Subject: Cub Pride - April 24th, 2015
Date to send: 4/24/2015 at 12:00 PM

  Cub Pride
Student Focused...Future Driven


Message from the District Office
Dr. Mike Dawson, Assistant Superintendent  

     The Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) will be in full swing in the coming weeks.  The MAP test is a requirement as part of the No Child Left Behind legislation which mandates that all students in grades three through eight be administered exams for both math and communication arts.  The high school will administer End-of-Course (EOC) exams for a handful of subjects that include Algebra 1, English 2, Biology, and American Government.  The assessments are designed to measure students’ achievement of the standards that have been taught at each particular grade level or course.
     For the first time this spring, the MAP Grade-Level Assessments will be administered online.  Online assessments offer unique ways of assessing content and standards that are difficult to assess using paper-and-pencil tests.  For example, listening can be assessed easily in an online assessment using a text-to-speech feature that allows students to listen to a reading passage and to replay it as many times as they wish before responding to an associated set of questions.  Additionally, online assessment allows for supports and accommodations that effectively meet a wide range of student needs.  For example, a student has the opportunity to use a magnification feature within the system to enlarge an item.  Another advantage of online assessments is that districts will receive student scores more quickly than in the past. 
     Parents can preview the MAP Grade-Level Assessment administration system and the item types included on each assessment by reviewing the practice tests and tutorials that are available on eDIRECT, the Missouri Assessment Program portal.  Parents can access practice tests and tutorials by going to the MAP Grade-Level Assessment website and clicking on Grade-Level Online Tools Training in the "Quick Links" box.  No login or password is necessary to review practice tests or tutorials, but users must utilize Google Chrome.

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Monett R-1 Special Services
Teena Fare, Director       
Better Speech and Hearing Month
     The month of May is nationally recognized as Better Speech and Hearing Month!  This year’s theme is Early Intervention Counts.  We invite you to join us as we seek to make early intervention a reality in our very own school district.  Early intervention and appropriate therapy can improve the quality of life for those who experience problems with speaking, understanding, and/or hearing.  The benefits for our students and their families are well worth our focus throughout a child’s education.  The Speech-Language Pathology Department is excited to celebrate throughout the month of May by helping teachers promote better speech and language skills within the classroom.     
     The Monett R-1 School District has a growing Speech-Language Therapy Department with four Speech Language Pathologists: Judy Seawel, Carrie Zahn, Suzanne Sloan, Morgan Hastings, and a speech implementer, Pat Mullen.
     As a developing department, we would like to thank teachers and administrators for their continued support and collaboration in helping students reach their full potential. 

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Scott Regional Technology Center
David Miller, Director

Scott Tech Student Organizations Participate in District and State Competitions
     Students at Scott Tech participate in career and technical student organizations within the center.  Two of our organizations are coming off of their trips to district and state competitions.  Following is some information from the SkillsUSA and DECA websites and competition results. 
     SkillsUSA is a national organization serving trade, industrial, technical, and health occupations students in public high schools, career and technical centers, and two-year colleges.  SkillsUSA has more than 250,000 student and professional members annually, organized into more than 13,000 chapters in 50 states and 3 territorial associations (including Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands).
     SkillsUSA is an applied method for preparing America's high performance workers in vocational-technical programs.  It provides quality educational experiences for members in leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and chapter development.  It builds self-confidence, work, attitudes, and communication skills, emphasizing total quality at work:  high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education, and pride in the dignity of work.  SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free enterprise system and involvement in community service activities.  More than 1,000 trade associates and labor unions actively support SkillsUSA through financial aid, in-kind contributions, and involvement of their people in SkillsUSA activities.
     Contests are held in conjunction with the Missouri SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference attended by more than 2,500 students, teachers, and representatives of business, industry, education, and government.  During their stay, students participate as voting delegates for their chapters, elect state officers, conduct the business of the organization, meet with business and industry representatives, and hear from officials!  This year’s competition was held on the campus of Linn State Technical College of Missouri in Linn, Missouri, from March 26-28, 2015.  

Click here to see results of the recents SkillsUSA contests.
Upcoming Calendar Events
Friday, April 24, 2015  MHS - Fashion Show at
                                                 New Site Baptist Church       
                                      MHS - Baseball at Springifeld Parkview
                                      MHS - Boys Tennis at Thomas Jefferson
                                      SRTC - JROTC Awards Night
Saturday, April 25, 2015  MES - Annual PTO Cub Run
                                          MHS - Prom
                                          MHS - Monett JV Baseball Tourney
Monday, April 27, 2015  MEP - Cubs on the Move Activity
                                         MMS - Track Meet at Pierce City
                                         MMS/MHS - Band Concert at MHS Gym    
                                         MHS - Baseball at Marshfield
                                         MHS - 9th Grade Baseball at
                                                    Logan- Rogersville

Tuesday, April 28, 2015  MCP - Funraiser Pick-up at 3:00 pm
                                         MHS - ACT Test for Juniors
                                         MHS - ASPIRE Test for Sophomores
                                         MHS - Baseball at Lamar
                                         MHS - 9th Grade Baseball with Seneca
                                         MHS - Golf at Aurora
                                         MHS - Monett Track Meet

Wednesday, April 29, 2015  MHS - Monett Boys Tennis Tourney
Thursday, April 30, 2015  MMS - Track Meet at Cassville
                                           MHS - Four State Honor Band
                                           MHP - Baseball with Cassville
                                           MHS - Golf Big 8 at Carl Junction
                                           MHS - Girls Soccer at Willard
                                           MHS - Monett 9th/10th Grade Track Meet  

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