MMRHS 9/11 Flag Project

2016 Spring Musical Cast

D2 Western Mass Champs Boys Track

MMRHS Jazz Ensemble at Infinity Music Hall

VIrtual Enterprise Class in NYC

2014 Chem Olympiad

MMRHS Band at the Statehouse

The mission of Monument Mountain Regional High School is to create opportunities that foster intellectual and personal growth and Challenge all to become courageous learners, engaged citizens, and individuals of integrity.

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Enough – Written by Samantha Watson, grade 9.

They built her strong Able lungs Breathing oxygen in and out And a voice of capacity Eyes that could see the good in people And ears that could not only hear, but listen A heart of integrity and kindness And tears of empathetic silk Her hands held creativity and capability And her mind grasped wit and curiosity But they built a girl With the weight of humanity on her shoulders In a world where people didn’t care how she was assembled But what she looked like They couldn’t see that she Didn’t choose to be born to Autistic brother Protective mother Family whose veins were stripped of life from chemotherapy Nor did they assume that she didn’t choose to be brought into this world with the features she was given Because all her life, she was taught that beauty was on the surface They based their opinions on the gifts she had received Not what she had given herself Throwing their words around like confetti Never knowing how they cut like knives Her passions meant aggression Her opinions meant oppression All she wanted was for them to open their eyes And see how beautiful she was But how could she be When her loud voice meant she shouldn’t speak Her silent tears meant that she was weak Just because her hair didn’t fall like theirs, shoulders didn’t rest like theirs meant she wasn’t good enough Just because her ears didn’t hear like theirs, eyes couldn’t see like theirs meant she never could be enough Thin enough Pretty enough Smart enough Straight enough Funny how they never cared if she... read more

Congratulations Anna Abrahams

Each year the Massachusetts Foreign Language Association (MaFLA) sponsors three statewide contests:  poster, essay and video.  These contests encourage student awareness regarding the importance of foreign language education.  This year’s contests were a great success.  The judges were impressed with the creativity and thoughtfulness in the entries responding to the theme Languages are the Keys to Global Understanding.  One essay is selected as Essay of the Year, and the winning essay will be featured at the MaFLA Conference in October 2016.   Anna Abrahams, daughter of Ed Abrahams of Great Barrington, is this year’s state high school winner.  A freshman at Monument Mountain Regional High School, Anna studies French with teacher Hugh “Mickey” McCartney.  Anna’s essay focused on how, “Language can be what separates us, but can also be what unifies the human... read more

Humans of the Berkshires

“Hello! Hope that this email finds you well! Our names are Nataly Garzon and Kathleen Toomey. We work at local  nonprofit organizations, and over the last several months have been working on creating a platform to feature young people in Berkshire County. Inspired by Humans of New York, Humans of Berkshire County will spotlight several young people from across the entire county every week. Please take a moment to look through the pages (both on Facebook and Instagram), and if you want to follow them – click “like.” Facebook Humans of the Berkshire Instagram Humans of the Berkshires Through this journey, we have met some truly inspiring individuals. We cannot wait to share their stories with you. If you would like to be featured, or want to nominate someone – please do not hesitate in reaching out to humansoftheberkshires@gmail.com Best, Nataly and Kathleen Toomey         Nataly A. Garzon Coordinator of Youth Development 200 South Street – Pittsfield, MA 01201 / Ph: (413) 442-6948 – Fax: (413) 442-5050... read more

Communications Design Student Alison Lee Wins 2016 Charles Pratt Memorial Scholarship

