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Flipped learning: homework in class and class lessons at home

In a typical classroom, students learn a lesson in class and then take an assignment home to practice that lesson. But what would happen if that scenario were flipped around? According to one teacher in the Monticello Central School District, great things. Read more

Register for the Color Run by May 6

The MHS Academy of Finance (AOF) is proud to host the inaugural My School Color Run on Sunday, May 22 to help raise money for scholarship funds. My School Color Run is an untimed 5-kilometer fun run for all ages that ends in a joyous blast of color. Participants are encouraged to register by May 6.  Read more

The next board of education meeting will be May 5

There will be a regular meeting of the Monticello Central School District Board of Education and budget hearing on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the RJK Middle School Cafeteria.There will be a proposed executive session at 6:01 p.mThe open meeting will occur after the completion of executive session.

Adult volunteers needed for May 22 Color Run

Adult volunteers are needed for the Academy of Finance Color Run on May 22. Interested volunteers can contact Rebecca Bass or Jaclynn Sorensen at for more information.

MCSD to host "Educators as Physicians: Using RTI Data for Effective Decision-Making" training

MCSD, in collaboration with McGraw-Hill Education will present a training session with Dr. Jan Hasbrouck on August 15. Attendees will learn action-ready steps for the classroom for the coming school year, and will enhance new-year planning. Read more.

Monticello will host NYSSMA Solo Festival, May 13-14

More than 100 student-musicians from Monticello Central School District will participate in the Annual New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Solo Festival May 13-14 at Monticello High School. Read more

Monticello High School's music department will hold two spring concerts

The Monticello High School Music Department will hold its annual spring concerts next week, on May 9 and 10. Read more

Ethelbert B. Crawford Library announces May programs

The Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library in Monticello has a wide variety of programs coming up for kids and teens in the month of May. Read more

Part two of the budget basics video series

In part two of the Monticello Central School District's "budget basics" video series, Superintendent Mangus and Assistant Superintendent for Business Failla discuss how the proposed 2016-17 budget will impact students. Watch video.

Superintendent Mangus asks the community to THINK

In the May 2016 edition of The Monti Navigator, Ms. Mangus discusses the importance of "truthful kindness." Read more

Two hour delay on Monday, May 9

All MCSD schools will operate on a two hour delay on Monday, May 9.

Retired Monticello principal and teacher named as award recipients

Kim Patterson and Constance (Connie) Keller have been named recipients of an Outstanding Educator Award and an Outstanding Friend to Education Award, respectively, from the Sullivan County School Boards Association. Read more

The spotlight is on Chris Palmer

Every community needs a superhero. Metropolis has Superman, Gotham has Batman, and Monticello High School (MHS) has Assistant Principal Chris Palmer. Read more

Board approves Monticello budget proposal, vote set for May 17

On April 19, the Monticello Board of Education adopted a $84,139,614 budget for 2016-17 that is below the legal limit as defined by New York’s tax levy cap legislation of 1.8%. Eligible residents will vote on the proposal on Tuesday, May 17, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Read more

Extensive budget details available online

Interested in learning more about Monticello's proposed 2016-17 budget? Looking for information on mandates, pensions, board candidates, polling locations, tax levy limit law or general budget terms. Visit our budget page to access news releases, fact sheets, videos and more.

Not sure where you’re registered to vote?

The annual school district budget vote and Board of Education elections will be held from 8 a.m - 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17 at various locations throughout the district. Not sure where to vote? The Monticello Poll Place Finder will locate your polling location.

BOE adopts 2016-17 calendar

During its April 19 meeting, the Monticello Board of Education adopted the 2016-17 school year calendar. See calendar here. (PDF)

Monticello to hold cheer camp for students in grades K-8

On Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7, there will be a cheer camp held at Monticello High School. Students must be registered by April 18. For more information, please download the registration form here.

Ethelbert B. Crawford library offers free story time for children

Click here to learn more about the library's story time events.

Monticello High School teacher wins Teaching Excellence Award

“Ellen Nutters has a deep understanding that the best key we can give our students is the knowledge that they can be, and should be, life-long learners,” Superintendent of Schools Tammy Mangus said. “She demonstrates this through her words, her lessons and her own life – leading by example.”  Read more

Autism Awareness Bike-A-Thon will be held June 4

The Livingston Manor Central School District PTA will host its inaugural Autism Awareness Bike-A-Thon on Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to noon. Many representatives from area organizations will be there to offer community resources about autism and support for families.

State now requires meningitis vaccination in grades 7, 12

New York state now requires students entering seventh and 12th grades to be vaccinated against meningococcal disease. Read more

April-June Morning Music schedule available online

The Morning Music program schedule for April, May and June has some important dates to be aware of. For ease of reference, parents and guardians can download a PDF copy of the calendar here.

Monticello teachers are inspirED by technology

Say goodbye to chalkboards and pencil sharpeners and say hello to augmented reality and programmable bots. On Feb. 12, over 400 professionals from MCSD and the surrounding school districts gathered at MHS to learn new ways to reinvent learning experiences using technology at the district’s inaugural “InspirED by Technology” learning summit. Read more

MCSD’s security team: handling crisis situations with care

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

Online pre-registration now offered for new students

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

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.

Volunteer policy now in effect

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

Applications for free and reduced price meals now available

Children from households that meet federal income guidelines are eligible for free or reduced price meals. Click on the links below to learn about eligibility guidelines and how to apply for the 2015-16 school year.   parent letter and application |
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BoardDocs allows easy Board of Education file access, storage

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

MCSD implements new visitor sign-in procedures

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

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