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There will be a special board of education meeting July 27

There will be a special meeting of the Monticello Central School District Board of Education on Thursday, July 27 at 7 p.m. in the RJK MS Library. The Board of Education will convene at 7 p.m. and expects to enter executive session immediately.

MTA to host Car and Bike show Sept. 10

The Monticello Teachers’ Association will host its first Car and Bike Show on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to noon at Monticello High School. Read more

There will be a regular board of education meeting Aug. 3

There will be a regular meeting of the Monticello Central School District Board of Education on Thursday, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. in the RJK MS 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.

Fall sport registration begins July 17 for high school students

Fall sport registration begins July 17 for high school students. Questions? Contact 845-794-8840, ext. 10995. Read more

Fall sport registration begins Aug. 7 for middle school students

Fall sport registration begins Aug. 7 for middle school students. Questions? Contact 845-794-8840, ext. 10995.  Read more

New “flex day” schedule may decrease loss of instructional time during winter

At its July 7 meeting, the Monticello Central School District Board of Education voted to approve a new “flex day” schedule option which may help to keep students and staff safe during winter weather without sacrificing instructional time. Read more

MCSD is accepting Code of Conduct feedback until Aug. 7

The District's Code of Conduct is an important document that is revised by a committee and adopted by our Board of Education each year. The public is welcome to send their feedback and suggestions for this year's proposed Code of Conduct  by sending an email to Catherine V. Addor, Assistant Superintendent for School Administration at caddor@k12mcsd.net by Monday, August 7, 2017.

Code of Conduct to be approved at Aug. 24 board meeting

The 2017-2018 Code of Conduct is scheduled for approval at the August 24, Board of Education meeting at 7 p.m. in the RJK middle school. Click here to download a PDF copy of the proposed Code. This is a working draft. Public suggestions are welcome.

Summer programs for teens and tweens

The Ethelbert B. Crawford library will host two teen and tween programs at the library this summer. Read more

Class of 2017 Commencement Ceremony online

The Class of 2017 turned their tassels on Sunday, June 25. To re-live the ceremony, click here.

Registration packets for the Healthy Kids Day Program now available

The district will continue to supplement the cost of the program while it works toward creating its own before and after school childcare program with a much lower cost for the 2018-19 school year. Read more

Monticello takes a step back

Before Monticello High School’s class of 2017 takes their next steps forward, they took a step back and revisited the hallways of their childhood during the district’s second-annual Panther Parade of Pride.

Students receive Presidential Awards

On June 7, Monticello Central School District honored the outstanding academic accomplishments of nearly 200 fifth, eighth and twelfth graders who have earned the distinction of being a part of the Presidential Education Awards Program. Read more

Boys’ track wins OCIAA championship

For the third consecutive year (and seventh time in eight years), the Monticello boys’ track and field team has won the Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association (OCIAA) Division III track and field championship. And the team has once again done so while going undefeated in the division. Read more

Crawford Public Library announces summer reading program

The Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library has an exciting summer reading program! Sign-ups for the summer reading program will begin June 26 and activities will start Monday, July 10 There will be a variety of activities for kids, tweens and teens this summer. Read more

Monticello board member recognized by NYSSBA

At the May 16 Monticello Board of Education meeting, Board Member John Moul was presented with the New York State School Boards Association’s (NYSSBA) Board Excellence Award. Read more

Today's Students, Tomorrow's Teachers honored at ceremony

Three Monticello High School senior students, Autum Bivins, Raheem Brown and Na-eelah Shackelford, were honored at the inaugural Mid-Hudson Region Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Teacher’s (TSTT) Recognition Ceremony. Read more

Robert J. Kaiser Middle School launches mentorship program

The school has begun a pilot of the New York State Mentoring program and is the only pilot site in Sullivan County. Read more

Chase students ponder peace

“What I enjoyed most about the peace project was spending time with my friends creating a video that is funny, yet more importantly spreading a powerful message, the message of Peace,” fifth-grade student Luke said. “If we want more peace in the world, it must start with each one of us.” Read more

TK + HN = I: Monticello's own version of E=MC²

"Last month, the Navigator discussed how Truthful Kindness + Helpful Necessity = Inspiration. This month’s Navigator delves even further into this equation to show how just like Einstein’s theory of relativity can be used to assess the hidden energy within a human, TK+HN= Inspiration can help our kiddos and even ourselves understand the vast amount of potential that lurks within them. And when we realize our capability for greatness, it leads to explosive growth," Superintendent of Schools, Tammy Mangus. Read more

2017-18 school year immunization requirements

As of September 1, 2016, all students in grades 7, 8 and 12 must have proof of receiving the Meningococcal vaccine in order to attend school. Read more

Melanie Hector appointed assistant principal of George L. Cooke Elementary School

At the April 6, 2017 Monticello Board of Education meeting, the board appointed George L. Cooke Elementary School’s Instructional Coach, Melanie Hector, as the school’s assistant principal, effective Sept. 1. Read more

Monticello recognized as "Best Community for Music Education"

For the eighth year, Monticello NY has been awarded the designation of "Best Community for Music Education" by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAAM). Read more

SCREENAGERS discusses impact of technology on children

What is the primary predictor of student success? Many people would guess that it’s intelligence, but it’s not. According to the documentary film, SCREENAGERS, a strong sense of self-control is a better predictor of student success than intelligence is. Self-control is not an inherent trait, but rather a skill that is developed – so what happens to a generation of children whose self-control is constantly being tested with the allure of digital technology? Read more

Monticello is InspirED

On Friday, Feb. 17 more than 700 people gathered at Monticello High School for the district’s second annual “InspirED” conference. Read more

Rosemarie Romano appointed principal of George L. Cooke Elementary School

At its Jan. 19 meeting, the Monticello Central School District’s Board of Education approved the appointment of Rosemarie (Roe) Romano as principal of George L. Cooke Elementary School, effective Sept. 1, 2017. Read more

George L. Cooke students learning critical life skills through tinkering

Click here to watch Cooke Librarian and Monticello's Decemeber Spotlight, Julia Serrano's, class learning through play with "Maker Space" stations.

Reminder about drop-off and pick-up procedures

Without order and routine, the potential for safety hazards during drop-off and pick-up times increases. Please click here to review some reminders on the district's drop-off and pick-up procedures.

Seniors brighten Rutherford Elementary School

A fresh coat of sunny yellow paint, bold hallway murals and silhouettes of children jumping, learning and playing are among the colorful changes that greet students as they enter Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School. Read more

Monticello will welcome Pre-K program to 3-year-old students

Monticello Central School District is happy to announce that it will be expanding its pre-kindergarten program to offer opportunities for 3-year-old students thanks to a new state grant. Read more

MCSD’s security team: handling crisis situations with care

Monticello Central School District’s security team will be learning new techniques designed to prevent disruptive situations within the school community from escalating into a crisis. read more

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.

Volunteer policy now in effect

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

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.

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