MHS schedule changes for June 3

Please note that the following message is ONLY applicable to Monticello High School students. All other schools will run on their normal schedule.  On Monday, June 3, MHS will administer the Regents exam in Global History.  Students who are not taking the exam and who do not attend the BOCES program will follow a three-hour …

Monticello students are top readers in the county

Saturday was a day to celebrate reading and readers. On May 25, students from throughout the county came to Monticello to be recognized for their reading prowess. That included 19 students from the Monticello Central School District’s Rutherford and Cooke Elementary Schools and Monticello High School. The students took part in the Cross County Reading …

Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers honor graduating seniors at recognition ceremony

The Mid-Hudson Valley Region’s Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers (TSTT) Program honored 14 graduating seniors, program mentors, and participating school districts at its 3rd annual recognition ceremony last week, including Monticello High School students Robert Bonnaci, Michelle Bryant, Zanaya Cooper and Steven Stanford.       Zanaya Cooper has been in the program for three years. She …

Cooke students bringing smiles to Meals on Wheels seniors

Kindergarten and first grade students at Cooke Elementary School are bringing happiness to senior citizens. As part of their Social Emotional Wellness class compassion project and community service with teacher Elisa Mendels, the students drew pictures and put them in decorated wooden-stick frames. They were presented Thursday to Jane Bozan, the nutrition director for the …

RJK students win awards for environmental artwork

Sixth-grade students Nina Whidbee, third from left, and Brianna Seaman, fourth from left in front, received awards for their artwork entered into the New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s 33rd annual Water Resources Art & Poetry Contest. Mrs. Cherise Barasch, a teacher at RJK, entered their artwork into the contest, which is open to …

Restaurants and runners collide at “A Taste of Sullivan County 5K”

The Academy of Finance held its fourth-annual 5K run on Sunday, May 19. This year, the 5K took on a new theme: food! This year’s 5K was called “A Taste of Sullivan County,” and as the name suggests, participants had the opportunity to fill up on “tastes” from local restaurants after completing the run. Albella, …

Center for Discovery offering tour, employment opportunities

Monticello High School seniors and parents are invited to tour the campus of Center for Discovery and explore job opportunities there on Wednesday, June 12. All those interested will be picked up at Monticello High School (gymnasium side) at 2:30 p.m. and transported by bus to the center. First stop is the Big Barn in …

Monticello voters approve 2019-20 school budget, reserve fund; defeat capital project

On Tuesday, May 21, Monticello Central School District (MCSD) voters approved the district’s $91.2 million 2019-20 school budget 603 yes to 451 no votes. The $91,227,073 budget is below the district’s legal tax cap limit, preserves all existing programs, represents a 0.80 percent tax levy increase and an overall spending increase of 1.56 percent. “I …