Board of Education donates signed books to each school

Students at every school in the Monticello Central School District (MCSD), including Project Excel, will have some new literary choices, thanks to a donation from the Board of Education. At the inaugural Sullivan County Book Festival held in late May, members of the Board of Education secured a variety of books, many signed by the …

Catch up with Monticello’s EPIC program

Catch up with all of the great happenings in the “Spring Into Summer” edition of the Monticello Every Person Influences Children (EPIC) program’s newsletter.

‘Get the Meds Out’

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Monticello Central School District are partnering to “Get the Meds Out” of your home’s medicine cabinet. All residents are encouraged to bring their unused and expired medications to the medication collection kiosks at: Monticello Police Department  2 Pleasant Street Monticello, NY 12701 845-794-4422 The Family …

June Board Awards honor remarkable Panthers

At its June meeting, the Monticello Board of Education held its semi-annual “Board Award Ceremony,” to recognize staff and students who exemplify excellence and a commitment to the Monticello Central School District community.  Just prior to the beginning of the ceremony, the Board presented 2018-19 student board member, Molly Garcia, with a certificate and a …

Monticello answers the call to become a “My Brother’s Keeper Community”

After a series of summits, meetings and collaborative sessions between students, families, civic leaders and educators, the Monticello My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) program recently finalized its “Community Action Plan.” The document serves as a road map to making Monticello a “MBK Community” – a public commitment to providing strategies, resources and solutions to address achievement …

First-grade students visit E.B. Crawford Library

The first-grade students at George L. Cooke Elementary School visited the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library in Monticello. During the trip, which was coordinated by Jane Sorenson of the Every Person Influences Children (EPIC) program, students toured the library, listened to stories read by staff, found out how to apply for a library card and …

June edition of The Monti Navigator is live

In this month’s Navigator, we celebrate the successes of this past school year, reflect on our challenges and push forward towards our brighter tomorrow. Plus, the launch of “Story Saturdays” and “Chapter Thriller Thursdays”, two more Panthers in the running to win $500, our June spotlights, Classroom 2020 updates and more!

Monticello students are top readers in the county

Saturday was a day to celebrate reading and readers. On May 25, students from throughout the county came to Monticello to be recognized for their reading prowess. That included 19 students from the Monticello Central School District’s Rutherford and Cooke Elementary Schools and Monticello High School. The students took part in the Cross County Reading …

Cooke students bringing smiles to Meals on Wheels seniors

Kindergarten and first grade students at Cooke Elementary School are bringing happiness to senior citizens. As part of their Social Emotional Wellness class compassion project and community service with teacher Elisa Mendels, the students drew pictures and put them in decorated wooden-stick frames. They were presented Thursday to Jane Bozan, the nutrition director for the …