WELCOME TO MONETT R-1 SCHOOL DISTRICT!
Faculty/Staff Year-End 2015 Recognition Celebration!
WELCOME TO MONETT R-1 SCHOOL DISTRICT!
The Tradition Continues: Ringing of Bell at Monett Elementary Signifying the Graduation of Second Graders! This school bell was originally located at the old Central School that was built in 1890 and located at Bond and Second Streets.
When Monett Elementary was first built at the current location, the bell was located in the main courtyard and then following the renovation/new construction, the bell was placed at the front entrance of the school...a piece of history for all to enjoy!
Monett High School Students Participate in Community Betterment Projects during the Annual Community Service Day:
Student/Staff Recognition at Board of Education Meeting
Mrs. Deb Wycuff, MES Instructional Coach, recognized
the following students who made significant reading progress
through Cub Club Tutoring: Dillon Bussell, Corbin Palmer, and Myles Gurwell
Not present were Guadalupe Rodriquez, Ariana Mecino,
Steven Shaner, and Daniela Mecino.
Myles Gurwell posed with his classroom teacher,
Mrs. Becky Godsey during his celebration moment.
Tamra Sunby, FFA Advisor (far left) and David Miller,
SRTC Director ( far right) congratulate FFA student qualifiers.
Iris Wormington, Dairy team state qualifier, Evan Mareth,
Dairy team state qualifier, Ryan Mareth, State FFA Degree
and Dairy team state qualifier, Devon Blevins, State FFA
Degree and Dairy team state qualifier, and Lora Wright, 6th place
in state in Division 1 Public Speaking.
Not pictured was Ben Morris, SkillsUSA State Champion in Machining
and National Qualifier.
Becky Godsey (l.),1st Grade teacher, was recognized by Susie Gasser,
Monett Elementary School Principal, for being recently named
Teacher of the Month. The teacher of the month program is
co-sponsored by EFCO Corp. and the Monett Times.
Cub Pride - May 22, 2015
New Directors Join the Monett R-1 Team
Monett R-1 will be adding some new faces to the leadership team, and this Cub Pride article has been crafted to introduce the new faces that will be leading our technology department, food service, maintenance and operations, and health service.
Stephen McMillin - Technology Director
At the April Board meeting, the Board of Education approved Melody Paige's letter announcing her retirement. Melody has faithfully served the Monett learning community for nineteen years and has assisted countless students, teachers, and administrators doing "old things in new ways." The district is thankful for Melody's leadership and wishes her well in the next phase of her career. Even though Melody is stepping down as Technology Director, she will be employed part-time to explore and develop blended learning opportunities for our secondary students.
Helen Wink - Food Service Director
For the past five years OPAA!, has prepared and served thousands of student and faculty meals. Janie White, Food Service Director and OPAA!, has been instrumental with assisting the district to meet the requirements of the Healthy Hunger Free Act of 2010. This past year, ARAMARK was awarded the food service management contract for the next five years, and with this award comes new leadership. Helen Wink has been named the new Aramark Food Service Director. Helen, a Monett resident, has served the district as a baker, cook, and most recently, Kitchen Manager of Monett Intermediate/Monett Middle School kitchen. Under Helen’s leadership in the Intermediate/Middle School kitchen, she successfully helped transition and transform her kitchen as it moved to the new FEMA shelter in January. Helen brings experience, background, and proven leadership to the team.
Tony McBroom - Maintenance and Operations Director
Under the direction of ARAMARK, Joe Fox served the district for two years as the Director of Maintenance and Operations. With the assistance of ARAMARK and Joe’s leadership, the district was able to reduce costs, increase services, and provide important on-the-job training. Joe will be transitioning to Springfield next year, and we wish him the best in his new endeavor. Tony McBroom has been named the new Director of Maintenance and Operations. Tony, who is well respected for his knowledge, leadership, and skill, has been the lead maintenance technician, working directing with Joe Fox. Prior to Monett Schools, Tony McBroom served as lead maintenance technician with My Place Realty Company in Clarksville, Tennessee.
Kristen Earnest - Health Services Coordinator
Carole Hamm has faithfully served the district for fifteen years as a school nurse and served as the Monett R-1 Coordinator of Health Services for three years. Mrs. Hamm has been a tremendous resource to many students, families, and faculty. Carole will be retiring at the end of the school year and is planning to spend more time with her grandchildren. Kristen Earnest has been approved as the new Health Services Coordinator and will begin her duties in July. Kristen is a registered nurse, earning her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Missouri Southern State University. Kristen has served as a charge nurse of Mercy Hospital in Joplin and most recently, as a House Manager for the Missouri Rehabilitation Center in Mt. Vernon. Kristen brings a depth of knowledge and service to the district.
Monett Elementary Offers Additional Pre-K and Kindergarten Screening Dates:
June 10th and 12th are the remaining dates.Call 235.3411 to schedule a screening.
Boys Basketball Program for Grades 1st - 8th:
The Monett Boys Basketball Program will be holding their summer camps (Wed-Fri) this summer at the HS gym. Any boy in grades 1-8 is invited to attend. At the camp we will work on fundamentals and have competitive drills/games. Cost is $25 and each camper will receive a T-Shirt. More information on how to register & times are included in the flier. Hope to see you this summer! - Coach LandClick here - view flier:
Dr. Hanson's 2014-2015 Theme/Challenge: Under Construction
Challenge yourself to construct "better" and "different" customized learning experiences for all students by:
Focusing first on the foundation,