Message from the District Office March Board of Education Report
The Monett R-1 School Board of Education met on Thursday evening, March 17th, at 7:00 p.m. for the regular board meeting. The following business was conducted during the board meeting:
Minutes from the regular February Board of Education meeting were approved.
The consent agenda was approved, including the following items:
Paying the bills
Career and Vocational Program Evaluation
Co/Extracurricular Program Evaluation
Surplus Property List
Surplus Property Bids
Employ Classified Personnel
Board Recognition and Board Program
Sarah Garner, MES Assistant Principal, Daphne Hensley, ELL Director, Maure Watson, MES ELL teacher, Brenda Burgherr, MES ELL teacher and Nikki Ross, MES ELL teacher, introduced a group of K-2 ELL students. The students presented digital portfolios to individual board members that demonstrated their language skills at the beginning of the year compared to end of 3rd quarter. The portfolios were created on iPads utilizing the SeeSaw app.
Dr. Hanson updated the board on a variety of topics that included the following:
HSHC grant application
MSBA Regional Meeting hosted by Monett R-1 on April 11th.
Board reorganization meeting – Tuesday, April 19th
Building level written reports
Old Business Facilities and action as needed
Review of Central Park Project
Dr. Hanson updated the Board concerning the addition of a FEMA-rated storm shelter and other improvements at Central Park Elementary.
Review of Summer Capital Projects List
Dr. Hanson also provided the Board an update on summer facilities projects that included camera updates and parking lot repairs.
Monett R-1 Athletics Daryl Bradley, Athletic Director
The 2015-16 winter sports season finished up this past weekend. The Cubs and Lady Cubs had banner years in swimming & diving and boys basketball. Overall the teams had several positive gains in our winter sports programs. We look forward to the future and how this season helps us move toward the goal of competing for conference, district and state titles. The head coaches provide a short summary below.
Lady Cub Swimming & Diving Head Coach Dan Janssen
The girls swim program had a remarkable season. With only 8 athletes this season, the team complied a 13-6 dual meet record and finished 5th (of 21) at the SWMO Championship meet. Of the 8 swimmers, only 3 were returning from last year’s team. Five freshmen stepped up in a big way to give the team added depth as they improved though out the season. Four athletes received All-Region honors for their top 6 finishes at SWMO (Shay Dalton: 50 Free, 100 Free, Alex Bahl: 500 Free, Kelli Sangston: 200 IM, Randi Prock: Diving. The program qualified for state in 9 different events with 7 swimmers competing at the State Championships.
5th Place finish as Southwest Missouri Championships
Monett R-1 Middle School Dr. Jonathan Apostol, Principal
Throughout this school year, our middle school staff has learned about proficiency scales and what it might look like in our building. Each of our professional development days has been utilized to learn more about the steps in establishing essential learning outcomes (the standards that are so important that all students must master before moving to the next grade level), creating the proficiency scale (rubrics that shares the expectations of what is considered grade level and what is not), and crafting a learner behavior rubric (a proficiency scale that communicates the behavior expectations that would be communicated separately from the academic expectations). In essence, proficiency scales at the middle school will help communicate more to students and parents than a single letter grade. Scales help share where the students’ strengths and weaknesses are when compared to the standard they are being assessed.
While some may see this as a major transition in education and are unsure of what this looks like for their student, there are aspects where we experience it in everyday life. Here are a couple of examples:
Our vehicles have a check engine light that tells us when something is wrong with the engine. However, it doesn’t tell us specifically what is wrong. When we go to the dealership, we expect the technician to give us more specific feedback. There could be a variety of reasons why the light comes on - transmission, spark plugs, oxygen sensors, timing belt, etc. Fortunately, technicians have an OBD - onboard diagnostic tool - that can plug into the vehicle and run a series of scans to determine what is wrong with the engine.
Many healthcare professionals will draw blood during an annual health and wellness check. They do this to run a series of tests. Those tests check blood sugar levels, good cholesterol, bad cholesterol, white blood count, red blood count…the list goes on. Most of these counts will fall within a certain range. However, when the levels or counts are above or below expected levels, it helps the professional determine what the next step are to improve the person’s health.
Saturday, March 19, 2016MHS - CubFest Band Event MHS - Speech/Debate at NSDA Districts MHS - Baseball at Spokane MHS - Girls Soccer at
Fair Grove Tourney
Monday, March 21, 2016 MES - Cubs on the Move Activity MMS - AR Field Trip MHS - Baseball at Mt. Vernon Tuesday, March 22, 2016 MCP - 4th Grade Pirate Musical MMS - Track at Mt. Vernon MHS - Baseball at Pierce City MHS - Golf at Monett MHS - Track at Neosho SRTC - Transition & Resource Expo
Thursday, March 24, 2016 District- Early Dismissal
Parent/Teacher Conferences MHS - Talent Show MHS - Baseball at Marshfield MHS - Golf at Monett MHS - Girls Soccer at Carthage MHS - Track at McDonald County