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News: 2016-17 School Year

june 2017

Ethelbert B. Crawford to host free MakerSpace event (6/16/17)
Monticello Kiwanis Club donates books to Rutherford and Cooke students (6/15/17)
BB gun found at KLR (6/13/17)
Monticello takes a step back (6/13/17)
Crawford Public Library announces summer reading program (6/12/17)
AOF holds second annual "My School Color Run" (6/12/17)
Chase students jump rope for heart health (6/15/17)

may 2017

Boys’ track and field team wins OCIAA championship for third consecutive year (5/30/17)
Crawford Public Library hosts 'Taste of Sullivan County' raffle (5/25/17)
Mobile clinic provides dental care for Cooke students (5/25/17)
Monticello High School to hold its spring dance show on June 9 (5/25/17)
Senior Varsity softball athletes recognized at Senior Day celebration (5/25/17)
Monticello High School students featured in The Trusted Professional (5/24/17)
13 Reasons Why craze (5/24/17)
Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School celebrates Better Speech and Hearing Month (5/24/17)
Two MCSD educators recognized by SCSBA (5/21/17)
Thank you, Cooke nurses! (5/21/17)
Cooke celebrates Cinco de Mayo (5/21/17)
Monti alumnus Steven Schwartz visits with Cooke students (5/21/17)
Key Club brightens the day of CRMC residents (5/21/17)
Cooke celebrates Earth Day (5/21/17)
Cooke holds food drive for Backpack Program (5/21/17)
Monticello voters approve 2017-18 budget (5/17/17)
Monticello board member recognized by NYSSBA (5/16/17)
Chase students recognized for PE leadership (5/16/17)
Today's Students, Tomorrow's Teachers honored at ceremony (5/15/17)
Robert J. Kaiser Middle School launches mentorship program (5/15/17)
New murals brighten up Cooke's lobby (5/12/17)
Monticello students' artwork featured at art show (5/12/17)
KLR is going green (5/12/17)
Upcoming EPIC workshops (5/12/17)
Emma C. Chase students ponder, "What does peace mean to us?" (5/9/17)
Club Friday at KLR (5/8/17)
Upcoming events at Ethelbert B. Crawford library (5/8/17)
A Successful Tax Season at Monticello High School (5/8/17)
RJK Middle School spring concert schedule (5/8/17)
2017-18 School Year Immunization Requirements for Meningococcal Vaccine (5/2/17)
MHS music department presents spring concerts part one and two (5/2/17)
Regents Examination Schedule (5/1/17)
Students to participate in annual music festival (5/1/17)

April 2017

Monticello Board of Education adopts proposed budget (4/22/17)

MHS announces third-period honor roll (4/18/17)
Melanie Hector appointed as George L. Cooke assistant principal (4/17/17)
Monticello: Eight years as "Best Community for Music Education"  (4/4/17)
Kenneth L. Rutherford students solve problems during annual STEAM fair (4/4/17)
Band with anti-bullying message performs at George L. Cooke (4/4/17)
Makerspace and "Tales with Tai" at the E.B. Crawford Library (4/4/17)
Rutherford students enjoy after-school yoga (4/3/17)
Monticello will “light it up blue” on Friday, April 7 (4/2/17)

March 2017

Spring story times at E.B. Crawford Library (3/28/17)
Stuffed animal sleepover at E.B. Crawford Library (3/28/17)
Families celebrate reading during Family Literacy Night  (3/28/17)
Winter weather will impact spring athletic calendar (3/27/17)
Notice of budget hearing, annual meeting and elections (3/17/17)
Ethelbert B. Crawford Library presents Messy Makers (3/15/17)
George L. Cooke Elementary School celebrates black history (3/15/17)
Potential spring break schedule adjustments (3/13/17)
Sullivan County School Districts to host Job Fair on March 16 (3/8/17)
RJK Spring Spirit Week 2017 to be held week of March 13-17 (3/6/17)
Sullivan County BOCES/NYSED to host an Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Community Forum (3/3/17)
The spotlight is on Omnia Elghaly!  (3/1/17)

Students artwork to be on display for Dream Rocket Project (3/1/17)

February 2017

Monticello Central School District is InspirED (2/27/17)
Runners Qualify for NYS Track Championships (2/27/17)
SCREENAGERS at MCSD (2/24/17)
Cooke students ring in the year of the rooster (2/24/17)
Parents, please note the elementary conference night has been moved from March 30 to April 20 (2/24/17)
Monticello seventh grader's bar mitzvah project connects him to community (2/23/17)
Academy of Finance students will offer free tax services until April 6 (2/20/17)
MHS announces honor roll students (2/15/17)
The Chase Passport Event will be Feb. 24 (2/15/17)
Black History Month contest winners will be announced Feb. 27 (2/15/17)
Monticello students to perform at all-county music festival (2/14/17)
Grab your hat and read with the cat on March 2 at KLR (2/14/17)
Oh the thinks you can think! MHS to present Seussical (2/14/17)
KLR celebrates students and employee of the month for January (2/8/17)
Elementary students and their families invited to The Little Farm Show March 9 (2/8/17)
Nominations are being accepted for 2017 Hall of Distinction (2/8/17)
The spotlight is on Yenny Diaz (2/3/17)
Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library to offer free Maker Space activities (2/3/17)
Six students awarded State Scholarship for Excellence (2/2/17)
MHS holds second Student of Distinction Ceremony, Feb. 1 (2/2/17)

January 2017

A visit from an accountant (1/30/17)
Indoor track athletes stand out as the Panthers work toward post season (1/27/17)
RJK families: please take note of the following end of semester date changes (1/25/17)
Staff members attend inspiring trip to Frost Valley (1/25/17)
MHS families: please take note of the following end of semester date changes (1/25/17)
Mighty Milers gives Chase students exercise and opportunities (1/23/17)
Fifteen Chase students attend Fuel up to Play 60 forum (1/23/17)
Chase ups its game on physical fitness, wins New Balance movement kit (1/23/17)
Physical education department awarded for commitment to physical activity (1/23/17)
Rosemarie Romano appointed as principal of Cooke Elementary School (1/20/17)
Spots still available for after school yoga at RJK (1/10/17)
Crawford Library to offer free elementary tutoring beginning Jan. 18 (1/4/17)

December 2016

It’s beginning to look a lot like recycling (12/20/16)
The Earth Guardians have a new slant on a "Giving Tree" (12/20/16)
Free Makesrpace activities for children and teens at Crawford Library Dec. 29 (12/20/16)
Monticello Builders Club spends holiday season serving others (12/20/16)
Rutherford announces November Students and Employee of the Month (12/20/16)
MTA and Tinsel Trot organizational committee extends its thanks to Monticello community (12/14/16)
District confirms additional case of scabies at Rutherford (12/14/16)
Seniors brighten Rutherford Elementary School (12/12/16)
Mad Science comes to Cooke Elementary (12/12/16)
Students donate hundreds of food items to Federation for the Homeless (12/7/16)
RJK announces after-school culinary workshop (12/7/16)
District confirms case of scabies at Rutherford (12/7/16)
"Monticello Blue" knows how to solve a problem (12/6/16)

November 2016

Portraits created by Monticello students to travel to Bolivia (11/29/16)
Winter concert series dates announced (11/29/16)
The next Teen Advisory Group meeting will be Dec. 8 (11/29/16)
Leadership Summit seeks to improve Sullivan County community (11/28/16)
Academy of Finance Holds Networking Breakfast (11/28/16)
MHS announces first marking period Honor Roll (11/23/16)
Important information about the fourth and fifth-grade winter concert (11/22/16)
Monticello will welcome Pre-K program to 3-year-old students (11/21/16)
Waste reduction program to be expanded district-wide  (11/21/16)
Monticello High School water outlets test positive for elevated levels of lead (11/21/16)
Five inducted into Monticello's Hall of Distinction (11/15/16)
Students learn about symbolism (11/14/16)
AOF will host second-annual "My School Color Run" in May (11/14/16)
Ethelbert B. Crawford Library forming chess club for teens and adults (11/14/16)
MHS junior recognized for musical excellence (11/14/16)
Fire Prevention Month at George L. Cooke Elementary School (11/14/16)
Monticello Teachers Association to host Tinsel Trot 5K (11/14/16)
KLR second-grade students enjoy field trip to a farm (11/7/16)
KLR celebrates Students, Employee of the Month at Fun Monday (11/3/16)
AOF Students Learn the Importance of Professional Dress and Interview Strategies (11/3/16)
Seven students chosen to represent Monticello at Area All State (11/1/16)

School building water test results available online (11/1/16)

october 2016

Student being treated for chickenpox (10/26/16)
District to launch extensive review of building condition survey (10/26/16)
Jacob Lerner shares the importance of business attire to AOF (10/24/16)
Academy of Finance seniors experience dining etiquette lesson (10/24/16)
Monticello tests drinking water for lead following new state standard (10/20/16)
Cooke goes pink for breast cancer (10/19/16)
Free workshop for parents and caregivers on reading to children (10/17/16)
Upcoming EPIC workshops announced (10/17/16)
Library to host Halloween party for children, teens and families (10/17/16)
Second graders receive story books from Kiwanis Club of Monticello (10/17/16)
Cooke implements cafeteria incentive program (10/13/16)
Monticello Board of Education to hold Community Forum (10/12/16)
John Greenbaum enhances Academy of Finance students' learning (10/12/16)
Schools to dismiss early, Oct. 7 (10/6/16)
Dr. Robert J Kaiser Debate Tournament will be Oct. 7-8 (10/5/16)
Learn more about the library’s Teen Advisory Group on Oct. 13 (10/5/16)
Cooke-Rutherford PTO fundraiser reminder (10/4/16)

September 2016

Local man found lost on RJK campus (9/29/16)
Notice regarding social media rumor (9/29/16)
Monticello Fire Department respond to alarm at transportation garage (9/22/16)
Airsoft gun found on school grounds (9/22/16)
Monticello Central School District announces 2016 Hall of Distinction Inductees (9/20/16)
Monticello community gathers to celebrate "Panther Pride" (9/19/16)
Academy of Finance students share their summer intern experiences (9/13/16)
Monticello residents asked to participate in survey (9/12/16)
First day of school video (9/9/16)
Panther Pride Ride video (9/9/16)
Elementary morning music program will begin on Oct. 4 (9/9/16)
Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library offers free weekly story times for children (9/9/16)
Ethelbert B. Crawford Library to host brew series (9/9/16)
“FORE!!!” The Inaugural Tees and Threes Golf Outing is fast approaching (9/9/16)

