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District Announcements
New Teacher Induction Days 2016 and Back to School 2016 Schedules:
WELCOME TO MONETT MIDDLE SCHOOL!
Grade Levels: 7th and 8th.
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Principal: Jonathan A.C. Apostol Ed.D
Dean of Students: Michael Calhoun
Counselor: Sheila Gravett
Administrative Assistant:
Ana Espinoza
Attendance Secretary:
Margaret Ash

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.

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
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)
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:
 
  • 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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Fuel Up!
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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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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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