Cooke school store was a team effort

There is a new student store at Cooke Elementary School, thanks to the technology teacher and some talented students from Monticello High School. The creation of the Cooke school store began back in May of 2018. Student Council advisor, Kelly Mitchell, along with Donald Waddell, high school technology teacher, designed the architectural plans to build …

Monticello educators participate in yoga training

Monticello educators joined other community members from around Sullivan County for an intensive two-and-a-half-day ChildLight Yoga and Yoga4Classrooms training, courtesy of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County and funded by a grant from the NYS Department of Health. According to SueAnn Boyd, who is the Healthy Schools Coordinator at Cornell Cooperative Extension, and was the …

Budget vote to be held May 21

At its April 23 regular meeting, the Monticello Central School District Board of Education adopted the proposed 2019-20 school year budget. Residents will vote on the budget from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on May 21 at all district polling locations. The $91,227,073 proposed budget, which is below the district’s legal tax cap limit, preserves …

Students get scientific at the Kartrite Resort and Indoor Waterpark

A group of Monticello Central School District science students spent the greater part of the day on Friday, May 10 calculating water pH levels, performing tests to determine how height and incline influence speed and conducting experiments to learn the difference between kinetic and potential energy. Although the tools they used were what you would …

Got sneakers? Help others!

The George L. Cooke Elementary School Student Council has been looking for ways to pay it forward to the community. On Earth Day, when they learned about how long it takes for sneakers to decompose in the local landfill, they wondered if there was a way to recycle sneakers instead of throwing them away.  The …

Two Monticello students win in Cross County Reading Challenge

Students across Sullivan County are virtually reading their way through the county, thanks to an initiative from the School Library System at Sullivan BOCES. (SLSSB) In an effort to create a culture of reading across Sullivan County, the SLSSB created the “Cross County Reading Challenge.” Each school district has a “team” of participating students. Whenever …

Get Well, Win $500

Superintendent Mangus is challenging all Panthers to enter the 2019-20 school year as a healthier version of themselves. All staff and students of Monticello Central School District are invited to participate in the #BeWellMonti challenge for a chance at the $500 grand prize. How to Play:  Commit to a healthier lifestyle — this will look …