Subject: Cub Pride - September 19, 2014
Date to send: 9/19/2014 at 12:00 PM

  Cub Pride
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Message from the District Office
September Board of Education Meeting

    The Monett R-1 School Board of Education met on Thursday, September 18, at 6:00 p.m., for the regular board meeting.   The following business was conducted during the board meeting:
     Minutes from the Tax Rate Hearing and regular August meeting of the Board of Education were approved.
Consent Agenda
     The consent agenda was approved, including the following items:
Board Recognition  
     Mrs. Gasser, principal of Monett Elementary School, recognized a number of students for their participation in the “morning mile.”  The morning mile is a program that encourages students, faculty, and families to walk on the track prior to the start of the school day.  The program was launched this summer as part the Missouri Foundation for Health Grant. Since the start of the school year, MES has had over 300 students participate in the morning mile program.  During inclement weather, the students walk in the gym.
      Maintenance and Operations director, Mr. Joe Fox, recognized and thanked his summer crew for the work they completed to ensure all classrooms and buildings were ready for the first day of school.  This was the first year that Aramark provided oversight for summer cleaning.  Dr. Hanson praised the team’s effort and work quality.  

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Monett Elementary Library Services
Anne Bryan, Library Media Specialist

     What’s in a Name?

     “Story Lady!” “Liberry Girl!” “Library Teacher!” “Library, Library!”  These are the titles the children call out to me as I make my way through the lunchroom.  Each is followed by a smile and a wave, and I smile and wave back.  This is often followed by a report about how the child kept his book in a safe place or that she brought her book back today.  This conversation is full of verbal exclamation points as the students of MES talk to me about library (or as they often say, “ Liberry”). 
     My official title is Library Media Specialist but when asked what I do for a living, I usually reply with “I’m a library teacher.”  Sometimes people ask what I mean by “library teacher,” and it is my great joy to explain it to them.  A library teacher, I say, is a teacher who works in the library.  I get to teach children all about books.  We start with the basics of how to listen to a story, and then we move on to things like how to turn the pages of a book so they don’t tear and how to carry a book so it doesn’t get dropped and other valuable book-care lessons. 

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Monett Central Park Elementary School
Annette Cozort, MCP Principal

     Central Park is bustling with new and exciting learning in both third and fourth grades this year!  We are implementing a writing program called Write Steps, which teaches children the writing process through daily writing practice.  Students will be learning narrative, opinion, and informative/explanatory text.  We are excited to see the creativity our students have when expressing their thoughts in written form! 
     In addition to writing, we are teaching students to use keyboarding.  Keyboarding will help students learn to type using correct hand placement, which, in turn, will help them use our electronic devices more proficiently.  This program gives students lots of practice prior to taking assessments online.  We are having fun learning to type a set number of words and sentences per minute with accuracy!
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Upcoming Calendar Events

Friday, September 19, 2014  MHS - Football with Cassville
                                                MHS - Girls Tennis at Nevada
Saturday, September 20, 2014  MMS - Monett 7th Grade Volleyball
                                                     MHS - Boys Swim/Dive at
                                                                Webb City                 
                                                     MHS - Volleyball at Strafford
Monday, September 22, 2014  MMS - 9th Grade Football with
                                                    MHS - JV Football at Cassville
                                                    MHS - Boys Soccer with
                                                               Springfield Catholic
                                                    MHS - Girls Tennis with Webb City
Tuesday, September 23, 2014  MMS - Volleyball at Aurora
                                                    MHS - Cross Country at Nixa
                                                    MHS - Softball with Carl Junction
                                                    MHS - Boys Swim/Dive Team at
                                                    MHS - Girls Tennis at
                                                               Thomas Jefferson  
                                                    MHS - Volleyball with East Newton
                                                    MHS - FFA Area 11 Motivational
                                                               Greenhand Conference

Thursday, September 25, 2014  MMS - Football at Cassville
                                                      MMS - Volleyball with Seneca
                                                      MHS - Homecoming Pep Assembly
                                                      MHS - Boys Soccer at
                                                                 Willard Tourney
                                                      MHS - Softball with Aurora
                                                      MHS - Girls Tennis with
                                                                 Carl Junction
                                                      MHS - Volleyball at Cassville


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