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KLR student athletes score invitation to O-D All-American Football Bowl

Ajani Hooks and Ivan Pagan were among 45 students throughout the nation selected to participate. Read more

Kiwanis help children get access to books

Every child should experience the joy of reading. Kiwanis members of the Monticello branch believe this, and have implemented a reading program for second grade students at Rutherford. Read more

Free meals for kids and teens begins July 5

To ensure no child is left hungry over the summer, the Monticello Central School District will serve nutritious summer meals to area kids and teens at no cost from July 5 of this year through August 19. Participating sites (listed below) will provide free, nutritious meals to kids and teens 18 and under. Read more

New immunization requirements for school entry

With summer vacation fast approaching, now is a good time to make sure your child is up-to-date on his or her immunizations. Download a list of immunization requirements here: English | Español

Fifth-grade students buy a flock of chickens and a sheep

Inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), two classes from Kenneth L. Rutherford found a way to help citizens in developing countries who are struggling with basic needs. Read more

KLR students visit the library

Students at Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School got a hands-on look at why libraries are such an integral part of any community. Read more

Students sojourn to American Revolution

Fourth-graders took a journey to the 18th century through a field trip to the Fort Delaware Museum. History was brought to life at students took a deep dive into the day to day of the late 1700’s and visited the armory, several cabins and played games from the time period.

"I Wanna" meet an author!

Karen Kaufman Orloff, author of the popular "I Wanna" series, visited with KLR's first-grade students. Read more

KLR students treated to a performance by Grammy-winning Zydeco band

Fourth-grade students jammed out to a rousing Zydeco performance during their field trip to Bethel Woods on April 21. Read more

KLR students get their hands dirty for Earth Day

Fifth-grade students were invited to take a field trip to SUNY Sullivan on April 21 for an Earth Day celebration. Read more  

“Fun Friday” turns bittersweet as KLR bids “see-you-later” to two faculty members

As the name suggests, “Fun Friday” is a time for the students at Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School to cut loose and cheer each other on in their accomplishments. On Friday, Feb. 26, for just one moment, “Fun Friday” turned bittersweet as the KLR community officially bid “see-you-later” to two treasured faculty members. Read more

Morning music calendar has been updated for spring 2016

Please click here to view the updated morning music calendar.

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.  read more

Rutherford Elementary School principal to retire

When the doors to Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School open on the first day of school in September, it will be the first time in three decades that Principal Kimberly Patterson won’t be there to greet the incoming crowd. After serving the Monticello School District for 33 years, Mrs. Patterson has announced her retirement, effective May 2, 2016. read more

Parent resources available for Eureka Math

The district’s elementary schools have been using Eureka Math, a Common Core-aligned curriculum, for grades K-5. Parents and/or guardians are encouraged to visit the Eureka parent support page to watch a brief video resource to help you to help your child become proficient in math.

What is perseverance?

Two fourth-grade students visited Mrs. Kozachuk’s first grade class to answer that very question. Read more

SEW program knits wellness with academics

“I like when Mr. Prestianni comes into our class,” said C.J. Poitras, a 4th grade student at Chase. “Sometimes, people work hard in school and struggle and then they get stressed out. But, when Mr. Prestianni comes, he helps us learn how to relax.”  read more

Kiwanis Club of Monticello donates books to KLR

The students at KLR were thrilled when the Kiwanis Club of Monticello visited their school bearing gifts. read more

Class Dojo encourages good behavior

If you see a friend wearing their pajamas it may not be because they forgot to get dressed. They may have earned it. read more

The Breakfast Packing Team: serving up career skills

Rutherford’s student-based Breakfast Packing Team is serving up job skills while building confidence, manners and teamwork. read more

Close reading is sweet!

The lesson began when Mrs. Rojas passed out Oreo cookies to her students and asked them what they were eating. The answer was simple and unanimous: “Oreos!” But when Mrs. Rojas handed out a second round of Oreos... read more

Student places in National Football League competition

Ivan Pagan, a fourth grade student at Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School, won third place in the NFL. Pass and Kick (PPK) Competition. The PPK is the oldest NFL Youth Football program, having been established in 1961. read more

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

Information for parents regarding music program

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

Health screenings to take place in all schools

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

Spouses team up to implement mentoring program

KLR fifth grade teacher Mrs. Billias and her husband, MHS teacher Mr. Billias, joined efforts to implement a senior/fifth grade mentoring program. read more

Rutherford welcomes Social Emotional Wellness Facilitator

Rutherford now has a full time Social Emotional Wellness Facilitator named Lynn Selkirk who will be working in all classes, assisting students and helping staff maintain a positive balance with their workload, stress and feelings. read more

Breakfast and lunch menus available online

Breakfast and lunch menus are 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.

Free meals will be offered to Rutherford students

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

Monticello 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.

Reminder: Photo ID required at student pick up

We are working hard to make student safety a top priority! You may have noticed that a PHOTO ID is required EVERY time you  pick up your child. This policy was put into place to ensure that our students are picked up by the correct people every single day. We appreciate your understanding the importance of this policy!

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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