Subject: Cub Pride - May 13, 2016
Date to send: 5/13/2016 at 1:00 PM

  Cub Pride
Student Focused...Future Driven


Message from the District Office
Dr. Brad Hanson, Superintendent

          As we approach the end of another school year, I always like to reflect on the theme and goals set forth at the beginning of the year to assess progress towards meeting those goals.  In August, I challenged Monett R-1 staff to commit to the theme “Point A to Point B…Make it Extraordinary!”  Obviously, this theme relates to our most important commitment as educators to take each student where he or she is academically and to motivate, inspire, and challenge each student to improve each and every day.  Hopefully, this commitment leads to growth beyond the ordinary (average), or extraordinary growth.  
    I hope that as educators we can reflect backwards from the Point B of each school year and have the comfort that we have given our all to ensure the most extraordinary growth for our students.  After all, this is central to our continued mission of always being “Student Focused” and “Future Driven.”
     I also believe that this theme can be applied to any type of growth or goal-setting situation.  Tonight we will graduate 163 seniors from Monett High School, each coming to the Point B of his or her elementary and secondary education formative years.  Their 13-year journey from Point A has been a long one but most likely has been filled with many extraordinary moments.  I will ask this senior class to reflect on their journey with all of its peaks and valleys in an effort to understand the outstanding growth that has been made over their educational careers.
     Tonight will also mark the beginning of a new Point A for all of our graduates as they begin the process of transitioning to new roles in their future.  Many of our graduates will continue their education at colleges and universities or technical schools, others will continue their careers in the military, while still others will begin their work careers.  We are obviously excited for each of them and cannot wait to see what positive impact he or she will have on our community, our nation, and our world in the future.  Their future success in whichever path they take will be the true measure of whether we as a school district have met our overall mission.
     This continuous cycle of Point A to Point B keeps all of us moving forward in a positive manner throughout our lives.  As all of us come to the conclusion (Point B) of this school year, I hope we will reflect on our journey and take time to be thankful for our extraordinary success, while at the same time challenging ourselves to move forward in 2016-17 with a new Point A and sights on even more extraordinary growth.
     Thank you to all who support the Monett R-1 School District for an extraordinary 2015-16 school year!


Monett R-1 Departmental Updates

Monett R-1 Athletics
Daryl Bradley, Athletic Director

      On Friday, May 6th, 2016, the Monett High School Athletic Department hosted its Annual All-Sport Banquet in the Monett Middle School Cafeteria, celebrating this past year’s sport seasons. The head coach of each sport gave a season summary and awarded a “Cub Award.”  The Cub Award is given to an outstanding individual exhibiting the following qualities:  
     The 2016 Cub Award winners include the following:  Cameron Witt, football; Leticia Rivera, softball; Joel Ridenour, boys swimming and diving; Lauren Bass, girls tennis; Daniel Wireman, boys cross country; Jacquelin Montelongo, girls cross country; Juan Salas, boys soccer; Ginna Verhoff, volleyball; Cameron Witt, boys basketball; Jorden Henson, wrestling; Alex Bahl, girls swimming and diving; Blake Moore, baseball; Caleb Long, golf; Alex Ragsdale, boys tennis; Maria Isel Trujillo, girls soccer; Daniel Wireman, boys track and field; Katie Kurima, girls track and field; Michaela Trout, cheer; Sierra Jensen, dance.

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Monett R-1 Middle School
Dr. Jay Apostol, Principal 

     What a fabulous year that our staff and students had at Monett Middle School!  Students represented MMS well in both the academic and athletic competitions, recognized for performance in football, cross country, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, and track.  Students also represented MMS well in quiz bowl, NJHS, choir, band, and Student Council!  While we celebrate our students during our quarterly assemblies, I must share with you that we can celebrate our students Every Day! 
     In addition to our students, it is imperative that we celebrate our teachers! They have worked hard to engage students in their classes, to work with students individually to address their needs, and to dedicate countless hours outside the classroom to ensure that the next day is full of learning for our 375 students at Monett Middle School.  The end of the year is not over yet, though, as there are many activities planned at Monett Middle School, among which include the following:
May 16: Field Day in the afternoon
May 17: Sixth Grade Tours at MMS (8:30 a.m.), Yearbook Bash (1:30 p.m.)
May 18: Health Activity Day - All Day
May 19: Dodge Ball Fundraiser for American Heart Association – AM;
              Reward Trip for Field Day – PM;
              Talent Show Dress Rehearsal
May 20: Last Day of School - Awards Assembly, Talent Show, Early Release
​     On behalf of the faculty and staff at Monett Middle School, thank you for a great year!  Enjoy your summer!  The beginning of school is only a couple of months away!

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Monett High School
David Williams, Principal

     The next two weeks will be a whirlwind of activity at Monett High School.  Throughout the upcoming week, the Class of 2016 will be wrapping up the last of their assignments, turning in their well-used laptops, and donning their purple graduation robes and hats.  On Friday, May 13th, they will walk across the stage in the gym to receive their hard-earned diplomas.  As in years past as the names are read aloud, each will trigger a hope in my head that every student walking across the stage will be well prepared by the Monett School District for the lives ahead of them.  Each student will represent the culmination of our work as a district faculty.  Beginning 13 years ago with their kindergarten teacher all the way to Mr. Crain’s AP World History course, each teacher has given his or her students the best that he or she is in order to bring out the best in them.  Our graduates each year are our final exam, the product of years of work and effort.  To the Senior Class of 2016, you are the best that we are.  May it serve you well.

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Scott Regional Technology Center
David Miller, Director

     Scott Tech Recognizes Students

     Scott Tech students received scholarships and awards at the 20th Annual Recognition Nights held May 3rd and May 5th at Scott Regional Technology Center.  Several students received Passport portfolios.  To meet the requirements for this honor, a student must complete one of the fourteen programs, maintaining a “B” average both years while missing no more than six days in attendance per school year during the course of the program.

     Seniors recently completed the National Career Readiness Test.  Seven seniors earned a gold classification, sixty-three earned silver, and thirty-one earned bronze.  These credentials will prepare students for the workforce.

     Special scholarships were issued in addition to the credentials and honors received in each program: Keyla Estefania Martinez Maldonado, Health Occupations student, received an $800 scholarship from the Associate Vice President of CTE, Crowder College.

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Upcoming Calendar Events
Friday, May 13, 2016  MES - Field Day
                                      MES-  PreK & K Screening
                                      MHS -  Class of 2016 Commencement
                                      MHS -   Boys Tennis District Tourney at
                                                  Carl Junction
Saturday, May 14, 2016  MHS - District Track at Branson
                                          MHS - District 12 Baseball (hosted by
Monday, May 16, 2016  MMS - Field Day
Tuesday, May 17, 2016  MES -  1st Grade Awards Night
                                         MMS -  Immunization Clinic
                                         MHS -   Community Forum in PAC
                                         MHS -   Band Banquet in Commons
Wednesday, May 18, 2016  MMS -  Health Activity Day

Thursday, May 19, 2016  District - Board of Education Meeting
                                           MMS -  Reward Trip for Field Day

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