August 2016

George L. Cooke Elementary Drop-off and Pick-up Proceedures (8/30/16)
The Panther Pride Ride takes off on Sept. 2 (8/29/16)
Monticello High School receives donation of AED (8/29/16)
Tennis court bids come in over budget, board to discuss options (8/26/16)
Tax rates set for 2016-17 school year (8/26/16)
Community volunteer sought to serve on the district Audit Committee (8/22/16)
Friends of the Crawford Public Library will host Brew Series (8/12/16)
Propane tank turned off as a precaution; all other fixtures deemed fine (8/11/16)
Students clean up Somerville Field (8/11/16)
College benefits available for students who are eligible for free/reduced lunch (8/9/16)
Look for 2016-17 district calendar in August (8/8/16)

JULY 2016

Clarification about July 28 board of education meeting (7/28/16)
AOF students welcome speakers (7/22/16)
Program for teens who want a career in sports offered (7/15/16)
Upperclassmen volunteers needed for Panther Camp 2016 (7/13/16)
KLR student athletes score invitation to O-D All-American Football Bowl (7/1/16)
Parent, student and coach volunteers sought to serve on district Athletic Council (7/7/16)
Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library offer free programs for teens (7/6/16)
Pop Up Pantry provides toiletries to students in need throughout RJK (7/6/16)

News: 2015-2016 School Year

JUNE 2016

Summer reading at the Ethelbert B. Crawford library (6/29/16)
Class of 2016 graduates with the highest graduation rate in a decade (6/27/16)
Elementary students raise $6,310 for American Heart Association (6/24/16)
Robert J. Kaiser Middle School will welcome new principal in the fall (6/22/16)
Kiwanis Club helps children get access to books and reading opportunities (6/22/16)
Ten MHS seniors awarded scholarships (6/21/16)
Free meals for kids and teens begins July 5 (6/21/16)
Board of Regents extends special education safety net (6/21/16)
Fifth-grade students buy a flock of chickens and a sheep (6/20/16)
District accepting bids for tennis court project (6/20/16)
Regents approve new graduation pathway (6/17/16)
Meet the 2016 Summa Cum Laude graduates (6/17/16)
Monticello graduates take one last trip through their former schools (6/17/16)
Monticello High School Key Club End of Year Celebration (6/16/16)
District confirms two cases of pertussis (6/13/16)
The spotlight is on Lynn Selkirk (6/13/16)
Seniors attend second-annual "lock in" (6/10/16)
Fifth-graders experience jury system (6/8/16)
Your children’s health: addressing pertussis (whooping cough) (6/8/16)
Monticello High School's internship program creates "life-ready" students (6/7/16)
Monticello's top ten seniors honored in Albany (6/2/16)
Students share poems, songs and essays about Memorial Day (6/2/16)
Coach Caruso and Sternkopf named KLR Employees of the Month (6/2/16)

May 2016

Teen volunteers needed at Ethlelbert B. Crawford library (5/31/16)
Fourth-graders get the buzz on beekeeping (5/25/16)
Watch the MHS commencement ceremony live online (5/25/16)
Key Club visits SPCA (5/25/16)
Boy’s track prepares for successful final lap (5/25/16)
RJK National Junior Honor Society holds induction (5/25/16)
KLR students visit the library (5/23/16)
Fourth-grade student receives resounding reviews of his artwork (5/23/16) 
KLR students celebrate "Better Speech and Hearing" month (5/23/16)
Chase Elementary ups its game on physical fitness, wins lacrosse grant (5/19/16)
Playground redesign revealed at Rutherford Elementary (5/18/16)
Monticello voters approve budget, elect three board of education members (5/17/16)
Electrical fire at Emma C. Chase Elementary this morning (5/17/16)
Students honored at annual Scholar Athlete Breakfast (5/16/16)
Music program to hold several end-of-year concerts (5/16/16)
Tri-M National Music Honor Society students give their regards to Broadway (5/13/16)
District initiates precautionary lock-out (5/9/16)
Fifth-graders graduate from D.A.R.E. program (5/9/16)
Students, staff honor lunch lady heroes (5/5/16)
An edible garden will help students learn from the ground up (5/4/16)
Flipped learning: homework in class and class lessons at home (5/3/16)
"I Wanna" meet an author! (5/3/16)
Connie Cheng named KLR's employee of the month (5/3/16)
MCSD to host "Educators as Physicians: Using RTI Data for Effective Decision-Making" training (5/2/16)
KLR students treated to a performance by Grammy-winning Zydeco band (5/2/16)
KLR students get their hands dirty for Earth Day (5/2/16)
Monticello High School's music department to hold two spring concerts (5/2/16)
Budget basics video series - part two (5/2/16)
Ethelbert B. Crawford public library announces May programs for children and teens (5/2/16)

April 2016

Monticello Central School District will host NYSSMA Solo Festival, May 13-14 (4/29/16)
Key Club attends Kiwanis Family Walk for Hunger (4/29/16)
Retired Monticello principal and teacher named as award recipients (4/27/16)
Budget meetings will be held throughout the community (4/27/16) 
The Spotlight is on Chris Palmer (4/27/16)
Third annual Jessica Fingers Invitational draws a crowd (4/26/16)
Ethelbert B. Crawford library offers free story time for children (4/24/16)
Board approves Monticello budget proposal, vote set for May 17 (4/22/16)
High school artists to be honored in Catskill Art Society Art Show (4/22/16)
MTA's Meet the Candidates Night will take place May 2 (4/21/16)
Ben Ulrich, Camryn Johnson named OCIAA Scholar-Athletes of the Year (4/20/16)
RJK's builders club visits with seniors (4/15/16)
Students invited to OCCC College Fair, April 27 (4/13/16)
Chase Elementary School's student council hosts food drive (4/11/16)
MHS Driver’s Education students attend Teen Safety Day, NY Auto Show (4/11/16)
SUNY New Paltz invites students to STEP to success (4/7/16)
Guest speaker delivers a powerful message, “You Matter” (4/5/16)
Get Ready, Set, Jump comes to Cooke Elementary School  (4/5/16)
MHS students turn classroom into time machine (4/5/16)
Monticello High School (MHS) teacher wins Teaching Excellence Award (4/5/16)
Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library receives grant to hire teen intern (4/5/16)
April 4 - April 8 is Spirit Week at Monticello High School (4/1/16)
George L. Cooke Elementary School: students build like Superkids’ Doc (4/1/16)

March 2016

MHS Performing Arts presents Beauty and the Beast April 8-10 (3/30/16)
Monticello: a “Best Community for Music Education"(3/29/16)
Learn budget basics in less than 3 minutes with School Budgets 101 video (3/29/16)
State now requires meningitis vaccination in grades 7, 12 (3/23/16)
Monticello Board of Education awards standout teachers, scholar athletes (3/21/16)
Students integrate physical activity into the classroom through brain breaks (3/21/16)
Fifth-graders at Emma C. Chase Elementary graduate from DARE program (3/21/16)
Kenneth L. Rutherford hosts annual science fair (3/21/26)
Voters to elect three Board of Education members May 17 (3/16/16)
The Spotlight is on Patti Andersen (3/15/16)
Passport event will be held during parent-teacher conferences (3/14/16)
Gotta keep reading! (3/14/16)
"Mighty Milers" run laps around health and fitness (3/14/16)
The deadline for the MHS Instagram contest is April 1 (3/8/16)
“Chat and Chew” book club gets students reading (3/7/16)
Superintendent Mangus asks the community to "THINK" in The Monti Navigator (3/7/16)
MHS Academy of Finance will host inaugural Color Run May 22 (3/7/16)
Changes ahead for ELA 3-8 testing (3/3/16)
Monticello students' artwork will be featured during the 2016 Sullivan County K-8 Art Show  (3/1/16)

monticello student artwork to be featured

Feburary 2016

MHS Key Club hosts Carnation sale (2/29/16)
“Fun Friday” turns bittersweet as KLR bids “see-you-later” to two faculty members (2/29/16)
Student at Kenneth L. Rutherford diagnosed with scabies (2/26/16)
MHS senior Shaun Jackson commits to Division II Mansfield University to play sprint football (2/26/16)
Former football, lacrosse standout Ken Bartolo raises the game on drug awareness at MHS (2/24/16)
Students jump rope for heart health (2/22/16)
Cooke students show compassion (2/22/16)
Important notice about snow “give back” days (2/22/16)
Authorities are investigating reported discussion of weapon sale between students (2/22/16)
Monticello teachers are inspirED by technology (2/22/16)
Early spring concert to be held on March 2 for elementary students (2/22/16)
Important eighth-grade trip meeting on March 7 (2/22/16)
Monticello School District music students chosen for 62nd annual all-county music festival (2/22/16)
George L Cooke socks poverty (2/22/16)
Cooke students recieve an early eye screening (2/19/16)
Free after-school yoga program begins at Chase on Feb. 22 (2/19/16)
Monticello families invited to attend EPIC workshop (2/18/16)
Black History Month at Cooke Elementary School (2/18/16)
Local veterans visit Chase Elementary School students (2/18/16)
Monticello girls alpine ski team wins sectionals  (2/18/16)   
Monticello High School students receive inaugural Student Athlete Awards (2/18/16)
Robert J. Kaiser: Literacy for All (2/17/16)
G.L. Cooke Elementary School: Healthy Teeth, Healthy Child (2/17/16)
Winter updates from the Cooke-Rutherford PTO (2/17/16)
Important notice from Superintendent Mangus (2/15/16)
MHS Academy of Finance offers tax preparation services (2/5/16)
Student-led conferences enable students to reflect on their academic progress (2/5/16)
Local lawyer visits Academy of Finance students (2/4/16)
Registration has begun for reduced-rate extended day program (2/4/16)
Openings available for Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Teachers (2/1/16)
Coach Urvashi Gupta named USTA Coach of the Year (2/1/16)

january 2016

The spotlight is on Tim and Allision Billias (1/29/16)
Helping families, schools and communities raise children to become adults: an inside look at EPIC (1/22/16)
MHS students and staff honored at Board Awards (1/22/16)
Monticello's Board of Education honors individuals (1/22/16)
“Why is school closed? I don’t see any snow!” A guide to winter-weather-related school closings (1/22/16)
Rutherford Elementary School principal to retire (1/22/16)
AOF seniors research potential career paths through job shadowing (1/20/16)
MCSD receives reduced-rate grant for Healthy Kids Extended Day Program (1/20/16)
Message from Principal Wilder regarding Regents Exams (1/20/16)
Monticello Central School District adopts new bus tracking system (1/11/16)
District mourns passing of Chief Judge Judith Kaye (1/7/16)
Fire in Wurtsboro Hills affects district transportation routes (1/7/16)
Teachers’ Tinsel Trot inspires students’ goodwill (1/6/16)
Students build life-skills and confidence in shop class (1/4/16)

