It Was All It Was Cracked Up to Be

Families, students and staff had a great time last night as everyone scrambled to design the perfect helmet to save their egg.  Some people tried to poach ideas.  While that may have fried some people, others kept a sunny side up.  Congratulations to Brant Blaze for an egg-squisite, Grade A performance to win a Jumbo trophy.


Very special thanks go to the Cape Cod Regional STEM Network. As part of their sponsorship of the 2017 STEM Design Challenge the network donated the eggs and  supplies.  MMS greatly appreciates your support!


Happy Retirement Mrs. Jasie!

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Today is Mrs. Jasie’s last day at MMS and in the Dennis-Yarmouth School District

After graduating from the University of Southern Maine in 1981, Laura went back to her hometown in Vermont and taught 2nd grade before marrying and moving to the Cape in 1982. She substituted in various schools in the DY District, including a week with fifth graders at the NEED Collaborative in Truro. In the Spring of 1983, she started teaching as a long term substitute in Kindergarten.
In the Fall of 1983, Laura was hired as a full time fifth grade teacher with the DYRSD, working closely with her colleagues. She thoroughly enjoyed the autonomy of teaching all subjects in one classroom. Attending the NEED Collaborative for a week each year with her students was a wonderful way to connect and learn more about them. With the exception of a one year leave of absence after her 3rd son was born, Laura taught continuously in the District until her retirement.
In 2000 Laura made the decision to focus on ELA and Social Studies and moved from fifth grade to sixth grade, embarking a new journey, working with wonderful colleagues in a co-teaching situation. She served as a Team Leader for several years, working with faculty from all the DY schools. Four years ago when the District elected to combine all Dennis and Yarmouth 6th and 7th grade students at Mattacheese Middle School, Laura moved to to MMS and continued to teach ELA and Social Studies through June 2016. Laura ended her teaching career, assisting a variety of teachers and students at MMS.
Laura is grateful for the wonderful colleagues she encountered along the way, and the support she received from faculty, staff, and administrators. She feels fortunate to have worked with so many students and their families.

Thank you Laura!

The Egghead Helmet Challenge!


Helmets protect your head.  You and your team can win this trophy if you can make a helmet to prevent an egg from cracking from the highest level.

See you at 5:30 in the MMS cafeteria on Monday, January 30th for the egg drop challenge. It will be eggscellent.


Mattacheese Middle School is on the Map!


Today marks three months since the first post and 3,747 visits to the Mattacheese Blog.  During the first 24 days of January people have visited our blog from around the Cape and Islands as well as many other Massachusetts locations.

Moving beyond the New England area, people went to our blog from:

the Bronx, Brooklyn, Casselberry, Florida; Centreville, Virginia; Dearborn, Michigan; Dodgewood, New York; Fort Lauderdale, Florida: Edison, New Jersey; Freeland, Pennsylvania; ; Hollywood, Florida; Kenner, Louisiana; Levittown, New York; Livingston, Texas; Madison, Wisconsin; Miami, Florida; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Monroe Township, New Jersey; Mountain View California, Palatka, FL; Pompano Beach, Florida; Punta Gorda, Florida; Seattle, Washington; Stowe, Vertmont; Tempe, Arizona; and Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Globally we have had visitors from Hatillo, Puerto Rico; Kingston, Jamaica; Nagua, Dominican Republic; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Spain; Warsaw, Poland; and Folkestone, United Kingdom.