Monument Valley Regional Middle School

Week at a Glance and News and Notes

Note from the Principal:


Wow!  One full week left, and then a few more days the following week!  As we wrap up this year it is easy to get distracted in the whirlwind of activity as we finish up classes and the school year.  Today I was reflecting on how far our students come in a year, and how much they grow over the four year journey here from fifth to eighth grade.  I love this time of year to observe the fourteen year olds and the ten year olds–they grow so much, mature so much, accomplish so much in the time they are here.  We love teaching here at MV, and it is a great reward to see how much they grow.  Our Exploratory teachers are the only ones who really see them grow all four years in classes, and those of us in the office get to connect through that time.  But it is also the hard work of the grade level teachers that drives the annual growth.  As we finish up the year, please take the time to appreciate our educators–the teachers, paraprofessionals and staff that make Monument Valley hum.  They work hard all year, and the effort shows.  Your children are a blessing for us, and we are lucky to be in a profession where we love to do what we do.  Enjoy this weekend (and remind your kids that school is going for 7 and half more days, please!)



Week at a Glance:

Monthly Lunch Menu:


Monday, June 11

Regular School Day

Tuesday, June 12

Regular School Day

Wednesday, June 13

Regular School Day

Thursday, June 14

Regular School Day

Friday, June 15

Regular School Day



If you have pre-ordered a yearbook for your child, the yearbooks will be distributed during homeroom Wednesday June 8th. There will be 3 opportunities to purchase yearbooks if you have not pre-purchased one.

These dates and times are:

8th grade lunch Wednesday June 6th

8th grade lunch Monday June 11th

8th grade lunch Tuesday June 19th

The times are limited due to students being away at the YES programs and the yearbook advisory (Mrs. Malone-Smith) being away on a few field trips the next few weeks.




Big Y Education Express

If you are a Big Y shopper, please go to and register for Education Express.  It is a simple way for our school to earn valuable school supplies.  See flyer below for step by step instructions.



Fri. 6/8                                  Dress Up Dance Gr 6-8                   6:30-8:30

Tues. 6/19                           8th Grade Graduation                     6:30

Wed. 6/20                           Last Day of School—1/2 Day        11:30 Dismissal




Flyers are available on our website at this link:

This week’s flyers:

Nothing new this week.


Last week’s flyers:

  • SNAP & The Great Barrington Farmer’s Market
  • Mason Library Summer Reading
  • Baby Sitter Training at the Mason Library
  • Berkshire Rattlers
  • Panel on Reducing Opioid Deaths in Berkshire County 6-28
  • Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center/school time field trips 2018-2019


2 weeks ago:

  • Berkshire Pulse Summer Dance Intensives
  • Berkshire South Action Adventures Day Camp
  • Berkshire South Family Dance
  • Kids Art Summer Camp in Lee
  • MMRHS Class of 2020 Fundraiser
  • Tidal Wave SC try outs



Older Flyers:

  • Southern Berkshire Youth Football
  • Travel Team Soccer


  • Girl Scouts
  • Snappers Swim Information
  • Berkshire South Swimming and Gymnastics
  • Berkshire Soccer School
  • Screenagers
  • Upcoming Programs at BSRCC
  • Hancock Shaker Village:  Baby Animals on the Farm
  • Simon’s Rock Summer Youth Programs
  • Camp Hi-Rock:  Info Session Flier & Teen Leadership
  • Camp Hi-Rock:  Teen Leadership Backpacking & Rock Climbing Trips Flier
  • Cradles to Crayons:  Donation Guidelines
  • Camp Hi-Rock: Local Info Session
  • Camp Hi-Rock: Backpacking & Rock Climbing Leadership Development Trips
  • Girl Scout Camp Flyers
  • Great Barrington Girls Softball Registration
  • Great Barrington Little League registration
  • Camp Hi-Rock
  • BSRCC Survey:
  • Berkshire Lingua Summer Language Program
  • MVRMS Yearbook Order Form


Julie C. Duffin

Principal’s Secretary

Monument Valley Regional Middle School

313 Monument Valley Road

Great Barrington, MA  01230