Subject: Cub Pride - August 29, 2014
Date to send: 9/5/2014 at 12:00 PM

  Cub Pride
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Message from the District Office
Mike Dawson, Assistant Superintendent

     This past month the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released our annual performance report (APR) under the new Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP) 5 performance standards.  This is DESE’s fifth revision of the manner in which districts are held accountable since its inception in 1990.  Within MSIP 5, the report is the state’s attempt to articulate the state’s expectations for student achievement with the ultimate goal of all students graduating ready for success in college and careers.” 
     The essence of MSIP 5 is performance and growth to ensure that Missouri meets its goal of becoming a top ten academic performance state by the year 2020.  MSIP 5 significantly increases the expectations for classroom instruction and district performance using high-stakes testing results. Within the new reporting cycle, DESE is using a 140-point scale. It pulls from a variety of performance data indicators such as ACT, End-of-Course (EOC) exams, and MAP testing results in order to measure college/career readiness and district performance.  MSIP 5 will be the tool by which districts in the state are classified as one of the following: Accredited with Distinction, Accredited, Provisionally Accredited, and Unaccredited.

Continue reading update of Monett R-1's Annual Performance Report.

Health Services
Carole Hamm, RN

          With the new school year come feelings of excitement, anticipation, joy, and for those parents whose children seem to be growing up too fast, a bit of sadness. It is a time for buying new school supplies and clothing and learning the expectations of new teachers and coaches. Making sure students come to school ready to learn, though, involves more than just supplying new pencils and notebooks. Parents can help their children be at their optimum readiness by following a few back-to- school guidelines.      

     The establishment of an earlier and consistent bedtime hour is important for preschoolers and teenagers alike. Younger students require eight to eleven hours of sleep nightly, and teenagers require at least eight to nine hours to be alert for learning.  All electronics, including cell phones, should be suspended for a minimum of an hour before “lights out.”   This allows developing young brains to relax and for children/young adults to sleep more soundly through the night. Limiting or prohibiting caffeinated beverages also produces a more restful sleep, as the stimulating effect of caffeine can linger for eight to ten hours after it is ingested.

Continue reading healthy tips and guidelines from Carole Hamm, RN, Monett R-1 Lead Nurse.

Monett Elementary School
Susie Gasser, Principal

     Reading assessments have begun at Monett Elementary School!  During the next few weeks, students in 1st and 2nd grades will be engaging in the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) with their teacher to help us determine each student’s reading instructional level.  This helps us to plan differentiated lessons for readers at any level of reading.  The DRA is given three times per year for 1st and 2nd grade and two times per year in kindergarten.  This is one of the many valuable assessment tools used throughout the year to help teachers plan adequate instruction, enrichment, and intervention for students. Our parent support group has already been hard at work planning events for the year!  The teacher appreciation committee served lunch to our faculty on our August 29th professional development day.  The Fun Fest committee has set the date for this year's Family Fun Fest, so mark September 27th on your calendar and plan to attend an evening of fun-filled family activities with your children at Monett Elementary!  We have some changes planned for this year to spice it up a bit as well as keeping some of the more popular attractions from years past!!
Continue reading about the upcoming annual Family FunFest at Monett Elementary School.

Upcoming Calendar Events

Friday, September 5, 2014  MHS - Football at Lamar
                                              MHS - Girls Tennis at Reeds Spring
Saturday, September 6, 2014  MMS - Cross Country at Neosho
                                                   MHS - Cross Country at SWCCCA

Monday, September 8, 2014  SRTC - NTHS Meeting  
                                                 MHS - 9th Grade/JV Football with 
                                                 MHS - JV Softball with Webb City
                                                 MHS - Girls Tennis at College Heights
                                                 MHS - Volleyball with
                                                            Springfield Parkview

Tuesday, September 9, 2014  MES - Cub Club Begins
                                                  MHS - Boys Soccer at Carl Junction
                                                  MHS - Softball at Lamar
                                                  MHS - Girls Tennis with Bolivar

Wednesday, September 3, 2014  MHS - Club Rush
                                                        MHS - Softball with Webb City

Thursday, September 4, 2014  MMS - Cross Country at Seneca
                                                    MMS - Football with Lamar
                                                    MMS - Volleyball at Lamar
                                                    MHS - FFA Field Day at MU
                                                               Research Center
                                                    MHS - Cross Country at Seneca
                                                    MHS - Volleyball at Neosho


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