Subject: Cub Pride - March 31, 2017
Date to send: 3/31/2017 at 12:00 PM

  Cub Pride
Student Focused...Future Driven


Message from the District Office:
Mr. A. J. Bahl, Board Member


      I am writing this as I travel with my family from St. Louis and the youth wrestling state championships.  There are a couple of thoughts at the front of my mind that I can’t seem to shake, so I will try to share them with you. 

      The first is that it is clear that spring has arrived, as leaves are popping out and flowers are blooming.  It is a time of renewal, and spirits seem lifted.  We are shaking off the doldrums of winter and are excited by what the future holds.  The second thought involves the pride I have for the boys I spent the weekend with.  I have been fortunate to be able to coach some of our boys in the spring of their lives, and I am excited for what their future holds.  It has been a privilege to work closely with them and watch them grow and develop.  To watch them define their goals and work so hard to achieve them.  To see them struggle against their limitations and expand their capabilities.  It is an arduous journey that these boys charted for themselves, and they choose to keep moving forward.  The physical demands are significant and perhaps the least considered.  The pressure to perform is real and palpable.  The emotional roller coaster can be torturous.  Over the past two days, I witnessed adults scream for joy as well as break down in tears watching their efforts.  It is the journey through this environment that makes me so proud of our young boys.  For how they learn and adapt.  How they pick themselves up and do not back down.  How they push through the challenges and uncertainties and discover more about themselves.  When teachers speak of the rewards of teaching, this must be what I am feeling.  If you see these boys, congratulate them.  Trust me, you would be proud of them. 

      Monett and our schools offer so many of these activities for our kids, and there is something for...

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Monett R-1 Departmental Updates

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

Making the Move!
     Although it is only March, planning for the 2017-18 school year is well under way.  Reviewing the Individualized Education Program (IEP), developing a schedule, and planning for grade transition are important steps to support a successful start to the upcoming school year.
     In addition to the planning and preparation done at school, there are steps parents and students can take to ease the transition to the next grade.  This is especially important for students with disabilities.  When transitioning to a different building, things that were unnoticed or became routine in the previous building can become sources of student stress and anxiety in a new building.  You may be especially concerned about your child’s move from elementary to middle school or middle school to high school, but you can help lay the groundwork for your child’s success by following these tips.
      It is important to be prepared with a plan to transition your child to a new school.  When transitioning to new buildings, your child may encounter some new situations that come with growing... 
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Monett School Resource Officer
Officer Jay Jastal


Staying Safe!    
     With all the ground hogs we see every day at South Park, there had to be one in Pennsylvania that was afraid of his shadow extending our winter.  I believe it is finally safe to say that spring has arrived in the Ozarks with summer soon to follow.  We can now resume the outdoor activities we stopped during the colder months.  It is also time to remember some tips to help keep our community and our families safe.

     Drivers need to remember to be extra vigilant.  Paying attention to the posted signs and the road as well as not using cell phones, eating, or being distracted while driving greatly reduces the chance of an accident.  Drivers should also watch for motorcyclists during the summer months. 

     Children should be reminded to watch for traffic and cross streets only at intersections or crosswalks.  When riding bicycles, always ride with the flow of traffic and obey all stop signs, traffic lights and traffic control devices.  Remember to use proper hand and arm signals when turning or stopping and yield to other vehicles in the roadway.  Wearing brightly-colored clothing and having reflective devices on...

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Upcoming Calendar Events:

Monday, April 3, 2017
5:00 p.m. JV/V Girls Soccer at Rogers Heritage
State FBLA Conference - Springfield
Big 8 Congress Competition at MHS

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

State FBLA Conference - Springfield
3:30 p.m. Varsity Baseball @ Carthage Tournament vs. Seneca
3:30 p.m. JV/V Golf @ Cassville
4:00 p.m. JV Track @ Neosho
4:00 p.m. Varsity Track @ Bolivar
4:30 p.m. JV/V Boys Tennis vs. Webb City (Monett North Park)
5:00 p.m. C-Team Baseball vs. Nixa 
             Umpires - A.J. Campbell, J. Lewis
5:00 p.m. Girls Soccer vs New Covenant at Monett (Burl Fowler Stadium) 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
9:00 a.m. Varsity Boys Tennis @ Mt. Vernon Tournament
9:00 a.m. JV Golf @ Buffalo JV Tournament
3:30 p.m. Varsity Baseball @ Carthage Tournament vs. Carthage
MSSU Business Contest

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Cubs on the Move 

Thursday, April 6, 2017
9:00 a.m. Varsity Golf @ Cassville Tournament

4:00 p.m. Ozark Track Meet
3:45 p.m. Varsity Track at Aurora Meet
4:30 p.m. Varsity Baseball @ Carthage Tournament vs. Nevada

Friday, April 7, 2017
4:30 p.m. JV/V Boys Tennis @ Carl Junction 
Varsity Baseball @ Carthage Tournament (Time and Opponent TBA)

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