Subject: Cub Pride - January 20, 2017
Date to send: 1/20/2017 at 1:00 PM



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Message from the District Office
January Board of Education Report


 January 19, 2017

The Monett R-1 School Board of Education met on Thursday evening, January 19th, at 6:00 p.m. for the regular board meeting.   The following business was conducted during the board meeting:
Minutes from the regular December meeting of the Board of Education and 2017-18 Calendar Hearing were approved.
Consent Agenda
The consent agenda was approved, including the following items:

Board Program and Recognitions
            Mrs. Susie Gasser, MES Principal, Mrs. Jennifer Wallace, CPE Principal, along with teachers and students from Monett Elementary School and Central Park Elementary demonstrated ST Math and Dreambox for the Board.  ST Math and Dreambox are computer-based math programs that increase personalization for students and provide reports that help teachers know how students are performing in mathematics.  Classroom teachers have piloted the programs to learn the strengths and weaknesses of each program.  Mrs. Gasser also recognized eight MES students who have made enough reading progress in Cub Club tutoring to exit the program! 
            Mr. David Williams, MHS Principal, introduced MHS student Arabella McEntire.  As part of her Drury DC Intro to Leadership class, Arabella created a school newspaper, The Cub Chronicles.  She enlisted the help of her peers and oversaw the creation and implementation of the club and newspaper.
Dr. Hanson and the administrative team also recognized the Monett R-1 School Board for their service to the school district and the community...

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Monett Elementary School
Mrs. Susie Gasser, Principal


What Is the Role of an Elementary Counselor?

        When most of us were growing up, elementary counselors were not in our school setting.  Since we are not familiar, many may wonder, what is the role of a counselor in an elementary school?
        Elementary counselors work to support students in reaching their full potential and enjoying a positive school experience.  In our world, many children face challenges that hinder them from being able to concentrate on their learning.  Elementary counselors are there to assist these students.
        Counselors work with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and community agencies in making sure students have the support they need to be able to focus on learning and to grow without limitations.  This could mean helping with unmet physical or emotional needs, academic supports, or even mental health referrals.
        Counselors work with every student by teaching regularly scheduled lessons which focus on topics such as conflict resolution, goal setting, life transitions, leadership skills, anti-bullying, good touches and bad touches, friendship skills, and many more.  In addition, counselors work... 
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Monett R-1 Departmental Updates: 
Mr. Daryl Bradley, Athletic Director 
Big 8 Conference Expands to 14 Teams

         The Big 8 Conference superintendents, principals, and athletic directors met and approved expansion options that would provide for more conference opportunities in academic and athletic events for member school districts.  The following schools accepted an invitation into the Big 8 Conference:  Nevada, Marshfield, Springfield Catholic, Logan-Rogersville, Hollister, and Reeds Spring.
          The expanded Big 8 Conference will provide for two divisions that will represent the best interests of all member school demographics and locations while also honoring traditional rivalries and athletic scheduling options.  By expanding to the 14-member conference, all schools immediately benefit as eight additional sports will be considered and eligible for conference recognition and awards.
           The Big 8 Conference will be shaped into an East and West conference division.  The West Division includes McDonald County, Monett, Nevada, Cassville, East Newton, Seneca, and Lamar; the East Division includes Marshfield, Logan-Rogersville, Aurora, Reeds Spring, Springfield Catholic, Hollister, and Mt. Vernon.  Each school will play every school within their division to determine...

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Upcoming Calendar Events:
Monday, January 23, 2017:    
Monett High School:
6:00 p.m. JV/V Girls Basketball @ Joplin

Monett Middle School:
5:30 p.m. Boys Basketball

Tuesday, January 24, 2017:
Monett High School:

4:30 p.m. Girls Swimming & Diving at Nevada
5:00.p.m. 9/JV/V Boys Basketball vs. Springfield Catholic

Wednesday, January 25, 2017:
Monett High School:
5:30 p.m. JV/V Wrestling vs. Central & Ozark @ Springfield Central

Thursday, January 26, 2017:
Monett High School:
5:00 p.m. JV/V Wrestling vs. Cassville / Neosho

Monett Middle School:
5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Boys Basketball 

Central Park Elementary School:
Dental Screening

Friday, January 27, 2017:
Monett High School:
Dental Clinic
5:00 p.m 9/JV/V Boys Basketball @ Carl Junction
6:00 p.m. JV/V Girls Basketball @ Lamar

Saturday, January 28, 2017:
Monett High School:
9:00am JV Boys Basketball tournament @ Cassville
9:00am Girls Swimming & Diving @ Springfield Invitational


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