Subject: Cub Pride - February 24, 2017
Date to send: 2/24/2017 at 12:00 PM



 Cub Pride
Student Focused...Future Driven


Message from the District Office
 February Board of Education Report


February 20, 2017
The Monett R-1 School Board of Education met on Monday evening, February 20, at 6:00 p.m. for the regular board meeting.  The following business was conducted during the board meeting:
Minutes from the regular January meeting of the Board of Education were approved.
Consent Agenda
The consent agenda was approved, including the following items:

Board Program and Recognition
The February board program was presented by Scott Regional Technology Center.  February is Career and Technical Education month.  After competing in District SkillsUSA and DECA contests, some of our students took on the challenge of creating a Career and Technical Education (CTE) presentation for the Monett Board of Education.  The students introduced themselves and outlined some history of CTE.  They presented this along with a video of Scott Tech students working and performing some of our everyday activities.  The students told board members the reason why they believe CTE has been of great value to them and answered questions for board members.  The activity sponsors Mrs. Jill Fannin for DECA and Ms. Beth Garrett for SkillsUSA also reported on district and state competitions for the organizations.  Students presenting for SkillsUSA were Deedra Howard, Audria Conn, Natalie Wages, and Brianna Vanderlaan; Alejandra Rivera presented for DECA.

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Monett Middle School
Jay Apostol, Ed. D, Principal  


What's Happening in the Middle:                     

     Even though the winter months can be a lull, exciting things occurred at Monett Middle School!  Each of these activities shows leadership and innovation in action at MMS.
     Five students represented Monett Middle School at the First Annual Digital Citizenship Summit at the Southwest Center for Educational Excellence.  Students learned about digital citizenship and its impact on students, teachers, and schools.  From their learning, students established a project to present to the students for the 2017-2018 school year.  Students will also have the opportunity to present at the SWC Technology Summit in July 2017.
     This is the second year of robotics at Monett Middle School.  Both Team Nexus and Mystery Machines have had the opportunity to compete in meets to qualify for the state level.  Students have been working on these robots (that must work together with other robots to complete a mission) since September 2016.  During those months, students built a robot according to competition specifications, programmed the robot so that it would work remotely, and performed troubleshooting between rounds to improve its performance for the next round and/or match.  Their hard work came to fruition on February 18th, as Team Nexus competed at a state qualifier.  The team won 18th place and was selected as Judges Choice Award.  Many of these students will continue robotics at... 
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Monett R-1 Departmental Updates: 
Mrs. Alex Severs, Wellness Coordinator


Healthy Schools Healthy Communities Marks Fourth Year in Monett:  Expands Reach

     Healthy Schools Healthy Communities (HSHC), an initiative by the Missouri Foundation for Health, strives to increase access to healthy food and physical activity where our kids live, learn and play.  The community of Monett joins the Monett School District in the initiative to bring together the school, community organizations, businesses, parents and residents to implement healthy activities.  HSHC supports collaboration between schools and community organizations to help Missouri children grow up at a healthy weight.
     Today, twenty-eight percent of Missouri kids ages 10 to 17 are overweight or obese.  Monett is one of thirteen HSHC collaborations in the state working to make it easier for kids to eat healthy and be active.  We are committed to making changes in Monett that will have a lasting impact.
     Over the past three years, Healthy Schools Healthy Communities coordinators in Monett have made positive changes such as walking infrastructure improvements both within the community and on school campus grounds, conducting Walk-to-School days and weeks that draw over 200 students at each event, growing a surplus of fresh produce in the community garden that was consumed by residents and donated to organizations like the Community Kitchen, and more!  These examples only skim the surface of the many positive changes that have taken place...

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Upcoming Calendar Events:
Monday, February 27, 2017:    
Monett High School:
6:00 p.m. MSHSAA Class 4 District 10 Girls Basketball Tournament at McDonald County. Feb. 27 - March 4th

Tuesday, February 28, 2017:
Monett High School:

6:00 p.m. MSHSAA Class 4 District 10 Boys Basketball Tournament at McDonald County. Feb. 28 - March 4th

Friday, March 3, 2017:
Monett High School:
Pitts State Jazz Festival
District Speech and Debate

Central Park Elementary:
4th Grade Big Red - Storm Safety

Saturday, March 4, 2017:
Monett High School:
FFA Workshop at College of the Ozarks
District Speech and Debate

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