Subject: Cub Pride - February 7th, 2014
Date to send: 2/7/2014 at 12:00 PM

ImageMessage from the District Office 
Brad Hanson, Superintendent

       Is anyone else tired of all of the snow? Enough is enough! With the days missed this week, we are now scheduled to attend school beyond Memorial Day (which in my experience has never been a very good option); however, we will be in good company with many other local school districts being faced with the same situation.
       During inclement weather days, I often get asked about the law concerning school make-up days. With that question in mind, I would like to direct your attention to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website to the full legal explanation and guidance for Missouri school districts
                                 for making up days lost as a result of inclement weather.
       School districts are held accountable for the actual number of days they declare when they submit their planned calendar to DESE before the beginning of the school year. This year we submitted a 174-day student calendar; therefore, we are held accountable for the full 174 days. 

Continue reading Mr. Hanson's information about inclement weather days.

This Week's Building Level and Departmental Updates

Monett High School
David Steward, Principal



Pre-Enrollment Time Is Here

Believe it or not, it is already time to begin planning the 2014-15 school year.  MHS students will begin looking forward during the pre-enrollment process that starts on February 10th.  The process has changed from previous years to allow for earlier completion, more accuracy in the collection of the requests, and more consistent communication with students throughout the process.  The process is described below for both returning students and next year's incoming freshmen.

Continue reading about upcoming pre-enrollment at MHS.

Monett R-1 Food Services
Janie White, Opaa! Food Service Director


School Meals Are a Healthy Choice!

The Food Service Department in the Monett R-1 School District serves more of the healthy foods students need.

        Whole Grains
- Students need more whole grains for fiber and other nutrients. Look for whole grain pasta, bread, pizza, and cereals in the cafeteria.

        Fruits and Vegetables – Variety of color and types does a body good. Every lunch includes both fruits and vegetables. A wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables are offered each week.

Continue reading about food choices in the Monett R-1 cafeterias. 

Upcoming Calendar Events

February 7, 2014
MCP - Big Red visits 4th Graders
MHS - FBLA Week Wraps Up
MHS - Speech/Debate at Joplin
MHS - Rose Festivities -
            Boys Basketball with Bolivar
SRTC - SkillsUSA at Ozarks Technical College

February 8, 2014
MMS - Big 8 Boys Basketball Tourney
- Freshman Boys Basketball at
             Mt. Vernon Tourney
MHS - Speech/Debate at Joplin
MHS - JV Wrestling at Nixa Tourney
MHS - Varsity Wrestling at Marshfield

February 10, 2014
MMS - FCA Meeting
MHS - Girls Basketball with Cassville

February 11, 2014
MMS - Science Fair
- Boys Basketball at Strafford
MHS - Girls Basketball with Nevada

February 12, 2014
MHS - STUCO Blood Drive

February 13, 2014
MHS - Speech/Debate at Crowder REaders
             One Act Festival
Dual Credit English visits MSU
Girls Basketball at Seneca
Freshman Boys Basketball with Purdy
MHS - Girls Swim/Diving at SWMO Swim
SRTC - SkillsUSA at Scott Tech

      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