Subject: Cub Pride - November 18, 2016
Date to send: 11/21/2016 at 8:00 AM



 Cub Pride
Student Focused...Future Driven


Message from the District Office
November Board of Education Report
November 17, 2016

The Monett R-1 School Board of Education met on Thursday evening, November 17th, at 6:04 p.m. for the regular board meeting.   The following business was conducted during the board meeting:
Minutes from the regular October meeting of the Board of Education were approved.
Consent Agenda
The consent agenda was approved, including the following items:

Student Recognition / Board Program – Central Park Elementary
     Mrs. Wallace recognized Vayla Smith as the elected president of Central Park Elementary  (CPE) at the first CPE presidential election held on November 8th.  Dayannara Ibarra was recognized as the first elected vice-president of CPE.
     Mr. David Williams, MHS Principal, recognized Mr. Jacob Furry.  Jacob gained a chair on the 2016 All-National Honor Ensembles at the National Association for Music Education (NAFME) conference last week in Dallas, Texas.
     Central Park Elementary has four fourth-grade teachers who are team teaching this year.  Stacey Blessing and Erin Meng make up one of the teams, and Denise Deffendall and Jillian Loos complete the second team.  Students in these two classes spend their day with both teachers, and the teachers share responsibilities in teaching all fourth-grade Essential Learning Outcomes (ELOs).  The classrooms include flexible seating, and students have the opportunity to choose when they complete their "must do" work for the day (flexible scheduling).  Because team teaching uses a blend of both teachers’ expertise, students should see many benefits:...        

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Scott Regional Technology Center 
Mr. David Miller, Director

 Focus on the Future 2016


     One can’t learn a living without focusing on the future.  At Scott Tech, we believe in sharing the whole picture with our students.  The 12th Annual Focus on the Future Day is scheduled for November 18th.  On this day, students from the fourteen sending schools who attend Scott Tech have the opportunity to visit with over fifty different business, industry, and college representatives.  These representatives will set up tables and booths in our commons area, eager to meet future employees and students of higher learning.   Students are allowed to visit with these representatives to determine interest levels and to gain insight into what the business or industry offers to employees.  There are several businesses or industries every year hiring employees either now or during the spring.  This gives students the opportunity to apply for jobs and/or have initial contact for potential future employment.  Colleges are on hand to help students determine levels of higher education available and program specific requirements.
      Program instructors develop classroom curriculum that coincides with this event.  Each program has some specific business, industry, or colleges recommended for students to visit.  Many of the attendees are on the advisory board for Scott Tech Programs.  As students take time to explore more about what they want to do with their lives, Focus on the Future Day puts them in touch with many potential employers and educators to help them make a better-informed decision.  Scott Tech would like to thank all of the representatives who help make Focus on the Future Day a great experience for students.  

        Participating Organizations...
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Update from Monett R-1 Technology Department:
 Mrs. Lauralie Powell, Technology Integration Specialist

     Google Classroom is a blended learning platform designed specifically for schools.  It’s been around for a few years; it’s not new to us here in Monett.  When it was initially launched in 2014, it seemed to be the answer to prayers for many middle and high school teachers.  Through Google Classroom, teachers were able to create, distribute, and grade assignments, all while being completely paperless! 
     Thanks to some advancements in Google Classroom, teachers are able to provide technology-rich activities that match students’ curricular goals and not just in the upper grades.  Several of our elementary teachers have caught the “Classroom” bug and have amped up their teaching game exponentially. 
     Kourtney Brown and Josh Carter are two such teachers.  Kourtney and Josh team-teach a class of forty-two 3rd graders at Central Park.  Josh first started with his math curriculum, and then Kourtney followed suit with language arts.  They’ve taken all the ELOs found on students’ progress reports and created a Google Classroom for each of these standards, or ELOs.  Students take a pre-check assessment, and if they pass the pre-check, they move on to the next standard, or next Google Classroom.  Once the student is enrolled in the Google Classroom, they’re assigned..
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Upcoming Calendar Events:
Monday, November 21, 2016:    
All Pro Dads 6:30 p.m

Boys Swim Team Banquet - commons area

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - Friday, November 25, 2016:
School dismissed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Monday, November 28, 2016:
School dismissed for Teacher Professional Development Day

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