Subject: Cub Pride - February 3, 2017
Date to send: 2/3/2017 at 11:00 AM



 Cub Pride
Student Focused...Future Driven


Message from the District Office
Mr. David Beckett, Board of Education Member



     Central Park School has always been a safe school, but now it has its own safe room.  The new safe room was built on the east side of the existing building.

     It was built as a multi-purpose facility and is now the new home of the art and music rooms, giving those arts some much-needed elbow room.  The facility was built to FEMA specifications and is rated as having the ability to withstand an F-5 tornado.

     The Monett R-1 Board of Education could have applied for FEMA funds to help with the cost, but we decided we could not wait for the process to unfold, which sometimes can take two or three years.  The building was funded with reserve funds within the Monett R-1 District, requiring no bond money.  Conservative spending and budgeting allows reserve fund growth, enabling us to get this much-needed safe room built.

     With the completion of this safe room, all of the campuses in the Monett R-1 School District are now complete with storm shelters.  This week Central Park will be having their first...

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Scott Regional Technology Center 
Mr. David Miller, Director
Scott Tech Apprenticeship Program

     Scott Tech makes learning come to life each and everyday in our classrooms and labs by connecting learning with high-demand occupations and careers.  Our internship program strives to place highly trained students of our programs with work-based learning opportunities within the community.  Scott Tech is looking at taking this one-step further by developing an apprenticeship program for high school students within our programs of study.  Just recently, Scott Tech hosted a Monett Industry Council meeting.  Thirty-five local business and industry leaders were on hand to hear details of the program.  Mike Smith with the Department of Labor Office of Apprentice was also present to answer any questions.
      High-quality apprentice programs for high school students are valuable work-based learning opportunities that provide students with academic and workplace skills that lead to post-secondary opportunities and careers.  The apprentice model is a proven model of career preparation that combines paid on-the-job training and related instruction to enhance student skill levels and wages.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average income of apprentices is $60,000 nationwide.
        There is also growing federal and state support for the expansion of youth employment and training programs.  The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)...
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Monett R-1 Departmental Updates: 
Ms. Helen Wink, Food Service Director

Grab-N-Go Breakfast

Is grab-n-go breakfast right for my school?
     Are your students in a hurry to get to class?  Maybe they forgot to eat breakfast or maybe they get up early and are not hungry until later.  These are all reasons “grab-n-go” breakfasts have worked for schools across the nation.  It is a growing program, and with support from school administration, staff, and parents, students have shown a remarkable change in behavior, attendance, and test scores.  You may wonder if it is right for your school.  There are obviously several concerns, such as spills and extra trash.  Some teachers may be concerned that the students will not focus if they are eating in the classroom.  Depending on your location or other considerations, grab-n-go breakfasts can be eaten in a chosen location during a specific time.  The disposal of the bags by students with grab-n-go breakfasts will occur more quickly than tray removal by students following a seated cafeteria breakfast, as they often must wait in line to dispose of their trays.   

What should you consider before dismissing the idea of a grab-n-go breakfast?
      Grab-n-Go brings breakfast to students, making it easier for them to eat breakfast.
      Many of your students may not be hungry first thing in the morning, or they want to hang out with friends.
      Because it is so easy and efficient for students to grab a bag, this method also allows... 
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Upcoming Calendar Events:
Monday, February 6, 2017:    
Monett High School:

GO CAPS Teacher Open House @ SRTC Room B121
Monett Middle School:
Boys Basketball Big 8 tourney @ E. Newton continues thru 2/9

Tuesday, February 7, 2017:
Monett High School:
FBLA District competition @ Mt. Vernon
GO CAPS Medicine & Health Care Open House @ Cox Monett Hospital
GO CAPS Engineering & Mfg. Open House @ Efco
5:00 p.m. 9/JV/V Boys Basketball at Webb City

Scott Regional Technology Center:
Skills USA District Officer Community Service & Training

Wednesday, February 8, 2017:
Monett Elementary School:
Cubs on the Move
Monett High School:
GO CAPS Tech Solutions at Jack Henry & Assoc.

Scott Regional Technology Center:
Skills USA District Contest

Thursday, February 9, 2017:
Scott Regional Technology Center:
Skills USA District Contest

Monett High School:
2:00 p.m. Varsity Girls Swimming & Diving @ SWMO Championships (Springfield)
5:00 p.m. Boys & Girls Basketball vs. Seneca (2 locations)

Monett Middle School:
5:00 p.m. JV Boys

Friday, February 10, 2017
Scott Regional Technology Center:
Skills USA District 

Monett High School:
5:00 p.m. - 9/JV/V Boys Basketball vs. Aurora (Rose)
6:00 p.m. Class 2 District 3 Wrestling tournament at Clinton

Central Park Elementary:
Trunk Lady Visit

Saturday, February 11, 2017:
Monett High School:
9:00 a.m. Class 2 District 3 Wrestling Tournament at Clinton Cont.
TBA - Girls Swimming & Diving - Last Chance Qualifier (Spfd- Fosters)

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