Student artwork displayed below has been provided by this year’s painting and drawing classes.
- Second quarter has started!: Final grades from first quarter will be released this week.
- Check out the new MVRHS Student Newscast:
- Winter Sports: Registration is now open for winter sports.
- News From the Nurse: Save yourself a phone call to the nurse. You can check at any time, anywhere, anyplace, in your plus portal what the nurse has on file for a sports physical.
- Flex: This week we will also schedule for Monday and Tuesday, 11/20 and 11/21, before Thanksgiving break.
- 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 Music Festival: 39 students are auditioning on Wednesday, November 15th at Sandwich High School for their shot at joining the All Cape Music Festival in February. Good luck MVRHS students!
- Diversity Speaker Series: Our new speaker series begins on Thursday, November 16th with distinguished history professor and civil rights author, Pat Sullivan, in the MVRHS Library at 6:30 pm.
- Thanksgiving 5k walk/run for KJ: Saturday, November 25th, from 10 am-Noon join the run at the MVRHS field to help raise money for the KJ Cross Country Scholarship. Fees include a t-shirt.
Pre-registration: $20 at Runsignup.com
Day of registration: $25 from 8:30-9:30 am
$60: family of four.
Any additional questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lockdown Drill: This week we will be holding a lock down drill. This drill allows students and staff to practice what to do in a situation where there is danger inside or immediately outside the building. Please be advised this is happening. In the drill, students and staff will hear an announcement from the front office, “This is a lockdown drill. All staff and students, lock down immediately.” At that time, students and staff should go to the nearest room (if they are outside the classroom), lock the door and get out of sight of any windows. In this drill, staff will talk to students about what they could do in the case of a real emergency as informed by Synergy Solutions, a districtwide Professional Development that all staff went through in August.
- Anti-Bullying Skit for Freshmen: Every year students involved in the Peer Outreach program at the High School develop and perform an anti-bullying skit for the freshmen class. The skit will take place on Wednesday, November 15th during the last half of A period and students will then break out into smaller groups (led by the Peer Leaders) to discuss.
MVRHS Middle Eastern Cuisine Food Court 11/16 & 11/17
Ms. Thulin and Mr. D’Agostino’s Humanities students are teaming up with Mr. Light‘s Global History 1 class to create dishes for a Middle Eastern Cuisine Food Court in the culinary dining hall next Thursday (11/16) during blocks F & G, and Friday (11/17) during blocks A&D. Come join us for a tasting of foods from the Arabian Peninsula, which will be served with a side of history and some cultural background for garnish- all provided by our students! Any teachers interested in bringing their classes should contact Ms. Thulin or Mr. D. See you there!
- 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 students have applied and where transcripts and recommendations need to 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 you 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.
- Reminder- Check early action or early decision dates for colleges.
- 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.
Information from the Guidance Office
The next SAT is on December 2, 2017.
Freshmen and Sophomores: guidance counselors will be pulling students over the next couple weeks to get them familiar with Naviance. Students will explore careers, work on personal resumes, and begin a basic college search.
** Students must sign-up before, or the morning of, in guidance**
Navy @9:00 in the LCR
Vineyarder(s) of the Week
Each week we will introduce a student or staff member to our entire school community!
This Week: Lollie Bezahler and Erin DeBettencourt, 11th Graders
Where did they go and why?
This past summer Lollie and Erin went to Haiti for a week.
What made them decide to go?
Erin and Lollie both wanted to do a service trip that focused on helping children, but wanted to have a different experience in a unique setting.
Were they nervous at all?
“We went in with no expectations. Getting off the plane was a little nerve-racking because it was nothing like the United States. We were told by the organization we went with not to trust anyone with their bag, or look at anyone when we got off the plane.”
Why did they choose to go to Haiti?
Erin: My Mom already knew about the program so we knew it was a trusted program to travel with.
Lollie: We thought that Haiti would be a unique and different experience; something totally different than we were used to.
How did you help the community?
In the morning, we would help the orphanage build a church. The road to the village was just a small dirt road and part of it was too small for cars to get through, so we would spend our afternoons expanding the road. Any free time we had was spent with the local kids just hanging out.
Highlights of the trip:
Lollie: Getting to know the kids. They were all so friendly. Even with the language barrier, it was easy to get to know them and we had so much fun together.
Erin: Every day we worked by the river in the village. All the people would come together to help us work which made the experience very fun and memorable.
Did their experience in Haiti make them want to do another service-related trip?
Erin: Yes, Lollie and I are going back next summer. We’re interested in helping locally too by going to Boston for City-Reach (clothing and food drive). Next Wednesday, November 15th from 5-9pm at the Loft we are holding a dine to donate to raise money for Haiti (25% of all pizza sales).
Were they sad to leave?
“Yes, we built a really good relationship with the locals. But when we were leaving we were told we weren’t allowed to cry in front of the kids.”
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
MSTCA Frank Mooney Coaches Cross Country Invitational (11/4)
9th Grade Boys, Div II
Isaac Richards (7th of 177)
Owen Atkins (9th of 177)
9th Grade Girls, Div II
Amber Cuthbert (5th of 83)
10th Grade, Div II Boys:
Peter Burke (4th of 124)
10th Grade, Div II Girls:
Catherine Cherry (2nd of 78)
MIAA Eastern Massachusetts Division 5 XC Championships (11/11)
The team finished their season strong with Vito Aiello, Otto Osmers, Charlie Whalen, Owen Porterfield, Isaac Richards, Owen Atkins and Peter Burke running for the boys. Catherine Cherry and Amber Cuthbert ran for the girls. Peter Burke finished in 13th place in a field of 165 runners, with a finishing time of 16:53, and will advance to the All States meet next Saturday. Catherine Cherry finished in 12th in a field of 153 runners with a finishing time of 19:42, but just missed the cut off to qualify for the All State meet.
ENRICHMENTS IN FLEX- NOTE THIS WEEK YOU WILL SIGN UP FOR 11/14-17 as well as 11/20 and 11/21
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. NOTE: NO GYM AVAILABLE 11/20 or 11/21!!!
Once in gym class, you will get to choose:
- Nature Walk
- PE Unit Game
- Fitness Room
- Other- PE and Health Class Makeup, Yoga
Make your Senior Square for Yearbook during Flex Block!
ANY FLEX BLOCK Tuesday – Friday from Nov. 7th – 22nd. Seniors should sign up anytime during the November time period! Students can expect to spend about 2 Flex Block periods on making their square!
** Sign up for Ms. Todd in room 404
Diversity Speaker Series: Series begins on Thursday, November 16th with distinguished history professor and civil rights author, Pat Sullivan, in the Library. Main focus of her talk will be the pivotal role of young people during the peak years of the Civil Rights Movement.
** Sign up under Title 1/”Diversity Speaker Series”
Anti-Bullying Skit for Freshmen Class: Freshmen will be pulled on Wednesday, 11/15 for an anti-bullying skit during the last part of A period and flex block. Many members of Peer Outreach will be putting on the skit.
** Students should already be signed up for the event in the PAC.
Indigenous People’s Day Presentation: Students for Global and Social Change will be presenting in the LCR on Friday, 11/17, during Flex Period to explain why the Club is fighting for the official changing of Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day on the school calendar.
** Sign up under Social Studies-/”Fairchild- Indigenous People’s Day”