MHS student Edward Spear recognized for musical excellence

A Monticello High School (MHS) student has been recognized for musical excellence and named to the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) All-State music ensemble performance at the annual Winter Festival held in Rochester, NY, on Sunday Dec. 2, 2018. Edward Spear will be singing Bass 1 in the Mixed Chorus. He is a …

MHS students to perform at all-state festival concert

Eleven Monticello High School students have been chosen to perform in the NYSSMA Zone 9 Area All-State Festival Concert which takes place at Wallkill High School on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. Concert 1 features the Treble Chorus and Mixed Chorus at 2:30 p.m. Concert 2 features the Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra at 4:30 p.m. …

Photos of fall athletic events sought

The high school’s yearnook team is seeking pictures of the fall 2018 sports season. Parents, students and/or athletes with photos to share should visit www.hjeshare.com and enter school code Panthers19 to upload.

Key Club’s new gavel comes with a legacy

On Oct. 11, the Monticello High School Key Clubbers had their first meeting for the 2018-2019 school year. Key Club President Rachel Leventoff received a special gavel from Monticello Kiwanis Key Club Advisor, Marvin Rappaport. Mr. Rappaport was President of Monti High Key Club in 1964-1965 and was presented with this gavel upon completing his …

MCSD announces 2018 Hall of Distinction Inductees

Ceremony honoring inductees to take place on Friday, Nov. 2; public is invited The Monticello Central School District is proud to announce this year’s inductees to its Hall of Distinction. Six outstanding individuals were honored at a special ceremony in the Arnold Packer Hughs Auditorium in Monticello High School on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. The …

MHS students’ tribute to grandparents will last centuries

Five centuries in the future, visitors to a crypt in Puerto Rico may stumble across a mahogany plaque, bearing the names Santos Anacleto Nieves Cordero and Hilda Nieves Pellot. Although visitors might guess from the engravings that Hilda loved elephants and Santos worked in agriculture for most of his life, the plaque does not tell …

Panther basketball coach Chris Russo receives Ben Nelson Service Award

Chris Russo, the Monticello High School boys’ varsity basketball coach, has received the Ben Nelson Service Award from the Basketball Coaches Association of New York (BCANY). The award is presented annually to a coach who exhibits selfless quality of service to others, putting others above themselves on and off the court. “Chris Russo is a …

MCSD welcomes new director of facilities

Stephen Lewis has helped keep buildings throughout Sullivan County safe and operational for years, and now he is bringing that expertise to the Monticello Central School District. Mr. Lewis, who was recently appointed as the district’s director of facilities, has worked as a property manager for a summer camp, a buildings and grounds maintenance supervisor …

Emma C. Chase Elementary welcomes new assistant principal

While she may be a new face at Emma C. Chase Elementary School, Kim Gordon is no stranger to the Monticello team. The 11-year veteran of the District has taught high school mathematics, worked as a technology integration specialist and acted as the department instructional lead for the high school math department. In her most …