Swimming with Sharks


There was nothing fishy about Dr. Tom Burns presentation to the Mattacheese students and staff this morning.  Dr. Burns has been hooked on sharks ever since he was a child. Two years ago, he developed the Cape Cod White Shark Predation Study to investigate his premise that white sharks hunt seals differently off Cape Cod shores targeting prey in much shallower environments than previously documented.  It sounds like a great orca-nization.

Thinking there were bigger fish to fry, Dr. Burns collaborated with National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry on National Geographic Wild’s “Mission Critical – Sharks Under Attack.

 It was all going swimmingly with a great speaker and an engaged, respectful audience.  Everyone really sunk their teeth into the topic, so we were disappointed when the presentation was fin-ished.

Dr. Burns, thank you for your awesome presentation on sharks! You left us chomping at the bit for more.



At the request of the Nantucket School System all basketball games are cancelled today.  Information will follow as to whether the games will be rescheduled.

Our girls will have basketball practice today until 5:00

The boys will not practice today.


All Cape Band Festival


Congratulations to our eleven seventh grade students who were chosen to participate in the All-Cape Band Festival at Bourne High School today.  The students were chosen by their directors for their outstanding work throughout the year.  Approximately one hundred 7th and 8th graders participated.  The annual event consists of a day of sight reading new pieces that the students did not see until this morning.  The musicians worked with different conductors from multiple Cape middle schools and then put on a concert for the host school as well as families who were able to attend.  Our talented musicians include Bella Gannon, Molly Shea, Andrew Mederios, Glen Baker, Alayna Rooney, Sophia Martin, Levens Louis, Ciaran O’Reilley, Etzer Lindor, Barbara Maciel, Elsie Agurkis, and our fantastic Band Director, Mr. Graf. Mattacheese is proud to have you represent us.







Families Invited and Welcome!


Come to the Mattacheese Auditorium to see

Dr. Tom Burns, the Cape Cod Shark Diver

Friday, February 17th

9:00 a.m.

If you would like to join us, please sign in at the Main Office.

You may find out more than you want to know!