Subject: Cub Pride - February 14, 2013
Date to send: 2/14/2013 at 1:00 PM

Message from the District Office 
Mike Dawson, Assistant Superintendent

This past week I had the opportunity to attend the Midwest Educators Technology Conference (METC) in St. Charles, Missouri.  The conference is designed to showcase best classroom practices, newest products, and to allow educators to learn from each other. Monett was well represented with participants and presenters. I’ve always known that Monett was well respected within the Southwest region for innovation, professional collaboration, and technology integration; however, after attending the conference, it was evident that Monett is a leader in the state, and many are looking to our teachers and administrators for guidance and advice when it comes to teaching, learning, and technology implementation. Through intentional planning, leadership, and community support, Monett R-1 continues to train our teachers and equip our students with cutting edge technology to prepare them for the 21st century job market. 

Continue reading to learn about the exciting myOn Reader pilot library program.

This Week's Building Level and Departmental Update

Scott Regional Technology Center Welcomes Sophomores
Russ Moreland, SRTC Director


          On February 5th and 6th, SRTC completed two days of sophomore tours, which allowed area 10th graders the opportunity to explore our various career and technical programs.  Students were represented from fourteen different high schools and were allowed to visit programs of their choice to explore and ask questions.  Although we have hosted tours annually, this was the first year conducting this important event over a two-day period without sending school juniors and seniors. Not having our current students allowed teachers the opportunity to focus only on the sophomores and engage them in conversation about their program.
Continue reading update from the sophomore students visit.

Monett R-1 Special Services
Elaine O'Neal, Special Services Director

           Students in the READ 180 program at Monett Intermediate School, Monett Middle School, and Monett High School show excellent gains in reading Lexile scores the first semester of this school yearLexile scores are a measurement of a child's reading abilities based on the Lexile Framework for Reading. The progress assessments for students participating in READ 180 from August through December at MIS averaged a 119-point growth in Lexile; averaged a 90-point growth at MMS; and a 71-point growth at MHS. For a number of students, this meant a year’s growth in reading skills in one semester or less! The expectation for Lexile gain for an entire school year at intermediate grades is 100 points, 75 points at middle school grades, and 50 points at high school levels. So the average gains made at each school for that time period were beyond what we expect to see within a whole school year!  Students enrolled in READ 180 labs at MIS and MMS include students with a variety of disabilities as well as nondisabled students with reading skills significantly below grade level. 

Continue reading to learn more about the Read 180 program.

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Upcoming Calendar Events

ImageFebruary 15th, 2013
DISTRICT - No School - February Break
- Boys Basketball at East Newton
MHS - Speech /Debate at Crowder Readers
& One Act Tourney
MHS - State Wrestling Tourney

February 16th, 2013
MHS - State Wrestling Tourney

February 18th, 2013
DISTRICT - No School - February Break
District - Monthly Board of Education Meeting
MHS - National FFA Week

February 19th, 2013
MHS - Boys Basketball at Cassville
MHS - FFA Camo Day

February 20th, 2013
MHS - FFA Cowboy/Cowgirl Day and Muddiest Truck/Farm Truck Day

February 21st, 2013
MMS - Science Fair
MHS - Girls Basketball at Reeds Spring
MHS - FFA Hillbilly and Tractor Day

February 22nd, 2013
MHS - Speech/Debate Neosho Varsity Tourney

February 23rd, 2013
MHS - Speech/Debate Neosho Varsity Tourney
MHS - State Dance Competition

           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