Subject: Cub Pride - April 2nd, 2015
Date to send: 4/2/2015 at 1:00 PM

  Cub Pride
Student Focused...Future Driven


Message from the District Office
March Board of Education  
     The Monett R-1 School Board of Education met on Monday evening, March 30th, at 6:00 p.m. for a public hearing to discuss the option of entering into a lease purchase agreement to help fund the MHS HVAC project.  Dr. Hanson presented information to the Board regarding the purpose of entering into a lease purchase for one million dollars to complete the initial phase of the MHS HVAC project.  In addition, the Board reviewed a number of re-payment options with accelerated payment plans to increase savings to the district.  A final recommendation will be presented to the Board at the April 16th Board of Education meeting.
     The Monett R-1 School Board of Education met on Monday evening, March 30th, at 6:10 p.m. for the regular board meeting.  The following business was conducted during the board meeting:
Minutes from the regular February Board of Education meeting were approved.
Consent Agenda
     The consent agenda was approved, including the following items:
Board Recognition
     Dr. Hanson recognized and congratulated Mrs. Sarah Garner and her recent recognition as the Outstanding Elementary Assistant Principal of the year for the Southwest Region.  Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals (MAESP) recognizes an outstanding Assistant Elementary Principal from nine different regions and pays special tribute to each designee at the annual leadership conference.  Dr. Hanson stated, “Sarah is an outstanding leader and her recognition is well-deserved.” 

Continue reading update from the March Board of Education Meeting.

Monett R-1 English Language Learners
Daphne Hensley, Coordinator    


Cultural Diversity in Schools
Question:  How many cultures can be found in one classroom?
Answer:  the total number of people in the room

     The month of April is Celebrate Diversity Month.  Colonel Deborah B. Grays once noted, “Celebrate Diversity Month is about opening dialogues that foster an appreciation of the differences that separate us as well as the similarities that unite us.  We may look different, speak differently, and practice different customs, but we all have something valuable to contribute.” 
     Knowing one day students will leave the educational setting and join a work force full of global challenges, a primary social goal for teachers is to foster respect among all children.  Culturally responsible education aids students in identifying and maintaining their own culture and heritage as well as helping students appreciate the differences in others.   A wide range of classroom activities may help students celebrate the originality of each child, his or her diverse experiences, and his or her individual learning styles.

     To stimulate the intellectual development of our students, it is with pride that Monett R-1 strives to provide educational opportunities for students to share stories of their culture, holidays, beliefs, and traditions.  Our district challenges students to recognize the limitless, unique ways in which they can have a positive impact on our community and society as a whole.

Parent Activity Night                                          
When:     Thursday April 16, 6:00 p.m.
Where:    Monett Elementary School   
What:     Dinner and Rocking Reading activities
Who:       For the families of Migrant & ELL students, K-4th
Come hear your children sing “Welcome” and “Hello”
in several languages!

Click here to visit the English Language Learners webpage.


Monett Central Park Elementary School
Annette Cozort, Prinicpal

      Central Park is excited that spring has arrived and that we can be back outside enjoying the warmer temperatures!  In the next few weeks, we will be getting ready for state testing, field trips, and end-of-year activities! 
     It is field trip time for fourth grade students on April 16th or 17th.  Fourth grade will be heading to the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home and Museum in Mansfield, Missouri, to learn about her life and times.  Students read and learn about Laura as a child and then are excited to see where she lived and can relate to the adventures they read about by seeing the actual home.  Additional information about what classes are assigned to attend on each date along with pertinent information will be coming home with fourth graders soon!  Third grade students will be taking their field trip in May to George Washington Carver in Diamond.  Stay tuned for more information about upcoming field trip activities!
     April also brings our annual state assessment time.  The Missouri Assessment Program has changed for this year.  The same core subject areas of reading and math are assessed for student understanding.  The biggest change is that students will be taking the assessment on laptop computers.  Students have been practicing their keyboarding skills and practice tools so they are prepared for this change.  At Central Park, our assessment dates are set for April 28th - May 8th with make-up sessions slated for the following week in May. 

Click here to visit the Central Park Elementary webpage.

Upcoming Calendar Events
Friday, April 3, 2015  District - No School - Easter Break
Monday, April 6, 2015  District - No School
                                       Teacher Professional Development
Tuesday, April 7, 2015  District - School is in session.
                                       Make-up day for inclement weather.

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