The engineering design process: so easy a kindergartener can do it

The first day that George L. Cooke Elementary School kindergarten students Brielle Maynor and Gabriel Perez-Rodriguez competed in their class’s paper chain challenge, their chain was too short. The next day, it was long enough to claim the grand prize. It was all a part of a hands-on lesson in teacher Brianne Liebman’s classroom on …

Bottled water being distributed at Cooke while village corrects water issue

The district is aware of a discolored water situation at the George L. Cooke  Elementary School. The Village of Monticello Water Department is on site. The district is providing bottled drinking water to all students and staff. Water fountains have been disabled at this time. Water to the building remains on for bathroom use. Cafeteria …

Guitar program joins Morning Music Chorus for concert Jan. 29

On Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at 7 p.m. in the Monticello High School Auditorium (39 Breakey Ave., Monticello) the 4th and 5th grade Morning Music Chorus will combine with the new 5th grade guitar program for their annual Winter Concert.   The MHS guitar program will also join as a special performance to demonstrate for …

Grade 4-5 Winter Choral Concert will feature special guitar performance

On Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m., the district will host its annual Grade 4-5 Winter Choral Concert in the A.P. Hughs auditorium at Monticello High School. Attendees will be treated to a performance by the fourth and fifth-grade morning music chorus, and students in the new fifth-grade guitar program. Monticello High School guitar students …

Board goals pave a pathway to the future

Without clear vision, it’s difficult to see a path forward. That’s why, over the summer and into the early fall, members of the Monticello Board of Education carefully deliberated and discussed their perceptions of an ideal school district, Monticello’s challenges and strengths, and pathways to resolutions.  As a result of these discussions, the Board committed …

Congratulations to our December spotlights

Congratulations to our December spotlights who exemplify the life-ready skill of “collaboration.” These fine folks, as submitted and described by their leadership teams, know that great things happen when we all work together!  Cooke Cares Committee “Cooke Cares is a program at the Cooke Elementary School that was created to assist families in need of …

Free holiday craft time at Tiny Town on Dec. 19

Beginning at 9:30 a.m., the Every Person Influences Children (EPIC) program will host a holiday craft time for children aged birth through four and their caregivers at Tiny Town on Dec. 19.  Participants will make gingerbread houses, enjoy a holiday story time, snack and fun with bubbles and parachutes. There is no cost to attend …