Message from the District Office Dr. Brad Hanson, Superintendent
This past week the Monett R-1 School District was privileged to take part in a tour of the CAPS (Center for Advanced Professional Studies) educational programs for high school students in the suburban Kansas City, Missouri, and Kansas areas. These programs provide a unique partnership between school and business/industry in an effort to provide students with real world project-based work experiences during students’ junior and/or senior years of high school.
Our team consisted of Brad Hanson, Superintendent; Mike Dawson, Assistant Superintendent; David Steward, MHS Principal; Doug Childress, Monett R-1 School Board President and representative from Jack Henry & Associates; Amy Johnson, representative from Cox Monett Hospital; and Chuck Brewster, representative from EFCO Corporation. Our team joined similar teams from eight other communities in southwest Missouri including Springfield, Ozark, Reeds Spring, Bolivar, Willard, Republic, Logan-Rogersville, and Branson.
Employers throughout the country convey to educators their desire to hire future employees who have the ability to communicate effectively and collaborate in a positive manner within a team. Employers also mention critical thinking and problem-solving skills at the top of their wish list for future prospective employees. In our conversations with the three Monett business/industry leaders who joined us for this learning event, these essential characteristics are also at the top of the list within Monett employers.
ELL students, or English Language Learners, face the double challenge of learning academic content as well as the language in which it is presented. The primary goal for our Monett R-1 ELL Department is to foster students’ grade level academic achievement in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Our ELL teachers function as liaisons between students, classroom teachers, and parents to cultivate acquisition of the English language. The question most asked is “How can we help our ELLs?”
How can ELL students help themselves? *Get involved in activities with other students your age. *Establish a good study routine. *Read at home in English and in your primary language. Note: Read to younger family members. They’ll love it! *Share what you’re learning about in school with your parents. *Do not be afraid to ask questions in class when you do not understand. *Enjoy practicing your English on iPad apps or websites like eslpartyland.com or literacycenter.net.
The last two weeks of October were busy weeks filled with parent- teacher conferences and fall parties. We appreciate our parents attending conferences and look forward to keeping in contact with our families throughout the year! November is upon us, and we will begin our month with a tribute to Veteran’s Day!
Central Park Elementary held our annual autumn music program on Thursday, November 6, 2014. The program was entitled “Of Three I Sing, America!” and featured students singing and speaking about our great land and the men and women who have served to protect us. The students and staff honored our local veterans with a slide show presentation during the program. The program’s director is our own music educator, Mrs. Rachel Murad. We enjoyed having you at our event as we celebrated America!
Friday, November 7, 2014 MHS - Football at Reeds Spring MHS - Speech/Debate at Nixa Saturday, November 8, 2014MHS - Cross Country State Meet MHS - Speech/Debate at Nixa Monday, November 10, 2014MCP - Book Fair November 10th
through November 14
MMS - Girls Basketball with Aurora Tuesday, November 11, 2014 MMS - Wrestling at Carthage Thursday, November 13, 2014 MMS-Girls Basketball at Cassville MHS - Financial Aid Night Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org