Principal’s Communication

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Alright, let’s start off with an announcement from our Today’s Students, Tomorrows Teachers program.  When was the last time you said to yourself, “If I were the teacher I would…” or told a friend, “If I were the principal I would…”? If you are a 9th or 10th grader who might be interested in becoming an educator, we have the club for you! Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Teachers will prepare you for entering a collegiate educational program. You will practice and strengthen your leadership skills, learn how to shadow teachers, and tutor students. You could even earn a scholarship up to half of your college tuition! Our next meeting is October 26th. Please see Mrs. Burns in room 206 or via Teams for more information.

Next, congratulations to all the students who completed the FAFSA yesterday at our Financial Aid Workshop. FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid and determines your eligibility for college-related financial assistance. We had a packed room throughout the program. Thank you to Mrs. Manz and Mrs. Steinberg for facilitating this program with our SUNY Sullivan partners. If you did not have the chance to participate yesterday, be on the lookout for future opportunities!

This next announcement is a reminder of what your responsibilities are in the event of a LOCK DOWN.  A LOCK DOWN is an emergency response that will be called if there is someone in or around the building that might harm someone.  This is different than a LOCK OUT.  A LOCK OUT has us increase security to keep people out of the building while we operate normally inside of it.  A LOCK DOWN requires that we protect ourselves within the building.

If You’re In The Classroom

  • Immediately move away from windows and doors to the designated safe space in the room.
  • Do not talk.
  • Listen for adult directives and do as you’re told.

If You’re In The Hallway or Bathroom

  • Enter nearest classroom as quickly as possible.
  • Immediately move away from windows and doors.
  • Do not talk.
  • Listen for adult directives and do as you’re told.

If You’re In An Office

  • Do not talk.
  • Listen for adult directives and do as you’re told.

You are required to stay in your space and follow adult directives regardless of what happens in the building.  Which means, if someone knocks on your door you do not open it.  If the fire alarm goes off, you do not exit the classroom unless directed by the adult in the room.  If someone makes an announcement on the PA you do not follow it.  You would only be released from a LOCK DOWN by an emergency responder who enters the classroom with a key. 

As a final reminder, remember to believe in and work for your individual greatness.  There are no shortcuts, you need to put in the work.  So, work hard and be nice. We love and believe in you Monti High.  Make it a great day and be your best self! 







Students, this is a reminder that we have internship opportunities available. Check out the fliers in the hallway, take a picture of it, and follow up.

We are having our football Homecoming game this Saturday, Spirit Week all next week with multiple home contests, and our Homecoming Dance the following Saturday on September 24th. Tickets will go on sale in your lunch periods so please be on the lookout. Be sure to show your school spirit and come out to the home games to cheer on our Monti Panthers!

Lastly, club announcements, athletic announcements, and more can be found on our MHS Bulletin Board page on Teams. Make sure you are checking this daily to see what is happening around MHS. If you are having trouble finding it, please talk to an adult in the building who can help you. Get involved, stay informed, and have fun!

Believe in your greatness and work for it Monti High!  You have lots of special talents and abilities inside you.   Be nice and show kindness towards others.  If you haven’t heard it yet from someone else today, we love you and believe in you.  Make it a great day and be your best self!


Yesterday was September 11, 2022.  September 11th is a day that has a special and tragic significance in our history.  It was 21 years ago on September 11, 2001, when 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Two of the planes were flown into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Often referred to as 9/11, the attacks resulted in extensive death and destruction, triggering major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism and defining the presidency of George W. Bush. Over 3,000 people were killed during the attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., including more than 400 police officers and firefighters.

It is likely that you saw a lot of coverage of this yesterday on tv or social media. While you may not have been born when this happened, it has nonetheless impacted your life and the lives of many others. There are many who have a story of how September 11th changed their lives and the events have certainly changed how we live our lives since.  Please join me in a moment of remembrance for all those whose lives were impacted by these events on September 11th, 2001.

Thank you Monti High.  Be courageous and honorable in act and in thought.  Pursue your greatness, be nice, and make this world a better place.  We love and believe in you Monti High.  Make it a great day and be your best self!