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 May 20-24 ▪️Preschool Mrs. Zalaznik            Faylinn Kain ▪️Kindergarten Mrs. Schlemme        Braydon Powelson Mrs. Claussen           Isayah Devaney Mrs. Manternach     Realynn Boring ▪️1st Grade Mrs. Kedley          […]

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 […]

Mrs. Z’s preschool “flew” to Sweden for St. Lucy!

Mrs. Z’s preschool “flew” to Sweden today to see how children there celebrate the holidays. Swedens commemorate St. Lucy on December 13th, who according to legend, brought food and aid using a candle lit wreath on her head to light her way and keep her hands free to carry as much food as possible. We […]

Winter Weather Info

Weather Information Winter is upon us! As we are in the season for cold weather, we would like to remind you that there is no regularly scheduled adult supervision at school buildings before 7:50 AM. (Exception: Students that ride the shuttle buses may be on the school site (as necessary) prior to 7:50 a.m. and middle school students […]

MHS Student Council Holiday Food/Toiletry Drive!

The Monticello High School Student Council will be sponsoring a Holiday Food/Toiletry Drive for the Monticello Food Pantry from December 3-14.  Our goal this year is to bring in 800 items.  To help promote our Holiday Food/Toiletry Drive, all students in grades K-12 who bring in 2 items to the December 7th basketball game against the Wilton […]

Meet our School Resource Officer, Dawn Graver!

Mrs. Graver started October 9, 2018, as our School Resource Officer (SRO).  One of the reasons she took this position was to help our future generation to rise above peer pressure.  Dawn is excited about being a positive role model in our children’s future and is looking forward to this new and rewarding position! Mrs. […]

Why is Attendance at School Important?

Why is Attendance at School Important? Did you know? Students should miss no more than 9 days of school each year to stay engaged, successful, and on track to graduation. Absences can be a sign that a student is losing interest in school, struggling with school work, dealing with a bully, or facing some other […]