Subject: Cub Pride -February 5, 2016
Date to send: 2/5/2016 at 12:00 PM

  Cub Pride
Student Focused...Future Driven


Message from the District Office
Dr. Brad Hanson, Superintendent


      This week (February 1st – 5th) is National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA).  During this week, we focus our attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within our school district and how students are positively impacted as a result of what school counselors do.  National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.
     Here is a list of just some of the ways our school counselors have a positive impact on our students:
     "School counselors work with all students to remove barriers to learning by addressing students’ academic concerns, career awareness in post-secondary options, and personal/social skills,” said Kwok-Sze Wong, Ed.D., ASCA executive director. “Comprehensive school counseling programs help to increase student achievement and provide a much-needed resource for students, parents, teachers, and administrators.  School counselors are integral to student success."
     The Monett R-1 School District is blessed to have a very dedicated and highly effective group of school counselors.  Each of our school counselors is a certified, experienced educator with a master's degree in guidance and counseling.  The combination of their training and experience makes them an integral part of the total educational program.
     I hope you will join me in thanking Leslie Henry, Monett Elementary School; Ryan Smith, Central Park Elementary; Marla Cantwell, Monett Intermediate School; Sheila Gravett, Monett Middle School; Kara Tinklepaugh, Monett High School; Beth Nation, Monett High School; Anessa Brown, Scott Regional Technology Center; and Lori Woolfolk, Scott Regional Technology Center, for their outstanding work within their respective buildings and grade levels to help meet the unique needs of the students within the Monett community.


Monett R-1 Departmental Updates

Monett R-1 Health Services
Kristen Earnest, RN, BSN

     The winter months bring colds and flu, but 2016 is well under way, and we have some exciting upcoming events in the health services department!
     In the month of February, members of our nursing staff will be attending a Youth Mental Health First Aid training facilitated by Dr. Kimberly Fielding with Will’s Place Project.  This training will introduce staff to warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents and the importance of early intervention.  Following this class, staff will attend the Southwest Missouri Association of School Nurses meeting.
     We have several upcoming events on all campuses at Monett R-1.  At MES, the nursing staff will be assisting with kindergarten screenings.  Vision and hearing assessments will be performed during the screening process. 
     We are excited for an upcoming dental clinic.  Access Dental will be coming the week of March 14th.  They will perform dental screenings and provide referrals when needed.  They will be applying fluoride varnish to students K-12 who have parental permission to participate in the program.  The cost is free to students. 
     The fifth grade students at MIS will be participating in a scoliosis screening the month of March to promote spine health.  These students will also be receiving education on personal hygiene and body development.
     We appreciate all of the support our department has received during the winter months.  We received very generous donations of clothing, shoes, coats, and personal hygiene supplies.  These gifts help us better serve the students and families in our school district and assist them with completing a great school year!  Again, we look forward to hearing any ideas or suggestions to better serve Monett students.

Click here to visit the Health Services webpage.

Monett R-1 Central Park Elementary School
Jennifer Wallace, Principal


Team Teaching

     Mr. Carter and Mrs. K. Brown began implementing a Team Teaching approach in their classroom when we returned to school in January.  Team teaching refers to two general education teachers combining their classes and sharing responsibility for instruction.  Strong team teachers provide seamless instruction for their students.  Both teachers come to a mutual agreement that they are equals in the classroom, and students perceive both teachers as invaluable members of the classroom community. 

     Because team teaching uses a blend of both teachers’ expertise, students should see many benefits:
     At Central Park Elementary School, we always strive to do what is best and most beneficial for our students.  Research shows Team Teaching to be effective in many ways, and we are excited to offer this experience to some of our third grade students.  We are committed to ensuring each student’s success, and we encourage student and parent feedback as we embark on this new journey at CPE.

Click here to visit the Central Park Elementary webpage.
Upcoming Calendar Events
Friday, February 5, 2016  MCP - Big Red Visit
                                           MHS - Boys Basketball at Mt. Vernon
                                           MHS - Speech/Debate at
                                                       El Dorado Springs Tourney

Saturday, February 6, 2016  MHS - ACT Exam
                                                MHS - Varsity Wrestling at
                                                            Oak Grove Tourney 
                                                MHS - JV Wrestling at Nixa Tourney
                                                MHS - Speech/Debate at
                                                            El Dorado Springs Tourney
Monday, February 8, 2016  MES - Cubs on the Move Activity
                                              MHS - FBLA Week 
                                              MHS - Men's Choir Field Trip
Tuesday, February 9, 2016  MHS - FBLA Dodgeball Tourney
Thursday, February 11, 2016  MCP - Valentine's Parties 
                                                  MHS - Boys Basketball at Seneca 
                                                  MHS - Girls Basketball at Seneca 
                                                  MHS - Girls Swim/Dive Team at
                                                              SWMO Championships
                                                  SRTC - SW District SkillsUSA   

Friday, February 12, 2016  District - No School
                                                             February Break
                                              MHS - Speech/Debate at
                                                          Crowder Tourney  
                                              MHS - Girls Swim/Dive Team at
                                                          SWMO Championships
                                              MHS - District Wrestling Tourney
                                                          at Bolivar


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