A special Thankgiving parade at Chase

Move over, Macy’s! The students in Ms. Crofoot’s class at the Emma C. Chase Elementary School created their own floats, and put together this adorable “parade” with the help of Technology Integration Specialist John Larson. Watch it below: 

Monticello High School Thanksgiving Food Drive Committee Successfully Helps 100 Local Families

Local Monticello High School students from the Thanksgiving Food Drive committee were in the spirit of giving last week with the annual tradition of creating Thanksgiving meal baskets. This ensured that 100 local families were able to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving Holiday meal. While COVID protocols restricted creative displays such as pyramids stacked with baskets, …

Kickin’ to Hunger Donates 13 Boxes of Canned Goods & Socks to the George L. Cooke Backpack Program

Teamwork makes the dream work! On Oct. 24, 2021, Resort World Catskills sponsored and hosted the Catskills TaeKwonDo Championship where Team Young TKD and Rock Hill Pharmacy partnered together to provide a $5 discount on admission per person with each canned food donation a spectator brought. Donations would support the George L. Cooke Backpack Program, …

It’s Monday in Monticello – Nov. 29

It’s Monday in Monticello – time for Superintendent of Schools Dr. Matthew Evans’ weekly address to the community. This week: information about winter events, Hall of Distinction inductees and more.  

The Monti Message – November 2021

Help Needed at Monticello CSD  The COVID-19 pandemic has redefined the work of schools on a number of levels.  Perhaps the most insidious effect is the rate in which school employees are leaving the workforce, producing significant vacancies in school districts across New York.  While the causes of this “great resignation” are complicated and not limited to the education …

STREAM Fall 2021 Newsletter is live!

The STREAM Fall 2021 Newsletter is live! Catch up with all of the great ways our staff is incorporating Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts and Math into fun and engaged learning:   https://spark.adobe.com/page/hvga6jZvsyDHa/

Monticello High School Honors Students of Distinction

On Monday, November 22, 2021 Monticello High School students and families were invited to a ceremony and a reception to celebrate their success during the marking period. The following Departments nominated these students: Guidance- Awa Demba Science- Issaias Taylor-Ukoidemabia Music and Performing Arts- Nicole Lavere PE/Health- Ayush Patel Art- Timothy Brown ELA- Yamillette Escobar ENL- …

Bus driver shortage led to remote schedule; schools expected to reopen Wed. Nov. 24

Dear Monticello Community: This morning, the district was short 15 bus drivers due to illness, long-term leave, and existing vacancies in the transportation department.  If we had all transportation staff (including mechanics and dispatchers), driving buses today, we still would have had seven (7) runs without drivers. Though they didn’t factor into this morning’s decision, …

G.L. Cooke Elementary Kindergarten Students Treat First Responders to Donut Drive

With Thanksgiving around the corner, many are in the spirit of expressing their gratitude towards members of their community.  On Tuesday, November 16, first responders from the Monticello Fire Department, Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department, Monticello Police Department, and Monticello Mobilemedic EMS visited G.L. Cooke Elementary school to receive fresh donuts from the kindergarten students of …