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Monett band students selected for All-District honors (12/03/16)
Five members of the Monett High School Concert Band have been selected for All-District honors following fall auditions. Four students won acceptance into the All-District Band. Senior Jesus Rodriguez was named first chair for the tuba section, as was senior Jacob Furry in the trumpet section. Junior Bailey Preston claimed the sixth chair in the flute section. Trumpeter Brian Agans, a junior, won the third chair in the trumpet section and first chair in the All-District Jazz Band...
National Junior Honor Society inducts second class (12/03/16)
Twenty students were recently inducted into the National Junior Honor Society from Monett Middle School. Students took the oath of induction in a ceremony at the school's new cafeteria. DeAnn Crawford is the new chapter advisor, taking over for Susie Kinlock, which is the new high school NHS sponsor...
Character medals announced at Purdy (12/03/16)
Character education medal winners for the month of November have been announced at Purdy Elementary School.
Elementary Students of the Week named (12/03/16)
Officials at Monett Elementary School have chosen students demonstrating the characteristic of being respectful as Students of the Week for Oct. 24.
Elementary Students of the Week named (11/30/16)
Monett Elementary School has chosen students demonstrating the characteristic of being respectful as Students of the Week for Oct. 31.
St. Lawrence Catholic School students achieve outstanding results at math competition (11/28/16)
On Saturday, Nov. 11, students at St. Lawrence Catholic School in Monett brought home outstanding results at the math competition in Cassville.
Welding students support Monett Community Kitchen (11/28/16)
The student chapter of the American Welding Society at the Scott Regional Technology Center recently collected 1,706 cans of food and will donate them to the Monett Community Kitchen.
MHS earth science students go caving (11/19/16)
The dual credit Earth Science class at Monett High School experienced earth science in the field by caving through Breakdown Cave, located between Springfield and Nixa. The Springfield Plateau Grotto, which is a cave exploration, survey, conservation, and management group took a group of 12 students and instructor Cara Clark on a native caving experience...
Dodgeball fundraiser planned at MHS Tuesday (11/19/16)
On Nov. 22, 10 teams and an audience of 425 student spectators are expected to participate in a dodgeball tournament that will help children enjoy Christmas in Columbia. Monett High School senior Emily Krueger, daughter of Lisa and Kurt Krueger, developed the project as a way to partner with MHS art students who are drawing portraits of children in Colombia, South America for a Christmas gift as part of the Memory Project...
MHS students create artwork to honor veterans (11/19/16)
Monett High School art portfolio students recently created this collaborative piece of art to honor America's veterans.
18 students inducted into Monett High School National Honor Society (11/12/16)
Eighteen students from Monett High School have been inducted in the MHS National Honor Society Chapter on Tuesday at the Performing Arts Center. Inductees joined a similar number who received the honor last year for the ceremony. Susie Kinlock, chapter sponsor, offered opening comments...
Central Park third-graders visit Veterans Home (11/12/16)
Natashia Garner's third grade class at Central Park Elementary School in Monett made a field trip on Thursday to the Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon.
Purdy Middle School announces honor roll (11/12/16)
A total of 101 students achieved academic standards that earned them a place on the Purdy Middle School honor roll for the first quarter of the 2016-2017 school year. Principal Janet Boys named 41 students to the A honor roll: Fifth grade: Lily Anfinson, Trenton Breazzeal, Carson Burt, Darissa Ennes, Nora Gibson, Preston Hibbard, Bryce Ozbun and Dasia Schronk...
Wheaton announces first quarter honor roll (11/12/16)
Officials at Wheaton School District have released the list of students named to the first quarter honor roll for the 2016-17 academic year. Students are listed by achievement and grade below.Seventh-grade A Honor Roll: Abbey Bowling, Zane Johnson, Zane Smith, Bentley Stephens, Pa Vang, Patti Vang and Donovan Xiong...
Wheaton students of the Month named (11/12/16)
Wheaton High School announced its October students of the month.
Furry named to All-National Honor Ensembles (11/05/16)
Monett High School senior Jacob Furry has been named to the National Association for Music Education's 2016 All-National Honor Ensembles, which will lead to a performance with the other members on Nov. 13. The son of David and Michele Furry of Monett, Jacob plays trumpet in the MHS Band and the Ozark Festival Orchestra. He will play during the 2016 NAFME National In-Service Conference in Grapevine, Texas, in the Texan Ballroom at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Conference Center...
