MHS and RJK Jazz Ensembles perform in Albany

The Monticello High School Jazz Ensemble, directed by Andrew Verdino, and the Robert J. Kaiser Middle School Jazz Ensemble performed as part of the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Music in Our Schools (MIOSM) Concert Series in Albany, New York. The students performed on the South Concourse, visited with Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther and …

Determination, persistence and tenacity are on display

Mrs. Frey-Ramos’ class is determined to learn the names of our 50 states.   They persisted through putting together this U.S.A. puzzle. They showed patience with their teammates and they persevered through sorting the states by their beginning letters.  This class certainly showed its tenacity this month.  

KLR STEAM Fair postponed to April 25

The Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School STEAM Fair, originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 27, has been postponed to Thursday, April 25 at 6 p.m.   

Cooke students learn about writing, illustrating…and monsters

Cooke Elementary School students had a very exciting day Monday, March 18. Daniel Jude Miller, a children’s book author and illustrator, came to visit and talk about writing and illustrating books. Miller let the students in on a little secret, right from the start: the secret to becoming a good artist is practice.     …

Cooke-Rutherford PTO Read-a-thon is underway!

The Cooke-Rutherford PTO Read-a-thon fundraiser has begun and will end on Monday, April 22.  This digital fundraiser promotes reading while raising money for a good cause.  Easily send to friends and family over social media and they can participate anywhere in the world.  For more information, follow us on Facebook at “Cooke-Rutherford PTO” and lookout …

Builders Club donates to Heart-a-thon; receives donation from Kiwanis.

Members of the Builders Club at RJK Middle School both gave and received recently. The students sold paper hearts during a fundraiser for the Heart-a-thon at Catskill Regional Hospital. The club raised $100 and presented a check for that amount to Al Frangipane and Lori Orestano-James, volunteers for the Heart-a-thon. Then it was the club’s …

School board meeting to be held Thursday, March 28

There will be a regular meeting of the Monticello Central School District Board of Education on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the RJK Middle School cafeteria. There will be a proposed executive session at 6:30 p.m. The open meeting will occur after the completion of executive session.

Discipline is Not a Dirty Word -Free parenting workshops offered

Cornell Cooperative Extension in Sullivan County, in partnership with Monticello Central School District and the Empire State Program, is presenting a six-part series of parenting workshops entitled “Discipline is Not a Dirty Word” on Thursday evenings, now through April 11, at Cooke Elementary School, 6 to 8 p.m. This free program is for parents and …