Message from: Mr. Shawn Hayden, Project Coordinator at Cox Monett for the Healthy Schools Healthy Communities Grant
Walking to school has become a popular activity for children in the Monett community. Just two weeks ago, over 892 kids walked to school in five days. Unfortunately, on the following Monday, two children were injured by a car while walking to school. Thankfully, they avoided serious injury, but it reminds us all that continual education needs to happen to prevent future events of this nature.
These successful walking events echo how excited children are to be walking to school. The City of Monett has been a huge help in all of the Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities (HSHC) efforts. They are realizing the need for a greater pedestrian infrastructure and providing education for both drivers and pedestrians. While we have worked hard on creating a safe infrastructure, there are still dangers to those walking and driving. Below are some tips for those behind the wheel or on the sidewalk.
Walk on the sidewalk when possible. Always walk on the sidewalk when possible. If the sidewalk is not possible, always walk against traffic. This increases visibility and allows drivers to see you more easily (refer to the attached map for routes on the Monett Greenway and sidewalks).
Pedestrians always have the right-of-way. As a driver, when you approach a stop sign, crosswalk, or a hoard of children walking to school, always give them the right away.
Be seen! As a walker, wear bright clothing or a reflective vest. As a driver, drive with your lights on in high-pedestrian areas; this will assure that you are seen by pedestrians and drivers alike.
Cross at curbs or sidewalks. Stop at the curb or edge of the road, look left, then right, and then left again before you step into the street. If a car is parked where you are crossing, make sure there is no driver in the car. Then go to the edge of the car and look left-right-left until no cars are coming. Keep looking for cars while you are crossing.
Always walk with a friend. Walk along the walk-to-school routes with a friend; this increases the safety of both walkers.
Monett R-1 English Language Learners Mrs. Daphne Hensley, ELL Director
It Is Up To Me!
In connection with National Hispanic Heritage Month, thirty-seven bilingual students from Monett Middle School traveled to Missouri State University to participate in STEP, or Student Transition Education Program. This is an annual conference geared to helping students understand the steps it takes to gain admission to post-secondary education.
The conference provided a peek into the life of the average college student, and local education majors provided tours of the campus. The soccer fields, residential halls, and the new Foster Recreation Center were favorite landmarks and generated many questions. The students enjoyed lunch with a mariachi band in Blair Shannon cafeteria, as well as discussions with some of our very own Monett graduates now seeking degrees at MSU. Throughout the day, conversations addressed leadership qualities, fields of interest, and career aspirations.
Most empowering was a full session with keynote speaker, Jimmy Cabrera. Using a backpack as a metaphor, Mr. Cabrera shared the resources students need to be successful. Personal goals were highly emphasized. The students were asked to contemplate the obstacles in the way of furthering their education, how to overcome those obstacles, and the support necessary to increase the chances of college readiness. Much consideration was given to improving current learning opportunities and fostering future life outcomes.
Our Monett R-1 students walked away from STEP with a renewed sense of pride and one important key phrase, “If it is going to be, it is up to me!”
Scott Regional Technology Center Mr. David Miller, Director
Employability Fair 2016
Learning Today for Earning Tomorrow
Scott Regional Technology Center’s annual Employability Fair is scheduled for Friday, September 30, 2016. The theme for this year’s Employability Fair is “Learning Today for Earning Tomorrow.” This one-day event helps set the foundation for a rewarding career for the youth of our community. The focus of the Employability Fair will be employer expectations, professional development, and life skills. Area stakeholders from industry, education, and the community will present to our students, different sessions related to the topics listed above. We appreciate them giving their time and knowledge to the students of Scott Tech. We could not do what we do without the support we receive from our communities.
Students will attend three sessions each as shown in the schedule below. Each Scott Tech program is divided into groups that will allow someone to represent the program in every session. This gives students the opportunity to present to the rest of their class information about the sessions they attend and to hear presentations about sessions they could not attend. Instructors will use the session information in the discussion of the employability transcript used in all programs at Scott Tech. This event is sponsored by the Career Services office at Scott Tech and organized by Anessa Brown, Career Services Coordinator.
Monday, October 3, 2016 MHS: 5:00pm V/JV Softball vs. Reeds Spring (Senior Night) 5:00pm 9/JV/V Volleyball vs. Parkview 5:00pm JV/V Boys Soccer @ Cassville 6:00pm Freshman Football @ McDonald County 6:00pm JV Football @ Neosho
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 MHS: 3:30pm Cross Country @ Irish Invitational 4:30pm Boys Swimming & Diving @ Central Duel (Fosters Natatorium) 4:30pm JV/V Boys Soccer vs. Willard (Burl Fowler Stadium) 5:00pm 9/JV/V Volleyball @ Wheaton
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 MES: Cubs on the Move
MHS: C3 D12 Softball Tournament (Monett North Park) 4:00 p.m. Nevada vs. Aurora 6:00 p.m.Carl Junction vs. East Newton
Thursday, October 6, 2016 MMS:
7th & 8th Football at Cassville
C3 D12 Softball Tournament (Monett North Park) 4:00pm Monett vs. Winner (Game 1) 6:00pm Cassville vs. Winner (game 2) 5:00pm 9/JV/V Volleyball vs. McDonald County
Friday, October 7, 2016
MHS: C3 D12 Softball Tournament (Monett North Park) 4:30pm Championship Game 4:30pm Boys Swimming & Diving @ Carthage Invitational
7:00pm Varsity Football @ Seneca
Saturday, October 8, 2016: MHS:
8:00am JV Volleyball @ Fair Grove Tournament vs. Strafford vs. Springfield Catholic vs. New Covenant Academy 9:00am JV Soccer @ Willard JV Tournament vs. Willard vs. Aurora vs. Branson Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org