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Closing, delay and flex day information

With the winter season fast approaching, we encourage our families to review our District's procedures for school closures, delays and flex days.

Off and running!

Congratulations to Sarah Grodin who heads to the state cross country championship.

EPIC hosting free Family Fun Day at Bethel Woods Saturday, Nov. 17

Join EPIC (Every Person Influences Children) on Saturday, Nov. 17 for a free Family Fun Day at Bethel Woods to see Soul Inscribed - Hip Hop Show. Bus transportation is provided and will leave Monticello High School at 10 a.m. The show begins at 10:30 a.m. Click here for a registration flyer. Complete it and return it to your child's school as soon as possible.

Catch all the news from My Brother's Keeper

See what's happening with MBK in the monthly newsletter, The Keeper's Secret

Academy of Finance guest speaker teaches appropriate workplace attire

AOF student Drew Taylor shares what she and her classmates learned about dressing for success.

MHS student Edward Spear recognized for musical excellence

Edward Spear has been named to the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) All-State music ensemble performance at the annual Winter Festival held in Rochester, NY, on Sunday Dec. 2, 2018. Read more

Key Club's new gavel comes with a legacy

The Key Club did not have a gavel for some time. When Mr. Rappaport learned that the club only had a bell, he decided to give the club his keepsake to help support the club in running their meetings. Read more

October Principal's Memo

Click here to read a recap of October at Monticello High School

Photos of fall athletic events sought

The high school's yearnook team is seeking pictures of the fall 2018 sports season. Parents, students and/or athletes with photos to share should visit and enter school code Panthers19 to upload.

Eleven MHS students chosen to play at NYSSMA concert

These talented musicians will play at the NYSSMA Zone 9 Area All-State Festival Concert on Nov. 17.

MHS students' tribute to grandparents will last centuries

Although visitors might guess from the engravings that Hilda loved elephants and Santos worked in agriculture for most of his life, the plaque does not tell the story of a granddaughter/great granddaughter an ocean away in Monticello, New York who lovingly created and hand-engraved the plaque in tribute to her paptio y mami. Read more

MHS At-A-Glance Calendar

Check out what's coming up at the high school in October, November and December.

Coach Chris Russo receives service award

Monticello boys varsity basketball coach is recipient of Ben Nelson Service Award presented by Basketball Coaches Association of New York

Interact Club's annual pancake breakfast

Join the Monticello High School Interact Club at the Monticello Fire House from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4 for a pancake breakfast to benefit community causes. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for students. The fire house is located at 23 Richardson Ave. in Monticello.

Counselors help freshmen with technology, responsibilities

It's a new school for freshmen with many added responsibilities so high school counselors are helping them out

Underclassmen picture days

Picture day for underclassmen will be held on Oct. 26 and Oct. 29. Flyers are available in the main office and will also be distributed during first period. 

The Keeper's Secret tells story of My Brother's Keeper at Monticello

The inaugural edition of The Keeper's Secret newsletter highlights how this transformative program is having an impact on Monticello youth.

Cool things are happening at the EB Crawford Library in October

Check out this list of upcoming events at the library

Program at Jeff Bank will pay students for their good grades

Students in grades 6 through 12 with accounts at Jeff  Bank can get $1 for each 'A' they earn

Jay Brooks sets and gets goals

Since Mr. Brooks was 14 years old, he has been continuously improving his artistic skills -- and the journey has brought him to many interesting places. Read more

Freshman Guidance Counselors help students set goals

Monticello High School Freshman Guidance Counselors Ms. Lagarde and Ms. Trusdell have been working with ninth-grade students on their vision for their own future. Their goal-setting activity has created excellent conversation and has prompted interesting responses from the students.

Hummingbird-1: AP Office Window- 0

The MHS team got a head start working on their "Life-Ready" skill of collaboration when a hummingbird flew into Ms. Boardman's office last Thursday.

ELA 10 has career visions

In the high school, Mrs. Schombs’ sophomores are declaring their #boldgoals to the world by displaying their most important, personal goals in the building.

September library events

Check out this list of upcoming events at the E.B. Crawford Libary and at the Mamakating Library.

