Subject: Cub Pride - November 8th, 2013
Date to send: 11/8/2013 at 12:00 PM

ImageMessage from the District Office 
Mike Dawson, Assistant Superintendent

        As you’ve seen in past Cub Pride articles, the Monett R-1 School District has been awarded the “Schools as the Hub” grant through the Missouri Foundation of Health, which has made a five-year multi-million dollar commitment to reducing childhood obesity by five percent.   After reading Dr. Bass’ article last week regarding the statistics from our Cardiac Kids program, the grant is a welcome and necessary endeavor.  

       Last month the Board of Education approved Alexandria Hutchings and Patty Bounous as the new District Wellness Coordinators. 

Continue reading introduction of the wellness coordinators for the Monett R-1 District.

This Week's Building Level and Departmental Update

Monett Intermediate School
Peg Bryan, Principal


          For several years, Monett Intermediate School has used a grading system involving standards and grades.  We knew the traditional grading system did not communicate information to students, parents, other educators, or others that really described the individual student’s learning achievement and achievement levels.  We knew this was a direction that we wanted to follow and have been seeking a process that would allow us to better communicate to students, parents, and others about learning.  
Continue reading about the implementation of standard-based grding at MIS.

Monett R-1 Health Services
Carole Hamm, RN, Lead Nurse


     Most of us know someone whose child came home with head lice. Some of us may even have experienced those pesky insects firsthand. Head lice have been around almost as long as human beings, and although they can be troublesome to get rid of and have a high “ick factor,” they do not carry diseases as ticks, mosquitoes, or fleas are known to do. Having head lice is not an indication of uncleanliness and is commonly seen in younger school children of all socioeconomic backgrounds. The Center for Disease Control estimates that 6 to 12 million cases of head lice are seen annually in children ages 3 to 11.

Continue reading the myths and facts surrounding head lice.

Upcoming Calendar Events

November 8th, 2013
MHS - SWMO Boys Swimming Championships at Springfield Fosters National
MHS - Speech/Debate at Nixa Tourney

November 9th, 2013
MHS - SWMO Boys Swimming Championships at Sprinfield Fosters National
MHS - Speech/Debate at Nixa Tourney
MHS - Cross Country State Meet

November 11th, 2013
MCP - 3rd Grade "Of Thee, I Sing!" Music Program at MMS Gym

November 13th, 2013
MHS - Veteran's Day Assembly

November 14th, 2013
MHS - STUCO Spike Wars

      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