Subject: Cub Pride - February 13th, 2015
Date to send: 2/13/2015 at 12:00 PM

  Cub Pride
Student Focused...Future Driven


Message from the District Office
Brad Hanson, Superintendent

     The Monett R-1 School District has taken the first step in moving towards cooperative learning experience between business/industry and the schools by hiring Rebecca Merriman as the district’s first Facilitator for Professional Learning Experiences.  Rebecca’s role will be to work with local business and industry along with the counselors and administration of Monett High School to create relevant learning experiences for our junior and senior Monett High School students beginning in August 2015.
     These learning experiences will be modeled after the Blue Valley, Kansas, and Northland, Missouri, Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) programs.CAPS is designed to immerse high school students in professional learning environments through engaging curriculum that is driven by passionate industry leaders and delivered by visionary instructors.  CAPS focuses on exposing students to careers that exist in our community and allows students to “test-drive” their future by learning from local professionals about the jobs that exist today and will likely exist in the future.
     CAPS programs involve students in authentic projects provided from business/industry that serve to prepare students for success in a potential future career.In addition, business and industry leaders are engaged in designing classroom curriculum for this program that meets the “soft skill” needs that employers most often desire in their own future employees.The key question in this curricular approach is “What skills do our students need to become successful employees for you in the future?”This cooperative effort between business/industry and schools is most definitely an approach to learning that will enable Monett R-1 Schools to be “Student Focused” and “Future Driven” for their students.

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Monett R-1 Parents as Teachers
Teena Fare, Special Services Director

     The Monett Parents as Teachers (PAT) Affiliate vision is that all children will learn, grow, and develop to realize their full potential.  Services are provided to children age prenatal-5 to provide the information, support, and encouragement parents need to help their children reach their full potential during the critical early years of life.  This helps to provide the foundation for success in school and in life.

 Parents as Teachers Goals:
February & March Group Meetings Scheduled
     Monett Parents as Teachers conducts a group meeting for their families and children each month.  This month’s meeting, Valentine-themed, will be held at the Monett YMCA on Friday, February 13, at 10:00 a.m.  The parent educators will have several crafts focusing on fine motor skills for children and their parents to work on together.  They will also provide a snack.  The March group meeting will be held in conjunction with the children's librarian at the Monett public library on Wednesday, March 11, at 11:30 a.m., featuring story time and a craft.  Your parent educator will keep you informed of these events and any others that may be scheduled in the future.

     Monett PAT offers free screenings of the development of your infants and young children.  If you have a child who is age 3 months to 3 years of age, PAT has free annual screening services to offer you.  In addition, they have group services for teen mothers and in-home visits for many children, with an emphasis on children below age three and more at risk for school readiness.  

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Monett Central Park Elementary School
Annette Cozort, Principal

     Fridays at Central Park Elementary over the past couple of weeks have been full of celebration and fun events!  Read on for highlights about Snuggle In and Read and Fancy Nancy Reading Winners!


     We are getting fancy at the CPE library!  This past Friday evening, ten third grade girls were selected to take part in the annual Fancy Nancy Tea party.  These ten girls read and passed a little reading quiz over eight Fancy Nancy books.  They were then invited to stay after school and have their nails painted, their hair done, complete a fancy craft and then sip tea from real china (pinkies out, of course)!

     Snuggle In and Read Day is an annual tradition at Central Park!  Students wear their comfy pajamas or sweat suits, bring their favorite stuffed animal, blankie or pillow, and one of their favorite books to share!  Teachers plan special reading activities and celebrate their love of reading with our students.  Several classrooms had special guest readers who also shared one of their favorite children’s stories!  There is nothing like snuggling up to a great book to make a cold winter’s day warm and bright!

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Upcoming Calendar Events
Friday, February 13, 2015  District - No School - February Break  
                                             MHS - FFA Barnwarming 
- Speech/Debate at Joplin through
                                                        February 14th
                                             MHS - Girls Swim/Dive Team
                                                        Championships at Springfield
                                                        through Ferbruary 14th
                                             MHS - District Wrestling Tourney at
                                                        Monett through February 14th

Sunday, February 15, 2015  MHS - FFA Week through February 21
Monday, February 16, 2015  District - No School - February Break
                                                MHS - Girls Basketball with Marionville
Tuesday, February 17, 2015  District - No School -Teacher/Staff    
                                                                Professional Development  
                                                MHS - Boys/Girls Basketball at Lamar

Wednesday, February 18, 2015  MES - PreK and Kindergarten
Thursday, February 19, 2015  District - Board of Education Meeting
                                                 MHS - Girls Basketball at East Newton
                                                 MHS - Speech/Debate at Crowder
                                                             Readers and One Act
                                                             through February 20th     
                                                 MHS - Wrestling State Tourney at
                                                           Columbia through February 21st


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