• Principal Frandino, Vice Principal Boardman, Superintendent Mangus
  • Students form a rainbow on Field Day 2015
  • Student raises her hand from her desk
  • Students play with parachute on Field Day 2015
  • Fifth grade students operate droid with iPads
  • Student getting splashed with water on Field Day 2015
  • Student raising hand in class
News headlines

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.

Important dates for the 2017-18 school year

A list of important dates for the upcoming school year is available online here. The full school calendar will be available online over the summer and one printed copy will be mailed out to each district family prior to the beginning of the school year.

Students jump rope for heart health

Students from Emma C. Chase Elementary School are doing their part to fight heart disease. Read more

Chase students recognized for PE leadership

Eight students from Emma C. Chase Elementary School received the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance’s Catskill Zone Physical Education Leadership Award. 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

Changes to June Morning Music schedule

Click here to view the Morning Music calendar for April, May and June 2017.

Morning Music late arrival policy

Morning Music students are scheduled to arrive at 7:05 a.m., and are allowed to come in through the high school auditorium's entrance until 7:15 a.m. After 7:15 a.m., students must enter through the RJK Middle School main entrance.

Ms. Laurie Kilgore featured in Parent Today article

Chase Elementary School art teacher Ms. Laurie Kilgore’s legendary art excursions to the Bashakill Wetlands was recognized in this Parent Today story about how field trips can boost lifelong learning.

Fifteen Chase students attend Fuel up to Play 60 forum

Fifteen Emma C. Chase Elementary School students recently joined hundreds of other students from the Capital Region at a forum to plan strategies in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program held at the Afrim's Sports Dome in Latham. Read more

Chase ups its game on physical fitness, wins New Balance movement kit

Emma C. Chase Elementary School recently received a movement kit from the athletic footwear and fitness apparel company New Balance and its foundation, NB SparkStart. Valued at $500, the kits include a variety of equipment ranging from basketball and footballs to soccer balls and jump ropes. Read more

Mighty Milers gives Chase students exercise and opportunities

Sometimes students run circles around their teacher, and in Tami Coney’s case, that's a good thing. Earlier last year, the physical education teacher teamed with non-profit New York Road Runners to help bring the Mighty Milers, a free New York Road Runners program, to her students. Read more

Physical education department awarded for commitment to physical activity

Emma C. Chase Elementary School was recently awarded a one hundred dollar gift certificate from the physical activity and recreational equipment company FlagHouse for its creativity and commitment to physical activity. Read more

Calling all singers! Do you love to sing? Please consider volunteering!

We’re looking for interested parent or community members who can help us sing in a multi-age group at our winter concert. Please contact the Chase music teacher, Mrs. Marusek if you are interested at mmarusek@k12mcsd.net or 845-888-2471.

Victoria Falevich draws beautiful renditon of panther logo

We were AMAZED by Victoria’s freehand rendition of the Monticello Panther. Victoria is a fourth-grade student at Chase and a future artist in the making. In fact, she comes from a long-line of artists. Job well done, Victoria! View photo

First day of the 2016-17 school year video

Monty the Panther spent the entire first day of school prowling the halls of all of the district's schools to welcome back all of our students. Click here to watch the video and see Monty in action, hear welcome back messages from each of our principals and to check in with our students on how their first day went.

Elementary students raise $6,310 for American Heart Association

Emma C. Chase Elementary School recently raised awareness and a couple thousand dollars for the fight against heart disease. As a reward, they duct taped Mr. Frandino to the wall. Read more

New immunization requirements for school entry

With summer vacation fast approaching, now is a good time to make sure your child is up-to-date on his or her immunizations. Download a list of immunization requirements here: English | Español

Student receives resounding review in state-wide art project

Fourth-grade Emma C. Chase Elementary School student Noah Scheuermann was the first elementary student from MCSD to participate in the New York State Art Teachers Association’s Portfolio Project on May 14. Read more

Chase Elementary ups its game on physical fitness, wins lacrosse grant

Beginning next school year, students from Emma C. Chase Elementary School will get acquainted with the fastest game on two feet: lacrosse. Read more

An edible garden will help students learn from the ground up

On a cool, overcast morning on April 30, Emma C. Chase Elementary  received a very dirty makeover. Staff, parents and community volunteers, along with a few students, filled ten fruit and vegetable beds with soil, hammered them into shape and set several young buds in place. Read more

Students integrate physical activity in the classroom with brain breaks

School days at Chase Elementary just got healthier, thanks to a team of fourth and fifth grade students who are integrating physical activity into the classroom by creating a collection of "brain breaks," short reprieves from learning that encourage students to get up and give their mind a rest and refocus their energy. Read more

Fifth-grade students graduate from DARE program

Click here to watch a video of students discussing what they've learned through the program.

Students jump rope for heart health

Students and staff from Chase Elementary School are taking part in Jump Rope for Health, a national education and fundraising program sponsored by SHAPE America and the American Heart Association. read more

"Paws and Read a Book" program kicks off

In partnership with Monticello Central School District's EPIC (Every Person Influences Children) organization and the Mamakating Public Library, students at Emma C. Chase Elementary School will have the opportunity to fill the halls with paws. Read more

Parent resources available for Eureka Math

The district’s elementary schools have been using Eureka Math, a Common Core-aligned curriculum, for grades K-5. Parents and/or guardians are encouraged to visit the Eureka parent support page to watch a brief video resource to help you to help your child become proficient in math.

SEW program knits wellness with academics

“I like when Mr. Prestianni comes into our class,” said C.J. Poitras, a fourth 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

School, library partnership encourages independent reading

Chase students and their families are invited to participate in the Mamakating Library Club, a free book club offered at the Mamakating Library designed to get children excited about reading on their own for fun.  read more

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.

Reminder: Photo ID required at student pick up

We are working hard to make student safety a top priority! You may have noticed that a PHOTO ID is required EVERY time you  pick up your child. This policy was put into place to ensure that our students are picked up by the correct people every single day. We appreciate your understanding the importance of this policy!

MCSD implements new visitor sign-in procedures

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

Parent Today offers parents tips to help children succeed

Have you signed up for the free, opt-in resource Parent Today? Be sure to check out the Parent Today e-newsletter and website, which offer tips and resources to aid parents in their partnership with educators to support students throughout the educational process, from pre-k through high school. read more

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