Monticello Central School District announces Jennifer Gorr as MHS Principal

The Monticello Central School District is excited to announce that long-time Monticello educator Jennifer Gorr has been appointed as principal of Monticello High School, effective in the 2024-25 school year.   Born into a family of educators, Ms. Gorr’s career in public education began in a special education classroom, where she worked as a teacher …

Seven MHS students advance to state-level History Day Contest

On March 24, 2024, Monticello High School teacher Jeff Danzer took students from his Global II honors class to compete in the Mid-Hudson Regional for National History Day held at Locust Grove Estate in Poughkeepsie, New York.  These students have been researching their respective topics and building their projects since October. They finally got a …

SJS preschool hosts Literacy Night

St. John Street preschoolers and their families enjoyed the school’s annual Literacy Night on Thursday, March 21. Students cycled through classrooms where educators, and Jane Sorensen of the EPIC program, had set up a multitude of art and sensory experiences designed to spark students’ love of reading. We know that early literacy is inextricably tied …

EPIC to host Spanish Workshop on “Helping Your Child Succeed in School” on March 26

El programa Every Person Influences Children (EPIC) organizará un taller en español para familias de Monticello a través de Zoom el martes 26 de marzo a las 5:45 p.m. Las familias discutirán el tema “Ayudando a su hijo a tener éxito en la escuela” El taller será presentado por Marta Mangual. El evento es gratis, …

Participation in Government students learn about policy making from Superintendent

Monticello Superintendent of Schools Dr. Matt Evans visited Mary Ellen Hurley’s Participation in Government class as part of the class’s study on policy making. Prior to his visit, Ms. Hurley asked the students to review several of the district’s policies, and to choose what they would like to discuss with Dr. Evans, and the class …

Rockets and Robots and Asteroids, oh my! Cooke families enjoy STEAM Night

George L. Cooke Elementary School students and their families briefly left Planet Earth on Tuesday, March 19 for a trip to the stars during the school’s annual STEAM night. This year’s space theme had students getting excited to learn about math, science and technology with activities such as a moon walk through the “cosmos”, experiments …

MCSD special education staff receive training in Progress Monitoring

74 special education teachers and related-service providers received specialized training to ensure all special education students are progressing towards their IEP goals during the Superintendent’s Conference Day on Friday, March 15.  Mid-Hudson Regional Information Center Special Education Specialists Samantha Veaz and Shawne Cheatham led the presentation, which focused on using the Progress Monitoring methodology to …

KLR to host STEAM Night on April 17

Please join the educators of the Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School for STEAM Night on Wednesday, April 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the KLR Gymnasium, located at 26 Patricia Place in Monticello.  There will be hands-on activities, read alouds, demonstrations in science, an escape room, robots and legos. The Scholastic Book Fair will …

Thursday, March 28 is now a “give back” day; all schools closed

With three unused snow days remaining, Thursday, March 28 will now be a “give back” day. Spring recess will now begin on Thursday, March 28 with schools remaining closed through Friday, April 5. Students will return to school on Monday, April 8.