Subject: Cub Pride - September 13, 2013
Date to send: 9/13/2013 at 12:00 PM

ImageMessage from the District Office 
Mike Dawson, Assistant Superintendent

        Common Core State Standards are the new blueprints for states and districts in order to meet the challenges of raising learning expectations and preparing our K-12 students for college and career readiness. In the past, each state has been given the authority to design their own learning outcomes and their own accountability tools. Missouri implemented grade level and course level expectations (GLE/CLE) outlining key learning standards. We used the MAP test and end-of-course exams (EOC) to measure student progress. This mixed approach by each state resulted in adopting different standards, administering different exams, and reporting varying results. .

Continue reading Mr. Dawson's information on the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium .

This Week's Building Level and Departmental Update

Monett Central Park Elementary

Annette Cozort, Principal


     Central Park Elementary is off and running smoothly this year! The classrooms are beautiful-thank you, teachers, for your hard work! The building is spic-and-span thanks to our wonderful maintenance crew! Students arrived excited and eager to learn in third and fourth grade! Teachers spent the first week and a half teaching Positive Behavior Support (PBS) expectations, building a positive culture in their classrooms, and working on developing positive, caring relationships with every student.

Continue reading Principal Cozort's update from Central Park Elementary.

Monett R-1 Food Service Department
Janie White, Director

        The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act is a major step forward in the fight to end childhood hunger, improve nutrition, and fight childhood obesity. Last school year brought about significant changes to the school lunch program. The start of the 2013-14 school year marks the beginning of the changes to the school breakfast program, which are much less dramatic.  The Wellness & Nutrition Team at Opaa! has been working toward the new breakfast changes for several years. Because of those gradual modifications, your students will see very little change in our breakfast menus this school year. We believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day and our menus are developed with this in mind.

Continue reading update from the Food Service Department.


Upcoming Calendar Events

September 13, 2013
MHS - Football with
    McDonald County
MHS - Girls Tennis with
                        Reeds Spring

September 14, 2013
MHS - Band at Palen Percussion Preview
             at Nixa
MHS - Boys Swim/Diving at
             Springfield Fosters National

September 16, 2013
MMS - Volleyball at Mt. Vernon
MHS - JV Football at McDonald County
MHS - 9th Grade Football at Springfield Central
MHS - Boys Soccer with Carl Junction
MHS - Softball at Nevada
MHS - Girls Tennis at College Heights

September 17, 2013
MHS - Monett Cross Country Meet
MHS - Softball with Seneca
MHS - Boys Swim/Diving at Seymour
MHS - Girls Tennis at Bolivar
MHS - Volleyball at McDonald County

September 19, 2013
District - Board of Education Meeting
MMS - Football at Mt. Vernon
MMS - Volleyballl at Cassville
MHS - Softball with Bolivar
MHS - Girls Tennis at Aurora
MHS - Volleyball with Neosho

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

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