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News headlines

MHS students feed 100 families

Under the leadership of the Monticello food drive committee, students were able to raise enough money to fill 100 baskets with all the ingredients of a traditional Thanksgiving meal. On Nov. 24, the entire student body gathered in the high school auditorium to see the fruits of their labor. read more

SEW program knits together wellness and academics

“I like when Mr. Prestianni comes into our class,” said C.J. Poitras, a 4th grade student at Chase. “Sometimes, people work hard in school and struggle and then they get stressed out. But, when Mr. Prestianni comes, he helps us learn how to relax.” read more

MCSD welcomes new Human Resources Specialist

  On Nov. 17 the Monticello Central School District welcomed Anna Wasson to its administrative team as a Human Resources Specialist.  read more

Facilities Committee will meet Dec. 1

The Monticello Central School District Facilities Committee will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 1 in the Robert J. Kaiser Middle School library at 6 p.m.  read more

The next Monticello Board of Education meeting will be Dec. 3

The Monticello Central School District Board of Education  will hold its next regular meeting on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. in the Robert J. Kaiser Middle School library. There will be a proposed executive session at 6:01 p.m. to discuss “the medical, financial, credit or employment history of a particular person or corporation, or matters leading to the appointment, employment, promotion, demotion, discipline, suspension, dismissal or removal of a particular person or corporation.” The open meeting will occur after the completion of executive session.

Monticello High School to present I Hate Shakespeare! on Dec. 4-5

MHS will present I Hate Shakespeare!, a “dramedy” written by Steph DeFerie. Performances will take place at the Arnold Packer Hughs Auditorium in the high school on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4 and 5 at 7 p.m. read more

"Chef in the classroom" gets students excited to eat their veggies

Students at Cooke Elementary School are participating in a new program designed to foster healthy eating habits. read more

MHS Debate team wins distinctions in Monticello and Maryland…next stop Kentucky!

 The Monticello High School Debate Team has been winning distinctions up and down the East Coast. read more

MHS seniors sign letter of intent

Twin sisters and Monticello High School seniors Camryn and Sydney Johnson signed a National Letter of Intent to attend and run track and cross country for Siena College in Loudonville, NY. read more

Staff spotlight shines on Bob Lyons

Monticello Central School District is proud to shine the light on Robert “Bob” Lyons, a bus driver responsible for transporting our most precious cargo – students. read more

Hall of Distinction recognizes five with long roots in Monticello

The Monticello community gathered in the High School’s auditorium on Friday, Nov. 6 to watch the induction of five notable men and women into the district’s Hall of Distinction. For the first time since the hall's inception three years ago, high school juniors and seniors were included in the celebration of Monticello excellence and leadership. read more

Inaugural Tinsel Trot 5k will take place Dec. 5

Grab those ugly Christmas sweaters, Santa hats and sleighbells and register for this whimisical and fun event! read more

Get your body into the groove at the Interact Zumbathon!

The Monticello High School Interact Club will host a two hour Zumbathon on Friday, Nov. 20 from 2:15-4:15 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. The Zumbathon will raise money for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. read more

The next Board of Education meeting will be Nov. 19

There will be a regular meeting of the Monticello Central School District Board of Education on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the Cooke Elementary School Multipurpose Room.

There will be a proposed executive session at 6:01 p.m. to discuss “the medical, financial, credit or employment history of a particular person or corporation, or matters leading to the appointment, employment, promotion, demotion, discipline, suspension, dismissal or removal of a particular person or corporation.” The open meeting will occur after the completion of executive session.

Six students chosen to represent Monticello at Area-All State

Monticello Central School District is proud to announce that six student-musicians have been selected to perform in the Zone 9 Area-All State Festival on Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 21 at Suffern High School. read more

Save the date for the Grade 4-5 Winter Concert

Students are hard at work preparing for the Grade 4-5 Winter Concert on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. at the High School's auditorium. Be sure to save the date. read more

Updated: Stay informed about snow closings and delays

With the winter season closely approaching, now seems like a good time to review how Monticello Central School District handles weather-related closings and delays. Please see our updated television and radio station list. read more

Monticello High School teacher has research article published

Monticello High School music teacher John Bernstein’s Graduate research article was published in this month’s issue of School Music News, the official publication of the New York State School Music Association. read more

Superintendent Tammy Mangus shares monthly message

Superintendent Mangus shares her insights about the district in The Monti Navigator.
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Staff spotlight shines on Joette LeBlanc

Known for her tireless work ethic, attention to detail and warm personality, Joette's smile lights up central office. Congrats to Joette for being "greater than the average." 
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Monticello Board of Education attends NYSSBA Annual Convention and Education Expo

Members from the Monticello Board of Education became students for the day during the 95th New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) Annual Convention and Education Expo in New York City Oct. 18-20. read more

Athletic Department implements updated handbook for student-athletes

This handbook supersedes all prior handbooks and should be read and acknowledged by all student athletes and their parent prior to the start of the winter sport season during online registration. Learn more about online registration here.

Get a behind the scenes look at our school district

Each year, a Sullivan County Democrat reporter visits Monticello schools to speak with students, teachers and administrators for a special School Scene supplement. The focus this year is on Education = Opportunities.  read on!

Thank you, Monticello families!

The district appreciates parents' patience and cooperation as traffic patterns have been adjusted at the middle school and high school.  read more

Updated pick up and drop off information for MHS and RJK

Thank you for your patience as we continue to fine-tune our drop off and pick up procedures. CLICK HERE for the most recent information about procedures for morning drop off and afternoon pick up at the middle and high school.

Online pre-registration now offered for new students

Parents and guardians may now complete pre-registration online. This first step allows parents and guardians to complete preliminary information online; enrollment will not be completed until a registration appointment is held with the district registrar. CLICK HERE to begin the pre-registration process.

Updated technology page features parent communication tools

The district's "new" instructional technology webpage highlights communication tools for parents and students, as well as technology in the classroom. read more

Monticello athletic apparel for sale

The Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School and the Panthers’ football team are participating in a clothing fundraiser. Click here to review the catalog and make purchases.

Breakfast and lunch menus available online

Breakfast and lunch menus for Sept. are now available online. Click here to download menus, or learn more about online meal payments and free or reduced meals.

Events customized for you via Google Calendar

The 2015-16 district calendar was printed and mailed to residents over the summer. To check for new and rescheduled events throughout the year, be sure to view the district's Google Calendar on the each school's home page or "like" the district on Facebook.

Free meals will offered at Cooke, Rutherford, Kaiser

The Cooke, Rutherford and Kaiser schools continues to offer free breakfast and lunch to students.  read more

Volunteer policy now in effect

District volunteers will be asked to complete an application, in compliance with a board adopted volunteer policy. read more

Applications for free and reduced price meals now available

Children from households that meet federal income guidelines are eligible for free or reduced price meals. Click on the links below to learn about eligibility guidelines and how to apply for the 2015-16 school year.   parent letter and application |
carta a padres para programas de comidas escolares

BoardDocs allows easy Board of Education file access, storage

In an effort to streamline Board of Education documents and information, Monticello Central School District has implemented an easy-to-use content management system called BoardDocs. read more

MCSD implements new visitor sign-in procedures

To ensure the safety and security of all students, visitors are required to adhere to the outlined procedures listed here. Click here to read the Monticello Board of Education policies regarding visitors.

BOE adopts 2015-16 calendar

The Monticello Board of Education adopted the 2015-16 school year calendar during the March 26 BOE meeting.  see calendar [PDF]

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