All school offices will be closed for Spring Break next week – March 18-22.

All school offices will be closed fro Spring Break next week – March 18-22.

Calendar Update!

Hello everyone, On Monday night (2/25) at the board meeting we discussed snow days for a long time.  I wanted to keep all of you in the loop on this as these changes have an effect on everyone.  We have had 11 snow days this school year. I have shared in the past that this […]

MCSD Foundation Black & Red Gala – March 2, 2019

It is with great enthusiasm that we announce our theme is MONTI GRAS. What is MONTI GRAS? It’s a celebration of the strength of our school, the resiliency of our community, and the drive to ensure our children have the best opportunities possible! This year we will be recognizing the classes of ‘09, ‘99, ‘89, […]

March 1, April 1, and April 22 now school days!

Just a reminder that this Friday, March 1 is now a school day.  This was previously scheduled as a Collaboration Day for our teachers, but we are now using it as one of our weather make-up days. Monday, April 1 and Monday, April 22 will also be school days.

National School Counseling Week Proclamation Signing with Governor Reynolds

National School Counseling week was Feb. 4-8, 2019.  Our 3 counselors were present for the signing by Governor Reynolds.

MCSD has been named a DISTRICT of DISTINCTION by the Iowa School Counselors Association!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACTS: Sheryl Cline, ISCA President-Elect, Troy Bergmann, ISCA Awards Chair, MONTICELLO CSD RECEIVES COUNSELING PROGRAM RECOGNITION Monticello Community School District has been named a District of Distinction by the Iowa School Counselors Association (ISCA).  This designation recognizes school districts that are committed to implementing comprehensive school counseling programs which address […]

Breakfast Is Fuel For School

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Congratulations to the following Elementary STUDENTS OF THE WEEK! These students have done a great job at demonstrating our elementary expectations of being responsible, respectful, and safe at school. Week of March 11-15 ▪️Preschool Mrs. Zalaznik             Leah Hansen Mrs. Welter                Bella Minnihan ▪️Kindergarten Mrs. Schlemme         Madyx McElmeel Mrs. Claussen            Lily Cupples Mrs. Manternach      […]

Just a few reminders before flu season hits!

Just a few reminders before flu season hits!   ▪️Wash those hands for 20 seconds and use sanitizer when blowing (or picking) noses, etc.   ▪️If your child has a fever or other signs of influenza, they really need to stay home and rest, push the fluids, and be fever free for 24hrs without tylenol […]

Standards-Referenced Reporting – Find out more here!

Standards-referenced reporting is a research-based approach to assessing and reporting student achievement.  Many scholars in the field of education, including Thomas Guskey, Robert Marzano, Ken O’Connor, and Rick Wormeli, support the implementation and extension of standards-referenced grading.  The following handbooks reflect standards-referenced reporting practices and implementation at Monticello Schools. The focal point of standards-referenced reporting/grading is […]