Message from the District Office Marty Scabarozi, Board of Education Member
“The Challenge of Balance”
As a product developer for a food company, I come across a lot of interesting and new concepts, some which make it to market and some that don’t. I should not have been surprised when Silicon Valley mentality was applied to the protein shake market.
Elon Musk once said, “If there was a way that I could not eat, so I could work more, I would not eat. I wish there was a way to get nutrients without sitting down for a meal.” So low and behold, a company has come out with an answer to that problem.
A ready-to-drink protein beverage was developed that is only available on-line, will be shipped to your door, and will sustain you for awhile (though eating just one food for long periods of time is never a good idea). You don’t have to leave your house, cook, or even chew. You can spend more of your time staring at a computer screen. Enjoying a meal with family and friends is overrated anyway.
As we lead the area and probably the state in technology access and applications, we are still balancing that with hands-on learning. Our programs at Scott Tech, GO CAPS, FACS, music and arts, and just about every other class not only use technology, but also show our students that there is a physical side to learning. It’s amazing our students can conference with other students, instructors, or professionals all over the world, but this is only a piece of education. We recognize that some things need to be experienced by walking around and doing things.
Monett R-1 Athletics Daryl Bradley, Atheltic Director
The 2015 – 2016 fall sports season is coming to a close. Winter sports will be here before you know it. Before we start the winter season, however, we have some unfinished business. We have several athletes and teams competing in Monett for conference and district championships over the next couple of weeks.
The girls’ tennis team competed in the district team and individual championships on October 2nd. The girls had a strong finish in the individual championship. Monett doubles team members Lauren Bass and Katie Tinklepaugh qualified for sectionals with a 2nd place finish. The girls battled to the end, falling short of qualifying for state. The team from Warrensburg defeated Monett 6-3, 6-1 to advance to state.
The girls’ softball team continued their winning ways this season by posting a 15-11 record. The girls finished 3rd in the Big 8 Conference with a 5-2 record. The team made it to the district semi-finals and fell to eventual champion Carl Junction, 8-7.
The boys’ swimming and diving team has had a successful season thus far, compiling an 11-7 record. The team will compete in the SWMO Championships on October 29-31st . They will be attempting to earn a qualifying time for the state tournament the following week.
Monett Middle School Dr. Jonathan Apostal, Principal
What’s Happening in the Middle?
Thursday, October 15th, marked the end of first quarter. On October 27th (3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) and October 29th (1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.), Monett Middle School staff will host arena conferencing to meet with parents and guardians regarding their student’s first quarter progress. The Harvard Family Research Project provides the following tips about what to expect during parent-teacher conferences. (Taken from http://www.hfrp.org/var/hfrp/storage/fckeditor/File/ Parent-Teacher-ConferenceTipSheet-100610.pdf).
What should you expect?
A two-way conversation.
Like all good conversations, parent–teacher conferences are best when both people talk and listen. The conference is a time for you to learn about your child’s progress in school: Ask to see data about your child’s attendance, grades, and test scores. Find out whether your child is meeting school expectations and academic standards. This is also a time for the teacher to learn about what your child is like at home. When you tell the teacher about your child’s skills, interests, needs, and dreams, the teacher can better help your child.
An emphasis on learning.
Good parent–teacher conferences focus on how well the child is doing in school. They also talk about how the child can do even better. To get ready for the conversation, look at your child’s homework, tests, and notices before the conference. Be sure to bring a list of questions that you would like to ask the teacher.
Saturday, October 24, 2015 MHS - ACT Exam MHS - Speech/Debate at
Neosho Novice Tourney Monday, October 26, 2015 MES - Cubs on the Move Activity MES - Book Fair through November 3rd Tuesday, October 27 , 2015 MMS -8th Grade ACT Aspire Test MMS - National Junior Honor Society
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 MMS - 8th Grade ACT Aspire Test SRTC - Employability Fair
Thursday, October 29, 2015District - Early Dismissal
Parent Teacher Conferences MCP - Fall Parties MHS - Boys Swim/Dive Team at
SWMO Championships in Springfield
through October 31st