December 2015

Students practice the joy of giving (12/28/15)
Cooke Students Sing their Hearts Out (12/23/15)
Starlight Chapter 74, Bethany Lodge, donates school supplies to Cooke (12/23/15)
Eighth grade trip updates (12/23/15) 
Cooke gets ugly for a good cause (12/21/15)
Fifth graders attend anti bullying workshop (12/21/15)
Alert system to be tested Sunday, Dec. 20 (12/18/15)
KLR faculty compete in cookie-decorating contest (12/18/15)
MCSD’s security team: handling crisis situations with care (12/15/15)
Students, staff, compete in ugliest holiday sweater contest (12/11/15)
Nesin Cultural Arts’ holiday concert will be Dec. 18-19 (12/9/15)
MHS presents I Hate Shakespeare! to a full house Dec. 4-5 (12/8/15)
Residency FAQs (12/8/15)
MTA and Tinsel Trot committee extends its thanks to Monticello community (12/7/15)
Third grade classes enjoy a Thanksgiving feast together (12/7/15)
Staff and community members work together to make the season bright for all (12/7/15)
Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School temporarily evacuated (12/3/15)
The spotlight is on Jill Harrold (12/1/15)
Academy of Finance Juniors Experience YEG Entrepreneurship Symposium (12/1/15)
Cooke students donate 900+ food items to the SC Federation for the Homeless (12/1/15)
Certified Public Accountant Discusses Accounting Experience with AOF Juniors (12/1/15)

November 2015

MHS 2015 Winter Concert to feature "Hallelujah Chorus" sing-along! (11/30/15)
Winter concert dates announced (11/30/15)
MHS students feed 100 families (11/24/15)
MCSD welcomes new Human Resources Specialist (11/24/15)
Monticello Central School District Facilities Committee will meet Dec. 1 (11/24/15)
LBGTS club commemorates Transgender Day of Remembrance (11/23/15)
SEW program knits wellness and academics (11/23/15)
Michael Regan honored as Orange County Rising Star (11/23/15)
MHS presents I Hate Shakespeare! On Dec. 4-5 (11/23/15)
MHS announces first marking period's honor roll (11/20/15)
RJK Middle School Announces November's Students of the Month (11/19/15)
Routine lock down drill will take place Nov. 18 (11/18/15)
Free community Thanksgiving meal at Monticello High School (11/16/15)
"Chef in the classroom" program gets students excited about eating their veggies (11/16/15)
MHS debate team wins dinstinctions up and down the east coast (11/16/15)
Twin sisters sign letter of intent (11/13/15)
Students receive story books from Kiwanis Club of Monticello (11/13/15)
Academy of Finance holds networking breakfast (11/13/15)
Bus driver Bob Lyons is in the spotlight (11/12/15)
Cooke's kindergarteners meet some very special dogs (11/10/15)
Six students chosen to represent Monticello at Area-All State (11/10/15)
Hall of Distinction recognizes five with long roots in Monticello (11/10/15)
Get your body into the groove at the Interact Zumbathon! (11/10/15)
First annual Tinsel Trok 5K announced (11/6/15)
Basha Kill Area Association recognizes Eco Club for enhancing enviornmental awareness (11/5/15)
The Breakfast Packing Team: serving up career skills (11/4/15)
Chase Elementary hosts annual Halloween Parade (11/3/15)
RJK Middle School Announces October's Students of the Month (11/3/15)
Monticello High School teacher has research article published (11/3/15)
Updated - Stay informed about snow closings and delays (11/3/15)

october 2015

Joette LeBlanc in the spotlight (10/29/15)
Cooke students get reading! (10/29/15)
Reserve your spot at the Oct. 30 at the Flicker Football Tournament (10/29/15)
Cooke_fire_safety 10_29 (photo gallery; 10/29/15)
Fall Festival = fun at KLR (10/29/15)
Art students draw inspiration from the Bashakill Wetlands (10/28/15)
Officer Phil visits Chase Elementary School (10/28/15)
KLR fourth grader places in NFL competition (10/26/15)
Close reading is sweet! (10/26/15)
Fire prevention week teaches children about fire safety (10/26/15)
Monticello Board of Education attends NYSSBA Annual Convention and Education Expo (10/25/15)
Monticello High School Spirit Week will culminate with homecoming dance (10/21/15)
Chase students learn about fire safety during Fire Safety Month (10/19/15)
Students, staff, community invited to pancake breakfast (10/19/15)
Stay informed about snow closings and delays (10/19/15)
Monticello offers "Week of Possibilities" for students (10/14/15)
Cooke Elementary Open House (photo gallery; 10/13/15)
Cooke Elementary welcomes Monticello Fire Department (10/13/15)
MHS_music_SUNY_10_13 (photo gallery; 10/13/15)
Chase_fall_assembly_10_13 (photo gallery; 10/13/15)
AOF seniors attend SUNY Sullivan Seminar (10/10/15)
RJK Spirit Week to be held Oct. 26-30 (10/9/15)
Chase students complete Summer Math Challenge (10/8/15)
Students interview community members about their career, interests (10/7/15)
Students receive a rewarding snack (10/7/15)
Schools to dismiss early Friday, Oct. 9 for county-wide drill (10/6/15)
Community members invited to attend athletic banner dedication (10/6/15)
Earth Guardians of Sullivan County now accepting new members (10/6/15)
KLR first graders create abstract art designs (10/5/15)
8th grade trip updates and fundraising information  (10/5/15)
District introduces "new" instructional technology webpage (10/2/15)
Health screenings to take place in all schools  (10/2/15)
AOF_summer_interns_09_15 (photo gallery; 10/2/15)
Faculty parking lot will be blocked off from 7-7:30 a.m., beginning Oct. 5  (10/1/15)
Teachers team up for mentoring program (10/1/15)
Monticello High School alumni shares his views on dressing professionally (10/1/15)
Financial advisor shares career experience with AOF seniors (10/1/15)

September 2015

Staff Spotlight - Edwin Ruiz (9/28/15)
Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library announces fall StoryWalk (9/24/15)
School meals served on regular schedule at RJK (9/24/15)
School, library partnership encourages independent reading (9/24/15)
Middle school student breakfasts discarded (9/22/15)
Monticello Panthers win Babe Ruth title (9/22/15)
Rutherford welcomes full time Social Emotional Wellness Facilitator (9/22/15)
Monticello Panthers to be featured in Eddie Adams Workshop (9/18/15)
Monticello High School soccer field will go pink for breast cancer awareness (9/18/15)
Cooke pilots recycling and garbage reduction program (9/15/15)
AOF students gain real work experience through summer internships (9/15/15)
Elementary Morning Music Program kicks off Oct. 5 (9/11/15)
Assistant Superintendent Catherine Parsons addresses pick up procedures, improving safety at Cooke (9/11/15)
Monticello families invited to attend second annual barbecue (9/9/15)
Volunteers needed for E.B. Crawford Library Book Brigade (9/9/15)
Community volunteers sought to serve on district Facilities Committee (9/4/15)
Dana Taylor appoined innovation instigator at MCSD (9/4/15)
District moving ahead with tennis court project (9/4/15)

august 2015

Read-a-Thon at Crawford Library to take place Sept. 25 (8/27/15)
Tax rates set for 2015-16 (8/25/15)
Monticello educators participate in Panther Pride Ride (8/24/15)
Hall of Distinction Honorees Announced (8/12/15)
Schools to offer free breakfast and lunch during 2015-16 school year (8/10/15)
MCSD names new transportation director (8/7/15)
Elementary Summer Learning Academy is in full swing (8/7/15)
Volunteer policy to be enforced during 2015-16 school year (8/4/15)
Summer school students visit Six Flags (8/4/15)
MCSD school bus involved in minor accident (8/3/15)
Supplies lists for middle school now available  (8/3/15)

JULY 2015

Summer Learning Academy students help harvest vegetables from Cooke's garden - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (7/30/15)
Safety enhancements continue; security and safety staff restructured (7/24/15)
Funds are being raised to restore the Mickey Mouse clock (7/24/15)
Statement from Superintendent Tammy Mangus regarding cost of before and after school childcare services (7/24/15)
Upperclassmen volunteers needed for Panther Camp - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (7/24/15)
Monticello CSD appoints assistant superintendent for business (7/22/15)
MHS student joins national society (7/22/15)
Nesin Cultural Arts presents Big Drums - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (7/21/15)
Summer programs for children and teens at Crawford Library - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (7/21/15)
BoardDocs allows easy Board of Education file access, storage (7/9/15)
Summer renovations are happening at Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School (7/9/15)
MHS announces honor roll students for the fourth marking period (7/1/15)

