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Cub Pride - August 28th, 2015
Over the past two weeks in Cub Pride, I have attempted to explain the thought process behind this year’s theme “Point A to Point B…Make it EXTRAORDINARY!” During that time, I shared with you our definitions for student growth and personalization as well as explaining the importance of identifying each student’s Point A (the starting point) and the key factors that lead to extraordinary growth. This week I want to finish this explanation with the end (Point B) in mind.
A student’s Point B is flexible in terms of time and directly relates to the initial goals that have been set and the formative assessments that have been taken along the way to measure the progress toward meeting that goal. For instance, teachers might choose to measure growth in terms of the mastery of one particular skill. This process may only take a few weeks for most students, yet in another instance you might think of the journey from Point A to Point B to be over an entire school year. As an entire district, we should also look at students’ journeys from Point A to Point B being their entire K-12 preparatory experience. In any of these examples, short-term or long-term, the procedures that I have outlined for identifying starting points and moving effectively toward effective student growth are the same.
The last part of our theme this year challenges us to make student growth EXTRAORDINARY! I shared with faculty and staff that we want to facilitate extraordinary growth vs. ordinary growth for our students. “Ordinary” growth can be defined as usual, normal, standard, common, or typical growth; whereas, “extraordinary” growth can be defined as remarkable, exceptional, amazing, incredible, or phenomenal growth. I don’t think anyone would argue that if we were able to choose which type of growth we would prefer for each of our students, it would be extraordinary growth.
This is our goal each and every year! How big of an impact can we have on the learning for each individual student? Our mission is to “prepare students for success in their future,” and this success directly relates to the type of growth that occurs within every classroom in our school district. It is my hope that you (parents and community members) will join us in partnering together to ensure the most EXTRAORDINARY year for each of our students. Have a great year!
Superintendent Hanson Announces Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening set for September 10, 2015: Public Invited to Attend!
5:30 p.m.: Ribbon cutting at Monett Middle School/Monett Intermediate School multi-purpose room/cafeteria (FEMA shelter).
7:00 p.m.: Grand Opening at Performing Arts Center - Monett High School (FEMA shelter) The Ozark Festival Orchestra as well as the Monett High School band, choir, and
Mrs. Haynes' students make a coconut tree after reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and then enjoy their edible creation!
Excitement of new school year!
Dr. Brad Hanson, Superintendent, Announces New Theme: "Point A to Point B...Make it EXTRAORDINARY!"
Dr. Michael Evans, Asst. Supt., Announces: 2015 Spring MAP Testing Results Available
Results from the 2015 spring Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests are now available and will be distributed at Parent/Teacher Conferences on October 29th and 30th. The assessments represent the first time students were tested on new academic standards for English and math. The new standards raise expectations for learning in Missouri to meet our goal of preparing all students for success throughout their school years and beyond. The 2015 tests set a new baseline for student performance in Missouri. Please note that these test results cannot be compared with results from previous years as these are new tests with different learning expectations. Our students and teachers have worked hard to reach new, higher standards. They also responded very well to major changes in the assessment program and we want you to know how proud we are of your children.
Direct Links Below for Student Enrollment/Student Information Updates:
*(Please note that with each video, it will take a few seconds for the video to begin once you click on the link.)
- Monett Intermediate/Middle School Cafeteria/Multi-purpose Room (FEMA Shelter) Ribbon Cutting