Subject: Cub Pride - August 14th, 2015
Date to send: 8/14/2015 at 12:00 PM

  Cub Pride
Student Focused...Future Driven


Message from the District Office
Dr. Brad Hanson, Superintendent
     Welcome back to the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year!  Our theme for this year is “Point A to Point B…Make it EXTRAORDINARY!”  This theme refers to the type of student growth that we hope will occur within each of our students during the upcoming school year.  This theme also refers to our goal of continuing to improve upon ways that we personalize the learning environment for each student in an effort to meet his/her individual needs.
     The foundation for this theme began with the development of our new five-year strategic plan (Plan-on-a-Page) that was developed last spring in a collaborative effort among teachers, administration, the board of education, and parents.  This plan outlines the improvement path our district intends to take over the next five years.  Two common themes are woven into many of the goals/objectives of this new plan:  measuring student success through student growth and the continued efforts to improve our ability to personalize the learning environment for each and every child.
     In an effort to make sure we are all on the same page, I asked our administrative team to define what student growth and personalization meant to them.  We combined each of our individual definitions into one combined effort that we are sharing with faculty/staff as this new school year begins.

Continue reading Dr. Hanson's "Welcome Back" message.

Monett R-1 Building Administrators

Monett Elementary School
Susie Gasser, Principal


     MES had a great turnout at Open House this week!  Many of our classrooms had 100% participation!  Teachers opened their classrooms to students and parents from 1:00-6:30 p.m., and there was a steady stream of families bringing in school supplies, registering, and finding new classrooms.  The theme for the 2015-16 school year is “Oh, the Places We’ll Go,” and many rooms and bulletin boards have  Dr. Seuss items displayed.  Our commons area and library were full of families completing E-Registration with the assistance of MES staff members.  We saw a lot of smiling faces and excitement in students attending!

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Monett Central Park Elementary School
Jennifer Wallace, Principal


     “Catch the Wave of Learning!”  Central Park Elementary welcomes you to a great and exciting school year!  We would like to introduce you to and welcome our new Central Park teachers:  Natashia Garner, third grade teacher; Delana Munsterman, third grade teacher; Courtney Billings, fourth grade teacher; Jillian Loos, fourth grade teacher; Erin Meng, fourth grade teacher; Kris Besch, special education teacher; and Elizabeth Stotlemeyer, speech-language pathologist.  Julie Dalton is joining us from MES as an instructional coach, and John Mitchell is joining us from MES as a paraprofessional.  Stephanie Homfeldt also transitioned from a fourth grade teacher to an instructional coach position.  We are excited to have them join our CPE family!

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Monett Intermediate School
Peg Winfrey, Principal


     We R.O.C.K  (We are Reaching Out with Caring and Kindness) is the theme at MIS for the 2015-2016 school year.  We will continue to help students treat others in a safe, respectful, and responsible manner as part of our Positive Behavior Supports program. We will be sending home information about our laptop parent meetings in a few weeks so that your child can begin learning/earning the privilege of taking his/her laptop home.  At MIS, we believe that technology is a learning tool, and your child will have numerous opportunities to use this learning tool at school and at home. MIS teachers are excited to get to know their students and to start helping them meet their learning goals.  We want your child to have his/her best school year ever!  

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Monett Middle School
Dr. Jonathan Apostol, Principal


What's Happening in the Middle?
    On behalf of the faculty and staff at Monett Middle School, I would like to welcome you to the 2015-2016 school year!  We are excited to provide a personalized learning experience for your student.  Our Mission at MMS is to produce responsible, respectful learners, and we strive to do this every day for our students.  A great thanks is due our Student Council members who helped craft our theme for this year: Learning is not a Spectator Sport; Let's Play! 

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Monett High School
David Williams, Principal

        Hello, Cub Nation, and welcome back to another great school year!  This year’s theme at Monett High School is “Out of This World.”   MHS students and teachers truly are out of this world.  Through their hard work, we have been named one of the top 20 high schools in Missouri, and we will continue to get better.  We have consistently been at the forefront of educational initiatives, from 1:1 laptops to our innovative modular scheduling to this year’s new GOCAPS program (See website at  Monett High School has not just been “out of the box” with its thinking but so far ahead that we truly are “Out of This World.”  

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Scott Regional Technology Center
David Miller, Director


Preparing Students for an Ever-Changing World!
     Scott Regional Technology Center welcomes students, parents, business, industry, and higher education to a great new school year.  We are very excited about getting students back this year and developing new partnerships.  This year we hope to see more and more of our students on internships and/or jobs throughout the communities we serve.  As we prepare our students for all kinds of post-secondary work, we are constantly adding and/or changing our curriculum, adding dual and articulated credit, and exploring new ideas from our advisory councils to help us better serve the needs of our students and communities.

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Upcoming Calendar Events
Friday, August 14, 2015  MHS - Football Jamboree at
                                                     Burl Fowler Stadium
                                          MHS - Softball Jamboree at Willard
Monday, August 17, 2015  MES - Wear Red/Polite Day
Tuesday, August 18, 2015  MES - Wear Yellow and Sunglasses/
                                                         Responsible Day 
                                              MHS - Boys Soccer Jamboree at Joplin
                                              MHS - Volleyball Jamboree at
                                                         McDonald County
Wednesday, August 19, 2015  MES - Wear Blue/Work Hard Day
Thursday, August 20, 2015  MES - Wear Green or Camo/
                                                           Stay Safe Day
                                                District - Board of Education Meeting  


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