MHS welcomes new assistant principal, Rachel Blount

If you’re a part of the Monticello High School community, Rachel Blount is excited to meet you. The new MHS assistant principal, who was appointed over the summer and just celebrated her first “back to school” day at Monticello, brings with her an extensive background in transforming culture and climate to foster student success.

All students eat free at Monticello schools in 2018-19

A nutritious breakfast and lunch are available every school day for all students in all Monticello schools

MCSD email security updates may result in returned messages

With a world-wide increase in cyber attacks and other digital threats, the district’s tech department has implemented new updates to the district’s email system. With these new updates, some users may have their emails returned if their email system does not meet the MCSD’s extensive security checks. Read more

Bus information to be mailed Aug. 24

Letters containing student bus route information will be mailed to families on Friday, Aug. 24. 

Adirondacks become an outdoor classroom for MHS students

What happens when you use the outdoors as a classroom? Navigating a mountain climb becomes a study in developing topographical map skills. A nature walk is a chance to identify and compare species and soil types. Learning becomes infinitely more engaging.

Incoming ninth-grade students invited to Panther Camp

Monticello High School will hold "Panther Camp" for all incoming ninth-grade students on Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Attendees will receive their schedules, take a tour, find their lockers and begin to become acclimated to their new school. For more information, please contact Panther Camp Coordinator Ann Hazelnis at 845-794-8840, ext. 10801. 

Panther Pride Ride and BBQ are coming Sept. 15

Monti the Panther is making the rounds, stopping in neighborhoods throughout the district, to welcome families to the new school year.

Josh Gattling represents Monticello at the BCANY Summer Hoops Fest

On the weekend of Aug. 3 - 5, the Basketball Coaches Association of New York (BCANY) held the 8th-annual BCANY Summer Hoops Fest. The tournament brings together teams from around the state to compete in a pool-style tournament, three-point contest, and slam dunk contest. Read more

Fall sports practices will begin on Aug. 13

Athletes will receive more information about their schedules at these initial practices.

A perfect summer for the Monticello Boys Basketball Team

Monticello Boys Basketball goes 7-0 to win the third-annual Monticello High School Boys Summer League Championship. Read more

Take note of nominal change in school schedule for 2018-2019

Time schedule for all schools in district changes by 10 minutes

Summer Learning Academies

For more information about Montiello's Summer Learning Academies or Regents testing, please click here

Students plant garden, help beautify the Monticello school community

Members of My Brother's Keeper step up and clean up, plant garden at the high school

A timeless gift, a grateful community

Monticello High School students restore an antique podium for a local church and the results are amazing

Kiwanis Club awards scholarships to nine Monticello High School seniors

Summer school registration

Summer school registration will be held on Wednesday, June 27 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Robert J. Kaiser Middle School.

2018-19 academic calendar adopted

At its June 21 meeting, the MCSD Board of Education adopted the 2018-19 academic calendar. The full calendar will be available over the summer, and a printed copy will be mailed to each family in August.

Three student athletes honored by the Board of Education

The MCSD Board of Education presented three student athletes with Board Awards during the June 21 board meeting.

Panther Parade of Pride 2018

For the third year in a row, Monticello High School graduates took a step back before they take their next steps forward. Read more

10 MHS students recognized as Students of Distinction

On Friday, June 6, 10 students from Monticello High School received the school’s “Student of Distinction” award, a recognition for students who have demonstrated behavior and/or achievement above and beyond expectations.

Sarah Grodin attending West Point Summer Leaders Experience

Monticello High School junior was accepted to this prestigious, competitive program and hopes it is a sign of things to come.

June library events

"Check out" what's going on in early June at the E.B. Crawford Library and at the Mamakating Library

Physical exam requirements updated for 2018-19 school year

New York State Education Department has changed screenings and health examination and immunization requirements for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. Read more

Three MHS athletes honored by OCIAA

Robert Buckley received the 2018 Tyler Muise MVP Award, a recognition that celebrates the contributions students with special needs make to sports programs, while Morgan Mitchell and Jonah Lilley both received the 2018 Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association's Scholar Athlete Award during the organization's annual breakfast. Read more

Sullivan County legislators honor local valedictorians

Attendance matters at MCSD

The district is encouraging students and staff to be present in the classroom every day.

