October 27, 2020: This week is Red Ribbon Week! Our students are participating in a spirit week to show their commitment to staying drug-free! #BeHappyBeBraveBeDrugFree #MonettR1
October 27, 2020: We held our annual Health, Tech. & Learning Day! Although this event was different from previous years, we enjoyed connecting with our colleagues! It was a great day full of learning and much fun at Monett R-1! Special shout-out to everyone who helped put this event together!
October 21, 2020: Thank you, Cox Monett Hospital, for the donation of coats, hats, and gloves! We are thankful for the support and to have backups for students on cold days.
October 20, 2020: We thank our transportation department, staff, and community for keeping students safe as they travel to and from school. #MonettR1 #NationalSchoolBusSafetyWeek
October 19, 2020: We have more job openings! We are looking for a qualified applicant who loves children, has a strong/positive work ethic, and possess good record-keeping skills to work in the Monett Elementary Daycare department. Apply today at https://monett.tedk12.com/hire/Index.aspx
October 19, 2020: We are not having school on Friday, October 23, and Monday, October 26! All building offices will be closed on Friday, Oct. 23. If you have not met with your child's teacher for Parent-Teacher Conferences, please call our offices to set up a time.
October 5, 2020: We are hiring SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS! Substitute teachers make $90 and substitute paraprofessionals make $85 per day. Apply at https://monett.tedk12.com/hire/Index.aspx
October 2, 2020: Today is Custodial and Maintenance Appreciation Day! Our custodians and maintenance team have gone beyond their assigned duties to ensure our buildings are clean and functioning. This year has been challenging, especially for the custodial and maintenance team. When everyone was at home, they worked extra hours to fulfill all of the new requirements to keep our schools clean. We did not hear them complain once. They knew what needed to get done, and simply got it done. We are grateful to have an incredible custodial and maintenance team!
October 2, 2020: We are excited to announce we have a Virtual Calming Center! The Virtual Calming Center is a place for students, parents, and staff to take a mental break. It includes breathing activities, guided imagery, music, mindfulness, coloring, puzzles, and much more. A special thanks to Mrs. Gravett and the counseling department for creating an excellent resource! Make sure you save this link for future use! Link: https://sites.google.com/g-apps.monett.k12.mo.us/monettr1counselors/home?authuser=0
October 1, 2020: Mrs. Piepenbrink's students have been learning how to read physical maps, road maps, political maps, and weather maps. Students had the opportunity to choose a kind of map and create their own. Learning how to read maps helps students understand distances from one location to the other and apply these skills to real-life situations.
October 1, 2020: We are hiring! We are looking for qualified applicants for a 3rd shift custodian. This position is a 12 month, 40 hours a week, hourly wage position with benefits. The third shift time is negotiable. Visit: https://monett.tedk12.com/hire/Index.aspx to see the full list of positions and requirements in the district. 𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗳𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘀!
October 1, 2020: Miss. Rutherford's students have been busy working in reading stations. Reading stations can be adjusted to target different literacy levels and build confidence by giving them the responsibility to choose stations or where they want to work in the classroom.
September 30, 2020: Mrs. Russell and Mr. Calhoun were twinning today! Great minds think alike! Monett Middle School
September 29, 2020: The New Site Baptist Church in Monett donated $500 to go towards our meal program. Each year, the Vacation Bible School chooses an organization to help by giving the offering they raise to that cause. This year, they decided to donate to our meal program and cover outstanding lunch balances. "It was great seeing the kids get excited about helping each other out. Everyone in the Vacation Bible School was behind the goal of raising money for the school lunch program." -𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘀 𝗧𝗿𝘂𝗶𝘁𝘁, 𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻'𝘀 𝗣𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿
September 29, 2020: As students return from a three-day weekend, please continue doing a daily health screening before sending your children to school.
September 28, 2020: Professional development consists of various activities, including collaborating to problem solve, attending educational conferences (online or in-person), workshops, participating in building or district discussions, independent research, or learning from peers. We strive to hire quality teachers and invest in the constant evolution of the art of teaching. We are an innovative community with continuous updates and a town full of cultures from around the world. Monett R-I is currently teaching students with different backgrounds and cultures, speaking up to 16 languages across the district. We never stop learning. Everything we do directly affects our students. Professional development helps teachers grow and meet students' needs as new educational and technological advancements become available.
September 24, 2020: Students in Mrs. Gorman's class have been learning about explorers. One of their projects was learning how to make a compass. They used magnets to magnetize the needles, foam circles, needles, and bowls filled with water. The students enjoyed making something by hand that helped them with directions. Good job, Mrs. Gorman's class!
September 23, 2020: We are not having school on Monday, September 28, due to an in-service day for teachers. Fall is officially here; we hope you get a chance to unwind and enjoy this beautiful fall weather.
September 23, 2020: Little Coach Earnest was spotted in last week's football game in full coach-mode. His dad is one of our high school football coaches. Little Coach Earnest is always ready to coordinate, instruct, and motivate the Monett High School, football team. He takes all duties assigned by Coach Earnest with pride and knows all football players by name and position.
September 22, 2020: A special shoutout goes to IDF for helping us stay healthy and safe. IDF donated a large sum of hand sanitizers for students and staff to use. On behalf of students and staff, thank you for your generous donation!