News: 2014-2015 School Year

JUNE 2015

Builders Club celebrates their accomplishments - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (6/30/15)
Jane Sorensen and Nancy Wilhelm honored at SCSBA awards dinner - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY
Cooke celebrates fifth graders with DARE Graduation and Moving Up Ceremony - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (6/29/15)
Last day of school at Cooke Elementary - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (6/26/15)
Cooke students recognized for perfect attendance - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (6/26/15)
Free meals for kids start June 29 in Monticello (6/26/15)
Fifth grade students thank Mrs. Sorensen for her support (6/26/15)
Free meals for kids start June 29 in Monticello (6/25/15)
Important information for MHS graduates - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (6/23/15)
Cooke's kindergarten students graduate to first grade - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (6/23/15)
Congratulations Battle of the Books Winners! (6/19/15)
Students and staff practice kindness and pass it on (6/18/15)
Chase students jump rope for heart health (6/17/15)
MHS students make donation to American Red Cross - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (6/16/15)
Teacher Spotlight shines on Carolyn Rojas - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (6/16/15)
Students attend Fuel Up to Play 60 event at MetLife Stadium (6/16/15)
Six students honored with Physical Education Leader Award (6/16/15)
District Health & Wellness Committee recognized - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (6/15/15)
MHS announces Summer Learning Academy 2015 (6/12/15)
AOF seniors present at year-end dinner - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (6/10/15)
Making the farm connection (photo gallery; 6/10/15)
AOF seniors visit 9/11 Memorial in NYC - Monticello CSD, Monticello NY (6/9/15)
MS elects new Builders Club officers - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (6/9/15)
Seniors attend First Annual Lock-In (6/8/15)
School district seeks Sullivan County BOCES Board of Education representative - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (6/8/15)
MCSD Summer Food Service Program now accepting additional distribution sites (6/8/15)
Monticello Schools Board of Education Recognition Awards - June 2015 (6/5/15)
Technology class builds wheelchair ramp and several other projects (6/3/15)
Advisory Board Members offer interview advice (6/3/15)
MCSD explores options for before and after school care for 2015-16 school year - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (6/3/15)
RJK announces Students of the Month - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (6/2/15)
Tri-M and Dance Honor Societies visit NYC - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (6/2/15)
KLR Fun Fridays photo gallery; 6/2/15)
Transition Planning For Familes (6/1/15)

MAY 2015

SchoolMessenger Notification re: May 29 dismissal (5/29/15)
What does a lock-out mean? (5/29/15)
Schools placed on lock-out as a precaution (5/29/15)
MHS honors its scholar-athletes at annual breakfast (5/20/15)
Teacher Spotlight is on Amy Garrett - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (5/13/15)
Cooke/Bethel_Woods (photo gallery; 5/18/15)
AOF senior attends Nonprofit Leadership Summit  (5/18/15)
MHS art teacher paints mural for library hallway - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (5/13/15)
More than 100 students perform in NYSSMA - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (5/11/15)
KLR fourth graders use Padlet to showcase work - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (5/11/15)
Academy of Finance students wrap up another successful tax season (5/6/15)
Advisory Board Member shares interesting career experiences (5/6/15)
Accounting students attend NYSSCPA Career Day (5/6/15)
MHS to operate on modified student schedule on May 19 and 20 (5/5/15)
KLR announces Employee of the Month - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (5/5/15)
RJK announces Students of the Month - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (5/4/15)
MHS senior class trip announced; permission slips due May 29 (5/1/15)

april 2015

Board of Education candidates share their visions - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (4/30/15)
Teacher Spotlight is on Susan Bahrenburg - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (4/29/15)
Guest speaker inspires kindness in first grade classes (4/29/15)
MHS Academy of Finance makes New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) headlines (4/29/15)
MHS Music Department presents annual Spring Concert, May 11-12 (4/28/15)
BOE adopts 2015-16 proposed spending plan (4/27/15)
MTA sponsors BOE candidate night  (4/26/15)
Student officers attend AOF Advisory Board meeting (4/22/15)
Alumni shares nutrition knowledge with AOF students (4/22/15)
MHS seniors conduct health class for second graders  (4/13/15)

march 2015

Teacher Spotlight is on Dana Taylor - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (3/30/15)
Catskill_art_show (photo gallery; 3/30/15)
BOE Announces Recognition Awards - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (3/29/15)
KLR first graders "just keep swimming"(photo gallery; 3/26/15)
AOF alumnus shares college experiences with current AOF students - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (3/26/15)
MCSD wins grant; elementary school yoga program to expand (3/25/15)
Monticello named one of the "Best Communities for Music Education" - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (3/23/15)
Spring has sprung at KLR - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (3/23/15)
Amber Alert issued for four children in Monticello - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (3/19/15)
Students display their artwork in a county-wide exhibit (3/18/15)
Cooke_Dr. Seuss (photo gallery; 3/17/15)
Teacher Spotlight is on Deena Tanzman - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (3/16/15)
Varsity wrestling named most improved team of the year- Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (3/17/15)
Cooke second graders celebrate the Chinese New Year - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (3/8/15)
Monticello CSD participates in grant-funded review of testing - Monticello, NY (3/5/15)
Seniors: Cap and gown measurements - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (3/3/15)
KLR_100th_day (photo gallery; 3/3/15)
Middle School PTA and EPIC hold book fair - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (3/3/15)
Teacher Spotlight is on Yesenia Kreeger - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (3/2/15)
Monticello Kiwanis family raises money for Catskill Regional Medical Center - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (3/1/15)

february 2015

RJK announces December Students of the Month - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (2/27/15)
Updates regarding eighth grade trip - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (2/27/15)
Monti's winter sports teams finish strong - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (2/27/15)
Kindergarten registration to take place March 23-16 and April 13-17, by appointment only - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (2/26/15)
MHS to host All County Music Festival - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (2/26/15)
Two Hour Delay band to perform at Dutch's on March 1- Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (2/25/15)
Monticello High School students earn scholarships - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (2/23/15)
Academy of Finance seniors learn from mentors - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (2/23/15)
Fifth graders use iPads to make a graphic novel (2/19/15)
First grade students build skill in measuring using centimeter rulers (2/19/15)
District Adopts Alternative Veterans Exemption (2/13/15)
Second marking period honor roll announced at MHS - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (2/13/15)
Nominees sought for 2015 Hall of Distinction - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (2/13/15)
Online SAT preparation course and after school support offered to students - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (2/6/15)
Interact Club to hold zumbathon fundraiser for AHA - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (2/6/15)
MHS musician performs in New York City - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (2/5/15)
AOF students offer free tax preparation - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (2/4/15)
Monti High students ski the Vermont slopes - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (2/4/15)
MCSD holds "Paintbrushes and Party" fundraiser to benefit Boys and Girls Club - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (2/2/15)

JANUARY 2015

Backpack program helps feed Monticello families in need - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (1/30/15)
Monticello teams play basketball for good cause - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (1/28/15)
MCSD dismissing early today, Jan. 26 - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (1/26/15)
Take Your Child to the Library Day is Feb. 7 - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (1/25/15)
MCSD officials hold budget and safety community conversations- Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (1/21/15)
Cooke student wins Arbor Day poster contest - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (1/21/15)
Monticello wrestlers complete successful tournament- Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (1/21/15)
Ellen Nutters in teacher spotlight this week - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (1/20/15)
Accountants visit Academy of Finance accounting class (1/14/15)
Monticello wrestlers place third at wrestling tournament (1/13/15)
Parent University and EPIC host Holiday Workshop  (photo gallery; 1/13/15)
Cooke second graders enjoy special story time - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (1/8/15)
Academy of Finance students attend SUNY Sullivan Etiquette Seminar - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (1/8/15)
Cooke students perform winter concert - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (1/8/15)
RJK presents Wizard of Oz - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (1/7/15)
Teacher Spotlight - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (1/5/15)

DECEMBER 2014

Cooke shares the spirit (12/26/14)
Monticello Kiwanis and Builders Club Donate to United Way (12/26/14)
RJK announces November Students of the Month - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (12/23/14)
Cooke students have snow much fun! - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (12/22/14)
Crawford Library announces activities for winter break - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (12/22/14)
Parent information related to pertussis (whooping cough) - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (12/15/14)
Varsity_Football_2014 (photo gallery; 12/15/14)
Walking Club gets students ready for school day - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (12/15/14)
Boys basketball team hosts Jingle Ball Classic - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (12/15/14)
First Marking Period Honor Roll Announced at MHS - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (12/11/14)
Teacher spotlight shines on Ms. Dowling - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (12/11/14)
Builders Club and EPIC help families in need this holiday season - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (12/8/14)
KLR students become super readers - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (12/8/14)
MCSD restructures central administration - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (12/2/14)
MHS music ensembles to perform in December - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (12/1/14)

november 2014

AOF board members share experiences during networking breakfast - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (11/23/14)
AOF students dress for success - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (11/23/14)
AOF students attend Youth Economic Group Symposium - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (11/23/14)
AOF students visit local farm to learn about agribusiness - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (11/23/14)
AOF_crop_walk (photo gallery; 11/23/14)
Homework ART portolio calls for parent/student partnership - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (11/18/14)
Firefighters reinforce fire safety with Cooke students - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (11/18/14)
Cooke students learn about Veterans Day - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (11/18/14)
Drummer Bernard Woma to perform at Nesin Theater - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (11/17/14)
Order your RJK yearbook today - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (11/13/14)
Cooke fifth graders tour Sullivan County Community College (photo gallery; 11/13/14)
Update on eighth grade trip - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (11/13/14)
Stay informed about school closings and delays - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (11/13/14)
Kiwanis Club presents books to second graders (11/12/2014)
NY students likely to have multiple pathways to graduation - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (11/10/14)
SPCA builders (photo gallery; 11/6/14)
Update on eighth grade trip - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (11/6/14)
Students get taxi rides for being big sellers for fall fundraiser - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (11/6/14)
KLR_JV_football (photo gallery; 11/6/14)
Monticello Fire Department vists KLR during Fire Prevention Week - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (11/6/14)
NBA Goodwill Ambassador shares lessons of kindness - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (11/6/14)
AOF_summer_interns (photo gallery; 11/6/14)
Monticello Honor Society holds induction ceremony (photo gallery; 11/5/14)
Cooke Elementary promotes a college culture amongst its fifth-grade students (11/4/14)
Therapy dog unleashes elementary students' reading skills (11/4/14)
EPIC and YMCA host Second Annual Halloween Safe Trick or Treat (11/4/14)
Free breakfast offered at RJK, KLR and Cooke schools (11/3/14)
Budget video series kicks off with "Budget Basics" - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (11/3/14)
Budget basics: Things you should know about the budget development process - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (11/3/14)

october 2014

Eight Monticello students selected for Area All-State Honor Ensembles (10/28/14)
Oct. 27-31 is New York School Board Recognition Week (10/24/14)
Monticello residents invited to attend Literacy Matters March (10/24/14)
Demonstration at Chase teaches importance of fire safety (10/23/14)
Hall of Distinction ceremony to honor distinguished alumni and board of education member (10/22/14)
Elementary students receive revised report cards - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (10/20/14)
MHS holds spirit week - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (10/20/14)
‘Mission Addition’ ends with pies in the face for Vice Principal (photo gallery; 10/6/14)
Board of Education Meeting date changed from Oct. 16 to Oct. 23 - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (10/15/14)
County-wide Go Home Early drill to take place on Oct. 9 - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (10/6/14)
RJK to hold Tea and Topics for middle school parents and guardians - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (10/6/14)
Hundreds of Monticello community members attend Parent University barbecue (10/3/14)
Rock band shares bullying tips - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (10/2/14)
Online charity helps first KLR first graders get new carpet - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (10/2/14)
Safety alert for families - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (10/1/14)

september 2014

Elementary morning music program begins Oct. 6 - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (9/29/14)
Health screenings offered at schools - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (9/29/14)
Morning drop off procedures at RJK MS - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (9/21/14)
Recital to benefit Eugene D. Nesin Scholarship - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (9/17/14)
Health departments provide information about Enterovirus - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (9/16/14)
Supt updates community on audit report - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (9/15/14)
New snack regulations implemented for schools - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (9/11/14)
RJK_summerlearning (photo gallery; 9/9/14)
Elementary Morning Music to begin October 6 - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (9/9/14)
Keynote speaker emphasizes 21st century teaching techniques to MCSD teachers (9/9/14)

