MS Jazz Band Receives Division I Rating!

Congratulations to the Middle School Jazz Band on receiving a Division 1 Rating at the NE Iowa Jazz Band Festival that was held on Saturday, March 2, 2019.  Great job!  

ACT Prep Seminar – March 30 or April 6

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

8th grade girls from the Monticello Middle School: Emma Althoff, Dani Ellison, Bella Mullen, Mya Postel, Rylee Sanders-Flemming, went to Collins Aerospace (formally Rockwell Collins) on February 21, 2019 for “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day”.  It was an awesome day!! Check out the article in The Gazette article because some of our students were […]

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 […]

Highest average ACT scores in ten years!

In 2018 we saw the highest average ACT scores in ten years!  Over 50% more students took the ACT in 2018 than the year before and the average composite score increased from 20.9 to 23.2. Great job Monticello students and staff!!!

Dan Gable Wrestler of the Year Awards – Vote for CHASE LUENSMAN!

Vote for CHASE LUENSMAN! 2019 Dan Gable Mr. and Ms. Wrestler of the Year – Vote Top 7 Fareway Stores, Inc. and Body Armor present the Dan Gable Wrestler of the Year Awards in coordination with IAwrestle and IWCOA. The IWCOA accepted nominations from high school coaches for student athletes in each of the three […]

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 […]