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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

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

Key Club attends Kiwanis Family Walk for Hunger

On April 16, Key Club members participated in the Kiwanis Family Walk for Hunger at the Mountaindale Fire House. Read more

Third marking period Honor Roll Students announced

Monticello High School Principal Stephen Wilder is pleased to announce the Monticello High School third marking period Honor Roll. See the list

Third annual Jessica Fingers Invitational draws a crowd

On  April 23, over 1000 athletes, spectators and community members came out for the third annual Jessica Fingers Invitational. Read more

Artists to be honored in Catskill Art Society Art Show

Several Monticello High School student-artists will be featured and honored at the Catskill Art Society Sullivan County High School Art Show, a high school art exhibit at the Catskill Art Society. Read more

Ben Ulrich, Camryn Johnson named OCIAA Scholar-Athletes of the Year

Seniors Ben Ulrich and Camryn Johnson were selected OCIAA Scholar-Athletes of the Year for Monticello Central School District by the Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association (OCIAA). Read more

Contestants will battle to become Monti-Idol

On April 29, the Monticello High School Music Honor Society will host "Monti-Idol," a singing competition where students perform their favorite pop songs. Tickets are $3 and proceeds help support the Monticello Performing Arts Booster Club. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Arnold Packer Hughs Auditorium.

MHS Academy of Finance will host inaugural Color Run May 22

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 April 22.  Read more

SUNY New Paltz invites students to CSTEP Open House, May 7

There will be an open house for the SUNY New Paltz Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) on Saturday, May 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free transportation is available through Monticello Central School District. Students who are interested in careers related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are asked to register by Friday, April 15 to reserve a seat on a bus. Read more

Guest speaker delivers powerful message, “You Matter”

On March 31, students listened to guest speaker Bobby Petrocelli explain how he let the tragic loss of his wife become the foundation of his mission to teach students how to live a triumphant life and find the faith, hope, and love they are searching for. Read more

Monticello High School (MHS) 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

Driver’s Education students attend Teen Safety Day, NY Auto Show

On April 1, Driver Education students from Monticello High School attended the first Teen Safety Day at the New York Auto Show at Manhattan’s Javits Convention Center. Read more

MHS students turn classroom into time machine

Visitors to room 227 in Monticello High School on Friday, April 1, were able to visit the Kaaba, watch a field of soldiers fight a Crusade battle and witness the Western Roman Empire descend into anarchy. Read more

Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library receives grant to hire teen intern

Teen interns will help with library programs, curate the teen Tumblr blog, run their own book discussion, and perform other duties as needed. Applications for the position are due May 2. Read more

Kyle McCreery named Basketball Player of the Year

Senior Kyle McCreery was named Sullivan County's Boys' Basketball Player of the Year. Thanks Kyle - and to all our amazing student-athletes - for making Monticello shine! Read more

Looking for some gear to show off your Panther Pride?

The Monticello Varsity Baseball team is holding a fundraiser and selling Monticello-themed athletic gear. Click here and enter the code 'panthe6ZK' to see what's available. 

Board of Education awards standout teachers, scholar athletes

At its March 17 meeting, the Monticello Central School District Board of Education awarded individuals from the district for demonstrating a greater than average commitment to students, education and the district’s community. Read more  

Shaun Jackson commits to Mansfield University to play sprint football

MHS academic and athletic stand out Shaun Jackson has officially announced that he plans to continue his sports career in college next fall at Mansfield University in Mansfield, PA, a Division II college and the birthplace of Night Football. Read more

Former football, lacrosse standout raises the game on drug awareness

Ken Bartolo, a former football and lacrosse standout athlete, brought a powerful message to MHS when he talked about how his drug and alcohol addiction derailed a promising athletic career. Read more

MHS students receive inaugural Student Athlete Awards

Visitors to the high school’s gymnasium will soon be greeted by a wood-cut display and cluster of plaques with the photos and names of the recipients of the school’s newly-created Student Athlete Awards. Read more

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

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

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.  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

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

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

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

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.

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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