MCSD statement on passing of Chris Sorensen

The Monticello Central School District family is saddened by the news of Chris Sorensen’s passing. Our thoughts are with the Sorensen family at this very difficult time. We will respect the request of the family for privacy as they sort out their lives during this trying time.

Two MHS sophomores earn Ski Patrol designation

Owen Bassett and Marley Wells, two Monticello High School sophomores, are newly-minted members of the Ski Patrol community.  After completing coursework, taking a written test, and performing a practical test, both students became official members of Ski Patrol on Dec. 7, 2019. Their responsibilities include being available to help and being accountable for other skiers’ …

No debating this – MHS places second at SUNY debate tourney

Congratulations to the Monticello High School Debate Team on its second place finish in varsity public forum debate at the SUNY Oneonta Catskill Area School Study Council Forensic Speech and Debate Tournament.  Special shout out to Courtney Travis and Madison Fields, pictured here, who have each earned a half qualification for the New York State …

Congratulations to our December spotlights

Congratulations to our December spotlights who exemplify the life-ready skill of “collaboration.” These fine folks, as submitted and described by their leadership teams, know that great things happen when we all work together!  Cooke Cares Committee “Cooke Cares is a program at the Cooke Elementary School that was created to assist families in need of …

A bagel with a side of encouragement

Students in Mr. Scott Cooper’s health classes at Robert J. Kaiser Middle School are learning about advocacy and community enhancement. As part of the lesson, the students decorated paper bags with motivational messages that will be used by the Monticello Bagel Bakery to serve up some positivity and encouragement along with breakfast.

Free holiday craft time at Tiny Town on Dec. 19

Beginning at 9:30 a.m., the Every Person Influences Children (EPIC) program will host a holiday craft time for children aged birth through four and their caregivers at Tiny Town on Dec. 19.  Participants will make gingerbread houses, enjoy a holiday story time, snack and fun with bubbles and parachutes. There is no cost to attend …

MHS “Nutcracker” public performance rescheduled

The public performance of Monticello High School’s “Nutcracker”, featuring the MHS dance students, has been rescheduled to Thursday, Dec. 19, at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. All are invited.

Dec. 17 EPIC workshop cancelled

Due to the inclement weather and subsequent school closure, the EPIC workshop scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 17 has been cancelled. 

District receives notice of confirmed case of scabies

On Thursday, Dec. 12, the Monticello Central School District received notice of a confirmed case of scabies in the district. Scabies is an infestation of the skin by a human itch mite. These mites burrow under the person’s skin where it lives and lays its eggs. The mite is transferred by prolonged skin-to-skin contact with …