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There will be a regular meeting of the Monticello Central School District Board of Education and Budget Hearing on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the RJK Middle School Cafeteria. The open meeting will occur after the completion of executive session, at approximately 7 p.m. An agenda will be available on BoardDocs in advance of the meeting.
The MHS Last Night Chamber Concert will be held on Monday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school's auditorium. The event's date and location were erroneously listed on the school calendar.
The Jessica Fingers Invitational Track & Field Meet will be held this Saturday, April 22 at 9:00 a.m. at the high school. Students throughout New York state will attend the meet in honor and remembrance of 2009 graduate, Jessica Fingers.
At the April 6, 2017 Monticello Board of Education meeting, the board appointed George L. Cooke Elementary School’s Instructional Coach, Melanie Hector, as the school’s assistant principal, effective Sept. 1. Read more
The annual Monticello High School dance competition, "Do you think you can dance?" will be held on Friday, April 21 at 7 p.m. at the high school. Tickets are $3 and all proceeds benefit the dance department. Read more
On Wednesday, April 19, the athletic department invites parents of current Monticello student athletes to attend the district's Athletic Council meeting at 5 p.m. in the high school's library to discuss feedback and suggestions related to the district's athletic program.
In the April 2017 Navigator, Superintendent Mangus describes how TRUTHFUL KINDESS and HELPFUL NECESSITY lead to INSPIRATION Read more
For the eighth year, Monticello NY has been awarded the designation of "Best Community for Music Education" by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAAM). Read more
This month, students will have the opportunity to practice reading with a therapy dog and visit Makerspace stations at these two library events. Read more
On Thursday, March 16, the Monticello Board of Education presented Monticello Central School District staff members and student athletes who are examples of excellence with "Board Awards" during its regular meeting. Read more
What is the primary predictor of student success? Many people would guess that it’s intelligence, but it’s not. According to the documentary film, SCREENAGERS, a strong sense of self-control is a better predictor of student success than intelligence is. Self-control is not an inherent trait, but rather a skill that is developed – so what happens to a generation of children whose self-control is constantly being tested with the allure of digital technology? Read more
Due to the unusually strong winter weather over the past few months, Monticello Central School District’s outdoor facilities are not expected to open until after spring break. As such, the spring athletic schedules will be adjusted. Read more
Children will explore their artsy side with stories, music, and a different painting technique each week. Read more
On Friday, Feb. 17 more than 700 people gathered at Monticello High School for the district’s second annual “InspirED” conference. Read more
Chase Elementary School art teacher Ms. Laurie Kilgore’s legendary art excursions to the Bashakill Wetlands was recognized in this Parent Today story about how field trips can boost lifelong learning.
Sure, lunchtime is typically filled with giggles, lunchbox swaps and card games, but kids can never have too much fun, we always say. This month’s Spotlight is on Omnia Elghaly, a cafeteria monitor who’s on a mission to empower students to take part in, take ownership of and reflect on their own personal contributions to their school. Read more
Join the Academy of Finance on Sunday, May 21 for its second-annual "My School Color Run." Registration is open now. Read more
Click here for an updated March calendar for elementary Morning Music. Please note that due to ELA testing, there will be no music March 28-30.
On Friday, Feb. 24, Monticello runners Jillian McEneaney and My-Kell Farrar qualified for their second consecutive trip to the New York State Public High School Indoor Track & Field championships. Read more
During its Feb. 17 meeting, the Monticello Board of Education revised the 2016-17 school year calendar. See calendar here.
Jacob Kaplan has raised over $530 dollars for his school's backpack program as part of his bar mitzvah preparations. Through the program, children who are at risk of hunger during the weekends are given backpacks filled with nutritious foods. Read more
The Monticello High School Academy of Finance is offering free tax preparation for anyone who earned $54,000 or less in 2016. Tax return preparation is by appointment only and ends April 6. Read more
In order to accommodate the need for a sufficient amount of snow days in preparation for the remainder of winter, the Monticello Board of Education voted to change Friday, March 17, 2017 to a “student day” during its Feb. 16, 2017 meeting.
In order to accommodate the need for a sufficient amount of snow days in preparation for the remainder of winter, the Monticello Board of Education voted to change Monday, April 17, 2017 to a “student day” during its Feb. 16, 2017 meeting.
The festival, which features remarkable student performers throughout Sullivan County, will be held at Tri-Valley High School in Grahamsville NY at the Tri-Valley Bernstein Theater on March 4. Read more
With the closure on Friday, Feb. 10, the district has now used all of its allocated snow days. Because of the district’s foresight in making February 20 a “student day,” there will be no additional adjustments to the school calendar, as of press time. The temperature is anticipated to increase this week, and the district is hopeful that there will be no further impact to the school calendar. Read more
Please click here to read a letter from Superintendent Mangus regarding the subject of opt outs in the Monticello Central School District.
