It’s Monday in Monticello – June 17

It’s Monday in Monticello – time for Superintendent Dr. Matt Evans’ weekly update to the Monticello community. In this episode, a reminder that the district is closed in celebration of Juneteenth this upcoming Wednesday; and more upcoming events. Plus, an interview with Maritza and Conner, two fifth-grade students at the Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School.

EPIC to host virtual workshop on “Listening and Responding to Children” on Monday, June 10

The Every Person Influences Children (EPIC) program will be hosting a virtual workshop for Monticello families on Monday, June 10 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. Participants will gather for a Young Children’s EPIC Workshop and discuss the topic of “Listening and Responding to Children. EPIC Facilitator and St. John Street Community School social worker Eliza …

Tennis equipment donations enhance physical education throughout the district

Students throughout the district are getting some enhanced exposure to the sport of tennis, thanks to a generous contribution from the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Eastern. The organization donated tennis racquets and other equipment to all Monticello Central School District schools to help spark students’ interest in the sport, and the district’s physical education …

Sixth-grade chorus performs for KLR and Chase students

On May 29, fifth-grade students at the Emma C. Chase and Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary Schools were treated to an exciting performance by the RJK Sixth-Grade Chorus under the direction of Mr. Timothy Buckley! The sixth-grade vocalists performed two pieces from their spring concert repertoire to an enthusiastic audience of students and teachers. Following the …

KLR celebrates National Speech-Language-Hearing Month

Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School Speech Pathologist Julia Zanger celebrated National Speech-Language-Hearing Month with her students all May long. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASLHA), National Speech-Language-Hearing Month (formerly known as Better Speech and Hearing Month) is an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and the role of professionals who provide life-altering treatment …

Fourth-grade students learn about musical opportunities at MCSD

On Wednesday, May 8, fourth-grade Monticello Central School District students traveled to Monticello High School to attend the “What Instrument Shall I Play” recruitment assembly. This annual assembly introduces the young students to the music ensemble opportunities available to them beginning in fifth grade. Each of the MHS performing groups provided a preview of their available …

KLR STREAM Night a Success!

Students at the Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School showed off their STREAM (Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) projects during the school’s annual STREAM Night on April 17. Students chose a question, used the scientific method to answer that question, and created presentations highlighting the experience. After viewing their classmates’ presentations, students and their …

EPIC to host “RULER” Workshop on May 14: Meta-Moment Part Two

The Every Person Influences Children (EPIC) program will be hosting an online RULER workshop via Zoom for Monticello families on Tuesday, May 14 at 6 p.m. Participants will meet for “Meta-Moment: Part 2” and learn tools and strategies on how to identify positive responses to strong, unpleasant feelings. Cooke Elementary SEW Facilitator Elisa Mendels will …

Celebrating our principals on National School Principal Day

May 1 is National School Principal Day – The Monticello Central School District is lucky to have an extraordinary leadership team, comprised of dedicated professionals to guide our students, lead our staff, and solve problems. Their passion, commitment and knowledge is invaluable; thank you for all that you do! Please join us in celebrating our …