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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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

For MMRHS female students (and their mothers!)

ABC Women’s Self-Defense for High School and College Students sponsored in partnership with the Berkshire Hills Fund for Excellence and the Berkshire Taconic Foundation Saturday December 5th 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Monument Valley Regional Middle School gymnasium Free for MMRHS’s young women; $10.00 for their mothers.  Sign up in the Main Office. ABC Women’s Self-Defense is the most popular, fun, and critically acclaimed self-defense and empowerment program of its kind in the area!  Women of all types, backgrounds, and ages have learned the critical principles of AWARENESS, BOUNDARIES, and CONTACT and the skills needed to protect themselves and their loved ones.  A young woman is never more at risk in her life than during the first semester of college. Our program can help! In addition to our expert self-defense instruction, some of the topics we cover include: drugs and alcohol awareness, campus safety, situational awareness and... read more

The MMRHS Music Department

has announced that nine music students have been selected for the Western District Massachusetts Music Educators Association Senior Festival. The students were selected by audition and will perform at the UMass fine Arts Center at 3 pm on January 16, 2015 with music students from throughout western Massachusetts. Students from Monument selected for the chorus were Madeleine Redpath, Hayden Stein, Alex Leonard, Alessandra Reese, and Cedar Potter. Joining the Jazz Ensemble will be Kevin Costello on Trombone and Wilson Sprague on Tenor Saxophone. Jack Bertelli will play Alto Saxophone in the Concert Band and Kyle Germain will play Percussion in the Orchestra. Costello and Sprague both scored high enough to be recommended for an All-State Festival... read more

Shakespeare’s The History of Henry VI, November 13 & 14 at 7pm at MMRHS.

The play is the inspiration for the hit TV show Game of Thrones which tells the story of rival factions battling for the crown in England’s famed War of the Roses, a time when the English political system was torn apart by personal squabbles and petty jealousy. Raffle Tickets can be purchased by contacting Jodi Drury (jodi.drury@bhrsd.org)at the high school. Tickets for the Show can be purchased at the door on the night of the show. Come support our MMRHS... 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.