Board Awards honor remarkable members of the MCSD community

At its March 28 meeting, the Monticello Central School District Board of Education honored individuals and groups who have demonstrated a significant commitment to the District and its students during the spring Board Awards. Read on to learn, in the nominator’s words, why these team members make Monticello’s future brighter.  Marie Schall Nominated by Monticello …

Catch up with the Monticello My Brother’s Keeper Program

The seventh edition of the Keeper’s Secret, the official newsletter of the Monticello My Brother’s Keeper Program, is out. Read it to catch up with the all of the incredible happenings going on in this program. 

Music to our ears

The Monticello Central School District has just been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education for the ninth time.  To qualify for the Best Communities designation, Monticello’s music department detailed information about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities and …

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.     …

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 …