“Donna’s Day” honors teacher battling Ovarian Cancer (photo gallery; 9/5/14)
Monticello residents invited to attend Parent University barbecue (9/5/14)

august 2014

Panther Pride Takes A Ride - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (8/28/14)
BOE announces new superintendent - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (8/18/14)
Hall of Distinction Honorees Announced - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (8/18/14)
Practice schedules for fall sports teams announced - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (8/11/14)

July 2014

Tammy Mangus wins award for educational excellence - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (7/31/14)
7_25_parent_engagement (photo gallery; 7/25/14)
Board selects superintendent candidate - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (7/24/14)
Fourth Quarter Honor Roll Announced at MHS - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (7/7/14)
Cooke's kindergarten students graduate - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (7/1/14)

News: 2013-2014 School Year

june 2014

Summer Meal Program begins June 30 - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY
Kiwanis donate books to Monticello second graders - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (6/25/14)
6_20_14_elem_concert (photo gallery; 6/20/14)
6_16_KLR_beachday (photo gallery; 6/16/14)
6_18_KLR_kindergarten (photo gallery; 6/16/14)
6_16_Cooke_kindergarten (photo gallery; 6/16/14)
6_10_spring_sports_awards (photo gallery; 6/10/14)
AOF students attend career day in NYC - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (6/20/14)
Monticello seniors honored at 29th Annual Academic Achievement Dinner - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (6/10/14)
6_4_Cooke_compost (photo gallery; 6/9/14)
Grudge match raises money for tennis program - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (6/6/14)
RJK announces May Students of the Month - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (6/6/14)
Senior athletes recognized at sports night - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (6/6/14)
Library assemblies encourage students to enroll for library card - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (6/6/14)
New PPS Director hired - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (6/4/14)
Senior scholar athletes recognized - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (6/4/14)
6_3_scholar_athletes (photo gallery; 6/3/14)
MHS students work with New Jersey teachers - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (6/3/14)
Cooke students donate jeans for troops - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (6/3/14)
Middle school girls attend cyber bullying workshop - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (6/2/14)

may 2014

Builders Club celebrates a successful year - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (5/30/14)
Gittlemann and Maher recognized as outstanding educators on May 28 - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (5/30/14)
Cooke students enjoy "Ready, Set, Read" program - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (5/28/14)
Holocaust survivor leaves lasting impression on students - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (5/28/14)
5_28_Cookesidewalk (photo gallery; 5/28/14)
Gittlemann and Mahar to be honored on Wed. May 28 - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (5/25/14)
Graduation to be held at Bethel Woods - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (5/22/14)
Residents pass budget and propositions - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (5/21/14)
 5_20_KLR_animals (photo gallery; 5/20/14)
5_20_KLR_planting (photo gallery; 5/20/14)
MHS summer school offerings announced (5/20/14)
Monticello residents to consider budget proposal - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (5/16/14)
Superintendent note regarding violent incident off campus  - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (5/15/14)
National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (5/14/14)
Art students recognized at district and community art shows - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (5/14/14)
Slam Allen Band to perform at Nesin Theater - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (5/13/14)
Professional development key to growing a school distrct - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (5/13/14)
AOF students visit NYC - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (5/12/14)
ES rehearsal schedule for spring concerts - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (5/12/14)
NJHS members participate in 5K run for charity - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (5/12/14)
Successful businessman shares experiences with AOF students - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (5/8/14)
Coyote Anderson to perform benefit concert - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (5/7/14)
Reading "goes to the dogs" at Cooke School - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (5/7/14)
MHS announces spring concert schedule - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (5/7/14)
Cooke students video chat - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (5/7/14)
5_6_cookeAspca (photo gallery; 5/6/14)
Senior scholar athletes honored - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (5/6/14)
Jeff Bank vice president visits AOF juniors - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (5/6/14)
Jessica Fingers Memorial Invitational - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (5/1/14)
5_1_KLR_math_buddies (photo gallery; 5/1/14)
Arborist Visits Rutherford's first graders (photo gallery; May 1, 2014)
Monti students perform in NYSSMA Music Festival - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (5/1/14)
AOF students participate in financial seminar - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (5/1/14)

APRIL 2014

MTA sponsors BOE candidate night - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (4/30/14)
RJK announces April Students of the Month - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (4/30/14)
KLR March Students of the Month - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (4/30/14))
KLR students "have grit" - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (4/30/14)
Cooke students celebrate Earth Day - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (4/30/14) 
4_29_BOE_RecognitionAwards (photo gallery; 4/29/14)
Aspiring Young Musicians in concert- Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (4/29/14)
Monti Games dedicated to Jessica Fingers - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (4/23/14)
Monti Alumna performs benefit concert- Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (4/22/14)
KLR students sing about state tests - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (4/4/14)
4_4_KLR_buddies (photo gallery; 4/4/14)
Rutherford announces March Students of the Month - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (4/4/14)
RJK Names December Students of the Month - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (4/4/14)
Rutherford shows school spirit - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (4/2/14)
Cooke students welcome spring - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (4/1/14)
Cooke thanks Staples - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (4/1/14)

march 2014

Chase Capacity Info Page - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (3/31/14)
Board Petitions for candidates available - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (3/31/14)
BOE extends superintendent search (3/31/14)
Monticello named one of the "Best Communities for Music" - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (3/26/14)
Advocate for our children - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (3/26/14)
BOE Announces Recognition Awards - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (3/26/14)
3_24_jazz_state_capitol (photo gallery; 3/24/14)
Sewing Machine Donations wanted - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (3/20/14)
College Night offered for Students - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (3/20/14)
Soldier Shares Experiences with Cooke students - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (3/18/14)
Clarification to THR article about Chase - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (3/17/14)
3_14_KLR_Science Fair (photo gallery; 3/14/14)
3_13_KLRBuddies (photo gallery; 3/13/14)
British Students Perform Concert - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (3/12/14)
3_11_Cooke_Dance (3/11/14)
KLR Art Show - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (3/4/14)
KLR_Carnival (3/4/14)
EPIC hosts Greek presentation for Rutherford students - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (3/4/14)
RJK Announces February Students of the Month - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (3/4/14)
KLR February Students of the Month - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (3/4/14)

February 2014

MHS presents Once Upon a Mattress - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (2/28/14)
MSCD hires news assistant director of transportation - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (2/27/14)
Blitz Week Feb. 24-28 - Monticello Central School District - Monticello, NY (2/25/14)
8th grade parents invited to high school orientation - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (2/25/14)
MCSD seeks candidate for SC BOCES BOE - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (2/24/14)
Girls Ski Team Section IX Champs - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (2/19/14)
MHS chamber singers perform benefit recital - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (2/18/14)
Freshman Wrestler Wins 6th Place - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (2/18/14)
MHS students take annual ski trip - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (2/11/14)
Second Quarter Honor Roll Announced at RJK MS - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (2/11/14)
February 11 is 2-1-1 Day - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (2/11/14)
Boys and Girls Alpine Ski Teams Win Division 1 Championships - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (2/10/14)
MS Elects New Builders Club Officers - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (2/7/14)
School will be in session on Monday, February 17 due to February 5th snow day (2/6/14)
MHS Boys Basketball Teams Play in Cancer Classic - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (2/5/14)
Why are schools dismissing early? - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (2/3/14)

january 2014

MHS Holds Common Core Experience - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (1/31/14)
KLR Announces January Students of the Month - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (1/31/14)
1_31_Cooke_KingQueenfeast (1/31/14)
1_31_WOMA_Dance_Cooke (1/31/14)
Cooke Students Put Their Hearts Into Reading - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (1/31/14)
AOF offering free tax preparation - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (1/31/14)
Facility and Program Assessment Study, 2013-14 - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (1/30/14)
1_28_Rutherford_readerstheater (1/28/14)
Middle School Stock Market Game Winners - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (1/29/14)
RJK Parent Common Core Night - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (1/23/14)
1_24_WOMA (1/24/14)
1_22_HOD_Ceremony (1/22/14)
Musical duo performs benefit concert - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (1/17/14)
Monticello Firefighter Reads to Cooke 2nd Graders - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (1/15/14)
Cooke_store opens (1/15/14)
Cooke 5th Graders Visit Bethel Woods (1/15/14)
RJK Names December Students of the Month - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (1/15/14)
Common Core Parent Video.mp4 (1/10/14)
Kiwanis and Catskill Hudson Bank Donate Clothing- Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (1/10/14)
Academy of Finance Guest Speaker - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (1/9/14)
Bernard Woma and Saakuma Dance Troupe in residency at Nesin Cultural Arts (1/6/14)
MS Performs Charlie Brown - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (1/2/14)

december 2013

KLR Students Celebrate Thanksgiving - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (12/3/13)
Students Receive Donated Supplies - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (12/3/13)
MHS Food Drive - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (12/3/13)
KLR Students Celebrate Thanksgiving - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (12/3/13)
MHS Performs Almost Maine - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (12/5/13)
Officer Phil teaches safety - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (12/6/13)
Senior Football All Star Game - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (12/8/13)
First Quarter Honor Roll Announced at MHS - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (12/12/13)
KLR Announces November Students of the Month - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (12/13/13)
Cooke's Reader Theater Workshop - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (12/20/13)
Cooke Students Perform at Winter Concert - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (12/20/13)

