Welcome to Monett Elementary School
Cub Pride - May 6, 2016
Learning in Neighborhood Communities
Exciting change is coming to MES for the 2016-17 school year! Project LINC is underway, and we have moved from the planning phase to the implementation phase! What is Project LINC? LINC stands for Learning in Neighborhood Communities. Currently, Monett Elementary averages about 650 students in grades preschool through second grade each year. Grades kindergarten through second grade are housed in threeseparate wings of the school. Preschool is currently housed in the wing with 1st grade,although the classes are not all close to one another. Through Project LINC, the classroom will be reconfigured to create three small “neighborhoods or communities”within one large school building.
Why would we want to change something that seems to be working fine? It’s true, that the way our school is currently configured seems to be working “fine.” But what if we could change some things that made learning opportunities better for students? What if we could tweak what we know as the “norm” and go from “good to great”? What if we had a system that created more personalized learning opportunities for all students? In a nutshell, this is the goal for Project LINC! Each wing of the school will house a PK 2nd grade “community” that will function similar to a smaller neighborhood school on a daily basis but will also enjoy the opportunities afforded by being part of a larger community as well.
Challenges experienced in current configuration:
The map below displays how the classrooms would be split up, although there may be some final “tweaking” as we continue to work on this. The following key will help you to identify grade levels:
Purple = kindergarten
Blue= 1st grade
Yellow = 2nd grade
Red=Adult Learning Labs
Speech therapy and the focus room will be located centrally.
ELL teachers will each be assigned one hallway and will work from a shared office space.
Art and music will both be relocated and will be centrally located.
Some of the expected benefits of reconfiguring our current classrooms include the following:
Check the MES website page and MES Facebook page in the near future for dates and times for our summer informational forums. You can find these sites at the following links:
Students of the Week 5-16-16
Safe minded students were selected on May 16, 2016 to be named Students of the Week at Monett Elementary.
The following were honored:
Front row- Jayden Parks, Ashley Moncada, Emberlyn Perry
Back row- Rodrigo Garcia, Kenlie Gaarder, Cesar Gonzalez, and Sophia Soriano
Absent from photo: Alexandria Uluan and Gabriella Sanchez.
Students of the Week 5-9-16
Safe minded students were selected on May 9, 2016 to be named Students of the Week at Monett Elementary. The following were honored:
Front row: Allison Alberto, McKenzi Waterman, and Jamen Thomas
Back row: Cameron Ash, Michael Diaz, Lizeth Ramirez, and Aiden Cavnar
Absent from photo: Adrian Obregon.
Monett Girls Youth Volleyball Camp Dates Set:
Who: 3rd and 4th Grade Girls
Monday, June 27th: Serving and Passing: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, June 28th: Setting and Hitting: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, June 29th: Games and Awards: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Contact: Coach Dalton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Direct Links Below for Student Enrollment/Student Information Updates:
*(Parent/Guardians: Please be sure to make address changes in Powerschool! We appreciate your cooperation!)