Cooke kicks off Black History Month with laser light show, essay contest

EPIC, Cooke team up for essay contest, Family Engagement Night on Feb. 12 It was an exciting kick-off Jan. 16 to the Cooke Elementary School Black History Month Essay Contest as Mr. Matt from Prismatic Magic gave an incredible laser light show depicting many important African-American figures in our nation’s history. All of the pictures …

Board of education to meet Jan. 30

There will be a regular meeting of the Monticello Central School District Board of Education on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in the RJK Middle School Cafeteria. There will be a proposed executive session at 6:30 p.m.  The open meeting will occur after the completion of executive session.

Chase students show their love with Valentines for Vets

Students in Ms. Laurie Kilgore’s art and library classes at the Emma C. Chase Elementary School hope to spread some love to veterans and active military members near and far for Valentines Day. The classes are all participating in “Valentines for Vets” where students around the country create homemade cards to send to local vets …

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 …

Girls Circle forming at the HUB

The St. John Street School Community HUB invites young women aged 9 through 18 to join a “Girls Circle” at the HUB. The Girls Circle, which is organized by Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan & Ulster counties, is a group that meets to build friendships, celebrate uniqueness and lift one another up.  The first 10 …

MHS Boys & Girls Club seeking toiletries for “Comfort Closet”

The Monticello High School FACES and Boys and Girls Club Keystone Club are creating a “Comfort Closet” for their peers as part of the group’s year-long community service project. The Comfort Closet would provide students with toiletries and other hygienic products that can prove to be difficult for struggling families to afford.   “There is …

Monticello students get hands-on experience and connect with department directors at the Kartrite Resort

Press release courtesy of MHS AOF Advisory Board Member Samantha Busch Monticello High School Academy of Finance (AOF) students spent the day at Kartrite Resort & Waterpark on Tuesday, Jan. 13, but this was no swim day field trip. The 16 Monticello High Seniors and Juniors were taking part in a joint effort coordinated by …

Middle and High School Jazz Ensemble students to perform in festival

50 students from the Monticello Central School District’s Middle and High School Jazz Ensemble programs will participate in a concert that concludes the Liberty Jazz Festival on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Liberty Middle School Gymnasium.  Tickets will be available at the door. Suggested donation for the concert is $5 for adults, $3 …

Monticello Board Awards honor remarkable individuals; scholar athletes

At its Jan. 16 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. Read more about these fine folks, as described by their nominator(s), below.  Ms. Jennifer Unverzagt Nominated by William Frandino, Chase Principal …