Subject: Cub Pride - August 19, 2016
Date to send: 8/19/2016 at 11:00 AM



Cub Pride
Student Focused...Future Driven

Message from the District Office:

August Board of Education Report
August 18, 2016

The Monett R-1 School Board of Education met on Thursday at 6:05 p.m. to review, set, and approve the tax rate for the 2016-17 fiscal year.  Dr. Hanson recommended to approve the operating levy for 2.9733, a debt-services rate of 0.5600-cent, and .2000-cent for capital projects.  The Board approved and set the tax rate.
The Monett R-1 School Board of Education met on Thursday evening, August 18, at 6:10 p.m. for the regular board meeting.  The following business was conducted during the board meeting:
Minutes from the regular July meeting of the Board of Education were approved.
Consent Agenda
The consent agenda was approved, including the following items:  
Board Program
No program this evening.
Administrative Reports
Dr. Hanson reported to the Board the theme for the year is “Focus on Learning”—specifically, a standards-based approach to learning.  Dr. Hanson also provided the Board with an overview of new legislation that will impact the school district.
Enrollment/Attendance Update
Dr. Hanson shared first day student enrollment totals showing 2,215 in attendance, slightly down from the previous year; however, since the beginning of school, this number has increased to 2,272.
Old Business
Review of Summer Projects
Superintendent Hanson provided an update on summer capital projects that included the improvements of new construction at CPE, parking lot improvements at CPE and the high school, and security projects at various locations through out the district.
Curriculum and Instruction
In the area of curriculum and instruction, Assistant Superintendent Mike Evans reported to the Board  
information regarding the newly adopted Missouri Learning Standards, the updated assessment schedule that accompanies the standards, and the tentative timeline for the release of APR data from DESE.  Dr. Evans also presented an introduction to dual language (DL) programs and discussed how DL could benefit Monett students.
Mr. David Williams, Monett High School principal, presented the AP results to the Board.  In 2016, there were 72 students who took a total of 103 AP exams.  Twenty-eight students received a qualifying score on one or more exams for a total of forty-three qualifying scores.  Mr. Williams also shared his plans to expand both AP and dual credit offerings at Monett High School.
New Business
Review Scott Region Technology Vaccination Bids
The Board approved Bruner Pharmacy for SRTC vaccination bids at $17.80 per student. 
MSBA Policies
Dr. Hanson directed the Board to specific MSBA Board policy revisions in their packets for a 30-day review.
Closed Session
No action was taken when the Board returned from closed session.

Monett R-1 Departmental Updates:

Monett R-1 Athletics
Daryl Bradley, Athletic Director

     The fall sports season is off and running.  I want to praise the efforts of our coaches and student athletes for all the hard work and time they have put in this offseason.  We should see the fruits of our labor this fall as we strive for conference, district, and state championships.  I am especially proud of the way our student body has come together to support our student athletes at fall sports Pride Night and the football Jamboree.  I’m excited about the continued culture change occurring in our kids.
     Promoting sportsmanship has always been a focus for our administration at MHS.  We want to promote an opportunity for a fun, positive cheering experience for everyone.  The students are cheering loudly for our teams without being negative towards the other team and officials.
     The Monett R-1 School District is continually trying to improve in everything we do, and athletics is no exception.  The maintenance staff and coaches have worked on several projects this summer to upgrade our facilities.  The girls’ and boys’ varsity locker rooms received a fresh coat of paint on the walls and floors.  Burl Fowler Stadium upgrades include new walk-in awning with lighting, baby changing stations in the men’s and women’s restrooms, and new garbage cans for the stadium. 
     I want to invite you to sign up for the MHS Athletics Remind.  For the latest information, cancellations, changes, etc., sign up today.  To receive messages via text, text @dbradle to 81010.  You can opt-out of messages at anytime by replying, ‘unsubscribe @dbradle'.
     “Go Cubs!"

Monett R-1 Special Services
Teena Fare, Director

As I write this, we are in the final hours of preparing for students to start classes.  I look forward to seeing the excitement that comes with the first day of school.  Teachers throughout the district have worked throughout the summer to make 2016-17 a great year.
     The Special Services Office supervises programs for students who may need some type of additional supports.  Those programs include Early Childhood Special Education, Parents as Teachers, Special Education K-12, Gifted Education, Section 504 Compliance, and Homebound Instruction.
Child Find Requirements
     The State of Missouri requires all public schools to publish public notices annually to assist in locating children in the district who may have disabilities and in need of special education services.  I have included a link to the notices in both English and Spanish.  Please notify our office at the number below if you need additional information.

                  Public Notice - English
                  Aviso Publico - Spanish
     Please contact the Special Services office at 417-235-4246 if you need assistance or have any questions.
     Have a great 2016-17 school year!

Upcoming Calendar Events
Saturday, August 20, 2016:   HS Football (Monett vs. California) 7:30 p.m. 

Monday, August 22, 2016:      HS Girls Tennis at Carthage 4:30 p.m.
                                                        HS girls Softball at Willard 5:00 p.m.
                                                        Freshmen Football at Reeds Spring 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016:     HS Boys Soccer at Republic 4:30 p.m.
                                                         HS Girls Tennis at Nevada 4:30 p.m.
                                                         HS Girls Volleyball at Diamond  5:00 p.m.

                                                             HS Boys Swimming at All-Relays  5:00 p.m.
                                                         HS Girls Softball at Buffalo 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 25, 2016:    HS Boys Soccer w/Marshfield 5:00 p.m.
                                                         HS Boys Swimming at Joplin Invitational  2:00 p.m.
                                                         HS Girls Tennis w/Lamar 4:30 p.m.
                                                         HS Girls Volleyball at Spfld. Central 5:00 p.m.
                                                         HS Girls Softball w/Webb City 5:00 p.m.

Friday, August 26, 2016:         HS Football at Logan-Rogersville 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 27, 2016:     HS Boys Soccer at Branson Invitational 9:00 a.m.

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