Cooke Elementary School students are now winter explorers thanks to a grant from the Sullivan County Cornell Cooperative Extension

Students at the George L. Cooke Elementary School can now explore snowy terrain thanks to a grant from the Sullivan County Cornell Cooperative Extension for a healthy school physical activity. The grant was used to buy snowshoes for 18 students and two staff members, in addition to a storage rack from Morgan Outdoors in Hurleyville, …

Track athletes shine at state qualifiers

MCSD athletes shone at the Section 9 state qualifiers held earlier this week at Armory Track.  Gabby Almonte, Tiara Harris, Chelsea Reynolds and Kalene Harris, broke their own school record in the 4×200 relay. The new record is now 1:49.22.  Gabby Almonte and Tyrese Shaw qualified for the NYSPHSAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, which …

St. John Street Community Preschool students get healthy with a lesson from EPIC

The students of St. John Street Community Preschool are getting an early lesson in health and wellness thanks to Jane Sorensen, EPIC Family Engagement Program Manager! Ms. Sorensen visited each preschool classroom for 20 minutes on Thursday, Jan. 11, sharing fitness tips and tricks with some of Monticello Central School District’s youngest learners. She then …

Monticello skiers have impressive day at Section IX championships

The Monticello alpine and nordic ski teams had an incredible day at the Section IX Alpine and Nordic Ski Championships, held on Wednesday, Feb. 14 Congratulations to the following champions:  Section IX Boys Team Championship – Monticello (Samuel Rein, Reese Kelly, Diego Ferrer, Owen Messenger, Andrew Weiner, Guiliano Franciso) Section IX Boys Alpine Individual Champion: …

Inaugural Winter Science Academy trip a success

Article courtesy of MHS Science Teacher J. Nielson: On Jan. 26, the Winter Science Academy, composed of 20 students and 4 teachers made its inaugural trip to SUNY Cortland’s Camp Huntington in Raquette Lake. Camp Huntington, part of SUNY Cortland’s Outdoor Education Center, is host to a year-round outdoor classroom where Monticello High’s students spent …

Laura Zanrucha joins district as Director of Secondary Education

Last month, the Monticello Central School District appointed Laura Zanrucha as the district’s Director of Secondary Education. In her new role, Ms. Zanrucha will be responsible for overseeing all secondary-level curriculum, including evaluating and purchasing curriculum, as well as working with teachers to enhance their curricular and pedagogical skills. She’ll also work closely with secondary …

It’s Monday in Monticello – Feb. 12

It’s Monday in Monticello — time for Superintendent Matt Evans’ weekly update to the Monticello community. In this episode, Dr. Evans interviews this year’s two My Brother’s Keeper fellows, Judah Brown and Xavean Mitchell, and Director of Student Support Services Tokinma Killins, about their experiences in the program. Also — a reminder that our communications …

25 MHS students participate in annual MLK Youth Summit

The third annual Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Summit, on Jan. 12, 2024, was attended by 25 Monticello High School juniors and seniors. The summit took place at the Hurleyville Performing Arts Center was sponsored by Sullivan180 and showcased opportunities for student involvement in their communities; to enrich their lives and the lives of people …

Six spots currently available for MCSD preschoolers at Healthy Kids

There are six spots available for Monticello Central School District residents in the Healthy Kids preschool program for the current school year. Three spots are in the three-year-old program and three spots are in the four-year-old program.  These spots are subsidized through the MCSD, so there is no cost to families. Only MCSD residents are …