NOVEMBER 2013

Inaugural Hall of Distinction and National Honor Society Induction - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (11/3/13)
Sullivan BOCES car to be in NYC Parade - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (11/8/13)
Cooke 5th graders participate in team building - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (11/12/13)
Nutcracker Festival at Nesin Theater - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (11/12/13)
Cooke teachers raise money for cancer - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (11/12/13)
Cooke Halloween family fun is huge success - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (11/12/13)
Homegrown vegetables served in cafeteria - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (11/13/13)
Cross Country Winners - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (11/18/13)
KLR Puppet Show - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (11/21/13)
Cooke students visit library - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (11/22/13)
Annual Food Drive - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (11/22/13)
Cooke students learn about instruments - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (11/25/13)
KLR Students Learn Safety Tips - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (11/27/13)

october 2013

Denim Fundraiser nets over $300 - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (10/08/13)
Cooke Fire Safety - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (10/22/13)
Healthy Food at Cooke - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (10/24/13)
AOF Summer Programs - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (10/25/13)
Students Enjoy Food from Little Sprouts garden  (10/24/13)
KLR Student of Month - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (10/29/13)
BMI Notice - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (10/29/13)
Musicians named to all state - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (10/29/13)
Statement regarding Project Excel incident - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (10/30/13) 

september 2013

Superintendent announces retirement - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  9/20/13
Youth Speak Out Sept. 27 - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (9/24/13)
Superintendent responds to bus incident (9/25/13) 

August 2013

Grades 3-8 state test results - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (8/7/13)
Preparing for the first day of school - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (8/26/13)
New law means homeowners with basic STAR must register by Dec. 31  (8/30/13)

july 2013

Monticello Summer Meal Program - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY (7/17/13)
Wall of Distinction Honorees Announced - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (7/23/13)
Marina Lombardi and Jessica Nesin to perform - Monticello CSD, Monticello, NY  (7/24/13)

News: 2012-2013 School Year 

June 2013

Class of 2013 Graduation www.totalwebcasting.com/live/monticello (6/23/13)
Cooke students work on Little Sprouts edible garden (6/21/13)
KLR fifth graders wow the crowd at talent show (6/21/13)
Kindergarteners receive membership cards to Book Buddies Club (6/18/13)
The Basha Kill Plein Aire student art show (6/13/13)
Cooke students compete in annual Math Bowl  (6/13/13)
Monti seniors honored at SC BOCES 28th Annual Academic Achievement Dinner (6/13/13)
Fifth graders create culture boxes  (6/12/13)
Debate Club celebrates successful year (6/12/13)
RJK Builders Club make boo boo bunnies for school nurses  (6/12/13)
Fifth graders enjoy Beach Luau at annual dance (6/10/13)
Students learn about yoga from classmates mom (6/10/13)
Shane Jackson, Hailey Heins honored as Mayor's Cup recipients (6/7/13)
Monti teachers honored at Sullivan County School Boards Assoc. Annual Dinner (6/6/13)
RJK/MHS Student Art Show and Reception (6/6/13)
Cooke enjoys family engagement night (6/6/13)
Second graders receive books from Kiwanis (6/6/13)
KLR students raise money for American Heart Association (6/6/13)
Seniors: View end-of-year debates  (6/5/13)
June Story Time session filled with fun, laughter and learning (6/5/13)
Notice to the community about Southwestern Advantage door-to-door sales (6/4/13)
Twelve students win D.A.R.E. essay contest (6/4/13)
MHS boys track team sets school record, state relay mark (6/3/13)
Dylan Price, Dayshawn York named winners in Black History Month essay contest (6/3/13)

May 2013

Streamlining kindergarten registration helps coordinate regional pre-k programs (5/29/13)
Students celebrated for making wise choices (5/29/13)
Alumnus John DeGroat visits students, shares struggles, stories and successes (5/28/13)
Cooke students receive a visit from some friendly chickens (5/28/13)
Cooke students learn about farming, gardening (5/28/13)
New York's about to fail ultimate test (5/24/13 - Times Union)
RJK names Students of the Month for May (5/23/13)
Students collect for Pennies for Patients (5/23/13)
EPIC presents family workshops about Common Core State Standards (5/23/13)
International Baccalaureate (IB) Archive of Information (5/22/13)
Jordan Fredell breaks girls pentathlon school record (5/22/13)
Ivy Vine Players help students kick-off STEM project (5/22/13)
Scholar-Athletes honored at breakfast in their honor (5/20/13)
Students, community build "The Garden of Eatin" at RJK (5/15/13)
Kailey Martinez wins cherry tree for school garden (5/9/13)
Arborist visits first graders at KLR (5/9/13)
PTOs to host annual Fifth Grade Dance May 31 (5/8/13)
RJK names Students of the Month for April (5/2/13)
Seniors honored as OCIAA Scholar-Athletes (5/2/13)
Hannah Pienkowski receives honorable mention in poster contest (5/1/13)
New Kindergarten Registration and Screening Procedures Enacted (5/1/13)

April 2013

Honoring Hall of Fame Debate Coach Rose Joyce-Turner (4/30/13)
International Food Fair Celebrates Global Cuisine (4/29/13)
Third graders learn about habitats (4/29/13)
Cooke students examine owl pellets, learn about its diet (4/29/13)
Board of Education Recognition Awards (4/26/2013)
Catskill Regional Medical receives proceeds from BCANY vs. Cancer Classic (4/26/13)
Dental hygienist teaches students about healthy smiles (4/25/13)
Working Together to End Bullying Through Self-Realization (4/22/2013)
Special Education teachers to host "Understanding Your Child's IEP" April 22 (4/19/13)
Join Cooke for Hands in the Garden Building Day May 8 (4/19/13)
Monticello grad cheers with WVI, wins NCA Nationals (4/17/13)
Volunteers needed to build RJK garden May 11 (4/17/13)
International Baccalaureate (IB) Discontinued in MCSD Schools (4/16/13)
Students have 100% attendance for third marking period (4/15/13)
March Students of the Month at RJK (4/15/13)
Sixth graders receive awards in poetry contest (4/15/13)
Sixth graders produce anthology of poetry (4/5/13)
Fourth grader writes letter to School Lunch Manager (4/4/13)
Learn about the night sky during a Starry Night in Sullivan County (4/4/13)
Fifth graders study, create biomes (4/3/13)
Students show respect and responsibility (4/3/13)
Fifth graders visit Harness Racing Museum (4/3/13)
Scholar Athletes honored at Board of Education meeting (4/2/13)

March 2013

RJK Builders Club raises money for Heart-A-Thon (3/26/13)
Students learn about animals in literature (3/26/13)
Students learn about coffee from local roasting company (3/22/13)
Students use Scientific Method to present topics (3/22/13)
Third graders use imaginations with cardboard box creations (3/22/13)
Students learn about Egypt from classmate (3/22/13)
Chef Andy encourages students to eat breakfast at school (3/21/13)
Fifth graders write letters, collect items for Marines (3/15/13)
Preparing students for a life of health and wellness (3/13/13)
Update from NYSED advises districts to anticipate a drop in 3-8 test scores (3/12/13)
MHS present GUYS AND DOLLS March 15-16 (3/11/13)
Cooke-KLR PTO meeting March 13 with special guest Chef Andrew Yeomans (3/11/13)
First-graders learn about the ecosystem of the desert (3/7/12)
KLR students research the tall tales of the Wild West (3/7/12)
Eighth Grade Trip news and updates (3/7/12)
Story Time event continues with costumed Dr. Seuss reading (3/5/13)
KLR Fun Friday Assembly Celebrates Life and Courage (3/5/13)
Monticello Schools to Receive Money for Technology (3/5/13)
Cooke fifth graders visit Sullivan courthouse (3/4/13)

February 2013

Technology in our Schools: Flipped Learning, Schoology and Hand-Held Devices (2/28/13)
Sled race helps build team spirit among district administrators (2/28/13)
Shane Jackson named one of 20 state finalists in Wendy's High School Heisman Award program (2/27/13)
KLR art students create portraits (2/27/13)
Third graders learn about Egyptian culture from classmate's mother (2/27/13)

Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA): An Explanation (2/27/13)
Shane Jackson signs letter of intent to play football at Saint Anselm College (2/25/13)
Art students learn about pop artist Andy Warhol (2/25/13)
Cooke students learn character with the Ned Show (2/25/13)
Addressing the Complex Issues of School Safety (2/22/13)
Celebrate Learning: Principal Serenades Students and Staff (2/22/13)
Message from the Superintendent of Schools to Chase Parents (2/22/13)
Learning overflows into the community for “Story Time” event (2/22/13)
KLR students learn to be a champion (2/15/13)
Cooke students have a “Pawsitive Attitude” (2/15/13)
ESL students receive Valentines from parents (2/15/13)
World famous percussionist visits RJK (2/14/13)
RJK names January Students of the Month (2/14/13)
Monti Key Club brings the spirit of love to the elderly (2/14/13)
Academy of Finance offering free tax preparation service (2/14/13)
Third graders create posters of water cycles  (2/12/13)
Fifth graders create covered wagons as part of IB unit (2/12/13)
KLR student collects books for Sandy Hook Elementary School students  (2/12/13)
Message from FEMA about Hurricane Sandy relief (2/12/13)
Monticello CSD Hall of Distinction Nominations Sought (2/5/13)
Winter fun at the Crawford Library (2/5/13 - PDF)
MHS Debate Team fares well at Newark Invitational (2/5/13)
RJK students have 100% attendance for second marking period (2/5/13)

January 2013

Scholastic resources for teachers, parents and children (1/30/13)
Bernard Woma and the Saakumu Dance Troupe (1/29/13)
Cooke School conducts successful coat drive (1/29/13)
Globe-Traveling SC Businessman Shares Experiences with AOF (1/24/13 Catskill Chronicle)
New Math Resource Center opens at Cooke - (1/22/13)
Monticello wrestlers complete successful tournament (1/18/13)
Cooke Student Council participate in Milk Box Derby fundraiser (1/18/13)
First graders record digital stories about healthy habits - (1/17/13)
Board of Education Recognition Awards (1/15/13)
Former White Lake resident wins Chef Challenge at World Food Championship (1/9/13 THR)
Flu Facts for Parents (PDF)
Flu Facts for Teachers (PDF)
Fact sheet with the basics of the new teacher and principal APPRs  (PDF)
NY State Education Reform Commission Education Action Plan (PDF)
RJK names December Students of the Month (1/14/13)
RJK names December Students of the Month (1/14/13)
Middle Wrinkle magazine wins two awards (1/10/13)
Monticello hosts first wrestling tournament in 20 years (1/10/13)
Monticello hosts first wrestling tournament in 20 years (1/10/13)
Middle Wrinkle magazine wins two awards (1/10/13)
Governor's State of the State Education Highlights (1/9/13)
Welcome to the newly designed Monticello website (1/9/13)
Class of 1970 alumnus Jeff Blumenfeld recounts his Woodstock experience (1/3/13)
NYSED: Proposed "Certificate of Work Readiness" for students with disabilities (1/2/13)

