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News headlines

KLR fifth graders hosting food drive

All classes may participate in KLR Food Drive to benefit the homeless. Read more

It's time for the Tinsel Trot and Reindeer Dash

Dress as your favorite holiday character if you wish but be sure to wear your sneakers. These annual races raise money for scholarships and to aid the homeless. Read more

Fun at the farm

First graders from KLR had a great time at Pierson's Farm recently. Read more

Crawford Library hosting programs for kids, teens

The end of November is busy at the library. Read more

Paint and Sip Hot Apple Cider event is sold out

The EPIC and MCSD Family Engagement Paint and Sip Hot Apple Cider event, scheduled for Nov. 7 in the RJK Cafeteria is sold out.

Your feedback can help improve the Monticello CSD website

You can help shape the future of the Monticello CSD website by completing a brief survey by Nov. 1. Discovering what our community finds useful on the existing website, as well as where the website could improve, is critical as the district embarks on an extensive website redesign process. Your feedback will help make sure our website evolves with technology and the changes in how the public consumes information.

Purchase KLR apparel and support the school

The KLR Team Shop is now open - visit www.bsnteamsports.com and enter code KLRPANTHER. All orders must be submitted by Oct. 31

MCSD to serve free meals to all students

Beginning on Sept. 7, 2017, the Monticello Central School District will serve free meals – both lunch and breakfast – to all students, regardless of their family’s income status through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). Parents do not have to take any action to participate, however, the district asks all parents, regardless of income, to return the confidential income proxy form that will be sent home with students on the first day of school. Read more

Fall programs at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Library

The Ethelbert B. Crawford Library will host programs for children and teens of all ages during the fall. Read more

Fifth-graders experience jury system

The verdict is in: the Rutherford field trip to the court house was a big hit! Fifth grade students recently visited the courthouse for a hands on look at how the judicial system operates and what the duties of the Judge, Court Reporter, Defense Attorney, District Attorney and trial jurors are. Read more

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 Kiwanis Club donates books to Rutherford and Cooke students

The Otchipew people, a Native American tribe from what is now the Detroit area, had an expression “Nunc Kee-wanis” which loosely translated, means “we trade” or “we share our talents.” It is that expression from which the Kiwanis Club derived its name. Read more

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.

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.

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.

The Breakfast Packing Team: serving up career skills

Rutherford’s student-based Breakfast Packing Team is serving up job skills while building confidence, manners and teamwork. read more

Spouses team up to implement mentoring program

KLR fifth grade teacher Mrs. Billias and her husband, MHS teacher Mr. Billias, joined efforts to implement a senior/fifth grade mentoring program. read more

Free meals will be offered to Rutherford students

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

Monticello 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.

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!

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. More

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MCSD has zero tolerance for bullying and harassment!

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