Message from the District Office A.J. Bahl, Board of Education Member
The week of January 24th - 31st has been deemed School Board Appreciation Week, and in that spirit, I offer my sincere gratitude and appreciation to all who have served or are currently serving on school boards for our area school districts. A prosperous community requires many people to serve in many different roles, and participating in the governance of a school district is an important one. Our school system is a cornerstone of the community. It is critical to the future success of our children and the progress of nearly every facet of our communities. It is, therefore, imperative that members of our communities have a voice in and give direction to the operations of our schools. Whether you have considered participating on a public board or maybe never given it much consideration, I hope that the next couple paragraphs might help you appreciate, and hopefully, participate in the process.
There is no doubt that things move faster these days, most notably, the accumulation and communication of information. According to Amy Beth Quinn’s “Did You Know,” there is more unique information generated each year now than was generated in the previous 5,000 years. Our kids today will have access to more information in a week than a person had in a lifetime in the 18th century. The most common jobs being filled by young adults graduating school today didn’t even exist when they entered school. This pace continues to accelerate, and we must have an educational system that can prepare our kids to adapt to and succeed in this environment. To meet this challenge our teachers and administrators need the support and participation of the patrons in the community, and this is facilitated through an effective school board.
Monett R-1 Food Service Helen Wink, Aramark Food Service Director
The Monett School District Food Service Department is excited to be a part of a nationwide survey specifically designed to involve high school and middle school students in the ever-changing choices we offer on our menus. Each year Aramark launches a Student ViewPOINT survey, which provides us with responses from thousands of middle and high school students from across the country.
The survey gives us a chance to gather new ideas about the needs, attitudes, and dining habits of our students as well as the needs that are not met. We use these ideas to bring new and different methods to our food service operation to help determine where to focus our efforts and how best to increase the desirability of our offerings at the individual location and across the district. The survey will help us improve our existing programs, assisting us in determining where to focus program development efforts regarding menu offerings, brands, promotions, and health and wellness.
Our Food Service Department is dedicated in researching what is affecting our students’ dining habits at each school location to best target the students’ needs. This survey asks a series of questions to determine student preferences and needs and will allow us to determine what impact our changes to the menu or new program implementation has had. Based on student responses, we will then be able to identify opportunities for increasing participation and encouraging non-diners to try the offerings on our menus.
Monett R-1 Middle School Dr. Jonathan Apostol, Principal
What's Happening in the Middle!
We are blessed to have great teachers in our building. We are even more blessed when our teachers are recognized at the state level! Mr. Todd Borgmann, Band Director for Monett Middle School, has been selected as Missouri Music Educators Association Outstanding Young Music Educator for 2016!
Mr. Borgmann was nominated by his colleagues and submitted for consideration to the MMEA Board of Directors by Southwest District #11, Marvin Manring. This award recognizes the remarkable day-to-day dedication and contributions Mr. Borgmann brings to the students of Monett Middle School. A common theme resonated through all of his letters of recommendation:
"Mr. Borgmann is a reflective and innovative music educator. He has transformed music education in our middle school."
"Mr. Borgmann cares deeply for not just Music Education, but the welfare of every student with whom he comes in contact."
Mr. Borgmann will be recognized and presented a plaque at the First General Session of the 78th MMEA annual in-service/conference on January 28, 2016.
Let's congratulate Mr. Borgmann for this tremendous honor! This recognition is a reflection of his dedication to the music program and his commitment to students!
Click here to visit the Monett Middle School webpage. Upcoming Calendar Events Friday, January 29, 2016MHS - Boys Basketball at
Southwest Washburn MHS - Wrestling at Seneca Tourney Saturday, January 30, 2016MHS - JV Boys & Girls Basketball
at Cassville Tourney MHS - Girls Swim/Dive Team at
Springfield Invitational MHS - Wrestling at Seneca Tourney Monday, February 1, 2016 MMS - Boys Basketball at East Newton MHS - 9th Grade Boys Basketball at
Mt. Vernon Tourney through
February 6th Tuesday, February 2, 2016 MHS - Boys Basketball with Webb City MHS - Girls Swim/Dive Team Meet
at Monett YMCA MHS - Wrestling at Bolivar
Thursday, February 4, 2016 MMS - Boys Basketball with Mt. Vernon MHS - Girls Basketball at Mt. Vernon MHS - Wrestling at Joplin