Subject: Cub Pride
Date to send: 8/15/2014 at 12:00 PM

  Cub Pride
Student Focused...Future Driven


Message from the District Office
Dr. Brad Hanson, Superintendent

     Welcome back to the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year!  Although it was a short summer,
there is excitement in the air as we begin another school year. Our theme for this year is
“Under Construction…Creating Customized Learning.”  If you have driven by our MHS/SRTC or MMS/MIS campuses, you will most certainly notice the construction zones that have been created and will remain a fixture of our lives over the next several months.
     During our opening meeting with faculty and staff, I challenged our team to make some connections between the world of construction and our daily purpose of educating our community youth. After all, we are responsible for “constructing” effective learning experiences for all students each and every day. 

Continue reading "Welcome Back" message from Dr. Hanson.

Introducing the Monett R-1 Mobile App

     Monett R-1 School District strives to stay on the cutting edge and provide our students, parents, guardians, and patrons with the latest technology available to enhance the education/school activity experience.  We also recognize that you are constantly on the go, multi-tasking, and expecting information on-demand.
     With this in mind, we are proud to have our own mobile application, Monett R-1.  With Monett R-1,
you can check events and athletic schedules, connect with Monett schools on social media, and log in to PowerSchool to check grades and upcoming assignments – all from your mobile device.

Download the appropriate link below for your device to connect with Monett R-1:

iPhone - Download Monett R-1 from iTunes or see link below.

Android - Download Monett R-1 from Google Play or link below:

     We look forward to a great year at Monett R-1 Schools, and we hope the Monett R-1 mobile app becomes an integral part of your daily educational/school activity experience.

Technology Department
Melody Paige, Director

What Is Your Personal Technology Goal?
     With the start of a new school year comes the anticipatory fresh starts of meeting and working with new people and setting work and study goals.  Why not add a Personal Technology Goal to your list?   It would be easy to get overwhelmed with everything digital, but pick an area, tool, or event, and go for it. 
     Perhaps you would like to add a social networking tool to your life.   Several teachers not only explore Pinterest to share and explore personal interests, but there are several educational “finds” as well.  Everything from bulletin board ideas to classroom management tips to flipped classroom ideas can be found on Pinterest.  Yes, you can get distracted and explore in other directions but what fun!

Continue reading "Setting a Personal Technology Goal."

Monett Elementary School
Susie Gasser, Principal

     MES students and staff are happy to be back to school!! We got off to a great start this year and set a record with all students being in the building by 8:10 a.m.!!  For the first week of school, students may go straight to their classrooms beginning at 7:30 a.m. or after they eat breakfast if they are eating breakfast at school.  Parents may also walk their child to his/her classroom during these first four days of school without stopping in the office to get a pass.  We have school staff members located throughout the building with maps and class lists to assist parents and students with finding their location.  Beginning on Monday,
August 18th, parents are asked to leave their child at the door or the car and allow him/her to walk in by himself/herself.  There will always be staff members on supervision duty to assist any students who need it.  Students not eating breakfast or participating in the Morning Mile will wait in the gym.

Continue reading "Welcome Back" message from MES Principal Mrs. Gasser.

Monett Central Park Elementary School
Annette Cozort, Principal

     “Ready…Set…Start Your Engines!” Central Park welcomes you to a great new school year where we are “On the Road to Success!”  We would like to introduce you to and welcome our new Central Park teachers to the district starting with Rachelle Weatherly, grade 3 teacher; Gina Moran, resource teacher; Morgan Hastings, speech pathologist; and Ryan Smith, counselor.  We are excited to have them join our team!

     CPE teachers kicked off our back-to-school meetings last week by having professional development meetings focusing on team building, problem solving, PLC and PBIS training, along with a review of routines and procedures in order to have a smooth start to school.  Open House was held on Thursday, August 7th, with a packed house!  It was terrific to welcome back our students!

Continue reading "Welcome Back" message from MCP Principal Mrs. Cozort.

Monett Intermediate School
Peg Bryan, Principal

     We're off to another great start at MIS.  We are so excited to welcome our new fifth graders, newly enrolled students, and our "veteran" sixth graders.   We appreciated all the families who attended our Open House.  We have great things planned for this year and have been busy getting geared up to help our students...Dream Big.  Think Big.  Go Big!  We are excited about our Morning Mile project and appreciate all that Patty Bounous, Alex Hutchings, and our MIS Wellness Champions are doing to help us get healthier.

     If you haven't visited the MIS/MMS campuses lately, you need to drive by.  We have a big dirt pile at MIS, as our FEMA shelter is in the midst of construction!  Drive by and watch our FEMA shelter take shape.

Continue reading "Welcome Back" message from MIS Principal Ms. Bryan.

Upcoming Calendar Events

Friday, August 15, 2014  MHS - Football Jamboree at Carl Junction
                                          MHS - Softball Jamboree at Seneca

Tuesday, August 19, 2014  MHS - Boys Soccer Jamboree at Joplin
                                                                      MHS - Volleyball Jamboree at Seneca   

Thursday, August 21, 2014  District - Board of Education Meeting

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