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2014 Commencement Exercises will be held at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

Unforeseen Circumstances Cause Last Minute Change

May 22, 2014

A later-than-usual end to the 2013-14 school year has caused Monticello High School Commencement Exercises to be moved to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on June 29 at 1 p.m.. The ceremony is traditionally held at the Sullivan County Community College Paul Gerry Fieldhouse.

“It is unfortunate that we cannot hold graduation at the College this year, but we look forward to working with them again and continuing our successful partnership,” said District Superintendent Daniel A. Teplesky. “We are grateful to Bethel Woods for being so accommodating in our time of need.”

Commencement exercises have been held at the Sullivan County Community College Fieldhouse since 2000, and according to district officials, the arrangement with the college and the size of the venue has been “a perfect fit.”

“We are very fortunate that Bethel Woods happened to be available this year,” said Monticello High School Principal Lori Orestano-James. “We can’t begin to thank all those at the organization for their help in making this last-minute change possible.”

Located within the Monticello Central School District in the Town of Bethel, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit cultural organization committed to inspiring, educating end empowering individuals through the arts and humanities.

“We are pleased that we are able to accommodate the District on this very special occasion,” said Bethel Woods CEO Darlene Fedun. “Establishing strong community partnerships is a priority to us and we are happy to have had the ability to provide our historic site as the backdrop to this important moment for Monticello High School Class of 2014.”

Detailed logistical information will be mailed directly to parents and graduates and posted at