Subject: Cub Pride - May 9th, 2014
Date to send: 5/9/2014 at 12:00 PM

ImageMessage from the District Office 
Mike Dawson, Assistant Superintendent

        I was once told that school never really winds down for the summer; it only speeds up with more activities, exams, and ceremonies. Next Friday night, the community will gather to celebrate the Class of 2014. 
        I want to take a moment and congratulate you for completing this important milestone in your educational career. Throughout your K-12 learning experience, you have attended classes, written reports, created and presented information, and been quizzed and tested. Next Friday, your parents/guardians and support circle will celebrate as you walk across the stage to receive your high school diploma. For some, you will be the first to graduate in your family, and for others, it has been a long-standing expectation; however, on Friday night, you’re all the same: Monett R-1 graduates. Feelings of adoration, success, and accomplishments will captivate everyone in the weeks to follow honoring your hard work and dedication.

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This Week's Building Level and Departmental Updates

Monett Intermediate School
Peg Bryan, Principal



        Like students and teachers all over Missouri, Monett Intermediate School students have been preparing for MAP testing all year—actually, ever since kindergarten.  It is tradition at MIS to have a MAP Pep Assembly to get everyone excited about MAP—we like to think of it as a celebration of our learning.  The best part of this pep assembly are the funny skits that the teachers prepare. 

       Our sixth grade teachers “wrestle” the MAP by having a sock wrestling match.  This year Mrs. Blinzler was the referee, and Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Harper were the contestants.  Round one went to Mrs. Harper because she stayed focused and filled the lines and used the strategies she has learned, which helped her to succeed.  Round two went to Mrs. Davis, who was reminded about the importance of staying focused and used her strategies. 

       Our fifth grade Superhero team of teachers used their “super powers” to help the students remember the important test taking strategies they have been practicing all year.  The following superheroes showed up:  Ms. Bledsoe as Wonderwoman; Ms. Hilburn as Ironman/woman; Mrs. Hedgpeth as the Green Lantern; Mrs. Smith as Captain America; Mrs. Hamilton as Spiderman/woman; Ms. Kew as Storm; Mrs. Cox as Batwoman; and Mrs. Powers as Superwoman.  

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Scott Regional Technology Center - Student Career Advising
Janet Reppert, Student Career Advisor
           Seniors at SRTC are busy finalizing their post-secondary plans. It is a very rewarding time helping students finalize their plans. At SRTC, there are two scholarships available for Scott Tech students only. These are the Ozarks Techinical College and Crowder College Directors' Scholarships. This year’s recipients of the OTC scholarships were: Quinn Stillwell in Culinary Arts from Cassville and Tyler Myers in Diesel Tech from Aurora. Crowder scholarships were awarded to Amanda Munday in Graphics Design from Wheaton; Alan Salas in Auto Tech from Monett; and Dustin Dotson in Diesel Tech from Mt. Vernon.

Upcoming Calendar Events

May 9th, 2014
MMS -Big 8 Track Meet at
            Carl Junction
MHS - FFA Greenhouse Sale
MHS - Fall, Winter, and Spring Sports Banquet
            at Scott Tech
MHS - Spring Fling Day

May 10th, 2014
MHS - FFA Greenhouse Sale
- MHS Fine Arts Event

May 12th, 2014
MCP/MIS - Incoming 5th Grade Orientation for current 4th Grade students at MIS Library.
- Baseball with Billings - Senior Night
MHS - Sectional Golf Tourney at Cassville
- Girls Soccer with Aurora
MHS - District Boys Team Tennis Tourney
             at Monett
MHS - Senior Honors Assembly

May 13th, 2014
MHS - Baseball at Everton
MHS - Choir Concert at Scott Tech
MHS - Girls Soccer with Logan-Rogersville -
             Senior Night

May 14th, 2014
MHS - Class of 2014 Baccalaureate

May 15th, 2014
MMS - Band Concert
- Baseball at Logan-Rogersville
MHS - STUCO Warm Fuzzy Day

May 16th, 2014
- Class of 2014 Commencement
MHS - District Boys Individual Tennis Tourney
             at Thomas Jefferson

      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