At KLR and Cooke, class is a hop, skip and jump away…

While many elementary schools may prohibit jumping, skipping and crawling on the way to class, at Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School and George L. Cooke Elementary School in Monticello, it’s encouraged! When students at these two schools returned for the 2019-20 school year, they found that some of their hallways had been transformed into “sensory …

Non-perishable food donations sought for Cooke Backpack Program

Cooke’s backpack program provides students in need with a backpack full of non-perishable food to take home at the end of each week and just before school breaks; but the pantry is close to empty! If you can donate non-perishable goods to help keep this much-needed program going strong, please contact the Cooke Backpack Program Coordinator, …

Elementary schools welcome School Counselor Molly Messina

With the addition of School Counselor Molly Messina to the Monticello team in the 2019-20 school year, students can add another brick to the foundation they are building during their elementary years to support their future. The New York State Education Department recently released new guidance regulations requiring that all elementary school students have access …

September is Library Card Sign Up Month

A message from the Ethelbert B. Crawford Library:  Library Card Sign-Up Month reminds students, families that libraries are the key to academic success This September Ethelbert B. Crawford public library in Monticello is joining the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time to remind parents, caregivers and students …

August Classroom 2020 Video Update

Each month, the district releases a video to update our residents on the status of the Classroom 2020 project. Watch this month’s update above, and check out our Classroom 2020 webpage for more information and a video and news archive.

Get your Panther gear at 25% off until Sept. 29 at our new Side Line Store!

Celebrate the launch of the MCSD Side Line Store with a special promotion! From now until Sept. 29, receive 25% off your purchase when you use the code GRANDOPENING19 at checkout.  The MCSD Side Line Store is a virtual shop where you can support your school with all of the latest Panther gear. Visit us …

Parent Portal closed for summer; will reopen Aug. 29

The SchoolTool Parent Portal will reopen on Aug. 29, after being closed for the summer. Users who attempt to login prior to that date may receive error messages — please disregard these messages until after Aug. 29. 

Classroom 2020 breaks ground

Monticello Central School District Board of Education President Lori Orestano-James led a ceremonial ribbon cutting on Friday, Aug. 16 to celebrate the ground breaking of the Classroom 2020 Capital Improvement Project, as construction began on the roofs of the district’s elementary schools. Members of the Board, district leaders and representatives from Clark Patterson Lee Architectural Firm …