Subject: Cub Pride - October 14, 2016:
Date to send: 10/14/2016 at 1:00 PM

  Cub Pride
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Message from the District Office:

Dr. Brad Hanson, Superintendent of Schools

    Earlier this month we celebrated Technology Employee Appreciation Day and Custodial/Maintenance Employee Appreciation Day.  As you well know, we are truly blessed to have very strong and dedicated employees in both of these departments.  I wanted to take some time to make you aware of some of their accomplishments and support that are most often behind the scenes, but that make what we do to serve children on a daily basis a much easier endeavor.
     I would venture a guess that we have more technology at our disposal per capita (both hardware and software) than the majority of schools in our nation!  Our tech department, consisting of seven full-time employees and two part-time employees, does everything possible to keep up with the demands of maintaining all of our technology.  They also ensure the safety of our network to ensure that the integrity of our system remains intact.  If you haven’t done so already, I ask that you take some time in the near future to let our tech staff know how much you appreciate them for their support of our work in this district.  Our tech staff consists of the following capable employees:
Stephen McMillin – Tech Director                          Weston George – Network Administrator
David Buckley - MHS                                                  Roland Gonzales - MMS
Josiah Jones - MIS                                                        Kevin Carr - MES
Robert McGuire
Lauralie Powell (Instructional Specialist)            Melody Paige (Instructional Specialist)

Our school environment would most certainly not be as positive without clean and well-maintained classrooms and buildings.  Our custodial and maintenance staffs work very hard to meet our needs.  Since our move to contracted services three years ago with Aramark services, we have observed an uptick in our efficiency of service and the all-important emphasis on...

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Monett R-1 Departmental Updates

Monett R-1 Parents as Teachers
Mrs. Teena Fare, Special Services Director


The Monett Parents as Teachers (PAT) Affiliate vision is that all children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential. Services are provided to children ages Prenatal-5 to provide the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children to reach their full potential during the critical early years of life. This helps to provide the foundation for success in school and in life.
Parents as Teachers Goals:
●      Increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and improve parenting practices.
●      Provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues.
●      Prevent child abuse and neglect.
●      Increase children’s school readiness and school success.
The following services are provided by Monett Parents as Teachers:
Monett PAT offers free screenings of the development of your infants and young children.  If you have a child that is age 3 months to 3 years of age, PAT has free annual screening services to offer you.  In addition, they have group services for teen mothers, and in-home visits for many children, with an emphasis on children below age three and more at risk for school readiness.   
In-Home Visits Focus
Parent-child interaction –During visits, a parent-child activity is shared to focus interactions, prompt parent engagements, and encourage...

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Monett High School
Mrs. Caysie Turner, Assistant Principal


Monett High School has entered its third year of scheduling classes using a flexible mod schedule.  One of the major benefits of a flexible mod schedule is resource time.  Resource times are the mods (25-minute blocks) that students are not assigned to a seated class for direct instruction with a teacher.  While students are not assigned to a specific class during resource, it is still a powerful opportunity and a chance for students to take ownership of their learning. 
During resource, students pick a resource room where teachers are available to tutor and mentor students.  Resource areas allow students the chance to work on collaborative projects with peers, receive help from content expert teachers, form study groups, or even learn above and beyond the curriculum in an area of interest.  There are resource rooms available for students in the four core areas: math, communication arts, science, and social studies.  Other resource areas include fine arts and business when available and privilege areas if students qualify.  The privilege areas are open to students with high grades and allow for more freedom in choice of activities. 
Flexible resource time makes getting help much easier for a student.  On a traditional schedule, extra help was only available before or after school, but on a mod schedule, extra help and time to collaborate is available throughout a student's day; however, there are challenges for students.  Students must learn to prioritize work and seek the help they need by attending the resource rooms most valuable to them.  This may mean attending a different resource... 

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Upcoming Calendar Events:

Monday, October 17, 2016
Walk to School week (Oct. 17th - 21st)

District Soccer @ Monett
​District Volleyball @ Seneca
Big 8 Cross Country Meet @ Monett
​JV FB @ East Newton

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

District Soccer @ Monett
​District VB Tournament @ Seneca
Academic Team Quad @ Monett
Monett HS Boys Swim Dual

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Cubs on the Move

National FFA Convention
PSAT for all Sophomores
District VB Tournament @ Seneca

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Monthly Board of Education Meeting

First grade field trip

National FFA Convention
District VB Tournament @ Seneca

Friday, October 21, 2016
First grade field trip

National FFA Convention
District STUCO Meeting @ Pleasant Hope
Speech/Debate @ Diamond I.E.
Football Playoff Game @ Monett

Saturday, October 22, 2016:
Odessa Band Festival

National FFA Convention
speech/Debate @ McDonald County Novice


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