New Date for College Planning Night

ATTENTION – THIS IS A NEW DATE FOR THIS EVENT, DIFFERENT FROM THE DATE SENT OUT IN JUNE   The Guidance Department at Monument Mountain Regional High School invites you to our College Planning Night on Tuesday, September 19th in our cafeteria. There will be two separate sessions and each will focus on a different aspect of college planning. Beginning at 6pm we will be going over how to do a college search, how to set up an interview and tour at a college, testing requirements (SAT’s, AP’s, etc.), PSAT sign-ups, how to attend a college fair, the importance of a resume and how to build one, and we will be reviewing how to use the Naviance Program. This session is designed for juniors and their families (however freshman and sophomores who want to get a head start are invited as well). Beginning at 7:30pm we will go over information regarding the application process, admissions terms, testing, transcripts, recommendations, and more. If you are a senior planning on applying to college then this is an important session for you and your parent(s)/guardian(s) to attend. Note for Seniors: The College Board has set the 2017-18 test dates with the first one being on August 26, 2017, as we indicated in our letter to you in June.  The next test date is October 7, 2017 with a sign up deadline of September 8, 2017. If this will be the first time you take an SAT then go onto www.sat.org/register to create an account and register. If you have already taken as SAT then you can register for another test through your...

BERKSHIRE HILLS FUND FOR EXCELLENCE

The Berkshire Hills Fund for Excellence is accepting grant applications for programs or projects that enhance and enrich the educational experience of students and teachers in the Berkshire Hills Regional School  District.  Proposals are due by October 1, 2017.  The Board of Directors will meet on October 17, 2017 to review applications and award grants for the 2017 – 2018 school year....

MMRHS Valedictorian, Salutatorian – Class of 2017

  Sophia Cohen, daughter of Daniel and Stephanie Cohen of Lee has earned the distinction of Valedictorian for the Monument Mountain Regional High School Class of 2017.  Camille Beckwith, daughter of Bruce and Carey Beckwith of Great Barrington has earned the distinction of Salutatorian.  These students will receive scholastic medallions and certificates awarded by the Berkshire Hills Regional School District at the 50th Commencement exercises on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at Tanglewood.  They will deliver the Valedictorian and Salutatorian addresses during the ceremony. Valedictorian Sophia Cohen is a Commended Student by the National Merit Scholarship Program and a member of the MMRHS National Honor Society.   Sophia plays the French horn and the piano and has been a member of the Empire State Youth Orchestra in Albany, New York since 2012.  She has won numerous writing awards for her short stories and screenplay, including the Michelle Gillette Creative Writing Scholarship in 2017, First Prize in the Edith Wharton Writing Competition in February 2015, and four Silver Key Awards and eight Honorable Mentions in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Competition,  2013-2017.  In 2014 and 2016, Sophia won First Prize in the District VFW’s Voice of Democracy Competition.  Her “Winter Survival Guide” was published in Berkshire Magazine’s 2016 winter issue.  She was a captain of the cross-country team and a qualifier for the Western Massachusetts Cross Country Championships for the past three years. Sophia enjoys skiing, sailing, reading and spending time with her family, friends and two black Labradors. Sophia will be attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the fall to pursue a degree in Chemistry. Salutatorian...

ABC WOMEN’S SELF-DEFENSE: Saturday, May 6th, 10:00 – 1:00

MMRHS is pleased to offer another session of: ABC WOMEN’S SELF-DEFENSE:  Saturday, May 6th, 10:00 – 1:00 Monument Mountain gymnasium The Area’s Premier Women’s Self-Defense and Empowerment Program! Are you headed off to college? Do you live alone or travel? Do you just want to learn how to keep yourself and your family safe? Then you need to attend an ABC Women’s Self-Defense class!   ABC Women’s Self-Defense™ is a fun, exciting, and critically acclaimed women’s personal safety and empowerment program for all women. ABC teaches effective strategies to recognize, avoid, and respond to unwanted encounters or physical violence perpetrated by strangers and/or people you know.  ​ABC works to prevent violence and abuse by giving people the essential tools they need to protect themselves and their loved ones, promote healthy relationships, and facilitate respect in their communities and society. ABC classes are designed to teach self-protection strategies that are effective regardless of size, age, or fitness level.   ​Classes are taught by trained, qualified instructors, in a positive and supportive environment. ABC Women’s Self-Defense is the culmination of more than 30 years of training, research, and development and is the premier women’s self-defense and empowerment program in the Capital District.    This is open to MMRHS female students and their mothers, family, friends, and professionals of all types.   This is free for students;  $10.00 for their mothers or guests. You can sign up in MMRHS’s Main Office or by calling Tracy Clark at 413-428-3346, ext. 100. (Ages 14 and...