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

  Cub Pride
Student Focused...Future Driven


Message from the District Office
Dr. Michael Evans, Assistant Superintendent
      Childhood is an amazing period in our human development.  Students learn how to connect letters and sounds to read complex text, how to play and share with other students, and discover how to solve complex problems.  School can have a profound effect on assisting students with their developmental learning milestones; however, combining school activities with parent involvement activities strengthens our effect and demonstrates an increased daily attendance and, ultimately, improved student achievement. 
      When parents are involved in their school community by attending parent conferences or cheering on the Cubs at local events, students take a more active role in their learning.  Parent involvement communicates that school is valued and that the work being completed is worthy of our time and attention.  Nothing is more powerful than creating a positive partnership with your child’s teacher to create an unbreakable learning bond between home and school.  Once students see school and home on the same page and working together, kids are more motivated to take their learning to the next level.  We want to thank you for being involved, showing your support, and attending our parent involvement activities.
      This past fall the Board of Education approved the district’s five-year strategic plan, which places an emphasis on parent and community involvement.  The parent and community involvement vision statement reads, “The district will partner with families, businesses, and the community to promote active engagement to support the personalization of learning for all students.”  As a district, we are committed to creating a wide range of opportunities for families to get involved by attending special events such as elementary music nights, parent technology nights, financial aid seminars, or by designing specific opportunities for our English Language Learner (ELL) population.  Being personally connected to the classroom is vital for student performance.
      To promote and enrich our parent involvement opportunities, we are gathering your input about how we can improve these events and strengthen our partnership.  Please take a few minutes to let us know how to best communicate with you and which parent involvement programs are making the biggest difference for your family.  Your answers will be completely anonymous.
      The results of the survey will be shared with teachers and administrators to enhance current programming or to design new events to improve our partnership.  Thank you for being actively engaged in your child’s learning and supporting our mission of being Student Focused and Future Driven


Monett R-1 Departmental Updates

Monett R-1 Technology Information
Lauralie Powell, Technology Integration Specialist

Before you know it, the school year will be winding down, and it’ll be time to think about summer:  summer vacations, travel plans, summer camps, home improvement projects…and the list could go on and on.  Our hope is that you’ll consider adding summer school to your summer to-do list!
     “During summer vacation, many students lose knowledge and skills. By the end of summer,
     students perform, on average, one month behind where they left off in the spring.
     Because many students lose learning over the summer and some students need
     more time on task to master content, participation in summer learning programs should mitigate
     learning loss and could even produce achievement gains.”

We’re lucky that the Monett R-1 School District supports and continues to provide a fabulous Summer School program for students of all ages.  High school and middle school students have the opportunity to get a jump-start on classes traditionally taken during the school year.  By enrolling in these classes during the summer months, it will open up their schedule during the regular school day for additional classes for which they previously wouldn’t have had time.  Credit recovery is offered as well for students needing additional time to earn credit for required classes.  Students on the K-6 campuses have the option of registering for classes at either the elementary or intermediate building, depending on their age.   Blended, or on-line learning is also an option for busy families that can’t commit to the Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. time slot.  
We will have online registration starting in early March.  Look for the registration link on your child’s school web page, under the Summer School heading.  Notes are sent home as well for those unable to access the school’s website.  Please take the time to look through the exciting classes we’ll be offering this summer and register early!
Works Cited
Mccombs, Jennifer Sloan, Catherine H. Augustine, Heather L. Schwartz, Susan J. Bodilly, Brian Mcinnis, Dahlia S. Lichter, and Amanda Brown Cross. "Making Summer Count: How Summer Programs Can Boost Children's Learning." PsycEXTRA Dataset. Print.

"WVU Ext - West Virginia Statewide Afterschool Network | Home." WVU Ext - West Virginia Statewide Afterschool Network | Home. Web. 04 Feb. 2016.

Monett R-1 High School
David Williams, Principal


Cub Pride.  What exactly is Cub Pride?  Is it wins and losses?  Is it trophies and recognitions? Is it knowing that you are the best at what you do?  
It is, of course, all of those things, but it is also much more.  It is letting visiting schools know that they are stepping into “your house” when they enter our gym, court, or field.  It is banding together at a competition and letting everyone know that you love your Cubs, win or lose.  It is loud.  It is supportive.  It is purple, white, and gold.  It is forming a tunnel in the hallway to cheer your classmate(s) on as they head to a state competition.  It is the look in a special fan’s eyes when he tells you before a game, “We are going to win!”  It is also how long we gather after a hard fought game but ultimate defeat, giving hugs and encouragement.
Cub Pride is also something that must be taught and learned.  It is upperclassmen teaching new students. It is high schoolers teaching middle and elementary students what it means to be a Monett Cub. It is also faculty modeling what Cub Pride is to them.  Cub Pride has always existed.  It is embedded in our traditions such as the Golden Age banquets, Mr. Touchdown, and our School Toast and new traditions, such as Coach Uhl’s new Pride Drills after a football win.  While Cub Pride will continue to change and grow, it will always carry the message that we are the Cubs, staunch and strong.
Upcoming Calendar Events
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 at Bolivar
Saturday, February 13, 2016  MHS - Speech/Debate at
                                                              Crowder Tourney   
                                                  MHS - Girls Swim/Dive Team at
                                                              SWMO Championships
                                                  MHS - District Wrestling at Bolivar

Monday, February 15, 2016  District - School is in Session
                                                Make-up inclement weather day.
                                                MIS - Celebrating "Library Lovers' 
                                                          Month" this week.
                                                MHS - Girls Basketball at Marionville
Tuesday, February 16, 2016  District - School is in Session
                                                 Make-up inclement weather day.
                                                 MHS - Boys and Girls Basketball
                                                             host Lamar

Wednesday, February 17, 2016  MES - PreK and Kindergarten
Thursday, February 18, 2016  District - Board of Education Meeting 
                                                   MHS - Girls Basketball with
                                                               East Newton                     
                                                   MHS - State Wrestling at Columbia


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