Emma C. Chase holds annual Flag Day ceremony with help from local veterans

Emma C. Chase Elementary School held its annual Flag Day ceremony on July 14, with the help of some local veterans. Bill Pearson, commander of post 1266 of the American Legion, and Anthony Ferguson, Second Vice Commander of post 1266, led the students in the Pledge of Allegiance before briefly speaking about the importance of …

EPIC to host virtual workshop on “Listening and Responding to Children” on Monday, June 10

The Every Person Influences Children (EPIC) program will be hosting a virtual workshop for Monticello families on Monday, June 10 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. Participants will gather for a Young Children’s EPIC Workshop and discuss the topic of “Listening and Responding to Children. EPIC Facilitator and St. John Street Community School social worker Eliza …

Tennis equipment donations enhance physical education throughout the district

Students throughout the district are getting some enhanced exposure to the sport of tennis, thanks to a generous contribution from the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Eastern. The organization donated tennis racquets and other equipment to all Monticello Central School District schools to help spark students’ interest in the sport, and the district’s physical education …

Sixth-grade chorus performs for KLR and Chase students

On May 29, fifth-grade students at the Emma C. Chase and Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary Schools were treated to an exciting performance by the RJK Sixth-Grade Chorus under the direction of Mr. Timothy Buckley! The sixth-grade vocalists performed two pieces from their spring concert repertoire to an enthusiastic audience of students and teachers. Following the …

Chase students and families enjoy STREAM Night

Students at the Emma C. Chase Elementary School combined academic success with community engagement all month long! Students created STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art and Math) projects that embraced the complete meaning of the acronym. School Media Specialist Patti Andersen organized activities for the students to participate in, invited parents, and a STREAM night …

Fourth-grade students learn about musical opportunities at MCSD

On Wednesday, May 8, fourth-grade Monticello Central School District students traveled to Monticello High School to attend the “What Instrument Shall I Play” recruitment assembly. This annual assembly introduces the young students to the music ensemble opportunities available to them beginning in fifth grade. Each of the MHS performing groups provided a preview of their available …

EPIC to host “RULER” Workshop on May 14: Meta-Moment Part Two

The Every Person Influences Children (EPIC) program will be hosting an online RULER workshop via Zoom for Monticello families on Tuesday, May 14 at 6 p.m. Participants will meet for “Meta-Moment: Part 2” and learn tools and strategies on how to identify positive responses to strong, unpleasant feelings. Cooke Elementary SEW Facilitator Elisa Mendels will …

Celebrating our principals on National School Principal Day

May 1 is National School Principal Day – The Monticello Central School District is lucky to have an extraordinary leadership team, comprised of dedicated professionals to guide our students, lead our staff, and solve problems. Their passion, commitment and knowledge is invaluable; thank you for all that you do! Please join us in celebrating our …

Message from Superintendent re: upcoming culture and climate surveys

Dear Monticello CSD Community and Staff, Many of you will recall that we surveyed students, staff, and parents and caregivers regarding their perceptions of our schools’ cultures and climates.  The Board of Education and administration reviewed these responses and continue to make improvements to address the concerns identified. To help us gauge progress in these …

Residents to vote on Capital Improvement Project during May budget vote; first informational meeting scheduled April 15

The Monticello Central School District is pleased to present its voters with a proposed capital improvement project which would  improve safety and security at the George L. Cooke and Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary Schools, replace the district’s deteriorating athletic facilities, and make needed repairs and restorations at the St. John Street Community School and Monticello High …