Subject: Cub Pride - March 18, 2016
Date to send: 3/18/2016 at 1:00 PM

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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.

Consent Agenda
The consent agenda was approved, including the following items:
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.

Administrative Reports
Dr. Hanson updated the board on a variety of topics that included the following:
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.

Continue reading update from the March Board of Education Meeting.


Monett R-1 Departmental Updates

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.  

Team Highlights
Continue reading recaps from the Winter sports teams.

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:
Continue reading update from Dr. Apostol regarding proficiency scale use at MMS.
Upcoming Calendar Events
Friday, March 18, 2016  MHS - Speech/Debate at NSDA Districts
                                        MHS - Girls Soccer at Fair Grove Tourney
Saturday, March 19, 2016  MHS - CubFest Band Event 
                                             MHS - Speech/Debate at NSDA Districts
                                             MHS - Baseball at Spokane
- 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


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