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.

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 …

Chase students perform “A Christmas Carol for Kids”

On Dec. 6, fourth and fifth-grade students in the Emma C. Chase Elementary School’s Every Person Influences Children (EPIC) Creative Drama Club performed A Christmas Carol for Kids by Charles Dickens, modified by K. Barnhart and B Kelso. The play is a modern take on the classic “A Christmas Carol” story that integrates some new …

Ms. Hurley’s class takes the Thanksgiving Food Drive crown

Monticello High School’s Thanksgiving Food Drive raised enough money to help 101 families in our community enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving meal.  Traditionally, the class raising the most is rewarded with a  delicious breakfast cooked for them by our building administration, and this year was no exception.  In first place, raising enough to help a staggering …

More Monticello students will be warm this winter, thanks to $2,500 grant

As temperatures begin to drop, more students in the Monticello Central School District will stay warm thanks to the generosity of the Monticello Walmart and the advocacy of Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther. Anthony Cibrasi of Walmart and Assemblywoman Gunther visited the Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School’s December Fun Friday to formally present the district with a …