|Subject: ||Cub Pride - March 23, 2017|
|Date to send: ||3/23/2017 at 2:00 PM|
Student Focused...Future Driven
Message from the District Office
Dr. Brad Hanson, Superintendent of Schools
Recap of FEMA Safe Room Usage from March 9
We were reminded earlier this month that severe weather season is upon us and how blessed we are as a community to have access to the various FEMA safe room shelters at our disposal. The tornado warnings Monett experienced on the evening of Thursday, March 9, came without much advance warning. In fact, I do not believe that we had experienced an official tornado warning (where sirens were going off in the City of Monett) for well over a year!
During the tornado warning of March 9, we accommodated approximately 500 local community members in our three district-approved FEMA shelters. As superintendent of schools, I was so happy to see that our plans for making the FEMA shelters available to the public were carried out according to plan and with very little delay or hesitation. That is certainly what you plan for, but you just never know how things will spring into action until an actual warning event occurs.
One of the few snags or questions that we experienced on the evening of the 9th is what to do with people wanting to bring pets into the facilities. In tense weather episodes, many people are very passionate about the welfare of their pets, and this is very understandable. FEMA policy specifically states that pets, unless prior approved for medical reasons, are not to be allowed within the confines of the FEMA structures. As a district, however, we have made the decision to...
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Mr. David Miller, Director
Mad City Money
Friday, March 10th, was a special day for Scott Tech students. Each quarter SkillsUSA sponsors a power-bytes assembly or activity for all students. The March power-bytes activity involved a subject near and dear to all students: money. Students and volunteers participated in an activity called Mad City Money. The activity leaders from the UMKC Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Education offered a two-hour experiential learning program for high schools students based on Mad City Money, a hands-on financial simulation developed by the Credit Union National Association. Students develop financial skills by getting a taste of the real world as they assume the role of an adult – complete with occupation, salary, family, student loan and credit card debts, and medical insurance payments. The challenge is for students to select housing, transportation, food, household necessities, clothing, day care, and other wants and needs while creating and following a realistic budget. Students must also make payments on any debts they owe and decide how much to save. Students discover what it is like to budget for monthly expenses, manage debt, and save for the future. Mad City Money provides realistic examples that highlight the connection between the decisions students make and the economic consequences of those decisions as well as the link between education and lifelong earning potential. Scott Tech students were given criteria centering around their current GPA, helping students be more conscious of career choices. Community volunteers from businesses, banks, and industry served as merchants during the simulation.
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Monett R-1 Departmental Updates:
Mr. Daryl Bradley, Athletic Director
2016-17 Winter Sports Season Summary
The 2016-17 winter sports season concluded. Overall, the teams had several positive gains in our winter sports programs. We look forward to the future and how this season helps us move toward the goal of competing for conference, district, and state titles. The head coaches provide a short summary below.
Lady Cubs Swimming & Diving Head Coach
The Lady Cubs swimming and diving team finished the season with a 17-3 dual meet record. This year’s squad was young but showed a lot of growth during the season. All swimmers were able to better their personal-best times, and as the year went on, we kept improving.
The team finished 8th at the end-of-year SWMO Regional Championship. Though we were small in numbers, the quality of our swimmers shone through, as nearly our entire team scored points at the meet. All-Region swimmers were Aspen Lynn, Sara Drewianka, and Kelli Sangston.
Kelli Sangston competed in the MSHSAA State Championships, turning in an extraordinary effort to place 20th in the 100M backstroke, our highest finish ever...
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Upcoming Calendar Events:
Monday, March 27, 2017:
No School - Spring Break!
4:00 p.m. 9/10 Track, Mustang invite
5:00 p.m. C team baseball vs. Webb City
5:00 p.m. JV/V Girls Soccer @ Webb City
Tuesday, March 28, 2017:
3:30 p.m. JV/V Golf vs. Purdy (Windmill Ridge)
4:30 p.m. JV/V Boys Tennis vs. Neosho
4:30 p.m. JV/V Boys Tennis vs. Neosho
5:00 p.m. V/JV Baseball @ Carl Junction
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
5:00 p.m. JV/V Girls Soccer vs. Aurora (Monett South Park)
4:00 p.m.: Monett Practice Track Meet
Digital Photo Crystal Bridges Trip
9:00am Varsity Tennis @ Mt. Vernon Tournament
Thursday, March 30, 2017:
8:30 a.m. Varsity Golf @ Joplin Tournament (Twin Hills)
3:30 p.m. Varsity Track @ Carthage Invitational
4:30 p.m. JV/V Girls Soccer @ Fair Grove
4:30 p.m. JV/V Boys Tennis vs. Thomas Jefferson
5:00 p.m. C Team Baseball @ Cassville
Friday, March 31, 2017:
4:00 p.m. Mt. Vernon Track Meet
Monett Baseball Tournament
5 p.m.- Monett vs. Marshfield
7 p.m.- Seneca vs East Newton
Saturday, April 1, 2017:
Monett Baseball Tournament Cont.
10 a.m.- Monett vs East Newton
12 p.m.- Marshfield vs East Newton
2 p.m.- Monett vs. Seneca
4 p.m.- Seneca vs. Marshfield
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