December 2012

Mad scientist visits Chase students (12/21/12)
Holiday Shoppe teaches money management skills (12/19/12)
First graders learn about Hanukkah (12/19/12)
Builders Club buys toys for United Way (12/18/12)
Students receive thank you cards for sock donations (12/18/12)
Chase honors its great communicators (12/18/12)
Chase visits the Museum at Bethel Woods (12/18/12)
Monticello CSD's APPRs approved by NYSED (12/18/12)
Connecting to the Community through Music (12/18/12)
Students work together to create haikus (12/17/12)
Superintendent's Letter: Newtown, Connecticut Elementary School Shooting (12/15/12)
Chase Elementary School Winter Concert (12/11/12)
KLR names November Readers of the Month (12/11/12)
KLR names November Students of the Month (12/11/12)
KLR names its October Readers of the Month (12/11/12)
KLR names October Students of the Month (12/11/12)
Career Readiness Program hosts Thanksgiving Feast (12/10/12)
Fun Friday assembly teaches students about bullying (12/10/12)
Fourth grader published in poetry book (12/10/12)
MHS feeds 100 families with Thanksgiving Food Drive (12/10/12)
Common Core: Educating for College and Career Readiness (12/7/12)
MHS Chamber Singers, World Music Ensemble to participate in concert series (12/7/12)
Race to the Top of the World and the Common Core (12/7/12)
MHS to host winter performances in December (12/6/12)
Cooke to host winter concerts December 13 (12/6/12)
Cooke-KLR PTO hosts annual Family Arts & Crafts Night (12/5/12)
RJK yearbooks are on sale; order yours now! (12/4/12) 
Milk Box Derby to benefit student with cancer (12/3/12)
Monticello High School presents "It’s a Wonderful Life" December 14-15 (12/3/12)
Five states to add class time in some schools (12/3/12 - Associated Press)
Cooke Outreach Project Helps Those in Need (12/3/12)

November 2012

Fourth graders share books with first grade peers (11/30/12)
MHS to sponsor workshop about new Deferred Action Program (11/30/12)
Fraud and Abuse Reporting: Early Detection is the Best Defense (11/29/12)
RJK teachers show their school spirit (11/28/12)
RJK names November Students of the Month (11/28/12)
RJK names October Students of the Month (11/28/12)
RJK names September Students of the Month (11/28/12)
Students have 100% attendance for first marking period (11/21/12)
RJK Spirit Week to be held week of November 26 (11/20/12)
Football players recognized as All-Stars (11/20/12)
Interact Clubs Collect Food for the Hungry (11/20/12)
Building a Community Connection - Welcome to the Cooke Cash Bank (11/19/12)
Monticello Teachers Association conducts litter pluck on Route 42 (11/16/12)
Boys basketball selling Monti apparel online (11/16/12)
ESL families take a trip to the library (11/16/12)
Cooke students support local community with food drive (11/15/12)
Key Club members volunteer at memorial dinner (11/15/12)
Monticello musicians selected for prestigious ensembles (11/13/12)
Blues Legend Comes Home to Monticello Schools (11/9/12)
RJK to present "How to Eat Like a Child" Nov. 6 (11/6/12)
Four year MASA contract approved (11/5/12)
Cooke, Rutherford families attend Family Fire Safety Night (11/1/12)

October 2012

MCSD Board of Education approves new contract for drivers and mechanics (10/31/12)
What's on the Menu: Farm Fresh and Healthy Options (10/26/12)
MHS Interact to host annual "Fall Back" Pancake Breakfast Nov. 4 (10/26/12)
AOF seniors attend fraud training seminar (10/24/12)
KLR teachers utilize centers for hands-on learning (10/24/12)
Students learn about stranger danger, bullying (10/24/12)
AOF juniors learn about banking career from bank vice president (10/24/12)
Cooke students educated about fire prevention (10/24/12)
AOF students participate in Training for Leadership seminar (10/23/12)
Recital to benefit Eugene D. Nesin Memorial Scholarship (10/23/12)
KLR students learn about fire safety (10/23/12)
Celebrating the Beauty of our Multicultural District (10/22/12)
World-renowned Blues musician and Monticello CSD alumnus to perform (10/18/12)
Girls varsity soccer qualifies for Sectionals (10/18/12)
Rutherford students Meet the Drivers (10/18/12)
MCSD wins $399K “Strengthening Teacher and Leader Effectiveness” Grant (10/16/12)
Chase gym has new basketball backboards and rims, thanks to non-profit (10/12/12)
Sale of Peanut Butter Products Halted in all Schools (10/10/12)
Second graders receive books from Kiwanis Club (10/10/12)
Sixth graders invited to Creatures of the Night dance (10/9/12)
How Does the Garden Grow: With Love, Compassion and Solar Power (10/5/12)
Emergency "Go Home" Drill: Students to Dismiss Early (10/4/12)

September 2012

Artificial leg doesn't slow down Monticello's Shaver (9/28/12 - Times Herald-Record)
Cross Curriculum Collaboration Makes for a Tasty Lesson (9/25/12)
PBIS team teaches students about "P.A.W.S." (9/21/12)
Boys basketball to host Bottle Drop & Family Fun Night (9/19/12)
KLR Students Get to Know their Bus Drivers, Aides and Attendants (9/18/12)
NYSUT Report - Taking Stock: A Progress Report on Public Education in NY (9/11/12 - PDF)
2012 Tax Rates (9/7/12)
Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) goes into effect (9/7/12)
Kindergarten Kick-off helps break the ice for incoming wee ones (9/6/12)
Information about concussions and new law (9/5/12)
Opening Day: Welcome to the 2012-13 School Year (9/5/12)
School meal changes enacted for 2012-2013 - Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act

August 2012

New Assistant Director of Transportation Ready for Action (8/31/12)
Monticello High School Graduates Six in Summer Program (8/29/12)
New York's new teacher and principal evaluation system (8/28/12)
New MCSD employees tour the district (8/27/12)
New Director of ELA, Social Studies and Library Science Appointed: Donna Bushey (8/24/12)
Student and staff portraits, IDs; senior portrait make-ups October 10-11 (8/22/12)
MCSD “Wall of Distinction” Committee Members Wanted (8/17/12)
New School Lunch Manager Appointed: Chef Andrew Yeomans (8/16/12)
Six Hour Defensive Driving Class to be held August 18 (8/13/12)
Alive at 25 Class to be held August 18 (8/13/12)
Elementary Summer Learning Academy (8/7/12)
Working Together to End Bullying (8/7/12 - Resources)
First practice/tryout schedule for fall 2012 (8/2/12)

July 2012

New Assistant Superintendent Appointed: Tammy Mangus (7/27/12)
"Crowded elementary faces sending students 13 miles (7/19/12 - Times Herald-Record)
RJK Teacher Attends U.S. Naval Academy Oceanography Training (7/3/12 - PDF)
Two community members honored by Monticello BOE (7/2/12)

Video archive of the 2012 Monticello High School graduation (6/24/12 - Total Webcasting)

Local, State and National News

NY State Education Reform Commission Education Action Plan (PDF)
www.NYPuttingStudentsFirst.com

This “cap” don’t fit… (5/20/13 - Albany2Cents)
Without good schools, New York won't be 'Open for Business' (5/19/13 - Syracuse.com)
The Great Divide: No Rich Child Left Behind (4/27/13 - NY Times)
When Public Mission Meets Private Opportunity (4/24/13 - Education Week) PDF
Kids gravitate to social networks their parents can't monitor (3/20/13 - MSN)
Facebook pages fight cyberbullying (3/5/13 - Times Union)
Sites urge teens to give each other compliments, kindness, not criticism
K-12 student database jazzes tech startups, spooks parents (3/3/13 - Reuters)
Startling look at the distribution of wealth in the U.S. (upworthy.com)

A new look at classroom activities and methods (2/22/13 - Miami Republic)
Data on public and private school funding in the U.S. (2/22/13 - School Finance 101)
Teachers improve student focus by ditching chairs for yoga balls (2/20/13 - Washington Post)
Presidents' Day: A Life Lesson for Students (2/12/13 - edutopia)

The Secret to Fixing Bad Schools (2/9/13 - NY Times)
‘STEAM’ education gains momentum in schools (1/21/13 - eSchoolNews)
A growing number of experts say the arts should be included in STEM education initiatives
School arts programs take hit during budget battles (1/18/13 - Journal News)

Prediction: Extra time in school will fail the test of time (12/10/12 Times Herald-Record)
Five states - including NY - to add class time in some schools (Associated Press)
Feds Tweak School Lunch Rules (12/9/12 Times Herald-Record) PDF
School Lunches To Allow Unlimited Meats, Grains, USDA Announces (12/8/12 Huffington)

Unleash Your Potential: Grads Lacking in Corporate Skills (11/26/12 Times Herald-Record)
Schumer backing vocational diplomas (11/15/12 Times Herald-Record)
Attention Disorder or Not, Pills to Help in School (10/9/12 - NY Times)
New federal program to simplify free lunch process (8/17/12 Utica OD)

Crowded SC elementary faces sending students 13 miles (7/19/12 Times Herald-Record)
Governor Cuomo passes cyberbullying law to protect students (7/9/12 - NYS Press Release)
School is too easy, students report (7/9/12 USA Today)
ESEA Waiver for NY State (NYS Education Department website)

 

