Message from the District Office November Board of Education Meeting
The Monett R-1 School Board of Education met on Thursday evening, November 19th, at 6:00 p.m. for the regular board meeting. The following business was conducted during the board meeting:
Minutes from the regular October meeting of the Board of Education were approved.
The consent agenda was approved, including the following items:
Paying the bills
Approve Federal Programs Evaluation
Approve MSBA Policy Revisions
Approve Surplus Property Bids
Approve Cooperative Sponsorship for Swimming/Diving with Pierce City
Student/Staff Recognition and Board Program – Central Park Elementary
The board recognized Mrs. Carrie Smith, EFCO Monett R-I Teacher of the Month, and thanked her for her dedication to her students. Board member Ken Gaspar thanked the entire team at Monett Elementary School for the support they show to their students who are struggling with situations both in and out of school.
One of the goals of the Monett R-1 School District is to personalize learning for each and every student. Teachers are utilizing a variety of resources to accomplish this goal. All of the teachers at Central Park Elementary use Lexia (reading) and ALEKS (math) to help personalize learning for our students. Students access these apps using iPads or laptops. Mr. Josh Carter invited five of his students to demonstrate to the school board how he utilizes Lexia to address the reading needs of his students.
Amy Sampson (MHS) and Kristi Berger (MIS) provided the Board with a brief presentation describing their recent trip to Europe. During the 28-day journey, Ms. Sampson and Ms. Berger visited over 30 holocaust sites in 10 countries. They are using their experiences to help their students better understand The Diary of Anne Frank, Schindler’s List, and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.
Professional development is the continuous process of acquiring new knowledge and skills that relate to one's profession, job responsibilities, or work environment. Over the years, Monett R-1 has offered a variety of professional development opportunities for employees. We’ve seen what began as a “one size fits all” approach to professional development slowly transform into a more personalized approach to learning.
Monett R-1 is offering a series of four different “Learning Academies.” Select teachers from each campus have signed a contract committing to participate in an additional twenty-five hours of targeted professional development during the 2015-2016 school year. These hours take place outside of the regular school day. Participating teachers have agreed to improve their classroom instruction by implementing skills and concepts learned through participation in the particular academy for which they’ve registered. During regular professional development time throughout the school year, academy participants will have the opportunity to share ideas and skills learned with their fellow colleagues as well.
Ten middle and high school classroom teachers (grades 7-12) have been meeting with Melody Paige as part of the Technology Academy. This academy focuses on blended learning models that expand learning beyond the confines of the classroom. Teachers involved are discussing ways to help students access online learning and how to create opportunities for collaboration online.
Scott Regional Technology Center Anessa Brown, Career Services Advisor
The Career Services office at the Scott Regional Technology Center campus offers a broad range of services to assist students, parents, educators, and employers. Ms. Brown provides guidance on career choices through internships and higher learning opportunities and is currently serving her sixteenth year with the Monett R-1 School District.
One of the duties of this office is to oversee articulation and dual credit agreements with higher education institutions. Scott Tech has college credit opportunities in nearly all of fourteen programs offered. Career Services facilitates college appearances at Scott Tech events, such as Focus on the Future Day coming up in January 2016, as well as coordinating field trips for students to visit various post-secondary learning institutions.
Recently, Ms. Brown and other instructors took a group of students on an overnight trip to State Technical College in Linn, Missouri, and Ranken Technical College in St. Louis, Missouri. State Tech is highly regarded for its heavy equipment and diesel programs as well as its electrical distribution program. Ranken Technical College is known for its high performance automotive program as well as its partnership programs with Ford, Chevrolet, Honda, and Toyota.
The Career Services office coordinates all internship and job shadow opportunities for Scott Tech students. The internship program provides local business and industry an ongoing pipeline of future full-time employees. Internships provide students numerous perks; they gain experience, develop skills, make connections, strengthen their resumes, learn about a field, and assess their interests and abilities.
Click here to visit the Scott Regional Technology Center webpage. Upcoming Calendar Events Friday, November 20, 2015MHS - Boys Basketball host Jamboree MHS - Speech/Debate at Lebanon Saturday, November 21, 2015 MMS - Wrestling at Branson MHS - Speech/Debate at Lebanon Monday, November 23, 2015 MMS/MHS - ELL Parent Activity Night MMS - Girls Basketball at
Reeds Spring MHS - Girls Basketball at Willard Tuesday, November 24, 2015 MMS - Girls Basketball at Lamar MMS - Wrestling with Webb City
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 District -Thanksgiving Break Thursday, November 26, 2015 -Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday, November 27, 2015 District - Thanksgiving Break
Monday, November 30, 2015 District - No School
Staff Professional Development MMS - Girls Basketball with
Carl Junction MHS - Varsity Boys Basketball at
Carthage Tournament MHS - Monett JV Boys Basketball
Tournament MHS - Varsity Girls Basketball at
Carl Junction Tournament MHS - JV Girls Basketball at