WELCOME TO MONETT INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
Cub Pride Article - September 23, 2016 by Mrs. Cherie Austin, Principal:
Whew! Things have already been busy here at Monett Intermediate School! If you follow us on Facebook and Twitter (like/follow us!!) you can see all of the great learning already taking place.
Fifth grade has been learning about plants. They took a walking field trip to the community gardens behind the police station. Then they researched fall plants and have recently begun planting. We are all excited to see what comes out of our raised beds!
Sixth grade students have been busy learning about vortices in science. They have had a great time trying to make these vortices with two-liter pop bottles and “debris.”
Just a reminder: students should be reading every night at home. The best way to get better at reading is to practice, practice, practice. An easy way to help your student is to say, “Tell me what you read about.” This will help build their comprehension.
Fifth grade (and soon the rest of sixth grade) had had the opportunity to visit Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas. This has been a great chance to see some art and to “hoof” the walking trails.
This year we have once-a-month celebrations called Rise & Shine. We celebrate birthdays, Cubs of the Month, Teacher of the Month, MVP, and character award winners for the month. It is just a great time to get together, have some fun, and celebrate the hard work we do every day!
Grade Levels: 5th and 6th
Principal: Cherie Austin email@example.com
Counselor: Marla Cantwell firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative Asst: Susan Norris email@example.com
Instructional Day: 7:40 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
711 9th St.
Monett, MO 65708
Genius Hour is Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:15pm to 4:15pm. Genius Hour begins Tuesday, September 13, 2016.
Proficiency Scale Information:
What is a Proficiency Scale?
A proficiency scale is a way for students, parents, and teachers to have a shared language to talk about learning goals.
Students and parents are able to look at a proficiency scale and determine what it is that the student is expected to learn as they work toward achieving grade level expectations.
What do the numbers mean?
3: They have got it. Students are completing work on grade level. They are showing that they have developed a mastery of the expected skills for their grade level. This is the goal for students.
2.5: Almost there. Students are completing all of the prerequisite skills on their own and have mastered some of the grade level skills.
2.0: They have got the basics. Students are able to complete all of the prerequisite skills on their own but they have not mastered any of the on grade level skills.
1.5: Starting to get the basics. Students may have learned some of the basic skills, but are still missing a few.
1.0: With guidance. Students are able to complete the basic skills with some help.
0.5: Beginning. Students need to be guided through the process of completing the prerequisite skills.
0: Not attempting. Students are not attempting the work even with assistance.
If 3.0 represents on grade-level, why does the proficiency scale have a 3.5 and 4.0?
Sometimes students will develop a deeper understanding of a skill and will be able to apply their understanding of the skills to a level beyond what is expected at their grade level. We want to ensure that in those cases students learning is able to be represented appropriately.
August Cubs of the Month!!
First row: Helena Sanchez, Jessica Contreras-Salas, Aiden Indovina, Cesar Agans, Gabriel Rueda, Valery Moncivaiz, Conner Downs
Second row: Hayden Garrison, Chris Ibarra, Cameron Wallace, Alex Ramirez, Jesus Cecenas, Austin Major, Kendra Clevenger
Absent from Picture: Jackson Jones
August Character Awards for Leadership in Respect!
First row: Evelyn Salazar, Emelly Merida-Vail, Alex Huntress, Kolby Rattles, Kylee Bell, Myron Crouch
Second row: Frank Hurtado, Robert Salas, Noemi Rodriguez, Karyme Esparza, Ava Fritts, Anna Orellana, Marcus Young
Absent from picture: Jayden Merrill
August Teacher of the Month: Mrs. Latricia Davis
August MVP: Mrs. Susan Norris
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MIS Mission and Vision
Mission: The mission of Monett Intermediate School is to do what is best for kids.
Monett Intermediate School, a learning community, is a partnership consisting of staff, parents, students, and community with a vision of:
· Citizenship: Everyone promotes responsibility, productivity, integrity, and respect.
· Environment: The atmosphere exhibits an encouraging, positive, and motivating feel that provides a safe physical and emotional environment.
· Thinkers: Students and staff are challenged to utilize critical thinking skills to become self-motivated, independent future leaders who go beyond surface knowledge.
· Community: The school community works collaboratively with parents, students, and staff to create a culture of success.
· Learners: MIS students and staff have high expectations of themselves and others that produce lifelong learners with a passion for success.