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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SAT Prep Course

S m A r T    EDUCATORS Successfully serving the students of Berkshire County since 1985.              Interested in learning more? This year’s program will begin on Tuesday, December 6 at 6:00, and will meet in room H13. All materials will be provided for the first meeting, although students should bring pencils and calculators. Any student may attend this session at no cost. An identical meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 7 at 6:00. Interested students should attend one of these meetings; each session will run two hours. If you decide to enroll in this course, you will need to purchase a workbook- more info concerning this purchase will be forthcoming. The course will meet twice a week from 6:00-8:00. Students should attend ONE session each week. The meeting days will be Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday will be a make-up day if a scheduled session is unable to meet. The course will end the second week in March, and will not meet during December or February vacations. There will be a total of twelve two-hour class sessions. The cost of the course is $300 and is due as soon as possible, but not later than the third week in December. Class size will be limited.         Each week, the following format will occur. We will begin with a few challenging math problems. We then take the weekly vocabulary test, and correct it. We next will look at the week’s math homework and trouble-shoot any problems that students indicated were especially difficult. I will demonstrate traditional methods for solving the problems, as well as providing alternative approaches (these are... read more

Building Unity in Our Community

Join us on Monday evening, November 28th for a facilitated discussion focused on “Building Unity in Our Community.” This conversation will provide parents and members of our community the opportunity to talk with Phil Fogelman and Rob Jones from the Anti-Defamation League about the current challenges we face in our school(s) and communities with regard to intergroup understanding, dialogue and respect. The conversation will also highlight how we can address these challenges constructively, and in doing so help promote a supportive, inclusive community in which human differences are respected and valued.   This evening conversation will be held here at Monument Mountain and will run from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. I hope you will be able to join... read more

MMRHS production of As You Like It at Monument

Monument Mountain Students perform Shakespeare’s As You Like It November 10 and 11 here at MMRHS 7:00 p.m.   MMRHS production of As You Like It at Monument:  Thursday November 10th and Friday November 11th.  Tickets are $10.00 and the shows open at 7:00... read more

Opioids, Alcohol and Weed: What Parents Need to Know

GREAT BARRINGTON _ Dr. Jennifer Michaels will present “Opioids, Alcohol and Weed: What Parents Need to Know” on the impact of substances on the developing brain at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, November 2, at 7 p.m. Dr. Michaels, the medical director of the Brien Center, will also discuss strategies to help foster healthy decisions as children navigate their path to adulthood. A panel of local specialists will answer questions from the audience following her presentation. The event is free and open to the public. Child care services will be provided at Fuel on Main Street. “The opioid epidemic has raised the stakes for all of us,” says Erik Bruun, chairman of the South Berkshire Community Health Advisory Board that is the lead sponsor for the event. “This event is a step toward embracing knowledge for parents and the community to make more informed decisions to increase the likelihood of our children leading successful lives.” The panel will include Railroad Street Youth Project Executive Director Ananda Timpane, Dr. Brenda Butler (a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Berkshire Medical Center and the Brien Center), Monument Mountain Regional High School Principal Marianne Young, Mount Everett High School Principal Glen Devoti, as well as two young people from South County. “We all dream that our children will grow up to be happy, healthy, intelligent members of society,” says Michaels, “and we all know that decisions about substance use can derail those dreams.” Michaels is an attending psychiatrist at Berkshire Medical Center, assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and a national mentor for the Physician Clinical Support System,... read more

Parent Conferences/Open House

MONUMENT MOUNTAIN REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL Parent Conferences/Open House Thursday September 22, 2016 6:15 – 8:30 Parents are invited to arrive to school at 6:00 and meet in the auditorium.  We will give you your children’s schedules and begin the program at 6:15. We will introduce our support personnel, review the layout of the building, and update you on current initiatives and programs. At 6:30, parents will report to 1st period, and we will run each class for ten minutes, closing the evening at 8:30. In each class, teachers will use the ten minutes to give a brief overview of the course, grading practices, how parents can check on their children’s performance, and the best way to reach the teacher.  Should a parent want a more in-depth conference, teachers will let them know how to set up a time for that to happen. Schedule 6:00 – 6:30 Community – All Parent Assembly – Auditorium Schedule Distribution 6:30 – 6:35 Passing 6:35 – 6:45 Period 1 6:45 – 6:50 Passing 6:50 – 7:00 Period 2 7:00 – 7:05 Passing 7:05 – 7:15 Period 3 7:15 – 7:20 Passing 7:20 – 7:30 Period 4 7:30 – 7:35 Passing 7:35 – 7:45 Period 5 7:45 – 7:50 Passing 7:50 – 8:00 Period 6 8:00 – 8:05 Passing 8:05 – 8:15 Period 7 8:15 – 8:20 Passing 8:20 – 8:30 Period... read more

ATTENTION SENIORS AND THEIR FAMILIES

The Guidance Department will be hosting a College Planning Night for Seniors and their Families on Thursday, September 29th at 6PM in the cafeteria. We will go over information regarding the application process, testing, transcripts, recommendations, and more. If you are a senior planning on applying to college then this is an important program for you to... read more

The Berkshire Crafts Fair 2016

The Berkshire Crafts Fair will take place on August 12th, 13th and 14th.   Students:  join us!  Come volunteer at the Crafts Fair and help us run the event.  You can work in the office, assist artists, staff the gate, you name it.  A great time to be part of a long Monument tradition that raises funds for student, teacher and school projects.  Contact Mrs. Young at marianne.young@bhrsd.org or Ms. Clark at tracy.clark@bhrsd.org to sign up for a shift, or two or more.   We can use your help between 9:00 and 4:00 on Thursday August 11th to set up. And students help us run the Fair on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 12, 13 and 14, 10:00 – 5:00.   Teachers:  join us!  We can use your help, and your volunteer efforts help us raise money to fund great opportunities for our students and you.  See the hours... read more

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
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.