Our district mourns Joe Salthouse

Our Monticello Central School District family is in mourning today with the news of the death of Joe Salthouse, a beloved member of our security force at Monticello High School, RJK Middle School and Cooke Elementary School. Joe was an amazing, well-loved person, and we know that his reach was far beyond just his work …

The summer 2019 edition of The Keeper’s Secret is out

Read the summer 2019 edition of The Keeper’s Secret to catch up with the Monticello My Brother’s Keeper program and to see what’s in store next for this trailblazing initiative. 

Statement on Legislation Removing Non-Medical Exemption from School Vaccination Requirements

The following is a joint statement from the New York State Department of Health and New York State Education Department:  On June 13, 2019, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements for children. The United States is currently experiencing the worst outbreak of measles in more than 25 years, …

Chase raises $5,677 for Kids Heart Challenge

The Chase School participated in the Kids Heart Challenge, which is a national education and fundraising event sponsored by the American Heart Association. Physical Education teacher Mrs. Tamara Coney facilitated the program during PE classes by teaching the students jump rope skills, explaining how their hearts work, and how to develop heart-healthy habits. The students …

The winners of the Chase Flag Day essay contest

Congratulations to all the fifth graders who participated in the annual Flag Day essay contest at the Chase School. The fifth grade students with honorable mention were: Ryleigh LeCastre, Kate Smith, Julio Santiago, Sean McAssey, Emiley Pine, Emiley Hughes, and Ayden Barschow. The first place winner was Diane Van Houten; second place- Ralf Embro and third place- …

Holocaust survivor speaks to students about standing up for good

‘For evil to succeed, the good people do nothing’ While the world was marking the 75th anniversary of the Invasion at Normandy on June 6, D-Day, Werner Reich was speaking to middle school students from Monticello and Liberty at the Arnold Packer Hughs Auditorium. Reich, now 91, provided some living history to the students as …

Students inspire at Monticello President’s Education Awards

Monticello Superintendent of Schools Tammy Mangus welcomed students, family members and friends Tuesday night to the Arnold Packer Hughs Auditorium to honor the recipients of the 2019 President’s Education Awards. Students in fifth, eighth and 12th grades – those moving on to middle school, high school and graduating from Monticello High School – were recognized …

RJK Builders Club celebrates a year full of service

The Robert J. Kaiser Middle School’s Builders Club held its annual end-of-year celebration and pizza party on Wednesday, June 12. Students munched on pizza and snacks as they watched a slideshow featuring  the club’s events and milestones of the past year. There was certainly plenty to reminisce over, as the Builders Club had participated in …