WELCOME TO MONETT MIDDLE SCHOOL!
Grade Levels: 7th and 8th.
Principal: Jonathan A.C. Apostol Ed.D
Dean of Students: Michael Calhoun
Counselor: Sheila Gravett
710 9th Street
Monett, MO 65708
Office Hours: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Instructional Day: 8:00 am - 3:10 pm.
Awards Assembly and Talent Show available!
Please click on the following to view the MMS Awards Assembly and Talent Show:
Awards Assembly/Talent Show Video
Random Drug Screening PowerPoint Proposal
Cub Pride - May 13, 2016
What a fabulous year that our staff and students had at Monett Middle School! Students represented MMS well in both the academic and athletic competitions, recognized for performance in football, cross country, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, and track. Students also represented MMS well in quiz bowl, NJHS, choir, band, and Student Council! While we celebrate our students during our quarterly assemblies, I must share with you that we can celebrate our students Every Day!
In addition to our students, it is imperative that we celebrate our teachers! They have worked hard to engage students in their classes, to work with students individually to address their needs, and to dedicate countless hours outside the classroom to ensure that the next day is full of learning for our 375 students at Monett Middle School. The end of the year is not over yet, though, as there are many activities planned at Monett Middle School, among which include the following:
May 16: Field Day in the afternoon
May 17: Sixth Grade Tours at MMS (8:30 a.m.), Yearbook Bash (1:30 p.m.)
May 18: Health Activity Day - All Day
May 19: Dodge Ball Fundraiser for American Heart Association – AM; Reward Trip for Field Day – PM; Talent Show Dress Rehearsal
May 20: Last Day of School - Awards Assembly, Talent Show, Early Release
On behalf of the faculty and staff at Monett Middle School, thank you for a great year! Enjoy your summer! The beginning of school is only a couple of months away!
Monett Girls Youth Volleyball Camp Dates Set:
Who: 7th and 8th Grade Girls
Monday, June 27th: Serving and Passing: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 28th: Setting and Hitting: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 29th: Games and Awards: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Contact: Coach Dalton (email@example.com)
2016 MAP Information
Parents and Guardians - Please click on the link below regarding the information for the 2016 MAP test. Our testing window for Communication Arts, Math, and Science is April 25 - May 12.
MAP Testing Information
End of Year Activities at MMS!
Cub Pride - March 18, 2016
Throughout this school year, our middle school staff has learned about proficiency scales and what it might look like in our building. Each of our professional development days has been utilized to learn more about the steps in establishing essential learning outcomes (the standards that are so important that all students must master before moving to the next grade level), creating the proficiency scale (rubrics that shares the expectations of what is considered grade level and what is not), and crafting a learner behavior rubric (a proficiency scale that communicates the behavior expectations that would be communicated separately from the academic expectations). In essence, proficiency scales at the middle school will help communicate more to students and parents than a single letter grade. Scales help share where the students’ strengths and weaknesses are when compared to the standard they are being assessed.
While some may see this as a major transition in education and are unsure of what this looks like for their student, there are aspects where we experience it in everyday life. Here are a couple of examples:
In each of those situations, we would not accept an overall letter grade from the automotive technician, health care professional, or supervisor. We expect those experts to provide us specific feedback to help better our health, to help improve our job performance, and to help get our cars running. This is where the power of proficiency scales can be a benefit for teachers, students, and parents. For teachers, the scales separate academics from behavior and have honed student performance against a standard. It helps provide immediate intervention for students when they struggle on a specific standard. For students, the scales will provide specific feedback regarding where they are in their learning. This allows for students to set goals towards grade-level proficiency and to celebrate once they reach it. For parents, the scales help provide information on what type of support their student needs. If they are struggling in a couple concepts in math but are strong in the others, then parents have specific information they can work with them at home.
Proficiency scales can provide more detailed information regarding our students academic and behavioral performance. Specific feedback exists in our everyday lives beyond school - with our cars, our health, and our job. Why wouldn’t we want it for our own students in school?
Meet the 2015-2016 MMS Staff.
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