#MonticelloRocks Spring Concert 2018

There are a million reasons why #MonticelloRocks. MHS parent Gabriel Espinosa recently shared one.

Academy of Finance seniors take a tour of Wall Street, BlackRock

Seniors learn about BlackRock and take a walking tour of Wall Street on a full day in New York City

Spreading the gift of reading and language

Monticello High School students read some favorite kids' books - in Spanish - at KLR

Prepare to be colorful

The Monti Color Run to benefit the Academy of Finance has been rescheduled to June 3.

Syrian children receive portraits created by MHS students

During Monticello’s annual district-wide art show on Friday, May 18, attendees will watch a video of Syrian children receiving portraits of themselves. To many watching the video, the children will be strangers, but for students in Lisa Baisley’s and Jay Brooks’ Drawing and Painting classes at Monticello High School, there will be familiar faces – faces these students know intricately, since they’ve spent several months painting them. Read more

Revised 2017-18 school calendar

At its May 3 regular meeting, the Board of Education approved a revised 2017-18 school calendar. Under this new schedule, the last day of school for students will be on Friday, June 22. Monday, June 25 will be a conference day for staff.

Monticello High School students help others communicate

Students assembled 'Let's Talk' booklets for kindergarten parents to help them get their young students taking.

More than 100 Monticello students to participate in solo festival

More than 100 students from the Monticello Central School District’s music department will participate in the annual New York State School Music Association’s (NYSSMA) solo festival being held on May 4 and 5 at Sullivan West. Read more

Students in MHS' Culinary Club bake for good

Students in the Monticello High School Culinary Club participated in the “Bake for Good” program, sponsored by King Arthur Flour. Read more

Spots available in district's pre-kindergarten program

MCSD’s Project Excel Universal Pre-Kindergarten program still has spots available, beginning in September 2018. The program, transportation and meals are all free. Eligible students must turn four years old by Dec. 1, 2018. For more information, or to register call 845 794 7700 x78905

Monticello High School presenting spring concerts May 7 and 8

Parts one and two will be presented on Monday and Tuesday, respectively. The concerts are free and open to the public.

Demystifying the college admissions and financial aid process

On Tuesday, May 8 join Elizabeth Levine from Signature College Counseling at 6:30 p.m. at the Mamakating Library for "Demystifying the daunting college admissions and financial aid process." The event is free, but registration is required by May 1. Read more

Incident at Monticello High School

On Friday, April 20, 2018, 13 students were involved in a physical altercation at dismissal time in front of the high school. Read more

Ready, set, Uno!

Career Readiness Program hosts Uno Tournament to prepare for the fifth annual Awesome Alliance Field Day on May 11.

Anime, Star Wars programs coming up at the E.B. Crawford Public Library

Academy of Finance's VITA program featured in the news

Spectrum News covered the story of MHS students helping members of the community prepare their taxes. Click here to view

Have a productive summer at SUNY Sullivan LPP

Applications are now being accepted for the four-week summer program of Liberty Partnerships Program from July 9 to Aug. 7

Students receive academic excellence scholarships

Five Monticello High School students receive New York State Scholarship for Academic Excellence awards

Way to ski

Monticello boys' and girls' ski teams take championships; head to states

It's all skill as Jerome Luckey takes Section 9 title in high jump

Monticello's Jerome Luckey soared to the Section 9 Class A high jump championship

The Academy of Finance pays it forward to the community

The spotlight is on the group that is completing tax returns free of charge for community members.

Scholar athletes, teams recognized at board of education meeting

Four fall teams earn scholar/athlete team designation; 60 athletes earn awards

Boys basketball team helps in the fight against cancer

10th annual BCANY vs. Cancer Classic raises funds to fight cancer

Follow MHS on Twitter @MontiHS_Pride

Academy of Finance students providing free income tax service to community

The group has done it for a decade. If you meet income requirements, these talented students will do your income tax for free.

Academy of Finance seniors take a tour of SUNY Sullivan

Learn history of the school, what it has to offer and even some dining etiquette.

High school musicians share music of the season

Ensemble musicians filled the Sullivan County building with song as part of a holiday tradition.

Drama club wows audiences with fall production

It was a totally different take on Greek mythology and audiences loved the high school drama club's fall show.

