Subject: Cub Pride - January 18th, 2013
Date to send: 1/18/2013 at 1:00 PM

Message from the District Office
Mike Dawson, Assistant Superintendent

          Common Core State Standards are the new blueprints for states and districts to meet the challenge of raising learning expectations and preparing our K-12 students for college and career readiness.   Missouri, along with the forty-eight other states, have elected to endorse the Common Core State Standards for implementation for the 2014-15 academic year.  Adopting the new standards ensures consistent expectations regardless of a student’s zip code. They prepare students with knowledge and skills that they will need to succeed in college, their career, and provides a clear instructional focus for students, teachers, and parents.

Continue reading Mr. Dawson's update on Common Core English Language Art (ELA) standards.


This Week's Building Level and Departmental Update

Students Excel at Monett Middle School
Dr. Apostol, MMS Principal

          There are many ways that we celebrate student excellence at Monett Middle School. Students are selected by their teachers and recognized at Student of the Quarter Assemblies. Students on the all A and A-B honor roll are also recognized at these celebrations. Student athletes demonstrating teamwork and strong work ethic are recognized during our pep assemblies for playing to their potential. Band and choir students exhibit excellence through their performances in front of their peers, just like the assembly held in December. These are ways that demonstrate excellence at a public level; however, student excellence is seen even in the individual things that students accomplish. 

Continue reading how MMS students excel in reading and math.

Monett R-1 School Security
Officer Jastal, School Resource Officer

          "Safety and security don't just happen; they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear." - Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa

            After the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, parents, community members, and teachers have discussed the safety procedures of their local schools.  Monett R-1 School district has a number of safety measures in place such as school safety plans, regular drills, surveillance systems, and school messenger to send automated communication updates to the public.  In addition, through the joint effort with the City of Monett, Monett R-1 also has a school resource officer (SRO) on staff to serve and protect our students.

Continue reading to learn more about the Monett R-1 school resource officer.

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Upcoming Calendar Events

Image January 19th, 2013
MHS - Girls Baksetball at Marionville Tourney
MHS - Speech/Debate at Cassville
IE Tourney
MHS - JV Wrestling at Kickapoo          

January 21st, 2013
District - No School 
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observed

MMS - Boys Basketball with Carl Junction

January 22nd, 2013
MHS - Boys Basketball at Carl Junction

January 23rd, 2013
MHS -All State Choir and Band at TanTarA

January 24th, 2013
District - Board of Education Meeting 6:00 p.m.
at the Superintendent's Office
MMS - Boys Basketball at Strafford
MHS - Boys Basketball at NEO Tourney
MHS - Girls Basketball with McDonald County
MHS - Wrestling at Ozark
MHS - FFA State Farmer Degree Pre-Screening
at Pierce City

January 25th, 2013
MHS - FCCLA STAR Events and Elections
MHS - Speech/Debate at Parkview/Central Tourney

            For detailed campus calendar events,
                   click on the following links:

Monett Elementary School (Pre-K to 2nd)
Central Park Elementary (3rd and 4th)
Intermediate School (5th and 6th)
Middle School (7th and 8th)
High School (9th to 12th)
Scott Regional Technology Center