Cooke students learn about writing, illustrating…and monsters

Cooke Elementary School students had a very exciting day Monday, March 18. Daniel Jude Miller, a children’s book author and illustrator, came to visit and talk about writing and illustrating books. Miller let the students in on a little secret, right from the start: the secret to becoming a good artist is practice.     …

Cooke-Rutherford PTO Read-a-thon is underway!

The Cooke-Rutherford PTO Read-a-thon fundraiser has begun and will end on Monday, April 22.  This digital fundraiser promotes reading while raising money for a good cause.  Easily send to friends and family over social media and they can participate anywhere in the world.  For more information, follow us on Facebook at “Cooke-Rutherford PTO” and lookout …

Discipline is Not a Dirty Word -Free parenting workshops offered

Cornell Cooperative Extension in Sullivan County, in partnership with Monticello Central School District and the Empire State Program, is presenting a six-part series of parenting workshops entitled “Discipline is Not a Dirty Word” on Thursday evenings, now through April 11, at Cooke Elementary School, 6 to 8 p.m. This free program is for parents and …

Kamsiyonna Dim is February’s Cross County Reading Challenge Winner

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 …

EB Crawford Public Library hosting Sullivan County Youth Book Festival

The inaugural Sullivan County Youth Book Festival will take place on Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library in Monticello. They will welcome more than 20 authors and illustrators of books for infants through young adults. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the many …

Elementary students celebrate 100th day of school

Students at the George L. Cooke, Kenneth L. Rutherford and Emma C. Chase Elementary Schools celebrated the 100th day of school during the week of Feb. 28. Watch a video of the festivities.