Subject: Cub Pride -November 6, 2015
Date to send: 11/6/2015 at 12:00 PM

  Cub Pride
Student Focused...Future Driven


Message from the District Office
Dr. Brad Hanson, Superintendent

     Although we have just entered the fall season, we all know that winter weather is just around the corner.  We, like most other school districts in the area, utilize an automated phone calling system to inform our families when school will be cancelled because of inclement weather.  This year our system will allow you as a parent to customize the manner in which you receive these inclement weather messages as well as the other automated messages we send to inform parents concerning school day emergencies, student attendance, lunch account status, and other general reminders.
     From this point forward, you will have the ability to log in to your existing PowerSchool account (the one you created to e-register your children this school year) and customize which format you would prefer to receive alerts (voice, text, or email) as well as choosing which phone number(s) or email account(s) you prefer to receive each type of automated message. 
     Our default setting for messages is to send to each main number that is listed for each student in our PowerSchool system.  Now you will have the ability to customize your messages by adding or deleting from these default settings.  Please keep in mind, however, that we will continue to reserve the right to override your customized settings in emergency situations in an effort to get time-sensitive information out to all parents in an expedient manner as possible.
     We have created a video tutorial that will guide you through the process of accessing this portal within PowerSchool in order for you to begin the process of customizing your school message center needs.  This video can also be accessed on the front page of our district website.

Click here to learn how to personalize messages you receive from the Monett R-1 School District.


Monett R-1 Departmental Updates

Monett R-1 Food Service
Helen Wink, Aramark Food Service Director

Ace Visits Monett Elementary Schools

     Our much beloved Ace, (Aramark Education's Elementary Nutrition Mascot) joined the students at Central Park Elementary and Monett Elementary schools for lunch this month.  Ace plays a major role in educating our children about healthy eating habits as well as creating a friendly eating environment for all students in K-4.

     During the 2015-2016 school year, our food service department and Aramark will implement a monthly program, Ace's Farmer's Market, which will provide students with fun activities and healthy eating tips.  Each month there will be a new and exciting food choice as well as an educational giveaway for students who eat a healthy lunch provided by our school kitchen.

   Food for thought…in households across the United States, the national average for food insecurity is 14.3%. Missouri ‘s rate stands at 16.8%, an indication that many children depend on the meals they receive at school as the major source of their nutrition.

     ARAMARK, recognizing the importance of good nutrition and how it impacts the health of our nation's children, has  a long standing commitment to increase nutrition awareness while encouraging students to choose healthy meals.

     It is the goal of the Monett R-1 Food Service Department to provide ALL students with choices that meet the required guidelines while offering exciting and new food choices.  Providing planned menus for specific age groups is one of many ways to ensure students are eating healthy.

Click here to visit the Food Service webpage.

Monett High School
Caysie Turner, Assistant Principal


Opportunities Abound at Monett High School
     As the leaves change colors and we head feverishly into the holiday season, the newness of school has worn off, but the day-to-day activities at Monett High School are as unique and inspired as the students participating in them.  Research tells us that students active in extracurricular clubs and athletic teams have a lower chance of dropping out and on average earn higher GPAs.  The students at MHS have the opportunity to experience a variety of extracurricular activities.
     Students at MHS have the chance to participate in clubs that help them plug in and make the most of their talents.  Clubs offered at Monett High School such as the Multicultural Leadership Club, FCCLA, Key Club, YEP Club (Youth Empowerment Project), and STUCO allow students the chance to develop leadership skills while widening their world view.  Art Club, Speech and Debate, Theater, and the STEM Club allow students the chance to create and showcase their talents. Other clubs like FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes), Allies for Human Progress, ROAR Club (promotes schools spirit and unity) and Book Club allow students the chance to connect with students of similar interests.  Each of these clubs provides valuable experiences and opportunities for students to get involved in projects that they find worthwhile.
     MHS is proud to offer a variety of sports to its students.  Students interested in dance and promoting school spirit can try out for cheerleading or Pizzazz Poms. MHS opportunities in the fall include football, soccer, softball, swimming, cross country, volleyball, and tennis.  Several of these teams just wrapped up very successful seasons including new school records, district titles, and more.  With winter sports gearing up, wrestling, basketball and girls swimming will have numerous student athletes committing time and energy as students fill the stands in support.  

Continue reading update from MHS Assistant Principal, Caysie Turner.
Upcoming Calendar Events
Friday, November 6, 2015  MHS - Speech/Debate at Republic
Saturday, November 7, 2015  MHS - Speech/Debate at Republic
Monday, November 9, 2015  MCP - Book Fair through November 13
                                               MIS - Makep-up Parent Laptop
                                               MMS - Girls Basketball at Aurora
                                               MHS - Veteran's Day Assembly
                                               MHS - Academic Team at Cassville
                                               SRTC - Veteran's Day Luncheon
Tuesday, November 10, 2015  MES - First Grade Music Concert
                                                  MMS - Wrestling at Carthage 
                                                  MHS - STUCO Spike Wars
                                                  MHS - AP English Trip to Kansas City
Thursday, November 12, 2015  MMS - Girls Basketball with 
                                                     MHS -  First School Play/Musical
                                                                 in Performing Arts Center


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