Assembly encourages fourth-grade students to play instruments

In Monticello Central School District’s music education program, fifth grade is a banner year. It’s this year that students are able to begin studying an instrument of their choice. For many students, this will be their first foray into instrumental music, so to help facilitate the selection process, the music students of Monticello High School …

Sullivan County has been designated “high” risk area; masks recommended

español  Dear Monticello CSD Community and Staff Members, Sullivan County has been recently designated, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s metrics, as a “high” risk area for COVID-19 community transmission.  The CDC recommends that individuals in “high” risk areas: Wear a mask indoors in public Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines Get tested if symptomatic The CDC also recommends …

MCSD receives donated photograph of 1928 MHS graduation class from local residents

Monticello Central School District received a “blast from the past” thanks to the donation of a photo from Monticello residents Judy and Gary Siegel. The photo is of Monticello High School’s 1928 graduating class and was taken when the students were on their senior trip to Mount Vernon almost 100 years ago. The photo was …

Check your mailbox for the budget edition of the Panther Post

The budget edition of the Monticello Central School District’s print newsletter, The Panther Post, will be arriving in residents’ mailboxes beginning May 10. Please keep an eye out for the newsletter, which contains important information about the 2022-23 proposed school budget.  Can’t wait? Read the digital copy online

Registration Information for Pre-K

Pre-school registration  Although the Project Excel program is closing at the end of the 2021-22 school year, the district still intends to have a pre-school program available for three and four-year old students in the fall of the 2022-23 school year. To that end, families with three and four-year old children may register for the …

MCSD named a “Best Community for Music Education” for 13th consecutive year

The Monticello Central School District has been honorably named a “Best Community for Music Education” by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for the 13th consecutive year. The designation shows a commitment by our Board of Education and Administration, coupled with the dedication of our highly qualified music teachers, to provide a deep …

Sixteen MCSD educators receive tenure

Sixteen Monticello Central School District educators received tenure at the April 12 Board of Education meeting. These remarkable men and women have made significant contributions to the MCSD community and we’re so grateful to have them here.  Join us in congratulating: Kurt Buddenhagen, Barbara Shaw-Zirt, Elaine Burns, Scott Cooper, Annette Schoellig, Ryan Jasper, Nicole Larkin, …

Save the date for Monticello CSD’s Healthy Lifestyles Community Evening on April 11

The Monticello Central School District is hosting a Healthy Lifestyles Evening focused on hope, prevention and recovery on Monday, April 11 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Monticello High School cafeteria for parents and guardians of Monticello students. The event will feature a panel discussion with Junior Sanchez from Follow Us to Success, and …