Subject: Cub Pride - November 11, 2016
Date to send: 11/11/2016 at 1:00 PM



 Cub Pride
Student Focused...Future Driven


Message from the District Office
Dr. Brad Hanson, Superintendent


        More than likely, you have noticed the construction going on at Central Park Elementary School over the past several months.  Construction continues to move along on schedule as we create two additional classroom spaces for CPE that will also serve as safe rooms (FEMA shelters) for our students in the future in case of a tornado.  This project will finalize our safety commitment to provide a safe room structure available to every student in the Monett R-1 School District.
          Unlike the FEMA gym at MES, the Performing Arts Center at MHS, or the MMS/MIS cafeteria, this safe room will house two classroom learning spaces for our music and art classrooms at CPE.  Both classrooms will provide their respective programs additional space/size to enhance the learning environment.  By vacating their existing classrooms in the CPE building, this will also allow other programs to gain valuable space within this building. 

         In addition to the two-classroom safe room project, much work was completed inside the existing CPE facility this summer to improve the roof supports in several areas and to eliminate some of the recurring roof leaks.  If you have driven by recently, you have probably noticed that the new structure is in the dry; therefore, we are reaching the home stretch of construction.  We are hopeful this project will be completed sometime in the next few months, and we can begin the planning phase for moving into... 
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Monett Intermediate School
Mrs. Cherie Austin, Principal

          With Daylight Saving Time coming to an end, the days seem to go faster, but there is always lots of learning happening at MIS!  Students and staff had a bunch of fun during October with our First Annual Pumpkin Contest.  Teachers painted and carved pumpkins, and the students were the judges.  Mrs. Melissa Powers was the first place winner with her Ninja Turtle pumpkin. Mrs. Martin and Mrs. Cupps received 2nd and 3rd place with their creations.  Mr. Cox received special recognition because it was the first time he had ever carved a pumpkin!!!
           Parent/teacher conferences came and went quickly for us this fall as well.  Some parents received conferences via DVDs, and some had face-to-face conferences.  The most important piece of conferences is the conversation that happens with the students.  There is no better way for students to own their learning than for them to talk about what they have learned and what they still need to work on.  If you have further questions about your child’s progress throughout the year, please contact his/her teacher.
            Second through fourth quarters will see a small change in AR.  In an on-going effort to provide students with different avenues to demonstrate their learning, students who score 80% or lower on an AR test may have the opportunity to show their understanding of the book in a different way.  This may include a book commercial, a report, a comic strip, an in-depth conversation with a teacher—the possibilities are endless.  Once the student demonstrates his/her comprehension of the text to the teacher, he/she will earn full points for the book.  We feel that this differentiation is what is best for kids!

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Update from Monett R-1 Health Department:
 Mrs. Kristen Earnest, Head Nurse

           With fall among us, we are quickly approaching what is considered the peak of flu season.  While we know the flu hits the Ozarks every year, the strain, severity, timing, and length of the season cannot be predicted.  With that in mind, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has some recommendations to keep you, your family, and your students in school healthy!  Visit their web site at  Forty-seven staff members participated in the flu immunization clinic this year held on the Monett Intermediate School campus!
           Besides preparing to combat flu season, the Monett R-1 Health staff have been screening students of all ages for vision and hearing loss.  A student’s ability to see and hear well can directly affect his/her performance in the classroom.  Currently, we have referred over 120 students for further testing for vision or hearing needs.  We would like to thank the Lions Club and Walmart Vision Center in Monett for assisting with vision screenings.  We would also like to thank the Lions Club for providing eye exams and glasses to our students when needed.    
          Another focus for our health department has been our students’ overall health.  CoxHealth brought its Cardiac Kids Program to our 5th grade students.  Students who participated were provided with a free health screening that included their height, weight, blood pressure, screening for a diabetic indicator, and a cardiac panel lab draw.  We had approximately 130 students participate in the screening along with 3 teachers!  Cardiac Family fun classes are set to start Monday, November 7, 2016.  During these classes, students and their families will learn...      

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Upcoming Calendar Events:

Saturday, November 12, 2016:       
MSHSAA Class 3 Quarterfinal Football Game: Monett vs. Owensville ($7 admission, ages 6 and up)

1:00 p.m. at Burl Fowler Stadium

Monday, November 14, 2016:    
5:30 p.m.: Middle School Wrestling

6:00 p.m.: Middle School Choir Concert at Performing Arts Center

7:00 p.m.: Monett High School Choir Concert at Performing Arts Center

Tuesday, November 15, 2016:    
Girl's Basketball

Lady Cubs Basketball Jamboree (here)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016:
Cubs on the Move ( clogging) 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Thursday, November 17, 2016:    

Monthly Board of Education Meeting 6:00 p.m. - Board Administrative Meeting Room

Girl's Basketball

Annual Golden Age Dinner hosted by MHS Student Council - 5:00 p.m. in MHS Commons Area

Saturday, November 19, 2016:    
Wrestlng Tournament - Branson
FCA Summit in Branson

Cubs (boys) Basketball Jamboree ( here)


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