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Happy Summer! See you in September!

It was a sticky situation at KLR...for a good cause

On June 22, the Cooke-KLR PTO sponsored an unusual fundraiser that raised $282 to support next year's activities and programs. Students paid $1 each to duct tape Principal Kim Patterson and Assistant Principal Doug Murphy to the wall! 


Students win trees to help beautify KLR

Two KLR students were winners in the "earth friendly" essay contest sponsored by the Catskill Shopper and were awarded trees to be planted on KLR property to help beautify the campus. See video highlights below.


Fifth graders star in year-end talent show

Fifth graders from Chase, Cooke and Rutherford schools collaborated on a year-end talent show at the Nesin Theater. Students sang, danced, played instruments and more. The grand finale included all fifth graders performing a song together! Best of luck to our up-and-coming middle schoolers. We know you will do GREAT! View video of the finale below.


Students and staff practice kindness and pass it on

On June 16, School Lunch Manager and Chef Andrew Yeomans spotted a meaningful and memorable moment at Kenneth L. Rutherford and wanted to share it with the rest of the Monticello Central School District Community.  read more

KLR students get up close and personal with exotic animals

Exotic animals recently made a special visit to KLR.  see photo gallery

Kindergarten students visit Apple Pond Farm

On June 4, all of the kindergarten classes took a field trip to the Apple Pond Farm and Renewable Energy Education Center in Callicoon for a hands-on look at how farms, greenhouses and sustainable energy works. read more

First grade students visit Bear Mountain Zoo

The first grade classes recently took a field trip to Bear Mountain State Park Zoo. The students got to see and learn about animals that are native to our area including: bears, coyotes, white-tailed deer, turkeys, porcupines and red foxes. read more

MCSD implements new visitor sign-in procedures

To ensure the safety and security of all students, employees and visitors to our buildings, the district has implemented new safety procedures. All visitors to any building 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!

Statement from Superintendent Tammy Mangus regarding ClubRec program

Footings, Inc. recently notified Monticello Central School District officials that its subsidiary, ClubRec, would no longer be providing before and after school care services for Sullivan County, effective September 1, 2015.  read more

Putting FUN back in Fridays at KLR!

Students participated in some hula hooping and beanbag games during a recent Fun Friday celebration at Rutherford. see photo gallery

KinderKids grow beans (and knowledge :)

KinderKids in Mrs. Reeds class enjoy watching beans grow!

In conjunction with the Common Core lessons on the life cycle of a plant, the students planted and cared for beans. Pictured are students happily displaying their beans and journal entries where they recorded plants' growth.

First graders get a visit from Catskill Veterinary Services

Students asked Dr. Joe from Catskill Veterinary Services about proper pet care, how to approach animals and the day in the life of a veterinarian. read more

KLR fourth graders use virtual wall to showcase work

Rutherford's fourth graders use a new virtual tool to display their writing. read more

KLR announces employee of the month

Heidi Kennedy is recognized as Employee of the Month.  read more

KLR students love to read!

How much can one class read? According to Mr. Cordisco's fifth grade class, the sky is the limit. To date, nine students have read over 1,800 pages! Think you can beat them? Get reading KLR!

Guest speaker inspires kindness in first grade classes

Earlier this month, Barbie Neumann Marty visited the first grade classes to talk about the importance of charity and giving to those in need. read more

Students take a close look at fire rescue gear

Mrs. Kozachuk and Nicoletti’s classes have been busy reading Superkids stories about fire safety and firefighters. They recently had a special visit from Katelyn Kozachuk, a firefighter from Forestburgh Fire Co. #1. Katelyn gave the students a close up look at her gear and answers the students questions regarding fire fighter equipment and fire safety education.

June menus now posted

The food service program provides students with tasty, healthy meals every school day. Click here to see what students can purchase for breakfast and lunch this month, to find out how to pay for school meals online or to see if your child qualifies for free or reduced meal prices.

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

View the student calendar for 2014-15 school year

View important dates for the 2014-15 school year. view the student calendar [PDF]

Educational Activities for Parents and Students

Visit the engageny.org website for FUN ways to strengthen your child's skills.

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MCSD has zero tolerance for bullying and harassment!

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