Update on Superintendent search

A message from Monticello Board of Education President, Lori Orestano-James  One of the few explicit responsibilities of a school board is the hiring and evaluation of a superintendent. We take that responsibility very seriously.  In early fall, the District issued a Request for Proposals (RFP), seeking responses from individuals or firms interested in assisting with …

Monticello safety staff responds to incident at RJK on Nov. 7

On the afternoon of Thursday, Nov. 7, several Robert J. Kaiser Middle School students were involved in an altercation. The incident initially involved two students who engaged in increasingly threatening behavior first towards each other and then towards staff members. After safety staff’s repeated attempts to verbally deescalate the situation, one of the students became …

Monticello Central School District inducts four into its Hall of Distinction

Four unique alumni represent business and the arts Four distinguished alumni were inducted into the Monticello High School Hall of Distinction on Friday, Nov. 1. Travis Brust, Patrick Dollard, Lori Leshner and Dan Smalls returned to their high school to be honored. Each had a unique path to finding their passion and success in vastly …

E.B. Crawford Library seeks people who like to bake (and eat) cookies for inaugural event

A message from the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library: The Friends of Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library are proud to host the first Holiday Cookie Bake-Off at the library in Monticello on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 5:30 p.m. Bakers of all ages will bring their finest cookies for you to taste. Taste testers and local …

EPIC Presents “Ready, Set, Read!” workshops

Monticello’s Every Person Influences Children (EPIC) program will host a series of “Ready, Set, Read!” workshops to help parents help their children develop a love of reading and improve literacy.  Children are welcome to attend and EPIC will provide story time, crafts, snacks and other activities.  Workshop #1: Helping Your Child Succeed in School Wednesday, …

EPIC presents “Communicating with Teachers” workshop

Monticello’s Every Person Influences Children (EPIC) program will host a free “Communicating with Teachers” workshop for all MCSD families on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 5:30 p.m. in room 205 at the George L. Cooke Elementary School. This workshop is designed to prepare parents for parent/teacher conferences. Children are welcome to attend and EPIC will provide …

Touch-A-Truck Day at the Cooke school brings community together

Students at the George L. Cooke Elementary School had the opportunity to learn more about the many people and organizations that work together to keep the Monticello community safe and running during the school’s Touch-A-Truck Day on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Representatives from a host of local agencies brought themselves and their trucks to the school, …

Rachel Blount named MBK coordinator as integral program continues to grow

The Monticello My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) program has grown in leaps and bounds since its inception in 2017, and Rachel Blount is poised to continue to expand this integral program that has been the catalyst for a wave of positive impacts on youth of color in Monticello. Ms. Blount, who is the Assistant Principal of …