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Counselor's Center
Instructor: Mrs. Gravett   
    Welcome to the Counselor's Corner! 
 
As your school counselor I will be working throughout the year focusing on the following areas; academic, career, and personal/social development as well as mental health for all students. These areas will be addressed through teaching guidance lessons, facilitating small groups, working with students individually and a variety of other activities. 

The guidance program is an integral part of every student's academic journey and will be implemented as I work together with parents/guardiansteachers, administrators, and the community.   

Here at Monett Middle School we focus on what is best for students and strive to maintain that standard daily! 

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me! 

I am looking forward to an outstanding 2016-2017 school year!
    

 

Department Announcements
Important Dates for 2017-2018 School Year
2018-2017 School Year
August 1st - New student enrollment.
August 9th - 7th/8th grade schedule pick up.
​*Times will be announced on the marque.

MAP Spirit Week April 18th-21st
Tuesday 18th "We are taking the MAP. Don't sweat it, do your best." Wear sweats/workout clothes!

Wednesday 19th "We are RED-y for the test!" Wear Red for a spirit stick point!

Thursday 20th "Don't get twisted inside-out about the test." Wear your clothes inside out and/or backwards and crazy.

Friday 21st "We're sailing toward our goals." Wear beach/swimming gear/Hawaiian clothes for a spirit stick point!
MAP Testing at MMS
MMS will be MAP testing during the following dates:
7th & 8th grade ELA 4/24-4/28
7th & 8th grade MATH 5/1-5/5
8th grade Science 5/8-/12
MAP parent letters were sent home with students on April 3rd.
For parent information and tips for MAP please go to

https://dese.mo.gov/map-information-parents
8th Grade - Freshmen Course Request Forms
8th Grade Blue Course Request Forms are due to the front office by Thursday, December 8th.
Prior to turning in your blue course request forms make sure they have been signed by you and your parent and you have logged on to PowerSchool and selected your courses.


Schedule Pick Up and Open House
Schedule pick up will be Tuesday, August 2nd, from Noon - 5:00p.m. in the Fema Shelter (Cafeteria).

MMS Open House will be Friday, August 12th, from 4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.

MAP 2016
MMS students will be MAP testing:
April 25-29 Communication Arts (7th & 8th grade)
May 2-6 Mathematics (7th & 8th grade)
May 9-12 Science (8th grade)
Students will be taking their content area tests during their designated class. Please ensure that student are present during our testing window. More information on MAP can be found @ http://dese.mo.gov/sites/default/files/asmt-map-info-for-parents.pdf
ACT Aspire Student Scores
On Thursday, March 24th, 8th graders will receive their ACT Aspire Score Reports.
Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week October 26th - 29th!
Monday: Be bold, be drug free! Wear bright, bold colors
Tuesday: Wake up drug free. - Pajama Day
Wednesday: Be famous for being drug free.
Dress like your favorite celebrity or movie, tv, or book character

Thursday: Embracing a drug free future Dress for your future career
ACT Aspire Assessment (8th grade only)
ACT Aspire for 8th grade only
8th grade will taking the ACT Aspire Tuesday, October 27th 1st through 5th hour and Wednesday, October 28th 6th through 8th hour. Please make every effort to ensure your child is present school during these test dates/times.
For more information on the ACT Aspire assessment please review the information provided at http://actaspire.avocet.pearson.com/actaspire/home#5032
Open House
Monday Night, August 10th from 4-6p.m. Meet in the cafeteria at 4:00p.m. and hear important information from Dr. Apostol.
New Student Enrollment!
New Families to Monett - New Student Enrollment at MMS is Monday, July 27! Please bring student's birth certificate and proof of residency.
Schedule Pick Up!
  1. 7th Grade Schedule Pick Up is Tuesday, August 4 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm.http://

  2. 8th Grade Schedule Pick Up is Monday, August 3 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. All 8th grade students must have proof of required immunizations!