News: 2011-2012 School Year

June 2012

Club Rec hosts its Fifth Annual Black Top Beach Party (6/25/12)
Students Come Together for Musical Extravaganza (6/21/12)
Students Write about the Community for Essay Contest (6/19/12)
LGBTS Club Helps Promote Culture and Diversity Initiative through Anti-Bullying Campaign (6/18/12)
Monticello school bus auctions bring in $38K: Switch to eBay yields big boost over prior sales (6/16/12 - THR)
Cooke students have unusual guests (6/15/12)
KLR honors "grandmas" with special breakfast (6/15/12)
Club Rec hosts International Week at Cooke (6/15/12)
News about the Class of 2012 Graduation Exercise & Rehearsal (6/14/12)
Grandson of school's namesake visits third graders (6/14/12)
Annual Exhibition Highlights Students' Artistic Talents (6/14/12)
Sean Reuss wins the Mayor's Cup for outstanding athletics (6/14/12)
Cooke students participate in Fifth Grade Math Bowl (6/14/12)
Third graders win top prizes for essays (6/13/12)
Monticello seniors receive Kiwanis Scholarships (6/13/12)
Board of Education Recognition Awards (6/12/12)
New RJK Middle School Principal Appointed (6/12/12)
Pear tree dedicated to retiring principal Susan Gottlieb (6/7/12)
Raptors swoop into Chase Elementary School (6/7/12)
National Junior Honor Society walks 5K, hosts achievement night (6/1/12)

May 2012

Commemorating Memorial Day at Monticello High School (5/24/12)
"Mock Crash" designed to help students realize the dangers of drinking or texting while driving (5/24/12)
Students donate supplies, coins to pet drive (5/23/12)
"Bardapalooza" - a new way to experience history first-hand (5/22/12)
Anti-bullying Initiative Focuses on Kindness and Compassion (5/22/12)  
Monticello High School celebrates Arbor and Earth Day (5/22/12)
Spanish classes celebrate Cinco de Mayo (5/22/12)
Cooke students amazed by Chinese Acrobats (5/17/12)
Students enjoy show by African Acrobats (5/17/12)
Fifth graders create structures to resist earthquakes (5/17/12)
Students enjoy a day of learning at the Monticello Farm, Home and Garden (5/17/12)
Students honored as Scholar-Athletes (5/17/12)
New Chase Elementary School Principal Appointed (5/16/12)
Student essays express appreciation for teachers and staff members (5/16/12)
MHS, RJK students participate in Kiwanis Family Walk for Hunger (5/16/12)
Cooke students honored for being cooperative (5/15/12)
Sharing the Importance of Education from a Real-world Perspective (5/14/12)
First graders visited by arborist (5/8/12)
West African Performers Entertain and Engage Monticello Students (5/7/12)
MHS artists create totem poles to represent family (5/1/12)
MHS celebrates grand opening of The Fish Bowl Gallery (5/1/12)

April 2012

Students create tile project to represent life at high school (4/30/12)
Spanish students present projects about Latin America (4/20/12)
Environmental Club wins environmental grant (4/19/12)
Monticello High School students honored at 2012 Scholastic Art Awards (4/17/12)
Monticello named as one of the “Best Communities for Music Education” (4/17/12)
RJK names 100% attendance students for Third Marking Period (4/17/12)
Jazz Diva Ann Hampton Callaway inspires elementary school singers (4/11/12)
Cooke students collect “Pennies for Patients” (4/4/12)
Cooke students honored for being empathetic (4/4/12)
ESL students learn about animal habitats (4/4/12)
Academy of Finance students attend Puerto Rican/Hispanic Spring Conference (4/3/12)

March 2012

Club members help out with Family Reading Night (3/29/12)
Students enjoy pancake breakfast (3/29/12)
High School Art Show displayed at the Catskill Art Society (CAS) (3/29/12)
KLR students show what inspires them (3/27/12)
New "School Board Academy" Available to Board of Education Members (3/23/12)
Fifth graders help younger classmates with writing and typing (3/23/12)
Cooke students honored for showing commitment (3/23/12)
MHS spring 2012 musical "Hello Dolly" (3/19/12)
ELA Make and Take Night at Rutherford (3/19/12)
KLR Odyssey team competes at Regional Competition (3/19/12)
Seventh graders study American Revolution (3/19/12)
Shane Ste-Von Jackson selected for NSHSS (3/12/12)
Using Lessons from the Holocaust to Teach Empathy (3/8/12)
Former Cooke student returns to educate fourth graders about bats (3/6/12)
Chase Odyssey of the Mind team heads to competition (3/5/12)
Monticello hosts the 58th Annual All-County Music Festival (3/3/12)
Two longtime administrators say goodbye (3/2/12)
Hard work and dedication make this office much more than just “business-as-usual” (3/2/12)
Student-run banks provide real-world skills and learning (3/2/12)
NY State Education Department leaders visit Monticello (3/2/12)
Team 8K wins pizza and ice cream party for doubling honor roll students (3/1/12)

February 2012

Students raise money for Have-a-Heart (2/24/12)
Kiwanis Club presents Cooke School with donations (2/24/12)
Cooke students honored for being appreciative (2/24/12)
MHS students show their pride at Blue and White Pep Rally (2/14/12)
Cooke students deliver Valentines to Veterans (2/7/12)
MCSD mourns the loss of a young student (2/6/12)
RJK names 100% attendance students for Second Marking Period (2/6/12)
Cooke students visit Lawrence H. Cooke Court House (2/6/12)
Seventh grade art students study Harlem Renaissance painter (2/3/12)
Students learn about the wonders of space with Starlab (2/3/12)

January 2012

New menu items on the horizon for school lunches (1/23/12)
Students honor the principles of Martin Luther King Jr. (1/20/12)
MHS LGBTS celebrate "No Name Calling Week" (1/19/12)
The Middle Wrinkle wins first place from American Scholastic Press Association (1/19/12)
Chase students and stuffed animals participate in Teddy Bear Clinic (1/9/12)
New Math, Science, Technology Director Appointed (1/11/12)
Cooke students "Play with Words" (1/4/12)
RJK Middle School presented "Alice" (1/2/12)

December 2011

Cooke students perform winter concert (12/22/11)
Fifth graders visited by Judge Burton Ledina (12/22/11)
Cooke students honored for being responsible (12/22/11)
Student Council conducts food drive (12/22/11)
Former teacher and coach honored with a BOE award (12/16/11)
The Community Builds a Playground for Preschoolers (12/14/11)
Chase students recognized for being great communicators (12/14/11)
Two beloved support staff members say goodbye (12/5/11)
Students learn about Native American artifacts (12/5/11)
Cooke students honored for showing respect (12/5/11)
Fourth graders give thanks, create Native American shelters (12/5/11)
Cooke Elementary fifth graders celebrate Thanksgiving (12/2/11)
Fifth graders create Joseph Cornell Memory Box (12/2/11)
Students to perform at the NYSSMA Winter Conference (12/2/11)

November 2011

Chase students observe Fire Safety Month (11/30/11)
Legislator Meet-and-Greet with Superintendent of Schools (11/28/11)
Students Connecting to - and Helping - the Local Community (11/28/11)
New PPS leader, David Pulley, takes the reins (11/23/11)
Chase IB program used as example for upstate district (11/22/11)
Monticello students selected to perform in Area All-State Music Festival (11/18/11)
Halloween tradition continues with Halloween Parade (11/10/11)
News from the Monticello High School Key Club (11/10/11)
ESL families take trip to Crawford Public Library (11/8/11)
Culture and Diversity Initiative Honored with Prestigious Award (11/3/11)

October 2011

Fire prevention at Cooke Elementary School (10/27/11)
Mid-Hudson School Study Council (MHSSC) Awards Ceremony 2011 (10/20/11)
Breast Cancer Fundraisers Help Support Research for a Cure (10/17/11)
Spotlight on Safety: Monticello School District Transportation Department (10/10/11)

September 2011

Monticello educator honored with prestigious award for excellence (9/26/11)
New High School Leader Appointed (9/23/11)
Chase students receive donations of school supplies (9/22/11)
MHS remembers 9/11 attacks 10 years later (9/20/11)
Kindergarten parents: View Exiting Outcomes for students (9/20/11)
School and political leaders talk candidly about this year’s budget challenges (9/20/11)
The Past and Present Come Together as Superintendents Meet (9/19/11)
Kindergarten Kick-off welcomes new students to school (9/14/11)
Monticello School District Staff Gather for the Opening Day of the New School Year (9/9/11)

August 2011

Panther Camp helps familiarize incoming 9th graders with their new school (8/29/11)
Camp Panther event welcomes incoming 6th graders to middle school (8/25/11)
Summer school graduates take first step to realizing their dreams (8/22/11)
Monticello Schools Assistant Superintendent for Learning Kenneth Newman Earns his Doctorate (8/22/11)
Monticello Central School District Tax Warrant Approved by Board of Education (8/22/11)
Monticello Schools Help Local Library Celebrate its 75th Anniversary (8/15/11)
New School Business Administrator Appointed (8/12/11)
NY State Assessment Scores Released: Monticello Schools poised for the challenges ahead (8/11/11)

July 2011

Monticello Schools Receives Multiple National Communications Awards (7/22/11)
SLE group receives Renaissance award for gardens (7/12/11)

June 2011

BOE appoints new Superintendent of Schools Daniel A. Teplesky (6/29/11)
Organic garden joint effort of MHS and RJK Eco Clubs (6/18/11)
Honoring Eugene D. Nesin - Dedication Ceremony Touches the Heart of the School Community (6/5/11)

Local, State and National News

NY State Mandate Relief Redesign Team Report (PDF)
School Districts May Not File Bankruptcy (PDF)
School Funding Fairness in NY State (PDF)
Tax-free land: Nearly 20% of Sullivan exempt (11/17/11 Times Herald-Record)

Photo Array Archives 

Monticello Administrator and Former Staff Member Honored for Excellence (11/1/10)
Mock crash designed to enlighten students to the dangers of drinking or texting while driving (6/1/2010)
Drunk driving info - Leandra's Law: Child Passenger Protection Act/Ignition Interlock Provision Fact Sheet (Criminal Justice NY)
Celebrating Excellence in Monticello Schools: Deborah Wood (10/20/09)
Opening Day 2009 (9/3/09)
Summer Gatherings Help Students Ease into School (8/25/09)
Assistant Superintendent Ms. Kathleen Pagano-Fuller: A Fond Farewell (6/30/09)

Alumni News Archives

Singing sensation Stephanie Blythe (Class of 1987) is a superstar of the Metropolitan Opera (9/29/09)

Monticello Schools Alumnus Reminds us What is Really Important: Lee Karasik (6/10/09)

1946 Graduate Significant to Feminist Movement: Sonia Pressman Fuentes (11/2/08)