All are invited to Monticello Interfaith Council Community Thanksgiving Dinner Nov. 23

The Monticello Interfaith Council, in cooperation with the Monticello Central School District, will host its 6th annual Monticello Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 23, from noon to 3:30 p.m. at the RJK Middle School Cafeteria in Monticello. The meal is a non-denominational, inclusive event where everyone is invited to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal …

Join the Monticello MBK program for Family Thanksgiving Night

On Monday, Nov. 18, the Monticello My Brother’s Keeper program will host a Family Thanksgiving Night from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Monticello High School cafe.  Attendees will enjoy a free Thanksgiving dinner, games, prizes and fun.  Participants will also bring home a free Thanksgiving turkey on a first come, first serve basis.  While …

Update on Superintendent search

A message from Monticello Board of Education President, Lori Orestano-James  One of the few explicit responsibilities of a school board is the hiring and evaluation of a superintendent. We take that responsibility very seriously.  In early fall, the District issued a Request for Proposals (RFP), seeking responses from individuals or firms interested in assisting with …

E.B. Crawford Library seeks people who like to bake (and eat) cookies for inaugural event

A message from the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library: The Friends of Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library are proud to host the first Holiday Cookie Bake-Off at the library in Monticello on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 5:30 p.m. Bakers of all ages will bring their finest cookies for you to taste. Taste testers and local …

EPIC Presents “Ready, Set, Read!” workshops

Monticello’s Every Person Influences Children (EPIC) program will host a series of “Ready, Set, Read!” workshops to help parents help their children develop a love of reading and improve literacy.  Children are welcome to attend and EPIC will provide story time, crafts, snacks and other activities.  Workshop #1: Helping Your Child Succeed in School Wednesday, …

EPIC presents “Communicating with Teachers” workshop

Monticello’s Every Person Influences Children (EPIC) program will host a free “Communicating with Teachers” workshop for all MCSD families on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 5:30 p.m. in room 205 at the George L. Cooke Elementary School. This workshop is designed to prepare parents for parent/teacher conferences. Children are welcome to attend and EPIC will provide …

Rachel Blount named MBK coordinator as integral program continues to grow

The Monticello My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) program has grown in leaps and bounds since its inception in 2017, and Rachel Blount is poised to continue to expand this integral program that has been the catalyst for a wave of positive impacts on youth of color in Monticello. Ms. Blount, who is the Assistant Principal of …

Congratulations to our October Spotlights

Kudos to our October spotlights who exemplify this month’s Life-Ready skill of “Awareness.” These fine folks, submitted and described by their building/department leadership team, know that you can’t get to where you need to go, unless you know where you’re starting from. Read on to learn more!  Emma C. Chase Elementary School – Tamara Coney  …

Have some breakfast Sunday to benefit the Interact Club

The Monticello-Fallsburg Interact Club is hosting a pancake breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at the Monticello Fire House from 8 to 11 a.m. Adults are $7; children under 12 and seniors over 65 are just $5. This is a full breakfast including pancakes, eggs, bagels and sausage. The Monticello Fire House is located at …

District eliminates flex day schedule; emergency information will no longer be shared via Facebook

Please be aware of the following important changes concerning school closures and delays. After careful review of student attendance on days with the flex day schedule, the district has decided to eliminate the flex day option, effective the 2019-20 school year. The district will continue to utilize one and two-hour delays as necessary. The district …