Subject: Cub Pride - November 15th, 2013
Date to send: 11/15/2013 at 12:00 PM

ImageMessage from the District Office 
Brad Hanson, Superintendent

        There is a new website ( that has been launched to provide information to Missouri parents about public education and your child.  This website is sponsored by the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA) in Jefferson City, Missouri. This organization serves as the state association for school superintendents. 
        Unfortunately, we live in an era when it is common to see criticism and attacks involving public school education. In Missouri, much of this criticism is centered around issues that involve the schools in urban Kansas City and St. Louis. In my opinion, many of the groups that are most outspoken with their criticism towards public school education simply do not understand the quality of education we provide students in the Monett R-1 school community, as well as the entire southwest Missouri region. MASA has been proactive in the development of this website to provide quality and reliable information that has been created by advocates of public education.

Continue reading about the parent resource site

This Week's Building Level and Departmental Update

Scott Regional Technology Center
David Miller, Director


         In the Scott Tech section of this edition of Cub Pride we have spotlighted a few different activities. This past week we celebrated students in the Work Experience Program. We also celebrated veterans as we hosted the 9th Annual Veterans Day Luncheon. The week of November 18-22 will be the first Scott Tech Employability Week. We are excited about this venture and how it can help our students. A summary of the events for the week is included in the article.
Continue reading update of activities from Scott Regional Technology Center.

Monett R-1 Food Services
Janie White, Director of Nutrition


     Where's our regular white pasta? Where's the salt? Why do we have skim milk now instead of whole milk? Why are things changing, and who gets to decide what's on the menu, anyway? These are excellent questions, and we, here in the kitchens, get them a lot. Students are always surprised to learn that Opaa's Wellness & Nutrition staff is actually required to design school menus based on federal and state nutritional guidelines.

Continue reading how breakfast and lunch menus are created.

Upcoming Calendar Events

November 15, 2013
MHS - Boys Swimming State Championships at St. Peters

November 16, 2013
MHS - Boys Swimming State Championships at St. Peters
SRTC - JROTC Competition in MHS Gym

November 18, 2013
MHS - Winter Sports Parent Meeting in Commons
SRTC - Employability Week - Continuing through November 22

November 20, 2013
MHS - PLAN Test for Sophomores

November 21, 2013
MHS - STUCO Golden Age Dinner
District - Monthly Board of Education Meeting

      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