Monument Valley Regional Middle School

Week at a Glance

News and Notes


Note from the Principal:


The last missive for this school year!  Thank you so much for sending your children to us every day.  All of us here at Monument Valley choose to work at a middle school—bless our hearts!—because we believe in the way our students develop from elementary to high school is essential to success in their lives.  Last night was our annual Graduation ceremony, and it speaks volumes to what our values are.  It is a wonderful evening, where we honor the entire grade, and recognize excellence, achievement and growth.  The awards are so diverse, covering creativity, commitment to academics, and service to the community.  Student appreciate their teachers and retirees, and we have performances from our music students and sharing of values from students in our English program.  We believe in all of our students, and we got to demonstrate that last night.  One of the aspects of our program that makes me so proud is the way we teach character at MV.  Last night we saw the fruits of our labor.  The students looked fabulous for Graduation, they walked with confidence, they cheered their peers when someone received an award, they appreciated each other, they performed for their families and themselves.  I am excited for their prospects in high school, and am always encouraged by this send off in reflecting on the younger students who are coming up.


Now it is summer break!  We will send out report cards in the mail along with some information about next year in the following week.  Through the summer we will send some updates via email.  In early August we will send out schedules for the fall, along with important start of school forms and communication.  As always, we are around here in the office, so please contact us or call if you have questions.  In the meantime, please encourage your children to read, to get outside and play, to take a swim and a hike, and to just enjoy the summer season.  Have fun!


Ben Doren




Week at a Glance:


Monthly Lunch Menu:



Wednesday, August 28—First day of school!

Regular School Day


Thursday, August 29

Regular School Day


Friday, August 30

Regular School Day




We still have a few yearbooks for sale! Please contact the office over the summer if you would like to purchase one.

They are $20 cash or check to:  Monument Valley Activity Fund




Summer is almost here. What better way to start off the summer season than coming out and playing pick up ultimate on the front field of the high school on Sunday’s from 4 – 5:30? 7th and 8th graders are welcome to come out in addition to High School students. No worries if you do not know how to play just come out and have some fun. Bring plenty of water and cleats if you have them. Hope to see you there.  – Monument Ultimate



MMRHS Fundraiser

Monument Mountain’s Class of 2022 is selling Spartan Slides and Flip Flops, and they’ll be here before the end of school! Slides are $25 and available in white or black; flip flops are $20 for white. Both are available in sizes Youth 10 through Mens’ 16! See a freshman to order yours, or order online at:



Two more Talking with Teens!

We’ve had over 1,800 views of the Talking with Teens series thanks to you. This is our last video in the series, but not your last chance to help parents with conversations around substance use. If you’re interested in our “Kitchen Table” Talking with Teens program, let us know. It’s simple, you invite your friends over and we answer questions that come up after watching the videos!


When Taking with Teens, it won’t always go well and that’s okay. If you’re not making mistakes, you might not be doing it right anyway! Here are some tips to make making mistakes easier.

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.

Interested in learning more? The Southern Berkshire Community Health Coalition is the leader in ongoing efforts to improve the health of young people in the southern Berkshires. Contact Iona Smith, Community health Advocate at or Meri Haas at


All the best, Chris Tucci, Preferred Pronouns: He, Him, His Deputy Director Railroad Street Youth Project 60 Bridge Street, P.O. Box 698 Great Barrington, MA 01230

PHONE: (413) 528-2475  MOBILE: (413)-717-0822



BHRSD 2019-2020 School Calendar is here:






Flyers are available on our website at this link:


This week’s flyers:

  • Golden Knights Girl’s Summer Basketball
  • Norman Rockwell Summer Family Programs
  • Ways of Water Summer Program at Simon’s Rock
  • FALL 2019 – BHYSC Travel Soccer Player Registration
  • BSRCC:  Action Adventures Day Camp
  • BSRCC:  Camp Step Up Learning through Leadership



Last week’s flyers:

  • Kutsher’s Sports Academy



Older flyers:

  • Kids Circus Camp
  • Southern Berkshire Chargers Youth Football
  • YMCA Camp Hi-Rock
  • Berkshire Hills Tennis Association Summer Programs
  • Summer Tennis
  •  “Good Science for Good Parenting” featuring Dr. Jenny Michaels and the Youth Leadership of SBCHC
  • 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
  • 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: It Won’t Always Go Well

Talking With Teens: It Won’t Always Go Well