From the Office of the MS/HS
I am sure, at some point, you have seen one of the numerous DirectTV commercials from a few years ago involving "The Settlers". Their motto is, "We settle." While it makes for a funny advertisement, it is definitely an attitude which can be detrimental in the field of education. As we enter the the month of March and the home stretch of the 2019-2020 school year, we can decide on one of two approaches to finish the year. As teachers, we can do what we have always done and settle for the traditional ways or we can adapt to the methodologies in which education has changed and incorporate numerous strategies for learning. As students, we can settle for being average, or strive for learning outcomes which will set us apart from those who are competing with us for awards, scholarships, jobs and college admissions.
I challenge all of us to reflect on everything we do, from our teaching and learning in the classroom to how we perform on the ball field or court. Are we "settling" because "it's what we do" or are we working for a seat at the table of influence in our schools and communities? Every experience is a learning one and prepares us for what we want to become and who we want to be. Only we can decide for ourselves. Do we "settle" or do we grow to become better in every aspect of life?
I hope you enjoy this month's addition of Panther Nation!
Class Scheduling For 2020-2021 School Year
Over the next month, Mrs. Hinkle will be starting this process. Student may get a look at the courses offered through the course description catalog. here is the link to the catalog...
National Honor Society
Per national guidelines, at a minimum, students must have a cumulative GPA of 85, B, 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent standard of excellence.
This involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation.
Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, and idea contributors. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.
The student of good character is cooperative; demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability; shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others; and generally maintains a clean disciplinary record.
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
On Feb. 11th, the MCE Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) had their district competition in Bolivar. All of the students worked hard for months preparing and did a great job. Here are the medalist results...
Karley Painter and Martin Belt - 5th place in Entrepreneurship
Esther Polocoser - 3rd place in Computer Applications
Keaton Painter and Jackson Dilday - 2nd place in Marketing
Keaton Painter and Jackson Dilday - 1st place in Publication Design (advance to state)
Victor Duchscherer - 1st place in Computer Problem Solving (advance to state)
Victor Duchscherer - 1st place in Cybersecurity (advance to state)
February Teacher of the Month
Ms. Ashley Meyer
Mrs. Ashley Meyer has been selected as the Teacher of the Month for MS/HS. Here are some of the things her colleagues had to say about her...
"She has excelled with the art program and is a great teacher!"
"Ms. Meyer has come in here and rocked her position. I love seeing the kids' art work around the school and I know they are proud of it, too. A lot more of our kids are excited about art and I think Ms. Meyer's passion has a lot to do with that."
"Mrs. Meyer-She has come in this year and had students excited about Art. She has been showing off the work of her students throughout the school for everyone to see."
"She has a passion for teaching students Art and showcasing off their talents."
Welding Competition at Missouri Welding Institute in Nevada, MO
February Students of the Month
SBU History Bowl
On Feb. 27th, 13 students travelled to Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar for their annual History Bowl. They competed in areas of knowledge and trivia. These students are....
The Academic History Bowl Team is coached by Mr. David Francka, Mr. Chad Banks, and Mr. Jonathan Winslow.