Monument Valley Regional Middle School

Week at a Glance

News and Notes


Note from the Principal:


Thank you to all the families who provided salads and sweets for the faculty luncheon today.  They were overjoyed at the wealth of choices.  You showed the staff they are appreciated.  If you can, please send your appreciation to our faculty.  They work hard to make this learning community the best it can be for your children.  There was a great camaraderie today in the library with the smorgasbord of food, and the conversation was easy and collegial.  I love this faculty, and am impressed every day.


Have a good weekend!


Ben Doren




Week at a Glance:


Monthly Lunch Menu:



Monday, May 20

Regular School Day


Tuesday, May 21

Regular School Day


Wednesday, May 22

Regular School Day


Thursday, May 23

Regular School Day


Friday, May 24

Regular School Day



3v3 Basketball Tournament

There will be a 3 v 3 basketball tournament on Thursday, May 23rd! It will start after school in the gym. Teams must consist of 2 boys and 2 girls. The gym will be split up in half, with 5th and 6th graders on one side, and 7th and 8th graders on the other side. The admission fee is $20 dollars per team ($5 per person). Please get one sign up form per team from the main office. Return these forms back to the main office by Wednesday, May 22nd. Thank you and hope to see you there!



Semi-Formal Dance

The Student Council is sponsoring a Semi-Formal Dance for 6th, 7th & 8th graders on Friday, May 24 from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm.  Admission to the dance is $5.00 and refreshments will be available for a small fee.  The theme is “Under the Stars” and the dance will take place in the MVRMS gym.


“Talking with Teens” video series #4 (w/ Spanish subtitles)

It’s week #4 of sharing the Talking With Teens video series! Please reach out if you have any trouble posting or sharing.
You can choose your own wording to accompany the video. I am including some samples which you can modify/combine/edit to your liking. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Link:
  1. Keeping the conversation going is key when you Talk with Teens about substance use. You’ll have lots of goals, but the most important one is to keep the conversation going! Watch this video for some quick tips.


  1. Talking with Teens is a video series created by the Southern Berkshire Community Health Coalition in partnership with Railroad Street Youth Project, Multicultural BRIDGE, and The Center for Motivation and Change. This video helps caring adults take the time to listen to young people’s decisions around substance use. It also helps caring adults find a way to listen without condoning behavior that is harmful to young people.


  1. Interested in learning more? Watch this space every Friday for the next eight weeks for new videos. You can also learn more about the Southern Berkshire Community Health Coalition and ongoing efforts to improve the health of young people in the southern Berkshires by contacting Iona Smith, Community Health Advocate at iona@rsyp.orgor Meri Haas at




Lost and Found

Please remind your children to look in our Lost & Found for missing items.  Lost & Found items are currently on display right inside the front doors.  There are many winter coats, hats, gloves, mittens, boots and lots of sweatshirts.  Items that are not claimed will be donated.


BHRSD 2019-2020 School Calendar is here:



Yearbooks are available for pre-order!

Purchase at or download the order form and please make checks payable to: Monument Valley Activity Fund.





Flyers are available on our website at this link:


This week’s flyers:

  • Summer Tennis


Last week’s flyers:

  •  “Good Science for Good Parenting” featuring Dr. Jenny Michaels and the Youth Leadership of SBCHC


Older flyers:

  • Kids Circus Camp
  • Under The Stars—MVRMS Semi Formal Dance—6th, 7th & 8th grade students
  • Color Run @ MMRHS for ages 2-12
  • Community Access to The Arts presents NEXUS 5/12
  • The Children’s Attic Consignment Sale 5/18-5/19
  • Kids Act! And Teens Act! Summer Camp
  • First Annual Adult/Child Tennis Tournament
  • Berkshire HorseWorks’ 2nd Annual “Horses and Hikers for Healing”
  • Mahaiwe PAC Free Fun Friday Acrobats of Cirque-Tacular
  • Ways of Water Summer Program at Simon’s Rock
  • Parenting Program at Mason Library
  • Berkshire South Youth Aquatics, Action Adventures Day Camp, 5K Walk Run
  • After School Tennis
  • GSWCM Summer Camp Registration
  • Norman Rockwell Museum April Vacation Events
  • Eisner Day Camp
  • Southern Berkshire Chargers Youth Football
  • STEM Summer 2019 ~ Flying Cloud
  • Camp Hi-Rock-St James Place
  • The Zoo: a Mason Library Family Event
  • Mason Library Babysitter Training
  • RYSE Opportunity from RSYP
  • April Unplugged—BSRCC
  • Youth Aquatics Program @ BSRCC
  • Life Guard Apprenticeship with RRSYP @ BSRCC
  • Berkshire Soccer School Summer 2019
  • Westenhook Girls Basketball Camp Summer 2019
  • BHYSC Spring 2019 Travel Soccer—deadline 2/22/19
  • Berkshire South Membership Promotion—ends 2/28/19
  • Babysitter’s Training—BSRCC
  • Early Childhood Swim Flyer—BSRCC


  • Camp Marshall Summer Camp 2019
  • What Language Learning Looks Like!—Summer Sessions


  • Early Childhood Programs—BSRCC
  • BHYSC SP19 Travel Soccer Player Registration
  • Berkshire County Head Start
  • Yearbook Order Form

Julie C. Duffin

Principal’s Secretary

Monument Valley Regional Middle School

313 Monument Valley Road

Great Barrington, MA  01230

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Preview YouTube video Talking With Teens: Keep the Conversation Going

Talking With Teens: Keep the Conversation Going