Subject: Cub Pride - August 28th, 2015
Date to send: 8/28/2015 at 12:00 PM

  Cub Pride
Student Focused...Future Driven


Message from the District Office
Dr. Brad Hanson, Superintendent
           Over the past two weeks in Cub Pride, I have attempted to explain the thought process behind this year’s theme “Point A to Point B…Make it EXTRAORDINARY!”  During that time, I shared with you our definitions for student growth and personalization as well as explaining the importance of identifying each student’s Point A (the starting point) and the key factors that lead to extraordinary growth.  This week I want to finish this explanation with the end (Point B) in mind.
     A student’s Point B is flexible in terms of time and directly relates to the initial goals that have been set and the formative assessments that have been taken along the way to measure the progress toward meeting that goal.  For instance, teachers might choose to measure growth in terms of the mastery of one particular skill.  This process may only take a few weeks for most students, yet in another instance you might think of the journey from Point A to Point B to be over an entire school year.  As an entire district, we should also look at students’ journeys from Point A to Point B being their entire K-12 preparatory experience.  In any of these examples, short-term or long-term, the procedures that I have outlined for identifying starting points and moving effectively toward effective student growth are the same.

Continue reading the final installment of Dr. Hanson's 2015 - 2016 theme message for the school year.  


Monett R-1 Departmental Updates

Monett R-1 School Safety
Jay Jastal, School Resource Officer


Back-to-School Safety
From (N.S.C., 2015, "Slow Down: Back to School Means Sharing the Road")
     According to research by the National Safety Council, most of the children who lose their lives in bus-related incidents are 4-to-7-years old, and they're walking.  They are hit by the bus or by a motorist illegally passing a stopped bus.  A few precautions go a long way toward keeping children safe:

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Monett Elementary School
Susie Gasser, Principal


      MES students and staff have been busy the first eight days of the 2015-16 school year!  We have practiced, practiced, and practiced everything from how to walk down the hall, how to dump our lunch trays, how to clean up our spaces at the end of the day, how to get on the bus, how to come in from recess, and more!  For approximately one-third of our children, these last eight days have been their first experience with the institution of “school”!  There is a lot to learn before we even start on the ABCs!
     Each year some of our bus drivers spend their first day of school showing our preschool and kindergarten students appropriate bus expectations.  Each class practices how to get on and off the bus safely and learns what appropriate behavior looks like on the school bus.  We are thankful for our bus drivers who are willing to take the time to help us teach students how to be safe!

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Upcoming Calendar Events
Friday, August 28, 2015  MHS - Football at East Newton
Saturday, August 29, 2015  MHS - Boys Soccer at Branson Tourney

Monday, August 31, 2015  MHS - 9th Grade Football at Webb City
Tuesday, September 1, 2015  MCPE - Parent Night
                                                  MHS - Softball at Webb City
                                                  MHS - Boys Swim/Dive Team
                                                             at Carthage
                                                  MHS - Girls Tennis at Clever   
Thursday, September 3, 2015  MHS - Boys Soccer
                                                               with Logan-Rogersville
                                                    MHS - Softball at Cassville
                                                    MHS - Girls Tennis with Neosho
                                                    MHS - Volleyball with Reeds Spring

Friday, September 4, 2015  District - No School
                                              Teacher Professional Development
                                               MHS - Girls Tennis with
                                               College Heights     
- Football with Lamar

Saturday, September 5, 2015  MMS - Cross Country at Neosho
                                                   MHS - Cross Country at
                                                               SWCCA Warm-Up

Monday, September 7, 2015  District - No School - Labor Day


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