Subject: Cub Pride - August 22, 2014
Date to send: 8/22/2014 at 12:00 PM

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Message from the District Office
August Board of Education Report

     The Monett R-1 School Board of Education met on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. to review, set, and approve the tax rate for the 2014-15 fiscal year.  Dr. Hanson made a recommendation to approve the operating levy at 3.1881 and the debt services levy at 0.5600.  The Board approved and set these tax rates for 2015.

    The Monett R-1 School Board of Education met on Thursday evening, August 21, at 6:10 p.m. for the regular board meeting.  The following business was conducted during the board meeting:
Minutes from the regular July meeting of the Board of Education were approved.
Consent Agenda
The consent agenda was approved, including the following items:
Continue reading update from the monthly Board of Education meeting.

School Safety
Office Jay Jastal, School Resource Officer

     Back-To-School Safety
     As we start another school year, I feel it is important to remind students and drivers to be safe when traveling to and from school, especially in school zones. I have spoken to parents and school faculty who expressed their concerns about traffic and pedestrian safety. Our patrol officers, school faculty, and I have observed drivers using cell phones, eating, grooming, and engaging in other distracting activities while they are driving through school zones and school drop-off lanes.
     Distracted driving is becoming one of the leading causes of accidents. Not only are we seeing an increase of distracted driving incidents but with more and more children and young adults possessing and using digital devices, we are seeing an increase of injuries due to “distracted walking.” It is important that children and young adults understand the importance of exercising pedestrian safety:  using crosswalks, obeying traffic signals, and paying attention to traffic and other hazards. 

Continue reading "Back-To-School-Safety" tips from Officer Jastal.

Monett Middle School
Dr. Jay Apostol, Principal

     I'd like to welcome you back to Monett Middle School! We are welcoming new staff and new seventh grade students to our school that promotes responsible, respectful learners!

     This year we have some new class offerings for students. First, all students will have a communication arts and a mathematics elective that is based on their performance. Students who are at or above grade level will be provided an enrichment class, which extends their learning of new concepts rather than continue to review mastered material. Students who are below grade level will enroll in a skills class. This class provides extra time and support in the areas that they are performing below grade level. I believe it is the middle school's obligation to promote students to grade level performance.

Continue reading "Welcome Back" message from MMS Principal Dr. Apostol.

Monett High School
David Steward, Principal

     MHS Opens to New Schedule, Record Enrollment
     The 2014-2015 school year at MHS opened with faculty and staff welcoming a record 698 students into the building.  That is the largest first day attendance in MHS history!  As of Monday, August 18th, the “on the books” enrollment stands at 724 students: 197 freshmen, 193 sophomores, 171 juniors, and 163 seniors.

     Students were greeted on day one with an orientation to the new modular (MOD) schedule.  Students spent time in each of the five resource centers: (math, social studies, communication arts, science, and library) as well as in the new large group instructional area.  The day was spent learning about the logistics of the new schedule and what to expect when classroom instruction began on Wednesday.

Continue reading "Welcome Back" message from MHS Principal David Steward.

Scott Regional Technology Center
David Miller, Director

     Preparing Students for an Ever-Changing World!
     Scott Regional Technology Center welcomes students, parents, business, industry, and higher education to a great new school year.  We are very excited about getting students back this year and developing new partnerships.  This year we hope to see more and more of our students on internships and/or jobs throughout the communities we serve.  As we prepare our students for all kinds of post-secondary work, we are constantly adding and/or changing our curriculum, adding dual and articulated credit, and exploring new ideas from our advisory councils to help us better serve the needs of our students and communities.

Continue reading "Welcome Back" message from SRTC Director David Miller.

Upcoming Calendar Events

Friday, August 22, 2014  MHS - Football with Seneca
(Grand Opening of Burl Fowler Stadium - Free Tailgate Party)
                                          MHS - Girls Tennis at Aurora

Saturday, August 23 , 2014  MHS - Boys Soccer at Carthage
Monday, August 25, 2014  MHS - 9th Grade Football at
                                             MHS - JV Football at Seneca  
                                             MHS - Softball at Willard    
                                             MHS - Girls Tennis at Carthage 
                                             MHS - Volleyball with Carthage

Tuesday, August 26, 2014   MHS - Boys Soccer at Republic      
                                              MHS - Softball at Buffalo
                                              MHS Boys Swimming/Diving at 
                                              MHS - Girls Tennis at Nevada
                                              MHS - Volleyball with Diamond

Thursday, August 28, 2014  MHS - Monett Boys Soccer Tourney
                                                          (Branson at Parkview)
                                               MHS - Boys Soccer with Aurora
                                               MHS - Softball at Republic 
                                               MHS - Tennis with Lamar 
                                               MHS - Volleyball at Springfield Central

Friday, August 29, 2014  District - No School -
                                          Teacher Professional Development  
                                          MHS - Football with East Newton
                                          MHS - Monett Soccer Tourney
                                                     (Cassville at Monett)

Saturday, August 30, 2014  MHS - Monett Soccer Tourney

Monday, September 1, 2014  District - No School - Labor Day   
                                                 MHS - 9th Grade Football with
                                                            Webb City 
                                                 MHS - JV Football at East Newton


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