Trinity Lutheran supports Phil's Friends ministry (11/05/16)
On Oct. 24, the Trinity Lutheran Church Ladies Aid partnered with the Trinity Lutheran School students from fourth through eighth grades to make blankets for Phil's Friends.
Ridenour qualifies for All-State Choir from Monett (11/05/16)
One Monett High School student has been accepted into the All-State Choir. Five other students also auditioned this year.
Students recognized for showing respect (11/05/16)
Students at Monett Intermediate School have been recognized for demonstrating leadership in respect.
Trinity honors perfect attendance (11/05/16)
Kindergarten and preschool students at Trinity Lutheran School in Freistatt have been recognized for perfect attendance during the first quarter of the school year.
Monett GO CAPS program begins in flurry of activity (11/02/16)
The second year of GO CAPS Monett is off and running. According to program coordinator Rebecca Merriman, students began the year engaged with businesses and exploring careers, from the professional skills boot camp and MECA challenge. "This is exactly how a GO CAPS experience should be," Merriman said...
Purdy grad to sing at inauguration (11/02/16)
Katherine Wise, a Missouri State chorale student from Purdy, will travel to Washington, D.C. to sing with the Missouri State University Chorale at the 58th presidential inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017. The chorale, directed by Dr. Cameron LaBarr, will perform during the nationally televised inaugural ceremony, when the 45th president of the United States will be sworn in...
GO CAPS work in Monett reaches Africa (11/02/16)
Work in the the Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Professional Studies (GO CAPS) at Monett High School has had residual benefits, as shown in the work of senior Ashley Bryand. Ashley's GO CAPS passion project centered around her passion for helping others, her interest in the field of dentistry, and her desire to provide dental hygiene supplies to children in Africa...
Students of the Quarter named at Trinity Lutheran (11/02/16)
Trinity Lutheran School in Freistatt has recognized the achievements of the Students of the Quarter at a chapel service on Oct. 26.
Hoyt named MVP (10/25/16)
Lori Hoyt, an office assistant, has been named the Most Valuable Person at Monett Intermediate School for October.
Sewell named Teacher of the Month (10/25/16)
Teacher of the Month for October has been named at Monett Intermediate School.
Cubs of the Month named for October (10/25/16)
Students at Monett Intermediate School have been named Cubs of the Month.
Monett High School Class of 1966 holds reunion (10/22/16)
The Monett High School Class of 1966 held its 50th class reunion on Oct. 8 at the Monett City Park Casino.
Honor roll named at Berean Christian Academy (10/22/16)
Honor rolls for the first quarter at Berean Christian Academy in Monett have been announced. Principal Wyatt Howerton named 41 students to the A honor roll: First grade: Cameron Blair, Neika Keeling, Seth McAlister, Kendall Stinson Second Grade: Joy Brittenham, Payton Copeland, Nerissa Cullers, Tessa Janssen, Malachi Morrow, Slate Schwin, Katera Stinson...
JROTC drill teams perform well in area competition (10/22/16)
The JROTC cadets from the Scott Regional Technology Center and the 14 area sending schools competed at the annual McDonald County Drill meet on Oct. 15.
Sampson, Berger continue Holocaust studies (10/15/16)
Monett school teachers Amy Sampson and Kristy Berger were among nearly 200 teachers who completed training to teach about the Holocaust by participating in the 23rd annual Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National Conference for Educators, a three-day workshop for teachers hosted by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. over the summer...
Verona Class of 1960 holds 55th anniversary reunion (10/15/16)
The Verona High School Class of 1961 gathered for its 55th reunion on Sept. 3 at the Angus Branch Steakhouse in Monett. Eleven of the class's original 26 graduates were on hand for the occasion. Joining them as class members who did not graduate were Mary Edwards McBride, June Carr Fritz and Barbara Shumaker Samuels...
Character education awards given at Monett Intermediate (10/08/16)
Monett Intermediate School has named the winners of character education awards for September.
Cubs of the Month named at Monett Intermediate (10/08/16)
Cubs of the Month have been named at Monett Intermediate School.
Students of the Week named (10/08/16)
Officials at Monett Elementary School have chosen students demonstrating the characteristics of being polite and respectful as Students of the Week for Sept. 26.
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