An impressive debut

Monticello High School's robotics team, Team Xtream, takes championship at tournament. Read more

MHS feeds 100 for Thanksgiving Food Drive

The generosity was overwhelming as students and staff at Monticello High School raised $4,500 and helped feed 100 families this Thanksgiving. Read more

Dress for success

You've got to dress the part when you go on an interview. Juliette McKerrell from Wayne Bank in Monticello stopped by to talk to the Academy of Finance students with some useful information. Read more

LPP helps students prepare for life after graduation

Middle and high school students are encouraged to take advantage of the Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP,) an after-school and summer program implemented by SUNY Sullivan. The program is designed to promote college readiness and career development among eligible students who need some additional assistance to help them meet their goals and has a great lineup of community partners, including the Hurleyville Makers’ Lab, Catholic Charities, and Sullivan Agencies Leading Together (SALT). Read more

MCSD to serve free meals to all students

Beginning on Sept. 7, 2017, the Monticello Central School District will serve free meals – both lunch and breakfast – to all students, regardless of their family’s income status through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). Parents do not have to take any action to participate, however, the district asks all parents, regardless of income, to return the confidential income proxy form that will be sent home with students on the first day of school. Read more

Monticello High School students featured in The Trusted Professional

Monticello High School student volunteers for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) are making headlines throughout the state. Read more

Key Club members brighten the day for CRMC residents

Members of the Monti High Key Club recently visited the Catskill Regional Medical Center to spread some springtime cheer.  Read more

Today's Students, Tomorrow's Teachers honored at ceremony

Three Monticello High School senior students, Autum Bivins, Raheem Brown and Na-eelah Shackelford, were honored at the inaugural Mid-Hudson Region Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Teacher’s (TSTT) Recognition Ceremony. Read more

Students' artwork displayed at art show

Teachers from the high school selected a variety of student work across a diverse spectrum of mediums, including design, painting, color drawing, black & white drawing, mixed media, sculpture, digital art, photography and animation to be showcased at the county-wide art show. Read more

Panthers put a slam dunk to heart disease

The boys’ basketball team recently played in the Slam Dunk Heart Disease tournament on Jan. 14. The boys will compete next in the Sullivan County BCANY vs. Cancer tournament Feb 3-4. This event supports the oncology unit at CRMC and a portion will also be donated to alumni Rayanne Rysinger, who is currently searching for advanced treatment to help with ongoing challenges from the removal of a brain tumor.

Seniors brighten Rutherford Elementary School

A fresh coat of sunny yellow paint, bold hallway murals and silhouettes of children jumping, learning and playing are among the colorful changes that greet students as they enter Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School. Read more

Portraits created by Monticello students to travel to Bolivia

A group of children in Bolivia will soon receive portraits of themselves painted by young artists from Monticello High School. Read more

MHS makes adjustments to extracurricular eligibility policy

This eligibility policy applies to all student members in clubs, sports and activities, including spectators of any after-school event. Read more

MHS student recognized for musical excellence

Monticello High School junior Bella Lovett has been recognized for musical excellence and named to the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) All-State music ensemble performance at the annual Winter Festival. Read more

MHS water outlets test positive for elevated levels of lead

In September 2016, a New York state law went into effect that requires all public school districts to test water for lead. The district has recieved prelimary results from water quality testing at MHS. Read more

STEAM Math video tutorials online

Click here to access a video tutorial made by MHS students Hariel Mangual-Rodriguez and Bryan Granados, on how to correctly use calipers and micrometers. Be sure to subscribe for future tutorials!

AOF students learn the importance of professional dress, interview strategies

Evadne Giannini, a local businesswoman and Academy of Finance Board Vice-President, recently visited junior-level accounting students to speak about the importance of dressing appropriately in a business setting Read more

MCSD implements new visitor sign-in procedures

To ensure the safety and security of all students all visitors are required to adhere to the outlined procedures listed here. For additional information, click here to read Monticello Board of Education policies regarding visitors.

Parent Today offers parents tips to help children succeed

Have you signed up for the free, opt-in resource Parent Today? Be sure to check out the Parent Today e-newsletter and website, which offer tips and resources to aid parents in their partnership with educators to support students throughout the educational process, from pre-k through high school. More

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