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MHS spring sports registration is now open

To register for spring sports, please click here.

Openings available for Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Teachers

Students in grades 8-12 have an opportunity to participate in the Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers (TSTT) mentoring program at Monticello Central School District. read more

Mark your calendars for senior student-athlete recognition nights

The Monticello Central School District Athletic Department will hold senior recognition nights for this season’s winter sport athletes on the following dates:
Varsity Wrestling: Friday, Feb. 5 at 6 p.m.
Boys Varsity Basketball and Varsity Cheerleading: Thursday, Feb. 11 and 7 p.m.
Girls Varsity Basketball, Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Coach Urvashi Gupta named USTA Coach of the Year

 Varsity Tennis Coach Urvashi Gupta has been named the Virginia and Chuck Landis High School Coach of the Year by the U.S. Tennis Association Eastern Section, which encompasses all of New York plus parts of New Jersey and Connecticut. Gupta has been a coach at Monticello High School for over 25 years, during which time she has helped her players improve and worked hard to grow the game. read more

Orange-Ulster BOCES will be closed to students Feb. 11 – Feb. 15

The Orange-Ulster BOCES will be closed to students on Thursday, Feb. 11 for an IEP Development Day. OU BOCES will also be closed to students Friday, Feb. 12 through Monday Feb. 15 for Presidents’ Weekend break. Should OU BOCES close due to weather on Feb. 11, the IEP Development Day will be moved to Thursday, Feb. 16.

MHS students and staff among honorees at Board Awards

These awards are reserved for extraordinary performances that exemplify excellence in education and goes above and beyond the typical responsibility of the individual. Read more

The spotlight is on Tim and Allison Billias

Throughout history, great things have always come in pairs – peanut butter and jelly, Bert and Ernie, and Batman and Robin. MCSD has its own dynamic duo: Tim and Allison Billias.The two are alumni of Monticello High School, which is where they met as students and continue to be active members of the community. Mr. Billias has taught English at Monticello High School for six years, and Mrs. Billias has been a fourth-grade teacher at Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School for the past two years.  read more

Stay informed about snow closings and delays

With winter weather in the forecast, now seems like a good time to review how Monticello Central School District handles weather-related closings and delays. Please see our updated television and radio station list. read more

ASPIRE program promotes positive behavior

A new program at Monticello High School is transforming traditional in-school suspension (ISS) from an isolation pod to a platform that encourages students to make better choices and learn how to manage their emotions. Read more

Prop master needed for high school's Beauty and the Beast production

Have you ever harbored a desire to be part of an exciting show, but don’t want to step out into the footlights? Monticello High School’s performing arts program may have an experience for you! Read more

AOF seniors research potential career paths through job shadowing

Last month, our Academy of Finance seniors had the chance to research potential career paths through job shadowing. Locations included: Cohen’s Bakery, Focus Media, Ameriprise Financial, Crystal Run Health Care, and Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell LLP.  read more

Teachers’ Tinsel Trot inspires students’ goodwill

When the varsity athletes from Monticello High School witnessed the Monticello Teachers’ Association’s community outreach through the inaugural Tinsel Trot, it inspired the athletes to help the community in their own way. Read more

Students build confidence and life-skills in shop class

On a cold December morning, Monticello High School students in Donald Waddell’s wood and manufacturing class stand outside the school, tools in hand, within a wood frame. As the winter wind whips around, a structure slowly starts to take shape. Before long, it will become an eight-by-16 foot shed used to store wood at Monticello High School. Read more

Orange-Ulster BOCES Special Education classes cancelled Feb. 11.

All Orange-Ulster BOCES Special Education classes will be closed on Friday, Jan. 15 and Thursday, Feb. 11. Click here to view a letter than was sent home to parents.

Monticello students give back for the holidays

Students from the Builders Club at the Robert J. Kaiser Middle School, and students from Monticello High School’s Key Club spread holiday cheer throughout the greater Monticello community this season. Read more

Students practice the joy of giving during annual Toy Drive

The real spirit of the holidays is alive and well at Monticello High School. Believing that it is far better to give than receive, students raised thousands of dollars and purchased presents for children at Sullivan County Head Start. read more

Students, staff, compete in ugliest holiday sweater contest

On Dec. 11, the MHS National Honor Society hosted its version of an ugly sweater party where students and staff vied for the title of ugliest holiday sweater. For a preview of the sweaters - and to see how MHS is decking the halls - and classrooms, click here.