Schedule Request for 2015
It is time to think about next year's schedule! At the Middle School you get a few choices regarding the classes you take. Please use the information from my classroom presentation and the directions given to help you make your selections. Please know, every effort will be made to meet your needs but sometimes we must make substitutions in the area of elective courses.
Directions for scheduling your classes for the 2015-2016 school year:
1. Complete your schedule request form and make sure you and your parents sign the form.
2. Log in to PowerSchool, on the left of the screen click on "Class Registration".
3. Read the class descriptions and requirements.
4. Click on the pencil to the right and then select the class.
5. When all classes have been selected, click "submit" at the bottom of the screen.
6. Turn in your signed schedule request form.
*6th grade turns in their form to their classroom teacher.
*7th grade turns in their form to the Middle School office.
7. Turn in your forms and request your classes in PowerSchool by the following dates:
*6th grade deadline Friday, May 15th.
*7th grade deadline Monday, May 11th.
**Any schedule requests received after the deadline dates will not be accepted.
If you have any questions please call 417-235-628 or email sgravett@monettschools.org
MAP Spirit Week April 20th - 27th
MAP Spirit Week
April 20th - 27th
Monday "We are taking the MAP. Don't sweat it, do your best" wear sweats!
Tuesday "We are RED-y for the test" wear red!
Wednesday "Don't get twisted inside out about the test" Wear your clothes inside out.
Thursday "We're sailing toward our goals" Wear beach/Hawaiian clothes.
Friday "We are CRAZY about learning" Dress crazy!
MAP Spring 2015
MMS students will be MAP testing during the mornings on the following dates:
7th Grade
ELA - April 28th
Math - May 5th
8th Grade
ELA - April 28th, April 29th, April 30th
Math - May 5th, May 6th, May 7th
Science - May 12th, May 13th
For more information about MAP please review, MAP Information for Parents, at http://dese.mo.gov/sites/default/files/asmt-map-info-for-parents.pdf
ACT Aspire
ACT ASPIRE
ACT Aspire parent letters went home with 8th graders on March 26th.
8th graders will be taking ACT Aspire (formerly Explore) the morning of April 9th.
Please visit the following links to learn more about this assessment or to download a free copy of Why Take ACT Aspire?
English: http://actaspire.avocet.pearson.com/actaspire/home#5032
Spanish: http://actaspire.avocet.pearson.com/actaspire/home#5033

To view sample test items and practice online tools/tasks go to: tn.actaspire.org.
Random Acts Of Kindness Week
February 9th - 13th
​Random Acts of Kindness Week

A week dedicated to performing simple acts of kindness and an opportunity to make kindness the norm instead of the exception! Each day this week everyone will be encouraged to do a kind act for someone else!
Monday - “You’re Awesome” email or note to someone.
Tuesday – sit with someone new at lunch.
Wednesday - hold a door open for someone.
Thursday- smile and say hi to someone that you usually don't to talk to everyday.


This is an opportunity to show how something as simple
as a kind
act toward another can make a difference!
World Cancer Day 2015
To help promote awareness for World Cancer Day 2015, STUCO has planned student dress up days for next week!
Tuesday-We are fighting for a cure. Wear camouflage
Wednesday- I'm crazy for a Cure! Dress crazy.
Thursday- I'm dreaming of a cure. Wear P.J.s

**Wednesday, February 4th, at 8:15a.m., all staff and students will step out into the hallways and link arms throughout the building to form a "chain of support". Once linked, there will be a 30 second period of silence in honor of the 30 cancers recognized by the American Cancer Association.
Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week is October 27th-30th!
Monday-“With a butterfly kiss, and a ladybug hug, sleep tight little one like a bug in a rug.” Give hugs and kisses not drugs! (Wear warm pajamas!)

Tuesday- “You can think any think that you wish…." Put on your thinking cap and be smart about not doing drugs! (Wear hats!)

Wednesday- “Today you are you, that's truer than true...” Find someone to dress like you! (Twin day!)
There will be a prize for the best dressed TWIN in each grade level and teacher group!


Thursday- “Why fit in when you were born to STAND OUT!” Don't follow the crowd, don't do drugs!
(Dress Fun, Mixed up and/or Crazy!)

**Also Thursday night: NEEWOLLAH Fall Festival Dance from 6-8pm.
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Don't Drop the Ball
During the month of September, I visited 7th and 8th grade Social Studies classes and presented "Don't Drop the Ball". This was a hands-on lesson to remind students of who their "team" was at school and the important role everyone has on the team! The lesson emphasized problem solving and communication skills. Students were encouraged to be an effective team member to ensure a successful school year.
P.A.L.S.
P.A.L.S.
Providing Adult Love and Support
Monett Schools are looking for adult mentors.
When
MMS: Tuesdays from 3:15-4:25
MIS: Student’s lunch time

Where
Monett Middle School/Intermediate School

Why
The goal of P.A.L.S. is to build positive relationships, encourage good attendance, provide support, friendship, be a positive example, and encourage student to pursue graduation and higher education.

If you are interested in being a mentor call:
Mrs. Gravett, M.S. Counselor, @ 235-6228
Schedules
August 1st is schedule pick up! 

8th Grade - 11a.m. -1pm. 
7th Grade - 2p.m.- 5pm. 

A packet was mailed home for you and your parents to complete and bring back on pick up day.
Department Contacts
+ Gravett, Sheila
Click on name to see details.
Department Files
 PALS Mentor Forms
If you are interested in becoming a PALS (adult mentor for students) please complete the forms and turn in to Mrs. Gravett, M.S. Counselor
 Whatsyourplan.doc
What's your plan?

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