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WELCOME TO MONETT MIDDLE SCHOOL!
Monett Girls Youth Volleyball Camp Dates Set:
Who:   7th and 8th Grade Girls
Where:  MHS         
Cost:  $30.00
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 (jdalton@monettschools.org)
Community Forum Invitation
I would like to personally invite you to a community forum this Monday, May 2nd, or Tuesday, May 17, at the Monett High School performing arts center from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.  The purpose of the forum is to provide details on a proposed random drug testing program for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. The random drug testing program would include Monett Middle and Monett High School students involved in after-school athletics, co-curricular and extra-curricular groups, after-school clubs and activities.
 
The forum will include a presentation with details of the proposed program, as well as a Question/Answer and feedback session with school administrators and a representative from Employee Screening Services, the company that would be contracted to provide the drug screening.
 
On behalf of the MMS and MHS administration, we look forward to seeing you at the forum.
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!
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2016 Monett Cubs Football Middle School Camp Scheduled:
Cubs Basketball Camp Scheduled:

Monett Middle School Basketball Camp for next year's grades 7th & 8th (currently 6 & 7 graders):
Dates: May 10th - 12th (Tues-Thurs)
Location: Monett Middle School Gym

Time:  3:45 - 5:30 p.m.
Click to view flier for additional information:

Pre-register for camp by contacting Coach Land at jland@monettschools.org w/ your child's name, grade, & t-shirt size.

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:
 
  • Our vehicles have a check engine light that tells us when something is wrong with the engine. However, it doesn’t tell us specifically what is wrong. When we go to the dealership, we expect the technician to give us more specific feedback. There could be a variety of reasons why the light comes on - transmission, spark plugs, oxygen sensors, timing belt, etc. Fortunately, technicians have an OBD - onboard diagnostic tool -  that can plug into the vehicle and run a series of scans to determine what is wrong with the engine.
 
  • Many healthcare professionals will draw blood during an annual health and wellness check. They do this to run a series of tests. Those tests check blood sugar levels, good cholesterol, bad cholesterol, white blood count, red blood count…the list goes on. Most of these counts will fall within a certain range.  However, when the levels or counts are above or below expected levels, it helps the professional determine what the next step are to improve the person’s health.
 
  • Annual personnel evaluations involve the employer reviewing specific aspects of an employee’s performance. Some of the areas may include job knowledge, productivity, quality of work, initiative, flexibility, attendance, working relationships, and human relations skills. This specific feedback that employers provide their employees help celebrate their strengths while providing suggestions to improve their weaknesses.
 
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?

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Nutrition News
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Fuel Up!
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Nominate a deserving teacher today!

Click here for quick & easy way to submit your nomination for Teacher of the Month:
(Sponsored by EFCO, a Pella Company, and the Monett Times)

The winning teacher will receive $250 for classroom use, a special recognition plaque,and a featured article/photo in the Monett Times.


 
Meet the 2015-2016 MMS Staff.

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Direct Links Below for Student Enrollment/Student Information Updates.

*(Parent/Guardians: Please be sure to make address changes in Powerschool! We appreciate your cooperation!)

*(Please note that with each video, it will take a few seconds for the video to begin once you click on the link.)

Click to view: How to create a Powerschool Account (English)

Click to view: How to update student information in E-Registration (English).    

Click to view: How to create a Powerschool Account (Spanish).

Click to view: How to update student information in E-Registration (Spanish).


 

MMS Text Reminders.
MMS Families:

Sign up for text reminders for the 2015-2016 school year! This service will send important announcements to parent cell phones through text messaging or through email. Please click on the following link to sign up:

https://remind.com/join/monettmms

 
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Grade Levels: 7th and 8th.
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Principal: Jonathan A.C. Apostol Ed.D
710 9th Street
Monett, MO    65708
Phone: 417.235.6228
Fax:      417.235.3278
Office Hours:  7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Instructional Day:  8:00 am - 3:10 pm.

MMS Mission/Vision/Commitments.
 
                                                  
Our Mission
 
The mission of Monett Middle School is to produce responsible, respectful learners.
 
Our Vision:
 
We believe that all students can learn.  We will do whatever it takes to help them meet their full potential. We envision a school in which:
  • Students meet all standards set by the state and are prepared for promotion.
  • Teachers emphasize learning over teaching and model a passion for educational growth.
  • Administration serves as the guiding force behind achievement of our mission.
  • All faculty work collaboratively to meet the needs of all students.
  • The curriculum is challenging to all students.
  • The climate reflects high character, digital citizenship, and integrity for all.
  • Instructional decisions are based on analysis of student achievement data.
  • The school will be recognized as a progressive partner and provider of quality education for all 21st century learners.
Our Commitments
 
       In order to achieve our vision, the Monett Middle School faculty has made the following commitments:
  • We will build a curriculum based on grade-level expectations that has an established timeline and is followed.
  • We will provide a system of interventions to insure multiple opportunities for all students to be successful.
  • We will establish collaborative teams to analyze student performance data and recommend modifications.
  • We will work collaboratively to further develop our instructional abilities through effective research- based professional development.
  • We will pursue parent and community involvement to assist in all areas of our school.
 
 
 
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