On Thursday, Feb. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. children and teens ages 10-18 will have the opportunity to play with gadgets and get creative. Read more
MHS held its second quarter Student of Distinction Ceremony on Feb. 1 in the high school’s library. The event recognized 13 students from each department who have demonstrated exceptional behavior or achievement during the year. Read more
Kindergarten registration will be taking place Feb. 27-Mar. 3 and Mar. 13-16 by appointment only. Please make sure to call the registrar's office early at 845-794-0128, ext. 78905 to make an appointment. Learn more | Download Parent's Guide to Kindergarten [PDF]
The hallways of the middle and high school (as well as the frigid outdoors) are used as practice facilities for the boys and girls runners, sprinters and jumpers under the guidance of head coach Tim Billias and assistant coach Matt Buddenhagen. Leading the charge are seniors Sam Bisland, My-Kell Farrar and Jillian McEneaney. Read more
The following memo was released on Feb. 1 to provide staff, parents and community members with updates of water quality testing currently being performed in all of our schools. View the memo here.
School districts are required to report the results of all water testing to the state Department of Health, the state Education Department and the local health department and to post the results on the district website. Read more
At its Jan. 19 meeting, the Monticello Central School District’s Board of Education approved the appointment of Rosemarie (Roe) Romano as principal of George L. Cooke Elementary School, effective Sept. 1, 2017. Read more
Click here to watch Cooke Librarian and Monticello's Decemeber Spotlight, Julia Serrano's, class learning through play with "Maker Space" stations.
Without order and routine, the potential for safety hazards during drop-off and pick-up times increases. Please click here to review some reminders on the district's drop-off and pick-up procedures.
A fresh coat of sunny yellow paint, bold hallway murals and silhouettes of children jumping, learning and playing are among the colorful changes that greet students as they enter Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School. Read more
In spite of an early snow day and cold weather, Monticello High School carried out a long-standing tradition on Tuesday morning, Nov. 23 -- the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive Assembly. Read more
Students from Robert J. Kaiser Middle School are invited to take part in an after-school a six-week culinary workshop series focused on growing a healthy community. Workshops will take place every other Wednesday from 2:20 – 4:20 p.m. beginning Dec. 7. Read more
The “Monticello Blue” Junior Math League team is invited to compete in the Mid-Hudson Junior math League playoffs at Minisink Middle School after winning the sections. Read more
A group of children in Bolivia will soon receive portraits of themselves painted by young artists from Monticello High School. Read more
The district is proud to announce the launch of Earth Day, Every Day, a district-wide program designed to encourage ecological waste reduction practices among students and staff. Read more
On Friday, Nov. 4, hundreds of Monticello community members packed Monticello High School’s Arnold Packer Hughs Auditorium to honor five remarkable Monticello High School alumni and former faculty who have achieved significant accomplishment during the district’s annual Hall of Distinction induction ceremony. Read more
Monticello Central School District is happy to announce that it will be expanding its pre-kindergarten program to offer opportunities for 3-year-old students thanks to a new state grant. Read more
In light of coverage stemming from the Oct. 22 community forum, we feel it is important for community members to have a clear understanding of how priority project costs –such as re-opening a school – are estimated, assessed and put into action. Read more
Please note that the MHS Career Pathways Fair has been moved from Nov. 7 to March 10. This is an update to what was printed in the district calendar.
At its Aug. 25 meeting, the Monticello Board of Education adopted the district’s tax rate calculation for the 2016-17 school year that predicts an average tax rate decrease of 0.2 percent. Read more
In order to accommodate additonal academic services and extracurricular after-school activities, the district is considering shifting school schedules in the future. The board of education and district administrators are seeking feedback from district families to assess how these changes may impact them and address their needs. Read more
Because the bids for construction work came in significantly higher than the money earmarked for it in the $650,000 tennis court proposition approved by voters on May 20, 2015, the Monticello Central School District and Board of Education will now review their options and the start of the project will be delayed. Read more
The 2016-17 Monticello Central School District calendar – which includes events scheduled throughout the school year as well as important information about the district, its schools and policies – is off to the printer and should be landing in resident’s mailboxes soon. Read more
During its June 2016 meeting, the New York State Board of Regents approved an emergency action that will allow certain students with disabilities to graduate with a Local Diploma after their school superintendents review their coursework and certify the students have met minimum requirements. Read more
During its April 19 meeting, the Monticello Board of Education adopted the 2016-17 school year calendar. See calendar here. (PDF)
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
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.
District volunteers will be asked to complete an application, in compliance with a board adopted volunteer policy. read more
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
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.
To anonymously report a bullying incident or threat of violence, click on the icon and fill out the electronic form. This form allows individuals to confidentially report urgent and sensitive information to school officials.
If you have questions or concerns you would like to share, please click on the ? button and fill out the online feedback form. A district representative will respond to you within 72 hours. We welcome your input!