Subject: Cub Pride - April 11th, 2014
Date to send: 4/11/2014 at 12:00 PM

ImageMessage from the District Office 
Mike Dawson, Assistant Superintendent

        This past week, Monett R-1 invited an outside consultant, free of charge, to conduct focus group meetings to evaluate our technology infrastructure, Internet security, and classroom technology.  The consultant met with teachers, administrators, and many of our technology support team members. The notes from the meetings will be synthesized and used to generate priority goals and action plans for the coming years. During the exit interview, the consultant continually commented, “I don’t visit too many district like this.” Meaning, Monett R-1 has made wise decisions, been progressive in our approach, and innovative in implementing best practice.  So why have a consultant evaluate and report how good we are? The reason we asked for an outside consultant to evaluate our program was to gain insight about ways we can improve our technology use.   As a school district, we are never satisfied with the status quo and being Student Focused and Future Driven requires our teachers and administrators to continually seek “better and different” ways to improve our services and approaches to increase student performance.

Click here to see examples of Monett R-1's "better and deifferent" focus.

This Week's Building Level and Departmental Updates

Monett Elementary School
Sarah Garner, Assistant Principal



         Full-Day Preschool Session
        Monett Elementary School will be offering one full-day preschool class next year! This decision was made after reviewing the needs of our students and their families. Currently, morning and afternoon sessions are offered and parents have to provide mid-day transportation. This is difficult for many working parents. By offering a full day class, students who were unable to attend preschool because of transportation will now have an opportunity. 

        Parents were asked after screening if they would be interested or needed a full-day program. The clear majority of parents expressed a desire for a full-day program. Hearing the needs of parents Monett R-1 made the decision to convert two half-day sessions to one full-day class. We are excited about the new offering and how it will help students and families. Next year we will continue to offer four half-day sections along with the full-day class. This will enable us to serve a similar number of students while providing an opportunity for some students to attend that were unable to in the past.

Click here to learn more about full-day preschool beginning next year.

Monett R-1 Food Services
Janie White, OPAA! Director of Nutrition
The Power of Breakfast!

        Research consistently shows that students benefit from eating a nutritious breakfast prior to beginning the school day.

        Without question, breakfast can help students perform better in school in a number of ways. Some benefits of eating breakfast include the following:
           More positive attitude towards school
         Less likely to be tardy
           Less likely to miss class
           Improved math and reading scores
           Fewer reported discipline problems

Upcoming Calendar Events

April 11th, 2014
MIS - Cubpella Spring Tour
MHS - Career English Field Trip
MHS - Baseball at Carthage Tourney
MHS - 9th Grade Baseball with
            Springfield Catholic
MHS - JV Golf with Purdy
MHS - Girls Soccer at Ozark Tourney
MHS - Boys Tennis with Carl Junction
SRTC - SkillsUSA Powerbytes

April 12th, 2014
MHS - ACT Test at Monett
MHS - Prom Festivities
MHS - Baseball at Carthage Tourney
MHS - Girls Soccer at Ozark Tourney

April 13th, 2014
MHS - FBLA State Leadership Conference

April 14th, 2014
MCP - Book Fair through April 17th
MMS - Track at Carl Junction
MHS - FBLA State Leadership Conference 
- 9th Grade Baseball with Seneca
SRTC - Mock Interview Week through April 17th

April 15th, 2014
MES - 1st Grade Field Trip
MMS - Track at Aurora
MHS - FBLA State Leadership Conference
MHS - Baseball with Mt Vernon
MHS - Golf at Aurora
MHS - Girls Soccer at Carl Junction
MHS - Boys Tennis with Clever
MHS - Track at Nixa

April 16th
MES - 1st Grade Field Trip
MMS - 7th Grade Honor Assembly
MHS - Band State Large Ensemble at MSSU
MHS - JV Golf at Mt. Vernon

April 17th
District - Monthly Board of Education Meeting
MES - Last Day of Cub Club
MES - Spring Fling Parties
MMS - 8th Grade Honor Assembly
MMS - Monett Track Meet
MHS - Choir State Large Ensemble at MSSU
MHS - Baseball at Lamar
MHS - Golf at Aurora
MHS - Boys Tennis at Reeds Spring
MHS - Track at East Newton 

      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