MHS production of I Hate Shakespeare! a success

The bard hit the boards last week when Monticello High School presented its version of I Hate Shakespeare! Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4 and 5. read more

Stay informed about snow closings and delays

With the winter season closely approaching, now seems like a good time to review how Monticello Central School District handles weather-related closings and delays.Please see our updated television and radio station list. read more

Seniors: Apply now to be a Burger King Scholar

Don’t miss your chance to become a BURGER KING Scholar. The Burger King Scholar scholarship is open to all students, Burger King employees, their children, spouses or domestic partners. Deadline for application is Dec. 15. Learn more here.

Inaugural Students of Distinction ceremony held

“We’re excited to begin this new tradition,” said Principal Stephen Wilder. “We’re always finding new ways to celebrate our students.” read more

Four MHS students selected for all-state music festival

Monticello High School seniors Austin-Michael Komatz, Rebecca Bass, Allison Linen and Isabel Lopez-Diaz have been recognized for musical excellence. read more

Academy of Finance Juniors Experience YEG Entrepreneurship Symposium

MHS junior and AOF member Paul Camera reflects on his class’ trip to SUNY Sullivan to collaborate where AOF members collaborated and presented with YEG (Youth Economic Group). read more

CPA discusses accounting experience with AOF juniors

On Nov. 16, CPA Sean Glander shared his knowledge and ideas with the junior AOF Accounting class. Students reflect on lessons learned in a professional news release. read more

MHS students feed 100 families

Under the leadership of the Monticello food drive committee, students were able to raise enough money to fill 100 baskets with all the ingredients of a traditional Thanksgiving meal. On Nov. 24th, the entire student body gathered in the high school auditorium to see the fruits of their labor. read more

LGBTS club commemorates Transgender Day of Remembrance

Students from Monticello High School’s LGBTS (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Supporters) took part in a fundraising campaign, raising over $300 to support GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education network). read more

Michael Regan honored as Orange County Rising Star

The 2015-16 school year has been packed with accomplishments for Mr. Michael Regan, a new a social worker at Monticello High School and recipient of the Orange County Rising Star award. At MHS, Mr. Regan focuses on the A.S.P.I.R.E Program, which transforms the in-school suspension experience into a restorative learning process.  read more

MHS seniors sign letter of intent

Twin sisters and Monticello High School seniors Camryn and Sydney Johnson signed a National Letter of Intent to attend and run track for Siena College in Loudonville, NY.  read more

Academy of Finance holds networking breakfast

The Monticello High School Academy of Finance held its annual networking breakfast on Friday, Oct. 23. Students were given the chance to connect with several members of the board and National Academy Foundation. read more

Eco Club recognized for enhancing enviornmental awareness

Earlier this month, the Basha Kill Area Association (BKAA) presented a certificate of appreciation to the Monticello High School Eco Club for “enhancing environmental awareness in our little corner of the planet.” read more

Monticello High School teacher has research article published

Monticello High School music teacher John Bernstein’s Graduate research article was published in this month’s issue of School Music News, the official publication of the New York State School Music Association. read more

Athletic Department implements updated handbook for student-athletes

This handbook supersedes all prior handbooks and should be read and acknowledged by all student athletes and their parent prior to the start of the winter sport season during online registration. Learn more about online registration here.

Thank you, Monticello families!

The district appreciates parents' patience and cooperation as traffic patterns have been adjusted at the middle school and high school.  read more

Updated pick up and drop off information

Thank you for your patience as we continue to fine-tune our drop off and pick up procedures. CLICK HERE for the most recent information about procedures for morning drop off and afternoon pick up at the middle and high school.

SUNY Fredonia music professor visits MHS musicians

SUNY Fredonia Music Professor James Piorkowski stopped by Monticello High School on Friday, Oct. 9, to meet with MHS Emerging Ensembles Chamber Musicians. view photo gallery

Monticello athletic apparel for sale

The Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School and the Panthers’ football team are participating in a clothing fundraiser. Click here to review the catalog and make purchases.

MHS senior receives national honor

Travis DeGroat has been named to the National Society of High School Scholars, which recognizes top scholars from high schools around the world who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment.  read more

Health screenings to take place in all schools

New York State requires health screenings for students each year. read more

College in the Classroom information available

Click here to download a PDF copy of the College in the Classroom slideshow that was presented at the school’s Sept. 17 Parent Orientation event.

Breakfast and lunch menus available online

Breakfast and lunch menusare available online. Click here to download menus, or learn more about online meal payments and free or reduced meals.

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.

MHS student joins national society

The National Society of High School Scholars announced Monticello High School student Mackenzie Mitchell has been selected to become a member of the organization. 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. For additional information, click here to read 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. More

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