Monument Valley Regional Middle School

Week at a Glance and News and Notes


Note from the Principal:


Greetings from the end of the last full week of school!  This has been a great year for Monument Valley.  I am amazed at what the students have accomplished.  I am appreciative of how hard the educators have worked this year—the teachers, the paras, the support staff and all the adults who make this learning community hum.  Looking back on the year it is satisfying to think of all the projects, the collaborations, the successes that kids and grown-ups have completed and experienced.  We also had our fair share of challenges, of stumbles, of falls—this is what makes this community so precious: how we support each other, how we recover, how well we connect with others.  I am proud of our community. A good example of how we strive to make school relevant and engaging for students is our Year End Study, called YES, for the eighth graders.  Every eighth grader is involved in a service learning project the last days of their middle school experience.  Students are maintaining the Appalachian Trail, making dolls for children getting surgery, growing food for food pantries, learning about community reporting, cleaning our local lakes and waterways, and several other projects.  The students are really enjoying the activities and the chance to give back and make a difference.  The energy that they bring back to the school these last days sets a great tone for the rest of the students.  And this is all because of the hard work of a team of teachers and paras.  It is what I strive to do: give the educators the resources, time and encouragement to make learning relevant and meaningful for your children.  Thank you for the opportunity, and please also take the time to thank the educators for their hard work and care.


Have a great weekend!




Week at a Glance:

Monthly Lunch Menu:



Monday, June 18

Regular School Day


Tuesday, June 19

Regular School Day

8th Grade Graduation—6:30  Students arrive at 6:00


Wednesday, June 20

Last Day of School

½ Day—Dismissal at 11:30




There are still some yearbooks available!

Yearbooks are $20 and we can take cash or check (Monument Valley Activity Fund)

You can purchase your yearbook from Mrs. Malone-Smith in the art room.



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.




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:

  • Fall 2018 Travel Soccer
  • Berkshire Co-op Market’s Last Day of School Patio Party!
  • Family Friendly Summer Programs at Norman Rockwell Museum
  • Free Health and Education Programs This Summer at Fairview Hospital



Last week’s flyers:



2 weeks ago:

  • 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 

Older Flyers:

  • 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
  • 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


Julie C. Duffin

Principal’s Secretary

Monument Valley Regional Middle School

313 Monument Valley Road

Great Barrington, MA  01230