WELCOME TO MONETT INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
Our amazing MIS Cubpella performed their spring concert last night (April 16). Their program included music from Africa, Isreal, Italy, China, Ireland, Mexico, and the United States. Several students sang solos. Our thanks to Missy Miller for accompanying the choir and to Mrs. Murad and Mrs. Huntress for practicing with the choir each week.
Cub Pride - April 17, 2015
Written by sixth grade student, Kate Huntress
Sixth-graders from Monett Intermediate School’s SEAquest class, taught by Miss Berger and Mrs. Copening, have come upon a new challenge. Students interact and program robots called “Scribblers.” Scribblers are small robots that are programmed through a computer system used to make shapes and eventually navigate through mazes.
According to www.parallax.com, “The Scribbler robot arrives pre-programmed with eight demo modes including light-seeking, object detection, object avoidance, line-following, and art. Place a Sharpie marker in the pen port and it will scribble as it drives. The purpose of the program is to teach programming fundamentals.” Students are using a lot of brain power with this program. The Scribbler instructor guide states, “They [students] make guesses and estimate and then use math to measure and calculate distances. While programing, they learn troubleshooting and logic skills.” This explains how these small little robots can stretch the brains of students in many different directions.
Monett sixth grader Kimberlee Parris says, “I think the Scribbler Robot has affected my learning in a positive way because it is opening the doors to technology of this generation.” She also notes, “I think the Scribbler Robots are fun to interact with because we’re learning how to program the robots and watching the end result is elating.”
Groups are now working on a project in which they compose a program that controls the robot’s movement through a student- created maze. The class finds this enjoyable for many reasons. Student Joseph Bricker says, “Programming the robots is fun because it actually gives me a chance to have some computer interaction at school while working with other kids.”
All in all, students in Miss Berger and Copening’s class find the new experience exciting and enjoyable. The robots have been a worthwhile investment for MIS’s creative thinkers.
Thanks to parents, teachers, and other MIS supporters we received a check for $72.77 from Target! Thank you for using your REDcard to support MIS.
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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.