Alison Lee (B.F.A. Communications Design ’17) has been named the recipient of the 2016 Charles Pratt Memorial Scholarship, an annual $35,000 award conferred to a third-year undergraduate in a given department. Each year, a new department is chosen to present student projects. This spring, the School of Design’s Undergraduate Communications Design Department moved into the spotlight.   The Charles Pratt Memorial Scholarship was established by Edmund S. “Ned” Twining III, great-great grandson of Charles Pratt, the founder of Pratt Institute, and grandson of Charles Pratt, president of Pratt Institute from 1937–1953, for whom the scholarship is named. The scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates the ideals of the founder of the Institute. On the morning of April 8, Pratt Institute President Thomas F. Schutte, Provost Kirk E. Pillow, School of Design Dean Anita Cooney, Department of Communications Design Chair Kathleen Creighton and members of the Pratt family gathered in Steuben Hall for presentations by four undergraduate Communications Design student finalists.   This year, students presented projects that included book, poster, and packaging designs as well as video and film sequences. Lee, whose concentration within Communications Design is Graphic Design, is also pursuing a double minor in English and Art History. She was recognized for outstanding creative achievement in work that reflected her wide range of interests. Her designs included “Shopsins Menu,” a “self-destructive” restaurant menu app; “Over Attached,” a tech reliance game that referenced the renowned communication theorist Marshall McCluhan; and news story pages created in her role as an art director for the Institute’s student magazine, The Prattler. Nicola Householder (B.F.A. Communications Design ’17), Peter Owen... read more

Recovered Money …..

Nick Fredsall of Nick Fredsall Electric is also the founder and operator of Spotted Turtle Treasure Hunting.  He’s been metal detecting around the school’s front and back fields and has collected $187.00 in loose change:  317 pennies, 122 nickels, 264 dimes, and 609 quarters.  Nick has given this recovered money to the MMRHS Athletic Department. Thanks very much, Mr. Fredsall!  And thanks to all whose change was dropped on the... read more

MMRHS Band at the Mahaiwe – March 4th

On March 4, 2016 at 8 pm, The Monument Mountain Regional High School Band and Jazz Ensemble, both under the direction of Jeffrey Stevens, return to the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center to present their 33rd Annual Pops Concert. This will be the seventh time the Monument Bands have returned to the Mahaiwe. This year’s concert will feature several guest artists and local legends including Wanda Houston, Robert Kelly, Robert Putnam, and Jay Bradley. The artists, otherwise known as The Wanda Houston Band and The Kelly, Putnam, Stevens, and Bradley Jazz Quartet will appear alone and in concert with the MMRHS Jazz Ensemble. The Jazz Ensemble will be playing the music of Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Quincy Jones, Cole Porter, Gordon Goodwin, and Tower of Power; The Concert Band will be performing works by Aaron Copland, Alfred Reed, Leroy Anderson, and Woody Guthrie. This event is part of the band’s celebration of national “Music in the Schools” month and will also include performances for young people at several area schools. Tickets are $12 and are available at the Mahaiwe Box Office. The Monument Band has performed in Virginia, Washington, D.C., Toronto, Canada, New York City, The Massachusetts State House in Boston and the Colonial Theater in Pittsfield. Previous concerts at the Mahaiwe have featured the band with pianist Peter Serkin, trumpeter Rolf Smedvig, vocalist Wanda Houston, trumpeter Allan Dean, soprano Maureen O’Flynn and singer Livingston Taylor.  All proceeds will go to help support music in the... read more

MMRHS’s Advanced Drama class

will be performing our own staged version of Monty Python’s The Holy Grail in order to celebrate all things imaginative, medieval and silly. We will be performing in the MMRHS auditorium on Wednesday, January 27, and Thursday, January 28, at 7:00pm. Admission is free. The Holy Grail is the culmination of a semester’s worth of hard work and creative effort by our Advanced Drama students in order to bring this iconic film to life on the stage. There will be a Q&A session following each performance, so audience members can give feedback, ask questions, and learn more about the young actors’ process. Come join... read more

The MMRHS Music Department

will hold its annual Winter Concert on Friday, December 11 at 7 pm in the Kathleen McDermott Auditorium.   The concert will feature the Chorus under the direction of Julie Bickford, the Orchestra under the direction of Juraye Moran and the Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Jeffrey Stevens.   The Chorus will be singing classical repertoire, holiday selections, and folk songs. The Orchestra will provide music by Arcangelo Corelli and a number of holiday selections. The Jazz Ensemble will be playing big band music by Count Basie, Sy Johnson and many others. Finally, the Concert Band will perform works by Von Weber, Johannes Hannsen and Leroy Anderson.   This is a free concert and all are... read more
Monument Mountain Regional High School is committed to expanding access to rigorous course work including AP courses, improving student performance, and supporting student success. We’ve been recognized for our work as part of the College Board’s 5th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. Monument Mountain Regional High School is one of 547 school districts to earn a spot on @CollegeBoard’s 5th Annual AP District Honor Roll.