Subject: Cub Pride - February 10, 2017
Date to send: 2/10/2017 at 1:00 PM

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Message from the District Office:
Dr. Michael Evans, Assistant Superintendent

School Counselor Recognition Week


      National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), is celebrated during the first full week of February to recognize the unique contribution of professional school counselors and how students benefit as a result of what school counselors do…and school counselors do a lot!

      Kwok-Sze Wong, Ed.D., ASCA executive director, described it this way:  "School counselors work with all students to remove barriers to learning by addressing students’ academic concerns, career awareness in post-secondary options, and personal/social skills.  Comprehensive school counseling programs help to increase student achievement and provide a much-needed resource for students, parents, teachers, and administrators.  School counselors are integral to student success."

      But school counselors are so much more than can be expressed through a “comprehensive school counseling program.”  They are the ones who have the... 

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Monett R-1 Departmental Updates

Monett R-1 Special Services Department
Mrs. Teena Fare, Director  

Preschool and Kindergarten Screenings


     It’s that time of year again!  Preschool and kindergarten screenings for Monett Elementary School are in full swing.  Screenings for the 2017-2018 school year began on February 6th, and there are four remaining screening dates:  March 6th, March 8th, April 10th, and April 12th.  Screenings are held by appointment only from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on the scheduled dates.
     The screening is free and takes approximately one hour.  The screening team checks motor skills, speech and language skills, concept development, vision, and hearing.
     Full-day and half-day preschool spaces are limited, so schedule your child’s appointment today by calling 235-3411.  Please bring your child’s birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of residency.
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Monett R-1 Health Services Department
Mrs. Kristen Earnest, Head Nurse

Health Services for Our Students


     We have had some exciting new things happening in the Monett R-1 Health Department!  We have been able to work with Big Smiles Dental and bring a free dental clinic to our students at all Monett campuses.  We also will be working with the Cox Health C.A.R.E. Mobile to provide free immunizations to students prior to school enrollment. 

     There were some national statistics we considered before offering a dental program at school:  1) nationally, over 51 million school hours are lost annually due to poor oral health; 2) 3 out of 5 children are affected by tooth decay; and 3) 16 million children lack basic dental care.  These factors along with many others led us to believe our student population could benefit from dentist visits to our schools.  Big Smiles set up a mobile clinic in an empty classroom, and they were able to provide many treatments to our students including x-rays, cleanings, sealants, fillings, extractions of baby teeth, preventative care, and referrals for urgent care needs and orthodontic needs.  We had approximately 135 students participate in the program.  Big Smiles was able to provide 107 fillings, 216 sealants, 20 urgent referrals, 45 orthodontic referrals, 10 extractions, and 12 students received donated care.  We have 43 students who will be seen...
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Upcoming Calendar Events:

Monday, February 13, 2017
STUCO Officer Elections
FBLA Week 

6:00 p.m. V/JV Girls Basketball vs. Marionville (Varsity first followed by 2 JV quarters)

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
5:00 p.m. 9/JV/V Boys Basketball at Lamar

Thursday, February 16, 2017

6:00 p.m. Monthly Board of Education Meeting

10:00 a.m. Class 2 State Wrestling Tournament (16-18)
6:00.p.m. JV/V Girls Basketball at East Newton

Friday, February 17, 2017
3:00 p.m. State Swimming & Diving Championships (St. Peters, Feb 17 & 18)
5:30 p.m. C/JV/V Boys Basketball at East Newton (1/2 game C team)
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