Subject: Cub Pride - November 21st, 2014
Date to send: 11/21/2014 at 2:00 PM

  Cub Pride
Student Focused...Future Driven


Message from the District Office
November Board of Education Report

     The Monett R-1 School Board of Education met on Thursday evening, November 20th, at 6:00 p.m. for the regular board meeting.   The following business was conducted during the board meeting:
     Minutes from the regular October meeting of the Board of Education and the November 6th Board Retreat were approved.
Consent Agenda
     The consent agenda was approved, including the following items:
Student Recognition/Board Program
     Dr. Jay Apostol, principal of Monett Middle School, along with a number of MMS students presented information to the Board of Education regarding their attendance at the Expanding Your Horizons event hosted by the University of Missouri Science and Technology at Rolla.  The event was designed and geared specifically for female students toward STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) pathways.  Students shared their reflections from the breakout sessions and commented that the event opened their eyes to new math and science career opportunities.

Continue reading update from the November Board of Education Meeting.

Monett R-1 Food Service
Janie White, OPAA! Food Service Director

                                Who decides what's for lunch?
     Where's our regular white pasta? Where's the salt? How come we have skim milk now instead of whole milk? Why are things changing, and who gets to decide what's on the menu, anyway?

     These are excellent questions, and we, here in the kitchens, get them a lot.  Students are always surprised to learn that Opaa's Wellness & Nutrition staffs are actually required to design school menus based on federal and state nutritional guidelines that dictate weekly quotas for the following:
     Opaa's food nutritionists use computer analysis to evaluate individual food items. Then they must mix and match food items to come up with appealing meals that meet requirements across a week's worth of menus.

     It's a real juggling act because while Opaa! is responsible for keeping our school district in compliance with federal and state guidelines, we're also dedicated to providing tasty offerings that please students and drive participation in the lunch program.  Our Wellness & Nutrition experts do a phenomenal job in striking the right balance.

Continue reading for more information from the OPAA! Food Service Director.

Monett Intermediate School
Peg Bryan, Principal

      With the help of our instructional technology specialists Melody Paige and Lauralie Powell, MIS teachers have been developing the six "Mission Packs."  These Mission Packs contain the student competencies that students will be expected to master to demonstrate their readiness to care for and use a laptop computer.  These Mission Packs address such competencies as how to care for your computer, how to be safe while using the Internet, how to efficiently conduct Internet searches, and how to log-in and use the instructional programs and resources that will be used in their classrooms.
     We anticipate that it will take three to five weeks for students to complete this training.  (Our goal is to begin our Mission Pack training after our Thanksgiving Break.)  During this time, they will have access to the laptops during the school day.  Following this student training and the three required parent trainings, there will be opportunities for students to take the laptops home for specific homework assignments.  
     As we begin the implementation of our laptop program, please make sure to let us know if you have any questions, concerns, suggestions, or compliments!  

Click here to visit the Monett Intermediate School webpage.

Upcoming Calendar Events

Friday, November 21, 2014  MHS - Speech/Debate at
                                                          Clayton/Ladue Tournament
Saturday, November 22, 2014  MMS - Wrestling at Branson
                                                    MHS - Football with
                                                              John Burroughs              
                                                    MHS - Speech/Debate at
                                                               Clayton/Ladue Tournament
                                                    MHS - Speech/Debate at
                                                               Crowder College IE
Monday, November 24, 2014  MHS - Girls Basketball with Willard

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 
MMS - Girls Basketball with Lamar
                                                   MMS - Wrestling at Webb City   
                                                   SRTC - Childcare Career Program
                                                                hosts Father's Feast

Wednesday, November 26, 2014  District - No School
                                                        Thanksgiving Break
Thursday, November 27, 2014  District - No School
                                                    Thanksgiving Break

Friday, November 28, 2014  District - No School
                                               Thanksgiving Break

Monday, December 1, 2014  District - No School
                                                Teacher Professional Development

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