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It's time for the Tinsel Trot and Reindeer Dash

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

Crawford Library hosting programs for kids, teens

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

RJK PTO needs new members

The PTO needs three to four parents to volunteer for PTO Board positions by Nov. 14. Without these key volunteers, the RJK PTO will be disbanded for the 2017-18 school year. Read more

Athletic Council will meet on Nov. 15

The next meeting of the Athletic Council will take place on Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. in the Monticello High Scchool library.

Paint and Sip Hot Apple Cider event is sold out

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

RJK students plan their futures

It's never too soon to plan for the future. RJK students are using Naviance to help plan theirs. Read more

Guest speaker at Earth Guardians, Nov. 15

The Earth Guardians at RJK are hosting a guest speaker on Nov. 15 in the RJK Café from 2:15-4:15 p.m. The topic of the discussion is climate reality and the scientific facts behind climate and climate changes. The discussion is open to the public. Read more

LPP helps students prepare for life after graduation

Middle and high school students are encouraged to take advantage of the Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP,) an after-school and summer program implemented by SUNY Sullivan. The program is designed to promote college readiness and career development among eligible students who need some additional assistance to help them meet their goals and has a great lineup of community partners, including the Hurleyville Makers’ Lab, Catholic Charities, and Sullivan Agencies Leading Together (SALT). Read more

Fall sport registration is still available for middle school athletes

Registration for middle school student-athletes is is still open. Middle school students can register for a sport at this link through Family ID.

MCSD to serve free meals to all students

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

Summer programs for teens and tweens

The Ethelbert B. Crawford library will host two teen and tween programs at the library this summer. Read more

Important dates for the 2017-18 school year

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

Robert J. Kaiser Middle School launches mentorship program

The school has begun a pilot of the New York State Mentoring program and is the only pilot site in Sullivan County. Read more

Seventh grader's bar mitzvah project connects him to community

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 Earth Guardians have a new slant on a "Giving Tree"

Students have done such an incredible job growing organic produce using their indoor tower growing garden that they have been able to invite the school community into their space to cut fresh lettuce, spinach, arugula and Swiss chard, for their holiday meal. Read more

"Monticello Blue" knows how to solve a problem

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

Free meals will be offered to RJK students

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

MCSD implements new visitor sign-in procedures

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

Parent Today offers parents tips to help children succeed

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

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