Subject: Cub Pride - August 29, 2014
Date to send: 8/29/2014 at 12:00 PM

  Cub Pride
Student Focused...Future Driven


Message from the District Office
Mike Dawson, Assistant Superintendent

     Creating educational communities is about building partnerships between the school, the family, and the public to help students succeed.  The foundation of a strong community is its ability to communicate, stay connected, share stories, and participate in an ongoing dialogue to make positive changes. 
     As a school district that is Student Focused and Future Driven, we recognize that the way  people communicate is changing.  Twenty years ago we relied on the newsletters, the nightly news, and a landline telephone to stay informed.  Now our community surfs the web, sends text messages, and participates in live video conferences around the world.  Through increased Internet access and Smartphone technology, we have become accustomed to real time information and staying connected to the things that mean the most to us.

Continue reading about the release of the Monett R-1 district app for mobile phones.

Special Services
Teena Fare, Director

          The school year is off to a great start! The “Under Construction…Creating Customized Learning” theme for the 2014-15 school year certainly pertains to the Special Services Department.
     “Creating Customized Learning” defines the types of services and supports provided to students who meet specific criteria for each of the progr ams within the Special Services Office. Those programs are Early Childhood Special Education, Parents as Teachers, Special Education K-12, Gifted Education, Section 504 Compliance, and Homebound Instruction.
     Our staff is “Under Construction,” as we have several new staff members this year. I am included in the new staff members. I served as Special Services Director for Carl Junction R-1 Schools for ten years as well as teaching special education in Aurora prior to that. I will speak on behalf of all the new special education staff by saying “thank you” to the school district and the community for the warm welcome!

Continue reading "Welcome Back" message from Special Services Director Teena Fare.

English Language Learners
Daphne Hensley, Director

ELL Under Construction
     The ELL (English Language Learner) Department is off to great start in Monett R-1! As the number of primary languages spoken increases in our community and the number of students new to speaking the English language increases in our schools, we’re exploring ways to promote language development in a manner that seamlessly celebrates diversity and grows our students academically.
     Dr. Hanson challenged teachers to find the connection between the world of construction and our daily purpose of educating students.  This year the ELL teachers will focus on scaffolding learning while providing a framework for content.  At MES this may include push-in small group support as well as our latest strategy, the 5-minute mini lesson.  These mini lessons are brief but powerful re-teaching interactions for individual students. 

Continue reading "Welcome Back" message from ELL Director Daphne Hensley.

Upcoming Calendar Events

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

Saturday, August 30, 2014  MHS - Monett  Boys Soccer Tourney

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

Tuesday, September 2, 2014  MHS - Softball with Webb City
                                                  MHS - Boys Swimming/Diving at YMCA
                                                  MHS - Girls Tennis with Clever

Wednesday, September 3, 2014  MHS - "State of the Cubs" Assembly

Thursday, September 4, 2014  MHS - Boys Soccer at
                                                    MHS - Softball with Cassville
                                                    MHS - Girls Tennis at Neosho
                                                    MHS - Volleyball at Reeds Spring


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