12/ 3, 2017 from 12-1 pm at the West Tisbury Library, Children’s Room.
Vaping and E-cigarette Discussion : Join the Director of the Cape Cod Regional Tobacco Control Program, Bob Collett, and Kathy Wilbur from Seven Hills Foundation, as they share information about smokeless Nicotine products currently being used by young people at a far greater rate than traditional cigarettes. Join us to learn more about what these products look like, how they are marketed, and ways in which they are used by our young people.
- Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 – at 6 pm in the MVRHS Library
- For additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- National Honors Society: Fall induction ceremony will be on Tuesday November 28th.
- Induction Reception, which is optional and requires a ticket ($15) purchased in advance, will be at 6:00pm in the Culinary Dining Room, followed by the Induction Ceremony (no ticket necessary) in the PAC at 7:00 p.m.
Congratulations to the New National Honor Society Inductees
Reinaldo Dos Santos
Harold Lawry V
Application Requirements: Students should check with certain schools about application requirements. Be sure to have all the basics:
- Update your Naviance so guidance (Cindy Grant and your individual counselor) knows where they have applied and where transcripts and recommendations should be sent.
- Seniors should remind teachers of their college deadlines.
- SAT scores should be sent directly from College Boards to their applied schools.
- Both seniors and parents need to complete the FAFSA application.
- Students make sure to check in with your guidance counselor if they have any questions.
- Senior squares Tuesday during flex.
- Transcripts: All transcripts will be sent to colleges when students apply. After first quarter grades are verified, the transcripts will be updated, and another transcript will be sent to each college the student applied to.
- Seniors and thank you’s: Make sure to thank the teachers who have written you a college recommendation. The best way is to write a personalized “thank you” note.
Winter Athletic sign-ups are open now!
MVRHS Winter Sports Tryouts Begin Monday, November 27th
Boys Hockey – Coach Mincone
Girls Hockey – Coach Fiorito
Boys Basketball – Coach Joyce
Girls Basketball – Coach Bishop
Swimming – Coach Chatinover
Indoor Track – Coach Schroeder
Information From The Nurse and Athletic Trainer:
Sports registration closed on Friday, November 24th. Late registration will open on Monday, November 27th at 8:00pm.
Sign up on the Athletics page.
**Early registration is highly recommended. Processing information takes several days. We do not want your child to miss practice- don’t wait!**
The dates of the last sports physical on file with the school nurse may be found on Plus Portal under “demographics.”
** PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ANY ATHLETE WHO HAS NOT TAKEN THE IMPACT BASELINE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY CONTACT ACTIVITIES. THIS LIMITS YOUR ABILITY TO PRACTICE WITH THE TEAM AND MAY ALSO AFFECT YOUR PLACEMENT ON THE TEAM.
Vineyarder of the Week
Each week we will introduce a student or staff member to our entire school community!
This Week: Zach Moreis, Grade: 12
How many years have you been playing football?
I have played 7 years of tackle football.
How was the season from your point of view as captain?
It was a long season. It was challenging because we had to go into a game with only 20 players. For me, I had to stay positive because we were never favored to win. It was hard to motivate the team, but I am very proud of everyone and the work we all put in.
How does it feel to have your season cut short and to not play in the Nantucket game?
Ugh, heartbreaking. It was hard to hear. As a senior, we grow up playing this game and winning the cup. The team wanted revenge for last year and we were not given the opportunity to take them on. The news was hard to take. We worked our hardest during every game and felt like our opportunity was taken away. I don’t agree with the decision, but I respect it. We wanted to play, but wouldn’t have been safe.
How was the last game?
It was an emotional last game, but it was amazing that we won. It is the best feeling to go out with a win.
What is your favorite memory of playing MVRHS football?
During my sophomore season, we won the Island Cup 7-0 against Nantucket.
Are you playing MVRHS basketball this year?
I do not think I am. I don’t want to risk injury.
Will you miss MVRHS?
In general yes. I have built some good relationships and friends, but I’d like to move on. Sports-wise, I will miss the support from my community for sure.
What are you planning to study in college?
Probably education or athletic training.
Will you be playing football in college?
Yes, but I don’t know where yet. I’m looking at Utica, West New England, Morrisville, Westfield State, or Bridgewater State.
What are some other interests you have outside of school?
I like to fish and I’m into photography.
Anything else you want to say?
Thank you to all the coaches that sacrificed their personal time to work with us, and to the community that supported us throughout the season.
Enrichments in Flex
NOTE: The Cafeteria will NOT be an option for flex on Wednesday, 11/29/17.
Portuguese/English Language Learners speaking social hour
Every Wednesday in Room 204 with Ms. Sampaio and Ms. Germani
** Sign up for Ms. Sampaio and Ms. Germani will be blocked on Wednesdays.
Chess Club with Mr. McCarthy
Every Friday in Room 419. Come ready to play and learn the game of chess.
** Sign up for Chess Club with Mr. McCarthy under English.
Community Arts Project
Every Thursday, learn about the different ways you can celebrate diversity in our community. Any and all artists, sculptors, researchers, and writers are welcome.
**Sign up for Ms. Shoquist in room 326
Gym: ***Sign-up for Ms. Perrotta if you want to be in the gym during flex.
Options continue to be: Nature Walk, Fitness Room, PE Unit Game, or PE/Health Class Makeup or Yoga
Make your Senior Square for Yearbook during Flex Block!
ANY FLEX BLOCK Tuesday – Friday through the month of February. Students can expect to spend about 2 Flex Block periods on making their square!
** Sign up for Ms. Todd in room 404
DECA- Business Club
Flex Block Thursday through early January. Business club members will be preparing for the District Competition.
** Sign up for Mr. Jakusik
Students traveling to France next April have a chance to get together during an enrichment block once a month, on the last Friday. The first meeting will be held on December 1st.
** Sign up for Mr. Bonneau
Junior Flex Block- SWEAR
All Juniors will be pulled on November 28th for a discussion during flex block to learn about the SWEAR program (Stand With Everyone Against Rape). SWEAR is a rape and sexual assault prevention and awareness program led predominately by males – focusing on the fact that rape and sexual assault is not just a women’s issue, but a men’s issue as well. The mission of SWEAR is is to educate young men and women on the myths, stereotypes, and repercussions of sexual assault and rape. **Do not be alarmed if you’re pulled by a teacher you do not recognize. Appointments are locked.**