Subject: Cub Pride - March 28th, 2014
Date to send: 3/28/2014 at 12:00 PM

ImageMessage from the District Office 
J.D. Roberts, O.D., School Board Member

        When Bob Dylan wrote the lyrics to this classic ballad released in 1964, it was his intent to express the changing attitudes related to the civil rights movement. But the title has universal application to the times we live in today, and specifically, to the realities facing education. None of us would probably admit that we like “change.” Change is hard. None of us likes losing an hour of sleep every March with Daylight Savings Time, but after a week or so, we adapt.  I am sure that newspaper and textbook publishers look at the times we live in and have apprehension as to what their future holds. Even in my profession, I hear every day “But I don’t want to wear glasses,” or “I’ll never get used to these things,”,but eventually and with rare exception, they always do. What choice do we have but to change? Change is constant. Change is inevitable. And, unfortunately, sometimes change is painful.

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This Week's Building Level and Departmental Updates

Monett Intermediate School
Peg Bryan, Principal



        Several Monett Intermediate School students have been busy preparing for the annual math competition that takes place in Cassville each March.  Mrs. Blinzler and Ms. Kew worked weekly with students to prepare for this competition.   Mrs. Blinzler worked with the 6th grade team, and Ms. Kew worked with the 5th grade team.  This year the competition components were changed, but that did not stop MIS students from performing well.

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Monett R-1 English Language Learners Department
Daphne Hensley, ELL Coordinator
         21st Century Testing for English Language Learners
       Author David Warlick is an educational blogger who describes technology as being “the pen and paper of our times.” Monett R-1 is keeping up with the times as teachers continue to incorporate technology within their classroom instruction. During the months of March and April, the ELL (English Language Learners) department is also moving forward in the manner in which language testing will be accomplished. Students in grades 1-12 are taking a field test named ACCESS 2.0 on individual computers.
      The purpose of the field test is for students to practice for a revamped state language assessment that will be fully administered in 2015. As with the current ACCESS assessment, the four main testing modalities of listening, speaking, reading, and writing will remain the same. The greatest change in testing procedures will be that students will take all components on a computer.

Upcoming Calendar Events

March 28th, 2014
District - Early Release 
Parent/ Teacher Conferences
MES - PreK and Kindergarten
MHS - JV/Varsity Baseball with Ash Grove
MHS - 9th Grade Baseball at Seneca

March 29th, 2014
MHS - FFA at Wheaton CDE Contests
MHS - Girls Soccer at Greenwood Tourney

March 30th, 2014
MHS - FCCLA State Convention at Columbia

March 31st, 2014
District - School is in session.
                Make-up day for inclement weather.
District - Monthly Board of Education Meeting
MHS - FCCLA State Convention at Columbia  
- Baseball at Springfield Catholic
MHS - Golf at Carl Junction
MHS - Girls Soccer with McAuley
MHS - JV Track at McDonald County

April 1st, 2014
- National Technical Honor Society
MHS - FCCLA State Convention at Columbia
MHS - 9th Grade Baseball at
            McDonald County
MHS - Golf with Cassville/Carl Junction/Lamar
MHS - Girls Soccer at Aurora


April 2nd, 2014
MHS - Business Students at
            MSSU Business Contest
MHS - Boys Tennis at Mt. Vernon Tourney

April 3rd, 2014

SRTC - SkillsUSA Contests at Linn State
- 9th Grade Baseball with Cassville
- Golf at Cassville Tourney
MHS - Track at Aurora
MHS - YEP Wiffleball Tourney

      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